The fight against injustice, oppression and discrimination demands total commitment. Primarily for this reason I'm very happy about this recognition for Angela Davis ľ and I wish to congratulate her as the award recipient. I hope that the Blue Planet Award leads to renewed interest in her life and work. For Angela Davis is by no means simply a symbolic figure in the historical civil rights movement, but rather, above all, a strong woman who has dedicated her whole life to this mission. On many issues we would definitely have different opinions. However, beyond ideological issues, it is her decade-long unconditional dedication which makes her a credible role model, especially for younger generations, who possibly only know about her from pictures in history books.

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