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UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgUACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileUACN Property Development Plc is a property investment company in Nigeria that buys, develops, sells, leases and manages commercial and residential accommodation and retail space. The company offers accommodation options in the luxury, premium and classic sectors of the real estate market. UACN Property Development Plc also owns and operates a hotel in Lagos which includes conferencing and banquet facilities. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UACN Property Development Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Oxley + Stirling / Elenberg Fraser

first_img Projects 2017 Photographs:  Cieran Murphy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896198/oxley-plus-stirling-elenberg-fraser Clipboard CopyAbout this officeElenberg FraserOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMelbourneBrisbaneAustraliaPublished on June 16, 2018Cite: “Oxley + Stirling / Elenberg Fraser” 15 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Oxley + Stirling / Elenberg Fraser Save this picture!© Cieran Murphy+ 19Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily Manufacturers: GMG Stone, Mirror Kote, New Age Veneers, NovasSave this picture!© Cieran MurphyRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82LightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The proposal was to enhance the connection between the site and the spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the city center to the north. Oxley + Stirling sits on a picturesque bend between two reaches of the Brisbane River. Harnessing the unique outlooks across to the CBD and botanical gardens formed a building that would not work anywhere else. With the opportunity to create views for days, we could see that this exemplar of riverside architecture called for a touch of yesterday’s grandeur. Sometimes it’s best to return to the classics. Save this picture!© Cieran MurphyShared spaces echo the glamour of days gone by, with a modern twist. Pulling up to the building you’re welcomed by the epic proportions of a porte cochere with large columns and dedicated drop-off zones. Inside, the lobby gleams with brass balustrades and rods. Up on the second floor is a library as well as a contemporary interpretation of a coffered ceiling. A rooftop pool area gives you the best seats in the house for soaking up the 360° views, with a decadent combination of infinity pools and landscaped areas with visible barriers removed. Exiting the lift, bluestone paving greets you and guides across the reflecting pool towards the viewing platform; the level also includes a gym and outdoor yoga space. Cinemas and private dining mean you can have a great night out with only a lift ride home. Save this picture!Type Floor planThe form was shaped by the views – created to maximize every single apartment angle to give all residents the best possible access to those stunning panoramas. Each living room projects out past the next, fanning themselves out towards the view. From the moment you open the front door, you are presented with uninterrupted vistas, accentuated by bay windows and framed by fileted, curved glazing. The reflective, flowing façade mimics the sinuous turns of the adjacent river, while the warm gold green color pulls in the surrounding natural landscape. Twisted screens offer fine grain detail to the building’s surface providing privacy and seclusion to each residence.Save this picture!© Cieran MurphyProject gallerySee allShow lessCharles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art Is Burning AgainArchitecture NewsThe Walk-in Camera Obscura at Fürstenfeld Regional Hospital / balloon architekten ZT-OGSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Brisbane QLD, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Australia CopyApartments•Brisbane, Australia Year:  Photographs “COPY” Oxley + Stirling / Elenberg FraserSave this projectSaveOxley + Stirling / Elenberg Fraser ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/896198/oxley-plus-stirling-elenberg-fraser Clipboard Area:  55500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Elenberg Fraser Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Fitzroy North House 02 / Rob Kennon Architects

first_img Houses Lead Architects: Fitzroy North House 02 / Rob Kennon ArchitectsSave this projectSaveFitzroy North House 02 / Rob Kennon Architects Area:  197 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947167/fitzroy-north-house-02-rob-kennon-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Fitzroy North, Australia Australia Architects: Rob Kennon Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Eckersley Garden Architecture Projects “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRob Kennon ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFitzroy NorthOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 09, 2020Cite: “Fitzroy North House 02 / Rob Kennon Architects” 09 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?北菲兹罗伊2号房,“在花园中的房子” / Rob Kennon Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2019 Manufacturers: Agape, Brodware, CDK stone, Flos, HAY, Miele, Resident, Archicad, Artedomus, Dioscuri Wall Lights, Marcel Breuer, Microstation, Polar Wall Lights, Thomas Lentini Studio, Trimble Landscape: Photographs Design Team:Rob Kennon, Jack LeishmanEngineering:Meyer ConsultingBuilder:Ben Thomas BuilderCity:Fitzroy NorthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoCultural / PatrimonialCymat Technologies Ltd.Carillon Parroquia San Vicente de Paul, Bell Tower, Chile – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. This project is a contemporary response in a heritage context that learns from the vernacular. It puts forward an atypical site response that provides an experience of freedom and openness that is not often experienced in tight inner-city sites. In a quiet heritage street in Fitzroy North, this new family home presents to the public as an abstract silhouette of a double fronted workers cottage.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe house is separated into two distinct parts.  The new cottage fronting the street consolidates the verandah and roof into a single hipped form as a simplified memory of a worker’s cottage. Two double brick wing walls, referencing typical terrace party walls, contain the building and support the low-slung verandah which aligns to the gutter line datum running down the street. Timber battens mask the front façade, allowing the traditional proportions of the cottage to be articulated in a graphic manner.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe entrance, an unassuming timber battened gate, opens to a narrow and unexpected external corridor which retains the modest proportions of a worker’s cottage and accentuates the openness of the garden beyond. On entry, you walk past the guest bedroom and studio where you begin to experience the concept of the house. ‘A house within a garden.’ Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellAligned to an existing two storey boundary wall, the main part of the house sits between two gardens maximising access to sunlight. This idea abandons the traditional rhythm of a dwelling with a back garden. Perimeter brick walls border the site to unify the overall enclosure. A utilitarian material palette of cement sheet, brick, and galvanised steel flow through the home obscuring the spatial boundaries of the living environments.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellPositioned in the garden is the kitchen, living, and dining space, defined by the boundary to boundary glazed openings that allow for limitless cross ventilation. Throughout the house, there is a continuous theme of concealment, particularly in the doors, joinery, services, gutter detailing, and water storage. This declutters the architecture which in turn reinforces the idea of living in a garden. The close collaboration with Eckersley Garden Architecture allowed this core concept to be realised. ‘Living within a garden and sleeping above it.’ Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellA galvanised metal grid encases, shades, and limits overlooking from the upper floor private domain, comprising three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This calm protected zone hovers above, providing areas of shade for the garden below.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThis project explores abstraction and rethinks the typical urban massing of the terrace house typology resulting in an experience more connected to nature than built form. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessScreen Pavilion / Ray&Emilio StudioSelected ProjectsJakob Factory / G8A Architecture & Urban Planning + rollimarchini architektenSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947167/fitzroy-north-house-02-rob-kennon-architects Clipboard Rob Kennon Fitzroy North House 02 / Rob Kennon Architectslast_img read more

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New York protest blocks traffic near Gov. Cuomo’s office to demand fair rent

first_imgBlocking traffic, May 28.WW photo: Anne Pruden“We are tired of being displaced, extorted, harassed and ignored. We will continue to bring our grievances to the doorsteps of the powers-that-be until we are heard.  New York City is facing a massive housing crisis, and the stakes are now higher than ever. On June 15, NYC’s rent regulation laws are set to expire,” stated protest organizers led by Brooklyn’s Crown Heights Tenants Union.Blocking four lanes on East 3rd Street near Gov. Cuomo’s Midtown Manhattan office on May 28, determined protesters held a huge banner reading “Cuomo: Strong Rent Laws Now” and “Housing Justice Is Racial Justice.” Fliers were distributed to motorists explaining why the protest brought traffic to a standstill.Several TV stations and newspaper reporters rushed to cover this while the police came much later.  Connecting the need for affordable housing with New York’s long history of racist housing policies, the flier mentioned landlords’ history of redlining policies and how now the developers seek to cash in on gentrification, as they deny tenants their rights in an attempt to evict them.NYC’s vacancy decontrol provisions eliminated 300,000 rent-regulated apartments where the majority of tenants are working class and people of color. The protesters’ statement offered: “This is why, as low income communities of color, we are taking matters into our own hands. With the recent upsurge of the Black Lives Matter movement, we have seen that the only way policymakers listen to disenfranchised people is when we take to the streets and disrupt business as usual.  Cuomo has the power to change rent laws by June 15th in favor of low and moderate income New Yorkers.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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The coming decade of revolution

first_imgIn the last decade the working class — spurred into action by a destroyed economy, state violence, and national and gender oppression — rose up in a series of mass mobilizations, the scope of which had not been seen in two generations. From Occupy to Black Lives Matter to the Women’s Marches, the oppressed and struggling sectors of the working class vented their anger and challenged the capitalist order.Youth demand justice on Aug. 8, 2019 for Eric Garner killed by NYPD officer, Daniel Pantaleo.These mobilizations were uneven in political development. Many were spontaneous and unplanned. The state often used unrestrained violence to strike back. But the contradictions that produced the tumult of the last 10 years have not gone away. Rather, conditions have worsened. This can only lead to greater conflict.If the most politically advanced segments of the working class are up to the challenge, we are likely to see a tremendous push to organize the proletariat. Over the next 10 years, we may see the development of revolutionary class struggle against the bourgeoisie.If the last decade was the decade of mass mobilization, of the enraged masses awakening and struggling to find their feet, this decade will be the decade of revolution.Rent extraction and the gig economyThe newest generation of adults lives on the knife edge of economic insecurity. They are crushed under gargantuan student loan debt. In every major city in the U.S., rents have risen to unsustainable levels, squeezing more and more people out of their homes.From 2015 to 2018, median rent rose 7.6 percent, while the consumer price index showed a 14 percent increase in the cost of basic necessities like food, energy, transportation and medical care.For millennials in the U.S. there is no margin of error. They average a net worth of less than $8,000 — less than any previous generation — and down 34 percent for adults ages 18 to 35. More than half of all millennials have less than $5,000 in savings. (tinyurl.com/ueyommt)The rising cost of living has created a traumatic economic wound; the job market offers no means to stop the bleeding. With computerized precision, Silicon Valley has accelerated the extraction of surplus value from the working class.The so-called “gig-economy” is a thinly veiled assault on workers’ rights. Workers are hired as private contractors rather than full-time employees. This insulates business owners from costs like health insurance. The results are clear: Productivity has continued to rise, but wages have fallen. Inflation-adjusted salaries for millennials are 20 percent lower than they were for baby boomers at their age. (tinyurl.com/yyn9tqzf)As Marx understood, the continued extraction of wealth creates a counterforce of popular resistance. The working class, under greater and greater stress, is forced to organize in order to survive. The resurgence of strikes, both in conventional sectors (West Virginia teachers) and in newer tech industries (Amazon and Google), is evidence of this. The extraction of surplus value from the working class is intensifying and becoming unsustainable. As contradictions sharpen, class consciousness and class struggle inevitably increase. In order to maintain control, the ruling class must increasingly rely on state violence.The slow collapse of the stateMao Zedong called all reactionaries “paper tigers” — “unable to withstand the wind and rain.” Looking at the U.S. state apparatus in 2020: Has this description ever been more fitting? The U.S. continually pumps more money into the security and surveillance state, but the true strength of its police and military is weaker than ever. It relies on external technological advantage while internal morale and physical capacity are collapsing.During the Obama administration, major military innovation was the expansion of drone warfare and special operations raids. The imperialists referred to this as the “light footprint strategy.” (tinyurl.com/urpkcl7)In truth, it was war by assassination. The means were remote-piloted drones which hovered over a population — keeping it in constant terror of the next “hellfire” missile attack and gangs of specially trained armed forces smashing down doors in the middle of the night to kill or abduct hapless inhabitants.Why did they resort to such high-tech terrorism? Why abandon conventional warfare? Because no other means were available. The U.S. military is struggling to recruit soldiers. The Pentagon lacks the masses of troops necessary to maintain control over the populations of the numerous countries that have been attacked and occupied.The only option, then, is to keep targeted countries in a permanent state of chaos by murdering any political or military leaders who attempt to resist U.S. imperialism. Such a strategy can never defeat the broader anti-imperialist movements behind these leaders, and the U.S. knows this.But the ruling class has settled on destabilization as a means of resource extraction. The goal is to keep resisters off balance long enough for private companies to drain the natural resources (from the land) and surplus value (from the labor of the working class) of the targeted country. As the climate crisis also demonstrates, the ruling class will accrue as much wealth as it can for as long as it can until the entire system collapses.And the cracks have already appeared. The death squads referred to as U.S. Special Forces are exhausted by the endless attacks they have conducted in Africa and West Asia. Even pilots who bomb civilians via remote-controlled planes are experiencing high levels of burnout.With declining troop numbers but an increasing number of battlefields, how can the empire hope to go on? At this writing, the U.S military is preparing to break itself against the impenetrable terrain and hardened soldiers of Iran. It seems that nothing can divert the state’s self-destructive tendencies.Domestic law enforcement is no better off. As with the Pentagon, exposure of racist tactics by both the police and the Border Patrol — and the resulting condemnation — has led to declining recruitment and plummeting morale. Numerous stories in recent years feature pigs (a term popularly used by the Black Panther Party to refer to killer cops) openly lamenting this “shocking” turn of events.For any rational observer, this was an inevitable consequence of the public’s newfound ability — driven by camera phones and the internet — to document and disseminate instances of racism and oppression by U.S. law enforcement.This declining force will struggle, to greater and greater futility, to contain the growing mass mobilizations over the next 10 years.Both at home and abroad, U.S. military and police are paper tigers. When faced with the winds of popular anger and the rain of organized resistance, they will wilt and crumble like wet pulp.Building the revolutionary machineThe state is weak politically, economically and militarily. The people are getting stronger. Class consciousness is growing. A recent poll found that 70 percent of millennials planned on voting socialist, 36 percent viewed communism favorably, and 22 percent wanted to see the abolition of all private property! (tinyurl.com/yy9pdxhk) This portends a great deal of change in the coming years.The U.S. has experienced revolutionary upsurges before. But this can only be seen as a cause for apprehension rather than optimism if one incorrectly sees the struggles of the past as distinct events. In truth, all revolutionary movements are part of a continuum of struggle.The actions of previous generations of revolutionaries created material changes in the governance and culture of the U.S. Those changes in turn have a material effect on successive generations.The repressive state apparatus reacts to the periodic rise of social movements, and it will take sustained struggle to create change. Capitalism, in its imperial core, will not be slain in one night. To put it succinctly, a tree cannot be chopped down with one blow of an axe.What then is our task today? It can only be one thing: to organize for working-class power. To unite the multinational working class in opposition to the bourgeoisie. To build durable, long-term organizations that are capable of withstanding the fearsome rigors of revolutionary struggle.The last decade showed the sparkling brilliance of spontaneous mobilization, as well as its flaws. A bright flame cannot light the way if it burns out too quickly. Only deep organizing — the creation of long-term political structures in the working class — can carry us through the challenges of the next 10 years. It is only through close ties to the masses that organs of dual power can be built to truly challenge and defeat the ruling class. If not, reactionary forces will dominate.The contradictions our society faces are mounting. Events, reactions and counterreactions are unpredictable. We may have less time to prepare than we think. The time to organize for the decade of revolution is NOW!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism

first_imgThe following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021.  Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe PietteSusan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. They were young; they were babies, and they were targeted because they were picking wild za’atar, wild herbs. This is actually part of our tradition. Palestinians have been foraging for za’atar and meramiyeh for thousands of years.Nobody has harmed that landscape more than the Zionists. You can see it in the way they build their homes. They literally decapitate the hills. Palestinians never built that way; Palestinian homes are built on the sides of hills and in the valleys to conform to the landscape, not the other way around. Israel makes the land conform to their desire.If you’ve never seen a hill being decapitated, it is such a violent act. The hills are covered in trees, so all those trees are destroyed. Consider how many animals depended on those trees as their habitats and for their sustenance, all of that’s gone. There’s just zero respect for the land.From its inception Israel devastated the water. One of the first things they did was to drain the Hula [Valley] wetlands. That was considered “Zionist ingenuity.” They touted it and went on and on about what geniuses they are. They drained the Hula wetlands. They call it the Hula swamps. It was actually a massive ecological treasure that was home to hundreds of bird species, of frog species, fish, flora — many of which have become extinct, because they were unique to that region, which was a huge migratory station. They drained the wetlands to establish settler colonies, but they didn’t understand the land. So there were all these natural processes that happened, that ended up leading to subterranean internal combustion that basically made it impossible to build their damn houses there. They had to end that project, but the wetlands were destroyed. There’s a tiny bit left that’s a fraction of its former glory. The Zionists were Europeans. They’re trying to make the land European. And so they brought all these European, non-native trees — a lot of pines and firs that basically destroyed the ground vegetation, because pine needles are acidic and ultimately made the whole thing a tinderbox. That’s why they had those massive forest fires a few years back. And not to mention the way that they have scarred the land with that hideous wall. But at the same time, they do all this greenwashing and all these Western newspapers and media outlets are complicit in it.WW: Similar ecological destruction happened in North America. The European settlers came here not knowing how to cultivate food on their own. They needed to learn that from the Indigenous people. They tried in many ways to force the natural environment to behave more like a European environment. But there’s still this pervasive myth that Israel is not a European colonial project.SA: You’re right to point out the parallels with North America, because it really is the same thing; it’s the same concept — it’s just a different time, a different place, a different context.In order to colonize a place, you can’t come just with brute force, right? You have to have a whole set of mythology to make the people, to make colonizers feel righteous about murder and plunder.In North America, there was Manifest Destiny. There was a divine aura to it all. It was destined; people were escaping persecution to come here. They were coming here for a better life. And the current inhabitants weren’t even viewed as the current stewards of the land or even worthy of the land. God was not on their side — all of these things, so it makes it palatable to the average colonizer.Presumably the people coming here weren’t these evil monsters, right? They were people in search of a better life. But they became colonizers. They became monsters. They were adhering to mythologies that made sense to them. And the same thing is happening in Palestine. The original Zionists were Europeans who very much had that European colonial mentality. They looked at the East as backward, inferior and unworthy. They decided they wanted to have their own Jewish colony somewhere — the Jewish state. Most of them were atheists, by the way. So this was never a religious thing. This was always about power. It was always about colonialism. Because of European anti-Semitism, they didn’t have the access that they wanted. They wanted their own special piece of the pie. That’s the origin of Zionism.They had nothing to do with Judaism. Of course, they looked everywhere. They looked in Uganda, Argentina, Ethiopia and Palestine. It was never about “returning” to Palestine, but Palestine made for a better myth. All the other places were a little bit too raw and too wild, whereas Palestine was small enough. It was built-up; it had an infrastructure — it had homes. It had a history. It had water. It had, you know, a Biblical aura. It had everything they needed to create the other really potent aspect of colonialism, which is the mythmaking.Judaism had roots there. Judaism also has roots in Egypt and in Iraq and in Persia. They could have manufactured the same thing in any of these places. But Palestine made for an attractive place for many reasons, particularly the fact that it was under British mandate.The British enticed Jews, especially following World War II, who were coming for a better life — to come and take up arms and become the same monsters that they escaped from. I don’t care what people say. Israelis have become the modern-day Nazis. I get that people don’t like to hear that comparison. But I don’t know how else to say it. Their entire society wants to kill us. They want us gone. They look at us as inferior. They have no qualms about murdering us and killing us and beating our children and demolishing our homes or stealing our homes like they have zero moral compunctions about it.And the only reason is because we’re not Jewish. Because we were there before they came.Colonialism and cultural appropriationWW: There are many comparisons made between Palestine and South Africa. Do you think “apartheid” is a helpful term?Yes and no. It’s a recognizable historic moment. So you say the word apartheid, and people have a context already. They understand it was a really evil system. And so you don’t have to start from scratch. Palestinians have been describing this system to the world for years. Decades. Nobody’s listened to us. I want to stress that this isn’t something new. The way that apartheid in Israel is being talked about is like it’s something that is new that developed over time because of right-wing governments. But from the very beginning, they wanted to get rid of us. From the very beginning, they hated us.They wanted to, in the words of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, “sweep away the Orient,” in the same way that white settlers tried to destroy Indigenous cultures. When they couldn’t destroy the cultures, they certainly committed genocide. That was the original intent.But in new generations and identity politics, there has been this desire to “indigenize” themselves. They don’t want to be seen as colonizers. They want to be “Indigenous.” So suddenly they “created” falafel. They have their own “indigenous cuisine,” which is basically Palestinian cuisine. They’re stealing our clothing; they’re pretending like it’s Israeli in their fashion shows. They’re even appropriating the keffiyeh, making a blue-and-white keffiyeh. And they’re claiming our archaeological heritage. They have been raiding graves in hundreds and thousands of years-old cemeteries, Muslim cemeteries especially, because they want to erase us. They’re threatened by our presence. And you didn’t see that in South Africa, that didn’t exist.WW: Your research also found that Israel is the worst exporter of weapons globally, per capita.SA: Israel was consistently the no. 1 exporter of weapons in the world per capita, exceeding the U.S. by a huge margin, exceeding Russia, exceeding China, France, Italy. I did the research and examined a 10-year period. I got the information from SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, that basically tracks all weapons transactions across the world and especially in conflict situations. All of Israel’s weapons transactions are only known indirectly because of the disclosure by the recipient countries. However, they have been one of the biggest subversive weapons hustlers, especially in regions or in conflict situations where there are international bans on weapon sales. When there were weapons embargos against South Africa, Israel was arming them. When the military mowed down all those kids in Soweto, those were Israeli-supplied weapons. They sold nuclear technology to the Apartheid government. The extent of Israel’s collusion with South Africa was actually quite shocking. There’s a really good book called “The Unspoken Alliance” by Sasha Polakow-Suransky, which is worth a read for anybody who wants to see the level of Israel’s collusion with them. But it wasn’t just South Africa; Israel supplied weapons to Rwanda.And that’s just the weapons. That doesn’t include the surveillance technology, the drone and facial recognition equipment. It doesn’t include their training of police forces around the world, including in the U.S., on suppression methodologies.WW: Regarding Gaza, what do you think about the term open-air prison? Is that accurate? What does that really mean in practice?It is a prison. Probably the biggest prison in the world. People aren’t allowed in or out. They are violated in a million different ways, but it’s more than that. It’s not just a place to warehouse people. They have made it into a laboratory, a weapons testing ground. Whenever they launch a quote unquote “war ” — it’s never the word “genocide” — stocks just skyrocket, because that’s where they test all their new stuff. And it allows them to put this “field tested” label on their weapons. Literally, they market their weapons as being field tested, which means: “We use this on Palestinians, and it murdered them effectively.” And that’s what it’s about. It’s economic as well as political and social. And one thing that it’s not about is Israeli security. That’s what it’s not about.Capitalism is a cancer, and colonialism is just an extension of capitalism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Garda crime round-up

first_imgTwitter Print Mugged at knifepointA mugging at knifepoint was reported last Wednesday when a young man was confronted by two men at Castle Street at 7.50pm and demanded that he hand over his belongings. The two suspects escaped with a small amount of property. Two men in their early 20’s were arrested a short time later and a knife was recovered. One of them has been charged with robbery and is currently before the courts.Wallet takenHenry Street Gardai are investigating the theft of a wallet from a man as he walked home last Monday in the Castletroy area. Two men approached him as he walked through the Jewish Graveyard in Castletroy and took his wallet containing a small amount of cash as well as a prepaid phone, bank cards and other documents.Heating oil theftGardaí from Patrickswell are investigating the theft of home heating oil from a house in Elm Park, Clarina between 11pm on Thursday January 24 and 4am on Friday morning last when a 2005 Dublin registered Toyota Avensis car with barrels was seen close to the house during the night. Advertisement WhatsApp Gardaí target burglarsTWO men were arrested on Friday last as part of an operation to target burglary and car theft in the Limerick area. The two have been charged with various offences in the Ardnacrusha and Corbally areas last week and gardaí say the arrests are significant in the drive to prevent domestic burglaries in the Limerick area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook Email Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGarda crime round-upBy admin – January 30, 2013 517 Previous articleLimerick GAA round-upNext articleMother was forced to smuggle tablets into prison adminlast_img read more

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Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LifestyleArtsLimerickNewsArts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 awardBy Meghann Scully – June 9, 2020 566 “We are very encouraged by the response to this award,” said Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly. “The applications were of a very high standard and showed the depth and breadth of the arts in Ireland – with greater resources we could have awarded twice as many — and it is particularly heartening to see so many successful applications from artists not previously funded through the Arts Council. Of course, this also points to artists’ particular and urgent needs at this time of crisis.” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads The Arts Council said that across the whole of the country it was encouraged by both the quality of the applications, and the fact that almost two thirds of the successful artists had never before been funded by the Arts Council.With all now notified of their award, artists will begin to create work across the full range of art forms, genres and areas of arts practice.In time, the public can expect to experience traditional arts, literature, dance, theatre, music, visual art, circus, film, opera and architecture, as well as work in specific areas of arts practice, such as for children and young people, and arts participation.Despite the exceptional nature and fast turnaround time of the scheme — called the Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award — demand from artists was very high, with almost 1,000 applicants, the agency said.Minister Josepha Madigan commented, “I especially welcome the many new artists who were successful under this round.“I realise that now is a particularly challenging time for artists to make work.  I look forward to the imminent report from the Arts Council’s Expert Advisory Group on further proposals to sustain this vital sector”.The €1 million scheme is one of a suite of measures being introduced by the Arts Council to help support artists and arts organisations through the Covid-19 crisis.Other initiatives include honouring all existing funding commitments, and allowing grantees to draw down 90 percent of their funding to allow them fulfil in turn their own business commitments, especially to artists; the prioritisation and redirection of budgets and funding streams; a range of business guidance and assistance; and continued work with the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and other government departments to ensure that artists and arts organisations benefit from the full range of government supports. Previous articleShannon Group reports a ‘positive’ first meeting with the newly formed Shannon Airport Oireachtas GroupNext article‘Contact and Collect’ service available at four of Limerick’s libraries from today Meghann Scully Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Produced by Beyond the Bark with Emma FisherTHE Arts Council has sent its congratulations to three Limerick artists who have each been awarded a €3,000 grant to help them make new and original work during the Covid-19 crisis.The government agency for funding and developing the arts said applications from Limerick artists had scored very highly. Architect Andrew Ó Murchú, Emma Fisher, involved in film and Sarah Cahill, involved in theatre were successful.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TAGSartscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Tenders received for Killybegs Harbour extension

first_img By News Highland – July 17, 2019 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that tenders for the extension of Killybegs Harbour have been received.Its anticipated contractors will be appointed next month and works will commence in the last quarter of this year.The €6.5 million Smooth Point Project at the harbour when complete will provide a 120m quay space.The contract once awarded is for 12 months however, preparatory works on the site development such as dredging are already complete. Google+ Tenders received for Killybegs Harbour extension WhatsApp Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleCould be one of the greatest Open’s – Shane Lowry & James SugrueNext articleCabinet Ministers set to approve major restructure of HSE News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Level 5: Donegal GP warns against complacency

first_img Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – October 22, 2020 AudioHomepage BannerNews Level 5: Donegal GP warns against complacency Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleGardaí introduce more checkpoints from todayNext articleGAA Preview: Kerry v Donegal – Declan Bonner News Highland Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp A Stranorlar GP is warning while Covid-19 seems to be stabilising in Donegal, there can be no room for complacency.There were 48 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal last night.The incidence rate in Donegal now stands at 320.4 per 100,000 people and currently ranks eighth highest nationwide.Meanwhile the incidence rate of infection in Derry and Strabane has dropped by one third.Dr Denis McCauley says while the figures are encouraging, Level 5 was necessary and is urging people to comply with the new restrictions:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/denis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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