Clarence Moses-EL has walked free after 28 years behind bars for a crime he says he didn’t commit. In 1989, Moses-EL, who is African-American, was sentenced to 48 years in prison after a woman said she dreamed he was the man who raped and beat her in the dark. Moses-EL has always maintained his innocence. The police threw out a rape kit and any possible evidence, like bed sheets and her clothes. Then in 2012, another man confessed to the attack. But Moses-EL remained behind bars until this week, after his conviction was overturned. In a Democracy Now! exclusive, Clarence Moses-EL joins us to discuss his newfound freedom and how another person’s dream became his nearly three-decade nightmare.
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Western values (fl. 1946- ) are those moral ideas that many in the West say they value most, like freedom and democracy.
The English word “values” only goes back to 1918. It comes from a sociological model of how society works.
The phrase “Western values” did not catch on till the late 1940s during the Cold War. The US opposed the Soviet Union and world communism. So it played up the values that set it apart from communism, like capitalism, democracy and human rights of a particular sort (freedom of speech and religion, say, rather than equality). Men will not die for rubber, tin and oil, but they will die for “freedom” and “democracy”.
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