Special task force members named for church structural reform

first_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Smithfield, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Posted Dec 5, 2012 Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ December 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm As a lay person, it looks fairly balanced to me. Personally I’m probably more interested in the members’ abilities rather than whether they’ve been ordained. December 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm Seems really sad to have so few lay members appointed to this task force. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Special task force members named for church structural reform Ted Andrews says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 7, 2012 at 6:48 am Why did the Convention subcontract this job to a group that, as far as I can see, is accountable to no one but the Presiding Bishop? Put another way, why have a Convention if it isn’t going to handle a tough job like this? 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Kimberly Clark says: Margo Fletcher + says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags December 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm Will this task force have a means for us, Episcopalians, to input suggestions as to structural reform? Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments are closed. [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have announced the 24 members of the special Task Force for Church Structural Reform.Approved at the July General Convention 2012, Resolution C095 calls for development of a 24-member task force charged with presenting a plan to the next General Convention in 2015 “for reforming the Church’s structures, governance, and administration.”“We are delighted at the collection of gifts that have been offered for this work, and overjoyed at the constellation assembled in this task force,” commented Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori. “We pray that God’s creative spirit will be unleashed in the midst of this work to move us into God’s future with excitement, openness, and commitment to the opportunities before us.”“Please join us in praying for the members of the task force as they begin their work,” said President Jennings. “The Episcopal Church must restructure faithfully and thoughtfully to bring us closer to the heart of God and those we are called to serve. May the Holy Spirit lead the task force toward a new vision of our beloved church.”The Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies reviewed over 500 applicants who were interested in serving on the Task Force.“This work has taken several months, and we are deeply grateful for the willingness of many faithful Episcopalians to offer themselves for this work,” said Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori.“As we have worked together to create the structure task force, the Presiding Bishop and I have  enjoyed exploring our many common hopes for the church and the vision we share for its mission and ministry,” said President Jennings. “Our work is blessed by these conversations, and we continue to be gratified by how much we enjoy working together.”MembersThe Task Force for Church Structural Reform is composed of 24 members: four bishops; nine priests; one deacon; and ten lay people. Three are under age 30; eight in their 30s; five in their 40s; four in their 50s; and four are age 60+. Nine are people of color.The members of the Task Force for Church Structural Reform and their dioceses are:• The Rev. Jennifer L. Adams, Diocese of Western Michigan• The Rev. William H. Allport, II, Diocese of West Texas• The Rev. Joseph M.C. Chambers, Diocese of Missouri• Canon Judith G. Conley, Diocese of Arizona• Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, Diocese of North Carolina• Bishop C. Andrew Doyle, Diocese of Texas• The Rev. Miguelina Espinal-Howell, Diocese of Newark• Professor Victor A. Feliberty-Ruberte, Diocese of Puerto Rico• The Venerable Robert Anton Franken, Diocese of Missouri• Dr. Catherine George, Diocese of New Jersey• Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves, Diocese of El Camino Real• Ian L. Hallas, Diocese of Chicago• Julia Ayala Harris, Diocese of Florida• The Rev. Dr. Bradley S. Hauff, Diocese of Pennsylvania• The Rev. Leng Leroy Lim, Diocese of Los Angeles• Thomas A. Little, Esq. Diocese of Vermont• The Rev. Canon Craig W. Loya, Diocese of Kansas• Sarah Miller, Diocese of Alabama• The Rev. Kevin D. Nichols, Diocese of New Hampshire• Bishop Sean W. Rowe, Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania• Margaret B. Shannon, Diocese of Texas• T. Dennis Sullivan, Diocese of New York• Jonathan McKenzie York, Diocese of North Carolina• The Rev. Dr. Dwight J. Zscheile, Diocese of MinnesotaIn addition, two partners from other Anglican Communion provinces have been appointed: the Very Rev. Peter Elliott of the Anglican Church of Canada, dean of the Diocese of New Westminster and rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver; and the Rev. Sathianathan Clarke, Th.D., of the Church of South India, who is the Bishop Sundo Kim Chair in World Christianity and professor of theology, culture and mission at Wesley Theological Seminary.Resolution C095According to resolution C095, “The membership of the Task Force shall reflect the diversity of the Church, and shall include some persons with critical distance from the Church’s institutional leadership.”In addition, the task force will conduct a special gathering with representation from every diocese in preparation of its final report, due by November 2014.  The date and location of the special meeting will be determined later.Resolution C095 in full is here or http://www.generalconvention.org/gc/resolutions?by=number&id=c095 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem December 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm Is there a way for us to input our suggestions to this task force? Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Comments (7) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME January 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm Thank you to the committee members who have chosen to take on this mission. My prayers and support are with you. I feel that the talents you all bring will guide you in making the changes that will help support and guide us all in our future. Tom Reinfuss says: Rector Bath, NC Stuart Lauters says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL December 6, 2012 at 8:19 am As this group comes together please could they remember that the Episcopal church is catholic in that its members are drawn from all walks of life. Here comes everyone. As well as the professional and well endowed we have thousands of older people whose only livelihood is social security, families with young children where both parents live on the minimum wage. Please look at some of our highly specialized ministries, preferential clerical positions and extravagant buildings in our church that carry large economic outlay and ask if this is what we really need to be supporting in reflecting the love of and following an itinerant carpenter preacher.Thank you. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Church in Sri Lanka responds to devastating floods

first_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Posted Jun 23, 2016 Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon has launched an emergency response to devastating floods in Sri Lanka that have claimed more than 100 lives and left thousands homeless and without resources. As floodwaters recede, agencies are taking stock. Communities require emergency assistance, and there is an urgent need to prevent the spread of disease through environmental clean-up and waste management.At least 104 people are known to have died. This number could rise as 99 people are still missing – the majority following a landslide in the western region of Kegalle, in the Sabaragamuwa Province, which destroyed three villages.The Anglican mission agency United Society (formerly USPG) are assisting the Church of Ceylon’s response. They say that more than 128,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, and that this number is likely to rise because of a continuing threat of further landslides. The island’s government has estimated that up to 30,000 businesses may have been affected.“Those who have been displaced are living in temporary camps, schools, religious buildings, community centers, and with friends and relatives,” a spokesman for the United Society said. “The government and other organizations are providing food, water and healthcare. Where there is overcrowding, water and sanitation are particular concerns.”The worst affected area is the district of Colombo, where a large number of people live on reclaimed marshland that is highly susceptible to flooding.As part of its response, the Church of Ceylon’s Board of Social Responsibility provided 30 boats during the initial emergency rescue operations. It is now focused on supporting families in the villages of Puttalam, Chilaw, Urubokke and Dandugama.“Families have received food, toiletries, boots, medicines, cooking utensils, bedding, water purification tablets, chlorine and cleaning materials,” the United Society said. “The church is also helping with house repairs and providing schools books and supplies so the children can continue in education.”On its website, the Diocese of Colombo reported that “The flooding and landslides have wreaked havoc across the country. Many casualties have been reported and dozens are missing under the mud of a landslide at Aranayake.“We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed generously in cash or kind or by volunteering their time.”The Church is now planning for the next phase of its response, which will include assisting with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of communities as they rebuild livelihood activities.The Church of Ceylon’s work supporting vulnerable tea plantation communities will be supported by the United Society’s Harvest Appeal. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Asia Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Church in Sri Lanka responds to devastating floods Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate Diocese of Nebraska Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SClast_img read more

Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura

first_img Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura Projects Year:  Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913361/albania-house-ooiio-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Photographs:  josefotoinmo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily Joaquín Millán Villamuelas Manufacturers: Baumit, Daikin, Grupo Halcón Cerámicas, Donaire Solar, Hormigón y Pavimento s.l. Lead Architect: 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913361/albania-house-ooiio-arquitectura Clipboard Houses Architects: OOIIO Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ciudad Real, Spain Save this picture!© josefotoinmo+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Design Team:Joaquín Millán Villamuelas, Natalia Garmendia Cobo, Irene Muñoz Fernández, Alessio Runci, Pilar Bolaños Almeida, Marta Muñoz Hermoso, Paolo Mercorillo, Mario Gómez de AgüeroClient:PrivateIngenierías Especializadas :Consultora CPE, Juan VallejoConsulting:Agroser IngenierosCity:Ciudad RealCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© josefotoinmoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCap“In the land of mills” How to deal with the design of a house starting from a blank paper? How to organize and shape something as personal and important for a family as their own home? How to make singular and special something so many times repeated as a single-family housing project? The OOIIO Architecture team is specialized over the years in the design and construction of unique homes, investigating different creative techniques to find originality, surprise and awaken new sensations in the projects they carry out.Save this picture!© josefotoinmoSave this picture!Save this picture!© josefotoinmopplying the “paranoiac-critical” method used by Dali and other Surrealist artists, the OOIIO Architects Team look for references, links, in the world of dreams, of the imagination, which they then shape and turn into reality through technique and constructive logic. This is how that house design process started: after understanding the needs of the clients, site and regulations, the imagination was let fly in search of some poetic link that formed part of their lives and that they identified as something close and suggestive.Save this picture!© josefotoinmoThus we arrive at the famous La Mancha Mills, a traditional massive constructions, which emerge strikingly in the landscape of this area as cylindrical, white and coarse volumes that play with the sunlight and the wind. Its simple shape and architecture is a combination of the vertical lines of the white cylinder with the diagonals of its characteristics blades and inclined roof.Save this picture!© josefotoinmoAlbania House wants to be an abstraction of all this. As Dali saw human faces on the rocks of the coast of his hometown Cadaques, OOIIO Architects wanted to suggest windmills in a contemporary single-family house. A house that resembles a mill, decomposed and recomposed again, completing a different figure. A game, an experiment, an application of artistic techniques in architecture to create a unique work, nothing standardized.Save this picture!© josefotoinmoAlbania House wants to be an abstraction of all this. As Dali saw human faces on the rocks of the coast of his hometown Cadaques, OOIIO Architects wanted to suggest windmills in a contemporary single-family house. A house that resembles a mill, decomposed and recomposed again, completing a different figure. A game, an experiment, an application of artistic techniques in architecture to create a unique work, nothing standardized.Save this picture!© josefotoinmoThe plot is located on the outskirts of the city, in a quiet residential area just where the countryside meets the urban, in a place of La Mancha, Ciudad Real. The most observant and dreamer walkers who find the house there will discover a new link to the imagination, a link to another local cultural reference, the facades of the house look like the faces of giants who look at us directly defiant behind the wall of the house. So? … Are they mills, or giants? Save this picture!© josefotoinmoProject gallerySee allShow less30 Plans, Sections and Details for Sustainable ProjectsArticlesGiannis Giannoutsos Designs a White Chapel for Rural GreeceArchitecture News Share “COPY” Albania House / OOIIO ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveAlbania House / OOIIO Arquitectura CopyAbout this officeOOIIO ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCiudad RealSpainPublished on March 19, 2019Cite: “Albania House / OOIIO Arquitectura” [Casa Albania / OOIIO Arquitectura] 19 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Interview with Mykolas D Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X

first_imgInterview with Mykolas D Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X Mykolas D Rambus, Chief Executive of wealth analysis specialists Wealth-X, spoke with UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake about how the company’s services for fundraisers and prospect researchers. The company, which recently partnered with the Institute of Fundraising, provides wealth analysis on high net worth individuals (HNWI) in 160 countries.www.wealthx.com Advertisement Howard Lake | 25 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  59 total views,  1 views today  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Prospect research About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Guatemala: una victoria democrática contra la corrupción

first_imgPor Olmedo BelucheSociólogo y analista político panameño miembro del Polo Ciudadano.Luego de meses de creciente crisis política y de movilizaciones populares diarias, el 2  de septiembre último, de madrugada, presentó su renuncia como presidente de Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, acusado de corrupción y de dirigir una banda delincuencial, denominada “La Línea”, especializada en evadir millones de dólares de impuestos al estado. Pérez  Molina fue directamente de la Presidencia de la República a rendir indagatoria a un juzgado y de allí a la cárcel. En abril, su vicepresidenta, Roxana Baldetti había seguido el mismo camino.El mal de la corrupción se contagia por CentroaméricaLa ola de indignación popular producida por el destape de este escándalo de corrupción de altas autoridades políticas no es exclusiva de Guatemala. En Honduras, este mismo año se han producido movilizaciones masivas autoconvocadas principalmente por jóvenes,  a través de redes sociales, igual que en Guatemala, para protestar después que se destapara un robo de cientos de millones de dólares a los fondos de la seguridad social y para exigir la renuncia del presidente Juan Orlando Hernández por haber admitido que su campaña electoral  fue financiada en parte con esos millones de dólares robados.En Panamá, ha habido poca movilización, pero hay gran sensibilidad de la ciudadanía frente al tema de la corrupción lo cual, sin duda, influyó en la derrota electoral del gobierno de Ricardo Martinelli, en 2014, y en la multitud de investigaciones por peculado a que están sometidos él y varios de sus ministros. En todos lados, la crisis de credibilidad de la política y de los políticos tradicionales va asociada a la percepción generalizada de que mientras las clases populares ven disminuir sus ingresos por culpa de las políticas económicas neoliberales, mientras se deterioran los servicios sociales por falta de inversiones públicas, los gobernantes y sus socios empresariales se enriquecen descaradamente gracias al erario estatal.Guatemala un régimen antidemocrático y corrupto hasta el tuétanoDesde que, a mediados de la década de 1950, Estados Unidos promoviera un sanguinario golpe de estado contra el presidente Jacobo Arbenz, por atreverse a nacionalizar parte de las tierras de la transnacional bananera United Brands, Guatemala ha padecido uno de los regímenes más represivos del continente americano.No es casualidad que, paralelo al escándalo de la La Línea, hemos visto en los noticieros el juicio al general Efraín Ríos Montt, acusado del genocidio sistemático de una de las etnias del pueblo maya, durante su feroz dictadura de los años 80. Condena que ha estado eludiendo gracias a subterfugios legales, entre ellos aducir “demencia senil”.Pese a que los medios de comunicación pintan a la Guatemala posterior a los acuerdos de paz con la guerrilla (de 1996) como una sociedad “democrática”, los cierto es que el país sigue siendo manipulado por una oligarquía financiera y una cúpula militar corrupta. El propio Otto Pérez Molina fue uno de esos oficiales violadores de los derechos humanos al servicio de Ríos Montt, bajo el apodo de “Tito”, y, lo que es peor, su gobierno expresaba el acuerdo entre dos facciones militares corruptas, una conocida como “El Sindicato” (representada por él) y otra por su ex vicepresidenta (Baldetti), denominada la “Cofradía”. Ambas especializadas en todo tipo de ilícitos, entre ellos la evasión fiscal.El fraude fiscal es de tal magnitud que, desde 2012, empezaron a caer los ingresos del estado provenientes de la recaudación impositiva, hasta llegar a producir un déficit de unos 7.000 millones de quetzales, que ha sido cubierto con mayor endeudamiento.El sistema político guatemalteco es altamente corrupto y carente de credibilidad, tanto que la burguesía se ve obligada a reinventar constantemente nuevos partidos ya que los que gobiernan se queman y no logran sobrevivir a las siguientes elecciones.La falta de credibilidad también ha afectado a los partidos de izquierda, que no solo han visto descender sus votos y autoridades electas desde la década pasada, sino que en las recientes elecciones su principal partido URNG-Maíz, sufrió la renuncia de su candidato presidencial en medio de la campaña electoral, el ambientalista Yuri Giovanni Melini; y tuvo una traumática VII Asamblea Nacional (el 3 de mayo) con fuertes rupturas internas y acusaciones de corrupción contra sus dos diputados, señalados de traicionar y aprobar leyes antipopulares (como la de Protección y Obtención de Vegetales- léase transgénicos).La CICIG y su papel en el conflicto internoEs en ese marco de descrédito generalizado del régimen político, por la impunidad como funcionan algunos grupos vinculados al poder económico y militar, no solo para robar sino también para mantener el clima de represión mediante asesinatos selectivos a los dirigentes populares es que, a instancias de diversos sectores internos (como la Premio Nóbel, Rigoberta Menchú), y externos (incluyendo a Estados Unidos, que intenta introducir algo de racionalidad y legitimidad al sistema para que funcione), se crea la Comisión Internacional contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICG).La CICIG fue creada en 2006 mediante un acuerdo entre el estado guatemalteco y la Organización de Naciones Unidas, con un carácter independiente y con la finalidad de asesorar y apoyar a las autoridades judiciales en la desarticulación de cuerpos ilegales de seguridad (paramilitares). Es con la asesoría de la CICIG que se ha producido el juicio a Ríos Montt, y se han destapado otros escándalos, entre ellos el del capitán Byron Lima Oliva, acusado del asesinato del obispo Juan José Girardi, quien desde la cárcel dirigía todo el sistema penitenciario del país. Es la CICIG la que asesora en las escuchas telefónicas que permiten destapar el fraude de La Línea, en abril de 2015, en principio relacionándolo con un asesor de la vicepresidenta, Juan C. Monzón.El 20 de mayo estalló otro escándalo que sumó sus efectos al de aduanas, cuando se desveló pagos de sobornos a funcionarios del Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social (IGSS), por parte de la empresa mexicana PISA, para obtener la privatización del servicio de diálisis peritoneal, el cual además fue mal administrado produciendo la muerte de hasta 10 personas y decenas de afectados. Y luego otro, el caso “redes”, que involucra al secretario de la presidencia y yerno de Pérez Molina.Estados Unidos y el CACIF apoyaron a Pérez Molina casi hasta el finalUn debate larvado atraviesa a las izquierdas de Centroamérica, quienes sospechan del papel jugado en la caída de Otto Pérez Molina por el imperialismo norteamericano, especialmente a través de ese organismo supranacional que es la CICIG, y de los medios de comunicación, especialmente los ligados a “El Periódico”, propiedad del aspirante presidencial opositor, el empresario Manuel Baldizón.Pero un análisis detallado de la cronología de acontecimientos muestra con claridad que, si bien e indudablemente existen fuertes contradicciones interburguesas en Guatemala, y que sin duda el imperialismo yanqui sigue interviniendo como siempre en busca de la mejor salida posible para sus intereses, es la participación de las masas populares que van ganando la calle conforme se va conociendo la envergadura de la corrupción, la que decide el curso de los sucesos. En marzo de 2015, antes que se destapara el escándalo, el vicepresidente norteamericano Joseph Biden visitó Guatemala en claro gesto de respaldo al presidente Otto Pérez M., con quien logró diversos entendimientos, entre ellos, la renovación del mandato de la CICIG por dos años más.En junio, luego de la renuncia de la vicepresidenta y cuando el escándalo y las movilizaciones estaban en apogeo, el embajador norteamericano, Todd Robinson, se presentó junto a Pérez Molina en conferencia de prensa para decir que su país apoyaba los cambios y la depuración de la Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria, hechos por el gobierno de Guatemala, y que los mismos contaban con el respaldo del Departamento del Tesoro y del Banco Mundial. Por otro lado, la poderosa Cámara de Comercio y Servicios (CACIF), que agrupa a la élite empresarial del país, todavía el 19 de mayo mostraba su respaldo a Otto Pérez M. mediante un comunicado que le pedía un inmediato y efectivo combate a la corrupción y sugería revisar los contratos millonarios de varios ministerios.Fue la movilización popular la que echó a Otto Pérez MolinaEl despertar de la movilización popular fue lento, en un país cargado por décadas de dura represión en que el 53 por ciento de su población vive en la pobreza absoluta. Inclusive las movilizaciones no fueron convocadas por los organismos de masas tradicionales (sindicatos o partidos de izquierda electoral), sino que fueron espontáneas convocadas por jóvenes estudiantes de capas medias (en realidad de familias de asalariados de ingresos medios), mediante llamados como: “#Renuncia Ya”, o “#revolucion” y “#planB”.Desde el 25 de abril unos 20.000 manifestantes acudieron a la Plaza de la Constitución a exigir la renuncia de Baldetti y Pérez Molina, entre los que destacaban los estudiantes de la Universidad de San Marcos (por lo menos 3.000). El 27 de abril se rumoraba la convocatoria a una huelga general, y es cuando recién Pérez Molina ordena la búsqueda y captura del Sr. Monzón señalado como cabecilla de la red de corrupción. El 29 de abril, representantes de 72 comunidades indígenas hacen una declaración de repudio a la corrupción e impunidad y señalan que el presidente carece de legitimidad y debe renunciar. El 1 de mayo en medio de la conmemoración del Día de los Trabajadores, sindicatos y organizaciones populares marchan  hasta la Plaza de la Constitución denunciando entre otras cosas la corrupción e impunidad. El 2 de mayo hubo grandes movilizaciones que exigieron la renuncia del presidente y la vicepresidenta.El 8 de mayo, tras la renuncia de Baldetti, los indignados guatemaltecos ganaron nuevamente la calle para gritar “¡Sigue Tito!”, en alusión al presidente. El 16 de mayo se produjo una movilización enorme, superior a las 50.000 personas.El 20 de ese mes las organizaciones campesinas coparon la plaza con miles de personas provenientes de las provincias bajo las consignas: “¡Fuera políticos, empresarios y militares corruptos! ¡Vamos por un proceso de Asamblea Constituyente Popular y Plurinacional!”. Es bajo esa presión que se produce, el 19 de mayo, el pronunciamiento de CACIF al que hemos aludido antes, exigiendo a Otto Pérez Molina actuar en serio contra la corrupción.Recién el 3 de junio, el arzobispado de la iglesia católica se pronuncia expresando su preocupación de que se incrementa “la brecha entre la ciudadanía y los partidos que no son interlocutores válidos de la población”, y propone que se sostenga el proceso electoral con algunas reformas (para darle credibilidad) ante el peligro de “grupos variados” aprovechen las circunstancias “para fines particulares”. Es en este momento cuando se produce la conferencia de prensa del embajador norteamericano que hemos citado.El 5 de junio, una organización poco conocida, la Alianza Obrero Campesina, bloqueó los accesos a la ciudad de Guatemala para protestar, aunque otros sectores le acusan de ser un instrumento político del partido LIDERFinalmente, el 27 de agosto se produjo un paro nacional, el primero en décadas, y una enorme movilización de 100.000 personas en ciudad de Guatemala y de bloqueo de caminos en el resto del país. Es este punto culminante de la movilización popular el que obliga a que, pocos días después, el 2 de septiembre, Otto Pérez Molina renuncie a la presidencia y se someta a la justicia.Las elecciones y el intento burgués de cerrar la crisisPara llevar el país al momento electoral y la transición posterior quedó como presidente encargado Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre, que venía de encabezar la Corte Constitucional. Las elecciones se realizaron el domingo 6 de septiembre, con una alta participación pero también con una gran fragmentación del voto y la aparición tanto de votos nulos, como del boicot activo de algunos sectores.Los resultados electorales expresan la crisis: ningún candidato logró la mayoría para obtener en la primera vuelta. El comediante televisivo, Jimmy Morales, obtuvo el 24,5 por ciento; Sandra Torres, ex primera dama del ex presidente Álvaro Colom obtuvo un empate del 19,6 por ciento con el empresario de los medios de comunicación Manuel Baldizón.Sea como sea el resultado final de las elecciones, es previsible que no se cerrará fácilmente la crisis política y que la “Caja de Pandora” de la movilización popular ha sido abierta y no se dejará cerrar. Tanto la crisis objetiva del sistema capitalista, que tiene en la corrupción generalizada una de sus aristas, como la entrada en escena de miles de activistas políticos, especialmente jóvenes, dan para que la izquierda guatemalteca supere la debacle de sus propuestas tradicionales y cree nuevas alternativas políticas.Crisis capitalista, acumulación por desposesión y corrupciónComo dice el pensador inglés David Harvey, una de las características centrales del sistema capitalista imperialista en su crisis senil del siglo XXI es la “acumulación por desposesión”, es decir, el proceso por el cual una gran parte del funcionamiento económico “normal” del sistema (explotación del trabajo mediante extracción de plusvalía) es sustituido por la apropiación para beneficio privado de bienes que antes pertenecían a la colectividad o a la naturaleza, usando para ello todo tipo de mecanismos coercitivos.La corrupción bajo la forma robo o estafa directamente al estado y los bienes públicos, es parte de esa “acumulación por desposesión” de la que habla Harvey. Este concepto de Harvey proviene de otro que Carlos Marx desarrolla en el tomo I de El Capital, “la acumulación primitiva”, consistente en que, para que el sistema pudiera funcionar con aparente “normalidad”, y se aceptaran como “naturales” sus condiciones de explotación del trabajo, hubo una época precedente entre los siglos XVI y XVIII en que por la violencia se expropió a la mayor parte de la humanidad sus medios de subsistencia forzándolos a vender sus fuerza de trabajo.La lógica sugerida por Harvey es que, en la actual fase de decadencia del sistema capitalista, hay una vuelta a mecanismos de rapiña, saqueo y robo de bienes que hasta hace poco escapaban a la acumulación privada. De ahí que la lucha contra la corrupción sea un aspecto fundamental de cualquier programa de lucha alternativo, es una demanda de “peso transicional”, como diría León Trotsky, porque sintetiza la lucha contra el capitalismo que mediante mecanismos espurios se apropia de la riqueza social.Como respecto a cualquier demanda democrática, no basta a los revolucionarios socialistas quedarse en los límites de la exigencia de sanción a los corruptos, sino que nuestro deber es que la clase trabajadora comprenda que, mientras no tome el poder y desplace a los capitalistas del gobierno no habrá ni fin de la corrupción, ni de la impunidad.Panamá, 13 de septiembre de 2015.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Calls for third presidential term increase pressure on news media

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Calls for third presidential term increase pressure on news media Help by sharing this information News Organisation Reacting to a heavy-handed secret police raid on a TV station on 14 May, Reporters Without Borders today urged the Nigerian authorities to show more restraint towards the press and said it feared there could be more attacks on journalists critical of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow President Olusegun Obasanjo to run for a third term.“The debate about a third presidential term must be allowed to take place,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is unacceptable that the constitutional amendment’s opponents are subject to intimidation by the president’s supporters, whether policemen or political activists. Those running the government must ensure respect for the basic rules of democratic debate.”On 14 May, eight members of the State Security Service (SSS) burst into the offices of Daar Communications Limited – which owns radio Ray Power FM and the TV station Africa Independent Television (AIT) – in Asokoro, a district of the federal capital, Abuja. Claiming they had been sent by the president’s office, they confiscated a documentary that had been aired on AIT two days before. Called “A Documentary on Tenure Elongation,” it was about all the unsuccessful attempts by previous Nigerian rulers to remain in office longer than they were supposed to. It was funded by an independent pressure group called the “National Patriots,” which is opposed to a third term for Obasanjo.Nigeria’s oldest privately-owned TV station, ATI has been in the government’s sights since it began carrying live broadcasts of the national assembly debates about the amendment to the 1999 constitution proposed in recent weeks by Obasanjo’s supporters, which could allow both the president and state governors to run for another four-year term.Meanwhile, death threats have been made against James Ojo, the national assembly correspondent for the privately-owned daily The Sun, after he upset Obasanjo supporters. He has received several anonymous phone calls in which he was told his life would be at risk if he did not stop his “negative reporting on the third term.” Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria to go further January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Nigeria Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Reporters Without Borders calls on the Nigerian authorities to show more restraint towards the press after a heavy-handed raid on a TV station by the secret police. The organisation fears an increase in attacks on journalists critical of a proposed constitutional amendment that would let the president run for a third term. Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms RSF_en NigeriaAfrica News NigeriaAfrica Receive email alerts News News February 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Six journalists briefly arrested and TV programme interrupted for referring to sensitive subject

first_img May 31, 2021 Find out more June 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six journalists briefly arrested and TV programme interrupted for referring to sensitive subject News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders warns the Cameroonian authorities of the dangers of allowing relations between the privately-owned press and government to deteriorate after a total of six journalists were briefly arrested last week for referring to a sensitive issue involving the president and a TV programme was cut short while being broadcast for the same reason two days ago.“Arbitrarily interrupting a broadcast for raising a sensitive subject is incomprehensible and arrests, no matter how brief, are acts of intimidations” Reporters Without Borders said. “The use of coercive measures against journalists can only aggravate the climate and radicalise positions.”The press freedom organisation points out the need for the authorities to respect the law if they expect journalists to do the same.The weekly “Canal Presse” programme on privately-owned Canal 2 International was interrupted during the 17th minute on 8 June as the journalists participating were discussing last week’s arrests of their colleagues for referring to the so-called “Albatross” affair. Government representatives ordered the programme’s technicians and presenter to suspend the broadcast.The Albatross is the name of an aircraft in poor condition which was bought for President Paul Biya for several of his close associates and which experienced a technical problem the first time he flew in it. The “Canal Presse” programme was interrupted when reference was made to the arrests of Marie Noëlle Guichi and Jean-François Channon of the privately-owned newspaper Le Messager, who were detained by plain-clothes police on 3 June in Yaoundé and charged with “publishing the report of a judicial investigation that has not yet been tried” in a 26 May article about the Albatross. The charge is punishable by three months to two years in prison.Four journalists and a political analyst were arrested by plain-clothes police in Douala for taking part in a debate about the Albatross affair on the “Cards on the table” programme on 1 June on privately-owned STV. Presenter Thierry Ngogang (who is also STV’s news editor) and all of his guests – Canal 2 International director of international cooperation Anania Rabier Bindzi, freelance journalist Alex Gustave Azebazé, National Union of Journalists general secretary Jean Marc Soboth and Douala University professor Aboya Endong Manassé – were all questioned by police before being released. RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Organisation Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice systemcenter_img May 19, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Cameroon News News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case CameroonAfrica CameroonAfrica News April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Al-Jazira barred from covering the Hajj rites in Mecca

first_img to go further Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance In a letter sent to the Saudi Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shoura) Reporters Without Borders deplored that the Qatar-based satellite channel, Al-Jazira, was barred from covering the hajj. “As the guardian of the holy Islamic places, the Saudi authorities must show their open-mindedness and accredit, without discrimination, all channels wishing to retransmit video footage of the religious celebrations”, wrote Robert Ménard.The organisation also called for Al-Jazira journalists to be authorized to cover the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) defence and foreign ministers summit to be held on 15 February 2003 in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). “We applied for visas for our nine-member crew three months ago because we knew that there was a big chance that we would not get the OK”, said Ibrahim Hilal, Al-Jazira’s chief editor. A Saudi official confirmed, under cover of anonymity, that the visa applications had been received and denied.Relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been stormy since Al-Jazira broadcast in June 2002 a programme the Saudi kingdom deemed insulting to the royal family. This quarrel between the Qatari channel and the Saudi authorities turned into a diplomatic crisis in September 2002 when Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador to Qatar and demanded official excuses from the Qatari government. Although Al-Jazira has never had a bureau or a permanent correspondent in Saudi Arabia, it was authorised to cover the pilgrimage for three years till now. Many channels such as the American CNN, Saudi MBC and Emirati Abu Dhabi TV were, on the other hand, allowed to broadcast live from Mecca the various stages of the pilgrimage which began on 5 February and finished today, the third day of the Muslim Eid celebrations. News Receive email alerts Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa News April 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Saudi Arabia March 9, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en News February 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Jazira barred from covering the Hajj rites in Mecca Newslast_img read more

Mumbai Court Remands Bharti Singh & Husband Haarsh To Judicial Custody Till December 4

first_imgNews UpdatesMumbai Court Remands Bharti Singh & Husband Haarsh To Judicial Custody Till December 4 Sparsh Upadhyay22 Nov 2020 7:27 AMShare This – xThe Magistrate Court at Esplanade Court, Mumbai on Sunday (22nd November) remanded Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa to Judicial Custody till December 4.The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested comedian Bharti Singh Yesterday i.e. on Saturday (21st November) and seized 86.5 grams of Ganja (Cannabis) in her house; her husband was arrested today morning (22nd November)…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 Magistrate Court at Esplanade Court, Mumbai on Sunday (22nd November) remanded Comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa to Judicial Custody till December 4.The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested comedian Bharti Singh Yesterday i.e. on Saturday (21st November) and seized 86.5 grams of Ganja (Cannabis) in her house; her husband was arrested today morning (22nd November) as they were allegedly found possessing drugs.As per the report of The Indian Express, the agency acted against the duo after arresting a 21-year-old drug peddler in Khar Danda early on Saturday morning and seizing 40 grams of ganja, 15 LSD dots and Nitrazepam tablets, a controlled medication used to treat insomnia and anxiety, from his possession.”Both Bharti Singh and her husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa accepted consuming ganja. Ms Singh was placed under arrest under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1986,” the NCB release of yesterday read.Today, producing them before the Vacation Magistrate, the NCB asked for the custody of Haarsh (and not Bharti Singh) for 7 days, while arguing that he was the one who procured the drugs, which the duo was consuming and that his custody is needed for further investigation.They both have been charged under relevant sections of NDPS including 20 (b), 20 (ii) (A), 27 for the Consumption of “narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.”The Court, while denying the Custody of Haarsh to NCB, noted that the quantities allegedly in possession of the couple were in small quantity, the punishment for the alleged offences alleged is punishable for up to a year only and that the evidence shows that allegedly, they only consumed it and are not involved in peddling of drugs.Lastly, the Court remanded them to judicial custody till December 4, 2020.Advocate Ayaz Khan, represented Bharti Singh and Haarsh Limbachiyaa before the Vacation Magistrate and he has also filed bail applications on their behalf, which will be heard tomorrow by the Esplanade Court, Mumbai.The Public Prosecutor Atul Sarpande informed that while Haarsh has been sent to Taloja Jail, Comedian Bharti Singh has been sent to Kalyan Jail.Picture Courtesy: India TodayNext Storylast_img read more

Troy touts tourism options

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Published 6:02 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The City of Troy was showcased at the annual Winterfest Expo at Fort Walton and nearly 3,000 people, many of them snowbirds, now know more about what Troy has to offer visitors as well as its citizens.Shelia Jackson, Troy’s director of tourism, said the tourism department takes advantage of every opportunity to put the city before the public.“Troy is a wonderful place to live, work and play,” Jackson said. “It’s in an ideal location and has all of the advantages of small town living but is near big cities, the beaches, the mountains and recreational lakes. Troy can boast of being the home to Troy University, a Division 1 university, with many educational opportunities and arts entertainment and sporting events.” Catherine Jordan, assistant director of tourism, said snowbirds who “migrate” South to escape the winter weather of the North and Midwest are always looking for places to go and something to do.“Highway 231 is a main artery through the state to the beaches along the Florida Panhandle,” Jordan said. “So many of the snowbirds are already familiar Troy just by passing through. We want to show them reasons why they should stop or reasons to come back when they reached their destinations.”Jordan said the Troy Tourism Department provided information about the Johnson Center for the Arts, the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, the city’s historic residential and downtown areas and Troy University.” Jordan also promoted Pike County’s annual festivals that celebrate food, arts and music.“The Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge, TroyFest that is a juried arts and crafts show, the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival and the Henderson Bluegrass Festivals attract thousands to Pike County each year and provided entertainment for our citizens,” Jordan said.“We also took advantage of the Alabama Tourism Department’s ‘Year of Alabama Food’ promotion. We are fortunate to have five restaurants in Pike County included in the tourism department’s ‘100 places to eat before you die’ brochure – Mossy Grove, Sisters and Crowe’s in Troy, The Old Barn Restaurant in Goshen and Sit ’n Sip in Brundidge – are among the listings. We had a tour group of about 60 that had lunch at Sisters last week. They wanted to try the sisters’ banana pudding that is featured in the state publication.”Jordan said the WinterFest Expo was also an opportunity to court retirees who might be looking for a place to relocate. By Jaine Treadwell “Pike County is a prime place for hunting, fishing and enjoying other outdoor activities almost year round,” Jordan said. “So, add that to the other things Troy and Pike County have to offer and people take notice.”Jordan said the snowbirds and others that attended WinterFest, now know more about Troy and that it’s a good stopover place while traveling.“We have many good places for dining, for overnight lodging and for gassing up,” Jordan said.“Troy is a great city and a progressive one and we like to sing its praises every chance we get.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Master storyteller Davis returns to fest The rain was coming down in sheets, the wind was swirling and thunder could be heard in the distance. But,… read more Skip Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy touts tourism optionslast_img read more