US stocks drop on oil price worries

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share US stocks dropped yesterday on worries falling oil prices could set off a reversal in the high-flying energy sector, while Alcoa’s leaner-than-expected revenue disappointed.Energy stocks led the S&P 500’s losses, with the S&P Energy Index down 3 per cent. Strategists were already worried the rally in energy stocks may have gone too far ahead of earnings, and a drop in oil prices could spark an extended sell-off.“The leadership has been for the longest time in those sectors that are highly related to global growth and commodity prices. So once the commodity space starts rolling over, then equities are poised to follow,” said Robert Van Batenburg, head of equity research at Louis Capital in New York.Oil prices tumbled for a second day following a Goldman Sachs forecast calling for a fall of almost $20 in the price of Brent. The International Energy Agency also said high prices could curb oil demand. Unrest in oil-heavy regions of the Middle East and North Africa has fuelled a sharp rise in oil prices. The S&P energy index, by far the market’s top-performing sector in the first quarter, is up 11.1 per cent in 2011 — well above the S&P 500’s gains of 4.5 per cent since the start of the year.Signalling the start of the US first-quarter earnings period, Alcoa late Monday reported revenue that missed forecasts. Its profit, however, topped consensus expectations. Alcoa’s stock slid 6 per cent to $16.70 and was the Dow’s biggest percentage loser of the day.Materials stocks in general fell in sync with declines in metals prices. Investors are worried that Japan’s massive earthquake and a nuclear crisis could weaken recovery prospects in the world’s third-largest economy.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 117.53 points, or 0.95 per cent, at 12,263.58. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 10.30 points, or 0.78 per cent, at 1,314.16. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 26.72 points, or 0.96 per cent, at 2,744.79.Japan raised the severity of the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident to the highest level on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale, putting it on par with the Chernobyl 1986 disaster. Dollar-denominated Nikkei future fell 1.3 per cent.“Japan is looming large in the background,” Van Batenburg said, noting warnings about supply issues by Japanese companies. “Coming into earnings season with that kind of outlier, people are going to take a step back.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 Tuesday 12 April 2011 7:06 pm US stocks drop on oil price worries last_img read more

Age of Asgard by Yggdrasil

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Kenya Commercial Bank ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Why long-term investors shouldn’t fear a second market crash

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Risks, such as political uncertainty in Europe and an uncertain economic outlook, may mean investor sentiment weakens to some extent over the coming months.This may cause paper losses for many investors. However, on a long-term view, it could prove to be a buying opportunity. Cheaper stock prices, plus the recovery prospects for equity markets, may mean that buying shares in a market downturn could prove to be a profitable move in the coming years.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…Recovering from a stock market crashThe 2020 stock market crash wasn’t the first time indexes such as the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 had experienced a sudden downturn. In fact, their past performances have included many periods of sharp declines that were impossible to accurately predict prior to their occurrence.Despite their previous declines, both indexes and the global stock market have always recovered to post new record highs in the aftermath of past bear markets. As such, investors who are able to look beyond short-term challenges and falling stock prices can access low valuations ahead of a likely stock market recovery.How long it takes share prices to recover after a market crash is clearly a known unknown. However, past bear markets have taken from weeks to years to transition into sustained bull markets that produce new record highs. Therefore, taking a long-term view means there’s a higher chance of ultimately benefitting from a likely return to positive economic growth and a rising stock market.Managing a portfolio in a downturnClearly, managing a portfolio during a stock market crash isn’t an easy task. 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3 steps I’d take to find top dividend shares to buy in March and beyond

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Therefore, it could be prudent to seek dividend shares that offer defensive characteristics and a solid track record of paying shareholders a rising passive income.Furthermore, buying dividend stocks that have improving outlooks could be a sound move. Successful growth strategies implemented by a business can make a very positive impact on the level of shareholder payouts over the long run.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…Dividend shares with defensive characteristicsDividend shares could offer an appealing means of generating a passive income in today’s low interest rate environment. However, they can be significantly riskier than other income-producing assets. 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Eastern Province of Community of St. Mary leaves The Episcopal…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] The Eastern Province of the Community of St. Mary, the oldest Anglican religious order in the United States, has voted to leave The Episcopal Church and join the Anglican Church in North America. The community’s Southern and Western Provinces will remain in The Episcopal Church.In a letter to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry dated April 14, the Rev. Mother Superior Miriam of the Eastern Province, based in upstate New York, said the sisters had been reevaluating the province’s 156-year-old connection to The Episcopal Church for over a year. According to the letter and an accompanying press release, the impetus for the province’s vote was the departure of the Rt. Rev. William Love, the former bishop of Albany who oversaw the province, from The Episcopal Church effective April 2.A Title IV hearing panel had ruled on Oct. 2, 2020, that Love violated church law by prohibiting clergy from using same-sex marriage rites. In an agreement resolving that case, Love resigned as bishop, effective Feb. 1, 2021. On March 30, Love announced he would leave The Episcopal Church effective April 2 and join the ACNA; he now serves as an assisting bishop in its Diocese of the Living Word.In accordance with The Episcopal Church’s canon law (Title III, Canon 14), religious orders are not connected to any particular diocese but operate under the oversight of a bishop visitor, a function Love fulfilled for the Eastern Province until he left The Episcopal Church. The Eastern Province has chosen to follow Love, who will be its bishop visitor in the ACNA.The Eastern Province is based at a convent and farm near Greenwich, New York, where the sisters raise goats. It also has a convent and farm in Luwinga, Malawi, where sisters make clothing and feed orphans, among other ministries.In her letter to Curry, Miriam expressed “deep sorrow and regret” over the outcome of Love’s hearing and said the sisters were choosing “the rich tradition of historic Anglican doctrine and worship” over “the cultural maelstrom many present-day Christian denominations try to accommodate.”When asked whether the province had considered finding a different bishop visitor within The Episcopal Church, Miriam told Episcopal News Service that the House of Bishops’ support for same-sex marriage rites meant that “finding a bishop visitor within The Episcopal Church compatible with our beliefs was unlikely on a permanent basis.”The Eastern Province’s New York property is directly adjacent to the Diocese of Albany’s Christ the King Center, which hosts camps and retreats, sometimes in collaboration with the sisters. Miriam told ENS the sisters’ “relationship with the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Albany remains cordial.”“We see our ministry alongside Christ the King Center as ecumenical,” she added. “As good neighbors, we will work together when it is mutually beneficial.”Members of the order’s Southern Province, based in Sewanee, Tennessee, released a statement on April 15 emphatically declaring their loyalty to The Episcopal Church, saying they were “going through some initial stages of grief” over the Eastern Province’s departure, but were “not totally surprised by their decision.”“And while we consider their decision grievous and misguided, we also accept that they are not likely to turn away from their present course of action,” Sister Madeleine Mary, prioress, wrote in the statement. “We write, then, to assure you that we, as the Community of St. Mary, will remain faithful to our calling within The Episcopal Church.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Stilt House / B.HOUSSAIS Architecture

first_img Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© Pascal Léopold+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard B3E Stilt House / B.HOUSSAIS Architecture “COPY” 2020 Projects Manufacturers: Grohe, INTERNORM, RAICO, EKSOL ONE Houses Area:  144 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Pascal Léopold Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Stilt House / B.HOUSSAIS ArchitectureSave this projectSaveStilt House / B.HOUSSAIS Architecture “COPY” Environmental consultant: France CopyHouses•Pleumeur-Bodou, France Architects: B.HOUSSAIS Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Conception:Blandine HOUSSAIS, Nicolas LE GLASCity:Pleumeur-BodouCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pascal LéopoldRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesConcept. The house volumetry, its position raised off the ground, its simplicity, its transparency, the choice of materials (grey aluminium joinery, vertical glazing and wood siding, natural wood screen wall), are a drive to create elegance and a light feeling. The house is a well-glazed belvedere facing the sea; Furthermore, its position in relation to the limits of the lot and neighbouring houses, and its implantation in the background of the street rue des Plages and behind, the mound of ferns protect the house from the vis-à-vis / building opposite and let the house blends discreetly into the landscape while enabling residents to fully see the sea. The housing is located on the first floor, above a small office, and is accessible via a galvanized steel staircase.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!1st floor planSave this picture!© Pascal LéopoldEnvironment. The foundations are laid using 12 piles screwed in the sand; the ground stays completely permeable to water; a soak pit reprocesses rainwater; framing and siding are in untreated Douglas or raw okoumé panels downstairs, external insulation in wood fibreboards; tiles are in wood and oak parquet flooring cover the floors; triple-glazed wood and aluminium fittings. Solar panels preheat domestic hot water and there is a double-flow ventilation system; only towel rails occasionally heat the bathrooms.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldTechnique. The primary structure is in galvanised steel, for savings on raw materials and optimal resistance reasons. The secondary structure is built using wood frames, and includes the tiles of the ground floor, of the second floor, and of the panoramic terrace; a large curtain wall facade with wooden thorns and aluminium shell faces the sea and turns as gables. The external carpentry is triple-glazed. A galvanised steel staircase leads upstairs to the inhabited floor and the terrace; Balanced ventilation and solar boiler.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldProject gallerySee allShow lessFake Fakes & Multilayered Materialities, BRRUM (SE)ExhibitionColour Memories by Museum of ArchitectureExhibition Share CopyAbout this officeB.HOUSSAIS ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPleumeur-BodouOn FacebookFrancePublished on April 15, 2021Cite: “Stilt House / B.HOUSSAIS Architecture” 15 Apr 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

Online one-off donations see volume increase of 26% in a year

first_img  1,440 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online one-off donations grew in volume by 26% year on year in 2019, while overall value increased by almost 20%, according to data from digital agency WPNC.For its Online Donations Report 2020, WPNC studied anonymised data from its online donations platforms, which include goDonate and which raised more than £37m income for charities in 2019.The report examines trends in both one-off and regular giving comparing 2019 to 2018 and focusing on online donations under £75, which account for 78% of all one-off online donations, and all first regular payments made through its platforms, as well as donor behaviour across the board in 2019 covering geography, seasonality, day of the week and time of day. It also examines alternative payment methods such as digital wallets, which saw increased share for both one-off donations and regular gifts. Tagged with: Digital online fundraising Research / statistics Online regular giving – key findingsOnline regular donations are also increasing, with WPNC seeing a 12.31% increase in volume and a 19.85% increase in value going through donation funnels that were also live in 2018.Donations under £49 account for 99% of all online regular donations with the largest regular donation bracket between £5.00 and £10.00.The average value of an online regular donation increased during 2019, from £7.90 in 2018 to £8.10. The most common donation amount is £5, which makes up 35% of all regular donations. Again, this is a common prompt amount that WPNC sees charities using in their regular donation funnels.Regular givers are also starting to use digital wallets for giving. For donation funnels where card is offered as an option, the average take up is 29%, For donation funnels where PayPal is an option average take up is 10% and for those where Apple Pay is offered, average take up is 2%.On average Gift Aid is claimed on 74% of all regular donations.For both one-off donations and regular giving online, November and December are the peak giving times, with 45% of donations made during these months, and Sunday and Monday the most popular days for giving.The report is available as a free download, and also contains a section on tips and tools for online giving.Vicky Reeves, Digital Managing Director, WPNC, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 28 April 2020 | News Online one-off donations see volume increase of 26% in a year Online one-off donations – key findingsWPNC found a 26% increase in the volume of one-off donations and a 19.85% rise in overall value through the charity donation funnels that were directly comparable to those used in 2018.The majority of online one-off donations were under £25, with £10 the most common one-off donation amount in 2019. This made up 16% of all one-off donations, and is frequently used as the lowest suggested amount in many of WPNC’s donation funnels.However, while the volume of donations has risen, the average one-off gift amount was lower year-on-year, dropping from 25.14% in 2018 to £23.92 in 2019.The data also suggests that new payment methods are starting to have an impact for one-off online donations, with card payment volume in slight decline, and Apple Pay and PayPal showing a slight increase. According to WPNC, a number of leading UK charities are receiving over 40% of their donations via PayPal with one seeing more than half of their donations coming via this payment method. One charity also saw 10% of its one-off donations come via Apple Pay. Card payments however still have the highest average value for one-off donations under £75.WPNC also looked at Gift Aid take up on one-off online donations, and found that on average Gift Aid is claimed on 65% of all one-off donations under £75. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The trends we share in the report give a clear picture of the rise in online donations and profile today’s donor behaviour.“When we first conceived of the report the world was a very different place. The global pandemic we find ourselves living through will doubtless change the giving landscape, but we will emerge from this as generous as before – perhaps more so – and with a refreshed view on how technology and everyday life come together.”  1,439 total views,  2 views today 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 read more

Dos caras de la campaña Sanders

first_imgLa campaña de Bernie Sanders tiene un doble carácter. Por un lado, ha desenterrado y dado voz a la oposición generalizada contra Wall Street y la masiva injusticia y desigualdad económica. Pero por el otro, Sanders corre bajo el Partido Demócrata, que por generaciones ha sido y es controlada por los mismos oligarcas financieros contra los cuales las/os partidarios de Sanders se están rebelando.La respuesta masiva a los llamados de Sanders de dividir los bancos y hacer que los ricos paguen por la educación universitaria, la atención de salud universal, el aumento del salario mínimo y así sucesivamente, es totalmente comprensible. Después de décadas de austeridad, retiro de subsidios, rompimiento de sindicatos, racismo y encarcelamiento masivo, no es de extrañar que las reclamaciones de Sanders hayan caído como lluvia sobre hierba seca.Pero a la larga, el camino para hacer frente a los bancos, los multimillonarios y la corrupción, no se encuentra a través de la política electoral y el Partido Demócrata. Se encuentra a través de la movilización de masas y la lucha independiente. Las/os seguidores de Sanders eventualmente van a tener que enfrentarse a esta dura verdad.Dicho esto, cualquiera que sea el resultado final de las primarias del Partido Demócrata, en la actualidad es innegable que la campaña de Bernie Sanders ha dado expresión a la ira acumulada contra Wall Street y la maquinaria política del Partido Demócrata. Hillary Rodham Clinton, amiga de Wall Street, halcón pro-Pentágono y política tremendamente oportunista, representa dicho establecimiento.Cuando Sanders comenzó su campaña denunciando no sólo a Wall Street, sino a la cúpula de los monopolios corporativos, fue considerado como un candidato de poca envergadura, quien en el mejor de los casos seria una mera novedad en la campaña.Como senador de un pequeño estado rural y quien se autodenomina socialista democrático, él estuvo fuera del club de senadores millonarios y se esperaba que fuera un candidato marginal en las primarias demócratas.Pero en solo semanas después de que anunció su candidatura y comenzó su campaña, los medios de comunicación capitalistas comenzaron a notar que estaba atrayendo enormes multitudes en los campus universitarios, en las ciudades, en las zonas rurales, donde quiera que iba. Su público oscilaba desde unos miles hasta 28.000 en un mitin en Oregón.La gran popularidad de la campaña Sanders, especialmente, pero no exclusivamente entre jóvenes blancas/os, trabajadoras/es y mujeres jóvenes, sorprendió a los medios capitalistas y al establecimiento político.Cabe señalar que Sanders ya ha ampliado su atractivo a las/os afroamericanos y latinas/os, con un número de prominentes líderes de los derechos civiles, figuras políticas y artistas haciendo campaña por él.Occupy Wall Street en las urnasEl mensaje de Sanders tiene un gran parecido al que Occupy Wall Street abogó.En septiembre del 2011, OWS tomó el Parque Zuccotti en Manhattan, estableciendo una asamblea general en las calles y denunció la enorme desigualdad en EUA. Este movimiento puso la consigna “Somos el 99%”. Se opuso al 1% que controla grandes cantidades de riqueza. OWS se dedicó a la acción directa.Las asambleas se extendieron rápidamente a muchas ciudades de EUA, mostrando que OWS tenía millones de simpatizantes pasivas/os. Incluso la prensa corporativa tuvo que fingir simpatía por un tiempo, hasta que la policía sistemáticamente expulsó las asambleas de las calles con brutalidad y arrestos. El desarrollo de este movimiento, y sobre todo su amplio apoyo, tomó a la clase dominante totalmente por sorpresa. Desde el punto de vista sesgado en sus salas de juntas y haciendas, los gobernantes siempre subestiman la ira del pueblo.Y así como subestimaron al OWS, así también subestimaron el odio por Wall Street y la gran desigualdad que ha dejado a toda una generación sin un futuro. Las condiciones económicas y sociales han empeorado desde el 2011.La campaña Sanders es, en cierto modo, una continuación de OWS en forma electoral. En ello radica el atractivo de Sanders y es la base de su inesperado éxito electoral.En contra de la máquinaPara el 20 de marzo, Sanders había acumulado más de 6 millones de votos, sin contar los estados caucus de Iowa y Nevada. Incluso entonces, sus votos apenas reflejaban la popularidad de su mensaje anti-banquero y anti-multimillonario. Ha recaudado $140 millones en repetidas contribuciones pequeñas de una base récord de 2 millones de contribuyentes, más 4 millones en donaciones individuales.Sin embargo, no todas/os sus seguidores pueden votar en las primarias por una variedad de razones – obstructivas calificaciones de votantes, límites de edad, conflicto con la escuela, etc. Para cuando termine la campaña, Sanders probablemente ganará millones más de votos.Su amplio apoyo es considerable, ya que la campaña va contra dos de las maquinarias políticas más poderosas de la política capitalista, la de Clinton y la del presidente Barack Obama que se han combinado para bloquearlo en todos los sentidos posible. Estas maquinarias están profundamente arraigadas a nivel nacional y han existido desde hace años.La campaña presidencial de Hillary Clinton ha estado activa desde 2007. Después de que perdió a Obama en 2008, reanudó su campaña en silencio durante su administración. Ella había sido senadora de Nueva York, el hogar de Wall Street, y luego se convirtió en secretaria de estado, donde trabajó estrechamente con el Pentágono.Sanders comenzó sin ningún tipo de organización que podría ni remotamente parecerse a la maquinaria de Clinton.Parcialidad de medios corporativosSanders también enfrenta a los medios de comunicación capitalistas. Los medios están utilizando a Donald Trump para aumentar sus índices de audiencias y acumular ganancias. El 29 de febrero, el Hollywood Reporter citó al gerente general de Les Moonves de CBS sobre Trump y el “circo” republicano: “Puede que no sea bueno para EUA, pero es muy bueno para la CBS”.Moonves continuó: “Está entrando dinero y esto es divertido. Nunca he visto nada igual, y va a ser un año muy bueno para nosotros. Lo siento. Es una cosa terrible de decir. Pero, sigue, Donald. Sigue adelante”.A Moonves casi no le importaría tener a millones de televidentes que probablemente verían a Sanders diariamente como Trump se ve. Pero Sanders ha atacado a demasiados millonarios y multimillonarios y no acepta su dinero. Así que para los magnates de los medios, la política viene después de los índices.Las redes son corporaciones multimillonarias. Se sienten bien publicando a Trump. Pero entre Sanders y Clinton, todas ellas están con Clinton. “Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting” escribió el 20 de marzo que el Washington Post publicó 16 artículos negativos sobre Sanders en 16 horas. El Post es propiedad de Jeff Bezos, cuya fortuna de está valorada en $50 mil millones.El New York Times ha marginado la campaña Sanders a tal punto que sus propias/os lectores se rebelaron y el editor público del Times tuvo que reprender públicamente a la  administración.El Informe Tyndall, que escruta la cobertura mediática de la campaña, informó que en 2015 Clinton recibió 121 minutos de cobertura (excluyendo las audiencias sobre sus emails) y Sanders recibió 20 minutos.Los medios quieren ocultar el importante apoyo sindical para Sanders. Las/os Trabajadores de la Comunicación, la Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras, las/os Trabajadores de Correos y más de 40 sindicatos locales le han apoyado. Todos los sindicatos que avalaron Sanders preguntaron a sus miembros de base.Los sindicatos que avalaron a Clinton, lo hicieron por vía ejecutiva, sin consultar a las bases. Pero debido al fuerte apoyo en las bases sindicales para Sanders, la dirección de la AFL-CIO no ha podido respaldar a Clinton.Billonarios y banqueros temen SandersLos banqueros, financieros y jefes de grandes empresas quieren enterrar a Sanders. Lloyd Blankfein, CEO de Goldman Sachs, es tal vez el banquero más poderoso e influyente en EUA. Sanders lo señaló por su codicia y su culpa en la crisis financiera. Blankfein respondió el 3 de marzo en la CNBC, diciendo de la campaña de Sanders que “Tiene el potencial de ser un momento peligroso, no sólo para Wall Street, no sólo para las personas a las que señala, pero para cualquiera que está un poco fuera de línea”.¿A quiénes se refería Blankfein? Son los 18 principales criminales corporativos que Sanders citó por evasión masiva de impuestos, cómplices de la crisis económica de 2008.  Incluyen a Brian Moynihan, CEO de Bank of America, el banco que recibió $1,3 mil millones de dólares en el rescate del gobierno;  Blankfein, de Goldman, que recibió $824 millones de dólares del plan de rescate del Tesoro;  James Dimon de JPMorganChase, que recibió $416 mil millones en un rescate;  Boeing;  GE; y así sucesivamente.Sanders enumera todos los puestos de trabajo que las corporaciones trasladaron al exterior, los miles de millones en impuestos que hubieran tenido que pagar si no fuera por los paraísos fiscales en el exterior y el hecho de que muchos de ellos pagaron cero impuestos.  ( decisiones administrativas deben ser a lo que Blankfein se refería al decir “un poco fuera de línea”.Elecciones capitalistas y lucha de masasLas reglas de la política electoral capitalista en EUA son extremadamente restrictivas, incluso comparándolas con otros países capitalistas.  El ganador se lleva todo, lo que descarta la representación proporcional.  Para cualquiera que no sea del Partido Demócrata o Republicano, solo para inscribirse existen requisitos onerosos de petición.  Las campañas son extremadamente caras, lo cual ha facilitado que los ricos controlen totalmente el proceso de elección — incluso antes de la decisión “Ciudadanos Unidos” por el Tribunal Supremo que eliminó el límite de donación.Solo en raras ocasiones puede una campaña primaria presidencial ser utilizada para expresar la oposición de las masas.  Esto pasó en 1968 cuando el senador Eugene McCarthy abrió una campaña contra la odiada guerra de Vietnam.  Sucedió de nuevo en 1984 cuando Jesse Jackson emprendió una campaña contra el reaganismo, la austeridad y el racismo.Ahora ha ocurrido con Sanders.  Sin embargo, las/os progresistas y revolucionarios no deben pasar por alto el lado negativo de Sanders y el señuelo engañoso del Partido Demócrata.  Sanders todavía no ha acogido plenamente el movimiento las Vidas Negras Importan y la lucha contra el racismo y la brutalidad policial.  Él todavía no ha denunciado el mar de trillones de dólares de gasto militar que quita el dinero de los servicios sociales.  Ha sido ambivalente sobre Cuba, defendiendo sus logros sociales en un momento y al otro diciendo que es una dictadura.  Él es partidario de Israel y tiene muchas otras contradicciones.Además, todos los verdaderos avances de las masas no han venido a través de las elecciones sino a través de la lucha.  Los derechos sindicales, el seguro social y los beneficios sociales fueron ganados en los años 1930 con marchas, huelgas generales y huelgas de brazos caídos.  Los derechos civiles fueron ganados a través de la lucha de millones de afroamericanas/os y blancas/os progresistas que se enfrentaron a la policía.  Medidas contra la pobreza fueron ganadas por rebeliones en ciudades de todo el país.  Los derechos de la mujer fueron ganados con marchas y protestas.  La lucha por los derechos de gays, lesbianas, bisexuales y transgéneros comenzó con la Rebelión de Stonewall.  La cruel legislación anti-inmigrante fue derrotada por la histórica huelga de millones de inmigrantes el 1º de mayo de 2006.Reformas son siempre reflejo de lucha anteriorSobre todo, mientras la auto descripción de Sanders como socialista demócrata haya legitimado el término socialismo, él es de hecho, un reformador liberal del capitalismo.  Quiere hacer que el sistema de explotación capitalista sea más humano.  El o la verdadera socialista se pone en pie en la plataforma de abolir el capitalismo.  Romper los bancos no es suficiente.  No es suficiente frenar la avaricia corporativa.  Mientras que los bancos y las corporaciones tengan el control de la economía, tienen decenas de miles de hilos por los cuáles pueden controlar el gobierno, el estado, el tesoro y la vida económica del país.El verdadero socialismo busca abolir por completo el sistema de la esclavitud del salario y colocar la economía en manos de las/os trabajadores y oprimidos.  La economía debe ser manejada de manera planificada para el beneficio del pueblo y no para ganancias de ninguna clase.  Esa es la forma de acabar con la desigualdad de ingresos, la injusticia, y toda clase de opresión.Hay una manera de registrar el apoyo para el socialismo revolucionario sin apoyar al sistema de dos partidos capitalistas.  Voten para Monica Moorehead para presidenta y Lamont Lilly para vice presidente en la lista electoral del Partido Workers World/Mundo Obrero.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Triad gangs could be involved in threats against Albert Cheng

first_img Political commentator Albert Cheng, a critic of the Beijing government, has said rich families with links to the triads and with an interest in a rapprochement with Beijing could be behind the threats he has been receiving. News News News April 29, 2021 Find out more April 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Triad gangs could be involved in threats against Albert Cheng Hong KongAsia – Pacific May 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK): Patrick Li, Director of Broadcasting or political commissar? Receive email alerts Hong KongAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Hong Kong: RSF appeals to the UN to act for the release of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai In order to bypass journalists, Hong Kong Chief Executive launches her own talk show on public television to go further Follow the news on Hong Kong News RSF_en May 26, 2021 Find out more Political commentator Albert Cheng, a critic of the Beijing government, has said rich families with links to the triads and with an interest in a rapprochement with Beijing could be behind the threats he has been receiving.But Cheng said these families would have acted on their own initiative, without Beijing’s approval. “Officials would never have done that,” he said.”This attack was aimed at showing me they know where I am and that they can have me whenever they want,” Cheng said, referring to the recent vandalising of a small company in which he owns shares. “It’s a message asking me to shut up,” he said.Cheng is thinking more than ever of ending his political programme on a local radio station.________________________________________________________Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about death threats against leading Hong Kong columnist and political critic Albert Cheng King-hon and called on the special region’s chief executive, Tung Chee Hwa, to order a thorough investigation.”If threats against journalists who criticise politicians or government measures succeed in silencing the critics, then editorial independence and free expression are in danger in Hong Kong,” the organisation said.Cheng has been receiving threats almost every day for the past two months because of his criticism of the government’s pro-Beijing reforms. Then the premises of one of his companies was attacked on 31 March. Cheng is thinking of suspending his political programme “Teacup in a Storm” on the Commercial Radio station but he would continue to be a columnist for the daily South China Morning Post.In the attack on one of his companies, intruders demanded to speak to Cheng. Although he was absent, they threw buckets of red paint on the walls, furniture and other objects in the room.”These people knew I own shares in this company,” Cheng said. “They were prepared. I can tell you that I am afraid. My family is even more afraid. It is not the first time that this has happened.”Cheng was already attacked on 19 August 1998, when he received six deep knife wounds from two assailants. He survived despite losing a lot of blood before help arrived. No arrest was made. last_img read more