Howard Lake | 12 February 2001 | News 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New funding news site The site’s listing of funding announcements has been updated every few days over the past couple of months, but it is not comprehensive. The site features other resources, including several pages listing books on fundraising and management. Visit AccessFunds.co.uk AccessFunds.co.uk is a new site designed “to provide a single point from which charities can get the latest funding information from Central Government, the devolved institutions, EU, quangos and the National Lottery.” AccessFunds.co.uk is a new site designed “to provide a single point from which charities can get the latest funding information from Central Government, the devolved institutions, EU, quangos and the National Lottery.” It is the work of Parimal Desai, a fundraiser with over thirteen years experience of the charitable sector. Parimal says “In trying to raise funds, I realised I was spending a considerable amount of time locating all of the various funding sources and that this was a never-ending process, as there are new funding initiatives being announced constantly.” Advertisement 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.
The following edited remarks were made on an April 9 webinar entitled “The struggle continues — Next Steps for BAmazon Union and beyond — Organizer’s Meeting” organized by supportamazonworkers.org. Holmes is Workers World Party’s First Secretary and an organizer with the Workers Assembly Against Racism in New York City. My heart, my solidarity goes out to the organizers and workers in Bessemer who fought so hard for this vote. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union was outmatched and outgunned by this behemoth of a monster global capitalist corporation, Amazon. But still they did what, frankly, bigger unions should have done, who had more resources, infinitely more resources. The union took it on. But as comrade Saladin said, this is one battle; this is the beginning.Larry Holmes at Feb. 20 rally for Amazon Bessemer workers in New York City. WW PHOTO: G. DunkelThe vote in Bessemer is not just a problem or crisis or a setback, or however you want to characterize it. It’s not just a problem for the workers in Alabama or for the workers in the South or for Amazon workers; it’s a problem for the whole working class, for the whole labor movement and for the left.Most of us understood that we should not rely on 6,000 workers in Alabama to take on the biggest corporation in the world, a corporation that pretty much defines 21st-century global capitalism. It’s our crisis. Now labor must be challenged. This has to intensify a very necessary crisis inside the labor movement on all levels, not just the leadership, not just the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, but most importantly at the rank-and-file level.That’s why I agree with Saladin [Muhammad] about going around and having meetings to talk to workers on a rank-and-file basis about this. The questions must be posed: What is labor going to do about this now? What is the response going to be? The only true answer is this: The working class and its organizations — not only the biggest and most important at the moment because of its resources — the organized labor movement must come up with a plan to respond to this, to organize Amazon — not just Bessemer — which has a million workers in this country, not including Whole Foods, which they own.How are the unions going to work together? What’s their strategy? What is their plan? Which unions are going to work together and not compete with each other? How are they going to win over the militants in groups like Amazonians United and Whole Foods United groups — like my good friend, Chris Smalls, the founder of the Congress of Essential Workers. They have a base in these Amazon and Whole Foods sites, and they feel alienated by the unions.Unions are not who they run to, and they have good reasons for this; that — most of us agree on. But the problem is, the reality of the situation means that we must deal with the labor movement, because the labor movement has the resources, the infrastructure, the muscle and the power. And the workers and the militants that have been organizing Amazon and Whole Foods are brave, strong; they’re salting Amazon and Whole Foods, but they can’t do it by themselves.It’s important for the unions — not to ignore them and not to dismiss them — but you’ve got to work with them and win them over. Another critical reality is the largest percentage of the working class is not in the union movement. But they must be told that even though they only order, if they can afford to, from Amazon, they’re important to the struggle.Of course, it’s the workers who work for Amazon and Whole Foods who are critical to organizing Amazon and Whole Foods. But the rest of us who are part of the working class, we’re on the outside; we are in the tens of millions on a global basis. We are in the hundreds of millions, but we have a stake in this; this is our fight.That’s why some of the mass mobilizations that we helped to organize Feb. 20 and March 20, in solidarity with the union fight in Alabama, were important. Those actions helped push the labor movement, which on many levels was not even involved in Alabama, to get involved in it. What we are saying now is that a part of our reaction to what happened yesterday and today is the disclosure of this vote, which made our days more difficult; we have got to respond to that.We want to throw out Sat., April 17. Some groups have already called actions before, that where we respond to, I would like those demonstrations to be in the thousands. But that’s not important. What’s important is that the left, that is seriously concerned about the working class and that is in this fight and not just observing it, has to find its voice.And we have to try to get others to come with us and say: No. We’re going to demand an end to this union busting that Amazon is involved in, the multimillion-dollar union busting that they brought to bear on these workers in Alabama. No.We’ve got to say that, while at the end of the day, the decisive struggle will be based on the workers in these workplaces. The whole working class has got to be mobilized to say we demand that Amazon and Whole Foods, and whatever other entities that have workers that it buys because it’s so rich, we have to demand that they accept the unionization of the workers.The working class has to say that’s a very necessary complement to the workplace organizing. I want to just mention some strategies going forward which I hope that others will echo on, disagree with or add to.Strategies for moving forwardA lot of us are organizing around the right-to-organize legislation known as the PRO Act, which is progressive, good and helpful. But it does not include recognizing card collection as the basis of an employer having to recognize a union. They still have to go the National Labor Relations Board route, which was a big problem in Alabama. We want “card check” that organizes collecting those cards, and once you have enough of them, that should be it.The boss has to sit down and negotiate with you, end of story. That’s not in the PRO Act. We’ve got to demand [its inclusion] in the PRO Act. Also that bill is hung up in the Senate, which makes it easy for President Biden and others to say they’re for it, but basically do nothing about it. We’re trying to understand why Biden has got all these powers and said he’s like FDR, pro-labor, [but] waited until the middle of the campaign to say something, not at the beginning.Why doesn’t he issue an executive order or series of executive orders that essentially puts the right to organize the PRO Act into law right away, including card check? We want to hear what people think about that and maybe organize a campaign around that to use that executive order.We want to talk about the formation of workers assemblies. In the example and spirit of what the Southern Workers Assembly has done, we can learn a lot. Where the labor movement is weak in the South, the Assembly has filled the vacuum.They have organized workers in states where it’s illegal to be in a union, where you can’t pay dues, but they’ve done it. They’ve got much to teach us. And the way the union movement is now, it’s not welcoming, except in the most rare instances, to migrant workers, to undocumented workers, to incarcerated workers, to sex workers who are trans workers, to gig workers, to Uber drivers. Who’s going to organize these assemblies?These workers assemblies, organized on a local basis, attempt to both organize workers and support unions and struggles and solidarize themselves with ongoing workers’ struggles locally and internationally.They are essential at this time to transforming the working-class movement and making it radical, making it inclusive and not exclusive. And it’s up to us. We can’t wait for somebody else to do it.May Day 2021 is coming up. How can we make May Day, three weeks from tomorrow, meaningful to what happened in Alabama, to the right-to-organize legislation, to organizing the unorganized? Should we issue a national call for May Day actions or with some key issues that we recommend that activists around the country take up?Left unity is crucialI want to speak to the need for left unity. In a lot of ways what we saw over the past two months in organizing the national days of solidarity with the workers in Alabama, was a kind of left unity. It wasn’t organized; it wasn’t groups that got together and talked to each other. But all of a sudden this group was doing it and that group and these groups that don’t work together, despite a lot of differences on big and small issues, not minimizing that.But clearly for any of us who are serious, we can’t make any motion — we can’t do anything unless there’s some serious left unity. Our organizations alone are too small. If we just want to comment on stuff, if we want to criticize, which is necessary, that’s okay. But if we want to do something, if we want to actually do something that makes a difference to transforming our class, to organizing workers, to transforming the working-class movement, to changing what it is now to what it should be, we got to work together.Different organizations, socialists and communists worked together in the 1930s. They did it from Minneapolis to Flint to everywhere — they did it. We’ve got to move in that spirit. The Democratic Socialists of America, by far the biggest left grouping and not a homogeneous group politically, even they are not big enough. And those of us in smaller groups, where we don’t have the size in certain areas, we have the experience to be helpful.So as we move forward, let’s try to do what we did over the past two months. If we can do that, and we’re really serious, I don’t think there’s any end to what we can do. The main point — and I’m repeating myself — is that it’s one thing to have a meeting and sit aside and comment and criticize. And that’s important, especially if it educates and doesn’t demoralize views, or isn’t just cynical.But we also have to be concerned about what we can do when we’ve worked together. And if we have to struggle over the kind of structures that we need for real left unity, let us do that. But let us do that honestly. And let us do that with revolutionary determination to have an impact on the future.Twitter: @monifromhomeFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Help by sharing this information News to go further RSF_en RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Reporters Without Borders today called on the Saudi authorities to stop blocking Elaph, an Arabic-language news website that is very popular in the Arab world. Access to the site from within Saudi Arabia has been blocked since May 2006.“No government should be able to block access to a website without obtaining a court order first,” the press freedom said. “But this site is an independent and reliable source of news about the Arab world and we regard its blocking as an arbitrary and unjustified act of censorship.”Interviewed by the news agency Reuters yesterday, Elaph editor Sultan al-Qahtani said the blocking was put in place as a result of pressure from religious conservatives who are “against modernity.” He added: “It’s a war against the future. In time, I think it’s a losing battle for them – no one can fight the future.” The authorities have not explained why they are blocking the site.Elaph employs 90 journalists and gets 1.5 million visits a day. Reporters Without Borders and the Arab human rights group HRinfo wrote to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud asking him to stop censoring the site when access was previously blocked for a short while in March 2006.The job of Internet censorship in Saudi Arabia is entrusted to the Internet Services Unit, a government agency that gets its instructions from the security services. Saudi Arabia is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “13 Internet Enemies.” Organisation Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News The Saudi authorities have been blocking access to the Arabic-language news website Elaph since May 2006. Reporters Without Borders condemns this censorship of an independent news outlet and calls on the Internet Services Unit, the government agency in charge of filtering the Internet in Saudi Arabia, to put an end to the blocking. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Receive email alerts July 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to stop blocking popular Arabic-language news website March 9, 2021 Find out more
News Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of three journalists – Caroline Laurent of Elle, Alfred Yaghobzadeh of Sipa and Yong Tae-young of KBS – who were kidnapped yesterday from a Gaza City hotel by an armed group linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) that claimed to belong to the “Jericho brigades.” May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en May 16, 2021 Find out more News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced relief at the release today of three journalists – Caroline Laurent of Elle, Alfred Yaghobzadeh of Sipa and Yong Tae-young of KBS – who were kidnapped yesterday from a Gaza City hotel by an armed group linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) that claimed to belong to the “Jericho brigades.”They were abducted in reprisal for the raid which the Israeli army carried out on a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho in order to capture PFLP chief Ahmad Saadat, who was being held for the 2001 murder of Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi.————————————————————————–15.03.2006 Call for the release of three journalists kidnapped in Gaza CityReporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the kidnapping of two French journalists, Caroline Laurent of Elle and Alfred Yaghobzadeh of Sipa, and South Korean journalist Yong Tae-young of KBS yesterday in Gaza City, hours after an Israeli army raid on a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho.“We call on the kidnappers to free their hostages, who were just doing their job as journalists and can in no way be held responsible for Israeli army operations in the West Bank, and we call on the Palestinian authorities to do everything possible to locate them and ensure they are returned safe and sound to their families,” the organisation said.“We already urged the Palestinian authorities on several occasions to take steps to reinforce the protection of local and foreign journalists working in the Gaza Strip, but clearly nothing was done and we now hold them partially responsible for the appalling security situation still prevailing there,” Reporters Without Borders added.Four journalists were kidnapped last year in the Gaza Strip. All were freed by their kidnappers.In yesterday’s kidnapping, the three journalists were taken from a central Gaza City hotel frequented by foreigners, just hours after Israeli troops stormed Jericho prison to capture Ahmad Saadat of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who was being held for the 2001 murder of the Israeli tourism minister.Responsibility for the abduction of the journalists was later claimed by a PFLP-linked armed group that said it belonged to the “Jericho brigades.” A spokesman for the group said: “We want the Israeli forces to withdraw from Jericho and we ask the French government to intervene to protect Ahmad Saadat and the other prisoners.”Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas later appealed for calm and urged Palestinians not to attack foreigners and European interests in the Palestinian territories. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Palestine June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News to go further PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes March 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of three journalists held hostage in Gaza City
Facebook by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NEW mental health service for children and young adults is to be extended to Limerick with Mental Health Minister Kathleen Lynch confirming that the service will be available in the city this year.The service, currently available in ten locations throughout the country, will allow children and young adults struggling with anxiety, anger, social isolation and depression to avail of up to six counselling sessions in the city.Minister Lynch said she was pleased to have been able to secure the Jigsaw service for Limerick.“We know that research has shown that about 75 per cent of mental disorders emerge before the age of 25. This is a critical period for children and young adults which can have a bearing on the rest of their lives,” she said.Jigsaw is the second new service for youth mental health that will be established in Limerick this year, along with additional mental health supports to Limerick Youth Service.Recruitment of a project manager for the Jigsaw project in Limerick will commence in February. Following this there will be engagement with young people, the HSE and Limerick City and County Council to secure a suitable premises as a base for the project.It is anticipated that Jigsaw Limerick will have around 1,500 face-to-face contacts with young people in a year.HSE Mid West chief officer, Bernard Gloster sees the new service as a major boost to the health and wellbeing of teenagers and young adults in Limerick.“Far too often we encounter people when they are in crisis, none more so than those who experience mental health pressures. Jigsaw is about ensuring young people have access to youth friendly health services,” Mr Gloster explained.“It is not just about professionals but also building capacity in communities to support young people and challenging all of us to become engaged in our young people’s wellbeing. With an annual investment in the region of €700,000 the necessary time, expertise and resources are being made available to make this happen and to bring to Limerick the learning and benefit of other Jigsaw projects around the country.”Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan described Jigsaw as a fantastic service which was provided by the Headstrong mental health organisation.“It is already making a very positive impact on youth mental health in ten communities across the country and I am delighted that my colleague Minister Kathleen Lynch has provided the funding to extend the service to Limerick this year.“Jigsaw is based on the principle of ‘somewhere to turn to, someone to talk to’. I’ve seen the services that Jigsaw provides at first hand and I know Jigsaw will make a really positive impact in Limerick”, Minister O’Sullivan added RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsLocal NewsJigsaw to help solve youth mental health puzzle in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – January 14, 2016 1409 TAGSEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanHSE Mid WestJigsawlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Youth ServiceMinister Kathleen Lynch Previous articleNoonan confident of more city jobsNext articleAttack on firefighters sparks new call for legal protection Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
The Government says it delivered on 92 percent of the measures promised in the action plan for jobs 2012, but admits that plans to attract more foreign direct investment into the regions have not been realised.The target is the creation of 100,000 jobs by 2016, and a review published by the coalition today says that 249 of the 270 measures in the plan have been acted onThe coalition says employment growth is now beginning in the private sector with a net increase of 12-thousand jobs last year.Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh says while there have been successes, no-one in government is going to claim that everything in the garden is rosy, and he concedes more must be done to attrect investment into the North West………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/joida1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – February 1, 2013 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ More must be done to attract IDA jobs – Mc Hugh Previous articleGAA – McGuinness Looking For Good PerformanceNext articleTwo men back in court on drugs charges News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
AudioHomepage BannerNews ‘Political crisis’ if programme for Government isn’t passed – Varadkar WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic There will be a political crisis if the programme for government doesn’t get passed, according to Leo Varadkar.The Taoiseach has said he believes there is plenty in there for his party to support it.Despite opposition from TD Eamon O Cuiv and some councillors, Fianna Fáil is also expected to back the programme for government.But the outcome is far less clear within the Green Party which needs two thirds of members to support the deal.There’s no consensus on what would happen next if the deal fails, but Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says there would be serious consequences:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/leo3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – June 16, 2020 Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleCommunity rally behind Watson Hire in fire aftermathNext articleOne new Coronavirus death reported in North News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest
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Kali9/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — An ex-employee killed five people when he opened fire at the MillerCoors building in Milwaukee, law enforcement officials told ABC News. The suspect then took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a press conference.Five people, all employees of the company, were found dead in the building, police said. No one else was injured.The suspect is a 51-year-old man from Milwaukee, according to officials.“This is a tragic day for our city, a tragic day for our state,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a press conference Wednesday night. “Five families, six families actually, are grieving. … This is a time for us to think about these families.”Officials said they would not identify the victims until families were notified.“We are still learning more details about what happened at Molson Coors earlier today,” Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement. “What we do know, though, is that more lives were lost in a mass shooting in Wisconsin.”“Our hearts go out to the families of those whose lives were senselessly taken, all of the folks and workers at Molson Coors, and the Milwaukee community as we grapple with yet another act of gun violence that will have long-lasting consequences for this community and our state,” he added.“There is an active situation at our Milwaukee facility and we are working closely with the Milwaukee Police Department,” Molson Coors Beverage Company, the parent company of MillerCoors, said in a statement. “Our top priority is our employees and we’ll provide updates in conjunction with the police as we are able.”Police in Milwaukee said they responded to an active shooting situation Wednesday afternoon near the area of the 4000 block of West State Street.An employee told Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN that she was at her desk when she received an email about the active shooting, telling her to shelter in place. She was not in the building where the shooting took place, she said.They were later evacuated from one building and into another before they were sent to a reunification center, the employee said.The FBI and ATF responded to the scene to assist with local law enforcement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.