Books for changing the world
We Could Be Free
Palestine in the Revolutionary Imagination
We Could Be Free draws connections between struggles against state violence and oppression around the world, highlighting the material and ideological links between Black liberation, Native liberation, and the struggle for Palestine.
Palestine is a colonized territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. It is also a potent global symbol of resistance to injustice. From the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson to the pipeline resistance at Standing Rock, activists across North America and around the world have drawn courage and inspiration from the Palestinian struggle for freedom. 
In We Could Be Free, scholar and activist Steven Salaita examines the historical, material, and ideological connections between struggles against state violence and colonization around the world, and helps us to imagine the possibility of a freedom beyond oppression and exploitation.

Other books by Steven Salaita

  • Uncivil Rites

    Salaita’s controversial firing by the University of Illinois provoked a national conversation about academic freedom and the question of Palestine.

Other books of interest

  • The Battle for Justice in Palestine

    Ali Abunimah provides an effective strategy for advancing the struggle for a just, single-state solution in Palestine.
  • Concerning Violence

    A beautiful photographic exploration of the revolutionary movements in Africa in the '60s and 70's.
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Activist, teacher, author and icon of the Black Power movement Angela Davis talks Ferguson, Palestine, and prison abolition.
  • All Our Relations

    A beautiful and daring vision of political, spiritual, and ecological transformation.
  • How We Get Free

    "If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." —Combahee River Collective Statement