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Published On: Thu, Feb 26th, 2015

Angela Davis encourages college students to fight for Communist ideas

A former Communist Party USA member, Angela Davis, pleaded with Michigan college students to “stand up for access to good, organic non-GMO food” and then called for support of many Communist platforms: free education, free health care and fight against many things which are the result of “this so-called ‘War on Terror.'”

“If we want to put an end to anti-black, anti-Chicano, and anti-Latino racism we will also have to speak out against economic exploitation, against war, against the destruction of the environment, against anti-Muslim racism, against anti-Semitism, against gender bias, against homophobia, and against ableism,” said Davis said at her speaking engagement in Flint, Michigan.

photo/ Black Panther member in Philadelphia for 2012 Election

photo/ Black Panther member in Philadelphia for 2012 Election

Davis encouraged the audience to recognize the “interconnected nature of justice struggles” throughout the world, hiding her communist rhetoric behind progressivism, telling the UM-Flint crowd to demand “free education” and “free health care.”

She urged students to “recognize the degree in which this contemporary racism” in police forces “is inflected with the ideology of the so-called War against Terror.”

Seeing that “makes us understand the really important connections between anti-Arab, anti-Muslim racism, anti-black racism, anti-Latino racism,” Davis said. “If we do not understand these connections we will not be effective in our struggles to eradicate racism.”

Davis, formerly tied with the militant arm of the Black Panthers, was linked to weapons were used to kidnap a judge in 1970, but was acquitted of conspiracy in the kidnapping.

The professor was fired in 1969 by the UC board of regents for her Communist Party USA membership, and after that rationale was struck down in court, the board fired her in 1970 for using “inflammatory language” in speeches.

She returned to UCLA to teach last spring for the first time in 45 years. Davis is currently adistinguished professor emerita in the “history of consciousness and feminist studies” at UC-Santa Cruz.

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  1. Laird Wilcox says:

    This is a woman who has a history of supporting the most corrupt, authoritarian and genocidal political system in the history of the world. When you think of Angela Davis think of the gulag, the KGB, North Korea and the East German Communist regime — all of which she has openly supported at one time or another. However, because she is Black and female all of this is forgotten.

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