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Ackerman-Leist, Philip

Summary: Mals, Italy, has long been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. But recently the tiny town became known for something else entirely. A Precautionary Tale tells us why, introducing readers to an unlikely group of activists and a forward-thinking mayor who came together to ban pesticides in Mals by a referendum vote--making it the first place on Earth to accomplish such a feat, and a model for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 ACK

Summary: In 1991, Rick Walker was wrongly convicted of murder and spent the next 12 years in prison. This program tells the story of his exoneration and the political struggle to secure financial compensation for him from the state of California. In addition to an interview with Walker himself, the film presents detailed conversations with key players in his case and the partisan budget battle over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Wides-Muñoz, Laura

Summary: "A timely and powerful chronicle of a generation's great civil rights battle as witnessed through the experiences of five young undocumented immigrants fighting to become Americans. We often call them DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children. They attend our local schools; work jobs that contribute to our economy. Some apply to attend university here,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.7 WID

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 WID

Summary: One government service after another has been turned over to private business for a profit. In this program, Bill Moyers Journal and Expose: America's Investigative Reports examine a whistleblower's tale of military housing contracts gone awry as Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Eric Nalder reveals what happens when one private contractor drops the ball. In addition, Bill Moyers talks with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Meno, Joe

Summary: "Between Everything and Nothing is an epic, nonfiction narrative based on Seidu Mohammed and Razak Iyal's true-life journey from the unjust political system of their homeland in Ghana through the chaos of the United States' failing immigration system. Before ever meeting, both men fled the inhumane social policies of modern-day Ghana, making the perilous odyssey through the jungles of South and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.705 MEN

Ellsberg, Daniel

Summary: The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Senior Fellow and iconic whistleblower who revealed the Pentagon Papers presents an eyewitness expos©♭ of the dangers of America's secret, long-standing nuclear policy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ELL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ELL

Lindsey, Lawrence

Summary: "An audacious and desperately needed primer on how America's Ruling Class have upended the Constitution and taken over our country--and how we must unite to regain control of our liberty. A Ruling Class have emerged in America against the hopes and designs of our Founding Fathers. Over the last hundred years, they have rejected the Constitution and expanded their own power, slowly at first and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.5 LIN

Kean, Thomas H.

Contents: Kean: September 11, 2001 -- Hamilton: September 11, 2001 -- Set up to fail: approaching an impossible task -- A start-up: setting up on a shoestring -- Cooperate or confront? : what to ask for and how to get it -- Finding the facts: negotiations, subpoenas, and more negotiations -- Getting the story: from field officers to cabinet offices, distant lands to detainees -- Finding a voice: public...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 KEA

Carson, Rachel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1994

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.7384 Car

Griffin, David Ray

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Branch Press 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 GRI

Summary: The Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa peoples live along northern California's Klamath River, and each tribe's ancient culture revolves around the majestic Pacific salmon. Today, four large hydroelectric dams have made salmon extinction a real and frightening possibility. This case study follows tribal members as they confront the owners of the dams-specifically, a global energy giant in Scotland which...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Regan, Margaret

Summary: "The United States is detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants at a rate never before seen in American history. Hundreds of thousands languish in immigration detention centers, separated from their families, sometimes for years. Deportees are dropped off unceremoniously in sometimes dangerous Mexican border towns, or flown back to crime-ridden Central American nations. Many of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 325 REG

Urofsky, Melvin I.

Summary: From acclaimed legal historian, author of a biography of Louis Brandeis ("Remarkable" --Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books, "Definitive"--Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic) and Dissent and the Supreme Court ("Riveting"--Dahlia Lithwick, The New York Times Book Review), a history of affirmative action from its beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to the first use of the term in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.13 URO

Bernanke, Ben

Summary: "From the three primary architects of the American policy response to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, a magnificent big-picture synthesis--from why it happened to where we are now In 2018, Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, and Hank Paulson came together to reflect on the lessons of the 2008 financial crisis ten years on. Recognizing that, as Ben put it, "the enemy is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 BER

Salloomi, M. A. (Mohammed A.)

Contents: The new competitors and the shift of power -- The campaign against Islamic charities after 9/11 -- Islamic charities in the US Congress -- The declared objective of the campaign : analysis -- Case studies Islamic charities under American hegemony -- Mistakes of Islamic and non-Islamic organizations : a double standard -- The motives and objectives -- Conclusions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AuthorHouse 2011

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 SAL

Sandalow, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McGraw-Hill 2008

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320 Sanda

Summary: As immigration and naturalization processes continue to dominate U.S. news headlines and political rhetoric, the tangible fear of having one's family torn apart is only growing greater for those who flock to the United States for work, education, or refuge. This book looks at both legal and undocumented immigration and explores the challenges faced by local and federal government officials, by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Publishing 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 325 DEP

Richter, Brian D.

Summary: "Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 RIC

Summary: Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIV

Summary: Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance -...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UTO

Summary: "Green Growth that Works presents the current state of policy and finance tools that allow governments, civil society, and businesses to protect the ecosystem services that make human life possible. Familiar approaches such as government payments, laws and regulations, water funds, and market-based mechanisms can be tailored for specific environmental contexts. The book features case studies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.7 GRE

Lakey, George

Summary: "An academic and activist takes an entertaining look at the Nordic welfare state--and shows us how we, too, can have a far more equal and just economic system In America, many Democrats invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most Republicans fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 LAK

Sterling, Terry Greene.

Summary: Arizona's violent border is the busiest cross-over point for illegal immigants to the United States. No state is as hostile to undocumented immigrants as Arizona, yet the city of Phoenix is home to thousands of people who live in the shadows. Sterling brings to light the invisible people who continue to live and work there despite all the hardships involved, and she exposes the fabric of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.137 STE

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