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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In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.

Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.

Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that "Freedom is a constant struggle."

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642591682
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,217,796
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 7.50(h) x (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

Table of Contents

Introduction by Frank Barat
[Forthcoming]

Foreword by Alice Walker
[Forthcoming]

Chapter 1: [Need title]
An interview with Frank Barat

Chapter 2: [Need Title]
September 2014 interview with Angela in Brussels

Chapter 3: [Need Title]
December 2014 interview with Angela in Paris

Chapter 4: On Palestine, G4S and the Prison-Industrial Complex
Angela Davis speech at SOAS in December 2013

Chapter 5: Closures and Continuities
Angela Davis speech at Birkbeck University in December 2013

Chapter 6: Policing the Crisis Today
Angela Davis speech at Goldsmith College

Chapter 7: From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, America’s Racist State Persists
Angela Davis article in The Guardian

Chapter 8: Feminism and Abolition
Angela Davis speech at University of Chicago

Chapter 9: Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama
Angela Davis Speech
[Still needs to be transcribed]

Acknowledgements

Notes

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