Durham, N.C., WWP launches political film series

first_imgFifty community members were present as the Durham branch of Workers World Party launched the Liberation Sunday Film Series, a free monthly event consisting of a film screening and political discussion hosted by the Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar.This month’s film was “Cointelpro 101,” a documentary on the FBI’s counterintelligence program, which brutally repressed the movements for Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano/Mexicano and Black liberation, as well as the anti-Vietnam War movement and struggles for economic justice.This government program of repression was carried out in secret for years by means of infiltration by informants, framing of political activists for crimes they never committed, resulting in decades of incarceration, and often through outright assassinations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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City will jazz it up with sounds of September

first_imgFacebook Limerick Jazz Festival returns to the city later this month [27-30 September] with a wide range of great music and top class artists from across Ireland, Britain and Europe.Launching The upcoming 7th International Jazz Festival were, Hugh Cleary Ward and Heather Nash. Picture: Alan PlaceLIMERICK’S International Jazz Festival returns to the city at the end of the month with a wide range of great music and top class artists from across Ireland, Britain and Europe.The event which runs from September 27 to 30 September will be highlighted by a jazz trail taking in seven venues across the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This year’s headline acts are Linley Hamilton with the Camden Orchestra at the Belltable and the Julien Siegel Quartet at Dolan’s on Friday, September 28; a children’s music workshop in Ormston House, a jazz improv workshop in the Hunt Museum, followed by the Paul Dunlea Group and the Renegade Brass Band in Dolan’s on Saturday; Jim Doherty, followed by Aoife Doyle with the Limerick Jazz Quartet at Dolan’s on Sunday.Festival organiser John Daly said that the programme featured an eclectic mixture of some of the finest local, national and international Jazz musicians for a fantastic four days of top quality live music in Limerick.“We will be presenting a programme of events that combines quality, accessibility and great value for money. Limerick’s Jazz scene is growing and maturing every year and this year’s festival,” he added.Mayor James Collins said it was fantastic to see the return of the Limerick Jazz Festival to the city for its seventh anniversary.“It has firmly established itself as part of the city’s autumn cultural calendar and it is great to see the organisers continue to attract great artists to the city.”Culture and Arts Officer Sheila Deegan added: “The significance of jazz can be noticed by its varying styles, innovations and complexity. Jazz has intricate rhythms and harmonies which are reflected in this wonderfully diverse programme in this year’s festival.”The festival is promoted by the Limerick Jazz Society with support from the Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and Fáilte Ireland.by Tom [email protected] Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement NewsCommunityLifestyleEntertainmentCity will jazz it up with sounds of SeptemberBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2018 1448 center_img Email Twitter Print Previous articleAll-Ireland song puts Simon in CloverNext articleWATCH – Taute speaks on return from injury and Glasgow test Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Sexton expected to start for Leinster on Friday

first_imgSexton is back in full training after he was replaced at the start of the second-half of the win over Treviso on the final day of the regular season. However, Sean O’Brien remains a serious doubt after suffering a set-back in his recovery from the hamstring injury that forced an early end to his Six Nations. The flanker was expected to be back before the end of the season but Leinster say they’re waiting for a further medical update later this week while Luke Fitzgerald and Rob Kearney are unlikely to be risked this Friday.last_img

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Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto denies allegations of sexism, racism

first_img Mariners sign Ichiro Suzuki ahead of expected Japan sendoff, report says Dipoto denied the accusations, calling them “untrue,” and took responsibility for the controversy that came after he fired her for cause just one year into her three-year contract. He had hired Martin in October 2017 as the team’s high performance director to help the team modernize its training and conditioning regimes, a position Dipoto created.”At the end of the day, my belief is that justice will prevail,” Dipoto said Thursday, per The Seattle Times. “There is an ongoing investigation that I’m not going to get into. I’ve been at this now for 30 years. I know a lot of people in this game. I’m not sexist, nor am I a racist. The accusations that have been made are untrue. I believe that will wash out as this unfolds. But I can only speak for myself. The responsibility for the development of the program and hiring Dr. Martin to come here was on me and I take full responsibility for it. I’m embarrassed at how this has unfolded.” Related News MLB is investigating Martin’s claims, including a post she made on social media in November implied Dipoto, McKay and manager Scott Servais had called Latino players “lazy, dumb and stupid.” Martin has since filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the franchise, according to the Times. She claims in the suit she complained earlier this year to team owners John Stanton, Buck Ferguson and CEO Kevin Mather about alleged discrimination, to no avail. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto strongly denied accusations of racism and sexism made by former staffer Dr. Lorena Martin on Thursday for the first time since the allegations surfaced in November.Dipoto and director of player development Andy McKay, who also was named in the allegations, reiterated the team’s belief Martin fabricated claims against members of the front office.  “It’s a difficult situation, obviously,” McKay said. “It’s one that requires thought and it requires reflection. But in terms of the people I work with on a daily basis the support has been unanimous and 100 percent positive. The accusations are serious, but they are completely false. I never said anything like that. I’ve never thought that. I’ve never felt it. It didn’t happen.“Fortunately, I think I have a track record with people I’ve worked with, not just here, but in Colorado and in Sacramento that this is not just very believable. I’m not planning on addressing it. I haven’t addressed it. This is the first time I’ve addressed it. And I’m grateful for the Mariners. They’ve supported me. Major League Baseball is doing an investigation that is very thorough and very complete. And at the end of it, I’ll feel very good about where my name will stand.”The Mariners issued a statement in November denying all of the accusations, calling them “outrageous, false claims.”last_img read more

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