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Facebook Democracy (Open Access): The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life (Politics & International Relations)

by José Marichal

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 208 pages
Free download for Kindle from 26 January 2020 onward  

Disabled people against cuts compilation (2010-2018) (Humanity)


Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 26 January 2020 onward  

Criminal in the Oval: The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

by N. M. Reed

Ruminations on the first year of the Trump presidency, and now beyond. Thoughtful reading of a narrative of thoughts of an American voter. Starting out as a journal of daily and weekly thoughts, its become more obvious that this is no usual presidency. Highly contentious and fractious world-wide, and thought to represent a global populist movement of fascist right thinking, , the evidence begins to surface that the voter numbers in 2016 seem skewed in impossible ways. It will take time, but it will be shown that his presidency was bought and paid for by foreign powers and that it will amount to the first successful cyber political coup in history. And the ramifications will be debated and argued for generations to come.

Genre: History, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Terrorism
Size: 109 pages
Free download for Kindle from 25 January 2020 onward  

Strengthening The Steel Frame of India

by Pankaj Thakur

This book explains about administrative reforms in India, and increasing perks and facilities of IAS and IPS officers along with allied services officers. For other books visit http://www.igurucool.in/books.html

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 4 pages
Free download for Kindle from 23 January 2020 onward  

Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights (Open Access) (Routledge Advances in Sociology)

by Rosemarie Buikema

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 268 pages
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward  

Trump memes Book 1: The pee pee tape, Putin, and Covfefe

by Memes , Trump

This ebook contains over a hundred memes about our president Donald Trump.

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward  

Prisoner's Lawyers Can Save The American Economy: Make A Buck Doing It & Be Thanked!

by Reverend Mike Wanner

As taxpayers, we in the greater community have an interest in how our tax dollars are spent. Incarceration is a huge expense and if there were unlimited funds in our national budgets there would be no need to consider changing anything unless fairness was a prominent goal.Unfortunately, national budgets around the world are stretched by government expenditures and it may make sense for us to evaluate the reasonableness of our expenses. We could find there are little opportunities for prudence.I previously wrote a book called Prison Possibilities Voluntary Exile as one potential Remedy for our prison problem. This book is a continuation of ideas toward implementing that concept and more.---The books that I have previously published so far about the prison situations are:Angel Raphael Speaks Volume 4: Angels, Addicts, Alcoholics & Prisoners – Oh Yeah!Angel Raphael Speaks Volume 5: Prisoners Caring for Alcoholics - Australia In Miniature Projects IntroAngel Raphael Speaks Volume 6: Prisoners Caring for Addicts - Australia In Miniature For AddictsPrison Jobs Now: Providing Care For Addicts And Alcoholics Angel Raphael Speaks - Prisons (A small Kindle only book) Contained Care Communities: Concept Australia In Miniature ProjectsPrison Possibilities Dialogue Series: ConceptPrison Possibilities Dialogue Series: Volume 2 DialoguesPrison Possibilities Dialogue Series: Volume 3 DialoguesPrison Possibilities Dialogue Series: Volume 4 DialoguesPrison Possibilities Dialogue Series: Volume 5 DialoguesPrison Possibilities Voluntary Exile Prison Possibilities Corrections CoachesPrison Possibilities For Mexicans: Is A Boat Better Than A Wall?--Also Please Know The Following:1. I have published 54 Dialogues of Prison Possibilities.2. I have published over fifty other books on Angels, Healing, Veterans, PTSD, Fear, Children, Emergency medical Kindness, Language Tools and my Amazon Author Page is "Reverend Mike Wanner"3. I have many websites and the primary ones are http://www.StressReleaseCoach.com, http://www.AngelRaphaelSpeaks.com, http://www.ReverendMikeWanner.com and http://www.Create-A-Prayer.com4. May all who read this be blessed AND SO IT IS!

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 22 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

SHTF Prepping: SHTF PREPPING - Be Prepared with SHTF Stockpiles, Home Defense, Living Off grid, DIY Prepper Projects, Homesteading, survival guide, First Aid, Outdoors prepping

by Jim Gears

Learn How to Prepare for when SHTF! Do you want to Be a prepper, Prepping is a great idea in an ever changing world, Not to mention the skills you earn will help you throughout your whole life! Learn the fundamentals of SHTF Prepping with techniques and methods to Live Off Grid! Basic and Advanced SHTF Information!! You Will Learn The Following:Understanding SHTF PreppingThe Benefits of prepping How to become a prepperMust have Tools!Stockpiles Storage of Food and Water And Much Much More! Whether you just want to learn more about the SHTF Prepping or already understand it and want to be even more prepared, this book is for you.So don’t delay it any longer. Take This Opportunity By Buying This SHTF Prepping Guide Now!You will be shocked by how much you can learn about prepping, impress your friends and family with howmuch you know, prepare yourself and get ahead of the curve. Get those stockpiles started. Don’t Delay And Scroll Up To Buy With 1 Click

Genre: Home & Garden, Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Terrorism
Size: 49 pages
Free download for Kindle from 21 January 2020 onward  

The Taiwan Experience: Taiwan's Peaceful Evolution from Dictatorship to Democracy Seen Through the Eyes of a Foreigner and ROC National

by Alix Lee

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Travel, Asia
Size: 176 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

War On Drugs Box Set

by Shaun Attwood

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, True Accounts, True Crime, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 688 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
9 reviews

Love Is For Tomorrow: Thriller - Spies, Agents and Terror in Russia

by Michael Karner

Wanted dead by his former employer, a spy keeps running into a rogue agent throughout Europe. His mission is to prevent a terror-attack on an unlikely target.

Antoine is no stranger to taking on near impossible missions. Working for an international spy agency based in Vienna, Austria his team includes a seasoned ex-MI5 mastermind from Ghana, a young Indian female hacker and a Pakistani Lord of War.

Between a heist of stealth tech in China and a dirty bomb missing in the Middle East the world is in peril. Solving the puzzle leads to a rescue mission out of Istanbul, eavesdropping in Barcelona, a murder in Monaco and a hunt for a famous art piece in Belgrade.

The agency uncovers a conspiracy to attack a nation’s capital which involves a high ranking official plotting with terrorists. A deceitful rogue agent hell-bent on revenge makes matters worse and forces Antoine to blend in with the very enemy he vowed to destroy.

With the Dragon and Bear nations stirring, it is Antoine’s past with Uncle Sam that denies him a return to his loved ones. Love Is For Tomorrow.

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Travel, Continental Europe
Size: 179 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
8 reviews

The Mueller Report: Final Special Counsel Report of President Donald Trump and Russia Collusion


Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 706 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward  

It's Okay To Be White

by Matthew Richardson

Why does the media label white people as intolerant bigots?Why do Leftists seem to despise white culture?Is there anything we can do about it?

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 20 pages
Free download for Kindle from 19 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Can Islam Transform the West?: The Evidence Considered

by William DiPuccio

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 18 January 2020 onward  

The Diary of Lt.Col. John Withers: The Civil War in His Own Hand. October 1860-December 1862

by LtCol. John Withers

The American Civil War, more commonly known as the Civil War, raged from 1861 to 1865. This bloody conflict was conducted to maintain the Union of the United States and prevent the formation of an independent country known as the Confederate States of America.

In 1861 the United States consisted of 34 states. Seven Southern slave states seceded from the United States to form the Confederacy. Eventually the Confederacy included eleven states, but they claimed thirteen, plus additional western territories.

The primary issue behind the southern states seceding from the Union was that of slavery. The North desired to abolish slavery, the South wanted to keep it.

April 12, 1861, marked the beginning of hostilities when Southern forces fire upon Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

After four bloody years and 600,000 Union and Confederate soldiers dead, the Confederacy surrendered and the Union was maintained.

Sadly, the battles were fought between brothers,
between fathers and sons, between families and
friends. It wasn’t uncommon for old friends commanding forces of the Union and Confederacy to face-off across the killing fields of various battlefields. No one knows how many fathers killed their sons, how many son’s killed their fathers and how many brothers, killed their sibling. Or how many lifelong friends killed each other. It was indeed a sad and tragic episode in America history.

Interestingly, many officers serving in the Union army resigned their commission and enlisted in the Confederate Army.
That was true for General Robert E. Lee the supreme commander of the Confederate Army and it was true for Lt. Col. John Withers a graduate of the United States Military Academy who resigned his commission in the union army in March 1861 and was appointed a Captain in the Confederate Army on March 29, 1861.

His diary provides an exceptionally intimate window into his military and family life which is rarely seen in publications. His love for his family is evident and his dedication to duty comes through clearly.

At times, his diary reads similar to a novel; capturing the joy, sadness, death, destruction, horrors and mundane activities of everyday life during times of war. His entries include meeting Presidents, British Royalty and Generals of the Union and Confederacy and learning of battles in real time.

One must remember, this was his personal diary, it was never meant for public review. Yet, it is a marvelously profound work and powerful piece of history.

I opted to preserve the authenticity, flavor and intimacy of his diary by printing it in his original handwriting. This brings remarkable warmth to his story not present in a transcribed form. It allows the readers to imagine Lt. Col. Withers seated at a desk, lit by a lantern, as he put words to paper at the end of the day. Since this is a copy of his original diary, some of the words on the right side of the page were unavoidably clipped by the National Archives during processing. However, the missing letters do not distract from the work.

No matter your opinion regarding the Civil War; you will agree that after reading this magnificent diary, you will never forget Lt. Col. Withers.

Enjoy his journey.

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Human Rights in Child Protection: Implications for Professional Practice and Policy

by Asgeir Falch-Eriksen

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 258 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

New World Order? No Way Out?: How the One-Percenters did it!

by Paul Casselle

What the heck is going on in the world?

The 9/11 attack, continuous wars in the Middle-East & major terrorist incidents every few weeks.

What the heck is going on! - Are you looking for an answer?

Many of us are becoming aware of a growing global problem with national economies and terrorism, but some believe we are being led down this path by powerful people determined to destroy our free society in favour of their own greed. So, is this conspiracy nonsense?

I became so confused and worried about the global decline I saw around me that I decided to start researching for myself. Over the last four years I have discovered many things that left me speechless. I want everyone to explore the facts and make their own informed choices. Therefore, I have put together this short history of how the most powerful people in the world have managed to take us to the brink of destruction.

Whether you believe in conspiracy theories or not, the facts in this book will give you pause for thought.
The time for hoping it will all be all right is long gone. Read this book! Look at the facts, and choose for yourself!

Ignorance is no longer bliss!

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime, Freedom & Security, Globalisation, Terrorism
Size: 43 pages
Free download for Kindle from 17 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Beyond the Wire: A Soldier's Perspective on the Iraq War

by Ross Bryan

Squinting from a one-two punch of exhaustion and the eerie faded-brass hue of a desert sun that doesn't take breaks and never seems to want to, I’m trying to decide just how in the hell I ended up here. Here, being Iraq. Cavalry Scout. In the Army for that matter. Perhaps if I thought long and hard enough I could remember. I knew for damn sure that I had no shortage of time to work it out.

My journey had started 6,250 miles to the west in a crumbling Ohio mill town called Ashtabula. I had spent the better part of a year at a 3rd shift job in a factory on the far end of town, trying not to lose myself in the mullets and meth of the American Midwest. Then came 9/11. The images of those airplanes slamming into the NYC skyline like lawn darts playing on a constant loop on CNN. The attack had leant me a sense of purpose; I enlisted in the Army. But that wasn't it, there had been something more. Suddenly I remembered. It was the dune buggy. The video from the Army recruiting station had featured a couple of fearless, clean-cut GIs riding in a dune buggy. Come to find out, there weren't any dune buggies in Iraq. Your standard US Army bait-and-switch; join the Army, see the world. Just not any part you're gonna want to remember.

Dune buggy or not, here I was. As far from Ashtabula as I could get, squinting in the dust and that godforsaken insane-colored sun; you know you're not in Kansas anymore when the sun doesn't even look right. All of it seemed to be drawing together into some kind of destiny; and before I ever saw Ohio again, before I got the chance to comprehend the paradise that Ashtabula really had been, there was Iraq. There was an eternity of gunfire and explosions and heat and blood and steel. Iraq was hell, and that was exactly where I was going.

Note from author: This book was previously released under a different title; I changed it because I like this one better.

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Terrorism
Size: 176 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

BEHEADED: Terror By Land, Sea & Air - Marsha & Danny Jones Thriller Series

by Ken Rossignol

What should have been a pleasant cruise in the Caribbean for Leopold Holmes and his team of crack investigators after they boarded the Sea Empress should have been predictable. Joining a voyage on the world's most famous cruise liner under the protection of husband & wife security experts Marsha & Danny Jones is not always a picnic...or a midnight buffet! Terror has been stalking this ship for seven years. Now the world is upside down and terror returns again to the exotic islands and peaceful beaches of seas once hunted by bloodthirsty pirates. Join the Sea Empress for a fateful adventure. Will the world once again be safe for a vacation?

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Terrorism, Travel, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 82 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  


by Joanne Borden

This book explains the transgender phenomenon in an easy to understand and simple way to explain it to others. Also included are over 50 different speeches that are loaded with arguments and ideas for lobbying for transgender civil rights at all levels of government and may be useful for lobbying for any civil rights cause. It combines two topics that are inseparable in achieving justice and identical treatment in the machine of the law. For a full discussion of transgenderism and all facets of transgender people's life, refer to the author's other book, Transgender Complete, A Virtual Handbook, which is also available from Amazon Kindle Books.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 172 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis (New Security Challenges)

by Håkan Gunneriusson

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book uses Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a lens through which to examine military operations. Novel in its approach, this innovative text provides a better, more nuanced understanding of the modern ‘battlespace’, particularly in instances of prolonged low-intensity conflict. Formed in two parts, this book primarily explores the scope of Bourdien theory before secondly providing a detailed case study of the Yugoslavian succession war of 1990-1992. Gunneriusson suggests that although theories do not necessarily provide answers, they do help us ask better questions. This volume suggests news lines of interdisciplinary investigation that will be of interest to members of armed forces, practitioners from NGOs, and policymakers.

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Freedom & Security, Political History & Theory
Size: 123 pages
Free download for Kindle from 16 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Phoenix Mission (The Phoenix Series Book 1)

by L. Sydney Fisher

From the bestselling author comes a supernatural suspense inspired by the United States Army's secret psychic spy program known as Stargate. For almost two decades, the United States Military trained special agents believed to hold extraordinary supernatural abilities. In 1995 during the Clinton Administration, the program was shut down. Now twenty years later, a new story emerges.

Meet Sergeant Major Seth Phoenix who has spent his entire life guarding his extraordinary "gifts" until Memorial Day, 1995 when a terrorist attack at Fort Bragg threatens the lives of himself and two of his closest friends. Seth risks it all when he uses his supernatural powers of telekinesis to save their lives, but General Douglas Monroe, the Deputy Commanding Officer of the U. S. Army Special Operations Command witnesses the event and has Phoenix transported to Fort Meade where the sergeant is introduced to the clandestine Stargate Program. Phoenix becomes one of America's most guarded weapons until a mole on the inside leaks information to Russia who has had their own psychic spy program for years. And the stakes continue to rise as the CIA and the FBI realize Phoenix may be the only hope in stopping one of the biggest Al Qaeda terrorist plots in history. As the United States' top remote viewer, Seth Phoenix must now find a spy and provide Intel and supernatural force to stop Al Qaeda before they are able to launch a global coordinated attack. How can Sergeant Major Seth Phoenix maintain his loyalty to his country when he knows that a congressional committee has already planned a hearing to discuss a means of protection against him?

Explore the fascinating paranormal research once conducted through the U.S. Military's top secret program and get to know Sergeant Major Seth Phoenix. Within these pages, you will find historical fiction traced with a little science fiction and a dose of reality. You choose what's real and what isn't as you meet some of the characters who actually lived during the Stargate Program's operation. Just remember, in the end and under direct orders of the CIA...this never happened.

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Terrorism, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 242 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat

by Farah Pandith

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Ideologies, Terrorism
Size: 528 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.30 / 5
3 reviews

"Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People": And Other Myths About Guns and Gun Control

by Dennis A. Henigan

Debunking the lethal logic behind the pervasive myths that have framed the gun control debateThe gun lobby’s remarkable success in using engaging slogans to frame the gun control debate has allowed it to block lifesaving gun legislation for decades. But is there any truth to this bumper-sticker logic? Dennis Henigan exposes the mythology and misguided thinking at the core of these pro-gun catchphrases, which continue to have an outsized influence on public attitudes toward guns and gun control. He counters the gun lobby’s messages by weaving together the most compelling current research and insights drawn from the grim reality of deadly gunfire in our homes and communities. Henigan charts a new path toward ending the American nightmare of gun violence.Myths Include:“When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”“An armed society is a polite society.”“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”“Gun control doesn’t work because criminals don’t follow the law.”“Gun manufacturers shouldn’t be responsible for gun crime, any more than Budweiser is responsible for drunk driving.”“We don’t need new gun laws. We just need to enforce the ones we have.”“Gun control is a slippery slope to complete gun bans.”

Genre: History, Americas, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 258 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

South Beach Salsa: The Havana Connection (The Adventures of James Donovan Book 1)

by Roberto Weir

Special NESO Agent James Donovan saves Senator Jack Brady who was kidnapped on a flight from Washington D.C. to Kingston Jamaica. In the process of helping to re-estabish diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Dono and his partner solves a murder and stops a conspiracy against the White House.

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Terrorism, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 100 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

by Paul C. Avey

Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state leaders would believe that in the first place. In this superb unpacking of the dynamics of conflict under conditions of nuclear monopoly, Paul C. Avey argues that the costs and benefits of using nuclear weapons create openings that weak nonnuclear actors can exploit.Tempting Fate uses four case studies to show the key strategies available to nonnuclear states: Iraqi decision-making under Saddam Hussein in confrontations with the United States; Egyptian leaders' thinking about the Israeli nuclear arsenal during wars in 1969–70 and 1973; Chinese confrontations with the United States in 1950, 1954, and 1958; and a dispute that never escalated to war, the Soviet-United States tensions between 1946 and 1948 that culminated in the Berlin Blockade. Those strategies include limiting the scope of the conflict, holding chemical and biological weapons in reserve, seeking outside support, and leveraging international non-use norms. Counterintuitively, conventionally weak nonnuclear states are better positioned to pursue these strategies than strong ones, so that wars are unlikely when the nonnuclear state is powerful relative to its nuclear opponent. Avey demonstrates clearly that nuclear weapons cast a definite but limited shadow, and while the world continues to face various nuclear challenges, understanding conflict in nuclear monopoly will remain a pressing concern for analysts and policymakers.

Genre: History, Military, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, International
Size: 270 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rampage Shootings and Gun Control (Open Access): Politicization and Policy Change in Western Europe (Routledge Research in Comparative Politics Book 70)

by Steffen Hurka

While the causes of rampage violence have been analysed thoroughly in diverse academic disciplines, we hardly know anything about the factors that affect their consequences for public policy. This book addresses rampage shootings in Western Europe and their conditional impact on politicization and policy change in the area of gun control.The author sets out to unravel the factors that facilitate or impede the access of gun control to the political agenda in the wake of rampage shootings and analyses why some political debates lead to profound shifts of the policy status quo, while others peter out without any legislative reactions. In so doing, the book not only contributes to the theoretical literature on crisis-induced policy making, but also provides a wealth of case-study evidence on rampage shootings as empirical phenomena. In particular, the extent to which gun control gets politicized as a policy failure can either result from a bottom-up process (event severity and media pressure) or from a top-down logic (issue ownership and the electoral cycle). Including 12 case studies on the rampage shootings which have triggered a debate over the appropriateness of the affected countries´ gun policies, it illustrates that the way political processes unfold after rampage shootings depends strongly on specific causal configurations and draws comparisons between the cases covered in the book and the way rampage shootings are typically dealt with in the United States.This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of public policy, policy analysis, European Politics and more broadly to comparative politics, criminology, psychology, and sociology.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315209425, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 197 pages
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Empire’s Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars

by Adam Moore

In a dramatic unveiling of the little-known world of contracted military logistics, Adam Moore examines the lives of the global army of laborers who support US overseas wars. Empire's Labor brings us the experience of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who perform jobs such as truck drivers and administrative assistants at bases located in warzones in the Middle East and Africa. He highlights the changes the US military has undergone since the Vietnam War, when the ratio of contractors to uniformed personnel was roughly 1:6. In Afghanistan it has been as high as 4:1. This growth in logistics contracting represents a fundamental change in how the US fights wars, with the military now dependent on a huge pool of contractors recruited from around the world. It also, Moore demonstrates, has social, economic, and political implications that extend well beyond the battlefields.Focusing on workers from the Philippines and Bosnia, two major sources of "third country national" (TCN) military labor, Moore explains the rise of large-scale logistics outsourcing since the end of the Cold War; describes the networks, infrastructures, and practices that span the spaces through which people, information, and goods circulate; and reveals the experiences of foreign workers, from the hidden dynamics of labor activism on bases, to the economic and social impacts these jobs have on their families and the communities they hail from. Through his extensive fieldwork and interviews, Moore gives voice to the agency and aspirations of the many thousands of foreigners who labor for the US military.

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Military, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: Unknown
Free download for Kindle from 14 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigrants into an expanding federal deportation system, conveying powerful messages about race, citizenship, and belonging.  

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 212 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 January 2020 onward  

Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union

by Juan José Álvarez Rubio

The capacity to abuse, or in general affect the enjoyment of human, labour and environmental rights has risen with the increased social and economic power that multinational companies wield in the global economy. At the same time, it appears that it is difficult to regulate the activities of multinational companies in such a way that they conform to international human, labour and environmental rights standards. This has partially to do with the organization of companies into groups of separate legal persons, incorporated in different states, as well as with the complexity of the corporate supply chain. Absent a business and human rights treaty, a more coherent legal and policy approach is required.Faced with the challenge of how to effectively access the right to remedy in the European Union for human rights abuses committed by EU companies in non-EU states, a diverse research consortium of academic and legal institutions was formed. The consortium, coordinated by the Globernance Institute for Democratic Governance, became the recipient of a 2013 Civil Justice Action Grant from the European Commission Directorate General for Justice. A mandate was thus issued for research, training and dissemination so as to bring visibility to the challenge posed and moreover, to provide some solutions for the removal of barriers to judicial and non-judicial remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses in non-EU states. The project commenced in September 2014 and over the course of two years the consortium conducted research along four specific lines in parallel with various training sessions across EU Member States. The research conducted focused primarily on judicial remedies, both jurisdictional barriers and applicable law barriers; non-judicial remedies, both to company-based grievance. The results of this research endeavour make up the content of this report whose aim is to provide a scholarly foundation for policy proposals by identifying specific challenges relevant to access to justice in the European Union and to provide recommendations on how to remove legal and practical barriers so as to provide access to remedy for victims of business-related human rights abuses in non-EU states.

Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 162 pages
Free download for Kindle from 13 January 2020 onward  

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