Carphone Warehouse to pay dividend

first_imgFriday 5 November 2010 3:42 am John Dunne Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp whatsappcenter_img Carphone Warehouse to pay dividend More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse raised its earnings forecast and pledged to pay a dividend, saying strong US growth and demand for smartphones would offset extra investment in its UK megastores.Carphone, which owns 50 per cent of a venture with US electricals group Best Buy and a 47.5 per cent stake in Virgin Mobile France, said on Friday it now expected headline earnings per share of 13.5-14.0 pence for the year ending March 2011, up from 11.5-11.9 pence previously.Earnings surged to 5.5 pence a share in the six months to 30 September, up from 1.5 pence the year before and beating analysts’ average forecast of 3.3 pence in a company poll.The group said it now expected Best Buy Europe’s share of the Best Buy Mobile business in the United States to reach £85-95m this financial year, up from its previous forecast of £53-55m.But it also said the new chain of Best Buy megastores in Britain would make a loss before interest and tax of 50-55 million pounds this year, up from its previous guidance of 40-45 million, due to higher marketing expenses.The group plans to pay a final dividend of 4.5 pence a share.Carphone’s shares have more than doubled in value since their demerger from telecoms business TalkTalk in March. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider Tags: NULLlast_img read more

I’d invest £1k in these 2 FTSE 100 shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA today

first_img Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Friday, 6th March, 2020 | More on: GLEN RR “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I’d invest £1k in these 2 FTSE 100 shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA today Buying FTSE 100 shares that have fallen in value and become unpopular among investors may not seem to be a sound move. After all, they could experience further declines – especially with investor concern over the impact of coronavirus on the world economy.However, buying shares while they trade on low valuations can enable you to obtain a favourable risk/reward ratio that improves the long-term prospects of your portfolio.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that have experienced severe declines in recent months, but which could offer recovery potential.Rolls-RoyceThe recent full-year results from Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) showed the company is making progress in implementing its efficiency programme. For example, it was able to reduce costs by £269m during the year. This helped it report a 25% rise in underlying operating profit, and could further enhance its financial performance over the coming years.Of course, Rolls-Royce has experienced challenges, such as operational issues, with some of its products. They have caused investors to adopt a cautious attitude towards its shares, while the prospect of slower global economic growth may do likewise. As such, the stock may remain unpopular among investors in the short run.However, in the long run, the company appears to have recovery potential. As well as its efficiency drive, it’s well-placed to deliver growth in its defence segment and well-positioned to capitalise on rising demand within civil aerospace in the long run. Since the stock trades on a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.5, it seems to offer a wide margin of safety, which could ultimately translate into a high return.GlencoreThe outlook for mining companies such as Glencore (LSE: GLEN) has become increasingly downbeat over recent months. As cyclical businesses, a slowdown in the world economy’s growth rate from coronavirus could lead to lower levels of profitability and weaker investor sentiment.However, following Glencore’s 42% share price decline in the past year, the stock now has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 11. This suggests investors may have factored in the prospect of a slowdown in its profit growth rate, as well as the regulatory difficulties it has faced.The company’s plans to adapt its operations to a low-carbon economy could provide a growth catalyst in the long run. Its recent results showed that it’s making progress in this regard. Additionally, its exposure to precious metals and marketing activities may also provide a degree of support to its overall performance in the near term, should the world economy experience a severe decline in growth.As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of the business. It has a low valuation and what appears to be a sound strategy to return to profit growth. See all posts by Peter Stephenscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens owns shares of Rolls-Royce. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

House for Weekends / SBM studio

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Ukraine 2016 Ukraine “COPY” Year:  House for Weekends / SBM studio “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Ivan Avdeenko+ 21 Share Architects: Sbm studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802608/house-for-weekends-sbm-studio Clipboard Projects Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSbm studioOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUkrainePublished on January 05, 2017Cite: “House for Weekends / SBM studio” 05 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?周末度假屋 / SBM studio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 Manufacturers: ODESD2, RDWoodEngineer:Sergij StribulArchitects In Charge:Olga Kleitman, Kateryna Ahafonova, Anna Chumak, Valeriia Ahafonova, Yliia MishchenkoCountry:UkraineMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivan AvdeenkoRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The town house for weekends is situated in a picturesque suburbia of a big city. Main condition of the owner was the ability to see the lake, reduce charges for heating and minimize cleaning process of the house and nearby territory. We made a project of one floor house with flat roof, which is hanging above the ravine near the house. Save this picture!© Ivan AvdeenkoSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ivan AvdeenkoThere are only two view windows from the side of the lake, one of which moves to the special ‘pocket’ between the fireplaces. The rest of the windows are small, the walls are made of thermo bricks, the face of the house is clad in clincher brick, which is more than 150 years old, and thermo ash tree. There would be no need to take any care of such face of the house. Save this picture!© Ivan AvdeenkoFloor lamps on the terrace are structural support for the roof above the terrace. The interiors are decorated using only Ukrainian furniture and pieces of art. The chandelier ‘Kalina’ is our own design. Save this picture!© Ivan AvdeenkoProject gallerySee allShow lessChapter Living Kings Cross / Tigg + Coll ArchitectsSelected ProjectsSINICA Eco Pavilion / Emerge ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802608/house-for-weekends-sbm-studio Clipboard House for Weekends / SBM studioSave this projectSaveHouse for Weekends / SBM studiolast_img read more

Beira Mar House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design

first_img Colaborador:Bruno AlvarinhasEngineering:R5 EngineersConstructor:IsoltermCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Located in one of the most typical and established neighbourhoods of Aveiro (Beira Mar), this residence is the result of a passionate and challenging reform, a reform which intends to return to the city and to its users a lifestyle which is free and in contact with outdoor spaces, with the sound of seagulls and the smell of the sea breeze, the colour of the sky and the green of the vegetation.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioBuilt on a plot of land measuring 30 meters long and 2.5 meters wide, it formally establishes itself as a habitable corridor, which, from the moment of entry, is filled with moments of darkness, light, surprise, discovery, compression and, lastly, release… the backyard patio!Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!CorteSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioWith sober and elemental materials, basic and essential functions are covered in concrete, such as the floor we tread and the space which houses the bathrooms and service area. The building has been covered and protected with plasterboard painted dark green, rigorously shielded for its new and invigorated life cycle. Whilst on the one hand we want a dark and intimate environment inside, by conceptual and practical contrast, the exterior is white, a purposefully reflective surface which floods the house with light, sometimes diffuse and soft, sometimes direct and intense, as the reflection of the various moods of those who live there.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSave this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioRelative to design, all social functions have been planned to take place on the ground floor, in direct contact with the house’s backyard patio, while the upper floor is reserved for both bedrooms and a solarium, visually protected from unwanted eyes by a plant curtain.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioThis house was designed to be lived in and experienced in the privacy and freshness of the exterior, in tune with the past and with a deep respect for the future.Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares StudioSpecial thanks to Ferreira de Sá Rugs and Nuno Sacramento Art Gallery.Project gallerySee allShow lessPilarica: Elements for Industrial RecoverySelected ProjectsDesigning in Tight Spaces: Examples from Latin AmericaArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940573/beira-mar-house-paulo-martins-arq-and-design Clipboard Area:  131 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Beira Mar House / Paulo Martins Arq&DesignSave this projectSaveBeira Mar House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design Architects: Paulo Martins Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Photographs:  Ivo Tavares Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Ivo Tavares Studio+ 47Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940573/beira-mar-house-paulo-martins-arq-and-design Clipboard Portugal CopyHouses•Portugal Lead Architect: ArchDaily Houses Manufacturers: Technal, Artemide, Catalano, Luceplan, ETICS, Teka Paulo Martins Beira Mar House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officePaulo MartinsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAveiroArmação de PêraPortugalPublished on June 02, 2020Cite: “Beira Mar House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design” [Casa Beira Mar / Paulo Martins] 02 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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! 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Twitter used to fundraise for Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

first_imgTwitter used to fundraise for Robert Burns Birthplace Museum AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Trust for Scotland has launched a fundraising campaign using micro-blogging tool Twitter to raise funds for its new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.The Twitter campaign is running this weekend and will end on Monday evening. It is capitalising on today’s 250th anniversary of the bard’s birth.Robert Burns already has a Twitter presence where lines from his poetry are posted daily. The campaign emanates from here, with supporters being encouraged to ‘follow’ @ayrshirebard, and ‘retweet’ or forward his appeals for funding to their followers.The username ‘ayrshirebard’ was chosen, it seems, because all the other useful variations on robert and burns were already taken.As of Sunday evening, the account had attracted 624 followers and had posted 364 updates or messages.The National Trust for Scotland has raised £17 million for the Museum and is seeking a further £4 million.The Twitter campaign asks for microdonations of $2. Donations are handled using Tipjoy and Paypal.Trust Development Manager for Corporate Relationships David McKinnon said: “Burns was one of Scotland’s most consummate communicators and as can be seen on his Twitter site, his work translates well into Tweets”.He claimed that this is the first time that Twitter has been used for fundraising in the UK, although plenty of other UK charities will probably dispute that. He admitted that he didn’t know how successful the campaign would be, but believe it was worth testing as an innovative fundraising approach.Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said: “Twitter is a new way for people to communicate. The National Trust for Scotland has discovered a creative way to spread the works of Robert Burns and we’re flattered to be associated with such a pioneering figure.”http://craig-mcgill.com/2009/01/25/a-birthday-present-for-robert-burns-give-just-2/ Howard Lake | 25 January 2009 | 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.  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Scotland Twitterlast_img read more

New chief executive at Marie Curie Cancer Care

first_imgNew chief executive at Marie Curie Cancer Care Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Marie Curie Cancer Care has appointed Dr Jane Collins as its new chief executive. She joins from Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she has been chief executive for more than 10 years.She will take up her position on 1 September, taking over from Tom Hughes-Hallett, who announced in January his decision to step down after 11 years in the post.John Varley, chairman of Marie Curie’s trustees, said that Dr Collins “brings with her a deep understanding of the NHS, the commissioning landscape and the work of academic and research institutions. In addition, she has extensive experience of fundraising through combining her job of chief executive at Great Ormond Street Hospital with running the hospital’s charitable arm.”www.mariecurie.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 May 2012 | News  28 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.last_img read more

Nov. 15: Say No to Capitalism & Racism Day

first_img“You can’t have racism without capitalism! To end racism and all the evils that come with it, we must end capitalism.” — Malcolm XActivist organizations in New York City have called for “A People’s Response to the G20 Summit,” meeting in Istabul, Turkey, to take place at CNN headquarters at 59 Street and Columbus Circle on 4 p.m. on Nov. 15. The following are excerpts from a release sent out by the organizers:On Nov. 15 and 16 the heads of governments of the G20 — the world’s 20 largest economies — along with the heads of their central banks, as well as the top bankers of the world, will be holding their annual summit meeting, which is taking place this year in Turkey.Please support this call to make Nov. 15, the first day of the G20 Summit — A SAY NO TO CAPITALISM AND RACISM DAY. Endorse this call and help to build the protest in NYC (and elsewhere).The next G20 summit will be the most important G20 meeting since the global financial crash of 2008. The current volatility in global financial markets is a sign that the world capitalist system is entering a new, more intractable and more violent crisis.No matter what the official G20 meeting agenda says, the question on the next G20 summit’s agenda (which in reality is dominated by the super-rich of the U.S. and the West) will be: What must be done to rescue world capitalism and the 1% that profit from its perpetuation?Ultimately, this means that the people of the world will be subjected to more unbearable inequality, poverty, hunger, homelessness, gentrification, neo­liberalism, austerity, more jobless­ness, more low wages, more war and occupation, and the even greater prospect of a planet that is rapidly exhausting its capacity to sustain life.Just as ominous and dangerous, the deepening world economic and political crisis will create an even greater opportunity for the manifestation of racism and fascism.The police war against Black people in the United States that has given rise to the powerful Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the war against Arab, African, Asian, Muslim, Indigenous and Latino/a migrants from the borders of Europe to the U.S.-Mexican border are examples of the intersection between capitalism and racism.The time has come for progressive forces across the world to stand up and say that capitalism can’t be reformed and should not be saved.We will no longer tolerate the system killing, oppressing, marginalizing, or scapegoating people of Color, migrants, poor people, women, lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people, people with disabilities, young people and all working people.Sponsors Include: Peoples Power Assembly; May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights; International Working Women’s Coalition.Click tinyurl.com/pooprdf to endorse.Facebook Event Page: tinyurl.com/p4l8tzwFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

La revolución socialista de nuevo en la mesa

first_imgQué diferencia hace un día.Cientos de combatientes militantes contra el capitalismo y todas sus horribles consecuencias para el mundo se reunieron aquí en la 56ta Conferencia Nacional del Partido Workers World/Mundo Obrero el 7 y 8 de noviembre, y el resultado fue un pequeño terremoto.El lugar en sí, decía mucho. La conferencia llenó la sala principal en el Centro Memorial y Educativo Malcolm X y Betty Shabazz en el borde de Harlem – donde sus paredes mostraban conmovedores murales de estos valientes líderes de la lucha por la autodeterminación afroamericana. Fue en este mismo edificio que Malcolm X fue brutalmente asesinado en 1965, después de alcanzar fama mundial. Se ha reconstruido dando lugar a un espacio hermoso y lleno de esperanza.La preponderancia de activistas de color, mujeres y personas de la comunidad lgbt, tanto en la audiencia como oradoras/es en la conferencia de WW-MO – además de sus mensajes – fue otra reivindicación de las creencias de Malcolm sobre el levantamiento de los pueblos oprimidos, por el medio que sea.Así fue la presencia de una nutrida delegación de conductores de autobuses escolares de Boston, en su mayoría negras/os e inmigrantes, cuyo sindicato clasista lucha en una amplia variedad de causas progresistas.El tema de la conferencia fue audaz: “Poner a la Revolución Socialista sobre la mesa”. La palabra “socialismo” por fin se oye bastante en estos días. Pero el mensaje del Partido WW/MO no fue obscuro. Lo que traslució en cada palabra y cada pieza de literatura es que las luchas de liberación nacional de las/os negros y latinas/os en Estados Unidos, especialmente desde el surgimiento del militante movimiento Black Lives Matter (Las Vidas Negras Importan), y el de las/os trabajadores de bajos salarios, deben ser y son una parte integral de la lucha de clases para transformar por completo la sociedad mediante la eliminación del capitalismo y la construcción del socialismo.Las/os jóvenes, al igual que el gran número de asistentes a la conferencia, se han tomado esto muy seriamente. Dijeron a través de discursos, poesía y canciones que no quieren vivir en un mundo donde las personas son humilladas y empobrecidas a causa de su nacionalidad, estatus migratorio, sexualidad o expresión de género.El socialismo no es sólo reformar el capitalismo en algo “más amable y gentil”, dijeron muchas/os oradores. Eso es imposible. El embate diario de este sistema contra millones y millones de personas aquí y en todo el mundo sólo se puede terminar cuando el gobierno de los banqueros y multimillonarios empresariales se rompa a través de las acciones decididas y revolucionarias de las/os trabajadores y las/os oprimidos. ¡Weeepaa! No se miden las palabras aquí.Especialmente conmovedores fueron los relatos de Dionne Smith Downs, una madre de Stockton-California, quien contó cómo la policía criminal había matado a su hermoso hijo de negro de 16 años de edad, y Erica Mines-Simmons, una activista comunitaria de Filadelfia quien movió a la audiencia mientras exclamaba contundentemente consignas nacidas del movimiento Black Lives Matter.Campaña electoral revolucionaria de WW-MODespués de tantos discursos sinceros y apasionados que reflejaron el profundo sufrimiento de las comunidades de la clase trabajadora, todo ese dolor e ira se fundieron en un grito colectivo de júbilo cuando se anunció que WW-MO lanzaría una campaña electoral revolucionaria en el 2016 y que sus candidatos serían Mónica Moorehead y Lamont Lilly: una mujer negra para presidente y un hombre negro para vicepresidente.Fue Teresa Gutiérrez, dinámica líder latina y ahora la directora de la campaña electoral WW-MO, quien explicó por qué es más adecuado tener dos candidatos afroamericanos en este momento y cómo harían un excelente trabajo para conseguir apoyo para la lucha de las/os migrantes y otras cuestiones a un público más amplio.La sensación en la sala era inconfundible: una confianza y entendimiento mutuo se había forjado entre este partido multinacional – en el cual revolucionarias/os negros, latinos y blancos de la clase obrera de todas las edades, géneros y sexualidades, trabajan y aprenden juntos – y activistas destacadas/os de diferentes movimientos para el necesario cambio social.La conferencia recibió muchos mensajes de solidaridad de progresistas, socialistas y comunistas de todo el mundo y de EUA. (Para leerlos, vaya a workers.org.)Aunque estuvo centrado merecidamente en los movimientos en desarrollo contra la opresión nacional aquí en casa, y con muchos militantes sindicales también discutiendo estrategias para luchar contra los patronos, la agenda también elevó el antiimperialismo, la lucha contra la guerra y el apoyo a los países que enfrentan amenazas y sanciones, impuestas porque o bien tratan de construir el socialismo o simplemente tratan de evitar que el imperialismo destruya su soberanía política y económica.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

On Cinco de Mayo: Justice for Jose Campos Torres

first_imgJanie Torres speaks.On Cinco de Mayo, we think of people celebrating, drinking margaritas and eating Mexican food. But for the family of Jose Campos Torres, Cinco de Mayo opens wounds from 1977 that have never healed.Since 2016, the Torres family has organized the Joe Campos Torres Solidarity Walk for Past and Future Generations. This year, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl, a traditional dance group, led the third annual walk, followed by members of the Torres family. Community activists and supporters joined Jose’s sisters, Janie and Margaret Torres, his nephews, Johnny Torres and Richard Molina, and his cousins in retracing the last hours of Jose Torres’ life.On Cinco de Mayo in 1977 Torres’ family began looking for him when he did not return home. A few days later, their worst nightmare became a reality. Torres was found dead, murdered by six Houston cops. His body was discovered floating in the Buffalo Bayou near the McKee Street Bridge.Torres, a 23-year-old Vietnam veteran, died as a result of one of the most blatantly racist and egregiously cruel cases of police brutality in the history of Houston. Though it was front-page news for months, only two of the cops involved were held responsible — and got off with 1-year probation and a $1 fine.Mexican residents and most of the people of Houston were outraged.  Massive demonstrations took place from the banks of the bayou to shopping centers to police department headquarters.Death in Buffalo BayouPolice arrested Torres at a bar after an argument and took him to “The Hole” on the banks of the downtown bayou —  one of several “holes” used by Houston police to brutalize people they arrest. But afterwards, because of Torres’ serious injuries, the jail refused to book him and ordered the cops to take him to a hospital.Instead, the cops returned Torres to the “The Hole” and continued to beat him. According to later testimony, officer Terry Denson said, “Let’s see if the [racist epithet] can swim.” Torres was thrown, reportedly handcuffed, into the bayou. His lifeless body remained there for three days.Janie Torres, who was only 10 at the time of her brother’s death, decided in 2016 to organize a walk retracing the last steps of his life. She sought to bring people together in healing, while shining a light of remembrance on her late brother and other families’ loved ones who had died due to police violence.The third annual walk was an emotional day for all participants. Janie and  Margaret Torres, along with Johnny Torres and Richard Molina — who never got to know their uncle — spoke from their hearts about their loss. As the crowd stood on the ground where Jose Torres was beaten and thrown into the bayou, Johnny read two of his poems.Some of Johnny’s words were: “I will always remember 1977, that was the day that I died. And I wasn’t even born yet. … Buffalo Bayou turned the color of red, remember what the police said, ‘Let’s see if the [w—k] can swim.’ … When I learn to let go and find the peace I am looking for, that message will always haunt my mind. If the soldier had any last words, I think they would be, ‘I fought for my country and death is what I got in return.’”‘Justice for Joe Torres!’On Cinco de Mayo in 1978, one year after Torres’ murder, as thousands of Houstonians celebrated in Moody Park, the police were called to break up a fight. But when they arrived, those in the huge crowd realized they had a common enemy in the Houston Police Department — and a rebellion began.The uprising against decades of police occupation and daily brutaltiy in the Northside community resulted in the cop cars burning and blocks of businesses being torched. Nearly 100 people were arrested. As the rebellion progressed, thousands of people chanted, “Justice for Joe Torres!” over and over again.As this year’s event ended, Janie Torres told those gathered: “Today, I want to say that we need unity. That’s the only way we are going to stop the police from killing us. My family has never recovered from Joe’s murder. My mother has never been the same. This is still happening 41 years later, the cop killings in ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave, with justice for all.’ But there’s only justice for a few, not for all of us.“If we join together in unity, we can fight! We can win!” concluded Janie Torres. As she and her sister, Margaret, threw a wreath of flowers into the Buffalo Bayou, she said, “This is for you, brother.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two journalists killed in attack on radio station in northeastern Afghanistan

first_img RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan February 5, 2019 – Updated on February 6, 2019 Two journalists killed in attack on radio station in northeastern Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsOrganized crimeViolence AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsOrganized crimeViolence News Radio Hamseda employs 11 people, including Seven women, and has been broadcasting from 6 a.m. to midnight since 2007. Owner Simin Hosseini, who is a member of Taloqan’s municipal council, said he had received no threats. Receive email alerts May 3, 2021 Find out more News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” to go further Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation center_img RSF_en “We offer our condolences to the families and colleagues of Shafiq Arya and Rahimullah rahmani, and we urge the police to conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify this attack’s perpetrators and instigators as quickly as possible,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. News June 2, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Afghanistan News The attack was carried out by two unidentified gunmen who entered the radio station at around 5 p.m., asked who was in charge and then opened fire on the two journalists present at the time. One was acting news editor Shafiq Arya, 28. The other, identified only as Rahimullah Rahmani, 26, was presenting a programme.Provincial police chief Rashid Bashir confirmed the death of the two journalists and said an investigation was under way. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s attack on Radio Hamseda in Taloqan, the capital of the northeastern province of Takhar, in which two journalists were shot dead. March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more