Tell Greyhound: ICE off our buses!

first_imgThe call to action below can be shared and signed at bit.ly/ICEoffBuses. Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere is a multinational, multigenerational and multigendered organization based in the U.S., seeking to bring together all sectors of society to concentrate on abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, immediately putting an end to all deportations and closing all migrant detention centers. The International Workers’ Solidarity Network is building an international network of working-class organizations and activists who understand that every struggle is a workers’ struggle and recognize the urgency of developing global working-class solidarity. ICE off our buses! Build solidarity and worker power to end Greyhound collaboration with ICE!Fight for Im/migrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) and the International Workers’ Solidarity Network (IWSN) call for the immediate end of Greyhound’s collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).Every day across the U.S., ICE, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents freely board buses with Greyhound’s permission and attempt to identify and detain migrants.Greyhound is not required to allow immigration agents onto its buses, but rather does so voluntarily, conceding to the racist climate created by Trump to demonize migrant workers and divide working-class people. It is imperative that all workers unite in solidarity to challenge this egregious collaboration with white supremacy by Greyhound.The union that represents Greyhound drivers, mechanics and terminal workers—​Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1700—​has courageously spoken out to condemn the company’s complicity in the racist war against migrants being carried out by the Trump administration. In a statement, President Karen Miller said: “I’ve seen this happen before. I used to drive a Memphis-Dallas Greyhound bus, and law enforcement would sometimes stop my bus, search it with dogs and ask for IDs, mostly from people of color. I hated it then, but now it is happening more often, and the consequences are devastating for our passengers and their families.“At a time when our government has implemented inhumane and cruel immigration policies—​such as separating children from their parents, holding families in indefinite detention and deporting people who have been in the country for decades—​we cannot allow this to happen.”In recent months, Trump and his allies have dramatically escalated the brutal and long-standing U.S. war on migrant workers, carrying out clandestine raids in communities across the country, separating children from their families and establishing a network of concentration camps along the border—​an extension of the system of mass incarceration that imprisons upwards of 2 million workers in the United States, many of whom are Black and people of color. At the same time, a number of U.S. corporations are getting rich off their collaboration and participation in the attacks against migrant workers.In an effort to divide workers from uniting to fight our true enemies, the small group of Wall Street bankers and the owners of big business, Trump has emboldened the most reactionary elements of society to come forward and act as foot soldiers in this war. White supremacists have recently carried out nothing short of terrorist massacres targeting Black and Latinx workers in Gilroy, Calif.; El Paso, Texas; and elsewhere. Trump, with his hate-filled rhetoric, is responsible for the horrific mass shootings in California, Texas and Ohio.The Democratic Party is complicit in this war on migrants, themselves building and operating the massive machinery to carry out mass deportations and raids, and currently offering little to no challenge to the white supremacist forces being mobilized by Trump, or to Trump himself.We urge the labor movement to follow the example set by ATU 1700 and other unions which have spoken out and mobilized their memberships in solidarity with migrant workers, reviving in struggle the slogan: “An injury to one is an injury to all!” Nothing short of a mass mobilization or a general strike of workers is needed to fight against the atrocities being carried out against migrant workers in this period.We call on all working-class forces to join this campaign to end Greyhound’s collaboration with ICE and to take any and all opportunity to mobilize in solidarity with migrant workers.Actions you can take:Sign your name in support: bit.ly/ICEoffBuses.Call Greyhound (214-849-8966) and tell them: ICE,  DHS and CBP off our buses! Buses are for transportation, not deportation!Organize or join an action near you. For a list of actions, go to: workersolidarity.net and fightformigrants.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Reporters’ Workshop prepares journalists to cover the courts

first_imgTwenty-four reporters from Florida’s major daily newspapers and television stations attended The Florida Bar’s recent 13th Annual Reporters’ Workshop in St. Petersburg.“An unprecedented partnership with the Poynter Institute allowed the journalists to attend two workshop sessions at Poynter, which were conducted by Poynter faculty members,” said the Bar’s Christi N. Cao, who coordinated the event.“The Poynter Institute is recognized worldwide for helping journalists seek and achieve excellence,” she said.“The Florida Bar deeply appreciates the contributions of Poynter,” said President Tod Aronovitz, who gave opening remarks at the event. “The true beneficiaries are the people of Florida who read and listen to news reports, expecting accurate and complete coverage of legal issues.”The Reporters’ Workshop is a two-day program designed for journalists new to the courts and legal beats. This year the event was co-chaired by Judith Mercier and Rachel Fugate. The Florida Bar Media & Communications Law Committee, media outlets, and law firms also provided scholarships for selected reporters to attend the workshop.Reporters received training from lawyers, judges, and other experienced journalists, and workshop sessions this year included Sunshine Law and Public Records, Reporting With the Internet – Legal and Courts Beats, and How to Stay Out of Jail.Cao said the program consistently receives high ratings by participating journalists, and this year was no exception.“One participant said the workshop ‘revitalized my energy in the biz’ and another summed it up as ‘jam-packed and extremely valuable,’” Cao said.Attending the workshop were: Trevor Aaronson, Weekly Planet, Tampa; Jenny Allen, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Port Charlotte; Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee; Anthony Colarossi, The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando; Laurie Cunningham, Daily Business Review, Miami; Lisa A. Davis, The Tampa Tribune, Tampa; Steve Ellman, Daily Business Review, West Palm Beach; Henry Frederick, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach; Alan Gomez, Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola; Lesley Hendrix, WMBB-TV (ABC), Panama City; Jamie Holmes, WPTV-TV (NBC), West Palm Beach; Tom Kim, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Bradenton; Marcy Levinson, The Daily Commercial, Leesburg; Brian Monroe, Florida Today, Melbourne; Shannon O’Boye, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale; Mark Pollio, Ft. Pierce Tribune, Ft. Pierce; Eric Roby, WPEC-TV (CBS), West Palm Beach; Candace Rondeaux, St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg; Jeff Scullin, The Ledger, Lakeland; Irina Slutsky, Bradenton Herald, Bradenton; Heather Sorentrue, WUFT-TV (PBS), Gainesville; Sharon Turco, The News-Press, Ft. Myers; Lance Williams, WFLA-TV (NBC), Tampa; and Eileen Zaffiro, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach. January 1, 2003 Regular News Reporters’ Workshop prepares journalists to cover the courtscenter_img Reporters’ Workshop prepares journalists to cover the courtslast_img read more

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Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina taken to hospital after sustaining serious head injury for Napoli against Udinese

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper David Ospina taken to hospital after sustaining serious head injury for Napoli against Udinese David Ospina left the field on a stretcher shortly before half time (Picture: Getty)Medics were rushed onto the pitch after Ospina gestured towards the crowd and was loaded onto a stretcher before being taken to hospital in an ambulance with Alex Meret introduced as a substitute.AdvertisementAdvertisementSky Sports Italia later reported that Ospina was conscious upon his arrival at hospital where he was with his wife Jesica Sterling.Ospina had been hopeful of facing his parent club in the Europa League after Arsenal were drawn against Napoli in a heavyweight Europa League quarter final tie on Friday.The former Nice goalkeeper is unlikely to return to the Emirates in the summer and Napoli had already indicated they were keen to exercise the option to buy clause they inserted in his contract.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal David Ospina collided with Udinese’s Argentine forward Ignacio Pussetto (Picture: AFP) Advertisement Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 17 Mar 2019 6:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link555Shares David Ospina was taken to hospital after sustaining a head injury against Udinese (Picture: Getty)Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina was taken to hospital after appearing to collapse having sustained a serious head injury against Udinese.The Colombia international was treated by the Napoli physio in the fifth minute after a nasty collision with Ignacio Pussetto.Ospina, currently on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season, soldiered on and watched goals from Amin Younes and Jose Callejon help Carlo Ancelotti’s side take a 2-0 lead.The 30-year-old was powerless, however, to prevent Udinese drawing level through Kevin Lasagna and Seko Fofana, before crumpling to the floor shortly before half-time.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisementlast_img read more

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ICC World Cup Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed brutally trolled for ‘yawning’ during India game

first_imgNew Delhi: Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahemed had to bear the brunt of his ordinary behaviour during the high octane World Cup 2019 game against India at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday following his team’s crushing defeat. Sarfaraz Ahmed became the obvious target of fans after he was spotted ‘yawning’ behind the stumps after the rain break during the first innings of India vs Pakistan match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Memes on yawning Sarfaraz flooded the Twitter and trolled the Pakistani captain in a brutal way.Below are few of the tweets Good Night @nailainayat pic.twitter.com/CtX1dA6NYP— Hemant Jain (@Hemant_Jain1008) June 16, 2019In one of the biggest encounters of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India on Sunday thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) in a rain-affected game. With the victory, India extended its winning streak against Pakistan in the World Cup to 7-0.After winning the toss, Pakistan invited India to bat first in overcast English conditions at Old Trafford in Manchester. India started carefully and then blasted the Pakistan bowlers to reach a total of 336, courtesy Rohit Sharma’s stunning century and crucial half centuries by KL Rahul and Virat Kohli.Chasing the target, Pakistan lost their opener Imam-ul-Haq early in the innings. He was removed LBW by Vijay Shankar who struck on his very first ball of the World Cup. After the first wicket, Fakhar Zaman (62) and Babar Azam (48) stitched a good 104-run partnership for the second wicket to keep Pakistan in the contest.However, a brilliant delivery from Kuldeep Yadav removed Babar on the last ball of 24th over. After Babar’s wicket, the Pakistani team was all over and lost their next three batsman in for just 12 runs. They ended their innings at 212-6 in 40 overs and lost the game by 89 runs. #IndiaVsPakistanPic1: *Sarfaraz Yawning*Pic2: *Reaction of people in Pakistan* pic.twitter.com/6ZFKeplItG— IMRAN KHAN (@imranmkkhan) June 16, 2019 I’m afraid it’s good night Pakistan.. The blue machine marches on!!! #PakistanVsIndia— Morne Morkel (@mornemorkel65) June 16, 2019 #Sarfaraz after eating Chicken Biryani during that small rain break #IndvsPak #ICCWC2019 pic.twitter.com/6MYL3ttOSs— Zafreen Khan (@zafk19) June 16, 2019 Focus for the gameThem vs Us #IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/w9Yct1YgiF— Ali Khan Pasha (@iamalipasha) June 16, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. #Sarfaraz on high pressure game 😂😂 #yawning #IndiaVsPakistan #cwc19 pic.twitter.com/uLuN7UNRpF— shiva chalise (@Chalisay_) June 16, 2019 Hate to admit it but today there was a professional well-gelled cricket team that was the Indian team & a bunch of stragglers disconnected & led by a yawning captain that passed for the Pak team! Winning & losing r part of the game but there must be a modicum of professionalism!— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 16, 2019last_img read more

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