People Get Ready

The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

Author: Robert McChesney,John Nichols

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568585225

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7705

Humanity is on the verge of its darkest hour—or its greatest moment The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, service, and professional sectors of an economy that is already struggling. The end of work as we know it will hit at the worst moment imaginable: as capitalism fosters permanent stagnation, when the labor market is in decrepit shape, with declining wages, expanding poverty, and scorching inequality. Only the dramatic democratization of our economy can address the existential challenges we now face. Yet, the US political process is so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not just democracy but progress. The great challenge of these times is to ensure that the tremendous benefits of technological progress are employed to serve the whole of humanity, rather than to enrich the wealthy few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions. Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny—before it’s too late—and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity.

People Get Ready

The Future of Jazz Is Now!

Author: Ajay Heble,Rob Wallace

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822399725

Category: Music

Page: 328

View: 9668

In People Get Ready, musicians, scholars, and journalists write about jazz since 1965, the year that Curtis Mayfield composed the famous civil rights anthem that gives this collection its title. The contributors emphasize how the political consciousness that infused jazz in the 1960s and early 1970s has informed jazz in the years since then. They bring nuance to historical accounts of the avant-garde, the New Thing, Free Jazz, "non-idiomatic" improvisation, fusion, and other forms of jazz that have flourished since the 1960s, and they reveal the contemporary relevance of those musical practices. Many of the participants in the jazz scenes discussed are still active performers. A photographic essay captures some of them in candid moments before performances. Other pieces revise standard accounts of well-known jazz figures, such as Duke Ellington, and lesser-known musicians, including Jeanne Lee; delve into how money, class, space, and economics affect the performance of experimental music; and take up the question of how digital technology influences improvisation. People Get Ready offers a vision for the future of jazz based on an appreciation of the complexity of its past and the abundance of innovation in the present. Contributors. Tamar Barzel, John Brackett, Douglas Ewart, Ajay Heble, Vijay Iyer, Thomas King, Tracy McMullen, Paul D. Miller/DJ Spooky, Nicole Mitchell, Roscoe Mitchell, Famoudou Don Moye, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Eric Porter, Marc Ribot, Matana Roberts, Jaribu Shahid, Julie Dawn Smith, Wadada Leo Smith, Alan Stanbridge, John Szwed, Greg Tate, Scott Thomson, Rob Wallace, Ellen Waterman, Corey Wilkes

Time to Get Ready

An Advent, Christmas Reader to Wake Your Soul

Author: Mark A. Villano

Publisher: Paraclete Press

ISBN: 1612617891

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5710

For many Christians, Advent and Christmas have simply become just another time of year, albeit more frenetic. It is for them that Mark Villano has written Time to Get Ready. He opens up the Scriptures, themes, and liturgical traditions of these holy seasons to better appreciate their meaning. He reveals the lifechanging mystery of Christ, the invitations of grace all around. Consider this book a daily retreat, a time to let go of the activity and noise of life and simply listen. It will become a cherished companion for many as they prepare spiritually for Christmas and beyond.

People Get Ready!

A New History of Black Gospel Music

Author: Bob Darden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826414366

Category: Music

Page: 424

View: 3424

From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to contemporary gospel, "People Get Ready!" provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of this musical genre.

Uppercase Alphabet

Author: Barbara Gregorich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781589473447

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7958

Let's Get Ready for Halloween

Author: Joanne Winne

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516231730

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8464

Describes how people prepare for and celebrate Halloween.

People Get Ready

African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Author: Kevin Meehan

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604732825

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9678

Throughout this book, Kevin Meehan offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analyzing travel narratives, histories, creative collaborations, and political exchanges, he traces the development of African American/Caribbean dialogue through the lives and works of four key individuals: historian Arthur Schomburg, writer/archivist Zora Neale Hurston, poet Jayne Cortez, and politican Jean-Bertrand Aristide. People Get Ready examines how these influential figures have reevaluated popular culture, revised the relationship between intellectuals and everyday people, and transformed practices ranging from librarianship and anthropology to poetry and broadcast journalism. This discourse, Meehan notes, is not free of contradictions, and misunderstandings arise on both sides. In addition to noting dialogues of unity, People Get Ready focuses on instances of intellectual elitism, sexim, color, prejudice, imperialism, national, chauvinism, and other forms of mutual disdain that continue to limit African American and Caribbean solidarity.

Get Ready for School: Pre-K

Author: Heather Stella

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9780316352345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 4583

With nearly 290,000 copies in print, Get Ready for Pre-K has been teaching and reinforcing basic early-learning skills through rewarding activities for more than 10 years. The updated edition, with 30% new material, features the same adorable art and easy-to-follow instructions, but contains approximately 100 new standards-based activities recognized by educators nationwide. Early-learning skills emphasized here include writing the uppercase alphabet, counting from 1 to 10, recognizing shapes and colors, and identifying the four seasons and the days of the week.

Get Ready for Coaching

Author: Caroline Taylor

Publisher: Talent for Growth Ltd

ISBN: 9780955442407

Category: Employees

Page: 54

View: 8931

People Get Ready!

A New History of Black Gospel Music

Author: Bob Darden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826414366

Category: Music

Page: 424

View: 4466

From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to contemporary gospel, "People Get Ready!" provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of this musical genre.

Get Ready Lady

Joining Work After A Break

Author: Narmadha Kamalakannan

Publisher: Educreation Publishing


Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

View: 9960

A 'must read' for every woman, who was once a career oriented girl and now a queen of your house, still stuck in dilemma between personal and professional responsibilities. This book takes you through three stages 1. Introspection 2. Preparation & 3. Settling Period, where you will examine and explore the options in and around you, for you to bounce back into a working woman. It helps on upgradation from Working woman V1.0 to Working mother V2.0, updating the reader's confidence level and positivity. Get Ready Lady!

Get Ready for Openid

Author: Rafeeq Rehman

Publisher: OpenID Book

ISBN: 0972403124

Category: Computers

Page: 252

View: 8417

This resource provides comprehensive information to beginners and mid-level programmers of OpenID. The text will be useful for those getting to know the OpenID system, developing OpenID enabled Web sites, or using OpenID in a corporate environment. (Computer Books)

Get Ready for Biology

Author: Lori K. Garrett

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321500571

Category: Science

Page: 258

View: 9885

Adapted from Lori Garrett's successful "Get Ready for A&P," this workbook saves classroom time and frustration by helping students quickly prepare for the General Biology course for Biology Majors. The hands-on activities get students up to speed with basic study skills, math skills, biological terminology, basic chemistry, and cell biology. Each topic area includes a pre-test, guided explanation, interactive quizzes and exercises, and end-of-chapter cumulative tests.

Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307887456

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1012

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Get Ready for Microbiology

Author: Lori K. Garrett,Judy Meier Penn

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321595928

Category: Microbiology

Page: 228

View: 6031

Get Ready for Microbiology helps students quickly prepare for their microbiology course and provides useful materials for future reference. The workbook gets students up to speed with chapters on study skills, math skills, microbiology terminology, basic chemistry, basic biology, and basic cell biology before a final chapter that introduces students to microbiology. Each chapter includes a pre-test (Your Starting Point), guided explanations, interactive practice exercises with answers explained (Time to Try; Picture This; Reality Check), quizzes with answers given (Quick Check), motivations for learning (Why Should I Care?), and end-of-chapter cumulative tests with answers given at the back of the book (What Did You Learn?).

Two to get ready

Author: Anthony Florio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780882076355

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 131

View: 8431

Get Ready for A and P

Author: Lori K. Garrett

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

ISBN: 9780321813879

Category: Anatomy

Page: 261

View: 9711

This hands-on book gets you up to speed with important study skills, math skills, anatomical terminology, basics of the human body, chemistry, and cell biology ... Each chapter includes a pre-test, guided explanations, helpful activities, quizzes and end-of-chapter cumulative test.

Get Ready to Be a Grandmother

in Less Than Nine Months!

Author: Dr. Susan: The Gramma Guru

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595916061

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 136

View: 6554

It's a real shocker-such incredible news! You are going to be a grandmother! What should you do? Where do you begin? Remarkably, your offspring is pregnant and you are having a grandbaby in Less Than Nine Months! It's hard to imagine this complex transition. You gave them life and now they give you new life! Get Ready to Be a Grandmother is an insightful journey through the trimesters of pregnancy, delving into the communication issues and challenges of this life-altering, newborn dimension called Grandmotherhood. Get Ready is your definitive Guidebook to Grandmothering, laying a concrete foundation for the road ahead. A lifelong educator and PR professional communicator, Dr. Susan: the Gramma Guru® teaches you how to maximize your time, energy, and resources through involvement rather than intrusion. If you are joining the ten thousand Baby Boomers becoming grandmothers every day, Get Ready is the book to curl up with during the exciting months ahead!

Get Ready for War

Author: Ni-Ni Simone,Amir Abrams

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 075827355X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 423

View: 1561

While attending their ultra-exclusive private school in Hollywood, London must hide her relationship with Justice from her parents, Heather cleans up her act in rehab, Spencer reveals secrets to the media, and Rich's web of lies catches up with her.

Bond Get Ready for Secondary School - Mathematics

Author: Andrew Baines,Katherine Hamlyn

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748775385

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9294

Bond is the number one series for 11 plus (11+) practice, with over 45 years of experience. Written by expert author Andrew Baines, Bond Get Ready for Secondary School Maths helps children to step into Secondary School with confidence. - Step-by-step support for the transition into secondary school - Boost your child's confidence with explanations and practice for the key areas of the Year 7 Maths framework - Tutors' tips and explanations - Raise comprehension with additional support and guidance - Answers for each practice activity - Improve understanding with answers and explanations which break down complicated theories - Written by the 11 plus experts - Be confident your child is receiving quality support from an experienced author - For more information visit