Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 16 March 2011 8:34 pm More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Turmoil creates buying opportunity Share WHILE the Mitchells & Butlers soap opera plays itself out in the boardroom, the company is doing swimmingly. Maybe the infighting has led to a creative tension that is good for business. Whatever the reason, investors should use the 2.9 per cent fall in M&B’s shares yesterday as a buying opportunity.The group holds some of the best assets in the business, including brands like O’Neill’s, Harvester and All Bar One. And it has a 16 per cent share of the attractive food-led pubs market – more than any of its competitors. Its balance sheet doesn’t look bad either; while others are nursing debt hangovers, Numis reckons M&B has a war chest of £500m to spend on acquisitions.M&B trades on an enterprise multiple of 8.3 compared to 8.8 for the rest of the sector (a better measure than the standard price to earnings ratio due to the sector’s indebtedness. It deserves to be rated more highly; investors who get in now could make a tidy profit. Tags: NULL
FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FMBcapital Holdings Plc (FMBCH.mw) 2008 annual report.Company ProfileFMBcapital Holdings (FMBCH) is the Mauritius based holding company for the FMBcapital Group and was listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange in September 2017 following a one for one share swap with First Merchant Bank of Malawi shareholders. FMBCH has banking and finance operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is primarily an investment holding company with interests as follows: First Capital Bank, Malawi – 100% (established June 1995)First Capital Bank, Botswana – 38,60% (established July 2008)Capital Bank Mozambique – 70% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank, Zambia – 49% (acquired June 2013)First Capital Bank in association with Barclays – 62% (acquired October 2017) Through its subsidiaries, FMBCH offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to both corporate and retail sectors. The Global Credit Rating Co. has consistently given FMB an annual Long Term Rating of A+ and a Short Term Rating of A1 since 2007. FMBcapital Holdings Plc is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
As you would expect during the 2017-2018 rugby season, the sheer amount of injuries affecting every team is incredibly high. And the natural result of this is that these players need to be replaced by other players in the squad, or the club needs to make signings to provide injury cover.The signing of a player to cover injuries is otherwise known as a medical joker in France. These signings are synonymous with the Top 14, so at Rugby World we have put together a list of the biggest mid-season medical joker signings.Luke McAlister – Clermont AuvergneIn November, former Toulouse fly-half McAlister was loaned out to Clermont after their starting fly-half Camille Lopez broke his ankle. McAlister was the third choice fly-half at his current club Toulon behind Francois Trinh-Duc, and Anthony Belleau, and at this stage in his long career, at 34, he would just want to play as much as possible.Nick Frisby – BordeauxRejected Wallaby: Frisby was not part of the Queensland Reds’ plansDespite being under contract with the Queensland Reds until 2019, new coach Brad Thorn told Frisby he was not part of his plans at scrum-half, with James Tuttle and Moses Sorovi jumping ahead of him. For a period of time, Frisby was the second best Australian scrum-half frequently, coming on to replace Will Genia in Tests. He will now have to re-start things in Bordeaux.Jarrad Hoeata – MontpellierMaori All Black: Hoeata in actionFormer All Black Hoeata has been brought in to cover for injured youngster Jacques du Plessis, who has been ruled out the entire season for Vern Cotter’s side. Hoeata will be familiar to those who saw him play for Cardiff Blues recently. Toa Halafihi – Lyon Snubbed: Halafihi was not signed up by any Super Rugby sidesSnubbed by all of the New Zealand Super Rugby franchises, 24-year-old Halafihi signed with Lyon when his future in New Zealand became unclear. Providing cover for Englishman Carl Fearns, who has been ruled out for the season, the youngster showed great form in the Mitre 10 Cup for Taranaki, which goes some way to explain why the French side snapped him up.LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSBjorn Basson – Oyonnax Springbok: Oyonnax snapped up the former Test playerDue to an injury to Matthew Hopper, Basson was signed fairly recently and has had a positive impact scoring two tries in six appearances. He has not signed a contract with any Super Rugby sides either so for the foreseeable time, France is where his future lies.Gurthro Steenkamp – Stade FrancaisOut of Contract: Toulouse never re-signed Steenkamp after his contract expiredThe South African prop was brought in as a medical joker ahead of the first week of the new season. His contract was up with Toulouse but Stade Francais signed him after fellow Springbok Heinke van der Merwe went down with an injury. There are plenty of mid-season replacements to talk about so check out our list of players brought in as injury cover Sublime Cover: McAlister, the third string Toulon fly-half was signed by Clermont Alby Mathewson – ToulonRevelation: Mathewson has become a crucial component of Toulon’s sideMathewson, has become a pivotal member of the Toulon side putting in excellent performances acting as medical cover for the French outfit. He went on a run of three tries in three games and has given them an experienced and commanding head at the nine position. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events [World Council of Churches] As more people face famine today than any time in modern history, the World Council of Churches (WCC) together with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and a range of faith-based partners and networks invite a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21, 2017, in response to the hunger crisis.Read the full article here. Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Poverty & Hunger Submit a Press Release Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Posted May 5, 2017 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags May 21 set as global day of prayer to end famine Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ 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 Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC
Irish organist takes on 800–hymn marathon challenge to boost parish funds Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Church of Ireland] A Dublin organist will play the entire Church Hymnal to raise funds for his parish. David O’Shea, director of music at St. Philip’s Church in Milltown Parish, will play through the Church Hymnal (fifth edition) on June 11. The Hymnathon will be livestreamed on Music at Sandford and St. Philip’s YouTube channel starting at 9:30 a.m.Over the last 15 months, parish funds have been hit hard, and in exploring suitable alternative ways to raise income, David settled on the hymnathon, as it can easily be followed remotely. Donations are invited here.There are 719 hymns and a total of 799 tunes in the Church Hymnal and some tunes are used several times, resulting in over 800 pieces. David will play the first verse of each hymn. He has calculated that the Hymnathon will take approximately 10 hours to complete.Read the entire article here. Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release 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 Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Bath, NC Liturgy & Music Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, Featured Events Posted Jun 8, 2021 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY
ArchDaily Year: Housing Vitrolles / MDR Architectes Save this picture!© Stéphane Chalmeau+ 32 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/255960/housing-vitrolles-mdr-architectes Clipboard France Housing Vitrolles / MDR ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHousing Vitrolles / MDR Architectes “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Vitrolles, France Projects “COPY” Architects: MDR Architectes Area Area of this architecture project 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/255960/housing-vitrolles-mdr-architectes Clipboard Photographs: Stéphane ChalmeauText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the western outer rim of the town, next to the A7 freeway in the Petite Garrigue neighborhood. The environment on the Eastern front all along the Paul Guigou boulevard is scarcely populated with a few isolated apartment buildings.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe 58 living units are spread out into 4 distinct buildings each with 15 living units. The implantation of these buildings optimizes the topographic specificities of the landsite. In fact, their exact implantation is located at the height of the embankment, keeping them at a nice distance from the street. The buildings are directly accessible from the boulevard by pedestrian lanes between the buildings in order to access the gardens and green areas. An inside private roadway connected to the boulevard by the southern end of the site enables the cars to access the building site by its western rim, out of the freeway. This roadway also keeps the A7 outer rims at an additional distance, since it is bordered with trees. This road distributes the accesses to the split-level car parks planned under each building. Alongside this private roadway, plants and bushes form a line alongside the facades with private outside parking spaces for visitors. The space located between each building front offers a view on the gardens planted above. Accessible ramps connect to the pathways leading to the building entrances and back to the sidewalks of the Paul Guigou boulevard. Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauEach of the four building is unique. The implementation of textured cement boxes and openings vary from one building to the next. We wanted this characteristic to “break” the repetitive visual effect and for the residents to self-appropriate their living area. This differentiation is furthermore underlined by a color code allowing the identification of each unit from afar. The inside of the loggias as well as the technical walls and welcome areas on the street front are in bright colors, from orange ocher to anis green thus sublimating the whiteness of the facades. Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe building facades also change colors with the various contrasts of the daytime and nighttime ballet of shadows and lights thus creating various raised designs thanks to the differences in volumes, but also to the various depths of the loggias and the slanted walls. Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessMemorial to the Abolition of Slavery / Wodiczko + BonderArticlesCollege of Engineering and Applied Sciences Building for Nanjing University / HDRArticles Share Photographs Area: 5315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMDR ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingVitrollesFrancePublished on July 26, 2012Cite: “Housing Vitrolles / MDR Architectes” 26 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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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. Tagged with: Trading ActionAid Recycling launches latest Mobile Phone Amnesty The Mobile Phone Amnesty was first established in 2005 as a means to increase awareness of the work ActionAid Recycling does and highlight the fact that some 15 million unwanted phones are discarded each year in the UK alone.ActionAid Recycling collects empty printer cartridges, unwanted mobile phones and PDA’s to be reused and recycled. ActionAid Recycling also sells new cartridges. ActionAid Recycling pays to ActionAid 10% of sales generated from donated ink and toner cartridges, PDA’s and mobile phones. In 2005 this equated to 75% of the business profits of ActionAid Recycling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ActionAid Recycling has launched its latest campaign to persuade people to donate their unwanted mobile phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) to raise funds for its founder charity ActionAid. Every participant will be entered into a prize draw for each handset they send for recycling.Prizes on offer include a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro laptop with Windows XP, A Solio charger, and an organic hamper.The Mobile Phone Amnesty runs throughout December 2006 and January 2007 and aims in particular to attract people who have been given a new handset for Christmas, leaving them with an older but still functioning model. Advertisement 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2006 | News
Regional and international health officials emphasize that the Ebola virus disease crisis is not over, as three new cases have appeared in Liberia. This country was one of the hardest hit West African states by EVD from 2014 to 2015. Then more than 11,000 people in the region died from the most virulent forms of viral hemorrhagic fevers.Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were the most severely impacted states in the EVD outbreak, which became known internationally in early 2014. All three countries have experienced internal conflict and unrest over the last three decades.Nathan Gboetoe’s father took him to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, on Nov. 18. Bleeding from the mouth, but without a fever, the 15-year-old was taken to the trauma ward and tested for EVD two days later. The results were positive. However, the delay in diagnosis and medical treatment led to Gboetoe’s death on Nov. 20.The child’s death shattered the notion that Liberia had eradicated the dreaded disease.The question arises: How could such a situation occur in light of the experiences of 2014-15 when the largest EVD outbreak profoundly impacted Liberia? The country has strong historic ties to the United States.Clair MacDougall stated in an article on the Foreign Policy website: “Gbotoe should have been fully checked by a triage at the entrance at the hospital where health workers screen for patients who may have Ebola and need to be isolated. The doctors and nurses who handled his case didn’t wear the correct equipment for treating possible Ebola cases that protects against the highly infectious virus.” (Nov. 26)Nonetheless, Dr. Francis Kateh denied protocol was violated. Kateh is the chief medical officer and acting director of the Incidence Management System that monitors Ebola cases. The same article quotes him, “No one would walk around with [personal protective equipment] in this climate.”Kateh reported that the nine health care workers who interacted with Gbotoe have been quarantined and that the 150 people, both patients and medical personnel, who were in contact with him were identified.Guinea’s last-known caseIn neighboring Guinea, the health care resources are more limited than in Liberia.Guinea, a former French colony, defied French imperialism in 1958 and gained its independence. The first EVD cases were identified there in late 2013.On Nov. 28, Nubia, a 1-month-old baby girl, Guinea’s last reported EVD case, left the hospital. The baby is perhaps the first infant to survive after being born to an infected mother. Her recovery represents the hope that Ebola has been eradicated in the country. The medical staff was delighted, after dealing with one of the most challenging periods in the country’s modern history.Laurence Sailly, director of the emergency team of Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres/MSF) in Guinea, told Reuters on Nov. 28, “This is a very happy day for us.” Nubia “is a symbol of what we are capable of doing at this stage of the epidemic.”Sailly says that Nubia overcame the disease due to experimental drugs and intensive treatment provided by 20 health care workers. She received the Ebola drug ZMapp and GS-5734, an experimental anti-viral medication being developed by a U.S. biopharmaceutical firm. During the treatment, Nubia was connected to a monitoring system that allowed physicians and nurses to track the infant’s breathing and heart rate and make sure procedures were used to prevent further infections.It will take another six weeks without any new cases for Guinea to be considered “Ebola-free.”Worst outbreak in 39 yearsThe 2014-15 epidemic was the largest outbreak of EVD since it was first observed in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Liberia’s recent case underscores the importance of robust surveillance measures to ensure rapid detection of any reintroduction or re-emergence of the disease in unaffected areas. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have installed surveillance systems to enable medical workers and members of the public to report EVD cases and deaths,Several other West African states have not been impacted by the EVD outbreak, or else they swiftly eradicated a small number of cases in those countries. In Nigeria, Senegal and Mali, a small outbreak was immediately contained, resulting in few deaths.The World Health Organization was severely criticized in 2014 for not taking decisive action during the first weeks and months of the outbreak. The U.N.-affiliated agency has said that Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were not capable of handling continuing cases on their own.“The response to Ebola — the national leadership, community engagement, so many people working so hard for such a long period of time with such dedication — if that can be translated into efforts beyond Ebola, then actually all the countries have a bright future ahead of them,” Peter Graaff, the U.N. Regional Inter-Agency Coordinator on Ebola, told the U.N. News Center. (Nov. 27)This may be true in the short term, but Africa cannot continue to rely on outside institutions and governments to adequately monitor, prevent and treat EVD and other infectious ailments. Internal structures must be developed and enhanced to bring about healthy and productive lives for the majority of the continent’s residents.Cuba: beacon of solidarityTo reach this objective, stronger emphasis must be placed on developing national and regional health care systems, along with advanced educational and communication networks to eradicate the underlying causes of the outbreaks. Socialist Cuba’s role in providing assistance during the peak EVD outbreak exemplifies how underdeveloped postcolonial states can reverse the legacy of imperialist exploitation and alienation.After the 1959 revolution, Cuba broke with capitalist ownership of production and moved toward self-sufficiency. As a result of its rapid development as a socialist state, Cuba has become a beacon of international solidarity — particularly toward the African continent.Cuba’s assistance to Africa continues a decades-long process of reconnection with its ancestral and cultural roots — and moves toward fulfilling its goals of working for a world where human beings’ value supersedes the drive for profits and political domination. Cuba’s contribution to the international response to the largest EVD outbreak ever seen was even recognized by U.S. corporate media.African Union member-states have praised the Cuban government’s response to the EVD outbreak of 2014-15. AU Commission Chair Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma visited Cuba recently to express gratitude and discuss ongoing collaborative projects between the continent and the revolutionary Caribbean island nation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
November 28 marks the 50th National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass., when Indigenous peoples pay homage to their ancestors and relate their history as the original inhabitants of this country, while they expose the myths about the “benevolent” Pilgrims. In fact, European colonialists committed massive crimes against Native peoples, stealing their lands and food, obliterating their culture and engaging in genocide.This year’s event will honor ailing Native political prisoner, Leonard Peltier, age 75, who has been unjustly imprisoned for 43 years, currently in Florida, separated by thousands of miles from his family and nation in North Dakota.It is a day to laud Indigenous peoples worldwide who fight oppression and lead the struggles to save lands, forests and rivers from capitalist destruction. This is a time to pay tribute to all Native water protectors and land defenders, including those murdered for daring to oppose corporate profiteers, such as Honduran Berta Cáceres, a Lenca leader.Workers World Party hails Evo Morales, Indigenous president of Bolivia, who was ousted in an illegal coup by wealthy right-wingers, in league with Washington. Courageous Indigenous peoples there have demonstrated against the brutal, racist coup-makers, despite horrific repression. We honor Indigenous peoples, workers and youth participating in anti-government demonstrations in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.WWP expresses our solidarity with all im/migrants and refugees being held hostage by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on orders from the White House and those deported and denied entry. We condemn the Border Patrol for separating migrant families at the U.S./Mexico border, caging and mistreating children.Regarding family separation, reactionary forces are mobilizing to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act, meant to keep Indigenous children with their families and nations, instead of adopted out by right-wing networks. This campaign is a deliberate effort to suppress Indigenous culture and undermine legal protection gained by Native communities.Shocking data from 71 cities tells of 506 murdered or missing Native women and girls; that is a vast undercount. There has been little follow-up or media coverage. Federal legislation on this is inching along only because of public pressure.Another problem facing Native people is the underfunded, inadequate and unreliable Indian Health Service, which leaves many Indigenous families with little to no medical care.Indigenous peoples lead resistance to corporate pollutersA militant struggle was waged to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the Dakotas, designed to transport oil across several states at great risk. An oil spill would poison the precious water source relied on by millions of people and contaminate Native land and sacred sites.Led by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, with other Native nations and joined by environmentalists and other supporters, water protectors heroically occupied the land, defying brutal state and private security repression. Hundreds of people were arrested and detained under inhumane conditions — including in cages.Some Native fighters were sentenced to federal prison terms. North Dakota arrested hundreds and prosecuted many. Currently, DAPL owner Energy Transfer Partners seeks to double its oil flow in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux are fighting this expansion in court.Meanwhile, 9,120 barrels of oil spilled on Oct. 28 from the Keystone XL Pipeline — which carries tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas — contaminating North Dakota wetlands. A KXL pipeline leak of 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota set off protests of thousands of people in 2017. Despite these disasters, TC Energy, KXL’s owner, plans to expand the pipeline, which Native groups and environmentalists are challenging.No surprise: Polluter in chief Donald Trump issued an executive order allowing KXL’s construction, regardless of environmental and health dangers, violation of Indigenous land rights or mass opposition.The greedy companies that profit from these pipelines have successfully pressured many states to prohibit anti-pipeline activism, denying the basic right to demonstrate. These pro-corporate laws designed to stifle the movement must be opposed!The racist Trump administration shows contempt for Indigenous peoples’ sovereignty, seizing their lands and trampling on their rights and culture: Big Oil’s friend in the White House ordered that Bears Ears, ancestral land for five Native nations in Utah, be opened up to corporate fracking, drilling and mining. Years of struggle won national monument status for Bears Ears; now these Native nations are fighting this land grab to regain oversight of their sacred site and protect it.Indigenous people in Hawai’i have been occupying Mauna Kea, the world’s the world’s tallest mountain when measured from sea bed to top, to prevent installation of the multimillion-dollar Thirty Meter Telescope. It is a sacred place, a conservation site and the watershed for the Big Island.A successful struggle is winning commemoration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day in cities and states around the country, as more people reject the Columbus myth and want to honor Native people, not a colonizer.On the 50th National Day of Mourning, Workers World extends our utmost solidarity to Indigenous peoples worldwide — and gives our wholehearted support to all the struggles against environmental racism and imperialist oppression and for the preservation of the planet and all forms of life on it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this