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

by Angela Davis

Other authorsCornel West (Preface), Frank Barat (Editor)
Paperback, 2016


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Haymarket Books (2016), 180 pages


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."… (more)

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LibraryThing member KimMeyer
Next up in #feminism and #socialjustice reading: this gem. It's a collection of interviews with and speeches by Davis, and it shows what an intelligent, collective-thinking person she is. She makes connections from Palestine to prison and terrorism to capitalism with such clarity. I think this book should be accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of intersectionality.… (more)


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