Unesco Yearbook on Peace and Conflict Studies 1980.: Unknown
*Please note this audiobook contains explicit language. Nineteen Eighty is set against an evolving backdrop of power, corruption, and lies. The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when the Ripper murders his 13th victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter’s quest becomes personal, as he has nothing left to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other. This third volume of the Red Riding Quartet displays Peace’s unique voice, which places him as one of the UK’s finest crime writers. David Peace (born 1967) is an English author. He was named one of the Best of Young British Novelists by Granta in 2003 and won the 2004 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He is also known for his novels GB84 and The Damned United; the latter was made into a feature film starring Michael Sheen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saul Reichlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002598/bk_adbl_002598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since the mid-1980s, the psychology of liberation movement has been a catalyst for collective and individual change in communities throughout Latin America, and beyond; and recent political developments are making its powerful, transformative ideas more relevant than ever before. Psychology of Liberation: Theory and Applications updates the activist frameworks developed by Ignacio Martin-Baro and Paulo Freire with compelling stories from the frontlines of conflict in the developing and developed worlds, as social science and psychological practice are allied with struggles for peace, justice, and equality. In these chapters, liberation is presented as both an ongoing process and a core dimension of wellbeing, entailing the reconstruction of social identity and the transformation of all parties involved, both oppressed and oppressors. It also expands the social consciousness of professionals, bringing more profound meaning to practice and enhancing related areas such as peace psychology.
A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets - and of one´s own nature - when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert´s life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics. But it didn´t get easier. Robert carried with him the difficult dual nature of his existence, ´´fronting´´ in Yale, and at home. Through an honest rendering of Robert´s relationships - with his struggling mother, with his incarcerated father, with his teachers and friends and fellow drug dealers - The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America: race, class, drugs, community, imprisonment, education, family, friendship, and love. It´s about the collision of two fiercely insular worlds - the ivy-covered campus of Yale University and Newark, New Jersey, and the difficulty of going from one to the other and then back again. It´s about poverty, the challenges of single motherhood, and the struggle to find male role models in a community where a man is more likely to go to prison than to college. It´s about reaching one´s greatest potential and taking responsibility for your family no matter the cost. It´s about trying to live a decent life in America. But most all the story is about the tragic life of one singular brilliant young man. His end, a violent one, is heartbreaking and powerful and unforgettable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Newbern. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006860/bk_sans_006860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the main reasons people embark on the spiritual path is to identify what´s causing their pain. Oddly enough, when we try to find our pain we often can´t put our finger on it, and this is because our pain comes from an idea. We believe that we are separate from everything else, and we cling to this idea of ´´me´´, believing we need to protect it from the outside world. And yet this idea of separateness has nothing to do with reality, with our true nature. Instead of spending our lives struggling with imagined realities, we can learn to experience our intimacy with the world. When we realize our true mind, this truth penetrates our hearts and creates peace of mind. Zen Buddhism emphasizes zazen, or seated meditation, as the means to study the self and understand who we truly are. Dharma talks are an essential aspect of Zen training and take place in the context of zazen. Said to be ´´dark to the mind and radiant to the heart´´, a dharma talk is one of the ways in which a teacher points directly to the heart of the teachings of the Buddha. In our meditation practice, it is easy to get lost in self-doubt, fantasy, numbness, and emotional agitation. Dharma talks help to ground our practice, providing inspiration and an essential recognition of exactly where we find ourselves, so that we can learn to face difficulties and obstacles with a free and flexible mind. This talk was given at Zen Mountain Monastery or the Zen Center of New York City of the Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism, founded in 1980 by the late American Zen Master John Daido Loori, Roshi (1931-2009). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold Sensei. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/dhar/000033/sp_dhar_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.