Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire Interviews with Angela Y. Davis

Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire Interviews with Angela Y. Davis

by Angela Y. Davis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583226958

ISBN-13: 9781583226957

Pub. Date: 10/15/2005

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

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 world’s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America’s most

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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 world’s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America’s 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 FBI’s "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 Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, Davis focuses on the underpinnings of prison regimes in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583226957
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Series:
Open Media Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
566,110
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.36(d)

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