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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

Written by Angela Y. Davis

Narrated by Angela Y. Davis and Coleen Marlo


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

Written by Angela Y. Davis

Narrated by Angela Y. Davis and Coleen Marlo

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Sep 13, 2016
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9781515978350
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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 antiapartheid 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."
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Sep 13, 2016
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  • (5/5)
    I protested in Ferguson and Angela is right, it was my first time being exposed to teargas. I remember seeing Palestine solidarity flags while we marched through Ferguson and the city of Saint Louis. This book successfully links the struggle for Black Liberation with not just the Palestinian struggle against their settler colonizers, but also all oppressed people- pointing us to the necessity of having intersectionality in not just our identities, but our solidarities. She lays out how we must organize on a global scale, and how global movements are inspired by one another. A must read.
  • (5/5)
    One of the very best, at her very best, spoken in her own voice: precious.
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    Absolutely loved this collection of essays on so many different topics that all intersect on the topic of freedom. The exploration of sexism racism and state violence is fascinating and I cant wait to read more of Angela Y. Davis' work!
  • (5/5)
    “Feminism involves so much more than gender equality. And it involves so much more than gender. Feminism must involve a consciousness of capitalism—I mean, the feminism that I relate to. And there are multiple feminisms, right? It has to involve a consciousness of capitalism, and racism, and colonialism, and postcolonialities, and ability, and more genders than we can even imagine, and more sex-ualities than we ever thought we could name.”

    It shames me to say that I had never heard of Angela Davis until recently when I read Ibram Kendi’s book Stamped From the Beginning. Through out this collection of interviews and speeches she shares about her ongoing fight for abolition of the prison-industrial complex, intersectionality between race, class, gender, and sexual/gender orientation, and how capitalism encourages voter suppression in the US and throughout the world. She also talks about how the FBI put her on the 10 most wanted list, and how these terrorist lists are used to suppress movements like BLM.
    This was just an introduction for me on who this amazing person is, and I will absolutely be reading everything I can on her.
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    So much wisdom and information! Definitely a must read book!

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    I’m writing this four years after this was released and it’s something to hear how what Angela is speaking on, which has been for more that four years, has come to pass in today’s world. If you want to learn about intersectionality, feminism & one of the root intellectuals of police and prison abolitionist thinking, read this.

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    While this book may have been published in 2016 the content and issues spoken about are still ongoing today. Why are we, as a global majority, still in a constant struggle for freedom? Have we not looked past our own current individualized "fights" to recognize that we are incapable of seeing our contributions extend farther than our lifetimes or for generations to come? Maybe that is why the same struggles continue to present themselves.
    Angela Davis gives no holds barred explanations on so many struggles that we as African Americans continue to face throughout the generations. In essence, msny of us are products of this very racist and incongruent system.

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    this has been such an eye-opener, thank you for writing this book

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    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.

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