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Dubai to go on road to ease investor fears

first_img whatsapp Friday 20 August 2010 2:40 am whatsapp The Dubai government, which is restructuring $23.5bn (£15.1bn) in debt, will launch a roadshow for fixed-income investors in Asia starting on 26 August, a statement said.The plan follows a similar program for European investors in June, as part of the government’s strategy for “providing regular updates to both existing and prospective fixed income investors around the world.”The roadshow was a non-deal one, indicating no immediate bond issue.The meetings, organized by HSBC and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which are scheduled to take place on August 26 in Hong Kong and August 27 in Singapore, the statement said.Dubai launched a $6.5bn bond programme last October, made up of $4bn euro medium term notes and a $2.5bn Islamic loan. It placed almost $2 billion in five-year Islamic bonds in late October.Dubai’s troubles shut international debt markets to primary issuers from the region for months, but several firms, notably Saudi ones, have tapped the market this year. Despite the uptick in issuance, pricing remains a worry.In April, Dubai utility DEWA DEWATF.UL raised $1 billion in an issue that offered a coupon of 8.5 per cent.The Dubai finance ministry’s 2014 Islamic bond was off 0.35 points to a mid-point of 94.6, with a yield of 7.86 percent.The Gulf Arab emirate is grappling with the debt restructuring of its core state-linked firms in the wake of a long boom that abruptly ended in the collapse of its property market.Last year, Dubai stunned global markets with news it would delay debt payments linked to its flagship conglomerate Dubai World. The firm said in May it had reached a deal in principle to restructure $23.5bn with core bank creditors. Dubai to go on road to ease investor fears John Dunne center_img Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo Tags: NULLlast_img read more


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Kenyan president calls for gambling ban

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: Africa East Africa Kenya Tags: Online Gambling Payments Legal & compliance Kenyan president calls for gambling ban Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon the country’s lawmakers to pass a total ban on gambling in the country, also warning that he expected bookmakers to pay in full any taxes considered to be owed to the authorities. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon the country’s lawmakers to pass a total ban on gambling in the country, also warning that he expected bookmakers to pay in full any taxes considered to be owed to the authorities.Speaking at the 60th anniversary of the Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Church in Karen, Nairobi, Kenyatta urged lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment to ban gambling in the country.“We have this thing called gambling and it’s so bad, I alone can’t finish it – go change the constitution,” Kenyatta said, according to local media reports.Kenyatta also encouraged MPs to “introduce and ensure that tougher laws are passed in Parliament”.The Kenyan authorities have been embroiled in a long dispute with operators, with much of the disagreement coming over enforcement of a 20% tax on gambling winnings. The Kenyan regulator claims that this tax is levied on both the payout and the player’s original stake, while operators have argued that the tax is only on the payout. The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) claimed it is owed a total of KES60.56bn (£483.7m/$586.4m/€528.1m) in unpaid taxes by 27 companies.Kenyatta invoked the Bible to argue that operators must pay the full amount the authorities claim is owed and again calling for legislators to support him.“So long as they are operating within Kenya, and are guided by the laws of the land, they should give Caesar what belongs to Caesar. [MPs] should help me do it.”Earlier this month, Kenya’s largest gambling operator, SportPesa, called the authorities’ interpretation of the regulations, “the result of a deliberate politicisation of tax figures, supporting the Kenyan government’s own political agenda.”As a result of the tax dispute, SportPesa has had its application to renew its operating licence rejected. Following a call from the Kenyan authorities, mobile payment provider M-Pesa has also stopped processing transactions to gambling operators, preventing customers from making deposits.This has led to SportPesa cancelling all of its sports sponsorships in Kenya including that of the Kenyan Premier League. However, in his speech, Kenyatta was critical of these sponsorship deals, claiming that only a few people benefit.“There is no reason for a few individuals to benefit from gaming companies who are claiming to sponsor athletes and sportsmen,” Kenyatta said. “Why should it go to the pockets of five people?”SportPesa has taken legal action against the Kenyan government, claiming it received a High Court order that made the government’s decision to block payment services illegal. A decision is expected on 19 September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more


The Aston Martin share price has jumped. Here’s why I’m not tempted

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Paul Summers Paul Summers | Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 | More on: AML Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Aston Martin I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Shares in luxury car firm Aston Martin Lagonda (LSE: AML) were up 8% this morning following the release of results covering the first half of 2020.Does this mark the beginning of a more sustained recovery in the share price? I think it unlikely.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Aston Martin’s “challenging six months”With the coronavirus battering the vast majority of businesses over the last few months, it’s to be expected that today’s numbers weren’t exactly impressive.Total retails sales tumbled 41% to 1,770 cars in the six months to the end of June as dealers were forced to shut up shop.As a sign of just how bad things are, the company sold just one car from its special range over the first half of 2020. Contrast this with the 36 vehicles sold over the half-year to June 2019. The fact that retail sales were ahead of wholesales, however, did mean that the company made “significant progress” on its goal of reducing dealer inventory and rebalancing supply to demand.All told, revenue fell 64% to £146m over what new Executive Chair Lawrence Stroll reflected had been “a very intense and challenging six months“. Aston Martin also posted a pre-tax loss of £227.4m. This is up significantly on the £80m loss reported over the same period last year. So, why are the shares doing so well today? The only reason I can find is that retail sales in China were up 11% year-on-year in June. Dealerships in China reopened last month. When your share price has already been pummelled, even the merest chink of light is sufficient to generate interest. Personally, I’m still to be convinced that the company is investable. Steering clearFor one, Aston Martin still carries a lot of debt despite attempting to make cost savings where it can. At the end of June, this stood at £751m. Although lower than it once was, this is still roughly 75% of the company’s entire value. That’s hardly a position of strength.I’m also somewhat sceptical that the new Aston Martin F1 team will benefit the company as much as management think it will. Sure – motor racing fans will fuss over the cars but is this “significant global marketing platform” even necessary? The brand and quality of the vehicles were never in doubt. It’s the business that’s always been the problem.Being so dependent on its new DBX model proving popular is also something to be wary of. It might be a wonderful bit of machinery but that won’t necessarily translate to great sales at a time when the global economy is in such a mess.Bumpy road aheadLooking ahead, the company said that the uncertainty over the coronavirus means trading “remains challenging in many markets“. Having new and highly experienced CEO Tobias Moers in charge from the beginning of August may reassure those already invested but I can’t see this situation changing anytime soon.Indeed, should the threat of a second coronavirus wave become a reality, the share price could crash even further. To recap, anyone who invested in the firm back in October 2018 would already be sitting on a loss of around 90%!All told, I suspect Aston Martin may remain the plaything of traders for some time to come.For anyone wanting a more comfortable ride, I think there are far better options out there. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Win tickets to Wales v Ireland

first_imgFor your chance to win, tell us the score when Wales met Ireland in the 2010 RBS 6 Nations. Email you entry to [email protected] before 2pm on Thursday 10 March. You must include a daytime telephone number and your full address – both are conditions of entry as is a commitment not to sell the tickets on, even at face value.To register your rugby club for the RBS RugbyForce Weekend on 11 & 12 June, visit www.rbs.co.uk/rugbyforce Both Wales and Ireland – with only one defeat apiece – are still in the hunt for the RBS 6 Nations Championship this year and you can be at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday to see both sides in what promises to be a titanic clash between two sides who have both won Grand Slams in the last three years.But, as rugby fans will know, almost every player on the international stage started at a local club. Championship sponsor is recognising this by helping local communities to make their rugby club a better place. RBS RugbyForce helps clubs to improve their facilities through on-line tools, practical advice and a few incentives.To further recognise how important communities and fans are to the success of the international game, RBS has teamed up with Rugby World to offer a pairof tickets to Wales v Ireland, 12th March LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more


Hans & Delphine / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

first_imgCopyHouses, Extension•Ghent, Belgium Save this picture!© Atelier Vens Vanbelle+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Hans & Delphine / Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this projectSaveHans & Delphine / Atelier Vens Vanbelle Photographs Year:  ArchDaily 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777493/hans-and-delphine-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard Belgium Photographs:  Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Hans and Delphine dreamed of a new kitchen, a new bathroom, and an airier and more open house. Hans wanted to read his newspaper in the sunlight, Delphine wanted a big garden. In order to comply with this wish, there was made a construction which feels like an extension of the garden.Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleInstead of building a kitchen, a space that evokes the feeling of an autumn stroll was designed: the light falls through a series of skylights subtly through the fin structure of the ceiling, the floor appears to be covered with leaves and tree trunks make the hike through this space adventurous.Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleTo increase the link with the garden both walls were kept white, so one focuses on the floor, the tree trunks, fins and garden.The kitchen island was suspended by two logs and was coated with stainless steel which reflects the colors of the space, and a brown concrete hexagon in the garden works as a terrace.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleThe new bathroom is located at the rear side of the first floor. The bath and shower cabinet was made in white polyester, and through a glazed atrium there is contact with the ground floor. To achieve this a square cutout was made in the ancient ceiling of the underlying space. The sides of this opening was coated with mirrors through which the light is optimally reflected downwards.What once was a dark house with small rooms, now is an oasis of light and space. Hans may read his newspaper at ease in the sun, and Delphine thoroughly enjoys the autumn walk and her garden. Mission accomplished.Save this picture!© Atelier Vens VanbelleOriginally published on November 23, 2015.Project gallerySee allShow lessOcean Park Marriott Hotel / AedasSelected ProjectsLAND Salon / SIDES CORESelected Projects Share Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle Area Area of this architecture project Hans & Delphine / Atelier Vens Vanbelle ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777493/hans-and-delphine-atelier-vens-vanbelle Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Projects Houses Area:  174 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAtelier Vens VanbelleOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionGhentIcebergBelgiumPublished on March 14, 2020Cite: “Hans & Delphine / Atelier Vens Vanbelle” 13 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Hans & Delphine 住宅 / Atelier Vens Vanbelle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 streamlast_img read more


House C-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten

first_imgPhotographs:  Jeroen VerrechtSave this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. House C-VL – an original take on a bungalow renovation. In renovating this 1960s-era bungalow, certain areas in the house were kept undefined. This left a lot of room for the personal interpretation of the residents, so that the house came to life very spontaneously. Three squares. A living space that could be doubled at maximum, a deep, narrow lot and an uninspiring original construction: those were the raw ingredients for the renovation of this bungalow.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtNevertheless, this house from the 1960s also concealed an interesting element. Stripped to the essentials, the floor plan revealed the basic shape of one and a half squares. Mirror this shape and you will get three squares, with a fireplace in the middle. Suddenly there was an exciting element to work with. Centrepiece in every room.Save this picture!AxoTo provide ceiling support for the square spaces, a structural element was introduced into each one: a white cross in the rear and front squares where the kitchen, dining room and bedrooms are respectively located; and in the central space of the living room, a concrete crosspiece that rests on the chimney. By placing the constructive crosses asymmetrically with a single column in each space, a different layout was created each time, with the cross as the centrepiece around which the space unfolds. Original patio. Instead of integrating the entrance, storage room and toilet into the concept of the three sleek squares, as often happens in a new building, these spaces were given a place in the original annex.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtOut of love and respect for the typical Flemish building context with its extensions and additions. On the south side of the house, openness was created in the living room by means of a large glass wall. The proximity of the neighbours was not a deterrent. On the contrary, this fact stimulated us even more to arrive at a creative solution.Save this picture!The windows were positioned somewhat recessed and the resulting patio was delineated by a wall on the contours of the original outbuilding and with the same window openings as in the original. This design opens up the antechamber and at the same time creates a buffer for the adjacent living space. Moreover, this intervention not only created a fascinating interaction between the living room and the strip of garden at the side, but also between the dining room and the bedroom, resulting in a very spacious feeling.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtSpontaneous living. In the interior, high ceilings were chosen that were deliberately left rough. The structural walls were painted with Kalei stucco. In the living room, the support beam rests on the chimney, but otherwise it simply cantilevers without resting on anything. It is a detail that contributes greatly to the spacious feeling of this room. The hearth itself is not just straightforward, but contains playful concrete elements that here and there have a frame or decoration and where the children spontaneously sit down with a book.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtThis is just one example of how the residents have been given the freedom to design their living space themselves. Even the corners created by the positioning of the crosses in each room are not necessarily assigned a specific function, so that anything is possible.Save this picture!© Jeroen VerrechtProject gallerySee allShow lessLiving On the Edge: Why We’re Attracted to Places Where the Manmade Abuts the NaturalArticlesMeet the Winners for the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Mosul’s Al Nouri ComplexArchitecture News Share House C-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten Photographs CopyHouses•De Haan, Belgium “COPY” “COPY” Belgium ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960047/house-c-vl-graux-and-baeyens-architecten Clipboard Save this picture!© Jeroen Verrecht+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Year: center_img Projects Houses 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960047/house-c-vl-graux-and-baeyens-architecten Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten Year Completion year of this architecture project House C-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenSave this projectSaveHouse C-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten CopyAbout this officeGRAUX & BAEYENS ArchitectenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookDe HaanBelgiumPublished on April 16, 2021Cite: “House C-VL / GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten” 16 Apr 2021. 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Body Shop partners with Teenage Cancer Trust for 2013

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop is partnering with Teenage Cancer Trust and aims to raise £250,000 for the charity.In addition to fundraising activities by staff, from April 2013 customers will be invited to make a 10p top-up donation at the end of their purchase.For the first time, The Body Shop is launching a charity single. Beauty With Heart, written and performed by British singer/songwriter Leddra Chapman, is now available to download for 99p from fairsharemusic.com. 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. Body Shop partners with Teenage Cancer Trust for 2013  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2013 | News Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporate In addition, the partnership will involve The Body Shop providing a range of activities for young people with cancer including make-up workshops in the charity’s specialist cancer units across the UK, and work experience opportunities in The Body Shop stores.www.thebodyshop.com/teenagecancertrustlast_img read more


Activists build Southern march

first_imgOutreach team hitting the streets, Aug. 25.WW photo: Bryan G. PfeiferCharlotte, N.C. — Delegations from across the country are traveling to Charlotte, N.C. — otherwise known as Wall Street South — to demand a world free of poverty, racism and war. The Coalition to March on Wall Street South’s army of organizers is working day and night to build protests during the Democratic National Convention Sept. 1-6.MOWSS organizers have helped to build a multi-city network of more than 20 organizing centers. They report that the Detroit Moratorium NOW! Coalition has chartered a bus, organizers from Occupy 4 Jobs and other groups are coming in vans from New York City, and activists from the South and elsewhere are joining the protests.For weeks, MOWSS organizers and supporters from many states have been on Charlotte’s streets distributing thousands of leaflets and posters and attending progressive events, including the Pride Charlotte festival on Aug. 25-26. They’ve helped defend women’s health clinics, attended pro-environmental events and gone to city workers’ worksites and rallies.Elena Everett, of Occupy Durham and a MOWSS Coalition lead organizer, told WW, “As an organizer from the South, the process of pulling together these mobilizations in this coalition has been and is inspiring. It’s truly a grass-roots, homegrown, Southern-led coalition, and it proves that the people’s movement is alive and well in the South.”MOWSS activist Phyllis Sones.WW photo: Bryan G. PfeiferEverett explained: “The South has been historically underrepresented and underresourced. It exists in a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. It’s important for all justice-minded people to understand the importance and significance of our region. We have a third of the entire population of the country living in the South. The working conditions here are the worst in the country.“If we really want change in our country, we need to focus on organizing the unorganized and putting forth the resources and solidarity necessary to help Southern organizers organize themselves in their own name. We need to make sure people’s voices are heard, so we need to mobilize and come together.”‘Fighting for liberation’Youth and students across North Carolina and beyond are a driving force in this mobilization.Cameron Aviles, 18, a student at Durham Technical Community College, is a people’s poet, member of Occupy Durham and a volunteer MOWSS organizer. Aviles told WW why this march is important: “The reason why we march is obvious. We’re marching because something is wrong with the world or else people wouldn’t be wasting their precious time, sweat and tears to make something this big happen. There will be thousands of us. Thousands of us who could be working. Thousands of us who could be doing homework or studying. Thousands of us who could be spending time with our families. But instead we are bringing our families out to witness and participate in something unprecedented. Fighting for liberation is our job.”Lifetime Charlotte resident Bryan Perlmutter is a MOWSS volunteer organizer and a member of the North Carolina State University chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. As he participated in a city workers’ informational picket at Charlotte City Hall on Aug. 6, he talked to WW about the city and why it was chosen for the DNC: “It’s evident as you walk around Charlotte that it’s a city centered around Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Duke Energy. It’s clear if you look at political donations and the policies of the Democrats and who they’re really supporting — and that it is the big banks, corporations and big utility companies that are passing the burden along to the people. [The Democratic Party] picked this state and specifically this city to prop up the banks and corporations that they’re working for.”MOWSS volunteer Yen Alcala.WW photo: Bryan G. PfeiferAdded Perlmutter: “I see a lot of intersections between the struggles of students and the struggles of workers right now. … [I]t’s important that we support each other. We have a common theme in that we’re both being hurt by the banks and corporations, the 1% that are profiting off our education and profiting off the work of city workers and all workers. So it’s important that we stand together and really come together around our common interests. All our struggles are connected. With solidarity and with support we can join together and overcome the forces that are trying to keep us down.”Contact the Coalition to March on Wall Street South: phone 704-266-0362; Twitter @WallStSouth; email [email protected]; go to wallstsouth.org or southernworker.org. Visit the Charlotte Solidarity Center and MOWSS convergence space at 516 E. 15th St.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


International Workers’ Day: Find an action!

first_imgMay Day — International Workers’ Day — will be celebrated on May 1 across the U.S. despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic. Activists in many cities are protesting from their cars about a range of key working-class issues, including health, safety and economic well-being in the context of COVID-19. Others are holding “virtual” protests.Dozens of endorsers have signed on to a general strike call initiated by the Cooperation Jackson coalition: Peoples’ Strike on May Day.Solidarity with prisoners and migrants, among the most oppressed and exploited sectors of the working class, is an emphatic theme. Organizers are also paying tribute to im/migrant communities who revived May Day in 2006 with a general strike of millions, raising awareness coast-to-coast in the U.S. about this historic day of workers’ resistance.Revolutionaries are keeping May Day alive, a tradition that started in 1886 with the militant fight for the 8-hour day — then as now led by im/migrant workers.A number of actions are listed here: peoplespowerassemblies.org/.To watch the May Day Workers’ Assembly hosted by Workers World Party at 8 p.m. EDT, register here: tinyurl.com/y9nccq56FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more