WPP not planning UK return

first_img Share Tags: NULL Monday 29 November 2010 9:02 pm LEADING marketing agency WPP is unlikely to return its tax base to the UK even if the Treasury reforms the corporate tax regime, it emerged yesterday.Sources close to the company said it would not be bounced into a “knee-jerk” reaction over the reform of controlled foreign company tax (CFC).WPP moved its tax base to Ireland in 2009 citing the CFC regime as the reason. Since then several other companies have followed including Henderson Group, pharmaceutical firm Shire and United Business Media. There have been hints that WPP could return its tax base to the UK, and George Osborne also made a personal plea to Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP’s chief executive to do so in June.But a source told City A.M: “There can be no guarantees. Whatever this administration may put in place with regard to CFCs, the danger is what happens if this administration isn’t in power?” “WPP is pretty supportive of some of the things this administration has done, but there is no knee jerk reaction to these moves; there can not be any guarantees”Meanwhile, Shire said it would remain cautious as to the proposed reforms. A spokesperson said: “We will follow the development of any UK proposals, and when we see any actual legislation we will consider its implications.” Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider WPP not planning UK return KCS-content last_img read more

Hong Kong’s cathedral celebrates 170 years – part of the…

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK [Anglican Communion News Service] Hong Kong’s St John’s Cathedral is holding a year of celebration to mark its birth 170 years ago in 1849. Its chequered history includes surviving the shelling and subsequent Japanese occupation during the Second World War and going on to celebrate its centenary in 1949 as the People’s Republic of China was born. This was followed by an influx of political refugees from China, who further swelled the city’s population, as it began developing into a major industrial and commercial center.Read the entire article here. Posted May 24, 2019 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS ACC17, Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit an Event Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Anglican Communion, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Hong Kong’s cathedral celebrates 170 years – part of the birth of the city Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Consultative Council The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC last_img read more

Ben Tameifuna’s hits vs the Brumbies in the Super Rugby final

first_imgSunday Aug 11, 2013 Ben Tameifuna’s hits vs the Brumbies in the Super Rugby final Big Ben Tamiefuna was prominent in the spine-tingling Chiefs Haka after their Super Rugby victory, but during the match he made his mark in a few other ways. The giant prop smashed a few backs, some perhaps illegally, and it was brutal to watch.Many of you wanted to see the clips again though so here is a short compilation that features three of the standout big impacts he made.While Tameifuna has been known to put the shoulder in, Australian commentator Rod Kafer for one thought that the hits were okay, specifically the one on Tevita Kuridrani.“The collisions have been special. Nothing wrong with that hit. He got the arm out at the right moment. No problems at all. Great shot.” said former Brumbie Kafer.“Kuridrani soaked it up. Big man on… not as big a man. And whack, didn’t he feel it! Tevita Kuridrani will put that one in his scrapbook.”Poor old George Smith and Henry Speight also felt the full weight of the young tighthead, sometimes without the ball, but it’s great to see the big guy getting around the park and making his precence felt. Look out for more of the same as he features in the ITM Cup this season.View more of Big Ben in action in the Related Posts below, and if you like big hits in general, have a browse through our Big Hits categoryADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Living Unit / OFIS Architects

first_img Living Unit / OFIS Architects Projects Architects: OFIS Architects Area Area of this architecture project Slovenia ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeOFIS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleSloveniaPublished on June 23, 2017Cite: “Living Unit / OFIS Architects” 23 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Save this picture!© Janez Martincic+ 42 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874241/living-unit-ofis-architects Clipboard Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Wedge House / Schema Architecture & EngineeringSelected ProjectsWhisky Bar / jbmn architectesSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Guardian Glass, REFLEX d.o.o, ROCKWOOL, Permiz d.o.o.C+C Project Team:Claudio Tombolini, Cristiana AntoniniC28 Project Team:Francesco Sforza, Federico Pasqualini, Antonello MichelangeliStructural Engineering:AKT, Milan Sorc – Projecta d.o.o.Contractor:Bostjan PermeArchitects In Charge:Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Janez Martincic, Tomaz Cirkvencic, Andrej Gregoric, Sara Carciotti, Lucas Blasco Sendon, Jose Navarrete JimenezCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Janez MartincicRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The research for the Cabin was initiated by OFIS, C+C, C28 and AKT along with contractor Permiz to develop Self-contained wooden shell, which can be flexible and adaptable on different locations, climate conditions and terrains.Save this picture!SectionThey can be used as holiday cabins, hide away, tree houses or short-time habitations for research, tourism or shelter; their small size allows easy and different transport possibilities.Save this picture!© Janez MartincicThe basic unit can contain habitation for 2 people with double bed, wardrobe, table with chairs and possibility to install bathroom, and kitchenette. If needed 2 or more cabins can be combined together creating a larger habitation that could inhabit 4-6 people. They can be combined vertically (like here in Parco Sempione) or horizontally.Save this picture!© Janez MartincicSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Janez MartincicThe structure are timber frames that are reinforced by plywood boards on both sides. The cabin can be fixed on the ground either by steel anchors or removable concrete cubes.Save this picture!© Janez MartincicThe material promotes use of wood – natural, ecological and human friendly material. The façade and interior treatment can be changeable and flexible, so the unit in its material and finishing can be used in various site context.The living units exhibited on Milan Design Week are available on Sale.Save this picture!Structure Photographs “COPY” 2017 Living Unit / OFIS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLiving Unit / OFIS Architects CopyHouses, Small Scale•Slovenia Photographs:  Janez Martincic Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874241/living-unit-ofis-architects Clipboard “COPY” Area:  30 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houseslast_img read more

Chariot launches ‘monday’, a new online lottery for charities

first_imgChariot launches ‘monday’, a new online lottery for charities  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Digital Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Howard Lake | 19 April 2006 | News There will be two consecutive draws every Monday evening and if nobody matches all six numbers, the player with the nearest numbers will win the jackpot. Players are free to choose which charities their money goes to from a list of five which rotates each week.The new lottery now has 70 beneficiary charity partners including Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, DebRA, Macmillan Cancer Relief, Rainbow Trust, War Child, Whizz Kidz and WWF.According to Chariot, income from the lottery “will reach the charities within days of each draw”. Unlike money from the National Lottery, income from monday will be unrestricted, “leaving the most qualified people – the charities themselves – to decide how best to spend the funds raised.”The company strives to show that its lottery is different to the National Lottery. Explaining how it will divide up its income, it says: “”0p goes to the Chancellor in taxes (unlike with the National Lottery). And 0p will be given to Peruvian guinea pigs or super-sized marquees on the Thames.”Tim Holley, who ran Camelot until 2001, is Chariot’s Chairman. He said: People want a fairer lottery. This common frustration has led to the creation of monday. We’ve taken three years to develop this and know it will succeed because it rewards players and charities alike.”The lottery itself will be managed by an External Lottery Operator, London-based Sisson Marketing International Ltd.The new lottery won’t please those charities left out. However, Chariot indicates that it is willing to consider new charity partners. Above its list of charity partners on its website, the company explains: “We’re always looking for new partners and are happy to consider charities working in any sector, both at home and abroad. However our partners do need to be registered in the UK with the Charities Commission. They also currently need to be of a certain minimum size.”This minimum is a requirement to have an annual turnover of £500,000 or more, so that will leave a lot of the UK’s smaller charities still feeling unlucky.In addition, the lottery can only be played by residents in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland residents are not permitted to play. Not surprisingly this has annoyed some charities based in Northern Ireland. Some income from the lottery however will be applied to projects in Northern Ireland, at least by national organisations such as Barnardo’s. Chariot (UK) plc has announced details of its new online lottery. Tickets for “monday – the Charities Lottery” will cost £1 each and charities will receive 30p of this, “five times more than they receive from The National Lottery”.The new lottery, which will be played primarily online, is also being branded as “the lottery for unlucky people”, as organisers Chariot claim that players face 27 times better odds at winning a jackpot compared to the National Lottery.Tickets go on sale at playmonday.com on 24 April 2006, and the first will be online on Monday 8 May 2006 at 8pm. Thereafter, the draw will take place every week on Mondays at 8pm. Advertisementlast_img read more

Rehoming text alert service raises donations for Battersea

first_img Battersea is trialling a text alert service that tells subscribers every time an animal is rehomed by the charity and automatically collects a 25p donation for each message.Battersea’s rehoming alerts service went live on Monday 22 July, and will roll out permanently if the trial is successful.When donors sign up for rehoming alerts, they will receive a text whenever one of the charity’s dogs or cats goes home. Every time they receive a text, they automatically donate 25p to Battersea through their phone bill. 21p of this goes directly to Battersea, with 4p spent on the costs of the SMS donation platform.Donors signing up to the service can select the centre they want to hear from, London, Windsor or Brands Hatch in Kent, and whether they want to hear about cats or dogs.When they sign up, donors select their donation cap, which is the maximum amount they are willing to donate each week. Once they have reached their cap for the week, Battersea will pause texts until the following week, and supporters can pause or cancel their donations at any time.Currently, supporters can set their cap from 50p to a maximum of £2.50 a week.Head of Public Fundraising Jo Stone said:“We introduced this service as it’s a great mechanism for supporters to give to us in a new way, through their mobile phones.“The rehoming alerts are an immediate way for people to see something tangible come from their donation. Every time they receive a text, they will get a reminder of how their donation is helping Battersea animals. The great thing about this way of giving is that anyone can do it, as long as they have a mobile phone – smart or non-smart.”  323 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 31 July 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Tagged with: mobile sms  324 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Rehoming text alert service raises donations for Battersealast_img read more

NYC: luxury housing abounds while 60,000 homeless

first_imgCommunity and immigrant organizations joined rank-and-file construction union members and church groups for a protest of some 500 people July 15 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. They rallied and marched to demand affordable housing in New York City. Led by mostly people of color, they chanted “60,000 in shelters!” and “Housing is a right — fight, fight, fight!”This working-class community is known to have been a base for the Young Lords Party, a mainly Puerto Rican revolutionary party that led the struggle in this area against racism, housing discrimination and repressive police in the 1970s. The demand for affordable housing — and that the voice of the community be heard — continues today!Somewhat ironically, protesters rallied at “First Houses,” eight apartment buildings on East 3rd Street between Avenue A and First Avenue where the first public housing for low-income people was built in the U.S. in 1935. The site was designated a landmark in 1974. Such housing became a lifesaver for the working class. But today public housing is threatened by capitalism’s privatization — despite, in New York, the lack of affordable housing for 60,000 homeless people!The New York Daily News reports: “The great shame of the city is that homelessness is at its highest point since the Great Depression. A record 60,000 homeless New Yorkers, including more then 25,000 children, sleep in shelters each night. During the last fiscal year, one in 42 children slept in the homeless shelter system, including one of every 17 African-American children and one of every 34 Latino children.” (July 20)While New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio goes out of his way to present himself as helping to provide affordable housing, developers build in and occupy a growing number of working-class neighborhoods. In a phony deal, Mayor de Blasio claims he is making luxury developers classify 20 percent of their apartments as affordable. But “affordable for whom?” asks the community. This 20 percent is based on the city’s market rate, which is not affordable for those with working-class incomes —  and definitely not for the 60,000 who are homeless. As working-class families get priced out, people ask if politicians aren’t “in bed” with landlords and realtors.The protest, which demanded the construction of 15,000 housing units for the homeless as well as a $15-an-hour minimum wage for all, exposed a system that is not working for low-income and unemployed people. They are uniting to fight, knowing the important need to take it to the streets. “No housing, No peace!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Unity, now more than ever’

first_imgTeresa GutierrezWelcome to Day 4 of the Resistance!!!In organizing for last night’s rally, I reached out to an organization we have not worked with here in NYC to ask them to speak.This was their response: “Although many in Workers World have their hearts in the right place, your organization’s desire to create a deeply authoritarian Marxist-Leninist government is at odds with our goal of worker control.”For full disclosure — or transparency as Imani would say — here is what I replied: “Really? Now, today of all days when a white supremacist misogynist is elected president, you want to talk about differences that probably don’t matter in trying to create a united front or help the struggle? Sorry, but I am a Mexican lesbian and I cannot take this today, of all days.”Yes, my young friend, we are unabashedly “deeply Marxist-Leninist,” but do not confuse democratic centralism with totalitarianism. They are not at all the same.I bring up this exchange because after an unprecedented and even depressing election season, our tasks are too great, our challenges too many to entertain any ideas that do not advance the struggle.And to advance the struggle today more than ever because we need unity and solidarity: with each other, with the politically conscious — as well as with the unconscious politically.That is not so easy. So I want to turn to two great Marxist leaders. First is Comrade Fidel, one of the greatest revolutionaries of all time.As you know, among Fidel’s many accomplishments is that he was able to defy U.S. imperialism and solidify the greatest revolution in this hemisphere. What an astounding task!I want to humbly focus on one of Fidel’s traits to the best of my ability. It is a skill that I believe is of the utmost importance in this Trump period and with capitalism at a dead end. Over 50 years ago, Fidel was able to begin a political process that transformed the island of Cuba.How did he do it? How was Fidel able to build socialism only 90 miles from the empire?Back then, the Latin American movement argued that the United States would never tolerate a socialist revolution in this region, that it was impossible to defeat a regular army, even with guerrilla tactics. Fidel proved them wrong. Armed struggle was heavily debated.Fidel sought a political strategyBut to Fidel, there was more than guns. He sought a political strategy. He built a political coalition instead of solely focusing on the armed struggle.To achieve victory against the brutal Batista dictatorship, the task to him was to unite as many social forces as possible. Fidel carefully and stage-by-stage built unity not just with the revolutionaries but with reformists and EVEN reactionaries.Anyone who had a contradiction or opposition to Batista — he brought them in.No one fought for unity like Fidel. He sometimes had to retreat. But he never ceded on his fundamental principles. Fidel understood that the differences would be resolved through practice.Fidel’s political thought was the foundation that established the revolution and helped it withstand 50 years of imperialist aggression.This sense of unity, nonsectarianism, always putting the struggle first had impact everywhere. To this day the only meeting where all the left comes together to work on a common cause is Cuba. Cuba unites the left here.Historians have writen: “Fidel’s great historic merit lies in having known how to identify the decisive link that would make it possible to seize the entire chain and enable the revolution to advance. That decisive link was the struggle against Batista.”Fighting Trump: the decisive link?Comrades, I ask you today, is our decisive link the struggle against Donald Trump?In less than 24 hours after his election, queer folks, Muslims, people of color, immigrants, Jews have all been attacked by those emboldened by the Trump election. They have risen up, too, thank Marx!But the Klan calling for a march in North Carolina, swastikas, white youth yelling “Build the wall” to Latinx youth means we have to take our fight to a whole new level. And that level demands a whole new kind of solidarity and unity and organization with as many social forces as possible.So, second, I turn to another great revolutionary, Sam Marcy, the founder of our Party. Sam is our Fidel. A tenet of Sam was defense of the socialist camp and nations under attack by imperialism — despite their flaws. More study of Marcy is needed as the possibility of war with Syria and others escalates.But I want to focus on his other main tenet: the national question, which will be key under a Trump administration. When you have an anti-Central Park Five, ‘pussy’-grabbing jerk in the White House and possibly supercop Rudy Giuliani as the attorney general, the movement had better improve on this issue.While warmonger Clinton and pig Donald dominated the news, there was hardly a mention of the Black people who had been gunned down in the streets. Police terror conveniently disappeared from the news despite ongoing attacks.From here on we have to turn that around and do everything we can to put Black Lives Matter back on the national agenda, which many protesters already have.I raise Fidel and Sam because in order to defeat the coming attacks from the Donald, Wall Street and the Pentagon, we will have to muster every ounce of solidarity to build the necessary coalition to advance the struggle.For example, I for one refuse to give up on white workers, even some of those who voted for Trump. For heaven’s sake, Latinx voted for Trump! Let’s get them back!We cannot abolish capitalism, much less build socialism, without white workers. We have seen that the best of the best of the white workers understand that if you want to be a real fighter, you had better stand with Black Lives Matter.Sam Marcy understood this; he knew that without the oppressed in front as leadership, well, give it up. This is why myself, Larry, Monica, Berta, John, Lydia and others stand here today. We are Brown and Black. But we are also red.We are the only party in this country that has a Black chairperson! Thank you, Sam. Sam is our Fidel, but Larry is our Lenin. And a special shout-out to Fred who laid our foundation for today with “Capitalism at a Dead End.”What has happened in the streets since the elections shows this period will be like no other. We have to work to channel this momentum into something great. And understanding political strategy like that of Fidel will be necessary.To build the movement and to shut things down, let us continue to assess how to win like Fidel. Look to Sam and Harriet Tubman, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Tenayuca, John Brown and so many others.Finally comrades, I believe with all my heart and soul that this is the only Party that can take the struggle to the next level.On to defeating the Trump agenda!Let’s make this country unfxxkinggovernable!Build WWP!In the words of our Cuban comrades: Socialism or death!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Open letter to Puntland’s president about radio station’s closure

first_img Receive email alerts March 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders wrote an open letter today to the president of the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Puntland requesting an explanation for radio Horseed Media’s closure. The radio station has been banned from broadcasting since 6 October and access to its website is blocked in some of the region’s cities. It is clear from the lack of transparency surrounding the ban, which the police notified to the station, that it is politically motivated and was not issued by any court.The regional police chief, Col. Osman Afdalow, has acknowledged giving the radio station the closure order, which took the form of an unsigned and unstamped letter. Normally the information ministry and the president’s office take such a decision, but they claim to know nothing.The only reason cited for the closure is an accusation of “spreading false news” with aim of “destabilizing peace and security in Puntland” that seems to have been prompted by a series of broadcasts critical of the government last month.The station had suggested the President Abdirhaman Farole might want to delay the January 2013 elections for a year. It also covered some protests. President Farole responded at the time that he would not allow his policies to be threatened by “ousted politicians and so-called websites and media.”Abdiwali Hassan Gooni, the coordinator of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, called on Puntland’s government today to “stop harassing and threatening journalists in the region.” Gooni added: “More than 50 journalists have fled in Puntland since 2009, when President Farole elected. They fear for their lives because of the threats from Farole’s administration.”Somalia is Africa’s deadliest country for the media. Fifteen journalists have been killed in connection with their work so far this year, seven during September alone. Somalia is ranked 164th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.—–President Abdirahman Farole Executive Head of State of Puntland Garowe PuntlandParis, 15 October 2012Dear President Farole,Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, asks you to do everything possible to ensure that radio Horseed Media is reopened.The police closed Horseed Media on 6 October and access to its website has been blocked in Garowe. The police said they received the order to close the radio station from the information minister, who says he knows nothing about the subject.According to our information, Col. Osman Afdalow, the head of the regional police, gave Horseed Media’s managers an unsigned letter that provided no concrete explanation of the reasons for closing it down. Reporters Without Borders hopes that your office will be able to shed light on the origin of the closure order and, in the absence of judicial grounds, authorise the reopening of the radio station.Reporters Without Borders is also concerned about your comments of 24 September threatening opposition journalists and likening them to “terrorists” and “pirates.” These words had a considerable impact amid all the dangers to which Puntland’s media are currently exposed and could be seen as giving carte blanche to those who censor the media and threaten and attack journalists. Far from representing a danger for your government, freedom of information is both an essential element in a country’s development and a legal obligation as regards the international community.Reporters Without Borders urges you to improve your relations with the media by guaranteeing journalists the professional freedom that is their right and by assuring them that their personal safety will never be endangered with impunity. The reopening of Horseed Media would be seen as a clear signal of your good intentions in this respect.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request.Sincerely, February 24, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information News January 8, 2021 Find out more October 15, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Puntland’s president about radio station’s closure RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists News Christophe Deloire Reporters Without Borders director-general News SomaliaAfrica News Organisation RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia to go further Follow the news on Somalia SomaliaAfrica last_img read more

Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest

first_imgBahrain is ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. “We call for an end to Abduljalil Al-Singace’s detention, which has gone on for too long,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “His health problems require special attention, and the authorities should free him for this reason alone, if no other. But his long jail sentence is extremely unjust, like the sentences passed on all the other journalists imprisoned in Bahrain.”“Dr Al-Singace’s continued arrest and imprisonment is the highest practice of injustice and clear attack on freedom of expression in Bahrain,” said on his part Dr Husain Abdulla, the Executive Director of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB). He also added that the recent European Parliament Resolution calling for human rights defenders to be freed should lead the French government, as one of the three countries with an Embassy in Bahrain, to “take a clear stand and demand publicly his release”. Although Nabeel Rajab, a blogger who heads the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, was released in June 2020, the situation for journalists is still extremely oppressive in Bahrain, with a total of 12 reporters currently detained. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the prison authorities have banned medical appointments and family visits. News October 14, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Al-Singace’s health has worsened during these ten years in prison. Now aged 59, he has muscular problems resulting from a polio attack in his youth that have been compounded by torture following his arrest and medical neglect by the prison authorities who, for example, are slow to replace the rubber cushions on his crutches that relieve his shoulders and prevent him from falling. In 2015, he began a hunger strike that he continued for more than 300 days in protest against his prison conditions. Because of his articles and his support for the peaceful pro-democracy protests in 2011, a military court sentenced him to life imprisonment in June 2011 – a sentence upheld by an appeal court in 2012 and the court of cassation in 2013. A second wave began in 2015 amid growing criticism of the war in Yemen and Bahrain’s participation in the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia. The final, fatal blow to press freedom came with the closure of Bahrain’s last independent media outlet, the daily newspaper Al-Wasat, in June 2017. Its editor, Mahmoud Al-Jaziri, was arrested in October of that year and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Organisation News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Help by sharing this information to go further March 17, 2021 Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrestcenter_img On the tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger Abduljalil Al-Singace’s arrest, the first in a long series of arrests in response to the pro-democracy protests that had begun in Bahrain in February 2011, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for his release and the release of all journalists arbitrarily detained in this Persian Gulf kingdom. Follow the news on Bahrain Al-Singace’s imprisonment marked the start of an unprecedented crackdown on Bahrain’s journalists. A first wave of arrests began in the wake of the massive protests of 2011, which had been covered by reporters. The most emblematic case is that of Hassan Mohammed Qambar, a photo-journalist who was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison for filming the 2011 protests. RSF_en June 11, 2020 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Nabeel Rajab released but condemned to silence Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News June 15, 2020 Find out more Al-Singace was arrested by dozens of police at his home in the capital, Manama, on 17 March 2011, after posting articles on his website Al-Faseelah in which he criticized the human rights situation in Bahrain, the persecution of the political opposition and discrimination against the country’s Shia Muslim community. BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Newslast_img read more