Swedish operators call for clarity amid deposit cap ‘chaos’

first_img Swedish operators call for clarity amid deposit cap ‘chaos’ Legal & compliance Email Address 14th July 2020 | By contenteditor Sweden’s gaming industry has demanded clarification of new deposit limits from the nation’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen), claiming temporary deposit limits for online casino have created “chaos”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Sweden’s gaming industry has demanded clarification of new deposit limits from the nation’s Gaming Inspectorate (Spelinspektionen), claiming temporary deposit limits for online casino have created “chaos”.Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of the Branscheforenigen for Onlinespel (BOS), said that Spelinspektionen must set out guidance for licensees, as they implement the SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) mandatory weekly deposit limit introduced by the Government from 2 July.Hoffstedt said gaming companies have interpreted the new regulations in very different ways, with many feeling obliged to include sports betting despite that vertical not being included in the revised directive from Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister for Social Security.“We are not envious of Spelinspektionen, which did not itself support the changes, but unfortunately it is now their task to clarify very quickly with regard to the deposit restrictions,” said Hoffstedt.“We are now in a situation where neither the private nor the state-controlled companies know how to act and it is obvious that different actors interpret the new regulation in different ways. The question is who really wins this besides the companies that are outside the licensing system?“In light of the above, the gaming industry is looking forward to Spelinspektionen’s clarification regarding the interpretation of the new deposit limit.”On 2 July, the SEK5,000 mandatory weekly deposit limit and a SEK100 cap on bonus offers came into effect, in order to limit player spending during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. The restrictions will be in place until the end of 2020.The cap was initially announced in April and meant to apply to all forms of gambling from 1 June, but Minister Shekarabi later decided the limit would only apply to online casino and be implemented in July.The directive was opposed by Spelinspektionen and much of the industry, which claimed the cap would merely push players towards the unlicensed market. The cap has, however, been backed by the former horse racing monopoly Aktiebolaget Trav och Galopp (ATG).Hoffstedt said: “Most of the gaming companies’ lawyers with whom I spoke are of the opinion that the regulation is unworked and poorly written, which has led operators to interpret the regulation differently.“We were many who warned that measures, which were not based on facts and thorough impact assessments, could lead to an aggravated situation for both the licensed companies and their customers. More millions in fines may be handed out and more customers will certainly turn to the unlicensed market.” Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more

3 UK shares I’d buy in May

first_img3 UK shares I’d buy in May 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. G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Many UK shares are still on offer at big discounts to their levels of just a few months ago. Some may never return to their former heights, but others may be among the best investments buyers today will ever make.Certainly, there are a number of big fallers that remain on my ‘sell’ list. Equally, I think there are plenty of genuine bargains around. Here, I want to tell you about three UK shares I believe could be highly profitable for anyone investing right now.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…The 3 UK shares I’d buyPet products and vets chain Pets at Home (LSE: PETS), international educational publisher Pearson (LSE: PSON), and platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP) all still trade at attractive discounts to their pre-market-crash highs of earlier this year.At a share price of 252p, mid-cap FTSE 250-listed PETS is 20% lower. Blue-chip FTSE 100 stock PSON, at 452p, is down 30%. And AIM-listed small-cap SLP, at 41.5p, is at a discount of 34%.Top dogPets at Home recently reported a strong end to its financial year ended 25 March. According to the latest company-compiled consensus, we can expect earnings per share (EPS) of 15.2p for the year. At the current share price, this gives a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.6. The analysts also forecast a 7.5p dividend, giving a prospective yield of 3%.Veterinary surgeries and pet shops are on the government’s list of retailers permitted to remain open during the current lockdown. As the UK’s leading pet care business, serving its existing customers well during this difficult time, and attracting new customers to boot, long-term growth looks very much on the cards. In my book, this is one of the best UK shares in the speciality retail space.Re-rating prospectPearson is another company I expect to enjoy a long-term benefit from new customer acquisition due to the Covid-19 disruption. While the group’s testing and assessment businesses are currently negatively impacted, it has reported a significant uplift in the use of its digital products and services, and rapidly growing interest in its Global Online Learning business.I calculate Pearson would have been capable of generating EPS of 42p this year in the absence of the pandemic. This would give a P/E of 10.8 at the current share price. Meanwhile, a twice-covered dividend of 21p would give a yield of 4.6%. In a normalised, post-pandemic world, I’d expect both earnings growth and a significant re-rating of the P/E.One of my favourite small-cap UK sharesSmall mining and oil companies on London’s junior AIM market don’t have a great reputation for delivering value for investors. However, Sylvania Platinum has built a record of strong performance in recent years. This is founded on its low-cost and low-risk extraction of PGMs from chrome tailings in South Africa’s Bushveld Igneous Complex.It delivered EPS of $0.1236 (9.9p) for the trailing 12 months ended 31 December. At the current share price, the P/E is just 4.2. Mining operations in South Africa are set to restart after a government-ordered five-week lockdown. SLP remains one of my favourite small-cap UK shares. Its cash generation has funded not only investment in the business, but also share buy-backs and dividends in recent years. The running yield is 1.9% on the latest $0.01 (0.78p) payout. See all posts by G A Chester Image source: Getty Images. 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. G A Chester | Friday, 1st May, 2020 | More on: PETS PSON SLP last_img read more

Home sought for buffalo hide symbolizing church’s commitment to indigenous…

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Here is a close-up of the shell beading on our #ObjectoftheMonth, Powhatan’s Mantle, on display in our new Ashmolean Story gallery. Once thought to have been a cloak, it is now considered more likely that it was a wall hanging https://t.co/1mGhmqJ6KX pic.twitter.com/62Jcsr2bJm— Ashmolean Museum (@AshmoleanMuseum) June 6, 2018Clearly, the buffalo hide at the Episcopal Church Center is not Powhatan’s Mantle, but that was Chun’s inspiration when preparing this gift for Jefferts Schori.Chun, born in 1954 in Honolulu, was an indigenous studies scholar with degrees from colleges in Hawaii, New Zealand and Canada, and he wrote several books and articles about native Hawaiian culture, beliefs and practices. One of his projects was “Na ‘Euanelio Hemolele,” described by the Diocese of Hawaii as “a lectionary-size book containing the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the Hawaiian-language, complete with diacritical marks.”He was ordained a deacon in 2011 and a priest in 2012, but his involvement in the church’s indigenous ministries predated his ordination and included service on the Council on Indigenous Ministry, the Indigenous Theological Training Institute Board and the Anglican Indigenous Network.Chun died unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2019, at age 64. His funeral was held the following month at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu, where he had been named an honorary canon in 2018.“I counted Malcolm as a friend and a teacher,” Hawaii Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick said in a message to his diocese. “His service to the Cathedral, to the Diocese, to the Church, and to me will be warmly remembered.”Two Bulls, a Lakota originally from Red Shirt, South Dakota, was serving in the Diocese of Los Angeles more than a decade ago when he first met Chun, likely on one of Chun’s trips to Southern California on behalf of the Anglican Indigenous Network.The Rev. Malcolm Chun, seen in a Diocese of Hawaii video about the church’s history in Hawaii, was secretary general of the Anglican Indigenous Network when he gave the buffalo hide to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2008.“He was just a great guy once you got to know him,” said Two Bulls, who recalled talking to Chun by phone a week before he died. “We were making plans to do some other work,” Two Bulls said, including producing a new issue of the Indigenous Theological Training Journal.Their partnership on the buffalo hide began when Chun acquired it from a “purveyor of such products” and asked Two Bulls to paint it, using Powhatan’s Mantle as his model. Two Bulls conducted some research on the original, including by contacting the museum. While aiming to stay true to the spirit of the original, he “took a little bit of artistic liberty,” such as his addition of color and placing a cross on the chest of the person depicted at the center of the hide.The hide, stretched out and tethered to the edges of a wooden frame, was presented to Jefferts Schori at a time when she, as presiding bishop, had been in discussion with Chun and others with the Anglican Indigenous Network about maintaining the church’s commitment to indigenous ministry, according to an Anglican Communion News Service article from 2008.Jefferts Schori, in an email to ENS, praised Two Bulls’ art as “always striking,” and she recalled his buffalo hide painting as “a powerful piece.”“It would be a gift to many if it were more widely seen,” she said. “I hope it doesn’t get lost.”A hardware store is moving into the space where the hide previously was on display at the Episcopal Church Center. Episcopal Church’s Chief Operating Officer Geoffrey Smith asked Hauff to look into finding an appropriate new home for it, and Hauff said the search continues.Two Bulls noted the piece is rather large, which could limit Hauff’s options, but he suggested a diocese like Oklahoma that has a vibrant indigenous ministry – or Virginia, given the history of Powhatan’s Mantle.“It is a teaching tool, so having it in a place where it can be viewed easily/widely would be first and foremost the main criteria for finding a place to house it,” Two Bulls told Hauff recently by email. “I am pretty sure that this would be what Malcolm would want.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Brad Hauff, The Episcopal Church’s missioner for indigenous ministries. He’s “pursuing a number of possibilities” for relocating the painted buffalo hide.That search for a new home comes as Episcopalians mourn the January death of the Rev. Malcolm Chun, the native Hawaiian who offered the hide as a gift to then-Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in 2008, when Chun was secretary general of the Anglican Indigenous Network. Chun, whose funeral was Feb. 23, saw the hide as a symbol of the early English settlers’ colonial-era commitment to bringing Christianity to America’s native tribes, the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr. told Episcopal News Service.“Malcolm … was really just a big supporter of the Jamestown Covenant,” said Two Bulls, who serves the Episcopal Church in Minnesota as missioner for the Department of Indian Work. He also is the artist who painted the buffalo hide at Chun’s request.This buffalo hide was painted by the Rev. Robert Two Bulls Jr. to replicate the design of Powhatan’s Mantle, a 400-year-old relic made from deer skins and shell beadwork. Photo: Geoffrey SmithChun’s vision was to replicate Powhatan’s Mantle, said to have belonged to the chief who first welcomed the Jamestown settlers in 1607 in what today is Virginia. “I think this was his way of still keeping that connection alive,” Two Bulls said.The first Jamestown Covenant was a double-edged sword. For more than two centuries, America’s native peoples suffered a prolonged genocide at the hands of British colonists and their descendants, who saw the American Indians as “savages.” But those colonists also brought with them a mandate from King James I to preach the Christian Gospel to all they encountered in this “new world.”“Thus the Anglican commitment to preach and plant the true word of God among the American Indians was firmly established with the first permanent English settlement in America,” Owanah Anderson wrote in her 1988 book “Jamestown Commitment.” Anderson, who served as the church’s missioner for Native American and indigenous ministries, noted the most prominent early convert was Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas, who was baptized while “being held hostage aboard an English ship at anchor in the James River.”The church’s commitment was renewed nearly 400 years later with the signing of the New Jamestown Covenant in 1997, launching The Episcopal Church on a Decade of Remembrance, Recognition and Reconciliation. Jefferts Schori participated in a 2007 procession and Eucharist at the Jamestown historic site marking the start of a second decade affirming the covenant.The original Powhatan’s Mantle is on display at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in England. Although it once was thought to be a cloak, it more likely was a wall hanging, according to the museum.It was made from four deer hides sewn together and decorated with white shell beadwork depicting a human figure flanked by two animals, likely a deer and a mountain lion or wolf. The more than 30 beaded circles may represent settlements and tribes, the museum says. Powhatan may have given it as a gift for King James I, according to one theory. It later ended up in possession of the 17th-century Englishman whose collection became the founding collection of the museum.One of Tradescant’s most famous additions to the founding collection was Powhatan’s Mantle http://t.co/yM43ZJXvPk pic.twitter.com/nB0u6gkKBd— Ashmolean Museum (@AshmoleanMuseum) August 4, 2015 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Indigenous Ministries Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI last_img read more

Joe Marler reflects on his Israel Folau response that ‘basically won twitter’

first_imgFriday Apr 19, 2019 Joe Marler reflects on his Israel Folau response that ‘basically won twitter’ Former England prop Joe Marler joined Andy Goode on this week’s Rugby Pod to discuss a number of different topics, the biggest of which was the Israel Folau controversy. Marler received a lot of support from fans for the way that he reacted to both Folau and the Billy Vunipola situation.ADVERTISEMENTThe Harlequins prop chose to let images do the talking, as he tweeted two pictures of men kissing to Folau, then tweeted a photo of Vunipola coming out of a nightclub drunk and with only a towel around his waist. You can view the tweets on his profile.The Rugby Pod can be watched via Rugbypass TV Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

eCircle offers charity e-mail list hosting

Howard Lake | 15 November 2000 | News eCircle offers charity e-mail list hosting Advertisement E-mail discussion list host eCircle is encouraging charities to use its free services to run e-mail discussion lists with supporters. An e-mail list is of course a key element of developing an online community and driving repeat visits to a Web site. eCircle even has a dedicated staff member to encourage charities,clubs and societies to use its services.Visit eCircle. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Diabetes UK appoints Director of Membership and Marketing

first_imgDiabetes UK appoints Director of Membership and Marketing Jackson will head a department of 52 people that will include Corporate andCommunity Fundraising, Supporter Relations and Marketing. The role forms part of the Senior Management Team at Diabetes UK.  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 November 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Dawn Jackson has been appointed Director of Membership and Marketing at Diabetes UK.Jackson joined the organisation in October 2003. Her appointment comes as part of the recent internal restructure to address the challenges of implementing NHS changes to diabetes care.Jackson said: “I will be looking to put in place new products and services for people with diabetes as I believe that increasing membership is key to our future. I also intend to focus on providing information and support to people with diabetes and healthcare professionals more quickly and effectively.” Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Christmas collection hands out £260,000

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 4 February 2008 | News Tagged with: Ireland Belfast’s Black Santa collection has handed out cheques worth £260,000 to more than 170 charities and community groups. The money was collected before Christmas outside St Anne’s Cathedral by the cathedral Dean.The donations this year were principally to charities and organisations associated with sea-faring communities. A significant sum is also given each year to Christian Aid for work with its overseas partners in the developing world.Cheques were handed over by the Rev WD Humphries, rector of St Molua’s and the longest serving member of the Black Santa team, as well as the wife of Tom McGrath, president of the Belfast Institute of Insurance which held its centenary service in St Anne’s and gave to the collection.Cheques were also handed over by Paul Clark of UTV, is recognition of the contribution made by the media in providing publicity for the sit-out. Christmas collection hands out £260,000  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The anti-police uprising and the emergence of a vital force in the class struggle: youth

first_imgLarry Holmes gave this speech, which has been slightly edited, on a Workers World Party webinar June 4 on “No to Martial Law! Defend the Uprising!”What we’ve seen over the last week is the largest national uprising against the police and systemic police racism in U.S. history. That’s all the more extraordinary because it takes place during a pandemic, when we were supposed to stay home and be safe. But when there’s a struggle, it pushes the pandemic aside.Uprising, pandemic and capitalist crisisWe’ve reached a critical bridge with this uprising against the police. It intersects with a number of other things. The pandemic — which has been so brutal on Black and Brown communities, but also the entire working class — intersects with the capitalist crisis and Depression-level unemployment.It intersects with the growing political instability of the capitalist system and within the capitalist ruling class.Along with that, there are enormous changes in the demographics and political makeup of the working class. The character of this rebellion is very different from other uprisings against the police. It is more multinational. It is not only Black and Brown, there are many people of all generations and all nationalities.The capitalist crisis has forced a lot of people into the working class, including a lot of young people who have college degrees and graduate degrees. They were hoping to find a place in the petty bourgeoisie with some confidence and stability, but the crisis of global capitalism is pushing them into not only the working class but into the gig economy, into the lower rungs of the working class, with absolutely no security, no unionization, no health care. That is part of the radicalization, the anticapitalism and some of the antiracism.Many of these young people do not yet see themselves as part of the working class. That’s where our job comes in. We must struggle to raise the class consciousness of this new, very dynamic sector of the working class.Young workers are statistically the largest section of the working class, not only in this country, but worldwide. One of our obstacles is that the working-class movement is not strong, in terms of numbers and organization, or progressive and revolutionary politics. If these new young members of the working class were more class conscious, the crisis would be altogether different.Going forward, our job is to bring these new forces into the working-class movement, either through unions, and where that’s not possible into workers’ assemblies, workers’ councils, unemployment councils. And joining organizations like Workers World Party will promote the anti-imperialist, pro-working-class, anti-Democratic Party forces in the left. Those forces exist by the hundreds of thousands, by the millions.Now is the time to open up a big struggle in the organized labor movement, while remembering they represent less than 10 percent of the workers. It makes it difficult to do this job if the labor movement, especially its leadership, is stuck in class collaboration tied to the Democratic Party. The next time there is a rebellion against the police, against systematic racist terror, there has to be a general strike.Now anything is possibleFor those who say it’s impossible because the workers’ movement is just not up to that, I say this rebellion that we’ve been witnessing over the past week, who the hell thought that was possible? A police station in Minneapolis was overtaken by thousands, the police ran, and they burnt the police station down. I don’t remember that happening in recent U.S. history.What we thought was impossible before, the events of the past week are showing that it’s possible. If labor does not mobilize and solidarize itself, in a big way with this uprising against the police, it will help those neofascist forces who want to stop the class struggle and the struggle for socialism.Right now, the revolutionary left is still marginalized, as is even the Sanders movement. We’re marginalized regarding our size and influence. This is unacceptable, comrades and friends. Especially now, this crisis is too great for us to remain marginalized.If we remain marginalized, it means that Marxism, socialism and class struggle, class conscious will also be marginalized. It means that the liberal bourgeoisie will ultimately take over the leadership — and they’re very good at that. They know what to say, the reverends know the speeches to give and how to take control. That’s what they’re paid for.All of us who understand what I’m talking about — the importance of class consciousness, class orientation and swelling the numbers of our organized class and having revolutionary potential on our minds — need to step back, reassess this. Understand that this is not just episodic. We must grasp the fact that this is not just one event; it’s part of a whole new phase of the global uprising of our class.Those of us who used to call ourselves the vanguard must act together in a principled way to make sure that our class gets ready to meet the tasks ahead of us. So that the road to revolution is not something far off in the distance that we don’t see. Our work brings it on the horizon.Moderator Judy Greenspan: Why does WWP call it a rebellion instead of a riot? Larry: You know, none of us who live in neighborhoods are happy to see our favorite grocery store trashed. In many instances, you know, it may be Pakistanis or Palestinians or other people of color who own and run that store. I’m saying that we need to look at all of this in a larger political and historical context.There’s so much pain and suffering and oppression that goes on day in, day out, year after year, generation after generation, century after century, it’s all pushed down. The news doesn’t cover it. You don’t see it on CNN or even MSNBC. And so when there’s the spark that lights the rebellion, like this 10-minute torturing and lynching of George Floyd, with people standing around watching and begging that the cop stop, when something like that sets off a rebellion, all of that pain, all of that suffering that has been quiet, that the bourgeoisie doesn’t address itself to, that the news doesn’t cover, it blows up.And when it blows up, things get destroyed. Small stores, big stores, police stations, and people want to stay in the street; they want to shut it down. If the pandemic wasn’t on, they’d be stopping traffic. As Malcolm X once said, and we appreciate the contributions of both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, realizing that in the 60s, before they were cut down, neither of them made it to the age of 40. In many ways, they were youth, you know, and they were involved in a struggle of Black Liberation versus civil rights. They both made contributions, but it’s important to underscore Malcolm’s role.Malcolm was strong on the question that we have the right to defend ourselves. Malcolm talked about how our people did not want to engage in struggle and violence to get attention. People just want to live their lives in peace, with love, and know that they have health care and a roof over their head and the things that they need to try to be happy.Terrible things have to happen to people before they are pushed to the wall and say, “The hell with it.” Malcolm said, “As you sow, so shall you reap.” If you reap oppression and suffering and terror, you should not be surprised when Burn, Baby, Burn comes. The great writer James Baldwin almost 60 years ago wrote a famous book called “The Fire Next Time.” Some of us older people remember that, but the younger people study and they remember too, and it was a wonderful book. No one wrote prose as well as Baldwin. I’m sure most of us are familiar with it.He was warning the capitalists, the white supremacist hierarchy, that the next time your cities are going to burn. I may not want it, it might not be what I want to do. But it’s a chemical, scientific, inevitable reaction. So you should not be surprised, and you should not blame it.I believe that we should struggle very strongly against the liberals who say, “Well, it’s all about the violence and we have to separate them.” First of all, that gives the police and the military a justification. You can have cops out there saying, “Yeah, we don’t like what happened to George Floyd. But you know, we got to arrest those bad people and put them in prison by the thousands. So we can torture them and don’t even give them masks. So they might even get the pandemic.”Which is an incredible and outrageous fear. I keep thinking about it. Some of those arrested have been in jail.We have to have a revolutionary, contextual view of the inevitability of violence, of militancy, of whatever people feel they need to do. And where did they learn looting from? Wall Street loots! Day in, day out! All you have to do is live under this system and it’s hard not to want to loot. What am I going to get, a container of milk, maybe a couple of packages of meat or something like that, if you can a radio or a computer or something you want to sell.Look at all this unemployment. Look at all the young workers who are losing their jobs. I’ve heard interviews with those who have been arrested for so-called looting and stuff like that. What do you learn from a society that pretends to be democratic, wonderful, the best thing on Earth, but in fact is full of looting. It’s a looting criminal system. So look in the mirror, bourgeoisie, and blame your looting self. 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The Skiff: November 24, 2015

first_img Previous articleTwo disciplines meet on one stageNext articleParade of Lights brings early Christmas cheer The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin Facebook printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 114, issue 14: Blackout for Baylor: Horned Frogs hoping to upset Bears Friday at 6:30Also: Arrieta, former TCU pitcher, wins NL Cy Young award; TCU community pays tribute to victims of Paris attacks; Dancer incorporates political science into senior choreography piece; Muslim imam explains benefits of fasting; The Bottom rings back karaoke Thursdays “to make it more fun”; Homelessness brought home by TCU Wesley Foundation; Ted Cruz seeks to cast himself as the electable conservative; Study abroad will continue as planned with future sessions; TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs; TCU students start cost-sharing travel application ‘Plan It’; Frogs First leadership applications available for next year; Oklahoma sweeps TCU volleyball in Norman; Hundreds protest Texas ban on resettlement; TCU students and faculty in Paris reflect on attacks; Nina Pham talks advocacy to aspiring health professionals; Texas among 31 states to oppose Obama asylum plan The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Life in Fort Worth The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] + posts The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 The Skiff center_img The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 ReddIt A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/last_img read more

Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students

first_imgShane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ ReddIt Facebook + posts Linkedin Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Twitter Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threatscenter_img Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Conservative personality Steven Crowder sparks ‘male privilege’ debate The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: March 22, 2018Next articleWATCH: Former Chief of Staff for Obama talks Trump administration, Democrats, liberal arts education Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes printStudents got a glimpse of the Vision in Action: Lead On’s four major goals and a chance to share their feedback with committee members Wednesday afternoon.The goals, proposed by TCU’s Board of Trustees, focus on; strengthening the university’s academic profile and reputation, endowment, experience and culture, and the Horned Frog workforce. Four committees comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, and alumni and retirees were selected by the Provost and the chancellor and tasked with investigating these themes to find areas of improvement.The co-chairs of these committees presented their ideas to students through vision boards that illustrated their recommendations for each of the strategic goals.A few of their recommendations included increasing the endowment, making Greek life more inclusive for ethnic minority students, highlighting non-athletic achievements to promote the university and overall student engagement.“Some overarching things that have connected all of the goals are a need for diversity support and inclusion, specifically inclusion,” Lauren Nixon, the chancellor intern, said. “Also, a need for financial support to accomplish everything we do.”Timeka Gordon and Ron Pitcock, co-chairs of the TCU experience and culture committee, emphasized how they want the school to figure out how to make students from all backgrounds feel welcome and included in campus activities.“TCU has a strong culture,” Pitcock said. “But what’s more significant is we have a group of students that feel connected to that culture, but we also have a large group of students and staff and faculty who feel disconnected from the culture. That may be one of our most important findings.”Pitcock said Greek life has been a source of major successes as well as issues regarding inclusion and should be evaluated, so it can be improved.Gordon suggested housing for historically majority minority Greek organizations could be a useful step to make them feel more included. She related conversations she’s had with minority and veteran students who have expressed feelings of isolation and said that these concerns should be vocalized to a broader public to start fixing the problem.While the cultural goals didn’t include specifically actionable items, the endowment has a more specific target.David Nolan, an endowment co-chair, said the university wants to raise the endowment from $1.6 billion to $3 billion.He explained that the school’s operating budget mostly relies on tuition with the endowment chipping in 11 percent, but that could rise to 20 percent if the new total is met. This could ease pressures on increasing tuition in order to finance new projects and initiatives needed to fulfill Lead On’s plan.Some students appreciated the proposed strategies and spoke with co-chairs about their vision for TCU.Junior Biology Major Lauren Nakhleh observed the endowment board and said she likes the message it presents on why it is important to invest in the university.Bianca Hurst, a junior finance major, agreed with Nakhleh and said a university’s an investment that students can gain from as it progresses.“I think it’s just very important to us students to see the school advance as a whole,” Hursh said. “Because even while we’re here, but even after we graduate, it will help us in our futures to see TCU do well.”The Board will review the committee’s findings and decide which items will be incorporated into the final plan, which is set to launch in the fall of 2019. ReddIt David Nolan, co-chair of the endowment goal, talks to a student about his findings. (Photo by Shane Battis.) Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more