Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgPharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dividends from UK shares are plunging at record rates! This is what I’d do now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild | Monday, 20th July, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Dividends from UK shares are plunging at record rates! This is what I’d do now 2020 has proved to be a catastrophe for many dividend investors. Annual payout growth from UK shares was anticipated to slow as the global economy, and thus corporate earnings expansion, cooled. The Covid-19 outbreak has also put paid to hopes of any dividend growth this year, and spectacularly so.A report by Link Group, published today, illustrates the scale of the carnage. Total dividends from UK shares plummeted 57.2% year-on-year during the second quarter to £16.1bn, it says. If you exclude special dividends payouts dropped 50.2% to £16bn. These figures represent the biggest drop on record.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…Dividends declineA dive into Link Group’s data makes for extremely grim reading. A whopping 176 UK shares cancelled dividends in quarter two, while 30 cut them. Meanwhile, 124 companies rescinded on dividends they’d already pledged.The report suggests that investors in UK shares should be prepared for an eye-popping dividend drop in 2020 too. Under its best-case scenario, Link Group expects underlying payouts (i.e. stripping out special dividends) to slump 39% to £60.5bn. Its worst-case blueprint suggests underlying dividends will slip 43% to £56.3bn.Dividends to recover in 2021The impact Covid-19 has had on shareholder returns has clearly been shocking. Margot von Aesch, income research analyst at Redburn, comments that “destruction caused by the pandemic has been of historic proportions, leaving only a handful of companies untouched.”The timing and scale of the recovery in shareholder returns is hard to call. And Redburn says that “the shape and size of the rebound in payouts will be dictated by the new economic context, both locally and internationally.”But investors should expect a ripping rebound following 2020’s falls. Link Group’s report suggests that dividends from UK shares will bounce back in 2021. However, it adds that it will take “several years before dividends reach 2019 highs.”Get rich with UK sharesSo a fair few dividend investors have had a torrid time of late. But that doesn’t mean buying UK shares is a bad idea. Indeed, I remain convinced share investing remains the best way to try and get rich and retire early.Let me explain why. Even under Link Group’s worst-case scenario, UK shares will yield 3.3% over the next 12 months, and 3.6% for 2021. Compare that with the paltry interest rates that cash savers can expect today. Even the best-paying Cash ISA right now yields less than 1%, for example.By the way, under Link Group’s best-case scenario, UK shares will yield 3.6% during the next 12 months, and an even-better 4.1% for 2021. There’s clearly still plenty of reason for dividend investors to be optimistic.The coronavirus crisis and the consequent economic storm means investors need to be more careful than even when building their shares portfolios. But there are still many terrific dividend stocks out there that should help you make excellent returns in the near term and beyond.And the recent stock market crash means that many of these can be picked up at dirt-cheap prices too. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now!last_img read more

Local Charity Making a Difference

first_img Apopka non-profit bringing awareness to sickle-cellBy Adele DoctorSeptember is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and the Chanell Wright Foundation is helping local patients in need of treatment. The organization was founded after Tony and Chiquita Wright lost their seven year old daughter Chanell due to complications from sickle cell in 2011. The Wrights were all too familiar with the daily challenges parents face when a young child is diagnosed with a life threatening disease. Their only hope was that their child would be cured. Unfortunately, Chanell lost her battle before she could receive the lifesaving treatment she needed. “We decided to start a non-profit organization that could help other parents who are going through the same thing we did with our daughter”, said Chiquita Wright.Now years later, the 501(c) 3 has raised enough money to start a program to help parents afford a treatment to help their children through crisis situations. Tony and Chiquita knew that the majority of children diagnosed with sickle cell suffer with frequent pain crisis. Some require monthly blood transfusion. However, the consequences of an increased transfusion regiment can cause iron overload. The current process for checking iron levels is by using a ferriscan machine. This test is costly and seldom covered by insurance. But what they didn’t know was that most patients can’t afford the $300 co-pay so they end up having to undergo a painful biopsy. The Chanell Wright Foundation raises funds to pay the cost for local patients who can’t afford the test. Their goal is to double or even triple to amount of patients they can help by providing this service.“One of the main needs in the community is awareness”, said Tony Wright. The organization sponsors a monthly outreach luncheon program to inform patients and their families of resources and treatments available to them. During the luncheon they provide a presentation from a medical specialist along with a Q & A session where the parents can get professional answers to questions they have about the latest treatments and the risks involved. Through this program The Chanell Wright Foundation has been able to expand its services to include patients from 3 neighboring cities (Vero, Melbourne and Tampa). To date they have served over 720 patients and their families.The organization raises funds through annual golf tournaments, fashion shows, kickball tournaments, sponsors and donations. To donate or learn more about The Chanell Wright Foundation visit www.chanellwrightfoundation.org or call (407) 703-3366.Adele Doctor is the President of the Chanell Wright Foundation. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here TAGSChanell Wright FoundationSickle Cell anemia Previous articleParking Ordinance Committee to hear from the publicNext articleOn This Day: First Presidential Debate Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

What to eat to help the planet thrive

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 28, 2018 at 7:59 pm TAGSDietHealthy Eating Previous articleThe First 100 Days – Part Three: How Mayor Nelson will start his first termNext articleBaby bust: 5 charts show how expensive it is to have kids in the US today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Here are 6 Simple Ways You Can Eat to Help Our Planet ThriveBy Sara SiskindAdd more plant-based protein into your diet. Industrial farmed meat has a higher impact on the environment than any other food group. For a healthier and more environmentally friendly protein, try beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds instead. Lentil soup is an excellent source of protein and fiber and is simple to make. I also top my homemade salads with Setton Farm Pistachios and Pistachio Chewy Bites, which are filled with heart healthy fats and protein to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Another thing I like to do is add tahini to my roasted vegetables to turn a side dish into a meal.Eat foods that are grown locally (or at least made in the U.S.A.) Eating locally grown food is possibly the best way to lower your carbon footprint when it comes to consuming food. An added bonus to eating locally grown crops means that the food is typically fresher and perhaps even taste better compared to foods that are shipped across the globe.Look for foods with the least amount of packaging. Have you noticed that some of your foods come in large boxes or wrapped in plastic? Yes, this might keep your food fresh and protected, however the excess packaging only ends up in landfills and adds more pollution to our land. Try buying produce that is not in a package.Eat foods when they are raw and in season. Chomping down on celery and carrots is not only the best way to get all the hydration and nutrients that these veggies contain, but it also saves energy that otherwise would have been used by power cooking appliances. Eating seasonally also means eating locally and you already know the benefits of that!Cook once, eat twice! Not only does this save you time, it also saves the planet by using less energy. Although you might need to reheat the food, the overall time and power energy saved is tremendous!Stay clear of plastic water bottles. Bottled water doesn’t necessarily mean its cleaner or better for you than tap water. Look for a filter system to install in your kitchen sink or even a water pitcher filter will work well. The less plastic bottles we use, the cleaner our planet can be. Luckily there are several insulated and safe reusable water bottles on the market to choose from such as Hydro Flask, S’well, or Klean Kanteen.Sara Siskind is a Certified Nutritional Health Counselor and the founder of Hands On Healthy, cooking classes for adults, families and teens based in New York. Sara has dedicated her career to educating clients on how food and lifestyle choices affect health, and how to make the right choices to look and feel your best each day. www.sarasiskind.com Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Mama Miacenter_img Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Maybe I’ll just chew on some kudzu, and save some major money, lose some weight, and save the planet from invasive noxious vines….tee hee hee……. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENTlast_img read more

Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio

first_imgArchitects: HAMAAN Studio Area Area of this architecture project Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio Apartments Iran Area:  850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments, Residential•Isfahan, Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883332/malek-residential-building-piramun-architectural-office Clipboard Projects Design Team:Annahita Shadkam, Masih Moshkforoush, Kimia ValianiConstruction:Zibā Sāzān inc.Structural Engineer:Majid KhosraviMechanical Engineer:Iman EmamiClient:Zahra SaberianfarPresentation:Erfan Shafiee, Mehdi TavakoliCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Malek apartment building is located in ‘Malek’ neighborhood in Isfahan, Iran, on a 303 m2 lot, of which the building occupies 180 m2 as its footprint. The project mandate was to incorporate six apartments within the 4-story height allowed by the city bylaws. After much studies and analysis of various options, as well as examining the limitations and setbacks, four apartments (90 m2 each) were placed on the first two floors, while two large units (180 m2) were designed on the upper two floors.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniDesign Principles (Concept)The ‘purely functional and spare’ ideology of the Modern Architecture suggests that the house spaces can be divided into two distinct domains, namely ‘public’ and ‘private’ sections. However, the way in which the public and private spaces are connected to each other would, without doubt, affect the readiness of the inhabitants for interaction with each other, as well as the extent of each individual’s privacy at the same time. It can be argued that an overly functional divide between ‘private’ and ‘public’ spaces in contemporary Iranian houses has led to the development of excessive individualism, threatening the quality ‘family life.’Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniThe project aimed at improving the human interactions among the inhabitants. Therefore, a ‘spectrum of domains’, as opposed to the two strict ‘private’ and ‘public’ sections, was created, including ‘cozy-with-family’, ‘private-with-friends’, ‘family private’, and ‘alone-private’. For example, any personal activity that does not necessarily need ‘privacy’ would best fit in a ‘family private’ space, such as recreational reading, sewing, playing, ironing, and the like.Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniSave this picture!Skins Forming DiagramIn this, the ‘public’ domain plays a central role as the organizing space, centering the ‘private’ domains, which reflects the role of ‘family’ at the heart of the home (as opposed to merely functional house). To materialize this idea, the living area in the third-floor apartment is designed at the center of the unit, while in the top unit it transfers into a cozy open space (courtyard), to bring in the sky into the living space. In both units, all other spaces are formed revolving around the central public space. In fact, organising living spaces around a core ‘public’ area is nothing new, and there is historical precedent for it in the traditional Iranian Housing typology in central Iran, where the layout of houses was formed like a Greek cross, the center of which was where the family gathered, and rooms located in each arm of the cross.Project gallerySee allShow lessSt Kilda Extension / Finnis ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHuangshan Mountain Village / MAD ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Isfahan, Isfahan Province, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Year:  Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN StudioSave this projectSaveMalek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883332/malek-residential-building-piramun-architectural-office Clipboard Photographs Lead Architects: “COPY” Photographs:  Hossein Farahani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Behrouz Shahbazi, in collaboration with Mehran Gharaati Manufacturers: Travertine, Alfam Save this picture!© Hossein Farahani+ 28 Share 2017 CopyAbout this officeHAMAAN StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialIsfahanIranPublished on November 14, 2017Cite: “Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio” 13 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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FUNdraising: 50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraisers

first_imgFUNdraising: 50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraisers Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Tips on applying to Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

first_imgTips on applying to Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Advertisement Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 15 May 2012 | News There is plenty of advice on how to apply to grantmaking trusts, so Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is unusual in having produced a video to share their advice.http://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/apply-for-funding/hints-and-tips/  105 total views,  1 views today  106 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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

Blockchain fundraising startup receives investment

first_img Howard Lake | 5 September 2016 | News  166 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Tagged with: Bitcoin blockchain Finance Technology Advertisement Alice SI, a startup company that uses blockchain technology to help charities raise funds based on impact, has been chosen to receive funding and business support by Bethnal Green Ventures.The company will receive an investment of £15,000 in exchange for 6% equity, co-working space at the Ministry of Startups in central London, and an intensive 12 week programme of mentoring and support, designed to accelerate the growth of the social venture.Founded by Raphaël Mazet, Areti Kampyli, and Jakub Wojciechowski Alice SI was one of 12 ‘tech for good’ teams selected for this support. Over 170 groups applied for the awards.The startup has developed a platform in which all donations are held in ‘smart contracts’ using a secure blockchain. This is a detailed digital record of all donations, who made them, when, and for what. The blockchain is an independent, distributed record of items, used by many financial technology companies, most notably underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. As such, it is designed to be secure, effectively impossible to tamper with, and provide transparency.Alice SI is using the approach to provide donors with “maximum transparency on the impact their money makes”.Raphaël Mazet told UK Fundraising:“The core feature is to raise donations based on pre-agreed outcomes, similar to “pay for success” contracts. These are then held in escrow in smart contracts on a blockchain and released only as and when the milestones are achieved. So the transparency comes from knowing what has been achieved, rather than looking at the exact use of the money. We work with both individuals and grantmakers”.This is the ninth cohort of startups to receive support from Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator programme “for people who want to change the world using technology”. 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. Blockchain fundraising startup receives investment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47  165 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

Baltimore Peoples Assembly calls for national days of protest on Ferguson anniversary

first_imgSome 150 people gathered for a Baltimore Tribunal and Peoples Assembly on June 6 at a downtown church. The major themes were “Stop police terror” and “We need jobs and livable wages, not jails.” One section of the two-part agenda was dedicated to hearing from friends and families whose loved ones were killed by police or who have been victims of police abuse.The first session was opened by the Rev. Johnnie Golden, who welcomed  everyone, and the Rev. C.D. Witherspoon, activist and president of the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.Co-chairs were Peoples Power Assembly organizers Kira Lynae and Andre Powell, who is also an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees delegate to the Baltimore Metropolitan AFL-CIO Council.Renee Washington, whose fiancé was beaten to death by cops in 2009, described how police violence and killings are not new in a majority Black city like Baltimore. She recounted the names of many people who were killed by police.Tawanda Jones, whose brother Tyrone West died due to police violence,  spoke at the opening plenary. She has fought a heroic battle and led weekly “West Wednesdays” protests for years calling for justice for her brother.When the floor was opened, youth from Gilmor Homes in West Baltimore where Freddie Grey was killed testified to police abuses. So did many others. The testimony was all captured on video, which will become part of an ongoing record documenting police abuse in Baltimore.Lynae gave direct testimony and also a special tribute to Black women and girls and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community who have been the victims of police terror. She called for major Baltimore protests on June 20 and 21 for #BlackWomenandGirlsLivesMatter.Steven Ceci, a Baltimore PPA volunteer, made a special announcement about the formation of a “Know Your Rights/Cop Watch” campaign for Baltimore.  Some 70 people signed up to participate.Performing at the event were Pam Parker who sang and Leonora Knowles who led the assembly in song. She also opened the meeting with librations to ancestors.The second part of the plenary included activists who had traveled from across the region and the country to attend. Co-chairs were Los Angeles Workers Assembly members John Parker, who spearheaded a $15-an-hour-minimum-wage referendum, and filmmaker Rebecca Jackson, who was beaten badly by police. Jackson was instrumental in videotaping the event.Protest Aug. 8-9: Ferguson rebellion anniversary Larry Holmes, a national PPA organizer from New York City, motivated the need for the movement to remain strong and go forward. He proposed  national protests in every city on Aug. 8-9, the anniversary of the Ferguson, Mo., rebellion.A Detroit delegation called for freedom for wrongfully imprisoned Rev. Edward Pinkney, former president of the Benton Harbor/Twin City NAACP chapter. Dave Sole, from the Michigan Emergency Committee against War and Injustice, spoke about Pinkney’s case and also related the struggles against home foreclosures, water shutoffs and austerity in Detroit.Lamont Lilly, a Workers World Party organizer from North Carolina, spent  weeks in Baltimore going door to door doing outreach. He documented events in the Baltimore uprising and connected police violence cases in North Carolina to those in Baltimore.Co-chairs of the last plenary session were Lilly, Witherspoon and Sharon Black, PPA organizer. Witherspoon reiterated the movement’s support for Black whose car was shot up after she appeared on the national Fox TV program of right-winger Sean Hannity on May 29. On the show, Black characterized the Baltimore Police Department as racist and called for community control of the police.This session formalized many proposals and key actions. These included pressing forward to continue the fight for justice for Freddie Grey and calling for the indictment, conviction and jailing of the police responsible for his murder and for those responsible for the many other police victims in Baltimore. Another important proposal was pushing for amnesty for all youth facing charges from the uprising, including activists Larry Lomax and Allen Bullock, and attending Lomax’s upcoming trial.The assembly agreed to support the #BlackWomenandGirlsLivesMatter protests on June 20 and 21 and the PPA “Know Your Rights/Cop Watch” campaign. The gathering called for reparations from the state government for a comprehensive jobs program and for charter amendments for a $15 minimum wage and community control of police. And the body agreed to call for public destruction of guns and drugs confiscated by the police and for any money raised to be put back into the community.Everyone supported the call for freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Rev. Pinkney and all political prisoners. Finally, the full assembly issued a call to hold protests nationally on the Aug. 8-9 anniversary of the Ferguson rebellion.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The MOVE 9: 39 years too many

first_imgArtist Sophia Dawson stands with her painting of Janet Africa, one of the imprisoned MOVE 9.Brooklyn, N.Y. — The MOVE 9 were honored on Aug. 5 at a Commemoration and Art Exhibit at Brooklyn’s House of the Lord Church. The very talented artist Sophia Dawson offered her paintings to be sold as fundraisers for these framed-up political prisoners.The MOVE 9 have been incarcerated since Aug. 8, 1978, when police carried out a massive, violent attack on their Philadelphia home. Police shot bullets into the house and sprayed tear gas and 10,000 pounds of water pressure per minute from each of four fire hoses. Forced out of their home, the 9 were beaten and arrested. None was charged with having a weapon, but they were falsely charged, convicted and sentenced to inhumane, long prison terms, allegedly for killing a cop.Incarcerated for 39 years, the MOVE 9 have consistently been denied parole since 2008. They have been deprived of their basic rights, including to their chosen diet and close access to family members. Two members of the MOVE 9, Phil Africa and Merle Africa, were killed by Pennsylvania’s brutal prison system.The Philadelphia police are so hostile to MOVE members that on May 13, 1985, they dropped a bomb on the MOVE house, killing 11 people, including five children.‘We will never give up!’Organizer Orrie Lumumba chaired the Brooklyn rally and introduced the speakers to the large audience. Members of MOVE, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the Free Mumia Coalition and African-American community organizations from Brooklyn and elsewhere were on the program. They denounced racist attacks on the MOVE 9 and the horrific conditions of their imprisonment, and exposed the corruption and unfair practice of reactionary parole boards.Political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Janine Africa, one of the MOVE 9, called into the event from prison. They spoke and answered audience members’ questions. Janine Africa told everyone, “We will never give up!” and “Keep the pressure on!”The MOVE Organization asks supporters to sign a petition to pressure the U.S. Department of Justice into opening an investigation of the unjust imprisonment of the MOVE 9. It is critical that everyone stand up for them as they have stood for us all! See onamove.com and Justice for the MOVE 9 on Facebook.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more