Crashing The Party

Author: Heather Gautney
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1786634325
Size: 20,14 MB
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Senator Bernie Sanders won 13 million votes and a majority of young voters in the 2016 Democratic primary, giving a consensus unbeatable party favorite, Hillary Clinton, a shockingly close challenge. He emerged from the presidential election as the most popular politician in the US, despite being a 75-year-old self-professed democratic socialist. What lessons can be drawn from this surprising but in the end losing campaign, and what to make of the direction the Sanders movement has gone since the election' Vermont native Heather Gautney is a senior policy advisor to Bernie Sanders in his Washington, DC office and was a senior researcher on his presidential campaign. The author and editor of several books on social movements and American politics, she brings her scholarly expertise and left politics to bear on the scenes and conflicts she witnessed from inside the campaign and inside the Beltway. This is both an insider's sympathetic view of the Sanders phenomenon and a skeptical left scholar's view of its limitations. In reviewing what enabled Sanders to reach out to an unprecedented number of people with a socialist message, she draws lessons about the prospects and perils of building a leftist movement in the United States. Gautney 's reflections on the role that race and class played in this election cycle and analysis of the prospects and perils of the Democratic Party will advance the passionate debate over how to build a progressive opposition to Trump and a lasting left movement in America.

Crashing The Party

Author: Ralph Nader
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429978521
Size: 18,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ralph Nader is one of America's most passionate and effective social critics. He has been called a muckraker, a consumer crusader, and America's public defender. The cars we drive, the food we eat, the water we drink-their safety has been enhanced largely due to Ralph Nader. His inspiration and example have rallied consumer advocates, citizen activists, public interest lawyers, and government officials into action, and in the 2000 election, nearly three million people voted for him. An inspiring and defiant memoir, Crashing the Party takes us inside Nader's campaign and explains what it took to fight the two-party juggernaut; why Bush and Gore were really afraid to let him in on their debates; why progressive Democrats have been left behind and ignored by their party; how Democrat and Republican interests have been lost to corporate bankrolling; and what needs to happen in the future for people to take back their political system.

Crashing The Party

Author: Kris Hermes
Editor: PM Press
ISBN: 1629631027
Size: 18,62 MB
Format: PDF
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Over the past 15 years, people in the United States—and dissidents in particular—have witnessed a steady escalation of the National Security State, including invasive surveillance and infiltration, indiscriminate police violence, and unlawful arrests. Crashing the Party shows how these developments—normally associated with the realities of a post–9/11 world—were already being set in motion during the Republican National Convention protests in 2000. It also documents how, in response, dissidents confronted new forms of political repression by pushing legal boundaries and establishing new models of collective resistance. Crashing the Party explains how the events of 2000 acted as a testing ground in which Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney was able to develop repressive methods of policing that have been used extensively across the U.S. ever since. While much has been written about the global-justice era of struggle, little attention has been paid to the legal struggles of the period or the renewed use of solidarity tactics in jail and the courtroom that made them possible. By analyzing the successes and failures of these tactics, Crashing the Party offers rare insight into the mechanics and concrete effects of such resistance. In this way, it is an invaluable resource for those seeking to confront today's renewed counterintelligence tactics.

Crashing The Party

Author: Scott Savitt
Editor: Catapult
ISBN: 1619028530
Size: 18,68 MB
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From exchange student to foreign correspondent, this “smart, thrilling memoirist” chronicles 18 years of living through China’s turbulent change (Publishers Weekly). In 1983, Scott Savitt is one of the first American exchange students allowed to study in Bejing. For him, it’s not just an academic adventure, but the beginning of nearly two decades in China. Immersing himself first among Bejing university students who know every lyric to every Beatles song, Savitt moves from academia to journalism, where he gets a front row seat to some of the country’s most controversial and important historical events. Drawing on his experience—first as an Asiaweek Magazine reporter and a Los Angeles Times correspondent then moving to his position with United Press International—Savitt chronicles the cultural upheaval as Bejing’s first nightclubs open and its students begin to find their own voices. After experiencing the tumult and eventual bloodshed of Tianamen Square, the journalist starts the first independent English-language newspaper in the country, a move which catapults him straight into the sights of the Chinese government.

Crashing The Party

Author: Lindsay Anderson
ISBN: 9781690991496
Size: 13,51 MB
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"Happy birthday, Diana!" Devan cheered into the phone."Thank you, Dev!" Diana exclaimed. "It is so great to hear from you!""Same here!" Devan replied. "What are your plans for yours and Danny's big day?" "We are going to have lunch with Mom and Dad, then we have our party tonight. I wish you were here to celebrate with us, and not in Los Angeles.""I wish the same thing, too." Devan replied, not letting on that she was back in Dallas. Wanting to surprise the twins, Devan asked, "What time is the party tonight at your mansion?""The party starts at 6, and ends at 8." Diana replied. "On a different note, would you like to speak with Danny? I know that he would love to hear from you.""Of course!""Okay, let me go get him for you."As Diana went to go get Danny, Devan could not help but smile and feel excited. After all, she was going to give her best friends a surprise that they would never forget!

Crashing The Party

Author: Perdita Finn
ISBN: 9780439744362
Size: 17,25 MB
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Traveling in time from eighteenth-century Versailles, aristocratic twelve-year-old Adèle Hélene joins the Lexington family in the twenty-first century in America, attends sixth grade at the Alice R. Quigley Middle School, and expects her host family to bow to her every whim.

Selections From The Art Of Party Crashing In Medieval Iraq

Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815632983
Size: 11,16 MB
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Compiled in the 11th century, this collection of irreverent and playful anecdotes celebrates eating, drinking, and general merriment. Ribald jokes, flirtations, and wry observations of misbehaving Muslims acquaint readers with everyday life in Medieval Iraq in a way that is both entertaining and edifying.

Manna For The Journey

Author: Andrew L. Smith Smith
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449745628
Size: 19,33 MB
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Many of Andrews writings present a perception that is a little off center, a different way of contemplating a thought or a verse. They are, in a way, reflections that are a little fractured and sometimes a little distorted. They provide for a different way of seeing things. Sometimes they generate consideration and enrichment of life, Scripture, and love.

Crashing The Net

Author: Jami Davenport
Editor: Cedrona Enterprises
ISBN: 1311754008
Size: 18,93 MB
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Contains bonus novella Crashing the Boards. Jealous boyfriends and glitzy parties can be a recipe for disaster. When the gorgeous yet controlling Cooper interrupts a party Izzy was paid to crash and almost ruins her career as a professional party crasher, Izzy kicks him to the curb. She learned early in life not to count on anyone, and she will not relinquish her independence, not even to a sexy-as-sin pro athlete who can melt her heart with one wink. As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenaged nephew. Cooper doesn’t want to be a surrogate dad, he doesn’t want to play in Seattle, and he doesn’t want to be alone. He misses Izzy, but seeing her with other men at parties turns him every shade of green. Regardless, he wants her back, and he’s willing to change, if only she’ll give him a second chance. Aware of her precarious finances, Cooper makes an offer she can’t refuse by hiring her to be responsible for his nephew when he’s traveling with the team. Fearing Cooper isn’t capable of changing his control-freak ways, Izzy resists his efforts to turn their financial arrangement into a personal relationship. He needs a sweet, docile girlfriend, and Izzy cannot be that woman. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Izzy is there when Cooper needs her the most, and love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances. Keywords: Sports Romance, Instant Family, Friends to Lovers, Hockey Romance, Bad Boy

God S Own Party

Author: Daniel K. Williams
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199929068
Size: 11,19 MB
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In God's Own Party, Daniel K. Williams presents the first comprehensive history of the Christian Right, uncovering how evangelicals came to see the Republican Party as the vehicle through which they could reclaim America as a Christian nation.