Angela Davis has been a revolutionary political activist and writer for over 50 years, first coming to prominence as a leader of the radical wing of the Black civil rights movement in the United States in the late 1960s and remaining a consistent opponent of US capitalism and imperialism ever since.
Her writing and activism has ranged from campaigning against racism and for prison abolition, for women’s liberation to campaigning against US imperialist war and in support of Palestinian rights.
In her path-breaking books and numerous articles she has developed radical ideas about the relationship between sexism, racism and capitalism and the need for a united struggle to uproot oppression, insisting that “Socialism is the only viable future for our country and the planet.”
This pamphlet is based on a series of articles written by Naima Omar. It includes a speech by Angela Davis after her release from prison in 1972 and an interview from June 2020 on the Black Lives Matter uprising.