first_img BATS close to tie-up with Chi-X Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Thursday 17 February 2011 9:15 pm center_img Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Tags: NULL A THIRD stock market merger between BATS Global Markets, the third-largest US exchange, and Chi-X Europe, a major European platform, is due to complete today. Sources told City A.M. the deal was “very close” to completion and an announcement should be made today, ending weeks of talks.The deal is likely to have been spurred on by a week-long frenzy of stock market mergers in which the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Metals Exchange agreed to combine and Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext confirmed their tie-up.Chi-X is Europe’s biggest multilateral trading platform with about 18 per cent market share, while BATS in Europe has about seven per cent, giving their combined group a bigger presence than the LSE on 24 per cent.But a merged NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Boerse group would control about 28 per cent of the market.BATS and Chi-X Europe compete with national stock exchanges on equity trades and need scale and market share to remain profitable. Launched in 2007, Chi-X Europe is owned by a Nomura subsidiary and 13 banks including Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Kansas-based BATS was founded in 2005 and is also privately owned.Chi-X Europe has been up for sale since mid-2010 and has hired Lexicon Partners to advise it. Chi-X Europe and BATS both declined to comment. last_img read more

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2008 abridged results.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc is a printing and manufacturing company in Nigeria involved in lithographic printing and manufacturing cartons, light packaging materials and labels. The company is produces nylon and poly wrappers using flexo printing. Studio Press Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Rommac Agencies Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The £2bn company has enjoyed excellent returns this year, surpassing analysts’ expectations.Computacenter carries a roughly 7% free cash flow yield. It has a price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) of 22 and earnings per share are 90p. At the end of July, it had around £280m in net cash, so although it has paused its dividend, the likelihood the company will reinstate it is positive. It appears to have a well-managed setup throughout its distribution channels ensuring value for shareholders.Lockdown created a surge of home workers and home schooling, boosting demand  for IT services, and I think this will continue. We are going to have to learn to live with the pandemic for the time being and so businesses will continue with an ongoing focus on ensuring staff are tech savvy. Many businesses are embracing home working for the long term, IT security is paramount, and I think Computacenter will continue to deliver value to shareholders. I think this is a good stock to buy.Digitalisation and healthcarePower products supplier XP Power (LSE:XPP) is another FTSE 250 stock that has seen its share price surge past pre-pandemic levels. Its share price has enjoyed a good week after reinstating its dividend payout, something income investors are actively seeking. The interim dividend payment will be 18p per share, which is nearly 50% lower than last year, but very welcome nonetheless.XP Power has a market cap of £847m, its order intake for the first half of the year has improved by 45%, adjusted pre-tax profit rose 2% and revenue increased by 6%. It is well placed to benefit from both digitalisation and increased healthcare spending. This is because XP Power creates controllers for electrical equipment needed in manufacturing products like ventilators, patient monitors, and X-ray machines.It also has a record backlog of customer orders to process. These mainly relate to orders from its semiconductor equipment manufacturing and healthcare customers. The company has already expanded its capacity in China and Vietnam to fulfil demand.Although this looks a well-managed company and its share price has enjoyed a fantastic rise. I think it may be set to return to business as usual in the second half of the year. The fact that it offers a dividend is great, but growth may not be so rapid. It has a very high P/E of 40. So I think its share price could see some volatility. I think this would be a good stock to buy in a dip. Enter Your Email Address 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. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Egan MillardPosted Jun 7, 2021 Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 LGBTQ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL center_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA LGBTQ flag at Sacramento cathedral burned on first weekend of Pride Month Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Charred remnants were all that was left of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s LGBTQ Pride flag on June 4, 2021, in Sacramento, California. Photo: Matthew Woodward[Episcopal News Service] On the first weekend of LGBTQ Pride Month, someone ripped down and burned the rainbow Pride flag flown by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento, California.The Very Rev. Matthew Woodward, dean of the cathedral, told The Sacramento Bee that he discovered the vandalism on the morning of June 4, as Pride events were beginning across the city. Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET “It made me sad this morning to see that somebody wanted to take down what we think was a sign of love and burn it, but love isn’t that easily defeated,” Woodward told The Bee, his voice breaking with emotion. “So – just gotta buy a new flag.”In an email to her diocese, Northern California Bishop Megan Traquair said the Sacramento Police Department is investigating. Traquair “condemn[ed] this act of hatred” and asked her diocese to pray for the person who did it.“While the monetary value of the flag is minimal, the symbolism of the act is immense,” she wrote. “The Pride flag is a symbol of love, of struggle, of sacrifice, by generations of our brothers and sisters. I realize that not all are accepting of our LGBTQ neighbors, but we should all be united in condemning this act. Christ calls us to show love and respect to our neighbors.”Far from being deterred, Woodward, who is gay, decided to step up his Pride celebration. Though the rainbow flag in front of his church was gone, he wore a rainbow cape as he walked his dog, River Song, in the Ru Paws Drag Race dog parade.“It felt nice to be among friendly, affirming people this morning,” Woodward said. “We’re trying to have a conversation with each other in public around our lives as gay people and say, ‘God created everybody. God loves everybody. God created me. God loves me.’ There are people that find that difficult to hear.”According to the most recent statistics compiled by the FBI, anti-LGBTQ hate crimes made up 19% of all reported hate crime incidents in the United States in 2019. Though the number of reported anti-LGBTQ incidents overall has remained relatively steady in recent years, the number of incidents specifically targeting transgender and gender-nonconforming people doubled from 2014 to 2019.LGBTQ Pride Month, which celebrates the community, culture and liberation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning people, is marked each June by parades and festivals around the U.S., and has long been celebrated by The Episcopal Church and individual congregations.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Eventslast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily 2014 Photographs Houses Manufacturers: Soheil companyClient:Alireza ZahedArea:242 sqm (plot size)City:TehranCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza MashhadimirzaRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™WoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareText description provided by the architects. While persian carpets are world renowned, bricks have a strong relationship with iranian historical architecture. in this building, ‘the house of 40 knots’ by habibeh madjdabadi and alireza mashhadimirza, the two entities are fused into a contemporary façade that appears as a collection of intricately interwoven modules.Save this picture!© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirzain textile factories, two people work together to make a carpet – one reads the instructions while the other sits behind the scaffold and makes the braids. the architects elaborate by saying, ‘the one who reads the instruction does not necessarily know how to knit. she reads the instructions, usually with a rhythm, and like a song: two reds, a yellow below, two blue . . . those instructions are usually drawn on checkered papers.’ the handmade exterior of this residence is also made using a similar system. one craftsman reads and the other places raised, filler, and hollow bricks in corresponding supporting bars between L profiles. due to this technique, there is no need for phase drawings and the construction sequence can be performed through a series of simple, localized labors. workers can lay down the clay blocks row by row without having to understand the concept of whole façade.Save this picture!© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza MashhadimirzaSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirzaas the result is thought to be one unified object, madjdabadi and mashhadimirza intentionally avoided designing different components separately. instead, the aesthetic is defined by a series of loose rules that allow both sides of the repeated units to be visible. from the outside, they appear as an integrated texture, and from the inside, they appear as window parapets embedded into the masonry. also, a standard cube geometry is used at various scales: in the protrusions of the outer surface, in planters of the fencing, and in shelves of the interior.Save this picture!© Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza MashhadimirzaProject gallerySee allShow lessBusiness Garden Štefánikova / Architekti Šebo LichýSelected ProjectsHanergy Renewable Energy Exhibition Center / TRIAD China Ltd.Selected Projects Share Projects CopyAbout this officehabibeh madjdabadi + alireza mashhadimirzaOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTehranIranPublished on May 28, 2016Cite: “House of 40 Knots / Habibeh Madjdabadi + Alireza Mashhadimirza” 27 May 2016. 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first_imgMassive group fills up N.C. legislative building.Photo: NC Student Power UnionAs this article goes to print, 57 more people were arrested during the “Moral Monday” action on May 20. More than 500 came out to rally and pack the legislature in support of the civil disobedience action. Right-wing assaultThe right wing rose to power in North Carolina backed by millions of dollars primarily from Koch brothers’ protégé and ultra-conservative leader Art Pope. The multimillionaire CEO of the discount store chain Variety Wholesalers, Pope provides more than 85 percent of the funding for a network of far-right organizations pushing an agenda grounded in racist and “free-market” ideology. That agenda includes privatizing vital public services.Americans for Prosperity (which Pope funds heavily and of which he was North Carolina state chair until recently), the American Legislative Exchange Council and other national right-wing groups have also exerted a heavy influence on the right’s rise to power in North Carolina.In the 2012 election, Tea Party politicians took a supermajority in both houses of the state legislature and locked in the governor’s seat. Shortly after the election, Pope was appointed chief budget writer for the state, granting him sweeping power to more thoroughly execute his ideological vision to dismantle public services in the state. Many Pope affiliates were appointed by the governor to high-ranking positions.Since taking power, the right wing has been waging a vicious and thoroughly racist assault on basic democratic rights and has sought to dismantle and defund the public sector. The attacks are innumerable, and an exhaustive list could undoubtedly fill the pages of this newspaper.The legislature has already passed voter identification and other racist voter suppression laws, dismantled the unemployment system, attacked women’s right to choose and access birth control, cut Medicaid, enforced drug testing for welfare recipients, pushed school vouchers and other privatization measures, and proposed deep budget cuts to public education and services.At the beginning of May, the Senate unveiled a sweeping tax “reform” scheme. By their own estimates, this plan would wipe out more than $1 billion in state revenue, setting the stage for deeper cuts, and would lower or completely eliminate both the personal and corporate income tax, while raising and expanding the sales tax. Poor and working people will see their taxes rise, while the rich and corporations will walk away with dramatic tax cuts.North Carolina is one of the least unionized states in the country. Those in power here seek to smash the organizations of poor and working people altogether. Among the many pieces of legislation making their way quickly through both houses are those that would gut the state personnel act, which outlines legal guidelines, rights and protections for public employees in North Carolina; make the Jim-Crow-era ban on collective bargaining rights for public sector workers and voluntary card check for private sector workers a constitutional amendment; and ban the use of payroll deductions for city and local government workers to voluntarily contribute their union dues.The last comes on the heels of a recent victory by public workers in Charlotte and their union, UE Local 150, which won payroll dues deduction for the first time, and new organizing by workers in Greensboro.What’s the master plan?What is happening in North Carolina is not unique. While the ferocity and speed with which the right are moving is without a doubt alarming, what’s happening here is part of a broader national and international strategy by sections of the ruling class in this period of capitalism at a dead end.The type of brutal austerity that governments throughout Europe and other parts of the world have introduced is starting to make its way here in North Carolina.The cannibalization of public education and services comes at a time in which the world capitalist system is embroiled in a permanent crisis from which it cannot recover. Mass unemployment is a feature of this stage of capitalism, and this approach to dealing with the crisis is motivated by the bosses’ recognition that fewer and fewer workers are needed, rendering public education and even the most meager of public services to sustain the conditions of basic survival for the working class unnecessary.As funding to schools is slashed, funding for prisons is at an all-time high. This crisis most severely impacts people of color, women, lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer communities, and other oppressed sections of the working class.The same approach is being taken in states across the U.S. and is largely coordinated and directed by the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a far-right organization made up of representatives of many of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations, along with state legislators.Through ALEC, corporations hand down bills to state legislators. Some of the most heinous pieces of legislation being advanced right now in North Carolina are identical or nearly identical to bills being introduced in other states whose roots can be traced back to ALEC.The right wing wants the Art Popes of the world and the bosses to have direct control and power over every branch of government so they can have the maximum ability to exploit our labor and divide our class.Sharpening the tools of resistanceRather than quietly submitting to the extreme conservative program being forcefully pushed through the legislature, the people of North Carolina are fighting back — just like working-class communities all over the world are standing up against austerity and political repression.Rooted in a rich legacy in North Carolina of Civil Rights and Black worker justice movements, and recalling other momentous sparks of mass resistance like the Greensboro sit-ins, these protests have served to raise anti-racist consciousness and expose the hypocrisies of the right-wing majority.These actions have also played an important role in sharpening the contradictions that exist within the right’s majority bloc.Similar to the upsurge of resistance and occupation in Wisconsin in response to attacks on collective bargaining rights, mass resistance in North Carolina has the potential to once again capture international imagination as a frontline of opposition to neoliberal excess and reactionary governance. The Wisconsin protests shook the national conscience in 2011 and stunned many who claimed that the days of militant, union-led resistance were over.While mass civil disobedience is not unheard of in North Carolina, the breadth of this fightback is unprecedented, and has served to radicalize many across the state who have never before engaged in such a level of protest. The impacts have been far reaching and have helped to bring forward new layers of resistance.While it remains to be seen how these Monday actions will affect the material reality of the working class in North Carolina, it is fair to assume that these actions have shifted the conversation on responding to reactionary attacks throughout the state. These actions have awoken a mighty struggle in North Carolina, and will hopefully serve as an inspiration to working people facing similar attacks across the U.S.Silence and inaction are no longer an option.Alsous and Carroll are members of the N.C. Student Power Union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this North Carolina — Addressing a packed church April 28, the night before more than a dozen community members would engage in an act of civil disobedience at the state Capitol, the Rev. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP — the oldest Black-led organization in North Carolina — spoke passionately of the historic moment of struggle North Carolina finds itself embroiled in. Listing legislative assault after legislative assault on poor and working people, he questioned the crowd in his fiery sermon: “What do we do when we are under attack?”The crowd chanted in response: “We fight; we fight; we fight!”On April 29, about 50 people, led by the Rev. Barber, marched into the state legislative building in Raleigh. Seventeen people blocked the door to the Senate chambers and refused to move until they were arrested.Student street blockade led by N.C. Student Power Union.Photo: NC Student Power UnionOnly one day later, on May Day, hundreds of students from across the state took to the streets in a march organized by the North Carolina Student Power Union and others groups. The students shut down Jones Street, the location of the North Carolina legislature, unfurling a banner reading, “We demand a future: Stop budget cuts! Stop racist voter laws! Stop attacks on workers!” Eventually five students were arrested as they attempted to enter the legislative building.Dhruv Pathak, a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and member of the NCSPU who was one of the five arrested, highlighted the clear class-based current within the onslaught of legislative attacks. In recorded testimony ahead of his arrest, he said, “My family struggles financially every single day. We have a hard time making ends meet, and the last thing we need is for a millionaire sitting in the General Assembly to take our financial aid away.”Within the past few weeks the numbers of those joining “Moral Mondays” protests at the state legislature have continued to swell. This wave of mounting resistance has emboldened and inspired various sectors of the left, including labor.Subsequent Monday actions led by the NC NAACP have taken broad approaches, raising various struggles and attacks on the working class and communities of color.The “third wave action” on Monday, May 13, focused on combating attacks on worker rights, was the largest action yet. More than 200 people marched into the General Assembly building, filling two floors, and nearly 50 people were arrested. Many rank-and-file workers from the North Carolina Public Workers Union, UE Local 150, and members of other unions were among those arrested, bringing the total number of arrests since April 29 to more than 100.last_img read more

first_imgOn Sunday, Jan. 11, a massive demonstration took place in Paris in sympathy with the staff members of the satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo who were killed on Jan. 7, as well as a Muslim police officer and four patrons of a Jewish grocery killed in two armed attacks that week.The primary target of the killings was the staff of the cartoon magazine. The magazine had repeatedly published cartoons insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. They were in the process of designing another offensive cartoon when they were killed.The French authorities have identified the attackers as Said Kouachi, 34, his brother Cherif, 32, and Amedy Coulibaly, 32. The brothers were French citizens of Algerian descent and Coulibaly was of West African descent. Of course, all the information on these attacks is in the hands of the French police and intelligence authorities. Nothing they say should be automatically accepted.On the other hand, while some think that the attack was a set-up engineered by Paris, the movement has to deal with this as a political matter and not rely on conspiracy theories, unless significant new information comes to light.The killings have, of course, been condemned day and night by the big business media in France, across Europe and in the U.S. But also condemning the killings have been the head of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, as well as Hamas. Both resistance groups have been heroic in their struggle against the Zionist state of Israel and its imperialist backers. Hamas, of course, has led Gaza in its struggle against Israeli occupation.For progressives and revolutionaries, the events pose several questions and difficulties. Should we condemn the killings? Should the attack be called a massacre, when you consider that, on average, every day last summer for 51 days, four times as many people were killed in Gaza by Israel? But the media and political leaders did not call that a massacre.Terminology itself is a weapon in the struggle, and the language used by the ruling class cannot be automatically adopted, lest we be misunderstood.How do we oppose the killings without seeming to chime in with imperialism or lend any tolerance politically to the cartoonists’ attack on Islam, which constituted what many would consider hate speech?To be sure, the kind of attacks carried out in Paris did not advance the struggle of millions of oppressed Muslims, in either Europe or the Middle East. In fact, they made it easier for the imperialists to mobilize their own population to support Islamophobic repression and military intervention. Even Nasrallah himself was quoted as saying that the attack probably did more harm to Islam than the cartoons. (Huffington Post, Jan. 9)Biggest terrorists denounce terrorismOn the other hand, the loudest denunciations of terrorism have come from the world’s biggest terrorists — the U.S., French, British and other European powers. They try to use revulsion against the attacks to further their goals of racist repression of Islamic residents, increased policing, and escalation of bombing and military operations in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and other places.Already, the racist New York Police Department has used the Paris situation to step up its surveillance and to raise false threats to security in order to expand their operation. These alarmist pronouncement and tactics by the NYPD are undoubtedly aimed to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement and burnish the tarnished image of the cops.The global big-power terrorists want to conceal the origin of the Paris attacks. These attacks must be seen against the background of more than three decades of war against Muslim countries, mainly by the U.S., but in collaboration with others, including France.U.S. drone firing missile.Glenn Greenwald made a count of the bombings since 1980: “Iran (1980, 1987-1988), Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011), Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991), Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-), Somalia (1992-1993, 2007-), Bosnia (1995), Afghanistan (1998, 2001-), Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999), Yemen (2000, 2002-), Pakistan (2004-) and now Syria.” (The Intercept)Silent on imperialist slaughterWhile gruesome photos are shown of the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo, similar pictures are not shown of families slaughtered by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen or Somalia. Nor does the French head of government, who says, “We are at war with radical Islam,” want to bring up the fact that “France has emerged as one of the most active interveners in the Muslim world, conducting military operations in Libya, Mali, Chad, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Abu Dhabi, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Critics accused France of a new era of Mideast and African colonialism.” (Eric Margolis, Common Dreams, Jan. 10)The war crimes of the U.S. are seared into the memory of the Muslim masses: images of Afghanistan pummeled by smart bombs, laser bombs, bunker-busting bombs and so-called “daisy cutters” — 5,000-lb. bombs that explode above ground and kill everything within a 100-yard radius. Untold numbers have been killed and millions made homeless in Afghanistan alone. This was followed by the “shock-and-awe” bombing of Iraq, including U.S. attacks on Fallujah, with the virtual destruction of that city of 300,000. Then came the images from Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and other torture chambers set up by the U.S. military and CIA.The French colonized Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos as well as parts of north and west Africa beginning in the 19th century. The French Foreign Legion, a mercenary force, was infamous for its brutality in the French colonial era. The crimes of imperialism against Muslims and other colonial peoples are too long to list here (see “French imperialism’s brutal colonial rule” by John Catalinotto, workers.org). This is the background to the Paris attacks.The movement must not let opposition to the killings diminish resistance to the U.S.-French intervention in Iraq, Syria and North Africa just because these imperialists for the moment are fighting ISIS or al-Qaida. The reactionary forces of ISIS and al- Qaida must be defeated by progressive and revolutionary forces within Islamic society on the ground, not by imperialism. A victory for Washington or Paris would be a setback for the oppressed people of the world.Free speech and the national questionIt is a characteristic of French capitalist society and French imperialism that it deals with the national question by refusing to recognize its existence. This insensitive national chauvinism has shaped attitudes. In fact, the left in France has shamelessly adapted to this attitude. This has everything to do with the latest attack.According to the Jan. 8 New York Times, “In 2012 when Charlie Hebdo editors defied the government’s advice and published crude caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in naked and sexual poses, the French authorities shut down embassies, cultural centers and schools in about 20 countries” anticipating a violent reaction.The editor, Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed Wednesday, was intransigent and had been under police guard since 2012. He risked his life for the right to insult a billion oppressed people without restriction or inhibition.According to the Times, “In the past Mr. Charbonnier vowed that his cartoonists would keep poking fun ‘until Islam is just as banal as Catholicism.’ … [In] its raucous, vulgar and sometimes commercially driven effort to offend every Islamic piety … Charlie Hebdo was in the vanguard of opposition to conservative Islam.”Charbonnier put an equal sign between the religion of the colonists — the religion of the Crusaders and missionaries who were in the vanguard of colonial enslavement — and Islam, a religion practiced mainly by oppressed peoples who were conquered by colonialism and have been attacked repeatedly by the military forces of Washington, London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, etc.Falsely equating oppressed and oppressorThis attitude is a reflection of French ruling-class society. When the French colonized Algeria, they classified the Algerian people as French and called Algeria a province of France. They even put puppet delegates in the French parliament to sustain the fiction that “We are all French.”In 2005 when the mainly Arab and African-Muslim youth of the Paris suburbs carried on a rebellion for three weeks against poverty, unemployment and lack of opportunity, one of their demands was to force the French government to keep statistics on how many people in France were of foreign origin. Algerians, North Africans and their descendants who live in France are not counted as foreign. They are just categorized as “French citizens” and therefore cannot prove discrimination on the basis of race or nationality.Imagine if African Americans were not counted as such or if Chicanos were not regarded as Latino/a by the U.S. government. There could never be an affirmative action program if everyone was just an “American.”This is the chauvinist attitude that lies behind the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Charbonnier was supposed to be a “leftist.” But no genuine leftist, certainly no communist, could ignore the question of national oppression. This is not a matter of “free speech,” but rather a matter of hate speech that has the result of fueling right-wing, racist forces to carry out discrimination, harassment and violence against Muslims.The second-largest party in France’s last election and a menacing force is the National Front, a fascist organization that has made Islamophobia and restrictions on the Muslim community the center of its program. These cartoons feed the frenzy of Islamophobia, not just in France but in Germany, where the Patriotic Europeans Against Islamization recently organized 18,000 marchers in Dresden. The Sweden Democrats Party, which is anti-Islamic, draws 15 percent of the vote. The United Kingdom Independent Party, the Golden Dawn in Greece and other right-wing, fascist and Islamophobic parties are growing in the atmosphere of the capitalist economic crisis.High unemployment and poverty are creating the ground for racism and divide-and-conquer tactics.The democratic right of free speech for progressives, workers, oppressed communities and all organizations that have to fight against capitalist reaction is extremely important. This right, however, is highly restricted in capitalist society because the rich own the media, the publishing houses, the film studios, the great printing establishments and paper supplies, etc., while the bourgeoisie has its point of view put forward 24/7 every day and in every way.But the “right” of the Ku Klux Klan, the John Birch Society, the Tea Party, etc., to vilify African Americans, Latinos/as, immigrants, women and lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer people should be suppressed by the people themselves in a struggle against these hatemongers. In the same way, the progressive forces in France should wake up and shut down the racist forces spawned by French imperialism.Above all, the movement in the U.S. has to guard against the continued step-up in racism, Islamophobia and intensification of police activity on the local and federal level.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The jury selected only 28 Gold Award winners among more than 1,700 entries from around the world.“Flo” is the result of a recent ArtCenter Designmatters’ Girl Effect studio, a transdiciplinary collaboration led by the Product Design Department with Yale School of Management based on field research from Fuseproject and Nike Foundation. The story about “Flo” has generated thousands of social media shares and impressive media coverage.“Flo” is just one of the many examples of social innovation products created by students who participate in ArtCenter’s groundbreaking Designmatters program, which has established a 14-year history in the field of design for social impact.“It is very rewarding to receive this high-profile recognition and validation for a social innovation that so beautifully illustrates how design and education converge to make reality-based solutions with potential to positively impact lives by making menstruation more manageable for women throughout the world,” said Dr. Mariana Amatullo, co-founder and vice president of Designmatters at ArtCenter. “The project is also a tribute to the exemplary talent and dedication of our Product Design faculty.”Shirley Rodriguez walked away with a Gold Award for “Monstas,” interactive exercise toys for children with Juvenile Arthritis. ArtCenter alumnus Kenneth Tay, who is currently working at Artefact in Seattle, accepted a Silver Award for “Synchrony.” Designed while Tay was a student at ArtCenter, Synchrony is a music therapy platform to help parents and children with autism develop intimacy and promote understanding of each other through improvised music play. Both concepts were also recently honored by the Core77 design award competition.Iwai, Rodriguez and Tay have emerged from ArtCenter’s Product Design Department, emphasizing consumer product designs that improve lives through a blend of functionality, relevance and sensory appeal.About Art Center College of Design Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, Art Center College of Design (artcenter.edu) is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts as well as industrial design disciplines. 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