One of Brian’s Favorite Quotes
Perhaps the history of the errors of mankind, all things considered, is more valuable and interesting than that of their discoveries. Truth is uniform and narrow; it constantly exists, and does not seem to require so much an active energy, as a passive aptitude of the soul in order to encounter it. But error is endlessly diversified; it has no reality, but is the pure and simple creation of the mind that invents it. In this field the soul has room enough to expand herself, to display all her boundless faculties, and all her beautiful and interesting extravagancies and absurdities.”
— Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790)
from His Report to the King of France On Animal Magnetism, 1784
Fight Back! fundraising event builds the newspaper that builds the struggle
Minneapolis, MN – About 50 people came together here, Jan. 25, for an event that raised more than $1500 for Fight Back!
Leaders in the labor, immigrant rights, student, anti-war and welfare rights movements gave short toasts stressing the importance of Fight Back! to the struggles they are building.
Fight Back! editor Mick Kelly stated that the role of revolutionary press is to build the struggle, help people understand that we have an enemy – the capitalists and their system – that can and will be destroyed and to advocate for socialism, a system where the working class holds political power.
Kelly also reported that the online edition of Fight Back! had about 1 million page views this past year and that the next print edition of the paper would be out in late February.