The War the Lift and the Separatists

Novid Shaid's play- The War, The Lift and The Separatists- is a political and supernatural drama, which will challenge audiences to navigate through the current tensions between multi-cultural, separatist and extremist ideologies.

Author: Novid Shaid

Publisher: Novid Shaid

ISBN: 0993044875


Page: 84

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Three extremists- a Muslim fanatic, a white racist and a radical feminist- get stuck in a lift. Trapped and enraged, they struggle to tolerate each other. But when the lift awakens and the inquisitions begin, their lives will never be the same again... Novid Shaid's play- The War, The Lift and The Separatists- is a political and supernatural drama, which will challenge audiences to navigate through the current tensions between multi-cultural, separatist and extremist ideologies.

The Hidden Ones

No fear is upon them; nor shall they grieve. This debut novel by Novid Shaid weaves together the genres of supernatural, mystery and Sufi mysticism.

Author: Novid Shaid


ISBN: 0993044808


Page: 180

View: 410


They pass us on the street; they serve us in shops; they go to our schools, but their profound realities are hidden... They are the hidden ones and the light that protects them ensures that they will remain hidden until the end of time. Layla, Khadim and Rose live in an average town in the UK. Each of them is haunted by a darkness which threatens to consume them and those around them. An assassin has been dispatched; a child-snatcher is on the prowl and a ruthless gang is closing in. Unique, alienated and vulnerable, the hidden ones must confront these darknesses with their hidden lights. No fear is upon them; nor shall they grieve. This debut novel by Novid Shaid weaves together the genres of supernatural, mystery and Sufi mysticism. Fast-paced, haunting and moving, this tale was written as a consequence of the author's travels and meetings with remarkable people around the world. Inspiration was also drawn from an eclectic range of works including Stephen King's "The Green Mile," Ibn Al Arabi's "Sufis of Andalucia" and Yann Martell's "The Life of Pi."

The Tamil Separatist War in Sri Lanka

By early 1994, the war had settled into a stalemate again. ... The PA began to make peace overtures very early, partially lifting the ...

Author: Channa Wickremesekera

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317293866

Category: History

Page: 270

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The complex and long-drawn war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended with the defeat of the Tigers in 2009. This book provides a military history of the conflict in tracing its evolution from a battle between a ragtag guerrilla force and a mainly ceremonial army to one between an organized guerrilla force with semi-conventional capability and a state military apparatus that had morphed into a large and potent force with modern armour, aircraft and naval vessels. Using a wide range of sources this book offers an incisive analysis of the progress and conclusion of one of the longest and most destructive wars in modern South Asia. Comprehensive and accessible, the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern South Asia, especially Sri Lanka, military history, politics, defence and strategic studies, as well as the general reader.

Secessionism and Separatism in Europe and Asia

The unfinished civil war with the mainland and the martial law regime declared on ... Until the lifting of martial law in 1987, the KMT remained the only ...

Author: Jean-Pierre Cabestan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415667746

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Secessionist movements are a fact of life and sometimes the interplay of demands becomes mutually exclusive and result in outbreaks of violence or indeed outright warfare. The contributors to this book provide a comparative survey of recent attempts at secession from across Europe and Asia and assesses the responses of the respective host governments. This volume will be an invaluable resource for those who wish to understand the dynamics of secessionist movements and as such will appeal to students and scholars of Asian and...

Mexico at War From the Struggle for Independence to the 21st Century Drug Wars

Centralist general Pedro de Ampudia lifts the siege of the separatist garrison within Campeche, retreating by sea to El Carmen. October 30, 1844 November 22 ...

Author: David F. Marley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694285

Category: History

Page: 615

View: 822


A comprehensive overview of Mexico's military history from 1810 to the present day, including rare facts and information not found online. • Contains 300 entries covering every aspect of military history ranging from weapons to terminology to practices • Includes a wealth of hard-to-find information compiled and translated from obscure Mexican and French sources • Features key primary sources, including 10 of the most important documents related to the military history of Mexico • Reveals the role music played in creating and establishing personal, military, and national identities

One Day on Mars

Could we get to them, to the evac lift? Alexander held on to his wife's hand as he thought of possibilities. He knew that if the Separatists found a U.S. ...

Author: Travis S. Taylor

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618246097

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 455


TWENTY-FOUR HOURS: A DAY THAT WOULD EITHER FREE AN ENTIRE PLANET- OR UTTERLY DEVASTATE IT A nonstop futuristic thrill-ride, through the critical events which were the breaking point for the underclass of Martian citizens and precipitated a revolution to break the Martian colonists free from the formidable Sol System government. The formerly red planet¾now in danger of again becoming red, blood red¾would never be the same, nor would the human race. It was one day that changed the course of history for the Solar System, raging from hand-to-hand combat to piloted armored mecha suits clashing to an enormous space battle, with dedicated heroes on both sides of the conflict wondering if they were doing the right thing¾and if they would live to see another day. And wondering, as well, if the spark of this new war, that would eventually reach across whole star systems, would bring them peace. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka

... pressure on the government by bringing its guerilla war to the capital. ... surrender of arms by the Tamil militants; lifting of the emergency in the ...

Author: Asoka Bandarage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135970857

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 128


The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) is one of the world’s most intractable contemporary armed struggles. The internationally banned LTTE is considered the prototype of modern terrorism. It is known to have introduced suicide bombing to the world, and recently became the first terrorist organization ever to acquire an air force. The ‘iron law of ethnicity’ – the assumption that cultural difference inevitably leads to conflict – has been reinforced by the 9/11 attacks and conflicts like the one in Sri Lanka. However, the connections among ethnic difference, conflict, and terrorism are not automatic. This book broadens the discourse on the separatist conflict in Sri Lanka by moving beyond the familiar bipolar Sinhala versus Tamil ethnic antagonism to show how the form and content of ethnicity are shaped by historical social forces. It develops a multipolar analysis which takes into account diverse ethnic groups, intra-ethnic, social class, caste and other variables at the local, regional and international levels. Overall, this book presents a conceptual framework useful for comparative global conflict analysis and resolution, shedding light on a host of complex issues such as terrorism, civil society, diasporas, international intervention and secessionism.

Engaging Eurasia s Separatist States

The study concluded that the effect of lifting the blockades would not be spectacular in the short term as long as the states remained institutionally weak ...

Author: Dov Lynch

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 1929223544

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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In the wake of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, secessionist forces carved four de facto states from parts of Moldova, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Ten years on, those states are mired in uncertainty. Beset by internal problems, fearful of a return to the violence that spawned them, and isolated and unrecognized internationally, they survive behind cease-fire lines that have temporarily frozen but not resolved their conflicts with the metropolitan powers. In this, the first in-depth comparative analysis of these self-proclaimed republics, Dov Lynch examines the logic that maintains this uneasy existence and explores ways out of their volatile predicament. Drawing on extensive travel within Eurasia and remarkable access to leading figures in the secessionist struggles, Lynch spotlights the political, military, and economic dynamics--both internal and external--that drive the existence of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria, and Nagorno-Karabakh. He also evaluates a range of options for resolving the status of the de facto states before violence returns, and proposes a coordinated approach, spearheaded by the European Union, that balances de facto and de jure independence and sovereignty. Slim but packed with information and insight, this volume also offers instructive lessons about the dynamics of intrastate and ethnic conflict and the merits of autonomy and power sharing in places as diverse as Kosovo, Northern Cyprus, and Chechnya.


With respect to Belarus , only the first stage of the monetary union has occurred at the time of writing ( namely , the lifting of trade and customs ...

Author: Metta Spencer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847685853

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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This book offers a comparative view of nine historic separatist movements, some of which have achieved the break-up of an empire or a state, and others that to date have not. The authors analyze the long term effects of secession: after partition, ethnic strife typically continues for generations; minorities decline in status; and democracy and human rights are derogated.

Lift High the Cross

... by Christians has helped hard-core separatists confuse average Americans ... even if they help to win a battle, would surely serve to lose the war.

Author: Ann Burlein

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822383406

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Both the Christian right and right-wing white supremacist groups aspire to overcome a culture they perceive as hostile to the white middle class, families, and heterosexuality. The family is threatened, they claim, by a secular humanist conspiracy that seeks to erase all memory of the nation’s Christian heritage by brainwashing its children through sex education, multiculturalism, and pop culture. In Lift High the Cross Ann Burlein looks at two groups that represent, in one case, the “hard” right, and in the other, the “soft” right—Pete Peters’s “Scriptures for America” and James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family”—in order to investigate the specific methods these groups rely on to appeal to their followers. Arguing that today’s right engenders its popularity not by overt bigotry or hatred but by focusing on people’s hopes for their children, Burlein finds a politics of grief at the heart of such rhetoric. While demonstrating how religious symbols, rituals, texts, and practices shape people’s memories and their investment in society, she shows how Peters and Dobson each construct countermemories for their followers that reframe their histories and identities—as well as their worlds—by reversing mainstream perspectives in ways that counter existing power relations. By employing the techniques of niche marketing, the politics of scandal, and the transformation of political issues into “gut issues” and by remasculinizing the body politic, Burlein shows, such groups are able to move people into their realm of influence without requiring them to agree with all their philosophical, doctrinal, or political positions. Lift High the Cross will appeal to students and scholars of religion, American cultural studies, women’s studies, sociology, and gay and lesbian studies, as well as to non-specialists interested in American politics and, specifically, the right.

African American Political Thought Integration vs separatism from the colonial period to the present

He then served as civilian aide to Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson ... on the lyrics of some 200 songs , including “ Lift Every Voice and Sing .

Author: Marcus D. Pohlmann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415942896

Category: Political Science

Page: 2112

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Looks at the history of African American politics, from colonial times until the present day.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy

While the USA refused to endorse China's intensified efforts to combat separatist forces in Xinjiang explicitly, it did not highlight the issue specifically ...

Author: Emilian Kavalski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317043898

Category: Political Science

Page: 502

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy draws out the full range of topics and issues that characterise China's external affairs. The volume is intended to provide an overview of Chinese foreign policy that will be relevant both to experts in the field as well as those that are just starting to grapple with Beijing's international outlook. The investigation of Chinese foreign policy offered by the volume is divided into seven parts: - Part I focuses on the historical evolution of Chinese foreign policy by detailing the specific traditions and the altering paradigms of Beijing's external outlook proffered for the explanation and understanding of Chinese foreign policy - Part II discusses the different analytical perspectives proffered for the explanation and understanding of Chinese foreign policy - Part III considers the domestic sources of Chinese foreign policy - Part IV analyses the international impact of Beijing's outreach - Part V of the volume begins the exploration of China's relations with specific international actors - Part VI investigates the regional interactions of Chinese foreign policy - Part VII of the volume draws attention to several issues impacting both the practice and the understanding of Chinese foreign policy This Companion draws a vivid picture of the full spectrum of topics, issues, and relationships that define China's international interactions. The collection therefore provides a relevant point of departure for anyone interested in learning about Beijing's external affairs. Owing to the wide range of themes and ideas, this volume is essential reading for students of Chinese foreign policy.

Beyond Human Rights and the War on Terror

However, to define “separatism” as “terrorism” would deepen Jakarta's targeting of ... the lifting of travel bans for foreign journalists there.68 However, ...

Author: Satvinder S. Juss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351006040

Category: Law

Page: 256

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This edited collection provides a comprehensive, insightful, and detailed study of a vital area of public policy debate as it is currently occurring in countries across the world from India to South Africa and the United Kingdom to Australia. Bringing together academics and experts from a variety of jurisdictions, it reflects upon the impact on human rights of the application of more than a decade of the "War on Terror" as enunciated soon after 9/11. The volume identifies and critically examines the principal and enduring resonances of the concept of the "War on Terror". The examination covers not only the obvious impacts but also the more insidious and enduring changes within domestic laws. The rationale for this collection is therefore not just to plot how the "War on Terror" has operated within the folds of the cloak of liberal democracy, but how they render that cloak ragged, especially in the sight of those sections of society who pay the heaviest price in terms of their human rights. This book engages with the public policy strand of the last decade that has arguably most shaped perceptions of human rights and engendered debates about their worth and meaning. It will be of interest to researchers, academics, practitioners, and students in the fields of human rights law, criminal justice, criminology, politics, and international studies.

Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft

... to lift the embargo on commercial sales of non-lethal defense equipment. ... or to link the anti-separatist war with the global 'war on terrorism', ...

Author: B.J.C. McKercher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136664373

Category: Political Science

Page: 524

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Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ‘Great Powers’ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics. This topical new Handbook illustrates how and why the new international order has evolved – and is still evolving – since the end of the Cold War, through the application of diplomacy and statecraft. Including cutting edge contributions from over 40 scholars, the handbook is structured around seven sections: Context of Diplomacy Great Powers Middle Powers Developing Powers International Organisations and Military Alliances International Economy Issues of Conflict and Co-operation Through analysis of a wide range of case studies, the Handbook assesses the diplomacy and statecraft of individual powers, offering insights into how they function, their individual perception of national interests and the roles they play in modern statecraft. The contributors also seek to evaluate the organizations and contemporary issues that continue to influence the shaping of the new international order. A comprehensive survey of diplomacy across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and professionals alike.

Whither the Philippines in the 21st Century

First, the MNLF's rebellion was the first major conventional war ever in the history of the ... further reinforced separatism's significance.8 Second, ...

Author: Rodolfo C Severino

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812304995

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Examines contradictory economic and political trends occurring in the Philippines in order to gain a sense of the country's prospects.

Muslim Separatism

The Malay movement in Patani , on the other hand , has received neither direct concessions nor recognition from Bangkok , though its separatist activities ...

Author: Kadir Che Man (W.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015015162590

Category: Malays (Asian people)

Page: 240

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This important comparative study views the separatist movements in the Philippines and Thailand as both political phenomena and springing from dissatisfied ethnic minorities. The author questions "Modernization school" and Marxist belief that ethnicity is a transitory phenomenon, arguing that that concept of "national culture" may result in minority groups remaining outside the culture. Examining the form and development of these resistance struggles, this study investigates their structure, leadership, and ideology, and highlights the role of Islam in shaping and sustaining the movements.

Lift Every Voice

To promote her views and to denounce separatists , Shadd published the first issue of the Provincial Freeman in 1853 , thus becoming the first black woman ...

Author: Philip Sheldon Foner


ISBN: 0817308482

Category: Social Science

Page: 925

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This comprehensive anthology will be the standard source for the study of African American public address for years to come. For Americans of the 19th century, as W. E. B. Du Bois observed, eloquent speeches were 'the shining lights of civilization' that both expressed and sought to improve the lives and communities from which they sprang. Through political speeches, sermons, lectures, oral testimonies, and ceremonial addresses, African Americans offered diverse responses to the issues and events of their times, including not only slavery and racial equality but also women's rights, education, religion, immigration, socialism, war, Indian policy, and labor organization, among others. The speeches in this collection are among the most powerful expressions of African American opinions on these issues and were delivered on occasions and before audiences where the speakers believed their words might be transformative. "Lift Every Voice" is a completely revised, updated, and expanded version of Philip Foner's 1972 classic Voice of Black America, which Library Journal hailed as "indispensable.""This well-edited and richly inclusive work," wrote Benjamin Quarles, "unveils the full sweep of Black expression as found in platform addresses" by "men and women who join eloquence with reason in articulating their grievances and their aspirations and in arousing their listeners with their ringing and prophetic challenges." This new collection includes over 60 additional texts and revised and expanded introductory essays that provide historical, biographical, and critical information for each speech. Containing more than 150 speeches, this anthology represents the most extensive and diverse collection of African American oratory of the 18th and 19th centuries ever published. "Lift Every Voice" makes readily accessible not only the classic orations of such well-known figures as Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Booker T. Washington but also dozens of lesser-known but important speeches deserving greater recognition and study. Many of these speeches are previously unpublished, uncollected, or long out of print.

The Politics of Eastern Cape Separatism 1820 1854

... sale of such farms since the war a fact which even the Journal admitted.40 The ... and give our governors a lift to provide for their sons à la Napier.

Author: Cordeur Le

Publisher: Cape Town ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015001004996

Category: British

Page: 314

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Lifting the Veil

Human history has always been at war with itself. The World Bank, the World ... Isolation leads to separatism and racism. Discouragement gets us lost in ...

Author: Jane Kamerling

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 9781926715759

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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Lifting The Veil: Why They Hate Us brings awareness to the unconscious and underlying dynamics that are reflected in the history and present day conflicts between the Islamic and Western worlds. The devastation and shock of 9/11 reached every community in America. It raised questions never before considered. Inspired by that event, research became critical to organize our thinking and make sense out of nonsense and organization out of chaos. Political literature addressing the dynamics leading up to the catastrophe of the collapse of the Twin Towers has been prolific as the urgency to understand the Islamic world has increased. International relations theory offers a variety of concepts of why and how nations may respond to one another for expansion, defense or peace. These theories develop with objective quantifiable equations and leave no room for immeasurable, subjective variables. Perception is one of those variables that can not be left out of the equation when looking at what motivates nations and international diplomacy. As Jungian analysts, Gustafson and Kamerling analyze an underlying psychological dynamic that fuels the conflict between the west and the Islamic world. They have distilled information from a variety of readings, interviews, documentaries and personal experiences in the Islamic world.

Lift Up Your Voice Like a Trumpet

I am for peace, for when speak, they are for war P; Alma 20.7. ... heritage to black national189 ism and separatism from whites in all venues, including (and.

Author: Michael B. Friedland

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807861592

Category: History

Page: 336

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When the Supreme Court declared in 1954 that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, the highest echelons of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious organizations enthusiastically supported the ruling, and black civil rights workers expected and actively sought the cooperation of their white religious cohorts. Many white southern clergy, however, were outspoken in their defense of segregation, and even those who supported integration were wary of risking their positions by urging parishioners to act on their avowed religious beliefs in a common humanity. Those who did so found themselves abandoned by friends, attacked by white supremacists, and often driven from their communities. Michael Friedland here offers a collective biography of several southern and nationally known white religious leaders who did step forward to join the major social protest movements of the mid-twentieth century, lending their support first to the civil rights movement and later to protests over American involvement in Vietnam. Profiling such activists as William Sloane Coffin Jr., Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Eugene Carson Blake, Robert McAfee Brown, and Will D. Campbell, he reveals the passions and commitment behind their involvement in these protests and places their actions in the context of a burgeoning ecumenical movement.