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Stolen Lives

By Sietske Altink
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135035504
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 559
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“Dancers/Hostesses required for top cabaret nightclubs both here and overseas. No experience necessary. Mega bucks to be earned. Telephone. . . ” Would you answer an ad like this? Thousands of women do and fall victim to the illegal trafficking in women by organized crime syndicates. Driven by the desire to start a career or escape poverty, women migrate in search of work and a better life for themselves and for their families. For some, this search is the beginning of a nightmare experience. From “hotel receptionist” to nightclub “dancer” to “domestic worker,” Stolen Lives: Trading Women Into Sex and Slavery exposes how women are hired in their country of origin, transported, left without money, passports, or permits, and become trapped into prostitution or domestic slavery. Branded as illegal aliens and marooned in a culture they don’t understand, they have nowhere to go and no one to help them. With personal testimony from women caught in the trafficking web, Stolen Lives reveals the violent inner workings of international crime networks, the routes and methods involved, and how trafficking gangs are able to circumvent the law. The trade in women is one of the most shameful abuses of human rights, yet it continues to be ignored by national governments. Stolen Lives confronts the hidden scandal of global trafficking which exploits women as they attempt to emancipate themselves.

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An innovative contribution to political theory, State Work examines the labor of government workers in North America. Arguing that this work needs to be theorized precisely because it is vital to the creation and persistence of the state, Stefano Harney draws on thinking from public administration and organizational sociology, as well as poststructuralist theory and performance studies, to launch a cultural studies of the state. Countering conceptions of the government and its employees as remote and inflexible, Harney uses the theory of mass intellectuality developed by Italian worker-theorists to illuminate the potential for genuine political progress inherent within state work. State Work begins with an ethnographic account of Harney’s work as a midlevel manager within an Ontario government initiative charged with leading the province’s efforts to combat racism. Through readings of material such as The X-Files and Law & Order, Harney then reviews how popular images of the state and government labor are formed within American culture and how these ideas shape everyday life. He highlights the mutually dependent roles played in state work by the citizenry and civil servants. Using as case studies Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government and a community-policing project in New York City, Harney also critiques public management literature and performance measurement theories. He concludes his study with a look at the motivations of state workers.

African Pasts, Presents, and Futures

By Touria Khannous, Ph.D
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Isbn : 0739170422
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 806
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African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse, by Touria Khannous, critically reevaluates assumptions in liberal feminist theory, which has examined African women primarily in terms of their object status rather than as agents effecting change. By analyzing forces of marginalization, subordination and empowerment, the book carves out arenas for African women within feminist theory and creates spaces for the recognition of their place in national and global politics.

Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice

By Juanita Díaz-Cotto
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Isbn : 1477305963
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 626
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This first comprehensive study of Chicanas encountering the U.S. criminal justice system is set within the context of the international war on drugs as witnessed at street level in Chicana/o barrios. Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice uses oral history to chronicle the lives of twenty-four Chicana pintas (prisoners/former prisoners) repeatedly arrested and incarcerated for non-violent, low-level economic and drug-related crimes. It also provides the first documentation of the thirty-four-year history of Sybil Brand Institute, Los Angeles' former women's jail. In a time and place where drug war policies target people of color and their communities, drug-addicted Chicanas are caught up in an endless cycle of police abuse, arrest, and incarceration. They feel the impact of mandatory sentencing laws, failing social services and endemic poverty, violence, racism, and gender discrimination. The women in this book frankly discuss not only their jail experiences, but also their family histories, involvement with gangs, addiction to drugs, encounters with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, and their successful and unsuccessful attempts to recover from addiction and reconstitute fractured families. The Chicanas' stories underscore the amazing resilience and determination that have allowed many of the women to break the cycle of abuse. Díaz-Cotto also makes policy recommendations for those who come in contact with Chicanas/Latinas caught in the criminal justice system.

Ten Lives, Ten Demands

By Solomon Jones
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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Isbn : 0807020206
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 335
  • File Pdf: ten-lives-ten-demands.pdf

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Told through the powerful stories of Black lives that were ravaged by racism, this manifesto holds 10 demands to rectify racial injustice Told through his perspective as an activist, acclaimed commentator Solomon Jones tells the stories of real people whose lives and deaths pushed the Black Lives Matter movement forward. He explains how each act of violence was incited by specific instances of structural racism, and details concrete and actionable strategies to address crimes committed by our “justice” system. These stories and strategies are a critical resource for social justice activists looking to further their anti-racist education. These 10 demands form an actionable plan that is necessary to repair our racist past, change the racist present, and bring justice to the future: 1. George Floyd: Pay financial reparations to Black communities that have been damaged by legalized racism. 2. Michael Brown: Use consent decrees to reform police departments that demonstrate a “pattern or practice” of racism and police brutality. 3. Hassan Bennett: Offer compensation for all those who are wrongfully imprisoned. 4. Breonna Taylor: Require functioning body cameras and ban no-knock warrants. 5. Eric Garner: All police disciplinary and dismissal records must be made public. 6. Alton Sterling: Change federal law to allow prosecution of flagrant lawbreakers within police departments. 7. Tamir Rice: Use independent prosecutors to eliminate prosecutorial conflicts of interest. 8. Trayvon Martin: Eliminate stand-your-ground laws. 9. Deborah Danner: Defund the police and move funds to trained social workers, mental health professionals, and conflict resolution specialists. 10. Sandra Bland: End racial profiling.

The Pill That Steals Lives - One Woman's Terrifying Journey to Discover the Truth About Antidepressants

By Katinka Newman
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn : 1786062259
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 708
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While going through a divorce, documentary filmmaker Katinka Blackford Newman took an antidepressant. Not unusual – except that things didn't turn out quite as she expected. She went into a four-day toxic psychosis with violent hallucinations, imagining she had killed her children, and in fact attacking herself with a knife. Caught up in a real-life nightmare when doctors didn't realise she was suffering side effects of more pills, she went into a year-long decline. Soon she was wandering around in an old dressing gown, unable to care for herself, and dribbling. She nearly lost everything, but luck stepped in; treated at another hospital, she was taken off all the medication and made a miraculous recovery within weeks. By publicising her story, Katinka went on to make some startling discoveries. Could there really be thousands around the world who kill themselves and others from these drugs? What of the billions of dollars in settlements paid out by drug companies? Could they really be the cause of world mass killings, such as the Germanwings pilot who took an airliner down, killing 150, while on exactly the same medication as the author when she became psychotic? And how come so many people are taking these drugs when experts say they are no more effective than a sugarcoated pill for people like her, who are distressed rather than depressed? Moving, frightening and at times funny, this is the story of how a single mum in Harlesden, North-West London, juggles life and her quest for love in order to investigate Big Pharma. For more information visit www.thepillthatsteals.com

Cities in Flux

By Olivier Moreillon,Alan Muller,Lindy Stiebel
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Isbn : 3643802412
  • Pages : 271
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 879
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The essays in this volume all circle around questions of urbanisation in (post-)apartheid South Africa and its effects on the country's socio-political realities, as well as its representation in-and effect on-the country's literary and artistic production. The included essays discuss the constant flow of people (not only into, within, and out of a city, but also between different cities), the continuously changing conditions (both physical and immaterial as well as past and present) of (South) Africa's urban areas, and these shifting conditions' effects on (South) Africa's cities. (Series: Swiss African Studies / Schweizerische Afrikastudien - Etudes africaines suisses, Vol. 12) [Subject: African Studies, Urban Studies, Sociology]

Is Christ Allah, the God of Mohammed?

By Dr. Ngozi Funmi Okeke
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1524637475
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 210
  • File Pdf: is-christ-allah-the-god-of-mohammed.pdf

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Bedford, 2045. Reasoning and vision are unbounded. If Christ is infinite, he must be who he says he is. Had the Pharisees (freemasons of that era) understood the exceptional, extraterrestrial, divine, and immortal Y chromosome, they mightnt have lynched Christ. Some anti-Christ, closeted, racist freemason judges seem stupider than the Pharisees! There is no sin except stupidity (Oscar Wilde). I emphasis the point (Judge Paulo Hayers, a seemingly white supremacist judge; alleged hereditary Romanian with a camouflage name, which his ancestors who used to latch on to the gigantic trust fund that yielded evil terrorism and millions of stolen and destroyed lives). The OECD study also found that a quarter of adults in England have the math skills of a ten-year-old. About 8.5 million adults, 24.1 percent of the population, have such basic levels of numeracy that they can manage only one-step tasks in arithmetic, sorting numbers, or reading graphs. This is worse than the average in the developed world, where an average of 19 percent of people were found to have a similarly poor skill base. Shepherds know sheep are morons; sheep dont know shepherds are morons too. The best opportunity of developing academically and emotionally. Judge Paulo Hayers approved a fools approval! He approved what a closeted racist, plebeian mummy would speak. He rides a tiger. Dismounted, what? His brain yields only mediocrity; his land yields only food. Functional semi-illiterate judges are more likely to be racists. Sir, he was dull in company, dull in his closet, dull everywhere. He was dull in a new way, and that made many people think him great (Dr Samuel Johnson). He is a closeted racist and terrorist judge. He is the ultrarighteous descendant of thievesthe stealer, carrier, and seller of millions of Africans, including millions of kidnapped children and Habakkuk. In Bedford, Professor Richard Boris Hill fabricated reports and unrelentingly lied under oath. It is a criminally dishonest, mediocre, and nakedly racist legal system.

Immersed Trilogy Boxset

By Francesca Riley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ocean Echo Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 1200
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 960
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An ocean and a curse stand between them. And in fairy tales, there is always a cruel price to pay. What will it cost them to cross that distance? This addictive, mythical love story will leave you breathless. Come on in, the water’s fine… Seventeen-year-old Skye Sebastian knows that love hurts; her broken father is a constant reminder. But when she returns to the seaside village where her mother drowned, she meets Hunter, a beautiful, mesmerizing swimmer. He IS human, isn’t he? Skye will risk everything to discover the truth, but Hunter is like a riptide, and as she uncovers his secrets and learns more about his cursed clan, she is pulled deeper into his slipstream. Falling for Hunter is more dangerous than she knows. It just might be deadly. Read Skye and Hunter’s compelling story so far in this enthralling trilogy boxset. Once you’re in too deep, there’s no going back. Fans of Erin A Craig, A L Knorr, Amanda Hocking and Stephenie Meyer will love the Immersed series.

The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

By Jay L. Garfield,William Edelglass
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199397422
  • Pages :
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 518
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The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy provides the advanced student or scholar a set of introductions to each of the world's major non-European philosophical traditions. It offers the non-specialist a way in to unfamiliar philosophical texts and methods and the opportunity to explore non-European philosophical terrain and to connect her work in one tradition to philosophical ideas or texts from another. Sections on Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, East Asian Philosophy, African Philosophy, and Recent Trends in Global Philosophy are each edited by an expert in the field. Each section includes a general introduction and a set of authoritative articles written by leading scholars, designed to provide the non-specialist a broad overview of a major topic or figure. This volume is an invaluable aid to those who would like to pursue philosophy in a global context, and to those who are committed to moving beyond Eurocentrism in academic philosophy.

Faraway Places

By Albert Trajstman
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  • Publisher : Hybrid Publishers
  • Isbn : 1925282570
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 625
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Faraway Places is a collection of three novellas that goes to dark and dingy places that the faint-hearted might wish are truly faraway. But are they? Not when you take a crazed trip with an odd-ball who dreams of a faraway place, while all the while he is on a slow-burn to insanity. Maybe he can solve the problem of living in a caravan alongside a garbage tip with a foul-mouthed significant other and a companion dog. That's not an easy problem to solve when you lack initiative. Perhaps the frozen wastelands of pre-revolutionary Russia are a change of location, but still you'll find that it's that kind of faraway place where many bizarre things could be possible: dogheaded people might exist, a nasty con-man can become a tsar and, if you want to save your skin, there are people you should avoid. If that’s not enough, then waiting to be solved is the provenance of two mysterious trunks and their contents in the basement of St Petersburg's Hermitage. Finally, a misconstruction about a killing on an isolated farm in a British colony in 1815 leads to disastrous consequences. Decent men can commit abominable acts and criminals can be decent. In this faraway place, it's brutal times all round - brutal times for the original native inhabitants, for settlers and their women, and for the convicts and child convicts. A gripping read.

The Memory Factory

By Julie M. Johnson
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  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • Isbn : 1557536139
  • Pages : 438
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 760
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"The Memory Factory introduces an English-speaking public to the significant women artists of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, each chosen for her aesthetic innovations and participation in public exhibitions. These women played important public roles as exhibiting artists, both individually and in collectives, but this history has been silenced over time. Their stories show that the city of Vienna was contradictory and cosmopolitan: despite men-only policies in its main art institutions, it offered a myriad of unexpected ways for women artists to forge successful public careers. Women artists came from the provinces, Russia, and Germany to participate in its vibrant art scene. However, and especially because so many of the artists were Jewish, their contributions were actively obscured beginning in the late 1930s. Many had to flee Austria, losing their studios and lifework in the process. Some were killed in concentration camps. Along with the stories of individual women artists, the author reconstructs the history of separate women artists' associations and their exhibitions. Chapters covering the careers of Tina Blau, Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke, and Teresa Ries (among others) point to a more integrated and cosmopolitan art world than previously thought; one where women became part of the avant-garde, accepted and even highlighted in major exhibitions at the Secession and with the Klimt group. "This is an excellent addition to the literature on fin-de-siáecle Vienna, well-researched and well-argued. It highlights little-known artists and situates them in a novel interpretation of women's roles in the art world. The author challenges dominant tropes of feminist historiography and thus sheds new light on twentieth-century art historyand historiography," Michael Gubser, James Madison University. "--Provided by publisher.

Heart Force One

By Abhijit Naskar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Neuro Cookies
  • Isbn : 1393840442
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 526
  • File Pdf: heart-force-one.pdf

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"To the civilized revolutionary, not a single human life is expendable, even that of the oppressor, whereas to the mindless terrorist, even the loss of innocent lives is acceptable in the pursuit of their mission." Abhijit Naskar, the scientist and reformer who has been at the forefront of humankind's struggle against discrimination and prejudice, delivers us a masterpiece on revolution, liberty and righteousness. He gives us the golden principle: "We are but each other's keeper."