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Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) 2014 Presentation

first_imgZenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zenith Bank PLC (ZENITH.ng)  2014 presentation Company ProfileZenith Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate, private and investment banking sectors. The company also offers non-banking services such as foreign exchange, treasury, trade services and cash management services. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional accounts, savings accounts and deposits to short term investment funds, association accounts, personal funds management, funds transfer service and import letters of credit. Established in 1990 and formerly known as Zenith International Bank Limited, the company changed its name to Zenith Bank Plc in 2004. The company has three subsidiaries: Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited and Zenith Bank (Sierra Leone) and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. It has representative offices in South Africa and The People’s Republic of China. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

1995 RWC Battle of Boet Erasmus – South Africa vs Canada

first_imgWednesday Jul 4, 2007 1995 RWC Battle of Boet Erasmus – South Africa vs Canada The day the lights went out on Boet Erasmus stadium, both literally and figuratively. Prematch, there was a power failure in the stadium which delayed kickoff. This seemed to add to the tension on the field. By the time the Springboks met Canada on the field in this pool game during the 1995 World Cup, tensions were already flaring. Talk before the game was that the Canadians don’t normally stand back for anything. It was a hard, physical match, which eventually boiled over with this now infamous series of events. The scuffle between Pieter Hendriks and Winston Stanley was under control until Kamakazi fullback Scott Stewart came flying in with a hit to the back of Hendriks’ head. James Dalton, who unfortunately had quite a reputation in the past, came to his teamates aid, but seemed to spark things even more. A mass brawl ensued. In the end, ref Dave McHugh and his assistants decided to send off Dalton, Gareth Rees and Rod Snow. Dalton was judged to have sparked things, even though he later swore that he put his arms up when he ran in to protect himself, nothing more. Gareth Rees was in the middle of the punchup. No idea why Rod Snow was sent off. Both Pieter Hendriks and James Dalton were banned from the rest of the tournament, subsequently missing the Springboks’ historic World Cup Final win against New Zealand. The good news was that Chester Williams replaced Hendriks, going on to score a then record four tries against the Samoans and becoming a national hero. Chief instigator Scott Stewart was never cited nor found guilty for his part in it all. Note: Lookout for Hennie Le Roux’s haymakers in the middle of it all. He was also lucky to get away with it. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyMen, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill If You Do This (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsThe 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

Petition to make sure Lions series does happen in South Africa gathers steam

first_imgTuesday Jan 12, 2021 Petition to make sure Lions series does happen in South Africa gathers steam Lions supporters have started a petition calling for this summer’s tour to South Africa to be postponed to 2022 rather than being staged in the UK and Ireland.ADVERTISEMENTOver 1,500 fans have so far urged the home unions not to abandon 133 years of Lions history by holding the series against the Springboks on these shores, which is one three contingency plans being examined due to the coronavirus pandemic.If the tour can not be completed in front of full stadia as scheduled – a decision is due next month – then the other options are to push the event back a year or to hold it behind closed doors in South Africa.The petition regards a postponement as the only acceptable choice and demands that the 2022 summer tours make way for the Lions.“Covid-19 will almost certainly prevent the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour from taking place in the host country of South Africa,” petition organiser Mark Gardner said on change.org.“We are petitioning for the home nations of England (RFU), Scotland (SRU), Ireland (IRFU) Wales (WRU) who collectively make up the British & Irish Lions Board, and South Africa (SA Rugby) to do the right thing by agreeing to switch the Lions tour to 2022, placing this before the needs of their own country’s proposed summer tours. The Lions requires only 36 players from across the four home nations.ADVERTISEMENT“A well-documented UK-hosted replacement series in July 2021 not only dilutes the rich touring history of the Lions, it denies South Africa’s fans, stadia, businesses, and whole tourism infrastructure the opportunity to host, impress and benefit from the 30,000 fans expected to follow the world’s most passionate invitational touring team.“Further, UK tour operators, independent travelling fans, airlines, and businesses that exist and rely on this outbound tourism would face substantial pressures on losses through commitments made to this date.“Britain’s surging COVID rates offer no guarantee that matches on UK soil would provide access to fans, thus opening the potential of Test games held behind closed doors.“What makes the Lions special, what makes the Lions unique is the power it has to tempt 30,000+ passionate rugby fans from across the British and Irish Isles to embark on a sporting pilgrimage to the opposite side of the globe.ADVERTISEMENT“Help us reach 30,000 signatures to present this compelling case to keep the Lions in South Africa in July and August 2022 and NOT a watered-down alternative that focuses only on revenue for a select few beneficiaries.”RELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 22 WEEKS AGO More Springboks could be heading back to… 22 WEEKS AGO Players must fight natural instincts to celebrate… 22 WEEKS AGO OPINION: A Lions series at home defeats the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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. 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

Bianna House / Hidalgo Hartmann

first_imgArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Olot, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/9454/bianna-house-hidalgo-hartmann Clipboard Save this picture!+ 30 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/9454/bianna-house-hidalgo-hartmann Clipboard Area:  362 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Spain Housescenter_img Architects: Hidalgo Hartmann Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. Located in an agricultural valley surrounded by mountains, the house submits to the protagonism of the landscape with respect. It is perfectly integrated in the ground and views are oriented through precise openings that frame the nature. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyThe house is composed by two concrete volumes that are inserted in the territory getting fused to it. Save this picture!Both volumes of diferent sizes are set firmly to the ground by the enlargement of the containing walls that define them. These walls modify the topografy of the territory to get the volumes more integrated in it. By connecting the two volumes, a ramp that leads to the entrance of the house creates an independent Save this picture!outside space, a space separated from nature and appropriated by man. Save this picture!The main volume lodges the house program and the other one the technical spaces and the garage. Save this picture!Inside the house: The living room treated as a porch opened to the landscape, the kitchen with a small wc and laundry, two bedrooms separated by a patio, the master bedroom and on the upper floor, where circulation ends, a studio compose the programm of the house. A big window at the studio offers the view to the landscape we left behind on our walk to the entrance.Project gallerySee allShow lessDavid Chipperfield InterviewArticlesCB 30 / Dellekamp Arquitectos + Juan Pablo MazaSelected Projects Share 2006 “COPY” Bianna House / Hidalgo HartmannSave this projectSaveBianna House / Hidalgo Hartmann Bianna House / Hidalgo Hartmann “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHidalgo HartmannOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOlotHousesSpainPublished on December 05, 2008Cite: “Bianna House / Hidalgo Hartmann” 05 Dec 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bianna House / Hidalgo Hartmann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

San Francisco Building / José Cubilla

first_img Photographs Projects “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Lauro Rocha Collaborators:Dahianna Nuñez, Paulina Aguilar, María Paz GillClient:Maria de la Paz PeñaProject Architects:Horacio Cherniasky y Celeste SakodaCity:AsuncionCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lauro RochaText description provided by the architects. The SAN FRANCISCO housing building is implanted in the Jara neighborhood in Asuncion. It is a traditional neighborhood of houses with courtyards, hills and ceramics; lush trees, shades and views.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaOur architectural decisions try to understand and appreciate the premises of the place (context, sub tropical climate, etc.), solving the problem of excess light and heat with a ceramic filter to the west (main facade) and understanding that cross ventilation in the building is essential.Save this picture!SectionLimited resources or still expensive technology make our design solutions essential, economic and relevant. The floors are airy with large balconies, spatially connected to the outside …Save this picture!© Lauro RochaThe common terrace to enjoy the sky, the Chaco horizon, or the excellent view of the city… Contains the fire tank / pool as a guarantee for any emergency in the community or neighborhood. It is available for all. It also reuses rain water which is collected and used in bathrooms and gardens…Save this picture!PlanSerenity, austerity, raw materials, economy, and above all, to achieve the space that was longed for, protected and pertinent shelter, make this building an opportunity to conclude the spaces, without losing the memory of our roots, or the respect of our particular climate.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaLocal labor, nobles and economic materials, shadow or penumbra, the city and time are issues that are embodied in the project. The longing of the building is evident: that light be controlled, filtered or rather for shadow.Save this picture!© Lauro RochaProject gallerySee allShow lessMagaldi and Unamuno Squares / Galpón EstudioSelected ProjectsCasa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Asuncion, ParaguayLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582331/san-francisco-building-jose-cubilla Clipboard Architects: José Cubilla Year Completion year of this architecture project San Francisco Building / José Cubilla Paraguay ArchDailycenter_img Save this picture!© Lauro Rocha+ 30 Share Apartments 2013 San Francisco Building / José CubillaSave this projectSaveSan Francisco Building / José Cubilla Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582331/san-francisco-building-jose-cubilla Clipboard CopyApartments•Asuncion, Paraguay CopyAbout this officeJosé CubillaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAsuncionParaguayPublished on December 29, 2014Cite: “San Francisco Building / José Cubilla” [Edificio San Francisco / José Cubilla] 29 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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

Freshwater Art House / David Boyle Architect

first_img Freshwater Art House / David Boyle Architect Landscape: Australia Year:  Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Brett Boardman Photography+ 26Curated by Paula Pintos Share Freshwater Art House / David Boyle ArchitectSave this projectSaveFreshwater Art House / David Boyle Architect ArchDaily Photographs:  Brett Boardman Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916530/freshwater-art-house-david-boyle-architect Clipboard “COPY” Upgrade Constructions Builder: Photographs Design Team:David Boyle, Kevin LiuEngineering:Harrison and Morris ConsultancyCity:FreshwaterCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. In Freshwater Art House we have curated a series of interlocking cubic volumes for living and for the making and displaying of art. Mezzanines and stepped floor levels spill down from the existing house into the garden and parkland beyond the site. Spaces are distilled with an idea that you could set up anywhere within the house and create. In response to the ubiquitous knockdown and project home rebuild in Sydney’s northern beaches, including several properties within this street, this project celebrates the existing, much loved c1928 timber bungalow by retaining it in its entirety. The rear rooms act as platforms to view and access the new work. The original external weatherboard and fiber cement façade become the interior of the new spaces.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographySave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThe dado weatherboard cladding is extended into the new work by cladding a new stair, seamlessly integrating the old and the new. New work is joyously stitched with sensitivity to the 91-year-old building using complementary materials and details. With reverence to the existing layout, only one internal opening was formed, and one new internal wall was constructed necessary to reroute the circulation to the rear of the house. This preserves the integrity of the existing rooms, dedicated to sleeping and the bathroom. 2 new skylights add natural daylight to the entry and the rear sitting room. A new joinery unit partially separates the new hall from a library. The ceiling and above the picture rail within each room is painted in different polychromatic colors.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThese were chosen from a nostalgic recollection of the colors painted on timber beachside cottages in the area. The bathroom mosaic floor and skirting tiles were handset by the owners and Kevin Liu from our office into 300x300mm custom 3D printed templates to allow for a 1mm grout joint to the 29x29mm vitrified tiles in 23 different colors. This is an example of the care, consideration and creative, collaborative process undertaken in this project. Stairs create a spiral circulation system connecting various levels and new spaces at the rear of the existing house. Plywood steps and bench seating extends from the old back door into the living room.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThe living room extends to an elevated covered brick terrace and internally via stairs down to the kitchen and dining space set level with the garden. The kitchen connects to a laundry in the existing subfloor and back up to the existing house. A mezzanine gallery is a bridge to the art tower above the kitchen. The tall ceiling with high level eastern and northern windows allows daylight and cross ventilation along with a low set horizontal window looking into the terrace and over the garden and pool to the park. The terrace includes a sculptural brick and stucco render parrilla. Constructed from recycled bricks in a stack and running bonds and bricks cut in 2 types to form vertical fluted columns and projecting brick shelves. A single projecting brick is laid beside the arched parrilla for placing a drink while cooking.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographySave this picture!Cross Sections and Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessLumen Museum of Mountain Photography / Gerhard MahlknechtSelected ProjectsAU Dormitory / TERRAIN architectsSelected Projects Share Spirit Level Design CopyHouses•Freshwater, Australia Manufacturers: AHJ, DMK Forest Products, Trimble Architects: David Boyle Architect Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/916530/freshwater-art-house-david-boyle-architect Clipboard Houses 2018 CopyAbout this officeDavid Boyle ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFreshwaterAustraliaPublished on May 08, 2019Cite: “Freshwater Art House / David Boyle Architect” 08 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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! 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Call for end to not-for-profit tax confusion

first_imgCall for end to not-for-profit tax confusion  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance VAT experts at accountants UHY Hacker Young are calling for an overhaul of the ‘outdated’ and ‘unfair’ test system used to determine whether not-for profit organisations are entitled to tax reliefs.Not-for-profit educational, sporting and cultural organisations have to take a special test to qualify for the relief. However, the test for each type of body is different. Simon Newark, not-for-profit expert at accountants UHY Hacker Young, said: “Having different rules for each type of organisation is ridiculous. The rules are frequently updated but it would make it a lot easier for all charities if there were clear, uniform rules for everyone. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 September 2005 | Newscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “EU law gives member states the opportunity to choose from a list of conditions to qualify for tax relief. Rather than choosing one definition of ‘not-for profit’ and giving all organisations the samequalifying test, the UK has made it much more complicated by choosingdifferent conditions for each type of organisation.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Organizing workers to fight for solidarity

first_imgLarry Holmes at Marx anniversary meeting.Part 2 of a talk by Larry Holmes, first secretary of Workers World Party, at the May 6 meeting titled “[email protected]: Class Struggle in the Age of Trump” in New York.We have to begin to overturn the narrow conceptions of how workers are organized.Conventional trade unionism, that is, business unionism, says, “Well, we’ll organize workers if we feel that they can win recognition and get a contract and be able to negotiate the terms of their exploitation. If they can’t do that, we don’t know what to do with them.”This is the main reason why several unions gave up on trying to organize fast food workers. The argument was: “You can’t organize McDonald’s. You’ll never get recognition. We’re throwing good money after bad.” All kinds of excuses. So they gave up.That’s very dangerous, because from a revolutionary Marxist perspective, if you don’t organize as many workers as you can, under whatever circumstances they’re toiling, then you make it easier for the system to pit workers against each other.There’s something we can learn from the teachers who are striking in Arizona and Colorado and other places. They’re also going out in North Carolina. This is revolutionary. I don’t know whether everybody gets this.These education workers — it’s not just teachers — are fighting in so-called right-to-work, anti-worker, anti-union states. They are not recognized by the government. Their strikes, according to bourgeois law, are illegal. Which means it’s a rebellion where tens of thousands of them are saying to hell with it. They could get fired. They could get fined. But still they’re walking out.It’s a message to every worker everywhere. Regardless of your circumstance, regardless of the laws in your state, you can organize if there are revolutionaries and activists and militants like ourselves who understand and who will help you any way that we can. And that’s the big challenge for us.We need what one might call “real internationalism.” There’s a big struggle going on in France. It’s very important. It’s basically the workers again rising up and fighting against what the bourgeoisie has been trying to do there for several generations — take back all the gains of the workers so it can be more competitive.The problem is, the other workers in Europe should be standing with them. And actually, it should be more than just a European struggle. It should be a worldwide struggle. Why? Because if the bourgeoisie is victorious there, then they’ll try it everywhere else, like they already have in Detroit and Puerto Rico.We need to give a new revolutionary scope to our struggle: That it’s really a global class struggle.This is from the “Communist Manifesto,” written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels about 170 years ago: “Now and then the workers are victorious, but only for a time. The real fruit of their battles lies, not in the immediate result, but in the ever-expanding union of the workers. This union is helped on by the improved means of communication that are created by modern industry and that place the workers of different localities in contact with one another. It was just this contact that was needed to centralise the numerous local struggles, all of the same character, into one nationwide struggle between classes.”I think what they just did here was give you a Marxist analysis of social media. It’s communications technology that has made it easier to organize across large distances. The bourgeoisie uses it for its purposes, and the working class uses it for its purposes. Now you can contemplate the unimaginable possibility of a global strike. It’s going to happen one day.Capitalism throws workers into violent competition with each other. And in a crisis, this competition is exacerbated; it gets worse. It’s only when the struggle reaches a certain momentum that it changes that problem, and solidarity becomes stronger. Then solidarity has a lot of gravity and the workers come together.This is where the danger of Trump comes in. We can say a lot about Trump. As bad and dangerous as Trump is, actually he’s a sign that the system is falling apart. He’s a sign of desperation. However, let us not forget what Trump is about, primarily. He’s about smashing the working class. He’s about dividing the workers from the most oppressed sections of the working class.If we understood what Marx was about, we probably would have tried to do more in solidarity with the immigrant workers who came to this country in a caravan recently, whom Trump has been attacking and attacking for weeks. He sent troops down there, and more cops, and more judges, and more of the state apparatus to repress them.I’m not saying that the reason why we need to zero in on solidarity with immigrant workers is because their plight is necessarily worse or greater than that of other workers in another part of the world, or that it’s a moral question. No, that’s not it at all.If we get what the ruling class is up to — if we really understand how they want to keep the working class chained — then we would know that it was time to find a way to solidarize ourselves with these migrant workers. Fortunately we’re going to have another opportunity to do that. As a matter of fact, many opportunities.I hope Workers World Party and all of our allies, communists and socialists or however you characterize yourselves, those who want revolution, those who want to help the working class and lift it up, and those who want to go beyond immediate demands and see something else at the end of the tunnel called socialist revolution — let us work harder. Let us use Marx’s 200th birthday to inspire us to do that.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The Hassan Ruvakuki case: Burundian authorities entrenched in injustice

first_img BurundiAfrica February 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Hassan Ruvakuki case: Burundian authorities entrenched in injustice Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders firmly denounces the relentlessness that the Burundian Authorities have shown against Hassan Ruvakuki. The correspondent for the Swahili service of Radio France Internationale (RFI), who is also a journalist for Bonesha radio, has been imprisoned since the 28th November 2011 and had applied for parole. On 19 February 2013, an announcement from the Ministry of Justice, as well as the repression of a demonstration, put an end to any such hope.“The judicial persecution of Hassan Ruvakuki puts the Burundian authorities in an untenable position,” says Reporters Without Borders. “The violent repression of a peaceful demonstration demanding his release proves that they’ll do anything to justify their actions. Despite legal arguments, the mobilisation of journalists and the criticism of diplomats in the country, they’re using all means at their disposal to avoid admitting their own error. It’s time that the Burundian authorities put an end to this injustice and order the immediate release of Hassan Ruvakuki”.The Burundian authorities accuse Hassan Ruvakuki of complicity with a rebel group, whose emergence he had gone to cover in Tanzania in November 2011. He was originally sentenced to life in prison for terrorism but on appeal, the charge was changed to “participating in an association formed for the purpose of attacking people and property”. After several delays to the hearings, the Court of Appeal commuted the sentence to three years in prison. Ignoring international appeals, the prosecutor used the pretext of a further appeal to deny the journalist parole. Hassan Ruvakuki’s lawyer was not notified that this procedure was taking place.A few hours before this statement from the Ministry of Justice, the Bujumbura police used tear gas to violently disperse journalists who had been demonstrating peacefully, for the fourth time, demanding the release of their colleague. Several sources reported that journalists wearing t-shirts bearing pictures of Hassan Ruvakuki were beaten, and Innocent Muhozi, President of the Burundi Press Observatory, was temporarily arrested.Hassan Ruvakuki has benefitted from strong international support from diplomats, journalists and individuals, all ready to show their support for a journalist who was just doing his job when he went to get information direct from the source. A petition demanding Hassan Ruvakuki’s release has already garnered over 2,500 signatures, and the support of a number of international media organisations. Sign the petition. For more information on Hassan Ruvakuki’s case since his November 2011 arrest, please see here.To learn more about the state of press freedom in Burundi, see here. Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention Follow the news on Burundi News BurundiAfrica RSF_en Reports Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists to go further June 5, 2020 Find out more News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Photo : Esdras Ndikumana / AFP November 27, 2020 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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