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Breaking the Siege: Voyages of Free Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla by Bill Dienst
You set the price! Words: 131,220. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Supporting the Civil Rights of Gaza’s Palestinians via the Sea. Edited by Dr. Bill Dienst, Greta Berlin and Huwaida Arraf
Around Rakaposhi by Brian H Jones
Price: Free! Words: 53,810. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010 by Aichje Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs(5.00 from 1 review)
The western Himalayas and the Karakoram range – earthquakes – landslides – the world’s highest paved international highway (dangerous, too) - ethnic tensions – ancient cultures – staggering beauty: 'Around Rakaposhi' is an account of two and a half years of living, working, and travelling among the Muslim people of the remote yet politically sensitive regions of 'Pakistani Kashmir'.
21st Century Revolution by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall
Price: Free! Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of essays about real political change, the kind where the 99% overthrow the corporate elites who have seized control of our so-called democracies. In addition to heralding undreamed of political upheaval, the last two years have inspired new hope of taking back power from the multinational corporations that control western civilization.
Against Excess by Mark Kleiman
You set the price! Words: 186,050. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy(5.00 from 1 review)
Mark Kleiman cuts through the rhetoric of the war on drugs and the legalization debate to discuss the practical options to control a wide range of substances. Both drug-taking and drug-control can be done to excess, and "Against Excess" shows how we can limit the damage done by both errors. It argues we need a middle ground: "grudging toleration" -- neither prohibition nor full legal availability.
Перестройка или 20 лет с паханами by Валерий Ершов
Price: Free! Words: 79,080. Language: Russian. Published: May 5, 2012 by L&L Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism(5.00 from 1 review)
Произведение «Перестройка» представляет собой краткий обзор развития СССР за период с 1953 года по настоящий момент, т.е. по февраль 2012 года.
Den Fria Marknaden har snart gjort 99% av oss utfattiga (Swedish/Svenska) by Håkan Anderberg
Series: Från Konsumtion till Internet i en Värld av Elektricitet, Första Boken. Price: Free! Words: 76,710. Language: Swedish. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology(5.00 from 1 review)
Om inget annat så visade den ekonomiska krisen 2008 hur nära vi är en ekonomisk kollaps av det system vi alla lider under idag. Det system som kallas den ”fria marknaden”. Boken visar hur vi kommit dit vi är med början för 100 år sedan med en viss Edward Bernays som skapade en ny politisk idé byggd på att styra människors irrationella känslor så de blev lyckliga och lugna genom konsumtion.
Factory farming and animal liberation: the New Zealand experience by Michael Morris
Price: Free! Words: 60,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism(5.00 from 1 review)
This book describes the shocking ways factory farmed animals are treated in New Zealand, the lengths industry and government will go to maintain the status quo, and effective ways to make a difference for animals as individuals and as a society. The issues raised about exploitation, political influence and effective activism can be applied to many situations worldwide.
Beyond Plutocracy - True Democracy for America by Roger Rothenberger
Price: Free! Words: 113,820. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy(5.00 from 1 review)
Plutocracy is governance by the wealthy. America is not really a democracy but a plutocracy dominated by a powerful wealthy minority that serves itself first and best. This book offers a partial redesign of our government that really fixes in just the right way what’s really wrong with it, moving our nation beyond plutocracy to true democracy, honest government and a just society.
Long War for Freedom by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 1 review)
This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
The Truth about Syria by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 1 review)
A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
Casus belli: cómo los Estados Unidos venden la guerra by Achin Vanaik
Price: Free! Words: 142,800. Language: Spanish. Published: April 8, 2011 by Transnational Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Casus belli: cómo los Estados Unidos venden la guerra es una valiosa y didáctica recopilación de ensayos escritos por destacados expertos de todo el mundo. En ella, se analizan las diversas excusas que se han esgrimido para ir a la guerra durante las últimas décadas de crecientes ambiciones imperialistas por parte de los Estados Unidos.
When The Eagle Screams by Stephen Bowman
Price: Free! Words: 89,200. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political(4.00 from 1 review)
America's Vulnerability to Terrorism When The Eagle Screams was written prior to the first World Trade Center bombing. It is recognized as perhaps the first writing by an American author to warn that attacks on American soil were imminent. It predicted the events, the political response and almost every event to present day.
Rally! A President's Obsession: Chronicling the secret government takeover of equity markets: to win elections and disguise economic decline by Anonymous
You set the price! Words: 56,810. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Investments & securities / stocks(4.00 from 1 review)
Since the Financial Crisis and Recession politicians have been fearful of a double-dip but more so of a return of financial crisis. Trillions of U.S. dollars has been spent to bring the economy back and markets up, but when it all came crashing down in 2011, somehow markets rallied and continue to rally, but why? The answer is simple: the government took control.
Walking the Talk: Engaging the Public to Build a Sustainable World by Bill Hulet
Price: Free! Words: 58,700. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics(4.00 from 1 review)
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".
Zealot: The Looming Tower, The Bible, The Quran, The Torah, Science and the Hidden Secrets Before 9/11 by Faisal Fahim
Price: Free! Words: 50,220. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(3.00 from 1 review)
This is a book about the reason why Israel was formed and why did the terrorists attack America on 9/11. This is a book about religion, politics, history and science. It is also about the connection between the formation of Israel and the reason why 9/11 ever happened with the Quran, the Torah & the Bible. It is also a book of religion & science.
America Disarmed: Inside the U.N. and Obama’s Scheme to Destroy the Second Amendment by Wayne LaPierre
Price: Free! Words: 207,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011 by Liberty Library. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control(1.00 from 1 review)
America Disarmed shows you how Obama and the United Nations are teaming up to make their gun ban dream – and your nightmare – a reality. This expertly sourced sequel to Wayne LaPierre’s 2006 blockbuster, The Global War on Your Guns, exposes the Obama administration’s scheme to use the United Nations to make an end-run around the Constitution.
99 Obama Blogs by Will Clark
Price: Free! Words: 51,490. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy(1.00 from 1 review)
Sadly for the world, his words came true. On November 21, 2007, Barack Obama said, “I truly believe that the day I'm inaugurated, not only the country looks at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently. If I'm reaching out to the Muslim world they understand that I've lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian, but I also understand their point of view.”