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            Bipedal, By Pedal: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

            Bipedal, By Pedal: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR (Pamphlet / Other)

            By Biel, Joe

            For the second issue of the Expozine Award-winning Bipedal, By Pedal, editor Joe Biel has collected legal documents pertaining to the Portland Police Department's nefarious, illegal crackdown campaign on the local Critical Mass movement. Obtained by Freedom of Information Act req...uests, Biel shows through once-secret police and court documents that Portland Critical Mass did not in fact die out: it was brutally torn down by the cops in an organized campaign of intimidation and spy work. A rally call for bike activists, this zine is a companion piece to Biel's upcoming documentary, Aftermass: A Post Critical Mass Portland. For a humorous touch, the police documents are redone as Mad Libs.
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            ISBN 9781934620342
            Released NZ 1 May 2010
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Bicycle
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            Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed

            Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed (Hardback)

            By Guerin, Dava; Ferris, Kevin; Foreword by Bush, George H. W.; Morella, Connie

            Unbreakable Bonds tells ten touching stories of mothers who spent years aiding the recovery of their children, US soldiers and Marines who suffered severe injuries during the War on Terror.

            ISBN 9781629146980
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2014
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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            Bipedal, By Pedal: A Critical Mass Primer

            Bipedal, By Pedal: A Critical Mass Primer (Pamphlet / Other)

            By Biel, Joe

            A social history and tactics lesson about the Critical Mass bicycle movement, this collection is meant to both serve as a lesson for the unaware and as a refresher and motivator about the movement. The biggest question, Is Critical Mass a protest or a celebration?, is explored in... extensive detail alongside illustrations by Matt Gauck, Fly, Sparky Taylor, and Andy Singer. Among the pieces included are those by Ted White, early Critical Mass cofounder and director of the documentary We Aren't Blocking Traffic! ; Ayleen Crotty, cohost of the KBOO bike show; and Scott Larkin of Go by Bicycle zine. There are also extensive reprints from the 1995 Critical Mass zine Hey! Get Out of Our Way!
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            ISBN 9781934620632
            Released NZ 15 May 2007
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Series Bicycle
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            Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution- and What We Can Do about It

            Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution- and What We Can Do about It (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holtzman, Elizabeth; Cooper, Cynthia

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            President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty... obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are audaciously unapologetic about their crimes. In his recent memoir, President Bush makes no apologies for his decision to start a war in Iraq, though no weapons of mass destruction, the ostensible reason for the war, were found there. Regarding his approval of the waterboarding form of torture, he proudly said, Damn right. Time and again throughout his term, President Bush proclaimed sternly we do not torture. However, the 2009 release of secret torture documents revealed otherwise. The documents paint a bleak picture of the involvement of President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and top administration officials in unleashing, sanctioning, and conspiring in the infliction of torture. Holtzman and Cooper cite unlawful torture as only one of the many ways that the Bush-Cheney administration transgressed the law, trampled the Constitution, and harmed the image of the United States around the world. Bush and Cheney, the authors argue, authorized and condoned behavior and practices that starkly violate human-rights principles and the rights of American citizens. Congress chose not to pursue impeachment, despite multitudes of citizens advocating for it, Holtzman and Cooper among them. New revelations, however, about the extent and depth of their crimes make the need for accountability imperative. Holtzman posits that the failure to indict, prosecute, or hold accountable officials at the highest level makes a mockery of U.S. law and sets frightening precedents. With Holtzman's legal expertise and Cooper's bold journalism, Cheating Justice explains why the nation needs to address the Bush-Cheney administration's abuse of power and manipulation of the law. As
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            ISBN 9780807003381
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            The Political Road to War with Iraq: Bush, 9/11 and the Drive to Overthrow Saddam
             

            The Political Road to War with Iraq: Bush, 9/11 and the Drive to Overthrow Saddam (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ritchie, Nick; Rogers, Paul

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            As the insurgency continues to plague Iraq and coalition forces struggle to maintain control, this book seeks to answer the question of how the Iraq War came about.

            ISBN 9780415459501
            Released NZ 21 Sep 2007
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Security Studies
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            Obama in Office: The First Two Years
             

            Obama in Office: The First Two Years (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Thurber, James A.

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            Offers the first scholarly assessment of President Obama and his first two years in office.

            ISBN 9781594519932
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma
             

            Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Good, Jennifer

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            A ground-breaking study of the photographic representation of 9/11 in terms of psychoanalysis, trauma, discourses of power, spectacle and collective memory.

            ISBN 9781474286213
            Released NZ 22 Sep 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Fighting to Serve
             

            Fighting to Serve (Hardback)

            By Nicholson, Alexander

            Revealing the backstage strategies and negotiations that led to the 2010 repeal of teh Pentagon's "Don't ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy, this history offers a detailed, no-honds-barred account of the controversial policy from an insider's perspective.

            ISBN 9781613743720
            Publisher Chicago Review Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope
             

            Dismantling the Empire: America's Last Best Hope (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Johnson, Chalmers

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            Explores the subjects ranging from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, bad behaviour in other countries, ill-fought wars, and capitulation to a military that has taken control of the federal budget.

            ISBN 9780805094237
            Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
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            Series American Empire Project
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            The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11
             

            The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of its Enemies Since 9/11 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suskind

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            The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Loyalty takes readers inside the defining conflict of our era: the war between the United States and a growing, shadowy army of terrorists armed with weapons of alarming power.

            ISBN 9780743271103
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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