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Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2021

Scalia, Tribunal Supremo y democracia

first_imgEl juez del Tribunal Supremo Antonin Scalia, conocido por sus decisiones reaccionarias, racistas, anti-mujer, anti-gay y contra la clase obrera, las cuales él disfrazó como eruditas y precisas interpretaciones del texto legal, murió repentinamente el 13 de febrero. Recordando su nombramiento a la corte en 1986, algunos pueden decir que su muerte llegó 30 años muy tarde. Teniendo en cuenta el dicho de que se debe decir solo cosas buenas de los muertos o nada en absoluto, no decimos nada.Pero sí tenemos algo que decir sobre el Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos (TSEU). Reacciones políticas iniciales a la muerte de Scalia sugieren que habrá una batalla real dentro de la clase dominante — en este caso entre los dos partidos políticos capitalistas grandes – sobre el próximo nombramiento. Se espera que las próximas decisiones del TSEU resultarán en votos de 4-4. La batalla puede ser un conflicto tan amargo como las próximas elecciones presidenciales, aunque una sin el voto popular. La pregunta es: ¿Puede la clase trabajadora entrar en esta batalla interna de la clase dominante con demandas independientes?De las tres ramas del gobierno de EUA — la rama legislativa, el Congreso; la rama ejecutiva, el Presidente; y la rama judicial, el Tribunal Supremo — el Tribunal Supremo es la menos democrática. Sus miembros no son elegidos, son nombrados por vida por el Presidente y son aprobados por el Senado el cual está compuesto de millonarios, y ha sido el baluarte más estable de opresión y explotación de clase. El TS defendió a los dueños de esclavas/os en el siglo 19 y a los grandes capitalistas y banqueros contra la clase trabajadora y los pueblos oprimidos en los siglos 20 y 21, con solo unas pocas excepciones en tiempos de gran lucha de masas.En un artículo del 20 de julio de 1989, el presidente del Partido Workers World – Mundo Obrero Sam Marcy escribió que a pesar del proceso de ampliación de los derechos de voto a las/os afroamericanos, mujeres y jóvenes desde que fue escrita la Constitución, “ha habido un proceso social y económico simultáneo que es superior en fuerzas. Ese es el proceso de concentración del poder en instituciones no democráticas. Proviene de la concentración de los medios de producción en manos de una clase dominante que tiene el poder y lo distribuye en las zonas más propicias para ella. Así que no es accidental que el poder en última instancia deba ser ejercido por el Tribunal Supremo. Ese es más fiable para ellos, más conservador y que responde solo a aquellos que les han designado” (Para leer el artículo completo, ver tinyurl.com/hqbw146)Mientras que los partidos Demócrata y Republicano chocan entre ellos sobre si el Tribunal Supremo debe ser un obstáculo flexible o rígido para el progreso social, la clase trabajadora y los pueblos oprimidos deben utilizar la apertura creada por este conflicto para exponer la naturaleza antidemocrática de la corte y exigir el fin de su papel como órgano designado a defender el dominio de la clase de los súper-ricos.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: June 4, 2021

Pact could favour Labour mayor

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPact could favour Labour mayorBy admin – June 9, 2011 522 Twitter Email THE dealmaking process is in full swing among the political parties for the next mayoralty of Limerick, with a pact between Labour and Fine Gael a distinct possibility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Among the favoured candidates on Monday, June 27, is Labour’s Gerry McLoughlin, who has yet to hold the honour.Fine Gael hold eight seats, Labour four, Independent three, Sinn Fein and Fianna Fail one each.However, should Cllr Kevin Kiely, who quit the FG party to become an Independent, decide to row in behind his former party members, it would put them in a very strong position with nine votes, against a combined total of eight from the others.Cllr Joe Leddin has confirmed to the Limerick Post of a likelihood of a pact arrangement emerging between Labour and Fine Gael.“With their eight votes and our four, that would give us a majority of 12, and we would be putting forward Cllr Gerry McLoughlin for the mayoralty,” he said.Cllr Jim Long is still the nominated FG candidate, and according to Kiely, the mayoralty is still very much up for grabs.“More so this year than ever, other groupings are being formed -it won’t be a foregone conclusion,”: he said..A Fine Gael contact told the Limerick Post: “If we agreed to give Kevin Kiely deputy Mayor this time, he will want something else the next year. Jim Long is willing to give him deputy Mayor in 2012, but it is not in his gift to do so – that’s a party decision”.The same source commented: “Fine Gael and Labour will be meeting shortly – Labour is looking for a lot – the mayoralty this year,   representation on the Shannon Foynes Port Company and the City Development Board and other memberships – there’s an unprecedented level of talks going on across the parties and I can tell you that there’s more voices in Fine Gael looking for alternatives, than was thought”. Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Print Previous articleNew EU/IMF deal threatens Credit Unions – O’DeaNext articleGovernment should keep control of strategic assets – UL expert admin Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2021

IS IT TRUE MARCH 4, 2016

first_imgIS IT TRUE that former President of the Evansville City Council John Friend CPA posted this comment in yesterdays CCO?  …Mr. Friend said: “Mr. Coures comment about the Council approval of specifics surrounding Brownfields transactions is absolutely false. The 2015 Council approved the overall budgets but never approved any specific transactions of the DMD.” ?  …it looks like Mr. Friend put Mr. Coures in his place?IS IT TRUE that a couple member of the Evansville Brownfield board (“secret society”) thinks Geoge Lumley is connected with the City County Observer?  …we discussed with Mr. Lumley about starting a monthly for print newspaper but he decided not to go along with this new venture with the CCO?  …we are proud to consider Mr. Lumley as a friend and supporter of the CCO?  …we feel the public owes Mr. Lumley a great deal of gratitude for exposing the bad business practices of the Evansville Brownsfieds Corp?IS IT TRUE the video that we posted on the Evansville Brownfields Corp a couple of days ago have 1,122 people viewing it on the CCO and 518 views on our Facebook account so far?  …this is why we decided to leave this video up one more day?…we would be extremely thankful if you would send  this video to your many friends?IS IT TRUE that we were in error when we stated that Vectren was installing more “period” street lighting in the Historic District? That the work in that area involves upgrading and installing new poles and power lines in preparation for the scheduled new downtown projects and we appreciate Brad Ellsworth’s clarification of the facts?IS IT TRUE that the poster “yy4u” tells us that there is a classified ad in the Courier advertising that City Controller Russ Lloyd will be going to the March 14 meeting of City Council to seek an appropriation of $3.9 million, in addition to this year’s budget?IS IT TRUE that we congratulate the Courier and Press on exposing the Mayor’s failure to respond to the contacts from the USHL when it was announced the City would be looking for a team to replace the IceMen. ?  The Mayor’s Minister of Propaganda and Spin, blamed the failure to respond to the inquiries on them going to the wrong email account?  We are seeing glimpses of some spot-on investigative reporting from the newest owners of the Evansville Courier and Press , and we hope to see more of it in relation to the 2014 SBOA Audit.IS IT TRUE that we wonder if the mural behind the McDonald’s on North Main that DMD Director Kelly Coures commissioned in the name of economic development is worth the $65,000 plus that  taxpayers paid  for?  …we beg you to drive to the McDonalds restaurant located on North Main and tell us that the mural painted on the side  of a building  located behind McDonalds on North Main is going to attract economic development?IS IT TRUE that certain established business owners seem to be very successful in obtaining $50,000 “facade grants” through DMD to upgrade their businesses?  …could this be a prime example of political patronage?IS IT TRUE that the Mayor, Missy Mosby. Jonathon Weaver, and other profligate spenders are joyfully carving up the $25 million rent advance paid to the City by Tropicana? … that we wonder what would be wrong with holding on to some of the “windfall”?IS IT TRUE when questioned about the free advertising that Councilors Mosby and Weaver give to their employer, FC Tucker, at City Council meetings with their mugs and pins?  …we are told that other real estate agencies are saying it is not a problem for them?   … they tell us they think that the two may harm Tucker’s business more than it helps them?FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Evansville Brownfields Corp should be considered a public or private entity?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenyan athletes welcome anti-doping initiative

first_imgBy Isaac OmuloELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan athletes yesterday backed a plan for a team of six internationally accredited doctors to take care of the country’s top-level runners and be responsible for examining samples in an effort to end a series of doping scandals.The doping cases threatened to derail Kenya’s participation in last year’s Rio Olympics, but its athletes were eventually allowed to compete and brought home a haul of long-distance running medals.“This is a good step and a major development for our country. I am happy with it, although authorities still need to make athletes aware of the dangers of doping,” Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, 34, told Reuters.Athletics Kenya, the governing body for track and field in the East African country, says elite athletes should only use the six doctors vetted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) if they want to compete.“You have to go through this network, inside or outside the country. They will be writing monthly reports to the IAAF,” said Athletics Kenya Chairman Jackson Tuwei.Tuwei said 49 Kenyan athletes had violated doping rules in the past five years. Kenya is still on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s watch list.“Athletes who won’t conform (to the plan) won’t be allowed to compete,” he told around 100 top athletes at a meeting in Eldoret, 350 kilometres (217 miles) northwest of the capital Nairobi.Olympic champion and London marathon winner Jemima Sumgong said the plan would help honest athletes.“It will make it easier and faster to do a medical, now that there are six doctors whose contacts have been given to us,” she said. “This is a good start to eliminate doping.”The IAAF said the initiative was not intended to vet athletes, but to provide good quality medical support.“The network comes as part of the preventive measures intended to address the proliferation of rogue doctors, limit poor medical practice, and address the supply of prohibited substances,” Chris Turner, a spokesman for IAAF, told Reuters.last_img read more