Archiv: Angela Davis

16.06.2020 - 11:19 [ ]

Angela Davis on Not Endorsing Any Presidential Candidate: “I Think We Need a New Party”


For more than four decades, Davis has been one of most influential activists and intellectuals in the United States. An icon of the 1970s black liberation movement, Davis’ work around issues of gender, race, class and prisons has influenced critical thought and social movements across several generations. She is a leading advocate for prison abolition, a position informed by her own experience as a fugitive on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted list more than 40 years ago. Davis talks about the “fascist appeal” of Donald Trump and explains why she is not officially endorsing any candidate in this election. “I believe in independent politics,” she says. “I still think that we need a new party, a party that is grounded in labor, a party that can speak to all of the issues around racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, what is happening in the world. We don’t yet have that party.”

07.02.2019 - 23:31 [ Portal ]

Brasilien: Friedensnobelpreis für zu über 12 Jahren Haft verurteilten Lula?

Unterstützt wird der Vorschlag von zahlreichen berühmten Persönlichkeiten. Zu den Unterzeichnern zählen unter anderem die Soziologen Jean Ziegler aus der Schweiz und Éric Fassin aus Frankreich, sowie Linguist Noam Chomsky, Bürgerrechtlerin Angela Davis und Schauspieler Danny Glover aus den USA . Die Bekanntgabe der Gewinner des Friedensnobelpreises findet jedes Jahr im Oktober statt. Am 10. Dezember, dem Todestag von Alfred Nobel, wird der Preis schließlich vergeben.

26.01.2019 - 06:07 [ Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ]

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Update

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute would like to share the following information concerning recent developments in the controversy surrounding the BCRI’s 2018 Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award. This update follows a BCRI Board of Directors January 14 public apology for its missteps in conferring, then rescinding, its nomination of Dr. Angela Y. Davis in early January (a chronology is listed here).

26.01.2019 - 05:59 [ The Guardian ]

Angela Davis to receive civil rights award after museum reverses decision

Asking the public to help “rebuild trust” in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the chairman of the Alabama museum’s board said on Friday it had reversed course after a public outcry and would give the activist Angela Davis an award that was offered then rescinded.

26.01.2019 - 05:55 [ The New York Times ]

Angela Davis Won an Award. It Was Revoked. Now It’s Been Reinstated.

A civil rights group in Birmingham, Ala., said on Friday that it had reinstated Angela Davis, the activist and scholar, as the recipient of its annual human rights award, reversing a controversial decision to revoke the honor weeks ago.