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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight All smiles: Wales celebrate George North’s try against France. Photo: Getty Images The wonder of winning ugly, Mr Consistent Taulupe Faletau and areas for Wales to address A simple tweak to the scrums could revolutionise rugbyScrum resets are the dry rot of rugby, particularly at a time when the northern hemisphere has an image problem with regards creativity in open play. These resets are eating into the foundations of what makes the game great.A mess? The Wales-France game featured a lot of time used up at scrums. Photo: Getty ImagesPeople are paying £80 to watch 1,800kg of meat lining up to exacting standards that you would usually associate with structural engineering, but simply stopping the clock during resets could have a radical impact on rugby. Not only would it increase the amount of time that the ball is in play, but it could also increase the amount of tries that are scored in Tests. The more the ball is in play, the more tired players become.It is no coincidence that the last quarter of modern Test matches are more entertaining than the first quarter. Tired players miss tackles, hit less rucks and are slower to chase kicks – all of which leads to space, and space leads to tries. Stop the clock for scrum resets and watch the tries start to stack up.Lydiate needs to change his techniqueDan Lydiate has a problem on his hands. To be more specific he has a problem on his arms – he isn’t using them in the tackle and it is becoming a genuine issue. For most players the new refereeing focus on players using their arms on low tackles wouldn’t be such a problem. But it is exacerbated in the case of Lydiate in that the low tackle is the foundation on which he has built his career. Winning ugly is a good thingWinning when you’re playing well is easy. Running in two or three tries when you’ve made 20 line breaks, beaten 20 defenders and executed 20 effective offloads is a cinch. Winning when you don’t play very well is far more difficult – and that is exactly what Wales accomplished against France when they secured a victory by 19-10. Welsh rugby finds itself in a luxurious position in this Six Nations, the national team comfortably able beat a Tier One nation whilst playing ugly.Wales had just 23% of the possession and 24% of the territory in the second half. They also had a tackle completion of just 86% – some way below the level that Shaun Edwards usually expects. Dan Lydiate’s pass behind Taulupe Faletau’s shoulder blew a rare four-man overlap and George North scored a try with the sort of ball control that you would usually associate with hungover 40-year-olds playing Sunday league football.Pass master: Gareth Davies was named Man of the Match against France. Photo: Getty ImagesThis isn’t to say that Wales didn’t excel at any aspects of the game; they did. They turned their own ball over just eight times in 80 minutes, had another hugely positive completion rate at the lineout (100%) and kicked 83% of their shots at goal. Liam Williams excelled in the air and Gareth Davies delivered another fine display from scrum-half, with the second highest total metres carried (59) and defenders beaten (six) for both teams. But despite a largely aesthetically displeasing performance, Wales didn’t look like losing to France for even a second. Never underestimate the beauty of winning ugly.Faletau is almost too good for his own goodTaulupe Faletau is one of those players who performs at such a consistently high level that he rarely makes the headlines. He seldom wins Man of Match awards and, like Alun Wyn Jones, his performances are seen as a given. The rugby media as a whole tends to focus on substantial swings and changes in output and effectiveness. Playing freakishly well or freakishly badly fuels the tweets and headlines – not consistent effectiveness.Star man: Taulupe Faletau offloads against France on Friday night. Photo: Getty ImagesHowever, Faletau doesn’t fall into either of those categories. He is very good in every game. He has only missed two tackles in 240 minutes of rugby in this year’s championship. Against France he’d made 15 tackles after just 55 minutes. Perhaps Faletau needs to deliberately have a stinker, so that the week after Welsh rugby appreciates how lucky they are to have him.Liam Williams was near perfectHigh jump: Liam Williams claims a high ball. Photo: Getty ImagesConsidering how little rugby Liam Williams has played this season, his performance against France was remarkable. Whilst his defence was, as ever, watertight (four tackles made, none missed) it was his work in the air that was so impressive. Williams’s ability to sprint, jump with a leading leg and defuse a ‘bomb’, without taking his eye off the ball, is incredible – there are species of owls that are less effective in the air than Williams. The one aspect of his game that we haven’t really witnessed since his return is his ability to hit the line in the 13 channel, but that is hardly his fault when Jonathan Davies is currently kicking as much ball away as he runs. Against France, Davies used his left peg seven times, ran the ball seven times and passed just once – that’s a big kicking number when you consider that the starting outside-centres for the other Six Nations teams booted the ball twice between them. There’s plenty more to come from Williams. In the spotlight: Dan Lydiate’s tackle technique has been debated. Photo: Getty ImagesLydiate, much like Dennis Rodman’s ‘rebounding’ in the NBA, has focused on one aspect of a multi-skilled sporting discipline and excelled at it. If possible Lydiate has made the situation even worse after his tackle in the 33rd minute against France where even the Venus de Milo would have made more of an effort to use a bit of arm. It’s a serious issue for Lydiate and needs addressing. A change in focus from referees can have a huge impact on a player’s career. When rugby changed its scrummaging protocols, it had a negative effect on the careers of hugely successful props – Adam Jones being one. Lydiate needs to be careful.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
Reply Nicole It was a delightful article, especially considering the circumstances. When we cansee the humor in our problemsand not get bogged down in themire, that is when we truly liveeach day to the fullest.Thank you for sharing about your darling wife. God bless you! 18 COMMENTS June 24, 2018 at 8:22 am Chirp chirp…… The Anatomy of Fear CSG charles towne Dimitri Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here June 29, 2018 at 9:48 pm I thought I could hear an Italian accent but I could be wrong. Chaz Please enter your comment! Dear CSG, isn’t life grand? Praise God, I am at the point in my life where I can see humor in almost anything. You take care now ya hear, Chaz Richard, Richard, Richard! Short? Short, did you say short? How could you say such a thing? I want you to know that I resemble that comment ’cause I am only short on one end and my hairy footses still reach the ground, Chaz June 24, 2018 at 12:46 pm Reply Nicole, if you like this one you are going to love the book. Stay tuned for more, Chaz Can’t wait to read the book! Love how you find a way to highlight the love and humor that you and Nancy show. God bless you and yours Chuck.-D.L Reply Don Lindsey June 25, 2018 at 10:17 am TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleApopka’s Joel Berry II signed by the Los Angeles LakersNext articleWhen music is life… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Reply June 25, 2018 at 10:34 am Don, I can’t wait to see it happen! Soon, very soon. I believe it will bless a lot of people. Blessings on you and yours, Chaz charles towne June 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm June 29, 2018 at 10:01 pm Dear NH, glad you liked it. You are so right! Happy people make for happy marrages. Blessing, Chaz Reply June 24, 2018 at 1:22 pm Richard Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter InspirationBy Charles Towne I was lying there in peaceful slumber. I was so tired and the bed was so comfortable. I was just dozing off when Nancy spoke to me.“Charles?”“Unh.”Charles?”“Yah honey.”“CHARLES.”“Yes.”“CHARLES!”“Yes Nanny, what?”“Do you hear that noise?”“What noise?”“That noise!”“What noise? I don’t hear any noise.”“That chirping noise!”(I lay very still listening into the darkness. My sweet, darling wife was wide awake anxious for me to wake up so that I could enjoy “the chirping noise” with her.)She thinks that I have gone back to sleep.I would like to go back to sleep but no such luck.“Charles?”“YES!”“Do you hear the chirping noise Charles?”“Not yet.”“YOU HAVE TO HEAR THE CHIRPING NOISE!!”(This from a woman who would not hear Genghis Kahn and his hordes if they were to race across our bed on horseback!”)And yes, you might notice a tad, just a tad mind you, of sarcasm there.I lean toward the fan and listen intently. Eureka! I hear a faint sound that just might be described as a “chirping” noise. In fact, to be very honest, it does sound like a “chirping noise.”Yes, the “chirping noise” is coming from the fan.I get out of bed, stumble over the cat, and walk to the offending fan and smack it.“Why did you hit the fan Charles?”“The “chirping noise” is coming from the fan.”“Will hitting it help?”“At this point it can’t hurt.”“Oh.”The diabolical fan chirps at me in defiance.I pick up the fan and set it down a little more firmly than I intend. The fan is a very smart fan; it takes the hint and stops chirping.I crawl back into bed and lay there listening and staring into the darkness. I am wide-awake. I expect my dear, sweet Nancy to say something, ANYTHING. No such luck. She is sleeping, snoring in fact. I lay there listening to her snoring. The insidious thought comes into my mind, “I wonder if she would stop snoring if I gave her a good solid smack on the butt?” The thought causes me to laugh. Nancy wakes up and asks, “Why are you laughing Charles?”“Just that confounded chirping noise, it’s keeping me awake!”She lies there listening into the darkness, straining to hear the phantom chirping noise.“What chirping noise?”“Can’t you hear it?”“Hear what?”“The chirping noise.”She sits up in bed.“I don’t hear a chirping noise.”“Oh, it stopped, go back to sleep.”“Charles.”“Uh huh.”“I can’t hear a chirping noise.”“It stopped honey.”“What was making the chirping noise Charles?”“Probably a cricket,”: If it was a cricket, why did it stop chirping.”“It probably went to sleep.”“Charles?”“Yes honey.”“Do crickets sleep?”(OH MY GOODNESS, I HAVE CREATED A MONSTER!)“Yeah, sure. Everything sleeps. Say, that’s a good idea; why don’t you go back to sleep now sweetie pie?”“O.K.”A few minutes later.“Charles?”“Huh.”“The cricket is making so much noise I can’t sleep!”(Now I ask you, how can my cricket, the one I created in the dark, slimy subterranean caverns of my perverse mind, keep her awake?)I sit up in bed, straining to hear the cricket.Silence.“I can’t hear any cricket.”I lay back down, close my eyes.“Charles.”“Unh.”“The cricket is keeping me awake honey!”(I am strongly considering strangling the cricket.)“Charles, please do something about the cricket!”I lunge out of bed, grabbing a shoe from the floor as I do so. I am quite sure my eyes are glazed as I leap to the end of the bed and begin flailing the floor with the shoe. (Drastic situations call for drastic measures!)“Die cricket, die!” I shout in a maniacal furyWham, bam, smack, bash, bang!Finally, I stand in the darkness of the bedroom victorious. Between thumb and forefinger of my left hand, I hold an imaginary cricket. I raise the invisible cricket and declare him vanquished. I walk into the bathroom, raise the toilet lid with a flourish, and with much aplomb, drop the imaginary cricket into the bowl, and flush.“There, the cricket is dead at last!”Now I can get some sleep.Nancy doesn’t say anything, probably scared of being smacked with a shoe and flushed down the toilet.I crawl back into bed and close my eyes. I am falling into a comfortable oblivion when…“Charles,”Silence“Charles!”“What Nancy, another cricket?”“No honey, I just wanted to say thanks for killing the cricket.”Do I detect a trace of laughter in her tone?“You are welcome Sweetie, please go to sleep now.”“O.K.”I lay there smiling in the silence. I am probably smiling as I close my eyes in peaceful sleep.A CAREGIVER’S PRAYERDear Lord, Holy Father, Papa God, please help me to see the humor in any and all situations. Help me to appreciate my spouse while she is still here to be appreciated and to be there for her and to love her with an undying love. Praise you Father, praise you. In Jesus’ holy and beautiful name, AmenDear reader and friend, please watch for my forthcoming book; WHO CARES? It contains a collection of short easy to read vignettes from my life taking care of my precious lady. This book is written by a caregiver for caregivers. Thanks oodles, ChazP.S. What is an oodle?Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. June 25, 2018 at 11:59 am June 25, 2018 at 11:58 am June 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm Please enter your name here Kristin, I suppose it is something that Papa God finds pleasing. We need to always remember that what you say really is what you get! Blessings on you and yours, Chaz June 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm Love the story! I also like the Caregivers Prayer. Let us know when the book comes out! charles towne Mama Mia charles towne Reply Reply I love the creative and humorous ways you’ve found to make the best of things! I like to imagine that that is very endearing and pleasing to God. Yes…humor and prayer! 2 REQUIRED ingredients for a lasting AND happy marriage thank you for reminding all of us Charles! charles towne Reply June 25, 2018 at 10:39 am Reply Oh, the chirp chirp isn’t in Italian or English, either language, it is the smoke detector, when the battery has started running down and needs replaced, or you can take a shoe to it, and smack it and kill it if you prefer…lol Reply June 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I love the scenes you paint, it’s like going back and watching a ’50’s sitcom! I love how you point out that keeping a sense of humor can make the difference in how well you handle any given situation. Being a caregiver has many pitfalls and often it is only humor that keeps you on an even keel and enables you to avoid becoming bitter or discouraged! God bless you Chaz and may you always keep the laughter! Reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate kristin Dear Mama Mia, I’ve missed you here! I would point out that Chaz is too short to reach a smoke detector! Picture him running around barefoot, carrying a ladder with his shoes draped over his sholder! June 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm charles towne charles towne June 25, 2018 at 10:45 am June 24, 2018 at 12:03 pm charles towne charles towne Reply Mama Mia, is that an Italian “Chirp chirp” or an English “Chirp chirp”? Blessings dear lady, Chaz NH June 28, 2018 at 7:54 am Reply Richard ol’ pal, I am glad you like the articles! As the old saying goes, “If I didn’t laugh I would cry.” Norman Cousins wrote a book on the therapeutic value of laughter. It is too bad he only wrote one book ’cause that one was pretty darned good. You have a good day now and keep finding the laughter ya hear, Chaz Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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The competition for the Democratic presidential nomination has become a focus of political life in the United States. For revolutionaries debating how to view this campaign, we must answer the following questions: What is the class character of the Sanders’ movement? What is the potential impact of the Sanders’ movement on the worldwide interests of the working class and the oppressed? How can this development lead to a broader revolutionary upsurge in the heart of the U.S. empire? From there we must chart a plan of action.Character and context of Sanders’ movementThe rejuvenation of social democracy and liberal reformism, most notably in the rise of the left in the Democratic Party, comes as a response to the decline of the U.S. empire and the inability of the U.S. capitalist economy to provide decent, well-paying jobs to a majority of the working class.On one hand, the People’s Republic of China has risen as a clear economic and geopolitical challenge to U.S. imperialist world domination. On the other, the U.S. remains plagued by endless imperialist war, mass incarceration, low wages, enormous debt, underemployment, sexual and gender-based violence, and outbursts of racist, fascist terror. A major financial collapse looms, threatening to finally reveal the weaknesses of the real economy and then unleash a deeper ruling-class assault on workers’ quality of life. In struggle against neoliberal economic terrorism by U.S. banks and corporations and their client states, our class has taken to the streets across the world. Tens of millions have fought against austerity and the capitalist ruling class in Chile, Ecuador, Haiti, France, Colombia and elsewhere; hundreds of millions if India is included. The desperate attempts of the U.S. empire to maintain its stranglehold on the world economy have caused anti-imperialist reactions in Iraq, Iran, Venezuela and Palestine. The unifying issue of this global struggle is the declining prospects for working-class youth who live in capitalist societies. A multinational youth movement has identified neoliberal capitalism as its primary enemy. In some ways, the second presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders gets its popular energy from and provides a voice for part of the U.S. wing of this working-class youth movement. The viability of any reformist movement like the Sanders’ campaign, in the face of a weakening global capitalist system, can be debated. Can social democracy and progressive reformism be revived? Insecure about maintaining its profits in a capitalist economy that is declining relative to other world powers, the U.S. ruling class has increased its exploitation of the working class, taking an ever larger proportion of the wealth the workers produce. Without the material basis provided by the expansion of U.S. imperialism and its reaping of superprofits, any rebirth of social democracy would find it difficult to deliver meaningful benefits to the workers, even should it win an election. What is needed instead is a movement that seeks nothing short of the end of capitalism. Ruling class attacks SandersEarlier this month, Sanders said: “In many respects, we are a socialist society today. … Donald Trump, before he was president, as a private businessperson, he received $800 million in tax breaks and subsidies to build luxury housing in New York. … The difference between my socialism and Trump’s socialism is I believe the government should help working families, not billionaires.” (Axios, Feb. 9)As communists, we are well aware that Sanders holds political positions we can’t support: his lack of solidarity with international anti-imperialist struggles, his lack of support for reparations for slavery along with Black Lives Matter, his vitriolic attack on pro-socialist leaders like Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela, his support for laws criminalizing sex workers and much more. Sanders’ program is more like Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” in the mid-1960s or Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal in the 1930s. Sanders’ social democracy is only seen as a “radical socialist” project because the U.S. ruling class has imposed such right-wing, pro-capitalist ideology and programs on the population. The U.S. ruling class may own finance capital, oil, pharmaceutical giants and the “health” profit industry, be landlords or real estate investors, own big data, agriculture and/or other sectors. Their slightly different specific interests are reflected by the two parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Most big capitalists, however, are overjoyed with Trump’s transfer of wealth to their pockets. Others may see Trump as a loose cannon and consider Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg or another politician as more competent to protect and expand their interests. Yet they all unite against Sanders, not just because of the potential impact on their profits, but because they fear a greater social movement could develop that will call into question the elites’ plunder and profit. Thus, we can expect anti-communist attacks against Sanders to continue to escalate if his campaign continues to gain steam. This red-baiting must be met with an active campaign to popularize real socialism, one that goes beyond Sanders’ deflective statement (in the Axios quote) about how “socialism” already exists for the rich. Our movement must unequivocally defend the necessity of socialism and the obvious, documented superiority of workers’ ownership of the means of production, paired with planning that prioritizes human needs and the life of the Earth over profits.Internationalism is a necessity, not an inconvenienceAlong with the red-baiting, the attacks on Sanders from pro-Israeli forces — similar to the outrageous attacks on former Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by the British media — will continue. This is even though Sanders limits his statements on Palestine to support for basic human rights. Sanders himself is Jewish. Yet this will not stop the attacks on him for alleged anti-Semitism — simply because he doesn’t give full backing to Israel’s murderous campaign to annihilate the Palestinian people. These attacks must be met by a strong, anti-racist movement in defense of the Palestinian people’s right to exist, from the river to the sea.Sanders claims to be against U.S. wars in Iraq and beyond, yet his voting record doesn’t reflect that. Sanders’ support for U.S. imperialism must be fought by those who wish to see his domestic program be successful. The domestic and foreign policies of the empire are directly connected. Both policies are about the balance of power between the oppressed and the oppressor.While liberal politicians may fear taking anti-war positions, socialists must expose the foreign policy of the empire as directed by the needs of capitalism. Ruthless sanctions and murder must be contested in the name of international solidarity and the survival of the more than 7.5 billion people in the world threatened by the most violent ruling elite ever, based in Wall Street and Washington.Our struggle, that of the working class in the U.S., is primarily against the U.S. billionaires, not against other countries. The strategy of revolutionary defeatism — to defeat our own ruling class — as expressed by V.I. Lenin during World War I, should be elementary for revolutionaries and must be learned by a resurgent left that, for too long, has been infected by bourgeois pro-war propaganda. We must also learn how to resist the imperialist attacks on China, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and beyond. Working-class internationalism and solidarity with the oppressed are central to our long-term goal of socialist revolution.Allies of the U.S. working class abroad may view the election of Sanders as a victory against the empire. A Sanders’ victory could open serious struggles over the need to dismantle the U.S. empire in order to save the planet, to rebuild the global economy and to pay reparations to those dispossessed by the U.S. To the extent, however, that Sanders gives public support for closed borders, sanctions, U.S. air strikes and other measures, this would alienate his popular base — a base he would have to rely upon to beat back the inevitable attacks from the right. This contradiction could give rise to a greater level of struggle.Elections: A barometer or an organizing tool?As revolutionaries, we know that socialist transformation is necessary for humanity and to sustain life on Earth, and we know this transformation cannot come about by using the “master’s tools” described in the U.S. Constitution. Rather, we view capitalist elections as a limited survey of the attitudes of the multinational working class and the other classes in U.S. society. Every four years, about 55 percent of the voting-age population — with a greater proportion of voters from the less oppressed and older sectors of the working class — choose a president from either of the two major parties, both of which are owned and operated by the capitalists. Sanders’ campaign has attempted to use the Democratic Party to raise issues in the interests of the working class. Many Democratic Socialists of America members view the Sanders’ campaign, and electoral politics more generally, as the primary channel to engage and radicalize the working class. This is unlike the period from the 1930s to the 1970s when the left looked toward the labor movement or other social movements as the centers of politicization and class identity development. The argument of DSA and other left groups that have worked alongside the Sanders’ campaign is that the campaign a shortcut to building mass consciousness. Many young activists have hit the streets in the name of the Sanders’ campaign to promote classwide solidarity against the billionaire ruling class and to try to win supporters to their socialist organization. Ruling-class ideology insists that the primary arena of politics is bourgeois elections, particularly national elections for president. Thus, when the left plans a political strategy, the question of whether to run in elections is a question of what is the most effective type of mass organizing that can build revolutionary socialist consciousness.The Sanders’ campaign has prioritized the central tenet of the Occupy movement from the last decade: the struggle of the 99% versus the 1%. Sanders has put forth stronger positions on racial justice, migrant rights and many other policies that reflect the hard work of organizers in people’s movements. Sanders’ 2016 primary campaign took on the right-wing establishment Democratic Party and had a major impact in winning thousands of new people to socialist organizations. The DSA and others have joined this year’s campaign with the goal of recruiting new members and pushing the campaign to the left, riding the wave and seeing where they will end up. What happens when or if the DNC steals the nomination from Sanders? Will organizations to the left of the Democratic Party still insist on voting “Blue no matter who”? Will there be a political fracture in which the Sanders’ movement, even despite the refusal of Sanders himself, decides to make a “dirty break” from the Democratic Party and form a new socialist electoral third party?What if Sanders were to get the nomination and then win the election against Trump? Who will defend him from the wrath of the capitalists and a stock market that could be in free fall? Will a mass movement emerge and move in a more radical direction, emboldened by the results? Will the mirage of capitalist democracy be revealed as a fraud? Will that demoralize the masses or radicalize them?While the fate of the Sanders’ movement is yet to unfold, the most pressing question for revolutionary socialists may be: What is the most effective way to agitate, educate and organize this Sanders’ movement into an anti-imperialist, anti-capitalist, revolutionary movement? Which road to socialism? Workers World Party believes that the goal of revolutionary parties when entering capitalist electoral politics should be to advance a revolutionary program in order to shatter illusions of capitalist democracy and win broad working-class support. The Democratic Party in the past has been the graveyard of social movements. Still, bourgeois political campaigns can reflect and show the significance of people’s movements.The question of critical support for or independence from the Sanders’ movement is one we plan to answer through action. We will attend Sanders’ campaign rallies in order to meet this movement and push for revolutionary socialism. We will be in the streets with this movement, raising demands that speak to young people looking for revolutionary change. We look at this development with revolutionary optimism and we will study it closely. WWP is still considering how to intervene in the 2020 presidential campaign. We will definitely run a major ideological campaign, entitled “Which road to socialism?” With this effort, we will put forth our revolutionary socialist perspective in a wide variety of ways. We will organize regular discussion groups in our branches across the country to engage these questions, all the while reaching out to the Sanders’ movement and those to its left to discuss the contradictions of social democracy and attempt to win people to fight for revolutionary socialism. We will challenge the weaknesses of Sanders’ movement and push it in a revolutionary direction, not by being sectarian or opportunist, but by waging an honest ideological and mass struggle that speaks to the needs of the working class and the oppressed to go further.Even moderate social reforms can take place only under the pressure of mass movements in the streets and in our workplaces. Real revolutionary socialism, including the seizure and liberation of private property in the means of production, cannot occur by amending the U.S. Constitution. It must be the result of a worldwide mass movement that uses various tactics and strategies to defeat capitalist rule. With this in mind, we will launch a series of mobilizations to fight the racist, anti-worker policies of the Trump administration. That the Democratic Party has enabled these policies — for example, the U.S. sanctions that have terrorized hundreds of millions of people on the planet — will expose the imperialist character of both parties. Currently we are working with hundreds of organizations to launch an international campaign against U.S. sanctions, entitled Sanctions Kill. Campaigns like this allow us to connect with those directly impacted by U.S. sanctions passed by Democrats and Republicans. We will mobilize on May Day to unite the movements against capitalism, imperialism, racism and all the crimes of this system with a show of solidarity on this socialist-inspired, international day of struggle. We will continue to mobilize against U.S. imperialism in all its manifestations, as part of our devotion to our worldwide class. We will continue to organize for the most oppressed of our class — for incarcerated workers, for political prisoners, for low-wage workers, for people with disabilities, for the homeless, for those oppressed because of gender or gender expression or national origin, and for migrants and refugees — all with the goal of building a broadly popular communist party steeled in combat and the day-to-day struggles of our class. Finally, we will use this election to push for real democracy. While this election may be seen as a referendum on Trump’s social and economic policies, we will push to make this election a referendum on the crimes of capitalism. Imagine, a people’s referendum in which we vote with our feet, by withholding our labor and by fighting for a real future, a socialist society.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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WhatsApp La crisis climática exige que líderes a todos los sectores colaboren y reúnan recursos a escala mundial para alterar la trayectoria general del cambio climático y mitigar las consecuencias a cercano plazo. TAGS Pinterest Twitter Facebook Los mercados emergentes prometen abordar los desafíos pendientes de larga data, como la pobreza mundial, además del potencial de ver los frutos del dividendo demográfico, aunque aún requieren de significativas inversiones globales en infraestructura y educación. Local NewsBusiness La ola mundial de protestas durante la última década ha revelado que el cambio no es una cuestión de “si”, sino de “cuándo”; a su vez, ha despertado un compromiso cada vez mayor de las corporaciones con cuestiones raciales, de género y diversidad étnica. WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 FILADELFIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–feb. 8, 2021– El Project Management Institute (PMI) ha publicado su último informe sobre las tendencias a largo plazo en los negocios, la geopolítica y la tecnología que dan forma al mundo y a los tipos de proyectos más prominentes y fundamentales en los próximos años frente a estas disrupciones. Megatrends 2021 ayuda a los líderes de proyectos a comprender mejor la rápida transformación dl mundo y el contexto global en el que trabajan hoy día. Este comunicado de prensa trata sobre multimedia. Ver la noticia completa aquí: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005935/es/ “Todos conocemos los cambios dramáticos por los que atravesó el mundo en 2020, pero nuestras investigaciones confirmaron el impacto a largo plazo de cómo estas tendencias están transformando la forma de hacer negocios en el mundo”, reveló Sunil Prashara, presidente y director ejecutivo de Project Management Institute. “Virtualmente, no existe ninguna industria ni geografía que quede intacta por las cinco megatendencias que describe este informe. Desde la COVID-19 hasta la crisis del clima a la popularización de la inteligencia artificial, estas fuerzas están impulsando el cambio en distintos sectores y requieren de líderes que adopten nuevas formas de pensar y trabajar. Como impulsores del cambio en sus organizaciones y comunidades, los líderes de proyectos se encuentran en una posición única para abordar estos desafíos y aprovechar las nuevas posibilidades”. Este informe, basado en datos sobe tendencias, investigaciones secundarias y entrevistas con profesionales de proyectos, informes periodísticos y datos de la industria, desarrolla una variedad de temas transversales y urgentes:El impacto de la COVID-19 dejó ver vulnerabilidades profundas en nuestras capacidades de preparación tecnológica y desigualdades arraigadas en nuestros sistemas de salud, educación y economía. El crecimiento de la inteligencia artificial (IA) ha renovado las posibilidades de la tecnología y el aprendizaje continuo, pero los líderes deben intentar resolver las implicaciones éticas de la IA en cuestiones complejas como los prejuicios y la desigualdad. Estos desafíos complejos continuarán impulsando la demanda de talentos versátiles y ágiles en proyectos que puedan ayudar a que los proyectos de impacto social se conviertan en una prioridad estratégica, fomenten ecosistemas de asociaciones abiertas e innovadoras y reconsideren las relaciones con los clientes y los grupos de interés periféricos. Las habilidades basadas en proyectos son esenciales para ayudar a las empresas a hacer realidad las ideas. Las capacidades de los profesionales de proyectos e impulsores del cambio con una perspectiva global amplia solo se desarrollarán en The Project Economy, el contexto global emergente en el que las organizaciones ofrecerán, cada vez más, valor financiero y social a través de la realización exitosa de proyectos, la provisión de productos y la alineación con flujos de valor. “Vivimos en un mundo de cambios e incertidumbres, y la COVID-19 ha acelerado estas tendencias con importantes shocks y alteraciones en el mundo de los negocios y en la sociedad en general de la noche a la mañana”, señaló Prashara. “Este informe ofrece un anticipo sobre cómo será el mundo en el que vivimos y cómo nuestra comunidad de profesionales de proyectos e impulsores del cambio pueden fomentar un mayor impacto y valor social, independientemente del sector o lugar en el mundo. Hoy, el éxito requiere que continúen cultivando una sólida visión de negocios y comprendan el entorno estratégico más amplio en el que operan”. Puede leer el informe completo Megatrends 2021 en línea en https://www.pmi.org/learning/thought-leadership/megatrends. Acerca del Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Institute (PMI) es la asociación líder mundial para aquellos que consideran la gestión de proyectos, programas y portafolios su profesión. A través de la promoción, colaboración, educación e investigación, trabajamos para preparar más de tres millones de profesionales en todo el mundo para la Economía de Proyectos: la economía en la que el trabajo y las personas están organizados alrededor de proyectos, productos, programas y flujos de valor. 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75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North ‘Heartless thieves’ target cars at two Letterkenny graveyards 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleDonegal chiropractor to be sentenced for breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting herNext articleFunding confirmed for St Eunan’s College refurbishment News Highland WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Letterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has described the thieves who robbed two cars at different graveyards in Letterkenny at the weekend as the lowest of the low and heartless.Cllr Mc Monagle was speaking after being informed by one of the victims of the robbery on Sunday. The first robbery took place at Leck Graveyard on Sunday as two ladies were paying a visit to the grave of their loved one.The two ladies, a Mother and Daughter had just parked their car outside the graveyard to go visit the grave of their son and brother when the heartless thieves struck, they smashed in the window and stole the two ladies handbags which contained a sum of cash and other personal items.The ladies told Cllr Mc Monagle that they had just left their cars and walked to the grave when they heard the smashing of glass on returning immediately to their car they seen a car driving off and noticed their handbags were missing.It would appear that their car was being followed or the thieves were watching the graveyard ready to pounce on who ever visited the graveyard. This is a particularly despicable crime and shows the contempt that these heartless thieves have for the rule of law. Preying on people attending their loved ones graves must be the lowest of the low when it comes to criminal behaviour, these people must be caught and feel the full rigours of the law. I would ask anyone who seen anything suspicious at Leck Graveyard on Sunday afternoon around 4-30pm to contact the Gardaí.Personal belongings from the handbags including memorial cards of deceased relatives were found alongside the Leck Road in the direction of Cullion Road shortly after the break in to the cars so obvisiouly the thieves made their gateaway along the Leck Road towards the Cullion Road. Amongst the items stolen were personal artefacts from deceased members of the two ladies family members and the family are offering a small reward for their return.The second car break in happened during the Graveyard Mass held at Conwall Graveyard on Sunday afternoon as well.Cllr Mc Monagle concluded by again appealing to the wider public for help in tracking down these heartless thieves. I would also appeal to people who may be close to these thieves to give them up. This is the lowest form of crime that anyone could be involved in, to target grieving relatives attending their loved ones graves is totally despicable. I would urge anyone attending graveyards or graveyard masses over the next while to be extra vigilant and not to leave valuables in the car but to lock them away in the boot out of sight. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – July 15, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Facebook