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V.I. Lenin’s ‘Letter to American Workers’

first_imgRussian revolutionary leader V.I. Lenin’s “Letter to American Workers,” written in 1918, stressed the role of the U.S. working class in the ongoing global struggle against oppression. It contains important lessons for workers on the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.The Bolsheviks established the first workers’ state in Russia on Nov. 7, 1917, and pulled the country out of the imperialist slaughter of World War I. Surviving revolution, civil war and foreign invasion, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (later the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) ended Czarist rule in the Russian Empire — “the prison house of nations.” It was under these conditions that Lenin’s letter was written.The story of the document’s creation and publication is nearly as interesting as the letter itself. There were rumblings of revolution in the U.S. even before its entrance into World War I, a global catastrophe accompanied by anti-labor violence and anti-union crackdowns on the home front.The Shilka, a former Czarist naval vessel, arrived in Seattle harbor on Dec. 21, 1917. The ship had left Russia before the Bolshevik revolution and the sailors were excited to hear about the victory of the Soviets. U.S. workers greeted their Russian comrades when the ship docked in Seattle.American journalist Anna Louise Strong, in her 1935 memoir “I Change Worlds,” reported the following: “The vessel left Russia under the rule of Kerensky; it arrived in our port in the era of Bolshevik rule. Somehow a soviet of workers had been elected on board the ship under which the captain functioned. This caused some consternation among Seattle Port authorities.”The sailors were arrested and the ship raided by the police. They were freed after protests from the Industrial Workers of the World, the AFL-CIO and other allies of organized labor. The Shilka left on Jan. 8, 1918, carrying a letter co-written by lumberjack Roy Brown and other Seattle I.W.W. leaders. The document, describing the conditions confronting the U.S. working class, was hidden in a life-belt by Commissar Nikolai Kryukov.The letter was addressed, “To Nicolai Lenin and the Representatives of the Bolshevik Government, and through them to the Workers of Russia.” In this document, the Seattle workers declared “there is no such thing as freedom of press, freedom of speech in the U.S.,” calling the democracy boasted by capitalists “a trap.” They also expressed their solidarity with the workers of revolutionary Russia: “Your struggle, in its essence, is our struggle. Your victory is our victory. And your defeat will be a blow to us.”Lenin finished drafting his response in August 1918. Addressing his “Comrades,” Lenin recognized, “American revolutionary proletarians are destined now to play an especially important role as irreconcilable foes of American imperialism.”Lenin referred to the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War as “liberating wars of which there have been so few compared to the vast number of wars of conquest which, like the present imperialist war, were caused by squabbles among kings, landowners or capitalists over the division of usurped lands or ill-gotten gains.”One of those who demonstrated this kind of solidarity was the Socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, who was jailed for opposing U.S. involvement in WWI. Debs had told a crowd in Canton, Ohio: “The master class has always declared the wars, the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose — especially their lives.”Being knowledgeable about U.S. history and the struggle between classes, Lenin said he was not surprised that the so-called liberal President Woodrow Wilson, “the head of the American multi-millionaires and servant of the capitalist sharks,” imprisoned Debs under the Espionage Act of 1917. The law was passed during what became known as the First Red Scare, to intimidate workers from revolutionary activities.The radical journalist John Reed, author of “Ten Days That Shook the World,” an eyewitness account of the Bolshevik Revolution, secured the publication of Lenin’s letter in the U.S.The letter became an influential document in socialist and communist circles. International Publishers founder Alexander Trachtenberg wrote, “It played an important part in developing among American Socialists an understanding of the nature of imperialism, of the aims of the October Revolution and of the role of social-chauvinists in the labor movement.”Many lessons contained in this largely forgotten document are still relevant to revolutionary workers for the struggles that lie ahead. As Lenin concluded, “In short, we are invincible, because the world proletarian revolution is invincible.”Lenin’s “Letter to American Workers” can be read at thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farm Women are Decision Makers- Annie’s Project Prepares Them Well

first_img Previous articleNational Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull Postpones Until 2022Next articleIndiana Dairy Strategy 2.0 Unveiled Purdue University News Service Farm Women are Decision Makers- Annie’s Project Prepares Them Well Facebook Twitter SHARE By Purdue University News Service – Jan 28, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE Annie’s Project, a six-week course offered by Purdue Extension to women farmers in Indiana, brings women together to interact with experts from a variety of fields including production, financial management, human resources, marketing and legal. The course empowers women to become business partners and sole operators.Annie’s Project courses have reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 33 states. Purdue Extension will offer classes beginning Feb. 23 and ending March 30. Participants can choose from two virtual offerings: 9 a.m. to noon ET Tuesday mornings, or 1-4 p.m. ET Tuesday afternoons.“Farm women really love Annie’s Project classes as they learn from experts and develop a camaraderie with other agribusiness women,” said Phil Cox, Vermillion County Extension educator.The cost for the virtual course is $65 per person, which includes a workbook and support materials for all sessions. Cox recommends registering early. Registration ends Feb. 9. Online registration is available here.For more information, contact Jenna Nees at 765-653-8411 or at [email protected], or Bryan Overstreet at 219-866-5741 or at [email protected] information can be found on the Annie’s Project website. Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Women are Decision Makers- Annie’s Project Prepares Them Welllast_img read more

Une dépêche (version anglaise)

first_img chapô News News RSF_en Follow the news on Related documents Document 1PDF – 169.93 KB Organisation June 2, 2004 Find out more Copy right Media independence WhistleblowersViolenceUnited Nations March 7, 2016 Une dépêche (version anglaise) Anas Tadili condamné à 6 mois de prison ferme Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information body Media independence WhistleblowersViolenceUnited Nations last_img read more

Mounting dangers for journalists in Iraq

first_img to go further News Abuses against journalists range from arbitrary arrest to murder. Fifteen Iraqi journalists have been killed in the past six months. Seven were killed in personally targeted attacks, five were killed in a suicide attack on Salaheddin TV in Tikrit in December, and three were the collateral victims of suicide bombings or car bombs.Radio Babel journalist Raji Hamadallah was badly injured on 23 March when gunmen fired shots at him and then fled.Soldiers arrested Saeed Abdulhady, the newspaper Al-Mootamar’s news editor, in a humiliating manner, without a warrant or explanation, outside the University of Baghdad on 15 April. A warrant was issued on 4 March for the arrest of Al-Baghdadiya TV director Aun Al-Khashluk and Anwar Al-Hamdani, the host of the TV station’s “Ninth Studio” programme, on charges of “disturbing public order and inciting chaos and inter-communal violence”. The programme often contains revelations about corruption involving senior government officials. As they are based in Egypt, they have not been arrested.According to the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory ( JFO ), a Reporters Without Borders partner organization, there were 328 cases of abuses against journalists in 2013: 103 journalists were arrested, 162 were obstructed while trying to access information, 63 were the victims of violence and four were attacked by armed groups. A total of 71 complaints were filed against media and journalists, and four media were suspended Read the observations and recommendations on freedom of information in Iraq that Reporters Without Borders has prepared for Iraq’s Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council during its 20th session in November 2013. RSF_en Help by sharing this information There has been a disturbing evolution in the violence against journalists, who are being targeted not only by jihadi group such as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) but also by Iraqi authorities.In a statement on 30 April, UNESCO said: “Political tension, instability, the war in Syria and the ineffectiveness of the authorities and security forces are all negative factors that are having an impact on the safety of journalists and media independence in Iraq.” News Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” IraqMiddle East – North Africa News December 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation Journalists were the victims of obstruction, threats and violence during Iraq’s 30 April parliamentary elections, the first since the withdrawal of US troops in late 2011. Violence by jihadi groups and inter-communal tension of a political and sectarian nature marked the security climate.“We are very concerned about the threats and attacks against journalists in Iraq, both by security forces and armed groups, and we urge the authorities to take appropriate measures to guarantee the safety of media personnel,” said Lucie Morillon, Reporters Without Borders head of research. The attacks on media personnel have occurred in a climate of complete impunity. The Iraqi authorities have taken no effective measures to guarantee the safety of journalists, despite repeated requests by local and international organizations. On World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the United Nations voiced “deep concern” about the safety of journalists in Iraq. Attacks and obstructionAt least four media workers were injured on 28 April by an explosive device placed in a bus carrying journalists to cover the elections in Al-Mawsal, 400 km north of Baghdad. Radio Siwa reporter Ahmed Hiali, who was injured in the shoulder and leg, told the Doha Centre for Media Freedom from his hospital bed that the police gave them no protection and did no more than transport them to hospital after the explosion.Police prevented an Al-Baghdadiya TV crew from entering polling stations in Al-Anbar, 100 km west of Baghdad, on 28 April. This is the region where, last January, the authorities imposed a news blackout on the army’s offensive against Sunni insurgents, especially in the cities of Fallujah and Al-Ramadi (LINK).Unidentified individuals prevented an Al-Hurra TV crew from covering a protest in Karbala on 24 April against abuse of authority affecting teachers in the region. In a press release, Al Hurra reporter Iman Bilal said she had been “attacked, insulted and prevented from covering the demonstration by a group stationed nearby.”Deadly security climate May 7, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting dangers for journalists in Iraq RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 28, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Iraq Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

EU concerned over lack of Irish banking choice

first_img WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – November 27, 2013 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook News Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleTwo teenagers attacked and robbed by gang weilding batons in LetterkennyNext articleMinister says the answer to health service problems is accuracy News Highland The Director-General of the European Union internal market division has expressed concern over the lack of banking choice in Ireland.Due to the banking crash only two major banks now remain in the Irish market place.According to Jonathan Faull who oversees the EU internal market, this scenario is not good for Irish consumers.Speaking in Brussels he said Irish people need to give greater consideration to internet banking.”I hope that the advent of internet banking will make it easier for banks to enter each other’s markets and for new companies to enter the banking business” he said.”You don’t need an expensive network of branches anymore – you can do it online”.”What we’re seeing in many countries is the emergence of internet banking as a genuine alternative” he added. EU concerned over lack of Irish banking choice 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

[TODAY AT 5.30 PM] Gautam Bhatia’s Lecture Series On Landmark Cases Of Supreme Court (1950-2020)-Episode [1] AK Gopalan Vs State Of Madras

first_imgTop Stories[TODAY AT 5.30 PM] Gautam Bhatia’s Lecture Series On Landmark Cases Of Supreme Court (1950-2020)-Episode [1] AK Gopalan Vs State Of Madras LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Aug 2020 6:35 PMShare This – xLIVELAW PRESENTSGAUTAM BHATIA’S LECTURE SERIES ON LANDMARK CASES OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (1950-2020]EPISODE-1 AK GOPALAN VS STATE OF MADRASAUGUST 15 AT 5.30 PM[Gautam Bhatia graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2011. He read for the BCL and the MPhil at the University of Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship, and for an LLM at the Yale Law School. He practiced law…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLIVELAW PRESENTSGAUTAM BHATIA’S LECTURE SERIES ON LANDMARK CASES OF SUPREME COURT OF INDIA (1950-2020]EPISODE-1 AK GOPALAN VS STATE OF MADRASAUGUST 15 AT 5.30 PM[Gautam Bhatia graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2011. He read for the BCL and the MPhil at the University of Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship, and for an LLM at the Yale Law School. He practiced law for four years in Delhi. He is the author of “Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Freedom of Speech under the Indian Constitution (OUP 2015)” and “The Transformative Constitution (HarperCollins 2019)”.]LIVE IN YOUTUBE, TWITTER, ZOOM, INSTAGRAMYOUTUBE LINK : 168420FACEBOOK : inquiries, write to us at [email protected] or contact us at +91 7994869917 Next Storylast_img read more

Detectives issue photo of Donegal woman Lu Na McKinney as investigations continue

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – December 11, 2017 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Detectives issue photo of Donegal woman Lu Na McKinney as investigations continue WhatsApp Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch are continuing to appeal for information about Donegal woman Lu Na McKinney who died during a boating holiday with her family in Fermanagh this year.Mrs McKinney’s husband, 41 year old, Stephen McKinney with an address at Flax Fields, Convoy has been charged with her murder.Detective Inspector David McGrory said: “Police are issuing a photograph of Mrs McKinney today in the hope that people will come forward with any information they have about her.Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who knew her or anyone who had contact with Mrs McKinney, who lived in Convoy, County Donegal, in the months preceding her death.An Garda Siochana are working jointly with PSNI to investigate Lu Na’s death and anyone with information can contact either the PSNI on 101 ext 43373, confidential Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111 or AGS at Letterkenny on 00353 749167100 or the AGS Confidential line on 1800 666 111. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articlePaddy McGrath hopes to be back playing in MarchNext articleHighlandTV – Johnny Dunleavy back in Donegal with double trophies News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/30

first_imgJanuary 30, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/30 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 16ALTAMONT, Utah-Cordale Taylor led the way with 15 points and the Altamont Longhorns got past North Sevier 52-48 in Region 16 boys basketball action Saturday. Darian Johnson posted 16 points in the loss for the Wolves.center_img Brad Jameslast_img

JD Fields & Co. acquires Alameda Pipe & Steel Co. as Texas pipeline and infrastructure company evolves from steel supplier to manufacturer

first_imgJD Fields & Company, Inc. – a leading U.S. oil & gas pipeline and civil infrastructure STEEL products distributor – has announced the acquisition of Alameda Pipe & Steel Company, a steel products manufacturer based in Gardena, CA. The purchase of the newly branded Alameda Pipe and Fab enables the 35-year-old JD Fields & Company – which has long-operated as a company of two business units focusing on steel pipe for the Oil & Gas sector as well as steel foundation products for Civil Infrastructure – to continue its evolution into a one-stop, vertically integrated supplier and manufacturer of its own steel products.“We are moving quickly to adapt to changing global dynamics so that steel products can be distributed and manufactured by one company,” said Jay Fields, President and COO of JD Fields & Company. “Our acquisition of Alameda Pipe and Fab is the first major step in a strategic growth plan to move into the steel manufacturing industry as we continue to expand on the West Coast. I am excited about the opportunity to absorb Alameda’s plants and bring on their top-level executives, who have the right connections and deep industry knowledge in the field to rival any competitor.”The acquisition of the 85-year-old Alameda Co. will provide added value to both JD Fields and Alameda customers who are looking to buy top quality niche steel products with better options for contractors looking for specific products and services that meet their unique needs – even during the current down oil and gas market. JD Fields & Co. acquires Alameda Pipe & Steel Co. (Credit: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann.) Source: Company Press Releasecenter_img The purchase of the newly branded Alameda Pipe and Fab enables JD Fields & Company to continue its evolution into a one-stop, vertically integrated supplier and manufacturer of its own steel productslast_img read more

Damen Holds Naming Ceremony for New Flagship of Oman’s Navy

first_img View post tag: Damen May 9, 2014 Industry news View post tag: Flagship The 87m long steel-hulled vessel is a three-mast, full square rigger built to design principles set for the iconic tea clippers of the 19th century, benefiting from 21st century technology and comfort. Featuring a fully unfurled sail area of 2,700m2, the vessel can accommodate 34 navy recruits plus a 58-strong crew.Shabab Oman II will replace a vessel of the same name, fulfilling its training role while acting as a roving emissary promoting Oman’s long maritime tradition to the peoples of the world.Damen Project Manager Arnoud Both explains: “This is a clipper with an Arabic touch. Our design partners toured Oman seeking inspiration for its interiors and furnishing. Finishing touches include hand-carved teak at the bow, teak palm leaves at the stern, and gilded interior wood work from Hertel.” Shabab Oman’s main sail will also catch the eye – its khanjar dagger in a sheath superimposed upon two crossed swords motif is the emblem of Oman. “However, this is also a working training ship equipped to the most modern standards,” says Both. “Tall Ships capture the public imagination and win friends as they glide gracefully into port, but Shabab Oman is also key to the recruitment and training underlying the fleet expansion.”The new clipper is the third example of Damen’s working relationship with Dykstra Naval Architects, following the delivery of Stad Amsterdam training ship and the Brazilian navy’s Cisne Branco. Its traditional profile houses cutting edge bridge systems from Imtech Marine/Alewijnse and controls from Johnson, Both says, describing “an internal re-engineering” to meet higher air AC demand. “Shabab Oman will feature three generators plus an emergency back-up unit, compared to the two,” says Both, “so that each cabin has AC. For reasons of redundancy, she will also have a twin propeller shaft arrangement.” All internal spaces have been designed for low noise and vibration. Managed from Damen headquarters in Gorinchem, the clipper was principally constructed at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania then towed to the Vlissingen yard where the 50m steel/aluminium masts, rigging and spars were installed and finishing works undertaken. Given the vessel’s training role, Both says Damen takes considerable pride in its role in training the crew that will operate Shabab Oman II. “Even for experienced sailors, this is a complex sailing ship with 35 sails, each of them operated via eight ropes. We provided a hands-on training course to the crew on board another Damen Sail Training Vessel Stad Amsterdam, and separate training for executive officers and technical officers.”[mappress]Press Release, May 9, 2014; Image: Damen View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naming View post tag: New View post tag: News by topic View post tag: holds View post tag: Oman Dignitaries from the Ministry of Defence of Oman joined senior Damen management at a ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, Vlissingen on May 8th to mark the naming of the Royal Navy of Oman’s new flagship, the Sail Training Clipper Shabab Oman II. Share this article View post tag: Ceremony Back to overview,Home naval-today Damen Holds Naming Ceremony for New Flagship of Oman’s Navy Damen Holds Naming Ceremony for New Flagship of Oman’s Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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