The Battle for Paradise

The Battle for Paradise

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  • Author: Naomi Klein
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  • ISBN: 9781608463572
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 88

"Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico--a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic 'paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center." --Junot Díaz "We are in a fight for our lives. Hurricanes Irma and María unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. And this book explains, with careful and unbiased reporting, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?" --Yulin Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich "Puertopians" are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a "just recovery." All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. For more information, visit http://juntegente.org/. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and No Is Not Enough.


كتاب المغازي

كتاب المغازي

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  • Author: واقدي، محمد بن عمر
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  • Category : Islamic Empire
  • Languages : ar
  • Pages : 479


The Battle of Bothwell Brigg, as Viewed by Spirits in Paradise

The Battle of Bothwell Brigg, as Viewed by Spirits in Paradise

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  • Category : Bothwell Bridge, Battle of, Scotland, 1679
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 39


The Battle for Paradise

The Battle for Paradise

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  • Author: Jeremy Evans
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 0803246897
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 240

CORRECTION: Regarding the book, The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans, the following correction has been made on page 163 in paragraph three (3) to wit: “Weston once worked in concert with government officials in a pre-planned sting operation, complete with marked bills: Weston, whose role in the operation involved paying a bribe to the Golfito mayor for a concession and then documenting the bribe as a way to expose the mayor as a corrupt government official, was a former cocaine dealer, according to Dan, and someone who illegally acquired possession of his sawmill property.” Pavones, a town located on the southern tip of Costa Rica, is a haven for surfers, expatriates, and fishermen seeking a place to start over. Located on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), a marine sanctuary and one of the few tropical fjords in the world, Pavones is home to a legendary surf break and a cottage fishing industry. In 2004 a multinational company received approval to install the world’s first yellowfin tuna farm near the mouth of the Golfo Dulce. The tuna farm as planned would pollute the area, endanger sea turtles, affect the existing fish population, and threaten the world-class wave. A lawsuit was filed just in time, and the project was successfully stalled. Thus began an unlikely alliance of local surfers, fishermen, and global environmental groups to save a wave and one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. In The Battle for Paradise, Jeremy Evans travels to Pavones to uncover the story of how this ragtag group stood up to a multinational company and how a shadowy figure from the town’s violent past became an unlikely hero. In this harrowing but ultimately inspiring story, Evans focuses in turn on a colorful cast of characters with an unyielding love for the ocean and surfing, a company’s unscrupulous efforts to expand profits, and a government that nearly sold out the perfect wave.


Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek: Insurrection

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  • Category : Science fiction
  • Languages : en
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Milton's Legacy

Milton's Legacy

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  • Author: Kristin A. Pruitt
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
  • ISBN: 9781575910864
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 257

In The Reason of Church Government, a thirty-three-year-old John Milton writes of his hope that by labour and intent study... joyn'd with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to aftertimes, as they should not willingly let it die. Even the young Milton, committed as he was to achieving a place in the annals of poetic history, might have been surprised by the strenuous efforts in aftertimes to keep his legacy alive. The fifteen essays that comprise this collection focus, from varied perspectives, on Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and A Mask, poems that have attracted sustained critical attention. Several consider shorter poems, such as the Nativity Ode, The Passion, Upon the Circumcision, and Sonnet 14. Some pursue issues of sources, authorship, and audience, while still others probe extant biographical records or reflect on the author as biographical subject. Diverse though they are in subject matter, approaches, and emphases, all demonstrate how Milton scholarship in the twenty-first century continues to be committed to not willingly let ting] Milton's literary legacy die. Kristin A. Brothers University. Charles W. Durham is professor emeritus of English at Middle Tennessee State University, and is president of the Milton Society of America.


The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise

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  • Author: David K. Randall
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393292932
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

"A true story of the battle for paradise…men and women fighting for a slice of earth like no other." —New York Times Book Review Frederick and May Rindge, the unlikely couple whose love story propelled Malibu’s transformation from an untamed ranch in the middle of nowhere to a paradise seeded with movie stars, are at the heart of this story of American grit and determinism. He was a Harvard-trained confidant of presidents; she was a poor Midwestern farmer’s daughter raised to be suspicious of the seasons. Yet the bond between them would shape history. The newly married couple reached Los Angeles in 1887 when it was still a frontier, and within a few years Frederick, the only heir to an immense Boston fortune, became one of the wealthiest men in the state. After his sudden death in 1905, May spent the next thirty years fighting off some of the most powerful men in the country—as well as fissures within her own family—to preserve Malibu as her private kingdom. Her struggle, one of the longest over land in California history, would culminate in a landmark Supreme Court decision and lead to the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway. The King and Queen of Malibu traces the path of one family as the country around them swept off the last vestiges of the Civil War and moved into what we would recognize as the modern age. The story of Malibu ranges from the halls of Harvard to the Old West in New Mexico to the beginnings of San Francisco’s counter culture amid the Gilded Age, and culminates in the glamour of early Hollywood—all during the brief sliver of history in which the advent of railroads and the automobile traversed a beckoning American frontier and anything seemed possible.


Granger's Index to Poetry

Granger's Index to Poetry

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  • Category : English poetry
  • Languages : en
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An Index to Poetry and Recitations

An Index to Poetry and Recitations

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  • Author: Edith Granger
  • Publisher: Chicago : A.C. McClurg
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  • Category : American poetry
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 970


Raising Courageous Children In a Cowardly Culture: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Our Children

Raising Courageous Children In a Cowardly Culture: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Our Children

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  • Author: James L. Capra
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1483466191
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  • Languages : en
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Two seasoned parents share the personal story of how they made conscious, faithful choices to raise six successful and courageous children. Michelle and Jim Capra have given all parents a precious, practical gift by sharing their own honest journey to create six children of character. Their struggles to develop habits of excellence, accountability, and moral standards in a loving, godly way are lessons for us all. I only wish I had read this book when I was raising my own children! Barbara A. Glanz Hall of Fame Speaker and Author of "Priceless Gifts - Using What God's Given You to Bless Others" As parents to six children, what really resonates with me about James and Michelle Capra's book, 'Raising Courageous Children in a Cowardly Culture', is their candidness. I truly appreciate that he withstands the tide of political correctness and states what parents today really need to hear. This is the go-to resource for raising upright children. David Heavener, Evangelist, Revelation Media Ministry