Lighthouse Capital Limited ( HY2019 Presentation

first_imgLighthouse Capital Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Lighthouse Capital Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lighthouse Capital Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lighthouse Capital Limited ( 2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileLighthouse Capital Limited formerly (Greenbay Properties Limited) invests in real estate assets and listed companies which are involved in the retail sector of Mauritius. The company targets investment in developing diversified global real estate and infrastructure assets. Greenbay Properties Ltd is a predominant investor in Europe and the United Kingdom, targeting properties with strong sustainable income from high quality tenants with a strong likelihood of renewal of leases on expiry. Lighthouse Capital Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

NZ: Christchurch synod votes for modern cathedral, new diocesan map

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Shreveport, LA By Taonga staffPosted Apr 17, 2013 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs April 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm Congratulations!! You are to be commended for seeking 21st Century solutions, building upon your strong past. It’s hard work. Know that many of your American brothers and sisters keep you in their prayers, and I’m sure many will want to be part of your process. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC center_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET NZ: Christchurch synod votes for modern cathedral, new diocesan map Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Anglican Communion Comments (1) Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curt Zimmerman says: [Anglican Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch, meeting in a special synod April 12-13, has given overwhelming endorsement to the most modern of the three concepts for a new Cathedral in the Square.The synod heard a presentation from the Cathedral Project Group and Warren & Mahoney about the three cathedral options – restored, traditional or contemporary.Bishop Victoria Matthews asked some 220 synod members and observers for a show of hands to indicate which option they favored. No hands raised in support of the stone-for-stone restoration and about 10 were raised in favor of the traditional option. But when Matthews asked for an indication of support where the contemporary version is concerned, there was a forest of raised hands.The cathedral was badly damaged during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake and several aftershocks and was soon declared unsafe. In March 2012, work began to demolish the building.The diocese also voted to take the next step towards a dramatic redrawing of its map, choosing to proceed on a path which could see the 46 parishes in and around Christchurch being significantly reduced, even halved in number, as a result of parish mergers.The draft proposal, which had been prepared by a Structural Review Group, was received by the synod, and it will now be sent to the Diocesan Standing Committee for review.That body now has the task of bringing proposals for adoption at later sessions of the synod.In her charge to the special synod, Matthews described the challenge facing the diocese. “How will we as a diocese respond to the devastation of property, and the re-arrangement of the population of our region following the earthquakes in Canterbury? “Will we be set free? Or will we become even more imprisoned by our possessions and structures?”Extraordinary challengesThe diocese’s Church Property Trustees have advised that there are around 200 earthquake-damaged buildings across the diocese – including 38 which have either been destroyed, demolished or require repairs that will cost more than NZ$50,000 (US$42,277) each.According to the CPT, the shortfall between the loss and the insurance cover could be as high as NZ$30 million (US$25.37 million), excluding the inevitable shortfall between the insurance payout for the ruined cathedral and the cost of building whatever takes its place.Furthermore, the cost of assessing then strengthening the surviving buildings, so they comply with the new earthquake building code, could be a further NZ$11 million (US$9.3 million).The ground has shifted under the diocese in other ways, as well.Christchurch itself is being drastically reconfigured, with major new subdivisions being planned – almost 15,000 sections in the west alone – while the city’s Red Zone (some 8000 homes) is being evacuated.In the light of these changed realities, last September the regular Diocesan Synod resolved to set up a Structural Review Group. Its task was to come up with a proposal for a future map of the diocese – for discussion at the weekend’s specially convened synod.The demands on the six-person SRG were formidable. During February, for example, the SRG members went two-by-two to 46 parishes, and engaged in weighty and emotional discussions with clergy, vestry and staff in each case.Their work culminated in 29 hours spent hammering out their proposal over one weekend in March.Archdeacon John Day, who chaired the SRG, illustrated to the recent synod some of the realities driving that proposal.In the North-East of the city, he says, the suburb of Burwood has seen 40% of its residential area disappear into the Red Zone.All Saints Burwood now finds itself on the very edge of the Red Zone – with its access on New Brighton Rd, which may become a river pathway, and the community it once served now relocated to its north.St. Mark’s Marshland, which is located in the north will within five years be surrounded by 2500 new homes. Day says that one issues is that St. Mark’s was built in the early 1900s, when Marshland was a rural area. To this day it has no running water, and can seat only about 60 people.Meanwhile, St. Stephen’s Shirley is a big, bustling and lively church which lost all its buildings – church, vicarage and hall – in the quakes.The SRG proposal suggests short-, medium- and long-term developments in the North-East, which would involve the four parishes of Belfast-Redwood, North New Brighton, Burwood and Shirley working together for 10 years. This would allow those partnered parishes time to sell St. Mark’s Marshland, the St. Stephen’s church and vicarage site, and the complete site of St Andrew’s North New Brighton.These sales would finance the buying of bigger parcels of land in more strategic sites to build new churches.The 10 years would also allow time to develop new ministries and, after that period has elapsed, to become separate parishes once again, with the possibility of a new parish emerging in the Marshlands sub-division.Other significant proposals include the merging of St. Barnabas Fendalton with the adjacent parishes of St. Mary’s Merivale and St. James Riccarton.St. Mary’s Merivale is one of the best-known parishes in Christchurch, and pre-quake it was one of the icons of that leafy suburb.But St. Mary’s church and vicarage have already been demolished, and the SRG says it’s too early to say how that Merivale site would be developed.The proposal in the central city is that St. Michael and All Angels, St. Mary’s Addington and St. Luke’s-in-the-City should merge into one ministry unit.The congregation at St. Luke’s-in-the-City feels they’ve drawn the short straw.Their gothic masonry church has already been demolished – and the proposition is that the parish territory be redistributed between St. John’s Latimer Square and St. Michael-and-All Angels.The majority in favor of receiving the SRG report was decisive, but the support wasn’t unanimous.Some at the synod – particularly those who feel their identity is threatened – complained about lost autonomy, pressure, speed of the process and loss of diversity.Day was eager to stress that the SRG proposal is not about creating mega-churches.Rather, he said, the idea is to have “multi-congregation parishes where ministry units bring their different styles and strengths to the task of mission.”The SRG says in its report that it is “very conscious of the uncertainty and sheer weariness of Cantabrians, and aware that it is difficult to make changes in such circumstances. Nonetheless, it is important that as a diocese we make these hard decisions.”Matthews spoke of the need to make decisions. She referred to the workers who will flood into the city to work on its rebuild, and asked whether the parishes would be ready to reach out to them. “Remember, not to decide is to decide, and the longer we take to decide questions about a diocesan map, the less energy we will put into helping our neighbors,” she said. “It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Will we fight over parish boundaries – or reach out to the newcomer in our midst who is wondering what sort of community this place called Christchurch really is?”Part of the challenge, says Day, “is that we are being invited to think beyond the confines of our parish boundaries, and to begin to minister as the Diocese of Christchurch gathered around our bishop.”And in that regard, the SRG process appears to have been significantly successful. The motion to receive the SRG proposals was put by Lyndon Rogers, and seconded by Moka Ritchie.“I suspect,” she said, “that we have talked more to each other in the last six months, than we have done in the last 50 years.” Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest last_img read more

DeSantis seizes ‘opportunity’ to spur road projects with stay at home…

first_img April 3, 2020 at 3:03 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate “I don’t necessarily view that as the same solution for the entire state,” he said. “But I felt with 30 more days” ordered by Trump “we should just do it. That was a national pause button. At this point, I think even though there’s a lot of places in Florida that have very low infection rates, it makes sense to make this move now. We find ourselves in a situation where we have a national pause and we need to deal with this, front-and-center, and then figure out, in the back end, how to get out.”The state will follow Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines in defining what an essential activity is and many of the guidelines installed by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez in his stay-at-home order, DeSantis said.Among those nuances, “Pets and taking care of pets is an essential activity. We understand how important that is for folks,” he said.As of Wednesday, the Florida Department of Health reported 6,955 COVID-19 cases in the state – including 87 deaths – and 890 hospitalizations.COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus. The disease has caused at least 4,716 deaths in the U.S., with more than 211,00 confirmed cases in the country. COVID-19 symptoms appear within two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing. Tenita Reid In addition to addressing the immediate COVID-19 crisis, DeSantis said officials are asking, “What can we do to lessen the economic damage? What are the things we can do now to encourage economic development?” They were reporting that Hobby Lobby stores were not shutting down, defying orders, and that the Illinois attorney general sent them a letter that arts and craft stores are not ” essential” item stores, and if they didn’t shut the stores, they would face legal action. I thought our Hobby Lobby was closed, so I haven’t been there to see if they are open, because I like that store very much, it’s so clean, and they have so many nice items. I heard the same things were going to be enforced against Joann Fabrics and Michael’s Arts and Crafts too…in some states. They do sell fabric to make masks. Some people have griped, well then, why can Walmart sell arts and crafts supplies if those other stores can’t sell theirs, and now there was talk on the tv about forcing Walmart to close off their arts and craft sections, so they can’t sell their supplies….The world has lost their minds and gone nuts over this corona crap! Will things ever be normal again? I don’ t expect anyone to recruit me to join the optimist club. Lol Tenita Reid Reply Reply One answer, he said, is obvious.“One of the things that struck me, the traffic, not as many people on the roads,” DeSantis said. “Traffic isn’t what it was. You can really make progress on some projects.”Therefore, he said, the state will direct $2.1 billion into accelerating road projects in West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Miami over the next month.DeSantis has withstood weeks of furious criticism by public-health experts and Democrats for not issuing a statewide stay-at-home order, not only in Florida but across the country.On Sunday, former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted, “Florida is at risk of becoming major epicenter of epidemic spread of #COVID19 in the coming weeks” across the nation because “the state was slow to implement mitigation steps and probably exported a lot of its infection.”University of Washington professor Ali Mokdad and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci are among White House coronavirus task force members who advised DeSantis to issue a shutdown.DeSantis was lambasted on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” for “scapegoating” New Yorkers for spreading COVID-19 while many of the Sunshine State’s beaches remained open. On Wednesday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told NBC’s “Today” that DeSantis should view the federal guidelines as “a national stay-at-home order.” Reply The Anatomy of Fear I do not have any criticism of our Florida governor about his handling of this covid-19 and I am a Democrat. I think he has tried to do the actions he belives are best for our residents, and I know he has a genuine concern with having a newborn baby, a toddler, and a wife plus other family members. Tenita Reid Reply April 3, 2020 at 12:24 am There are so many mixed messages being put out from the authorities and the different news sources. I heard about the pastor arrested for having a large church service then I heard Governor DeSantis announce on tv that going to church or to a synagogue to attend a service is okay. Then why was that pastor arrested? This evening I even heard Matt Austin on channel 6 make a reference about you can’t go to church… this is one example of these mixed messages we are receiving. Please enter your name here April 2, 2020 at 11:19 pm That former US. Food and Drug Administration commissioner seems to only want to point fingers at Florida speaking about how Florida probably exported a lot of its infection….well, I am not seeing anything he said about all these infections that were imported into this state, from various other states via cruise ships, planes, and travelers coming here, so let’s be fair. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium on Monday, March 30, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. April 2, 2020 at 11:27 pm Tenita Reid After resisting calls to impose a statewide stay-at-home order for weeks, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday ended a national will-he-or-won’t-he debate by saying he will – effective 12:01 a.m. Friday and lasting through April 30.When President Donald Trump extended federal COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing and public gatherings on Sunday, DeSantis said he realized, “It makes sense to make this move now,” and decided to impose a statewide stay-at-home order for nonessential activities.“I think it is, in a sense, effectively a national pause. We are going to be in this for another 30 days,” he said. “Based on that, given those circumstances, I am issuing an executive order today directing all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only essential activities.”center_img Now, Trump’s handling of this pandemic….don’t even get me started about my criticisms of him, that is a different story! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply I’m getting the implied hints that if you do contract this virus and get sick, it seems to me, our health system wants to pass the buck on. It seems to me, you will be on your own, no one wants to transport you, treat you, or care for you. They only want to identify you as positive test result for their statistics, or to stay the heck away from you, or to total up a giant bill, that is, if you actually do end up in a hospital and are accepted, and are not turned away for whatever reason.The real truth, IMO. It isn’t about saving you, from the doctor office, to the urgent cares, to ambulance transports, to the various hospitals….no one wants you! Sorry, but the truth hurts, as I envision what I am seeing happening. By John Haughey | The Center Square Please enter your comment! Tenita Reid Reply This eveming on tv I really heard one….they announced all Florida beaches are shut down now, but then they added that you may still be able to swim in the ocean. I never heard the rest of that….so exactly how is that? I guess you COULD SWIM in the ocean if you get tossed overboard…… Tenita Reid TAGSfloridaGovernor DeSantisRoad ProjectsStay-at-home order Previous articleFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis is issuing an order directing Floridians to stay at home for 30 days.Next articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply April 3, 2020 at 12:30 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter April 2, 2020 at 11:07 pm April 2, 2020 at 11:55 pm 7 COMMENTS DeSantis still expressed doubts that a statewide stay-at-home order is necessary because large swaths of Florida remain relatively unaffected by COVID-19 and already under local orders. Tenita Reid Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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No justice for Trayvon Martin? No peace for capitalist system!

first_imgSit-in at Florida governor’s office, Tallahassee, July 16.July 16 — Workers World Party joins with millions of people inside the U.S. and around the world in condemning in the strongest terms the “not guilty” verdict in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman. Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012.WWP also salutes the masses of all nationalities and ages who have organized and joined protests, large and small, to demand justice for Trayvon Martin. One major factor about these protests is that they have helped to unite a broad spectrum of expressions, ranging from anger, frustration, sorrow to defiance against a blatant travesty of justice. We especially salute those “no business as usual” protests, like the thousands of people who shut down Times Square on July 14 as they sat down in the streets for more than an hour, and the hundreds who shut down busy Freeway 10 in Los Angeles.Defiant youth in Los Angeles before rebellion, July 15.In an inspiring show of Black and Brown solidarity, the Dream Defenders — an immigrant youth-led civil rights group — have initiated “Take Over Tuesday” — a sit-in of Black people and Latinos/as, including children, at the Florida governor’s office in Tallahassee today to demand a repeal of the repressive Stand Your Ground law in honor of Trayvon.We deplore the shameful displays of police violence during the demonstrations. After marchers left Times Square July 14 to join a protest in Harlem, the police, dressed in full riot gear, targeted and arrested 14 young people.In Los Angeles, police used rubber bullets and bean-bag weapons, mainly against frustrated Black youth who carried out a mini-rebellion July 15 following a rally at Leimert Park. This rebellion was sparked not only by the “not guilty” verdict but was also a justifiable outlet for these youth, who are “all Trayvon Martin” because they are demonized and criminalized on a daily basis by the police, the courts, the prisons and the lack of jobs. Fourteen youth were arrested so far.WWP demands unconditional amnesty for all those arrested or detained during these protests. To rebel is not a crime. It’s the criminal justice system that is to blame.Trayvon lynched not once but twiceBy now, everyone knows that Zimmerman, a wannabe cop and watchman in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., stalked Martin because of who he was — Black — and what he wore — a hoodie. Even after being told by a police dispatcher not to confront Martin, Zimmerman attacked him anyway and then killed him. Zimmerman was allowed to walk free for six weeks by the police and powers-that-be until massive protests nationwide forced his arrest.That was the first lynching of Martin.The second lynching of Martin took place during the court proceedings. The trial judge put restraints on the prosecution that kept evidence from being presented that Martin was racially profiled by Zimmerman, who had a known history of viewing Black youth as “suspicious.” Zimmerman’s defense team was given free rein to put Martin on trial as the “aggressor” and portray their client as the “victim,” thus justifying Martin’s killing.But Martin was the victim, not Zimmerman, and had the right to defend himself by any means.The judge even allowed the defense to show the jury during the summation an outrageous fictional animation, based solely on Zimmerman’s account, of Martin attacking Zimmerman. And then there was the jury of six women, five of whom were white and one Latina. Not one Black person was picked for the jury, even though Sanford’s Black population is close to 29 percent.In an all-too-familiar scenario, Trayvon Martin, a mere 17-year-old with a can of iced tea in one hand and a bag of Skittles in the other, a young person looking forward to a bright future, had his life tragically cut short by a racist society where youth of color are branded as less than human. It is a grim reminder that the legacy of slavery and racist oppression is alive and well in the U.S., where vigilantes like Zimmerman as well as the police have declared war on poor youth, especially if they are Black, Latino/a, Arab, Muslim or Indigenous.So the jury, the judge, the defense and even the prosecution, who had smirks on their faces during a press conference following the verdict on July 13, were willing players in an unjust “justice” system, which is structurally poisoned with venomous racism and other forms of class bias to keep the multinational working class divided and weak.How else can one explain the double standard in which well-paid Black football athletes like Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress each have had to spend several years in prison — one for abusing dogs, the other for shooting himself in the leg — while a bigot like Zimmerman spends not one day in prison after admittedly killing a human being just because he felt “threatened”? That goes beyond the boundaries of reason.The underlying killer of Trayvon MartinThe capitalist system is ultimately responsible for the murder of Trayvon Martin and countless others whose only “crime” is being a youth of color. Institutionalized racism, based on centuries-old white supremacist ideology, is central to keeping a tiny minority of the super-rich in power by impoverishing more and more workers with low wages, foreclosures, school and hospital closings, unemployment, underemployment, and mass incarceration and deportations.The Occupy Wall Street development of almost two years ago was an important barometer showing that capitalism can no longer offer a once-privileged sector of white youth any bright future of prosperity. These youth are becoming more conscious of the fact that they have more in common with poor, working-class youth, especially youth of color, than with the corporate bankers and bosses popularly known as the 1%.If capitalism is slowly but surely coming to a dead end, what can replace it? There is only one long-term solution: organizing on a massive scale to uproot the present system of capitalism and create an economic system that can lay the basis for eradicating the deep-seated oppression of people of color, women, lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer people and immigrants.Capitalism needs to constantly foster inequality and prejudices in order to keep its hold over all the workers that it exploits. To end exploitation and all forms of oppression, we need to fight for socialism, where the workers would become the owners of the vast means of production, break the chains of wage slavery and any remnants of feudal relations, and use their ability to work to meet the needs of all society through cooperation. The struggle to empower the workers and oppressed, not elections, is the only instrument by which such true equality can be realized. One vehicle to organize for this power is through people’s power/workers assemblies, which have already taken shape in cities such as Baltimore, San Diego and throughout North Carolina.While fighting for a socialist future is the goal of many revolutionaries, we must continue to monitor how the current righteous anger over the Zimmerman verdict will play out in the coming days, weeks and months and strategize on how best to help channel this righteous anger into a broad, organized fightback.The image of Trayvon Martin will continue to be a national symbol of what every youth of color and their families in the U.S. fear: being demonized and dehumanized by legal and extralegal terror under capitalism, fueled by racism.Justice for Trayvon Martin must become a clarion call to all who want to unite every struggle in a show of class solidarity — like a mighty fist raised against a system that can offer nothing but oppression, racism and war.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Millions join women’s marches

first_imgNew South Wales, Australia Florence, Italy Savannah, Georgia Indianapolis Lincoln, Nebraska Jacksonville, Florida New York City Washington, D.C. Chicago Nashville, Tennessee Hartford Philadelphia Buffalo, N.Y. Bay Area Flagstaff Bangkok, Thailand Rockford, Illinois Auckland, New Zealandcenter_img Mexico City Athens, Georgia Chicago Paris Denver Sioux Falls, South Dakota New York City Montreal San Diego Washington, D.C. Cleveland New York City Madison, Wisconsin London Houston ‘Resist Trump’ goes globalConsider these astounding numbers: 750,000 in Los Angeles; 500,000 in Washington, D.C.; 500,000 in New York City; 250,000 in Chicago; 150,000 in San Francisco; 150,000 in Boston; 150,000 in Denver; 100,000 in Oakland; 100,000 in London. These numbers represent some of the largest demonstrations that took place on Jan. 21, ignited by the inauguration of the racist, misogynistic, xenophobic Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president.It is estimated that more than 4 million people, the vast majority of them women, participated in women’s marches in more than 500 U.S. cities. They also protested in more than 100 cities outside the U.S. — on every continent, including Antarctica. These estimated numbers were compiled by Jeremy Pressman (@djpressman) at the University of Connecticut and Erica Chenoweth (@ericachenoweth) at the University of Denver based on numerous media reports, including Facebook and Twitter.Not since the massive global protests on the weekend of Feb. 15-16, 2003, right before the U.S. war on Iraq, have so many people come out in the streets on the same day in solidarity and resistance — this time with women’s rights the major focus. Due to the sheer numerical magnitude of these demonstrations, the J21 marches could not be ignored by the mainstream media or the incoming Trump administration.What started out as a modest call for a Jan. 21 march against Trump by one Hawai’i-based woman on Facebook, on the night of the Nov. 8 presidential election, exploded into an earth-shattering phenomenon. Social media was used once again as the catalyst to catapult millions of people into the streets against — especially — every woman-hating view that Trump represents.And these protests not only took place in large- and medium-sized urban areas. According to NBC News on Jan. 21, in many smaller cities and towns, at least 20 percent or more of the general population attended J21 marches. To put these astronomical numbers into a broader perspective, it is estimated that 160,000 people attended Trump’s inauguration in Washington, a third of the number that attended J21 in D.C. (New York Times, Jan. 22.)Who attended J21 and whyWhile at the largest U.S. marches, Democratic Party forces, Hollywood celebrities, labor leaders, social-democratic and moderate elements dominated rally stages, the majority of those in the streets were either on the left or were open to more radical politics. Many women were receptive to anti-capitalist, pro-socialist ideas.The women who attended were mostly young, including children, but there were also older women, people with disabilities, lesbian, bisexual, trans and gender nonconforming people. While the social composition was overwhelming white, there were many Black, Latinx, Asian, Muslim and Indigenous women.Imaginative signs and banners called for reproductive justice, especially in lieu of the Affordable Care Act being dismantled by Trump; in defense of Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights and Planned Parenthood; for $15 and a union; for housing, education, childcare and clean water; an end to war and occupation; and many calling to “Dump Trump.” There were signs that said “Make America Think Again,” a play on Trump’s “Make America Great Again” theme, and one that stated “Sorry world — we will fix this.”These marches helped to empower women who are justifiably angered and disgusted by Trump’s “pussy grabbing” and other degrading attitudes and actions against women, along with his anti-immigrant hate mongering. It was clear to this writer, who attended the New York City march, that so many women agreed that every social and economic issue is a woman’s issue, and with the need for solidarity, especially with the most oppressed and marginalized women.Why is J21 so important?It is becoming painfully clear that one day of massive global marches will not reverse the global attacks on women’s rights, rooted in worldwide capitalist austerity. In his full first day in office, Trump is moving ahead with plans to gut the U.S. Department of Justice’s violence against women programs. If Congress carries out Trump’s wishes, federally funded programs such as local rape crisis centers and even the National Domestic Violence Hotline will be shut down. Already there has been an increase in sexual assaults, including rape, on women of all ages — on college campuses, in high schools, in the military and in the home.Women’s groups are asking people to call on their local Democratic congressional representatives to vote against these cuts. But this is not enough.The Democratic Party has proven itself to be impotent when it comes to fighting the extreme right wing in the Republican Party. That’s because the Democratic and Republican parties represent the interests of big business, not the multinational working class and especially not women.The Democratic Party is more interested in retaking any lost congressional seats during the 2018 midterm elections and the reins of the White House in 2020. They are hoping to bring the millions of women who came out on J21 into their ranks for the vote.The billionaire ruling class had their hopes and dreams on Hillary Clinton becoming the next president because she is an unapologetic imperialist schooled to use diplomacy to carry out cutbacks at home and war abroad.Now corporate America has to depend on the undiplomatic Trump to carry out the next round of austerity in the U.S. that the majority of the world has been experiencing since the 2007-08 banking crisis. This has led to an irreversible crisis of decline for worldwide capitalism.While austerity for the working class is on a collision course with Trump’s campaign promises to increase U.S. jobs, his nominee for labor secretary — blatantly anti- worker, pro-austerity — falls right into line.It cannot be lost that the more than 670 J21 marches here and worldwide show that women, no matter where they live, are feeling the brunt of political and economic attacks from the forces of reaction. The Trump election is now fueling the flames of fightback. The challenge for revolutionaries everywhere is to unite to help guide those who want to turn the fightback into a worldwide movement for real revolutionary, systemic change. J21 shows that women will lead the way with building such a movement.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Sunrise Ithaca to host Green New Deal town hall

first_imgHow can the GND work for your line of work? How does it not? What kind of support can we rally in Tompkins County? What questions need to be answered for you? Our guests: Sunrise Movement Ithaca is hosting a Green New Deal Town Hall 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Tompkins County Public Library. This is a round-table conversation with panelists from our local community to have a directed conversation and critique of the federal resolution, the Green New Deal. Community Announcements Community sustainability videoYoung Sunrisers give introduction to the Green New DealRound-table guests share climate stories, justice work, how a GND can work for themDiscussion questions around the table regarding GNDQ&AClosing statement: Jeff Furman This is a community announcement from Sunrise Movement Ithaca. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email [email protected] Sachem Sam George – Chief of the Cayuga NationJoe Cruz – Student, Ithaca College, MRCAlex Hyland – Electrician, Intl. Brotherhood of Electrical WorkersMagda Kossowska – Student, Ithaca High SchoolBarbara Lifton – NYS Assemblywoman, district 125Rafa Aponte – Farmer: Rocky Acres Farm, director of Youth Farm ProjectSandra Steingraber – Founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, ICJeff Furman – Social justice advocate, Ben & Jerry’s FoundationFeel free to also check out our Facebook (Sunrise Ithaca) and Instagram (Sunrise.Ithaca).center_img Our vision for the town hall: We will have keynote speakers, a mediated round-table discussion, a special video, and Q&A. We want to fill up the room! Tagged: community announcement, event, green new deal, Sunrise Movement This article was submitted on behalf of a person or organization in Tompkins County. The Ithaca Voice posts community announcements to provide readers with information directly from local businesses and… More by Community Announcementslast_img read more

Major Inishowen road reopens almost seven weeks after flood

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Major Inishowen road reopens almost seven weeks after flood Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The Carndonagh to Drumfires/ Buncrana road is now reopen, almost seven weeks after it was badly damaged in August’s floods.The Council are continuing their recovering operation in Inishowen with the “Mountain Rd” also open to traffic with single lane crossing and traffic lighting assistance.Local Cllr Albert Doherty has been praising the ongoing efforts by Donegal County Council and says this reopening will have a hugely positive impact on residents in the area:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Previous articleDeclan Boyle out on stage one of Donegal Harvest RallyNext articleDonegal Harvest Rally Stage 3 Report & Reaction News Highland center_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – October 7, 2017 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApplast_img read more

Body recovered from River Foyle

first_img Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp A body has been recovered from the River Foyle.Police and Foyle Search and Rescue have been conducting searches of the river after a man was seen entering the water on Tuesday evening last.A post-mortem is due to be carried out. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSearches continuing for missing diver off Fanad HeadNext article32 year-old man arrested in connection with paramilitary style shooting in Derry News Highland Body recovered from River Foyle Facebook By News Highland – August 13, 2017 Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterestlast_img read more

Reform safeguards staff rights

first_imgThe Government hopes proposals to give more protection to employees’ termsand conditions when they are transferred between employers will help overcomeresistance to the involvement of the private sector in the delivery of publicservices. Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt told the TUC’s annualconference last week that proposed changes to the Tupe regulations would helpreassure public sector employees that their working conditions will beprotected. “Workers need reassurance that their rights will be safeguarded in thevital process of public sector reform and in business restructuring in theprivate sector. That is why I am announcing proposals for the reform of theTupe arrangements including looking at occupational pensions,” she said. Terry Gorman, former president of Socpo, gave the proposals a cautiouswelcome. He said, “Anything that helps protect the situation for staff whilebusinesses are forging links has to be welcomed.” Gorman is concerned that companies that take over local government servicescould be tempted to shed staff to make cost savings if they cannot do itthrough terms and conditions. Yvonne Bennion, policy specialist at the Industrial Society, thinks thesuggestion in the Tupe consultation document that there could be a differentinterpretation for private- and public-sector staff is a recipe for confusion. Patricia Hewitt’s proposals for Tupe– Measures to better protect occupational pension rights– Greater flexibility when applying Tupe to transfers of insolventbusinesses– Better guidance on the extent of protection against transfer relateddismissals– A legal requirement for the old employer to give the new employer detailsof terms being transferred– More flexibility for employers to change terms and conditions after atransfer if there is a sound economic, technical or organisational reason Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Reform safeguards staff rightsOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems in Antarctica

first_imgAntarctica is the most isolated continent on Earth, but it has not escaped the negative impacts of human activity. The unique marine ecosystems of Antarctica and their endemic faunas are affected on local and regional scales by overharvesting, pollution, and the introduction of alien species. Global climate change is also having deleterious impacts: rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification already threaten benthic and pelagic food webs. The Antarctic Treaty System can address local- to regional-scale impacts, but it does not have purview over the global problems that impinge on Antarctica, such as emissions of greenhouse gases. Failure to address human impacts simultaneously at all scales will lead to the degradation of Antarctic marine ecosystems and the homogenization of their composition, structure, and processes with marine ecosystems elsewhere.last_img read more