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Freedom is a constant struggle : Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement

Author: Angela Y Davis; Frank Barat; Cornel West
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, ©2016 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Speeches
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Y Davis; Frank Barat; Cornel West
ISBN: 1608465640 9781608465644 9781608465651 1608465659
OCLC Number: 907653030
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Includes index.
"Foreword by Cornel West"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 158 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / Cornel West --
Introduction / Frank Barat --
Progressive struggles against insidious capitalist individualism --
Ferguson reminds us of the importance of a global context --
We have to talk about systemic change --
On Palestine, G4S, and the prison-industrial complex --
Closures and continuities --
From Michael Brown to Assata Shakur, the racist state of America persists --
The Truth Telling Project: violence in America --
Feminism and abolition: theories and practices for the twenty-first century --
Political activism and protest from the 1960s to the age of Obama --
Transnational solidarities.
Other Titles: Ferguson, Palestine, and the foundations of a movement
Responsibility: Angela Y. Davis ; edited by Frank Barat.
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Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.  Read more...

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