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Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:19 AM

 

Angela Davis on Bernie Sanders

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Angela Davis Talks Black Liberation, History and the Contemporary Vision



[INTERVIEW] The iconic freedom struggle leader speaks with EBONY.com about Black human rights activism stretching back decades and her recently released book observing global movements

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EBONY.COM: Is there a particular candidate youíre supporting in this presidential election?

Davis: My approach has always been to emphasize independent, more radical politics, but I do think that it is important that Bernie Sanders has been raising issues that otherwise never would have been taken up within the context of the campaign between the two major parties.

Itís absolutely essential to raise the issues of decommodification of education and [the need for] free education. And of course, he is calling for tuition-free education at our public universities, which incidentally have a history of no tuition. [They] are now as privatized as the private universities. The history for the call for public education in relation to the Black freedom struggle holds important lessons. Former slaves called for free public education in the South, thus creating the context for poor, White students to get an education.

Of course, there is the healthcare question. I absolutely agree that we need free, single-payer healthcare. Then there are larger questions about the prison industrial complex that have not been sufficiently raised. We not only need to bring about an end to mass incarceration, we need to question the racism that is embedded in the whole history of punishment in this country.
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more: http://www.ebony.com/news-views/angela-davis-black-liberation-interview


By the way, the whole interview is interesting. It's not all about elections. She talks about so many subjects like militarization of the police, mass incarceration, Ferguson, immigration, her new book "Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement", and more.

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Cheese Sandwich Mar 2016 OP
angstlessk Mar 2016 #1
Rebkeh Mar 2016 #12
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #2
Cheese Sandwich Mar 2016 #5
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #7
ebayfool Mar 2016 #3
Cheese Sandwich Mar 2016 #6
OZi Mar 2016 #4
burrowowl Mar 2016 #8
jtuck004 Mar 2016 #9
ReRe Mar 2016 #10
jomin41 Mar 2016 #11
appalachiablue Mar 2016 #13
Brother_Love Mar 2016 #14
cui bono Mar 2016 #15

Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:24 AM

1. Please post this in the AA forum

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 09:11 AM

12. I'm sure they have already seen it nt

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:25 AM

2. Great piece

I would encourage everyone to read the entire interview. Thank you so much for posting this. She is so spot on in her answers. Love it.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:52 AM

5. Yes it was a good interview. She's wicked smart.

 

I edited the OP to say something about the rest of the interview because it wasn't really about the election except for one question.

thanks

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 04:01 AM

7. I really like her

I'm so glad that you posted it here.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:38 AM

3. Wow. Rec'd to the roof tops! TY, Cheesy Sammich :)

She nails it. I also like her words on the militarization of police forces ...

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If one looks at the history of policing, especially over the last 15 years in the aftermath of 9/11, one can see the emphasis on the shifting of resources from the military to the police. This actually has a much longer history if one looks at the way in which the Vietnam War resulted in an impact on local police. The S.W.A.T. squads emerged as a result of using techniques and technology that were used by the Green Berets in the Vietnam War. The Los Angeles Police Department was the first to use such tactics against the Black Panther Party. We have also seen the emergence of privatized policing corporations.

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Response to ebayfool (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:54 AM

6. She is really really smart.

 

Glad you liked it.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:51 AM

4. K&R.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 04:23 AM

8. Go Angelia!

ALWAYS LOVED HER!
Old 69 year-old fart and a Woman!
And go BERNIE!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 04:23 AM

9. Well worth reading. n/t

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 05:36 AM

10. K&R

Angela Davis would be a great Supreme Court Justice.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 07:28 AM

11. I love the sound of exploding ( repub) heads in the morning!

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 09:38 AM

13. K & R. Davis is on top of all the important issues, contemporary and the history.

Excellent interview. So grateful I saw her speak once when young.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 03:06 PM

14. Good read.

 

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Original post)

Sun Mar 20, 2016, 05:22 PM

15. k n r

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