Workers World forums link Malcolm X to Black Lives Matter

first_imgBoston protest against racist police terror, Dec. 4.WW photo: Liz GreenWith the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X on Feb. 21, activists worldwide are taking time to remember this African-American revolutionary icon and his legacy of struggle “by any means necessary.” In the U.S., Workers World Party branches, members, friends and allies are commemorating the life of Malcolm X with meetings and programs in several cities. These events will coincide with a national call made by activists in Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo., to organize shutdowns against police and state repression in honor of Malcolm X.In Huntington, W.Va., the group Workers and Students for Appalachian Socialism will honor Malcolm X with a panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 19, on “Racist injustice, police terror and the system that promotes it.” The panel will feature Professor Keelon Hinton, who teaches “Race and Culture” at Marshall University, and Lamont Lilly, a Durham, N.C.-based activist who is a contributing editor at the Triangle Free Press, a Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and an organizer with WWP. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Marshall University, Shawkey dining room, 2nd floor of the Student Center.In Detroit, the WWP Black History Month forum on Saturday, Feb. 21, will include videos and recordings of Malcolm X, the “voice of struggle and liberation,” as well as a featured talk by Detroit revolutionary leader Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire and contributing editor of WW newspaper. The event leaflet notes that Malcolm X’s “militancy, political candor, and revolutionary leadership gave voice to a movement at a time much like today, when the Black community faces racial violence, economic stagnation, staggering unemployment, police murder, brutality and oppression.” The program starts at 5 p.m., with dinner served (donation requested but no one turned away for lack of funds), at 5920 Second Ave., just north of Wayne State University.In New York City, the WWP Black Liberation Month forum on Feb. 21 will focus on a tribute to Malcolm X and the special meaning of his enduring legacy, especially as it relates to today’s Black Lives Matter movement. The program, including a soul food dinner (small donation requested), is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Solidarity Center, 147 West 24th St., 2nd floor, Manhattan.In Baltimore, WWP and the youth group FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) will host a discussion and meeting for Black History (Liberation) Month on Sunday, Feb. 22. The featured speaker will be WWP First Secretary Larry Holmes, who will discuss the legacy of Malcolm X and the uprising against police terror across the United States. The meeting starts at 5 p.m., with a light dinner at 4:30, at the Solidarity Center, 2011 North Charles St.In Philadelphia, Monica Moorehead, a WWP national leader, editor of “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle,” and a managing editor of WW newspaper, will be the featured speaker at a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Called “From Selma 1965 to #BlackLivesMatter 2015 — Malcolm X’s Legacy & Black Liberation,” the free event is sponsored by Mundo Obrero/Workers World Party and the Philadelphia International Action Center. Moorehead travelled to Ferguson, Mo., in August and October as a People’s Power Assemblies organizer, and has been actively building the growing national movement against racist police killings. The event starts at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 48th and Baltimore Avenue.The Durham, N.C., branch of WWP is hosting a community forum on Malcolm X on Feb. 21 at the Hayti Heritage Center. Speakers will include representatives from the Black movement, Manzoor Cheema from Muslims for Social Justice on the growing racist violence against Muslims and Larry Hales, a WW contributing editor and organizer for the People’s Power Assembly Movement, on a national tribunal against police terror. pan>FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Volunteers sought to meet demands at ISPCC

first_imgLinkedin NewsLocal NewsVolunteers sought to meet demands at ISPCCBy admin – September 1, 2009 729 THE ISPCC have experienced an increase in the number of children contacting them this year, and are appealing for volunteers to help cope with demands.The Limerick branch of the society is urgently looking for volunteers to answer calls during evenings and weekends, as annual statistics show that 78 per cent of calls were answered outside the standard working hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Childline supervisor at the ISPCC, Meadhbh Terry, told The Limerick Post: “The unit in Limerick is open six days a week and we need volunteers most urgently for Fridays and Saturdays.“No qualifications or previous experience are required, it is just necessary to enjoy being around children and to be interested in helping and supporting them.“Saturday is our busiest day as there are no other services available to children on this day. Social workers don’t work on Saturdays.“Childline operates 24 hours a day all year round, and we do our best to answer every call. Christmas day was one of our busiest days last year-we had more than 600 calls”.During 2009, Childline celebrated 21 years of providing a confidential phone service to all children in Ireland.This year, two new mediums of communication have also been introduced to the service; text and web support.For free text support young people can text “Talk” to 50101, and a trained volunteer will text back.Web based support called ‘One to One’ can be accessed from www.childline.ie.A young person can also post a message on the Childline message board on www.childline.ie. These messages are also responded to by trained volunteers.The ISPCC in Limerick also provides the Teenfocus service, offering mentoring and counselling to young people aged between 13 and 18, who are at risk of misusing drugs and alcohol or who are experiencing challenges at home, in school or just finding it hard to cope.Information evenings will be taking place throughout August providing information about what is involved in becoming a volunteer.Anyone interested in volunteering or looking for further information can contact the ISPCC in Limerick.Pictured – Limerick ISPCC Staff, Louise Wilkinson, Teen Focus, Maedhbh Terry, Childline Supervisor and Suzanne Slattery, Fundraising Department. Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleSwim abandoned over safety concernsNext articleStudents burdened with anxiety, say USI admin Print Emaillast_img read more

High Court finds against government in Fahan Marina cse

first_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry High Court finds against government in Fahan Marina csecenter_img The High Court has ruled that the Department of Marine and Natural Resources acted outside its powers and imposed unreasonable conditions on the owners of a Donegal Marina.In an action taken by the Department against Figary Watersports Development company Limited, Mr Justice McKechnie said the Department had failed in its duty regarding an application for €2.4m in European funding by the development company that operates a marina at Lough Swilly.The Department had taken the High Court action against the company for non-payment of rent and had sought orders compelling the company to complete development of the marina under certain terms.In a counter claim, the company had alleged that it was prevented from drawing down Interreg funding of over €2.4m because of the actions of the Department.Today Mr Justice McKechnie said the Department was guilty of an actionable breach of statutory duty by refusing to forward a grant application to a steering committee however the judge did not make a finding of negligence, as had been claimed by the company.The judge also found that rent arrears of €115,000 were owed by the company.The full judgment will be issued at a later date and outstanding issues such as damages and costs have yet to be determined by the court. Previous articleMan jailed for a month for crossing bomb cordonNext articleDonegal Judge expresses concern over knife culture crime News Highland Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – September 3, 2010 Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Ithaca Hobby Lobby to close

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — Bad news for creative types and hobbyists; the Ithaca Hobby Lobby will be closing its doors. According to store personnel, the last day the store will be open is Saturday, August 10th. New stock will continue to arrive in the meantime, and what’s left at closing will be shipped out to Ohio. “I don’t know, maybe we don’t make enough money,” said one worker at the store. Four or five of the full-time staff will transfer to the Big Flats store near Elmira, another to suburban Syracuse. But for most of the staff, the closing of the store will end their time with the Oklahoma-based chain of arts and crafts stores. “A lot of part-timers don’t want to drive.” Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall The owners of the shopping center, Benderson Development of Buffalo, did not respond to a request for comment. The firm recently completed a new 14,744 square-foot retail space to the south of the 56,644 square-foot Hobby Lobby location, sharing a wall with the soon to be vacated store. A potential tenant could rent either space or combine them if Benderson is open to the idea. While the Ithaca store is closing, the chain appears to be in expansion mode, opening 54 new stores last year and planning adding another 65 to its 800-store footprint this year. A cursory check, however, shows that closing stores are not uncommon for the chain; rather, it just adds more than it closes.center_img The Ithaca store at 744 South Meadow Street opened in November 2013, in a newly renovated space previously occupied by K-Mart. The conservative political leanings of its ownership, which have included lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act, have made the chain the subject of controversy, and the local store has been the site of protests in the past. Brian Crandall Tagged: benderson development, closings, hobby lobby, retail, southwest Ithaca The closing is rather unusual in that most chain store shutdowns in Tompkins County have been because the chain has suffered financial setbacks or bankruptcy – Radio Shack and The Bon-Ton for examples (and then there’s the Shops at Ithaca Mall, which has its own unique set of problems). Nationally, the “retail apocalypse”, the mass closure of brick-and-mortar retail stores due to market conditions and the rise of online shopping, has claimed nearly 7,000 stores so far in 2019, a pace well above the 5,864 closings (a net loss of 2,613 stores) in all of 2018.last_img read more

First flight carrying PPE has landed in Dublin Airport

first_img Twitter First flight carrying PPE has landed in Dublin Airport Pinterest The first in a series of flights carrying personal protective equipment for healthcare staff has landed at Dublin Airport.An Aer Lingus plane made the 50-hour round trip to Beijing – leaving Ireland yesterday morning.Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday there will be 10 more similar flights due before April 1st.Air Traffic Control at Dublin Airport had this message for the crew as they came in to land:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PPE6pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, a Donegal based company is planning to use their ties with China to import Personal Protective Equipment for local doctors during the Covid-19 crisis.Walmek Security Innovations Teo in Burtonport has launched a fundraiser. They hope to buy PPE for medics in the county. They are planning to make an order with their contacts in China in the coming weeks. By News Highland – March 29, 2020 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleUlster Provincial Secretary updates how Covid-19 has affected GAA in the provinceNext articleMan appears in court in Cork after spitting on garda News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

Thunderstorm warning in place for Donegal

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – June 15, 2020 Facebook Previous articleWindyhall Road, Letterkenny closed following early morning crashNext articleGardai investigating suspected arson in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ A status yellow weather warning has been issued for Donegal today ahead of expected further thunder and lightening storms.Yesterday Met Eireann announced a Status Yellow thunder warning for 19 counties.The warning is in place until 10pm tonight.Deirdre Lowe from the Met Office says the stormy weather will spread from the west, which has been worst hit so far, to the east and to parts of Ulster:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/weather7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Thunderstorm warning in place for Donegal Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Man arrested in 1993 cold case rape after he’s identified by DNA: Police

first_imgNewark Police Department(NEWARK, Del.) — Twenty-six years after a young woman was sexually assaulted in the middle of the night in Delaware, a man unknown to police at the time has been arrested after DNA evidence linked him to the scene.It was just after 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 1993, when a 22-year-old woman walking near the University of Delaware in Newark was attacked and sexually assaulted, Newark police said at a Tuesday news conference.A composite sketch was released and witnesses were interviewed, but no suspects were identified, police said.The man taken into custody this month, Jeffrey King, hadn’t been named as a potential suspect at the time, police said.The case went cold for decades. It was reopened in November 2017.The sexual assault kit was sent to a private lab where male DNA was identified, police said. That DNA was entered into the law enforcement database CODIS, but there wasn’t a match.The DNA was then sent to the DNA company Parabon Nanolabs, where analysts compared the unknown crime scene sample to “samples in various databases, including a public genealogy website with DNA samples, to provide a list of possible suspects,” police said. On genealogy websites, many people upload DNA to connect with relatives and explore family histories.That list of possible suspects was then narrowed down, said police, and King was one name on that list provided by Parabon.In August detectives surveilled King and collected a discarded item, which was sent to a lab where it was determined that King’s DNA was consistent with that from the 1993 crime, police said.King, now 54, was 28 years old at the time of the assault, police said. The victim and suspect were strangers, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings said.On Sept. 30, a grand jury indicted King for two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, which is what the charge was called in 1993. That charge has since been changed to rape, police added.King, of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, turned himself into Newark police on Oct. 10 and has since posted bail, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. No attorney is listed for him. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

JERA and PetroChina sign MOU on cooperation in the LNG business

first_img JERA and PCI will discuss opportunities to cooperate in the LNG business. Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency. JERA will continue to work together with LNG industry counterparts both within and outside Japan to strengthen its LNG business JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with PetroChina International Company Limited (“PCI”), a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, concerning cooperation in the LNG business.Under the MOU, JERA and PCI will discuss opportunities to cooperate in the LNG business in the following areas:Generating new demand for LNG, including overseas LNG value chain investmentsJoint sale and procurement of LNGLNG shipping optimizationLNG bunkering.As LNG demand in China increases, the presence of Chinese energy companies in the LNG industry is growing year by year. JERA believes that strengthening its cooperation with PCI, a leading energy company in China, will not only expand business opportunities for both JERA and PCI but also contribute to the healthy development of the LNG industry.JERA will continue to work together with LNG industry counterparts both within and outside Japan to strengthen its LNG business and to seek opportunities in an LNG market that is undergoing great change. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Texas man arrested in Capitol riot, another stays in custody

first_imgDALLAS (AP) — The FBI says a Texas man accused of taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol was arrested. Nicholas DeCarlo was allegedly seen inside the Capitol on Jan. 6 wearing a shirt with a message that stood for “murder the media.” The 30-year-old was arrested Tuesday and charged with obstructing an official proceeding, entering a restricted building, and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds. A judge ordered another Texas man, Garret Miller, to remain in custody without bond. The FBI says 34-year-old Miller allegedly called for the assassination of Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.last_img

Talk debates “Chief” mascot

first_imgThe controversial removal of the University of Illinois’ American Indian mascot served as the foundation for a discussion on free expression, hate and discrimination at a lecture Monday.The talk, “Curating Beyond the Chief: Hating Art and Words in Public,” took place at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.The controversy over the long-held “Chief” mascot climaxed in 2007 when the university retired the mascot in response to pressures from a National Collegiate Athletic Association rule.But Professor Robert Warrior, director of Native American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said this removal came much too late. Many other universities had begun removal of native mascots as early as the 1980s, he said.The growing tension over the mascot debate on campus led Warrior to begin planning an on-campus exhibit with artist Edgar Heap of Birds, renowned especially for his work with Native American themes and social commentary.“Campus climate was growing more intolerant of difference because of the controversy,” Warrior said.Warrior asked Heap of Birds to bring his work to campus, which included a series of signs that commemorated the indigenous people who previously held the land.The project began with a dialogue between Warrior, Heap of Birds, students and faculty over what would be the most effective way to make a statement about the Native issue on campus. Through this dialogue, Warrior said he realized it was not only necessary to make a statement, but also to be informative to themselves and the rest of the campus community through the project.“We recognized in our discussion how little we knew about these people,” he said.The exhibit, entitled “Beyond the Chief,” read “Fighting Illini: Today Your Host is…” followed by the name of one of the native tribes that used to inhabit the state.After the exhibit’s installation, the signs were vandalized, bent and even stolen, Warrior said.In response to the vandalization and thefts, Heap of Birds returned to the campus to have a dialogue about the issue. The Community Relations Service (CRS), a division of the Department of Justice also became involved, as the acts were deemed hate crimes since they targeted the Native American community.“The CRS was concerned about escalation,” Warrior said.Heap of Bird and the Department of Justice’s efforts proved insufficient to end the vandalism, as signs continued to be damaged, resulting in a new design for the exhibit, believed to be less easily damaged.“The new signs, fabricated in the style of highway signs and under 24/7 surveillance, seemed to stop the vandalism,” Warrior said.The vandalism, Warrior said, was caused by individuals’ disapproval and discomfort with a discussion of Native American issues, and a widespread problem of white privilege.Warrior said the simple presence of an exhibit dealing with Native American heritage sparked controversy and violent acts on campus.“White supremacy, white privilege, and racism … I see as systemic and pervasive,” he said.With regard to the continued movement for the removal of Native-caricature mascots on other college campuses, Warrior said the movements should be equally broad.“Things really work best when there’s some kind of grass roots effort,” he said.last_img read more