Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis Haymarket Books

In this collection of interviews, speeches, and essays, Davis uses her extensive activist and feminist experience, as well as examples from the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, to provide insights and plans of action in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement, the prison industry in the US, and Palestinian oppression. She also discusses the connection between these issues, such as the fact that many police forces in the US today, including some of those in Ferguson, received training from Israeli forces, and that G4S (Group 4 Security), the third-largest private corporation in the world, is involved in the prison industry in the US and detention centers for Palestinians in Israel. While Davis’s words and vision are radical and often surprising, they are also deeply human and optimistic

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