first_imgConsistently personified: Mike Brown is having a standout Six Nations tournament at full-back for EnglandBy Charlie MorganBefore this weekend there were (theoretically speaking) five sides still in the Championship hunt. Wales left the running after being comprehensively downed at Twickenham, while Ireland brushed off a hard-working Italy and France somehow sneaked past Scotland. Now just three teams can still taste glory. But which individuals stood out? Here’s our Six Nations team of Round 4.15. Mike Brown (England)Brown is enjoying a patch as purple as England’s garish warm-up jackets – the Harlequin has not endured anything close to an off-day this season. Wales paid dearly for a brainless deep kicking game and were powerless to prevent England’s full-back from carrying 154 running metres and beating seven defenders with some typically  incisive counter-attacks. Player of the tournament accolades surely await.14. Andrew Trimble (Ireland)Trimble took his try well on the opposite wing after capitalising on some sorcery from Brian O’Driscoll, but the less showy stuff – carries close to the ruck and from restarts – was just as important in overturning Italy. That provincial team-mate Tommy Bowe is not required in Paris speaks volumes for Trimble’s electric Six Nations.Handful: Trimble is excelling in Tommy Bowe’s boots13. Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland)Talisman, role-model, icon – as he struggled to hold back the tears at full-time and insisted someone else deserved the man-of-the-match award, O’Driscoll personified those words. Earlier, a dazzlingly dextrous display had reminded Dublin that he has also been a wonderful entertainer. One we will all miss dreadfully.12. Billy Twelvetrees (England)Soaking up Jamie Roberts’ physicality is a seriously tough task, and Twelvetrees showed mighty effort to reduce the impact of his illustrious, in-form adversary. Intelligence in attack – epitomised by the delicious grubber for Luther Burrell’s try – complemented customary guts throughout an increasingly assured performance.11. Yoann Huget (France)There’s no escaping the fact that France were once abysmal. That said, they still sneaked an unlikely victory and unthinkably remain in the running to clinch the Championship crown. Huget’s intuitive interception – Scotland were home and dry had he misjudged it – hauled Les Bleus back from the brink. The in-form wing may have come unstuck for Stuart Hogg’s early try, but he wholly redeemed himself.10. Johnny Sexton (Ireland)Sexton was the best fly-half on show a fortnight ago despite being slightly below par during the loss to England. The Italians weren’t so lucky and got hit by a 17-point haul including two tries. When the Racing Metro waltzes to the gainline with runners carving dangerous lines all around him, it is a wonderful sight.Flying machine: Huget has been a constant threat9. Greig Laidlaw (Scotland)There was another moment of superb opportunism from Danny Care, but Laidlaw impressed as well. Aided by Scott Johnson’s selection up front (who’d have thought that picking your best players actually works?), the scrum-half had a decent platform. He made sharper decisions and guided Scotland painfuly close to a gritty win. 8. Ben Morgan (England)Billy Vunipola’s ankle injury left a hefty 19st sized-hole in England’s plans for the Wales revenge mission, but Morgan stepped up admirably. Hugely improved fitness levels allowed him to combine 13 tackles with 15 carries – big numbers – and there was also some deft distribution that linked England’s attacks well. An afternoon that proved the Gloucester man’s worth to Stuart Lancaster. 1. Ryan Grant (Scotland)         When a loosehead prop packs 12 carries into an afternoon and is part of a scrum in the ascendancy, he has more than earned his corn. Grant grew more prominent as Scotland looked to have sewn things up things up in the second half and really didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.2. Leonardo Ghiraldini (Italy)This tenacious Treviso hooker may have struggled slightly at set-piece against one of the best lineouts in the world, but he gave another lion-hearted showing elsewhere. Ghiraldini recorded an immense 18 tackles in 70 minutes and was effective with a handful on trundles on the rare occasions Italy were in possession.3. David Wilson (England)Mike Ross was solid for Ireland opposite dangerous Albert de Marchi and looks intent on holding off Martin Moore, a highly-rated contender for his starting slot. Wilson was outstanding though. Outmanoevred at the first scrum, he subsequently mauled Gethin Jenkins, sending the Lions loosehead to the sin bin and allowing dead-eye Owen Farrell to boot nine points for England. Throw in a superb midfield break, an out-the-back offload and a team-high tally of 38 ruck attendances and Dan Cole has a genuine contender.4. Richie Gray (Scotland)Gray may have seemed flat of late, but he saved his Test best for France – the blond giant dismantled the French lineout alongside engine room buddy Jim Hamilton and caused chaos elsewhere. Showed fine awareness and skill to step in a scrum-half prior to Hogg’s score, too.Big shift: Ryan Grant put in 12 tackles5. Courtney Lawes (England)There was a suggestion that Wales may have been lacking vital experience at half-back and Stuart Lancaster’s enforcer rammed that home, charging down Rhys Webb once and lurking, menacingly in Rhys Priestland’s peripheral. Lawes loped around the park to devastating effect, marrying subtle handling with raw athleticism. His tussle with New Zealand’s Sam Whitelock in June will be special.6. Tom Wood (England)A terrifically spiky shift from one of the tournament’s most underrated players. Another Englishman to thrive on deflating opponents’ reputations, Wood made the much-vaunted Wales back-row look one-paced and topped the game’s tackle-count with 16.7. Alexandre Lapandry (France)With the French front row experiencing difficulties, Philipe Saint-André’s number seven needed to scrap doggedly in the Murrayfield mud. Lapandry managed exactly that and was mighty industrious as part of an unfamiliar back row, tackling relentlessly and proving to be a severe nuisance on the deck. DUBLIN, IRELAND – MARCH 08: Andrew Trimble of Ireland is tackled by Leonardo Sarto of Italy during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy at Aviva Stadium on March 8, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782180/casa-bahia-alejandro-landes Clipboard CopyHouses•Miami, United States 2015 Architects: Alejandro Landes Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa Bahia / Alejandro LandesSave this projectSaveCasa Bahia / Alejandro Landes Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia Uribe+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782180/casa-bahia-alejandro-landes Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeInterior And Furniture Design:Catalina EchavarríaSchematic Design:Zyscovich ArchitectsArchitect Of Record:Jerry GavcovichLandscape:Raymond JunglesLighting Design:Claudia PazInterior Design:Catalina EchavarríaFurniture Design:Catalina EchavarríaCity:MiamiCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeText description provided by the architects. Casa Bahia is a tropical retreat in the heart of Miami. It is a framework for living, with a design philosophy that prioritizes our humanity and wellbeing. The house serves as a solid, restorative sanctuary where the connection to the elements accentuates everyday life. There is beauty in simplicity; luxury in restraint.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeNature and contemporary architecture coexist in this modernist structure that appears to float above water and lush greenery. Demarcations between outside and inside are purposefully blurred, encouraging a connection with nature even in the smallest of everyday gestures.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeSpaces invite you to be present. Earth toned living areas framed by ocean-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive wrap around balconies that provide every bedroom with its own outdoor oasis open to the sky, a patio for balmy afternoons beneath the cantilevered building, and a rooftop deck for evenings immersed in stargazing allow you to focus on the moments, to simply be.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeCasa Bahia is a timeless house with a profound sense of permanence and place. The raw, concrete exterior frame gives a sense of solidity tempered with elements of lightness and grace. It is a ‘Modern Ruin’ where urban, contemporary living reconnects with ancient rituals and wisdom. The aesthetics of the home are a result of this meticulous balance.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeAn appreciation of subtle details – heights, depths, lighting, and the use of real materials characterizes the aesthetic of this home where every feature reveals an ongoing story. There is a narrative woven through Casa Bahia in the way each stone has been laid, each artisanal fabric has been sewn, each piece of reclaimed wood has been carved. Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeOnly things made well can be laid bare to reveal their essence. They tell stories of integrity, skill and care. The result is something that feels profoundly real.Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher and Claudia UribeProject gallerySee allShow lessCLT and the Future of Wood: The Timber Revolution Comes to Industrial ArchitectureArchitecture NewsCall for Submissions: Active Public Space CatalogueCall for Submissions Sharecenter_img Houses United States CopyAbout this officeAlejandro LandesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiamiUnited StatesPublished on February 17, 2016Cite: “Casa Bahia / Alejandro Landes” 17 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Bahia 住宅 / Alejandro Landes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Casa Bahia / Alejandro Landes Photographs Projects Year: last_img read more

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959749/totoro-house-cplusc-architectural-workshop Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Murray Fredericks, Ryan NgInterior Stylist:Jase SullivanLandscaper:Bell LandscapesCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” Totoro House / CplusC Architectural Workshop Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop Area Area of this architecture project CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Sydney, Australia Year:  Landscape Architecture Save this picture!© Murray FredericksText description provided by the architects. Three decades ago, Studio Ghibli’s animated fantasy My Neighbor Totoro taught us about the importance of relationships; with family, friends, and nature. Similarly, the concept of Totoro House is heavily inspired by the strong family bond of the clients, the connection between its occupants and relationship to landscape.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksRecommended ProductsCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoTo translate this bond into architectural form, the design deliberately removes boundaries and combines the Living, Dining and Kitchen into one interwoven space; walls that separated the spaces were reimagined as a vertical threshold that keeps the occupants together despite working on different tasks. Parts of the extension are pulled outwards to form the outdoor living, cooking and seating area, softening the threshold between the house and courtyard. A circular motif is extended from dining area to the Living space window overlooking the rear courtyard, a framed transition from the interior to exterior influenced by the Japanese concept of Shakkei. This gives the house a sense of serenity during quiet school days while connecting the home to backyard family sports in the evening.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksThe house can be categorised into three different zones: private quarters of the existing house, living space in the new extension and the courtyard and garden.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksThe existing house accommodates two bedrooms, a master bedroom with en-suite, a guest room and a bathroom. Although all the spaces have been rejuvenated to match the standard of the new extension, its layout has not been significantly changed with the exclusion of the main bedroom. The new design incorporates a large circular window that frames the view of the outdoor living space and backyard as inspired by the Japanese concept of Shakkei. Part of the window is made operable to allow for natural cross ventilation. The frame itself also acts as seating for young children. The room is fitted with two layers of blinds, both solid and translucent, to allow for maximum control of privacy and light.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksInitially, there was a disconnection between the original house and rear yard due to topography that hindered the ability of the clients to connect to the garden. The new extension establishes itself as the missing link between the two through a gradual vertical transition that navigates occupants from the private bedrooms to the outdoor spaces and garden. The form of the new social spaces to the rear was designed with context in mind, ensuring no adjacent neighbour lost amenity or privacy. With the new extension mostly hidden from the street, glimpses of the playful space beyond peek out from behind the retained federation-period home.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksThe new program transformed the previously dark and gloomy living spaces in to one light-filled, non-sequential, open plan living area that correlates to the client’s desire to connect with their children. One can be preparing dinner on the kitchen island while still listening to the kids talk about their adventures at school; or enjoy some Sunday afternoon reading on the couch while the rest of the family plays backyard cricket. Thresholds between interior and exterior are dissolved and provide opportunities for the clients to strengthen their family bond and their relationship with the natural environment.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksAs a significant portion of the new extension revolves around connection between the built form and garden, we worked closely with the landscape designer to develop a solution that softens the threshold between the two. Our role as both architect, builders and on-site documenters gave opportunity for a level of detail resolution not often found in traditional practice. The result is a garden with native plantings and climbing plants that will eventually wrap up and over the master bedroom façade. Collaboration with a furniture stylist & vintage supplier enabled the Mid-Century aesthetic of the new interior spaces to be accentuated.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Murray FredericksAs an environmentally conscious practice, careful consideration in terms of material use is evident throughout Totoro House. For instance, specific calculations were made so that the exterior brass cladding around the circular window could be achieved with only two standardised sheets, with cut-offs incorporated as part of the design, reinforcing the circular motif. Existing materials are also consciously reused to their full potential such as reusing the demolished sandstone foundations in the garden, maximising the material’s lifespan, and reducing site waste. In addition, the design supports the family’s sustainable lifestyle through the installation of a 3kW photovoltaic system and an 8000L rainwater tank to reduce the environmental impact of day-to-day life.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksProject gallerySee allShow lessMerieux Nutriscienses Headquarters / IscattolinSelected ProjectsFACE-LIFT Sangdo / stpmjSelected Projects Share Area:  277 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959749/totoro-house-cplusc-architectural-workshop Clipboard Totoro House / CplusC Architectural WorkshopSave this projectSaveTotoro House / CplusC Architectural WorkshopSave this picture!© Murray Fredericks+ 40Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyAbout this officeCplusC Architectural WorkshopOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on April 09, 2021Cite: “Totoro House / CplusC Architectural Workshop” 09 Apr 2021. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 | 10 October 2000 | News If Marillion can raise funds online… The rock band Marillion were big two decades ago, but even they have recently managed to use the Internet to seek cash gifts from fans. An e-mail appeal to 30,000 fans has generated enough cash in three weeks to pay for the production of a new album. Three years ago US fans donated $60,000 in response to an online appeal which underwrote a US tour by the band.The rock band Marillion were big two decades ago, but even they have recently managed to use the Internet to seek cash gifts from fans. An e-mail appeal to 30,000 fans has generated enough cash in three weeks to pay for the production of a new album. Three years ago US fans donated $60,000 in response to an online appeal which underwrote a US tour by the band.Now you might not like to think that charity fundraisers are competing with rock bands in soliciting donations online, but if Marillion can do it, surely a charity with a slighly more compelling cause can raise funds online. Advertisement read more

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people New Chair for Save the Children Howard Lake | 26 September 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Save the Children has announced that Alan Parker has become Chair of its U.K. Board of Trustees. He will take over from Nick MacAndrew next year who will be retiring on completion of his term of office.Alan Parker is the founder and Chairman of Brunswick Group LLP, the international corporate and financial communications firm which he started in 1987. Since then, Brunswick has grown organically into an international firm of more than 70 Partners with offices across the world.more: www.savethechildren.org.uklast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The top 600 companies that give to charity gave around £762 million in community support in 2009/10 (including £512 million in cash donations). This represents an average of 0.43% of their pre-tax profits, and this includes in-kind as well as cash donations.The figures were derived from research carried out for the 8th edition of DSC’s The Guide to UK Company Giving. The DSC welcomed corporate support for charities but pointed out that in-kind donations, such as volunteering employee time and secondments, were not always needed by the charitable community, and could in some cases can impinge too heavily on the charity’s own resources in accepting them.Denise Lillya, senior researcher for the Directory of Social Change and the author of the Guide gave advice to fundraisers: “The key when approaching companies is to produce more effective applications (whether for in kind or cash support); to tailor requests by taking into account the nature of a company’s business, its ethics, its community involvement policy (if available), and what a company wants or might reasonably be persuaded to give. This information should then be married with what the applicant charity actually requires, without imposing to any great degree on its own resources.”The Guide to UK Company Giving 2011/2012 provides commentary on the current state of corporate community involvement in the UK, and relevant advice and information on securing funding or winning other support from the listing of nearly 600 companies in the UK that give ‘in kind’ or cash donations to voluntary organisations.www.dsc.org.uk 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. Top 600 corporate donors give 0.43% of pre-tax profits to charity, says DSC Howard Lake | 5 April 2011 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgLondon Mayor launches £4.5m volunteering programme Howard Lake | 30 June 2011 | News 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. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has launched a scheme with corporate support to persuade thousands more Londoners to volunteer.The £4.5 million Team London programme is supported by 10 major businesses including Bloomberg LP, IBM, Procter & Gamble and Mastercard.Initial funding of £2 million came from the Reuben Foundation and £2.5 million from the Mayor. New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has provided additional support and resources through Bloomberg LP.The programme aims to recruit around 10,000 volunteers to focus on six areas of activity, to act as leaders of uniformed youth groups, mentors, sports coaches, literacy champions, and to help London’s environment through planting trees and to support learning activities for older people.The programme is based on the Cities of Service model created by Mayor Bloomberg in New York and now being implemented in over 100 American cities. London is the first city outside the United States to develop its own plan to bring individuals, public, private and voluntary organisations together to work more effectively to change communities.New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said: “We are extremely proud that the approach to address pressing local challenges through high impact volunteer strategies has made its way across the pond, pioneered by Boris. We are looking forward to sharing your success here in the state and then working together to spread the word even further.”The Mayor has appointed third sector organisations to deliver each of the inaugural projects, including Age UK, National Literacy Trust and National Skills Academy.Londoners and London businesses can sign up from today.www.london.gov.uk/teamlondon  18 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 Tagged with: Celebrity London Volunteeringlast_img read more

first_imgThousands of workers surged through Port-au-Prince’s streets to demand a minimum wage hike to $12.71 (800 gourdes) per day and better work conditions.Confronting brutal heat, nasty cops and stubborn resistance from their bosses, workers in the Haitian textile trades came out by the thousands June 26 to demand that the minimum wage be raised from 300 gourdes (about $4.71) a day to 800 gourdes (about $12.71).As well as demanding a wage increase, the workers and their unions are demanding social services.The march began at the Port-au-Prince Industrial Park, then wound through the capital city to a rally in front of the Social Affairs Ministry.“Social services mean subsidizing the food, rent, transportation, and education of the workers’ children,” Dominique St-Eloi, general coordinator of the National Central of Haitian Workers, told Haïti-Liberté June 28. “We talked to the Social Affairs Minister, who lied to us. He promised buses, and a subsidy of food and rent. Yet nothing has been done.” He added, “We are also going to work for the reintegration of more than 40 people who have been fired.”The workers’ threat to walk out again on July 10-12 was reported in just-style.com, a website devoted to the clothing industry in the United States. When a significant portion of the production for brands and stores like Gildan Activewear, Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, Levi’s, Gap, JC Penney, Walmart and Target is affected, their owners want to know why and how to avoid these disruptions.The Haitian government’s wage board has promised to increase the minimum wage to 335 gourdes per day. (AlterPresse, July 8) This will still keep the minimum below $5 a day, the level that workers in the United States got in the 1950s. The workers intend to maintain their struggle even though the government made a slight concession.Workers in Haitian textile — mainly young women under 25 — have trouble buying food (with enough calories to keep them working) and water and paying transportation costs that the Haitian government has just raised sharply. Most of the food bought in Haiti is imported and priced in U.S. dollars, but labor is paid in low-priced gourdes.A group of activists is organizing a Rapid Response Network (rapidresponsenetwork.info) and attempting to send a Twitter and Facebook storm to the accounts of Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s president, and Jack Guy Lafontant, its prime minister, as well as the workers’ direct employers: Willbes Haitian SA, MGA Haiti SA, Astro Carton d’Haiti SA, Haiti Cheung Won SA, Textile Youm Kwang SA and Pacific Sports Haiti SA.Striking in a small, poor country, where a vast majority of workers don’t have a steady job, is hard. But the Haitian textile workers have been in the streets on and off since early May in a courageous struggle for dignity and economic justice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgThis is an excerpt from Workers World Party co-founder and Chairperson Sam Marcy’s “Fascist violence and the form of the state,” written shortly after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as U.S. president in 1981. For more, see Marcy’s “The Klan and Government: Foes or Allies?” at workers.org/books.[T]he spread of fascist organizations takes place in a vastly different, if not wholly new, social, political and economic situation. The entire social environment in which the spread of this evil disease takes place imparts to it a significance which far surpasses the numerical strength of these organizations. It is this which adds a really new dimension to the perilous growth of this virulent disease.The ‘legal’ violence of the stateFascist violence has been endemic to the maintenance of the domination of the ruling class in the U.S. for a number of decades. It is, however, exceptionally important to distinguish between the violence which emanates directly and openly from the capitalist state and the extralegal, extragovernmental violence of fascist organizations.The capitalist state is itself, of course, the main generator of force and violence. In its role as an instrument of capitalist domination over the working class and the oppressed, it operates as an organ of suppression in order to maintain and secure its rule over the masses.Violence practiced upon the working class and the oppressed is therefore a concomitant element of the rule of the oppressing and exploiting bourgeoisie. Notwithstanding the viciousness, ferociousness or magnitude of the violence which the ruling class visits upon the oppressed, it must nevertheless be considered as violence within the framework of the bourgeois legal (“democratic”) system.Such violence must be differentiated from, and not be confused with, the extralegal, extragovernmental violence, which is the essential characteristic of fascist organizations of the type under discussion. It is, of course, absolutely true that both legal and extralegal violence have coexisted along with the bourgeois state since the very inception of the state itself.Capitalist state and extralegal violenceIn the U.S., legal and extralegal violence have existed side-by-side for longer than a century. Ku Klux Klan violence is a principal example of how extralegal violence visited upon the oppressed masses coexists with the legal forms of the capitalist state and how one promotes the other.Antilabor violence employed on a huge scale for many decades by individual employers and industries has been of an extralegal character. Most particularly noteworthy are strikebreaking organizations and the employment of underworld mobsters. “Right-to-work” open-shop states are frequently the very same states which have either clandestinely or openly supported the Klan.The pogroms visited upon oppressed nationalities in Czarist Russia are another example of how extralegal forms of violence are carried out alongside with, and encouraged and promoted by, the legally constituted government. Pogrom violence in old Russia didn’t differ much from the massacres carried out by the [racist] Night Riders in the U.S.Every capitalist state tolerates and occasionally promotes this sort of extralegal violence. The difference, however, between fascist violence and other forms of illegal violence practiced by the government should be made clear.For example, police brutality is frequently as vicious and as violent as that carried out by the fascists, and on occasion goes beyond legal limits (usually characterized by the bourgeois press as “excessive”). The two should not be confused, even though the police may, and often do, collaborate with the Klan, neo-Nazis and other fascist and neofascist organizations.Fascist groups threaten bourgeois democratic state Fascist organizations in their embryonic form — particularly when they are armed and supported materially by right-wing, disaffected but powerful elements of the ruling capitalist establishment — constitute a threatening parallel form to the legal (bourgeois democratic) capitalist state.While receiving encouragement and sustenance from the capitalist state, embryonic fascist forms at the same time rival and stand in antagonism to the bourgeois democratic state. If historical conditions favor them, they have the propensity and organic tendency to overpower the bourgeois democratic form of the capitalist state.Such a situation can only exist in periods of extraordinarily acute social crisis, when the capitalist state is so torn by accumulating inner contradictions and weakened by its inability to overcome its social crisis that it inevitably gives way to extraparliamentary, extralegal forms of rule.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgTwitter ReddIt Facebook Get to know the TCU admission counselors Linkedin Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Maya Bulger TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ printThe Horned Frogs traveled to Waco, Texas to compete at the Michael Johnson Invitational this weekend.Running EventsFor the second-straight week, junior Briona Oliver ran a personal best in the 100-meter dash, recording a time of 11.66 for an eighth-place finish.Sophomore Anna Cozart and junior Tiffany Terry also ran personal-best times. Cozart recorded a time of 4:42.43 in the 1500-kilometer race, and Terry placed third with a time of 2:10.11 in the 800-meter race.Sophomore Lexi Aitken placed fourth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.64.In the 5000-kilometer race, sophomore Nicole Hicks placed third with a personal-best time of 17:11.83 and freshman Kirsten Johnston placed fifth with a time of 17:26.70.In the 4×100-meter relay, Oliver, seniors Judy Emeodi and Sabrina Moore, and sophomore Kayla Heard placed second, clocking in at 45.64.Emeodi and Heard also placed fifth in the 4×400-meter relay with Terry and Aitken, clocking in at 3:43.84.In the men’s 1500-kilometer race, sophomore Patrick LaCour placed second with a time of 4:05.45 and sophomore Dylan Brokmeyer placed seventh with a time of 4:13.17.In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Derrick Mokaleng placed sixth with a time of 47.01 and junior Kevin McClanahan placed eighth with a time of 47.57.Senior Dekan Ekpo placed seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.23.The 4×100-meter relay team of seniors Raymond Bozmans and Jalen Miller, junior Emeilo Ferguson, and sophomore Darrion Flowers placed second with a time of 39.35.Flowers also placed fourth in the 4×400-meter relay with McClanahan, Ferguson and Mokaleng with a time of 3:10.42.Field EventsFreshman Isaiah Rogers placed first in the shot put behind a throw of 57 feet 11.25 inches (17.66 meters).Sophomore Fellan McGuigan placed third in the hammer throw with a mark of 206 feet 9 inches (63.02 meters), and senior Ryan Finnie placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 47 feet 10 inches (14.58 meters).On the women’s side, senior Paola Miranda placed second with a distance of 180 feet 9 inches (55.10 meters) in the hammer throw, and junior Nafissatou Boixel jumped to 18 feet 7 inches (5.66 meters), placing eighth.Up NextThe Horned Frogs will travel to Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Invitational on Saturday, April 29. Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Twitter ReddIt Freshman Isaiah Rogers competes in the shot put. Linkedin Early action option removed from admission process + posts Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleTCU pitching an ‘utter embarrassment’ in 16-5 loss to BaylorNext articleFrogs take series with 8-5 win over Baylor Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more