Wednesday 8 December 2010 8:49 pm Show Comments ▼ US private equity firm JC Flowers said it still wanted to invest in Banca Civica once the Spanish savings bank completes its merger with domestic CajaSol.Interest from Flowers in the deal was seen to have cooled when its founder said he was not interested in investing in the bank until Spain had restored faith in its finances. But Chris Flowers, founder and executive chairman, said yesterday: “We continue to be impressed with Banca Civica’s unique business model. Currently, Banca Civica is in negotiations to merge with CajaSol. When these negotiations are complete, we hope to resume our own discussions with Banca Civica. We remain optimistic about Spain’s fundamentals and believe it offers attractive opportunities for investment.” Flowers still keen on Spain Share KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof
Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileAfinitas Limited, list on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a pan-African investment holding company which operates in three sectors; event management, financial services and asset management. Afinitas Limited is a subsidiary of GCH Investments Limited. Afinitas Limited is an asset management company which provides seed capital for new business development in Botswana. The company is accredited by the Botswana International Financial Services Center (IFSC). Africa Events Limited is a specialist events management division which owns the rights to the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC). This event is held annually in London and is attended by a diverse spectrum of investors, dealmakers and financial services companies that target and service the African continent. Ethiopia Investments Limited is a permanent capital vehicle which was established by EQOS Global, a business process outsourcing company based in Addis Ababa which owns investments and develops new business in Ethiopia.
Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Real Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ.zm) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileReal Estate Investments Zambia PLC (REIZ), listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (LuSE), is the leading real estate investment, development and management company in Zambia. Originally the North Western Rhodesia Farmers Co-operative in the 1920’s, secured the current location of Central Park on Cairo Road as a collection centre for farming produce. The Co-op went through various guises until after independence in 1964 when it was renamed the Zambian Farmers Co-operative. The construction of the Farmers House building was completed in the 1970’s, hence the name by which that property became known.
TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ecumenical & Interreligious, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Anglican Communion, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing [World Council of Churches press release] Prayers and action undertaken by the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 will be honored by the Liberian government with distinction of “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa.”The distinction will be conferred upon the LCC in an official ceremony on July 17.In a congratulatory message, the World Council of Churches (WCC) acting general secretary Georges Lemopoulos called the Liberian churches’ efforts “a sign of hope in the midst of the Ebola crisis.”The LCC, which includes member churches of the WCC in Liberia, has been actively engaged in providing preventive awareness, contact tracing, food and material relief, medical supplies including personal protective gear to the affected communities during the Ebola crisis. A number of LCC affiliated partners ran health centers that provided immediate medical relief aid to Ebola victims.“We are very aware of your advocacy, your coordination of member churches, your practical efforts and your witness of prayer during this deeply traumatic time for your country. We are proud to be a partner through accompaniment and celebrate this distinction being given to you,” said Lemopoulos in his letter addressed to the Rev. Kortu K. Brown, acting president of the LCC.Lemopoulos added, “Your witness in this crisis has been an inspiration to the ecumenical movement beyond your country, a testimony to what can be accomplished as churches and ecumenical organizations working together in a time of need to serve those who suffer and are in fear.”Read on the Anglican Alliance website about Anglican Communion response to the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 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Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT A U.S. Customs and Border Control agent patrols the U.S.-Mexico border fence between Tijuana and San Diego, California, in what is on the United States side, Friendship Park, in 2019. Photo: Antonio Zaragoza for Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Planning for this year’s Border Ministries Summit, to be held online on Nov. 20 and 21, started well before the presidential election, but in focusing on the theme of Christian peacemaking, organizers saw an opportunity to respond to this post-election moment, whatever the outcome at the polls.“How do we as Christians live as peacemakers in a world that is divided and angry?” San Diego Bishop Susan Snook said in an interview with Episcopal News Service. Her diocese is hosting the summit. “How do we help people enter into and follow the way of love and live lives of reconciliation as Jesus has taught us to?”Now in its third year, the summit is intended not only for people already involved in migration ministries, but also for Episcopalians who simply want to learn more about the issues and how to get involved, Snook said.The keynote speaker will be Jon Huckins, co-founder of the Global Immersion Project. Huckins is scheduled to outline realistic, theologically grounded approaches to responding to global conflicts, as well as the peacemaking skills promoted by his organization.During the two-day summit, each of The Episcopal Church’s border dioceses will have time to present a summary of its work along the southern border. Snook said the nature of much of that work has changed dramatically in recent years due to shifts in federal policy and the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.Episcopalians in her diocese had begun bringing donations directly to migrant families awaiting the outcome of asylum requests, but the Trump administration’s “remain in Mexico” policy has put many of those families out of physical reach. The pandemic also has made it difficult for Episcopal leaders to travel across the border and provide assistance, though the dioceses continue working with regional interreligious partners to support asylum-seekers south of the border.“As religious leaders, what we understand together is that these are people who are created in the image of God, beloved by God, deserving of dignity and respect,” Snook said. “And whatever the final determination is regarding whether they can stay … we as Christians need to reach out to them with love and care for them as human beings.”Last year, about 200 people attended the Border Ministries Summit when it was held in person in the Diocese of Arizona. It’s too early to say how many people will join the online summit this month, Snook said, but she hopes that the convenience of meeting online will allow wide participation from across the country and the church.There will be plenty to keep participants’ attention. A panel of bishops from Mexico and Central America will discuss conditions in their dioceses. Immigrants will share their first-person stories. Lawyers with expertise in immigration law will delve into legal topics. Another presentation will offer perspectives from the U.S. Border Patrol.Representatives from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations and Episcopal Migration Ministries, or EMM, also will provide summaries of their work with immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees on behalf of the church. EMM is a co-sponsor of the Border Ministries Summit and has increased its focus recently on enlisting congregations and “engaging with the work that Episcopalians are doing on the ground across the country in all aspects of migration,” said Allison Duvall, the agency’s church relations manager.Duvall plans to talk at the Border Ministries Summit about EMM’s growing network of Episcopalians who are involved in ministries supporting migrants in detention, and EMM has been working with a separate interfaith group of volunteers who are focused on helping asylum-seekers. These summits also foster interpersonal connections that fuel action locally, with a “real impact on the lives of real people,” she told ENS.“Because it’s virtual, people from all across the country can participate and attend, then confront the injustices of our systems in their own places,” Duvall said. Immigration isn’t just an issue on the nation’s geographic border, she said. “The border is nationwide.”This is the Border Ministries Summit’s third year. The first was held in November 2018 in El Paso, Texas, and hosted by the Diocese of the Rio Grande. Last year, the Diocese of Arizona hosted the second summit in Tucson.Much has changed since that last summit, said the Rev. David Chavez, Arizona’s missioner for border ministries.“A lot has taken place around being attentive to how the pandemic has impacted migrants who are waiting at a shelter for their ‘credible fear’ hearing,” Chavez told ENS, referring to the hearings where asylum-seekers make the case that it would be unsafe for them to return to their home countries.Despite the pandemic’s constraints, the diocese continues to support a shelter on the Mexico side of the border, in Nogales, that is run by a coalition of regional faith-based partners. More than 200 people are staying at the shelter as they await decisions in their requests for asylum in the United States.Supporting asylum-seekers has become a priority of all the dioceses along the border. In some cases, Episcopalians are helping those migrants with basic needs, such as food and clothing, though support also can take the form of emotional and spiritual assistance, said Flor Saldivar, the Diocese of West Texas’ coordinator for immigrant and refugee ministries.One family from Angola asked only for prayers, to help carry them through a period when the family’s twin infants were hospitalized. A West Texas congregation arranged for a blessing ceremony, and parishioners wrote letters of support to the family that were translated into the family’s native Portuguese.“We want to help migrant communities of all kinds because we acknowledge that they are our neighbors, and we are asked to love them and serve them,” Saldivar told ENS.The Rev. Rodger Babnew, a deacon serving St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Nogales, Arizona, and co-convener of Cruzando Fronteras, a Diocese of Arizona border ministry, leads 2019 summit attendees on a tour of the border in Nogales. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceHelping asylum-seekers is a growing ministry for the Diocese of Rio Grande as well, though ministry leaders there have faced similar challenges. Diocesan ministers haven’t been able to travel across the border during the pandemic, but the diocese continues to provide strong financial support for a migrant shelter in Juárez, according to the Rev. Lee Curtis, Rio Grande’s canon to the ordinary, who is based in El Paso.Federal policy also has shaped such ministries, and Curtis and other Rio Grande leaders are beginning to discuss how they will respond to potential changes if there is a new White House administration next year.“A change in the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy is the one that would affect us the most directly and most quickly,” Curtis said. If Joe Biden takes office in January and lifts that policy, it could mean thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in the United States rather than in Mexico for their cases to proceed.Ramping up assistance to that many people would be a challenge for border dioceses in normal circumstances, Curtis said. “In the midst of a pandemic, it’s going to be even more challenging.”Episcopalians in border dioceses also have been active in supporting migrants in detention.“Some of our churches, and our diocese, have focused intentionally on elevating that conversation, providing activities around detainees at our detention centers here in Arizona, particularly as it relates to COVID,” Chavez said.Part of that work has involved getting the stories of detainees into the public eye, such as by writing letters to newspapers detailing what the detainees say are unsafe conditions in detention facilities. Some Episcopalians also have contacted lawmakers directly to press for more humane policies.And in October, Arizona’s Diocesan Convention voted to establish a companion diocese relationship with the Diocese of Western Mexico.The peacemaking theme of this Border Ministries Summit fits with the diocese’s current efforts, Chavez added, and he welcomes the chance to learn what others are doing.“I’m looking forward to exploring how that looks like on the ground and at a congregational level,” he said. Being a force for peace reflects “the core of our church,” he said, and the work is urgent.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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“COPY” LSS BLDG Photographs: Christopher Payne, Esto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 2014 Cube House / LSSSave this projectSaveCube House / LSS United States Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899377/cube-house-lss Clipboard Cube House / LSS Lead Architects: Country:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christopher Payne, EstoRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The site is part of an unpredictable and delicate natural ecosystem on Moriches Bay, exposed to both heavy wind gusts, and ocean and bay tides that frequently flood the site. Successive storms had irreparably damaged the site’s existing, nonconforming 800 square foot shack and deck.Save this picture!Axonometry DiagramProgramThe Clients asked for a house to serve as a beach retreat for a multi-generational family. In order to accommodate the extended family, we designed a house with generous public spaces for entertaining, intimate spaces for retreat and privacy, a master suite for grandparents, a second master suite for parents, and bunk rooms for the grandchildren. Located in a zone, the new structure was required to be 11 feet above grade. The existing footprint could not be increased, resulting in a building volume of 36,000 ft3, a 40ft x 30ft x 30ft cube. Within this volume are conditioned spaces (a maximum of 2,400 square feet), decks and mechanical equipment. Save this picture!© Christopher Payne, EstoDesign SolutionConceived of as a floating cube perched on timber piles, hovering over the wetlands, the house is a deceivingly simple platonic mass that conceals a complex multi-level dwelling and exterior spaces within its volume. The approach is a wrapping boardwalk that rises to the elevated entrance cut into the surface of the cube. The project embraces the tension between the floating form of the house with the grounded raw concrete box containing the septic system and planted with a garden of native plants.Save this picture!© Christopher Payne, EstoThe façade is a playful composition of carefully located openings that obscure the scale of the building and highlight scenic views out to the surrounding water. The design has four split levels, allowing each zone of the house to have a distinct spatial experience. Within, there are intimate spaces for retreat and privacy, as well as open loft-like spaces for entertaining. The central stair divides the house into two sides. To the north, public gathering spaces overlook the bay. To the south, private bedroom spaces have views of the ocean.Save this picture!© Christopher Payne, EstoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Christopher Payne, EstoGiven the constraints of a modest budget and a challenging site with no infrastructure, the house represents the concerted effort to combine high design, environmental sensitivity, and economical use of resources. Integral to this was our studio’s design-build project delivery approach. The flexibility of integrated architectural and construction services allowed not only a truer implementation of our design but a more responsive budgeting and value engineering process that allowed the project to be delivered under budget.Save this picture!© Christopher Payne, EstoProject gallerySee allShow lessDrawings by Tchoban, Holl, and Calatrava Among Stunning Entries for the First Athens…Architecture NewsA First Look at Kengo Kuma’s New V&A DundeeArchitecture News Share Manufacturers: Lynbrook Glass, Michael Daniel Metal Design, Studio Bertjan Pot ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899377/cube-house-lss Clipboard ArchDaily Environmental Consultants: Area: 2600 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Christopher Payne, Esto+ 15Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Morgan Hare, Vivian Hsu Year: Projects Blue Sky Design Architects: Leroy Street Studio Area Area of this architecture project Construction Manager: CopyHouses•United States Houses First Coastal Corporation Photographs CopyAbout this officeLeroy Street StudioOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 16, 2018Cite: “Cube House / LSS” 16 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Melanie May | 6 September 2016 | News Tagged with: online fundraising ideas YouTube A 30-hour online flight simulation telethon takes place this month, raising funds for three charities in the UK and USA.Flight Angels 2016 runs on the 16th-18th September and will be raising funds for Over the Wall, the SeriousFun Children’s Network and Vision of Flight. Over the Wall and SeriousFun offer help and support to families of children with life-limiting illnesses. Vision of Flight is dedicated to encouraging young people, often from underprivileged backgrounds, into a career in aviation.The event invites people with Microsoft FSX software to join the Flight Angel team as they fly around the world in 23 one-hour legs, using a variety of different aircraft to take off from and land in a variety of locations, or join in any of the event legs at any time. Each two-hour session costs $5, and multiple sessions can be purchased.Those without flight simulation software can reserve a co-pilot’s seat to take part in an exclusive live video-feed, sitting alongside famous pilots and aviators, including Colonel Doug Champagne (pictured) in an F16 fighter jet, or the original Concorde pilots as they mimic the final flight of the aircraft. These sessions cost $5 or $10. All proceeds go to the charities involved.The telethon is the creation of flight sim software developer Jane Rachel Whittaker and online aviation expert Pete Wright and can also be watched on the dedicated YouTube channel free of charge, with viewers asked to donate.Colonel Doug Champagne said:“This is a noble cause – helping young people. I can’t think of a better way to give something back. I’m looking forward to getting back in the cockpit and showing what the F16 can do. I hope people sign up and join me for the flight. It’s going to be a great ride.” 177 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Online flight simulation event to raise funds for three charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 178 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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 www.thepurplepim.com.
From left: Dr. Tran Xuan Thao, Susan Schnall, Jon Hutto, Nathan Smith, David Cortright at Voices of Conscience conference, University of Notre Dame, May 22.A three-day conference celebrating the history of the movement of active-duty U.S. Armed Forces members who opposed U.S. wars against Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan ended May 24 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.While the Kroc Institute for Peace Studies provided an academic setting, the nearly 100 participants went beyond scholarly discussion. Many were themselves veterans from the front lines of the struggle, and plenty served time in stockades, brigs and military prisons for their resistance to war, racism and officers’ bullying. Civilian supporters also took their share of arrests. The racist cops in base towns of the rural South who served the interests of the Pentagon were able to arrest without regard for the law or the rights of the people involved.Along with civilian supporters, the military veterans produced dozens of memoirs, histories and novels and at least three documentary films, including one opera, chronicling these struggles. These focused on the period beginning in 1965, when the U.S. began to send as many as 543,000 troops to occupy Vietnam, to 1975, when the last U.S. officials were driven out by the victorious Vietnamese liberation fighters.That so many veteran political activists are still committed to preserving the history of their struggles and battling future wars can be credited to the historic struggle of the Vietnamese people. The liberation struggle’s presence permeated the mood of the conference. Talks by Dr. Tran Xuan Thao, director of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and Madame Ton-Nu-Thi Ninh, president of the Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation and former vice chair of Vietnam’s National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee, reminded the participants of the patient diplomacy of the Vietnamese as they worked with all political currents to help win their independence.Learning from the VietnameseRobert Chenoweth, a helicopter mechanic and sergeant captured during the 1968 Tet Offensive, talked about being held for five years; during that time he helped form a “peace committee” among the prisoners of war who taped anti-war statements. Chenoweth described how the Vietnamese treated them with more than humanity. “Indoctrination? They simply taught us thousands of years of Vietnamese history as a nation.” Then, barely able to speak through his tears, he said, “What they gave us to eat was more than twice as much as what the Vietnamese guards ate.” At that point Chenoweth wasn’t the only one in the room crying.Film presentations featured Connie Field and her new film, “The Whistleblower of My Lai,” the story of Sgt. Hugh Thompson and his helicopter crew who stopped at least some of the killing when they turned their guns around (workers.org/2016/12/20/war-hero-dies); Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple and her films,“Winter Soldier” and “Shelter”; and David Zeiger and his film, “Sir! No Sir!”Zeiger and Josh Gould, organizers at the Oleo Strut coffee house near Fort Hood, Texas, told their stories at the conference. (The “coffee-house movement” gave dissident or just unhappy GIs a place to meet near military bases.) Skip Delano, who returned from a tour in Vietnam, told of publishing the dissident newspaper, Left Face.American Servicemen’s Union key organizer Johnnie Lewis, now transgender (male to female), told of publishing anti-war and anti-racist GI newspapers in and out of the Fort Dix and other stockades, where she organized mess-hall actions and refusals of service, along with Black GI Henry Mills during much of 1969.“Within the concertina wire of the Fort Dix Stockade,” Lewis told one workshop, “the ASU, in alliance with GI members of the Black Panther Party, the Young Lords, and others, organized among the more than 2,000 prisoners, distributing copies of The Bond [ASU newpaper] and other anti-war/anti-racism literature, organizing mess hall strikes, speaking out in pro-imperialist indoctrination sessions, taking actions against cruel guards — dropping heavy footlockers on them from second-story stairwells — and organizing a prisoner-based justice system to take care of snitches. ASU member Terry Klug organized and led a rebellion of 200 prisoners in June 1969, burning down half the stockade.”The ASU, said Lewis, showed clearly that the single most important focus of its organizing work among working-class GIs and rank-and-file GIs of color was where the GIs worked, were imprisoned, and fought and died.Other heroes and sheroes of the Vietnam GI movement were present, including Pfc. J.J. Johnson, one of the Fort Hood 3 — the first publicized GIs who refused to fight in Vietnam in 1966 — who were sentenced to three years in prison. Also present was Lt. Susan Schnall, a Navy nurse who hired a small plane in 1969 and dropped anti-war leaflets on ships and military bases in California. Schnall currently organizes for Veterans For Peace and works to relieve Agent Orange poisoning in Vietnam and among U.S. veterans.Resisting the war on IraqMembers of the subsequent generation of anti-war GIs from the new professional U.S. military were also present. While GI resistance during the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan never reached the breadth it did in the conscript military of the Vietnam period, individual troops voiced their moral outrage and noted that at moments their organizing created problems for the Pentagon.Army enlistee Camilo Mejia, author of “Road from Ar Ramadi,” whose family was from Nicaragua, was stationed in Iraq in 2003 following the U.S.-British invasion. He refused to return to the war after a furlough, was charged with desertion and was sentenced to a year in prison. Working in the Miami area,Mejia fights against new imperialist wars and for the rights of immigrants in the U.S.Jonathan Hutto, author of “Antiwar Soldier: How to Dissent Within the Ranks of the Military,” was a communications specialist in the Navy aboard the USS Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf in 2006. Hutto co-founded the Appeal for Redress, a statement against the Iraq War signed eventually by 2,000 service members. Hutto works against war and for African-American rights in Maryland.Angie Hines was stationed on the guided missile USS Cowpens, which fired the first ordinance that opened the Iraq War. She speaks of harassment of women in the Armed Forces as she counters military recruiters in the Portland, Ore., area.The three Iraq War veterans — who were themselves caught up in what could be called the economic draft — showed that the class struggle still exists in the professional military and that veterans can continue to play an important role in the struggle against imperialist war. Many do so today as part of Veterans For Peace or similar organizations.Dozens of others contributed to the discussion, including Professor David Cortright, author of “Soldiers in Revolt” and, the organizer, with his Kroc Institute staff, of this effective conference; Harry Haines, one of the few out gay anti-war draftees; and James Lewes, creator of the GI Press Project that contains images and searchable text from thousands of documents (tinyurl.com/ycgjcqwe). For more information on the conference, see tinyurl.com/y9ftga4g.Catalinotto is author of “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions.” He spoke at a conference workshop on “Issues of class, race and gender in resistance movements.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Rayshard BrooksGarrett Rolfe, the Atlanta policeman who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back twice June 12, 2020, was reinstated to his job. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom had ordered him fired one day after the shooting. On May 5, the Atlanta Civil Service Board determined that Rolfe’s due process rights had been violated. The terms of his bond release will not allow him to return to active duty,Bottom’s announcement that she would not seek reelection this November may push the question of Rolfe’s prosecution to the winner of the mayoral race. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this AtlantaPolice agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing.Jamarion RobinsonJamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his partner, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies under the direction of the U.S. Marshals. Carrying submachine guns in addition to usual police handguns, more than 90 shots were fired with 76 bullets hitting Jamarion. What brought on this massive firepower to arrest this former college athlete who was getting ready to return to school in a few days? They were looking for someone who had allegedly displayed a gun a few days earlier. No body cameras were worn by any of the police to verify their claims that they were fired upon first. Yet, all the bullet holes in the apartment door come from outside. The U.S. Marshals Service refused to allow their agents to be questioned by Fulton County investigators or to turn over any documents or reports.Jamarion’s family has continued to fight for answers and justice in his brutal murder. There are multiple murals of Jamarion on buildings across Atlanta, and public protests at local and federal offices take place regularly. Ahmaud ArberyThe death of Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of three white vigilantes Feb. 23, 2020, near Brunswick in Glynn County, Ga., gained national attention once the video was released May 5. Travis McMichael, his father Gregory and their friend William “Roddie” Bryan pursued the jogging Arbery in their pickup trucks. Both McMichaels were armed, and Bryan videoed the chase and its deadly conclusion. All three have been charged with multiple counts including felony murder. On April 28, a federal grand jury handed down hate crime indictments. Their state trial is set for Oct. 18.On May 8, Arbery’s 27th birthday, a large rally was held at a DeKalb County church, where the crowd assured his mother that they would keep up the struggle with her for justice. Jimmy AtchisonJimmy Atchison was just 21 when he was killed in yet another U.S. Marshals-led task force in January 2019. The warrant was for a stolen cell phone. Atchison fled the apartment and hid in a neighbor’s closet. Several officers, including then-Atlanta policeman Sung Kim, discovered him. Witnesses say he had his hands up when he was shot in the face by Kim. There is no camera footage.At a rally and march May 8 in a downtown Atlanta park, a spirited crowd chanted his name repeatedly and pledged to keep on until all those responsible for Atchison’s murder are held accountable.
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