IG Group warns on tough final quarter despite revenue increase

first_img IG Group warns on tough final quarter despite revenue increase whatsapp Share BRITISH spread-betting company IG Group yesterday warned it would face tough comparatives in the final quarter of the year after it posted revenue up ten per cent in the third-quarter due to increasing client activity.IG said volatility which typically boosts client activity had been generally low in the last quarter and particularly subdued in December and most of February, but increased towards the end of that month.Trading was boosted in Britain on a like-for-like basis of nine per cent, revenue grew 18 per cent at the European offices, with Germany particularly strong, while Singapore was up 46 per cent from a low base.However despite the improvement it warned that the group faced challenging comparatives in the final quarter of the year. 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 Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMagellan TimesJada Pinkett Smith Opened Up About Her Son Saying The Words No Mom Wants To HearMagellan TimesUrbanAuntyKate Middleton’s Gown Took Prince William’s Breath AwayUrbanAuntyHistory 10[Gallery] The 25 Worst Casting Choices of All-TimeHistory 10Drivepedia40 Cool 3D Tattoos That Trick The EyeDrivepediaInteresticleEmployee Was Rude To This Man, But She Was Regretful After Seeing Him The Next DayInteresticleArticles StoneMarine Wears Uniform To Graduation, School Ended Up Doing This To HimArticles StonePets FanaticOur Jaws Dropped At Aircrew’s Shocking Find On Deserted IslandPets FanaticFlight 10Secret Car Features Most Don’t Realize Their Car Is HidingFlight 10Sports SpotterAfter Finalizing The Divorce, She Gets A Present Form Her Ex-HusbandSports Spotter Tags: NULL KCS-content Thursday 10 March 2011 7:45 pmlast_img read more

Read more →

IESF announces education and youth leadership body

first_img Regions: Europe US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling IESF announces education and youth leadership body Topics: Esports Esports 12th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir The International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the creation of the Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission. The International Esports Federation (IESF) has announced the creation of the Esports Education and Youth Leadership Commission.The commission aims to expand the esports ecosystem and its presence within schools, and will consist of three committees including students, academics and administrators.It is being led by Commissioner Serhat Bekdemir, Founder of Turkey’s Collegiate Esports League and long-standing advocate of integrating esports into education.Commenting on his appointment, Bekdemir said: “Grassroots esports is rising, and this is a great opportunity for me to work for IESF to support their mission, uniting the esports world. We are now calling for the best esports education institutions to get together and share the best practices from all over the world to help educate the youth, families and institutions about esports under the IESF’s leadership.”Vlad Marinescu, the President of IESF, said: “Mr. Bekdemir is a long-time trusted friend of IESF and will assume the role of the commissioner to work closely with institutions to establish a strong commitment to making an impact in the Esports education and collegiate esports scene globally.”As well as advocating for the introduction of esports into educational curriculums, the commission will develop its own materials and courses that can be used for supporting education and learning, all aimed at empowering young people to follow a career in esports.Esports qualifications are rapidly becoming more available across the world. In the UK, students can now obtain BTECs, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the subject.Courses tend to focus on the business side of esports, teaching skills such as how to run esports tournaments, keeping up with changing regulations, and marketing in esports. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Read more →

Overwatch League announces sponsorship deals with top global brands

first_img Football Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports NewsSportSports Business TAGSCoca-Cola SponsorshipsOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League SponsorshipsSport SponsorshipsToyota Sponsorships SHARE BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Cricket Overwatch League announces sponsorship deals with top global brands Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’UndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedUndoCoca-Cola will also be the official North American beverage sponsor across all non-alcoholic beverage categories for the Overwatch game.“The union between Coca-Cola and Overwatch eSports is the perfect pairing between two businesses that share common values,” said Brandon Snow, chief revenue officer of Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. “We’re excited to work closely with Coca-Cola to reach and embrace an even more global and diverse group of fans.”Also Read: ICC confirms Coca-Cola as exclusive non-alcoholic beverage partnerToyota was named the official North American automotive partner of the Overwatch League and will return as the sponsor of the popular player-interview series, Access Granted: Driven by Toyota. Toyota vehicles will also be featured in a series of custom-branded vignettes featuring Overwatch League broadcast talent.“We’re happy to continue our support of Overwatch League for the 2019 season as the official North American automotive partner,” said Samantha Goot, general manager of media and engagement marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “As a returning sponsor, we look forward to connecting with the growing number of passionate eSports fans via the custom media elements that will provide behind-the-scenes access and unique content throughout the season.”T-Mobile returns as the official U.S. wireless provider of the Overwatch League to give fans even more of what they love. Once again, the Un-carrier will be the presenting sponsor of the Overwatch League’s regular season and Grand Finals MVP Awards. New to this season, Overwatch League experts will nominate five finalists for the regular-season MVP Award, giving fans the opportunity to cast their vote for candidates on Twitch, Twitter, and Weibo. Together, T-Mobile and the Overwatch League will provide the ultimate inside look at top MVP candidates in a player-profile video series to air later this season. T-Mobile is also returning as one of the presenting sponsors for Overwatch League All-Stars.HP will continue to power the Overwatch League with PCs and displays from their OMEN line of gaming products. OMEN by HP computers and displays will be used exclusively for Overwatch League practice and competitive play. OMEN by HP will sponsor a weekly video feature, Game/Set, focused on how pro Overwatch players improve their performance. HP will also be the presenting sponsor for the “Player of the Match” segment after every regular-season match.Also Read: Tokyo 2020 brand count reaches 56 with Coca-Cola, Ajinomto Co partnershipsIntel was named the official computer processor of the Overwatch League for the second year in a row. In addition to equipping all competition PCs with Intel® Core™ i7 processors, Intel will sponsor a series of educational videos to help fans learn more about competitive Overwatch. Intel will also be returning as the presenting sponsor of the Overwatch League All-Star Game.“Intel has supported the eSports community for over 15 years with some of our best technology for gamers who demand world-class performance,” said John Bonini, VP and general manager of the VR, gaming, and eSports group at Intel. “As a returning sponsor for the Overwatch League, we’ve equipped all competition PCs with powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processors to maximize the viewing and playing experience for fans and competitors. The Overwatch League is a great showcase for eSports, and we’re excited to be a part of it with Blizzard.”“We’re proud to work together this season with Toyota, T-Mobile, HP, Intel, and Coca-Cola,” said Josh Cella, head of global partnerships for Activision Blizzard E-sports Leagues. “Teaming up with world-class brands really elevates the Overwatch League and provides a wide array of quality products that we can feature for our fans. We’re also very excited to create original content for several of these deals that will entertain and educate our community.”The 2019 Overwatch League season kicks off on Thursday, February 14, at 4 p.m. PST with a 2018 Grand Finals rematch between the London Spitfire and the Philadelphia Fusion.Also Read: Coca-Cola extends sponsorship contract with Paris Saint-Germain F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Football Latest Sports News Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – February 9, 2019 Latest Sports News The Overwatch League has announced sponsorship deals with top brands including Coca-Cola®, Toyota, T-Mobile, HP, and Intel.Coca-Cola has signed a multi-year deal with the Overwatch League to be the league’s official global beverage sponsor across all non-alcoholic beverage categories. In addition, Blizzard Entertainment has named Coca-Cola the official global beverage sponsor for the broader Overwatch eSports ecosystem, including Overwatch Contenders, Open Division, Tespa (in North America), the Overwatch World Cup, and BlizzCon®. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Formula 1 Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Previous articleTokyo 2020 close to achieve ‘Medal Project Goals’ from discarded materialNext articleLiverpool invests record £190 mn on squad in season of overall growth Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Read more →

Have you seen this video? Chances are you have…

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Couple’s Lip Sync Video Watched Over 20 Million TimesFor Valentine’s Day, Kristin and Danny Adams posted a video on their Facebook page where they lip sync to love songs.Since posting the video on Tuesday, it has been viewed over 20 million times. Back in 2015, the couple decided to create a lip sync video and post it on YouTube.Since that time they have posted a video every Friday. In their Valentine video, they feature 20 classic love songs including Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” Journey’s “ Faithfully,” and “You’re the One That I Want” from “Grease.” They also had 20 different costume changes to go with the songs.The couple lives in Indianapolis and has been married for eight years with two children ages 6 and 3. Be sure to follow Kristin and Danny on Facebook for the latest Friday video. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSKristen and DannyVideo Previous articleBlack History Feature: Thurgood MarshallNext articleLegislature looking at ways to reform “tough on crime” past Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Read more →

Apopka man killed in fiery crash on Plymouth Sorrento Road

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Yes, Plymouth Sorrento Road is a very dangerous road, with a bad reputation of taking peoples’ lives. Back in the early 1970’s, when there was hardly any traffic on that rural road, my daddy took me in our family car, and was going to teach me to drive, with myself under the steering wheel. He yelled at me a few times, when I scared him, and he didn’t take me out on that road ever again, or any other road either. I took driver’s ed, with the other school student kids in the car too, with Coach Gaylon Ward, right next to Edward’s Field, and also because my family lived on Magnolia St., I drove our family car alone, up and down the alley way behind where Mayor Nelson’s Insurance business is now, and taught myself to drive, without the yelling of my daddy, or Coach Ward. From the Florida Highway Patrol The Florida Highway Patrol has released the name of the Apopka man that was killed yesterday when his van caught fire following a one-car crash Monday afternoon. Reply Please enter your comment! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 September 19, 2019 at 10:47 am Impossible to drive eastbound on Plymouth Sorrento Rd. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Reply Jim September 19, 2019 at 8:36 pm September 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm Mama Mia TAGSFlorida Highway PatrolPlymouth Sorrento Road Previous articleUpdating Missing Persons Bulletin: Missing and endangered senior foundNext articleAP Polls: Apopka vaults to #3 in 8A; Wekiva holds on to #9 in 7A Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here At about 5:30 pm, John Wulffen, 39 of Apopka, was driving eastbound on Plymouth Sorrento Road near the intersection of West Kelly Park Road. For an unknown reason, the van left the roadway and the front end struck a power pole. The van overturned onto its side and caught fire. According to the FHP, Wulffen died at the scene. The cause of the crash and the reason the vehicle caught fire is unknown and remains under investigation. 3 COMMENTS I am so sorry that this gentleman lost his life tragically in the wreck on PSR. God bless his soul, and my he RIP.last_img read more

Read more →

Charity shares advice on how to set up a horse welfare charity

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 76-page book, compiled by former ILPH Director of Operations David Mountford, has already been translated into Spanish and further translations will be made as necessary. The Guide has been put together to provide some basic direction on how to set up an equine welfare organisation anywhere in the world. Among many other topics it provides detailed information on what to consider before you start; the importance of clearly defined missions, goals and objectives; how to fund your work and the support systems you need to consider putting in place for long term success. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The International League for the Protection of Horses (ILPH) has published a book called ‘How to Start and develop a Horse Welfare Charity’ designed to help spread best practice internationally.The publication is part of the ILPH’s aim to assist the maximum number of horses worldwide.ILPH Chief Executive John Smales said: “The ILPH is reluctant to spend its money in countries which are already fairly wealthy, but do not have effective horse welfare charities to solve the problem. For this reason we have written this book ‘How to Start and develop a Horse Welfare Charity’. We will make this available to any organisation in any country which has the enthusiasm to start a horse welfare charity, and can show us that it has the ability to make it work. Indeed, though our funds are limited, we might even give some financial assistance to set up such a charity.” Advertisement Charity shares advice on how to set up a horse welfare charity Howard Lake | 7 April 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Read more →

Team Solidarity mobilizes workers, community

first_imgTeam Solidarity, a rank-and-file organization of school bus union workers largely in the Boston area, has the perspective of uniting bus drivers, mechanics, monitors, dispatchers and other school bus union workers. By working with parent organizations, teachers, the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts and other educational activists, it also aims to unite with the communities that its members serve in their struggles against racist attacks on equal quality education.Boston’s workers get together to battle Eastern Bus Company. (WW Photo)Founded by leaders and rank-and-file members of United Steelworkers Local 8751 this fall, Team Solidarity consists of members of Local 8751 (First Student Co. of Boston and Eastern Bus Co. of Somerville, Belmont, Waltham, Wellesley, and Cambridge, Mass.) and Teamsters Local 653 (First Student Co. of Brockton, Mass.), with long-distance support from members of United Transit Union Local 1741 (First Student Co. of San Francisco).The group works to embody the motto of the 1970s militant Center for United Labor Action: “If you don’t have a union, fight to get one. If you have one, fight to make it fight!” It has weekly organizing meetings, held alternately at Boston’s Workers World office, Service Employees Local 888 hall in Somerville, and Bishop Filipe Teixeira’s Saint Francis of Assisi Church in Brockton.According to Team Solidarity leader Georgia Scott, “In 2012, we are still fighting the same racism we fought in Selma in the 1960s. Labor must stand in solidarity in the fight to defend the Black community’s right to equal education.” Scott is a veteran USW 8751 steward and Civil Rights activist from Selma, Ala.In this vein, important meetings hosted by the Coalition for Equal Quality Education are being held to formulate a strategy to stop the efforts of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and the school department to resegregate Boston public schools. Similar resegregation campaigns are planned in towns throughout the state.Labor & community rally for EasternA Solidarity Day with the Eastern Bus drivers was held on Sept. 28 outside the Somerville bus yard. The workers have filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board against Eastern, which include refusal to bargain, failure to deliver documents to the union for negotiations, illegal firing of two union leaders, illegal installation of surveillance cameras, illegal implementation of a new disciplinary policy, and retaliatory reductions in pay and work. The NLRB will go forward with a majority (more than 20) of the unfair labor charges.Leaflets and posters were created and distributed for the Sept. 28 event, and outreach and organizing were conducted throughout the labor movement and the communities.Despite rain and the presence of several Somerville police cars, the event saw a great turnout of supporters, including Cambridge Vice Mayor E. Denise Simmons; USW International Representative Joe Carlson; Rich Rogers of the Greater Boston Labor Council; Bishop Teixeira; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2222 Business Manager Myles Calvey; and SEIU Local 888 Organizer Rand Wilson. Members of USW at NSTAR Electric and Gas, SEIU Local 509, Communication Workers, the International Action Center and Women’s Fightback Network also attended.For approximately three hours, Team Solidarity and its supporters maintained a moving picket line outside the Somerville yard, chanting for the return of the fired Eastern drivers and demanding contract negotiations. At one point, the majority of those present moved onto the property to present owner Chuck Winitzer with a formal letter demanding contract negotiations and rehiring of the fired drivers. Winitzer refused to allow the Eastern drivers to enter the trailer that serves as the office. His son came outside to call the cops over.After a nearly 30-minute standoff, one Eastern driver was allowed to enter the trailer and hand-deliver the letter to Winitzer. Winitzer’s son then followed the picketers back to the edge of the property and closed the gates, denying further entrance to the bus yard. Solidarity Day received extensive and positive media coverage from a local newspaper, The Somerville Journal.After the extremely successful Solidarity Day, Team Solidarity returned the support it received from Vice Mayor Simmons by attending the Cambridge City Council meeting on Oct. 1. Team Solidarity packed the chambers, and a delegation of several Eastern drivers was able to speak and read aloud a letter from Rep. Michael E. Capuano.The City Council members and mayor of Cambridge then unanimously passed a resolution proposed by Vice Mayor Simmons in favor of the Eastern drivers. In part, it says that the City Council goes on record “in urging Eastern Bus Company to obey the law and immediately convene negotiations[,] … that [Eastern] rehire any drivers that have been terminated as a consequence of their involvement in organizing their union, that the company refrain from any form of retaliation against those workers who sought to organize, and that the company treat all its workers with the respect and dignity they deserve.”Vice Mayor Simmons offered additional support by pledging to aid Team Solidarity in organizing in other towns serviced by Eastern Bus Co.At a large labor rally for Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on Oct. 13, Team Solidarity and Eastern workers distributed more than 1,000 leaflets that stated, “Stand with USW Drivers at Eastern.” Eastern workers received the formal endorsement of AFL-CIO National President Richard Trumka, Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steve Tolman, USW International President Leo Gerard, and scores of others, including Warren.Struggles with Eastern Bus Co. continueWinitzer has contacted the union requesting the commencement of negotiations. However, many drivers who have been active in union organizing have received deductions in their wages and cuts to the amount of work they receive.In the meantime, another important violation has come to light. In a thinly veiled attempt by Eastern to evade legitimate representation by the Steelworkers in the towns of Newton and Medford, Mass., the employer has brought in a company union for the workers. Attached to their clipboards, the employees received a fraudulent contract which neither contains the input of the workers nor represents their interests.These illegal actions set up what is called a “runaway shop.” Operations for these two towns are conducted out of the Somerville bus yard, where USW is the sole collective bargaining agent. Newton and Medford ought to be included in the bargaining unit represented by USW.In late October, the employer fired a Medford driver for union activity. Team Solidarity has joined with the Medford and Newton workers to fight for justice for the worker.United rank-and-file action, in conjunction with solidarity in the labor movement and the community, has once again achieved important successes in the fight for workers’ rights.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Read more →

Latin America and high tech

first_imgBerta Joubert-CeciNow we get instant messages, images and video footage from the most distant places on the planet, even beyond. Social media instantly connect us with struggles that otherwise we wouldn’t know, but we can now follow developments live.That is the power of technology — awesome. We sit down in front of a computer or take a smartphone and have all the information we need right then and there.But technology has also been used by capitalism to intensify exploitation. We have studied it in “High Tech, Low Pay,” the breakthrough book that our founding comrade Sam Marcy wrote. And also in the book that followed, by comrade Fred Goldstein, “Capitalism at a Dead End.”Now, the whole world is reacting to an enormous capitalist crisis, created basically by the incredible increase of production of goods and services, due to high tech. Of oil. So much has been produced, but it is beyond the reach of the majority of people. People have become increasingly poor; millions have lost their jobs or work for very low wages.But the capitalists don’t sell unless they get a profit. And they are hungry for profits, for money, for resources. They have waged wars, occupied countries and territories. Yet, they have not really expanded the markets like in the wars of the past. This in a way shows the weakness of this stage of capitalist decay.But capitalism is still very violent and bloody. And we cannot lose sight of the fact that although the capitalist class is international, the U.S leads it. It’s Wall Street and the Pentagon in the driver’s seat!What does this have to do with Latin America? Well, a great deal!Latin America was tilting the world balance to the left. It was challenging U.S. imperialism and its domination. It was creating a situation that could have possibly brought a destabilization of the capitalist system.And even though the progressive governments were not socialist and the states were still capitalist, the people’s struggles there, if they had continued to grow in a forward direction, could have continued on the path to overturn the capitalist state. Also, many of these governments instituted policies to benefit their people. These were resources that did not go to the capitalists.The developments in Latin America were a real threat to the existence of capitalism itself. So, the imperialists, together with the national bourgeoisie and all its allies, both in Latin America and beyond, had to act. They acted not only to preserve capitalism, but also to extract as much wealth as possible to overcome the economic downturn.The capitalists had to move to crush the progressive movements and install right-wing governments that could carry on programs of austerity, anti-people programs of layoffs, of reduction of social benefits.Let’s remember the attempted coup against Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in 2002 and the oil sabotage in 2003, the attempts against Evo Morales in Bolivia in 2008 and Rafael Correa in Ecuador in 2010. Then the coup that ousted Manuel Zelaya in Honduras in 2009 and Fernando Lugo in Paraguay in 2012. And recently, the election of Mauricio Macri in Argentina and the illegal impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in Brazil to put right-wing Michel Temer in power.Now, many of these right-wing governments have started to enact laws to transfer land and natural resources to private companies and to transnational corporations. In Brazil, for example, just yesterday Congress passed a law giving priority to transnational companies in the exploitation of the very rich oil field of the Presal. That is privatization of Petrobras.They have also unleashed a violent campaign against the progressive movements in those countries. Repression, harassment, arrests and even assassination of social leaders, against the peasants and Indigenous in Colombia, in Honduras — Berta Cáceres ¡presente! — in Argentina, in Mexico. Recently there was an armed attack against a school of the Landless Movement in Brazil. Fora [Out] Temer!Of course, we have to include the ongoing campaign to destroy the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and the ongoing criminal blockade against Cuba.¡Viva Cuba revolucionaria!¡Viva ­Venezuela!And most recently, the imposition of a fiscal control board in Puerto Rico that will decide everything on the island just to benefit the bondholders on Wall Street. Capitalists are squeezing all they can from their colony.Stepping up the struggleIn response, there is a new wave of mobilizations, trying to build unity, challenging the right-wing governments and their policies.But one thing is clear, there is an understanding that the struggle has to step up. It cannot be a fight for reforms, for a change of policies here and there. The struggle is really a war. It is a class war. To survive and win, it must be a fight against the capitalist state. Easy to say, right?But what is needed? And this applies to the struggle everywhere, including right here in the U.S.Of course, a constant presence in the streets is crucial; the challenge has to be visible.But the other aspect, the one that is even harder to carry out, the one that will make possible the final victory, is the increase of ideological clarity — the need for Marxist formulations, education that will hone our revolutionary tools together with “Con el pueblo, todo. Sin el pueblo, nada.” (With the people, everything. Without the people, nothing.)That is a lesson learned from Hugo Chávez. He was popular and loved by people not only in Venezuela but worldwide. It was not only the programs to benefit the people but his relationship with the people. He talked long hours of history, of the conditions of the country and the world, and people listened for hours because he listened first to the people.This is something that we need to do. We can have the best political program, but if we fail to listen to the people, to know their concerns, their grievances, their fears, we will never be able to win them over to carry out a truly revolutionary program. We need to win the people over, and it is possible if we first listen. We need to go door to door, be out in front of the workplaces.Just a brief anecdote to illustrate this. In the recent elections in Puerto Rico there was a “surprising” outcome. Several candidates for governor who did not run under the banner of the major party won thousands of votes. One of them, a woman — who ran as an independent — got almost half as many votes as the elected governor got! How did this happen?Of course, there are some circumstances in Puerto Rico, like the fiscal control board, the corruption and rejection of the current government, etc. But one of the main reasons was that she had gone to talk with the people directly.The same thing happened with now Senator-elect Vargas Vidot. He walked all over Puerto Rico, talking with the people, about accessible health care and other issues, learning their needs. And he won overwhelmingly; his organization is an organization called Community Initiative; it is not a party.It is time now not just to protest; it is time to really challenge the existence of capitalism. The system cannot be reformed; it has to be replaced! The movement cannot be on the defensive; it has to go on the offense! We desperately need socialism!But to be effective, we cannot go alone. No movement can go alone: We need international solidarity and action and to be with the people, talking and listening to win them over.And while we do that, we must defend Cuba, We must defend Venezuela!Free Oscar López!Free Ana Belén Montes!¡Fuera la Junta de Control Fiscal! ¡Viva Puerto Rico Libre!Build Workers World / Mundo Obrero!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Read more →

Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam

first_imgTwitter printTwo religious leaders discussed the relationship between Christianity and Islam to promote open discussion between the two sides last week.Reverend Bob Roberts, a Baptist minister from Fort Worth, first met Iman Ziah Sheikh, head of the Irving Islamic Center, several years ago when, on a whim, he decided to visit his mosque.Roberts had done religious work overseas in Afghanistan but says he had never really thought about the Muslim presence around Dallas.Roberts and Sheikh quickly became friends and now spend their time attending conferences and engaging in conversation with each other in order to teach about religious tolerance.“I think there’s a lot of negativity out there,” said Sheikh. “Especially in the round up to elections. Politicians are spewing rhetoric of hate.”But Sheikh said the most disturbing part was not that politicians were saying negative things about Muslims, but that they were receiving positive responses from it.“I think people [who discriminate against other’s religious beliefs] do it primarily out of ignorance,” he said.Roberts agreed. He said people who know someone who is a Muslim are significantly more likely to have a positive outlook on Islam.This, however, is difficult for most, as Muslims make up a very small percentage of the national population. And the demographics at TCU reflect this fact.Religious Demographics USA v TCUCreate bar chartsBut Sheikh and Roberts said they are unperturbed by these numbers and continue to preach a message of love and peace.“You should know what you believe, and why you believe it,” said Roberts. “And the more you believe, the more you should love God, and love other people. And what that means is that you won’t live your life as an isolationist.”“Peace and harmony are what we need to be propagating,” said Sheikh. “When we focus on our similarities, then we will create an atmosphere that is conducive to love and affection and happiness for everyone.” Linkedin + posts Dee J. Kelly Center offers alternative study space for students Adam Kelley TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Facebook TCU students react to an increase in drug violations Twitter Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/center_img ReddIt Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. Linkedin Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU implements new writing contest TCU students speak out on civil rights issues ReddIt Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Previous articleIconic Fort Worth Beer Can House to be torn downNext articleTCU students react to an increase in drug violations Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/last_img read more

Read more →

Still held illegally, website editor is being tried again on same charge

first_imgNews July 6, 2020 Find out more MauritaniaAfrica News Follow the news on Mauritania RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release News February 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Still held illegally, website editor is being tried again on same charge Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate release of the Hanevy Ould Dehah, the editor of the website Taqadoumy, and the withdrawal of all the charges against him. Dehah is being retried on the same charges on which he has already served a six-month sentence. The trial opened on 1 February and the next hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.The court should be acting as if last summer’s trial never took place. It has ordered the prosecutor’s office to correct procedural errors denounced by Dehah’s lawyer, but it has not ruled on his arbitrary detention or, as yet, the substance of the case.“The authorities need to realise that they are being monitored closely both within Mauritania and abroad,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They must demonstrate the independence of their judicial system by clearing Dehah and restoring him to the freedom that is rightly his.”Dehah should have been released on 24 December on completing a six-month sentence on a trumped-up charge of “offending public decency” (http://www.rsf.org/Website-editor-gets-six-months-in.html) but the authorities, who are clearly bent on persecuting him, have continued to hold him in a manifestly illegal manner ever since (http://www.rsf.org/Website-editor-still-held-three.html).Reporters Without Borders interviews in French with Hacen Ould Lebatt, the editor of the French section of the Taqadoumy website, on 8 January and Brahim Ould Ebety, Dehah’s lawyer, on 13 January can be viewed at the foot of the 14 January release (http://www.rsf.org/Website-editor-still-held-three.html). Newscenter_img MauritaniaAfrica Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world RSF_en Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further May 20, 2021 Find out more March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Read more →