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  • PDF of October 22 issue

    first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.If Trump won’t quit: Shut! It! Down!Rochester Labor Council resolutionALSO:Indigenous Peoples’ Day;Philly for Trans Lives;Up against the state:Providing water criminalized;Barrett nomination draws mass protests;Big $ militarizes police;Mumia on fascism;Elections under siege;From Nigeria to U.S., Black Lives Matter.WORLD:Bolivia; WFTU.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Kaepernick backs abolition;Film review: ‘Belly of the Beast’;Horrors in Oregon;Texas webinar vs. death penalty;Mumia Abu-Jamal Way.Editorial:The system is sickDownload the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Newspaper editor pardoned and freed

    first_img Follow the news on Kazakhstan Reporters Without Borders hails newspaper editor Igor Vinyavsky’s release today under an amnesty granted after the European Parliament adopted a resolution criticizing Kazakhstan for detaining him. The editor of the independent daily Vzglyad, he had been held for more than two months (see below).“His release is a victory and we welcome it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But we will continue to be vigilant. The regime is still harassing journalists employed by Vzglyad and other independent media, such as Stan TV.”Vinyavsky was arrested on 23 January for allegedly distributing leaflets calling for an insurrection a year ago, a charge he has always denied.—–05.03.2012 – Newspaper editor Igor Vinyavsky still in prisonIn a show of support for Igor Vinyavsky, the editor of the Kazakh independent daily Vzglyad, who has been held for more than a month, Reporters Without Borders is publishing an interview he gave on 1 July 2011 in which he condemned his newspaper’s persecution in the courts and the government’s constant efforts to restrict access to online resources.Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns Vinyavsky’s arbitrary arrest on 25 January and calls for his immediate release.Vinyavsky’s detention is one more example of the dramatic decline in media freedom in Kazakhstan, which was ranked 154th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. The threats to independent journalists are growing. Several have been summoned for questioning by the National Security Committee (KNB), which harasses them constantly. Adilet journalist Jarkinbek Seitinbet received a beating in Shimkent on 25 February. US journalist Nathanael Shenkkan of Eurasianet.org was questioned at a police station in Uralsk on 27 February.———-Igor Vinyavsky, editor of the Kazakh independent daily Vzglyad Vzglyad is an independent weekly with a print-run of about 16,000 copies that covers politics, education, health and other social issues. According to its editor, Igor Vinyavsky, who has been detained since 25 January, its mission is to report the news, provide government opponents with an outlet for their opinions, cover human rights violations, defend ordinary citizens and remind them of their rights. After this interview, the Court of Cassation ordered his newspaper to pay a large fine on 8 August.“Our newspaper is the victim of judicial persecution”Reporters Without Borders: Vzglyad has been the target of various lawsuits this year in connection with stories it published. It has already been closed once as a result of a prosecution. Tell us what has happened this year to Vzglyad.Igor Vinyavsky: I have had personal brushes with our country’s judicial system in the past. I have had to appear several times in court in connection with my journalistic activities. My newspaper Vesti Pavlodara (Pavlodar News) was closed in 2004 as a result of a court ruling in favour of the plaintiff, a parliamentarian. The newspaper’s assets were seized and auctioned off. The parliamentarian had the paper closed because of a critical article he regarded as defamatory.Now it is our daily Vzglyad that is the victim of judicial persecution. That is the only term I can use to describe what is happening to us. This has shocked public opinion in Kazakhstan. Now our newspaper is being sued by a surgeon called Keldybayev, who deceived a patient and did not carry out the operation he was supposed to perform. He put his patient’s life in danger by not telling him the truth. When the newspaper described this case, the surgeon sued us for 15 million tenge (72,000 euros) in damages. It turns out the surgeon’s brother is a judge and the court handed down a terrible ruling for us. For revealing the surgeon’s lies, the newspaper will have to pay a sum that will inevitably bankrupt it. Our last recourse is to appeal to the Court of Cassation. If the ruling is upheld, the newspaper will cease to publish. (The ruling was upheld on 8 August.)“The Kazakh judicial system is above all a tool for harassing independent news media”Reporters Without Borders: What role does the judicial system play in Kazakhstan and how do you regard it?Igor Vinyavsky: I think the Kazakh judicial system is above all a tool for harassing the regime’s opponents and independent news media. The judicial system answers to the president, who appoints judges. The judiciary automatically sides with the government. No more than 5 per cent of criminal convictions are justified. The courts take the prosecutor’s side. As a rule, the verdict handed down by a court is a copy of the prosecutor’s conclusions. The courts do not even try to be even-handed. Nowadays they are like the “troikas” (special courts) of the Stalin era. The only difference is that people are not shot. The mechanism is the same in every other respect. The defendant is quickly found guilty, without much discussion.“Journalists have been trained to understand what subjects not to broadcast or publish”Reporters Without Borders: How would you describe the state of media freedom in Kazakhstan?Igor Vinyavsky: The situation is clearly better than in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Our country has at least begun a move towards democracy. But compared with eastern Europe, we are not just 20 years behind. It is more like 40. For the past 20 years they have progressed and we have gone backwards. We are now living in what is virtually a totalitarian regime. Censorship exists in the form of self-censorship. Journalists have been trained to understand what stories cannot be broadcast or published for political reasons. Journalists’ rights are very limited. Journalists are subject to constant psychological pressure and physical violence. Two weeks ago, the journalist Alexander Baranov was attacked in Pavlodar. I know him personally. He is a professional who fears nothing. He has risked his life several times for his work.Reporters Without Borders: Do the media laws help to defend the media? Are they moving in the right direction?Igor Vinyavsky: I can say with certainty that the media law has been modified no fewer than seven times since 1995. It has become more complex but no amendment or addition has represented a real move towards liberalization. The procedure for launching a newspaper is just as complicated as before. Because of their lowly status, journalists cannot attend major political events without previously requesting permission. If an official or organization violates a journalist’s rights, they are never held responsible.I can say that the law on the media does not defend the media. It imposes constraints on them. Reporters Without Borders: Has the situation of freedom of expression changed since the last presidential election?Igor Vinyavsky: I don’t think it has changed. It is as bad as ever, above all because of the lack of political evolution in Kazakhstan. Nothing changes from one year to the next. (…)“Our government constantly tries to limit the public’s access to various online resources”Reporters Without Borders: What can you tell us about the Internet? Does it constitute a space where people can express themselves freely in Kazakhstan?Igor Vinyavsky: To some extent, yes. But our government constantly tries to limit the public’s access to various online resources. Access to LiveJournal a very popular blog platform in Russian-speaking countries] was blocked in Kazakhstan for more than a year. We are now in the second year of the political news website Respublika being blocked by the Internet service provider Kazakhtelecom.The social network Facebook poses a serious problem for the government. According to some of our sources close to the president’s office, the authorities are currently looking at the possibility of blocking Facebook because it has become a signpost for the revolutionary movements in the Maghreb. The Nazarbayev administration seriously fears the influence of social networks on the Kazakh collective consciousness. Television is controlled by the government and just broadcasts positive comments about Nazarbayev and his regime. But on the Internet, you can find alternative viewpoints and you can express your opinion.What’s more, it is only on the Internet that Kazakhs have access to the (independent satellite) TV station K+. This popular TV station shows what is really happening in Central Asia and Kazakhstan. It is broadcast freely by satellite in Europe but the satellite broadcasts are blocked within Kazakhstan and the station’s website has been the target of DDoS attacks. So the only possibility left is to watch it on YouTube.Reporters Without Borders: Of late, you have been harassed by the authorities and your rights have been flouted. Can you give us some examples from your personal experience of this sort of harassment?Igor Vinyavsky: Just over a year ago, the special services tried to falsely incriminate me in a trumped-up criminal case but, thanks to information passed to us from well-intentioned persons within the security apparatus, we managed to expose this and thereafter the provocations stopped.Then, on 21 June, I was the victim of a new provocation. I was supposed to catch a flight in the morning for Amsterdam and then Brussels, where I was to participate in a conference organized by the European Parliament on corruption in Central Asian countries. But I was not allowed through immigration and, on the insistence of airport officials, KLM cancelled my ticket. I was told that this was because my visa, a D-category national visa, was not valid in the Schengen-area countries.But I know that I was acting within my rights. My visa allows me to spend 90 days in any Schengen-area country. I had already gone to Brussels on the same visa without any problem. So I have decided to file a complaint against KLM and the immigration service, which is affiliated to the KNB (National Security Committee).Reporters Without Borders: What are the prospects for your newspaper’s survival? What will you do if the lawsuit goes against you?Igor Vinyavsky: It is hard to talk about prospects in our country, where there is no fair justice and the laws are not implemented. If all the lawsuits go against us, we will publish online and we will create an Internet project with the existing staff. Or we will publish the newspaper under another name (as the opposition newspaper Respublika did, for example]. Our staff is fantastic! October 30, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News News News March 15, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor pardoned and freed to go further Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her RSF_en center_img KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal News February 5, 2021 Find out more January 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia Organisation last_img read more

  • Community Testing and Survey Almost Complete

    first_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleLocalNews Community Testing and Survey Almost Complete by: – June 3, 2020 Share Share 133 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Dr Shalauddin Ahmed at Min of Health Press BriefingThe Ministry of Health is reporting that its Community Testing Programme is going well with 72% of the 600 households to be sampled tested so far.Epidemiologist, Dr Shalauddin Ahmed said Friday that 800 individuals have been tested; two reacted to the rapid tests but were later cleared by molecular testing. Dr Ahmed said those individuals may have developed antibodies to the virus.This happens if infection occurred in the body and was successfully eliminated.He explained that, “Ninety-nine per cent of the participants were non-reactive to the rapid test so based on the information that is available at this time, it is very likely that there is no community transmission.“In general, the people are very receptive especially in Laplaine, St Joseph and Grandbay health districts. The response from these three health districts is 100%. Our active surveillance continues and the Ministry of Health will keep the government and general public duly informed and updated.”The Health Ministry says only the Roseau Health district, the largest, will be left to complete its allotted number of home tests. Dr Ahmed said that by early this week, the community testing and surveys will be complete.The approach was to conduct these tests in 600 random homes in all seven health districts.Dr Ahmed assures that the final analysis will be reported to the public.last_img read more

  • Rafa removed Terry confidence – Mourinho

    first_img Mourinho revealed that his self-belief had been damaged after being marginalised by his predecessor Rafael Benitez. “Yes I had to remind him of his importance to the club when I came in because his self-esteem was a bit affected in relation to last season,” Mourinho said. “He was a little affected, feeling in a quiet way pain over the doubts about him. “I’m not here to give him something he doesn’t deserve, but I told him if he worked hard from day one, he would play more than last season. He’s doing well, behaving well and working well.” Mourinho refused to put a timeframe on when Terry, who will line-up in Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke, should retire. “At John’s age players can reach a level of stability when they remain the same – 33, 34, 35, 36,” he said. “I look at (Inter Milan full-back) Javier Zanetti in 2008 and in 2012 and he’s the same. Other guys are not the same from one season to the next for some reason. “Players have to enjoy themselves and play with the same ambition. They have to enjoy the moment and not be worried about one more or one less pound in their contract.” Jose Mourinho insists he had to rebuild John Terry’s self-esteem when he returned to Chelsea. Press Association Chelsea are hoping to close the gap on leaders Arsenal when they travel to Stoke, with Mourinho insisting the landscape in the Premier League has changed this season. “I was always in fights in what you call here in England two-horse races,” he said. “They were Inter and Roma, Porto and Benfica, Real Madrid and Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United. “Two-horse races have completely different profiles, not just because you’re competing against a direct opponent, but also because the two horses never lose. “When it comes to four, five or six teams competing like it is now, every weekend a team loses points. “You can’t just look at your direct opponent, you have to look at the others too. “When it comes to this type of league profile, the best thing to do is don’t look to the others because they are too many, just look to yourself. You just try to win your next match.” Terry has been the mainstay of the Blues’ defence since Mourinho began his second spell at Stamford Bridge over the summer. The former England captain turns 33 on Saturday, but has already appeared in the same number of this season’s Barclays Premier League matches than he did in the whole of last term. last_img read more

  • OFFICIAL: Avram Grant likely to be appointed Black Stars coach

    first_imgFormer Chelsea coach Avram Grant is likely to be appointed as new Black Stars coach.At a press conference in Accra, Friday, the FA said Grant performed creditably well after the three-man shortlisted interview and may announce his appointment next week.However they are yet to agree personal terms with him, failing which Spain’s Juan Ignacio Martínez  would be appointed.According to the FA president Kwasi Nyantakyi, they were impressed with Grant’s interpersonal skills, and his overall plan and philosophy for Ghana football.His ability to speak English was also a criteria used in selecting him as coach of the Black Stars. Michel Pont and Juan Ignacio Martínez were the two other applicants for the vacant Black Stars job.Grant may well be the first Israeli coach to handle the Black Stars if appointed.Grant has spent the majority of his career coaching and managing in Israel, winning a number of national league and cup victories with different teams, and also managing the Israeli national team for four years.He moved to England in 2006 to become Technical Director of Portsmouth before being appointed Director of football at Chelsea in July 2007. Two months later, in September 2007, following the departure of José Mourinho, Grant was appointed manager of Chelsea. Despite steering the team into the Champions League final, the League Cup final and contesting the Premier League title to the last day, his contract was terminated at the end of the season.last_img read more

  • Wellington High School wrestling hosting Andale, Clearwater tonight

    first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School wrestling team will be hosting Andale and Clearwater tonight in a double dual. The dual starts tonight at 5 p.m. This will be the last home wrestling matches of the year. This is also senior night.The schedule tonight is as follows:4:50 p.m. – Wellington senior night ceremony.5 p.m. – Andale vs Wellington6 p.m. – Andale vs Clearwater7 p.m. – Clearwater vs Wellington.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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