Angela Davis 'stunned' by decision to rescind civil rights award | The Guardian

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2019-01-08T14:08:23-04:00
"The institute announced in October that Davis, a Birmingham native, would receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights award, calling her “one of the most globally recognized champions of human rights, giving voice to those who are powerless to speak”. But last week, the organization reversed course and said she does not meet the criteria after all, in an apparent response to objections over her outspoken supportof the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that protests against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. ... Davis, who was an active member of the Black Panther party, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the US communist party, said her support for Palestinian prisoners is consistent with her support for political prisoners in other parts of the world."
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