HSBC cools on Nedbank bid

first_img KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Thursday 14 October 2010 9:49 pm whatsapp HSBC cools on Nedbank bid whatsapp Show Comments ▼ HSBC is believed to be reconsidering its plans to launch a £5bn bid for a controlling stake in South African bank Nedbank, as its exclusive talks with majority owner Old Mutual draw to a close. Shares in Nedbank fell 0.9 per cent to 147.73 rand (£13.59) yesterday, after South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan said he hadn’t yet been approached by HSBC about a takeover. Gordhan said he could not estimate how long it would take to consider a bid, saying he expects to make a decision “when the letter comes”. HSBC secured a two-month period of exclusive talks with Old Mutual over its 70 per cent stake, which are due to expire this weekend. However, it is looking increasingly unlikely that the bank will make a bid before the exclusive talks end.If HSBC walks away, rivals keen to improve their presence in the rapidly-growing African market could step into the game. Standard Chartered has previously expressed an interest, though chief executive Peter Sands said on Wednesday that the bank’s £3.3bn rights issue was not for “a war chest for acquisitions”. HSBC, Nedbank and Old Mutual were not available for comment. Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin

first_img “COPY” Projects CopyGRAFT and Kleihues+Kleihues has teamed up with Genossenschaft für urbane Kreativität (Cooperative for urban Creativity) to realize a complex of five towers centered around working and living in Berlin, Germany. Titled “Eckwerk,” the new complex is set to rise within the confines of an existing viaduct, whose shape and materiality served as the project’s main source of inspiration. Supported by a two-story, brick pedestal, the tower’s ground level is elevated to the same height of the viaduct. This, like a “city balcony,” provides uninterrupted views of an adjacent stream, while establishing an internal pedestrian streetscape that extends into the public. Each tower is connected through a “experience path” which hosts a variety of areas dedicated to exchange and relaxation. Save this picture!Courtesy of GRAFTBoth the floor plans and facades exhibit modular design principles, which allow for individual modification and adaptation. Save this picture!Courtesy of GRAFTConstruction will commence in 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessDedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a BuildingArchitecture NewsTYIN tegnestue Releases Downloadable Guide to Design/Build in Underprivileged AreasArchitecture News Share GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Germany GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in BerlinSave this projectSaveGRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin CopyAbout this officeGRAFTOfficeFollowKleihues+KleihuesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingBerlinHousingResidentialMixed UseGermanyPublished on May 18, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “GRAFT + Kleihues+Kleihues Design Work/Live Housing in Berlin” 18 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore 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 Save this picture!Courtesy of GRAFTWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share Mixed Use Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

The united lies of the global ruling class

first_imgJan. 27 — The ultra-right media and the mainstream corporate media took a break this week from some months of vicious baiting of each other. They instead joined hands to slander Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.This latest assault on sovereign Bolivarian Venezuela exposes the united criminality of the imperialist ruling class. This includes the corporate media, both major U.S. political parties and Washington’s allies, which are trying to resurrect their colonial empires. Here are two of many media examples: the first from the pro-Trump, ultra-right Fox News; the second from the corporate mainstream, anti-Trump New York Times. Both media’s goals are to defame the Maduro government and justify U.S. intervention.A Jan. 26 Fox News opinion piece: “The Trump administration’s announcement Wednesday to recognize Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela amid the current popular uprising against the anti-democratic socialist Maduro regime was an act of brilliant statecraft.”A Jan. 24 New York Times editorial: “That Mr. Maduro must go has been obvious for some time. Since he succeeded the leftist strongman Hugo Chávez in 2013, his mismanagement, cronyism and corruption, exacerbated by the drop in the price of oil, Venezuela’s dominant source of revenue, have brought the country to ruin. … The Trump administration is right to support Mr. Guaidó.” Both parties join the slimeLikewise, the two imperialist political parties, Republican and Democratic, which have been battling over the budget and the government shutdown, united against the Venezuelan people and its elected government. The Trump gang have been agitating for intervention, and of course, they blame Maduro for everything and call him incompetent, brutal and corrupt.With a handful of exceptions, Democratic Party leaders have taken a position like that of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin. He blamed Maduro for a “sham election” and praised Trump for having “appropriately recognized National Assembly President Juan Guaidó as the constitutionally appropriate leader of Venezuela.” (Miami Herald, Jan. 25) Even the handful of left Democrats criticized Maduro.In reality, in elections held with international observers who approved them, Maduro won 68 percent of the votes cast and 32 percent of the eligible voters. Trump only won 46 percent of votes cast and 27 percent of eligible voters — fewer than his opponent. Guaidó won 0 percent on both counts; he represents nothing. Except the fact that Vice President Mike Pence called Guaidó and pledged him U.S. support the night before he named himself interim president. (Wall Street Journal, Jan. 25)World imperialism’s united opinionThe U.S. imperialist allies — which are also rivals — have joined the festival of slander aimed at Maduro. Canada and Britain bent to the U.S. as usual. Spain, former genocidal conqueror of Latin America; France, former colonial overlord of large swaths of the world; and Germany, which opened two world wars to try to get its share of plunder; all did too. Though they added a little twist.The three insisted Maduro set new elections “within eight days” or they would recognize Guaidó. Maduro accused them of kneeling before Washington and said no one can give Venezuela ultimatums.With the British government unable to carry out a Brexit (itself based on anti-immigrant backwardness), the Spanish rulers buried in corruption from the royal family down, the French cops shooting rubber bullets at Yellow Vests, and the German government an unhealthy coalition facing racist opposition gangs, it’s a wonder these regimes don’t choke on their hypocrisy.As in the period building up to the Vietnam War, to the 1991 war against Iraq, to the bombing and destruction of Yugoslavia in 1999, etc., the media and the governments’ near unanimity give the population the false impression that all right-thinking people want “regime change” in Venezuela. The truth, however, is that this manufactured public opinion is based on the imperialist oppressors’ joint hatred for any nation or people that challenges their rule. If that nation happens to also be sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves, the imperialists will repeat any lie and commit any crime to grab it. Anyone who believes sovereign peoples have a right to their resources will unite to reject these media lies and the ruling class that orders and buys them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Inspired by Boots Riley, theater workers organize a union

first_imgThe Salt Lake Film Society shows independent and international films, hosts entertainment events and rents out its DVD film archive.  Although it presents itself as supporting educational experiences, workers learning how to organize a fighting union was not an educational experience Film Society management had wagered on.Front-of-house staff sell tickets, serve concessions, operate projectors and clean up theater floors.  At the Film Society, they’re mainly young people, including some who are LGBTQ2S, people of color and women.  They’re drawn to work in an environment where their cultural interests can connect them to a community that enjoys critical conversations.  On the other hand, their wages have been kept low and they have little say in how things are run.According to one theater worker, management apparently hopes that workers’ interest in the organization will somehow compensate for inadequate wages. At the same time, they demean them by calling them “the popcorn people.”  Workers’ previous attempts to demand higher wages continually met with management’s dismissive attitude. When the Independent Spirit award-winning movie, “Sorry to Bother You,”  played in the theater, the front-of-house staff learned by observing the characters — low-wage call center workers — and they mobilized.  After contacting the AFL-CIO, they were put in touch with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. According to IATSE, “Authorization cards went out to the bargaining unit in December, and by the end of February, more than 80% of people had signed on.” (, May 28)Just as confidence was growing, management began warning the workers not to join the union, spurring doubts in some.  That’s when progressive hip-hop artist, Boots Riley, the film’s director, caught wind of the union in formation and how his film had sparked it.  He made a video of himself giving words of congratulations and encouragement to the workers, saying, “You’re seeing where your power lies and who that will inspire, not just theater workers, but fast food workers … retail workers, so what you’re doing is very important.  I’m inspired.”The union became official in April.  A representative of IATSE Local 868 Ticket Sellers and Treasurers in Washington, D.C., called to congratulate the new unionists, showing them they’re not alone.  Anti-worker laws like Utah’s “right-to-work” (for-less) will not stop the growing mobilizations of young people organizing fighting unions.Boots Riley tells theater workers, ‘I’m inspired by you’Below is the full transcript of Boots Riley’s May 28 video message to Salt Lake City theater workers: “Hey, what’s up, y’all. This is Boots Riley, writer and director of ‘Sorry to Bother You.’ I want to say congratulations to you theater workers who are coming together forming a union, joining a union, fighting for higher wages and benefits and all of that good stuff. And just seeing where your power lies. And, you know, so much of what you do is, as you know, about getting stories to people. “And the thing about what happens when people come together and fight, when people, especially when they do that on the job, it starts to tell a story to other people. It’s not just the fight that’s there that exists in front of you; it’s about the story that is being told to millions of other people that will be finding out about what you’re doing. And just even in your local area who that will inspire — not just theater workers, but fast food workers, you know, anyone, you know, retail workers — so what you’re doing is very important. And I’m inspired by you. Thank you so much.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Remembering Sue Davis: Comrade, fighter, writer (1942-2020)

first_imgWorkers World Party lost a dynamic, dedicated comrade on Sept. 26 when Sue Davis died, a month after suffering a major stroke. A member of the party since 1967, Sue had early on been a militant activist on the streets with Youth Against War and Fascism, the party’s youth group, protesting the U.S. war against Vietnam and supporting the Black Panther Party against government repression. She was also a staunch fighter for women’s, workers’ and LGBTQ2S+ rights.  Sue was an opponent of capitalism, the root cause of oppression, war and poverty, and advocated for socialism for 53 years, alongside her comrades.  Sue Davis and WWP members participated in the Jan. 18, 2020, Women’s March in Foley Square in New York City.Larry Holmes, WWP’s First Secretary, says of her that “Comrade Sue was so remarkable and formidable that she could have chosen any path for her life and succeeded. But she chose to be a revolutionary socialist fighter, and dedicated her entire life to the struggle of the workers and the oppressed. She was a model for anyone, regardless of their generation, who makes the hard decisions to give their life to the struggle for socialist revolution.”No U.S. war in Vietnam!After joining YAWF, Sue, along with other members, participated in “Stop the Draft Week” marches in December 1967 in downtown New York City. Wearing a helmet, she participated in many protests against Washington’s war in Vietnam in the late 1960s and early 1970s, chanting “Big firms get rich, GIs die.”Sue reached out to women’s groups and helped mobilize for the historic women-led march of Oct. 12, 1969, on Fort Dix in New Jersey, supporting anti-war GIs in the stockade there. YAWF organizer Laurie Fierstein was a coordinator of that bold action. That year, Sue was added as a technical editor on The Bond, newspaper of the American Servicemen’s Union. For decades, Sue made major contributions in the movement for women’s rights, especially for reproductive justice, by her activism and her writing. Sue was instrumental in initiating the Women’s Caucus of YAWF in 1969 and co-edited Battle Acts, the organization’s magazine, published from 1970 to 1974.  This publication covered news and struggles of working-class women, especially low-income and Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous, immigrants and those with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, prisoners, youth and seniors. Articles supported the Black Panther Party and other liberation movements at home and abroad. The magazine’s international features expressed solidarity with the women of Vietnam, under siege from Washington’s bombs and Agent Orange, and the women of South Africa resisting racist apartheid.  Articles sided with our sisters in socialist Cuba subjected to a U.S. blockade, and hailed Puerto Rican independence fighters, such as Lolita Lebron. (Go to to read back issues.)YAWF Women promoted the need for struggle and solidarity with the most oppressed women, shown in its banner “Sisters: Unite and Fight!” that was carried in demonstrations around the country.  International Women’s Day: 1970On March 7, 1970, the YAWF Women’s Caucus organized a 1,000-strong march for International Women’s Day to the notorious Women’s House of Detention in NYC’s Greenwich Village, in solidarity with  oppressed women imprisoned inside.  As the demonstrators chanted “Free our sisters!” the women inside yelled out the windows “Power to the people!”Sue Davis (center) and Stephanie Hedgecoke on an International Working Women’s Day panel, March 12, 2017.Sue was instrumental in this mobilization. One way she contributed was to  research the march route taken on March 8, 1908, by 15,000 immigrant garment workers demanding higher pay and an end to sweatshops and child labor. That demonstration had been an impetus for women socialists in Europe to establish International Women’s Day in 1910.YAWF Women reclaimed the militant, socialist character of this special day by following the route taken in 1908, while highlighting the struggles of the most oppressed women in the first such protest in the U.S. in decades.A fighter for workers’ rights, Sue attempted to unionize staff at publishing company McGraw-Hill. In April 1970, she was fired by the bosses, who opposed not only her pro-worker activism, but her workplace organizing against the Vietnam War and support for the Black Panther Party. The group Women in Publishing and other workers in the industry picketed the company’s building, calling for Sue’s rehiring and denouncing this political repression. Sue Davis speaks at a June 27, 1970, protest after being fired by publisher McGraw-Hill for her pro-union and political organizing.In 1987, Sue joined the National Writers Union and had played a leadership role for the last 20 years centered on dealing with grievances and contracts. She also mentored NWU volunteers on how to work on behalf of the members. She strongly urged the NWU to take a significant role in supporting political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The union’s wonderful tribute to Sue appears on the NWU website and was emailed to its members ( Reproductive justice now!YAWF Women and WWP participated in the mass movement demanding legal abortion since its beginning. The right was finally won from the Supreme Court in 1973.  Sue made fighting for reproductive justice — and writing about it in WW newspaper and other publications — a special focus for decades.  In addition to her activism and writing, Sue was involved in defending women’s clinics to protect workers and clients from the vile right-wingers attacking them. A YAWF Women’s banner was carried to every demonstration on reproductive rights. Its slogan, unique in that period, read: “Free, safe legal abortions! No forced sterilization! Raising healthy children: The choice must be ours!” This was always the pro-working class, anti-racist viewpoint espoused by YAWF and WWP on reproductive rights,  explained in a brochure entitled, “Abortion and Class Society.” Composed by Sue and this writer, it was updated frequently as the struggle developed into a multi-issue movement, speaking to the needs of all women.YAWF Women urged expanding the call for the “right to abortion” to a more inclusive demand for “reproductive justice.” Ed Childs, Boston In Sue Davis we have lost a great soldier. I remember Sue in the uniform Stephanie talked about. I was looking forward to following Sue in these new struggles coming. I will miss her strength, hard-hitting writing and understanding of struggles within our working class ranks. Tiocfaidh Ár lá.Ellie Dorritie, Buffalo, N.Y.  Sue was with the wonderful comrades who came to Buffalo during the “Spring of Lies” [demonstrations in 1992 against the anti-abortion group “Operation Rescue” and its “Spring of Life” campaign]. WWP cadre, together with hundreds of furious women and their LGBTQ and other allies, booted the anti-woman bigots out of Buffalo every day.I will forever miss Sue’s  passionate, joyful congratulation emails every single time something – even the smallest thing – great happened with the Buffalo branch: a meeting, a class, a demonstration no matter how small, and, oh! a new comrade! That got an outpouring of praise.  Sue sent a long, newsy handwritten letter to me on the back of the monthly letter every Supporter got.  We would go back and forth a few times until the next month’s letter arrived.  Sometimes our correspondence was funny, other times we shared the private fears of aging. We were the same age, within a few weeks, so we’d send birthday cards back and forth in August.Kathy Durkin, New York CityNot only was Sue a writer and copy editor par excellence, she was first of all an activist.  There was not a march or picket line that Sue didn’t attend unless she could not. Sue loved the struggle, which led her to participate in and write about so many, especially those involving women and workers.  She was reliable, loyal to WW and a very hard worker.  She was a force of nature and got things done!Sue was my comrade, sister and friend. Once, she told me she had to discuss a “problem” with my writing. I asked what it was. She replied, “You use too many commas!”    Phebe Eckfeldt, BostonSue attended reproductive justice conferences in Western Massachusetts for many years, bringing literature and doing outreach. Last year we produced a pamphlet containing writings by women and LGBTQ people published in WW, entitled “Every Struggle Is a Woman’s Struggle.” We sold copies of the pamphlet there, and copies of Sue’s novel, “Love Means Second Chances.” At one conference, people were invited to share their experiences with abortion, not easy to do. Despite being nervous, Sue spoke and did a great job.Sue Davis introduces her novel, “Love Means Second Chances,” at a reading.This reminds me of Sue:  “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” — Maya AngelouSharon Eolis, New York City I knew Sue Davis for over 50 years. We were comrades and close friends. She was a staunch fighter for women’s rights within the Party and in the broader women’s movement. In the early 1970s, the YAWF Women’s Caucus, which worked within WWP, put out a magazine called Battle Acts. Sue was one of its editors and writers.  We worked together on Battle Acts, and continued to work together on women’s issues and many other issues over the years.Liza Green, Boston Sue Davis dedicated her novel, “Love Means Second Chances,” to “women everywhere,” and wrote “Let us change the world so that our lives are no longer defined by the patriarchy, and future generations can live with equality and justice, love and joy, peace and plenty as their birthright.” She lived every aspect of her life with this goal as its basis. I will miss her kind, personal and sometimes humorous handwritten notes in WW Supporter Program messages every month but will also deeply miss her well-researched articles on the pages of WW newspaper. Deirdre Griswold, Manchester, Conn. Sue Davis wore many hats. One was the helmet she donned for demonstrations that could come under attack by cops or fascists. They’d better not mess with her! She was also a skilled copy editor on Workers World newspaper, reading into the wee hours for content as well as style. She made herself knowledgeable about what was going on in the labor movement, boiling it down for our readers in her weekly column, “On the Picket Line.” In addition, she was an advocate and compassionate helper for many women desperate for reproductive justice. And yes, she was an outlaw — getting around the laws that keep people, especially women, in chains. Without struggle, there is no justice. This sweet, brave woman did the right things. Teresa Gutierrez, San AntonioWe will certainly miss Comrade Sue. She dedicated her entire life to the struggle and to the Party. She always had the most wonderful compliments and support for the comrades. Her passion for the women’s struggle and the fight to smash patriarchy should never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to her family and friends.  Sue Davis, presente! Stephanie Hedgecoke, New YorkSue Davis was one of the first comrades I met in the Center, when I was housed with her for a Party conference in the early 1980s. Her bright and welcoming attitude makes me smile to this day. She  mentored me over the last two years with WW newspaper copyediting. I feel stunned at her loss, but she still sits beside me every week with all her advice on consistent work habits in my ears and her comradely support. Live like Sue Davis!Jeri Hilderly, New York CitySue’s deep, persevering struggle for revolutionary change, her passionate creative spirit, her endless work for women’s reproductive rights, her joy in friendship and spirited loving, her brilliant editing and writing will never be forgotten. She challenged us to keep going and be the best we can be. Her novel “Love Means Second Chances,” is a deeply moving examination of abortion within one family of three generations. In her words, this story “of a wrenching family crisis — where ideas both pro and con abortion are expressed and explored — is needed more than ever in this highly charged political atmosphere. Love — for women as much as for children — is what is missing in the debate about abortion. …  Ultimately the book shows that women must have access to all options to enable them to own their own lives.” She has inspired us all to bravely harness our words to confront these reactionary times. Thank you, Sue!Marie Jay, New York Sue helped organize an event at Columbia University called Artists for Mumia. She was a labor organizer. Through the National Writers Union she helped organize a rally at the New York Times on 43rd Street for writers’ rights and higher pay. I often was Sue’s sous chef for dinners at WW meetings, which was fun.Sue Davis was a leader in the National Writers Union for over two decades.Mary Kaessinger, New York I remember Sue as a stalwart figure in the developing women’s movement. YAWF women put out a monthly magazine with the great title “Battle Acts.” With her editing skills, she played a big part in that effort. On Aug. 10, 1970,  a group of about 100 women got into the Statue of Liberty and slept inside it overnight.  The next morning, a huge banner was draped across the statue’s torso with the women’s symbol and “Women of the World Unite” written in large letters. Sue helped organize this action and joined it. It helped to publicize the Aug. 26 strike, when 50,000 women demonstrated in New York City for equal rights.Ted Kelly, Philadelphia Sue was such a helpful and encouraging comrade and was very generous with her time. I remember shortly after we all went into quarantine, she called me to ask about an article of mine she was editing. We ended up speaking for over an hour.Judith Cashin Lerma, San Antonio Through the Workers World Supporter Program, Sue and I corresponded via mail and email for almost 20 years. I always appreciated her insight and encouragement. Although we never met face to face, I felt like we were old friends. I will miss her. Alex Majumdar, New YorkSue Davis was such a consistent presence in the struggle for decades, even if much of it, during the time I knew her, “behind the scenes.” I had the chance to work with her closely on producing a few pamphlets. It was a pleasure. Sue Davis, ¡presente! Joan Marquardt, San Francisco The way to honor the leadership of Sue Davis would be to sign up for the Supporter Program and think of her when you send in your monthly pledges. Janet Mayes, New York CityI met Sue in the early 1990s but didn’t really get to know her until she invited me to join a prose writing class. We drove weekly upstate to the class and had long talks in the car. We grew each other up as fiction writers, and she grew me up politically. We celebrated our birthdays together, participated in readings of our books (which we helped each other self-publish), and shared our love of opera, food and wine. All somehow fit in around her dedicated party work. She assisted physically and emotionally, for days at a time, frightened young women who travelled to New York City for abortions. Mary Owen, New York I’ve known and worked with Comrade Sue Davis ever since 1974. Her energy and enthusiasm for struggle have been an inspiration — as has her unique fashion sense. Since 2001 I worked with Sue in the National Writers Union, where she was active in the book division, and for a time edited the union’s newsletter, “Between the Lines.” As grievance chair, she won back payments from publishers for many freelance writers. She also organized Writers for Mumia events several years running. All of this on top of her regular party work on WW newspaper and the Supporter Program. Comrade Sue will be deeply missed, but her intransigent spirit lives on.Betsey Piette, Philadelphia My fond memories of Sue Davis go back to her important contributions when WWP held a Women’s Caucus meeting at conferences in New York.  Over the years, Sue remained one of the strongest voices in the party for women’s issues.  On a personal note: Whenever I would come to conferences in New York, Sue always made a point of inviting me to have lunch or breakfast with her.  I loved these one-on-one opportunities to get to know her better.  Anita Rosenblithe, New York City Sue’s passing is a great loss for me and thousands of others who have been touched by her writing, activism and kindness. She worked tirelessly to create a “Workers World,” both as a columnist for Workers World newspaper and as the coordinator of the paper’s Supporter Program. Her frequent letters to supporters were always insightful and incredibly motivating.Gloria Rubac, Houston I learned a lot from the National Writers Union about an aspect of Sue’s life that was such a part of her. She made a progressive, revolutionary contribution that affected more than us in the Party. Her energy and her work ethic is something all comrades should emulate. What a special comrade. She dedicated her entire life to the struggle and to the party. She always had the most wonderful compliments and support for the comrades. Her passion for the women’s struggle and the fight to smash patriarchy should never be forgotten.Anne Teicher, New York City In addition to Sue’s organizing and writing, she worked with women from states that did not fund Medicaid abortions and who were forced to travel to New York to find safe health care. The National Network of Abortion Funds — to which Sue donated — subsidizes travel expenses through the Haven Coalition.  Sue was one of many volunteers who supported the women with housing, food, accompanying them and providing companionship to help them through the process, up until her final days. She did it with whole heart and her many talents.We became close friends through our joint work, and eventually, opera and theater buddies. I will miss her comradeship as well as those wonderful evenings of sharing a soaring aria or a moving theatrical moment. She contributed so much to so many and left her mark.  Workers World Party – Central Gulf CoastWe remember and honor comrade Sue Davis, a lifelong Marxist revolutionary, feminist, LGBTQ advocate, and organizer in the struggle for over 50 years. At a rally we held (all of us wearing masks) on Oct. 1 in Pensacola, Fla., the Central Gulf Coast branch of WWP held a moment of silence for comrade Sue Davis, as well as Elandria Williams, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter/ Knoxville, who passed away just days before Sue. Sue was a powerhouse organizer and we must carry on her revolutionary spirit as we move forward in the fight for socialism!  In the spirit of Sue Davis, we send revolutionary love.Edward Yudelovich, New YorkI was away from the Party for many years due to my increased job and elder care responsibilities for my parents, especially my father.  One day, before I made my WWP comeback, I was walking on the sidewalk and someone was yelling my name. It was Sue. She said, “Don’t you remember what that yell is? It’s the YAWF yell at demonstrations.” We were both active members of the youth group of WWP, YAWF. To Sue, part of being in WWP is that every comrade should be cherished in how they are treated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Representing YAWF Women, Sue became very active in the Committee to End Sterilization Abuse, founded in the early 1970s by Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias.  The organization, which included the American Indian Movement and the Third World Women’s Alliance, campaigned against the rampant coercive sterilization of women in Puerto Rico and of Black, Latinx, Indigenous and poor women in the U.S.  The group successfully won regulations barring this racist practice and mandating informed consent, first in New York City in 1975-77 and then federally in 1979. Anne Teicher, Sue’s friend and collaborator, told WW that they both were members of the Steering Committee of the  Committee for Abortion Rights and Against Sterilization Abuse (CARASA), formed in 1977 to oppose the Hyde Amendment and the barring of Medicaid funding for abortions. The group was active through the 1980s.  In the late 1980s, Sue and Anne wrote a pamphlet on sterilization abuse. Sue also edited a CARASA book, which was reissued as “Women Under Attack: Victories, Backlash and the Fight for Reproductive Freedom.” “Sue was a tireless advocate, organizing demonstrations, writing newsletter articles and tabling on the streets,” explained Anne.Sue was active with YAWF Women in protests initiated by the Joanne Little Defense Committee, which the Norfolk, Va., branch of WWP helped to found, along with the Prisoners Solidarity Committee. Little, who is African American, defended herself against a white deputy sheriff who attempted to rape her in a prison in Beaufort, N.C., in 1975.  She was tried for murder and faced life in jail or execution, but a national campaign won her acquittal and release.Support Workers World newspaper!Sue’s dedication to WW newspaper went back to the 1970s, when the staff worked (pre-computer) at the office until the wee hours of the morning, went home, slept for a few hours, and then went to their day jobs.  For over four decades, Sue wrote, proofread and copyedited, using her professional expertise for the working-class weekly. She covered labor activism in her biweekly column in WW newspaper, On the Picket Line.  Monica Moorehead, a WW managing editor and coordinator of the International Working Women’s Day Coalition in NYC, said: “Sue Davis was an indispensable member of our editorial staff, a brilliant copy editor who paid so much attention to both political and grammatical detail.  Her articles on labor and women’s issues helped to raise the sensitivity and political level of our readers.  “Sue helped to found our IWWDC in the early 2000s, when she would speak at our rallies and forums on reproductive justice which she spent many decades of her life defending and fighting for. She was always expanding her political understanding where gender oppression was concerned.  The working class movement has truly lost a precious revolutionary whose spirit can never, ever be duplicated and I have lost a dear friend and comrade.”Because of her firm commitment to the newspaper, Sue single-handedly initiated and carried out the WW Supporter Program for 43 years, sending out a monthly letter, which included a personalized hand-written note to each donor. That’s about 35,000 letters!  She cultivated friendships and regularly kept in touch with many supporters . Sue’s work raised funds that helped to publish and mail out the publication.  She was elated when supporters donated. Sue was so dedicated to WW newspaper that she prioritized donating  as generously as she could every month to publish it — like clockwork. Sue had friends from many milieus, even going back to her high school and college days, who had vastly different political viewpoints and philosophies. Yet she maintained her anti-racist, pro-worker and pro-socialist perspective. Sue led a full life, contributing to many struggles, diligently working on WW newspaper, and even writing a novel, while enjoying New York’s cultural events and treasuring her family, friends and comrades.Sue Davis, Presente!Here are other personal and political recollections of Sue.Ellen Catalinotto, New York City  I have a vivid memory of Stop the Draft Week, December 1967, when Sue and I held hands as we marched many miles from the Whitehall Street recruiting center near Battery Park to midtown Manhattan, dodging police along the way and taking refuge on the ground floor of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where I later worked.John Catalinotto, New York City A photo of Sue Davis and Deirdre Griswold marching in an anti-war protest in May 1968, Sue wearing a helmet, made the cover of “The Vietnam Songbook,” published in 1969. She also copy edited the entire book “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions,” about the American Servicemen’s Union, published in 2017. Sue Davis (in helmet) and Deirdre Griswold (right) at a 1968 demonstration against the Vietnam War in New York City.last_img read more

Winter Meetings a Chance to Review and Look Ahead

first_img SHARE Winter Meetings a Chance to Review and Look Ahead Seed Consultants Kick Off Winter Agronomy MeetingsSeed Consultants kicks off their winter agronomy meetings beginning January 4th. Mike Earley, Director of Replicated Research, says there’s a lot of information to discuss.“With all the water issues that we had, a lot of the leaf diseases in the corn that we faced this year, how we got through those treated versus untreated, and this kind of thing. So we’re going to get through a lot of information and also on some foliar treatments we’ve tried to see what worked and what didn’t work and things we can pass on to the grower.”What will be top of mind for farmers at this year’s meetings? Earley says it all starts with the markets.“I think we get into the commodity markets we’ve got now, what they can do to keep yields up to help prevent some of the problems we’ve had in this last year. That’s where a lot of the interest is, how we can get through that and get through this period we’re going through.”Earley says there won’t be a ton of new product lines to discuss, but rather getting through the agronomic concerns of farmers.“We can say yeah, some of this is varietal, we need some new lines that might be better for us in the future. Like I said, we’re going to have a lot of good information just like we always have in the past.”As far as the discussion on corn versus soybean acres, Earley says it’s always a popular topic.“It’s been an issue all along because of the commodity prices that we have. Most of us in the business your best things is to stay in a rotation if any way possible. You can’t put a price on a rotation.”DATES AND LOCATIONS:(All meetings will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m.)DATE LOCATION & RESTAURANTJanuary 4 Washington C.H., OH  — Rusty KegJanuary 5 Warsaw, IN —  Wyndam GardenJanuary 6 Decatur, IN —  Back 40 JunctionJanuary 6 Seymour, IN —  The PinesJanuary 7 Ottawa, OH —  Red Pig InnJanuary 8 Hagerstown, IN —  Willies and RedsJanuary 11 Richmond, KY —  Golden CorralJanuary 12 Terra Haute, IN —  Rick’s Smoke HouseJanuary 13 Bellville, OH — Der DutchmanJanuary 13 Wooster, OH —  Jakes’ SteakhouseJanuary 14 Nashport, OH —  Longaberger Golf ClubJanuary 15 Brookville, OH —  Rob’s Family RestaurantJanuary 18 Tiffin, OH —  Camden FallsJanuary 18 Hillsboro, OH —  PonderosaJanuary 19 Bunker Hill, IN —  Dutch CafeJanuary 19  Plain City, OH —  Der DutchmanJanuary 20 Bowling Green, OH — Holiday Inn ExpressJanuary 20 Owensboro, KY — Moonlite BBQPlease register in advance to attend one of these very informative agronomy meetings by calling 800-708-2676 or by going online at Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 27, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Winter Meetings a Chance to Review and Look Ahead SHARE Previous articleEPA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Pesticide Applicator Certification RuleNext articleCRP Celebrates 30 Years Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Ahmad Hadifa released and will not be charged

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomed yesterday’s release from prison after four days of blogger Ahmad Hadifa, better known as Ahmad Abu Al-Kheir. The Syrian Human Rights League said he would not be prosecuted and that his computer was returned to him. The League urged the government to free other bloggers, journalists and prisoners of conscience still in prison. The regime ended its blocking of websites YouTube and Facebook several weeks ago.—————————————————————————————-Wave of arrests of Syrian bloggers24.02.2011Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrests of more bloggers in recent weeks in Syria, where the regime treats netizens and bloggers as enemies and fears their ability to use the Internet to exchange information and, potentially, organize protests.One of the latest to be arrested is Ahmad Hadifa, who is known by the blog name of Ahmad Abu Al-Kheir. Military security officials detained him in the northwestern city of Baniyas on the morning of 20 February. The next day, they confiscated his computer from his home. He was reportedly due to be interrogated by military intelligence in Damascus today.A journalism student at the Fatah Al-Islam Institute in Damascus, Hadifa, 28, had appealed on his blog ( for support for recently detained bloggers and for political prisoners in the Golan Heights (a region that Israel occupied in 1967 and annexed in 1981). He had also posted demands for the Syrian authorities, comments about the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, and advice on how to circumvent online censorship.Kamal Hussein Sheikho, a blogger and activist who has been held since 23 June 2010, has begun a hunger strike in protest against condition in Adra prison. His trial is due to begin on 7 March, just a few weeks after Tal Al-Mallouhi was given a five-year jail sentence on a spying charge. Aged 20, Mallouhi is the world’s youngest imprisoned blogger (see press release).Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to provide precise information about three other bloggers, of whom there has been no news since their arrests. They are Firaz Akram Mahmoud, arrested arbitrarily in an Internet café in Homs on 5 February 2011; Ahmed Ben Farhan Al-Alawi, arrested by security agents on 26 October 2010; and Ahmed Ben Abdelhalim Aboush, held since 20 July 2010. Aboush was previously detained for six years, until released under a presidential pardon on 2 November 2005. Reporters Without Borders has also learned that an Internet user was arrested after posting a video on YouTube of a demonstration on 17 February in the Damascus neighbourhood of Harika in which a young man was beaten by police. It shows hundreds of people shouting anti-police slogans and interior minister Said Sammour addressing the crowd.A military criminal court has postponed issuing a verdict in the case of the journalist and writer Ali Al-Abdallah until 13 March. Arrested on 17 December 2007 for signing the Damascus Declaration, Abdallah should have been released on 16 June 2010 on completing a 30-month jail sentence. But the authorities kept him in detention on the grounds that he was the author of an article posted online on 23 August 2009, while he was in prison, that criticized Iran’s Wilayat al-Faqih doctrine, which gives the country’s clerics absolute power over political affairs.He was initially charged with “publishing false information with the aim of harming the state” (under article 286 of the criminal code) and “intending to harm Syria’s relations with another state” (under article 276 of the criminal code). But a Damascus military court brought new charges against him that were confirmed by the country’s highest appeal court on 1 December, and he is now facing a new jail sentence. The case is particularly worrying as it shows that it is dangerous for journalists to criticise not only the government but also its allies.Another journalist, Maan Aqil, is meanwhile still banned from travelling abroad and is being subjected to constant harassment.Syria is one of the countries on the “Enemies of the Internet” list that Reporters Without Borders updates every year. A new version will be issued on 12 March, World Day Against Cyber Censorship. March 12, 2021 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria SyriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Follow the news on Syria Receive email alerts February 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Help by sharing this information SyriaMiddle East – North Africa News Organisation News News RSF_en February 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ahmad Hadifa released and will not be chargedlast_img read more

University of Limerick concept images show potential development for city campus

first_imgLimerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 WhatsApp Advertisement Email UNIVERSITY of Limerick’s announcement to purchase the unoccupied former Dunnes Stores site on Sarsfield Street was met with positive response from local councillors as well as President of the University of Limerick.The second of the two potential designs released this afternoon.Today, April 9, concept designs for the prospective city campus which is hoped to bring together Law, Business, and Entrepreneurship in Technology and create a hub for developing and supporting enterprises in the city have been released.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Read about the announcement here. TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow NewsEducationUniversity of Limerick concept images show potential development for city campusBy Cian Reinhardt – April 9, 2019 4334 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleYoung Munster still in relegation frame despite win over rivals ShannonNext articleGardaí looking to locate missing Limerick man Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter TAGSdevelopmenteducationLimerick City and CountyNews last_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 21st

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Pinterest By News Highland – November 21, 2019 Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 21st:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleGardai investigating 3 car collision on main L’kenny to Ballybofey RdNext articleMinister McHugh defends Verona Murphy selection News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thcenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday November 21st Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+last_img read more

‘Vivace’ quartet performs tonight

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Police seek supsects in shooting Friday, Sept. 12 just before midnight, a shooting took place at Skyview Apartment on Park Street. Three were injured as… read more By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Jinright said Vivace has captivated audiences everywhere they go.The quartet is the latest addition to the classical crossover/popera genre.“The combination of powerful male voices and the emotionally drive female vocals come together to create a sound that is exclusively their own,” he said. “Vivace puts a fresh new take on the classical and modern music of today.”The Vivace program includes “The Prayer,” “I Believe,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Hallelujah,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:00 am Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Vivace, a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers, will be on stage at the Claudia Crosby Theater on Troy University’s campus tonight. Showtime is 7 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door.General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets with an ID are $5.John Jinright, presenter chair for the sponsoring Troy Arts Council, said Vivace is based primarily out of Vancouver.“Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne and DJ Calhoun first merged their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games,” Jinright said. “From there, they have gone on to tour extensively throughout the United States and Canada.”center_img Email the author This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article “It’s a beautiful program sung by beautiful voices,” Jinright said.“It’s one that people of all ages will enjoy and will talk about for a long time to come. We invite everyone to join us for an unforgettable night of music.”Vivace will perform at Goshen High School this afternoon. TAC President Ruth Walker said the school performance is part of the TAC’s commitment to bringing cultural arts events to schools throughout the county. Skip ‘Vivace’ quartet performs tonightlast_img read more