Defend incarcerated workers!

first_imgThese comments were given at a Dec. 10 webinar of the Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party.  The theme of tonight’s webinar is “Build class solidarity with incarcerated workers: No walls in the workers’ struggle.”  The PSC wanted to sponsor this webinar on International Human Rights Day –  the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR is a document that supposedly proclaims “the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being –  regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”  Monica Moorehead But as revolutionary activists, we know that these words ring hollow for those living in the belly of the beast, the U.S. — a country built on the legacy of stolen Indigenous lands, slavery, colonialism and wage slavery. We live under a capitalist system that puts profits before people’s needs; where millions of people are disenfranchised because of their nationality, gender identity, gender expression, disabilities, age and/or their social status.  And this is especially true of incarcerated workers, who are super-exploited as slave labor and are super-repressed if they are people of color, women, gender non-conforming, disabled and/or elderly.  Prisoners suffer an even greater social stigma of demonization – that is, being labeled as dangerous, expendable. Therefore, millions are locked away, unseen and unheard, for years, for life – and even executed – whether they committed “crimes” or not.   Just look at all the federal executions that have occurred recently with rapid speed under Trump. Another one took place today and four more are scheduled for January.  But the incarcerated are part of our class, the working class, who are resisting terrible conditions intensified by the COVID-19 crisis, including unemployment, hunger, and evictions. Yes, incarcerated workers, be they in jails, prisons or detention centers, are also organizing and resisting decades of intolerable conditions, including COVID — especially incarcerated workers in Alabama, who are organizing a month-long work stoppage starting Jan. 1.  As someone who was born in Alabama, under the trauma known as segregation, I can only imagine the multiple trauma of modern-day slavery conditions behind these walls, especially as the U.S. Justice Department is suing the Alabama prison system for violating the human rights of prisoners.We will be hearing about this important struggle on the inside and also how our movement on the outside can show solidarity as a movement with them.  We will also be getting an update on the almost four-decades-long struggle to free political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was falsely arrested 39 years ago, on Dec. 9, 1981, and convicted of killing a police officer in July of 1982.  Mumia was sentenced to death row – until he was released into general population in 2011 due to a worldwide movement to save his life. But the struggle continues to free him from a Pennsylvania dungeon – and now Colin Kaepernick has joined this fight. So as we prepare to usher in a new year of struggle and fightback, as we prepare to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the heroic Attica prison rebellion, we say, “Tear down the prison walls and free them all!”  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Horoscope: April 17, 2021

first_imgTamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Linkedin ReddIt printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini until 3:25 p.m., when the Moon enters Cancer.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 17, 2021:Inventive, ardent and outrageous, professional challenges get your juices flowing. This year, you create excitement with a new project. Remember to ask for assistance if you need it. Your income stream continues to flow. Keep your finances in a safe account. Step up your exercise plan with a trainer or a guide. If single, travel in circles with like-minded people. If attached, make date nights a priority. PISCES enchants you.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Friends could ask your opinion about something that you’d rather not talk about. You are honest and direct, but that can backfire. Switch the topic and divert the discussion. Take an exercise routine up a notch. Tonight: Family fun and games.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Today is earmarked for creating a family budget. Be prepared for a lengthy discussion revolving around which items you need and which you can live without. Buy pastries or bake your own to sweeten the day. Tonight: Time to socialize.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Harmony is today’s keyword. Avoid unpleasant situations and conversations. Organize an outing with a group of friends. Bypass responsibilities for the day. Getting out of town could be the change of scenery you all need. Tonight: Wind down with romance.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Take a break from nonstop mental activity. Create a photo album that makes the perfect gift. Take out a sketch book or musical instrument. Revive an artistic interest or talent that made you happy. Try to recapture that emotion. Tonight: Check your email.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Spend quality time with a special friend you haven’t seen in a while. Share memories that make you both sad and happy. Record your conversations so you can listen to them again. Make this day one to remember. Tonight: Home cooking.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★Tie up loose ends from the week but don’t spend too long on it. Switch gears and use your mind in other ways. Browse the web, catch up on email and clean out your inbox. Tonight: Binge a series you missed.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Think about that vacation or weekend getaway you deserve to take. Browse travel websites for bargains. There may be great deals for destinations you never considered until now. Thinking about it will set it in motion. Tonight: Experiment with spices.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Sign up for a race, marathon or team sport that pushes you beyond your comfort zone. Notify friends and relatives so they can cheer you on. Give someone you love undivided attention. Together you can solve a mystery. Tonight: Feeling content.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★There may be an unexpected change of plans that works in your favor. Go out with your favorite person and do whatever makes you happy. Hold off on deep conversations. Be supportive. Kindness allows relationships to grow. Tonight: Imagining the future.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Speak your truth in a way that does not hurt anyone. You may have to leave things out of the conversation. Share healthy eating tips with friends or an online group. Nourishing recipes set you on the right path. Tonight: Dinner guests.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Use your imagination today and see where it takes you. Snap photos of things you love most. Take an excursion to a farm or zoo. Animals and children will put a smile on your face. Tonight: Engage in a stimulating dialogue.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★Organize a family meeting to map out travel plans. If everyone is on a different page, you will act as mediator. Finding a destination that has something for everyone will do the trick. Tonight: Zoom with children and grandchildren.Born today: Writer Thornton Wilder (1897), actor William Holden (1918), actress Rooney Mara (1985) Tamia Banks Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ + posts Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Previous articleHoneycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spotNext articleHoroscope: April 18, 2021 Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Twitter Facebook Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: May 2, 2021 ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 last_img read more

Shannon Airport should be turned over to US Air Force

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSchool bus driver who had ”inappropriate relationship” with female pupil is found not guilty of sexual assaultNext articlePREVIEW: Intermediate semi finals and SHC & IHC relegation battles Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsShannon Airport should be turned over to US Air ForceBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2020 8022 Facebook THE lease for Shannon Airport should be turned over to the US Air Force.That was the view expressed by Independent County Limerick councillor Emmett O’Brien at this Tuesday’s meeting of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was responding to a call from Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan, who proposed that the Mayors of Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Galway meet urgently to come up with a plan to save Shannon Airport before it becomes a “white elephant”.Cllr Sheahan was also quick to make light of Cllr O’Brien’s comment about the lease for Shannon Airport being turned over to the US Air Force.”That will make the headlines for sure. It’s cracked,” he said.However, Cllr O’Brien believes a “radical rethink” is now needed on the future of the airport.“As long as I’m looking across the Shannon, I’m hearing stories of Shannon Airport’s impending demise. We hear plenty of grandstanding and mindless waffle from well paid TDs talking a lot and saying nothing about how to save Shannon Airport,” the Pallaskenry native told the Limerick Post after Tuesday’s meeting.“We need a left-field approach. In this proud Republic, we have to pick up the phone to the ‘perfidious Albion’ and plead with the Royal Air Force (RAF) to protect our national air space as Russian military aircrafts deliberately encroach on our sovereign territory.“Meanwhile, American service men still pass through Shannon under great secrecy. It’s high time to admit reality, the reality that we need a radical approach. If that means leasing Shannon to the United States Air Force, than let’s, at least, have the conversation,” Cllr O’Brien said.Speaking in County Hall this Tuesday, Cllr Kevin Sheahan also called for the 40 members of Limerick City and County Council to come together and show their support for Shannon Airport in its hour of need.”While Aer Lingus abandons it and moves all its transatlantic flights across the water, we need a plan for the future of Shannon Airport before more damage is done,” Cllr Sheahan declared. Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

EU seeks to boost credibility despite slow vaccine rollout

first_img Previous articleGoing virtual in a Shrimpfest shiftNext articleLabcorp Named to FORTUNE® Magazine’s 2021 ‘World’s Most Admired Companies,’ Making the Annual List for the Third Time Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest EU seeks to boost credibility despite slow vaccine rollout By Digital AIM Web Support – February 1, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News Facebooklast_img read more

Recognizing the Top Women of Housing

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News award Five Star Institute Homeownership HOUSING mortgage women 2018-05-04 Radhika Ojha Tagged with: award Five Star Institute Homeownership HOUSING mortgage women Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Recognizing the Top Women of Housing Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago May 4, 2018 1,817 Views Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. center_img Previous: Robert Klein, In Memoriam: The Industry Remembers an Icon Next: Unlocking the Future of Property Preservation Share Save On May 1, The Five Star Institute opened the nominations for the inaugural Women in Housing Leadership Awards, which aims to recognize the tireless efforts and leadership of the women who are shaping the housing industry. The award recipients will be announced at the Women in Housing Leadership Awards Banquet on September 18, 2018, at the Five Star Conference and Expo. The nominations were opened for industry peers to submit their pick of women colleagues or associates for this award. “The Women in Housing Leadership Awards recognize women whose efforts have had a powerful and positive impact on the industry, as well as women who have worked tirelessly to promoted the American Dream of homeownership,” said Rachel Williams, Editor-in-Chief of Publications at the Five Star Institute. “I look forward to many industry professionals coming nominating their women colleagues and associates for this honor and covering both the nominees and award recipients in the pages of MReport magazine. ”The inaugural Women in Housing Awards features five distinct categories—The Rising Business Leader Award, The Cultural Leader Award, The Community Leadership Award, The Diversity & Inclusion Award, and the Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award. The nominations close on July 2 and the award finalists will be announced in the September 2018 issue of MReport magazine. The recipients of these awards will be announced live at the Women in Housing Leadership Awards Banquet hosted during the Five Star Conference, as well as featured in the October 2018 issue of MReport. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Recognizing the Top Women of Housing About Author: Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Local Bishops issue statement on ‘harsh and uncaring’ homes

first_img Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two Catholic Bishops whose Diocese are in Donegal have acknowledged the role of the church in the ‘harsh and uncaring’ treatment of people in Mother and Baby Homes. Bishop of Raphoe Alan McGuckian and Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown have issued a joint statement on the publication of the Report of the Commission of Investigation into the homes.In the statement, the bishops described the Church’s role in failing thousands of young women as a source of embarrassment and shame.They say that there is no doubt that the Church contributed greatly to the culture which was, as the Report says, ‘harsh and uncaring’ in relation to women who deserved only kindness and support.”We are reading stories of many vulnerable women and girls who were pregnant. At a time when they needed love and care they found themselves isolated and abandoned.Not only that but they were stigmatised by a culture of fear, judgement and secrecy.”The bishops have described accounts of the hardship that those endured by those who lived in the County Home in Stranorlar , in the most unhealthy and undignified of conditions, are truly heart-breaking.In terms of the ‘The Castle’ in Newtowncunningham, the bishops welcomed the report’s positive findings about the staff, as it stated: ‘The staff were local women who, in the Commission’s view, showed a great deal of empathy and, possibly more importantly, common sense.’The bishops thanked Judge Yvonne Murphy and the Commission staff for their clear and comprehensive report.”This report has done a great service to survivors, their families, to wider society including the Church. The contents, and in particular the personal testimonies, can help us find the truth about our past. It is only by acknowledging the truth of this reality, and the hurt and pain experienced, that we can begin the journey of healing.”Both bishops acknowledged the truth of this reality and apologise sincerely to the women who were so badly let down.”We pray for healing and hope for all of those who still suffer. We remember and we pray especially for those women and children who were treated so badly, and who are now dead.” Local Bishops issue statement on ‘harsh and uncaring’ homes Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleDevine delighted on Parkhouse returnNext article‘Very unlikely’ schools will reopen in February News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 14, 2021 Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Father of the crying Honduran girl says she and her mother weren’t separated

first_imgJohn Moore/Getty Images(RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas) — The father of the young girl from Honduras whose picture has become an iconic image of the immigration battle now says that his daughter and wife were never separated by U.S. authorities.A picture of the little girl crying for her mother was widely circulated and while the photographer made it clear he didn’t know the fate of the pair, the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy had separated many families in similar situations.The girl and her mother, whose names were not initially released, were photographed after crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley by Customs and Border Protection last week. The photographer, John Moore, said that he saw the pair were together when they were taken from the scene, but some groups started using the photo in relation to the policy that resulted in families being separated at the border.Now Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, the husband and father of the mother and girl respectively, has told ABC News that the pair were not separated by U.S. officials. He said that Honduran authorities told him that his daughter Yanela and her mother Sandra were not separated and are both in Texas.He told ABC News that he has not yet been able to speak with his wife or daughter.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement that the woman, Sandra Maria Sanchez, was arrested on June 12 by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas while traveling with a family member. On Sunday she was transferred to ICE custody and is now at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Her immigration proceedings are ongoing, according to ICE.ICE also noted that the mother was previously deported in 2013. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

… in brief

first_img… in briefOn 15 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefNew CSR website The Government has launched a new corporate social responsibility (CSR)website to provide a single port of call for information on how it issupporting the development of CSR. Steven Timms, minister of CSR, has alsoannounced the publication of the Corporate Social Responsibility: a Governmentupdate report, which outlines progress towards meeting the Government’s goal tosee CSR become mainstream practice.  www.csr.gov.ukMet Morris Inquiry The 43,000 staff at the Metropolitan Police will be surveyed as part of theMorris Inquiry into professional standards. They will be asked questions onareas such as communication and employment policies, as well as feedback on theexperience of working for the Met. It is hoped the feedback will help to providea greater insight into working for the Met.  www.morrisinquiry.gov.ukRude under pressure At least two-thirds of staff are rude when under pressure, according to areport on office etiquette. Ignoring colleagues, talking out of turn, swearingand turning up late are all commonplace, according to a survey of 1,000 staffby recruitment firm Office Angels.  www.office-angels.comCompetition winner Tina Jakeman, personnel manager at Wyvern Waste Services, won the prize drawattached to the Employee Engagement research survey on PersonnelToday.com. Shewon a wine-tasting day with celebrity connoisseur Oz Clarke. Chiumento, thesurvey sponsor, and Personnel Today send their congratulations.   www.chiumento.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Australian, Japanese, US minehunters conclude 3JA 2018

first_imgMine countermeasures ships from the navies of Australia, Japan and the US completed the annual Mine Warfare Exercise 3JA 2018, off the coast of Japan on November 27.US Navy’s USS Chief and Australia’s HMAS Huon and HMAS Gascoyne were joined by a number of JMSDF ships for several days of at sea exercises.3JA is an annual exercise series that is designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations between the U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and this year, for the first time, the Royal Australian Navy.“These opportunities to train with our partners demonstrate the commitment we have to maintain peace and stability throughout the region,” said Lt. Cmdr. Fred Crayton, commanding officer of Chief.The exercise culminated in a combined phase in which Chief and JMSDF ships coordinated to clear a route for ships through a simulated minefield in one of the designated exercise areas.“Each year 3JA gets better because we are able to bring forth valuable lessons learned and develop relevant mine warfare scenarios,” said Crayton.This year, 3JA was also used as an opportunity to enhance amphibious operations during mine warfare.Lt. Donald Crisman, the operations officer of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), attended 3JA as an amphibious operations advisor for JMSDF forces to discuss amphibious operations timeline, resources and capabilities of the Navy and Marine Corps and how it all factors into the mine warfare planning required to execute an amphibious landing at an objective.“I learned a lot about JMSDF mine warfare forces, and our own MCM capabilities and planning requirements,” said Crisman. “I also learned a lot about the command and control capabilities of JMSDF mine warfare forces and how US and JMSDF units operate together in a combined operation.” Photo: Photo: US Navy Share this article View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: JMSDF View post tag: 3JAlast_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Rhinologist – Otolaryngologic Allergist (59500)

first_imgThe Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Florida isseeking applicants who wish to pursue an academic career inAdvanced Rhinology, Skull Base Surgery, and OtolarnyngologicAllergy at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor,multi-mission track. The Candidate will hold a University ofFlorida appointment and become part of our current group of 15faculty. This candidate will be expected to support the expansionof clinical services in our community, complementing the programbuilt by the two current members of the Division of AdvancedRhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery . The candidate willprovide both inpatient and outpatient services, and will be taskedwith fielding a high volume operative inflammatory practice,further expanding the endoscopic and open skull base surgery incollaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, and assisting inmanagement of the allergy and biologics practice. The candidatewill also be responsible for teaching residents, fellows andmedical students, and preferably will engage in the researchactivities of the division. The desired candidate should possess astrong commitment to both clinical practice as well as residentteaching. The candidate will be working primarily at the state ofthe art ENT at the Oaks Clinic and Surgery Center, with cases andcall also performed at the main campus.For those candidates with a keen interest in pursuing research aspart of their academic career, the UF College of Medicine is asuperb location to practice as it offers excellent intramuralfunding opportunities in addition to traditional government fundingmechanisms. The other two members of the Advanced Rhinologydivision are collaborative R01 funded researchers along withmembers of the Department of Pulmonology and look to incorporatethe new member of the division into this research to the extentappropriate based on their interest. In 2019, NIH funding at the UFCollege of Medicine exceeded $250M. Protected time for research isavailable for qualified candidates who receive research funding.Mentorship from experienced faculty members will be provided forcandidates without prior independent research experience and/orfunding.Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate withexperience.Required Qualifications: Applicant must be board certified or boardeligible, and licensed (or eligible) to practice in Florida.Preferred Qualifications: Strong interest in clinical care,teaching and research. Fellowship in Rhinology with a focus inOtolaryngologic Allergy is preferred.A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters ofrecommendation are required with application.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil the position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at http://naces.org/ .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more