4 Sep

German debt is in demand

first_imgWednesday 18 August 2010 7:47 pm KCS-content whatsapp German debt is in demand More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com GERMANY’S cost of borrowing sank to a record low at a sale of €5bn (£4.1bn) in 10-year bonds yesterday, while Portugal eased concerns over its finances by selling more short-term debt than previously planned.Mirroring results of Irish and Spanish sales on Tuesday, the auctions showed there is solid demand for Eurozone bonds as the global economic outlook deteriorates, with investors willing to buy debt of riskier issuers at much lower prices than earlier this year.The yield on three-month Portuguese bills almost halved from the previous auction in June, when fringe Eurozone borrowers were still recovering from a sell-off sparked by worries they and others could follow Greece into crisis.“There still seems to be decent and sufficient demand out there from investors who are willing to buy at these prices and overall the funding capabilities of the peripheral seems to be well intact,” said Michael Leister, strategist at WestLB in Dusseldorf.The new 10-year German bond showed a record low average yield of 2.37 per cent compared with 2.56 per cent for the previous benchmark in a tender in July.Portugal sold €175m more than planned of its 3-month Treasury bills, at average yields of 0.994 per cent, down from 1.861 in June. The 12-month yield inched up to 2.727 per cent compared to another tender two weeks previously.“It’s really amazing that the yield on the three-month paper almost halved, it definitely outweighs the negative side with the 12-month rate rising, which is not something to worry about,” said David Schnautz, bond strategist at Commerzbank. Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite Herald Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

4 Sep

What the other papers say this morning

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESTOP 10 HEDGE FUNDS MAKE $28BNThe top 10 hedge funds made $28bn for clients in the second half of last year, $2bn more than the net profits of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Barclays and HSBC combined, according to new data. Even the biggest of the hedge funds have only a few hundred employees, while the six banks employ 1m between them. SAUDI STOCKS HIT BY FEARS OF UNRESTSaudi Arabia’s stock market, the largest and most liquid in the Arab world, suffered its worst decline since November 2008, amid concerns that unrest in the Middle East could spread to the world’s largest oil exporter. The Saudi Tadawul All-Share Index slid 6.8 per cent yesterday. The index has now declined for 12 consecutive trading sessions – its longest losing streak since 1998. SCANDAL LEADS DIOR TO FIRE GALLIANO Christian Dior moved to protect its reputation by firing John Galliano, its star designer, for professional misconduct over the scandal surrounding allegedly anti-Semitic comments. The fashion house said its decision was prompted by the release of “particularly odious” comments in a video of Mr Galliano on Monday.HSBC SUSPENDS US HOME SEIZURES HSBC has temporarily suspended US foreclosures after regulators found “deficiencies” in its procedures. The bank could face monetary fines as a result. The disclosure, contained in the annual report, is the first time HSBC has publicly admitted to problems with its foreclosure processes. Last autumn, the largest mortgage servicers temporarily suspended home seizuresTHE TIMESUNILEVER LANDS DISCOUNT BLOW IN CLEANING BATTLEIndia’s biggest shopkeepers have stopped ordering Dettol and Harpic after a bitter dispute over Reckitt Benckiser’s prices — and Unilever has swooped to capitalise on the boycott by offering discounts on its rival cleaning products. The two British-listed groups are fighting to control a booming consumer goods market.EIRCOM SEEKS EXTRA CASH TO KEEP BANKS AT BAYEircom will hold crucial talks with its lenders next month after admitting that it was in serious danger of breaching its banking covenants within three months. Eircom, majority-owned by a unit of the Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek, carries €3.75bn (£3.2bn) of debt on its books and will seek an injection of new funds from shareholders.The Daily TelegraphBRITISH TROOPS ON FRONT LINE IN AFGHANISTAN TOLD THEY FACE THE SACKAlmost the entire contingent of Britain’s 10,000 troops in Afghanistan have been told they could be sacked within months after ministers disclosed plans to get rid of one in 10 members of the Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence has announced the full scale of redundancies that will take place in the Army, RAF and Royal Navy.SUPERMARKETS ARE RAISING PRICES FASTER THAN INFLATION, SAYS UBSSupermarkets are ripping off British shoppers by raising food prices faster than inflation, risking another competition inquiry, the investment bank UBS has warned. According to the bank’s analysis, commodity price inflation in the past few months would justify a 3-3.5 per cent increase.THE WALL STREET JOURNALMARKETS REACT TEPIDLY TO HUNGARY DEBT PLAN Hungary’s government, under pressure from capital markets and European Union budget monitors, pledged to sharply shrink its deficit and slash public debt over the next three years, but investors reacted coolly, with many saying the plans were too short on specifics. The overall size of spending reductions laid out Tuesday appeared larger than many had expected.TWITTER BIG ON SMALLER ADVERTISERS Twitter is a hot property among investors, who are pumping up the company’s valuation. But whether the start-up can live up to its multibillion-dollar appraisal depends on the likes of David Szetela, who holds the purse strings of numerous small and medium-sized advertisers. 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23 Jun

Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch matches online from anywhere

first_imgIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch matches through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches.The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.If you don’t want a long-term contract, you can also stream games live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer The prize! The Gallagher Premiership trophy (Getty Images) Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch matches online from anywhereThe Gallagher Premiership returns on Friday 20 November, with champions Exeter Chiefs taking on Harlequins less than a month after lifting the trophy.With the 2020-21 season starting late due to the delayed completion of the last campaign because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Premiership matches will be played throughout the Six Nations so that all 22 rounds can be completed before the semi-finals (18-19 June) and final (26 June).Related: Gallagher Premiership fixturesNewcastle Falcons have replaced Saracens in the top flight – the former winning promotion from the Championship and the latter being relegated due to salary cap breaches – while Exeter will be looking to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet having won the European and domestic double in 2019-20.No doubt you’ll want to watch the action unfold. Below we explain how to find a reliable Gallagher Premiership live stream wherever you are.How to watch the Gallagher Premiership from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, like World Cup winner Faf de Klerk, then SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Premiership matches in Japan. The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing. center_img All the details you need to watch the English top flight wherever you are in the world Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that SKY Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 31 January 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from the UKGallagher Premiership matches are shown live on BT Sport in the UK, with at least two games broadcast from each round. If you don’t have a BT contract, don’t worry because you can still easily watch Premiership matches online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Gallagher Premiership live stream: How to watch from EuropeThere are two main options to watch Premiership matches in Europe.SFR Sport shows matches in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Portugal as well as Israel. You can sign up to SFR Sport from just €9 a month! 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23 Jun

Jonny May’s Top Five Tries

first_img3. 2014, v WorcesterWith Gloucester playing out from their own line, May showed his coast-to-coast speed, performing the Gumball Rally across the Sixways turf. It was a busy game for May – he’d score two and be yellow-carded.Faced with the rather pacey Josh Drauniniu, May’s diagonal seemed to be covered almost all the way, until it suddenly wasn’t and a yawning chasm opened up in front of him.There was still work to do, but May made his in-and-out look as simple as picking up a burger at a drive-thru, pointing to the heavens before even crossing the line like prime Chris Ashton.It’s quite entertaining to watch the cameraman struggle to keep up with the long-limbed flyer.2. 2014, v New ZealandHow many of us have imagined scoring our debut Test try against New Zealand at Twickenham? Was it a screamer? Was it just me? May lived out this fantasy – and we picked this score at one of the greatest tries of the 2010s for our 60th anniversary.Remember that thing about making great players look stupid? May goes straight in between the two Smiths, Ben and Conrad, the latter looking back with such alarm that you’d have thought May had burgled his two Rugby World Cup medals.Israel Dagg’s positioning looked perfect, but somehow, improbably yet easily, May rounds him on the outside, making the jet-heeled full-back look more like a dolt than Usain Bolt.1. 2020, v IrelandWe’ve just heard about May’s first England try… but his best has to be his most recent, Saturday’s tour de force against the Irish. It looks like a career highlight montage condensed into a single score – the in-and-out, the skip, the chip, the sheer grass-singeing pace.It begins 90 metres out, with May’s sidestep on Chris Farrell. Bundee Aki makes a forlorn diving attempt to reach him, but the wing had already purred through the space like a sports car changing lanes.A roadblock stood in front of him, but May went airborne, chipping the ball over Hugo Keenan to take the Ireland full-back out of the game. Jamison Gibson Park had the inside line to gather, but you just knew he wouldn’t get there first. The England man skipped out of the scrum-half’s clutches as if he was playing hopscotch and his fly-hack bounced up perfectly into his waiting arms.The only moment that lacked grace was his final flop onto the ground – but with more defenders beaten than there were fans in the ground I think he can be forgiven.All that remains is to see if May can beat Rory Underwood’s England try-scoring record of 49 – and to wonder if he will add another scorcher to this list. Who would bet against him? Jonny May’s Top Five TriesJonny May’s pace ignited a slow weekend of rugby, the wing scoring one of the great Twickenham tries in England’s 18-7 win over Ireland in the Autumn Nations Cup. The Gloucester flyer is no stranger to spectacular scores, as this countdown of his top five touchdowns will show.But first, a quick round-up of the tries that narrowly missed out. Narrowing May’s best tries down to only a top five is almost like asking Picasso to paint a canvas using only primary colours, so here are a few honourable mentions.I could have picked this try against France in 2019, in which May outruns Morgan Parra and Damian Penaud so easily that he looks like a greyhound let loose at a kindergarten sports day or an F1 car at a Renault Clio convention.There’s also a double on England’s 2018 tour of South Africa, the series in which he really cemented his place in England’s first-choice XV – a John Bentley-esque swerving score on the Highveld in the dying moments of the first Test and the winning try from Danny Cipriani’s cross-field kick in the third clash, dotting-down a ball he had no right to reach.Yet there are five better, so let the countdown begin…5. 2017, v ExeterOne thing you’ll notice about these tries is that Jonny May has a habit of making very good defenders look very very silly. Jack Nowell is probably the best defensive winger in the country – watching him tackle reminds you of why Eddie Jones has spoken of playing him in the back row.Not on this occasion. Gloucester were loitering with intent in the Exeter 22, when Cipriani spun out a typically fizzing pass to May, giving his wing a one-on-one chance against Nowell.May has a reputation as a joker off the pitch, happy to play the circus clown, but here he more resembled a jack-in-the-box – springing out to the left to give Nowell a nasty surprise.The Exeter man was caught on his heels, falling over like a cartoon character on a banana as May whizzed round the outside, leaving Nowell crocked on the floor, hoping that Eddie Jones has forgotten to set his TV to record that day.It was the final try of May’s first stint at Gloucester, and what a way to sign off.4. 2020, v FranceI’m cheating here slightly by picking two, but they really are the same tries cooked two ways. On both occasions May picked the ball up wide on the right with very little on, but single-handedly dragged England back into a game they had very little business being alive in.The first saw May take a Ben Youngs pass down the blindside, chipping the ball over Anthony Bouthier with the delicacy of a rose, before winning the race to it with the sharpness of a thorn, beating Teddy Thomas to the white line. The entire process from May first catching the ball to touching it down took only six seconds.Five minutes later and May was in that position again. He slowed for a moment, possibly convincing Vincent Rattez he was going to kick once more, before taking the outside space left to him, burning past Romain Ntamack. With the ease of an expert skier slaloming down a red run May sidestepped Thomas and Bouthier, scoring his second to bring England back to within touching distance at 24-14.These tries proved crucial – it was the losing bonus point eventually earned that day in Paris that secured England the Six Nations title eight months later. Wonder try: Jonny May touches down for his second try against Ireland (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Will you agree with Jacob Whitehead’s picks of the winger’s best scores? Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

20 Jun

Video: For refugees, language and life skills help in resettlement

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Video Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Anglican Communion, Episcopal Migration Ministries, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Video: For refugees, language and life skills help in resettlement Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Migration Ministries, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s refugee resettlement service, partners with local affiliates like Refugee Focus in Tucson, Arizona, to resettle annually some 5,000 refugees in the United States. In addition to providing newly arrived refugees with the items they’ll need during their first 30 days in the U.S., some affiliates offer basic skills and English language classes to refugees. In March, during a pilgrimage to Africa’s Great Lakes Region led by Episcopal Migration Ministries, a group participated in a pilot program that begins to teach English to refugees living in camps before resettlement. Refugees Migration & Resettlement, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service 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 Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing By Lynette WilsonPosted Jun 19, 2015 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Africa, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GAlast_img read more

16 Jun

New education fund from Dorset Community Foundation

first_img for charities and community groups involved with extra-curricular projects for children aged between 5 and 16. Successful applicants can get up to £1,500 for projects which assist children in making the most of their potential and engage those who are particularly disadvantaged and least likely to participate. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The fund is designed to support, through grants of up to £5,000, group based community learning projects which encourage people of different ages and backgrounds to acquire new skills, re-connect with learning, pursue an interest, prepare for progression to formal courses and/or learn how to support their children better.The Fund consists of a number of elements: The Dorset Community Foundation has created the Dorset Education Fund to support education, learning and training activities for Dorset residents. It is the first time it has developed an education specific fund.Grants are available for groups and individuals depending on the age of the beneficiaries, which can range from 5 to over 65, and the type of the applicant.The Dorset Education Fund is open to eligible individuals, constituted community groups and charities within Dorset. Advertisement New education fund from Dorset Community Foundation Howard Lake | 2 October 2013 | News 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.  7 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis support with grants individuals who live in shire Dorset and are aged between 16 and 19. Applicants must be in education, apprenticeships and/ or training and will be required to evidence financial need. The first grants will be made in Spring 2014.A legacy left to the Foundation has funded two elements of the Fund. Retired school teacher Marjorie Gordon wanted to assist young people into Further and Higher education.The fund is accepting donations. Some of these are eligible to be match funded by 50% from the Communities First Government Scheme.The fund opened for applications today and will close on 6 December 2013. last_img read more

15 Jun

Workers strategize on fightback

first_imgPictured (from right to left) in the SWA’s Low Wages have to Go! panel facilitated by Larsene Taylor (standing), healthcare technician at Cherry hospital and Vice President of UE local 150, N.C. Public Service Workers Union are Jessica Benton, Milbrook Elementary school teachers, member of NC Association of Educators and Organize2020; Terrance Kellon, a fast food worker employed at Little Caesars, member of Carolina Workers Organizing Committee; Meliton Hernandez, a 14 – year farm worker with Farm Labor Organizing Committee and Larry Mackey, a utilities worker in Charlotte and member of UE local 150.WW photo: Ben CarrollThe Southern Workers Assembly hosted a statewide North Carolina Workers Fightback Conference on Sept. 21 in Raleigh that was attended by fast-food workers, state employees, city workers, education workers, farmworkers, theatrical workers and many others from Greenville, Charlotte, Goldsboro, Durham, Raleigh and all across the state!The major purpose of the conference was to unite workers that are in motion as part of the Moral Monday, Forward Together movement to fight against budget cuts, racist attacks, but particularly to unite labor around a program and campaign to fight for labor rights in this Southern state with the least number of unions compared to the rest of the U.S.The proposed House Bill 6 would make right-to-work (for less) laws and the ban on public sector collective bargaining — both already law — part of the state constitution, along with a ban on card check union recognition.This is a major juncture for labor. The conference agreed to a Workplace Democracy campaign that includes the fight for $15 an hour for all workers (or family-supporting wages), a Workers Bill of Rights, no to HB6, and to further build social justice unionism across the state.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Trump, Putin and Helsinki

first_imgWhile beating the anti-Russian drums of war, the paid scribes of the ruling class are all rallying behind the FBI and CIA. These are two of the greatest enemies of the workers and oppressed at home and abroad.The Helsinki summit represents a new phase in the attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump to forge a rapprochement with President Vladimir Putin and Russia. This summit, however, comes at a time when the U.S. capitalist state is moving in the opposite direction — ­toward inflaming relations with Russia.The basis for the attempted rapprochement is partly a common right-wing political orientation. Trump and Putin are both authoritarian, great-power chauvinists. They are both opposed to the European Union and NATO, but each for his own expansionist reasons. And they are both promoting reactionary, racist, anti-immigration forces in Europe as a tool to weaken European imperialism.Revolutionaries and anti-imperialists are also opposed to the EU and to NATO. They rightfully want to see these imperialist institutions destroyed. But the EU and NATO must be destroyed in a progressive way: by the working class and the oppressed.If Europe is disintegrated by right-wing, anti-immigrant, anti-working class forces, it could bring about nationalist, inter-imperialist military conflict. Such disintegration would unleash the forces of conquest and war.Many on the left in Britain mistakenly backed Brexit because they were opposed to the EU. However, they wound up in an unwanted alliance with the likes of racist, anti-immigrant figures like Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and rabid anti-immigrant, chauvinist forces wanting to “make the empire great again.”On the other hand, it would be progressive if NATO and the EU were undermined, not by Trump and Putin, but by a united working class, fighting the European bankers and bosses and their military interventions in Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe. It would be progressive if class solidarity prevailed in the fight against anti-immigrant racism.Pentagon and spy agencies need an enemyTrump is trying mightily to reorient Washington’s foreign policy. But the Pentagon, the CIA, the FBI and the military-industrial complex are trying to sabotage these efforts. They need to inflate the sense of danger from an “enemy” in order to sustain and expand war preparations and keep military profits rolling in.The Soviet Union used to be the main Cold War enemy of the U.S. and European ruling classes. Actually, the Cold War was a genuine class war — a struggle between two antagonistic social systems. The USSR was a socialist country that was under pressure around the globe from capitalist Washington’s spy agencies, military and diplomatic corps in over 100 countries. As long as the USSR existed, the entire ruling class feared for its property and profits. They feared the spread of socialism.Capitalist Russia poses no such threat.Now the U.S. military is driven by the goal of reconquering territories it lost during the Soviet period. That is what the attempted takeover of Ukraine was about. This would have moved the Pentagon to Russia’s southern border. It is why Washington moved NATO into the Baltics in 2004 and established a northern military cordon in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. And the U.S. has made Poland into a forward base in Central Europe. It is the strategy of encirclement. Washington also attempted a takeover of Georgia and has now incorporated Montenegro into NATO.The ultimate goal of U.S. imperialism is to restore its own pro-U.S. regime in Moscow.Russia’s contradictory roleBecause of its strategic interests, Russia plays a contradictory role in its struggle with U.S. imperialism.Putin partially rebuffed the attempt by U.S. and European imperialism to take over Ukraine. It has supported the resistance in the Donbass region and has protected its strategic naval base in the Crimea.It has also backed the Syrian government in its drive to stop a U.S. takeover of that country. Putin is trying to protect Russia’s only land ally and seaport in the Middle East.Russia has helped Cuba with export credits, automobiles, locomotives, oil and other exports on a strictly capitalist basis. It has forgiven much of Cuba’s $3 billion debt left over from the Soviet era. Russia has also helped Venezuela with debt forgiveness, allowing Caracas to retain oil that it uses to pay debts.It is perfectly understandable for oppressed countries under U.S. sanctions, blockade or military attack to ally with Russia and take aid from it. And revolutionaries and progressives should support and defend that aid. But this does not change the class character of the counterrevolutionary oligarch regime in Moscow.Publicist lackeys and anti-Russia stormThe ruling-class publicist lackeys of all types have rushed to the public megaphone to do the bidding of the Pentagon and the spy agencies. Bourgeois journalists, news anchors, “expert” panelists, former and present government officials, retired generals and admirals turned “commentators” and “analysts,” think tank pundits, even late-night show hosts — all have vied with each other to attack Trump for being a tool of Putin and Putin for being a master manipulator who “interfered with our democracy.”While beating the anti-Russia drums of war, these paid scribes of the ruling class are all rallying behind the FBI and CIA. And who are they? These agencies are two of the greatest enemies of the workers and oppressed at home and abroad. The FBI has infiltrated and framed up generations of communists, socialists, African-American civil rights organizations and liberation groups. It has hunted them down on their jobs and in their homes, imprisoned and even killed them.For decades the CIA has overthrown governments, too numerous to list. It has carried out assassinations, set up torture sites and disrupted national liberation struggles all over the world. Because Trump is attacking it while trying to save his skin from the Mueller investigation, some liberals and progressives somehow got hoodwinked into defending these two cutthroat organizations.Trump, the Pentagon, the CIA and FBI all must be equally condemned and fought against as enemies of the people.Trying to undermine TrumpThe Democratic Party leadership and many progressives are hoping that the campaign of Russia baiting will undermine both the Trump administration and the Trump Republicans in Congress, as well as erode his base. In addition to Russia baiting, they are hoping that the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign will end up with the ouster of Trump.Both these paths are a dead end for the working class and the oppressed.This mentality of getting rid of Trump, no matter how, is very dangerous. Russia baiting plays into the war drive of the military. It will only drain the funds that should be used for social spending and reduce the already starved social safety net. It runs the increased risk of war, in which the working class of both countries would be the primary victims.It will aid the Democratic Party establishment in its drive to maintain its political dominance over the broad masses of progressive forces, as well as reinforcing bourgeois chauvinist ideology. Using war propaganda to divert Trump’s anti-immigrant, pro-cop followers only substitutes one capitalist evil for another.Subverting ‘our democracy’ by interfering in elections?One of the most pernicious propaganda narratives of the anti-Russian propaganda is that the Russians interfered in “our democracy.”First of all, it is not “our democracy.” This is the democracy of the capitalist class. The rich control every platform of publicity, TV, newspapers, radio, film, etc. The bosses own all the major halls, arenas, theaters, stadiums. They own the newsprint, the presses and other forms of print media. They control the ideological and political content of every major public propaganda organ.Democratic rights that may exist for the masses under this constricted, truncated capitalist democracy have been won through organization and struggle, at the cost of much blood, whether it’s union rights, civil rights, women’s rights or LGBTQ rights. Nothing has been given by the ruling class without a fight.Democratic rights in the U.S. are in fact being taken away — but not by Russia. Voter suppression by every means possible has reduced the votes of African Americans, Latinx, Native people, Asians and poor whites.This has been done by the imposition of voter ID laws, closing polling stations, gerrymandering electoral districts to reduce the electoral weight of oppressed communities, and just plain illegally purging voter rolls. The mass incarceration of millions of Black, Latinx and poor white workers is a shortcut to disenfranchisement, and not just during their term of imprisonment. Many states take away the right to vote of so-called felons for long periods afterwards.And this is to say nothing of the police killing of Black, Latinx and Indigenous people that goes on day after day across the country.And where are the democratic rights of millions of migrants to be free from persecution by Border Patrol stormtroopers and from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who roam the country, raid workplaces and neighborhoods? They kill, brutalize, imprison and deport with impunity.The rights of women to control their bodies are denied every time a new anti-abortion law is passed; every time a women’s health care clinic is shut down. Every time a batterer is ignored by the authorities, women’s very lives are at stake.These are real-life examples of interference with democratic rights that so many people have been jailed or died in order to realize.Trump and democracyTrump is an authoritarian, right-wing, racist, misogynist, militarist bigot. He is trampling on institutions and rights that were established for society’s protection. The numerous government agencies that have been created over the years to curb corporate abuses are being completely destroyed by Trump.These agencies and institutions have been regarded as riot insurance by the bosses. They were set up to limit the damage done by the capitalists in the jurisdictions indicated by their names. Corporate bribery and corruption have always allowed the bosses to weaken and circumvent various regulations. But Trump has taken it to a new level.He keeps the loyalty and acquiescence of big business by destroying all progressive limitations on capitalist plunder and reducing the funds spent on regulation, such as the trillion-dollar tax cut, the transformation of the regulatory agencies into permissive enablers of the plunder of the environment, the destruction of public education, removing government oversight of public transportation, drugs and pharmaceuticals, Big Oil and mining, etc.With all the tumult about Trump and Russia, the rights of the masses are under attack on a daily basis. The movement must turn its attention to combating these attacks. The enemy is not only the Trump administration and the capitalists who support him, but the capitalist system of plunder and exploitation as a whole.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

After millions strike Nov. 21, Colombian people stay in the streets

first_imgA powerful strike rocked Colombia on Nov. 21, with millions participating across the country of 50 million people. The National Strike Committee initially called only a one-day strike to oppose anti-worker legislation.Dec. 21, “Medellín resists singing” concert supports weeks of strikes and protests. (Photo: CUT Antioquia)But masses of people have stayed in the streets for the past six weeks. They have now issued over 100 demands, none of which the right-wing President Iván Duque has agreed to.The tax law that sparked the original protest — now approved by the economic committees of both houses of Congress — will result in lower tax rates for the wealthy and fewer government services for the vast majority of Colombians. Colombia has the second-highest rate of income inequality in Latin America. Most workers are low-paid,, with almost 50 percent engaged in informal, precarious work.Additional grievances that drove the Nov. 21 mass strike — in which reportedly half the country took part — included legislation that would hurt pensioners and lower the minimum wage. As the strike gained momentum, the movement in the streets raised demands about the rights of Indigenous and Afrodescendent Colombians, sexual violence, the assassinations of labor and social justice activists, the Duque government’s refusal to implement the 2016 peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and a range of other pressing issues.After the police killing of 18-year-old Dilan Cruz at a protest on Nov. 25, demonstrators called for the government’s Mobile Anti-disturbances Squadron (ESMAD) to be dissolved. Signs bearing Cruz’s photo are now seen at demonstrations throughout the country. Four other people have been killed by ESMAD since Nov. 21. The government has intensified its militarization of the country by the increased presence of ESMAD in full riot gear.Six weeks, multiple acts of resistanceFor workers who have been protesting and have not returned to work, the last six weeks have been one long, continuous strike.Multiple forms of resistance are being implemented, including “cacerolazos” (loud, pot-banging noise protests) and “plantones” (sit-ins). The National Strike Committee, which includes the Central Union of Workers (CUT) and a range of other unions and social organizations, has called additional day-long strike actions in response to Duque’s intransigence to their demands. The committee denied the president’s Dec. 3 request to call off the protests.On Dec. 4, members of the Indigenous Guards made the 15-hour bus journey from Cauca to Bogotá, to press their demands. They carried their own red, black, green and white flag, and women held up pots of burning incense to “clean the badness away.” (Al Jazeera, Dec. 4) Their plan, for the time being, is to stay in the capital.Noisy “Cacerolazo” protest in December. (Photo: CUT Colombia)Well-known Colombian musical artists, including the Grammy-nominated band Bomba Estéreo, participated in mass outdoor concerts in Bogotá and Medellín supporting the strike movement. In Medellín a large group of concert-goers from the crowd performed the anti-patriarchal song “El violador en tu camino” (“The rapist in your path”), which was created by the Chilean group Lastesis and has become popular all over the world. Colombian artists working in all genres are part of the new movement.Even Miss Colombia, Gabriela Tafur, took the opportunity to voice support for the protests during the Miss Universe pageant, held in the U.S. on Dec. 8.Progressive elected officials, including Senator and former Mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro, have joined the protests. Inspector General Fernando Carrillo has called on the government to end the systematic assassinations by right-wing paramilitaries with ties to the state. Since the strike began, among those assassinated have been FARC ex-combatant Manuel Santos Yatacué Ramos, environmentalists Natalia Jiménez and Rodrigo Monsalve — gunned down on the way to their honeymoon — women’s leader and cultural worker Lucy Villarreal and peasant leader Reinaldo Carrillo, who was shot to death in front of his family.These kinds of government-sanctioned, targeted assassinations — along with kidnappings, terrorism, assaults, sexual violence, firings, evictions and other forms of brutal intimidation — are routine in Colombia and have been for decades. Since Jan. 1, 2016, almost 600 social activists have been killed — an average of almost two each day. For unionists, the country is the most dangerous in the world.This courageous national strike for justice in Colombia has engaged the whole country — and inspired workers and oppressed people around the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

12 Jun

Syria sets Arab world record with at least five bloggers and cyber-dissidents detained

first_img March 8, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria Organisation March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is worried by the lack of news about Hammam Haddad, a Damascus University student and author of magazine and Internet articles, since his arrest on 5 May in the capital without any reason being given. He is the fifth Internet user to be detained in Syria in the past year.“This arrest turns Syria into the Arab world’s most repressive country towards people who post news and information online,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is an additional attempt to intimidate and silence dissidents and bloggers.”Activist Mohammad Badi Dak Al Bab, a member of the [National Organisation for Human Rights in Syria->http://nohr-s.org/], was meanwhile sentenced to six months in prison yesterday on a charge of “attacking the prestige of the state” under article 287 of the criminal code for posting an article entitled “Damascus, capital of Arab culture”on the organisation’s website. Bab, who has been held in Adra (20 km northeast of the capital) since 2 March, was previously detained from 2000 to 2005.A blogger, Tariq Biassi, 22, is being held in a Damascus security camp. He was sentenced on 11 May to three years in prison under articles 285 and 286 of the criminal code for “publishing false information” and “undermining national sentiment” for posting a comment critical of the government on a website. He was one of the first people to fall victim to new government provisions regarding the Internet. Telecommunications minister Amr Salem, decreed on 25 July 2007 that website owners should, for security reasons, keep the personal data of those posting articles and comments online.Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Biassi, Haddad and three other cyber-dissidents – Firas Saad, Habib Saleh and Kareem Arabji – and points out the Syrian constitution “guarantees the right to freely express one’s opinions in word, in writing or by any other means.”Syria is in on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Internet Enemies.” News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law RSF_en Receive email alerts SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Syria Syria is the Arab world’s most repressive country towards people who post news and information online,” the press freedom organisation said. “Every arrest is an additional attempt to intimidate and silence dissidents and bloggers.” SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News June 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Syria sets Arab world record with at least five bloggers and cyber-dissidents detained Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists – For more information- Sign the petition and call for their release News to go further Google Maps News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more