USS Dragon (1861)
USS Dragon (1861) was a small 118-ton steamer acquired by the Union Navy
Union Navy
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 during the start of the American Civil War
American Civil War
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Dragon's primary assignment was to participate as a gunboat
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 in the Union blockade
Union blockade
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 of the ports and waterways of the Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America
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Dragon, a screw steamer, was purchased at New York City
New York City
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 in December 1861; outfitted at New York Navy Yard; and sailed 20 December 1861, Acting Master W.

I knew that the moment the great governing spirit strikes the blow to divide all humanity into just two opposing factions, I would be on the side of the common people.

As quoted in Becoming Che : Guevara's Second and Final Trip through Latin America (2005) by Carlos "Calica" Ferrer, as translated by Sarah L. Smith (2006), p. 170

I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ.... I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don't get nailed to a cross or any other place.

Letter to his mother (July 15, 1956) as quoted in Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life (1997) by Jon Lee Anderson|Jon Lee Anderson ISBN 0802116000

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.

Statement in Mexico (1958); as quoted in Kaplan AP World History 2005 (2004) edited by the Kaplan, Inc.|Kaplan staff, p. 240

If it is an element of liberation for Latin America, I believe that it should have demonstrated that. Until now, I have not been aware of any such demonstration. The IMF performs an entirely different function: precisely that of ensuring that capital based outside of Latin America controls all of Latin America.

Regarding the International Monetary Fund|International Monetary Fund (IMF), in an interview for Radio Rivadavia of Argentina (3 November 1959)

The interests of the IMF represent the big international interests that today seem to be established and concentrated in Wall Street.

Regarding the IMF, in an interview for Radio Rivadavia of Argentina (3 November 1959)