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New York City’s Union Square, July 29.WW photo: Teresa GutierrezJuly 29 — “We can’t survive on $7.25!” and “What’s outrageous? Poverty wages!” chanted hundreds of striking fast-food workers and their supporters outside a McDonald’s restaurant in New York City’s Union Square. Similar job actions were held at other NYC locations, including in midtown Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn, and in five other U.S. cities.These brave workers, mostly African American and Latino/a, insisted: “We deserve a living wage!” While demanding the right to organize into a union, they stressed, “New York is a union town!” Their militant spirit was expressed in their chant: “The workers have a right! Fight! Fight! Fight!”Fast Food Forward, New York Communities for Change and the Services Employees union are helping on the NYC campaign. Among strike supporters in Union Square today were members of various labor unions, Laundry Workers Center, Occupy Wall Street, Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Services, immigrant rights organizations and other pro-working class groups.People’s Power Assembly organizers came in solidarity with the workers and distributed a leaflet linking the struggle for low-wage workers to that for “Justice for Trayvon Martin.”Similar walkouts in this “Nationally Coordinated Day of Fast-Food Workers’ Strikes” were held at restaurants, including McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Wendy’s, Domino’s Pizza, Taco Bell and Subway, in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Kansas City, Mo. This is the third set of nationally planned job actions by fast-food workers.Each day of organized protests brings more support. Dozens of community, labor and faith-based groupings have joined this campaign. In addition to the organizations listed above, Jobs with Justice and Action Now are involved, among others.Momentum is quickly growing in support of these workers and their call for a $15 hourly minimum wage. This call is resonating louder and clearer than ever — and is rapidly becoming a national issue. These workers’ strong, persistent demands on pay and the right to organize, gain medical benefits and be guaranteed workplace respect are being heard — because they’re fighting back!The workers taking on this struggle are courageous. They are risking jobs they so desperately need to pay for essential expenses like rent and food for their families. Many work two and three jobs to do so. Yet, they are standing up to the most powerful corporations, which make super-profits from their labor. McDonald’s alone is worth $100 billion, yet the company refuses to pay its workers a living wage.These fast-food workers are blazing the road ahead for all workers, employed and unemployed, who have been hit hard by the economic crisis, rising cost of living, growing income inequality and corporate downsizing of their standard of living. Not only would their victory help the 4 million employed in this industry, but it would be a boon for all workers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Organisation August 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamil Tigers attack Tamil-language newspaper again Receive email alerts July 29, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News January 13, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 15, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today condemned the persistent attempts of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) to silence the Tamil-language weekly Thinamurasu, in particular the ambush of a Thinamurasu distribution truck on 7 August by some 50 armed LTTE activists, who torched 5,000 copies of the newspaper after forcing the truck to stop at Sunkankeni, near the eastern town to Batticaloa.In a letter to S. P. Tamilselvan, the head of the LTTE’s political wing, the organisation called on the LTTE to put an end to its threats and acts of violence against Thinamurasu’s editorial staff and distributors.Reporters Without Borders said it was essential for the Tamil population to have access to a diverse range of news sources, all the more so now that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have just made very serious accusations against the LTTE.Following the ambush, the newspaper’s managing editor filed a complaint with the Norwegian observers in charge of monitoring compliance with the truce between the LTTE and the government.Thinamurasu (which means Daily Drumbeat) is one of the biggest-circulation newspapers in Tamil and it often reports human rights violations, including executions and abductions, by the LTTE in the east and north of the country.Editor T. Baskaran told Reporters Without Borders that his newspaper was the only Tamil-language one to report human rights violations. “We must pay the price of our independence because the LTTE expects all the Tamil news media to say nothing about its violence. Those who don’t obey are harassed.”Thinamurasu supports the EPDP, a Tamil political party that is radically opposed to the LTTE, and it has been the target of threats and attacks for years. In June, the LTTE leader in the northwestern district of Mannar threatened Thinamurasu’s local correspondents with “the worst consequences” if their newspaper continued to be distributed in the region.The newspaper’s distributor in the east of the island pulled out of his distribution contract in March 2002 after receiving LTTE threats. In May and in June 2002, the LTTE banned the newspaper from circulating in Batticaloa. Norwegian observers had to intervene to get it back on sale. In November 1999, Thinamurasu’s then managing editor Nadarajah Atputharajah alias “Ramesh”, who was also an EPDP parliamentarian, was murdered in Jaffna. It was never established who killed him or why. News Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial to go further Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific
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Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsFestival to spread kindness in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2015 872 WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous article22 marching bands to perform at Limerick’s International Band ChampionshipNext articleLimerick householders urged to say no to junk mail Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSFestival of KindnesslimerickPay it Forward Limerick (PIF Limerick) Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement 89-year-old Teresa McMahon from Thomondgate is given a helping hand in Limerick by Scouts Aoife Kiely, Russell Court, and Fiona O’Brien, Russell Lawns, Dooradoyle, who are both members of St Paul’s 32nd Scouts, Dooradoyle.(Pic: Sean Curtin)LIMERICK will host a unique initiative from March 13 to 17 which is expected to create a ripple effect throughout the city and county.The Festival of Kindness is a fun and free event hosted by Pay it Forward Limerick (PIF Limerick) – a team of local volunteers and businesses who are embracing the concept to carry out intentional acts of kindness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The goal is to spread positivity throughout Limerick by hosting various events that are energised by the power of kindness so that Paying it Forward becomes a way of life and something everyone does on a daily basis.Limerick Kindness Festival spokesman Michael O’Mahony explained, “We believe there is an inbuilt goodness in everyone; people carry out acts of kindness, compassion and support for friends, family and even complete strangers every day throughout Limerick and beyond and we want to build on this.”“With Pay it Forward you don’t expect anything in return for your effort but hope that the person you have helped and been kind to will pass on the good deed and spread the kindness. A huge amount of effort has been put in by many volunteers to this month’s festival and we’re hoping that as many Limerick people as possible get behind it to make the inaugural event a success,” said Michael.On Saturday March 14 a free family fun day will take place on Bedford Row from 11 to 3pm. Children can get their faces painted, enjoy free arts and crafts, pet new lambs and puppies in the baby animals corner and get their picture taken with local well known faces in the celebrity selfie booth. There will also be time to relax with a chill out zone featuring free massages and relaxation techniques from qualified physical therapists.On Sunday March 15 a Walking on Water Day will take place in the University of Limerick with free kayaking and a universal access excursion for wheelchair users and the visually impaired. Then on Monday March 16 over 400 local scouts will carry out acts of kindness throughout Limerick including special deliveries to the city’s unsung heroes like members of the emergency services.Individuals, groups or organisation who wish to get involved in the festival should log onto PIFLIMERICK.COM. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Missing 15-year-old Glenvar boy returned home safely LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Facebook WhatsApp News WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Previous articleDerry men on drugs charges granted anonymityNext articleWest Tyrone MLA against ‘Welcome to Northern Ireland’ signs News Highland By News Highland – August 7, 2012 Twitter Facebook Pinterest A 15-year-old Glenvar boy, who had been reported missing, has been returned home safely.Ciaron McLuaghlin left his home in the early hours of Sunday morning with a Chelsea sports bag.Gardai in Milford had issued a statement on Sunday for information, after the boy went missing.But Gardai said today that the boy had returned home. Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also
News Donegal TD wants Suicide Prevention Authority established Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleOccasional ‘Garda Clinics’ to replace closed stationsNext articleGardai to target Learner drivers over bank holiday weekend News Highland Donegal South-West Deputy Thomas Pringle has called on the government to establish a Suicide Prevention Authority to tackle the prevalence of suicide and self-harm in our society.There were 525 recorded suicides in Ireland in 2011.The figures from the Central Statistics Office showed that men accounted for 84 per cent of all deaths by suicide that last year.Independent TD Thomas Pringle says mental illness and suicide is a major problem in our society, with three times more deaths by suicide than on our roads in this country:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/tprin830PREV.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – October 26, 2012 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report
WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Greens supporting FG and FF would betray voters – Doherty Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Facebook Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are officially entering talks to form a government.Negotiating teams from the two parties are to begin meeting, while also continuing discussions with the Green Party.Leo Varadkar and Micheal Martin met twice in the past 24 hours, and say they’re acutely aware of the enormous challenges facing the country, particularly with Covid 19.They’re to enter negotiations as equal partners, which could mean taking turns as Taoiseach.Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty, who’s leading his party’s own government talks, says the Greens supporting Fine-Gael and Fianna Fáil would betray voters:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/doherty7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 10, 2020 Google+ Pinterest Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday March 10thNext article10 more Coronavirus cases confirmed in Ireland News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA