Author: Richard Abanes,Evangeline Abanes
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Narrowly escaping death when white supremacists explode targets in five cities, journalist Frank Delafield wonders how such a deadly plot could escape law enforcement suspicions. When his investigation leads to a clandestine religious cult in the California desert planning a "Fourth Reich," will he be able to reveal their dangerous vision before it's too late?
Complete News Archives. Homeland insecurity
Author: Scott Dikkers,Carol Kolb
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
A wild and wicked parody of America's preoccupation with national security offers a selection of whimsical news stories, opinion pieces, and blurbs that offer a pointed look at Donald Rumsfeld, America's dependence on foreign oil, domestic surveillance, and other hot topics. Original. 150,000 first printing.
The Arab American and Muslim American Experience After 9/11
Author: Louis A. Cainkar
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Category: Social Science
In the aftermath of 9/11, many Arab and Muslim Americans came under intense scrutiny by federal and local authorities, as well as their own neighbors, on the chance that they might know, support, or actually be terrorists. As Louise Cainkar observes, even U.S.-born Arabs and Muslims were portrayed as outsiders, an image that was amplified in the months after the attacks. She argues that 9/11 did not create anti-Arab and anti-Muslim suspicion; rather, their socially constructed images and social and political exclusion long before these attacks created an environment in which misunderstanding and hostility could thrive and the government could defend its use of profiling. Combining analysis and ethnography, Homeland Insecurity provides an intimate view of what it means to be an Arab or a Muslim in a country set on edge by the worst terrorist attack in its history. Focusing on the metropolitan Chicago area, Cainkar conducted more than a hundred research interviews and five in-depth oral histories. In this, the most comprehensive ethnographic study of the post-9/11 period for American Arabs and Muslims, native-born and immigrant Palestinians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Iraqis, Yemenis, Sudanese, Jordanians, and others speak candidly about their lives as well as their experiences with government, public mistrust, discrimination, and harassment after 9/11. The book reveals that Arab Muslims were more likely to be attacked in certain spatial contexts than others and that Muslim women wearing the hijab were more vulnerable to assault than men, as their head scarves were interpreted by some as a rejection of American culture. Even as the 9/11 Commission never found any evidence that members of Arab- or Muslim-American communities were involved in the attacks, respondents discuss their feelings of insecurity—a heightened sense of physical vulnerability and exclusion from the guarantees of citizenship afforded other Americans. Yet the vast majority of those interviewed for Homeland Insecurity report feeling optimistic about the future of Arab and Muslim life in the United States. Most of the respondents talked about their increased interest in the teachings of Islam, whether to counter anti-Muslim slurs or to better educate themselves. Governmental and popular hostility proved to be a springboard for heightened social and civic engagement. Immigrant organizations, religious leaders, civil rights advocates, community organizers, and others defended Arabs and Muslims and built networks with their organizations. Local roundtables between Arab and Muslim leaders, law enforcement, and homeland security agencies developed better understanding of Arab and Muslim communities. These post-9/11 changes have given way to stronger ties and greater inclusion in American social and political life. Will the United States extend its values of freedom and inclusion beyond the politics of “us” and “them” stirred up after 9/11? The answer is still not clear. Homeland Insecurity is keenly observed and adds Arab and Muslim American voices to this still-unfolding period in American history.
The Onion Complete News Archives
Author: Onion Editors
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Hot off the reprint presses! Onion fans hear this! Homeland Insecurity is the largest collection of award-winning journalism from America’s Finest News Source ever released, and that means you must buy it! Featuring every brilliantly biting article printed in The Onion between November 2004 and December 2005, a time in our country’s history ripe for further examination by America’s Finest News Source, Homeland Insecurity collects all the news reporting you were too lazy to read when it first appeared, now delivered in a handy single volume that will fit perfectly on the bookshelf of your dorm, ward, or cell. Homeland Insecurity is Volume 17 in the always bestselling and always entertaining Onion series. The Onion is the world’s most popular humor publication, with more than 3.8 million weekly visitors to its website (theonion.com) and a print circulation of more than 500,000. More than a million copies of its various books have been sold to date, beginning with Our Dumb Century, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Ken Hudnall
Publisher: Grave Distractions Publications
Category: Political Science
Retired United States Army Captain, Ken Hudnall, presents a frightening view of America's true risks of terrorism. Using transcripts of pre-September 11th Congressional hearings as the backbone of this text, we are able to see that the United States government was well aware of the vulnerabilities in our border control policy. Even though these Congressional hearings are over a decade old, our borders still are plagued with the same issues today. Nothing can speak more to the point than our own politicians voicing their fears about porous borders. Also included in this text are ways to prepare for various terrorist attacks and an analysis of very real threats to the security of every American city.
How Washington Politicians Have Made America Less Safe
Author: Terry D. Turchie,Kathleen M. Puckett
Publisher: History Publishing Company Llc
Category: Political Science
The authors "sound the alarm in this book, to bring to light the critical damage that over three decades of the exercise of unfettered political power has had on the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation -- the FBI -- in ensuring transparency in government, the pre-eminence of the rule of law, and the guardianship of civil liberties. It all began with Watergate."--P. vii-viii.
A Hip-Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context
Author: Daniel White Hodge
Publisher: IVP Academic
Even though the North American context is changing, most missiological approaches continue under colonialist assumptions. Focusing on the framework of Hip Hop theology, Daniel White Hodge shows us how to radically engage with emerging adult populations, critiquing the impaired missiology of imperialist and white supremacist approaches to urban and short-term missions.
Films by Bill Brown
Author: Bill Brown
Publisher: Microcosm Pub
Category: Performing Arts
Dreamwhip's Bill Brown returns with 3 new films! The Other Side explores US/Mexico immigration issues, following activist groups that supply water and rides to people crossing the border, who are stranded or lost in the desert. At a time when border politics and immigration are all over the news, it's great to get an independent, emotional, and real piece of film about what is going on. Bill is more like a silent observer showing us what he sees and narrates in a manner that is informative without being totally detached. "Hub City" is a short about Lubbock, TX - the home of Buddy Holly and trajectories of death and small towns. AA Trailer is a goofy short about the joy of film making for The Ann Arbor Film Festival. Shot beautifully on real film, these experimental documentaries represent a hometown of past, present, or future.
Aliens, Citizens, and the Challenge to American Civil Liberties in World War II
Author: Stephen Fox
Set in World War II, but with an eye to the present and future, Homeland Insecurity offers a unique, thematic commentary on the experiences of men and women of Italian and German ancestry who were relocated, interned, or excluded. Award-winning author Stephen Fox mines government documents-especially those of the FBI and Immigration and Naturalization Service-to analyze the impact on detainees and their families of profiling, FBI bungling, military commissions, secret arrests, suspension of due process and habeas corpus, deportation, extraordinary rendition, second-class citizenship, and other forms of harassment. Homeland Insecurity discusses how policymakers, the media, and the public are selective in their embrace of historical lessons. It shows how during the war, each of these groups chose the message that supported their assumptions. When this lack of judgment coincided with the prejudices and insecurities of J. Edgar Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt, the result was tragic: an assault on the Bill of Rights, the ruin of countless reputations and family well-being, and lost lives. Told through intimate stores of men and women of European ancestry, Homeland Insecurity questions whether this assault on constitutional and civil liberties can and will be repeated.
Author: Scott A. Story,Benita G. Story
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Greg Buchanan, the new man behind the Johnny Saturn mask, is also a manic-depressive cop with a death wish makes everything hard. Witness the end of the Age of Heroes, wonder at all the pseudo-science and magic, and marvel at the zeppelins, cyborgs, zomborgs, and more.
Religion, Politics and Law
Author: Jocelyne Cesari
This book is the first systematic attempt to study the situation of European and American Muslims after 9/11, and to present a comprehensive analysis of their religious, political, and legal situations. Since 9/11, and particularly since the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the Muslim presence in Europe and the United States has become a major political concern. Many have raised questions regarding potential links between Western Muslims, radical Islam, and terrorism. Whatever the justification of such concerns, it is insufficient to address the subject of Muslims in the West from an exclusively counter-terrorist perspective. Based on empirical studies of Muslims in the US and Western Europe, this edited volume posits the situation of Muslim minorities in a broader reflection on the status of liberalism in Western foreign policies. It also explores the changes in immigration policies, multiculturalism and secularism that have been shaped by the new international context of the ‘war on terror’. This book will be of great interest to students of Critical Security Studies, Islamic Studies, Sociology and Political Science in general. Jocelyne Cesari is an Associate at Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for European Studies, teaching at Harvard Divinity School and the Government Department, specializing in Islam and the Middle East.
International Education in an era of Homeland Insecurity: Perspectives from the Florida Frontline
Author: DR. OLUYINKA TELLA
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book investigated the relationship between the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the internationalization agenda of US colleges and universities. Three research questions were investigated, with two universities in the Miami-area of South Florida, one private and the other public, as qualitative case studies. Key findings included a progressive decline in Fall to Fall enrollment of international students at both institutions, where themes associated with the post-9/11 environment of international education as perceived by international education professionals were aggregated into 3(M)enaces, 3(T)rajectories, 3 (C)ontradictions and 1(D)ominance. As Dr. Michael Smithee stated in the foreword: “Dr. Tella adroitly lays out ... the effect the calumny of 9/11had on their personal and professional lives, as well as perspectives on institutional responses to the crisis...the initiated will find a camaraderie of experience and expression in the descriptions elicited...For the uninitiated... this book will bring a personal touch to those events.“ Given the immediate and long-term implications of this book for international student and scholar exchange, it is a must-read for anyone interested or currently involved in international work.
Author: Pei-Chen Liao
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by "post" -9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of "post" -9/11 South Asian diasporic fictions. The novels surveyed include Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown, Hari Kunzru's Transmission, Monica Ali's Brick Lane and Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundementalist. Pei-chen Liao examines how these writers represent the return of the repressed and the post-9/11 unhomely migrant experience. She argues that 9/11 is not only an American national trauma or a terrorist attack on the West, but that its aftermath also manifests the transnational and transcultural emotional transmission of terror and fear. She also discusses the diversity of the post-9/11 condition in terms of the ways that the writers think beyond 9/11 and treat the terrorist moment on 11 September as an exemplary incident that allows different temporalities and a range of personal, political, cultural, racial and gender issues to appear.
Welche Rolle Kindheitstraumata für Erkrankungen im Erwachsenenalter spielen
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
Könnte es sein, dass herkömmliche Krankheiten eine Ursache haben, die wir bislang übersehen haben? Ist es möglich, dass Erbanlagen und Alter vielleicht doch nicht den ihnen zugeschriebenen großen Einfluss auf Herzerkrankungen, Diabetes, Fettleibigkeit, Depression und Sucht haben? In diesem Buch regen Robin Karr-Morse und Meredith Wiley dazu an, traumatische Erfahrungen aus der frühen Kindheit als Ursache für zahlreiche Erkrankungen sowie emotionale und Verhaltensauffälligkeiten von Erwachsenen in Betracht zu ziehen. Die Autorinnen zeigen auf, dass die ersten Monate unseres Lebens unseren gesamten weiteren Lebensweg beeinflussen können. Unser angeborenes Kampf-oder-Flucht-System, das sich entwickelt hat, um uns vor lebensbedrohlichen Gefahren zu schützen, kann für chronische Erkrankungen oder frühe Sterblichkeit verantwortlich gemacht werden – wenn es in den frühen Lebensjahren überstrapaziert wurde. Basierend auf neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und 35 Jahren klinischer Erfahrung bietet dieses Buch eine revolutionäre Sicht auf die Auswirkungen frühkindlicher traumatischer Erlebnisse auf die Gesundheit von Erwachsenen.
A Watershed Moment?
Author: Mary L. Dudziak
Publisher: Duke University Press
DIVArguing that, despite overheated rhetoric at the time, 9/11 did not “change everything,” the contributors place this tragedy in its essential historical context./div
Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security
Author: Christopher Cooper,Robert Block
Based on exclusive interviews, the inside story of how America's emergency response system failed and how it remains dangerously broken When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the morning of August 29, 2005, federal and state officials were not prepared for the devastation it would bring—despite all the drills, exercises, and warnings. In this troubling exposé of what went wrong, Christopher Cooper and Robert Block of The Wall Street Journal show that the flaws go much deeper than out-of-touch federal bureaucrats or overwhelmed local politicians. Drawing on exclusive interviews with federal, state, and local officials, Cooper and Block take readers inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security to reveal the inexcusable mismanagement during Hurricane Katrina—the bad decisions that were made, the facts that were ignored, the individuals who saw that the system was broken but were unable to fix it. America's top emergency response officials had long known that a calamitous hurricane was likely to hit New Orleans, but that seems to have had little effect on planning or execution. Disaster demonstrates that the incompetent response to Hurricane Katrina is a wake-up call to all Americans, wherever they live, about how distressingly vulnerable we remain. Washington is ill equipped to handle large-scale emergencies, be they floods or fires, natural events or terrorist attacks, and Cooper and Block make a strong case for overhauling of the nation's emergency response system. This is a book that no American can afford to ignore.