Cornel West: Black Lives Matter and the fight against US empire are one and the same

Cornel West: In the end, if you really want Black people to be free, and I do, Black people will never be free under a system of predatory capitalism. We will never be free under a system with imperial tentacles, [we] will never be free with Pentagon elite running amok with militaristic policies and killing people in Latin America and in the Caribbean, and so forth.

So it is not a luxury which is theoretical or academic, to say ‘Oh, we don’t have time for interconnectivity and interdependency, [and] we’ve got to deal with this particular issue’. That particular issue is always already connected. More here.

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