“Liberty can mean many things, not just, for example, the freedom to earn a meager wage.” — Dr. Priyamvada Gopal
In this episode of The Laura Flanders Show, author and scholar Dr. Priyamvada Gopal discusses her latest book, Insurgent Empire (Verso, 2019), which examines a history of abolition and rebellion under colonial rule to demonstrate how these resistance movements served as active participants in their own liberation, while reshaping ideas around freedom and self-determination during the expansion of capitalism and empire.
Liberty can mean many things, not just, for example, the freedom to earn a meager wage. Gopal argues that lessons learned then should serve as models for contemporary action while supporting the need to understand ordinary people as viable agents in their own struggles.
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