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. on account that then, a debate has raged concerning what's and what's no longer applicable habit for the world’s top democracy. it truly is inside of this context that Angela Davis, one in all America’s so much notable political figures, gave a chain of interviews to debate resistance and legislation, institutional sexual coercion, politics and felony. 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 concerning the an 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 way of its racist origins and associations. Discussing the newest disclosures in regards to the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal studies through the purple go 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 felony regimes within the usa.
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Believe it or not, there was a time when this great nation of ours actually believed in allowing consumers in the marketplace to choose the winners and losers of an industry. History has repeatedly shown us that this is a more efficient allocator of capital than representative governments or dictatorial central planners. Alas, it is a lesson easily forgotten. T here is a temptation to compare the present-day Bailout Nation— an era of big government bailouts and bigger corporate rescues—to the Great Depression and the New Deal.
More important, the Fed was also protecting its original decision to rescue the credit markets. S. government. Then came the takeover of AIG ($173 billion and counting), the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), which featured the forced injection of $250 billion into the nation’s largest banks. November 2008 brought another $20 billion capital injection into Citigroup (total $45 billion) and guarantees for $250 billion of its toxic assets. Bank of America also saw its cash injection upped to $45 billion and guarantees of $306 billion on its toxic assets.
Even the worst of the complex difficulties of the 2008–2009 credit crunch and housing recession were mere sun showers compared to the financial hurricane of the Depression era: Banks have failed, but the FDIC’s guarantees have prevented widespread panic. Unemployment has risen, but far below the worst levels of the 1930s. And the two million or so foreclosures over recent years are far less, on a percentage basis, than the nearly 20 percent foreclosure rate in the 1930s. In short, while the broad economy circa early 2009 is ugly, it remains far healthier than during the Great Depression.
Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture (Open Media Series) by Angela Y. Davis