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Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Angela Davis on Ferguson, Palestine & the Foundations of a Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQBgCf0MAs In a Women’s History Month special, Democracy Now! speaks with author, activist and scholar Angela Davis, professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her latest book is titled “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement,” a collection of essays, interviews and speeches that highlight the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world. “There are moments when things come together in such a way that new possibilities arrive,” Davis says. “When the Ferguson protesters refused to go home after protesting for two or three days, when they insisted on continuing that protest, and when Palestinian activists in Palestine were the first to actually tweet solidarity and support for them, that opened up a whole new realm.”


By Beverly Hawk | Journal of Opinion After years of colonial trade, international business speaks an African language. You have to polish your African language to get a good job. Africans do not deign to speak English–except for a few anthropologists and linguists who are curious about native customs. The best way to get ahead is to convert to an African religion. It helps your language skills, and the African missionaries stationed here can get you into African schools. The most prestigious schools are African. People prefer them because they are the best; they are the best because people prefer them. These schools get the very best minds from the former colonies and settlements around the world. They say they do not discriminate by race, religion, or national origin. Of course, you must be qualified. A degree from an English-speaking school wont get you a job, so your own institutions…