Description : The sequel to Agenda 21—which Brad Thor called “a brilliantly written, exhilarating, pulse-pounding adventure”—from #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck. It was once named America, but now it is just “the Republic.” Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities. Citizens mainly keep their heads down and their mouths shut—but Emmeline is different. When the Authorities took her mother away, she started questioning the world around her. What happened to her mom? Why is everyone confined to grim living spaces and made to eat the same food cubes every day? Why was her own baby taken from her to be raised in the Children’s Village? And are those who got away during the Relocations—the so-called shadow people—merely a rumor? When Emmeline’s questions lead to the realization that she will never see her child again, she decides to escape the Compound. Fleeing the armed enforcers of the Earth Protection Agency, and facing the unknown for the first time in their lives, Emmeline and her partner David run into the shadows in the desperate hope of finding something they’d only heard stories about from those who’d lived before the Relocations: freedom.
Description : Detention and confinement—of both combatants and large groups of civilians—have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners explain this dizzying rise of detention camps, internment centers, and enclavisation by arguing that such actions "protect" populations. In this book, Laleh Khalili counters these arguments, telling the story of how this proliferation of concentration camps, strategic hamlets, "security walls," and offshore prisons has come to be. Time in the Shadows investigates the two major liberal counterinsurgencies of our day: Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. War on Terror. In rich detail, the book investigates Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, CIA black sites, the Khiam Prison, and Gaza, among others, and links them to a history of colonial counterinsurgencies from the Boer War and the U.S. Indian wars, to Vietnam, the British small wars in Malaya, Kenya, Aden and Cyprus, and the French pacification of Indochina and Algeria. Khalili deftly demonstrates that whatever the form of incarceration—visible or invisible, offshore or inland, containing combatants or civilians—liberal states have consistently acted illiberally in their counterinsurgency confinements. As our tactics of war have shifted beyond slaughter to elaborate systems of detention, liberal states have warmed to the pursuit of asymmetric wars. Ultimately, Khalili confirms that as tactics of counterinsurgency have been rendered more "humane," they have also increasingly encouraged policymakers to willingly choose to wage wars.
Description : A close-up look at the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong. Hong Kong in the Shadow of China is a reflection on the recent political turmoil in Hong Kong during which the Chinese government insisted on gradual movement toward electoral democracy and hundreds of thousands of protesters occupied major thoroughfares to push for full democracy now. Fueling this struggle is deep public resentment over growing inequality and how the political system—established by China and dominated by the local business community—reinforces the divide been those who have profited immensely and those who struggle for basics such as housing. Richard Bush, director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on East Asia Policy Studies, takes us inside the demonstrations and the demands of the demonstrators and then pulls back to critically explore what Hong Kong and China must do to ensure both economic competitiveness and good governance and the implications of Hong Kong developments for United States policy.
Description : This timely and innovative book analyses the lives of new female migrants in the EU with a focus on the labour market, domestic work, care work and prostitution in particular. It provides a comparative analysis embracing eleven European countries from Northern (UK, Germany, Sweden, France), Southern (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus) and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovenia), i.e. old and new immigration countries as well as old and new market economies. It maps labour market trends, welfare policies, migration laws, patterns of employment, and the working and social conditions of female migrants in different sectors of the labour market, formal and informal. It is particularly concerned with the strategies women use to counter the disadvantages they face. It analyses the ways in which gender hierarchies are intertwined with other social relations of power, providing a gendered and intersectional perspective, drawing on the biographies of migrant women. The book highlights policy relevant issues and tries to uncover some of the contradictory assumptions relating to integration which it treats as a highly normative and problematic concept. It reframes integration in terms of greater equalisation and democratisation (entailed in the parameters of access, participation and belonging), pointing to its transnational and intersectional dimensions.
Author by : Professor of Law Ole Kristian Fauchald
Language : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Transition to Journals From Volume 19, the Yearbook of International Environmental Law will be available as online only, print only, or combined print and online subscriptions from Oxford Journals. The Yearbook of International Environmental Law archive is available immediately from January 2011. Customers wishing to take out a subscription can do so by clicking through to the yearbook's journal page: http: //yielaw.oxfordjournals.org/ The Yearbook of International Environmental Law will benefit from a number of additional features made possible by online publication: Publish ahead of print - Articles will appear online throughout the year, granting subscribers immediate access to the latest developments in both HTML and PDF formats, without needing to wait for the print volume Email alerts - Anyone can sign up to receive Yearbook of International Environmental Law content alerts - both of the annual volume and of content published throughout the year Searchable archive - The entire archive back to 1996 will be made available to Yearbook of International Environmental Law subscribers The Yearbook of International Environmental Law has established itself as a vital source of information and analysis in an increasingly important legal field. The contributors for this volume are drawn from leading figures around the world who, together with the expert team of editors, have created the best source of information on world-wide events in this field. The article section contains high quality essays on topical subjects and the year-in-review section offers a round-up of legal developments in every part of the world. The third section of the Yearbook contains extenstive reviews of recently published books in the area.
Description : Europe grew rapidly for many years, but now, faced with greater challenges, several of the large economies in Europe have either failed to generate enough jobs or have failed to achieve the highest levels of productivity or both. This study explores why Europe's growth slowed, what contribution information technology makes to growth, and what policies could facilitate economic transformation. It emphasizes a system with strong work incentives and a high level of competitive intensity. Europe doesn't need to eliminate its protections for individuals, the authors conclude, but both social programs and policies toward business must be reoriented so that they encourage economic change.
Description : An unsuspecting world stands on the brink of annihilation. A shadow government waits in the wings, ready to seize power. A former Navy Seal is humanity's only hope. Frank Marshall knows all about the ultra-secretive Committee, its involvement in 9/11, its quest for global power, and most terrifying of all, its imminent plan to murder three billion people. Because once upon a time Frank was one of them. Now, after years of surviving off-grid, Frank is stepping out of the shadows, a vigilante seeking justice, determined to stop his former employers from committing genocide on an unthinkable scale and ushering in a brutal shadow government. For his mission to succeed Frank must stay one step ahead of The Committee and its lethal hunter teams, and that means enlisting the help of others, civilians with no military training or combat experience, just everyday people who suddenly have everything to lose. The question is, will any of them survive long enough to succeed? What Amazon readers are saying: ★★★★★ 'A gem of a conspiracy thriller' ★★★★★ 'A well written, tense thriller. Well worth your time.' ★★★★★ 'Fast moving action adventure!' ★★★★★ 'Read the whole book in pretty much one sitting.' ★★★★★ 'A great and easy read when you've had enough of TV and streaming films.' Buy The Angola Deception today and discover a writer you can't put down!
Description : Twenty-five years after publication of The Shadows of Power, James Perloff returns to the venue of political history, and takes you where the mass media won't. Who benefited from the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine? Why did President Woodrow Wilson order the manifest of the torpedoed Lusitania hidden in the archives of the U.S. Treasury? After the official inquiry into the Pearl Harbor attack, why did Admiral Kimmel and General Short - the commanders at Pearl Harbor - want to be court-martialed? Why was the Soviet Union given control of North Korea after World War II, when the Soviets did nothing to win the war in the Pacific? What did Congressional Medal of Honor recipient James Stockdale reveal about Tonkin Gulf (the event used to justify intervention in Vietnam)? How did "Operation Rockingham" lead America into the Iraq war? Since its founding in 1921, what small organization has produced 21 Secretaries of Defense/War, 19 Treasury Secretaries, 18 Secretaries of State, and 16 CIA directors? How did Jimmy Carter go from a generally unknown figure to Presidential nominee in just seven months? Why has America had decades of destructive inflation (understated recently by the Consumer Price Index), when there was zero NET inflation from the days of the Pilgrims until the early 20th century? Why did the Vietnam War last 14 years - and end in defeat - when it took us only 3 and 1/2 years to win World War II? What did the head of the Ford Foundation tell Congressional investigator Norman Dodd that made him "nearly fall off the chair"? Is it possible that many kings and other monarchs of past centuries were not as evil as they've been portrayed? What American capitalists were given landing rights for their private jets in Moscow - at the height of the Cold War? What KGB defector predicted glasnost five years in advance - yet was ignored by the major media? Who is at the top of the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill? Why was the USS Liberty attacked in 1967, and why was there no Congressional investigation? The official explanation of 9-11 - where do we BEGIN to name the holes? Were the Beatles a set-up? Who financed ecumenism and the decline of Christian faith? What are world elitists saying about population control? What are courageous doctors revealing about vaccines that the major media won't report? Does weather control go beyond seeding clouds? What is behind the recent spike in weather disasters? How did the Establishment trick conservatives into supporting its "free trade" agenda, destroying millions of U.S. jobs? Who's pouring billions of dollars into the "green" movement? 1984 - the amazing ways in which Orwell got the future right. And how does ALL this tie together? If you are one of those who senses that something just isn't right with the explanations we are given for wars, our dying economy, and other world events, this book may be just right for you. Countless lies have been planted in the corporate-controlled media to benefit the rich and the few; these lies have become "fact" through the mechanism of frequent repetition. Refuting such lies with credibility requires in-depth analysis. Therefore, beware of reviews of this book which attempt to debunk it by pulling a sentence or idea out of context. Read the book for yourself. Truth Is a Lonely Warrior is a ticket to de-brainwashing. 341 Pages. Fully indexed. This book is also available for instant download in a Kindle edition with many hyperlinks that can be clicked to access supporting material. This book can be gifted directly from Amazon to anyone you think might benefit from it. The author's website is www.jamesperloff.com Visit YouTube for Bill McNally's interview of James Perloff on Truth Is a Lonely Warrio