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Workers World Party in Detroit commemorated LGBTQ Pride month with a public forum June 25. The featured speaker was Loan Tran, a queer and gender nonconforming organizer from North Carolina who is a leading activist in the struggle to overturn HB2, the state’s bigoted anti-trans bathroom law. There are over 40 anti-trans bills being considered in 16 states, including Michigan.The highly political talk included LGBTQ history, working-class internationalism and the role of imperialism. It also stressed the need for solidarity and leadership by oppressed people in order to overthrow capitalism and build a new society free of racism and bigotry of all kinds. The blame for the Orlando tragedy was placed squarely on the capitalist system, which relies on its military and armed state repression of workers and oppressed for its existence.Mike Mchahwar, a student leader and activist at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, spoke on the participation of WWP and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together in the annual Motor City Pride parade and festival. FIST, a revolutionary youth organization, supports full rights and liberation for all LGBTQ people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 4, 2015 According to the Farmers Electric Cooperative, its solar farm in Johnson County will generate roughly enough electricity to power 120 homes out of the 650-home service area and reduce electricity costs for ratepayers. Notable signers to the letter, which urges “every single Iowa Ag Summit speaker to acknowledge the critical role wind, solar and biofuels play in building a strong, vibrant farming future for our nation,” include the 25x’25 Alliance, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union, the American Council on Renewable Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association, the National and Iowa Biodiesel Boards, the American Solar Energy Society, CropLife America, and Windustry. Facebook Twitter The state obtains 27 percent of its total electricity generation from wind, the largest share among states in the nation and enough to power nearly 1.5 million homes. Iowa is host to 14 active wind-related manufacturing facilities in the state, which create and sustain jobs and strengthen the economy. Facebook Twitter Home Energy Ag Leaders Call On Presidential Hopefuls To Support Clean Energy Future Biofuels industries have added $13.1 billion to Iowa’s economy, generated $4.1 billion in new household income, and created and supported 62,000 jobs statewide. Overall, Iowa accounts for 30 percent of total U.S. biofuels production. To view a copy of the letter, click HERE. “As the U.S. and other world economies move to a low carbon future, policymakers need look no further than Iowa for what a vibrant clean energy future can and should look like,” said Ernie Shea, Project Coordinator for the 25x’25 Alliance, a coalition united behind the goal of securing 25 percent of the nation’s energy needs from renewable sources by the year 2025. “Iowa’s farmers have found a way to take advantage of abundant, economical, clean sources of energy. It is my hope that as the Summit convenes, national leaders will look toward Iowa as an example of what is possible for our clean energy future.” The Summit convenes on Saturday. Several presidential hopefuls have confirmed attendance, such as former governors Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New York businessman Donald Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Iowa ranks near the top in the United States in production of renewable energy. Prominent leaders from agriculture’s diverse value chain issued an open letter to policymakers and presidential hopefuls attending the first ever Iowa Ag Summit, urging them to consider Iowa’s renewable energy record in wind, solar and biofuels as an example for clean energy policies for the nation. “Iowa farmers have demonstrated they can fuel and feed the planet at the same time,” said Ron Heck, an Iowa soybean and corn producer, a former president of the American Soybean Association and a founder of the 25x’25 Alliance. “We’re number one in biofuels, number three in installed wind capacity, and installed our largest solar farm last year. We are harnessing homegrown energy in a manner that’s good for farmers, the economy and the environment.” Previous articleIndiana Soy Checkoff and Purdue Launch Risk Tools on WebNext articleIndiana-Based Seed Company Partners to Support Ethanol Gary Truitt Ag Leaders Call On Presidential Hopefuls To Support Clean Energy Future
RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” News News Editor of three weekly papers killed in grenade attack News News June 3, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders called on the authorities in northern Iraq to find and punish those responsible for a grenade attack today that killed journalist Sahar Saad Eddin Nuami, editor of three Kirkuk weekly papers. Nuami, who edited Al-Mizan, Al-Khaima and Al-Hayat al-Gadida and was close to a moderate pan-Arab political group, was killed instantly by a grenade thrown at his car by unknown attackers in the city. Clashes are common between the city’s three main ethnic communities, the Turkmens, Kurds and Arabs, and several prominent figures have been murdered recently.Iraq is still one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. Since fighting started there in March last year, at least 33 journalists and media assistants have been killed, 19 of them this year, including 15 Iraqis. Nuami is the first to be killed in Kirkuk. Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iraq Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more
NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas News Follow the news on United States Five years after the first detainees were taken to the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Al Jazeera cameraman Sami Al-Haj (photo), a Sudanese citizen who has been held at Guantanamo Bay without being charged or tried since 13 June 2002. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay in eastern Cuba, Reporters Without Borders today reiterated its call for the release of Sami Al-Haj, a Sudanese cameraman with the Qatar-based satellite TV station Al-Jazeera, who has been held without charge since 13 June 2002.Several hundred people who had been captured by the US army during “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan were transferred to Guantanamo Bay on 11 January 2002, thereby inaugurating a tropical gulag which altogether has received some 770 prisoners including Al-Haj.“The US supreme court’s June 2006 decision that it would be illegal to try ‘enemy combatants’ held at Guantanamo before military tribunals has unfortunately in no way changed the situation of the detainees, who for the most part are being held without any grounds in the most appalling conditions,” Reporters Without Borders said.“The release of about 30 detainees in the last quarter of 2006 does nothing to diminish the legal and humanitarian outrage for which a democratic country has been responsible for the past four years,” the press freedom organised continued. “We hope the new majority installed in Congress on 4 January will tackle this issue quickly and make the government close down the camp.”Arrested by the Pakistani army on the Afghan border in December 2001 and then handed over to the US military, Al-Haj was forced to confess to supposed links between Al-Jazeera and Al-Qaeda. He has been interrogated more than 150 times and has repeatedly been tortured (including prolonged exposure to the tropical sun, water-boarding and sleep deprivation).Ailing and denied any contact with his family since his arrest, Al-Haj spoke for the first time of his desire to kill himself when he received a visit from his lawyer, Clive Stafford-Smith, in April 2006. He is accused without any evidence of interviewing Osama Bin Laden and trafficking in arms for Islamist terrorists. His case is typical of many of those held at Guantanamo.A White House directive of 7 February 2002 declared that Geneva Convention provisions for prisoners of war did not apply to the Guantanamo detainees, thereby placing them outside of any legal framework. After a long legal battle, the US supreme court ruled on 29 June 2006 that it would be unconstitutional for them to be tried by military tribunals. The February 2002 presidential directive was rescinded two weeks later, on 12 July 2006, but Congress legalised the tribunals on 28 September and introduced new clauses preventing the detainees from challenging their detention before they are tried and banning any prosecution of their jailers. On 17 October, another law authorised the use of torture.According to Agence France-Presse, the government plans to try between 60 and 80 of the 395 detainees currently held at Guantanamo. Al-Haj’s lawyer, Stafford-Smith, told Reporters Without Borders he did not know if his client is among those who are going to be tried.He told Reporters Without Borders: “The prisoners are almost all very down, for predictable reasons: They have been held for five years without any prospect of a fair trial. Contrary to what the military say, the conditions now are worse than they have ever been, worse than any death row I have ever been to, and I have seen many in 20 years of representing prisoners sentenced to death in the USA. Most are now held in solitary confinement, with nothing to do all day.”Over 16 years ago, Reporters without Borders created its “Sponsorship Programme” and called upon the international media to select and support an imprisoned journalist. More than two hundreds news staffs around the globe are thus sponsoring colleagues by regularly petitioning authorities for their release and by publicising their situations sothat their cases will not be forgotten.Currently, Sami Al-Haj is sponsored by La Sexta, IPS-Comunica, La Voz del Occidente, Colexio de Xornalistas de Galicia, Corriere Canadese, Atlas media, Magazine de Saint-Lambert, Mouton Noir, CIBL, Radio Canada Sudbury.Sign the petition for Sami Al-Haj : http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=19079 January 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for Al-Jazeera cameraman’s release from Guantanamo on fifth anniversary of arrival of first detainees RSF_en News News News Organisation to go further
Advertisement Email NewsLocal NewsAccidental death verdict in Limerick house fire inquestBy Editor – January 11, 2018 3243 Twitter The late Grace McDermottA lamp that fell on to a couch was identified as the likely cause of a fire that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Dublin woman who died in a house fire in Limerick last May.Grace McDermott, a lecturer at Dublin City University, had taken part in the Great Limerick Run over the May bank holiday weekend and, having lost the key to her hotel room, stayed at a friend’s house.An inquest into her death in Limerick yesterday heard that she died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a lamp that was missing its base fell over on to a couch in the bedroom where she was sleeping in the early hours of Monday, May 1, 2017.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Forensic scientist Paul Collins said that if the couch had been compliant with the highest fire safety standards, it may not have occurred.Three men and another woman who were in the house at The Oaks, Riverbank, Annacotty, escaped uninjured.Ms McDermott’s fiancé, Colin O’Neill, told the inquest that Gardaí returned the engagement ring he gave her. The couple met in Australia in 2012.Cathal Sheridan, a friend of Ms McDermott’s, who invited her back to the house, described how he tried to rescue her but was held back by his fellow housemates.“My abiding memory is roaring Grace’s name. She was the nicest girl you could ever meet; the smartest, most intelligent girl,” Mr Sheridan said.Coroner John McNamara said the only verdict he could return was an “accidental death”.He said a number of unfortunate events had led to Ms McDermott staying at her friend’s house after she had become separated from another friend who she had planned to stay with in the Travelodge hotel.Mr McNamara said he intended to contact the Department of the Environment, recommending smoke detectors be fitted in every bedroom of every new home in the future, as a mandatory safety measure.More local news here Previous articleHospital talks on overtime for internsNext articleLimerick man’s body recovered in Killaloe Editor Linkedin WhatsApp Print Facebook
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook News Google+ A march and rally in support of the Donegal Home Help Service will take place in Letterkenny on Friday week next, the 19th of October. At 1 o’clock, the march will proceed from St Conal’s Hospital to Market Square where speeches will be made and a soup kitchen set up.The trade unions IMPACT and Siptu say a show of strength is necessary after confirmation by the HSE that over 1,500 hours per week will be cut from the Home Help Service across Donegal in a national cost cutting exercise.IMPACT North West Assistant General Secretary Richy Carrothers says Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” is being used on posters in a bid to depict the horror the cuts will cause………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rich1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Previous articleHealth Service Executive urging people to get the flu vaccineNext articleGardai investigate alleged extortion at betting shop in Lifford News Highland Facebook By News Highland – October 9, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Rally in support of Donegal Home Help Service in Letterkenny on Friday week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Twitter