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2007 Demographic #08 Wild Cards Top Books

Earth Player #8: Wild Cards

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
1.  The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People by Jonathan Schell
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“The bottom line.”
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The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore  &  Brunei 5 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
2.  The Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei 5 (Rough Guide Travel Guides) by Charles De Ledesma
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“An ethnic and financial powerbase not yet fully understood by the West.”
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Protest and Possibilities: Civil Society and Coalitions for Political Change in Malaysia (Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific)
3.  Protest and Possibilities: Civil Society and Coalitions for Political Change in Malaysia (Contemporary Issues in Asia and Pacific) by Meredith L. Weiss
The list author says:
“Malaysia and Indonesia represent the best combination of security governance, respect for civil society, and respect for the Islamic faith in its own context.”
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Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds
4.  Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds by Stephen Kinzer
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“Literally between two worlds.  NATO to the north, Persians to the southwest, Arabs to the southeast, Kurds as the wild card.”
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A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey
5.  A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey by Clyde E. Fant
The list author says:
“Reminder that Turkey and Greece are as important as Jerusalem and Medina in terms of our classical heritage.”
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The Turks in World History
6.  The Turks in World History by Carter V. Findley
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“Worth understanding (as are the Iranians aka Persians).”
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Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
7.  Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
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“One man, one people, a story of bloodshed and bloodshed averted.”
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The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (New Press People's History)
8.  The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (New Press People’s History) by Vijay Prashad
The list author says:
“The larger context.”
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No Future Without Forgiveness
9.  No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu
The list author says:
“Truth & Reconciliation Commissions are the non-negotiable next step, along with empowering the five billion at the Bottom of the Pyramid (see Poverty list).”
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Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil
10.  Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil by Nicholas Shaxson
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“West has looted African resources for over a century.  Time for that to stop.”
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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
11.  Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World’s Most Precious Stones by Greg Campbell
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“Western mercenaries are killing people whose backyards have diamonds they have lived over for decades if not centuries.”
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Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror
12.  Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror by Douglas Farah
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“Follow the money.”
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2007 Demographic #08 Wild Cards Top Centers

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Yahoo News Directory – Syriaexternal link
Provides up-to-the-minute news on Syria, along with featured articles, opinions & editorials, related web sites, audio video clips. Also Kevin Sites Hotzone “Reports from Syria.” 1

Yahoo News Directory – Pakistanexternal link
Provides up-to-the-minute news on Pakistan, along with featured articles, opinions & editorials, related web sites, photos, and audio/video clips. Also special Kashmir dispute section. 2

Yahoo News Directory – Turkeyexternal link
Provides up-to-the-minute news on Turkey, along with featured articles, opinions & editorials, related web sites, audio video clips. Also special EU relations section. 3

Yahoo News Directory – South Africaexternal link
Provides up-to-the-minute news on South Africa, along with featured articles, opinions & editorials, related web sites, photos, and audio/video clips. Also special Kashmir dispute section. 4

Malaysiakiniexternal link
Malaysiakini.com offers between 20 to 30 items of news, opinions, editorials, features and letters a day. Since its launch, the website become the leading source of independent news and views on Malaysia. 5

African Unionexternal link
Official website. The AU is Africa’s premier institution and principal organization for the promotion of accelerated socio-economic integration of the continent, which will lead to greater unity and solidarity between African countries and peoples. The AU is based on the common vision of a united and strong Africa and on the need to build a partnership between governments and all segments of civil society, in particular women, youth and the private sector, in order to strengthen solidarity and cohesion amongst the peoples of Africa. As a continental organization it focuses on the promotion of peace, security and stability on the continent as a prerequisite for the implementation of the development and integration agenda of the Union. 6

Holy Seeexternal link
The official Vatican website. Site features links to Vatican museums, library and secret archives. Also provides news, liturgical celebrations, and other information. 7

See Changeexternal link
Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people worldwide have initiated a campaign to change the status of the Roman Catholic church at the United Nations. Concerned that the church has flown in under UN radar by calling itself the Holy See, we have called on the Secretary-General to review the church’s current status as a Non-member State Permanent Observer. We believe that the Holy See, the government of the Roman Catholic church, should participate in the UN in the same way as the world’s other religions do—as a non-governmental organization. 8

World Zionist Organizationexternal link
The Department for Zionist Activities of the World Zionist Organization is dedicated to promoting the Zionist idea and the Zionist movement as vital elements of contemporary Jewish life. It strives to enhance the impact of Zionist ideology and activity in Jewish communities around the world by encouraging the growth and development of Zionist Federations, and by providing a variety of centralized services emanating out of Jerusalem. 9

True Torah Jews Against Zionismexternal link
True Torah Jews is dedicated to informing the world and in particular the American public and politicians that all Jews do not support the ideology of the Zionist state called “Israel” which is diametrically opposite to the teachings of traditional Judaism. They are concerned that the widespread misconception that all Jews support the Zionist state and its actions endangers Jews worldwide. 10

Islam for Todayexternal link
This site was founded by a Western former Christian who converted to Islam. It began life as a small collection of practical and theological information about Islam compiled principally for the benefit of other new Muslims. It has since expanded greatly and now comprises a considerable body of knowledge – features and links about Muslim history and civilization, Islam in the West today, the rights of women in Islam plus Muslim schools and family life. While a much wider audience will now also find many of the articles of interest, the primary purpose of this site is to be a resource for Western converts to Islam and those considering becoming Muslim. 11

Jihad Watchexternal link
Jihad Watch is dedicated to bringing public attention to the role that jihad theology and ideology play in the modern world and to correcting popular misconceptions about the role of jihad and religion in modern-day conflicts. By shedding as much light as possible on these matters, we hope to alert people of good will to the true nature of the present global conflict. 12

Patriotic Union of Kurdistanexternal link
Official website. PUK struggles for democracy, freedom and equality; struggles against dictatorship, war, occupation and aggression; against national, class and religious oppression; against suppression of human rights, gender discrimination and terrorism; it struggles to fulfill the right of self-determination, cooperation and co-existence of nations in peace and harmony. 13

Feminist.comexternal link
Harnessing the power of the Internet, Feminist.com serves girls and women, and the people and organizations working to empower and sustain them. Feminist.com provides free and easy access to quality information related to issues impacting girls and women, and helps connect them to the many useful and varied organizations serving their needs across the country and throughout the world. As a library, a promoter of activism, a networking engine, and an Internet home for women worldwide, Feminist.com advances women-friendly organizations, increases civic involvement, promotes self-sufficiency, spiritual health and general wellness, and works for equality, justice, and safety for all girls and women. 14

Internet Usage World Statsexternal link
An International website featuring up to date free worldwide Internet Usage, the Population Statistics and Market Data, for over 233 countries and world regions. A useful resource for international market research, containing Internet statistics, broadband penetration, world population data and global trade information. Web site is updated frequently. Site navigation and usability has been made easy with links at the bottom of the pages, content menus on the left hand side column of most pages, and active links to country maps, statistics, local directories, and population information. Market research reports are also available. 15