Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG

first_img Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG Projects Housing CopyStudio BANG shared with us their winning proposal for the IBA Basel competition to design a settlement for commuters in Rheinweiler, Germany. With a strong focus on the last part of the commuters daily way back home, this new settlement is composed of 3 different row-housing units with 28 of them forming a structure that is slightly denser than the surrounding single-family house units. Thus, lower building costs and a closer community is enabled. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGSituationRheinweiler as district of Bad Bellingen is located at the Oberreihnische Tiefebene a lowland plain at the Rhine. The connection to Freiburg and Basel sets the possibility for a commuter settlement. The existing village supplies a useful infrastructure regarding facilities like butcher, baker, kindergarten, primary school and sport clubs. Thus, a daily family life in a rural community is ensured while at the time the agglomeration Basel securing several job opportunities is reachable within 25 minutes. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGIdeaCommuting from home to work and back means not only movement but standing still. In the early morning the habitants of the new settlement will start a daily journey. They will walk, sit down, wait. They will move fast and slow, by foot, train or car. But commuting means not only going to work, it also means coming home. How does coming home work? To answer this question is the main aim of this design. First of all we need a destination; home. A silent and intimate place to feel save and secure. At the same time a place that provides family and even more communal life. A place that no-one knows better than we do. A place that is waiting for us each time we leave. Therefore, the last stage of a commuter’s way back home is from station to bedroom. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGSettlementVarious public and semi-public places in combination with private zones provide different stages of intimacy within the settlement. Habitants are free to choose the current level of intimacy. Diverse paths and views between the houses increase the level of privacy while passing the way from the station to the private areas in the inside of the homes. By building only one upper floor, which is more public and a bottom floor, which is completely private, each housing unit implies a wide view over lowland plain in the west. The inner structure of the settlement is meant to access by foot or bicycle. For cars an underground parking with central access will be integrated. Save this picture!site planStationSome small interventions in the existing building and its surrounding will create a more likely situation for the increasing number of commuters. Some of them are the reactivation of the kiosk and the toilets in the railway building and the integration of park and ride possibilities for both, bicycles and cars. Moreover the platform has to be rehabilitated to enable handicapped accessibility.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Woolworth Building @ 100 ExhibtionEventFashion Mogul Commissions OMA to Convert Venice PalazzoArchitecture News Share “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” Germany Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANGSave this projectSaveNach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANGSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio BANGWritten by Alison Furuto Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio BANGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingRheinweilerHousingResidentialGermanyPublished on March 20, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “Nach Hause Kommen Winning Proposal / Studio BANG” 20 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More 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 streamlast_img read more

Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLK

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Construction Documents:Jürgen DePaulDesign Development:Xaver KollegerSchematic Design:Heinz Lutter, Christian Knapp, Jonathan Lutter, Fabian LutterProject Lead:Christian KnappFire Protection:IMS BrandschutzCity:VienaCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess Specs Projects Photographs:  David Schreyer 2021 Save this picture!© David SchreyerText description provided by the architects. Fifty business apartments and six offices were constructed in a new building on an empty lot in Vienna. The first phase focused on supporting work for the necessary rededication.Save this picture!© David SchreyerRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsFastmount®Panel Fastener for Drywall at ASB Bank in AucklandGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsSave this picture!© David SchreyerIn further phases, optimal light conditions were achieved by orienting all of the apartments facing South-East. Noise pollution was reduced by the same measure since the orientation towards a more quiet side street acted as natural sound abatement.Save this picture!© David SchreyerSave this picture!© David SchreyerThe building’s facade is comprised of stacked traditional Viennese Schrebergardens (small, intimate garden communities), expressing a strong character in terms of urban development in a neighborhood characterized by predominantly commercial use.Save this picture!© David SchreyerProject gallerySee allShow lessBaigorria Residential Building / BBOA – Balparda Brunel Oficina de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsThe Taiwan Intervention at the 2021 Venice Biennale’s Collateral Events Unpacks the …Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:1110 Viena, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Austria “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: BFA x KLK Area Area of this architecture project Year: center_img Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLKSave this projectSaveGudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLKSave this picture!© David Schreyer+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share Heinz Lutter Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLK CopyApartments•Viena, Austria Photographs Area:  3900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: Apartments CopyAbout this officeBFA x KLKOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsVienaOn FacebookAustriaPublished on May 13, 2021Cite: “Gudrunstraße Apartments / BFA x KLK” 13 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?堆砌小房子,维也纳公寓Gudrunstraße / BFA x KLK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

Grantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work!: Strategies That Work

first_imgGrantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work!: Strategies That Work 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Queen to step down as Patron of 25 organisations

first_img The Queen will step down as Patron of 25 national organisations including Save the Children UK, Barnardo’s, and NSPCC at the end of her 90th year, Buckingham Palace has announced.Queen Elizabeth II is currently Patron of 600 organisations, and will pass the 25 patronages to other members of the Royal Family. The decision follows The Duke of Edinburgh’s example, who also stepped down from a number of patronages when he turned 90 in 2011.It has already been announced that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is to take over the Queen’s patronage of Action for Children. The Duchess has a link with the charity, having visited two of its services, Cape Hill Children’s Centre and Sandwell Family Partners in Birmingham early last year. The Queen had been Patron of the charity since 1967, when it was National Children’s Home.Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge at Action for Children’s Cape Hill Children’s Centre in Smethwick, West Midlands in February 2015  112 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: NSPCC patron Save the Children Sir Tony Hawkhead, chief executive at Action for Children, said:“Everyone at Action for Children is thrilled to have received confirmation that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will take over patronage of the charity from Her Majesty The Queen. It is a great honour to begin what I am sure will be a long association with a member of the Royal Family with whom we already have a relationship following visits to some of our services in 2015.The full list of patronages to be passed on is as follows: Advertisement  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Holocaust Memorial Day TrustRoyal Institution of Great BritainWildfowl and Wetlands TrustBattersea Dogs HomeBarnardo’sRoyal School of NeedleworkRoyal African SocietyWelsh Rugby UnionAmateur Swimming AssociationAction for ChildrenAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) WimbledonLawn Tennis Association (LTA)Blind Veterans UKRugby Football UnionRugby Football LeagueEdinburgh International FestivalSport and Recreation AllianceBritish Cycling FederationNSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s FundBritish Science AssociationInstitution of Civil EngineersAnimal Health TrustRoyal Geographical SocietySave the Children UKHRH Queen Elizabeth II at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2015 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Queen to step down as Patron of 25 organisations Melanie May | 24 December 2016 | News Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has thanked the Queen for her 60 years of patronage to the charity, which has seen her visit the London centre twice, in 1991 and 2015, as well as Battersea’s Windsor centre in 1986. Battersea has had connection with the Royal Family since Queen Victoria became its first Royal Patron in 1885.Claire Horton, Battersea chief executive said:“The Royal Family has been closely connected with Battersea for well over a century, and we feel immensely honoured to have had The Queen’s patronage for so many years. As a life-long dog lover, and supporter of so many charities, The Queen has a very special place in the hearts of all our staff and volunteers, many of whom have been lucky enough to have met Her Majesty on one of her visits to our centres.”last_img read more

Love2Donate announces £5m raised for charities through In Memory service

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Love2Donate announces £5m raised for charities through In Memory service Love2Donate, which works with Funeral Directors to create online tribute and donation pages to remember loved ones, has now raised over £5 million for charities across the UK.Work on Love2Donate’s In Memory pages is carried out behind the scenes, replicating the Funeral Director’s website. As well as donations, Gift Aid is also collected, and details on how the charity can contact the next of kin forwarded so that they can acknowledge and give thanks for the donations received.Love2Donate’s In Memory service currently has over 900 charity partners that allow it to collect Gift Aid on their behalfChris Hankin, Co-Director of Love2Donate said:“We are so proud to have helped in forwarding this large sum of money to charities. A family ask for donations to be given, often in lieu of flowers. The donations forwarded to the charity bring comfort to families in the knowledge that the funds will go towards helping others in memory of their loved one.“The tributes left on the page also bring comfort as friends, work colleagues, old school friends can leave the most wonderful comments remembering someone that had meant so much to them.”“Once a Funeral Director advises that a tribute and donation page should be closed, we forward the donations as well as any Gift Aid claimed directly to the charity within seven working days. Gift Aid is forwarded to the charity in lieu of us receiving the sum from HMRC.”  236 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: in memoriam in memory About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  237 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 18 October 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Pandemia ha acelerado etapa final del capitalismo¡ El resto depende de nosotros! – Parte 2

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Gran parte de las discusiones en el internet sobre el mejor camino hacia el socialismo a raíz de la nueva popularidad del socialismo, que ha estimulado el crecimiento de los socialistas demócratas de América y la campaña de Bernie Sanders, tienden a tener un defecto importante. En general, las discusiones parecen suponer que debido a que las condiciones desfavorables para la radicalización de la clase trabajadora han perdurado durante mucho tiempo, son estáticas e inmutables para siempre. Como tal, las conclusiones son que el período del leninismo y la revolución han pasado hace mucho tiempo y que la clase trabajadora en los Estados Unidos nunca verá otra ruta para cambiar que no sean las elecciones capitalistas, ya que están vinculadas a las tradiciones, instituciones e influencia de la burguesía estadounidense. Larry Holmes, Primero de Mayo seminario web de Partido Mundo Obrero.Materialismo dialéctico y revoluciónEl problema con este pensamiento es que deja de lado un elemento esencial sin el cual todo cambio –especialmente la revolución– sería impensable. Ese elemento es el materialismo dialéctico. Las condiciones materiales, que cambian constantemente, en última instancia, obligan al cambio social, independientemente de cuánto tiempo lleve ese cambio o si lo vemos o no. La clase trabajadora puede estar políticamente inactiva durante muchas décadas, y luego los cambios drásticos en las condiciones materiales pueden impulsar a los trabajadores a un nuevo nivel de conciencia política, incluso conciencia revolucionaria, en un período de tiempo relativamente corto. En este mismo momento, las condiciones materiales están en proceso de crear las condiciones políticas para el cambio revolucionario. ¡No debemos minimizar lo que está en juego aquí! Si las fuerzas que creen que la reforma y solo la reforma es posible son las únicas fuerzas que influyen en la clase trabajadora, será imposible que la clase obrera se libere de la clase dominante y sus partidos políticos. Eso, a su vez, socavará la independencia y el potencial revolucionario de la clase trabajadora y ayudará al capitalismo a sobrevivir una experiencia cercana a la muerte.La última vez que la posibilidad de la revolución fue una amenaza real para la clase dominante estadounidense fue en el apogeo de la fuerza rebelde de la clase trabajadora en la década de 1930. El presidente Franklin Delano Roosevelt presionó sabiamente a la burguesía estadounidense para que aceptara las concesiones del New Deal a la clase trabajadora porque estaba preocupado por las perspectivas de una repetición de la Revolución Rusa en EE.UU. Esas fueron concesiones importantes. Pero también ayudaron al imperialismo estadounidense a sobrevivir a la Gran Depresión, lo que le permitió convertirse en el líder indiscutible del mundo capitalista durante la segunda guerra mundial.Los marxistas han sido acusados de predecir prematuramente el fin del capitalismo desde que se publicó la primera edición del “Manifiesto Comunista” en 1848 en Londres. Baste decir que ninguna predicción es válida hasta que sea confirmada por los eventos. Sin embargo, eventualmente la alarma del lobo no será solo otra falsa alarma. Debemos tomar en serio las posibilidades. Por un lado, la clase dominante de Estados Unidos ya no parece tan invencible como solía ser.Si uno mira detrás de la cortina del poderoso Oz, encuentras una clase dominante que nunca ha estado más insegura de sí misma. La mayoría de los miembros de la clase dominante aman a Trump porque ha estado dispuesto a hacer todo lo posible para enriquecerlos, no más tarde, sino ahora.Aún así, el simple hecho de que un demagogo y charlatán vergonzosamente inestable e incompetente sea el líder del imperialismo estadounidense dice mucho sobre el estado de la clase dominante estadounidense. En realidad, la clase dominante imperialista más poderosa de la historia ahora es muy débil y desmoralizada y tiene poca credibilidad política. Además, su respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19 la debilitará aún más. En el momento de la mayor crisis mundial de la historia, la elección del próximo presidente es entre Trump y Joe Biden, un político profundamente implacable que, como Trump, también es un agresor sexual.Por supuesto, el imperialismo estadounidense sigue siendo muy peligroso, quizás incluso más peligroso ahora porque está luchando por su vida. El imperialismo estadounidense todavía tiene la economía más grande entre los países imperialistas, la mayor cantidad de armas nucleares y el ejército militar más grande y tecnológicamente más letal. Con una depresión económica que arrastra sus perspectivas de reelección, Trump podría intentar algo radical y violento para desviar la crisis a otra parte.¿Qué hará la clase dominante? ¿Qué hará la clase trabajadora?Nadie puede decir con certeza cómo se desarrollarán las crisis económicas y políticas que están ganando impulso. La clase dominante se ha visto obligada, al menos por el momento, a dejar de lado el libro de jugadas de austeridad que ha gobernado sus decisiones durante varias décadas. El gobierno ha actuado más drásticamente y mucho más rápido que en cualquier crisis anterior y ha inyectado billones de dólares a la economía. Es cierto que la mayoría de esos fondos se han destinado a las grandes corporaciones.La mayoría de las personas que necesitan el poco dinero de ayuda que se supone que va a los trabajadores no lo han recibido todavía o no son elegibles para recibirlo. Aún así, el gobierno nunca ha pretendido proporcionar fondos de ayuda de emergencia en esta escala antes. Y nunca han hecho algo así en tan poco tiempo sin una gran lucha de masas que los obligue a hacerlo.Que los capitalistas hayan hecho esto es una señal de cuán drástica e inusual es esta crisis. Algunos de los grandes capitalistas se quejan de que el gobierno está minando el capitalismo y está agregando billones de dólares a la deuda que romperá su sistema. ¿Qué hará la clase dominante cuando el sorprendente alcance del desempleo se vuelva innegable e irreversible? Si las fuerzas de la clase dominante logran llegar a un acuerdo entre ellas para continuar brindando cantidades históricamente masivas de ayuda de emergencia a la economía de forma indefinida, tal vez puedan evitar una rebelión social, mientras intentan encontrar una salida a la crisis. Ese escenario parece poco probable.Es más probable que los capitalistas y sus políticos no acepten seguir gastando. La economía capitalista podría deslizarse en una caída libre. El aparato político del sistema a nivel nacional y en cada nivel inferior que podría paralizarse y comenzar a desmoronarse. La policía, en quien se basa el sistema como su primera línea de defensa contra los trabajadores, puede desmoralizarse e ser ineficaz. Los miembros de las fuerzas armadas podrían dividirse en base a la clase.Imagínese bajo estas circunstancias si el movimiento de la clase trabajadora estuviera creciendo y envalentonado, altamente organizado y preparado para una lucha por el poder. Este escenario suena demasiado bueno para ser verdad. Lo que realmente se desarrolla será mucho más complejo y prolongado que esto. Sin embargo, nunca haremos una revolución a menos que podamos imaginar la posibilidad de una.¿Un nuevo peligro fascista?Nada ilustra más los peligros para el movimiento obrero que las amenazas de guerra y fascismo. Las potencias imperialistas utilizaron ambas armas para desviar la crisis capitalista de los años treinta. Un colapso económico catastrófico, una clase dominante debilitada y una gran parte de la pequeña burguesía que pierde sus negocios son las condiciones clásicas que podrían empujar a una sección de la clase dominante a recurrir al fascismo para salvar su sistema. Trump ha ayudado a allanar el camino para tal contingencia.Tenemos que tomar este peligro extremadamente en serio. Sin embargo, no es inevitable que un movimiento fascista sea lo suficientemente fuerte como para hacerse cargo del gobierno y el aparato estatal. El factor decisivo no será ninguna elección en particular o si los líderes del Partido Demócrata tienen más cargos elegidos que los republicanos. El objetivo principal de los multimillonarios que financian un movimiento fascista en un momento de crisis grave es aplastar el movimiento de la clase trabajadora. Sin embargo, en última instancia, no solo será el tamaño y el nivel de organización del movimiento de la clase trabajadora, sino el sentido de su propia fuerza y poder, así como su orientación revolucionaria, lo que determinará qué fuerza aplasta al otro.Organización masiva de clase obrera: una necesidad política absolutaA pesar de todo a lo que está siendo sometida la clase trabajadora, se está levantando y luchando. Cuando las condiciones vuelvan a ser seguras para que los trabajadores salgan a las calles en masa, y no podemos saber cuándo será eso, es probable que la ira y la rebelión masivas sean algo que nunca antes habíamos visto. Incluso en condiciones extremadamente difíciles, los trabajadores en trabajos donde no tienen el beneficio de pertenecer a un sindicato, como Amazon, Whole Foods, Instacart, Target y otros, organizaron abandonos de puestos y huelgas el 1 de Mayo para exigir condiciones de trabajo seguras y días de enfermedad pagados.Desde trabajadores de la salud hasta trabajadores agrícolas migrantes, trabajadores de tiendas de comestibles y prisioneros, los trabajadores de todas partes luchan por el derecho a mantenerse con vida. Las fuerzas progresistas y revolucionarias necesitan apoyar a estos trabajadores. Ese apoyo debe mostrarse en más que palabras. Debe mostrarse en actos concretos de solidaridad. Los millones de trabajadores desempleados van a forjar un movimiento. Debemos ayudar a estos trabajadores con sus necesidades organizativas, y de cualquier otra manera que sea útil y posible.Muchos sindicatos están perdiendo miembros. Eso significa que perderán recursos, lo que hará que sobrevivir sea más difícil. Por otro lado, el período más grande y militante de organización de los trabajadores puede estar abriéndose ahora. Y será una organización de base popular de abajo hacia arriba y no de arriba hacia abajo. La organización masiva de la clase trabajadora incluirá a todos los trabajadores, incluidos los trabajadores encarcelados, los trabajadores migrantes, los indocumentados, los desempleados, las trabajadoras sexuales, los vendedores ambulantes, los contratistas independientes y todos los demás trabajadores que el sistema quiera marginar. Esto incluye trabajadores de planta, trabajadores de oficina, trabajadores de bajos salarios y trabajadores municipales, estatales y federales.La organización de la clase trabajadora es más que una estrategia. Es una necesidad política absoluta, sin la cual no podemos maximizar la solidaridad de clase y prevalecer en la creciente lucha de clases. Los sindicatos que estén listos para ayudar en esta tarea marcarán la mayor diferencia. Pero si dichos sindicatos no están involucrados, no podemos permitir que eso frene la organización de los trabajadores.Dependerá de los trabajadores, con toda la ayuda y solidaridad que podamos brindar, formar asambleas de trabajadores o consejos de trabajadores en todos los niveles, desde el lugar de trabajo hasta la ciudad y la región. La ventaja de las asambleas de trabajadores es que están abiertas a todos los trabajadores y desempleados, independientemente de las circunstancias. Deben estar abiertos a estudiantes y jóvenes, jubilados y cualquier otra persona que pueda ayudar. Si están abiertos, hará que el movimiento obrero sea potencialmente enorme, inclusivo y no se vea frenado por los lazos con el Partido Demócrata o por ideas y concepciones limitantes y limitadas que desafortunadamente son demasiado comunes entre el liderazgo actual del movimiento obrero organizado.Además, si bien el lugar de trabajo, la industria y la geografía siguen siendo fundamentales para organizar a los trabajadores, los cambios y las nuevas condiciones hacen que la necesidad de organizar a los trabajadores más allá de su lugar de trabajo y, a pesar de otras circunstancias, sea posible y necesario. A medida que muchas luchas se convierten en luchas más grandes, y luego luchas políticas y luego luchas por el poder, minimizar todo lo que crea barreras y límites en la organización de la clase trabajadora será una necesidad estratégica.¡Preparémonos para lo que nos espera!Para aquellos activistas que están desmoralizados al final de la campaña de Bernie Sanders y están agotados después de dedicar tanta energía a luchas difíciles que no resultaron bien, aquellos que creían que un mundo mejor es posible, pero que recientemente cuestionaron esa creencia, o quienes están traumados y se sienten impotentes por lo que ha sucedido en los últimos meses o incluso antes, presten atención.La diferencia entre el mundo de hace unos meses y el mundo de hoy es incalculable. Todo ha cambiado. Todo lo que muchos de nosotros sentimos ahora es sufrimiento, miedo e incertidumbre. Pero de tales dolores de parto, nacen revoluciones.De que el capitalismo se acabe antes o después no depende solo de la voluntad de los revolucionarios. Otras condiciones más allá de nuestro control también deben estar presentes. Sin embargo, nuestra voluntad y disposición podrían volverse decisivas. Si no estamos dispuestos y listos, ¿estamos dispuestos a empujar la tarea de acabar con el capitalismo a otra generación y permitir que el sistema continúe torturando y poniendo en peligro el planeta y toda la vida en él?Trabajemos todos para restaurarnos y restaurarnos unos a otros para que podamos hacer historia. Los trabajadores y los pueblos oprimidos de este planeta necesitan revolucionarios dedicados que estén dispuestos a sacrificar todo para allanar el camino para un nuevo mundo libre de toda opresión. No necesitan revolucionarios para sustituir a las masas. Necesitan que todos den a la lucha lo que puedan dar, y necesitan a aquellos que puedan hacer que la lucha sea el trabajo de su vida.last_img read more

Randy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Randy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention Randy Kron Chats Up Issues at State Convention Kron-talks-tax-reformIndiana farm bureau members heard from Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Senator Todd Young, and their own president at the annual convention in French Lick. In a fireside chat format Randy Kron discussed a range of issues like protecting animal livestock in the state and federal tax reform.“That’s front and center right,” he said. “Our public policy team, Bob White, takes care of the national issues. He just spent Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday out there talking to our Indiana delegation about tax reform, what was important. Any kind of bill like that there’s going to be winners and losers and I want to make sure Indiana agriculture is under the W list and not in the loser list. So, we’re looking at tax reform, working on it, and there’s a lot of things behind the scenes happening.”Kron added INFB members might be getting a call to action once the bill moves through the conference committee if it becomes apparent that members’ voices are needed to lobby their representatives.”He said Indiana Farm Bureau continues work preparing for a new farm bill in Washington, also where more is going on than meets the eye.“I had a conversation earlier this week with Senator Donnelly who actually sits on the Senate Ag Committee about the farm bill. I learned that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than we really think about. They’re trying to get their ducks all in a row to get it ready so they can present a farm bill and get it moving. They’re trying to get the tough issues worked out.”Kron outlined membership successes this year and said INFB will continue the emphasis on membership in 2018. They will be doing a review of all programs to ensure the organization remains relevant just one year before turning 100. By Andy Eubank – Dec 8, 2017 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 11, 2017 Andy Eubank Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report

first_imgKosar Karimi, a reporter for Mehr News (an offshoot of the Islamic Development Organization, an Islamic propaganda organ), was arrested on 28 August for covering a protest in Abolfazi, a village near the southern city of Ahvaz. Residents of the village, who have been trying to prevent the destruction of their homes by Iran’s richest religious foundation for the past year, have clashed with police in recent days. Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionWomenInternetViolence A court in Gonbad-e Kavus (in the northeastern province of Golestan) sentenced local freelance journalist Aman Mohammad Khojamli on 13 August to pay a fine of 1.6 million toman for “publishing false information.” Khojamli, who was arrested on 7 February and then released on bail pending trial, told journalists he was convicted for articles about the economic crisis. News According to one of Mehr News’ editors, Karimi was released on bail on the same day that he was arrested, but the IDO’s vice-president said, “an official threatened to have the news agency’s director summoned to get this journalist to stop covering these events.” Freelance journalist Babak Tahmasebi was meanwhile notified on 29 August that a court in Ahvaz had confirmed his sentence of two years in prison and 74 lashes for publishing “false news” and “defamation.” The case was the result of a lawsuit by the National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) in response to an article about worsening conditions for its workers. A warrant for Tahmasebi’s arrest was issued the same day. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Follow the news on Iran The latest victims include Mohammad Mosaed, a freelance journalist who was sentenced by a revolutionary court on 2 September to four years and nine months in prison, followed by a two-year ban on journalistic activity, for “blackening” the situation, reporting “fake crises” and “emptying readers’ minds.”Arrested on 17 November 2019 for reporting an Internet cut on Twitter, Mosaed was released on bail 20 days later. He was summoned and interrogated again by Revolutionary Guard intelligence officials on 23 February in connection with messages he had posted on social media about the coronavirus epidemic. “The increase in protests against the Iranian government has resulted in an increase in the persecution of journalists,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran-Afghanistan desk. “After publishing its report on the situation in Iran, the UN Human Rights Council must now take concrete measures to defend journalists and citizen-journalists, who are being censored, threatened, detained arbitrarily, mistreated and sometimes tortured just for doing their job.” Organisation IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms CorruptionWomenInternetViolence Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go furthercenter_img News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, in which at least five journalists have been targeted just weeks after the UN published a damning report on 21 July by special rapporteur Javaid Rehman on the appalling situation of human rights, including the freedom to inform, in this country. RSF_en Tabnak news website reporter Amirreza Amir Taimouri was summoned for questioning by the FATA (cyber-police) in the southeastern city of Kerman on 30 August as a result of a complaint by a local parliamentarian and the head of the parliamentary economic commission accusing him of “publishing false information with the aim of upsetting public opinion.” He was released on bail pending trial. September 8, 2020 Iran cracks down on journalists again in response to UN report Iran is ranked 173rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. June 9, 2021 Find out more News News March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders prevented from visiting N’Djaména

first_img The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ChadAfrica Reporters Without Borders is dismayed that stalling by the Chadian authorities has prevented it from visiting N’Djaména.The head of RWB’s Africa Desk was to have begun a six-day trip to Chad today to meet with Chadian media personnel, visit three imprisoned journalists – Eric Topona, Moussaye Avenir de la Tchiré and Jean Laokolé – and be received by several officials. But spurious grounds were found for not granting his visa request. “We just wanted to visit Chad with the best of intentions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We do not know the government’s motives and we can only regret its failure to give us a visa, which prevents us from showing our support for the imprisoned journalists.”“It also prevents us from having talks with government officials, which we had hoped could be constructive, and from investigating the reasons for the detention of these three journalists. And more generally, it prevents us from discussing the current state of freedom of information in Chad with all those concerned and with politicians, including ministers, who had agreed in principle to a meeting.”The three journalists were all arrested in an arbitrary manner. Laokolé, a writer and blogger was arrested first, on 22 March. His arrest was followed six weeks later by those of Topona on 6 May and De La Tchiré on 7 May. Several opposition parliamentarians were arrested at the same time, amid claims by the government that it had foiled a conspiracy. It seems that, as far as Topona and Laokolé are concerned, the authorities objected to their contacts with the Chadian exile blogger Makaila Nguebla ( general secretary of the Union of Chadian Journalists (UJT) and a former employee of Chad’s national radio broadcaster, Topona is charged with “attacking constitutional order.” He has been suffering from malaria for several days. De La Tchiré, who is managing editor of the newspaper Abba Garde and UJT treasurer, is charged with “inciting hatred and a popular uprising.” Requests for their provisional release have been filed by their lawyers, but neither request has been granted.More information News June 20, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders prevented from visiting N’Djaména RSF_en November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad December 1, 2020 Find out more Newscenter_img October 7, 2020 Find out more Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Reports Follow the news on Chad Organisation to go further ChadAfrica Receive email alerts Newslast_img read more

Slovenia, as EU president, asked to disown “outrageous” comments by Slovenian sports minister

first_img News News News to go further Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Follow the news on China RSF_en March 12, 2021 Find out more -February 17thStatement by the Slovenian education and sports minister Zver Sports as means of intercultural dialogue and human rights cultureIn an interview with AP I expressed my personal opinion on a growing debate about the Olympic Games becoming a political instrument which could eventually lead to the boycott of the Games. May opinion is that politicians, civil society, NGOs and industry should highlight violations of human right all over the world, including China. I firmly believe that a boycott of the Olympic Games is not a proper political approach in the 21st century and that sports should become the tool of intercultural dialog, co-operation and peace in the world. Besides that I never gave any recommendations or instructions to the athletes about their behavior in Beijing. They are free men and women and nobody has the right to pressure them. In summary, I think that it is up to each individual and democratic institution to strive for the culture of human rights. Sports and Olympic Games could have positive impact on that. But a boycott of Olympic Games would not, in my opinion, contribute to this goal.— February 15thSlovenia, as EU president, asked to disown “outrageous” comments by Slovenian sports ministerReporters Without Borders is outraged by Slovenian sports minister Milan Zver’s recommendation yesterday, in an interview for the Associated Press, that Olympic athletes avoid talking about human rights while they are in Beijing.”This kind of statement by Slovenia, the current holder of the European Union presidency, encourages the Chinese government to do nothing to improve the human rights situation before the start of the Beijing Summer Olympics,” the press freedom organisation said.”The Slovenian sports minister is undermining the work of European institutions, human rights organisations and, in general, all those who defend basic freedoms,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “We call on Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa, whose government holds the EU presidency, and the other members of the European Council to disown Zver’s comments and to reaffirm everyone’s right, if they desire, to talk about the situation of basic freedoms in China during the Beijing games.”The organisation added: “With less than six months to go to the games, the only acceptable statement from the sports minister of any country is to say that athletes are free to express their views on any subject they like. Zver should follow the example of his Scandinavian counterparts who have briefed their athletes on the human rights situation in China.”Zver told the Associated Press: “Sports is too important. It is too important to use it as a political instrument.” Talking about the human rights situation while in Beijing could have an adverse effect on the Chinese authorities, he said. “They need more time. Give them the time for that and do not use sports as an instrument.”European parliament president Hans-Gert Pöttering has urged the Chinese authorities on several occasions to improve the human rights situation before the Beijing games. He mentioned the release of human rights activist Hu Jia in particular.Slovenia began a six-month stint as holder of the EU rotating presidency on 1 January. center_img February 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Slovenia, as EU president, asked to disown “outrageous” comments by Slovenian sports minister China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more