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            Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict

            Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict (Paperback)

            By Hill-Cawthorne, Lawrence

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            Detention under international law is highly regulated, but the law appears to be silent on non-international armed conflicts. This book uses case studies to examine the extent to which international humanitarian law can be applied in non-international contexts, and sets out a con...crete proposal for how the law might develop in this area.
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            ISBN 9780198843092
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Monographs in International Humanitarian and Criminal Law
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            Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays
              

            Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holbrook, Carolyn

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            • Pub Date
              14 Jul 20

            The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community Carolyn Holbrook's life is peopled with ghosts--of the girl she was, the selves she shed and those who have caught up to her, the wounded and kind and malevolent spirits she's ...encountered, and also the beloved souls she's lost and those she never knew who beg to have their stories told. Now don't you go stirring things up, one ghostly aunt counsels. Another smiles encouragingly: Don't hold back, child. Someone out there needs to hear what you have to say. Once a pregnant sixteen-year-old incarcerated in the Minnesota juvenile justice system, now a celebrated writer, arts activist, and teacher who helps others unlock their creative power, Holbrook has heeded the call to tell the story of her life, and to find among its chapters--the horrific and the holy, the wild and the charmed--the lessons and necessary truths of those who have come before. In a memoir woven of moments of reckoning, she summons stories born of silence, stories held inside, untold stories stifled by pain or prejudice or ignorance. A child's trauma recalls her own. An abusive marriage returns to haunt her family. She builds a career while raising five children as a single mother; she struggles with depression and grapples with crises immediate and historical, all while countenancing the subtle racism lurking under Minnesota nice. Here Holbrook poignantly traces the path from her troubled childhood to her leadership positions in the Twin Cities literary community, showing how creative writing can be a powerful tool for challenging racism and the healing ways of the storyteller's art.
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            ISBN 9781517907631
            Released NZ 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher University of Minnesota Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

            The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Cook, Philip J.; Goss, Kristin A.

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            The Gun Debate: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) takes readers on a tour of the issues that Americans debate when they talk about guns. The volume includes information on gun control pertaining to U.S. history, jurisprudence, cultural beliefs, political agendas, epidemiologcal dat...a, criminology, law and regulation, and policy effectiveness.
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            ISBN 9780190073459
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series What Everyone Needs to Know
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            The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico
             

            The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Volner, Ian

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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 20

            During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that he would build a great great wall on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, th...e wall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a fascinating look at the barriers that we have built over millennia. Traveling far afield, to China, the Middle East, Europe, and along the U.S. Mexico border, Volner examines famous, contentious, and illuminating structures, and explores key questions: Why do we build walls? What do they reveal about human history? What happens after they go up? With special attention to Trump's wall and the walls that exist along the US border already, this is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on an incredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.
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            ISBN 9781419735233
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2020
            Publisher Abrams
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Stonewall Reader

            The Stonewall Reader (Paperback)

            Edited by Baumann, Jason; Foreword by White, Edmund

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            For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White. June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which... is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly, the anthology spotlights forgotten figures who were pivotal in the movement, such as Lee Brewster, head of the Queens Liberation Front, and Ernestine Eckstine, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969.
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            ISBN 9780143133513
            Released NZ 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Boko Haram
             

            Boko Haram (Paperback)

            By Kendhammer, Brandon; McCain, Carmen

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            From its small-time origins in the early 2000s to its transformation into one of the world's most-recognized terrorist groups, this short book tells the story of Boko Haram's bloody, decade-long war in northeastern Nigeria.

            ISBN 9780821423516
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2018
            Publisher Ohio University Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Ohio Short Histories of Africa
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            The End of Policing
             

            The End of Policing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vitale, Alex

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            The problem is not overpolicing, it is policing itself Recent years have seen an explosion of protest and concern about police brutality and repression--especially after months of violent protest erupted in Ferguson, Missouri following the police killing of Mike Brown. Much of th...e conversation has focused on calls for enhancing police accountability, increasing police diversity, improving police training, and emphasizing community policing. Unfortunately, none of these is likely to produce results, because they fail to get at the core of the problem. The problem is policing itself--the dramatic expansion of the police role over the last 40 years. This book attempts to jog public discussion of policing by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control and demonstrating how the expanded role of the police is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice--even public safety. Drawing on first-hand research from across the globe, Alex Vitale shows how the implementation of alternatives to policing, like drug legalization, regulation, and harm reduction instead of the policing of drugs, has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice.
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            ISBN 9781784782924
            Released NZ 18 Sep 2018
            Publisher Verso Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Social Citizen: Peer Networks and Political Behavior
              

            The Social Citizen: Peer Networks and Political Behavior (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sinclair, Betsy

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            We are not just social animals, but social citizens whose political choices are significantly shaped by peer influence. Drawing upon data from settings as diverse as South Los Angeles and Chicago's wealthy North Shore, the author shows that social networks do not merely inform ci...tizens' behavior, they can - and do - have the power to change it.
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            ISBN 9780226922829
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2012
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Chicago Studies in American Politics
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            Unofficial War Artist

            Unofficial War Artist (Paperback)

            By Kennard, Peter

            • RRP: $38.78
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            Peter Kennard is Britain's foremost political artist and has been at the cutting edge of global political image making since the Vietnam War. Unofficial War Artist brings together the best of Kennard's work from 45 years of his career and accompanies a major retrospective of his ...work at IWM London.
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            ISBN 9781904897712
            Released NZ 31 May 2015
            Publisher Imperial War Museum
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Shades of Black: Tuesday 12 November 1912 - Waihi Goldminer's Strike
              

            Shades of Black: Tuesday 12 November 1912 - Waihi Goldminer's Strike (Paperback)

            By Walker, David

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            For 100 yeras Constable Gerald Wade, and then his descendants in their turn, have watched quietly while the story of Black Tuesday has been nurtured, massaged. But is it the whole story? How could it be without Constable Wade's perspective? Finally David Walker, Wade's eldest gra...ndson, has stepped up to introduce balance into this saga which has never beenallowed to cool off. He doesn't re-write strike history, but by analysing stand-out examples applies the brakes to some worrying runaway myths.
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            ISBN 9780908708819
            Published NZ 20 Sep 2012
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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