When a sophisticated group of saboteurs launches a series of attacks designed to bring down the world’s technological networks, a dedicated team of experts assembles to find out if the responsible individuals are right-wing militias, Jihadist terrorists, or representatives from enemy nation-states. By the author of The Scorpion’s Gate. 175,000 first printing.
Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror
“On the day of the meeting [September 4, 2001], Clarke sent Rice an impassioned personal note. He criticized U.S. counterterrorism efforts past and present. The ‘real question’ before the principals, he wrote, was ‘are we serious about dealing with the al Qida threat?…Is al Qida a big deal?…Decision makers should imagine themselves on a future day when the CSG has not succeeded in stopping al Qida attacks and hundreds of Americans lay dead in several countries, including the US,’ Clarke wrote. ‘What would those decision makers wish that they had done earlier? That future day could happen at any time.'”
Blue Gold: The Global Water Crisis And The Commodification Of The World’s Water Supply
Increasingly, transnational corporations are plotting to control the world’s dwindling water supply. In England and France, where water has already been privatized, rates have soared and water shortages have been severe. The major bottled-water producers – Perrier, Evian, Naya, and now Coca-Cola and PepsiCo – are part of one of the fastest growing and least regulated industries, buying up freshwater rights and drying up crucial supplies.
Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke, two of the most active opponents to this trend, show how the corporate giants act in their own interest and how, contrary to received wisdom, water only flows uphill to the wealthy, who can afford it.