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Frank Barat

Progressive Struggles against Insidious Capitalist Individualism: Interview with Angela Davis

[Angela Davis in 2006. Image by Nick Wiebe.]

In this interview, Angela Davis, and activist, teacher, author, and icon of the Black Power movement, talks about the linkages among global struggles. Touching upon black feminism, the importance of the collective, Palestine, the prison-industrial complex, and much more, Professor Davis expounds on the role that the people can and should play. A shorter version of this interview was first published in The Nation. Frank Barat (FB): You often talk about the power of the ...

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New Paradigms in Israel and Palestine: Interview with Noura Erakat and Leila Farsaikh

[Leila Farsakh (left) and Noura Erakat (right) debating “New Paradigms in Israel and Palestine” at the European Parliament. Image by S&D Group.]

In early November 2013, the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats of the European Parliament organized a two-day conference to debate New Paradigms in Israel & Palestine. The organizers understood that this latest round of negotiations faciliated by US Secretary of State John Kerry would be the last chance to realize the two state solution. The European Parliamentarians considered what was necessary to salvage the two state solution, and if the ...

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Anti-Apartheid: An Interview with Ronnie Kasrils

[Portion of Israel's separation wall, under construction. Photo by ISM Palestine. From Wikimedia Commons.]

Ronnie Kasrils is a South African author and activist. He was Minister of Intelligence Services from 2004 to 2008, and member of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1987 to 2007. He was a founding member of Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) and lived in exile in London, Luanda, Maputo, Swaziland, Botswana and Lusaka where he served the ANC. He is currently a jury member of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.   I caught up with Kasrils in London ...

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Frank Barat

Frank Barat is a Human Rights activist based in London. He is the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. He has edited two books; Gaza in Crisis with Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe, and Corporate Complicity in Israel's Occupation with Asa Winstanley. He has also participated in the book Is There a Court for Gaza? with Daniel Machover.