Los fascistas hacen trabajo sucio para los jefes

first_imgLa aparición de alimañas neofascistas debajo de sus rocas para exigir negocios de “reapertura”, una demanda querida por los gobernantes capitalistas súper ricos, hace imperativo que la izquierda desarrolle un plan para contrarrestar la amenaza fascista, una amenaza que ha re aparecido constantemente en la historia de los Estados Unidos.El 30 de abril, cientos de manifestantes de derecha, algunos armados con armas automáticas, irrumpieron en el edificio del Capitolio de Michigan en Lansing. Exigieron que se levantaran las protecciones estatales contra COVID-19 y se re abrieran las empresas. La policía permitió a los neofascistas armados dentro del edificio y entrar a una galería de visitantes con vista a los legisladores estatales en sesión. Algunos legisladores enviaron publicaciones en los medios diciendo que temían por su seguridad; otros se pusieron chalecos antibalas.Durante el fin de semana del 1 de mayo, una mezcla de milicias supremacistas blancas, fundamentalistas religiosos y grupos financiados por fundaciones de derecha como Coors y Koch realizaron protestas reaccionarias similares en todo Estados Unidos. El 1 de mayo, el presidente Trump tuiteó el apoyo a los fascistas armados de Michigan, llamándolos “personas muy buenas”, elogio que previamente otorgó a bandas similares que marchaban en 2017 con símbolos nazis y banderas confederadas en Charlottesville, Virginia.Los banqueros y multimillonarios que respaldan la administración de Trump han estado exigiendo que los trabajadores arriesguen sus vidas y vuelvan a trabajar y que rápidamente reanuden las ganancias en los bolsillos de los patrones. Estos manipulan a los fascistas para promover este programa.La fecha elegida por los neofascistas no fue casual.El 1 de Mayo es el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores. En este Primero de Mayo, los trabajadores en los EE. UU. se encontraban en medio de una oleada de acciones laborales casi sin precedentes: desaceleraciones, ausencia por enfermedad, abandonos de labores, protestas improvisadas, huelgas aprobadas por sindicatos y otras protestas organizadas de base. En la pandemia, los trabajadores están exigiendo seguridad laboral y equipos de protección de los jefes, así como pagos por enfermedad, protección laboral contra despidos, seguro de salud y más, incluso “Medicare para todos”.Los medios de comunicación de las grandes empresas dieron a los neofascistas horas de camaras el 1ro. de Mayo, y apenas dieron tiempo a las acciones históricas de los trabajadores que se estaban llevando a cabo. Los derechistas armados son simplemente una extensión de los capitalistas “lo de siempre”.Los mismos tipos de pandillas eran las milicias de los colonos, las patrullas de las plantaciones de la esclavocracia del sur, las tropas de choque de los industriales del norte. Durante siglos, estas fuerzas extralegales han sido Posse Comitatus, Ku Klux Klan y ahora los Proud Boys.Los propietarios estadounidenses de tierras e industria siempre han llamado y financiado a sus esbirros cuando los pueblos y trabajadores oprimidos se han organizado y han hecho una pausa por la libertad.La función de estas fuerzas neofascistas fue claramente definida por el cofundador de Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero, Sam Marcy, en su libro de 1983 “El Klan y el Gobierno: ¿enemigos o aliados?”“Hay que recordar que el uso de la violencia y la represión masiva es una tendencia congénita del estado capitalista. Incluso en el llamado mejor de los tiempos, el gobierno capitalista no solo tolera organizaciones terroristas como el Klan, sino que una vez que la lucha de clases de los trabajadores y los pueblos oprimidos adquiere el carácter de un verdadero aumento masivo, el gobierno capitalista es más probable que nunca que aliente y promueva aquellos como el Klan y otros medios de represión”.Los trabajadores se están alzando en los Estados Unidos, luchando por sus vidas durante la pandemia de coronavirus. Y la clase dominante está llamando a sus tropas de choque para tratar de hacerlos retroceder.Como socialistas, como activistas de izquierda, como trabajadores, nuestro trabajo es doble: primero, debemos apoyar firmemente y organizarnos con otros trabajadores y personas oprimidas para forjar lazos de solidaridad contra todas las formas de opresión capitalista.Segundo, debemos resistir la propaganda de la desmoralización y recordar que una y otra vez la resistencia de la gente ha aumentado para hacer retroceder y desanimar a estas fuerzas reaccionarias.Desde la resistencia indígena que continúa hasta nuestros días hasta los siglos de pueblos esclavizados en rebelión, desde la marcha de 1981 que clausuró a los nazis en Buffalo, Nueva York, hasta la organización de la izquierda unida de 2017 que rompió la marcha de la supremacía blanca en Charlottesville, tenemos historias militantes para inspirarnos, instruirnos y fortalecernos.Como Marcy escribió sobre la rotunda derrota de los nazis en 1981:“La intransigencia, que es tan indispensable en cualquier lucha de la clase trabajadora, no fue la única en explicar la victoria de la coalición progresista antifascista en Buffalo. También fue una evaluación cuidadosa de la relación política de las fuerzas en el área y en el país. Fue una organización buena y eficiente, libre de cualquier enfoque dogmático del fenómeno de la violencia fascista, libre de sectarismo. Se basó en la masa de los trabajadores y progresistas, y [en] los intentos de lograr la alianza más amplia posible con todos los elementos dispuestos, listos y capaces de emprender una lucha vigorosa”.Allí, en un párrafo, hay un plan de acción contra la erupción actual de las fuerzas neofascistas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gardaí arrested and charged a man in his 20s in relation…

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Facebook Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in his 20s in relation to 12 incidents of robbery, burglary, theft and fraud that occurred in Limerick city from September to December 2019.Gardaí from Roxboro Road and Henry Street carried out investigations in relation to the following incidents:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 8 theft from shop incidents where items such as clothing and toiletries were stolen.One burglary and two fraud incidents on 2nd September. Shortly after 9pm, a man entered a staff area of a business on Parnell Street and took a staff members wallet.A bank card that was inside the wallet was they used in in the area without the owner’s permission.One robbery from the person. On the 5th December, a man was walking on Cathedral Place when he was approached by 3 men, assaulted and had his wallet stolen. He was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non-life threatening injuries and was later discharged.A man in his 20s was arrested yesterday, 27th January, 2020 and detained at Roxboro Road Garda Station. He has since been charged in connection with these incidents and is due to appear before Limerick City District Court this morning at 10.30am. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: Highlights from Limerick’s comeback win over TipperaryNext articleLimerick Ladies kick off National League Campaign with one-point loss Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post LimerickNewsGardaí arrested and charged a man in his 20s in relation to 12 incidentsBy Staff Reporter – January 28, 2020 2531 last_img read more

From Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in France

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSCahill Irish Cheese FarmcheeseKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsFrom Farm to Fromage; Bord Bia hosts Limerick cheesemaker in FranceBy Meghann Scully – February 29, 2020 145 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleLaverty’s life of Full and PlentyNext articleJvG names team for Scarlets clash with Farrell back in the XV Meghann Scully Emailcenter_img Linkedin Bord Bia hosted a Limerick farmhouse cheesemaker at France’s premier cheese and dairy event, Salon du Fromage, in Paris this week.Cahill Irish Farm Cheese from Newcastle West attended the “Salon” trade event which closes today, February 26th. This event showcases over 200 artisan producers from 20 countries, with over 7,000 buyers and visitors in attendance.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Commenting on the opportunity for Irish farmhouse cheese, Bord Bia France and Belgium Manager, Finnian O’Luasa said, “The strong and sustained growth of Irish artisan cheese exports to France, from 5 tonnes to over 35 tonnes in the last 8 years, is an invaluable endorsement of the quality of Irish farmhouse cheese internationally.“As the epi-centre of gourmet cheese, France remains a key market for the sector and Salon du Fromage is an important event in the specialty dairy sector’s calendar.“Given the challenges of Brexit and US tariffs coming to the fore in recent, the event is an ideal opportunity to showcase Irish artisan cheese to new buyers, while also developing existing relationships.” he added.Bluebell Falls and Knockanore Irish Farmhouse Cheese exhibited for the first time at the event, while Cahill Irish Farm Cheese, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers, Durrus Farmhouse Cheese, and Cooleeney Farm have been present in the French market for a number of years.Bord Bia provided market insight and logistical support as well as contacted buyers for the six Irish companies who participated on the stand. Bord Bia also hosted a trade reception on the stand with Ireland’s Ambassador to France, H.S Patricia O’Brien, to further develop relations between the Irish cheesemakers and French buyers.Today, there are 68 cheesemakers in Ireland and the sector is valued at approximately €20 million per annum at farm gate level. The sector currently exports to 25 countries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

COVID19- Bombay High Court To Give Directions To Decongest Prisons In Suo Motu Case

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID19- Bombay High Court To Give Directions To Decongest Prisons In Suo Motu Case Sharmeen Hakim20 April 2021 1:06 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra Government to get all accused above 45-years vaccinated right after their arrest, so as to protect them from the Covid-19 virus. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu PIL on the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases across Maharashtra prisons. The matter was registered…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 Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Maharashtra Government to get all accused above 45-years vaccinated right after their arrest, so as to protect them from the Covid-19 virus. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was hearing a suo motu PIL on the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases across Maharashtra prisons. The matter was registered after 198 prison inmates in 47 prisons tested positive as on April 14, 2021. “Persons above 45 years at the time of arrest to be sent for vaccination immediately if not already vaccinated,” CJ Datta said. The Court took several suggestions from the State on the steps that may be taken to prevent further spread of the virus in the prisons. It said that it will consider passing a direction for shifting of prisoners, from one prison to another, without the requirement of a Court order. The matter has been adjourned till Thursday. The Bench also allowed an intervention application moved by Senior Advocate Mihir Desai on behalf of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL). The organization had filed an original petition last year, pertaining to decongestion of prisons in view of the pandemic. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni appeared for the State with an advance affidavit. He recommended several steps that are required to be taken to break the second Covid-wave. The suggestions made during the hearing include: A fresh exercise to decongest prisons, as was done in March 2020 “Details of prisoners were taken and forwarded to the courts, last year, and those eligible were released on emergency bail by the Court. We have not undertaken the exercise again. We propose to do it…We have been releasing prisoners on parole on lines of the High Power Committee’s guidelines, a line from the court will enable us to further do so,” the AG submitted. Sr Advocate Desai suggested that for decongestion, old prisoners earlier not granted bail might fit into the new criteria, so their application must be considered. “High Power Committee could meet again to reconsider the eligibility criteria,” he said. The CJ opined that in respect of those applications earlier refused, inmates can apply for bail citing change in circumstances. Construction of Permanent Jails “Jail authorities have proposed 6 places where jails can be construed on a permanent basis. This is pending with the State government. An order will accelerate this…Directions will be required to be given to Land by Revenue, Finance, Planning, Home Dept.,” said the AG. Establishment of Temporary Prisons “36 temporary prisons were created in educational institutions, empty hostels, classrooms, etc. last year. When pandemic went down, Government had to give them back. State has now been able to take back 14 of them for setting up temporary prisons,” the AG said. Covid testing for new inmates During the hearing, the AG also suggested that RT- PCR test should be done upon arrest. “Police custody should continue until test results comes before transferring prisoners to magistrate custody,” he suggested. Adding to this, Senior Advocate Mihir Desai said that temporary prisons are also used as Covid Care Centres by prison officials. “Only after 7-10 days are spent by a new prisoner at such temporary prison, he/she is transferred to permanent prisons,” he said adding that this brings them in close contact with suspect covid patients. At this juncture, Chief Justice Datta suggested that prisoners can be tested twice— Once after arrest and once before they are put in permanent prisons. The Chief Justice further said that the State should try to break the chain order by identifying those prisoners who were arrested on or after 13th April. “What was the situation for first 12 days of April, and what is now,” the CJ said. Vaccination program for prisoners and staff The AG submitted that vaccination program for prisoners and staff is underway. Further, the CJ suggested that while conducting RT-PCR test, if a prisoner is found to be above 45 years of age, he/she should be sent for vaccination immediately if not already vaccinated. Production of Prisoners before Courts via VC The Chief Justice sought response from the State Government regarding e-connectivity between Courts and correctional homes for production of prisoners via Video Conferencing. “If an under trial wants to go to court…Could we restrict under trials to appear only through VC?” the CJI pondered. He said that VC facility will help in tackling further spread of the infection. The AG assured the Court that he will submit particulars about availability of such facility. He however, also informed the Bench that at times, prisoners insist on visiting Court physically, to meet their friends, family and lawyers. Sr Advocate Desai also requested the court not to put it in the order that accused should be produced only via VC. “They were anyway not being produced until relaxation or improvements in covid situation…Don’t put it in order as once the covid situation improves it should not become a permanent feature,” he apprehended. Edited by Akshita SaxenaNext Storylast_img read more