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London faces Tube chaos

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Cross border transfers level out

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Unilever versus Reckitt: which is the best stock to buy?

first_imgUnilever versus Reckitt: which is the best stock to buy? It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now Kevin Godbold owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 | More on: RKT ULVR Unilever (LSE: ULVR) and Reckitt (LSE: RKT) are two FTSE 100 stocks operating in the personal and household fast-moving consumer goods sector.Investors like to classify them as defensive companies. That’s because their operations tend to exhibit some immunity to the ups and downs of the wider economy. In many ways, the goods they supply are essential rather than discretionary. People tend to keep buying cleaning, food and personal care products, whatever the economy is doing.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…However, customers are free to use goods produced by other suppliers, such as supermarket own-brands and other options. But to combat that tendency, these companies work and reinvest hard to promote and maintain their brands. And brand strength can make the difference between a good business and a poor one.Two of the best stocks to buy?I’d want these two stocks in my diversified portfolio. The underlying businesses tend to produce consistent cash flow, which is good for servicing shareholder dividends. But which one is the best buy now?At the end of April in the first-quarter trading statement, Unilever delivered an optimistic long-term outlook statement. Chief executive Alan Jope said the business made a “good” start to the new trading year. And he’s “confident” of underlying sales growth in 2021 of between 3% and 5%.And in the same week, Reckitt’s chief executive, Laxman Narasimhan, said the new trading year started “well” with like-for-like net revenue growth of just over 4%. Looking ahead, he reckons the balance in the company’s portfolio of products positions it well. And he’s “confident” in the outlook for both 2021 and the medium term.There isn’t much difference in the recent trading performances and outlook statements for the two businesses. But Unilever’s valuation looks a little lower. With the share price near 4,346p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2022 is just over 19. And the anticipated dividend yield is around 3.5%.Meanwhile, with its share price near 6,642p, Reckitt’s forward-looking multiple is just under 20. However, the anticipated yield is only 2.7%. But City analysts expect earnings to grow by just over 6% in 2022 for Unilever and by almost 10% for Reckitt.Valuation riskHowever, those valuations are quite full when compared with anticipated growth in earnings. And that’s one risk shareholders face with both these stocks. If earnings fail to grow as expected, we could see the valuations contract and I’d lose money on the shares. The market may also decide to downrate the valuations, even if earnings do hit the targets. All shares come with risks.Unilever has the edge regarding historical quality indicators because of its return on capital running near 18% and its operating margin of just over 16%. Those numbers compare with Reckitt’s return on capital of almost 9% and its operating margin just above 15%.Reckitt’s business appears to be improving fastest. But Unilever’s valuation looks a little lower and the dividend yield is higher. Meanwhile, both stocks are trading below recent highs. If I really did have to pick just one, Unilever would be my choice by a whisker. However, I’d be comfortable owning either stock right now. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Daily news from New Zealand – 17 September – Video

first_img Paul O’Connell, Tom Court and Stephen Ferris celebrate victory over Australia during the RWC Pool C matchThe Rugby World Cup 2011 official YouTube channel will be releasing daily videos to give you the chance to be part of the experience no matter where you are in the world. It allows you to follow the progress of the tournament, plus look at other things to do while in New Zealand.Reaction to all of Saturday’s games, including Ireland’s win over Australia. Plus a closer look at Samoa ahead of their Sunday clash with Wales.All Black legend Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford answers your questions… Why do you do the Haka? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 16 September | 15 September | 14 September | 13 September | 12 Septembercenter_img AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Paul O’Connell, Tom Court and Stephen Ferris of Ireland celebrate victory at the final whistle during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Australia and Ireland at Eden Park on September 17, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)last_img read more

City Commissioners left in the dark on Bronson’s exit

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 2 COMMENTS TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentCity CommissionersLee Bronson Previous articleApopka Community Task Force listens for solutionsNext articleCruise Deals Expiring Soon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR For the fourth time in two years a prominent member of Apopka’s leadership hired by former Mayor John Land has left their post in a way that seems surprising or not of their own volition.Becker: Thanked Chief Bronson for a stellar career.Apopka Police Chief Robert Manley suddenly retired in August of 2015, City Attorney Frank Kruppenbacher quit during a City Council meeting in July of 2014, City Administrator Richard Anderson transitioned into a “lobbyist” in September of 2014 and now a fire chief is pressured into “retiring” from his position.Commissioner Billie Dean: “No idea why he separated from our city.”Lee Bronson became the latest casualty when earlier this month City Administrator Glenn Irby pushed him to sign a separation agreement that would terminate his employment as Fire Chief of Apopka. Bronson’s annual salary was $129,705.16, his severance compensation is 20-weeks of income.Deputy Fire Chief Ray Thompson is currently running the department.Bronson served as Apopka’s Fire Chief since 2007. He originally was hired in 1974, and retired in 2005 before returning for his second stint.Mayor Joe Kilsheimer had no comment on Bronson’s departure, according to Robert Sargent, Public Information Officer for The City of Apopka. And for the past two weeks, The City of Apopka has been silent on the issue to the point of advising the media not to speak to Fire Department employees. Even City Commissioners have been left without answers.Commissioner Kyle Becker did not have any information on the Bronson departure, but did give him credit for the quality department he ran for nine years.Commissioner Diane Velazquez: “I wish him good health and happiness in his retirement.”“I would like to thank Chief Bronson for his many years of dedicated service to the city and citizens of Apopka,” he said. “We have one of the best departments in the nation, and probably some of the friendliest and most professional fire/rescue personnel you could find anywhere.  This has to be a direct reflection of Chief Bronson’s leadership, and will be a great legacy for anyone following in his place.”Apopka Commissioner Doug Bankson was asking questions and even visited the department earlier in the month, but still doesn’t know what caused Bronson’s separation.Bankson: “Like everyone else I’m really wanting to know more information.”“He’s been a wonderful public servant,” Bankson said. “I’m very disappointed to see him go, and, like everyone else, I’m really wanting to know more information.”Commissioner Bilile Dean was also left in the dark as to the reason Bronson is no longer the Fire Chief.“I have no idea as to why Chief Bronson separated from our city. Whatever the reason, in my opinion, Apopka is losing a great employee and I am saddened by his departure. I have known Chief Bronson for many years and appreciate his friendship and loyalty to our City. When concerns were raised about the lack of diversity within the fire department, Chief Bronson addressed those concerns and made a commitment to increase recruitment efforts in hiring more minorities. His efforts were successful! I thank and applaud Chief Bronson for his professionalism, and the exceptional leadership he has provided to our fire department and to the Citizens of Apopka.”Commissioner Diane Velazquez said she was not directly involved in the process and had no new information on the details of Bronson’s retirement, but did wish him well in his new life.“In my tenure as Commissioner, Chief Bronson was always respectful, professional and courteous with me. I want to thank him for his dedication, leadership and the many years of service to both the Apopka Fire Department and our city. I wish him good health and happiness in his retirement. Embarking on a new chapter in his life. Retirement will gift him with many new hours of the days ahead, allowing him to on take on new adventures.” Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Dave Presort Reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 May 26, 2016 at 12:09 pmcenter_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I guess this must be Mayor Joe’s definition of “transparency” – You look right through the issue and don’t see or hear a thing!! May 26, 2016 at 11:30 pm Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here There is hope for the City of Apopka with the council’s leadership of Becker and Bankson. Becker and Bankson have so far presented themselves as independent and fair thinkers. Maybe, just maybe good will prevail and the Mayor will understand that this is the city of the people, not his city. Chief Bronson is a good man and didn’t deserve to go out like he did, nor did Manley. Michael Heaton Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Mai House / Bourbouze & Graindorge

first_imgArchDaily Houses France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/145143/mai-house-bourbouze-graindorge Clipboard Mai House / Bourbouze & Graindorge Mai House / Bourbouze & GraindorgeSave this projectSaveMai House / Bourbouze & Graindorge “COPY” Projects Year:  Photographs 2010 Area:  125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Bourbouze & Graindorge Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Stéphane ChalmeauText description provided by the architects. The site, located west of the city center in a former kitchen gardens area, was occupied by a small house built at the beginning of the century along the street, and by scattered shacks along the perimeter walls. These walls, two meters high, create an enclosure that protects the site from any outside views. Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsOur project creates an inside space within this garden, and therefore frees the house from any extra protecting devices.Save this picture!site planThe existing building and its extension, built along the party wall, are assembled to form an L-shape. At the center sit the common spaces, and clustered around them the private cells for all the family members : children, guests and few facilities along the street, and an isolated room and its bathroom at the other end of the garden in enfilade with the space of the living room.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe extension, orientated full south and extending to the garden through a concrete terrace, connects itself to an angle of the existing house and widens at its center to create a larger inner space. Save this picture!axiometric 01Its facade is made of full height window frames that slide on three rails, allowing wide openings on the garden. Perforated sunscreens protect it from the sun and regulates the inner brightness.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe existing building offers a room per floor, linked by a staircase along the north facade. The window frames, flush with the outer face of the stone walls, create large alcoves lined in pine plywood.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauStructure, waterproof membrane, façade elements have been chosen among the cheapest, in order to allow a relative luxury in the choice of finishings and equipments (plywood linings, kitchen and bathroom equipments, motorized sunscreens…). Save this picture!planThe project economic strategy is thus definitely pragmatic and anti-pauperist, in order to create a domestic atmosphere even if slightly rough.Save this picture!section 02The extension structure is a post and beam metallic system, structurally independent from the existing walls, that support steel roofing modules and high density insulation panels, onto which is fixed a single ply waterproofing membrane. Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauThe inner face of the party walls is lined in birch plywood, and unfold in all the rooms of the extension. This material is also used for the kitchen, and built-in bookcases and dressings.Save this picture!axiometric 02At the back of the garden, the bathtub hut is covered by a black bitumen membrane. Its wide window is operated by gas jacks, that allow a complete opening, and transforms this small room in a resting place of pleasure.Save this picture!© Stéphane ChalmeauProject gallerySee allShow lessA Possible 114,000 Jobs from the Better Buildings InitiativeArticlesAD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VIIArticles Share CopyHouses•Nantes, France Save this picture!© Stéphane Chalmeau+ 39 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/145143/mai-house-bourbouze-graindorge Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBourbouze & GraindorgeOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNantesRefurbishmentHousesFrancePublished on June 22, 2011Cite: “Mai House / Bourbouze & Graindorge” 22 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Mai House / Bourbouze & Graindorge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! 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Open Sky House / Yoshitaka Suzuki and Associates

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Yasuhiro Nakayama Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Japan 2019 “COPY” Area:  57 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Open Sky House / Yoshitaka Suzuki and AssociatesSave this projectSaveOpen Sky House / Yoshitaka Suzuki and Associates Open Sky House / Yoshitaka Suzuki and Associates Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Yasuhiro Nakayama+ 20Curated by Hana Abdel Share CopyAbout this officeYoshitaka Suzuki and AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookJapanPublished on September 03, 2020Cite: “Open Sky House / Yoshitaka Suzuki and Associates” 03 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?天窗私宅,在东京闹市中‘乘风破浪’ / 铃木理考建筑都市事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Yoshitaka Suzuki and Associates Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img SANRYO Koumuten, Kouki Watanabe Photographs Projects Houses Construction: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Manufacturers: Vectorworks, NICHIHA, LIXIL , Toko, Tokyo-Koei Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks LandmarkArchitect In Charge:Yoshitaka Suzuki, ZajiroghDesign Team:Yoshitaka Suzuki, Zajirogh, Minori TakahashiClient:Zajirogh, Minori TakahashiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaText description provided by the architects. This is a small house for a family of five, a couple and three children. Land prices in the city are expensive and there is a system of blatant disparities depending on location and buildable area. Even the land they managed to acquire was a harsh reality, as only a small house (61 square meters of allowable gross floor area) could be built on, with a maximum of 12 square meters per person.Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaHowever, in order to escape from the logic of such an urban economy, the family chose to live without a roof over half of their house, an unknown and bold choice(In Japan, the portion with a roof is counted as floor area). So in this house, nearly half of the house’s area, including the “living room,” is without a roof.Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaAs a result, everyday life here is exposed to the sky, the only and overwhelming nature of the city. Inside the house, it rains, and the wind blows in. It snows and the bugs come. Every day of it is exposed to an unpredictable world, which must be hard to understand for those who think of their homes as assets and tools.Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaBut the family enjoys this life with glee. They use the fittings of a yacht and sling sheets of sun (and sometimes rain protection) like sails, and they enjoy the freedom that only this house can provide. The children run around with umbrellas on heavy rainy days, build a pool on hot days, and curl up in sleeping bags under the night sky with their friends in the summer. Adults also gather to build fires, and are burning something and making smoke.Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaThe couple worked in interior design and general contracting, so the first sketches of ideas were drawn by themselves. They also like to buy and make their own furnishings, so they use the small hardware and lighting they have collected, and they construct and partially paint rooms and install shades to match their children’s growing needs on a daily basis. They will continue to live in the house while building the parts of their lives that they need at any given time.Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaThe exterior of the house is simple, with siding and residential sashes like those found in other houses in the area. The plan is small and simple. However, with the roof cut off, daily life is fun and dense. Connected to the sky and the atmosphere, the house is like a small ark sailing through the city, adjusting the shade and the way it lives.Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NakayamaProject gallerySee allShow lessEastern Bloc Architecture: Sci-fi CinemasArticlesGray Villa / White Cube AtelierSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946926/open-sky-house-yoshitaka-suzuki-and-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946926/open-sky-house-yoshitaka-suzuki-and-associates Clipboard Japanlast_img read more

Justice now for Dontre Hamilton

first_imgPhoto: Joe BruskyMembers of the Coalition for Justice and its supporters packed a Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission meeting Nov. 6 to demand justice for Dontre Hamilton, who was shot 14 times at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee by Christopher Manney, a Milwaukee police officer, on April 30.When officials of the so-called “police union” attempted to speak at the commission meeting to demand Police Chief Edward Flynn reinstate Manney, they were shouted down by community activists. Manney was fired in October due to mass struggle by the Coalition for Justice and other community activists and supporters, but he is yet to be charged with any crime for killing Dontre Hamilton.The coalition, which is led by the Hamilton family, is asking supporters to contact Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm and demand he charge Manney with murder. Call 414-278-4646 and/or email [email protected] more information and updates about the struggle for justice for Dontre Hamilton and other victims of police terror, go to facebook.com/justicefordontre and www.wibailoutpeople.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘Marx’s view of the working class includes all struggles’

first_imgLarry Holmes at Marx anniversary meeting.Part 1 of a May 6 talk by Larry Holmes, first secretary of Workers World Party, at the meeting “[email protected]: Class Struggle in the Age of Trump” in New York.Arguably, socialism has never been more popular. I’m not saying it’s not debatable, but that’s what some people think. And capitalism has never been more unpopular. This is good news for all of us who dream about and work toward socialist revolution.But in order to realize the potential of this, we must confront some ideological problems. They’re not problems you can blame on this or that leader or party, or even this or that event. They’re more general than that.Karl Marx didn’t call for reform — he called for revolution. He believed capitalism could not be reformed. He believed capitalism was not only inherently oppressive, based on the exploitation of labor, that it pauperized the workers and even more the oppressed, but that the system was inherently unstable. It might go through periods when it seemed to be stable, especially for ordinary workers. Sooner or later that would come to an end, and instability would come back with a vengeance.So what happened? I think we ought to sharpen our view of the development of revolutionary Marxism over the last three-quarters of a century, not only in this country but around the world. It’s been problematic. It’s reached some barriers, some walls, which it has not been able to overcome yet. But that’s temporary. With our help, and that of millions of other revolutionaries, we’ll get over those barriers.After U.S. imperialism gained world dominance when it came out victorious in the second imperialist world war, it ran all sorts of global networks, institutions, projects and ways of thinking that are under attack now because of the crisis of capitalism. In the working-class movement, in a general way, there was a reassessment of the situation.The general thinking of the working-class movement was that now U.S. imperialism is so dominant that capitalism is probably going to be around indefinitely. And probably we’d be dealing with a system that appeared to be stable. And so what we were fighting for would be affected by that.It’s not that everybody came together and decided this. It was more abstract and uneven than that. But it’s nonetheless true, with some exceptions.What happened was that the struggle for revolution abated, and the struggle for reforms became an end in itself. From a revolutionary point of view, the struggle for reforms is just a strategy toward the struggle for revolution. We’re not against the struggle for reforms, for immediate demands — we’re all for that. But that became predominant.Then eventually, as we could have told anybody, it became clear that capitalism had sunk into a deeper crisis. Globalization, technology, austerity — some call it neoliberalism. That’s actually just another word for saying a violent stage of unstable capitalism. And all the attacks that came with it: union busting, more racism, more sexism, more oppression.When that happened, because of the orientation of a large section of the working class, including forces that considered themselves socialist and communist, they didn’t know what to do. Their work and their perspective was based to a large degree on the stability of capitalism. But all of a sudden they didn’t have that anymore.We have to talk about this a lot more, but not just talk about it as if we’re polemicizing with somebody. We have to try to do something to change this perspective.Our struggle — and it’s been our struggle for a long time — is to try to reset the working-class movement. However long it takes, and whatever needs to be done to accomplish this, we have to work hard as revolutionaries to reset what the main objective is.Fighting for immediate demands is great. All of the tremendous struggles that have taken place — you can’t take anything away from them. They’ve been valiant; they’ve been brave. But we’ve got to put revolution back into the equation, because that’s what is necessary.Our program cannot be limited to immediate economic demands. It has to be more revolutionary. It has to address political demands, like stopping imperialist war. Like supporting the struggle of the oppressed. Like supporting Black Lives Matter — that’s a working-class issue. That’s not some marginal issue. Supporting the struggle for women’s liberation, the struggle for the liberation of LGBTQ people, the struggle of immigrants. These are not marginal struggles on the side. They are at the center of the working class.There are some in our movement who say that these issues are diversions, that they’re not really working-class issues. And even worse. Some say that that they’re the reason Trump got elected. We must argue with them. We cannot tolerate this kind of thinking, because it’s wrong and it’s disuniting. These are working-class struggles.Who is the working class?Marx’s view of the working class was for everyone to come in — all the issues, all the struggles. Not for some to be pushed to the side: This one is important, that one’s not. That’s not a revolutionary view, and it’s not a Marxist view.Marx’s view was that the working class got bigger, not smaller. Not only because of the legions of oppressed people who joined it. You cannot say that Marxism is Eurocentric — today the working class is mostly the oppressed of the world, not only in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, but right here and in other imperialist centers, if you look at the demographics. Why do you think so many racists and the bourgeoisie are flipping out? Because the oppressed are taking over.Capitalist crisis forces other social elements into the working class, not the other way around. People who thought they were going to be petty bourgeois or even bourgeois are forced into the working class.A lot of the educated young people whom we run into, not only in our daily lives but in the political movement, might have had some big ideas about what they were going to do with their education. Now they can’t pay their loans, and they’re forced to work in the gig economy, to take all sorts of precarious jobs with no security, jobs that don’t last. That’s why people have to constantly be leaving and getting new apartments. And these are people with degrees — some of them with two or three degrees.These are our comrades, or at least potentially our comrades, and very much a part of the working class. And we need to make something clear. Because I hear it anytime some of the young people who fit this description get together and they’re becoming radicalized. They look at each other sometimes and they say, “We’ve got to get to the workers.”Yes, you need to get to other sectors of the working class who are more oppressed because they are in need of your solidarity. But you are workers. You are not some middle-class abstraction that no one has defined. So stop looking at each other and wondering what you are. You’re the working class, and you know what? The revolution needs you. It needs what you know. And it’s a big plus on the side of the working class that we have you.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room

first_imgReddIt Twitter Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Jacob Smith printFort Worth’s newest art gallery, the Art Room, opened its doors Saturday with the first exhibition titled “One.”The exhibition features work from 15 various local and international artists.The night was a huge success for the gallery’s co-curators Nathan Madrid and Katie Murray.“We honestly hope that every exhibition is as big of a turn out as this one,” said Murray.The gallery consists of a large room with adjacent white and cement brick walls.Thumping rhythmic beats from the house D.J. added to the atmosphere as crowds walked through inspecting images and enjoying conversation.The event was catered by Chile Pepper Grill and Denton’s Audacity Brew House.Though there was no defined theme for the exhibition, the pieces were meant to inspire a sense of realism. Submissions from Madrid, for example, showcased intense portraits of people across several ethnicities.One is the first of several exhibitions held in the Art Room located near Montgomery Plaza on West 7th street.Alison Jardine, a British artist currently working in Dallas, says she was thrilled to be a part of the project’s beginnings.“Given that it fits the theme, I do hope to work together again in the future,” said Jardine.Local artist and event spectator Maria Cervantez said she was excited for the opening of a small gallery in Fort Worth.“It’s great for local artists to have options closer to home to display their work,” said Cervantez.The gallery hours are by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, visit their website. ReddIt Fort Worth’s art scene gets a little bigger with the opening of the Art Room + posts Friends, family join together to remember TCU student killed in boating accident Fort Worth Fire nationally ranked as Class-1 department Fort Worth boxing club prepares for Golden Gloves Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Twitter Previous articleAt least 34 dead in terror attacks at Brussels airport, subway; no TCU students studying in BelgiumNext article#DixonComesHome: TCU introduces Jamie Dixon Jacob Smith RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Facebook Linkedin Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Linkedin Jacob Smithhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jacob-smith/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more