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In Solidarity With Angela – 5 – Dr. Haider Khan, University of Denver, Korbel School of International Studies

January 12, 2019

Fania and Angela Davis…sisters in struggle and in life

Haider Khan teaches Global Political Economy at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies (from where I retired three years ago). He comes from Bangladesh and was there during that country’s of independence from Pakistan in 1971-2 in which as many as 3,000,000 people died, a terrible price for freedom. He is an internationally renowned political economist who has worked for the Asian Development Bank and spends a good part of the year lecturing the world over.

Here is a letter of solidarity that he wrote directly to Angela Davis along with a link to an article he wrote “On Capitalism and Racism”

Dear Prof. Davis,

I am writing to declare my firm solidarity with your positions regarding BDS and  more broadly your life long struggles for justice and human rights for all.

Several years ago I was in the audience when you spoke at Rome. I was one of those who raised their hands in response to your question about who supported your case for release from prison during the 1960s struggles. I was only a junior high school student then but came from a family of anti-racist and anti-imperialist activists which made it natural for us to support you and your struggles which were and are also our collective struggles for freedom and justice for all.

Later I met Prof. Vincent Harding at our Iliff School of Theology and became friends with him. I am sure Vince would have spoken out for your cause had he been alive and with us today.

Please let me know how best we can support your cause.

Warmly,

Haider

PS: The following article I wrote two years ago may be of some interest:

On Capitalism and Racism

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