Remembering Leslie Feinberg – trans warrior, communist revolutionary

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Six years since hir passing on Nov. 15, 2014, Leslie Feinberg’s presence is still unshakable.Leslie Feinberg with Workers World Party founding members Dorothy Ballan and Sam Marcy in 1991.The struggle against oppressions that stem from capitalism rages on. That struggle for liberation has literally been pushed forward by one of our dear comrades, freedom fighter, transgender warrior and revolutionary communist, Leslie Feinberg. The anniversary of hir death was marked by a Nov. 19 Workers World Party webinar, “Leslie Feinberg: ‘Remember Me as a Revolutionary Communist.’”Ze’s world building, in theory and in practice, has left such a mark on material conditions. Whether it’s hir still widely popular and gripping work of fiction, “Stone Butch Blues,” or hir Marxist analyses like “Transgender Liberation: A Movement Whose Time Has Come” or “Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba,” Feinberg’s groundbreaking writing and organizing have shifted the oppressive capitalist culture they were introduced into.As Devin C, president of Socialist Trans Initiative (STRIVE) and organizer of the Workers World Party’s Central Gulf Coast Branch, explained in the webinar: “Tying together the struggle against racism with the struggle against transphobia, with the struggle against capitalism … You know, Leslie did this almost 30 years ago. We owe so much to hir. The only thing we can do at this point to really honor Leslie Feinberg is to continue the struggle against transgender oppression and continue the struggle against capitalism. Anything else would simply be a disservice.”On this webinar, Feinberg’s WWP comrades paid tribute to hir passing. Now a managing editor of Workers World newspaper, Monica Moorehead explained that Feinberg was largely responsible for encouraging and training her for that job. That culture of encouragement and discipline in struggle very much still exists even in hir absence.Although I never had the honor of meeting Leslie, the way ze interacted with and taught our comrades in action is a large part of why I am now a co-editor of the Tear Down the Walls prison pages in the WW newspaper. These pages – dedicated to the global prison abolition struggle – have been revitalized from Leslie’s legacy of years of editing the WW prison section.Judy Greenspan, who co-moderated the webinar discussion along with Ezra Echo, told of a speech by Feinberg at Sonoma State University. “Hir talk was entitled ‘The Transgender Movement: Yesterday, Today and the Future.’ Ze went into this classroom [where ze was asked to speak] on the transgender movement. And the first thing ze said was, ‘I am dedicating my talk to the struggle of undocumented workers, of im/migrant workers.’ Because on the way in, ze had seen a flyer calling people together to protest in support of immigrant rights. That’s exactly what Leslie always did. Ze always was showing working class solidarity, always teaching and linking the components of the revolutionary struggle.”Monica Moorehead amplified, “There are so many inequalities and so many oppressions that feed off of capitalism and imperialism, including LGBTQ2S+ oppression, and Leslie never allowed this to be seen in isolation. Because Leslie understood as a worker. Leslie was a worker! First and foremost, hir message was: I’m part of the working class, and there’s nothing more important than to be in solidarity with each other against a common enemy, which is capitalism and imperialism.”Leslie Feinberg speaks at a 1999 meeting to ‘Free Mumia!’ in New York City.Many heartwarming stories of Feinberg exist, as ze truly was treasured. Another beloved transgender revolutionary, comrade Renée Imperato, shared: “Whenever Leslie got into a conversation with someone who used a wheelchair, Leslie never, ever stood above them and looked down on them and spoke. So I said to Leslie: ‘I noticed that every wheelchair user that you speak to, you crouch down to them.’ And Leslie replied, ‘We need to be equally on the same level, so that our eyes meet on the same level.’ That is respect. Oh, I never, ever forgot that.”Whether it is the struggle of LGBTQ2S+ people, im/migrants, imprisoned people, disabled people – you name it – Leslie Feinberg understood and acted upon the knowledge that these oppressions have a common enemy. Those who study Feinberg’s legacy continue to fight back against capitalist, imperialist and colonial structures of power. We are giving the ruling class a run for their beloved money!last_img read more

Bundoran RNLI warn of bogus collector dressed as Santa

first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published The RNLI has issued a warning about bogus collectors in Donegal.Gardai in Bundoran are investigating reports that a man in a Santa suit attempted to collect money in a pub in the town last night.Shane Smyth is press officer with Bundoran Lifeboat ; he says this was not an official collection, and they are shocked that anyone would use the RNLI’s name in this way.He’s urging anyone with suspicions about collectors to contact gardai……….[podcast][/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – November 19, 2012 WhatsApp Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny man recovering after being hit by train in HollandNext articleMissing Galway woman found safe and well News Highland Facebook Bundoran RNLI warn of bogus collector dressed as Santa 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

Maharashtra Allows All Advocates Registered With Bar Council Of Maharashtra & Goa To Travel In Locals During Non-Peak Hours On An Experimental Basis [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesMaharashtra Allows All Advocates Registered With Bar Council Of Maharashtra & Goa To Travel In Locals During Non-Peak Hours On An Experimental Basis [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap22 Oct 2020 5:13 AMShare This – xThe Government of Maharashtra through the Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation, Revenue and Forest Department has decided to allow all lawyers registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa to travel in local trains subject to certain conditions including the fact that they will only travel during non-peak hours.Bombay High Court has already passed orders dated September…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?LoginThe Government of Maharashtra through the Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation, Revenue and Forest Department has decided to allow all lawyers registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa to travel in local trains subject to certain conditions including the fact that they will only travel during non-peak hours.Bombay High Court has already passed orders dated September 15 and October 9, first allowing lawyers appearing in physical hearing before the High Court to travel in local trains and then allowing lawyers in the Mumbai Metropolitan region to travel in locals along with registered clerks.In the previous hearing, Court had asked the State to decide along with all stakeholders to consider allowing lawyers to travel in locals for professional work unrelated to Court.On Wednesday, Kishor Raje Nimbalkar, Secretary, Disaster Management, Relief & Rehabilitation, passed the order. The order states- “In view of peculiar facts and circumstances which need not be spelt out herein, only on experimental basis, on and from the date of receipt of appropriate approval from the railway Authorities till November 23, 2020 midnight, all lawyers registered with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa are hereby allowed to use local train services subject to the following conditions, which are conjunctive and not disjunctive, meaning thereby that each and every condition set out hereunder will apply -(i) The Lawyers and registered clerks will be allowed to use local train services on all working days only during non-peak hours, ie.Upto 8 AM in the morningBetween 11 am to 4 pmOn and from 7 pm till plying of the last local train of the day(ii) The facility made available by this order cannot be availed for undertaking travel during peak hours on any ground whatsoever and or for any reason whatsoever.(iii) Monthly passes will not be issued(iv) For each journey, a separate one way ticket will have to be bought/purchased.(v) The train ticket as aforesaid will be sold only upon production of a valid identity card issued by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in the case of the lawyers and by the Bombay High Court registry in the case of registered clerks.(vi) The ticket for one-way travel so purchased is non-transferrable and cannot be used by anybody else than the person to whom it is sold, ie, the lawyer or the registered clerk as the case may be.(vii) The facility made available by this order can be availed only when such a travel is necessary for professional work and not for any private work/reason and not for any private or non-professional purpose.(viii) Each lawyer and/or registered clerk will have to wear a badge, provided by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, at a prominent place on his dress/clothes, whereby it becomes easy to for law enforcement agencies to identify the traveller.(ix) All travellers availing the facility made available by this order shall strictly comply with the guidelines issued by the State government from time to time applicable to such travelling such as compulsory, continuous and proper wearing of face cover, maintaining social distancing all the time and frequent use of hand sanitizer etc(x) Anybody who violates any of the terms and conditions subject to which the facility is made available by this order, will be liable for a strict disciplinary action at the hand of the Bombay High Court and/or the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Gaeltacht Minister must view flood damage in West Donegal – Cope

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – September 2, 2019 Gaeltacht Minister must view flood damage in West Donegal – Cope Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Facebook Gaeltacht Minister Sean Kyne is being urged to visit West Donegal to view flood damage following heavy rain on Friday night and into Saturday morning.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says a financial package will be needed to address serious structural damage.One road in Min na Loch was temporarily closed as a result of a landslide, while three households were cut off when the River Clady burst its banks in Bunbeg and destroyed a bridge.Temporary access has been arranged, but Deputy Gallagher says long term work is needed, and ministerial interest is needed immediately………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleCommunity Hospitals included in new HSE Capital PlanNext article409 people awaited in-patient beds at LUH during August News Highland Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Twenty inmates, accomplices charged in COVID-19 unemployment fraud

first_imgPennsylvania Department of CorrectionsBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Pennsylvania officials charged nearly two dozen inmates and outside accomplices who allegedly conspired to obtain some $300,000 in fraudulent COVID-19 unemployment benefits.Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged 20 inmates and accomplices across three state prisons where inmates allegedly gathered personal information from other inmates and distributed them to people on the outside who applied for fraudulent relief funds in their names, officials said Wednesday.He said the arrests were linked to at least two existing rings of inmates who were charged in similar coronavirus-related fraud cases.“After announcing our first round of arrests in these COVID unemployment scams, I promised that there were more to come,” he said. “Today, 20 more individuals have been charged with illegally taking benefits away from hardworking Pennsylvanians who are struggling during this crisis,” Shapiro said in a statement.He noted the possibility of additional charges, saying: “These arrests are not the end of our investigation, and I’ll continue working with my colleagues at the federal level to track down those heading these schemes, along with those who are willfully participating and breaking the law.”His statement came shortly after officials announced a larger roundup of arrests at state correctional facilities in Centre County, out of State Correctional Institution Benner, and in Schuylkill County, at State Correctional Institution Mahanoy.The Benner ring included two ringleaders — inmate James Neff Zonge and his girlfriend Adele Moore — as well as and eight additional inmates.Moore, a resident of State College, Pennsylvania, and Zonge were accused of helping start the ring. Officials said Moore successfully applied for COVID-19 unemployment benefits on Zonge’s behalf and began doing the same for others. Zonge allegedly received about $3,000 from the inmates for his help in filing the claims.Moore allegedly kept the majority of the money for her own personal use. She also received about $7,000 from inmates for filing the applications and from two of the inmate debit cards that she received for the inmates at her residence. Zonge, meanwhile, netted about $3,000 from inmates for his part in the scheme.In total, the SCI Benner ring obtained $153,470 in fraudulent COVID-19 unemployment payments, according to the attorney’s general office.The other ring, operated out of State Correctional Institution Mahanoy, was allegedly headed by Wendy Danfora, of York, Pennsylvania, and her inmate boyfriend, Markal Munford, who allegedly gathered personal information from inmates to apply for COVID-19 unemployment benefits in their names.As part of the scheme, Danfora gave a portion of the fraudulent benefits to the inmates, but kept the majority of the $109,900 in benefits for herself, according to the office.Munford allegedly gave Danfora names, dates of birth, and social security numbers for other inmates through prison communications starting at the end of May. Prison records show they frequently discussed the scheme during their telephone calls.Danfora kept the funds to spend on herself and her three children. Together, Danfora and Munford are responsible for at least 13 fraudulent filings, which amount to $78,994.Individuals are only eligible for COVID-19 unemployment assistance if they are both unemployed for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic and available to work. Inmates are ineligible for unemployment benefits while behind bars.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

USA: Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen Sailors, Coast Guardsman

first_img View post tag: coast View post tag: Defense U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia held a ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain April 24 in remembrance of the ninth anniversary of the attack on patrol coastal ship USS Firebolt (PC 10).Saturday, April 24, 2004, Firebolt was attacked near Iraq’s oil terminals while conducting maritime security operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf.The attack claimed the lives of three U.S. servicemembers: Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Michael Pernaselli, U.S. Navy; Signalman 2nd Class Christopher Watts, U.S. Navy; and Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, U.S. Coast Guard.These three fallen servicemembers are now immortalized at a memorial on NSA Bahrain, in the courtyard outside the U.S. Coast Guard office, where today’s ceremony was held. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 completed construction of the memorial in just over a month on Feb. 24.Speakers at the ceremony included Deputy Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Rear Adm. Kevin Scott; Commodore, Commander, Task Force 55, Capt. Stephen Evans; and the host of the ceremony, Commodore, U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, Capt. Paul Flynn.Lt. Clayton Jones, Christian chaplain from Destroyer Squadron 50, ended the memorial ceremony with a solemn prayer to look after the families and friends of those that were lost, and the Sailors and Coastguardsmen that serve today and honor their memory.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 26, 2013 USA: Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen Sailors, Coast Guardsman View post tag: Honors View post tag: Fallen View post tag: sailors View post tag: Defence View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Navalcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Memorial Ceremony Honors Fallen Sailors, Coast Guardsman View post tag: Navy View post tag: Memorial View post tag: Guardsman Training & Education View post tag: News by topic April 26, 2013 Share this articlelast_img read more

Postdoctoral Associate – Anatomical Sciences (46309)

first_imgThe Center for Anatomical Sciences Education in the Department ofAnatomy & Cell Biology at the University of Florida College ofMedicine is seeking a doctoral level individual who has hadexperience teaching the anatomical sciences (gross anatomy,embryology, or histology) to healthcare professional students for aPostdoctoral Associate position.The selected candidate will be actively involved in online and/orcampus anatomy courses offered to graduate, medical, dental orphysician assistant students. It is expected that the selectedcandidate also will become involved in a scholarly research projectrelated to anatomy or other areas of medical educations.The position is for a potential two-year commitment beginning inJuly 2019 with a competitive starting salary commensurate withexperience. Funding for the second year will be contingent uponsatisfactory teaching evaluations and education research progressduring year one.Doctorate degree in anatomy, prefer experience with research andapplication in virtual reality. Desire to enhance scholarlyactivity.To be considered for this position please provide: Current Curriculum vitaeStatement in regards to the value of this PostdoctoralAssociate position in your future academic careerThree letters of recommendation or list of three referenceswith contact informationList of teaching experience Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil position is filled.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approval by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can befound at .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Asda launches new iPhone app

first_imgSupermarket retailer Asda has developed a new transactional mobile phone app, allowing customers to buy groceries online and price check the cost of their shopping using their iPhones.Customers are now able to download the Asda App onto their iPhone to register to shop, amend an existing order or delivery slot up until 10pm the day before their delivery is due. The app also has an integrated scanner enabling customers to add new products to their basket by scanning the barcode.Kate Cuthbertson, Asda’s head of mobile strategy, said: “More than 60% of customers who access the mobile website do so using iPhones, so we’ve created an app that allows them to shop – and price check – on the move. Our mobile strategy is moving at pace with more new developments planned into the New Year.”last_img read more

Wright & Sons teams with Celebrity Masterchef finalist

first_imgBread and cake manufacturer, Wright & Sons, have teamed up with Coronation Street actor and Celebrity Masterchef finalist, Wendi Peters.The company arranged the collaboration with the star to create a series of instructional films on how to bake with Wright’s range of mixes.The range targets families who want to bake and save money, and the videos aim to promote the product’s ‘simplicity’.The videos will launch on the company’s Youtube channel with the celebrity finalist, who will show viewers how to make bakes like Chocolate Muffins, a classic Madeira cake and a white Bloomer Loaf.Two further films are available to watch online by using Wright’s on-pack codes.  David Wright, managing director of Wright’s, said: “We are delighted to be working with Wendi Peters. By creating a series of short films, fronted by such a well-known and passionate baker, we are able to demonstrate just how simple and effective our products are and re-emphasise our ongoing commitment to consumers by adding value to their precious time at home and in the kitchen.”This investment follows the company’s investment in a new factory at Delta Park, Enfield, which was completed in February 2014.last_img read more

The career afterlife

first_imgSome people dream of endless golf games when their career comes to a close, but the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) has a different vision.Instead of considering retirement an end point, the initiative works to foster an environment for successful baby boomers to make retirement a starting point to help change the world.Conceived in 2009 by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business at Harvard Business School, Rakesh Khurana, now the Danoff Dean of Harvard College, and Nitin Nohria, now dean of the Business School, the program creates a “third stage in higher education” and allows accomplished professionals to utilize their leadership skills in the social sector.Participants focus on a project that inspires them and, making use of the University’s vast resources, spend the year working to get their project off the ground.On the verge of ending one career and thinking about her next steps, Patricia Chadwick, ALI Fellow ’16, sat chatting with a woman at an International Women’s Forum luncheon. “She told me, ‘I just had the most transformative year of my life. I attended Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.’ That was all I needed to hear.”As senior vice president of global concessions and new business development at Bloomingdale’s, Chadwick came to ALI knowing that she had the necessary leadership skills and ability to bring people together and get results.Her project, “Purposeful Aging: Creating a New Narrative for Ways of Life,” works to leverage the 55-plus generation to help solve problems in urban education.Knowing that many others have tried to tackle these issues, Chadwick decided that she needed to better understand the terrain. “You have to be really careful to be narrow and explore the landscape — but don’t try to ‘boil the ocean,’ as we used to say in my professional life,” said Chadwick.Meeting with government officials, educators, thought leaders, executive directors, and others, Chadwick developed a broad-based knowledge of what’s happening in education reform and connected with Ann MacDougall, a graduate of the initiative and president of With the vision of “a future where the second half of life is dedicated to supporting the next generation in ways that benefit old and young alike,” Chadwick found the perfect match in Encore.This December, Encore will launch “Generation to Generation,” a social action campaign geared toward mobilizing adults over 50 to “stand up and show up for young people, support innovative pilots in cities and organizations around the country, and change the national conversation about intergenerational relationships in America.” With Chadwick’s help to create the framework for the launch, the Encore Boston Network will bring together local stakeholders to gain support and ensure success. According to Chadwick, she will “ensure that the launch has got teeth and some real grip within the community.”Eager to bring some of their “good thinking to life by leveraging the skills that I have through my career,” Chadwick feels lucky to have connected with others who share her passion.Patricia Chadwick’s project “Purposeful Aging” works toward “a future where the second half of life is dedicated to supporting the next generation in ways that benefit old and young alike.” Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerAkhil Gupta, senior fellow ’16, wasn’t quite sure where his next chapter would lead him. But once he started the program and enrolled in Professor Brian Hehir’s “Religion and World Politics” course at Harvard Kennedy School, his mission became clear.“The amount we have learned in science and technology just absolutely amazes me. Equally amazing is the fact that on an interpersonal and personal basis, frankly, we have not made that much progress,” said Gupta, who was selected by the initiative to come on board for another year.Gupta’s project focuses on integrating knowledge across religious and cultural borders. “If we can integrate knowledge across the silos of time, civilizations, geographies, and academic disciplines without any pride of ownership, we can create a second and truer Enlightenment leading to realization of our full human potential,” said Gupta.Although he has plans for a book after he finishes the program, Gupta wants to avoid putting deadlines on himself. As senior managing director and chairman of Blackstone Advisors India Private Ltd., he dealt with a number of pressures, but he believes that in this new stage of his life it’s important for him to “go with the flow.” Still, he added, “I’m a very driven person, so the deadline is coming from inside. It’s much more powerful than being successful or making money.”His book will integrate what he has learned through the years and “crystallized through the ALI platform.” By taking classes in neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and social psychology, Gupta has been able to better understand the human journey.Growing up in India, Gupta said his parents exposed him to all walks of life. “Because of my upbringing, I have the luxury of stepping away from the system that defined me,” said Gupta, adding that his main concern is how to enable humanity to flourish and to rid the world of exclusivism.“I think we were able to live without understanding the other person for so long because we were not interconnected. But now that we are, the world is getting smaller, and smaller in every sense that we need to go beyond just tolerance and embrace diversity,” said Gupta.Chadwick and Gupta’s missions focus on different topics, but the two understand the necessity of looking beyond their careers and making important societal changes.A few years before he left Blackstone Advisors India Private Ltd., Gupta knew that he wanted to apply his mind to issues that he hadn’t had time to think about. Chadwick realized that the dedicated time provided by the initiative to learn and collaborate was just what she needed. “In hindsight, I think I was just so engrossed in my work that I never gave myself permission to even think, explore, or challenge myself on where I wanted to go in life, post-career,” she said.Chadwick and Gupta say the initiative’s professors and cohorts have played an instrumental role in finding their inspiration. “The validation and encouragement from the participants was a tremendous help,” said Gupta.Last spring, the initiative launched The Coalition, a network that helps strengthen the ties and collaborations between past and present fellows. On Nov. 17, The Final Symposium marks the entry point for the 2016 Fellows into the ALI Coalition.“We’re from all over the world,” said Chadwick. “We’re from different industries and cultures, and we all came with the same mission in mind: to learn, grow, and do good.”SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more