Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque, is a Malaysian cartoonist, also known as Zunar. He was recently released form jail for fighting for freedom of speech. His cartoons were seen as mocking the government leaders. He faces up to 43 years in prison, for sedition. These cartoons are his way of fighting for freedom. He was willing to go to jail in order to gain this freedom. Zunar fought the government power, because he wanted himself and other to have this basic freedom. He wanted to be able to publish what he wanted and to speak his mind. In order to do this, he tweeted his cartoons, knowing he could be put in jail for it.
Felix de Weldon (April 12, 1907- June 2, 2003) created this sculpture based on a photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal (Oct. 9, 1911- Aug.20 2006).This photograph depicted the raising of the flag after the battle of Iwo Jima. During the battle, the troops were able to plant a small U.S. flag, later they raised a larger flag, which is the subject of this sculpture. Located in Washington D.C., the statue was dedicated on November 10th, 1954. This statue represents the bloody battle of Iwo Jima. This battle was a turning point in our fight for freedom during the second world war. These soldiers fought long and hard for the freedom of others. This statue represents their sacrifice. For the soldiers, fighting for the freedom of Jews and POW's, was worth fighting for. They wanted everyone to have the same freedom they were gifted with. Many lost their lives fighting for small victories, but at the end, they were victorious. Their symbol of freedom, the flag was flying high. This statue is iconic because it showed our country that freedom is worth fighting for, whether freedom is freeing those in bondage, or raising the flag at the top of the hill.
This song was written by Francis Scott Key, a lawyer who fought in the war of 1812. He wrote this song after being captured, and watching the British attach fort McHenry. After a day of assault, he was inspired by the ever-present star spangled banner, to write a song about the fight for our freedom. This song represents the United States fight for freedom and our resilience. We sing this song at sports events, school and during other activities. One part of this song that demonstrates our fight for freedom is "Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" Our flag represents our freedom, the fact that the flag was still there, meant that our freedom was still alive, that our fight was not yet over. Many have fought and lost their lives during war, simply to keep the flag from falling.
The Catalonian people want to have their own government. They voted to secede from Spain on October 1st. On October 27th, they formally seceded with a proclamation in parliament. Now, they have to fight, because Spain is against them leaving. For the people in Catalonia, they want their own government, and to rule their own country enough, that they would go to war for it. They want to be able to make laws that help their families. They don't want to have a large government that decides what's best for them. The Catalonian people are willing to lose their lives to have this freedom to decide for themselves.
Carole Boston Weatherford was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 13th, 1956. She is an award-winning poet. She has written many children's books on slavery, jazz, and the civil rights movement. She wrote this book to help children understand how and why African-Americans fought for their freedom. This book is about African-Americans that wanted to have the right to sit at the bar, same as the other people. They refused to move until they had been treated fairly. This was a big step they took in fighting for their freedom. In the book, the young girl doesn't understand why they wait so long to be served at the bar, her father responds to her question with this quote, "They didn't really want food.... They wanted to be allowed to get it, same as if they were white. To be treated fairly". This quote demonstrates why to them, this freedom was worth the fight. They were tired of being treated worse than other people, so they fought to have the same freedom as everybody else. For the people in this book, freedom was worth sitting at a bar for hours.
George Washington was the first president and the leader of the U.S. military during the revolution. He lived during the years 1732-1799. This quote was written by him, about how important it is that we have freedom. This quote demonstrates the theme of freedom is worth fighting for because, without freedom, we would be helpless. According to George Washington, "If the Freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." In this quote, he is emphasizing how important the freedom we have is, and why we need to fight to keep it. Freedom is worth fighting for, to live and lead our own lives, instead of being led.