Category Archives: Angela Davis

Angela Davis on Protest, 1968, and Her Old Teacher, Herbert Marcuse

“As I write in May 2018, in the city of Paris, French students and workers are conducting demonstrations, sit-ins, and occupations with the aim of challenging the Macron government’s harsh attacks on labor and its announced efforts to restrict access … Continue reading

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Susan Brownmiller

“Susan Brownmiller (born February 15, 1935) is an American feminist journalist, author, and activist best known for her 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. Brownmiller argues that rape had been previously defined by men rather than women, … Continue reading

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The Gates of Freedom – Angela Davis | 9 June 1972

Angela Davis speaks on a nationwide tour in Los Angeles. “It has been said many times that one can learn a great deal about a society by looking towards its prisons. Look towards its dungeons and there you will see … Continue reading

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Poetry, Proto-Rap and Soul: The Sounds of the Black Power Revolution

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised “The word ‘revolution’ has lost its edge in the 21st century. Advertisements inform us there’s a revolution in hair care or a revolutionary new driverless car. But when young Americans … Continue reading

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Fred Hampton

“Fred Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was an African-American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP. Hampton and fellow Black Panther Mark Clark … Continue reading

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Radical feminism

As transgender rights gain acceptance, radical-feminist views have been shunned. Illustration by Alex Williamson. “Radical feminism is a perspective within feminism that calls for a radical reordering of society in which male supremacy is eliminated in all social and economic … Continue reading

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Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

“Shola Lynch’s documentary about Angela Davis, the activist and beacon of counterculture radicalism, is a snappily edited, archivally wallpapered recollection of fearless behavior in the face of an antsy establishment. But it’s equally significant as a pointed act of retelling. … Continue reading

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