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

By Angela Y. Davis

Revelations approximately U.S regulations and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever because the breaking of the Abu Ghraib criminal tale in April 2004. on the grounds that then, a debate has raged concerning what's and what's no longer applicable habit for the world’s major democracy. it's inside of this context that Angela Davis, considered one of America’s so much outstanding political figures, gave a chain of interviews to debate resistance and legislation, institutional sexual coercion, politics and legal. Davis talks approximately her personal incarceration, in addition to her reviews as "enemy of the state," and approximately having been wear the FBI’s "most wanted" record. She talks in regards to the the most important function that overseas activism performed in her case and the case of many different political prisoners.

Throughout those interviews, Davis returns to her critique of a democracy that has been compromised via its racist origins and associations. Discussing the newest disclosures concerning the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal reviews through the pink pass and Human Rights Watch denouncing U.S. violation of human rights and the legislation of warfare in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, Davis makes a speciality of the underpinnings of legal regimes within the usa.

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