Derecho al voto: ‘caridad capitalista’ vs democracia obrera

first_imgDurante esta temporada de elecciones en Estados Unidos, mucha gente sigue luchando por acceder al derecho universal burgués al voto, supuestamente la fundación de la “democracia” capitalista.Ha sido una lucha cuesta arriba desde 1776 cuando solo los hombres blancos con propiedades que eran protestantes podían votar legalmente. A todos los demás se les negó: católicos, cuáqueros, judíos, miembros de naciones nativas, asiáticos, negros, esclavizados o libres, mujeres, casadas o no y hombres blancos pobres.Ha habido victorias históricas a lo largo de los siglos y retrocesos. En las décadas de 1860 y 1870, muchos estados comenzaron a negar el voto a las personas condenadas por delitos graves, una medida vinculada a negar este derecho a los negros que acababan de ser liberados de la esclavitud.Pero en 2018 en Florida, más de un millón de personas con antecedentes penales, desproporcionadamente negros y morenos, recuperaron su derecho al voto después de que el 64% de los votantes, la mayoría blancos, aprobaron una enmienda a la Constitución del estado.Entonces los reaccionarios se pusieron manos a la obra. La Legislatura de Florida, controlada por los republicanos, impulsada por el gobernador Ron DeSantis, impuso “tarifas” y “multas” a las personas anteriormente encarceladas como requisitos para recuperar el voto. La Corte de Apelaciones del Undécimo Circuito de EE.UU. confirmó la ley.Así que debe haber parecido una generosidad magnífica cuando el demócrata multimillonario Michael Bloomberg recaudó $16 millones para pagar multas, tarifas y restitución a unos 31.000 residentes de Florida con antecedentes penales, para restaurar sus derechos de voto antes de las elecciones generales de 2020. (snopes.com)¡Qué regalo caritativo! NoBloomberg en realidad coordinó las contribuciones de solo el 3% del millón de personas a las que se les negó el voto. Podría haberlos concedido a todos. Según la lista de 2020 “Los más ricos de la Tierra” de la revista Forbes, el propio Bloomberg tiene un valor de 54.900 millones de dólares, por poseer sistemas de información utilizados por los operadores del mercado de valores para analizar datos y generar riqueza masiva.¿Cuánto es mil millones? Si se midiera un millón en segundos, equivaldría a 11,6 días. Mil millones de segundos es igual a 31,7 años.Piense en la caridad capitalista que Bloomberg descartó como unos pocos segundos en la cantidad de años que esos “criminales” de Florida estuvieron encarcelados y trabajando por salarios de esclavos. Su “contribución” valió unos días de los años de tiempo laboral que le tomó a trabajadores de todos los géneros, nacionalidades, edades y habilidades generar las ganancias que lo convirtieron en un súper multimillonario.El demócrata Bloomberg entregó caridad capitalista a algunas personas. El enfoque republicano es un ataque descarado para privar de sus derechos a la mayoría, desde destripar la Ley de Derechos Electorales de 1965 que protege a los votantes negros, imponer leyes de identificación de votantes, cerrar los lugares de votación, atacar las boletas electorales por correo, hasta política para entendidos [dog whistles] para los justicieros supremacistas blancos para unirse a “la operación de seguridad electoral del Ejército por Trump” hasta amenazar a los votantes en distritos predominantemente negros.Afortunadamente, al igual que la lucha liderada por personas anteriormente esclavizadas contra el “Terror Blanco” de la era de la Reconstrucción de la década de 1870, la gente se está organizando para defender las urnas y el acceso al derecho al voto. Una coalición de organizaciones progresistas ha movilizado a más de 6.000 “defensores de las elecciones”. ¡Qué contraste ofrece la democracia obrera socialista de Cuba con los casi 250 años de implacable negación y represión de los votantes en Estados Unidos!Según su constitución nacional, Cuba es una democracia socialista en la cual la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular es su parlamento y órgano supremo del poder estatal. De sus más de 600 diputados, la mitad son nominados en reuniones públicas de los municipios. Durante las elecciones ordinarias, del 70% a más del 90% del electorado asiste a las asambleas de nominación.Para garantizar la representación de todo el pueblo, la mitad de los diputados son nombrados por organizaciones de masas, como sindicatos, grupos de mujeres, cooperativas de agricultores, federaciones de estudiantes y consejos populares. ¡Ningún partido político, incluido el Partido Comunista de Cuba, tiene permitido hacer campaña!La edad para votar es de 16 años para los ciudadanos cubanos que hayan residido en la isla durante al menos dos años.En las elecciones presidenciales estadounidenses de 2016, votó el 46% del electorado. Pero, ¿quién sabe cuántos votantes quedaron privados de sus derechos bajo el sistema capitalista?En las elecciones parlamentarias de Cuba en 2018, votó el 85% del electorado.Así es el derecho al voto en una democracia obrera, en una democracia revolucionaria de base.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Burundi

first_img Help by sharing this information June 5, 2020 Find out more Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation News Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists BurundiAfrica June 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Burundi Several journalists from the online news agency in-burundi.net were beaten up by police in Bujumbura in early January 2002 while investigating the torture by state intelligence service agents of a watchman arrested in the previous month’s murder of Kassi Malan, the World Health Organisation’s representative in Burundi. The police warned the journalists they “could come to the same end.”The National Communications Council banned Burundian media websites on 26 August 2002 from posting material emanating from political groups “preaching hatred and violence.” This was chiefly aimed at the Rugamba website of the Net Press news agency, which carried statements by opposition groups. The Council threatened to shut down Net Press if Rugamba did not stop posting material that “undermines public order and security.”Online news agency In-Burundi.netRugamba (Net Press news agency)center_img Reports October 21, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News BurundiAfrica Receive email alerts Follow the news on Burundi to go further Newslast_img read more

ECISD board to consider charter contract, superintendent search

first_imgECISD board agendaThe Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet to consider approving modifications to a charter contract with Ector Success Academy Network, a nonprofit entity that would take over Ector Middle School this fall.Ector Middle School, Noel and Zavala elementary schools are in their fifth year of improvement required under state accountability standards. If the campuses don’t come off the list, they will face closure or the Texas Education Commissioner will appoint a board of managers over the whole district.The modifications up for approval are to the charter performance contract.The agreement, which would take effect in July, could potentially be for 10 years, but if quick success is not achieved they could be out in two years. TEA’s sanctions would be stayed for those two years.On a separate item, the board will discuss a request for approval of adoption of the 2018-19 budget. The 2017-18 budget is $242,849,264 and the estimated 2018-19 budget is $269,065,282 and is based on passage of an 8 cent tax ratification election.The board will also discuss the process of beginning a superintendent search.Superintendent Tom Crowe announced last month that he was stepping down in December.Some of the other items on the agenda are:>> Discussion of a request for approval of a reorganization of the board of trustees naming president, vice president and secretary. The president is currently Carol Gregg; vice president is Doyle Woodall; and the secretary is Donna Smith.>> Discussion of a request for approval of adoption of a resolution authorizing issuance of $20 million in maintenance tax notes.>> State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, is on the agenda to address the board.>> Discussion of a memorandum of understanding between Ector County ISD and Odessa College regarding OCTECHS early college high school.>> Discussion of a request for approval of 2016 insurance roof removal and replacement for Cavazos Elementary, Frost Technical Education Center, maintenance and transportation buildings and George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. Previous articleNATIONAL VIEW: Trade war edges closer to realityNext articleFive things you need to know today, June 12 admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – June 12, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp TEA, ECISD logos Facebook Twitter Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Education ECISD board to consider charter contract, superintendent searchcenter_img Noel earns award Local NewsEducation ECISD board to consider charter contract, superintendent search Twitter Facebook OCA top 2 were ESL students WhatsApp Registration set for engineering camp Pinterestlast_img read more

Super Bowl Ad for Inspiration4 Invites Viewers to Join World’s First All-Civilian Mission to…

first_img Super Bowl Ad for Inspiration4 Invites Viewers to Join World’s First All-Civilian Mission to Space Facebook The Inspiration4 Super Bowl commercial ends with an invitation for viewers to go to space, and to visit the mission’s website, www.inspiration4.com, to learn more. Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  center_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Previous articleFootprint Announces Its Ocean Hero Award WinnersNext articleU.S. Air Force Provides Ramsey Solutions’ Personal Finance Curriculum to 150 United States Schools Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 last_img read more

Donegal man pleads guilty to 14 sexual assault charges

first_img Twitter Pinterest News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook By News Highland – February 18, 2013 Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal man pleads guilty to 14 sexual assault charges Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal TD says company grants must be linked to job creationNext article100 new Facebook jobs for Dublin News Highland Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook A Donegal man has admitted to the sexual abuse of seven victims over a 16 year period.His victims were five males and two females.The man, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 14 counts of indecent assault, sexual assault and rape between 1984 and 2000 in Donegal and Dublin.Mr Justice Paul Carney ordered that he registered as a sex offender.The accused was remanded on continuing bail until sentencing on April 15 next after the prosecution said he is not considered a flight risk and is unlikely to re-offend.The judge ordered that victim impact reports be prepared for the sentencing hearing which is expected to last most of the day because of the number of victims. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Palghar Lynching:Special Court Grants Bail To 89 Accused Persons

first_imgNews UpdatesPalghar Lynching:Special Court Grants Bail To 89 Accused Persons LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 Jan 2021 6:55 AMShare This – xExactly eight months after a mob brutally lynched two sadhus and their driver to death in Palghar, a special court in Thane granted bail to 89 people arrested in the case, on Saturday. Special judge S B Bahalkar granted bail to the 89 accused who were represented by advocates Amrut Adhikari and Atul Patil. The defence argued that their clients were arrested on mere suspicion,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginExactly eight months after a mob brutally lynched two sadhus and their driver to death in Palghar, a special court in Thane granted bail to 89 people arrested in the case, on Saturday. Special judge S B Bahalkar granted bail to the 89 accused who were represented by advocates Amrut Adhikari and Atul Patil. The defence argued that their clients were arrested on mere suspicion, further questioning the validity of three FIRs being registered for one incident. So far 251 people have been booked in the case of which 126 were charge sheeted. Several accused with serious charges continue to remain in prison. A copy of the order is yet to be made available. The incident was given a political colour by several politicians repeatedly highlighting the religion of the men murdered. However, it was later learned that, both, the victim and the accused belonged to the same religion. Five days before the lynching of two sadhus and their driver in Gadchinchle village on April 16, rumours of thieves, child-lifters and alleged organ-harvesters on the prowl were doing the rounds in 50 villages across Palghar. Finally on the fateful night, a mob of nearly 250-300 people sadhus Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70) and Sushilgiri Maharaj (35) – and their driver Nilesh Telgade (30), 140 km north of Mumbai. The prosecution was represented by Special public prosecutor Satish Maneshinde while advocate PN Ojha represented the families of the Sadhus. Manishinde said that most of the accused granted bail on Saturday, were arrested subsequently. The case has now been posted for hearing on February 15. Next Storylast_img read more

Conecuh Ridge down the road

first_img Print Article Published 6:36 pm Thursday, May 20, 2021 “While construction on the actual distillery itself has not yet started, construction on the infrastructure to the distillery has been on going,” May said. “The main road for the distillery has been under construction for the last several weeks. We cannot have a formal groundbreaking ceremony until this road is complete.”Now that the road to the distillery is nearing completion, May said hopes are to have a formal groundbreaking ceremony in July or late summer.Once ground is broken, May said the facility will be built in phases, with the actual distillery being part of phase one. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Sponsored Content Conecuh Ridge down the road Today, Clyde May’s whiskey stands apart from other whiskeys in the same attention to detail that set him apart from other moonshiners.May started with the cleanest still possible and finished with baked apple slices. His high standards led to a whiskey that he felt proud to put his name on and one that Conecuh Ridge Distillery is just as proud to name Clyde May’s Whiskey, his grandson said. 1PrevNextStartStop Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “There will be various experiences built that are designed for visitors to come tour and view the facility,’ he said.“We do understand that construction of our distillery has taken quite a bit of time; however, we had to do our due diligence to ensure that construction could begin without any hiccups. ‘Patience is virtue’ and I can assure you that we will reward everyone’s patience by building a state of the art facility that the city of Troy and the state of Alabama can be proud of.”May said he and the entire Clyde May family are excited about the facility and are looking forward to its opening.Clyde May was a legendary moonshiner whose apple-flavored whiskey stood far apart from any other whiskey made on the Conecuh Ridge over in Bullock County, Alabama. By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Skip Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Paramore to run for House Marcus Paramore announced he will seek election to the Alabama House of Representatives District 89. Paramore currently serves as the… read more By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author As the roadwork to the site of the Conecuh Ridge Distillery in Troy nears completion, talk around town once again focuses on the distillery and what it will mean to Troy and Pike County, including as a tourist attraction.On September 14, 2017, Governor Kay Ivey was in Troy to announce that Conecuh Ridge Distillery, the producer of Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, would be coming to TroyL.C. May, the National Brand Ambassador for Clyde May’s Whiskey and the grandson of the whiskey’s namesake, said the plans for the distillery have not changed.last_img read more

The impact of changes in sea ice advance on the large winter warming on the western Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgOver 1979–2007 near-surface air temperatures on the maritime western side of the Antarctic Peninsula have increased throughout the year, with the greatest monthly temperature rise of 1.7 °C dec−1 occurring in July as recorded at Faraday/Vernadsky (F/V) station (65.4°S, 64.4°W). The warming trend in this month has been the result of a loss of very cold days at the station with the average number of days with mean temperature below − 15 °C decreasing from 7 during 1979–1988 to 0.6 over 1998–2007. There is a high anti-correlation between temperatures at F/V and the extent of sea ice in July just to the west of the station. Passive microwave satellite imagery reveals that monthly ice concentrations here have decreased by up to 25% since the late 1970s creating a polynya-like feature along the west coast of the peninsula. Sea ice extent over the southern Bellingshausen Sea has decreased markedly during the late summer and early autumn so that there has been a lengthening of the ice-free season. Yet faster ice advance in June as a result of changes in the meridional component of the wind means that the overall ice extent in the Bellingshausen Sea in July (offshore of the F/V region) has not changed significantly. Years of extensive sea ice can occur as frequently now as in the earlier part of the record, but a combination of the changing nature of the ice advance and subtle shifts in the wind direction have led to the more frequent occurrence of the ice-free area to the west of F/V in recent years. There are also indications of pre-conditioning of the ice/ocean system to the west of F/V well before winter that is associated with the presence or absence of the ice anomaly that is observed in July.last_img read more

Housing transactions drop by 53.4% during April, but over 50k sales still completed

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Housing transactions drop by 53.4% during April, but over 50k sales still completed previous nextHousing MarketHousing transactions drop by 53.4% during April, but over 50k sales still completedShocking once-in-a-lifetime results from HMRC reveal the hammer blow the sales market received last month following the Coronavirus lock-down.Nigel Lewis22nd May 20200672 Views It is unlikely that most estate agents will ever read this again during their careers, but HMRC has reported that house sales bombed by 53.4% last month compared to a year ago.House transactions dropped from 100,000 in April 2019 to 46,440 last month which HMRC says is entirely attributable to the Coronavirus house moving ban introduced on 26th March but lifted on 13th May.Sadly for estate agents, April is one of the busiest months during the annual home moving calendar and over the past ten years four of them have seen more than 100,000 homes sold.“The sheer scale of the collapse is staggering but what has to be remembered is that demand for residential property sales cannot be compared with demand for other items in consumers’ regular basket of goods,” says Andrew Southern, Chairman of property developer Southern Grove.Rise from the deep“Residential transactions are usually motivated by necessity so, subject to the economic realities that prevail as the country starts to emerge from this crisis, many of these missing sales should rise from the deep. This will hopefully shore up confidence in the house-building sector as activity rebounds unusually strongly later this year.”Joseph Daniels, founder of eco-developer Etopia, says: “The early signs from our own development is that sales underway before the lockdown were simply paused and, thankfully, sales are proceeding again all over the country.“While it might take a bit more time for sales to pick up as buyers and sellers alike become comfortable with viewing homes under socially distanced conditions, at least the pent up demand from those who were already in the middle of a purchase prior to lockdown can now be released.”Read more about Coronavirus and its effect on the housing market.hm revenue & customes HMRC May 22, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

USS Frank Cable Sailors Complete Daylong Series of Community Outreach Projects

first_img October 24, 2012 Training & Education View post tag: sailors View post tag: Naval View post tag: complete Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Frank Cable Sailors Complete Daylong Series of Community Outreach Projects View post tag: Cemetery View post tag: Frank Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed a daylong series of community outreach projects at the Guam Veterans Cemetery, Jose L.G. Rios Middle School and a beach clean up along Marine Corps Drive, Oct. 19.“The USS Frank Cable has an ongoing relationship between the ship and the government of Piti,” said ship’s chaplain, Lt. Matthew Prince.“The previous chaplains and ships’ crew members have done many service projects here in Piti. Through that previous relationship, the mayor of Piti asked if it would be possible for the Sailors of the Frank Cable to come out and provide this service,” said Prince.Piti’s mayor, Vicente D. Gumataotao served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and retired as a master chief steward. His words of advice to Sailors before getting to work were, “Don’t work too hard, be safe and just enjoy one another.”Originally there were two projects scheduled, with the Religious Ministry Department asking for 30 volunteers to help with cleaning up the beach along Marine Corps Drive, and cleaning and painting at Jose Rios. The response was so positive with 47 Sailors who volunteered their time, that a third project of cleaning and painting at Guam Veterans Cemetery was added.Work in the Guam Veterans Cemetery included pressure washing and painting some of the large standing tombs, which are a dominate feature at the cemetery.At Jose Rios, Sailors also spent time removing paint from the walls, as well as general cleanup around the exterior of the school. During the student’s recess, Sailors got to interact with some of the children which turned into an impromptu volley ball game.“I like to work with kids” said Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Sierra Pena who was a Head Start teacher before joining the Navy. “The kids make it fun.”The most grueling task for Sailors was the beach clean up. It involved hacking through the dense Guam jungle from the seaward side of Marine Corps Drive to the ocean, less then 20 feet away.With the use of machetes, shovels, weed cutters and chain saws, Frank Cable Sailors were able to clear away the overgrowth and create an unobstructed view of the beach from the roadway.“I thought I would be picking up little trash and walking along a nice pristine beach but I just love this kind of thing and it means a lot to me to be able to help out the community,” said Navy Diver 1st Class Todd Fehnrich.Frank Cable’s primary mission is to perform maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, October 24, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Outreach Share this article View post tag: Seriescenter_img View post tag: projects View post tag: Cable View post tag: community View post tag: Daylong View post tag: Guam View post tag: USS View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic USS Frank Cable Sailors Complete Daylong Series of Community Outreach Projects View post tag: Veteranslast_img read more