FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this The following excerpted remarks were made by Gloria Rubac, a longtime Texas anti-death penalty activist, on an April 9 Workers World Party webinar entitled “Free them all”. Go to tinyurl.com/y993k6rj to hear all the talks. Why do we say FREE THEM ALL!Who’s in prison and where do these prisons come from? Prisons came about after the Civil War, after the end of slavery.Here in a Houston suburb called Sugar Land, 95 graves were found last year as a new school was being built. This city had been home to large sugar plantations during slavery. Some of the remains still had chains on them of people who had been leased convicts.So we say FREE THEM ALL, because every single person who is in prison is a political prisoner. Why? They are victims of this political and economic system. Gloria RubacWho should be in prison? The head of Tyson Foods should be in prison. He told an older Black woman worker at one of their chicken-processing businesses who was very sick, to come back to work. She is now dead, as are two of her coworkers. The Tyson Foods executives should be in prison for murder. The head of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston should be in prison. My daughter, a registered nurse, is working there in the ICU, but she doesn’t have an N95 mask and has worn the same cotton mask for two days. I can go on Amazon to buy a mask. Why in the hell can’t this major hospital get proper masks?The executives of McDonald’s or Kroger grocery stores should be in prison. They don’t supply personal protection equipment for their workers — essential workers. The military generals and the warmongers should be in prison. They are responsible for mass murder all over the world. Talk about serial killers! And if they do not kill our youth, who they send to fight their imperialist wars, these youth come back so mentally and physically damaged that it affects them for the rest of their lives.The police who murder a Black or Brown youth — they are serial killers. Politicians refusing to shut down prisons are going to be serial killers. And if Iran can release 45,000 prisoners, then so can every one of our 50 states.And what about the border patrol, the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents, those who separate parents from their children? That is child abuse raised to the extreme. Right now in Texas, there are 15 to 20 prisons already on lockdown because guards and prisoners have COVID-19. These prisons are becoming death camps.I want to read from a letter from comrade Nanon Williams, a man who was innocent yet sent to death row, after being arrested when he was only 17 years old. Nanon’s sentence was commuted to life. ‘They need to let us out’“When we do get to go outside, we are being shook down by guards, meaning we are strip searched, and the guards are wearing the same gloves as they strip search each prisoner. We do not know what they are passing on to everybody. When we go to chow, they take an entire cell block, not small groups. The dishwasher machine is broken, and they only have a couple of hundred trays, so four or five prisoners have already eaten off the same dirty tray that’s being refilled. There’s one pitcher of water or juice on each table for four that sits there for all the shifts of prisoners who come to that same table. When they’re patting us down going into the chow hall, guards are using the same gloves on each prisoner, and some are not even wearing gloves at all.“When they take us to shower, there’s room for 80 men, but they’re taking at least a hundred at a time. Who knows what that water is spraying on us. And to answer your question: NO! We don’t have bleach. There’s nothing to clean our own living areas. And lastly, the stress and fear are causing severe problems, especially for the mentally ill who are locked down and hearing about this virus. They don’t understand what’s going on. They are getting into fights, and it is really bad.“I think we need something revolutionary to happen, rather than keeping us locked up. They need to let us out! Put us on monitors if they want, but this virus is going to spread over every prison system.”The real criminals are not in prison. Prisons are concentration camps for the poor and oppressed. In Houston’s county jail, there’re 9,000 prisoners, the largest facility for the mentally ill in town. And most of those in the county jails have not even been convicted of any crime, haven’t gone to trial yet. They are locked up because they are too poor to get out on bail. This is criminal, and the people who are responsible for this are criminals. Open up the jails, the prisons, the detention centers. Let’s lock up the real criminals!
Workers World Party has endorsed this international declaration for May Day, initiated by the Party of Liberation of Argentina and others, and endorsed as of April 30 by the parties listed at the end.This May 1, fight together against imperialism.Activists in San Juan, Puerto Rico, hold up wooden shields to fend off the police during a protest against U.S. colonialist and capitalist exploitation on May Day 2019.One hundred and thirty years have passed since the international working class began demonstrating around the world to honor the Chicago martyrs and reaffirm their rights as workers.That workers’ demonstration in that U.S. city in May 1886, which was repressed by the police, made it clear that the demands of the oppressed class (8 hours of work, 8 hours of rest and 8 hours of recreation) should be accompanied by the political demand for a new social system to replace capitalism. Otherwise, they would not be achieved or would be inadequate for humanity to live.Almost a century and a half after those days, the workers, peasants, intellectuals, Indigenous peoples and other popular sectors of the world are still suffering the dire consequences of the capitalist system of exploitation, which has become imperialist due to the very process of concentration of capital that Lenin analyzed in his famous text “Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism,” and which today has its center in U.S. imperialism. It is joined by the European Union, as the imperialist power of the old continent, Japan, Canada and Australia.There are also pawns on the world chessboard: semicolonial and reactionary governments like Jair Bolsonazi and the OAS Lima Carte [Organization of American States]. In other latitudes Turkey, Ukraine and once socialist countries like Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, etc., play a similar role.Looking beyond the setbacks and reversals, as earlier with the disappearance of the USSR and more recently the coup d’état in Bolivia against Evo Morales and the betrayal by Lenin (”Kautsky”) Moreno in Ecuador, there are also encouraging signs in the world situation.For example, there is the continuity of socialism in China, Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam, plus anti-imperialist governments such as Bolivarian Venezuela. In the world crisis triggered by COVID-19, these governments, especially China and Cuba, have provided solidarity and internationalist aid, sending doctors and medical equipment to dozens of affected countries.This is a practical way of keeping alive the ideals of the proletariat as proclaimed in the Communist Manifesto of 1848: “Proletarians of the world, unite,” which was expanded under Leninism to “Proletarians and oppressed peoples of the world, unite.”Without having yet come to power, working peoples in several countries have risen in militant rebellion. In Latin America, the comrades of Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Haiti have been in the front line of combat against the reactionary governments of Sebastián Piñera, Moreno, Iván Duque, etc.There were also five strikes and many protests against the neoliberal and promarket government of Mauricio Macri [in Argentina], leading to his defeat in the October 2019 elections. The peoples of the world are rising up against the injustices of the governments that manage the interests of big capital. In France this is shown by the movement of the “yellow vests.”This world, dominated by international finance capital and other local oligarchies, has generated extreme peaks of super-exploitation and social polarization. It is a world where 26 billionaires possess more wealth than 3.8 billion inhabitants, half of the planet.With their practices of environmental degradation, the use of agrochemicals and agrotoxins, multinationals like Bayer-Monsanto have been poisoning the planet and its waters, clearing millions of hectares and causing fires. Fidel Castro was prescient when, at the 1992 Eco-Rio Summit, he said that those powers had put the survival of humanity at risk.As if all that were not enough, at the beginning of 2020 an outbreak began that became an epidemic and since March a pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. As of April 27, more than 3.1 million people were infected and 226.000 had died worldwide. The epicenter is in the U.S., Italy, Spain and France, and it affects nearly 200 countries and regions.This very serious health crisis confirms that the solution to the problems of the world working class can arise only from a revolutionary and socialist international policy. There will be no salvation of individuals or isolated countries.The unity and coordination of the peoples is required through popular governments, with a strong state presence and investment, in this case for obvious reasons, above all in the area of health. These governments must be antagonistic to Trump, Johnson, Merkel, Macron, Abe, Trudeau, Bolsonaro, Piñera, Duque and many others who are reactionary. It is impossible to succeed with policies that attempt to amend and save capitalism, neither on the basis of free-market liberalism, nor on the basis of social democracy.The general crisis of the capitalist system had been developing long before the pandemic hit. Now the two have coincided and become more powerful, with catastrophic consequences for humanity. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 24.7 million people will lose their jobs. And these drops in employment will also result in less income: between $860 billion and $3.4 trillion less by the end of 2020.The level of poverty will exceed the high levels of the world today. In July 2019, the U.N. estimated that 1.3 billion people were affected by this scourge [of poverty]. Today the number is greater, and with the pandemic, there will still be more.In the face of such a dire situation, we cannot limit ourselves to laments and complaints. It is time to return to the path of the Chicago Martyrs and the Paris Commune, plus all the revolutionary efforts that have taken place on the five continents.The economic crisis and the pandemic have shown once again that Rosa Luxemburg was right when she put forward the option of “Socialism or Barbarism.” In the march toward this common goal of socialism, the peoples must take into account their particular national characteristics, cultures, realities, etc., with much firmness of principle and tactical flexibility given the specific policies.It was never correct to follow one’s respective bourgeoisies, even the most “progressive” ones. And neither was it correct to engage in the serious pitfalls of dogmatism and formalism far removed from the concrete struggles of our peoples.We, the parties and organizations that have signed this Workers Revolutionary and Anti-Imperialist Manifesto, commit ourselves to continue the struggle:For decent salaries and pensions, without layoffs, suspensions or cuts.For workers’ control of production.For a bigger health budget, better hospitals and working conditions for doctors and health workers.Adequate and permanent government assistance to all those who suffer in this pandemic.Health is the right of all. No more privatization of health care.Audit and suspension of payments on the foreign debt of the debtor countries. No more IMF [International Monetary Fund] and World Bank.Nationalization of the banking system to put finance at the service of the people and their independent development.Nationalization of the energy industry and other essential industries.Trial and punishment of all those responsible for the fraudulent indebtedness of our countries.Ban offshore “tax havens.” Seizure of the accounts and all that was deposited there, to be used by the governments for public works and health.Stop the Yankee blockade of Cuba and Venezuela. For the rights of the Palestinian people to form their own state with East Jerusalem as its capital. For the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination. For the independence of Puerto Rico. Return of the Malvinas Islands to Argentina and Guantanamo to Cuba. No more sanctions on Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea and China.Freedom for the pro-people political prisoners of the world. Trial and punishment of military and civilian agents of genocide.For solidarity and coordination of the struggles, among the peoples and governments of the world in an ANTI-IMPERIALIST GLOBAL FRONT.Signatories: Liberation Party (PL) of Argentina; Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action); Simón Bolívar Coordination, Venezuela; Euskal Herriko Komunisten Batasuna (EKB), Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE); Danish Communist Party (KP); Communist Party (Switzerland); Communist Party of Germany (KPD); Workers World Party (USA); Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB-ML).Adhesions:Chilean Committee of Solidarity with Palestine (Chile); Proletarian Union (Spain); Socialist Workers Party of Croatia (SRP).The signatures continue.The statement in Spanish is available at partidoliberacion.org. PL thanks the comrades of WWP for this translation. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
NewsLocal NewsGarda crime round upBy admin – December 14, 2012 660 Linkedin Email Previous articleFashion forward trends for the familyNext articleTop garda and daughter injured in burglary attack admin Twitter Print WhatsApp Facebook Service station robberyWITNESSES are being sought to a robbery at a service station in Dooradoyle last weekend and the Gardai are appealing for help in locating the raider who threatened staff with a knife.A lone raider entered the service station wearing a balaclava and produced a knife before making his getaway with the contents of the till. He ran into the nearby Gouldavoher estate and Gardaí from Roxboro Road are examining CCTV from the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bogus tradersMEMBERS of the public are warned about bogus traders who are conning people into handing over money after an attempt was made to persuade an elderly woman into paying a large sum of money for cleaning her gutters when no work had been done.The incident occurred at Highfield on the Ennis Road at around 3pm on Monday December 3 when two men called to the home of an elderly lady and offered to clean her windows and gutters for €90. The men did some work however they then demanded a sum in excess of €400, stating that additional work was required on the gutters.The woman paid by cheque which she later tried to stop but it had already been cashed. One of the men was described as being small and suffering from Alopecia. The other was tall and had dark hair combed back. They were travelling in a navy van, possibly a Ford Transit.Burglaries under investigationTHREE burglaries are being investigated by gardai. The first took place sometime between 1am and 9am on Thursday, December 6 at a house at Bru na Gruadan. The front door was unlocked and thieves stole a black Dell laptop and a grey Acer Xstensia 5510Z laptop.The second burglary took place at 4.30am on the same morning at a house at Sarsfield Avenue in Garryowen where three thieves stole a Dell laptop and a black handbag containing a red purse and a small sum of cash.Meanwhile, an alert neighbour disturbed four intruders who smashed the rear door of a house at St. Mary’s Terrace in Farranshone at 6.40pm on Wednesday, December 5. Having been disturbed, the thieves fled empty handed in a black BMW car. Gardaí at Mayorstone Park are investigating.Property recoveredA NUMBER of items found at Woodcock Hill in Meelick on April 5are in the possession of gardai at Mayorstone and their owners are being sought. They include a set of Dunlop Golf Clubs and bag, a pair of black golf shoes, a Wikes chop saw, an Ingersoll power washer a McCulloch petrol strimmer and a Black & Decker hedge trimmer.Mayorstone Gardaí also are in possession of a gold Glycine pocket watch with the inscription “David – best wishes- love mum and dad” and the date “2-8-2002”. Owners can contact Gardaí at Mayorstone Park at 061 456980. Advertisement
News UpdatesKarnataka HC Dismisses Petition Seeking NIA Probe Into Sedition Case Against Amulya Leona Mustafa Plumber28 July 2020 4:23 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by advocate H L Vishala Raghu, seeking to transfer the sedition case registered against 19-year-old Amulya Leona, to the National Investigation Agency. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice H P Sandesh said “Looking into the nature of allegations made in the FIR we do not think that this is a case…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by advocate H L Vishala Raghu, seeking to transfer the sedition case registered against 19-year-old Amulya Leona, to the National Investigation Agency. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice H P Sandesh said “Looking into the nature of allegations made in the FIR we do not think that this is a case where extraordinary jurisdiction is to be exercised for transferring the case to NIA. In a writ petition in the nature of Public Interest Litigation it is not possible to consider the prayer enjoining the respondents to apply for cancellation of bail of the accused and to conduct disciplinary inquiry against respondent (investigating officer).” During a hearing on July 2, the court had observed that “What is so special that the investigation should be transferred to NIA?” Raising doubts on the maintainability of the petition the court had said “Accused has the indefeasible right to be released on bail if the chargesheet is not filed within stipulated period. Which law says that bail can be cancelled?” The court in its order noted that on July 22 the petitioner’s counsel did not join the video conference hearing and even on a reminder being sent by the Registry the counsel has remained absent from the hearing today. Amulya was arrested on February 20, under section 124-A, 153 (A), 153-B, 505 (2) of Indian Penal Code, for raising Pakistan Zindabad slogan at a gathering held to protest against CAA, NRC and NPR. After being in police custody for five days she was sent to judicial custody and had been since then in prison. On June 10, she was released on default bail by the Magistrate court. The petition stated that as the offences alleged against the student are serious in nature and are concerning the peace and integrity of the nation. Next Story
Twitter Google+ Seven outdoor recreation projects in Donegal are to share €135,000 funding to improve trails for walking and leisure.The money has been described as a real boost for local communities, tourism and leisure in the County.The scheme, Measure 1, provides funding for the development, promotion and maintenance of outdoor amenities such as trails, walkways, cycleways and blueways.The successful Donegal projects being funded under Measure 1 are:Bealach na Gaeltachta Enhancement of trails Gweedore area, The Rosses, Fintown and Glencolmcille €20,000.00Lehardan Habour Walk Enhancement of trail Lehardan, Rathmullan, Donegal €20,000.00Trusk Lough Trail Enhancement of trail Ballybofey €20,000.00Tip O’Neill Trails & Urris Loops Enhancement of trail Drumfries, Buncrana to Urris, Clonmany €20,000.00Mountain Top Walk Enhancement of trail Letterkenny €20,000.00Ard na Mona Looped Walk Provision of carpark Ard na Mona Woods, Greenan, Lough Eske, Donegal €17,988.30Corrán Binne Trail Enhancement to trail access Largatreaney Horn Head, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal €17,211.00The funding is being provided as part of the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme in partnership with Fáilte Ireland, who are co-funding the projects in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleLUH ‘under significant pressure’ as 113 Covid patients on siteNext articlePharmacy staff must be prioritised in vaccine roll out – Murray News Highland Pathway forward for upgrades to seven Donegal walking trails Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 18, 2021 Facebook
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Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. ISS aiming to build from withinOn 23 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Facilities services company ISS aims to promote 1,600 staff to managerialpositions by 2005 through a programme of training and development. The organisation, which employs 40,000 staff in the UK and 265,000worldwide, needs 4,000 new managers in the next three years to keep up withexpansion plans and wants 40 per cent to come from internal promotions. Peter Spinney, group HR director at ISS UK, speaking at the CIPD’s HRDconference, said: “Finding these future managers is not a ‘nice to do’, itis a business imperative. To make this successful it is important that we areable to find the right people for the right jobs. If we are able to get theselection right then we are half way there.” The company will use its annual appraisal system to identify 350 potentialmanagers in the UK and then chart their development needs. ISS aims to develop this next generation of managers by fast-tracking themto challenging positions in all areas of the business, to give them a crashcourse in management. Once on the scheme, the company will monitor theirprogress and help fill in any skills gaps. Prospective managers will be able to sign up to study for a managementdegree at the company’s university in Copenhagen, where all the organisation’sstrategic management courses take place. Aspiring managers will also shadow existing company managers for up to threeweeks at a time to learn about different parts of the business as well asadditional management skills. Comments are closed.
A model subglacial drainage system, coupled to an ice-dammed reservoir that receives atime-varying meltwater input, is described and analysed. In numerical experiments an ice-marginal lakedrains through a subglacial channel, producing periodic floods, and fills with meltwater at a ratedependent on air temperature, which varies seasonally with a peak value of Tm. The analysis revealsregions of Tm parameter space corresponding to ‘mode locking’, where flood repeat time is independentof Tm; resonance, where decreasing Tm counter-intuitively increases flood size; and chaotic dynamics,where flood cycles are sensitive to initial conditions, never repeat and exhibit phase-space mixing.Bifurcations associated with abrupt changes in flood size and timing within the year separate theseregions. This is the first time these complex dynamics have been displayed by a glaciohydraulic modeland these findings have implications for our understanding of ice-marginal lakes, moulins andsubglacial lakes.