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New ways to be free: On radicalism, resistance and the promise of Black liberation.


The fact that we have a Declaration of Independence that words 'merciless Indian savages' in it, that we have a document about equality and egalitarianism that was written by slave owners - the American Constitution was constructed to exclude. It's not a matter of the system not functioning properly, or the system being broken, as it becomes more and more glaring obvious that the system is functioning in its exclusive capacity.

Writers Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson look to the enduring, revolutionary promise of the Black radical tradition - as a diverse framework of ideas and tactics to resist systemic violence and White supremacy, and as a path towards liberation, not just against the exclusionary state, but beyond it.

 Zoé and William are the authors of As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation from AK Press.

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William C. Anderson

William C. Anderson is a freelance writer and co-author of As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation.



Zoe Samudzi

Zoé Samudzi is a writer and Medical Sociology PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco.


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