whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 7 September 2010 11:23 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share Ex-Goldman banker tipped for HSBC by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULL FORMER Goldman Sachs investment banker John Thornton was yesterday touted as the most likely candidate to step into Stephen Green’s shoes, after the HSBC chairman accepted the role of trade and investment minister in the coalition government.Green is due to step down before the year is out to fill the last remaining vacancy in the cabinet.Thornton, a non-executive director at HSBC, joined the board two years ago. A hardened industry veteran with very strong links to China – HSBC’s core market – he previously spent 23 years at Goldman, where he was right hand man to then-chief executive Hank Paulson.However, HSBC insiders said a move over to the chairmanship for current chief executive Michael Geoghegan “should not be ruled out”. Geoghegan took over responsibility for the bank’s strategy from Green earlier this year when he relocated to Hong Kong, leaving the chairman free to play more of an ambassadorial role.Green’s appointment to Westminster marks the culmination of an arduous search process for Cameron, who has struggled to fill the trade minister position since failing to persuade ex-Standard Chartered boss Lord Davies to continue in the role after the election.Green, also an ordained Anglican priest, leaves HSBC after 28 years. He will also step down from his positions as chairman of the British Bankers’ Association and deputy president of the CBI.BOB DIAMONDBECOMES CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BARCLAYSBOB DIAMOND is known as a thrusting dealmaker but his appointment is a reward for remarkable patience.Having started his career as a business lecturer at the University of Connecticut, Diamond spent 13 years at Morgan Stanley and four years at Credit Suisse before joining Barclays in 1996. He has waited 14 years to take the top spot at the UK bank.Although the 59-year-old consistently denied an aspiration to succeed John Varley, declaring last year that his existing role of president “sounds like a great title to me”, Diamond has occasionally hinted at the depth of his ambition. In a 2009 interview he said: “I recall my dad saying about me once that the only time he’d ever heard me say ‘never’ was when I was asked if I’d had enough.”RICH RICCIBECOMES CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BARCAPRICH RICCI and Jerry del Missier, Bob Diamond’s trusted lieutenants, will become co-chief executives of Barclays Capital next month.Ricci started at Barclays in 1994 following stints at the Bank of Boston and the Bank of New England. A finance graduate of Creighton University, Ricci is known as a details man who has been integral to BarCap’s rapid growth in recent years.He left the limelight to his boss but Ricci was at Diamond’s side through the purchase of Lehman Brothers’ US brokerage in 2008. He became temporary chief executive to oversee the integration of the American bank. Ricci’s pay has not come under the same scrutiny as Diamond’s, but he has earned decent sums in recent years even by Wall Street standards.JERRY DEL MISSIERBECOMES CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BARCAPCANADIAN-BORN Jerry del Missier has been Bob Diamond’s chosen heir for at least two years.Naming del Missier as president of Barclays Capital in 2008, Diamond told analysts the investment banking unit was “the machine that Jerry built”. Del Missier was handed control of BarCap’s important credit products in September 2007 before being given full deputy status the January after.Educated at Queen’s University in Ontario, del Missier started his career at the Bank of Nova Scotia before moving to Bankers Trust in Toronto. He joined Barclays in 1997 from Bankers Trust in London.Alongside Rich Ricci, del Missier won his spurs working on the Lehman Brothers transaction at the height of the financial crisis. The two men worked through the night on the deal. KCS-content
Economic freedom in freefall Monday 20 September 2010 9:32 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com The UK ranks 10th in a new poll measuring how much economic freedom countries have, according to the Fraser Institute and the Institute of Economic Affairs. The survey says economic freedom in the UK has been on retreat since 2000 and Britain’s score fell again in this year. This follows a general downward trend, with economic freedom experiencing its first global downturn in a quarter of a century. Hong Kong ranked number one, followed by Singapore and New Zealand. Zimbabwe has the lowest level of economic freedom among the 141 jurisdictions included in the study. whatsapp whatsapp Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL
Legal & compliance Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Minister says penalised firms could see further Dutch delays Betsson has cast doubt on the Dutch government’s proposals for a ‘bad actor’ clause that could see some firms banned from operating in the Netherlands when the licensed regime finally launches.Sander Dekker, Minister for Justice, told a Parliamentary committee last week that firms penalised by the Netherlands’ regulator for unlawfully targeting Dutch customers would be initially ineligible to operate in the country’s liberalised market.Should the rule be written into law, companies such as Betsson and MRG that have been fined in the last month would see their Dutch launch delayed further.However, Betsson told iGamingBusiness.com that such a decision would run contrary to the stated targets of the Netherlands’ licensed gaming regime.“The Dutch Government says high channelisation is the top priority, and in order to achieve that they would have to include the larger operators in the licensing system,” said Betsson executive Pia Rosen.While the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has argued that those found to have been operating illegally should be banned from the Netherlands, Dekker stated earlier this year that Dutch consumers should have the right to access sites with a “reliable reputation”. Speaking to the Justice and Security Committee, he reiterated that while a permanent ban would be “legally disproportionate”, the regulator should exclude penalised firms for a yet-to-be-determined period.Betsson’s Corona subsidiary was fined €300,000 ($350,000/£266,000) by the KSA in late August for promoting its krooncasino.com and oranjecasino.com brands.In a statement issued last week, Corona said it is appealing the decision. It added that it “maintains its prior position that its operations comply with applicable laws and regulations in the absence of an EU-compliant gambling legislation in the Netherlands”.Should Corona fail in its appeal with the regulator, the company intends to refer the matter to a court of law.Betsson acquired Corona in 2014 in anticipation of the re-regulation of the Dutch online gaming market, which had been scheduled to take place 2015.However, while the lower house of the Dutch parliament approved the Remote Gaming Bill in 2016, this is still awaiting Senate approval.In June, the country’s coalition government stated its intention to push ahead with the process, with the aim of introducing new regulations by 2020. Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance 17th September 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betsson doubts Dutch ‘bad actor’ plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Shareholders also voted for a special resolution authorising the board to appoint one or more additional directors – up to no more than two directors – to hold office until no later than its next annual meeting. However, Bragg has now accepted Mansour’s resignation and handed the role to Arviv, who had been serving as interim chief executive since Mansour stepped aside in the summer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This amount was converted into 47m common shares of the supplier, at a deemed conversion price of CAN$0.73, this was also approved by shareholders at the AGM. Mansour stepped back from the role in August when the supplier published its first half results, taking paid leave for personal reasons. People moves 3rd December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher iGaming content supplier Bragg Gaming Group has appointed Adam Arviv as its permanent chief executive, following the resignation of Dominic Mansour. Last week, Bragg also made public its financial results for the third quarter, during which revenue grew 72.0% to €11.7m, but M&A related charges meant losses drastically increased to €2.6m. Topics: People Strategy People moves Management Bragg announced the news at its annual general meeting, where it also elected Arviv, Richard Carter, Paul Pathak, James Ryan, Rob Godfrey and Matevž Mazij to its board of directors. Arviv named permanent Bragg chief executive Tags: Bragg Gaming Group In addition, Bragg set out details of its second and final earn-out payment of €22.0m (£19.9m/$26.7m) in relation to its acquisition of slot developer Oryx Gaming. Email Address
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Pre-match show: Men dressed as Crusaders at a game (Getty Images) Super Rugby’s Crusaders considering name-change The Crusaders, Super Rugby‘s reigning champions, have said that they will consider changing their name in the aftermath of last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Christchurch.In a statement on Sunday, the franchise said that their name held no religious meaning but that: “For us, the Crusaders name is a reflection of the crusading spirit of this community.”However, in light of the discussions that followed the attacks on mosques in which 50 people died, the club went on: “What we stand for is the opposite of what happened in Christchurch… our crusade is one for peace, unity, inclusiveness and community spirit.“This team and the wider organisation are united with our community in standing against such abhorrent acts… and in standing in support of our Muslim community.”Related: The debate over Exeter Chiefs’ brandingThe name Crusaders harks back to a campaign of religious wars between Christians and Muslims over the Holy Land in medieval times.On-field form: The Crusaders currently lead Super Rugby’s NZ conference (Getty Images)In recent days New Zealand‘s Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson has offered his view. He said: “I’m aware of the conversations that they’re now having with, in particular, the Muslim community in Christchurch. I think that’s appropriate. The New Zealand outfit will undertake a “thorough process” in weighing-up any rebrand. They currently lead this season’s New Zealand conference.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Crusaders have since released the above Tweet, reaffirming their commitment to this discussion whilst insisting that the primary focus should be on bringing the community together.Related: Watch this incredible offload for the CrusadersThe Crusaders have won Super Rugby for the last two seasons in a row. “Clearly, this is a big issue in Canterbury. The Crusaders is a well-established name and brand, but I think it’s a responsible action to undertake those conversations now.”
ArchDaily General Contractor: Projects Save this picture!© Nic Lehoux+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805486/mountainside-stellar-residences-and-townhomes-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard Mountainside Stellar Residences and Townhomes / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this projectSaveMountainside Stellar Residences and Townhomes / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805486/mountainside-stellar-residences-and-townhomes-bohlin-cywinski-jackson Clipboard “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Year: Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Truckee, United States Manufacturers: Artek, Sierra Pacific Windows, western red cedar Photographs: Nic Lehoux Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses United States SMC Construction Mountainside Stellar Residences and Townhomes / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Area: 5600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Team Members:Xander Ellenbogen, Katie Bouret, Rachel Estes, Meghan McAllister, Shawn Wood, Tina Lindinger, James KirkpatrickProject Consultants:Holmes Culley, Structural Point Energy Innovations, Mechanical/Plumbing Engineering Enterprise, Electrical Sierra Land Solutions, Civil Welsh Hagen, Civil Bender Engineering and CommissioningOwner:East West Partners/Mountainside PartnersConstruction Cost:Residences: $2M/unit ($12M overall) Townhomes: $1.2M/unit ($13M overall)Design Principal:Greg MottolaProject Manager:Denis SchofieldDesigner:Reuben AltCity:TruckeeCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nic LehouxRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. Working with a progressive developer in the Lake Tahoe area, this collection of townhouses and single-family residences is a modern reinterpretation of the ski chalet. Conceived to be smartly efficient and compact in plan, these ski-in/ski-out homes are designed around social spaces that take advantage of breathtaking views to the ski slopes and Carson Range beyond.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxIn considering the ideals of work-life balance and the needs of a modern, tech-savvy homebuyer, the client asked us to design a set of dwellings to challenge the concepts of the traditional mountain chalet. Though materials often found in conventional retreats—warm wood, glass, and natural stone—are used throughout these new mountainside homes, many elements have been modernized to provide a contemporary residence with a strong connection to nature, while also paying homage to the Lake Tahoe vernacular.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Nic LehouxLocated in a dense forest of Jeffery pine and Douglas fir, two distinct dwelling types—residences and townhouses—embrace the edge of a shared ski slope. Celebrating outdoor-living with direct access to skiing, hiking, and biking, the six single-family units and 11 townhouses visually and materially engage their surroundings, emphasizing healthy living and environmental stewardship, as demonstrated in the project’s LEED for Homes certification design standards.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxUpon entering the residences from their upper level, occupants are drawn into an elevated world, with remarkable views of Martis Valley and Carson Range beyond. Large expanses of glass offer a visual and physical connection to the outdoors, bathing communal areas in soft northern light throughout the day and framing sunlit views of the Sierra Nevadas in the evening. The master bedroom, immersed in sunlight via three exterior walls of glass, floats over the ski slope, causing one to feel as if perched in the trees.Save this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!Floor PlansThe townhouses are compact and efficient, stepping down the mountainside while following the curve of the ski slope. The simple, shed-roofed volumes are vertically and horizontally offset, allowing for privacy and a feeling of distance between neighboring units. Utilities and storage are organized along shared walls, while bunks are slipped into interstitial spaces to accommodate seasonal overflow. A double-height light well carved through the buildings draws sunlight into the depth of the dwellings, creating an additional connection to the outdoors.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxThese mountainside residences and townhouses offer reprieve from the working world with a specific emphasis on responsible, ethical development, and the promotion of ecological, sustainable design.Save this picture!© Nic LehouxProject gallerySee allShow lessNionohama Apartment House Renovation / ALTS Design OfficeSelected ProjectsCall For Entries: 2017 AZ AwardsBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share CopyAbout this officeBohlin Cywinski JacksonOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTruckeeUnited StatesPublished on February 16, 2017Cite: “Mountainside Stellar Residences and Townhomes / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson” 16 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Save this picture!© Edouard Decam+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Villeroy & Boch, Groupe Gregoire Menuiseries, LUCERABudget:224 K€City:BordeauxCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edouard DecamRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Inside a residential neighborhood of Bordeaux, the house stands out from the other constructions by its concrete facades. Apart from the facades, concrete is also used inside the house, on the floors and the ceilings.Save this picture!© Edouard DecamSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Edouard DecamThe plan stretches on a thin parcel, generating interconnecting spaces and multiples views 360° around while preserving the family’s privacy. The ground floor was conceived as a linear open space, extended by a patio including a smart swimming pool out of sight from the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Edouard DecamDuring the sunny days, the patio is a real extra room that enlarges the living room. The kitchen space is delimited by the lowering of the ceiling, corresponding to the location of the bedrooms located upstairs. The children ones are spread around a playing room.Save this picture!© Edouard DecamSave this picture!Facade and SectionSave this picture!© Edouard DecamProject gallerySee allShow lessSoy de Azteca: A Photographic Essay of Aesthetics in Mexico’s PeripheryArchitecture NewsOffice Rooftop / Studio ComboSelected Projects Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916125/aly-house-more-architecture Clipboard Houses France “COPY” ALY House / MORE Architecture 2018 Area: 125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: MORE Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Bordeaux, France Photographs: Edouard Decam Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ALY House / MORE ArchitectureSave this projectSaveALY House / MORE Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916125/aly-house-more-architecture Clipboard Year: CopyAbout this officeMORE ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBordeauxFrancePublished on May 02, 2019Cite: “ALY House / MORE Architecture” 02 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Last month, Penguin published a new edition of “Gulag Archipelago” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. A quote on the back cover says that the book “helped make the world we live in today.” And what a hellish world that is. Fascist movements are on the rise globally as the gap between rich and poor grows wider and wider. But this may be just the home for someone like Solzhenitsyn, who from 1978 until his death in 2008 called for a patriarchal ethno-state in what was once the USSR and is presently Russia. Even Henry Kissinger admitted Solzhenitsyn was “to the right of the Czar.” In 2017, Steve Bannon’s Breitbart News recommended the book to its readers in a list of “seven conservative classics every American should read.” A year later, we have a new edition of this “conservative classic” with a forward by Jordan Peterson. The far right has seized on Solzhenitsyn in this period. But why?Solzhenitsyn’s audience todayAs explained in Part 1 of this series, Peterson and Solzhenitsyn hold similar views, but there’s more to the story than ideological affinity. To understand the impact a new edition of “Gulag Archipelago” could have today, it’s necessary to know who listens to Jordan Peterson and, by extension, who will listen to Solzhenitsyn. Despite the scorn heaped on him by the mainstream press, Peterson has developed a huge audience using the same communication channels that other far-right forces have organized through in the last decade.To briefly give a sense of the numbers: Peterson’s last two appearances on the Joe Rogan Experience, a popular right-wing podcast, have each garnered over 4 million views; his Twitter account has nearly a million followers; and his YouTube channel, where he uploads his bigoted lectures, has 1.6 million subscribers. It’s these numbers that propelled Peterson’s recent book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos,” to the top of Amazon’s best sellers list when it was first published in January 2018. Almost a year later, it remains number three on the list.So who are these millions? As Peterson himself admitted, 91 percent are men. Other commentators have pointed out that a majority are young and white. This should come as no surprise, given that the author built his career advocating for enforced monogamy and attacking the concept that white privilege exists.But it’s also clear that Peterson is deliberately targeting these young white men. “12 Rules for Life” very consciously presents itself as a self-help book for this group. To what end?Jordan Peterson, fascist recruiterDespite efforts by the liberal media to blame Trump’s election on the alleged backwardness of the white working class, the truth is that Trump was elected by the white middle class, who constituted his largest voting bloc. Historically, it has always been the case that fascism grows out of the middle class in periods of crisis.This, however, does not mean that the middle class can only be fascist. As Leon Trotsky assessed in the 1930s, the middle class is contradictory, one that aspires to be in the ranks of the bourgeoisie but is always at risk of being pushed into the ranks of the proletariat by the forces of capitalism.Depending on a number of factors, its political views during a crisis can waver — sometimes toward fascism and sometimes toward socialism. For this reason, the right-wing can’t take for granted that the middle class will remain on its side. And in this period, they have reason to worry.A recent survey showed that the majority of young people today prefer socialism to capitalism. For good reason. Studies have shown that downward mobility is nearly universal for young people. They make less money than their parents, work multiple jobs and have more debt. Capitalism isn’t working for them. This is particularly true for Black and Brown young people, but in this period it has also become increasingly true for young white people, for whom whiteness is less and less the guarantor of safety and comfort that it once seemed to be in the U.S.Jordan Peterson’s objective, then, is to pull elements of this oscillating middle class rightward. Young people are targeted because they face a dead end and are desperate for a way out of the crisis. Of this group, white men are a prime target because the ruling class has age-old tools for luring them into acting against their own interests.Those tools are patriarchy and white supremacy.Below a veneer of individual rights and liberty (most likely sponsored by the Koch brothers), Peterson is, in essence, trying to sell young, white middle-class men the narrative that they are miserable because their rightful place in the social order has been taken by people who are “biologically inferior” to them, who happen to be Black and Brown, and women who should be in the home, not the workplace. Since it was first conjured up, white supremacy has always functioned as a tool to divide the working class by convincing white workers that they have more in common with their white bosses than they do with their fellow Black and Brown workers. Patriarchy, while serving many functions under capitalism, has also played a role in dividing the working class by enabling misogynistic behavior.While neither patriarchy nor white supremacy actually addresses the economic impoverishment with which capitalism threatens the ranks of the middle class, the strength of this hatred in poisoning the mind should not be underestimated in a society organized on the basis of white supremacy and patriarchy.The only way to disprove this ideological poison, and to pull the middle class away from these illusions, is a strong socialist movement of the working class and oppressed.The far right knows this, especially today when fascist forces are being smashed in the streets by communists, socialists and anarchists. And so they turn to Solzhenitsyn to bolster their claims. They roll out “Gulag Archipelago” — a book written by a man who refused to say one good word about socialism, who painted a picture of unrelenting horror and cruelty in the Soviet Union, and who apologized for Nazi collaborators — in order to eliminate socialism as a possibility within the minds of young people and create the illusion that the only solution to the crisis is the path laid out by Peterson. But Peterson and the far right are bound to fail. The only “antidote to chaos” is socialism.The first two parts of this series can be found here: Part 1 & Part 2FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
A new press law that takes effect on July 28th aims to limit the influence of the three main conservative dailies and requires all newspapers to act with “social responsibility.” Reporters Without Borders has received undertakings from the government that press freedom will be respected. Nonetheless, the organisation will monitor its implementation closely. News South KoreaAsia – Pacific RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its opposition to some of the provisions of a new press law, the Act Governing the Guarantee of Freedom and Functions of Newspapers, which is due to take effect tomorrow and which will restrict free enterprise in the print media.”We have received undertakings from the South Korean government that this law will not be used to silence critical news media, but we will nonetheless be extremely vigilant about the way it is implemented,” the press freedom organisation said. Parliament approved the law on 1 January.In a decree applying it, the government has added a new provision urging newspapers to set up internal “editing committees” consisting of management and staff representatives. Although newspapers are not obliged to comply, the possibility of getting government aid could be conditioned on the existence of such committees.Proposed by the ruling Uri party last October, the law is billed as a progressive reform of South Korea’s print media but contains articles that could jeopardise free enterprise within the sector. The concept of news media “social responsibility” in articles 4 and 5 is also very vague and could be used by the authorities against independent media.Reporters Without Borders is aware that a monopoly or oligopoly is not desirable for diversity of news and information, but South Koreans have a wide range of news sources in addition to the traditional daily newspapers and the organisation thinks it would have been better to help small publications rather than take on the big dailies.The new law stipulates that no newspaper may control more than 30 per cent of the market and that the three leading dailies may not control more than 60 per cent. It also limits to 50 per cent the space each paper may give to advertising, on the threat of a fine of 20 million wons (more than 14,000 euros).The three conservative dailies, Chosun Ilbo, Dong-a Ilbo and JoongAng Ilbo, currently have 70 per cent of the daily newspaper market. Chosun Ilbo alone has more than 30 per cent of the market.The law also obliges each press group to set up another internal committee to protect readers’ rights. These committees would allow readers to challenge a publication if they think its coverage is not “objective.”The ruling party additionally sought to establish a single distribution system for the dailies in an effort to stop the fierce competition between them for subscribers. Finally, article 12 (1) of the new law requires online newspapers to register with the authorities. Organisation July 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders will monitor implementation of new print media law closely South KoreaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on South Korea August 18, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Help by sharing this information News News November 11, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” RSF_en