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BILL OF THE WEEK

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 20 March 2011 9:26 pm 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap BILL OF THE WEEK whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ A WELL-EARNED lunch for four City lawyers also provided a boost to Friday’s Red Nose Day, when the hungry fundraisers matched the amount of their bill at Vivat Bacchus with a donation to the Comic Relief appeal. Fresh from a sponsored five-mile run around the City, which raised more than £3,000, the lawyers descended on the Farringdon branch to replenish their energy reserves with a late lunch. Dining on main courses including guinea fowl and Springbok, they ensured hydration levels were topped up with a £600 bottle of Château Latour ’95. The meal was finished off with a round of the restaurant’s special Red Nose Day desserts – a delicate praline mousse topped with caramelised nasturtium flowers – with profits from the dish going straight to the Comic Relief appeal. last_img read more

Diamond Bank Nigeria (DIAMON.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc (DIAMON.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileDiamond Bank Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria operating in the treasury, business banking, corporate banking and retail banking sectors. The company offers a full service bank of products and services ranging from transactional accounts, electronic banking and money transfer services to securities dealing and custodian services; personal, automotive and home loans; MSME loans and diamond leasing services and investment and advisory services. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc also offers, among others, life insurance products; foreign exchange services; cash management services; capital management and trade services; import finance; treasury bills and investment notes and working capital finance and contract financing. The financial institution’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Diamond Bank Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited 2016 Annual Report

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

How FTSE 100 investors should use the coronavirus crash to their advantage

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Stepan Lavrouk It seems like every day I read an article explaining why investors should either use the coronavirus crash to buy FTSE 100 stocks, or sell everything they own immediately. I think what all of these takes have in common is that they all base their conclusions on widely available data. For instance, I recently saw a piece arguing that investors should run for cover in anticipation of the latest US jobless claims data that came out last week. It was widely believed that the figure would be the worst ever recorded, and much worse than forecast. The previous week’s number was 282,000. The consensus forecast was 1.6 million. The actual number was more than twice as big: almost 3.3 million. And what do you think happened? The market rallied almost 8%. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Be on the second levelWhat is the point of this story? I’m not saying that you should buy or sell stocks based on economic data that comes out (unless it results in stocks becoming exceptionally cheap). That is speculation, not investing. What I am saying is that predictions based on what everyone else knows rarely work out. You can’t invest based on what everyone else knows. You need to think about what everyone else doesn’t know. Value investor Howard Marks calls this ‘second level thinking’.If you are trying to beat the market, then it doesn’t make sense to do the same thing that everyone else does. At that point, you might as well just buy the index. You need to think about what everyone else is going to do, and position yourself accordingly. For instance, if everyone believes that a company is going to the moon, then the stock is likely to be extremely expensive. In this case, you should do the opposite of what everyone is doing and stay away. Conversely, a company that everyone believes is destined for failure is likely to be extremely cheap.Make sure you buy cheapNow, this isn’t to say that you should only buy unfashionable stocks (although there are studies that demonstrate that consistently buying the cheapest percentiles of the FTSE 100 or the S&P 500 is a winning strategy), and  you should certainly always do your own research. But if you try to think differently to everyone else, you can be sure that you are consistently in a position to buy cheap stocks. Making sure that you buy cheap is one of the biggest factors in building a winning portfolio. You can’t time the market – and you should be skeptical of anyone who claims they can – but you can make sure that you deploy capital in places where it can go as far as possible. You need to look at metrics like price-to-earnings ratio and dividend yield and look for the best bargains available. If you do that, and try to be different to everyone else, you don’t need to worry about timing the market. How FTSE 100 investors should use the coronavirus crash to their advantage Neither Stepan nor The Motley Fool UK have a position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Stepan Lavrouk | Monday, 30th March, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

3 FTSE 100 stocks to buy with £3k

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 3 FTSE 100 stocks to buy with £3k I think there are currently some incredible bargains to be found in the FTSE 100. With that in mind, here are three blue-chip stocks I would buy today with £3,000.FTSE 100 incomeThe first company on my list is Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB). Due to its association with the tobacco industry, this business might not be suitable for all investors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, looking past the ethical considerations, this business is a cash cow. Analysts are forecasting total income of £2.3bn for this year, enabling the group to distribute 140p per share in dividends. This implies the stock could yield nearly 10.2% this year. That said, this is just a forecast. There’s no guarantee the FTSE 100 company will be able to hit this dividend target. There are plenty of risks to profitability. The group has a considerable level of debt, and due to the health implications of smoking, regulators worldwide are trying to reduce consumers’ consumption of cigarettes. Still, I would buy the company today based on its income potential for the year ahead, despite these risks and challenges. Global bankHSBC (LSE: HSBA) is another company I would buy for my portfolio. Bank share prices have been decimated over the past year as profits have collapsed, and regulators have blocked dividend payments to investors. But I think investor sentiment could change over the next few months.As the global economic recovery starts to gain traction, banking groups like HSBC stand to benefit more than most. Rising demand for banking products such as loans should produce higher profits and increase profit margins from the low levels reported for 2020. Unfortunately, the economic recovery is not guaranteed. If there’s another wave of the virus, banks like HSBC may report increased loan losses. Regulators may also move to restrict dividends once again. These challenges may impact investor sentiment towards the business, which I will keep in mind going forward. Income and growthThe final company on the list of FTSE 100 shares I would buy today is the asset management group M&G (LSE: MNG). In my opinion, this is another recovery play. As the economic outlook improves, the corporation should benefit from increased investor inflows and rising stock markets. This could lead to significant returns for shareholders. In its short life, M&G has always been happy to return large amounts of cash to investors. For this year, analysts forecast a dividend per share of 17.5p, down marginally from last year’s level of 18.2p. If the company hits this projection, it could yield nearly 8% in the current financial year. Of course, these are just forecasts and should be taken with a pinch of salt. They show the corporation’s potential but do not guarantee returns.Two main risks are facing the business. Another economic slowdown could hurt its asset management performance, and bigger competitors may draw customers away with lower fees. The company will always face these challenges, so that’s something I’m going to keep an eye on as we advance.  Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 13th March, 2021 | More on: HSBA IMB MNG Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

WIN a signed ball & tickets to watch England Legends vs Ireland Legends

first_imgWednesday Mar 7, 2012 WIN a signed ball & tickets to watch England Legends vs Ireland Legends This year the England vs Ireland Legends game, now in its third year, takes place at the Twickenham Stoop on Friday 16 March. It’s in support of the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup, and all proceeds from the game will be donated to charity.Some of the players on show include the likes of Jason Robinson, Shane Byrne, Richard Cockerill, Mick Galway, Austin Healey, Anthony Foley, and Martin Corry.Tickets from just £10 are available at englandirelandlegends.co.uk, or phone 0871 5271 315.England Legends team:Matt Allen, Gareth Archer, Richard Cockerill, Alex Codling, Martin Corry (C), James Forrester, Mike Friday, Ben Gollings, Andy Gomarsall, Will Green, Paul Gustard, Austin Healey, Jason Leonard, Leon Lloyd, Darren O’Leary, David Rees, Mark Regan, Jason Robinson, Chris Sheasby, Kevin Sorrell, Ben Sturnham, Harvey Thorneycroft, Fraser Waters, Kevin YatesIreland Legends team:Justin Bishop, Shane Byrne (C), Jan Cunningham, Kieron Dawson, Mel Deane, Len Dinneen, Andy Dunne, Barry Everitt, Maurice Field, Anthony Foley, Mick Galway, Gary Halpin, Eddie Halvey, Simon Keogh, Simon Mason, Eric Miller, Mal O’Kelly, Colm Rigney, Chris Saverimutto, Tom Tierney, Liam Toland, James Topping, Andy Ward, John O NeillTo enter, simply do the following:1. Follow @rugbydump on Twitter2. Tweet ‘I’ve just entered to win England vs Ireland Legends match tickets. Follow @rugbydump and retweet http://bit.ly/EngvsIreLegends’OR1. Login/Register on here*2. Leave a comment below telling us about your favourite memory of one of the legends—————————————————————————-This competition is now closed. Thanks to those who entered. Still want to win? We have more tickets, and the chance to meet the two captains or the player of your choice, so simply post a comment on the Facebook page here to enter.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Competition Related Articles 182 WEEKS AGO WIN: Rugby Nations 18 mobile game 184 WEEKS AGO WIN: George North signed Wales shirt PLUS… 200 WEEKS AGO WIN the new England 2017-2018 home jersey… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Referee has Georgian handbags under control, or so he thinks

first_imgWednesday Feb 7, 2018 Referee has Georgian handbags under control, or so he thinks This fight in Georgia escalated so quickly, we tend to wonder what was being said. It all seemed like it was under control, as Kharebi and Armazai battled it out in Round 12 of Didi 10, their local championship, but suddenly things got totally out of hand.The gloves came off and the windmill arms started, with multiple pods of fights breaking out. It was definitely awkward to watch, as it could easily have been avoided.Eventually it died down though, and the referee got matters under control, before the game continued and Armazi came out victors 22-17.Good luck figuring out who started it!View more Georgian mass brawls in the related posts belowcredit: SportmiambeADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Bilsey Place House / James Russell Architect

first_imgphotographs:  Toby ScottPhotographs:  Toby Scott Australia Houses Save this picture!© Toby ScottText description provided by the architects. Winding through the estate on a 35-degree day, streets are empty, but the mechanical hum of airconditioners murmurs in the air, a sound sustaining the people concealed in houses on either side. Bisley Place House is at the end of this street. Here, children are running to and fro—not just the inhabitants, but neighborhood children, visitors from across fences. The aroma of fresh cooking carries unobstructed on the breeze from courtyard to curb. The ritual of cooking and meals happens right here on the street edge, a place for community.Save this picture!© Toby ScottRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteThe insular “hot boxes” germane to estates are not the fault of builders and property owners. Covenant writers—those charged with maintaining the consistency of the estate—prescribe minimum total floor area, garage space, façade materials, and roof pitch. But imagining between the lines of a building covenant presents another opportunity: A covenant as palette only. From this, spaces and materials can be put together in ways that optimise places for the people who use them.Save this picture!© Toby ScottFour large screen doors provide a veil to the street and admit gentle breezes as they build throughout the day. With a push of a button, these doors are able to tilt open to provide shade and threshold, an opportunity to initiate conversation with the street. Curtains are drawn to enclose space or redefine thresholds. Incorporating the outdoors into the indoor living spaces and establishing circulation throughout the entire site allows the dwelling to breathe. The house becomes a series of spaces along a passage, a journey that encourages relationships between people and their shared landscape.Save this picture!© Toby ScottThe envelope is robust and permanent, with adaptable glazing, walls, and landscape. Structural brick and concrete comprise the outer sleeve of the dwelling, materials that are inherently strong, self-finishing, and can withstand diverse weather conditions. The inhabitant is therefore able to create and recreate their own space, manipulating skins; doors, windows and curtains to alternate between internal and external use. Single-layer brick walls construct the attic spaces, generating an expanse within the dwelling that is intentionally raw and technically outdoor. This is a place for dreaming, for study, for contemplation.Save this picture!© Toby ScottSystems to maximise the functional potential of brick by managing the flow of water through structural brick walls were developed. Flemish bond walls brace the building and create a weatherproof barrier to the rooms behind them. The roof retains a 22.5-degree pitch but no gables, twists, or turns. It slopes down to a central court, protecting the outdoor edge. And within the roof is a magical space—a veritable opening to the sky.Save this picture!© Toby ScottThick foliage flourishes around and within the glazed black brick dwelling, a home that both welcomes the landscape and protects its inhabitants, with simple control and flexibility, from undesirable elements. The materials and making of space is honest and efficient, a nod to the functionality of industrial building. But, more significantly, the dwelling manages also to return to the original denotation of home: a unity with place and environment, a coalescence of community.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBeyond the Tent: Why Refugee Camps Need Architects (Now More than Ever)ArticlesPublic School 158 Bayard Taylor Library / A*PT ARCHITECTUREArticles Share + 21 Share Bilsey Place House / James Russell ArchitectSave this projectSaveBilsey Place House / James Russell ArchitectSave this picture!© Toby ScottHouses•Fortitude Valley, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/437052/bilsey-place-house-james-russell-and-andrew-shindler Clipboard Photographs Year:  Year:  “COPY” 2012 Area:  258 m² Area:  258 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img CopyEngineer:Adrian Dine, AD StructureDesign Team:James Russell, Andrew SchindlerCity:Fortitude ValleyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess Specs 2012 Crocker Builders Architects: James Russell Architect Area Area of this architecture project Bilsey Place House / James Russell Architect “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/437052/bilsey-place-house-james-russell-and-andrew-shindler Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJames Russell ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFortitude ValleyHousesAustraliaPublished on October 14, 2013Cite: “Bilsey Place House / James Russell Architect” 14 Oct 2013. 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‘La elección de Trump está radicalizando a las masas’

first_imgLarry HolmesQuiero hablar sobre el panorama general en términos de lo que sucedió el martes 8 de noviembre, con la elección de Trump. Ese evento es importante para un partido como el nuestro, un partido revolucionario comunista en el centro del imperialismo mundial. Sí, el imperialismo estadounidense se está debilitando, pero sigue siendo el centro del imperialismo mundial.Las/os socialistas, comunistas y revolucionarios que or­gani­zan aquí tienen una responsabilidad extra-especial de entender el carácter global de los acontecimientos.Esta elección no fue sólo un evento nacional. Fue un evento global. Trump es ahora la nueva cara global del capitalismo.La subida de Trump es parte de la implosión del establecimiento político capitalista, incluso en los grandes países imperialistas de Europa. Ese colapso está siendo impulsado por la nueva tecnología y la globalización que destruye empleos, salud y las vidas de más y más trabajadoras/es.El problema político es con el Partido Demócrata y sus contrapartes en otros países – los partidos que se han llamado socialdemócratas. Se suponía que estos partidos representaban a las/os trabajadores, pero realmente nunca lo hicieron. Durante algún tiempo, han estado haciendo lo contrario, desechando cualquier pretensión de actuar en pro de las/os trabajadores.Se han convertido en agentes de lo que algunas personas llaman neoliberalismo, cumpliendo con lo que el capitalismo necesita: imponer austeridad, llevar puestos de trabajo de un lugar a otro buscando mano de obra más barata, reducir empleos con la tecnología, atacando más y más a la clase trabajadora. Quitando viviendas, cuidado médico, todo.Debido a esto, sectores de la clase trabajadora están abandonando a demócratas y socialdemócratas, y se convierten en alimento para demagogos derechistas, racistas y neofascistas en todo el mundo.Las/os trabajadores están siendo literalmente entregados a neofascistas como Donald Trump. Pero no tiene por qué ser así, y tenemos pruebas de eso a principios de este año.Durante las elecciones primarias de marzo, las/os trabajadores en Michigan y Wisconsin votaron por Bernie Sanders, quien estaba tratando de salvar al Partido Demócrata. En los Estados Unidos no se suele ver a un candidato presidencial que se llame socialista. El hecho es que muchas/os de las/os trabajadores que votaron por Trump hace unos días, votaron por Bernie Sanders hace unos meses.Muchas/os trabajadores, blancos y negros, no salieron para salvar al Partido Demócrata. Dijeron que las cosas están muy mal. Dijeron: “Aquí en Flint, ni siquiera tenemos agua potable. ¿Por qué debería votar por los demócratas? Obama vino aquí y tomó un vaso de agua, y le dijo a todo el mundo que estaba bien”.Ellas/os miraron a su alrededor y dijeron: ¿Qué? ¿No hay más problemas?¡No vamos a tener a nuestra clase dividida!Camaradas y amigos, quiero hablarles como comunista, porque se supone que los comunistas conozcamos los problemas de la clase obrera. Se supone que tengamos una comprensión profunda – la comprensión más profunda de cualquier persona. Sólo de esta manera podemos tener algunas respuestas y proporcionar algún liderazgo.No debemos permitir que racistas y fascistas se lleven a ningún sector de nuestra clase. Debemos luchar contra esto y detenerlo. ¡No vamos a tener nuestra clase dividida!Primero y ante todo, este desarrollo es un tema de clase. Para mantener a nuestra clase unida, tenemos que revisar quién está en nuestra clase. No sólo son trabajadores blancos retrógrados quienes rechazan personas que sabemos son parte de la clase obrera. Incluso sindicalistas progresistas también pueden tener ideas obsoletas sobre quién es parte de la clase obrera. Pueden no darse cuenta que la clase obrera está cambiando, creciendo, y tiene nuevos sectores.Monica Moorhead dijo que el movimiento Las Vidas Negras Importan es un movimiento de la clase obrera. Los patronos declaran la guerra contra la gente negra y marrón de todas los edades, especialmente contra las/os jóvenes, porque en esta fase de decadencia capitalista, el capitalismo no tiene trabajos para ellas/os. Son prescindibles. Así que los patronos los mandan al complejo industrial penitenciario y a veces hasta hacen que la policía les mate.Las Vidas Negras Importan es un tema de clase. Todas/os los que luchan por la clase obrera deben integrarse a las demostraciones contra el terror policial.Standing Rock es un tema de clase obrera. Estas/os son hermanas y hermanos indígenas oprimidos que luchan por su tierra. Este es un asunto de la clase obrera antiimperialista. Luchar por los derechos de las/os prisioneros es un tema de clase. ¿Porque? Porque las/os prisioneros son trabajadores. Debería haber más apoyo para sus huelgas.Nuestros hermanas y hermanos migrantes, ya sea de México o Paquistán, África o de algún lugar del Medio Oriente, no importa el idioma que hablen, son parte de nuestra clase. No son enemigos, ni competidores. No están tomando puestos de trabajo. Ya estén en París o Londres, Carolina del Norte, Tejas o Nueva York, no hay fronteras en la lucha de la clase obrera.Nuestro partido necesita explicar que las mujeres, lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero, y las personas de género no conformes, son parte de la clase obrera.Aquellos izquierdistas que descartan esto como “política de identidad” – yo los cuestiono como Marxistas y revolucionarios. La lucha LGBTQ es una lucha histórica de vida o muerte. Las filas de quienes están en la vanguardia están creciendo de manera que ninguna/o de nosotros ha visto jamás. Aquellas/os de nosotros de cierta edad estamos contentos de haber vivido tiempo suficiente para ver gente de la comunidad LGBTQ emergiendo de las sombras y avanzando.¿En que se basa la lucha LGBTQ? Es parte de la lucha contra el patriarcado. ¿Qué es patriarcado? Un pilar de la dominación de clase. ¿De cual clase? La clase capitalista. Romper ese pilar en un acto para las/os trabajadores, para la revolución.Nuestra clase es una clase global.Quizás más importante es que tenemos que profundizar el entendimiento de que somos una clase global. No tenemos fronteras. La elección de Trump ha envalentonado a racistas y neofascistas en toda Europa. La elección de Trump es un desarrollo global contra las/os trabajadores.Tenemos que desarrollar la comprensión de que nuestra clase es una clase global. Quizás el Partido Workers World –Mundo Obrero— con un nombre perfecto para nuestra clase global — podría lanzar un campaña “Trabajadoras/es del mundo uníos”.Podíamos tener eventos y protestas para resaltar diferentes secciones de nuestra clase – quizás, a veces trabajadoras/es migrantes, otras para trabajadoras/es LBGTQ, o trabajadoras/es de comida rápida. Explicaríamos cómo tenemos que dejar de mirarnos sólo como ciudadanos de este o aquel país. Diríamos: “No te quedes tan atrapada/o que olvidas que nuestra clase es una clase global”.Tenemos que organizar en una base global, porque así es como el capitalismo enfrenta a las/os trabajadores entre sí. Tan mal como ha ido hasta ahora, vamos experimentar más de esto. Tenemos que luchar.Tenemos que encontrar nuevas maneras de practicar el internacionalismo. Por ejemplo, en 2014 las/os trabajadores de comida rápida de McDonald’s intentaron una huelga global en más de 30 países. No eran millones de trabajadoras/es, y no cerraron todos los McDonald’s. Pero fue una acción global simultánea. Ahora algunos activistas están pidiendo una huelga general el 20 de enero en los EUA, el día de la inauguración de Trump. Y algunos quieren que sea global.Hoy en día es más práctico tener una huelga general que hace algún tiempo. Sí, la tecnología ha atomizado a la clase obrera porque los patronos necesitan menos trabajadoras/es para producir cosas. Ahora la mayoría de las/os trabajadores no se queda en ningún trabajo por mucho tiempo, sino que están en lo que se llama trabajo precario.Pero debido a las nuevas tecnologías, las/os trabajadores son capaces de comunicarse entre sí de forma instantánea y global. Por lo tanto, son capaces de organizarse a nivel local, nacional, regional y mundial.Necesitamos tener un nuevo modelo para una huelga general. No puede ser simplemente dejar el lugar de trabajo, aunque eso es importante para una huelga. Pero ¿qué pasa con más y más trabajadoras/es de nuestra clase que no tienen trabajo, no están en un sindicato o realizan un trabajo temporal? Tienen que tener una manera de participar.Mientras tanto, miles de personas en su mayoría jóvenes, de diferentes nacionalidades, están sacudiendo las calles y ciudades de todo el país. Han hecho una gran contribución en estos pocos días después del “triunfo de Trump”. La burguesía está preocupada.La clase capitalista tuvo una contra-demostración. ¿Sabe qué fue? Fue Obama reuniéndose con Trump, y Clinton haciendo una declaración agradable. Esa es la unión de los imperialistas. Ayer, Trump era un monstruo, un racista, un misógino. Hoy es “nuestro presidente”, y los imperialistas dicen: “Debemos darle una oportunidad”.¡Pero nosotras/os no le daremos una oportunidad! Vamos a construir esa masiva protesta contra inaugural el 20 de enero. Vamos a encontrar una manera, con aliados, de formar comités de defensa para que nuestros hermanos y hermanas musulmanes, nuestros hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes, nuestras hermanas y hermanos LGBTQ no tengan que vivir con miedo.La elección de Trump es un gran problema. Nuestro principal trabajo ahora es defender a los sectores de nuestra clase y nuestra comunidad que están siendo atacados. Pero a veces podemos convertir una reacción como ésta en una oportunidad para conquistar logros revolucionarios.Que se sepa que el Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero está dispuesto a trabajar con cualquier fuerza honesta en un frente unido contra el fascismo y por el socialismo. Estamos completamente abiertos a hacer lo que se necesita hacer. No es tiempo para el sectarismo. Este no es el momento para decir “Oh, esta es mi organización”. Lo entendemos. Estamos tratando de construir nuestra organización también.Pero tenemos que pensar más grande y más audazmente. Estamos preparadas/os para hacer lo que sea necesario. Derrotemos esto. Trump ha comenzado algo. Nosotras/os vamos a terminarlo.Queremos convertir este problemático desarrollo político en una revolución por el socialismo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU faculty discuss Campus Carry at open forum

first_imgTCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless + posts Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ TCU students react to an increase in drug violations ReddIt Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. TCU implements new writing contest Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam printIn the first open forum on Senate Bill 11, more commonly referred to as “Campus Carry”, staff and faculty on both sides of the issue stressed that safety is their number one priority.Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, people with Concealed Holder Licenses may be allowed to carry their concealed handguns on campus. As a private institution, TCU can choose to opt out of the bill.But before that decision can be made, the university community is discussing the issue.About 30 TCU faculty and staff members attended a lunchtime forum in Smith Entrepreneurs Hall, a to anonymously voice their opinions.“One concern is suicide,” a faculty member from the College of Education said. “It is the second leading cause of death among college aged people. Having a gun available just makes it much more likely that they’ll be successful.”A faculty member from the Mathematics Department questioned the need for weapons, asking, “What is it that we’re trying to prevent?”He said that he thought allowing guns on campus was a terrible risk.Another faculty member who has a Concealed Holder License said that CHL holders tend to go beyond the minimum training.“When you look at the figures, CHL holders are actually better trained than the average police officer,” the faculty member said. “These are not people who are out there waving a gun around saying ‘who do I shoot next?’ It just doesn’t happen.”The discussion went back and forth with the room split on opinion.“If we tell kids they can’t carry guns on campus, that’s not going to stop them from carrying guns,” one Campus Carry advocate said.Regardless of position, all of those gathered said they wanted to know what they could do to make sure that TCU is the safest place possible.A faculty member from the Music Department said the focus should be on student safety and asked how the campus could focus on other safety issues besides gun control.Alternative safety precautions that were discussed included the addition of panic buttons in offices, altering doors to lock from the inside, and equipping Froggie Five-0 or other shuttle services with GPS so that students don’t have to stand outside waiting.As of now the university still does not have an official position on this issue. Another forum will be held at noon on Sept. 29 in the Beck-Geren Conference Room in the Brown-Lupton University Union.Chancellor Boschini is expected to make a decision sometime in the next month. The board of trustees will then vote on his recommendation at the board’s November meeting after TCU community members have voiced their opinions.Students can send their own opinions about Campus Carry to [email protected] until Oct. 29. TCU students speak out on civil rights issues Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Adam Kelley Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Previous articlePatterson: TCU secondary must improve for Texas TechNext articleClass of 2018 celebrates new school year with Second Year Pinning Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Linkedin Twitter Linkedin Facebook TCU Faculty Senate discusses Campus Carry legislation. Twitter ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Facebooklast_img read more