Angela Davis Speaks at DC University, Speaks of Israel and America as “Settler Colonial Nation[s]”

, Spencer Irvine, 4 Comments

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Angela Davis, a former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther, as well as a former member of FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted, recently spoke at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her speech, entitled “Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Why Movements for Social Justice Support Palestine,” was far from impartial or fair.

Her speech was co-sponsored by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the GW Black Student Union and GW Feminist Student Union. It was to kick off SJP’s ‘Palestine Awareness Week’ to promote awareness about the occupation of Palestine.

Per Campus Reform, Davis did not mince words when it came to Israel. She said, “Remember, the United States of America is also a settler colonial nation” similar to Israel and occupied Palestine. She wondered why it is “wrong to criticize the state of Israel” and that she and others “say no to Israel’s ethnic cleansing strategies.” She said that today is the time for “the dismantling of the era of Israeli occupation of Palestine. It has been long and coming.” Davis added, “In standing up against the racism of the state of Israel, we are passionately saying no to anti-Semitism as well.”

She claimed that Israel buys the same tear gas to use against Palestinians as the police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and that Americans get “their anti-terror policies from Israel.” Davis continued and criticized Israel for not being “welcoming to queer Palestinians who call for justice for their people.” [By the way, one of the gay Palestinians Israel welcome will be speaking at an upcoming AIA Author’s Night]

Davis blasted the prison system, “I consider myself a prison abolitionist,” since “reform doesn’t work.” She claimed, “The more reformed it has become, the more repressive it has become” because it is a “gendered institution with a gender binary structure.” She said that the “abolition of the prison will also entail the abolition of gender policing.” In her mind, “Palestine is the largest open air prison” and America “is a prison nation.”

 

4 Responses

  1. Duke Lipensky

    April 5, 2017 9:16 am

    This old commie gets more money from overseas than from the USA. The schools still give her a stage to quote all the dead Commies of the past. Ho Hum. She is a curious antique.

  2. Terry Keith

    April 6, 2017 8:46 am

    Your god is the one who gets money from communists. Tell him to show his tax returns like you wanted Obama to show his.

  3. Michael Wilcox

    April 9, 2017 4:18 pm

    Davis is 54 years too late.

    When others her age are retired, or doing what ‘normal people’ do, she is trying to redress her FAILED CAREER PATH.

  4. Michael Wilcox

    April 9, 2017 4:25 pm

    Angela Davis tops annual list of highest-paid activists

    In 2014 it looked like the activist’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, she was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (April 8) that Davis is the highest-paid activist in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between March 2016 and March 2017, a nearly $40 million lead over her closest competition.

    People With Money’s factors

    In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

    The American activist has an estimated net worth of $215 million. She owes her fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. She also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Davis Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Birmingham Angels”), has launched her own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderdavis – US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Angela) and a fashion line called “Angela Davis Seduction”.

    The ranking is significant for many Angela fans, who have been waiting for her triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

    © 2017 MediaMass All rights reserved. Do not reproduce (even with permission).

    http://en.mediamass.net/people/angela-davis/highest-paid.html

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