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Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axia Corporation Limited (AXIA.zw) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileAxia Corporation Limited is a retail enterprise that sells specialty homeware furniture and electrical appliances through 38 nationwide retail outlets; and retails automotive spares across multiple channels with a footprint that stretches to Zambia and Malawi. The company’s core expertise lies in providing a reputable service for inbound clearing and bonded warehousing; ambient and chilled/frozen warehousing services; logistics, marketing, sales and merchandising services. Axia has three business units which include TV Sales & Home (TVSH), a leading furniture and electronic appliance retailer; Transerv, retailing automotive spares, and Distribution Group Africa (DGA), an established distribution and logistics company. Axia Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc (CORNER.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 3rd May 2021, is US$375.63K (NGN143.97M). An average of US$31.3K (NGN12M) per month.Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileCornerstone Insurance Company Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and non-life classes. The company provides risk underwriting and related financial services for individuals, corporate and institutional customers. This includes products for motor vehicles, aviation, marine, engineering all risks, asset protection, liability to third party, oil and gas, group life, credit life, mortgage protection, term assurance, wealth creation and Islamic insurance. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc was the first insurance company in Nigeria to provide customers with an online platform for insurance transactions. The company’s services are easily accessible through internet and mobile technology. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cornerstone Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] Based on reports from Anglican Alliance.The effects of the 7.9 Richter scale earthquake that hit Nepal 80 km northwest of Kathmandu Saturday just before noon local time and the aftershock an hour later have been “devastating,” said the Revd Lewis Lew, Dean of Nepal Deanery of the Diocese of Singapore of the Church of the Province of South East Asia.At least 3,617 people are confirmed to have died, police say, and more than 6,500 people have been injured, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre. Dozens of people are also reported to have been killed in neighbouring China and India.The death toll from the most powerful quake to hit the region in 81 years is likely to rise as information comes in from remote outlying areas of the mountainous country. Massive damage to property and infrastructure has been reported in Kathmandu and outlying villages, access to which has been cut off by landslides. Tremors were felt as far afield as Delhi and Dhaka.“Many buildings in Kathmandu, especially those in old Kathmandu city, have collapsed,” said Dean Lew. “We are [having great difficulty] contacting our churches outside of Kathmandu, as communication is [nearly] totally cut off outside of Kathmandu. We are particularly concerned for our churches near the epicentre, those in Gorkha, Bhaktapur & Dhading districts. I am working with our brothers to see what kind of help is needed and how we can support them.”The quake also hit Mt Everest, and resulted in many avalanches, he said. Authorities were still trying to account for the mountaineers.The government of Nepal has appealed to the international community for emergency assistance as the scale of the disaster is beyond the response capacities of national authorities.‘Nothing is standing’Many of the Deanery’s churches are located in villages in the Dhading district which was badly hit by the quake. Buildings, houses, schools and churches have all collapsed. “Nothing is standing,” said one of the local priests.“The death toll is expected to be high. The survivors are badly shaken. They are waiting for aid. There is a shortage of clean water and food and electricity has been cut off. This disaster has claimed so far more than 2000 lives and more than 8000 are injured. Tremors are still being felt every half an hour, even in Kathmandu,” said Dean Lew.Many people are reportedly sleeping outside, even those who have not lost their homes, for fear of further tremors causing building collapse.Gearing up to respondCurrently, work is being done to assess the situation on the ground in Nepal, according to Dean Lew. “I hope to get more ground reports on [the needs] and how we can help practically, and also this will give me a chance to consult our bishops on how we can come alongside our folks in the deanery,” he said.Churches and agencies around the Anglican Communion have launched appeals and preparing for the massive relief response that will be needed. The Anglican Alliance would be standing ready to give support, said Co-Executive Director Rachel Carnegie.The Rt Revd Rennis Ponniah, Bishop of Singapore, reported that Bishop Kuan Kim Seng, Director of Missions of the Diocese of Singapore, had put the ACROSS Crisis Relief team in ‘ready to move’ mode. “We stand ready to come alongside with practical help. We long to be with you and will do so soon.”Dean Lew asked for prayer for all those affected by the earthquake and for disaster and relief teams mobilising to respond.The Interim General Secretary of the Anglican Communion Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan has assured the Church of the Province of South East Asia of the support of the Anglican Communion.NotesFor more details on appeals and links to more information, please consult the Anglican Alliance website.Share prayers for Nepal and the region on the Prayer Wall of the Anglican Communion website. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Posted Apr 28, 2015 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Effects of earthquake ‘devastating’ reports Anglican Deanery of Nepal Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Anglican Communion Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA
Architects: Babin+Renaud Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779274/aluminium-tip-babin-plus-renaud Clipboard Aluminium Tip / Babin+RenaudSave this projectSaveAluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779274/aluminium-tip-babin-plus-renaud Clipboard Photographs Social Housing Save this picture!© Cécile Septet+ 26 Share Year: photographs: Cécile SeptetPhotographs: Cécile SeptetStructure Engineering:EVPFluids Engineering:CFERMEconomist:MDETCGeneral Contractor:Laine DelauCost:3 037 574 EurosCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cécile SeptetRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Standing at the tip of a triangle-shaped plot of land in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, this new building creates visual transparency in the space between street and inner courtyard by means of a rational design that liberates it from the site’s cramped nature.Save this picture!Cross SectionThe corner is given expression by the step-like receding roof that slims down to a simple, strict line.The restraints imposed by the receding roof are enhanced by its telling rigor and simplicity.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetThe pattern of the street-side façade expresses this rigor with the regular spacing of the tall, narrow picture windows, with variations obtained by alternating the opening or closing of the folding shutters and the sublte reflection of natural light on the anodized aluminum. Their narrownness enables the picture windows to be greater in number, especially on the street corner, while preserving the flats’ inner privacy.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetThere are three flats per floor. All the principal rooms are located on the street side with their backs to a service strip located along the courtyard side.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetTurning the site’s narrowness to an advantage, the kitchens and bathrooms are placed on the courtyard-side wall thus enjoying natural light. In order to provide double exposure at the core of the collective living space, living rooms are located either in the corner space or in line with the kitchen.Save this picture!Sixth Floor PlanThe outdoor entrance and landings rise vertically, alternating open views from each landing onto the city or the inner courtyard. The goal has been to give occupants a gradual pathway from the public space of the street to the private space of the flats by means of a compact design that re-interprets the “city’s substance” that is missing here.Save this picture!© Cécile SeptetProject gallerySee allShow lessA Six Minute Snapshot of Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood GardensArchitecture NewsBorgo Merlassino / deamicisarchitettiSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:4 Rue Louis Bonnet, 75011 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2015 Projects CopySocial Housing, Commercial Architecture•Paris, France 2015 “COPY” ArchDaily Area: 1592 m² Area: 1592 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBabin+RenaudOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingCommercial ArchitectureParisFrancePublished on December 28, 2015Cite: “Aluminium Tip / Babin+Renaud” 28 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyHouses, Renovation•Porto Cervo, Italy Projects Houses Villas in Sardinia / Ferdinando Fagnola + PAT. architetti associati Italy Architects: Ferdinando Fagnola, PAT. architetti associati Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Area: 350000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsVibiaPendant Lights – SlimDesign Team:Luca Rocca, Jacopo Testa, Francesca Thiébat, Andrea Veglia, Benedetta VegliaCollaborators:Nicolò Radicioni, Alice Ferro, Carlo Frascarolo, Eduardo Simolo, Giulia FausoneProject Of Structural Works:Buonomo Veglia srlProject Of Electrical And Mechanical Systems:Studio Forte, Alba (CN)Safety:Studio Conconi, OlbiaOriginal Landscape Design (Villa 1):Paolo PejroneVilla 1:680.0 m2Villa 2:485.0 m2Villa 3:360.0 m2City:Porto CervoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaText description provided by the architects. Conceived in the 1970s by Ferdinando Fagnola and Gianni Francione, the complex of villas nestled in the earth in a village close to the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Italy has recently been the subject of a brilliant renovation project designed by Fagnola himself together with PAT. studio. The vitality, spatial qualities, environmental sensitivity and community spirit that inspired the project forty years ago are renewed, thus reviving a little-known episode of the best Italian architecture.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaThe complex of villas designed in the 1970s by architects Ferdinando Fagnola and Gianni Francione overlooks the north-east coast of Sardinia in Italy. A mimetic project but one with a resolute attitude, guided by the desire to integrate the built environment into the natural environment, and for this reason unstructured and distributed in a series of rigorous volumes that slit the ground like wedges, generating an open series of relationships and spaces. The villas tend to disappear into nature and blend into the vegetation.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaSave this picture!Villa 01 – ElevationsSave this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaAlready in their first realization, interpreters of the most original conceptions and the best environmental sensibilities of that late seventies, the volumes were designed to establish an almost mimetic relationship with nature, which distanced itself from the Mediterranean vernacular that was popular in the area. The buildings thus emerge from the ground and their mysterious and severe forms are designed to relate to space and the orography of the ground.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaToday, forty years later, the overall vision of the complex is finally being fulfilled. This is due to a new ownership that has purchased three of the five original units as of 2011, thus making it possible to to regroup the architectural organism initially conceived. Additional volumes have been made possible by the Piano Casa and new recreational and sport-related functions have guided the program.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaThe architect Ferdinando Fagnola himself, who has been designing museums, offices and residences for over forty years, has been commissioned to renovate the villas. The latter has proposed to be supported by the younger colleagues of PAT. studio, active internationally with numerous works that are the result of an integrated design and a firm commitment to sustainability. Contaminated by new sensibilities and guided by new construction criteria, the volumes that emerge partially from the ground and propagate in the environment express today all their overwhelming contemporaneity and tell the story of a project that spans time developing the original origins and giving space to a fertile confrontation between two generations of designers.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaViewed today the villas have maintained their modern and timeless character: the severe and essential lines of the buildings blend in well with the surrounding environment but discover a new youth. New colors, new technologies, in respect of a project that still tells a little-known episode of the best Italian architecture: that of Fagnola and PAT. is a philological intervention, but also an invention, which without any inhibition enters into dialogue with the work of the masters and gives rise to a continuous design exercise from which a solid story, structured and full of surprising episodes, emerges.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaWith the new team the project has recovered the radical strength of its original vision and at the same time has introduced new elements that are found in the materials, colors, distribution, spatial organization that extends to the whole complex the concept of fragmentation of functions that already characterized each unit. The reunification of the distinct properties into a single integrated work, distributed on the ground, was the driving theme of the new project, designed for the use of a large extended family consisting of a couple with five children and their numerous guests.Save this picture!© Pino dell’AquilaProject gallerySee allShow lessRose House / Baracco+Wright ArchitectsSelected ProjectsNeil Denari on The High Line, Urban Design and Experimental MusicArticles Share ArchDaily Year: Photographs 2018 “COPY” Villas in Sardinia / Ferdinando Fagnola + PAT. architetti associatiSave this projectSaveVillas in Sardinia / Ferdinando Fagnola + PAT. architetti associati Photographs: Pino dell’Aquila Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914372/villas-in-sardinia-ferdinando-fagnola-plus-pat-architetti-associati Clipboard Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Vibia, Agape, Artemide, Bega, Bossini, Ceadesign, Davide Groppi, Dedon, Depadova, Effegibi, Elitis, Fantini, Fioroni, Flaminia, Flos, Foscarini, Inda, Kettal, Kreon, Living Divani, +25Lualdi, Luce&Light, Modulnova, Occhio, Pallucco, Paola Lenti, Pozzi Ginori, Riva 1920, Santa & Cole, Van Besouw, Viabizzuno, Vitra, XAL, Corradi, Donghia, F.lli Catella, Global Service, Ilti Luce, Knoll, Lucitalia, Medit, O.C.F. DI AGHEMO S.R.L., Paolo Donadello, Society, Studio 66-25 Ferdinando Fagnola + PAT. architetti associati (general coordination; architectural, landscape and interior design project; site construction supervision) ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914372/villas-in-sardinia-ferdinando-fagnola-plus-pat-architetti-associati Clipboard Save this picture!© Pino dell’Aquila+ 33Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeFerdinando FagnolaOfficeFollowPAT. architetti associatiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPorto CervoItalyPublished on May 12, 2019Cite: “Villas in Sardinia / Ferdinando Fagnola + PAT. architetti associati” 12 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“Adapt of Arts have offered invaluable perspective on the development of the system, bringing in-depth knowledge of relationship fundraising, monitoring and evaluation in order to make Good CRM ideally suited to the needs of the arts sector.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 201 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: arts Charity CRM crm Technology Manchester-based consultancy Adapt for Arts has partnered with Good Technologies to develop a CRM database for the arts sector that focuses on monitoring, evaluation and funder reporting. Good CRM has been built specifically as a contact database for arts organisations and charities. It focuses on tracking progress, charting journeys, increasing engagement, encouraging giving, and on monitoring and evaluation, with tools that support the reporting requirements of funders including Arts Council England and Youth Music. Among the database’s features, organisations can view the history of a person or project, including their participation, donations, interactions and communications, and manage tiered patron and members’ schemes. It also enables users to anonymise data, manage expiration policies and collect permissions in line with the GDPR, and integrates with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor and Eventbrite, with more in the pipeline.The database enables users to create reports using any data and to add unlimited conditions, categorise and group data using tags, to create links between data types such as between people and reports or projects and organisations, and to create custom fields to any data type. It can also be accessed from any device. Adapt for Arts said:“As consultants we are frequently asked about good databases by clients. Many of the existing options were primarily designed for sales – but as many new and upcoming arts organisations join the Arts Council England National Portfolio, we felt it was time to support them with an option that is affordable, flexible and with key sector relationships and requirements at its heart.”Tom Cowle, Founder of Good Technologies, said: Advertisement Melanie May | 9 July 2018 | News Monitoring & evaluation focused CRM database launches for arts sector 202 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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.
’Latinos Unidos Con Black Lives Matter’ in Rochester, N.Y., Aug. 4.Rochester, N.Y. — On Aug. 4, a Latina/o group stunned the Rochester Police Department with a militant demonstration in front of the Rochester Public Safety Building.T-shirts and signs proclaimed the group’s purpose: “Latinos Unidos Con Black Lives Matter” — solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.The cops were frantic. Although the protest was completely peaceful, bus traffic was diverted from the demonstration site, concrete barriers were erected, and most RPD employees were sent home early. The Public Safety Building was closed from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. because of the protest.Last month, police arrested over 70 protesters at a BLM rally in Rochester. Police actions, which included brutalizing some demonstrators and the arrest of two Black journalists, have brought them considerable local criticism.Ana Casserly, an activist and advocate for local Latina/o families, said the rally was meant to show unity among African-American and Latina/o people on the issue of policing in minority communities. “All together, we can make a difference, live together and make a difference,” she said. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Aug. 5)Casserly said it’s important for the two groups to stand together, as they have much in common. BLM advocates also attended the rally.Juan Collado, 16, and one of the rally organizers, said: “The people need to hear about all of us. We’re united with Black Lives Matter. … We’re still humans and we’re still people. All of us need to be together.” (Democrat & Chronicle)The protest took place on the eve of the local Puerto Rican festival. For nearly a decade, the RPD has routinely harassed impromptu parades that often march on the last day of the festival.Rochester has a large Latina/o population for the size of the city, about 35,000 out of 210,000. These Latina/os are subject to similar kinds of discrimination and oppression that other Black and Brown people experience in housing, education, jobs and poverty, as well as police harassment.Rochester has the second highest child poverty rate in the U.S for similarly sized cities. Over one-third of city residents live in poverty. Over 50 percent of Rochester’s children are poor. (Democrat & Chronicle, Nov 19, 2014)In 2014, the RPD had a racial arrest disparity rate greater than that of Ferguson, Mo. (Democrat & Chronicle)The signs of solidarity between Latina/os and the BLM movement are a significant and welcome development, and should be supported by progressive people everywhere.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
While hundreds of McDonald’s workers walked off the job in Michigan on Nov. 12 to demand a $15 per hour minimum wage, the right to unionize and an end to workplace sexual abuse, a class-action lawsuit was being filed in state court against the multibillion-dollar company. Workers in Chicago protested sexual abuse at McDonald’s, Sept. 18, 2018.Michigan McDonald’s workers and the American Civil Liberties Union charged the corporation with enabling a “systemic problem of sexual harassment” in its restaurants across the U.S. For years, employees have filed complaints against bosses who physically assaulted, verbally abused and demeaned them — and then retaliated if they resisted — with reduced work hours, unfair transfers and firings, or forced them to quit. Company officials ignored these grievances. Jenna Ries, the named plaintiff and former McDonald’s employee, says a manager verbally and physically attacked her for two years at an eatery in Mason, Mich. When she resisted, he threatened to fire her. She constantly feared she would lose her job. Out of solidarity with “countless survivors” of sexual harassment at McDonald’s workplaces, Ries took legal action. The lawsuit charges that Mason restaurant’s managers ignored heinous harassment and assault, which represents a pervasive “toxic work culture” emanating from the “very top.” It cites McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook’s ouster a week earlier for violating company policy by having an inappropriate relationship with a “subordinate.” No surprise: Easterbrook got a multimillion-dollar exit payment.The ACLU press release quotes Gillian Thomas, senior staff attorney at the organization’s Women’s Rights Project: “McDonald’s says it is powerless to stop the sexual harassment occurring in its franchise restaurants. That would be laughable if it weren’t so destructive to tens of thousands of workers being left to fend for themselves. We are taking McDonald’s to court to demand it use its immense power to address [this] pervasive abuse.” (Nov. 12)Eve Cervantez, an attorney for McDonald’s workers, added: “McDonald’s is among fast food’s worse offenders when it comes to protecting the workers who make the company’s success possible. Employees should not have to endure violations of their humanity and bodily autonomy, as the price of a paycheck.” Let the workers lead!The lawsuit seeks $5 million to compensate workers at the Mason eatery, implementation of “worker-centered anti-harassment policies, worker-led mandatory training,” and “a safe system of reporting [abuse], investigation, discipline and protections against retaliation.” (laborpress.org, Nov. 13) These policies would be implemented in all its franchises — 93 percent of McDonald’s restaurants.Jamelis Fairley, a Fight for $15 movement leader and McDonald’s worker in Sanford, Fla., insists that new McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempezinski, hear worker-survivors’ stories and let them and their advocates direct the solutions. She stresses that nothing can change for the workers without their involvement.Lois Jones experienced six months of relentless sexual misconduct at a Durham, N.C., restaurant. After reporting it, managers accused her of lying and contemptuously called her “stupid.” Jones strongly advocates unionization to protect fast food workers from abuse. The effort to combat workplace sexual harassment has intensified since the #MeToo upsurge began two years ago, inspired by the movement’s African-American founder and organizer, Tarana Burke. Fight for $15 joined the workers in this struggle. Courageously, Black, Latinx and im/migrant McDonald’s workers led a 10-city walkout in the first multicity strike in the U.S. against workplace sexual harassment on Sept. 18, 2018. Lacking union membership, they took great risks. Their bold action inspired many workers. McDonald’s workers continue to fight the scourge of sexual abuse, taking on the world’s second-largest employer. Whether in the streets or in the courts, they keep the struggle going. Their message: No one should have to face sexual assault to earn a living!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
February 4 was the birthday of Black Communist Harry Haywood, one of the great Marxist-Leninist thinkers, leaders and revolutionaries of the 20th century. Although Haywood was born over 100 years ago and has been deceased for over 30 years, his contributions to Marxism-Leninism and the struggle for Black Liberation and self-determination remain central in the fight for revolutionary socialism. Haywood, a leader of the Communist Party (CPUSA) and member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), developed and popularized the theoretical concept known as the Black Belt thesis, which explains that Black people in the U.S. make up an entire nation that is nationally oppressed by capitalism and U.S. imperialism. Although enslaved Africans forced into bondage in the U.S. were from different places with different cultures, Haywood argued that their multicentury experience of slavery forged them into a distinct people bound together by their economic super-exploitation in the development of the Deep South — geographically defined by Haywood as south from Virginia and Washington, D.C., and west to Texas. V.I. Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet Union until his death in 1924, recognized African Americans as a distinct, oppressed nationality. In 1920, he wrote that there is a “clear distinction between the oppressed, dependent and subject nations and the oppressing, exploiting and sovereign nations.” (Draft Theses on National and Colonial Questions for the Second Congress of the Communist International)The abrupt and violent end to Reconstruction — which had provided a 12-year period of some relief for Black workers following the end of chattel slavery and the Civil War — resulted in the construction of Jim Crow laws tying Black workers to the land again in new forms of slavery — prison and agrarian work. The former exists to this day in the prison-industrial complex. The era of Black sharecroppers and tenant farmers and their revolt against white supremacy and capitalism-imperialism is heavily documented in Robin D.G. Kelley’s groundbreaking book, “Hammer & Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression.”Haywood, viewing Reconstruction as an unfinished bourgeois democratic revolution in the South, saw the end of Reconstruction through the Compromise of 1877 as a betrayal by the bourgeoisie, which plunged Black workers back into super-exploitation. This led to decades of heightened reaction, including the founding of the KKK, the “separate but equal” legal doctrine and Jim Crow segregation.Haywood connected this repression to the rise of U.S. imperialism at the end of the 19th century. He tied it to the oppression and super-exploitation of landless Black workers in the South, who still worked the land they and their families had worked while enslaved. A lifelong advocate for Black liberationHaywood, from the 1920s until his death in 1985, advocated for the self-determination of all Black people — an oppressed nation within the U.S. — and full liberation from capitalism-imperialism, up to and including the right to separate from the U.S. Haywood theorized that the struggle for Black Liberation would come from the “national territory” of Black people — the Deep South. The Black Belt thesis, presented by Harry Haywood to the Soviet Union and the CPSU, was adopted at the Sixth Congress of the Communist International in 1928, under Joseph Stalin’s leadership. However, it was less than popular in the U.S. and earned Haywood the contempt of many of his “comrades” in the CPUSA, who viewed racism simply as a moral problem and not as a problem of economic and political oppression. Though Haywood became a leader in the CPUSA for some time until his expulsion in the late 1950s, his position on the Black Question was routinely criticized for many years while he remained in that party. Today Harry Haywood’s thesis still resounds with history: that Black people are an oppressed nation within the U.S. Currently, there are uprisings at prisons all across the state of Alabama and disruptions of the prison-industrial complex in surrounding Southern states, led by incarcerated Black workers such as those in the Free Alabama Movement and the Alabama Resistance Movement. But this struggle is carried out as well by incarcerated and paroled workers in California, Pennsylvania and across the country. The majority-Black Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., are now fighting for a union, which would be the first ever Amazon union in the U.S. There is no doubt that if this union drive wins, it would have a ripple effect, with Amazon workers unionizing countrywide and worldwide, tearing a hole through the seemingly impenetrable armor of Amazon. Black workers are still fighting for their liberation and self-determination in an era of capitalism at its most chaotic free fall yet. Harry Haywood’s words — and the struggles of Black liberation and self-determination — truly live on. Devin Cole is a transgender Marxist organizer and writer. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization in northwest Florida, and a member of the Workers World Party — Central Gulf Coast (Alabama, Florida and Mississippi) branch. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this