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

By Angela Y. Davis

Revelations approximately U.S rules and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever because the breaking of the Abu Ghraib criminal tale in April 2004. due to the fact that then, a debate has raged relating to what's and what's now not applicable habit for the world’s top democracy. it really is inside this context that Angela Davis, one among America’s so much extraordinary political figures, gave a chain of interviews to debate resistance and legislations, institutional sexual coercion, politics and felony. Davis talks approximately her personal incarceration, in addition to her studies as "enemy of the state," and approximately having been wear the FBI’s "most wanted" checklist. She talks concerning the the most important position that foreign 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 by means of its racist origins and associations. Discussing the newest disclosures in regards to the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal studies through the pink move and Human Rights Watch denouncing U.S. violation of human rights and the legislation of warfare in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, Davis specializes in the underpinnings of legal regimes within the usa.

Show description

Read or Download Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture (Open Media Series) PDF

Similar united states of america books

The GI War Against Japan: American Soldiers in Asia and the Pacific During World War II

Choice striking educational Title

Even in the middle of global battle II, american citizens couldn't support deliberating the lands around the Pacific as a continuation of the yank Western frontier. yet this notion basically heightened American soldiers' frustration because the adversarial area ferociously resisted their makes an attempt at control.

The GI conflict opposed to Japan recounts the harrowing reviews of yank infantrymen in Asia and the Pacific. in accordance with numerous diaries and letters, it sweeps around the battlefields, from the early determined stand at Guadalcanal to the tragic sinking of the U. S. S. Indianapolis at war's very finish. From the daunting areas of the China-India theater to the castle islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Schrijvers brings to lifestyles the GIs’ fight with suffocating desert, devastating ailments, and eastern infantrymen who most well liked dying over existence. Amidst the disappointment and melancholy of this struggle, American infantrymen deserted themselves to an escalating rage that presaged Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The GI’s tale is, at first, the tale of America's resounding victory over Japan. while, although, the reader will realize within the terribly excessive expense paid for this victory chilling forebodings of the West’s final defeat in Asia’and America’s in Vietnam.

Slavery; Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement

Slavery is a finished examine the heritage of an abomination. phrases and photographs demonstrate the tale of slavery worldwide and around the centuries, targeting slavery within the usa within the 1800s. This authoritative, seriously illustrated advisor seems on the escalation of the Atlantic slave alternate, the African peoples who have been specific, the lives they led as slaves within the American South, the gradual progress of globally anti-slavery activities, abolition within the usa, the Civil conflict, Reconstruction, and extra.

The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire": Power and its Limits in Comparative Perspective

The increase and Decline of the yankee "Empire" explores the swiftly transforming into literature at the upward push and fall of the U.S.. the writer argues that when 1945 the USA has certainly been the main dominant energy the area has noticeable and that it has effectively met the demanding situations from, first, the Soviet Union and, then, Japan, and the eu Union.

Omeros

A poem in 5 books, of round narrative layout, titled with the Greek identify for Homer, which at the same time charts currents of historical past: the obvious background charted in occasions — the tribal losses of the yank Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement — and the internal, unwritten epic shaped from the affliction of the person in exile.

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

Example text

Such a voyage was fraught with dangers and hardships, since the ships were threatened by storms, shortages of food and water, and outbreaks of disease. On a slaving ship it was a nightmare journey for the human cargo. They were imprisoned below decks in filthy, overcrowded conditions, subject to brutal treatment by the crew. Captains had a financial interest in keeping their valuable human cargo alive and in good condition, but deaths were commonplace. Bodies were thrown overboard to feed the sharks that tracked the ships across the ocean.

Mombasa Sofala Rio de Janeiro Cape Town Buenos Aires Atlantic slave trade Slave trading regions Routes of slave traders NUMBER OF DEATHS PERIOD 1500–1550 19,000 1551–1600 1601–1650 1651–1700 1701–1750 1751–1800 1801–1850 59,000 140,000 213,000 392,000 493,000 466,000 Death toll The precise cost of the slave trade in African lives cannot be established. 8 million enslaved Africans died on Atlantic voyages over four centuries, an average death toll of about 14 percent of those who embarked. But very large numbers died in Africa before embarkation, and countless more died within a few months of arrival in the Americas.

Sugar plantations The Portuguese used enslaved Africans to grow sugar cane and other crops on plantations— large estates—on Atlantic islands such as Madeira. Slave-produced sugar proved highly profitable and the Madeira plantation model was imitated on a vastly larger scale in the Americas. 33 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER TWO THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE RISE OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE THROUGH THE 1500S AND 1600S the trade in enslaved Africans across the Atlantic swelled from a trickle to a flood, as European colonists in the Americas found demand for plantation labor soaring.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 43 votes