Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear - fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child´s air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire´s Candide, Bram Stoker´s Dracula, Rachel Carson´s Silent Spring, Susan Sontag´s AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected - our bodies and our fates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000872/bk_high_000872_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At a school-supervised event, Joseph Frederick held up a banner with the message ´´Bong Hits 4 Jesus´´, a slang reference to marijuana smoking. Principal Deborah Morse took away the banner and suspended Frederick for 10 days. She justified her actions by citing the school´s policy against the display of material that promotes the use of illegal drugs. Frederick sued under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the federal civil rights statute, alleging a violation of his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. The District Court found no constitutional violation and ruled in favor of Morse. The court held that even if there were a violation, the principal had qualified immunity from lawsuit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed. The Ninth Circuit cited Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, which extended First Amendment protection to student speech except where the speech would cause a disturbance. Because Frederick was punished for his message rather than for any disturbance, the Circuit Court ruled, the punishment was unconstitutional. Furthermore, the principal had no qualified immunity, because any reasonable principal would have known that Morse´s actions were unlawful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oyez/000024/bk_oyez_000024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The 1998 arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in London and subsequent extradition proceedings sent an electrifying wave through the international community. This legal precedent for bringing a former head of state to trial outside his home country signaled that neither the immunity of a former head of state nor legal amnesties at home could shield participants in the crimes of military governments. It also allowed victims of torture and crimes against humanity to hope that their tormentors might be brought to justice. In this meticulously researched volume, Naomi Roht-Arriaza examines the implications of the litigation against members of the Chilean and Argentine military governments and traces their effects through similar cases in Latin American and Europe.Roht-Arriaza discusses the difficulties in bringing violators of human rights to justice at home, and considers the role of transitional justice in transnational prosecutions and investigations in the national courts of countries other than those where the crimes took place. She traces the roots of the landmark Pinochet case and follows its development and those of related cases, through Spain, the United Kingdom, elsewhere in Europe, and then through Chile, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. She situates these transnational cases within the context of an emergent International Criminal Court, as well as the effectiveness of international law and of the lawyers, judges, and activists working together across continents to make a new legal paradigm a reality. Interviews and observations help to contextualize and dramatize these compelling cases.These cases have tremendous ramifications for the prospect of universal jurisdiction and will continue to resonate for years to come. Roht-Arriaza´s deft navigation of these complicated legal proceedings elucidates the paradigm shift underlying this prosecution as well as the traction gained by advocacy networks promoting universal jurisdiction in recent decades.
Transition to a Natural Raw Food Diet with the Number-One Step-by-Step Guide! Find 50+ Recipes Inside to Start Right Away Are you struggling to transition to a raw food diet? Do you find recipes are hard to find, timely to make, and costly to prepare, making it an obstacle for you to easily make the change? Are you fed up with a lack of energy, heavy feelings, and lower mood, which accompany eating processed and non-nutritious foods? By purchasing Raw Food Diet, you´ll be able to find out how you can transition to a raw food diet with complete ease and confidence in this fully packed step-by-step guide and make the transition a permanent one! Not only that but this book will allow your body´s natural physiology to work at full efficiency by providing it with nutritious superfoods. With this book, you will enjoy increased levels of energy, vitality, and vastly improved well-being. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: An understanding of how a raw food diet benefits the body´s natural physiology, boosts energy, improves sleep, and aids digestion. Secrets to increasingly youthful looking skin, improved immunity, and natural weight loss. Easing into a raw food diet and benefiting with lasting achievable success. How to deal with common problems and enjoy raw food long term. How to enjoy raw food while travelling with freedom. How does this book help you get started? Fully packed with 50-plus quick, flavorsome, and delicious recipes. Provides an informed understanding of how the diet works to help improve your health and well-being. Gives you support and guidance in navigating potential challenges that may be encountered. Guides you to finding a community of raw food enthusiasts to help propel you forward. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063747/bk_acx0_063747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.