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Rise up: the best books about the power of protest
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The Guardian UK
London · 1 month ago

From Angela Davis on Black Lives Matter to indigenous climate activism, Neha Shah picks inspiring examples of international struggleThe same day that the youth of Bristol tore down the statue of Edward Colston, a crowd of 10,000 surrounded the statue of the barbaric King Léopold II in Brussels and raised the flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo above it.Since the killing of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter has evolved into a truly global struggle, as protesters emphasise the intimate connections between racism and colonialism the world over and espouse a solidarity that cares for no borders. But the fight for justice has always been internationalist. Elaine Mokhtefi’s extraordinary memoir, Algiers, Third World Capital, takes us back to the 1960s, when the city was known as the “Mecca of revolution”. Here we find the vibrant legacies of liberation struggles and a vision for remaking the world, following groups such as the Black Panthers and South African freedom fighters through Algiers and beyond. Continue reading...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/11/rise-up-the-best-books-about-the-power-of-protest #books#protest#culture
The Guardian UK
London · 1 month ago
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