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July 12, 2021
Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caudan Development Ltd (CAUD.mu) 2010 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCaudan Development Limited deals in the investment and development of real estate properties and provision of security services in Mauritius. The company also owns, promotes and develops Le Caudan Waterfront, which is a mixed commercial project on the waterfront of Port Louis. Apart from Le Caudan Waterfront, Caudan Development Limited rents out industrial buildings situated at Pailles, Riche Terre, and Albion Dock. The company also deals in the sale of alarm equipment and property protection services. Caudan Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
July 12, 2021
Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc (CUSTOD.ng) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCustodian & Allied Insurance Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria offering insurance and reassurance solutions for life and non-life cover. The company has significant holdings in Custodian & Allied Insurance Limited, Custodian Life Assurance Limited, Custodian Trustees and Crusader Sterling Pensions Limited. Personal products and services cover motor vehicles, travel, boats and yachts, personal accident, home owners and personal all risks insurance. Business products range from insurance cover for motor vehicles, marine cargo and hull to fire/special perils, business interruption, occupiers liability and healthcare professional indemnity insurance. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
July 5, 2021
I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Roland Head | Saturday, 7th March, 2020 | More on: JUP PAY WG The market sell-off is continuing to provide attractive opportunities for income investors, in my view. In this piece I’m going to look at three FTSE 250 dividend stocks that now offer yields of more than 7%.All three firms look like decent long-term buys to me.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’ve been buyingOne stock I’ve been buying myself over the last couple of weeks is payment handling firm PayPoint (LSE: PAY). This £580m group operates a network of nearly 28,000 payment terminals in convenience stores around the UK.These provide card handling services and allow customers to make and receive cash payments for bills and other transactions. They also support the Collect+ parcel drop-off network.PayPoint’s growth has been limited in recent years by the ongoing switch from cash to card payments. But the firm has the largest network of its kind in the UK and is diversifying to support future growth.In the meantime, this business remains highly profitable, with an operating profit margin of more than 40%. A policy of returning surplus cash means the stock offers a dividend yield of nearly 10%. I expect this yield to fall somewhat over the next few years, but continue to see the shares as an excellent income buy.A turning point?It’s been a tough few years for Wood Group (LSE: WG), the Aberdeen-based energy servicing company.The group’s reputation was built on providing offshore services for oil rigs in the North Sea. It’s more diversified these days and now provides a wide range of engineering services for the energy sector, including renewables.However, market conditions have been tough in recent years. Major clients in the oil and gas industry have been keeping a tight lid on spending. And digesting the 2017 acquisition of rival AmecFoster Wheeler has turned out to be more difficult than expected.Despite these concerns, I believe Wood Group may be nearing a turning point. Management has agreed two disposals recently which should help to reduce debt and refocus the group on its core operations. Earnings are expected to rise by nearly 15% this year, as profits return to growth.These forecasts price the shares on just 8.5 times 2020 earnings, with a dividend yield of 7.8%. I reckon the shares are worth buying at this level.The ultimate contrarian play?Life’s not easy for fund managers at the moment. Their fees are generally calculated based on the value of the assets they manage. So when markets fall, so do profits. Active managers such as Jupiter Fund Management (LSE: JUP) must also compete with the increasing popularity of cheaper passive funds.Jupiter’s pre-tax profit fell by 16% to £151m last year, following the departure of a top fund manager. The group’s dividend was held at 17.1p, but no special dividend was paid, reducing the total shareholder return.However, chief executive Andrew Formica is beefing up the group’s operations through a merger with rival Merian Global Investors. This is expected to deliver big cost savings and diversify the group’s fund portfolio so that it’s not so heavily dependent on a few star performers.Jupiter remains very profitable and generated a return on equity of almost 20% in 2019. The shares trade on just 11 times 2020 forecast earnings, with an expected yield of 7.5%. At this level, I rate Jupiter as an income buy. 3 FTSE 250 dividend stocks that yield over 7%. I’d buy them today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head owns shares of PayPoint. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PayPoint. 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June 23, 2021
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pain game: The pressure will be ratcheted up this weekend where the Tigers travel to face the on-form OspreysBy Alan DymockSPORTING CLICHES are often abused. Every tournament has a Group of Death and every player is weighed and measured to see if they will be found inferior or capable of cutting huge swathes through the mustard.Of course, same old sayings and hilarious malapropisms from colourful commentators aside, it’s hard to avoid something simple and obvious about the Heineken Cup.It is brutal.In each game, each face-off and in every nano-second of play there is opportunity for one side to be humiliated or for two titans to clap together with wince-inducing power.So as round five of the Cup trundles into view there will be several horrible, but riveting clashes.Boxing clever?: Star No 9, Rory Kockott is in disupte with his Castres over a move to RacingOspreys v Leicester Tigers (Sunday, January 13th, KO 3pm)The Ospreys only just scraped past Zebre by a point in their last outing in the RaboDirect Pro12 leaving Adam Jones to bluntly exclaim that the O’s ‘were rubbish’, but they toppled Toulouse in the last round of the Heineken and they face a Tigers team who only just sneaked past Worcester Warriors in their last Aviva outing with a fair bit of good fortune and almost lost to Benetton Treviso in Round 4 of the Cup.This could be a fascinating encounter, purely because both sides have their backs against the wall. The Ospreys are almost completely carrying Welsh hopes, while Leicester are weighed down by their own distinguished European pedigree.With Toulouse fully expected to bring their A game for the next two rounds, this Sunday game is significant, anyway. Look out for Dan Biggar and Toby Flood, trying to steer each team towards a nail-biting Round 6, next weekend.Northampton Saints v Castres (Tonight, KO 8pm)Fresh from claiming a scalp at the home of the Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership, the Saints host Castres at Franklins Gardens on Friday night.Danger man: Exeter’s Sireli NaqelevukiPool 4 is set up with Ulster at the top, Castres in second and Saints in third. Ulster will be expected to destroy a depleted Glasgow Warriors side at Ravenhill, but Northampton will want to leapfrog their French counterparts.The Heineken has never seen a runner-up team qualify for the next round with less than 19 points, but this could be the year that changes. The big if comes in at the Gardens, though.Want an interesting match-up within the match-up? Look no further than the scrum half duel between Lee Dickson and Top 14 revelation Rory Kockott, who is trying to force his way out of Castres. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 14: Racing Metro player Francois Van Der Merwe in action during the Heineken Cup Group match between Edinburgh and Racing Metro at Murrayfield Stadium on December 14, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) The subtext here is that two teams with international flavour are facing off in a vital fixture and with the scoring potential and differing styles of the two, there could be a couple of tries to savour, with Sarries preferring Europe to unleash their offensive arsenal.Keep your eyes pealed for Francois Van der Merwe and Steve Borthwick coming into contact with each other at some point. Borthwick loves a lineout, mind. Anything in Pool 5 (Leinster v Scarlets, Saturday, January 12, KO 6pm; Clermont v Exeter Chiefs, Saturday, January 12, KO 7pm)You can shove your Group of Death. This is the group of achingly impressive rugby.This weekend sees the champions elect, Clermont, hosting stuffy Exeter at the impregnable Stade Marcel Michelin, where they could win their 54th home game in a row.Meanwhile, Leinster take the Scarlets at the RDS, hoping that the result in France goes their way and they can exercise their try-scoring muscles against the lowly-placed West Walian side. Mind you, Scarlets have scored five tries so far, without winning, and Leinster have only scored three.Brute force: Toulon’s Andrew SheridanAn interesting match-up, that may, or may not materialize, is one where French maestro Wesley Fofana and Fiji’s Sireli Naqelevuki try to out-step their way past each other in an intriguing midfield battle.Toulon v Cardiff Blues (Saturday, January 12, KO 2.35pm)New Welsh wunderkind Rhys Patchell versus Jonny Wilkinson/Freddie Michalak/Matt Giteau.Whichever flavour you get, it is still mighty tasty. It will be like the Generation Game but without the schmaltzy hosts and pain at the buzzer. Well, actually…There will be no starting spot for Gethin Jenkins, who has a crocked thigh after failing a fitness test, but Sebastien Bruno and Carl Hayman packing down in front of Juan-Martin Fernandez Lobbe, Steffon Armitage, Pierrick Gunther, Chris Masoe or Joe Van Niekerk is scary. For anyone. Let alone the Blues who will be missing hard-yard toilers Bradley Davies and Andries Pretorius.Braced: Francois Van der MerweWatch this one simply to see if Toulon’s Jekyll or Hyde turns up.Racing Metro v Saracens (Saturday, January 12, KO 4.40pm)Racing are trying to keep out of touching distance from Munster, who will be expected to best an out of sorts Edinburgh this weekend. The tickets have been selling well and as of this morning some 36,000 seats had already been shifted.
June 20, 2021
Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events By Egan Millard and David Paulsen Posted Jan 6, 2021 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Collierville, TN 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Presiding Bishop condemns ‘coup attempt’ at US Capitol Churchwide, bishops respond with statements and prayer services Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry strongly denounced the riotous assault on the United States Capitol on Jan. 6 by supporters of President Donald Trump, referring to it as an “attempted coup.” At least one person was shot inside the Capitol when Trump supporters stormed past police into the building, entering the Senate chamber and leading police to deploy tear gas.“The events at our Capitol today are deeply disturbing. We believe the actions of armed protesters represent a coup attempt,” Curry said on Facebook Live shortly after 3:15 p.m. “Today’s protesters pushed through police barricades and forced their way into congressional chambers and … [are] threatening the safety of lawmakers, their staff and others who work in the Capitol complex. This threatens the integrity of our democracy, the national security of our nation, the continuity of government, and the lives and safety of our legislators, their staffs, law enforcement and all who work in the Capitol.”The attack took place as Congress was meeting to certify the votes of the Electoral College and confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, which Trump and a Republican faction in Congress have sought to overturn on false grounds. It happened shortly after Trump held a rally at the White House in which he again falsely claimed to have won the election and asked Congress to overturn the results, after which his supporters marched to the Capitol.“We are a democracy with longstanding institutional norms that must be honored,” Curry said in his brief address, “foremost among them following the processes laid out in the Constitution and federal statute to facilitate the peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”Curry then asked viewers to join him as he prayed for the nation, using the prayers that accompany Morning Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer, including the Prayer for Peace, which is addressed to “Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love.”“Even as our nation’s Capitol is being endangered and assaulted, we pray that the Lord Jesus Christ, we pray that God in his way of love, might prevail in all of our hearts,” Curry said.The staff of the church’s Office of Government Relations, which is housed in the United Methodist Building directly across the street from the Capitol, is working remotely, according to Director Rebecca Linder Blachly.“We condemn violence in all its forms and the effort to overturn the will of the people and the peaceful transition of power,” Blachly told ENS in an email. “We must all commit to engaging our government in the ways our constitution allows us to – through petitioning the government, through advocacy and through our public witness that emerges from our faith in Christ Jesus and that demands we push for policies that help the least of these.”Police with guns drawn watch as terrorists try to break into the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/APThe mob that stormed the Capitol clashed with officers outside on the steps and inside the halls of the U.S. government’s legislative branch, forcing a halt to the certification proceedings at about 2:15 p.m.Vice President Mike Pence, who had been presiding over the certification, was rushed from the Senate chambers, and lawmakers retreated to safety as the Capitol was evacuated and placed on lockdown, according to reporters on the scene.A swarm of pro-Trump demonstrators moved through the halls, and some entered the Senate chamber. In photos and video posted to social media, they could be seen and heard shouting, posing for photos, hanging from walls and even stealing a lectern before being pushed back. Some photos also showed security personnel pointing guns at demonstrators who were looking inside the Capitol through broken windows.By evening, authorities had cleared the rioters from the Capitol, partly with the help of the D.C. National Guard, activated by the Army. Congress reconvened and certified Biden’s election.Earlier in the day, thousands of pro-Trump demonstrators amassed on the National Mall for a speech by Trump, in which he repeated some of the false claims about his election loss that have fueled his supporters’ anger and some Republicans’ attempts to overturn a free and fair election.Despite Biden’s winning a clear majority of both the electoral vote and popular vote, Trump has refused to concede and has continued for two months to make baseless assertions that Biden’s victory stemmed from election fraud.“We will never concede,” Trump said again on Jan. 6. No evidence has surfaced of widespread fraud or election irregularities that would cast doubt on Biden’s victory, and even an agency within Trump’s own administration has called the election “the most secure in American history.”Nevertheless, Trump called the election “corrupt” in his remarks to the protesters in Washington.“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard today,” Trump told them. “We’re going to try and give our Republicans, the weak ones, because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country.”Within hours, his supporters had formed a riotous mob outside the Capitol and stormed the building.Washington Bishop Mariann Budde and the Very Rev. Randy Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, addressed the nation via Facebook Live on Jan. 6 rebuking the president, defending the separation of church and state and calling for the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol to end their violent occupation of the legislature.“Our process is democratic, yes, but it is also built on some fundamental principles: we care for our neighbors as ourselves. We accept outcomes we may not like. We live to struggle another day. We are gracious in victory and magnanimous in defeat,” Budde said. “But that is not what we are seeing today. The demonstrations here in Washington want to take those foundational principles – principles that have undergirded this nation for nearly 250 years – and toss them out. They do not respect our laws. The protestors do not respect our social contract. They do not respect our safety. And they bring dishonor to themselves and on those they claim to support. This. Must. End.”Hollerith invoked the country’s constitutional framework for electing leaders.“Though strained and rent asunder, that process has worked. And we must continue to allow it to work until it reaches its necessary conclusion,” he said.Budde and Hollerith also offered words of thanks to law enforcement and offered prayers for the residents of the District of Columbia and for the nation.Bishops Alan M. Gates and Gayle E. Harris of the Diocese of Massachusetts were to hold a prayer service at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.“We pray for a swift end to that violence. We pray for all those serving as peace officers in the de-escalation of those hostilities. We pray for our political leaders, that they have the wisdom and courage to stand for truth and justice. We pray for all those, throughout our nation, committed to the peaceful transition of power,” they wrote in their call to prayer.Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows invited the people of the Diocese of Chicago to join the people of the Diocese of Indianapolis for a Service of Prayer for Peace in Our Nation on the IndyDio Virtual Abbey Facebook page.New Jersey Bishop William H. Stokes planned to offer an extended Compline service of prayer for the nation, for peace and for country-wide unity. Diocese of California Bishop Marc Andrus planned to host an online prayer vigil on Facebook.“Watching the chaos erupting at the U.S. Capitol we may find our spirits being quelled. Do not be overcome; these are both the death throes of what has been, and the birth pangs of what is struggling to be born. Our democracy will hold, the Beloved Community is being healed, despite the appearance now,” Andrus said.In Pittsburgh, the Rt. Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell called for prayer: “Please pray that the country may go in a different direction. Pray now for the safety of our members of Congress and our senators, for the Capitol Police themselves, and pray especially for these rioters, that God will turn their hearts, that they may abandon this folly and pursue, instead, the way of peace,” he said.San Diego Bishop Susan Brown Snook wrote to her diocese as the Capitol was under siege and offered prayers from the Book of Common Prayer for personal use as she urged Episcopalians to pray and strive for justice and peace.“I call on all Episcopalians in our diocese to enter into a deep practice of prayer for our country and for the peaceful transfer of power over the next two weeks. Let this season of Epiphany be a time for us to consider our own calls to peace and justice, and to pray for the Holy Spirit to bring resolution to our conflicts and healing to our divided nation,” wrote Snook.Pennsylvania Bishop Daniel G.P. Gutiérrez offered a prayer for the country from his Philadelphia-based diocese.“From Philadelphia, our nation’s birthplace, to witness this behavior in our nation’s capital is deeply troubling. No, it is an assault on our country and her citizens. Prior to ordination, I spent a career in government and politics. I come from a family who served in all levels of government as elected officials. I can say from experience, that there were elections that were lost that were personal and painful. However, we accepted the will of the people. I accepted them because of the deep love I have for this country and our common principles,” he wrote.Oklahoma Bishop Poulson Reed addressed his diocese: “Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, on which we celebrate the magi bringing their gifts to the Christ child, the Prince of Peace, following the star. As we watch the shocking events unfolding at the US Capitol, we pray for peace in our nation, for wise and just leadership, for lawful order, and for safety for those in harm’s way. As people of faith, we can and must follow God’s light, and be instruments of God’s peace,” he wrote. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC
June 18, 2021
June 17, 2021
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June 15, 2021
Stone Mountain, Ga., April 23 — Today, hundreds of anti-racist youth and others met the challenge of a “white power” rally called by the Ku Klux Klan. It was on top of Georgia’s Stone Mountain, a massive granite outcropping, where the KKK was revived in 1915 with a cross-burning ritual.The white supremacists predicted as many as 2,000 of their fellow bigots would attend, coming from across the country. Instead, it was the opponents of racism and fascism that far outnumbered the proponents of hate by as much as 20 to 1.Youths from Tallahassee, Fla., SDS confront KKK at Stone Mountain, Ga.Photo: Steve EberhardtThe call for action came mainly from two Atlanta-based groups, “All Out Atlanta,” a coalition formed in January of 2016 to organize for April 23, and “Rise Up,” a grassroots formation led by Black, queer and women activists who have been instrumental in empowering low-wage workers and bringing justice for Anthony Hill, murdered by police.Individuals and organizations responded to the call from far and wide, with “Students for a Democratic Society” coming from Florida, “Huey P. Newton Gun Club” members from Alabama, multiple chapters of anti-fascist and anti-authoritarian groups from across the southeast, “Fight for $15” and immigrant rights activists, clergy and faith leaders, political organizations such as Workers World Party, and scores of people of all ages, races and backgrounds who were determined to stand against racist terrorism.Confrontation with policeOn Saturday morning, April 23, two separate actions took place almost simultaneously: a march from Stone Mountain Village to the west entrance to the park, organized by All Out Atlanta, and a blockade at the main gates, shutting down traffic for about 25 minutes, initiated by Rise Up.The march was stopped inside the park by dozens of police in riot gear, who arrested several youth for wearing bandanas over their faces. There is an anti-Klan law against wearing masks that seems to only be used against progressive protesters.This attack on the people’s right to oppose racism prompted additional skirmishes with the police, including some rock throwing by the angry, multinational crowd.With all the paved roads to the site of the Klan rally blocked by police vehicles, baton-wielding cops and others with military-grade guns, the anti-racist forces from both actions dispersed into the surrounding woods, trekking through underbrush and jumping creeks until finally emerging at the edge of the parking lot where the two dozen or so Confederate-flag-waving racists were congregated inside a fenced area.A police helicopter circled overhead. A line of perhaps 75 to 100 black-uniformed riot police ringed the fence to protect the racists. At the curb of the parking lot where eventually hundreds of militant, chanting demonstrators amassed was a similar line of SWAT cops wearing gas masks with their finger on their gun triggers, as well as many members of the six police agencies on hand.The grassy slope and the sidewalk filled with the youthful, diverse crowd inching ever so determinedly onto the parking lot pavement, forcing the police line back. With chants of “The cops and the Klan work hand in hand!” dozens were literally inches from the faces of the repressive police.The white supremacists ended their rally early. The anti-racists celebrated their departure.Stone Mountain’s historyThe land that makes up Stone Mountain Park has been owned by the state of Georgia since 1958, during the height of the “Massive Resistance” period of Southern refusal to abide by the 1954 Supreme Court decision and other civil rights rulings.It continues to be operated as a Confederate memorial and is a major tourist attraction. Confederate flags representing the secessionist, slave-holding states ring a plaza at the base of the mountain.Park officials closed all the attractions and amusement rides for the day and canceled the laser light show for that evening. This multimedia event promotes the “heroism” of the Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson, whose images astride their horses are carved into the mountain side.This was a project supported by the KKK and initiated by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1916, although it wasn’t completed until the park came under state control in 1972. State law prevents any alteration to the bas-relief images without legislative approval.Some visitors who had been unaware of the racist rally taking place and were shocked at the overwhelming presence of heavily armed police and blocked roads demanded their entrance fee back.While the corporate media focused on the arrests of anti-racist demonstrators, describing them as “violent,” there was no reporting of the hate-filled, violent rhetoric and actions of the white supremacists while inside their secured pen or as they roamed the park, yelling their vile threats.April 23 falls between German Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s birthday and Confederate Memorial Day at Stone Mountain Park. The same day, in Rome, Ga., some 80 or so black-uniformed Nazis and their supporters, including several in Klan robes, marched in what was billed as a “national” rally marking Hitler’s birthday.Hundreds of residents of the city turned out to oppose their fascist and racist platform and demanded they leave and never come back.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific MalaysiaAsia – Pacific New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth News News Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Malaysia News February 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Helping cartoonist Zunar overcome censorship March 17, 2021 Find out more January 29, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments In a show of support for Malaysia’s banned political cartoonist Zunar and to help him circumvent his country’s censorship, Reporters Without Borders has bought 75 copies of Cartoon-o-phobia, one of his latest collections of cartoons, which will be distributed in Jakarta by the Alliance of Independent Journalists.The book can also be ordered online at this site: http://blog.cartoonkafe.com/.The Malaysian courts continue to ban Zunar’s works, which are regarded as seditious because of their scathing criticism of the political and social situation His cartoons pose no threat to public order and just depict the problems of Malaysian politics with subtlety and irony, and make fun of the ruling coalition (Barisan Nasional). Their distribution is banned under Malaysia’s obsolete Printing and Publication Act, which permits censorship.Reporters Without Borders condemns the lack of humour displayed by the local authorities and calls for an overhaul of the Printing and Publication Act and other media laws, which throttle freedom of expression.Zunar (whose real name is Zulkiflee Anawar Ulhaque) told Reporters Without Borders in an interview last November: “I hope that, through my cartoons, people understand what is going on.” His cartoons should be made available to the public instead of being kept under lock and key. February 22, 2021 Find out more Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again to go further