Tag: Eyes

The Eyes of the World Mining the Digital Age in the Eastern DR Congo


The Eyes of the World: Mining the Digital Age in the Eastern DR Congo By James H. Smith
2021 | 360 Pages | ISBN: 022677435X | PDF | 6 MB
The Eyes of the World focuses on the lives and experiences of Eastern Congolese people involved in extracting and transporting the minerals needed for digital devices. The digital devices that, many would argue, define this era exist not only because of Silicon Valley innovations but also because of a burgeoning trade in dense, artisanally mined substances like tantalum, tin, and tungsten. In the tentatively postwar Eastern DR Congo, where many lives have been reoriented around artisanal mining, these minerals are socially dense, fueling movement and innovative collaborations that encompass diverse actors, geographies, temporalities, and dimensions. Focusing on the miners and traders of some of these "digital minerals," The Eyes of the World examines how Eastern Congolese understand the work in which they are engaged, the forces pitted against them, and the complicated process through which substances in the earth and forest are converted into commodified resources. Smith shows how violent dispossession has fueled a bottom-up social theory that valorizes movement and collaboration-one that directly confronts both private mining companies and the tracking initiatives implemented by international companies aspiring to ensure that the minerals in digital devices are purified of blood.

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Through the Eyes of the Mufti The Essays of Haj Amin, Translated and Annotated


Zvi Elpeleg, Rachel Kessel, "Through the Eyes of the Mufti: The Essays of Haj Amin, Translated and Annotated"
English | 2009 | pages: 257 | ISBN: 0853039704 | PDF | 4,7 mb
Mufti Haj Amin al-Husayni had no chance of prevailing against the well-organized Zionist movement with its international support. The Palestinian Party that he headed after the First World War was split, conflicted and rife with corruption. In particular, it was isolated, with neighbouring Arab countries more concerned with their own problems. In light of this state of affairs, Haj Amin sought to enlist the help of the Arab and Muslim world in favor of the Palestinians. How did he do this? When appealing to the Arab world, he utilized the myth that the Zionists intended to use the Land of Israel as a base from which they would seek to conquer all Arab countries; when appealing to the Muslim world, he said that the Jews wished to destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and build their temple on its ruins. Another of the Mufti’s myths is the story of ‘the ancient conspiracy’, recounting the Description of the British and the Jews to expel the Arabs from Palestine and award the consequently uninhabited land to the Jews. Even though this ‘Description’ was unsubstantiated, at the time it became anchored in the consciousness of millions of local Palestinians who believed the Mufti’s inventions and were alarmed by them. This remains true to a great degree to this very day. The book presents the Mufti’s essays – the literal source of those myths, as well as notes and essays which reply to the ideas presented by Haj Amin. [Subject: Middle East Studies, Politics, International Relations]

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Predator Eyes of the Demon [Audiobook]


English | August 09, 2022 | ASIN: B09W7L5XYH | MP3 | M4B | 12h 35m | 686.5 MB
Editor: Bryan Thomas Schmidt | Narrators: Stacy Gonzalez, Kevin Kenerly, Joe Hempel, Lucy Rayner, Traber Burns, Natalie Naudus, Hillary Huber, Bradford Hastings, John McLain, Neil Shah, Sarah Mollo-Christensen
A brand-new anthology from a diverse lineup of authors, offering taut and dramatic exclusive tales set on Earth and in dark reaches of space, featuring the ultimate hunters known as Predators

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Eyes, Ears, and Daggers Special Operations Forces and the Central Intelligence Agency in America’s Evolving Struggle ag


Thomas H. Henriksen, "Eyes, Ears, and Daggers: Special Operations Forces and the Central Intelligence Agency in America’s Evolving Struggle ag"
English | ISBN: 0817919740 | 2016 | 222 pages | EPUB | 563 KB
Both the Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have served as the nation’s eyes, ears, and daggers, often in close cooperation but occasionally at cross-purposes throughout their histories. In this book, Thomas H. Henriksen examines the warrior-spy connection both before and after the formation of the SOF and the CIA, suggesting that their history is notable for instances of cooperating, competing, circumventing, and even cutting each other out of the action before the 9/11 terrorist attacks brought about their present close alignment. Henriksen shows how, by adopting an intelligence-driven, targeted counterstrike weapon against terrorists, the United States went from a Cold War Goliath to a more nimble force, thanks largely to the SOF and CIA contributions. But their contemporary blending, he suggests, could be just a temporary realignment and that a return to their traditional rivalry is not out of the question. By revisiting and appreciating their respective histories before partnering to combat Islamist terrorism, he provides a clearer understanding of their interaction and offers lessons for the struggle against extremist violence.

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Predator Eyes of the Demon


Predator: Eyes of the Demon edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
English | August 9, 2022 | ISBN: 1803360291 | True EPUB | 464 pages | 3 MB
A brand-new anthology with fifteen exclusive short stories offering taut and dramatic tales set on Earth and in dark reaches of space, featuring the ultimate hunters, the Yautja-also also known as Predators.

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Through the Eyes of a Young American A Teenager’s Perspective on Government, Politics and Solving Our Country’s Biggest


Jett James Pruitt, "Through the Eyes of a Young American: A Teenager’s Perspective on Government, Politics and Solving Our Country’s Biggest"
English | ISBN: 0996565299 | 2020 | 196 pages | EPUB | 1039 KB
2020 is the year of fear, civil unrest, and political divide. Many Americans feel forced to choose between Conservative and Progressive party lines. But do they have another choice?

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