Angela Davis has been a revolutionary freedom fighter for more than four decades. Many cite her work on prison abolition as a catalyst for today's movement against the Prison Industrial Complex. Hers is a voice we continue to look to for insight into the current political conversation.
She sat down with Democracy Now to discuss the current landscape for electoral politics in the United States and offered comments on the international freedom struggle and the continued protection of Assata Shakur.
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When about endorsing a candidate she said: “I don’t endorse... I believe in independent politics. 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.”
On whether she'll endorse a candidate
On the international freedom struggle
On why we must continue to protect Assata Shakur