Worth a Look: The Void Generation: How A Generation of Void Restraining Orders Voided the Lives of a Generation

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The Void Generation is a highly readable account of a series of publishing mistakes by the Judicial Council of California between 1999 and 2007 that resulted in the publication of thirteen (13) constitutionally and statutorily void restraining order forms, which the Judicial Council refused to correct until long after the forms were published. With no valid forms available for them to use, the courts were compelled to issue all of their restraining orders on void and unenforceable forms. The public record suggests these void forms may have caused the false arrest and imprisonment of thousands of presumably innocent respondents-without a warning notice or a prior hearing.

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Apr 30

Review: Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

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5.0 out of 5 stars 6-Star Utterly Brilliant Survey and Strategy, April 19, 2016

The author of this book has done something no one else has done – I say this as the reviewer of over 2,000 non-fiction books at Amazon across 98 categories. For the first time, in one book, we have a very clear map of what is happening where in the way of economic and social development; a startlingly diplomatic but no less crushing indictment of nation-state and militaries; and a truly inspiring game plan for what we should all be demanding from countries, cities, commonwealths, communities, and companies, in the way of future investments guided by a strategy for creating a prosperous world at peace.

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Apr 21

Worth a Look: Sufis, Salafis and Islamists – The Contested Ground of British Islamic Activism

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Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: The Contested Ground of British Islamic Activism

The Arabic terms Islamism, Salafism, Jihadism and Wahhabism have acquired currency in the English language and are synonymous with violent Muslim extremism.  But what do they actually mean? Why does Muslim religious conservatism and radicalisation appear to be on the increase?  What long term impact could they have on Western societies?  In this unique, ground breaking book – British Muslim academic Sadek Hamid evaluates the impact of three globally influential religious paradigms by using the UK as a case study. He devotes a chapter to each of the four faces of faith-based activism: reformist Islamist, radical pan-Islamist, Salafi and neo-Sufi by tracing their intellectual genealogies and explaining how these trends migrated, evolved and integrated into British society.

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Apr 16