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first_imgEngen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Engen Botswana Limited (ENGEN.bw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEngen Botswana Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a petroleum company which markets and distributes fuel and lubricants through a network of retail outlets in Botswana. The company has a national footprint with approximately 1 500 service and filling stations located in the major towns and cities of Botswana, including 600 filling stations which have an onsite convenience shop. The company also has interests in property management and letting. Engen Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of Petroleum Investment Holdings Limited.last_img read more


first_imgEllis Genge (England)In all likelihood Genge and Ben Moon will probably compete for one of the prop spots in the England World Cup squad, and the former did his cause no harm against Italy putting in some huge hits and scrummaged well too.Ben O’Keefe (New Zealand)Bit of a curveball here, but referee O’Keefe had a less than ideal game whilst officiating France against Ireland. It was blatantly apparent that the French could not understand what he wanted from them and they got penalised immensely as a result. Given the sheer number of nationalities at the World Cup, O’Keefe could do with learning some key phrases in a language other than English. 2021 Six Nations Injuries Update Expand All the latest news on players injured throughout… Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Who makes the cut in Sam Tremlett’s team? In this piece we take a look at players who are certain to be on the plane to Japan, and who could be missing out. Six Nations Fixtures 2022 Six Nations Team of the Weekend Round One LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Rugby World Cup Player WatchWithin the context of a Rugby World Cup year, performances in tournaments like the Six Nations will have considerable impact on a players participation.As a result, in this piece we are going to take a look at some players who have punched their plane ticket to Japan, who are in the mix, and who may be struggling to get selected for their respective countries.Who has punched their ticket?Jayden Hayward (Italy)Kiwi born Hayward has been one of Italy’s top players during the tournament regularly showing his proficiency in the air and can find space on occasion too.Joe Cokanasiga (England)Not a lot needs to be said here. The big Bath man offers electric dynamism on the wing and is sure to be on the plane to Japan later this year.Who is in the mix? Who is struggling?Dorian Aldegheri (France)Came on as a replacement for Bamba against Ireland and got found very quickly indeed. He could not deal with Irish pressure in the scrum, regularly infringed and received a sin-binning too.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Expand Six Nations Team of the Weekend Round One Six Nations Fixtures 2022 The 2022 Six Nations… Collapse 2021 Six Nations Injuries Updatelast_img read more


first_img Isolated carriers can still protect the ball, explains… Vickii Cornborough: How to rip the ball in contact The back-row talks through the latching process that… Hamish Watson is an integral member of Scotland’s back row (Getty Images) Vickii Cornborough: How to rip the ball in contact The Scotland back-row’s top tips for winning the battle of the breakdown Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact Dave Ewers: How to master the latch Tom Wood: How to buy time in contact “It sounds obvious but speed to the ball is critical. Beating the attacker is paramount. Once you’re on the ball you have to dig in and stay strong because you know the big hits are coming and nowadays those hits or rolls or twists might not always be safe.“There’s a lot of talk about that right now. I hope the jackal stays a part of the game. The momentum shift can be immense at times.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Hamish Watson: How to win turnovers Hamish Watson made his Scotland debut against Italy at Murrayfield in 2015 and has been capped more than 30 times for his country.The openside is known for his turnover ability at breakdown, scavenging ball to create opportunities for his team or slowing it down to deny opponents chances of their own. Here he explains how you can do the same…Right decisions“Decision-making 
is huge. You’ve got a millisecond. It’s about knowing when to go for it and when not to.“If you’ve been warned a few times and you’re close to your own line, then do you really need to risk it if it’s not a clear opportunity? Those actions can be massive.”Be aware“Stay low to the ground, so low that nobody can get underneath you. In your peripheral vision you have to see an opponent coming and rearrange your feet to deal with 
that threat.”Stay strong The England prop’s top tips on this effective… Collapse Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Expand LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Official line“You have to know your referee. You have to establish a good relationship with him and talk to him at the breakdown. It’s important to listen to him and show him that you are listening to him. You have to understand what kind of ref you have. Homework is really important.”This article originally appeared in the September 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. Expandlast_img read more


first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Por Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Dec 13, 2012 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA center_img Episcopales de Nueva Jersey aún contrarrestan la cólera de Sandy Congregaciones comprometidas hasta el final contemplan los próximos pasos de la recuperación Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] Si bien el huracán Sandy le infligió un golpe devastador a hogares, empresas y edificios religiosos hace seis semanas en la noche del 29 de octubre, las congregaciones de la Iglesia Episcopal a lo largo de la costa de Nueva Jersey han estado determinadas desde las primeras horas después de la tormenta a ocuparse de las comunidades y ayudarlas en la reconstrucción.Así lo están haciendo, en muchos caos, con ayuda de congregaciones que quedan más hacia el oeste de la diócesis, donde los daños de Sandy fueron menos graves. Y muchas iglesias están trabajando en sus comunidades  a través de nexos ecuménicos ya establecidos, o nuevos, posteriores a Sandy.En Point Pleasant Beach, por ejemplo, la parroquia catolicorromana se convirtió en un centro para la distribución de ropa, cuando su sacerdote le sugirió al Rdo. C. John Thompson-Quartey, rector de la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa María del Mar [St. Mary’s by the Sea], esa división de tareas. Santa María ya es conocida en la comunidad gracias a la Despensa de San Gregorio [St. Gregory’s Pantry], que funciona fuera de la iglesia. La iglesia presbiteriana de Point Pleasant se ha convertido en el punto de coordinación de los equipos de trabajo que vienen al pueblo a ayudar en la recuperación a largo plazo.“Cada iglesia se encuentra haciendo algo singular y diferente que no lo imaginaron antes”, apuntó Thompson-Quartey, quien dijo en una reunión reciente del  ministerium [o asociación de clérigos locales] que “a veces Dios nos lanza una curva y crea oportunidades para ministrar en medio de eso”.Todos los miembros del ministerium estuvieron de acuerdo, dijo él, en que “habían mostrado habilidades que nunca habían tenido. Una persona dijo, ‘ahora soy un experto en moho. Si quiere hablar acerca del moho y del secado, yo soy su hombre’”.“Santa María resulto ser el lugar de la comida; nosotros alimentamos a la gente”, dijo Thompson-Quartey.A partir de Sandy, las congregaciones y la Diócesis de Nueva Jersey a la cual pertenecen han estado “creando enlaces, haciendo conexiones, ése es nuestro trabajo y eso es lo que estamos intentando hacer por la gracia que Dios nos da”, dijo el obispo George Councell en un mensaje reciente transmitido en vídeo.Los relatos de esos enlaces y conexiones son casi tan numerosos como las 154 congregaciones que componen la diócesis. La diócesis tiene 17 centros oficiales de recursos, que aparecen aquí, así como cualquier cantidad de otras iglesias donde los vecinos de la comunidad vienen a traer donaciones o a recibir ayuda. Algunas de las historias asociadas a ese ministerio se encuentran aquí.Y en algunos casos, el ministerio de la congregación ha cambiado en las seis semanas transcurridas desde que Sandy azotó [la región]. Ahora en la iglesia episcopal de Cristo [Christ Episcopal Church] en Toms River, una ciudad de unos 91.000 habitantes que perdió un 20 por ciento de su base tributaria en la tormenta, hay un grupo de apoyo los domingos por la tarde para cualquier adulto que necesite un lugar para “reflexionar y procesar las emociones o sentimientos espirituales que haya experimentado en las semanas transcurridas desde el azote de Sandy”.El municipio abarca tanto zonas de tierra firme como parte de la península de Barnegat que actúa como una isla barrera entre el Atlántico y la bahía de Barnegat. En los días que siguieron inmediatamente al azote de la tormenta, las necesidades eran las esenciales.“Ante todo, háganos saber que se encuentra bien. Estamos orando por usted y necesitamos saber que usted está vivo”, la parroquia solicitó a sus miembros el 2 de noviembre en su página de Facebook. “En segundo lugar, ¿se encuentra desplazado? ¿Tiene agua en su casa? ¿Tiene el auto sumergido? ¿Pertenencias destruidas¿ ¿Hambriento? ¿Con frío?”. El aviso instaba a los miembros a ponerse en contacto con la rectora de la iglesia de Cristo, la Rda. Joan Pettit Mason. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more


first_imgFriday Nov 3, 2017 All Blacks spare blushes with comeback against impressive Barbarians The Barbarians got the game off to a perfect start, taking it too the All Blacks, but the power and experience of the touring side proved too strong in the end, as the World Champions turned a deficit around to win 31-22 at Twickenham.New Zealand had to work hard to pull things back after a pumped up Barbarians side – featuring all southern hemisphere players – held a 17-10 lead well into the second half.The All Blacks then received a boost from the bench, creating three converted tries in the space of six minutes to ensure that their northern hemisphere tour started on a positive note.While the Barbarians started with ten Kiwis, including Julian Savea and Richie Mo’unga, it was Springbok 7s star Kwagga Smith who made the biggest impact, picking up Man of the Match despite being part of a losing effort.Flanker Steven Luatua had a couple of intercepts, the first of which led to a try, as he stuck his hand up to let the All Black selectors know that he is still playing some impressive rugby.While the final twenty minutes were fairly dour from an entertainment point of view, the BaaBaas had the final say with a trademark trick-play, leading to a second try for George Bridge.The New Zealanders in the side were George Bridge, Julian Savea, Richard Buckman, Vince Aso, Richie Mo’unga, Luke Whitelock, Steven Luatua, Dominic Bird, Atu Moli, Ben Franks, Mitchell Drummond and Dillon Hunt.A number of them performed the Ka Mate Haka in the changeroom after the match, led by skipper Andy Ellis.Steven Luatua said post match that facing the Haka was ‘pretty special’.The All Blacks will no doubt be a different outfit when they take on France in Paris in their first Test of their tour.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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


first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778977/three-courtyard-house-extrastudio Clipboard Three Courtyard House / extrastudio CopyHouses•Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778977/three-courtyard-house-extrastudio Clipboard Architects: extrastudio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Francisco Nogueira+ 23 Share 2015 Manufacturers: GIRA, GSI, ImperalumProject Team:Joao Caldeira Ferrao, Joao Costa Ribeiro, Madalena Atouguia, Daniela Freire, Anna Cañadell Mañé, Sonia Oliveira, Maria Joao OliveiraStructural Engineering:PRPCMep Engineering, Building Physics, Acoustics And Gas:OhmsorLandscape Architecture:Oficina dos JardinsConstruction:PF ConstruçõesBudget:€ 225.000Country:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Francisco NogueiraRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a small village 25km south of Lisbon, within a natural park whose name Azeitao, derives from Arabic, Az-zeitum – the olive grove. Predominantly a rural region, the area has a hot climate, perfect for the production of wine and olive oil. The clients, a couple of agronomists with two children, inherited a long, narrow plot in the middle of the village and decided to move from their apartment, looking for a different way of living.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe house has three courtyards within, to counteract the restrictions of the narrow plot. The first separates the house from the street, creating a small hideout, secluded from village life and passersby.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricThe second courtyard is placed at the center, bringing light into the house. It is a walled garden with all spaces revolving around it, a device found in many houses of Arabic tradition in the south of Portugal and Spain. In this courtyard, there’s a small circular window in the ground. Below it rests a special room, an octagonal wine cellar, accommodating an extensive wine collection, with rare wines dating from the 19th century.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraThe third courtyard is a platform; a belvedere open on two sides, overlooking the village and the magnificent vineyards in the hills. Sour cherry trees will provide shade, creating an elevated garden, three meters above ground.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanFor this project, we asked the landscape architects to work in a different way; all the plant specimens were collected from the wild, grown in the hills nearby and brought especially here. A wild, mysterious scent invades the rooms on hot summer nights, a reminder of its Mediterranean roots.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraFrom outside, the house has a discreet and peaceful quality; simple white walls with few openings. One can barely notice it or imagine what it contains. In many ways, it’s like a person.Save this picture!© Francisco NogueiraProject gallerySee allShow lessHello Wood Creates Three Christmas Trees in Budapest, London and ManchesterArchitecture NewsNature & Environment Learning Centre / Bureau SLASelected Projects Share Photographs:  Francisco Nogueira Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: center_img ArchDaily Area:  406 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Three Courtyard House / extrastudioSave this projectSaveThree Courtyard House / extrastudio Photographs “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeextrastudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortugalPublished on December 21, 2015Cite: “Three Courtyard House / extrastudio” 21 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More 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 Portugal Houseslast_img read more


first_imgAmmado launches online micro-donations service  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 26 September 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital Ammado, the online social network for “nonprofits, socially responsible companies and engaged individuals”, has launched a micro-donation service.The minimum donation is €4 or its equivalent in any of 33 other currencies. Donors can divide their donation between more than one organisation listed on ammado, benefiting multiple organisations simultaneously.Ammado is used by nonprofits including charities, sports clubs and alumni networks so any of these can receive micro donations online.Ammado members can also set up regular donations, and even change the recipients or amount every month if they wish.There is no sign up or monthly subscriptioncost for nonprofits to use the Ammado donation service. The company does of course charge a fee to cover credit card, banking, payment gateway and other charges. This is a flat fee of 5%plus applicable taxes from each donation. However, Ammado states that it “does not profit from the fees it charges”.All transactions are handled securely by Bibit Global Payments Services, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group.Donations are displayed on the individual’s ammado profile page so donors can keep track of their giving.Donors can also help promote their chosen nonprofits on external sites: for example, ammado offers a bebo widget to enable members to display their Giving Circle on their bebo.com profile. It will also be offering a donations widget to add to charities’ websites.Non-members of Ammado can donate online via the site too. They can use it to make one-off donations whenever they wish.Ammado says that it is now offering a full service: users can research a particular charity sector such as health, interact directly with an organisation, decide whom to support, donate via Giving Circle, and stay up to date with the work of that organisation, all within Ammado.Ammado has now extended Giving Circle with an “Employee Motivation scheme“, enabling companies to set up a simple employee giving scheme via the site.www.ammado.com 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more


first_imgJan. 26 — President Barack Obama and the New York Times have apparently just discovered something every worker in the United States already knows: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.In his Jan. 20 State of the Union address, Obama declared his intention to press for legislation that would help a shrinking “middle class” in the face of widespread wage stagnation. The New York Times followed with statistical reports of declining wages and the growing concentration of wealth in the hands of the richest few. (Jan. 26)An Oxfam International study revealed that “the richest 1% … control nearly half of the world’s total wealth” and the “80 wealthiest people … own $1.9 trillion … nearly the same amount shared by … 3.5 billion people” at the bottom. (Business Day, Jan. 19)These trends, however, have been going on steadily since the early 1970s. Unions, progressive publications and even the federal government have reported for decades on the deepening impoverishment of the majority of the population.The Occupy Wall Street movement burst onto the scene in October 2011 condemning the power and privilege of the richest “1%” versus the poverty, unemployment and suffering of the “99%.”But the last thing Obama or the New York Times intend is to help spur on a mass movement countering these developments. On the contrary, these agents of the 1% — more properly defined as the capitalist class — want to sow confusion and deflect any growing class-struggle movements and mass anger into votes for the Democratic Party in 2016, even after their disastrous showing in November where only 36.3 percent of eligible voters — the lowest number in 72 years — went to the polls.Language hides class truth and expanding wealthThe very language used in this public debate is meant to hide the class nature of the U.S. economic system. The president only talks about restoring the disappearing middle class. The “middle” of what is never stated.The science of Marxism, now 166 years in existence, clarifies that we live in a capitalist economy with a small ruling capitalist class and a large working class. To mention these forbidden terms, however, might promote class consciousness and lead to real class struggle.By massive struggles of unions and uprisings of oppressed peoples over the past 100 years, a section of the working class was able to secure a more comfortable standard of living. Calling these working-class families “middle class” simply hides that they are part and parcel of the broader working class, all of whom are exploited by and enrich the capitalist class of billionaire bankers and corporate bosses.As the capitalist system has reached an inevitable dead end, the ruling class is inexorably driven to continue expanding its wealth by driving down wages and eliminating workers’ benefits. Layoffs and mass unemployment are endemic.Looting the U.S. Treasury is another source of capitalist wealth. A Bloomberg News headline revealed that the “Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion” in the bank bailout of 2008. (Aug. 22, 2011) City of Detroit retirees got a lesson in class relations in 2014 when a federal bankruptcy judge approved cuts to constitutionally protected pensions and medical benefits amounting to over $6 billion to pay off the biggest banks.Obama’s speech just lifted the corner of the curtain covering up these facts. His proposals, couched in “middle class” doublespeak, called for free community college tuition, greater tax breaks for lower income people and funds for child care. With the Republican sweep of both the Senate and House of Representatives, there is really no chance of this legislation being passed.Republican hardliners in Congress lost no time in denouncing the Democrats’ proposals. Some Republican presidential hopefuls, however, picked up on the theme of growing income inequality. Mitt Romney vowed to “end the scourge of poverty” if he makes another bid for the presidency. (New York Times, Jan. 22) Both Jeb Bush and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell are also cited as urging the Republicans to pay more attention to this issue. The less ignorant among the Republican right wing are realizing that the growing divide between the richest few and the impoverished working class might be dangerous to the success of their party.The enormous power of the working classNeither Obama nor the Democrats, both willing tools of Wall Street, really want to unleash the enormous power of an angry working class — the only power that could really challenge the laws of rapacious capitalism. They serve their capitalist masters best by “keeping hope alive” among the working class that things might get better with time or another election.But the statistics and graphs filling the pages of the New York Times and the vague references to stagnation and income inequality by Obama are no true measure of the suffering and despair growing among the millions and millions of workers and oppressed people who are finding it increasingly impossible to survive. The class truth must inevitably find its expression in serious struggles.The Occupy Wall Street explosion of several years ago may have been the opening shot of this fightback. The current “Black Lives Matter” movement, led by African-American youth and joined by all other nationalities, is deeper, more militant and more widespread than Occupy was.This current uprising is not only about the pervasive police murder of African-American youth. Ignited by the racist killings, it is fueled and sustained by the intractably high unemployment and low-wage jobs among young people. The “Fight for $15” movement merged with anti-racist protests around the U.S. on so-called “Black Friday.” Demands for jobs and education are seen widely among protesters.This ongoing Black Lives Matter movement began just a month after the November election with its abysmally low turnout. What we are seeing today is only a prelude to mass uprisings among all sections of the working class that will shake the capitalist system to the core and threaten to bring the whole racist, anti-worker system crashing down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgTed Kelly and Mumia Abu-Jamal at SCI Mahanoy, Oct. 3“If you haven’t noticed,” Mumia said to me as he leaned over and flashed me his wry grin, “I’m a frustrated professor.” His expression was warm, but his tone was earnest. “A professor without a chair.”Mumia Abu-Jamal holds office hours in the visitors’ room of SCI Mahanoy, not in some university faculty building. There are no alabaster busts adorning the walls.  Despite the fact that we were in rural, white Pennsylvania, most of the faces around us were Black and Brown. Mumia did not have a big mahogany desk in front of him, but he did have a plastic tray on his lap with lunch — a ham sandwich and a slice of cheesecake from the vending machines where MOVE Minister of Confrontation Pam Africa bought them. Lucky for his students, Mumia does not need a sturdy bookshelf close at hand full of weathered tomes to reference the history, law and quotations he means to impart. They’re in his head. From the time we shook hands to the time we sat down and started eating lunch, Mumia had already taken me on a tour of 19th century Haiti, mobbed-up Prohibition-era Philadelphia, and Florence, Italy, when it was under the domain of the Casa de Medici. Mahanoy staff don’t let visitors bring in pad and pen to take notes, so one has to train their memory to be as good as the Professor’s.Of course, that Mumia Abu-Jamal is brilliant should come as a surprise to no one because this former Black Panther, former president of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, and prison activist is one of the most important political theorists of our era. His two most recent books are part of a series co-written with Stephen Vittoria called “Murder, Incorporated,” a sharp, plainspoken history of the ongoing atrocity that is U.S. imperialism. It’s some of the best history written from a Marxist, anti-imperialist perspective. (And I have it on good authority, by the way, that part three of “Murder, Incorporated” is in the works.)But as I was sitting there with Mumia, I did think it was remarkable how easy he is to talk to. He’s warm and funny and wants to listen as much as he wants to share things with you — despite being one of the most important revolutionaries in the world! Then I realized — he is all of these things precisely because he is a true revolutionary. Because the role of a revolutionary is to know history and to be able to communicate it in a way that makes sense to the person sitting next to you while you eat lunch. To be hard enough to survive 38 years in prison for a crime you did not commit and strong enough to still keep your beautiful smile.There are a great number of things that I discussed with the Professor during office hours, and I hope to be able to write about them in the columns of this newspaper in the coming weeks. But especially because the Professor is a constant reader — and that includes being a reader of Workers World — I wanted to make sure I used this opportunity to say directly: Thank you, Mumia, for being so generous with your time and for such a pleasant and educational meeting. The movement needs you more than ever, and we will stop at nothing to get you free.Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! And then let’s get this man his damn department chair!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_img The west Montreal borough of Côte-Saint-Luc decided on 6 June to cancel a posthumous exhibition of photographs by Zahra Kazemi (photo) after a resident complained about the inclusion of five photos of the Palestinian Intifada. Reporters Without Borders has written to borough manager David Johnstone condemning this act of censorship. News CanadaAmericas Organisation CanadaAmericas RSF_en News Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” June 10, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Montreal authorities about censorship of Zahra Kazemi photo exhibit News November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Canada For the attention of Mr. David JohnstoneBorough Manager, Côte-Saint-Luc – Hampstead – Montreal WestDear Mr. Johnstone,Reporters Without Borders, an international organisation that defends press freedom, condemns the cancellation on 6 June of a posthumous exhibition of photographs by Zahra Kazemi in the Côte-Saint-Luc municipal library. The decision to withdraw this exhibition, entitled “Against Forgetfulness,” was an act of censorship and an insult to the memory of Ms. Kazemi, a Canadian photojournalist who was murdered in a Tehran prison in July 2003.The exhibition consisted of 23 photos and focussed mainly on Afghanistan and Iran. But a resident in your borough reportedly complained about the inclusion of five photos taken in the Palestinian territories during the Intifada.We fail to understand why this complaint, based on political and religious reasons, resulted in the withdrawal of these five photographs on the grounds, you said, that “a public institution is free to set its own policies.”Ms. Kazemi’s son, Stephan Hachemi, was rightly outraged by this decision and told you to either restore the withdrawn photos or cancel the exhibition altogether. Unfortunately, you chose the second option.Mr. Johnstone, why do you think reporting the news and current affairs means taking sides? You are making an error of judgement here and you still have time to rectify it.We trust you will give this matter your careful consideration.Reporters Without Borders Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more