The Future: Building on Communities of Dissent

See the full speech here.


How do we build on communities of dissent?

While a college student, I remember reading a book by internationally renowned thinker and activist, A. Sivanandan, entitled “Communities of Resistance”. This book of critical essays rocked my world & was one of many books that guided me on a journey of political awakening.   Sivanandan is one of the UK’s key thinkers on racism, imperialism, black identity and political struggle. His grounded vision has proved important both in the academy and the community for over four decades.

This  short clip – a passionate plea to build communities of dissent around the social injustices caused by neoliberalism – is based on his recorded postscript to a recent conference he was unable to attend due to illness. His words are a call to resist the darkness that surrounds us…






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