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The Donors’ Dilemma: Emergence, Convergence and the Future of Foreign Aid
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Series: Global Policy e-books, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,620. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
As poverty declines, what if the remaining pockets of poverty are increasingly focused in countries where aid is already on the way to becoming irrelevant as domestic resources grow - such as some middle income countries - or in countries which cannot absorb aid easily and quickly – meaning many fragile states? This is the question addressed by contributors to Global Policy’s first e-book.
Strategy & Soul: a campaigner's tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia casinos
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Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 170,270. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
The movement was outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, up against powerful elected officials, private investigators, and the state supreme court. This David versus Goliath story gives unparalled access to the behind-the-scenes of campaigns, making the nuances of strategy come to life. Written by an experienced and unusually self-reflective direct action organizer.
Walking the Talk: Engaging the Public to Build a Sustainable World
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Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 58,700. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
W.B.Yeats' line that "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity" could have been written to describe the public attitude towards climate change. _Walking the Talk_ argues that the traditional motivators of "faith" and "duty" have become debased coins, which limits public engagement. In exchange the author offers the ideal of "practical philosophy".
The Movement: The Revolution Will Be Televised
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,670. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
The aim of the Power Elite has always been the same – to maintain themselves in power and privilege in perpetuity, at the expense of everyone else. In the past, they used brute force to subjugate the servile masses. Now they use something far more subtle and effective: psychological manipulation. Without a Revolution, they have the opportunity to rule forever. Is that what you want? Then rebel.
Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,440. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
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Why are atheists angry? Is it because they're selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God? Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry -- and are ready to do something about it? With outrage, humor, and intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it.
The Compassionate Rebel Revolution: Ordinary People Changing the World
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 178,660. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
In this compassionate rebel sequel, we look at how millions of individual citizen actions have become a massive social change movement that offers every person a chance to make a difference in the world. We feature 65 everyday heroes who have turned adversity into triumph, compassion into commitment and anger into activism, and whose acts of caring and courage are transforming society.