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An intrepid journalist's investigation of cold-blooded murder in Chinese-occupied Tibet leads him deep within a lawless world in the land of the snows.
In August 2006, two young Tibetan women left their hillside village in Biru County to make their way to Dharamsala, India. Frustrated by their inability to practice the tenets of Buddhism or Tibetan culture under oppressive Chinese rule, best friends Dolma and Kelsang were determined to secure...
12) The Magna Carta
Many of us feel helpless when faced with the seemingly endless pain and poverty in the world. We are paralysed by the immensity of the problem, thinking, 'What can I possibly do?' Yet sometimes the smallest actions have the biggest consequences. There are people among us who devote themselves to improving the lives of others, and in Making a World of Difference filmmaker and author Miles Roston tells their stories.
Miles has collected stories...
One of Maurice "Mo" Jourdane's greatest contributions to the advancement of farm workers in the fields of California was his relentless—and ultimately successful—effort to end agricultural employers' required use of the short-handled hoe by laborers in the state's lucrative lettuce, celery, sugar beet, and strawberry industries. The short hoe, known by Hispanic farm workers as el cortito (the short one), was the cause of severe and...
Takes a critical look at the international aid industry. This book covers topics such as the Peace Corps, debt relief, the aid business, health, food and cultural practices, among many other subjects. It also includes tales from Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Philippines, India and additional countries.
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