Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgCocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.gh)  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is this FTSE 100 dividend stock a ‘best buy’ in this stock market crash?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Friday trading was a much more calmer experience for stock pickers than earlier in the week. But don’t expect it to last. A spike in coronavirus infection rates over the weekend could cause stock bourses to plummet again on Monday morning.In a recent piece I explained why National Grid’s role as the country’s sole power network operator makes it a top FTSE 100 safe haven to load up on today. But in truth Britain’s blue chip index is chock-full of defensive stars like this. Another such share that I think is a top buy for these troubled times is GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Marvellous medicinesMedicines, like food, running water, and a roof over our heads, is something that we expect in a modern society. Indeed, sales for big pharma companies tend to perform more resolutely in times of social, economic, or political crises like this. The panic selling of shares like Glaxo, then – a business which has lost 13% of its value during the past month – provides a terrific dip buying opportunity.It’s not just that demand for the Footsie firm’s prescription treatments hold up well despite the Covid-19 outbreak. The rate at which consumer healthcare products are booming across the globe will help protect Glaxo’s bottom line, too. It hopes to spin this division off into a separate company soon, but for the time being the unit creates almost a third of turnover at group level.Rising infection rates and panicked stockpile-building the world are driving demand for such products. As such, labels like Glaxo’s Panadol and Excedrin painkillers, Otrivin nose unblockers, and Theraflu flu-symptom battlers are likely to be booming right now, too.But don’t be fooled!There’s no reason why sales growth (which came in at 10% in 2019) should take a whack following the Covid-19 outbreak then. As I say, income from some of its products could have well received a significant boost more recently. But contrary to some thinking, it’s unlikely that its involvement to create a coronavirus vaccine will supercharge profits.It’s not just that successfully developing a vaccine with one its partners will prove extremely challenging. Even if it does manage this, the boost to earnings are unlikely to be stratospheric. Buy the business, sure, but not on the back of a possible coronavirus  breakthrough.Too cheap to miss?It has to be said that the medical mammoth hasn’t got 2020 off to a flyer. Its share price was already falling before the coronavirus outbreak worsened in late February, reflecting in large part disappointing financials early last month. City analysts are expecting annual earnings at Glaxo to slip 7% in 2020.I reckon its slipping stock price provides long-term investors an opportunity to nip in and grab a bargain, though. Right now the company carries a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.5 times. Meanwhile, with brokers anticipating another 80p per share dividend in 2020 it sports a mighty 5.6% dividend yield, too.If you’re looking for lifeboats during a bleak period for the global economy, this is one FTSE 100 share I think you should buy today. Royston Wild | Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 | More on: GSK Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Is this FTSE 100 dividend stock a ‘best buy’ in this stock market crash? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

No savings at 40? I’d buy these FTSE 100 shares in an to ISA get rich and retire early

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Royston Wild owns shares of Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group and Prudential. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Royston Wild | Saturday, 18th July, 2020 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. No savings at 40? I’d buy these FTSE 100 shares in an to ISA get rich and retire early Are you a member of the ‘no savings at 40’ club? If so you might be thinking that you’ve blown your chances to get rich and retire early. You’d be wrong, although it’s probably is best if you get your skates on and start about share investing.Even if you’re 40 years of age and don’t have anything saved up for retirement you still have time to build a decent nest egg to retire on. Studies show that long-term share investors – that’s those that buy shares and hold them for a decade or longer – tend to make great returns of at least 8% per year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’s never too lateIt’s still possible to get rich and retire early by buying UK shares, then. I’ve made some calculations to show how. For example, based on that minimum 8% figure, someone aged 40 who begins investing £500 per month in UK shares can expect to make a return of £450,000 before they reach the usual retirement age of 65.It’s clearly never too late to begin investing. I’d argue in fact that the need to build any sort of retirement fund for your later years is a necessity whatever your age. Forget about any notions of trying to get rich for a second. With the State Pension coming under increasing attack you may need to start investing just to keep your head above water when you retire.ISA, ISA babyThe first thing I’d do would be to open a Stocks and Shares ISA. These increasingly popular products are available from a wide range of financial services providers. They are easy to open and manage, and critically they enable you to avoid paying anything in taxes on your gains. With a maximum paying-in allowance of £20,000 a year they meet the needs of the vast majority of people, too.Then I’d go shopping for UK shares that have been washed out during the stock market crash. The 2020 market collapse has seen many great companies frantically sold off along with the bad. As a consequence savvy share investors have a chance to get rich and retire early by buying these brilliant shares at rock-bottom prices and watching them explode in value as the global economy recovers from its recent downturn.Get rich with FTSE 100 sharesThere’s plenty of stocks on the FTSE 100 that I’m eyeing up closely at current prices. I like the look of United Utilities and SSE, firms whose essential services should keep profits growing whatever happens to the global economy. These blue chips offer dividend yields north of 5% at right now.I’d also buy motor insurance provider Admiral because of its market-beating 6% dividend yield. Precious metals producer Polymetal International could also help you get rich on the back of rocketing gold prices this decade. The dividend yield here sits above 5% for 2020. And I’d also buy Prudential to latch onto booming insurance product demand in emerging markets. This FTSE 100 share is stunning value and trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 10 times.This is just a taster of some of the great value FTSE 100 shares that could help you get rich. So don’t worry if you have no savings by 40. By investing in UK shares each month it should still be possible to retire in comfort. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Springboks go one-up in the series with Durban win over England

first_imgMonday Jun 11, 2012 Springboks go one-up in the series with Durban win over England The Springboks beat England 22-17 in a bruising encounter in Durban on Saturday, going 1-0 up in the three-test series and pleasing new coach Heyneke Meyer. The match had it’s casualties, with players from both sides unavailable for the next test. After a tight and tense first half, the home side had the better of the second, scoring tries through Morne Steyn and new captain, Jean De Villiers. Ben Foden scored a consolation try for England on full time, ending the game on a positive note ahead of the Ellis Park clash next weekend.New Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer was happy with the result considering the short amount of time they had to prepare. “I’m just happy we got through the first one,” he said.“I must say there were a few nerves in the beginning. Defence on both sides was unbelievable. The difficulty was just having the three days. It was a new start and a totally different game plan.“A lot of these guys played tough Super Rugby a week ago and we knew England would be fresher and better prepared. There were a few things I was not happy with, especially in the first half, but I was very happy when we got quick ball and quality ball in the second half.“You could see then that we could be a dangerous side,” the former Bulls coach added.InjuriesEngland fullback Mike Brown has been ruled out of the rest of the tour with a hand injury and is replaced in the squad by Nick Abendanon, who was already in his former homeland for a friend’s wedding. Centre Brad Barritt will miss the second test after he took a bad knock to the eye.South African fullback Zane Kirchner has been ruled out of the second test with a knee injury. Gio Aplon has been drafted into the squad as cover, and there were also concerns with Coenie Oosthuizen’s shoulder, so Bulls front rower Dean Greyling gets a call-up.England face a South African Barbarians team in a midweek fixture in Kimberly on Wednesday. You can view the full match post from South Africa vs England, 1st test, hereCredit: BradleyMcknabADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ 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

Cafezal House / FGMF Arquitetos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeFGMF ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCampinasBrazilPublished on October 12, 2020Cite: “Cafezal House / FGMF Arquitetos” [Casa Cafezal / FGMF Arquitetos] 12 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 stream Cafezal House / FGMF ArquitetosSave this projectSaveCafezal House / FGMF Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942886/cafezal-house-fgmf-arquitetos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942886/cafezal-house-fgmf-arquitetos Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily Manufacturers: Deca, Gavazzi Engenharia, Marcos Castilha Arquitetura de Iluminação , Refor Sondas , Serralheria Mutssarela  Area:  12400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2014 Cafezal House / FGMF Arquitetos CopyHouses•Brazil Lead Architects: Autores:Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes FerrazProject Team:Ana Paula Barbosa, Marília Caetano, Sônia Gouveia, Renata DaviEngineering:LEstrut Engenharia (engenheiro Jonathan Lucchini)Landscape:Daniel NunesCollaborators:Felipe Bueno, Carolina Matsumoto Country:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Located on a large sloped property covering nearly 6,000m2, our starting point for organizing this home was the topography, views and sunlight.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Rafaela NettoImplanted on the highest section of the property, the design approach is very synthetic – a type of large portico placed mostly on the ground floor covers an area of almost 700m2, while the home’s components distributed underneath it sit amid internal gardens. The structure, made entirely of light metallic lattices, is hidden in the ceiling under synthetic wood paneling and fascia boards.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Rafaela NettoIn addition to the main volume, the structure includes some leisure areas – leisure structure (with a barbecue grill, a sauna and changing rooms), a swimming pool, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and a large garden landscaped by Daniel Nunes that serves as a frame for the built elements, but that occasionally crosses the structures, becoming an element that is part of the spaces.Save this picture!© Rafaela NettoProject gallerySee allShow lessPop+ Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos AssociadosSelected ProjectsBerta Bakery & Coffee Shop / 3DM ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Rafaela Netto+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs:  Rafaela Netto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Projects Houses Architects: FGMF Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Brazil Thyene Schmidt, Bruno Milan, Flávio Faggion, Juliana Nohara, Monica Harumi “COPY”last_img read more

Fight Trump and fight NATO

first_imgThe president-elect’s Jan. 15 press statements directed at Europe just five days before taking office have again opened the contentious issue — within the U.S. ruling class — of how U.S. diplomacy should treat relations with Russia and with the European imperialist powers in NATO.Although there is a real battle going on, the positions taken by both Donald Trump and the entrenched imperialist state — the CIA, the Pentagon, with political support from the leading factions of both the Democratic and Republican parties — are aimed at extending the influence of Wall Street and the power of the Pentagon.Trump has repeated his earlier criticisms that NATO is “obsolete” and chided those European countries that don’t spend the required two percent of GDP to contribute to NATO militarism. He has also said he would negotiate with Russia, offering to relieve sanctions in return for a reduction in the nuclear stockpile.Both contending ruling-class factions threaten to use military power to promote U.S. interests. They are both militarist and aggressive. Both have confronted People’s China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.Trump’s group is not in office, so has no record yet. The more traditional group has already wreaked havoc on Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria and promoted a coup in Ukraine supported by neofascist elements. They menace Russia and consider it a strategic enemy. Not only Republicans like George W. Bush and John McCain are responsible for this program, but also Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.Assault on workers at homeWhile both ruling-class factions are driven toward imperialist war by the unsolvable capitalist economic crisis, they have different domestic programs. They especially have different public faces.Trump is allegedly a populist. Mainly, this means he acknowledges that life has become precarious or even miserable for many in the U.S. His solution — which is no solution — is U.S. chauvinism supplemented by the most backward racism, misogyny, xenophobia and Islamophobia.Despite his feigned “populism,” Trump has assembled an administration of Wall Street heavies, crony billionaires, Pentagon generals, climate-change deniers and racist reactionaries who have dedicated their lives to destroying the government departments that they’ve been chosen to run, along with the environment.It would make no sense to give this gang any time to carry out the crimes they plan. One must anticipate a frontal assault on whatever benefits and services remain for the population and confront it.A movement arises — will it be derailed?Trump’s unexpected election provoked a spontaneous wave of demonstrations. This wave included those from the Black Lives Matter movement and pro-immigrant rights “Dreamers” who had been fighting Trump all along.It also included many first-time demonstrators. Some might have been disappointed Clinton supporters. Some were Bernie Sanders’ supporters who may or may not have voted for Clinton.This movement to confront the new president has grown enormously since those first 10 days in the streets. Not surprisingly, it is filled with contradictions. Everyone from the anti-Russian neocon establishment to cutting-edge anti-fascists detest Trump — for much different reasons. And this movement includes many who would never have protested a Clinton inauguration.But the reality is that they are ready to take to the streets and to organize politically to confront Trump. Most will battle him issue by issue. That means defending health care, protecting Medicare and Medicaid, fighting for a higher minimum wage, defending immigrants and Muslims from arrest and attack, fighting for reproductive rights, and defending Black and Brown people from racist cops.Only by doing all this can they defeat Trump and his cronies.And only by participating in this movement, winning over its best fighters to be leaders and directing it to support the movements of the most oppressed can revolutionaries contribute to the struggle against Trump and against the Democrats. Those who choose to criticize from outside are abdicating their role.Fight racism! Not Russia and China!Right now, the most insidious attempt to derail this movement comes from the offensive by the CIA and the corporate media to blame Trump on Vladimir Putin and Russia on Trump.This distortion is repeated, although Clinton’s elitist refusal to address problems of economic stagnation and prolonged unemployment, especially among poor people away from the big cities, probably cost her 10 times the votes that her leaked emails did.The offensive is insidious for two reasons:First, it occurs as U.S.-NATO tanks have been deployed in Poland and Eastern Europe, up to the Russian border. The propaganda offensive thus backs real U.S.-NATO aggression that at a minimum risks a new arms race.Second, it deceives those in the new anti-Trump movement into believing that painting the new president as a Putin puppet presents them with an easy path to his demise. No, the battle against the Trump program will be neither easy nor short. Being in a bloc with the CIA, McCain and the Clinton grouping would only undermine the movement’s independence and struggle potential.NATO is not just “obsolete,” as Trump says. It is an instrument that Washington uses to line up European imperialist countries behind its strategic program. NATO has led wars against Yugoslavia and Libya and backed illegal occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq. NATO should be smashed.As the anti-Trump poster available at workers.org thunders: “Fight racism, not Russia and China!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

In the spirit of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bessemer workers fight for justice

first_imgA historic union election concluded March 29 after 5,800 Amazon warehouse workers, over 80% of them African American, voted on whether to be represented by the Retail, Warehouse and Department Store Union in Bessemer, Ala., near Birmingham. It could take weeks or even months before the outcome of the vote becomes official. Alabama Amazon warehouse workers with Sara Nelson (center), international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and local worker leader, Jennifer Bates (second from right), at the RWDSU hall in Bessemer, March 17.If the majority vote is yes, this will be the first union of Amazon workers to be organized inside the U.S. But whether the Bessemer workers win or lose the election, their attempt to unionize within one of the largest privately owned corporations in the world will inevitably cause a domino effect in worker organizing, not only for 1 million Amazon workers to organize in the U.S., but for workers in other industries, be they full-time or part-time, to organize as well. (tinyurl.com/z436k92j)What is happening in Bessemer is having tremendous international implications. On March 22, Amazon workers throughout Italy, organized by three unions, called a one-day strike that galvanized 30-40,000 workers and impacted Amazon’s entire logistics chain in the country. And workers in Germany have called a four-day strike before April 4 at six Amazon sites to force the conglomerate to recognize collective-bargaining agreements. An important impetus for the Bessemer Amazon workers, besides demanding better working conditions and pay, has been the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been reported that over 20,000 Amazon workers have contracted the virus due to unsafe working conditions inside the company’s warehouse and distribution centers. When a corporation like Amazon nets a profit of over $386 billion in 2020 — an increase of 38% from the year before — and its CEO and founder Jeff Bezos is worth $186 billion, there is no excuse for any worker to be exposed to COVID in any Amazon plant, except for corporate capitalist greed and callous disregard for the workers’ well-being.Dr. King and the 1968 strikeApril 4 will mark the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Just days before he was shot on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., King had supported the strike of 1,300 Black sanitation workers at the Memphis Department of Public Works, who were demanding safe working conditions and better pay. These workers made a slave wage of 65 cents an hour. What precipitated the Feb. 12, 1968, strike was that two sanitation workers, Robert Walker and Echol Cole, were crushed to death Feb. 1 by a malfunctioning truck they were working on. The city refused to compensate the families for their avoidable deaths. Sanitation workers’ strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968.The strike might have been averted if the racist mayor of Memphis, Henry Loeb, had endorsed the resolution passed by the local city council recognizing the workers’ right to be organized by AFSCME. Instead Loeb overruled the vote, which led to the strike. The Memphis police brutally attacked the strikers that Feb. 23. Dr. King had hoped to announce a citywide work stoppage in March to include workers and students in solidarity with the sanitation workers, but a snowstorm thwarted that effort, along with political factors. Speaking before a mass gathering of 25,000 civil rights leaders and labor leaders in Memphis that March 18, King told them: “You are demonstrating that we can stick together. You are demonstrating that we are all tied in a single garment of destiny, and that if one Black person suffers, if one Black person is down, we are all down.” (tinyurl.com/66wjj45w) The night before his assassination April 3, King made his famous “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech. On April 16, after his death, the strike ended with a tentative deal between AFSCME and the city. King had hoped that the success of the Memphis strike would be a springboard for his national Poor People’s March campaign — to link the ongoing struggle for civil rights with the struggle against poverty and for economic justice. But his murder brought this effort to an abrupt halt. From Memphis to Bessemer: same struggle, same fightDespite his bourgeois, pacifist and nonviolent views, Dr. King was willing to give his life to all aspects of social justice from civil rights to workers’ rights. He understood that you can’t have one freedom without the other. Dr. King was expanding his political outlook beyond the U.S. when he criticized the criminal, imperialist U.S. war in Vietnam. In his powerful “Beyond Vietnam” speech given April 3, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City, Dr. King stated, “The bombs in Vietnam explode at home” in relation to growing poverty in the U.S. If Dr. King were alive today and physically able, he would be in the streets with Black Lives Matter fighting against police brutality and white supremacy. Starting in 1955, Dr. King began his political activism with being the most visible spokesperson for thousands of Black people, who collectively participated in the Montgomery Bus Boycott to end racist segregation on the buses, where Black riders were relegated to the back of the bus at the behest of white riders. As Black people showed their power by walking to work every day for a year and organizing their own car pools, they not only defeated this local segregation edict but ignited the modern day Civil Rights Movement. A next big step happened 10 years later with the Selma to Montgomery march in March 1965 to demand voting rights for Black people. After the vicious beatings and murders of martyrs such as Jimmy Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo and Rev. James Reeb, the racist President Lyndon Baines Johnson was forced to sign into law the Voting Rights Act three months after the march and other mass protests. This bourgeois democratic right to vote is now being challenged once again by mainly right-wing Republican forces, who seek more and more voter suppression amongst Black people and other people of color in Georgia and elsewhere. Staten Island, N.Y. rally for Bessemer workers organized by Congress of Essential Workers and fired Amazon worker Chris Smalls, March 30.Today, Dr. King’s voice would be among the loudest to show solidarity with the Bessemer Amazon workers’ right to organize. He would uplift the leadership role of Black workers against the racism they face on the part of white managers and owners at Amazon, and he would speak for the right to unionize for all workers, which has always been a challenge in the U.S. South. The Bessemer Amazon workers would have had an important friend and ally in Dr. King, based on his heroic legacy of struggle for the most oppressed workers. 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Slain FBI agents worked to protect children from abusers

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Slain FBI agents worked to protect children from abusers Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Law enforcement personnel continue to work at an apartment complex the day after a deadly shooting in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. Several FBI agents were killed and others were wounded while trying to serve a search warrant on a child pornography suspect in Florida. FBI authorities say the suspect also died.center_img Local NewsUS News Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleInnoCare Announces First Subject Dosed in Clinical Trial of ICP-192 in the U.S.Next articleTekce Overseas: “Bitcoin Peaked, Profit Realized in Real Estate” Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

MEP warns businesses to be prepared for worst in Brexit

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday April 5thNext articleFull-time: Harps lose to Derry in north west derby News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – April 5, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ A Midlands North West MEP is warning businesses they need to be prepared for the worst when it comes to Brexit.The British Prime Minister is now looking for a delay in leaving until the end of June.But the EU Council is preparing to offer an extension until March 2020.First Vice President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness says businesses need to be prepared amid all this uncertainty:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/brexit7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. MEP warns businesses to be prepared for worst in Brexit Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more