Air France faces price-fixing claim

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first_img FINANCIAL TIMESBARCLAYS AT CENTRE OF LIBOR INQUIRYBarclays is emerging as a key focus of the US and UK regulatory probe into alleged rigging of benchmark interbank lending rates that are the reference point for $350,000bn in financial products, people familiar with the investigation said. Investigators are probing whether communications between the bank’s traders and its treasury arm, which helps set the daily London interbank offered rate, or Libor, violated “Chinese wall” rules that prevent information-sharing between different parts of the bank.EX-INTEL MANAGER TELLS OF PROFIT FROM INSIDER TIPSA former Intel manager testified that he earned more than $150,000 in trading profits after his longtime friend, Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam, learnt information about the takeover of outsourcing company PeopleSupport.SIEMENS TO SPLIT INDUSTRY ARMSiemens is poised to split its vast industry business in two in order to tap into the fast-growing demand for infrastructure in the world’s largest cities. At an extraordinary supervisory board meeting next Monday, Peter Löscher, the chief executive of Europe’s largest engineering conglomerate, is expected to present a plan to shuffle parts of its industry business into a newly created “infrastructure sector”, two people close to the situation said.BUFFETT SET TO MEET INDIAN INSURANCE HOLDERSWarren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, will on Friday meet his new insurance policy holders in the Indian capital following his company’s entrance into one of the fastest-growing retail markets in the world.THE TIMESBUILDERS WIN APPEAL AGAINST RECORD FINESThe Office of Fair Trading suffered another embarrassing blow yesterday when the Competition Appeal Tribunal slashed more record fines that it had imposed on construction companies accused of illegal bid-rigging. Galliford Try had its fine reduced from £8.33m to just under £1.4m. Five other construction companies also had their fines cut by nearly £5m in total.THREADBARE NEST WILL OFFER LOW EARNERS NO HOPE OF A BIG PENSIONThe flagship pension fund being set up to nudge millions of low to moderate earners into retirement saving for the first time is aiming for a minimum investment return no more ambitious than preserving the real value of what employees and employers put in.The Daily TelegraphHUFFINGTON POST TO LAUNCH UK EDITION THIS SUMMERThe Huffington Post will launch a UK edition this summer, said its co-founder Arianna Huffington. Ms Huffington said one reason she agreed to sell the news website to AOL for $315m (£195m) last month was to provide the financing to expand into international markets, such as the UK and Canada.HAMMERSON PLANS £350M CITY TOWERHammerson has submitted plans for a new £350m residential tower and major office development that will drive expansion of the Square Mile beyond its traditional boundaries. The FTSE 100 company has revised its original plans for Bishops Place on Shoreditch High Street and now aims to develop a residential tower with 243 apartments.THE WALL STREET JOURNALINVESTOR POOL LOSES MAJORITY CONTROL OF ROCHEThe Swiss family that has controlled drug giant Roche Holding AG for decades said one family member has dropped out of the group’s voting pool, meaning that the family pool has lost majority voting control of the company. The pool, which unites the publicity-shy descendents of company founder Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche, now hold 45.01% of Roche votes.FANNIE REPORT WARNED OF FORECLOSURE PROBLEMS IN 2006Fannie Mae was warned in a 2006 internal report of abuses in the way lenders and their law firms handled foreclosures, long before regulators launched investigations into the mortgage industry’s practices. The report said foreclosure attorneys in Florida had “routinely made” false statements in court. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Sharecenter_img WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING Show Comments ▼ Thursday 24 March 2011 9:41 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Canadian lawmaker makes new single-event betting push

first_img Regions: Canada Canadian Conservative Party Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh is sponsoring a bill that aims to legalize single event sports betting across the country. The private member’s bill, which was filed yesterday, aims to repeal paragraph 207(4)(b) of the Canadian Criminal Code to allow gambling operators to offer betting on a single sport event or athletic contest. Currently the Criminal Code states that only bets on at least three games or more are legal.Bill C-218, also known as the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, aims to repeal this restriction, and to allow provincial and federal governments to tap into an illegal market Waugh estimated to be worth around CAD$14bn. “Let me be clear that single-event sport wagering already exists in this country, and if members do not think so, they are behind the curtains,” Waugh said when introducing the bill. “The Canadian single-event sport wagering industry is worth over $14 billion, but most of it, 95% of it, exists underground on the black market or through offshore websites.”Read the full story on iGB North America. 26th February 2020 | By contenteditor Canadian lawmaker makes new single-event betting push Canadian Conservative Party Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh is sponsoring a bill that aims to legalize single event sports betting across the country.  Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Cottco Holdings Limited HY2011 Presentation

first_imgCottco Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (  2011 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Capital Hotels Plc ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgCapital Hotels Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Best stocks to buy now: 2 UK shares I’d acquire

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 | More on: MRO SHB Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I believe the best stocks to buy now are those businesses that may benefit from the economic recovery over the next few years. And with that in mind, here are two UK shares I’m buying, or planning to buy, for my portfolio.UK sharesThe first company on my list is the London West End landlord Shaftesbury (LSE: SHB). This investment isn’t for the faint of heart.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…Before the pandemic, the company had made a name for itself nourishing small businesses. It was proud of its record of helping small retailers establish niche offerings across its West End estate. These unique offerings attract consumers to the area, which increases the appeal for other stores.Unfortunately, the pandemic hurt these companies more than most. Shaftesbury’s revenue collection has slumped as a result. In its latest trading update, the organisation told investors that it collected just 45% of rent due for the quarter ended 31 December.However, despite these dire figures, I’ve been buying Shaftesbury as part of a diversified basket of UK shares. The company owns an irreplaceable portfolio of real estate throughout London’s key entertainment and shopping district. The pandemic has hurt revenue collection and demand for new leases, but I believe that, over the long term, demand will return. This is why I think Shaftesbury’s one of the best stocks to buy now to play the economic recovery.Of course, the company isn’t without risk. If the pandemic continues to rumble on in 2022, the group may lose more tenants. It may also have to raise money from shareholders to prop up its balance sheet. The group has already taken this course of action once in the past 12 months. Another cash call or additional disruption to the portfolio could leave lasting effects on the business. Despite these challenges, I’ve been buying the stock for my portfolio today. Best shares to buy nowAnother recovery play on my list of UK shares to buy for the next few years is Melrose (LSE: MRO). The engineering sector tends to expand and contract in line with the global economy. Many engineering companies are poorly run and have small profit margins, which means they tend to be lousy investments.However, I believe Melrose is one of the best-run engineering companies in the UK. It has a strong track record of buying struggling businesses, improving them, and then selling them on, returning the proceeds to investors. Melrose posted a steep fall in annual profit last year as the pandemic hit top and bottom lines. But its Nortek business was trading “very strongly” and management is now looking to offload this air-conditioning enterprise. Any sale would unlock additional capital, which could then be reinvested back into the company.That said, Melrose is still exposed to multiple risks. Its GKN division has  performed poorly over the past 12 months, and management thinks it could take at least another year for the business to recover. This could drag on growth and profitability in the near term. What’s more, the company may struggle to find a buyer for Nortek, which would setback growth plans. Nevertheless, despite these challenges, I’d buy the stock for my portfolio of UK shares today as a recovery investment.  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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Shaftesbury. Diversified basket of UK recovery sharesThe Motley Fool UK has recommended Melrose. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Best stocks to buy now: 2 UK shares I’d acquirecenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Bishops United repudiates Christian nationalism, systemic racism

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal bishops repudiate Christian nationalism, systemic racism White supremacy and gun violence coming to define our era, say Episcopal Church bishops Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Bishops United Against Gun Violence] Since last weekend, three young white men—all American citizens, all in legal possession of assault rifles—have murdered more than 30 people in cold blood. Most of the precious children of God who are dead and injured are people of color.When gun violence makes headlines, politicians supported by the National Rifle Association are quick to call white shooters “mentally ill,” while characterizing black and brown shooters as “criminals” and insisting that guns are not the problem. They choose to remain loyal to the gun lobby and its campaign contributions while denying the incontrovertible evidence that more guns mean more deaths.Common sense measures like universal background checks, assault weapons bans, handgun purchaser licensing, and restrictions on gun ownership by domestic abusers point the way toward sane gun policy that is well within any sensible interpretation of the Second Amendment. They are necessary and long overdue, but they are not sufficient.This latest sickening cluster of mass shootings has thrust into the headlines the deadly mix of white supremacy and gun violence that is coming to define our era of American history. Anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise and our government holds asylum-seekers on our southern border in inhumane conditions. The president of the United States uses racist tropes and inflammatory language to incite crowds against people of color, refugees and immigrants; and hate crime reports have increased for three consecutive years. The hatred and fury that drives mass shootings can also be turned inward, where it fuels the invisible and growing death toll of gun suicides.As Christians, we must work actively to dismantle the systemic racism that is part of our country’s founding narrative and that continues to fuel mass shootings and urban gun violence today. We must insist that both our fellow Christians and our elected leaders repudiate white supremacy and white nationalism and embrace humane immigration policies that follow God’s command and the Biblical imperative to welcome the stranger in our midst. And we must refuse to participate in scapegoating people with mental illness, a ploy too often used to distract from the urgent yet simple need to enact common sense gun safety measures.Seven years ago yesterday, six people were murdered by a white supremacist at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. That massacre, one of two events that galvanized the creation of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, (the other was the shooting at Sandy Hook in Connecticut) brought us together across our differences to demonstrate that we believe in a God of life in the face of death. Today we are weary of witnessing the slaughter gripping our country. But we are no less determined to continue speaking, even when it seems our words make no difference; to continue praying in order to gather our strength to act; and to follow Jesus in speaking truth, especially when it seems that truth is out of season.Bishops United Against Gun Violence is a network of nearly 100 Episcopal Church bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Learn more at and follow Episcopalians United Against Gun Violence on Facebook. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Bishops United Against Gun ViolencePosted Aug 6, 2019 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Back to Press Releases last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Marland Yarde recovers from cramp to score a try

first_imgWednesday Sep 25, 2013 Midweek Madness – Marland Yarde recovers from cramp to score a try London Irish flyer Marland Yarde has been in great form so far this season, with many touting him to be an England regular in the not too distant future. He’s scored some good tries in the past few weeks, and one that has to be seen to be believed.ADVERTISEMENTYarde, who hails from the Caribbean, is a genuine Test rugby prospect and has his eyes set on the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He hopes to become the first St Lucia born player to represent England.Having moved to the UK aged nine with his family, he recently spoke of how the 2003 World Cup Final in Australia inspired him to take up rugby, despite not knowing much about it.“To be honest I didn’t even know who Jonny Wilkinson was, or any of the players. It was just the sport, enjoying the whole atmosphere and how the sport was played. I found it was really exciting. That really sparked my vision to want to be part of this sport and play,” Yarde said.Having made his international debut against Argentina earlier this year, the 21-year-old hopes to add to the two tries he scored in their 51-26 second Test win. “Having just tasted international rugby I’m really hungry for more,” he says. “I know the World Cup is going to be massive and being in the squad is definitely something I’d love to achieve.“In no way do I feel like the finished article but Stuart Lancaster has made a point that age doesn’t really matter. I want to do whatever I can for London Irish to put myself in the best position towards that World Cup.”If that means running in tries when suffering from injury, so be it. We saw exactly that a few weeks ago in the Aviva Premiership, as Yarde was down getting treatment for cramp but spotted an opportunity, so promptly hopped up and got into a great position in support.ADVERTISEMENTIt’s not the first time we’ve seen this type of thing happen. Both Brian O’Driscoll and Kurtley Beale have done similar, which naturally brings up the question of legality, as while it’s funny to see, it probably a little unfair, especially when the doctor or physio is already on the field.Do you have any thoughts on whether a law should be in place to prevent this type of thing from happening, or is it just a freak occurence that shouldn’t really be taken very seriously? Also, do you think Yarde should be an England regular by the time the Six Nations rolls around? Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

There will soon be a ‘Rugby World Cup’ every two years thanks to new gender neutral naming change by World Rugby

first_imgWednesday Aug 21, 2019 There will soon be a ‘Rugby World Cup’ every two years thanks to new gender neutral naming change by World Rugby In a move that is sure to fire up debate and cause a fair amount of confusion going forward, World Rugby has announced that the 15s and Sevens Rugby World Cup’s will no longer include gender in their titles, ‘further it’s commitment to equality and brand consistency across its portfolio.’ ADVERTISEMENTRugby’s governing body released the statement today, saying that it’s a first for a major sporting federation.“The women’s designation will be dropped from Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand which will now be named Rugby World Cup 2021, starting the global roll out.“The ground-breaking move will ensure that the competitions have equal billing from a brand perspective, regardless of whether the events feature men or women. The purpose is to elevate the profile of the women’s game, while eliminating any inherent or perceived bias towards men’s only competitions and tournaments, which traditionally haven’t specified gender.”The release continues below:“The decision to adopt a consistent approach to the naming of these events and tournaments was based on a recommendation brought before Council by the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board. It is underpinned by World Rugby’s key strategic priority to advance gender balance at all levels of rugby under its ambitious global action plan, ‘Accelerating the Global Development of Women in Rugby 2017-2025’.ADVERTISEMENT“This announcement follows the unveiling of World Rugby’s landmark new ‘Women in Rugby’ brand identity and global campaign, ‘Try and Stop Us’, which was launched in May in partnership with member unions to drive greater growth and investment in the women’s game. The powerful campaign uses striking imagery and inspirational stories to showcase 15 unstoppable women and girls in rugby from around the world, who have challenged barriers to participation and used rugby to overcome life’s hurdles.“Moreover, the announcement comes after the implementation of transformational governance reform which has resulted in the composition of the international federation’s Council moving from zero female members to 17 in a little over a year, furthering women in rugby and the women’s rugby agenda.”While the news is still fresh, reactions have already followed a similar tone of this move causing more confusion than anything:ADVERTISEMENTWorld Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “Unintentional gender bias in sport is an ongoing issue. As a global sporting federation we need to be leading from the front on the issue of equality. By adopting gender balance in the naming of men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup competitions, we are setting new standards in equality in rugby.”Looking ahead to Rugby World Cup 2021, New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew commented: “This is great leadership from World Rugby at a time that rugby is eager to embrace and celebrate true inclusivity and equality across the game. We are delighted that New Zealand is hosting Rugby World Cup 2021, and we look forward to the world’s best teams in women’s international rugby, coming to our shores and taking part in a fantastic display of rugby.”GROWTH OF WOMEN’S RUGBYThe expansion of women’s rugby continues to exceed expectations worldwide, with the sport experiencing unprecedented global growth. Participation levels are at an all-time high with 2.7 million players globally – making up more than a quarter of the global playing population.This includes a 28 per cent rise in registered players since 2017. For the second year running, more young girls have got into rugby globally than boys and more than 40 per cent of rugby’s 400m fanbase are female. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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‘We hear your demands’

first_imgPrisoner support picket in Los Angeles.A noise demo was called on Aug. 21 by the Industrial Workers of the World at Twin Towers Jail, located in downtown Los Angeles. The demonstration was to let the folks behind bars hear our solidarity with their struggle, to let them know that we hear their demands.John Parker from Workers World Party Los Angeles spoke at the event, connecting the prison-industrial complex to the military-industrial complex. He exposed the role of fascist pigs as protectors of finance capital, through racist police terror at home and imperialist wars abroad.In solidarity with the nationwide prisoner strike, a film screening of “Black August” was hosted by WWP at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice on Aug. 23. The movie covers the last 14 months of the life of political prisoner George Jackson. The current strike started on Aug. 21 to commemorate the day Jackson was assassinated by San Quentin guards in 1971.Before the screening started, solidarity statements were read from Palestinian political prisoners who have been targeted by Zionist Israel for fighting for their freedom as members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. A recording was played of Mumia Abu-Jamal speaking on current updates regarding the Move 9. A statement of solidarity was read regarding Mumia’s court date on Aug. 30. Also read were a eulogy to George Jackson, written by Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, and an introduction to the film. An open discussion followed.Remember George Jackson! Solidarity with the Nationwide Prison Strike! Tear down the walls!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more