Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture (Open Media Series)

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture (Open Media Series) Author Angela Y. Davis
ISBN-10 1583226958
ISBN-13 9781583226957
Year 2005-10-04
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Seven Stories Press
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Revelations about U S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004 Since then a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the worlds leading democracy It is within this context that Angela Davis one of Americas most remarkable political figures gave a series of interviews to discuss resistance and law institutional sexual coercion politics and prison Davis talks about her own incarceration as well as her experiences as enemy of the state and about having been put on the FBIs most wanted list She talks about the crucial role that international activism played in her case and the case of many other political prisoners Throughout these interviews Davis returns to her critique of a democracy that has been compromised by its racist origins and institutions Discussing the most recent disclosures about the disavowed chain of command and the formal reports by the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch denouncing U S violation of human rights and the laws of war in Guantnamo Afghanistan and Iraq Davis focuses on the underpinnings of prison regimes in the United States