Woman's Hour: Words from Wise, Witty and Wonderful Women [EPUB]
02 November 2017, 22:46
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785942426 | 2.81MB
For the last 70 years, the guests of Woman’s Hour have been entertaining listeners with their compelling combination of wit, warmth, insight and humour. Woman’s Hour has interviewed many of the biggest female names from entertainment, politics, the arts and beyond.
Words from Wise, Witty and Wonderful Women is a collection of quotes and extracts from 70 years of the Woman’s Hour archive, featuring some of the most memorable guests to appear on the programme, from Doris Lessing to Nora Ephron, Hilary Clinton to J.K. Rowling, and Bette Davis to Meryl Streep. Charting the social and political revolution that has taken place in women’s lives over the past 70 years, as well as the perennial aspects of female life, such as love, family, relationships, the workplace, sex, ageing, and food, this delightful book shares fascinating insights and sage advice from the wise and wonderful women that have graced the Woman’s Hour airwaves over the decades.
A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East [EPUB]
30 October 2017, 15:33
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501153914 | 7.1MB
The “illuminating” (Los Angeles Times) answer to why Israel and Palestine’s attempts at negotiation have failed and a practical, “admirably measured” (The New York Times) roadmap for bringing peace to the Middle East—by an impartial American diplomat experienced in solving international conflicts.
George Mitchell knows how to bring peace to troubled regions. He was the primary architect of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. But when he served as US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from 2009 to 2011—working to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—diplomacy did not prevail. Now, for the first time, Mitchell offers his insider account of how the Israelis and the Palestinians have progressed (and regressed) in their negotiations through the years and outlines the specific concessions each side must make to finally achieve lasting peace.
Censored 2018: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2016-2017 [EPUB]
29 October 2017, 04:25
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781609807818 | 14.83MB
Did you know that over a thousand communities in the US are experiencing lead contamination at quadruple the rates found in Flint, Michigan? Or that the US Army has accumulated $6.5 trillion in expenditures that cannot be accounted for? What about the racially biased software used by judges to predict future crimes, or the fossil fuel industry's influence over environmental research?
Haven't heard the news? Neither did the rest of the world. That's because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation's "free press" every day. For the past forty-two years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print—and debunking the "fake news" governments and corporations use to consolidate their power—to promote well-informed citizen action and critical media literacy.
This year's Project Censored yearbook features:
- "The New American Authoritarianism" by Nolan Higdon and Nicholas L. Baham III
- "Trump Universe," a graphic chapter by Adam Bessie and Peter Glanting
- "Defamation as Censorship in the Social-Media Era" by Elizabeth Blakey
- "Still Manufacturing Consent" by Edward S. Herman
- "Breaking Through Power" by Ralph Nader
- Plus Junk Food News and News Abuse and Media Democracy in Action.
In a time of "post-truth" fictions and rampant propaganda, Project Censored is on the case, holding the corporate media to account for its misleading spins, convenient lies, and outright censorship.