October 28, 2021

Lost children — and the U.S. empire

first_imgThe U.S. Department of Homeland Security has had to reveal that it “lost track” of the families of 545 children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The migrant children are still suffering, alone and parentless, in the U.S. An Oct. 21 court filing by the American Civil Liberties Union says their deported parents are unreachable, many having fled into hiding in their countries of origin.The “caging” of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in temporary shelters began during the Obama administration. White supremacist Trump then put in place a “zero-tolerance” attack on im/migrants, including ordering parent-children separations at the U.S. border in 2017-2018. This was a deliberate measure to make families fearful of seeking shelter in the U.S. as they fled home countries devastated by military and economic wars fomented by U.S. imperialism.The number of migrant children in U.S. custody has increased again to about 1,900 in October, up from 800 a few months ago, as more unaccompanied children cross the border, sent out alone by their desperate families. (Washington Post, Oct. 23)Meanwhile, the Trump administration’s assault on migrant children continues, this time with pressure on scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to agree to a dangerous and court-prohibited plan to use border hotels to hold children before deporting them. CDC officials have resisted, saying this puts the children at serious health risk during the coronavirus pandemic.Widespread horror at the earlier parent-child separations sparked massive demonstrations in the U.S. These protests must continue – consistently and forcefully – against all U.S. racist policies that attack, undermine and attempt to destroy the familial and cultural structures that are essential to oppressed peoples’ survival and resistance.Caging continues U.S. racist historySuch racist attacks have been part of the strategy of building the U.S. empire from its beginning.In 1779, during the American Revolutionary War, Gen. George Washington (the “Father of His Country”) ordered a scorched-earth military campaign against Haudenosaunee nations in the Mohawk Valley of what is now New York state. “Revolutionary” soldiers leveled villages and orchards, burned winter crops and drove Indigenous families into exile, where many starved to death.The history of the U.S. is bloodied with massacres of unarmed Indigenous people, often children and elderly, as U.S. armies implemented the “Manifest Destiny” of U.S. expansion through theft of Indigenous lands across the continent.And legal enslavement of African people in the U.S. from its beginning, with the designation of human beings as chattel property to be bought and sold, meant centuries of forcible breaking up of Black family units and relationships. This buying-and-selling assault on the social structures of Black people was the original foundation of current U.S. capitalist economic wealth.The very structure of the U.S. as an imperialist country continues to rest on systematic and legally “justified” white supremacist attacks on communities of Indigenous, Black and Brown people. These attacks continue – from the separation of migrant Latinx families at the U.S. border, to attacks on Indigenous communities defending land and water rights, to police murders and wholesale imprisonment of impoverished oppressed communities.A transitional program aimed at the end of capitalism in the U.S. and the beginning of socialism means fighting to abolish ICE and the Border Patrol, fighting to abolish the police and close the prisons, and fighting to end white supremacy.Communist revolutionaries aim to put an end forever to these racist attacks on oppressed communities and families – including the migrant children still waiting to be reunited with their parents.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Badgers can’t find answer for No. 11 Nebraska offense

first_imgAfter dominating in the first game of the match, the No. 16 Wisconsin volleyball team couldn’t put any distance between itself and the No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers in a hard-nosed four set loss (25-18, 20-25, 23-25, 19-25) Friday night.The Badgers (18-7, 7-6 Big Ten) mounted a three-point lead in game two at 11-8, but committed two service errors and four attack errors in the last ten points of the game after leading 18-17.Nebraska’s two top offensive attackers proved too much for the Wisconsin defense later in the game — senior outside hitter Kelsey Robinson posted 21 kills and freshman outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen accumulated 19 kills — the two combined for a .390 attack percentage.Head coach Kelly Sheffield said Robinson, who places second in the Big Ten with 4.51 kills per set, will likely be volleyball’s National Player of the Year, and is the type of player that forces an opposing team to play a perfect match in order to win.“It’s two teams that are very, very equal and one player that offensively on the pin that you can set any and every time that you want that is better than everybody else in the country,” Sheffield said. “Our opponent has that player — nobody else does, and that was the difference in the match.”In game three, Wisconsin owned a .353 attack clip with 15 kills and just three errors. After a slow 0-3 start in the game, the Badgers were never down more than two points in the game, but the Cornhuskers sealed a 2-1 game lead and ultimate victory with three kills in the last five points by Rolfzen.Senior libero Annemarie Hickey said Wisconsin committed too many errors once Nebraska had reached 20 points in a game. She said Wisconsin was out-served by Nebraska, with serving and receiving normally a strength for UW.Freshman setter Lauren Carlini, who tallied 52 assists and 15 digs on the night, said Nebraska won the serve-pass game later in the match while Wisconsin couldn’t always find a way to put points away.“We obviously were in control in the first game, and we started off with a big lead,” Carlini said. “But then the next two games, we just couldn’t get in a good rhythm and good momentum.”Even in a loss, Sheffield said he was proud of how his team battled throughout the entirety of the match.“I thought our team played really hard,” Sheffield said. “There were some [good] rallies, and we were throwing our bodies all over the place — putting it all out there on the court.”last_img read more

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With fresh perspective, Cowboys’ Jason Witten admits Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott chatter is fair

first_imgJason Witten provided a shopping spree for 14 Dallas-area teens on Monday. (Photo courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods).”Zeke is a huge part of this offense, and we understand what’s going on,” Witten said. “You just have to manage that. You have to be honest, and you have to be open about that. You can’t let it affect or be a distraction to the football team. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of that so far.”​Witten believes Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who joked “Zeke who?” after rookie RB Tony Pollard’s impressive preseason game Saturday, will be able to work out a deal with Elliott, who led the NFL in rushing in two of the last three seasons.This is one of those instances where Witten has a different take than those in the headlines.”What allows you to stay focused and not get caught up in it is having an owner come out and address it and say, ‘Look, we’ve been here before. We’ve dealt with this,'” Witten said. “Both sides can unemotionally look at this and know we can get something done. It allows you as a player to kind of know that it’s just a matter of time before something gets worked out.”​MORE: Zeke falls victim to preseason overreactionWitten said the same about Prescott and Cooper, whose current contracts are set to expire after the 2019 season.”For Dak and Amari, who are going through the same situation, I think they’ve done a good job of keeping the focus there,” Witten said. “It’s the same with Ezekiel in hoping that gets resolved and that he can get back in there and get back to work. We know what type of football player he is and what he means to this football team.”​Witten believes Dallas can make a run to the Super Bowl with all the right pieces in place. That was a motivating factor in his returning for another NFL season, but he said he has no regrets about his opportunity to call “Monday Night Football.” He just saw a better one in Dallas for 2019.”The opportunity to still play and feel like I could still do it at a high level,” Witten said. “I wanted another opportunity to be a part of a team and see if we could go win one.” 2019 NFL PREDICTIONS:Why Cowboys are SN’s Super Bowl pick”Your perspective does change,” Witten told Sporting News. “What changes is so much of the outside noise and conversation, although true and fair in both critiquing and admiring it when you see success and adversity hit in sports, a lot of that doesn’t really exist inside of a football team.”Is it real? Yeah. Does it affect the team in some capacity? Sure. But not on the level you see when you are in the booth or when you’re going week to week kind of following the storylines. Playing 15 years in Dallas where the lights are bright, you realize there is a lot of talk that’s going on, and it’s fair.”​​Witten is resuming his 15-year playing career this season after a one-year stint as an analyst on “MNF.” He is fourth all time and second among active players with 1,152 career receptions.​Witten’s return coincides with the big headlines in Big D. Elliott is in the middle of a holdout that has stretched through training camp, and rumors of the asking price of contract extensions for Prescott and Cooper have been part of the day-to-day headlines for the team SN picked to win Super Bowl 54. Elliott obviously is a huge piece of a potential deep postseason run. View this post on Instagram It’s that time of year again! Had fun helping these local Dallas athletes get set for back to school with @dickssportinggoods’ new apparel line DSG. Active wear for everyone in the family and much more. Plus 1% of sales benefit The DICK’S Foundation #SportsMatter program to help fund youth sports! #adA post shared by Jason Witten (@realjasonwitten82) on Aug 19, 2019 at 3:17pm PDT MORE: Predicting contracts for Dak, Zeke, AmariWitten, who won the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, provided a shopping spree for 14 Dallas student-athletes at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Monday. Witten is involved with the DSG line sold at the store, and one percent of those sales go to the Sports Matter program.”I remember being a kid and there was a lot of adversity and challenges, and sports provided me to chance to chase my dream,” Witten said. “To play as long as I have and get the opportunity to partner up with DSG and provide for these kids that cannot afford it; it’s a no-brainer here.” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has seen it all. Yet seeing it all again after one year in the “Monday Night Football” booth comes with a new outlook heading into a 16th NFL season.That’s why Witten understands the implications for Dallas when talking about Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout and the contract situations involving quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper. Witten, who was in Dallas on Monday as part of a promotion with Dick’s Sporting Goods’ new clothing line, talked about the difference between viewing those storylines from the booth and in the locker room. DICK’s Sporting Goods https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5d/fa/jason-witten-092019-dicks-ftrjpg_1040boxjjtlt714kg6yxakzdp4.jpg?t=-1399633380&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

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Appeal for help after hearing aid lost in beach car park

first_imgA lost and found appeal is underway after a Donegal beach visitor lost a hearing aid.The man was visiting Murvagh Beach in South Donegal on Wednesday 15th May when he lost both of his hearing devices in the first car parking section.He returned a number of times but was only able to locate one hearing aid. Now he is hoping that a kind member of the public may have found the missing one and would like to return it.If you have any information or have seen anything in the past week, please contact Ger on 0044 7596 136 876Appeal for help after hearing aid lost in beach car park was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hearing aidlost and foundMurvagh Beachlast_img read more

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Redknapp: Morrison should be playing for Barca or Real – and England

first_imgHarry Redknapp says Ravel Morrison should be an England regular by now and is in danger of wasting his talent.Morrison ended last season on loan at QPR from West Ham, who sent him back to the Championship by loaning him to Cardiff City in September.The hugely talented 21-year-old’s attitude and conduct have been questioned since he was a youth-team player at Manchester United.“If he was to make the most of what he’s got he could be a world-class player.”Harry Redknapp on Ravel MorrisonAnd with Morrison having only started one match since joining Cardiff, Redknapp fears he could fail to fulfil his potential.The QPR boss said: “Ravel Morrison should be playing for England with that ability. He’s one of the most talented footballers I’ve seen.“When I worked with him here I thought he was one of the most talented players I’ve seen in my life.“He should be playing for Barcelona, Real Madrid or someone. That’s how good I felt Ravel Morrison was.“It’s sad. It’s a shame – a waste. If he was to make the most of what he’s got he could be a world-class player.”Redknapp believes the same applies to Rangers’ Adel Taarabt who, at 25, has seen his career stall as his attitude has been called into question.The Moroccan was recently involved in an extraordinary public fall-out with Redknapp, who has accused him of refusing to train properly and being unfit to play.“Adel’s also got the ability to be one of the best players in the Premier League. He’s got the ability to do that,” Redknapp insisted.Last month Redknapp suggested Morrison might need to move abroad in order to fulfil his potential.See also:Rangers put their faith in ‘angel’ MorrisonTaarabt lambasted by furious QPR bossHarry rapped over handling of Taarabt rowTaarabt back in training after Redknapp rowWarnock sympathises with Harry over rowRedknapp does not regret Taarabt attackThe Redknapp recap: Harry on Taarabt, Wright-Phillips and moreTaarabt back in the fold after ‘great chat’Redknapp: Morrison should go abroadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Hair Tools Brown Bunjee Hair Tie Hooks – easy to use and do the job with comfort

first_imgThey feel okay but potentially could do with a bit more stretchand adaptability. The profits provider was great, by return of submit.Product arrived immediately and as explained, five*.Uncomplicated to use and do the task with convenience. These get the job done effectively on thick hair, quick to use and do the position with comfort and ease.Brown Bunjee Hair Tie HooksGreat for hair that tangles easilyhair accessorieseasy to use and do the job with comfortGives a professional finish to hair but quite tricky to fix by yourselfGood bands however was very disappointed with the length Great for acquiring a restricted ponytail. I use them for my daughters hair when they are dong dance competitions.These are now my go-to for developing lose ponytails and buns.Features of Hair Tools Brown Bunjee Hair Tie HooksHair Tools Bungee Hooks are extremely versatile and can be used on types of hairUnlike regular hair elastics that are shaped in a ring, the hair bungee is a single piece of specially designed elastic with a hook on each end. You simply hook one end of the bungee into your hair, wrap around the ponytail and fasten with the other hook.Supplied in packs of 4.Ok bands but not for thick hair breaks bands.Good bands on the other hand was incredibly upset with the duration. Great bands nevertheless was incredibly let down with the duration. Not terrific for variety 4c pure curly hair at all. I will use it when i protective style.Presents a expert complete to hair but rather tough to deal with by you. It is rather tricky to get the hook specifically in the right area to maintain the ponytail up all day as you have to maintain the hair with a single hand and then wrap around with the other. Also i’ve found following a handful of several hours, my ponytail starts to slide down but this is in all probability down to absence of observe. Most likely not made for extended use with thick and heavy hair, but if not an outstanding product which provides a qualified complete.Outstanding products for all types of hair. Ideal detail at any time and works properly on afro hair not so nicely on wonderful european hair. . So effortless to use good good quality.Excellent substitute to a seen. Easy to use and would not go away as significantly of a url as conventional bobbles.Brown bunjee hair tie hooks. These bands are very solid and specially useful for extremely thick hair, notably when attempting to tie hair into a pony-tail. An limitless wrestle to retain mentioned hair in neat pony-tail, only to locate normal hair-bands snapping simply because they are not sturdy adequate, are now a matter of the previous. These bands are significantly beneficial if you have braids. 1 hook will effortlessly capture the braids, enabling easy wrap about the hair, and/or catching the other hook with the rest of the band. Extremely useful products.My daughter has quite very long thick hair, and discovering convensional elastics that hold it tightly in a pony tail is tough – they are possibly as well tiny or not stretchy ample. These bungee ties are great due to the fact you you should not have to pull all the hair by even though getting a business keep of the hair.Terrific for hair that tangles very easily. These bungee bands are the only form of bands i use in my daughters hair – it’s longggg, curly mixed race hair that tangles incredibly effortlessly. I can basically unwind to get rid of rather than fight to undo them like everyday bands. They keep buns or bunches in position all day far too.last_img read more

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Orphan Well Informational Meeting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentLandowners with orphan oil or gas wells on their property are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 6:45 pm at the Cuyahoga County Library-North Royalton, 5072 Wallings Road, North Royalton, 44133.Steve Irwin, Public Information Officer for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), will discuss Ohio HB 225, that created the Ohio Orphan Well Program that became law in September 2018.  Those attending will learn how ODNR plans to identify, evaluate and prioritize the wells to be plugged at state expense.  Dale Arnold, Director of Energy, Utility and Local Government Policy with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, will be available to answer questions.The meeting is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Farm Bureau.RSVP recommended.  Call 440-877-0706.   Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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3 days agoLiverpool ace Shaqiri: Much to learn from Federer

first_imgLiverpool ace Shaqiri: Much to learn from Federerby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInjured Liverpool ace Xherdan Shaqiri says there’s plenty he can learn from tennis icon Roger Federer.The Switzerland international, who is currently rehabbing an injury, watched Federer the Swiss Indoors in Basel.When asked what he can learn from Federer, Shaqiri told Blick: “So much!”You have seen, he is in a good mood. He’s here at home in Basel, then he’s running well and he’s winning.”It went very fast and I’m happy for him.”He is no longer the youngest and still plays at a top level, because you can look a lot off.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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