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KamaGames reveals updates for video poker app

first_img Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Poker Social gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Social casino operator KamaGames has expanded its standalone video poker app with the addition of a number of new games and updates Casino & games Social casino operator KamaGames has expanded its standalone video poker app with the addition of a number of new games and updatesThe mobile app launched last July and players were able to access a selection of games, with some of these having been updated with various special features.Joker Poker is the latest addition to the video poker app, with the game allowing players to make use of the joker card during gameplay.Elsewhere, Multi-Hand Video Poker enables players to play up to 25 hands at the same time, increasing their chances of winning across multiple games.In addition, Double Bonus offers players a number of incentives as a reward for securing superior hands. Players with a four-of-a-kind hand in Double Bonus will see a higher pay-out than in other titles.“Like with every game we launch, we are striving to challenge players at every skill level and I think the offering contained within video poker is more than enough to achieve that goal,” KamaGames chief executive Andrey Kuznetsov said.“That said, I would advise players to keep a close eye on the app throughout the year ahead for even more exciting innovations and additions to the app.”Since launching video poker, KamaGames said it recorded a 49% rate of players returning to the app following the first day of installation on their device. Deuces Wild has been the most popular game among users to date.Further updates are planned over the coming weeks, including new machines, features and jackpots, with the aim of further increasing player retention. Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img KamaGames reveals updates for video poker app Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile 27th January 2020 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

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Australian media watchdog to block 11 more gambling sites

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is preparing to order the country’s internet service providers to block access to an additional 11 offshore gambling sites.The regulator said it had received over 35 complaints about the sites, and through an investigation discovered that they were operating in breach of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act.The sites affected are Happy Hugo, Mucho Vegas Casino, Kahuna Casino, Rich Casino, Box 24 Casino, Bondi Bet, JokaRoom, Omni Slots, Fruits 4 Real, XPokies and Slottica.ACMA advised Australian customers to withdraw any money in accounts held with the sites immediately.The watchdog noted that since it gained the power to order ISPs to block access to unlicensed gambling sites in November last year, it has taken action against 66 websites in total.The first blocking orders saw Emu Casino and Fair Go Casino become the first domains targeted.The most recent round came in May this year. That saw 10 sites – Grand Fortune Casino, Raging Bull Casino, True Blue Casino, Free Spin, Two Up Casino, BoVegas, Cherry Gold Casino, Slots Empire, Real Money Casino, Red Dog Casino and Wild Joker – blocked.“Website blocking provides a valuable opportunity to alert the public to illegal gambling services though the messaging that appears when there is an attempt to access the site,” ACMA explained.“Consumers are directed to information about online gambling on the ACMA’s website including a register of licensed interactive wagering services for consumers to check legal services in Australia.”It claims that more than 100 illegal operators have pulled out of the Australian market since it began taking stricter action against unlicensed providers in 2017. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Oceania Australia 17th July 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Email Address The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is preparing to order the country’s internet service providers to block access to an additional 11 offshore gambling sites. Australian media watchdog to block 11 more gambling sites Legal & compliancelast_img read more

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Investing in renewable energy stocks: A biomass share with 5.8% dividend yield I like

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Drax Group (LSE:DRX) is a UK utilities company specialising in biomass fuel. The Drax share price has rebounded spectacularly since the March market crash, rising over 144%. If you’re interested in investing in renewable energy stocks, I think this looks like a company with a solid future ahead.Transitioning to renewable energyLast week Drax signed a bid to the UK government requesting it support viable negative emissions projects in the 2020s. It signed this in collaboration with other UK organisations, such as farmers and aviation companies. The request is for both structural and financial help to speed up project development. Specifically, for projects aiming for a sustainable and resilient recovery from Covid-19, while forging ahead with removing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants from the atmosphere. 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…Drax is planning the world’s first carbon negative power station in North Yorkshire. It intends to do this by combining sustainable biomass with carbon capture technology. This sounds a worthy endeavour and will create thousands of jobs, at a time when job losses are escalating. But not everyone likes the idea. While touted as a renewable fuel, Biomass uses wood pellets, which involves the destruction of forests, which many environmentalists are campaigning against. The government has already pledged an £800m investment towards carbon capture and storage, of which Drax is a recipient. But campaigners would prefer this money go to wind and solar related projects.Source: DraxDrax’s existing power station is both biomass and coal-fired, but it intends to shift away from coal by March 2021. It will then close its remaining coal units in September 2022. This is part of its aim to become carbon negative by 2030.Considering Drax has transformed from being one of the world’s worst polluters of coal to aiming for carbon negativity, shows resilience and a willingness to adapt for survival. While in an ideal world, everything would be powered by the wind and sun, I believe compromises are inevitable. Biomass is far from perfect, but it’s preferable to coal, so I don’t think it will be written off soon.Resilient financialsFTSE 250 constituent Drax has a $1.1bn market cap and adjusted earnings per share for full-year 2019 were 30p. Based on this, the current price-to-earnings ratio is around 9, which indicates an undervalued share price. In its half-year report to 30 June, it presented strong cash generation and a balance sheet with £694m of cash and an extended £125m ESG CO2 emission-linked loan facility available until 2025.Drax has reduced its reported carbon emissions by over 85% since 2012 and is now generating 11% of the UK’s renewable electricity. Despite its recovery, the Drax share price remains down 8% year-to-date, which I think is due to short-term concerns. There may still be problems ahead with Brexit and the ongoing pandemic creating uncertainty. A decline in the pound’s value could affect the cost of biomass, which it reports in US dollars, and a drop in consumer demand or an increase in bad debts could also dent profits.Being a utility stock with government support and consumer reliance, it’s got defensive qualities that appeal to long-term investors. An estimated full-year dividend payment of 17p gives a yield of almost 5.8%, which is excellent. Despite the short-term concerns, I think investing in renewable energy stocks is a wise move and would consider adding Drax shares to a long-term portfolio. Enter Your Email Address 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 16th October, 2020 | More on: DRX See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Investing in renewable energy stocks: A biomass share with 5.8% dividend yield I likelast_img read more

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Black Anglicans of Canada aims to give life to church’s…

first_img Racial Justice & Reconciliation Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Jul 15, 2020 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Church of Canada] If you didn’t know the Anglican Church of Canada had a racial justice charter, you’re probably no different from many other members of the church, says Brother Reginald Crenshaw, a member of the Anglican religious community Order of the Holy Cross and part of the leadership team of Black Anglicans of Canada (Bl.A.C.).In fact, the church has had a charter committing it to take action for racial justice since 2007—but not many Canadian Anglicans seem to know about it or to have acted on it, Crenshaw says. This, he says, has to change. It’s one of the reasons why Bl.A.C.—the establishment of which was discussed decades ago—has at last come into formal existence.“Within our diocese [of Toronto], for one, the charter…is not well known,” Crenshaw says. “It’s been widely distributed, because it’s an official policy statement of the church, which means every diocese in this church has seen it or received it. But there has been no response to it.“One of the reasons why our group has re-emerged is that there has been very little institutional life given to this document across the country, except probably with Indigenous peoples, because they’ve organized around these things as well.”The origins of Bl.A.C. go back to 1994, when a group of Canadian Black Anglican clergy and laypeople began meeting to discuss the creation of a national association with local and diocesan chapters, much like the Union of Black Episcopalians in the U.S. For various reasons, Crenshaw says, an organization did not immediately result from these meetings, though they did bear fruit in one way: the tradition of an annual Black history service in the diocese of Toronto, the 25th anniversary of which was marked this February.A turning point in Bl.A.C.’s creation came, as it turned out, with a service in 2017 in Toronto to raise funds for relief efforts in the wake of a hurricane that had swept through the eastern Caribbean. Galvanized by their success, the clergy and lay Black Anglicans who had organized this service met to talk about how they could work together for racial justice. Eventually a group of 32 clergy and laity from the diocese recommended forming an organization to “create a strong Black voice within the Anglican church,” Crenshaw says. In July 2018, Bl.A.C. was formed.Full article available on the Anglican Journal website here. 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Nik House / Troyano Arquitetura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeTroyano ArquiteturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPorto AlegreBrazilPublished on May 30, 2021Cite: “Nik House / Troyano Arquitetura” [Casa Nik / Troyano Arquitetura] 30 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962060/nik-house-troyano-arquitetura Clipboard CopyHouses•Porto Alegre, Brazil Save this picture!© André Nery+ 27Curated by Susanna Moreira Share Nik House / Troyano Arquitetura Nik House / Troyano ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveNik House / Troyano Arquitetura ArchDaily Project Team:Gianluca Perseu, Isadora Krug, Mariana Peruffo e Ricardo Ambus.City:Porto AlegreCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© André NeryRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0LightsLonghiLamp – AkileleBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightText description provided by the architects. Completed in 2017, Nik House is a single-family house located in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. The program is divided into two parallel blocks: the intimate area at the front, and the social area at the bottom of the plot.The connection between these blocks is made through a perpendicular and glazed corridor, which constitutes a generous inner garden in the north and a small service yard in the south.Save this picture!© André NerySave this picture!South FacadeSave this picture!© André NeryThe idea of rationality and simplicity is in several details, as much in the geometric form as in the choice of the materiality of the project. Exposed concrete is a prominent element and it’s in practically all the external walls.Save this picture!© André NerySave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© André NeryOn the roof, a pre-molded waterproof concrete slab is supported by upper concrete beams, which have a textured plaster covering painted black, suiting as platbands and marking the end of the building. Large openings in the social area integrate it with the yards and provide excellent cross ventilation through the indoor environments.Save this picture!© André NeryProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Shukugawa / FujiwaraMuro ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMCC Theater / Andrew Berman ArchitectSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962060/nik-house-troyano-arquitetura Clipboard Lead Architect: Architects: Troyano Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Housescenter_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Year:  “COPY” Brazil Projects Manufacturers: Fochesatto, Madewest, Texsul, Zardo Area:  347 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rodrigo Troyano “COPY”last_img read more

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Conference will examine fundraising regulation

first_img Howard Lake | 26 October 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. Tagged with: Ireland Conference will examine fundraising regulation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The conference will be chaired by Aine Lawlor from RTE’s ‘Morning Ireland’ programme and businessman Fintan Drury will be the guest speaker.The conference is taking place at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, on 9th November and will begin at 9:30am.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A conference planned for 9th November in Dublin will discuss proposed government legislation on the regulation of fundraising. Organised by the Irish Charity Tax Reform Group, the conference ‘From Policy to Practice – Charity Regulation,’ will focus on what can be learned from regulation of UK charities. In anticipation of the publication of new charities’ legislation early next year in Ireland there will be discussion on self regulation of fundraising, SORP and special legal structures for charities. The opening address of the conference will be given by Sean Fleming, chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance and the Public Service, on government policy in relation to charities and in particular taxation policy in the context of the new legislation.Key speakers from the UK include Lindsay Boswell, CEO of the Institute of Fundraising, Luke Fitzherbert, a director of the Directory of Social Change and Gavan Smith from conference sponsors, Triodos Bank. Lorcan Colclough, chairman of the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants, and Patricia Clarke, Law Reform Commissioner, will provide the Irish perspective. Advertisementlast_img read more

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RHS Winter raffle raises over £290,000

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Gamingcenter_img RHS Winter raffle raises over £290,000 Howard Lake | 12 January 2006 | News The annual RHS Winter Raffle has raised over £290,000 for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s leading gardening charity.Winning prizes were £3,000, £1,500 and a life’s membership of the RHS worth £975.last_img read more

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Facebook launches £1m partnership with anti-bullying charities

first_img Facebook is offering to train digital safety ambassadors in every UK secondary school through a new £1m partnership with The Diana Award and Childnet International.The partnership will enable the charities to scale their existing programmes, which currently see digital safety ambassadors in around half of the UK’s 4,500 secondary schools. According to The Diana Award, the commitment could see tens of thousands of pupils trained as Digital Leaders through Childnet International, or as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors for online and offline bullying through The Diana Award, and provided with access to face-to-face training, dedicated online resources and forums.To show the value of the schools programmes, Facebook, Childnet International and The Diana Award have collaborated with young people to create ‘House of Us’ in London. It offers participants the chance to immerse themselves in some of the online safety challenges young people can face and explore the positive difference they can make when they tackle these issues together. Exhibits include an audio maze evoking feelings of being bullied, an interactive light room that responds to positive sentiment and a challenge using bullying and banter scenarios to highlight the fine line between these behaviours.School children from across the UK participated in ‘House of Us’ earlier this week, and their input and feedback will be used to shape future ideas for how the schools programmes can address the online challenges children face.Antigone Davis, Head of Global Safety Policy at Facebook said:“This partnership is the next step in our ongoing effort to help young people build safe and supportive communities. By offering trained digital safety ambassadors to every UK secondary school we are now taking this commitment offline too.”Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 18 October 2017 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: corporate Facebookcenter_img Facebook launches £1m partnership with anti-bullying charities “Facebook’s support will enable us to upscale our work empowering 20,000 more young people to stand up to all forms of bullying and protect their peers over the next two years. We know that what happens offline often extends to young people’s online world, this is why we are proud to partner with Facebook, creating a community of young people who will help shape the behaviour and attitude of their peers; as well as take responsibility for the well-being of their peers. We know that with our support, these young Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have the power to close the empathy gap and encourage positive behaviour choices online and offline.”Facebook has supported the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme since 2015, but has been working with Childnet International since 2009. Facebook has also supported The Diana Award since 2010. As part of their partnership, Facebook supports The Diana Award in training its ‘Anti-Bullying Ambassadors’ in schools across the UK, and also supports the charity in the production of national events during UK Anti-Bullying Week where the Facebook safety team trains over 500 young people and teachers on safety on Facebook.  137 total views,  3 views today  138 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

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Global crisis needs global fightback

first_imgBreakout group on labor and austerity issues, Nov. 17.WW photo: G. DunkelNew York — Revolutionary communists and activists filled the hall of a beautiful Indigenous community center in Manhattan Nov. 17-18 for the annual national conference of Workers World Party. The theme of this year’s two-day gathering was “Beyond the 2012 Elections: How to Get Back to the Struggle vs. the 1%.”Several hundred party members, friends and allies traveled to this city from the West Coast, the South, New England and everywhere in between for the conference. Hundreds more observed the conference via live stream. At least a third of the participants were under 35 years old, helping to fill the conference with revolutionary energy and optimism. WWP Secretariat members Sara Flounders, Fred Goldstein, Deirdre Griswold, Teresa Gutierrez, Larry Holmes and Monica Moorehead spoke on various panels.The opening plenary session set the overall political tone for the conference, with a major focus on the worldwide capitalist economic crisis and the need for global struggle and solidarity. Gutierrez, an organizer with the May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, and Larry Hales, a WW contributing editor, both gave motivational remarks on why People’s Power Assemblies are important and timely to challenge capitalist rule. Goldstein, author of “Capitalism at a Dead End,” spoke on the relationship between Marxist theory and practice. Holmes, WWP First Secretary and International Action Center co-director, spoke about the need to take the class struggle to a higher political level, including developing a global fightback perspective.Eva Panjwani, a new member of the Durham, N.C., WWP branch and an organizer of the Sept. 1 March on Wall Street South (MOWSS), gave a moving welcome address. Tova Klein, from the San Francisco branch, chaired and read a WWP statement in solidarity with the people of Gaza who are resisting the latest round of Israeli terrorist bombing. Klein, who is Jewish, was born in occupied Palestine.Building People’s PowerThe theme of the second plenary was “Fightback and Solidarity.” Speakers included Ayende Ignacio Alcala, an Occupy Charlotte and MOWSS activist; Raul Jimenez, an organizer with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee in North Carolina; WWP national organizer Sharon Black and Southern Christian Leadership Conference Baltimore Chapter President Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon, both representing the Baltimore People’s Assembly; North Carolina Student Power Union and MOWSS organizer Ben Carroll and United Electrical Workers Local 150 organizer Dante Strobino, both from the Durham branch; long-time United Auto Workers member Martha Grevatt and Moratorium Now! organizer Michael Shane, Detroit branch members; Steve Kirschbaum, former vice president of Steelworkers Local 8751 and Boston WWP member; and Eric Struch, Chicago branch member and WW writer.Issues raised in the plenary included struggles against police brutality and racist repression; Walmart and low wages; student tuition hikes and debt; resegregation as well as the significance of the Chicago teachers’ strike; and the need for a shorter work week. Cathey Stanley, from the Durham branch, chaired and read a statement from long-time WWP member and “Stone Butch Blues” author Leslie Feinberg, which included solidarity with CeCe McDonald, an imprisoned African-American transwoman.A resolution was passed by the conference affirming to continue the struggle for freedom of all U.S. political prisoners, including Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, the Cuban Five and Lynne Stewart.The third plenary focused on “Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy: Climate Crisis, Capitalism and Socialism.” The speakers were WW managing editor LeiLani ­Dowell; Deirdre Griswold, WWP founding member and WW editor; Imani Henry, a WWP national organizer and co-founder of Rainbow Flags for Mumia; WWP youth organizer and Occupy Wall Street activist Caleb Maupin; Betsey Piette, a representative of the Philadelphia WWP branch; and Brenda Stokely, a leader of the Million Worker March Movement and a founder of New York Solidarity Committee for Katrina Survivors. Peter Gilbert, from the Durham branch and an activist in the struggle against environmental racism, chaired the plenary.Need for a fighting partyThe theme of the fourth plenary was “Workers World across the Decades: Intergenerational Stories on What It Means to Be a Revolutionary.” This panel featured four members of the WWP youth fraction: Dinae Anderson from New York, Tachae Davis from Detroit, Andy Koch from Durham and Summer Smith from Salt Lake City. Other speakers were John Parker, a leader of the Los Angeles WWP branch and West Coast coordinator of the IAC, and Monica Moorehead, a WW managing editor and editor of “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle.” The speakers summarized their unique paths to joining WWP.The fifth plenary titled “Wars without End and the Need for Internationalism” focused on the struggles against imperialism and austerity, including South Africa, Palestine, Venezuela, Iran, China and Europe. The panelists were Abayomi Azikiwe, a Detroit WWP member and Pan African News Wire editor; Kazem Azin, an organizer with Solidarity with Iran; John Catalinotto, WW managing editor; Berta Joubert-Ceci, Philadelphia WWP organizer and Mundo Obrero editor; Bill Dores, New York WWP member and vice chairperson of external affairs of the International League of People’s Struggle; Berna Ellorin, secretary-general of BAYAN-USA; Sara Flounders, IAC co-director and author of “War Without Victory;” and Fred Goldstein. The panel was chaired by Dianne Mathiowetz from the Atlanta branch.The final plenary session was chaired by Julie Fry, a member of the New York Educational Committee. Featured talks were given by Detroit branch member Jerry Goldberg on party building and a summation by Larry Holmes. “This conference was mainly organized by young people. They basically told us when we were speaking,” Holmes stated. The conference ended with the singing of the “International” in English and Spanish and chants.The conference included three workshops: one for youth activists, an introductory guide to Marxism and revolutionary potential in communications and information. Organized by the WWP youth fraction, break-out groups around the theme “Fightbacks and Building People’s Power” were held on the issues of labor and organizing against austerity; Occupy: What is it now and where will it go from here; repression and brutality: vigilantism, detentions, police murders; and anti-war and international solidarity.Two open-mike sessions included a solidarity message from Mick Kelly, of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, whose members have been targeted by FBI repression; and René Imperato, activist in the WWP Committee for People with Disabilities. Cultural presentations were performed by Cameron Aviles from the Durham branch and Steve Gillis, Steve Kirschbaum and Frank Neisser from the Boston branch.Following the conference, many of the participants joined their Palestinian sisters and brothers at a Times Square protest against the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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“Justice for Tamir Rice”

first_imgOn January 15 close to 100 activists from Cleveland and around the country gathered at a downtown park to demand “Justice for Tamir Rice.” Tamir, a Black youth, was 12 years old when, on Nov. 22, 2014, Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann murdered him while he was playing with a pellet gun. Loehmann, who is white, shot and killed Tamir only seconds after arriving on the scene. Over six years later, no charges have been filed against Loehmann or his partner. The federal Department of Justice recently closed its investigation into Tamir’s case without taking any action.Tamir’s mother Samaria Rice, above, opened up the rally, which featured a number of community activists.-story and photo by Martha GrevattFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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