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Blueprint For Revolution

Author : Srdja Popovic
ISBN : 9780812995312
Genre : Political Science
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An urgent and accessible handbook for peaceful protesters, activists, and community organizers—anyone trying to defend their rights, hold their government accountable, or change the world Blueprint for Revolution will teach you how to • make oppression backfire by playing your opponents’ strongest card against them • identify the “almighty pillars of power” in order to shift the balance of control • dream big, but start small: learn how to pick battles you can win • listen to what people actually care about in order to incorporate their needs into your revolutionary vision • master the art of compromise to bring together even the most disparate groups • recognize your allies and view your enemies as potential partners • use humor to make yourself heard, defuse potentially violent situations, and “laugh your way to victory” Praise for Blueprint for Revolution “The title is no exaggeration. Otpor’s methods . . . have been adopted by democracy movements around the world. The Egyptian opposition used them to topple Hosni Mubarak. In Lebanon, the Serbs helped the Cedar Revolution extricate the country from Syrian control. In Maldives, their methods were the key to overthrowing a dictator who had held power for thirty years. In many other countries, people have used what Canvas teaches to accomplish other political goals, such as fighting corruption or protecting the environment.”—The New York Times “A clear, well-constructed, and easily applicable set of principles for any David facing any Goliath (sans slingshot, of course) . . . By the end of Blueprint, the idea that a punch is no match for a punch line feels like anything but a joke.”—The Boston Globe “An entertaining primer on the theory and practice of peaceful protest.”—The Guardian “With this wonderful book, Srdja Popovic is inspiring ordinary people facing injustice and oppression to use this tool kit to challenge their oppressors and create something much better. When I was growing up, we dreamed that young people could bring down those who misused their power and create a more just and democratic society. For Srdja Popovic, living in Belgrade in 1998, this same dream was potentially a much more dangerous idea. But with an extraordinarily courageous group of students that formed Otpor!, Srdja used imagination, invention, cunning, and lots of humor to create a movement that not only succeeded in toppling the brutal dictator Slobodan Milošević but has become a blueprint for nonviolent revolution around the world. Srdja rules!”—Peter Gabriel “Blueprint for Revolution is not only a spirited guide to changing the world but a breakthrough in the annals of advice for those who seek justice and democracy. It asks (and not heavy-handedly): As long as you want to change the world, why not do it joyfully? It’s not just funny. It’s seriously funny. No joke.”—Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties and Occupy Nation
Category: Political Science

Ho Chi Minh S Blueprint For Revolution

Author : Virginia Morris
ISBN : 9781476631219
Genre : History
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When Saigon fell to North Vietnamese forces on April 30, 1975, the communist victory sent shockwaves around the world. Using ingenious strategy and tactics, Hồ Chi Minh had shown it was possible for a tiny nation to defeat a mighty Western power. The same tactics have been studied and replicated by revolutionary forces and terrorist organizations across the globe. Drawing on recently declassified documents and rare interviews with Hồ Chi Minh's strategists and operatives, this book offers fresh perspective on his blueprint and the reasons behind both the French (1945-1954) and the American (1959-1975) failures in Vietnam, concluding with an analysis of the threat this model poses today.
Category: History

Blockchain

Author : Pat Nakamoto
ISBN : 1978463340
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"If the essence of life is information carried in DNA, then society and civilization are just colossal memory systems" - Batou Some say that a way for understanding the progress of the modern world is by keeping an eye on the innovations that occur in the world of data processing. A new tech solution is launched approximately every decade: first, there have been processors and personal computers; then the Internet revolution, followed by smart phones and ending with social networks. The current emerging innovation of this decade may be the connected world of computing relying on blockchain encryption. Prominent business figures from Bill Gates to Richard Branson have exalted the potential of the blockchain; British Prime Minister David Cameron has included a blockchain expert within his entourage. Blockchain technology can be used to record and track details of each transaction or property of any business, including tangible assets such as real estate, and intangible assets such as intellectual property. It can also be used to automate contracts through so-called Smart Contracts, greatly simplifying the creation and execution process of contracts between parties. The economy that Blockchain enables is not a mere movement of money, but it is the transfer of information combined with a decentralized and effective allocation of resources. The attention given to this technology by global giant players suggests that it will become the operational philosophy of the economic system of the future, ranging across many industries. Blockchain can become the solution we needed for speeding up the economy and transactions in order to keep up with our multi-device connected world. In this book, high tech expert Pat Nakamoto answers your questions concerning the future of Blockchain technology along with addressing different major developments linked to it, like Smart Contracts, Fintech and Ethereum. In this book you will learn: - What is the blockchain? - How blockchain works - Difference between blockchain and bitcoin - Benefits of using blockchain technology - Disadvantages / dangers of using blockchain technology - Blockchain and the finance industry - Blockchain and other industries - Ethereum - Smart contracs and smart property - The future of blockchain - And more....
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The Blueprint

Author : Jaeson Ma
ISBN : 0830744088
Genre : Religion
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God is calling forth a generation that is passionate for His presence. What does that look like and how can it be accomplished? Jaeson Ma offers a powerful vision of what God is radically doing in this generation. Students are already being set on fire for God, planting missional communities, praying fervently and stepping out in faith to see God move in power to reach the lost. It is time to see this manifested on every campus, in every city and in every nation. Through his own personal stories, student testimonies and practical biblical teaching, Ma envisions and practically equips student and staff leaders to change themselves and their campuses for Christ. Readers of The Blueprint will receive a clear vision for revival and reformation of society, a specific spiritual DNA (passion for prayer, power evangelism and planting simple churches) and practical tools to see the vision for reformation become a reality. That’s the plan. Now to see the revolution unfold!
Category: Religion

Ideas Que Pegan

Author : Chip Heath
ISBN : 9788483566183
Genre : Business & Economics
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Chip Heath y Dan Heath explican por qué algunas ideas sobreviven y otras mueren.
Category: Business & Economics

Anyuan

Author : Elizabeth Perry
ISBN : 9780520954038
Genre : History
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How do we explain the surprising trajectory of the Chinese Communist revolution? Why has it taken such a different route from its Russian prototype? An answer, Elizabeth Perry suggests, lies in the Chinese Communists’ creative development and deployment of cultural resources – during their revolutionary rise to power and afterwards. Skillful "cultural positioning" and "cultural patronage," on the part of Mao Zedong, his comrades and successors, helped to construct a polity in which a once alien Communist system came to be accepted as familiarly "Chinese." Perry traces this process through a case study of the Anyuan coal mine, a place where Mao and other early leaders of the Chinese Communist Party mobilized an influential labor movement at the beginning of their revolution, and whose history later became a touchstone of "political correctness" in the People’s Republic of China. Once known as "China’s Little Moscow," Anyuan came over time to symbolize a distinctively Chinese revolutionary tradition. Yet the meanings of that tradition remain highly contested, as contemporary Chinese debate their revolutionary past in search of a new political future.
Category: History

How To Keep Your Faith In An Upside Down World

Author : Sarah Bowling
ISBN : 9780768495119
Genre : Religion
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We live in a crazy and upside down world. Bad is good, sick is excellent, the bomb is something terrific and the list goes on. Sarah Bowling knows what it means to have a cause and be concerned, confronted, compelled, corrupted, and consumed by it! Shortly before she was married, Sarah had a confrontation with God. Not only did it turn her world upside down, but it had a radical ripple effect on everyone she encountered from that day forward. In Upside Down, Sarah gives readers the fire and passion to seek their own life-changing encounter with the living God and the will to live in a way that sets them apart from the ordinary to embrace the extraordinary living God intends for them to have.
Category: Religion

The Derivatives Revolution

Author : Raffaele Scalcione
ISBN : 9789041134301
Genre : Law
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It is now widely recognized that an uncontrolled "derivatives revolution" triggered one of the most spectacular worst-case scenarios of modern times. This book - the most cogent legal analysis of the subject yet to appear in any language - lays bare the core role played by the failure to adequately regulate derivatives in the financial crisis of recent years. The author's insistence that derivatives must be viewed not as profit-seeking investments but as risk management tools - and his well-grounded prescriptions to ensure that they are regulated in that way - sheds clear light on the best way for companies, financial institutions, and hedge funds to move forward in their use of these useful but highly hazardous instruments. This book clearly shows how such elements as the following fit into the legal analysis of derivatives, and how proper regulation will preserve their usefulness and economic value: ; derivatives allow for the most efficient and cost-effective risk fractioning, hence risk taking, techniques ever conceived; derivatives allow for all measurable and identifiable risks that may exist in modern finance; the ability to isolate risks and insure against risk exposures is the key to the very survival of modern financial markets; risk buyers effectively take on financial exposure to various types of risk while hedgers unload unwanted exposures; derivatives allow domestic investors to acquire exposure to foreign markets without the necessity of dealing with foreign laws, foreign investments, currency exchange, or foreign fiscal regimes; derivatives increase social welfare by making it easier and less expensive to carry out many types of financial transactions; derivatives allow governments to insulate, manage, hedge or concentrate risks deriving from financial, meteorological, and even geopolitical exposure; and derivatives allow radical changes to financial and risk structure to be performed silently and rapidly. To the question: how do we ensure that a company trading derivatives is regulated effectively? this work offers a clear and convincing answer. The author's detailed recommendations for regulatory and corporate governance measures are designed to prevent excessive risk taking, the emergence of rogue traders, and ultimately the emergence of another systemic disturbance caused by chains of derivatives-related losses.
Category: Law

Cinematic Terror

Author : Tony Shaw
ISBN : 9781441158093
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 59.97 MB
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Cinematic Terror takes a uniquely long view of filmmakers' depiction of terrorism, examining how cinema has been a site of intense conflict between paramilitaries, state authorities and censors for well over a century. In the process, it takes us on a journey from the first Age of Terror that helped trigger World War One to the Global War on Terror that divides countries and families today. Tony Shaw looks beyond Hollywood to pinpoint important trends in the ways that film industries across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East have defined terrorism down the decades. Drawing on a vast array of studio archives, government documentation, personal interviews and box office records, Shaw examines the mechanics of cinematic terrorism and challenges assumptions about the links between political violence and propaganda.
Category: Performing Arts

Covering Castro

Author : Jay Mallin
ISBN : 1412820537
Genre : History
File Size : 28.74 MB
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"A good account of the vicissitudes, fascination, and dangers of covering Fidel Castro; author says, in the end, 'it has been highly satisfying.' Book contains good material on Cuba's foreign adventures, its espionage network, behind-the-scenes accounts of major decisions, and other information"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Category: History