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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement


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Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.

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ISBN-13: 9781642591682
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,117,177
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

One of America's most provocative public intellectuals, Dr. Cornel West has been a champion for racial justice since childhood. His writing, speaking, and teaching weave together the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics, and jazz. The New York Times has praised his "ferocious moral vision." His many books include Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new autobiography, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.

Frank Barat is a human rights activist and author. He was the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and is now the president of the Palestine Legal Action Network. His books include Gaza in Crisis and Corporate Complicity in Israel's Occupation.

Table of Contents

Foreword Cornel West vii

Introduction Frank Barat ix

1 Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism Email interview (2014) 1

2 Ferguson Reminds Us of the Importance of a Global Context Interview in Brussels (September 21, 2014) 13

3 We Have to Talk about Systemic Change Interview in Paris (December 10, 2014) 31

4 On Palestine, G4S, and the Prison-Industrial Complex Speech at SOAS (December 13, 2013) 51

5 Closures and Continuities Speech at Birkbeck University (October 25, 2013) 61

6 From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the Racist State of America Persists 77

7 The Truth Telling Project: Violence in America Speech in St. Louis, Missouri (June 27, 2015) 81

8 Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the Twenty-First Century Speech at University of Chicago (May 4, 2013) 91

9 Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama Speech at Davidson College (February 12, 2013) 111

10 Transnational Solidarities Speech at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (January 9, 2015) 129

Index 147

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