Download E-books Scapegoat: Why We Are Failing Disabled People PDF

By Katharine Quarmby

Every few months there is a surprising information tale in regards to the sustained, and sometimes deadly, abuse of a disabled individual. it is simple to jot down off such circumstances as bullying that bought out of hand, poor legal anomalies or regrettable disasters of the care method, yet actually they aspect to a extra uncomfortable and basic fact approximately how our society treats its such a lot unequal voters. In Scapegoat, Katharine Quarmby seems to be at the back of the headlines to question and comprehend our pain with disabled people.  Combining interesting examples from background with tenacious research and robust first individual interviews, Scapegoat will swap the way in which we expect approximately incapacity - and in regards to the adjustments we needs to make as a society to make sure that disabled individuals are visible as equivalent voters, worthwhile of recognize, now not pursuits for taunting, torture and attack.

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Download E-books Under an Afghan Sky: a Memoir of Captivity PDF

By Mellissa Fung

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In October 2008, Mellissa Fung, a reporter for CBC's The nationwide, used to be leaving a refugee camp outdoors of Kabul while she was once abducted by means of armed males. She was once pressured to hike for numerous hours throughout the mountains until eventually they reached a village; there, the abductors driven her in the direction of a gap within the floor. "No," she acknowledged. "I am unlikely down there."
For greater than a month, Fung lived in that gap, which was once slightly tall sufficient to face up in, nursing her accidents, praying and writing in a computer. less than an Afghan sky's the gripping story of Fung's days in captivity, surviving on cookies and juice, from the 'grab' to her eventual unlock.

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Download E-books Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers PDF

By Hsiao-Hung Pai

"This is investigative journalism at its most sensible. Fearless, rigorous, and compassionate, Invisible is a stunning exposé of Britain's shadow international of intercourse slaves."—James Brabazon, writer of My good friend the Mercenary

"Pai has performed it back; she went undercover, smelled the breath of violence and videotaped the underworld of pimps and madams. . . . Hsiao-Hung deflates the parable of intercourse paintings as a unfastened selection for migrant women."—Lydia Cacho, writer of Slavery Inc.

Ming and Beata percentage neither an analogous language nor cultural history, but their tales are remarkably comparable. either are unmarried moms of their thirties and either got here to Britain looking for a brand new existence: Ming from China and Beata from Poland. Neither imagined that their trip may lead to a British brothel.

In this chilling exposé, investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai works undercover as a housekeeper in a brothel and unveils the poor fact of the British intercourse alternate. staff are trapped and controlled—the loss of freedom this invisible strait of society suffers is either surprising and scandalous and at odds with the assumption of a latest Britain within the twenty-first century.

A feature-length documentary according to Invisible and directed via Nick Broomfield was once first screened within the uk on Channel four in September 2013.

Hsiao-Hung Pai is an acclaimed journalist whose document at the Morecambe Bay tragedy for the Guardian used to be made into the movie Ghosts. Her publication on undocumented chinese language immigrants in Britain, Chinese Whispers, used to be shortlisted for the George Orwell Prize.

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Download E-books The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin the World Again PDF

American journalism is collapsing as newspapers and magazines fail and rankings of journalists are laid off around the state. traditional knowledge says the web is in charge, yet veteran reporters and media critics Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols disagree. The trouble of yankee journalism predates the good Recession and electronic media growth. What we're witnessing now could be the top of the industrial information version and the opportune second for the production of a brand new process of self sufficient journalism, one sponsored via the general public and able to safeguarding our democracy.

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Download E-books Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America PDF

By Dana Milbank

Washington publish columnist Dana Milbank takes a good and balanced examine the unsettling upward push of the foolish Fox information host Glenn Beck.

Thomas Jefferson famously wrote that “the tree of Liberty needs to be refreshed at times with the blood of patriots and tyrants. it truly is its traditional manure.” In the United States in 2010, Glenn Beck offers the very refreshment Jefferson had in brain: no matter if he’s the patriot or the tyrant, he’s certainly packed with manure.

The wildly well known Fox information host with 3 million day-by-day audience completely captures the vitriol of our time and the fact-free kingdom of our political tradition. the key to his luck is his willingness to site visitors within the fringe conspiracies and web rumour that others wouldn’t contact with a ten-foot pole: dying panels, govt medical insurance for canine, FEMA concen­tration camps, an Obama protection strength like Hitler’s SS.

yet Beck, who's, based on a contemporary Gallup ballot, well-liked by means of extra americans than the Pope, has not anything in his heritage that identifies him as an ideologue, giving upward push to the theory that his right-wing shtick is simply that—the act of an excellent showman, recognized for either his over-the-top day-by-day out­rages and for weeping at the air.

Milbank describes, with lacerating wit, simply how the previous surprise jock and not using a collage measure has controlled to develop into the main recognizable chief of antigovernment conservatives and exposes him because the man who's single-handedly giving patri­otism a nasty identify.

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Download E-books Transparent PDF

By Don Lemon

In this special memoir, Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers backstage of journalism, detailing his personal fight to turn into the most fashionable African American males in tv news—and inside of the various largest tales of our instances.

Never one to forestall on the floor of the tale, Lemon digs deep, exposing his personal background with wealth and absence, with relations secrets and techniques and painful revelations--and explains how these painful early studies formed his goals and gave him the instruments of empathy and fearlessness that he brings to his paintings. Then Lemon turns an analogous searing honesty at the information itself, taking the reader backstage of September eleven, 2001, the DC Snipers, the epidemic of AIDS in Africa, storm Katrina, the election of Barack Obama, and the loss of life of Michael Jackson between different occasions.

With his transparent and compelling storytelling and the wealthy aspect of an Emmy-winning journalist, Lemon finds his personal painful trip from a bit boy who dreamed of broadcasting in segregated Baton Rouge within the early 70s, to his present perch at CNN in a desirable and compelling examine the area of tv information and his personal reviews reporting in it.

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Download E-books Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq PDF

By Dahr Jamail

“International journalism at its best.”—Stephen Kinzer

“Every clash spawns a handful of newshounds who're prepared not to basically courageous the warfare region yet to search out the tales overlooked by means of the clicking pack. The Iraq battle has introduced us Dahr Jamail. . . . i believe Jamail’s account will turn out an everlasting rfile of what particularly occurred through the chaotic years of career, and the way it reworked traditional Iraqis. . . . It tells everything.”—Mother Jones

“From the earliest days of the struggle, Dahr Jamail has been a human conduit for the voices of Iraqis dwelling less than U.S. career. within the face of super own chance, his dedication to the the most important, principled activity of bearing witness hasn't ever wavered, and this remarkable e-book is the result.”—Naomi Klein

Named by way of AlterNet as one of many most sensible 3 revolutionary books of 2007 along Naomi Klein’s The surprise Doctrine and Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater, Dahr Jamail’s Beyond the golf green Zone is going earlier the polished desks of the company media and Washington politicians to inform first hand of the truth of lifestyles in Iraq.

Dahr Jamail is an autonomous journalist who has lined the center East for greater than 4 years. Jamail writes for the Inter Press carrier and lots of different retailers and is a standard visitor on Democracy Now!. He lives in California.

Amy Goodman is a best-selling writer and the host of Democracy Now!.

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Download E-books Reach for the Ground: The Downhill Struggle of Jeffrey Bernard PDF

By Jeffrey Bernard

For 40 years Bernard wrote in simple terms approximately himself, and the story of his existence, loves and screw ups has develop into mythical. Reach for the Ground is an impossible to resist number of the easiest of Jeffrey Bernard's celebrated Low Life contributions to the Spectator. The column used to be defined as 'a suicide notice in weekly instalments' and have become a countrywide establishment whose passing used to be famous with nice sorrow. Peter O'Toole's affectionate creation recollects a forty-year-old friendship and 3 gleaming autobiographical essays encapsulate the defining studies of Bernard's existence.

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Download E-books The Hollow Drum: Scotland Since the War PDF

By Arnold Kemp

Because the battle SCOTLAND HAS been profoundly altered. Its local culture of entrepreneurial capitalism has disappeared. Its heavy industries have quickly declined. It has turn into a department economic climate soliciting overseas funding. Its crowded outdated towns have unfold themselves into the rustic dormitories. The grip of the Kirk has been a lot weakened. The Conservatives have slumped from a ancient high-water mark in 1955 to their current low ebb. The Nationalists come and cross yet Labour's power turns out geological. For 100 years and extra Scotland has agitated for a few kind of domestic rule. The cycle has repeated itself at durations. It elicits delivers and placatory responses from governments. It has produced a gentle raise in administrative devolution. The Grand Committee has been tarted up extra instances than Mae West. yet nonetheless a Scottish parliament eludes us.' The above paragraphs seemed in 1993 at the jacket of a publication written via one in all Scotland's maximum newspaper editors, the past due Arnold Kemp. The hole Drum used to be his own background of the postwar interval. He used his reports as an editor and journalist as a kick off point for discussing issues which he thought of either of their ancient context and their smooth implications, in a mode that used to be without delay anecdotal and analytical. He additionally tried to hear extra heavily to the insistent beat of the Scottish drum. He prompt that Scotland, which so usually appeared careworn and divided and will no longer muster any collective political will, had in reality been articulating an affordable set of expectancies that have been good in the reward of the British kingdom. This e-book version of The hole Drum, released a few eleven years after Kemp's untimely loss of life permits the reader to mirror at the kingdom of Scotland sooner than the 'Yes' vote in 1997 for the re-convening of the Scottish Parliament and should tell those that search extra readability at the concerns surrounding Scotland's referendum vote on independence in 2014 as to how the state has replaced in the course of that interval. Had Arnold Kemp lived, there isn't any doubt that he might were on the leading edge of the controversy at this most vital of instances within the nation's background.

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