Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak: The Colonizer’s Violence Only Generates Violence








8 Feb 2024

In her 13-minutes recorded message of solidarity with Palestinian people, and against the US-led de-funding of the UNRWA, the renowned scholar and activist Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak of India spoke out against Israel’s settler colonialist genocide, still on-going, in Gaza. Drawing on one of the world’s most influential anti-colonial scholar and revolutionary Franz Fanon, Professor Spivak speaks on the root cause of the unceasing waves of violence against and by Israel when she points out that the violence by the colonizer/oppressor violence generates (reactive) violence by the colonized/oppressed. To end this, the colonial conditions must first end.


Full transcript available on Youtube.