by Lenni Brenner and Matthew Quest
On Our Own Authority!
Black Liberation and Palestine Solidarity is a collection of selected essays by Lenni Brenner and Matthew Quest that 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.
Among other topics and controversies, these essays provide independent analysis of 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.
Brenner and Quest offer concise portraits of the Palestine freedom movement, the meanings of Zionism, and Black-Jewish disputes about ethnic pluralism in the United States. Through nuanced discussions of racism, capitalism, imperialism, and state power, their work helps to clarify one of the most controversial legacies of the Black Power movement.