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BT surprises the market as profits surge

first_img Share BT surprises the market as profits surge whatsapp KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLcenter_img BT shares jumped over three per cent yesterday after the telecoms giant unveiled better than expected results, buoyed by improvements at its Global Services division.BT’s core profit rose seven per cent to £1.48bn in the last quarter of 2010, despite a three per cent sales decline, as it continued to slash costs. Global Services’ sales fell seven per cent but its profit margin jumped an impressive 7.1 per cent. Technology research firm Ovum said the performance was surprisingly strong, with the division having undergone a massive restructuring.Analyst Mark Giles said: “This is a huge bonus for the group – it shows it has cleared up some bad commercial deals very effectively.”BT retail gained broadband market share in the quarter, adding 188,000 customers, or 53 per cent of new business in the sector. This was partly due to strong take-up of its BT Vision internet TV service, which more than doubled its quarterly uptake with 40,000 net additions. But the division still reported its tenth successive quarter of consumer revenue decline, down four per cent, compared to business revenue up one per cent. Overall revenue at the division fell three per cent to £1.97bn from £2.02bn a year earlier. However, Ebitda jumped four per cent in the same period to £452m.Chief executive Ian Livingston said: “Retail had a good quarter with our highest share of DSL broadband net additions for eight years. If you want cheap and cheerful, we’ve got it; if you want the best, we’ve got it.”BT’s pension deficit, which in December 2008 stood at £9bn, fell to £3.7bn thanks to improvements in the market, a change to statutory accountancy methods and BT’s £525m annual contribution. The stock closed up 3.6 per cent at 184.9p. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Thursday 3 February 2011 7:57 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Programlast_img read more

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P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgP Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P Z Cussons Nigeria Plc. (PZ.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of consumer products and home appliances in Nigeria. Personal care products include Premier Cool Deo antiseptic soaps, Carex hand hygiene products, Cussons baby products, Venus Gold fragrances and a Morning Fresh dish washing product. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc sells milk products under the Coast, Nunu and Olympic brands, refined palm oil and red palm oil under the Mamador and Devon King’s brans, and YO! Yoghurt drinks. Household appliances sold under the Haier Thermocool brand include computers, televisions, DVD players, home entertainment systems, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, generators, inverters, stabilisers, automatic voltage regulators, fans and air coolers, washing machines, water dispensers, water heaters, gas cookers and microwaves. The company sells its electrical appliances through its own CoolWorld retail stores located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. It also exports products to Angola, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Togo. Established in 1899 and formerly known as Paterson Zochonis Industries Plc, the company changed its name to PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc in 2006. The company is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons Plc. Its head office is in Ikeja, Nigeria. PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_img11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: 11 Plc (MOBIL.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company Profile11 Plc is the sole authorised distributor of Exxon Mobil fuel and lubricant brands in Nigeria. Formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, 11Plc produces and markets a range of petrochemicals which includes gasoline, motor oils, lubricants, marine fuel and jet fuel. The is one of 6 major petroleum product marketers in Nigeria and operates through over 250 retail outlets located in all 36 states in Nigeria. 11 Plc has a Lube Blending Plant with a capacity of 450 000 barrels per annum. It is regarded as one of the most sophisticated lube blending plants in Africa. The company dates back to 1907 when Socony Vacuum Oil Company sold Sunflower Kerosene. Its name changed to Mobil Oil Nigeria limited in 1951 and Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc in 1978. NIPCO Investment Company acquired a 60% stake in the business in 2016 and changed the name to 11 Plc (pronounced Double One Plc). 11 Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Investing money in the stock market? I think this cheap stock could help you build a £1m portfolio

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Investing money in the stock market? I think this cheap stock could help you build a £1m portfolio Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Compass Group. 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. 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. .In my view, one of the best ways to build serious wealth over time is investing money in high-quality businesses and holding the shares for the long term. What’s more, in the aftermath of a stock market crash, such companies can often be found trading on vastly reduced valuations. As a result, investors who capitalise on these buying opportunities can expect favourable returns further down the line.With that in mind, here’s a cheap UK stock that I think could boost your prospects of building a six-figure investment portfolio, if held for the long term.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…Investing money in first-class contract cateringCompass Group (LSE: CPG) is a multinational contract catering company headquartered in the UK. As the largest contract foodservice group in the world, Compass has operations in 45 different countries, employing over 600,000 people.After reaching an all-time high in September, the group’s share price has since plunged 46%. That’s mostly thanks to the combination of Covid-19 and the subsequent stock market crash.The company’s share price demise is hardly a mystery. As chief executive Dominic Blakemore stated in May, the coronavirus pandemic has “changed everything” for the foodservice group.An uncertain future outlookGroup organic revenue fell 44% in the third quarter of 2020, reflecting the period over which lockdown measures were most severe in the markets in which Compass operates. Evidently, this will take its toll on the group’s finances and recovering from the damage caused by the lockdown won’t be straightforward.However, Blakemore is confident that the business is “well-placed to succeed in a post-Covid-19 world”. I’m inclined to agree with him. By the end of June, around 60% of the business was open again. Additionally, the group has reported a positive performance in the healthcare, defence and remote divisions of the businesses.Provided the economy can continue to recover over the coming months and years, Compass should be able to kickstart operations in other business areas. This should in turn fuel share price appreciation and make sit a worthy focus when you’re investing money for your future.A dirt-cheap UK stockSpeaking of share price appreciation, Compass Group shares will have to bag a near 70% return in order to recover their pre-crash valuation. But over the long term, I think it’s entirely feasible for those investing money today to expect attractive returns.With that in mind, a P/E ratio of 13.5 seems more than justified. Especially when considering the company’s healthy balance sheet and the overall strength of the underlying business.Building a £1m investment portfolioUltimately, I think shares in Compass Group could go a long way in helping you build serious wealth. Owning some as part of a diversified investment portfolio could even boost your prospects of making a million. That may sound ridiculous to you, but let me explain.Let’s say you’re thinking about investing money monthly into a mixture of UK shares. £500 sounds like an affordable figure. Assuming an annual return of 8% (identical to the average return of the FTSE 100 index) you’d have an investment pot worth £1,078,202 after 35 years. This illustrates the power of a combination of time and compounding returns. Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 | More on: CPG last_img read more

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USA Rugby World Cup bids given green light

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. USA Rugby World Cup bids given green lightThe United States of America has been accepted as a candidate to host one or more of the upcoming Rugby World Cups in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031, according to the union.Following the completion of an internal feasibility study and having held a ‘World Rugby Dialogue Phase’, the US will officially bid to host the men’s event in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s event in 2029.As it stands, Russia and Australia are also bidding for events, with Australia currently favourites to host the men’s event in 2027.Related: Australia launch 2027 Rugby World Cup bidBack in September, the US said their study would: “focus on objective analysis, financial considerations, technical requirements and stakeholder support across the greater sports landscape. Similar to previous Rugby World Cup host unions, objective analysis will include legacy of the tournament and positive impact for the game of rugby in the United States.” The United States at RWC 2019 (Getty Images) They hope to host an event in 2027, 2029 and/or 2031 Plans Stateside will now ramp up ahead of the January 2022 proposal deadline with World Rugby. On the agenda will be schemes financial planning, event objectives, competitions, stadiums and host cities, player welfare, rugby development, legacy and more. And the Guardian reports that NFL and college American Football stadiums are being considered for potential venues.Ross Young, USA Rugby CEO and former General Manager to Rugby World Cup, said on the official USA Rugby website: “Putting our hand up to host a Rugby World Cup is a benchmark for the game in America.“However, the exciting stages are just now beginning as the stakeholder group continues into campaign planning. The great work this group of subject matter experts, led by former director Jim Brown, has done supersedes what has happened previously at this stage, and truly highlights the potential for a Rugby World Cup being held on American soil.”last_img read more

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House of Bishops Spring 2017 meeting: Video Daily Account for…

first_img [Episcopal Church Office of Publis Affairs press release] Bishop Eugene Sutton of the Diocese of Maryland, left,  and Bishop Todd Ousley of the Diocese of East Michigan reflect on the first day of the Spring House of Bishops, March 10, at Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina.3:52 Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Video 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 Submit an Event Listing March 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm Yay! Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments (1) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Featured Events 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET House of Bishops Spring 2017, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Tags 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI House of Bishops Spring 2017 meeting: Video Daily Account for March 10 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska House of Bishops, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL Susan Paynter says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Posted Mar 11, 2017 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

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Driessen House / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto

first_imgArchDaily Manufacturers: Ceadesign, Schüco, G&M BVACollaborator:David Lopez MateoCity:DéniaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The project aims to explore the possibilities of massive volumes, treating them with two different textures, stone and white.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoIn an incredible environment where everywhere can see the sea, building makes a gradual this approach, closing access only performing certain openings to generate cross ventilation, but opening completely at sea views.Save this picture!PlanThe building is based on a volume-stone plinth, nestled on the ground, with openings on the east side, providing lower stays light, ventilation and magnificent views. On this base volume stone room, the target volume of two heights, access and kitchen-living being on the ground floor and first floor master bedroom is based, and is topped with a volume of three heights which is the stairs connecting the socket with different volumes.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe outdoor spaces are treated as part of the house, since the opening of the massive volumes sea is total, connecting the entire exterior with the interior, even in certain cases such as the kitchen window, blurring the boundary line, entering in the overall composition of the building, causing one of the materials of this project is the blue Mediterranean sea.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoWith all this, we can say that the materials used are natural stone, white stucco, elm wood and the blue sea of Denia.Project gallerySee allShow lessSnøhetta Selected to Master Plan New Campus for the Oregon Museum of Science and Ind…Architecture NewsCall for Submissions: 2016 Furniture Design CompetitionStudent Competitions Share Year:  Driessen House / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto Driessen House / Antonio Altarriba ArquitectoSave this projectSaveDriessen House / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto “COPY” 2016 Photographs Spain Architects: Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Diego Opazo+ 13 Sharecenter_img Area:  333 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797229/driessen-house-antonio-altarriba-arquitecto Clipboard CopyHouses•Dénia, Spain Houses Photographs:  Diego Opazo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797229/driessen-house-antonio-altarriba-arquitecto Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAntonio Altarriba ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDéniaSpainPublished on October 14, 2016Cite: “Driessen House / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto” [Casa Driessen / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto] 14 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Driessen 住宅 / Antonio Altarriba Arquitecto是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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JustTextGiving for Fundraisers

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Justgiving Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 June 2011 | News JustTextGiving for Fundraisers  43 total views,  1 views today  44 total views,  2 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 The second stage of JustGiving’s JustTextGiving product. Launched in May 2011 for charities, the tool is now placed in the hands of individuals, who can now ‘accept’ donations for their sponsored event via mobile phones and devices.last_img read more

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Unite against wars at home, abroad

first_imgThe present national upsurge against racist police violence needs the support of every progressive political movement in the U.S.Every gathering, whatever else is on the agenda, needs to refocus attention on the millions of youth who have heroically taken to the streets again and again in shutdowns and standoffs against police killings of Black and Brown youth. Protesters have consistently gone up against massive police offensives. This is a challenge that cannot be ignored or postponed.The approach of the United National Antiwar Coalition’s conference, titled “Stop the War at Home and Abroad,” is an example of the kind of solidarity that is needed. The national conference, to be held in Secaucus N.J., just 20 minutes from New York City’s Times Square, is seen as an opportunity to put the anti-war movement on a different footing.Every panel in the weekend conference is designed to link struggles and connect international movements to resistance in the U.S. fighting racist repression and mass incarceration. The overwhelming police presence in full-body armor, equipped with tanks, drones, stun guns and sound cannons, is the clearest example that the many U.S. wars abroad do come home to U.S. cities.Over 500 activists are expected to participate at the national weekend conference, which begins on May 8 at 6 p.m. and closes on May 10 at 3 p.m. The national gathering will be live streamed and panels will be available on YouTube, with assistance from GoProRadio and CPRmetro radio, along with numerous alternative news, social media and video activists.A youth flyer designed for the conference makes the connection between the U.S. ranking 57th on a world scale in government expenditures for education and first in military spending.Two formerly imprisoned members of the Cuban 5 plan to Skype in from Havana. Pam Africa will give an update on Mumia Abu-Jamal’s grave health crisis. Lamis Deek of Al-Awda NY and Susan Abulhawa, Palestinian author of “Mornings in Jenin,” are scheduled to speak.Ajamu Baraka, Joe Iosbaker, Cynthia McKinney, Ramsey Clark, Medea Benjamin, Glen Ford, Ray McGovern, Imam Malik Mujahid, Anne Wright, Kathy Kelly and three guests from Ukraine (coming with a display showing the burning of the House of Labor in Odessa one year ago) will also participate.BAYAN Philippine activists, Syrian-American activists and Latin American activists are working on shaping workshops and panels.A Saturday afternoon panel focusing on the cost of endless war and deepening austerity will include Shafeah M’Balia, Black Workers for Justice in North Carolina; Lawrence Hamm, chair of Peoples Organization for Progress; and Clarence Thomas from the Oakland International Longshore Workers Union local that has scheduled a port shutdown and mass union meeting on May Day against police violence.The Saturday evening panel featuring testimony on the militarization of the police will connect racist police violence and systemic racism to expanding wars abroad. Testimony will include three speakers from the Ferguson resistance: Dhoruba Toure Shakur of Tribe X; Michael McPhearson, co-chair of the Don’t Shoot Coalition; and Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, minister, author and activist; along with Larry Holmes of the Peoples Power Assembly and Michelle Kamal, whose son, Abdul Kamal, was fatally gunned down by police in Irvington N.J.Local activists in the Peoples Organization for Progress in Newark are mobilizing for the conference as part of building for a major “Peoples March for Justice” in Newark on July 25. Many other action proposals are scheduled. Skills workshops in social media and culture and music are part of the weekend plans.The United National Antiwar Coalition is an umbrella organization of thousands of progressive, individual activists, and anti-war, social justice, immigration and anti-racism groups. The coalition was formed in 2010 at a conference of 800 activists in Albany, N.Y., where overwhelming support for ending U.S. aid to Israel was a central decision.In the past five years, as U.S. wars and destabilization efforts in Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Venezuela have left some forces of the anti-war movement silent and disoriented, UNAC has issued bold state­ments and held coordinated actions demanding “U.S.Hands Off!” as the only viable solution for peace. In the first days of the Ferguson uprising, UNAC again stepped forward with clear statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.The UNAC conference will be an opportunity to meet and network with activists from across the country and to learn about the many struggles going on today.Most conferences cost hundreds of dollars to attend, but UNAC organizers are doing their best to keep their event extremely affordable for young activists and working people.Arrangements to stay at the hotel or to reserve meals can be made directly with the Clarion hotel at a special conference rate. Registration and information on panels and workshops is available at ­UNACconference2015.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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