Silent Theft

Author: David Bollier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136760350
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Directions in Copyright Law

Author: Fiona Macmillan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782543718
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'This is an exceptional collection of scholarly contemporary thoughts on the future directions of copyright law. . . The contributors to this volume come from many jurisdictions and bring with them their respective rich backgrounds and experiences in copyright law. The result is an enlightening collection of papers.' - Yee Fen Lim, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice

Reclaiming Nature

Author: James K. Boyce
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1843312352
Format: PDF
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In ‘Reclaiming Nature’, leading environmental thinkers from across the globe explore the relationship between human activities and the natural. This is a bold and comprehensive text of major interest to both students of the environment and professionals involved in policy-making.

Viral Spiral

Author: David Bollier
Publisher: David Bollier
ISBN:
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A narrative history of the emergence of electronic "free culture" explains how strict intellectual property rights, hierarchies of credentialed experts, and other forms of centralized control are being challenged and reshaped by the world of digital media, in an account that includes coverage of such figures as hacker Richard Stallman and copyright scholar Lawrence Lessig. 20,000 first printing.

In pursuit of justice

Author: Ralph Nader
Publisher: Seven Stories Pr
ISBN:
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"Ralph Nader is our indispensible voice of outrage against corporate corruption, greed, invasion of privacy, and abuse of power." -James K. Galbraith Ralph Nader is one of America's most controversial-and uncompromising- public figures. He is a man on a mission who believes that taking on the powers that be involves more than just talking about it-it also means taking action. From car safety in the 1960s to opposition to the World Trade Organization in the 1990s, Nader's work has increased government responsiveness to citizens, served as a check against the abuse of power by big business, and shaped the political consciousness of a nation. Nader's sense of mission is infused in all of his work, especially his weekly columns. In Pursuit of Justice, a collection of Nader's most recent, trenchant articles written since the publication of The Ralph Nader Reader, Nader addresses a broad array of issues, among them: corporate crime and power, government accountability, media control, consumer rights, healthcare, congressional reform, nuclear power and energy, racial discrimination, poverty, food and drug safety, air and water pollution, fair taxation, product liability protection, union democracy, living family wage, unfair lending practices, community radio, industrial hemp, banking, pension law, telecommunications and the importance of character. Nader has even sponsored consumer initiatives to reform university governance, educational testing, daily newspapers, women's health care, legal services, and professional sports-all of which are reflected in these sharp and sometimes humorous essays.As informative as it is pleasurable to read, section after section of In Pursuit of Justice slices through government and corporate propaganda and reveals the corruption, bias and injustice that all too often connect politics with big business, thereby impeding the pursuit of justice. Collecting more than one hundred of his most recent writings, In Pursuit of Justice conveys Nader's inimitable sense of both the global political economy and our nation's democratic promise.ABOUT RALPH NADERFor more than four decades, Ralph Nader has saved lives, opened minds, implemented solutions, and inspired citizens everywhere to participate in building a better, more democratic world. He has founded or organized more than 100 civic organizations, authored countless books and publications, and perhaps more than any other person has defined our modern understanding of the American ideals of democracy, civic duty, and participation for the public good, rather than dominance by the corporate powers. Known for his ethics, integrity and independence, Ralph Nader is recognized world-wide for putting democracy to work.What is less well known is that in his 2000 bid for President of the United States, Ralph Nader earned the votes of citizens across the political spectrum. Under the banner "Not for Sale,"millions responded to Nader's message to the American people calling for greater accountability for corporations and an end to corporate-controlled government. According to the exit polls conducted by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg, fully 25% of his votes came from Republicans, 38% from Democrats, and the remainder from people who would not have voted. No other American leader can be credited with such broad appeal across the divides of our polarized nation. No other American leader can claim such unfettered independence from the ethically bankrupt quagmire of insider politics where the lives of ordinary Americans are regularly sacrificed to commercial interests.To his credit, Ralph Nader does more than just talk. As the New York Times said, "What sets Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action." Unsafe At Any Speed, his 1965 book that changed the face of automobile corporations and initiated federal regulations, made Ralph Nader a household name. As a result of his efforts, cars are safer, and the food we buy is required to meet stricter standards before reaching the consumer. One of his greatest achievements was the 1974 amendment to the Freedom of Information Act that gave the public access to government documents and files. This brought freedom of press to a new level, resulting in increased access for journalists and the public. Presidential candidate in 2000 and 2004, Ralph Nader continues to be a relentless force for grassroots activism and the pursuit of justice in the United States. "One of the 100 most influential Americans in the twentieth century." -Time "From auto and airline safety to 'the insurance game,' Nader wins praise as consumer crusader..." - Booklist For the latest info about nader's campaign, go tovotenader.org

The Wealth of the Commons

Author: David Bollier
Publisher: Levellers Press
ISBN: 1937146146
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We are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded by centralized hierarchies on the one hand and predatory markets on the other, people around the world are searching for alternatives. The Wealth of the Commons explains how millions of commoners have organized to defend their forests and fisheries, reinvent local food systems, organize productive online communities, reclaim public spaces, improve environmental stewardship and re-imagine the very meaning of "progress" and governance. In short, how they've built their commons. In 73 timely essays by a remarkable international roster of activists, academics and project leaders, this book chronicles ongoing struggles against the private com­moditization of shared resources - often known as market enclosures - while docu­menting the immense generative power of the commons. The Wealth of the Commons is about history, political change, public policy and cultural transformation on a global scale - but most of all, it's about individual commoners taking charge of their lives and their endangered resources. "This fine collection makes clear that the idea of the Commons is fully international, and increasingly fully worked-out. If you find yourself wondering what Occupy wants, or if some other world is possible, this pragmatic, down-to-earth, and unsentimental book will provide many of the answers." - Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and The Durable Future

Capitalism 3 0

Author: Peter Barnes
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN:
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From the cofounder of Working Assets comes a visionary plan to upgrade capitalism.

World in Motion

Author: Gary Kroll
Publisher:
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The essays collected in World in Motion: The Globalization and the Environment Reader all address the same issue: the global paradox that modern prosperity has entailed extreme environmental degradation. Gary M. Kroll and Richard H. Robbins present readings covering all principal viewpoints on this matter, from the neoliberal belief that environmental and social problems can be fixed through a growing economy to the critics of globalization, who equate growth with environmental degradation. This book asks an important question: Can we simply accelerate growth under the assumption that increased prosperity and new technologies will allow us to reverse environmental damage? Or do we need to transform our modes of living radically to maintain the health of the world around us? Book jacket.

Strategic Ignorance

Author: Carl Pope
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9781578051250
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Pope, a veteran leader in the environmental movement, offers a startling, brilliantly argued indictment of the current administration's jihad against the environmental protections Americans count on, and the natural heritage that will be passed on to posterity.

Reviving the Left

Author: Dwight Furrow
Publisher:
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In a serious but lively, engaging, and often polemical style, Furrow articulates a new way of understanding the moral foundations of liberalism that will restore its political fortunes along with Americas shattered moral authority.