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2012: Creating Your Own Shift

2012: Creating Your Own Shift Lowest new price: $12.12
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2012: Creating Your Own Shift summarizes the best insights thirty-seven of the world s most authoritative sources have to offer, providing readers with a vast cross-section of information and perspectives on the 2012 transition. One thing on which all the authors of this work agree is that 2012 will mark an initiation into a completely new consciousness and a divinely ordained new beginning for our world. Some discuss how to prepare for this on an individual level. Others suggest needed institutional reforms. Topics discussed range from the esoteric to the down-to-earth. Authors have condensed the body of their works into concise summaries, exposing readers to the essence of their unique knowledge and discoveries; many also end their sections with information on how readers can access additional details. This prophetic anthology explains what s happening in our world and what ascension is all about. It recommends ways to cooperate with the changes on personal and social levels. The book ends with inspirational visions of the future, mapping the way to a harmonious new world with more humanitarian priorities.

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Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars (Perennial Philosophy)

Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars (Perennial Philosophy) Lowest new price: $4.99
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Author: Joseph Lumbard

This book offers an analysis byWestern Muslim scholars of the key reasons behind the dangerous breaksown in understanding between Islam and the West.


Shake Hands With The Devil The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Shake Hands With The Devil The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda Lowest used price: $0.41
Author: Romeo Dallaire

The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda was written with a view to leaving a document for the General's children for them to try and understand why the father they saw leave for a UN mission in 1993 and the soldier who returned in August, 1994 was not the same father. As the book developed it became a personal record of the genocide of over 800,000 souls (both Tutsi and Hutu) and was dedicated to the Rwandans, abandoned to their fate, who were slaughtered in the hundreds of thousands, to the fourteen UN soldiers under his command who died bravely in the service of peace and humanity and to his researcher, who died while working so hard to tell the story.

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Twilight Sky: Air Disaster at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Twilight Sky: Air Disaster at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Lowest new price: $78.39
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Author: Tim Vasquez

September 11, 2001 was a catastrophic day in American history. Four Boeing jets were hijacked and brought down, precipating the collapse of the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon, and leaving America in an unprecedented state of shock. Twilight Sky focuses on the cause of these tragic events: the takeover of two Boeing 767 and two Boeing 757 jets from American Airlines and United Airlines. Each chapter of Twilight Sky is devoted to each aircraft that was destroyed, describing the known events on board, how the hijackers might have taken control, the technical challenge they faced, and the flight profiles based on all available data. The text is lavishly supplemented by aeronautical charts and diagrams, as well as photos of the exact planes involved thanks to the contributions of some of aviation's most talented photographers.

The book closes with an overview of the state of the airline and aerospace industry in the wake of the disaster, summarizing national defense security measures and the resulting economic impact. Finally, procedural security lapses are discussed, some not yet touched by the news media, which if addressed and resolved will strengthen and solidify the safety of American skies. Every idea, from steel cockpit doors to "knockout gas", is reviewed and analyzed in detail to consider its weaknesses and viability. With prudent measures in place, tempered by the very liberty that American freedom preserves, the twilight sky will give way to a new dawn.Contains 63 pages, 25 photographs, and 21 maps and diagrams; color cover with b&w content.


Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming

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Author: Tom Athanasiou
Brand: Brand: Seven Stories Press

Today's "extreme weather events" (record-breaking heat waves, droughts, and melting ice caps) foreshadow an increasingly unstable and dire future. Yet, despite all, the US government continues to reject the Kyoto Protocol, to deny the catastrophic consequences of oil dependency, and to define the politics of oil as the politics of U.S. unilateralism, domination, and war.
Dead Heat argues that justice—not rhetoric and "aid" but real developmental justice for the people of developing world—is going to be necessary, and surprisingly soon. It argues, more particularly, that such a justice must involve a phased transition from the Kyoto Protocol to a new climate treaty based on equal human rights to emit greenhouse pollutants. Dead Heat makes the case for climate justice, but insists that justice and equity, for all their manifold ethical and humanitarian attractions, must also be seen as the most "realistic" of virtues. It insists, in other words, that our limited environmental space will itself show that it is the dream of a "business as usual" future that is naïve and utopian.

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Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007#08

Censored 2009: The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007#08 Lowest new price: $1.00
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The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.

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North Korea/South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis (Open Media Books)

North Korea/South Korea: U.S. Policy at a Time of Crisis (Open Media Books) Lowest new price: $0.98
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Author: John Feffer

The Korean peninsula, divided for more than fifty years, is stuck in a time warp. Millions of troops face one another along the Demilitarized Zone separating communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea. In the early 1990s and again in 2002-2003, the United States and its allies have gone to the brink of war with North Korea. Misinterpretations and misunderstandings are fueling the crisis. "There is no country of comparable significance concerning which so many people are ignorant," American anthropologist Cornelius Osgood said of Korea some time ago. This ignorance may soon have fatal consequences.
North Korea, South Korea is a short, accessible book about the history and political complexites of the Korean peninsula, one that explores practical alternatives to the current US policy: alternatives that build on the remarkable and historic path of reconciliation that North and South embarked on in the 1990s and that point the way to eventual reunification.

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10 Million To 1: Refugee Resettlement-A How-To Guide

10 Million To 1: Refugee Resettlement-A How-To Guide Lowest new price: $9.89
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Author: Jeffrey Kirk

They are coming. Who? Refugees. Every year, the President and Congress determine the arrival quota, the small percentage of refugees who will have a chance to start a new life in the United States during that year. But just because they're coming does not mean they are somehow lucky or that they are even going to make it in our land of opportunity. To have the best shot at success, they need your help. 10 MILLION TO 1 is about the help, direction, and love you can provide to refugees as they arrive in our country and take their first steps toward self-sufficiency. This book describes how you, who have likely grown up in the comfort of America, can welcome a refugee family and get them started on the path to a new and prosperous life as contributing members of our society. You will discover all the steps you need, from meeting them upon arrival at the airport to getting them housing to finding them jobs. Along the way, you will experience personal growth in ways you never imagined. In time, you may witness the ultimate heartwarming outcome when you see the decision, the steps, and the fulfillment as former refugees become citizens of our great nation. Oh, yes, the world is a better place.

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Colombia and the United States : War, Unrest, and Destabilization (Open Media Series)

Colombia and the United States : War, Unrest, and Destabilization (Open Media Series) Lowest new price: $2.71
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Author: Mario A. Murillo

Every year the United States spends millions of dollars to help the war-ravaged country of Colombia. But help it with what? In Colombia and the U.S. Mario Murillo explores the misdirected and devastating impact that U.S. military "aid" continues to have on the war torn-people of Colombia. Beginning with a brief history of Colombia, Murillo analyzes the complex forces driving Colombia's current decades-old guerilla war, U.S. involvement, media perceptions, and possible paths to peace. Whether it has been the U.S.-led war against "drug trafficking," the newly constituted "war against terrorism," or, as we have seen over the last two years, a convenient marriage of the two, the main effect has been to allow the U.S. to further expand its role in Colombia. The foundations of Colombia's social, political, and military conflict are rarely addressed by U.S. policy. Murillo describes Colombia's history of institutionalized corruption, state neglect, far-reaching poverty, and political violence and how they precede by decades the introduction and expansion of the drug trade.
Colombia and the U.S. argues that the conflict in Colombia is not about drugs, nor guerrillas, nor "terrorism," but rather about the unwillingness of the country's elite to open up spaces for truly democratic participation in areas of economic and social development and political representation.

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Islamic Anti-Semitism As a Political Instrument

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Author: Yossef Bodansky

ISLAMIC ANTI-SEMITISM AS A POLITICAL INSTRUMENT

By Yossef Bodansky

Anti-Semitism, that is, anti-Jewishness and anti-Judaism, is intensifying throughout the Muslim World. The significance of this virulent anti-Jewishness and anti-Judaism is in that this type of anti-Semitism goes beyond the hatred it espouses. In the contemporary Muslim World, anti-Jewishness and anti-Judaism constitute a major political instrument in the hands of both state governments and Islamist terrorist organizations to mobilize the entire region for the destruction of Israel - irrespective of diplomatic treaties, including the current peace process.


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