Britain’s best drafted in to run Whitehall

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King’s treasure

first_img Share Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com KCS-content King’s treasure Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wrap whatsappcenter_img THE King’s Speech has topped the box office in the UK and Ireland, taking £3.5m in its first three days of release. Picturehouse Cinemas said the movie was the most sold-out film it has screened in “many years”. The film, which stars Colin Firth (pictured) and Helena Bonham-Carter, is leading the nominations for this month’s Golden Globe Awards, with seven nods in key categories, including best film drama. Wednesday 12 January 2011 8:19 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Föhr House / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

first_img Germany Föhr House / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz Photographs 2012 CopyAbout this officeFrancesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlkersumHousesGermanyPublished on April 03, 2013Cite: “Föhr House / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz” 03 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 Föhr House / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzSave this projectSaveFöhr House / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin MatzSave this picture!© Francesco Di GregorioHouses•Alkersum, Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/354111/fohr-house-francesco-di-gregorio-and-karin-matz Clipboard Area:  85 m² Area:  85 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily 2012center_img CopySave this picture!© Francesco Di GregorioRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationThe project is located on Föhr, a small island in the North Sea.In the village of Alkersum, Inside a former hay storage of a traditional farmhouse, we redefine the whole space with a wood structure covered by 3.200 tiles, each with a hand-made circular hole, 500 mt of polypropylene blue rope and treated pine wood. Save this picture!© Francesco Di GregorioDue to its geographical location, Föhr is very much in the hands of natural forces. The area has a big tide. When the water is low you walk over to other islands. It is a flat island where 60 % of the island is under sea level. To protect the island man made grass-walls surrounds half of the island. Still, every autumn when the big storm-floods arrive, the island go on alert. 1634 an enormous flood erased most of the houses on the island and reshaped the map. It is a though climate for permanent inhabitants; at the same time the island changes completely in the summer months when the population raise from 8500 to 40 000 due to tourism. Föhr is an island belonging to Germany but first and foremost to Nordfriesland. The Friesians have their own language and culture. In the 17th century a school of navigation was founded on Föhr and many people became sea captains sailing on Asia and North America. Sailing on other countries brought back the tradition of ceramics and tiles from Asia. Being rich was to have as many painted Friesian tiles as possible on your dining room walls. Wood used inside was painted in Friesian colors, which are different nuances of blue-green. Beds were traditionally in bed-boxes. Houses were always in brick with thatched roofs. The rooms were small, dark and all the same size. Save this picture!© Francesco Di GregorioThe space as been re-opened by taking down all dividing walls except for the ones surrounding the bathroom.Save this picture!© Francesco Di GregorioA new volume is added which becomes the central wall going through and unifying the space. It is covered in ceramic tile with a simple pattern given by the blue cement holding them. Light is brought through the reflective ceramics and the translucent doors. Threads frame the staircase creating a transparent threshold The bedrooms are dark bed-boxes, private like nests.Save this picture!© Francesco Di GregorioOften you only realize after what it is that you have done; we returned in the summer and we realize what we had build. A stranded ship.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessStorefront for Art and Architecture’s Competition of CompetitionsEventWEISS / MANFREDI to Design Kent State’s New, $40 Million Architecture BuildingArticles Share Houses photographs:  Francesco Di GregorioPhotographs:  Francesco Di Gregorio+ 47 Share “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/354111/fohr-house-francesco-di-gregorio-and-karin-matz Clipboard Projects Year:  Architects: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Socialism key to Cuba’s love for human life

first_imgLeiLani DowellWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpts from a talk by LeiLani Dowell, WW managing editor, at the Nov. 17-18, 2012, Workers World Party conference in New York. See video at youtube.com/wwpvideo.“An important biological species is in danger of disappearing with the rapid and progressive destruction of its natural life-sustaining conditions ­— man. We are just now becoming aware of this problem when it is almost too late to stop it.“It is necessary to point out [that] the societies of consumers are those who are fundamentally responsible for the atrocious destruction of the environment. They are born from former colonial powers and imperial politics, which in turn engendered the backwardness and poverty which are now beating down the immense majority of humankind.“With only 20 percent of the world’s population, they consume three-fourths of the energy which is produced in the world. They have poisoned the seas and the rivers. They have weakened and punctured the ozone layer. They have saturated the atmosphere with gasses which alter climatic conditions with catastrophic effects from which we are now beginning to suffer. …“If we want to save humanity from this self-destruction, it is necessary to better distribute the available wealth and technology of the planet. Less luxury and less extravagance in a few countries; for that matter, less poverty and less hunger in a large portion of the earth. … Make human existence more rational. Apply a fair international economic order. Make use of all the scientific knowledge necessary for ongoing development without contamination. Pay the ecological debt and not the foreign debt. Let hunger disappear and not mankind.”This quote is from the beloved leader of the Cuban people, Fidel Castro, from a speech at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, 13 years before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and 20 years before this month’s Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. has persistently ignored that “tomorrow” is now; it has ignored it at the expense of the growing number of storm victims and survivors.Over and over again, Cuba has had to pay for capitalism’s crimes against the very environment that sustains us as human beings. Cuba is a small island situated in the Caribbean Sea across from the Gulf of Mexico. So it has always been prone to hurricanes. But these storms have become increasingly destructive and deadly as a result of climate change generated by the profit system’s shortsightedness and greed. In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in the world that met the World Wide Fund for Nature’s definition of sustainable development.And yet, each year as storms hit the region, Cuba avoids losing its people to the ravages of the hurricanes. When deaths do occur, they are minimal compared to those in other countries. This year, Cuba lost an unprecedented 11 lives to Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. lost 132 — and those numbers will undoubtedly rise.One could say that Cuba is able to protect its people because it has more experience dealing with hurricanes. But that’s actually only a small part of the equation.The bigger part is the love and dedication to human life that a socialist system bestows on its people. In 2008, before Hurricane Gustav hit, Fidel said: “We are lucky to have a Revolution! It is a fact that nobody will be neglected.”In Cuba major planning and preparation go into hurricane preparedness, and when they do hit, these plans are executed with precision. In Cuba, 55,000 people were evacuated from their homes before Sandy hit this year.For the Cubans, “evacuation” doesn’t mean what it does in the U.S. — where politicians stand on a podium and yell, “Get out!,” then blame those who “didn’t leave” because they didn’t have transportation, or because they have disabilities or medical situations, or because they have nowhere to go.In Cuba, a plan is devised for how each person will be evacuated and where each one will go. If, for instance, there is an elderly woman living on the second floor of a house in a wheelchair, people are designated in advance to help carry her down the stairs, and they know which relative or which civil defense area is prepared to house her.Because lives come before profit in Cuba, any and all resources are commandeered for the emergency relief — from boats and buses to buildings and communication networks. All social, economic and military organizations are involved in the effort and every community. Strong bonds of solidarity tie Cubans together as a safety net against any storm.Now some would say, well, Cuba’s this small island with a smaller population than the U.S.; they can afford to do this for their population. But the U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world, with the most resources in the world.There is absolutely no reason why the U.S. cannot effectively organize protection for every single person in the country — no reason, of course, except its priorities. Capitalism’s main focus, its only reason for existing, is to secure the profits of the 1%, the ruling class. People’s lives — especially those of the poor, people of color and workers — are totally expendable.Meanwhile, Cuba is saddled with a blockade that the U.S. has imposed on it for some 50 years now. This makes getting even the most basic medicines, construction equipment, etc., extremely difficult. And Cuba still takes care of its people.Again, it’s an issue of priorities.Not only does Cuba take care of its own, but it also shares its expertise with the world. We can never forget the image of Cuban doctors lined up at the airport, waiting to fly to the U.S. to aid survivors of Hurricane Katrina, only to be rejected by President Bush.So this year, as we provide mutual aid, support and love to our sisters and brothers suffering from the storm — as we expose the ravages of the storm of capitalism upon our daily lives — we would like to give our thanks to socialist Cuba for its efforts in protecting the lives of the entire world, both politically and materially.And we want to renew our commitment to destroy capitalism, so that the people everywhere can live. Cuba’s socialist system shows the way.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Donetsk and Lugansk: People on the front line against fascism

first_imgLooking through the magnified sights of an anti-tank weapon in the Lugansk People’s Republic, I experienced a moment of deeper understanding of the stakes in the anti-fascist struggle in Ukraine. WW reporter Greg Butterfield near a destroyed house in Octoberski Village, Donetsk. Photo: Janus PutkonenIt came as I was visiting a camp of Prizrak, the “Ghost Brigade” anti-fascist militia, on the outskirts of Kirovsk in the northwestern part of the independent Lugansk People’s Republic. I was surrounded by volunteer fighters, not only from Donbass and Russia, but from India, Spain, Italy, Norway and several other countries, women and men. Young communists and antifascists, internationalists living in the most difficult conditions imaginable, their sleeping quarters dug into the earth, subject to torrential rains and hail, surrounded by the shrapnel, exploded shells and burned-out vehicles from past battles. Several days earlier, Ukrainian forces had attacked a nearby bus stop in an attempt to advance. They were pushed back. Now the Prizrak fighters were digging trenches to prevent another advance by the better-equipped enemy forces.Through a magnifier I had a better view of the Ukrainian base just across no-man’s land, which was visible to the naked eye from our position. In addition to tents, vehicles and people moving around, I could see two flags. One was the Ukrainian national. The other was the black and red flag of the fascist Right Sector.That was on Sunday, May 8. A second moment of understanding came the next day, May 9. Celebrated as Victory Day throughout the former Soviet Union, it marks the final defeat of Nazi Germany by the Red Army and partisan forces in 1945, after the loss of more than 27 million Soviet lives. I was in Lugansk, capital city of the Republic, where I participated in the Victory Day parade with the Lugansk Communists and Komsomol. Victory Day parade in Lugansk, May 9.Coming out of the Communist Party office in the city center, I saw tens of thousands of people streaming down the main street to the gathering site: youth, elders, veterans, workers, parents with young children, teenagers. Almost all were carrying signs bearing photos of relatives who had fought and died in the Great Patriotic War, as the Soviet anti-fascist struggle in World War II is called. Many carried the Victory Flag, the hammer-and-sickle banner of the Red Army division that had entered Berlin and planted a red flag on the Reichstag.As I entered the crowd, I thought how difficult it would be to explain this experience to people back home. I’ve been to many demonstrations, including some very large ones, probably bigger than this, but the feeling of single-minded unity and determination was something I’d never felt before.  This was not only a deeply felt day of history, shared tragedy and triumph over nigh-impossible odds seven decades earlier. I remembered that just two years ago, fascists had been at the gates of Lugansk again — shells were destroying apartment buildings, schools and hospitals. A woman was literally torn apart on the street in front of a government building occupied by the anti-fascists. Tanks were on the roads, and there was gunfire on the streets. Wreckage of yet another U.S. warOn our way to Lugansk, we had stopped at a memorial by the side of the road: a wrecked tank, only about a mile from the city. In the spring of 2014, the four-person tank crew had volunteered to hold the line against advancing Ukrainian forces, to give the anti-fascist resistance time to prepare to defend the city. All those in the tank were burned alive.Tank memorial on the outskirts of Lugansk.In just the few minutes that we international visitors pulled over to photograph the memorial, at least half-a-dozen cars driven by locals pulled over, too. Families brought flowers and ribbons to lay on the tank, an offering of memory and thanks, heaped on top of dozens and hundreds left earlier.On Victory Day I stood beside Lisa Chalenko, two years old. She was an infant when Lugansk was besieged. Her parents remember that time only too well. Thousands of other parents, children, teenagers and grandparents in Lugansk also remember. For them — and for people throughout the Donbass republics, in Odessa, in Ukraine — the struggle against fascism is not history. It is their life, now, today.I’ve returned home. And while here, in the heart of imperialism, in the belly of Wall Street, it is difficult to find anyone who has heard of the war in Donbass, and too many self-proclaimed leftists and progressives would rather ignore or even condemn the resistance in Donetsk and Lugansk.  There everyone understands that the Ukrainian junta, the fascist gangs, the constant, murderous ceasefire violations could not continue for a single day without the support of the United States.It’s time for the anti-war movement and the left to get serious about supporting this struggle and awakening the workers, the youth and progressive movements to its reality.Because this war, this struggle, isn’t going away.Everyone I spoke to during my eight-day visit to Donbass agreed on this point — from soldiers to political activists, students and parents, journalists and taxi drivers.Ghost Brigade Commander Alexey Markov (right) gives international visitors a tour of the front line near Kirovsk, LPR.I visited the city of Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk People’s Republic, for a few days before going to Lugansk for an International Antifascist Conference in Krasnodon on May 7. While I was there, I had the opportunity to see firsthand what U.S. support for the Kiev junta means.Donetsk is a beautiful city, a Soviet city, full of culture and wide boulevards, parks and universities built for the enjoyment of the working class — in that region, primarily miners and metal workers. This was the most working-class region of Ukraine before the war, its population imbued with socialist aspirations despite two-and-a-half decades of capitalist wreckage.The leaders of the Donetsk republic have worked hard to rebuild and establish a sense of normalcy for the city’s people despite the war and economic blockade. But just a few minutes’ drive from the city center and you are back on the front lines of the war.I rode with Janus Putkonen, director of Donbass International News Agency, to the outskirts of Donetsk. He showed me the highway and railroad that used to connect Donetsk and Lugansk, now cut off by the Ukrainian occupation forces. The sound of gunfire rattled nearby.We drove to the village of Octoberski, a Donetsk suburb. Markets, apartments, a theater burned out and demolished. Row upon row of small houses and businesses destroyed by Ukrainian shelling — roofs collapsed, whole sides of buildings torn off, a cemetery shelled. And in the distance, the gutted remains of the Donetsk airport. For those who continue to live here, mostly in larger apartment buildings, shattered windows are boarded up rather than replaced because everyone understands the destruction will come again.At night, the sound of shelling continues. When I was there in the first week of May, things were relatively quiet — an informal ceasefire over the spring holiday week. But in the second week, the shelling of Donetsk and other cities and villages resumed and intensified.The war isn’t over and there’s no end in sight. Why? The residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics are certainly tired of war and blockade. But they are unwilling to surrender to Kiev, and they know that if they did, the result would be genocide. That is the program of the fascist battalions that hold up the neoliberal junta and of neo-Nazis in the government, like the new head of parliament, Andriy Parubiy.The Ukrainian military has more weapons, more soldiers, more vehicles. But the rank-and-file drafted soldiers are demoralized. Only the neo-Nazi battalions, who receive training from the U.S. military, are motivated to fight. The people’s army in Donetsk and Lugansk, made up mostly of local residents, is very motivated to defend their homeland and families. Although many of the soldiers have been demobilized, tens of thousands can be brought under arms within 72 hours, if necessary. The only way for Ukraine to win the war against the independent republics, says Putkonen, is through NATO airstrikes of the kind used against Yugoslavia. But that would mean an air war on the very border of the Russian Federation.Neither side can back down, Putkonen says. Russia’s government knows that if it withdrew its promise to aid the Donbass republics, it would be next on Washington’s hit list. If the U.S. and NATO were to back down, that would inspire a domino effect of resistance throughout the region.There is only one acceptable solution, in which people in the United States have an important part to play. That is the overturn of the neoliberal, neo-Nazi, oligarch regime in Kiev, aided by the growth of a powerful anti-war movement in the U.S. to prevent the Pentagon and NATO from intervening. The children of Lugansk, the elders living in basements near the front line, the working people of the Donbass republics are doing their part. They are waiting for us.WW photos: Greg ButterfieldFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Socialist election campaign of Workers World Party kicks off in North Carolina

first_imgSome of the participants in WWP press conference, June 14. Lamont Lilly, candidate for Vice-President, center.“Prisoners cannot vote and they are dying in our local jails. Youth cannot vote and our schools are being underfunded. Undocumented workers cannot vote and the border walls just keep getting higher and U.S. foreign policy continues to displace the masses,” said Durham, N.C.,-based campaign coordinator L.T. Pham at a June 14 press conference. Pham went on to explain that Workers World Party is running an election campaign in the spirit of fighting back against the ills of capitalism.North Carolina’s oppressive election laws require 100,000 verified signatures to get on the ballot. The WWP Durham branch is launching a campaign for official write-in status in North Carolina.Police arrested four of the hundreds of protesters greeting Donald Trump in Greensboro, N.C., on June 14. The WWP Durham branch joined the protests to shut Trump down. Last November, WWP was on the front lines of organizing the protest that shut Trump down in Raleigh.The WWP branch supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer peoples’ organizing and uprisings around the state against House Bill 2 and all those targeted by violence, most recently in Orlando, Fla.WWP also protests the racist police killings of Akiel Denkins in Raleigh, Jesus Huerta and La’Vante Biggs in Durham and recently Deriante Miller in Kinston, N.C. The WWP campaign demands the disarmament of the police, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, and the Pentagon. WWP will also continue to join protests challenging oppressive conditions in the Durham County jail.The campaign has congratulated Durham city workers, whose union picketed City Hall for 10 weeks, for winning a minimum wage of $15 per hour. WWP supports fast food and all low-wage workers fighting for $15 per hour and union rights.WWP vice-presidential candidate Lamont Lilly, a North Carolina Central University graduate, told the crowd at the news conference: “We’ve been in the streets in Baltimore, in Ferguson. We’ve been in Oakland. We’ve been in Cleveland organizing with the people, in communities that the bourgeois media do not go to. Those are the areas we are in mobilizing and teaching our people.”Lilly discussed WWP’s 10-point political program of the “Vote Socialism 2016” campaign, saying, “We want an end to the war on Black people and we support the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement, including jailing the killer cops, abolishing the police and the historic necessity of reparations for Black people here in the U.S. and worldwide.” Lilly said the oppressed people have to rise up, as they did in Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and Durham.The campaign fights for revolutionary socialism, a system of people’s power where workers and oppressed peoples, not banks and corporations, own and control everything, and where the needs of the 99%, not the profits of the 1%, are prioritized. This means fully funding public education, housing, food, water, clothing, health care and childcare for all. We salute the “March for More” starting June 14 to demand the state increase funding for public education. We also support the fight to stop House Bill 873, which would underfund Historically Black universities.Local activists speak outOther local activists, such as Abdul Burnette, a Bojangles worker and leader in the “Raise Up for $15” per hour and union rights campaign, expressed solidarity with the Moorehead-Lilly campaign.Loan Tran stated: “Workers World Party organized press conferences today across the country in cities like here in Durham, but also in New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Boston. The U.S. is at a political crossroads with the presidential election looming over the heads of workers and oppressed people, and the conditions under the capitalist system only continuing to get worse. We come together to express solidarity with all struggles to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-immigrant bigotry and much more.”“There was a big massacre over the weekend in Orlando and we saw one of the worst attacks in this country. What we are witnessing here in the form of Islamophobia and homophobia is a crisis of capitalism,” stated Manzoor Cheema from Muslims for Social Justice, based in Raleigh, N.C.  “The rise of these victimizations are [caused by] the increasing disparities of the rich and poor. One of the local concrete examples is the law House Bill 2, which makes LGBT and trans communities into second class citizens” and also “denies municipalities the ability to pass minimum wage ordinances for their contractors.“We have to be careful in the wake of the Orlando tragedy,” Cheema added, “because the perpetrator is portrayed as a Muslim person. This is exactly what the powerful forces want to do. They want to pit one oppressed community against another.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Columbus is guilty!’ say Black Pride 4 in Ohio

first_imgRally for Black Pride 4 finds both Christopher Columbus and the city of Columbus “guilty!”A large multinational crowd gathered on March 12 in front of the Columbus, Ohio, city hall in solidarity with the Black Pride 4. The event, organized under the leadership of Black Queer and Intersectional Columbus (BQIC), raised the demand to Free the Black Pride 4, who had been arrested at Stonewall Columbus Pride in June 2017. The demonstration featured speakers from BQIC, Get Equal, People’s Justice Project, and International Socialist Organization. Members of Workers World Party attended the event in solidarity.The Black Pride 4 had been assaulted and arrested for briefly disrupting Columbus Pride in order to protest systemic racist police violence and violence against trans people of color. The Stonewall Columbus organizers had consistently refused to create space for Black trans and queer voices, as well as refusing to listen to safety concerns of queer, trans and intersex people of color (QTIPOC) as the organizers worked with Columbus police to carry out their event. Stonewall Columbus organizers continued to work alongside the state by testifying against the Black Pride 4 in court.Sentencing for three of the Freedom Fighters took place on March 13. Wriply was ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and given two years probation. Ashley got a $200 fine plus court costs, 60 hours community service and two years probation. Kendall got a $50 fine plus court costs, with 48 hours community service and two years probation.The fact that none of the three will serve jail time is a partial victory. The struggle continues as Deandre, who faces felony charges, has yet to go to court.Columbus Community Pride is now being organized for 2018 in order to highlight voices of QTIPOC and take the police out of Pride. The event description also states it will be free of the capitalistic influence of corporate sponsorships seen at Stonewall Columbus Pride events. For more, go to: columbuscommunitypride.org/Please donate toward legal fees and care costs of the Black Pride Four at: www.youcaring.com/blackpride4ashleywriplydeandreandkendal-852184FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Subcommittee Reviews Credit Programs

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Witnesses at a Thursday farm bill hearing of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Credit expressed how important it is for agricultural producers to have access to credit to start and support their operations. Other witnesses described the important role the Farm Credit System and commercial lenders play for economic growth in rural communities. Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Fortenberry heard the message that ensuring a stable food supply is directly connected to farmers and ranchers having access to steady sources of credit. As the committee prepares to write the next farm bill – he says it’s critical to continue to provide a credit system that meets the needs of producers and rural communities.Ranking Member Marcia Fudge of Ohio was pleased to have an urban farmer and entrepreneur provide a different perspective. She says committee members need to give serious consideration to the needs of urban farmers. Access to credit can make or break rural farm operations – and Fudge says urban farm operations are no different. Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service Subcommittee Reviews Credit Programscenter_img By Gary Truitt – May 10, 2012 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Subcommittee Reviews Credit Programs Previous articleGrowers Should Focus on Soybean Seeding Rate and DepthNext articleCorn Crop Estimate Underscores Ability of Farmers to Feed the World, Fuel the Nation Gary Truittlast_img read more

Gemma’s haunting Limerick tale could make it to Hollywood

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook A PROLIFIC Limerick writer who is currently working on her tenth novel, is hoping that an interested Hollywood company might soon put her work on the silver screen. Gemma Mawdsley, Ennis Road, wrote her first ghostly novel, the Paupers’ Graveyard, just two years ago and now a division of the Fox network is looking at turning it into a film. “It would be absolutely fantastic if they did and it would be great if they would come to Ireland to make it – it would be a boost for the economy,” Gemma told Limerick Post reporter Bernie English.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The graveyard tale is fiction but was inspired by real-life experiences, she explained.‘It’s based on the famine graveyard on the Killeely road. When we were children, we used to play down there and frighten each other by saying we saw shapes in the bushes”.Gemma’s works “come from my imagination – they’re ghost stories but with the Paupers’ Graveyard I had to put a lot of research in because it’s a famine grave and that was such an important time in our history,” she said.Gemma’s interest in writing started 10 years ago when she did a two-year creative writing course in UL.“But I really only started taking it seriously a few years ago when the children were grown up. Now I treat it as a job. I write from 10 till five every day”.The debut novel is enjoying a big boost of interest in the US at the moment. ‘I think it is because of the rise of e-books. In a recession, they are more accessible for people”, said Gemma.She is currently working on a young adults book.“It will be dark but I’ve never seen any of these Twilight films or anything like that but I know I won’t be going down the road of vampires or werewolves”. Email Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsGemma’s haunting Limerick tale could make it to HollywoodBy admin – April 4, 2012 618 Previous articleMan charged with possession of meat cleaverNext articleRestaurant Awards herald best in Limerick admin Print Linkedinlast_img read more

Tackling Today’s Top Legal and Servicing Challenges

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Caren Castle The Wolf Firm Video Spotlight 2017-11-29 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tackling Today’s Top Legal and Servicing Challenges The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Tackling Today’s Top Legal and Servicing Challenges  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Caren Castle The Wolf Firm Video Spotlight Related Articles Subscribecenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Caren Castle, Senior Mortgage Servicing Attorney, The Wolf Firm talks about lessons from 2017 and for the future. From emergent digital solutions to responding to natural disasters, Castle emphasizes the importance of preparation and communication. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Ginnie Mae’s Bright Future Next: After Long Night, Senate Passes Tax Reform November 29, 2017 4,880 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more