This Black History Month, join us for a public conversation with activist-historians Lenni Brenner and Matthew Quest, authors of the new book, Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity, which discusses the historical response of African American freedom movements to the colonial settler state of Israel and its role in American imperialism in the Middle East.
Through nuanced discussions of racism, capitalism, imperialism, and state power, this public conversation will seek to clarify one of the most controversial legacies of the Black Power movement. Among other histories, personalities, and controversies, Brenner and Quest will discuss Stokely Carmichael, James Forman, the Black Panther Party, Malcolm X, Harold Cruse, the Nation of Islam, Israel’s relationship to Apartheid South Africa, and the recent conflict between Alice Walker and the Anti-Defamation League.
This event will also coincide with the highly-anticipated re-release of Lenni Brenner’s Zionism in the Age of the Dictators, the famous and controversial book that documents Zionist collusion with Fascism and Nazism in World War II-era Europe.
Both Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity and Zionism in the Age of the Dictators will be available for purchase at each event. A book signing will follow. These events are FREE and open to the public!
BOOK MINI-TOUR SCHEDULE:
Wednesday – 2/19/14 – Augusta, GA
7:00 PM – Augusta Library/Headquarters & Talking Book Center. 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Room B on the 1st floor. Visit the Facebook event page.
Friday – 2/21/14 – Atlanta, GA
7:00 PM – Little Five Points Community Center.
1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.
Visit the Facebook event page.
This event is sponsored by Black Agenda Report, On Our Own Authority!, and the Georgia Green Party.
Lenni Brenner has been an anti-war and anti-racist activist since the 1950s. As a journalist and historian, he is the author of over one-hundred articles for many publications, including New York’s Amsterdam News, the Anderson Valley Advertiser, The Atlanta Constitution, CounterPunch, The Jewish Guardian, The Nation, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Middle East Policy, Middle East International, The Journal of Palestine Studies, The New Statesman of London, Al-Fajr in Jerusalem, and Dublin’s United Irishman. Brenner is also the author of several books, including Zionism int he Age of the Dictators, The Iron Wall: Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir, and The Lesser Evil, a history of the Democratic Party. He is also the editor of 51 Documents: Zionist Collaboration with the Nazis.
Matthew Quest was co-editor of the Palestine Solidarity Review from 2002 to 2005 and has taught American History, World History, Caribbean History and Africana Studies most recently at Georgia State University.
“An informative, incisive, and essential historical analysis of the African American freedom movement’s solidarity with Palestine.”
— Michael Letwin, co-founder of Labor for Palestine and Jews for Palestinian Right of Return.
“Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity is required reading for all our cadre and supporters. We encourage progressive and revolutionary forces in every corner of the world who genuinely seek truth, justice, and peace to buy and study this book.”
— Bob Brown, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party.
“Brenner thoroughly documents collusion between the established Zionist organizations and fascists of all stripes . . . . The ‘scientific’ racism of the 19th century with its ‘white man’s burden’ and Jew-hating, the ‘master race’ anti-communism of the fascists, the Biblical mythologization of a people chosen to colonize—all of this has been cut from the same cloth, the products of imperialism.”
— Hilton Obenzinger, Journal of Palestine Studies.