JP MORGAN BOSS DIMON WARNS ON UK REGIME

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first_imgWednesday 20 October 2010 7:34 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ JP MORGAN BOSS DIMON WARNS ON UK REGIME by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp KCS-content MUCH has been made of rumours that JP Morgan is to abandon plans to build itself an all-singing, all-dancing new HQ in Canary Wharf, with talk rife that the UK’s punishing tax regime and regulatory changes are behind the bank’s reluctance to commit.And in a little-noticed interview aside recently, JP Morgan’s chief executive Jamie Dimon gave the clearest hint yet that the UK’s tax and regulatory stance has affected its attitude to doing business in the country.Dimon told Fortune magazine that the future location of its UK HQ is still under negotiation and didn’t have anything to do with bonus taxes or balance sheet levies, insisting that the bank “will always be in the UK”. But he did, with characteristic American honesty, go further, a thinly-veiled warning over the bank’s attitude to Blighty.“I thought the whole tax issue was gross and unfair,” he said. “But it did focus us on the fact we have a lot of eggs in that one basket [the UK], and that maybe we need to be thinking a little more about geographic diversification. I can’t tell you what will happen, because we are negotiating. But we will take the best deal, pure and simple.”First Barclays and HSBC, and now the US banks are following suit with the threats. Time for a wake-up call?GHOSTLY GOINGS-ONThose keen for a Hallowe’en thrill could do worse than to tip up on the afternoon of Sunday 31 October at the Picturehouse cinemas in Greenwich or Clapham, which are showing a film about the ghost-ridden nooks and crannies of London.“Haunted London”, produced by film company Timereel and written by its founder Andrew Gray, flits from apparitions on the Underground to phantoms at the Tower of London, and touches on the City on the way.Gray tells me one of the tales revolves around the Bank of England, which is haunted by an apparition known as the “Black Nun”. The story goes that Philip Whitehead, a Bank employee in the early 19th Century, was hanged for forging cheques – and after his sudden disappearance, his sister Sarah turned up at the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street to enquire about his whereabouts. Upon being told the sad news, the shock and grief sent her half mad, and for every day of the rest of her life, Sarah would return to the Bank to ask where her brother was. After a 25-year vigil, she died and was buried in the old churchyard of St Christopher-le-Stocks, which later became the Bank’s garden – and since then, staff have seen her wandering along the stone pathways from the gallery overlooking the garden. Spooky stuff.FASHION FORWARDForget savvy hedge fund short selling or analyst crunch calls – one woman who can really move stocks is Michelle Obama.That’s right: according to New York University professor David Yermack, talking to the latest edition of the Harvard Business Review, the American First Lady has a quite spectacular effect on the share prices of the retailers whose clothes she wears on public outings. The distinguished professor has done the maths – those companies, 29 in all, have enjoyed an average boost of $14m per appearance by Mrs Obama. That’s far more than with the endorsement of models, while the effect of fashionista First Ladies such as the lovely Carla Bruni-Sarkozy pale in comparison. Share last_img read more

Swiss stick with ultra low rates

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first_imgThursday 16 December 2010 8:11 pm Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald KCS-content The Swiss national bank left interest rates at 0.25 per cent yesterday, in a move described as “ultra dovish” by Jonathan Loynes of Capital Economics. Swiss stick with ultra low rates center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Forget BT! I’d buy this technology share with ‘survive and thrive’ written all over it

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first_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Telecoms share BT has suffered badly in the recent market crash. But I’d ignore the troubled stock and focus on a smaller company that looks poised to thrive.In today’s half-year results report, small-cap software and services provider Tracsis (LSE: TRCS) revealed a strong balance sheet – a cash position of £26m as of 31 January and zero borrowings. That sum compares with annual revenue for the trading year to July 2019 of just over £49m and operating profit of almost £7m. That’s a reassuringly large pile of money!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…I’d describe the company as being well-financed, which augurs well for surviving the current coronavirus crisis. Just to be sure, the directors have deferred payment of the interim dividend, which will keep £0.3m in its coffers for the time being.However, when there’s “more clarity” about the ongoing effects of the pandemic on the business, they’ll review the situation. And one possible outcome is the combination of an interim and full-year dividend for the full trading year. Another is the retention of cash in the business “to invest in future growth opportunities.” Effective acquisitive growthAnd that’s what the firm’s good at. An acquisitive growth programme has propelled shareholder returns. Eight years ago, the stock was changing hands for around 67p. Today, it’s at 581p and topped out around 800p in early March before the recent plunge.I’d have been happy with returns like that and believe there’s more to come from the firm, perhaps much more.Tracsis built its niche providing software, hardware and services for the rail, traffic data and wider transport industries. Chief executive Chris Barnes said in today’s report that despite the Covid-19 crisis, the Rail Technology & Services division has been “resilient.”But the Traffic & Data Services division is being “majorly impacted.” However, the firm has taken “a series of actions” aimed at reducing the damage to the business as much as possible.To put that in perspective, during the last full trading year, around 70% of profit before tax came from the Rail Technology & Services division, and 30% from Traffic & Data Services. Overall, it seems Tracsis is in a good position to trade through the crisis with a contained hit to profits.During the period, the 2019 acquisitions of Compass Informatics, CTM and Bellvedi “performed well.” And post-period on 10 March, the company acquired iBlocks Limited, a UK-based software company specialising in solutions for the rail industry. The firm’s expansion continues and the outlook is positive.The growth story remains on trackLooking ahead, the directors are “confident” about the long-term prospects for the business “post-Covid-19.” Profits will likely reduce in the second half of the current trading year because of the crisis. But there are also “positive growth drivers” in the transport markets that the company serves.For what it’s worth, the company started the first half of its trading year with strong trading. Revenue rose by 41% in the period compared to the equivalent period the year before. And adjusted like-for-like EBITDA elevated by 23%.I like the look of this one and see the current dip in the share price as an opportunity to research the stock with a view to buying some of the shares for the long haul. Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: TRCS 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. Forget BT! I’d buy this technology share with ‘survive and thrive’ written all over it Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tracsis. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Future Faces: Samson Lee and Maro Itoje

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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 25.04.12 – Wales U20 Squad – Samson Lee© Huw Evans Picture Agency Maro Itoje(Saracens)Maro ItojeTELL US about your rugby background?I started at St George’s school in Harpenden where I was scouted by the Saracens Academy. I’m now at Harrow on a rugby scholarship.When did you first get involved with England?I was capped at England U17 level and have now progressed to the U18s. I’ve just got back from playing in South Africa.How seriously do you take conditioning?It’s so important. I’m 6ft 5in and 17st 4lb and have put on seven kilos in the past year. I’m looking to reach 118 kilos (18st 8lb) at pro level.What’s your favourite position?I’m comfortable playing at lock and blindside but can also play at No 8. Personally, I favour No 6.How would you describe your playing style?I’m aggressive around the pitch and pride myself on my tackling and work-rate. My set-piece work is improving.Who is your mentor?At Saracens, it’s Steve Borthwick. He’s taken the time out to pass on his experience in training.What is the next step for you in your career?To secure a Saracens contract and get some first-team experience. I also want to stay within the England set-up.What interests do you have outside rugby?I represented England in the shot-put at England U17 level and I love shooting hoops. I also sing in a house choir.RW Verdict: Similar in playing style to  Courtney Lawes,  Maro could soon be pushing for a place in Saracens’ first XV.Samson Lee(Scarlets)Samson Lee (Huw Evans)When did you start playing rugby?I started at Felinfoel RFC at 11 and played at Coedcae school before going to Coleg Sir Gâr. I’ve been with the Scarlets since I was 15. Have you always been a tighthead prop?With my physique, there wasn’t much choice! I’m 5ft 11in and 18st 2lb. I need to work on my mobility.What skills do you need in your position?You need a low centre of gravity. It’s all about power and strength, which luckily comes naturally. I can bench-press 170kg.Who do you look up to in the game?Adam Jones. I’ve not had the chance to play against him yet, but I’m sure I’ll pick his brains when I do.How was the IRB Junior World Championship?Fantastic, especially beating New Zealand. I learnt so much about scrummaging and managing your own time.What are your aims for this season?I’ve just signed a five-year deal with the Scarlets so I’m hoping to push for some more game time.What are your interests?I love the outdoors and like hunting with Ken Owens and Phil John.RW Verdict: Samson is the natural replacement for Rhys Thomas and a potential heir to Adam Jones’s Wales No 3 shirt.This article appeared in the October 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here.For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170last_img read more

Rugby’s Greatest: Graham Price

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first_img Rugby’s Greatest: Graham PriceAs a teenager, Graham Price was taken to the smoky bars of Pontypool and shown some of the pot-bellied beer drinkers who, once promising rugby players, had failed to make the most of their talent.It was a message Price took to heart, and the youngster’s appetite for hard work on the paddock was one element that helped propel him to stardom for club and country.“Pricey worked like a dog in training and ran like a stag in games,” said former Wales and Lions flanker Terry Cobner, who captained Pontypool for a decade. “He had this huge resolve, an incredible single-mindedness and sense of purpose.”A Welsh Schools champion at shot and discus, Price made his first-team bow at Pontypool at the age of 18. He started to learn the front-row ropes against grizzled, older opponents, many of them two or three stone heavier and not inclined to go easy on a novice.Formidable: the 1977 British & Irish Lions front row of Price, Peter Wheeler and Fran Cotton (Getty)Price absorbed the lessons and became one of the greatest props the game has seen. He placed huge emphasis on the engagement, aiming to hit the top of the opposition loosehead’s head with his right shoulder and then locking him in such an uncomfortable position that he was like putty in his hands. If little footage exists of his world-class scrummaging and mauling skills, at least there is one memorable clip: the try Price scored on his Wales debut in Paris in 1975, when his hack and length-of-field chase culminated in him plunging over the line.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Major teams: PontypoolCountry: WalesTest span: 1975-83 Wales caps: 41 (41 starts)Lions caps: 12 (12 starts)Test points: 12 (3T) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: The Greatest Players Price liked to scrum just inches off the ground and the bigger the opponent, the more he relished folding them up like a used cereal packet.In one match on the 1980 Lions tour, the South Africans pitched the 6ft 4in, 23st heavyweight Flippie van der Merwe against him – and the Welshman had him on toast. “I remember one scrum in the second half where he let out a long wheeze that sounded like a death-rattle,” Price recalls in the excellent Pontypool book The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.Price played in two Grand Slam teams, as well as 12 successive Lions Tests, on the 1977, 1980 and 1983 tours. Only Willie John McBride and Dickie Jeeps have played more Lions Tests. Price of fame: tighthead Graham Price in 1984, when he had already played in three Lions series (Getty) last_img read more

House m_p / Fabrizio Foti architetto

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first_imgSave this picture!© Peppe Maisto+ 40 Share Year:  Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774145/house-m-p-fabrizio-foti-architetto Clipboard House m_p / Fabrizio Foti architettoSave this projectSaveHouse m_p / Fabrizio Foti architetto House m_p / Fabrizio Foti architetto CopyHouses•Syracuse, Italy “COPY” Italy 2015center_img Photographs CopyAbout this officeFabrizio Foti architettoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSyracuseItalyPublished on September 27, 2015Cite: “House m_p / Fabrizio Foti architetto” 27 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore 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 Year:  ArchDaily 2015 Photographs:  Peppe Maisto Surface Property:17,305 m2House Covered Area:301 m2Usable Home:237.80 m2City:SyracuseCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peppe MaistoText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a terrain with a gentle slope, on top of a hill facing south, whose margins downstream meet the oak forest offshoots of the feud Bauly.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoFrom the site, which was chosen for the location of the house, you can look towards the four cardinal points: south to the agriculture country of Palazzolo Acreide, bordering Noto; north, towards the city center and to the Iblei’s highlands, where mount Etna is crowned; east towards the Serravetrano’s plateau; west, toward the Bauly’s thick oak forest.Save this picture!Master PlanThe building consists of three rectangular bodies arranged to form an open courtyard, looking south towards the forest, and a small private garden to the north. The first body, the entrance, contains the kitchen and the garage. The kitchen communicates with the living room through a counter equipped with a tilting passage.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoThe second body, central to the whole building, houses the living room, a double-height space, from which overlooks the upper level, a gallery on two sides, where there is a library and a study and reading area. Adjacent to the gallery, a guests room, served by a bathroom and an office room that communicates with the living room space through an open window. A large chimney in the living room, in addition to being the most representative element and characterization of the domestic space, is the hinge element of the provision and distribution. The body of the chimney, in fact, disengages the access to the sleeping area and, through the stairway, it ensures the connection with the upper level of the gallery and guests room.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoThe third body contains the bedrooms and toilets. The master bedroom, leading the body of the sleeping area, looks south towards the forest, surrounded by a large square sliding door.Save this picture!Floor PlanBasement, body and the head of the building are designed as a single monochromatic organism. The basement is connected with the ground altitude, on the westside, in correspondence of the house entrance, through a promenade, while to the south, in correspondence of the courtyard, shows its thickness in the mediation with facing garden.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoSave this picture!© Peppe MaistoA large seat: the basement of the house rises the court 45 cm from there garden height. The limit of the court toward the garden, is then, like a big sitting. The court is bounded on the east and west, respectively, from ad outside kitchen completed with a pergola and the wall adjoining the sleeping area. The front of the two bodies are symmetrical and similar in shape, both have, as headboard solution, on the edge of the base, the splays that provide areas of shade and accompanying views of the countryside. The pergola which corresponds to the head in front of the kitchen, on the west side, includes a palm, whose long stem brings out the foliage over the top of the building. The presence of the palm, vegetable element alien to the context of the property and the Iblei’s territory, marks the presence of the house and its inhabitants. An emergence detectable from distance.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoSave this picture!© Peppe MaistoThe living room communicates directly, through the sliding doors, with the south court and the north garden. When the windows are completely open, on both sides of the living room, there is non-solution continuity between inside and outside and the boundaries of domestic space are projected to the limit of perceptibility. The landscape becomes the side scene of the house, a plastic and metaphysical fact of the domestic space construction. The house stages the reality of the Iblea’s campaign with the oak forest and olive groves.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoThe high southern front of the living room volume, which corresponds, inside, with the reading room overlooking the living room, is characterized by the presence of round Plexiglass bars that pierces the wall introjecting discreetly, during the day, the light in the darkness of the gallery. during the night, the lighting condition is reversed: the interior lighting is projected outside in the courtyard, through the Plexiglas bars, thus enlivening the prospectus as a starry sky.Save this picture!© Peppe MaistoProject gallerySee allShow less”Grassroots Cactivism”: Using Cacti and Eco-Tourism to Combat Drought in CaliforniaArchitecture NewsBauhaus Museum Finalist Acts as a Gate Between City and ParkUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/774145/house-m-p-fabrizio-foti-architetto Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Fabrizio Foti architetto Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Workers World Party organizer gives “thanks for fierce activism of Black womyn”

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first_imgExcerpted from a talk given by Kira-Lynae, Baltimore Workers World Party organizer, at an International Working Women’s Month forum sponsored by WWP in New York City, March 18. Kira-LynaeWW photo: Sharon BlackBlack womyn writer Toni Cade Bambara, or “Mama Bambara,” demands us to be cultural workers. As cultural workers or folks who dedicate their lives to making a revolution possible, we must always strive to make the ancestors proud by continuing in their legacy.When we lift the names of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, we are not only giving thanks for the fierce activism of our Black fore-mamas, we are centering womyn, specifically womyn, who live at the intersections of multiple oppressions, in the liberation struggle. And when we deem the lives of the most marginalized womyn important, we will move in a radical energy that uses all parts of ourselves to do our best to defend womyn and girls.The title of my talk is “This Body Black, This Body Mine: Getting to the Bones of Reproductive Justice Theory and Work for Black Womyn and Girls.”Tonight I am going to discourse on how Black womyn and girls fit into the reproductive justice framework by offering a definition of reproductive justice — getting specific about how our anti-Black womyn/anti-Black girl society enacts reproductive oppression, the work that is being done to combat it and how we can join the movement.Who?When I say Black womyn and girls, I am including womyn and girls of Africa and the African diaspora who are differently abled: transgender and gender nonconforming, of various sexual orientations, Spanish speaking, students, homeless, in prison, sex workers, battling drug addictions, single mothers and all the other womyn and girls whose lives are often times not deemed worthy of inclusion in political discourses or not seen as valuable enough to advocate on behalf of.It was crucial that I say that because reproductive justice is all about inclusion and because talks about the unique oppressions that predominate the lives of Black womyn and girls often leave out the Black womyn and girls people don’t find respectable.What?Reproductive justice theory was outgrown from Black womyn’s lived experiences, because the sole decision to have an abortion was not one that could be made independent of their realities, not one that could be made without taking their particular history into account and not the only decision to be made.Reproductive justice defines the right to have a child or to not have a child; to parent in sustaining, healthy and affirming environments; the right to define family and the right to sexual pleasure.Some reproductive justice activists reduce the struggle to just “choice,” but we know there is no choice where access is absent. And in our imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, heterosexual, able-bodied, cisgender, patriarchal society there has never been access or adequate access for Black womyn and girls.History of white supremacy and Black womyn bodiesAn historical analysis of white supremacy reveals the seeds of repression of the reproductive freedom of Black womyn and girls. As the United States survived off the slave economy, controlling the use of their bodies was crucial. Black womyn and girls were forced to be breeding machines, to give birth to future generations of enslaved Africans who would generate money for the slavocracy. When not being forced to procreate, they were being raped by slave masters or punished by way of sexual brutalization, which sometimes resulted in the burning and scarring of their genitals. Other times they watched their children, partners and siblings be sold and taken or have no time to spend with the parts of their families still intact as they were ordered to nurse and care for the children of their plantation owners.Black womyn and girl bodies then became the site of vaginal experimentation, most famously by Dr. J. [Marion] Sims who worked to cure tears from the vagina to the rectum by testing [surgical techniques] on enslaved Black womyn multiple times without anesthesia.This violence continued throughout the years, with other bodily experimentations on Black people and in the 1970s morphed into forced sterilization. Black womyn and girls, specifically those who were recipients of government benefits, were sterilized against their will and threatened with the risk of losing their welfare, all while federal funds paid for the operations.The [1973] case of two Black sisters, Mary Alice and Minnie Relf, aged 12 and 14, illuminated this discriminatory practice in the South when it was revealed that a doctor lied to their mother, who could not read or write, by having her sign what she thought was a contract for birth control shots, not sterilization for her daughters.In fact, sterilizing of Black womyn and girls and other womyn and girls of color became so rampant that nicknames like “Mississippi appendectomies” were common.Some within the Black community have become anti-abortion, mostly due to conservative religious politics. Since the Black church has a history of political domination, the white Christian right has targeted them by funding “pro-life” campaigns [based] on a “Black genocide” myth. This problematic partnership ignores the genuine reproductive justice history and resistance on behalf of the Black community.Black womyn’s resistance to slaveryIn an article titled “Whitewashing Reproductive Rights: How Black Women Get Erased,” Renee Bracey Sherman writes eloquently about the resistant spirit of Black womyn and Black people to reproductive repression. She notes:“Abortion for black women has always been a revolutionary rejection of patriarchy, white supremacy and forced systems of oppression … throughout slavery and into the 20th century, self-abortion through herbal remedies, hangers, hat pins and pencils were a way out of slavery and poverty. Our ancestors fought hard to refuse to carry the children of their master rapists and rear another generation of slaves, even when it meant that ‘barren’ women were deemed worthless chattel and sold between plantations. From generation to generation, stories and recipes were passed down to ensure that women weren’t forced to carry pregnancies they never desired or weren’t able to carry healthily. For as many powerful women that raised children in the worst conditions imaginable, so there were those who refused.”Later on she writes: “As our elders joined the ranks of laborers during World War I, they found a great need for access to birth control and abortion. In Detroit, Dr. Edgar Bass Keemer Jr. provided abortions from 1938 through the 1950s, ensuring that black women had access to safe abortion care regardless of their income.”What this phrase includesToday our white supremacist society continues making use of sexism and racism. Yet the media are seductive in convincing people that things are progressing, especially with so many television shows that have Black womyn main characters. But this recent hypervisibility of Black womyn on TV has done no work to shift understandings and uses of Black womyn and girl bodies. Our bodies still serve as sites of commodification, capital gain and are super susceptible to the white gaze.The phrase “imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist, heterosexual, able-bodied, cisgender, patriarchy” is a useful one because it allows us to name systems of domination and to get specific about where they intersect to oppress people. A genuine reproductive justice theory is always intersectional in its analysis of reproductive oppression and looks at the ways race, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, different physical and mental capabilities, and class overlap to redefine a womyn’s and girl’s relationship to her body.Using an intersectional lens, we can see that reproductive justice for Black womyn and girls is impacted by:Lack of adequate sex educationHIV/AIDs pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseasesLack of access to quality health care, specifically maternal health care, forcing of C-section births, no insurance coverage for abortions, no access to contraception, forced sterilization, which is still a major problem for womyn prisonersHigh rates of unwanted and teen pregnanciesLack of access to jobs with livable wagesGender and race disparities in earned wages, racist and sexist  employment hiring practices and work spacesHomelessness, lack of access to quality housing, environmental racismWelfare, for which funding is steadily decreasing, also family caps, where womyn with only a certain amount of children can receive welfarePolice terrorism, not just murder, but the strong police presence in schools and neighborhoodsThe school-to-prison pipelineIncreasing incarceration rates for Black womynImmigration lawsChild marriagesFemale genital mutilationPartner violence, sexual and physical abuse of childrenInadequate childcare and sex traffickingHow to join resistant efforts?Reproductive justice activist Loretta Ross says that reproductive oppression allows for control of communities. And I’d like to add that the prioritizing of fighting reproductive oppression can put control back into communities. As we all know, collective efforts can bring about change. As cultural workers it is our responsibility to standWe have to actively listen to the stories of Black womyn and girls. There is an organization that mobilizes around gaining access to abortion and family planning called Trust Black Women. That is what we must do — trust Black womyn and girls.
 A socialist revolution will guarantee us the freedom to have control over our bodies and will begin to pave the way for liberation for all people.To view this talk in its entirety, go to youtube.com/watch?v=fRD8EGt9Wtw.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Solidarity with Standing Rock!

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first_imgSome 1,000 people defied a huge police presence to march to Trump Tower on March 4 to protest government actions clearing protesters at Standing Rock, N.D., and pushing through the oil pipeline that threatens water and Indigenous lands.One of those speaking, Stephanie Hedgecoke, of Tsalagi, Huron and Creek descent, and a regular contributor to Workers World newspaper, told of the struggle at Standing Rock for Indigenous sovereignty and defense of the environment.With no reason or pretext, cops arrested three people on the march, including two leading Black activists in the People’s Power Assembly. Charged with disorderly conduct, they were out after a few hours.March 4 pro-Trump events took place all around the country, with the one at Trump Tower much smaller than the protest in solidarity with Standing Rock. New Jersey college student Heather Graham initiated the Standing Rock protest in New York on social media and asked the PPA to help organize the march after thousands of people indicated they might be coming.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Drive to Success kickoff event

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first_imgDrive to SuccessOdessa College has scheduled the Drive to Success 2018 kickoff event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the OC Saulsbury Campus Center lobby, 201 W. University Blvd.OC students with at least six credit hours of course work may learn more about Drive to Success and how they can win a 2018 Ford Mustang or truck this spring. Local NewsEducation Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. Twitter By admin – January 24, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Drive to Success kickoff event Facebook Twitter Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Data breach raises serious questions about Miller’s managementNext articleStudent film screening adminlast_img read more

Gardai report drug seizures in Letterkenny and Ballyshannon

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first_img Twitter Gardai report drug seizures in Letterkenny and Ballyshannon WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – June 8, 2016 Previous articleFailte Ireland invite applications for new grantsNext articleWoman arrested by Gardai investigating murder of Strabane man Michael Barr admin Homepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook A man’s been arrested following the seizure of an estimated €3,000 worth of cannabis from a rented property in the Glencar area of Letterkenny last Thursday.Gardai in Ballyshannon meanwhile recovered amphetimines with a similar street value at the weekend.Welcoming the two finds, Inspector Goretti Sheridan said there continues to be an issue with drugs in Donegal, and the help of the public is vital in tackling the issue…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/gorettidrugs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more