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

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He tracks the mobilization of black activists by the NAACP, the creation of Freedom Summer, efforts to galvanize black voters, the momentous desegregation of public schools and the rise of all-white private academies, and struggles over the economic development of black communities. Angela Davis gathers in her lucid words our luminous history and the most promising future of freedom. Through the series of her collected interviews and speeches, one can imagine an overhaul of division, and seek another world in which is possible. Angela Davis is one of the most consistent and visionary intellectual activists working to enlarge our understanding of what she terms the “geographies and temporalities” of black freedom struggles. Thus, the Convention states, “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group,” is genocide as well as “killing members of the group.

This was resolved by the last 3 chapters, which--if I can qualify-- triggered the deepest thought and reaction. She wants to show that feminism and social change has room for everyone of all genders, abilities and sexuality's to fight for freedom. I borrowed this from the library when I realized that I had yet to read or see any of Angela Davis' work, and didn't really know anything about her at all. Sure, Palestinians are always down to bash Israel but presenting Palestinians as though they're this uber woke crowd is somewhat hilarious- you're more likely to find Israelis who passionately care about critical race theory and even that is quite rare. The Genocide Convention, however, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 9, 1948, defines genocide as any killings on the basis of race, or, in it specific words, as “killing members of the group.

The pieces in this collection are brief so folks may want to read additional texts to gain a more in-depth perspective on the issues Davis raises.

She is incredible, compassionate, intelligent, insightful, and passionate about creating an equal world for all. This doesn't mean that there are not new ideas, but you will soon recognize a familiar set of talking points.Inform yourself about Palestine, the Prison-industrial complex, abolition movements, Black freedom struggles, and many other interconnected struggles. I listened to this on audio, read by Angela Davis herself, and, as much as I wish I could say that it worked for me, it really didn't. S. police, that the United States subsidizes Israeli military power to the tune of billions of dollars per annum, and that the same transnational security interests, including enormous, Western-based, multinational corporations like G4S are now invested in building walls and cages for our respective peoples, from the West Bank to the Rio Grande. Angela Davis once again offers us an incisive, urgent, and comprehensive understanding of systematic racism, the grounds for intersectional analysis and solidarity, and the importance of working together as equals to unmask and depose systems of injustice.

From this complex history, Andrews shows how the civil rights movement built innovative organizations and campaigns that empowered local leadership and had a lasting legacy in Mississippi and beyond.And finally, I will just say that there was an aspect of redundancy throughout these speeches and interviews that made it feel repetitive. Davis frames such issues through a feminist lens, which enables us to reject the individualist and hegemonic logic of capitalism. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.

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