Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Paperback, 176 pages

English language

Published Feb. 9, 2016 by Haymarket Books.

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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 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."

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is …

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Interesting as usual with Angela Davis but the format is not the best

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I enjoyed reading "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle", it is a short and easy to read book about the fight for freedom, jail, and more generally social and political change. Angela Davis has a long history of activism and a deep knowledge of political history and social change. That said, this book is actually a collection of interviews and speeches she has done, which makes it easy to read but also quite disorganized and repetitive. The book does not address questions in a structured way but rather present Angela Davis speeches one after the other, based on the main topic they covered. I would have appreciated a more structured book (which I may find in other books from Angela Davis, but not this one)

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