Author: Paul Mason Genre: History Publisher: Random House ISBN: 9781446444160 Book Pages: 320 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Globalisation has created a whole new working class - and they are reliving stories that were first played out a century ago. In Live Working or Die Fighting, Paul Mason tells the story of this new working class alongside the epic history of the global labour movement, from its formation in the factories of the 1800s through its near destruction by fascism in the 1930s and up to today's anti-globalisation movement. Blending exhilarating historical narrative with reportage from today's front line, he links the lives of 19th-century factory girls with the lives of teenagers in a giant Chinese mobile phone factory; he tells the story of how mass trade unions were born in London's Docklands - and how they're being reinvented by the migrant cleaners in skyscrapers that stand on the very same spot. It is a story of urban slums, self-help co-operatives, choirs and brass bands, free love and self-education by candlelight. And, as the author shows, in the developing industrial economies of the world it is still with us. Live Working or Die Fighting celebrates a common history of defiance, idealism and self-sacrifice, one as alive and active today as it was two hundred years ago. It is a unique and inspirational book.
Author: Paul Mason Genre: Employee rights Publisher: Random House ISBN: 9780099492887 Book Pages: 320 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Filled with stories from many different countries, Paul Mason’s book reveals recurring trends in working-class movements over the last two hundred years to trace the origins of the activism we see in the anti-globalization movement of today.
Author: Paul Mason Genre: Publisher: ReadHowYouWant ISBN: 1458722503 Book Pages: 564 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
The stories in this book come to life through the voices of remarkable individuals: child laborers in Dickensian England, visionary women on Parisian barricades, gun-toting railway strikers in America's Wild West, and beer-swilling German metalworkers who tried to stop World War I.It is a story of urban slums, self-help cooperatives, choirs and brass bands, free love, and self-education by candlelight. And, as the author shows, in the developing industrial economies of the world, it is still with us. Live Working or Die Fighting celebrates a common history of defiance, idealism, and self-sacrifice, one as alive and active today as it was two hundred years ago. It is a unique and inspirational book.
A true classic with a timeless message! All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid? The Story of Ferdinand has inspired, enchanted, and provoked readers ever since it was first published in 1936 for its message of nonviolence and pacifism. In WWII times, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned in Nazi Germany, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland. The preeminent leader of Indian nationalism and civil rights, Mahatma Gandhi—whose nonviolent and pacifistic practices went on to inspire Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.—even called it his favorite book. The story was adapted by Walt Disney into a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938. Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons).
Author: Lord Ernest Hamilton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Good Press ISBN: EAN:4064066219925 Book Pages: 477 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
"The First Seven Divisions" by Lord Ernest Hamilton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Author: Rajiv Immanuel Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN: 150253200X Book Pages: 60 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
There are jobs requiring skilled workers in the UK, but not all unemployed UK youth are able to make use of these opportunities. Are you a skilled or a professionally qualified person or a UK university graduate of foreign origin wanting to get ahead? Britain has an ageing society. About 20% of the population are pensioners. An ageing society has problems paying it's pensions because there are less people of working age in the UK. To compound matters, there are not enough skilled and hard-working people of working age in the UK than needed. What can the government do? One solution is to raise the retirement age for pension, making people work longer. The government has done that. Immigration of young, skilled and ambitious people is the other solution. Britain's Office of Budget Responsibility has found that allowing more than 140,000 immigrants into Britain a year, equivalent to about 7 million people in 50 years, would help increase the overall number of people who are in work and improve public finances. There are great career opportunities waiting to be taken in Britain. What are the areas in which skills shortages exist in the UK? Which skilled jobs are desperately in need of foreigners because of the local unavailability of talent? In which skilled profession is talent in such short supply that temporary staff can earn as much as £15,000 per week? How do some accountants earn £500 per day? Do UK employers like the work ethic of foreigners? Are those with foreign language skills in demand? What is the government's official view on the UK's skills shortages? Which is the best employer for foreigners in the UK Will I face discrimination at work as a foreigner? Will my foreign name cause problems for me in finding a job? Which is the best employer in Britain for foreigners? How do I set up a business in the UK? Find answers to these and other similar questions in this book. The author Rajiv Immanuel arrived in the UK in 1995 as an international student. Since then he has lived and worked in this country and is now a British citizen. He is a writer of books preparing other foreigners for UK life. This book is one of his series of books designed to help foreigners considering the UK as a place to live, work or study. As a first step, anyone considering coming to live in the UK would need to know what employment they could possibly take up (especially where there would be less competition from locals). As a second step, they need to know where to live. Choosing where to live and work is more complicated than merely living where you get a job. Some parts of the UK are highly dangerous. More than 3500 rapes happened in the Greater London area in 2013. Portsmouth is the rape capital of the UK, closely followed by Peterborough. Nottingham has the highest crime rate in the UK. Which UK towns and cities are crime ridden and best avoided? What precautions must I take to avoid becoming a victim of crime? Which towns and cities are safe and peaceful? This book has all the answers you need. Don't let your UK life end in tragedy. Forewarned is forearmed. Don't be left behind. Enjoy career success in the UK with the right information at hand.
Author: Alfredo E. Cardenas Genre: Publisher: ISBN: 0692318631 Book Pages: 354 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This book uses a variety of characters, real and imagined, to tell the story of a people who went from being Spaniard to Mexican to American in a short span of 30 years. They struggled to hold on to their land, their language, their culture, and their history-against insurmountable odds. At times this struggle resorted to violence. This is a historical novel depicting the "Plan of San Diego, Texas," one of those times when the struggle became violent. They lived in what can truly be called "Medio Mexico." It was an area that was claimed by distant capitals in Mexico City and Washington DC, but ruled by neither; neither knew or cared much about them. They were caught in between two languages, two cultures, two legal systems, two political systems, and two monetary and economic systems. Despite it all, they survived and flourished. It was not easy by any means; to survive they had to fight and die for what they believed, what they owned, what they knew, what they wanted for their children. This book uses fictional characters to tell their story. The characters are fictional but they are authentic. They are not based on any one person but rather are a compilation of various real persons and the imagination of the author-formed by historical knowledge and his own experiences. Their conversations and interactions with real persons, such as President Woodrow Wilson, President Venustiano Carranza, and all the other historical figures are imaginary but they are based on who these historical figures were, said, and did.
Author: Hiroshi Sakurazaka,Nick Mamatas Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels Publisher: VIZ Media LLC ISBN: 9781421577241 Book Pages: 95 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
When the alien Mimics invade, soldier Keiji Kiriya is killed, easily, on the battlefield. But he wakes up the previous morning as if nothing happened and must fight the battle again...and again...and again. Teamed up with the mysterious female fighter known as the Full Metal Bitch, Keiji must figure out how to stop the cycle—and what role his new and deadly ally plays in the fight to save Earth. Author Nick Mamatas (Bullettime, Love Is the Law) and artist Lee Ferguson (Miranda Mercury, Green Arrow/Black Canary) give Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s mind-bending alien invasion tale a bold new look in the official comic adaptation of the original novel. Now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise! -- VIZ Media