Earth Strike

First Defense

Earth Strike

Earth Strike is an action-packed, fast-paced, science fiction adventure, written to grab the reader from the very first paragraph. Author KJ Jordan is an imaginative writer whose novels compare with the blended style of a Clive Cussler-like character development, and the gripping plot of an Allen Dean Foster adventure. Jordan's style is both witty and sharp as he introduces us to the Nadroj-an alien warrior race, which has dominated the known galaxy for the past two-hundred years!

Earth Strike

Earth Strike

As darkness returns to the universe and planet Earth falls under attack, a new hero will rise. With his motive to learn more about his origins, Capzen the teenage alien living on Earth is drawn into the start of the paranormal activities. As the events unfold Capzen is pulled into a bigger darker plot, and the only way to stop it is a race against time to save Earth first.

Earth Strike (Star Carrier, Book 1)

Earth Strike (Star Carrier, Book 1)

The first book in the epic saga of humankind's war of transcendence

Memories of Chicano History

The Life and Narrative of Bert Corona

Memories of Chicano History

Who is Bert Corona? Though not readily identified by most Americans, nor indeed by many Mexican Americans, Corona is a man of enormous political commitment whose activism has spanned much of this century. Now his voice can be heard by the wide audience it deserves. In this landmark publication—the first autobiography by a major figure in Chicano history—Bert Corona relates his life story. Corona was born in El Paso in 1918. Inspired by his parents' participation in the Mexican Revolution, he dedicated his life to fighting economic and social injustice. An early labor organizer among ethnic communities in southern California, Corona has agitated for labor and civil rights since the 1940s. His efforts continue today in campaigns to organize undocumented immigrants. This book evolved from a three-year oral history project between Bert Corona and historian Mario T. García. The result is a testimonio, a collaborative autobiography in which historical memories are preserved more through oral traditions than through written documents. Corona's story represents a collective memory of the Mexican-American community's struggle against discrimination and racism. His narration and García's analysis together provide a journey into the Mexican-American world. Bert Corona's reflections offer us an invaluable glimpse at the lifework of a major grass-roots American leader. His story is further enriched by biographical sketches of others whose names have been little recorded during six decades of American labor history.

On Strike and on Film

Mexican American Families and Blacklisted Filmmakers in Cold War America

On Strike and on Film

In 1950, Mexican American miners went on strike for fair working conditions in Hanover, New Mexico. When an injunction prohibited miners from picketing, their wives took over the picket lines--an unprecedented act that disrupted mining families but ultimately ensured the strikers' victory in 1952. In On Strike and on Film, Ellen Baker examines the building of a leftist union that linked class justice to ethnic equality. She shows how women's participation in union activities paved the way for their taking over the picket lines and thereby forcing their husbands, and the union, to face troubling questions about gender equality. Baker also explores the collaboration between mining families and blacklisted Hollywood filmmakers that resulted in the controversial 1954 film Salt of the Earth. She shows how this worker-artist alliance gave the mining families a unique chance to clarify the meanings of the strike in their own lives and allowed the filmmakers to create a progressive alternative to Hollywood productions. An inspiring story of working-class solidarity, Mexican American dignity, and women's liberation, Salt of the Earth was itself blacklisted by powerful anticommunists, yet the movie has endured as a vital contribution to American cinema.

Palomino

Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Palomino

The first comprehensive biography of progressive labor organizer, peace worker, and economist Clinton Jencks (1918–2005), this book explores the life of one of the most important political and social activists to appear in the Southwestern United States in the twentieth century. A key figure in the radical International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) Local 890 in Grant County, New Mexico, Jencks was involved in organizing not only the mine workers but also their wives in the 1951 strike against the Empire Zinc Company. He was active in the production of the 1954 landmark labor film dramatizing the Empire Zinc strike, Salt of the Earth, which was heavily suppressed during the McCarthy era and led to Jencks's persecution by the federal government. Labor historian James J. Lorence examines the interaction between Jencks's personal experience and the broader forces that marked the world and society in which he worked and lived. Following the work of Jencks and his equally progressive wife, Virginia Derr Jencks, Lorence illuminates the roots and character of Southwestern unionism, the role of radicalism in the Mexican-American civil rights movement, the rise of working-class feminism within Local 890 and the Grant County Mexican American community, and the development of Mexican-American identity in the Southwest. Chronicling Jencks's five-year-long legal battle against charges of perjury, this biography also illustrates how civil liberties and American labor were constrained by the specter of anticommunism during the Cold War. Drawing from extensive research as well as interviews and correspondence, this volume highlights Clinton Jencks's dramatic influence on the history of labor culture in the Southwest through a lifetime devoted to progress and change for the social good.

Earthshaker

The Coming Global Destruction

Earthshaker

What in the world is going on? Almost overnight our modern world has entered into a period of great change, very suddenly and unexpectedly, with the largest and most violent storms, earthquakes, solar flares, flooding, droughts, severe weather anomalies, and earth changes than the greater majority of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes. The largest drought ever recorded in America's history struck so quickly in 2012 that it was called a "flash drought," encompassing over half of the entire nation. The full extent of the damage that this has caused through crop loss has yet to be realized on the world's markets, but there will most certainly be food shortages soon, and prices are already beginning to skyrocket worldwide! Water shortages and actual "water wars" are also beginning to occur. The rest of the entire world is also experiencing these same disastrous events. Gigantic earthquakes are happening worldwide causing untold destruction! So many people have lost their lives or have been displaced by these unexpected tragedies that there is simply no way to account for them all. India had a power outage so great that seven hundred million people were without electricity for weeks, and people worldwide fear that something of this same magnitude may also strike their area in the very near future. What in the world is going on here? This book provides the answer to this question and gives sound advice on what you can do to prepare yourself as well as your family and friends to survive the even more severe "earth events" that may be set to occur shortly in our modern, rapidly changing world. It is my earnest hope that this book will be a great help and source of strength for you in the uncertain times that lie directly ahead. --John Benjamin