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Top 300 RBS executives to share £350m

first_img RBS will unveil pay-outs totalling nearly £350m to its top 300 executives this week, even as deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that he wants to “wring the necks” of bankers who take home “unearned wealth”.It is understood that RBS’s remuneration report, which is due for release on Friday, will for the first time provide data on the payment of the bank’s “code staff” – all executives who take potentially risky decisions.Those payments will average £1.2m-£1.5m each, although some staff will receive much more and some much less than the average.The revelations are sure to stir controversy, with Clegg telling Liberal Democrats yesterday that he wants to make banks “the servants of the economy, not the masters”.Under the terms of the Merlin deal negotiated with the Treasury, RBS will also reveal the pay of its top five non-board executives. None of them are expected to receive more than chief executive Stephen Hester’s £7.7m pay-out.The top five officers in question will include all but two of the non-board officers executives named last week as receiving millions in long-term incentive plan pay-outs.The highest paid will be John Hourican, chief of RBS’s investment banking division, who will take home a number of corporate bonds from the bank in addition to the £2.5m all-share bonus that vested last week. RBS declined to comment. KCS-content Sunday 13 March 2011 10:49 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share Top 300 RBS executives to share £350m center_img whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgPress Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Press Corporation Limited (PCL.mw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfilePress Corporation Limited is the largest holding company in Malawi; with vested interests in real estate, energy, food and beverages, consumer goods, financial services and telecommunications. The highly diversified company has stakes in 13 companies in Malawi made up of 8 subsidiaries, 4 joint ventures and one associate. Well-known brands in its portfolio include: National Bank of Malawi in the financial services sector, Malawi Telecommunications Limited and Telekom Networks Limited in the telecommunication sector, Ethanol Company Limited and Presscane Limited in the energy sector, People’s Trading Centre Limited in the consumer goods sector, Press Properties Limited and Manzini Limited in the property investment and development sector, and The Foods Company in the food manufacturing sector. Press Corporation Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) Q32010 Presentation

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2010 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Urban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand Architects

first_img 2016 Photographs Urban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand Architects Save this picture!© Riaan West+ 21 Share Houses “COPY” South Africa CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Cape Town, South Africa Year:  Urban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand ArchitectsSave this projectSaveUrban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand Architects CopyAbout this officeInhouse Brand ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseCape TownSouth AfricaPublished on October 25, 2016Cite: “Urban Man Cave / Inhouse Brand Architects” 25 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?南非开普敦城市“洞穴 ”/ Inhouse Brand Architects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 streamcenter_img Area:  195 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797932/urban-man-cave-inhouse-brand-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: Inhouse Brand Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Riaan West Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Manufacturers: Chaircrazy, Florstore OnTrend, Hertex, Home Fabrics, JP Miller, LIM, Malco, Metri Tech, Province Lighting, WoodiesSave this picture!© Riaan WestRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. What can only be described as the ultimate “man cave”, Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Cape Town residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s lucky teenage boy and his friends. Taking into account the youngster’s various interests such as skating, surfing and socialising, the Inhouse team aimed to create a trendy, multifunctional space. The project was steered by Creative Director Aidan Hart, and Associate Director Jenine Bruce, who chose a modern industrial aesthetic for this youthful interior. Save this picture!© Riaan WestPolished concrete flooring encompasses the entire room and sets the foundation for the interior scheme. More notably, a fully functional concrete skate bowl plays a major part in the design.This impressive structure was no easy feat. Initially, the bowl was supposed to be built in a stepped down recess, but after realizing that the structure would be too unstable to support the weight of the framework, Inhouse had to come up with an alternative solution. Save this picture!© Riaan WestDuring a six-week process, a revised plan was put into action. An entire floor level was removed; timber fins were crafted in the newfound space to create the frame; flexible plywood and polystyrene were incorporated to shape the backing; sand and rubble were used to fill the level that was taken out; and finally, cement was poured into the structure to solidify the bowl shape. Save this picture!PlanAlthough the process took longer than initially planned, the end result is a deeper and more functional skate bowl – one that will most certainly keep the teen and his friends entertained for hours!To embellish this remarkable feature, emerging South African street artist, Jack Fox, applied his signature illustrations to the walls surrounding the bowl. The celebrated artist worked without a set design and completed the impromptu artwork in a twelve-hour, non-stop operation.Save this picture!© Riaan WestAnother striking design feature comes in the form of a grandiose, curved timber wave that cascades from the ceiling down to the floor to create an extraordinary zone for watching movies. This “wave” is crafted out of steel fins that are clad with timber and lit up with three LED strips. It is kitted out with surround sound to produce a genuine movie theatre experience.The bar area comes equipped with a stylish black Smeg fridge and cleverly positioned surfboard rack, which is not only a functional feature but also displays the seventeen-year-old’s most prized possession. The bar itself, which measures four and a half metres, is fashioned from ground and polished concrete, perfectly matching the flooring. Clad with timber, the bar exudes a robust masculinity.Save this picture!© Riaan WestNext to the bar and adjacent the timber wave is comfortable booth seating. Framed with timber and upholstered in inviting shades of indigo, this nook provides an enticing ‘chill’ spot.Industrial track lighting is installed throughout the space. Soft LEDs are embedded overhead in both the booth seating area and the timber wave, to create ambient lighting. Lastly, steel cage pendant lights are suspended over the bar and contribute to the room’s urban-like aesthetic.Save this picture!© Riaan WestProduct Description.The skate-bowl, bar and flooring are all constructed from concrete, making it the principal material used throughout the space. The ample use of concrete allowed Inhouse to convey an industrial aesthetic that relates to the urban “man cave” interior scheme. Florstore on Trend provided the polished concrete flooring, which set the foundation for the overall look and feel of the room.Project gallerySee allShow lessCOBE Architects: Our Urban Living RoomArchitecture BooksAlpine Shelter ‘Bivak na Prehodavcih’ / Premica ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797932/urban-man-cave-inhouse-brand-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 5 August 1999 | News Page impressions What do other visitors to UK Fundraising think of this resource? We’ve added a few more unsolicited comments on the site recently. Find out who else finds this site useful, or read coverage of UK Fundraising in the media.  100 total views,  2 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. read more

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Money from America

first_imgOverall Ireland is 36th by grant total on the list of countries receiving grants from the United States.www.foundationcenter.org Howard Lake | 16 July 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Foundations based in America provided grants in Ireland totalling $2.5 million in 2008, according to the Foundation Center which monitors foundation grant giving.The figure is twice the grant level in 2007 when the figure was $1.2 million. The largest grant last year was $1.125 million to the University of Limerick from Atlantic Philanthropies. The next biggest grant was $333,000 to the Irish Youth Foundation, with the smallest $15,000 to Ballinglen Arts Foundation. In all, there were thirteen recipients of grants in Ireland recorded in the Foundation Center database.Foundation grant giving to Ireland is considerably less than the figure for England where in 2008 grants totalling $110 million were provided. The largest recipient in England was the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine which received $30 million from the Gates Foundation. Advertisement Money from America 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

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CAF raises older people’s charitable giving as Election issue

first_img Charities Aid Foundation is calling on the next government to improve support for giving to charity by older people. In particular, it argues that the next government should help make it easier for people to give to the causes they care about as they enter retirement.CAF was responding to HSBC’s Future of Retirement report which reports that more people are redistributing savings during their lifetime. In addition, it reveals that one in three people plan to take up charity or voluntary work when they retire.With one week to go until the General Election, CAF is urging the political parties to commit to implementing the recommendations set out in the Growing Giving Parliamentary Inquiry.CAF Chief Executive John Low said:“During this General Election campaign we have heard far too little from all of the political parties about how they will embrace and support the huge role charities play in people’s lives.“The next government should commit to helping people support good causes by unleashing the generosity and giving potential of people of all ages.”He added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “The baby boom generation have got a unique opportunity to use their wealth and good health to make a huge difference to the causes they care about. Whether it’s through spending time volunteering or donating savings to a charity, it is clear that there is a real appetite among our older generation to give something back to society“With ever-rising numbers of people reaching retirement age we need to ensure that people are given all the advice and support they need about the many different ways in which they can help the vital work of charities”.Growing Giving Parliamentary InquiryCAF helped organise a Parliamentary Inquiry in 2013/14, chaired by former Cabinet Minister Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, on narrowing the generation gap in giving.Its recommendations, which CAF is urging the next government to implement, include:• Creation of a Post-Careers Advice Service to give older people information about how they can use their skills to volunteer and support charities, emphasising the benefits derived from volunteering and opportunities to get involved in the local community.• Information and advice about charitable giving offered when an individual is given advice about their pension, giving those moving into retirement information about the different ways that they can give.• Emphasis on will makers to inform clients that they are able to use their will to leave a legacy to a charity.• Introduction of living legacies to provide people with a tax effective of giving to charity whilst they are still alive.Photo: nest egg by Cowardlion on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: baby boomers Charities Aid Foundation Individual giving Law / policy Howard Lake | 29 April 2015 | Newscenter_img CAF raises older people’s charitable giving as Election issue  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

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Milt Neidenberg ‘fought for the liberation of the workers and oppressed’

first_imgMilt Neidenberg in 1979.When Milt Neidenberg joined the group of revolutionaries in Buffalo, N.Y., who would later found Workers World Party, it was the beginning of the anti-communist witch-hunt period that changed everything after World War II.Milt was a veteran.  He had enlisted in the Navy and was based in Nicaragua during World War II, with lingering bouts of Weil’s disease to show for it, and he had spent a few years at Brooklyn College in New York City on the GI Bill. At the urging of his cousin, Dorothy Ballan, and her comrade, Sam Marcy, Milt visited Buffalo.Milt was looking for something that could make more meaning in his life. With his signature Navy peacoat, his penetrating but warm gaze, and his Brooklyn Jewish humor and charm, he was exotic in depressed, repressed Buffalo – where it seemed that every intersection in the impoverished working-class neighborhoods sported three bars and a church.What he found was a political outlook that would inform his actions and his ideas for the rest of his life, until he died on Feb. 4, at the age of 96, at home in Brooklyn with his beloved comrade, Rosemary Neidenberg, at his side.Milt accumulated experiences in the class struggle as a steelworker in Buffalo and later as a unionized worker in New York City. This and his great interest in and study of U.S. labor history and Marxism eventually made him into one of the Party’s leading dispensers of both practical and theoretical advice to a new generation eager to fight the bosses.In Buffalo, Milt followed in the footsteps of another Party founder, Vince Copeland, and got a job at Bethlehem Steel – a plant with 16,000 workers at the time. In 1950, at the height of McCarthyism, Copeland had been fired for leading a wildcat strike there. In response, all the workers walked off their jobs. They stayed out for three days as the company and top bureaucrats in the Steelworkers Union frantically tried to end the strike.Milt became a steelworker when the union militancy of earlier periods – the great organizing battles of the 1930s and the powerful strike wave of 1946 – was at an ebb. The Korean War was on. An orgy of anti-communism led to the widespread firing of radicals and the execution of the Rosenbergs – and union leaders were going along with the bosses. He stuck it out in the plant and learned the hard lessons of how to fight for the workers in a period of extreme reaction.He would much later give a series of classes for members of Workers World Party that discussed the political problems facing the working class after the tremendous struggles and gains of the 1930s. (Most are available on YouTube.) As Milt explained, the bitterness that existed because of a deep split in the world communist movement had a chilling effect on labor’s struggles.The Communist Party, which had led very heroic organizing struggles during the Depression, endorsed the Roosevelt government, especially when the U.S. and the USSR became allies in World War II. The CP supported a wage freeze and a no-strike pledge during the war. Profits were also supposedly frozen, but in fact, the corporations made out like bandits on war contracts. A major reason for the big strike wave in 1946 was that wages were still at Depression levels.The Socialist Workers Party, which had also been involved in important labor struggles in the 1930s, most notably the Minneapolis general strike, opposed the war-time restrictions on labor. Eighteen of its leaders were jailed during the war for violating the Smith Act. (Later, the same act would be used against the CP.)The Buffalo comrades comprised a branch of the SWP when Milt arrived in the city. But by that time, the Cold War was on and it was the CP, not the SWP, which was being repressed by the U.S. government.Eventually, the comrades in Buffalo; Youngstown, Ohio (another steel city); and a group in New York City, known collectively as the Marcy tendency, left the SWP in 1958 after more than a decade of deep differences over that party’s accommodation to anti-Sovietism.Milt and Rosie were among the stalwarts who then founded Workers World Party on Jan 1, 1959. It stood out for its support of all the socialist countries against imperialism and internal counterrevolution – as well as its position on the Black struggle in the U.S. WWP went beyond supporting Civil Rights and an end to segregation to upholding the right of oppressed nations to self-determination.The Neidenbergs moved to New York in 1965 and from then on were engaged in the many struggles led by the Party across the country. At this point, let’s hear from some of the scores of activists who worked with and learned from Milt over the years.Decades of revolutionary advice to workersAt the membership meeting of United Steelworkers Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers Union, held on Feb. 15, President Andre Francois and Vice President Stevan Kirschbaum led a tribute to Brother Milt Neidenberg:  “For 44 years, from the time of the union’s three-strike founding struggle in the 1970s, through subsequent contract battles, strikes, rallies, political campaigns and daily skirmishes with the companies and their state, up to only weeks before his death, comrade Milt was the mentor, teacher and adviser to the leaders of this militant, fighting, majority Black, Brown and immigrant local.“Guided by decades of collective ‘on the line’ experience of the Party and his ‘Marxism is as Marxism does’ philosophy, Milt provided invaluable political analysis, relationship-of-forces assessments, brilliant and creative tactical advice, and ever-present passionate solidarity. He exemplified revolutionary Bolshevik unionism and, until his last breath, fought for the liberation of the workers and oppressed.” At the close of the tribute, the membership voted unanimously for an honoring resolution and a contribution of $1,000 to continue his life’s work.Bill Doares first met Milt in May 1968: “The burning issue in the city was the racist teachers’ strike against Black community control. Milt spoke about how he, a lifelong unionist, had crossed a Federation of Teachers’ picket line to teach in Ocean-Hill Brownsville (in Brooklyn) and support the Black community. Here was this middle-aged white unionist with a classic Brooklyn accent, a WWII Navy veteran, Teamster and former steelworker who was standing with the Black community against racism. He also organized delegations of comrades to go to New Jersey to support the United Black Brothers, Black autoworkers fighting racism at the Linden and Mahwah auto plants.“Milt organized interventions and disruptions against utility, rent and transit fare hikes at City Council and public service commission hearings. He helped to set up the Center for United Labor Action, whose slogan was: ‘If you don’t have a union, fight to get one. If you have a union, fight to make it fight.’ Our intervention in a major telephone workers’ strike promoted solidarity between the mostly male craft workers and the unorganized, mostly women Black and Latinx operators. It led to a successful organizing campaign among the operators, led by comrades Sue Steinman and Gavrielle Gemma.”Donna Lazarus: “Milt was our stalwart champion in the face of greedy, vicious bosses. We learned how to never stop fighting for our rights as workers, Black and white, all nationalities, women and men, together. Milt was always willing to try to help us in our struggles on the job. He gave us his time and his vast experience.”David Sole and Joyce Sole: “It is doubtful that our generation would have been able to find our way to revolutionary Marxism-Leninism without Milt and the other Party founders. Or we would have made so many avoidable mistakes. The invaluable guidance I [David] personally got from Milt, especially in the early years when I went into General Motors’ Fleetwood Plant, was critical. I can’t count how many letters and especially phone calls went between us as a young communist tried to navigate in a plant of over 5,000 workers.“Figuring out how to fight the company and maneuver around inadequate (at best) union leaders was always Milt’s forte. This was especially true when GM fired the ‘Fleetwood 10’ after we took leadership of a two-day wildcat strike. Then over two years of struggle followed to first defeat union officials who betrayed us and then defeat the company when our grievances were reinstated by the Constitutional Convention Appeals Committee. Through it all Milt was only a phone call away.”Martha Grevatt: “Many times over the years, as a Party labor activist, I sought Milt’s wise advice. His thinking on the crisis of leadership in the current U.S. labor movement as well as his ability to apply classic Marxist economics to the contemporary crisis of capitalist overproduction – both of which have had a devastating impact on autoworkers like myself – informed many articles that I wrote for this newspaper. His comments on the regular conference calls that we had as a fraction to support the fired Boston school bus drivers were a tremendous contribution to our discussions, both theoretically and tactically.”Fred Goldstein: “Comrade Milt was a truly class-conscious worker who was part of the Marcy tendency in Buffalo during the formative years of Workers World Party. He was a highly political steelworker, steeped in Marxism and Leninism, who used his political knowledge to promote the class struggle in the unions. Milt tutored several generations of labor unionists to fight against the reactionary bureaucratic tide within the U.S. labor movement, while at the same time doing everything to strengthen the unions against the bosses. He was an exemplary revolutionary who promoted proletarian internationalism, anti-imperialism, anti-racism, immigrants’ rights and women’s and LGBTQ rights within the unions.”Bob McCubbin: “Milt had a way of always bringing the conversation around to politics, always offering a class-conscious, Marxist analysis, which, I had to admit, made sense to me, the son of a widowed mother, a poor, low-wage worker with four children who was always scrambling to make ends meet. Rosemary and Milt’s self-sacrificing dedication to human liberation through communist revolution moved this young idealist to develop a deep love for them and, ultimately, to join them.”Minnie Bruce Pratt: “For almost three months in the spring of 2002, when I was out of work, Milt taught me Marxist economics. Every week I would come to him with questions like ‘A McDonald’s worker cooks a hamburger that gets eaten. Not like a car! Where’s the surplus value?’ He said: ‘The current socialization of labor is marked by subdivision of tasks into smaller and smaller units of production, and into more and more geographically distant or isolated units of production. The challenge is to make visible the hidden creation of value.’ My first ‘homework assignment’ from him was to make visible that value in a flier for the Stop Workfare campaign. People on public assistance, the majority women of color, were being forced to do city maintenance jobs for no pay. Later I wrote poems making visible the worth and connection between workers’ lives.”Edward Yudelovich: “In September 1972, a group of Palestinians took Israeli athletes hostage to exchange them for 200 Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners in Israeli jails. Both Palestinians and Israelis were murdered by West German police and military forces, resulting in a wave of worldwide anger against the Palestinians. Sam Marcy asked me to write a leaflet explaining to workers this complicated issue and to consult with Milt.  Milt understood the importance for Jewish revolutionaries and communists  to support the Palestinian people and refute the Big Lie of Zionism – that the state of Israel is the antidote to the bigotry of anti-Semitism – when instead Israel has been one of history’s worst bigots and aggressors in its 70-year-old racist occupation of Palestine.”A memorial meeting will be held on March 31 in New York City, place and time to be announced.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ante nuevas amenazas norteamericanas, Venezuela lucha por la liberación de un continente

first_img23 de marzo – Esta semana se reunieron los presidentes Donald Trump de Estados Unidos y Jair Bolsonaro de Brasil. Los dos presidentes de extrema derecha parecieron hacerse buenos amigos, proclamándose “en contra de la ideología de género” y otros eslóganes neofascistas.Some members of the U.S. Peace Council solidarity delegation supporting Bolivarian Venezuela, Caracas, March 19Pero la verdadera razón por la visita del mandatario brasileño quedó muy obvio: preparar una nueva fase de agresión contra Venezuela. Antes de reunirse con Trump, Bolsonaro visitó a la CIA, y en rueda de prensa Trump habló de la posibilidad de incorporar a Brasil en la OTAN, la alianza militar del imperialismo.La expansión anterior de la OTAN sólo fue posible gracias a la 1999 guerra que fracturó a Yugoslavia. Parece ser que el imperialismo tiene toda la intención de provocar una nueva guerra en América Latina, en particular contra Venezuela, para cumplir sus objetivos estratégicos.Trump no es el único responsable de tomar una decisión así, pero los Estados Unidos tienen la fuerza militar y la economía más grande de toda los otros miembros de OTAN. Tampoco sería Brasil el primer país Latinoamericano en la OTAN, ya que Colombia se incorporó el año pasado como “socio global.”Colombia tiene una larga historia de cooperación con el imperialismo, y es uno de los títeres más fieles del imperialismo. Pero Brasil en su momento era un importante aliado de Venezuela revolucionaria.El golpe de estado contra Dilma Rousseff en 2016 y el encarcelamiento del ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, que en 2018 era el candidato con más probabilidad de vencer a Bolsonaro, fueron pasos importantes que tomaron los imperialistas para aislar y amenazar Venezuela.La batalla por el destino de un continenteLos agentes del imperialismo que actualmente dirigen el esfuerzo de cambio de régimen en Venezuela, como Elliott Abrams, John Bolton, Marco Rubio, y otros, tienen muy claro sus objetivos. Primero conquistar a Venezuela, y después Cuba y Nicaragua. Hasta nombre les dieron: la famosa “troika de la tiranía.”El conflicto no es sólo entre la Venezuela bolivariana, soberana y orientada al poder popular, y la fantasma de la Venezuela del siglo pasado, dominada por una oligarquía racista y completamente servil al imperialismo norteamericano. En Venezuela se está luchando una batalla por todo el continente latinoamericano.Recientemente regresaron activistas anti imperialistas y periodistas progresistas de Estados Unidos y Canadá que viajaron a Venezuela como parte de una delegación del Consejo de Paz de EUA. Visitaron a varios proyectos comunales y se reunieron con líderes sociales.En un momento se reunieron con el presidente Nicolás Maduro, que ofreció comentario sobre el conflicto actual. Mencionó que el conflicto, además de ser un conflicto entre el socialismo y el capitalismo, forma parte de “una lucha de 200 años entre Bolívar y Monroe.”Monroe era un presidente de Estados Unidos que es famoso más que nada por la llamada “Doctrina de Monroe,” que en su momento era un deseo de dominar todo el continente americano, en lugar de los europeos. Este deseo tardaría unas décadas en hacerse realidad, con la guerra contra España en 1898 que incorporó a Puerto Rico como colonia norteamericana y a Cuba y las islas Filipinas como estados “independientes” pero serviles. De allí creció el poder hegemónico estadounidense hasta que la Segunda Guerra Mundial causó pérdidas enormes para el imperialismo de los países europeos. En ese momento volvió la doctrina de Monroe expresada de su forma actual: “América Latina es nuestro (norteamericano) patio trasero, y aquí mandamos sin preguntas.”Por su parte, Simón Bolívar no era un simple líder independentista como los criollos que se alzaron contra España para enriquecerse vendiendo sus países a Inglaterra y luego Estados Unidos. El sueño de Bolívar era la Patria Grande, una unión continental que no dependía del imperialismo.También Bolívar tenía una alta conciencia política, ya que se oponía a la esclavitud. Famosamente por esto ganó el apoyo en forma rifles, cañones y tropas de la revolución haitiana, la primera revolución independentista, liderada por esclavos sublevados, del hemosferio.No es por accidente que el proceso venezolano se llama la revolución “bolivariana.” Los ideales de Bolívar se ven en todos los aspectos de la revolución, desde su base en los sectores más pobres y oprimidos a su gran visión de unidad e integración latinoamericana.El Grupo de Lima, los perros falderos de MonroeDespués de tantos siglos de dominio, primero desde Europa y luego desde el norte, los pueblos de América Latina son fuertes y luchadores. Es por eso que los Estados Unidos recurre a la guerra sucia, la guerra económica, el sabotaje y todas los otros ataques que han usado contra Venezuela. Pero también, mediante el control que tienen en la región, han juntado a sus títeres derechistas en el Grupo de Lima para atacar a los países independientes de la región.Si a gran escala la guerra es entre Monroe y Bolívar, entonces el Grupo de Lima son los perros falderos de Monroe. Son gobiernos de derecha completamente domesticados por el imperialismo, que con una mano se juntan para amenazar a Venezuela y con otra reprimen con máxima fuerza sus pueblos para garantizar las ganancias norteamericanas.En centroamérica los dos países del Grupo de Lima, Guatemala y Honduras, están viviendo un éxodo al norte, provocado por la política de la derecha. En Guatemala la derecha llegó al poder gracias al golpe de estado de 1954 y la guerra civil que siguió, en Honduras el golpe de estado ocurrió en 2009.En ambos países el gobierno y las grandes empresas conspiran para asesinar a líderes campesinos e indígenas, como Berta Cáceres en Honduras. Las minerías y los megaproyectos roban la tierra de los pueblos originarios y destruyen al medio ambiente. Los sueldos son miserables y suelen ser estacionales por trabajar las cosechas en las grandes fincas.En Brasil, la presidencia de Bolsonaro, racista, homofóbico, y amante de la dictadura militar, ha abierto las puertas a toda forma de represión y de ataques contra los derechos y tierra de los pueblos originarios de la Amazona. Sus planes económicos son las típicas políticas de la derecha: la privatización y el neoliberalismo desencadenado. Es una política donde el estado existe sólo para servir los intereses de las empresas transnacionales y reprimir a los trabajadores y los pueblos originarios.A Colombia por poco se le puede llamar un estado, ya que la corrupción es descontrolada, la democracia hace años que no existe, y domina el paramilitarismo en las provincias. Esta semana el ejército colombiano abrió fuego contra los pueblos originarios que protestaban en la región del Cauca. Cúcuta, pueblo fronterizo con Venezuela, ha sufrido un colapso económico desde que se cerró la frontera en febrero, porque había sido transformada en un pueblo de contrabandistas para debilitar a Venezuela.En todos los países mencionados y otros del Grupo de Lima como Chile, Perú, Ecuador y Argentina hay grandes movimientos sociales que se levantan para combatir las condiciones de vida impuestas por el imperialismo. Pero algunos también entienden que la guerra es continental, y se han visto movilizaciones en apoyo a Venezuela en varios de estos países.Cada día las líneas de batalla son más claros, y los movimientos sociales de las américas van tomando posición. Cuando la lucha entre el imperialismo y los pueblos es tan profundo como lo es ahora sólo hay dos opciones: una vuelta a las dictaduras militares del siglo pasado, o la emancipación del continente americano completo, tal como lo imaginó Bolívar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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¡Palestina será libre!

first_imgOtro ataque horrible a la población palestina ocurrió durante el fin de semana del 4 al 5 de mayo. Una vez más, las muertes incluyen algunas de las personas más vulnerables, de un pueblo que ya se ha vuelto completamente vulnerable por décadas de condiciones de apartheid, incluida la inanición de rutina, el encarcelamiento y el desempleo.Una vez más, los grandes negocios mediáticos jugaron un juego de números en un intento por ocultar la verdadera naturaleza de la ocupación. Que varios cohetes lanzados desde Gaza se usan para desviar el hecho de que 24 de las muertes eran palestinos –o el 86 por ciento– en comparación a las cuatro de Israel.Los políticos estadounidenses aprovecharon la oportunidad para mostrar su complicidad en los continuos intentos de Israel por el genocidio del pueblo palestino. En términos inequívocos, el presidente Donald Trump tuiteó: “Apoyamos a Israel al 100 por ciento”.Según el Jerusalem Post, también envió un mensaje paternalista, altivo e hipócrita: “Para el pueblo de Gaza: estos actos terroristas contra Israel no le traerán más que más miseria. FIN a la violencia y trabajen por la paz: ¡puede suceder! “(6 de mayo)Hace solo un par de meses, Trump firmó una orden ejecutiva que afirma que Israel tiene soberanía sobre el Golán sirio, ocupado ilegalmente por colonos sionistas desde 1967.Mientras tanto, una nueva voz de disidencia en el Congreso fue atacada de inmediato. El representante Ilhan Omar, la congresista musulmana somalí-estadounidense de Minnesota, tuiteó: “¿Cuántos manifestantes más deben ser fusilados, deben dispararse cohetes y deben matarse niños hasta que termine el ciclo interminable de violencia?”Los conservadores furiosos enfocaron su ira en ella, incluido un video publicado por el asesor principal de campaña de Trump. El video intentó presentar el lanzamiento de cohetes en Ucrania, otro lugar donde la intervención de Estados Unidos ha alimentado la guerra y la destrucción, como un ataque palestino contra Israel. (Haaretz.com, 5 de mayo)Incluso los medios de comunicación burgueses admiten que el tenue cese al fuego alcanzado el 5 de mayo fue promovido por Israel para que la nación de los colonos pueda tratar de limpiar su imagen, ¡esta vez organizando una próxima competencia de canto de Eurovisión en Tel Aviv!El hecho es que los palestinos continúan resistiendo y exigiendo el fin de la ocupación, nada menos.En un artículo de opinión publicado en Aljazeera.com, Haidar Eid, profesor asociado de la Universidad Al-Aqsa en Gaza, declara: “Nosotros, los palestinos en Gaza, ya hemos hecho nuestra elección. No moriremos de manera deshonrosa una muerte lenta mientras agradecemos a nuestros asesinos el autoengaño que presenta la esclavitud al invasor como un hecho consumado.“No. Continuaremos luchando por nuestra dignidad, por nosotros mismos y por nuestros hijos”, continúa Eid. “Nosotros, miembros de la sociedad civil palestina, hemos sostenido durante mucho tiempo que el camino a seguir debería ser el poder del pueblo, la única fuerza capaz de enfrentar la enorme asimetría del poder en la lucha contra Israel. … No queremos migas de pan. Queremos regresar a nuestras tierras, queremos que nuestros derechos conforme al derecho internacional sean reconocidos”. (6 de mayo)La llamada de Eid nos recuerda aquí en los EE. UU.: Ejercemos nuestro “poder popular” para continuar nuestra máxima solidaridad con el pueblo palestino.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more