A compelling graphic novel adaptation of Upton Sinclair's seminal protest novel that brings to life the harsh conditions and exploited existences of immigrants in Chicago's meatpacking industry in the early twentieth century. Long acclaimed around the world, Upton Sinclair's 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle remains a powerful book even today. Not many works of literature can boast that their publication brought about actual social and labor change, but that's just what The Jungle did, as it led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. In today's society, where labor and safety of the food we eat remain key concerns for all, Sinclair's shocking story still resonates. Bringing new life and energy to this classic work, adapter and illustrator Kristina Gehrmann takes Sinclair's prose and transforms it through pen and ink, allowing you to discover (or rediscover) this book and see it from a whole new perspective.
Elegantly written and profoundly moving, this spellbinding debut affirms Boast's reputation as a "new young American voice for the ages" (Tom Franklin). Born with a rare (and real) condition in which she suffers degrees of paralysis when faced with intense emotion, Daphne has few close friends and even fewer lovers. Like her mythic namesake, even one touch can freeze her. But when Daphne meets shy, charming Ollie, her well-honed defenses falter, and she's faced with an impossible choice: cling to her pristine, manicured isolation or risk the recklessness of real intimacy. Set against the vivid backdrop of a San Francisco flush with money and pulsing with protest, Daphne is a gripping and tender modern fable that explores both self-determination and the perpetual fight between love and safety. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/001460/bk_high_001460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corozón, her mother, and her little brother, Pico, have left Honduras to seek asylum in the US. Grandfather Tito and her father, Manuel, saved the life of Colonel Bill, an American soldier, many years ago. It's probably part of the reason Corozón's father was murdered. They believe they are fleeing to safety but don't know about the family-separation policy. While they flee northward, the daughter and friend of the DOJ employee who has become the face of the policy attend a birthday party. But they don't make it home. Someone wants young Kyra's father to feel the pain of the separated families. Thanks to a nighttime photo snapped by a freelancer, Corozón's terror at having her little brother pried from her resonates with many. A Washington Post reporter joins Colonel Bill to try to find the family. But the DOJ isn't helping nearly as much to get young Kyra released. Two families, different circumstances, scary options. Fiction authors sometimes try to avoid bringing their corner of the real world into their Twitter or Facebook pages. We want people to think of our works, not causes we advocate or protest. Other times, we feel we have to take a stand. When politicians start seizing children from their parents, I speak out. I put my anger into the story of Corozón and her family who seek asylum in the US after her father is murdered for refusing to pay for gang "protection". The story is not hers alone. Through the eyes of two children, Corozón and Kyra, an American child, we see not only the sorrow but how people can come together to build justice and joy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre G Chapoy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129619/bk_acx0_129619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An enlightening, intensely researched examination of violations of the constitutional principles that preserve individual rights and civil liberties from courtrooms to classrooms.With telling anecdote and detail, Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. Shipler explores the territory where the Constitution meets everyday America, where legal compromises - before and since 9/11 - have undermined the criminal justice system’s fairness, enhanced the executive branch’s power over citizens and immigrants, and impaired some of the freewheeling debate and protest essential in a constitutional democracy. Shipler demonstrates how the violations tamper with America’s safety in unexpected ways. While a free society takes risks to observe rights, denying rights creates other risks. A suspect’s right to silence may deprive police of a confession, but a forced confession is often false. Honoring the right to a jury trial may be cumbersome, but empowering prosecutors to coerce a guilty plea means evidence goes untested, the charge unproved. An investigation undisciplined by the Bill of Rights may jail the innocent and leave the guilty at large and dangerous. Weakened constitutional rules allow the police to waste precious resources on useless intelligence gathering and frivolous arrests. The criminal courts act less as impartial adjudicators than as conveyor belts from street to prison in a system that some disillusioned participants have nicknamed “McJustice.” There is, always, a human cost. Shipler shows us victims of torture and abuse - not only suspected terrorists at the hands of the CIA but also murder suspects interrogated by the Chicago police. We see a poverty-stricken woman forced to share an attorney with her drug dealer boyfriend and sentenced to six years in prison when the conflict of interest turns her lawyer against her. We meet high school students suspended for expressing unwelcome political opinions. And we see a pregnant immigrant deported, after 1. Language: English. Narrator: David K. Shipler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003084/bk_adbl_003084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Labour Law. Employment contract, At-will employment, Minimum wage, Occupational safety and health, Unfair dismissal, Wrongful dismissal, Child labour, Trade union, Strike action, Picketing (protest), Industrial democracy, Co-determination, United Kingdom labour law, Australian labour law, Iranian labour law, Mexican labor law, United States labor law, Right-to-work law, Social security, WorkChoices, Labor rights, Eight-hour day, Holiday, Fair Labor Standards Act, International Labour Organization, Age Discrimination in Employment Act
A compelling graphic novel adaptation of Upton Sinclair's seminal protest novel that brings to life the harsh conditions and exploited existences of immigrants in Chicago's meatpacking industry in the early twentieth century.Long acclaimed around the world, Upton Sinclair's 1906 muckraking novel The Jungle remains a powerful book even today. Not many works of literature can boast that their publication brought about actual social and labor change, but that's just what The Jungle did, as it led to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. In today's society, where labor and safety of the food we eat remain key concerns for all, Sinclair's shocking story still resonates. Bringing new life and energy to this classic work, adapter and illustrator Kristina Gehrmann takes Sinclair's prose and transforms it through pen and ink, allowing you to discover (or rediscover) this book and see it from a whole new perspective.
Free speech zones (also known as First Amendment Zones, Free speech cages, and Protest zones) are areas set aside in public places for political activists to exercise their right of free speech in the United States. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law... abridging... the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The existence of free speech zones is based on U.S. court decisions stipulating that the government may regulate the time, place, and manner but not content of expression. Free speech zones have been used at a variety of political gatherings. The stated purpose of free speech zones is to protect the safety of those attending the political gathering, or for the safety of the protesters themselves. Critics, however, suggest that such zones are "Orwellian", and that authorities use them in a heavy-handed manner to censor protesters by putting them literally out of sight of the mass media, hence the public, as well as visiting dignitaries.
Domestic violence refers to physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse from an intimate relationship due to unequal power structure between men and women. It is often under reported because of social stigma, uncertainty of safety, and lack of appropriate response from institutions meant to protect them. Data on this issue is scarce as there are very few studies on the subject. Central Women Police Cell registered 4,019 cases on domestic violence between 2000 and 2006 A.D. A higher level of domestic violence against women exists in the urban and highly educated families as well because they are taught their duties but not their rights so those who decide to come forth demanding justice face an uphill task. There are more than 150 discriminatory legal provisions against women that denied them from enjoying equal rights within the law and being protected from violence from families, communities and the state. Women are thus denied the most fundamental Human Rights: namely life, liberty, bodily integrity and dignity of the person. Women's organizations and Mother Groups in rural areas have started reacting through social action and mass protest against it.
Überwachung ist nicht einfach da, sondern passiert &#8211; durch eine Vielzahl von Tätigkeiten und Handlungen wird sie als soziale Tatsache erst hergestellt. Überwachung bringt Menschen über Technologien oder durch Gesetze und Vorschriften vermittelt in Berührung und stellt soziale Beziehungen her. Kurz: Es wird gehandelt und Praxen bilden sich heraus. Die hier versammelten Beiträge erkunden, wie diese Praxen und Handlungen konkret aussehen. An einem gewissen Punkt innerhalb einer Abfolge von Entscheidungen und rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen, theoretischen Annahmen und technologischen Voraussetzungen ist Überwachen eine Tätigkeit, mit der Menschen miteinander oder über Technologien oder durch Gesetze und Vorschriften vermittelt in Berührung geraten, durch die gehandelt wird, mit der sich Praxen herausbilden. An diesen Stellen kann man Überwachung arbeiten sehen &#8211; auch wenn sie dann vielleicht nicht so bezeichnet wird oder auf den ersten Blick als solche zu erkennen ist. Die Betonung liegt deshalb auf den Praktiken von Überwachung (Kontrolle, Überprüfung), weil damit die tatsächlichen Aushandlungsprozesse deutlich werden, anhand derer Überwachung im Grossen analysierbar wird. So wichtig auch theoretische Betrachtungen und Reflexionen sind, so entscheidend sind die vielen kleinen Bausteine, die sich aus den alltäglichen Handlungen und den Konstanten des Alltags ergeben können. Aus dem Inhalt: Nils Zurawski, Die praktischen Dimensionen von Überwachung, Kontrolle und Überprüfung Dietmar Kammerer, Das Werden der &#8222;Kontrolle&#8220;: Herkunft und Umfang eines Deleuze&#8216;schen Begriffs Oliver Bidlo, 1414 &#8211; Ins elektronische Panoptikum der sozialen Kontrolle oder: Das Bild hat immer recht Kendra Briken, Safety never takes a holiday &#8211; Überwachungspraxis im und als Arbeitsalltag Nils Zurawski, &#8222;Budni, ist doch Ehrensache!&#8220; &#8211; Kundenkarten als Kontrollinstrument und die Alltäglichkeit des Einkaufens Inga Klein, Überwachte Sicherheit oder sichere Überwachung? Kulturelle Deutungsmuster im Diskurs um den biometrischen Reisepass Thorsten Benkel, AUGEN OHNE GESICHT. Videoüberwachung zwischen Kontrolltechnik und Ordnungsutopie Christian Lüdemann und Christina Schlepper, Der überwachte Bürger zwischen Apathie und Protest &#8211; Eine empirische Studie zum Widerstand gegen staatliche Kontrolle Peter Ullrich und Gina Rosa Wollinger, Videoüberwachung von Versammlungen und Demonstrationen &#8211; Blick auf ein verwaistes Forschungsfeld Gaby Temme, Die Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik als Instrument der Inszenierung und disziplinierenden Überwachung