Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) 2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Flour Mills Nigeria PLC (FLOURM.ng) 2018 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFlour Mills Nigeria Plc is a flour milling company in Nigeria with business interests in food production, packaging, agricultural industries, port operations and logistics and real estate. The company manufactures and sells past, noodle, edible oil and refined sugar as well as livestock feeds; supplies fertiliser; manufactures and markets laminated woven polypropylene sacks and flexible packing material; and grows and processes sugar cane, oil palm, fresh tropical fruit, poultry and cassava. Business interests in ports operations and logistics include operating Terminal A and B at the Apapa port and offering customs clearing, forwarding and shipping agents and logistics services. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc owns and manages real estate in Nigeria. The company is a subsidiary of Excelsior Shipping Company Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Flour Mills Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCim Financial Services Limited (Cim Group) is headquartered in Mauritius that is regulated by the bank of Mauritius as a non-banking deposit taking institution and licenced by the Financial Services Commission as a credit financing institution offering a range of credit. The company avails individual consumers, SMEs and large corporates with financial services such as consumer finance, crediLimited t card, forex, leasing and factoring. Cim Financial Services is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Previous articleDomino’s Pizza Thanks TeachersNext articleFaith and Fitness Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate How best to describe last night’s gathering of Apopka’s business and community leaders? The official title was the Black Tie Gala. There were certainly plenty of men wearing black bow ties. And women in formal gowns and cocktail dresses. But this wasn’t just any opportunity to “dress to the nines,” and enjoy an excellent meal at the Highland ManorThe Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce annual Black Tie Gala is about honoring those who have made significant contributions to the Apopka Community during the last year. And those honored were not limited to successful business people as the Chamber also honored the Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year.The Chamber Business and Community Awards for 2016 went to:Businessman of the Year – Eric Bennett, The Coca-Cola CompanyBusinesswomen of the Year – Barbara Bombalier, Orlando Federal Credit UnionThe Burnie Roberts Award – John Ricketson, The Apopka Chief and PlanterThe Rising Star Award – Sam’s Club, ApopkaNew Member Award – The Orlando Solar BearsThe Alice Alfano Torchbearer Award – Natalie Arrowsmith, Arrowsmith RealtyChairman’s Award – Ralo Flores, DJ’s Unlimited/First Card Merchant ServicesThe CenturyLink Innovative Business Award – Dr. Brian Pearson, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural SciencesThe John H. Land Award – Douglas Michael BanksonFirefighter of the Year – Jerry MaynardPolice Officer of the Year – Ashley SullivanThe Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce also recognized the Graduates of the 2016 Leadership Apopka program:Ben Bankson – Victory Church World Outreach CenterJoe Bankson – Victory Church World Outreach CenterRobert Bellamy – Duke EnergyChris Bowman – Duke EnergyShannon Costello – A&C PrintingSheree Grant – Waste ManagementDaniel Hinden – Rochelle HoldingsTim Hutching – Florida HospitalGlenn Irby – City of ApopkaRandy Steil – Tijuana Flats FoundationWanda Renea Walker – AMI KidsChuck Webb – Orlando Health Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Manufacturers: DanfossTeam:Aaron Hales, Adam Busko, Agne Tamasauskaite, Aleksandra Sliwinska, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Annette Birthe Jensen, Birgitte Villadsen, Brage Mæhle Hult, Brigitta Gulyás, Carlos Soria, Christian Bom, David Zahle, Dimitrie Grigorescu, Edda Steingrimsdottir, Edmond Lakatos, Elina Skujina, Finn Nørkjær, Ioana Fartadi Scurtu, Jacob Lykkefold Aaen, Jakob Lange, Kamila Rawicka, Lise Jessen, Lorenzo Boddi, Magdalene Maria Mroz, Nicolas Millot, Perle van de Wyngert, Raphael Ciriani, Stefan Plugaru, Stefan Wolf, Tobias Hjortdal, Toni Mateu, Tore Banke, Viktoria MillentrupCollaborators:BIG Ideas, Danfoss A/S, Grundfos DK A/S, Hanwha Q CELLS Ltd., Miele, NIRAS A/S, Dirk Marine/House on WaterPartners In Charge:Bjarke Ingels, Jakob SandProject Leader:Joos JerneCity:KøbenhavnCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of BIGRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Recent years have demonstrated a substantial and sustained increase in the number of student applicants throughout Denmark. As the number of students continues to grow, additional student housing will be needed to accommodate them. There are few strategies that allow cities to expand. Yet, Copenhagen’s harbor remains an underutilized and underdeveloped area at the heart of the city. By introducing a building typology optimized for harbor cities we can introduce a housing solution that will keep students at the heart of the city.Save this picture!© Laurent de CarniereMeanwhile, the standardized container system has been developed to allow goods to be transported by road, water or air, to anywhere in the world in a complex network of operators at a very low cost. By making use of the standard container system we are offered the framework for an extremely flexible building typology.Save this picture!© Laurent de CarniereSave this picture!ModelSave this picture!Courtesy of BIGBy stacking 9 container units in a circle, we can create 12 studio residences which frame a centralized winter garden; this is used as a common meeting place for students. The housing is also buoyant, like a boat, so that can be replicated in other harbor cities where affordable housing is needed, but space is limited. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796551/urban-rigger-big Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of BIG+ 28 Share Denmark Urban Rigger / BIGSave this projectSaveUrban Rigger / BIG Housing Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing, Dorms, Sustainability•København, Denmark Photographs: Laurent de Carniere, Frederik Lyng Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 680 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Urban Rigger / BIG Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse at Lake Biel / Markus Schietsch ArchitektenSelected ProjectsHikari Terrace / NKS architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:1432 København K, DenmarkLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeBIGOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsSustainabilityCopenhagenKobenhavnKøbenhavnDenmarkPublished on October 04, 2016Cite: “Urban Rigger / BIG” 04 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Australia Houses Bligh Tanner, Rod Bligh “COPY” House in Hamilton / Tato Architects + Phorm architecture Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881959/house-in-hamilton-tato-architects-plus-phorm-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Green Outlook Andrew Ackland Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesText description provided by the architects. This residence is located in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia. This region is home to the Queenslander — a traditional style of wooden stilted house complete with veranda. The characteristic veranda is an environmental interface for keeping sunlight off the buildings outer walls, and also serves to link residents to their city and community through acting as an entrance porch, and sometimes even a dining room or reception area for greeting guests. In Japan these roles used to be carried out by engawa loggias and earthen floors, but such spaces are now in the process of disappearing. People greatly value the type of lifestyle, which can take place in semi-outdoor spaces.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsI saw an example of this in a housing catalogue issued in 1939, in which indoor and semi-outdoor areas were displayed in different colors and both of their floor spaces noted down for readers. Perhaps due to its short history since the nation’s founding, Australia attributes great importance to historical objects, and in some of its regions the Queenslander roofline is strictly protected. What is unique about the building extension process here is that the existing house is raised to a higher level, while the extension takes place underneath. In Japan there is a sense that one must extend buildings from the top layer, but the Queenslander method has numerous benefits, including the fact that it preserves the occupants’ pre-existing lifestyle, does not necessitate a remake of the waterproof layer, and does not cause any great change in the stress load of the existing structure. It is a rather surreal sight to witness a Queenslander floating high in the sky while its extension is being constructed underneath. Perhaps feeling a synchronicity with this figure of a Queenslander undergoing extensions, a client contacted me with a picture of my House in Rokko that he had found on the Internet. He was seeking a minimalistic lifestyle, and had high expectations that we could help him achieve this with our Japanese scale and sensibilities.Save this picture!SectionInspired by the plentiful intelligence of the Queenslander, I redefined this intellect as one necessary for a lifestyle, which is conducted equally between indoors and in semi-outdoor spaces, and set about deliberately misinterpreting its contents and style. I made sure that each indoor space had an adjoining outdoor area with an overhead roof, and installed a dining room and kitchen in both the interior and outside. To accomplish this, I combined a house-shaped volume, or more accurately, volume with a slender hipped roof inspired by the Queenslander, at 45. This created a geometric shape in the intersecting areas of the ceiling, which remind one of pointed cross vaults. The large apertures are hidden under the eaves, shielded from the strong Brisbane sun. Due to the reflections and permeations of light from the slanted glass, the inner and outer landscapes are intricately mingled together, and merge into one when the glass doors are left wide openSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesAlthough the Queenslander was a type of colonial style, which had also been constructed in Japan, I believe it had not evolved or become established as a style here, excluding the adoption of small verandas in some cases. However, it has been wonderful to see continued experimentation in Brisbane, contributing to the accumulation of intellect surrounding the Queenslander as a developed form. This type of high-floored space under eaves used to be found widely in hot and humid Japan as well, but with the recent advent of architecture, which relies on air conditioning, it is passing out of popular memory. I wonder if it is possible for us to use a fresh outlook to reclaim the comfort inherent in interfaces between semi-outdoor spaces and the environment, and its power to connect people to their surrounding climate, cities and communities.Save this picture!© Christopher Frederick JonesProject gallerySee allShow lessFighting House / studio_suspicionSelected ProjectsYoga Studio / Kostas Chatzigiannis ArchitectureSelected Projects Share MCD Construction. Cameron McDonald/Tom Dawson/Kurt Weinert House in Hamilton / Tato Architects + Phorm architectureSave this projectSaveHouse in Hamilton / Tato Architects + Phorm architectureSave this picture!© Christopher Frederick Jones+ 22 Share ArchDaily Projects Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones 2017 Area: 185 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Landscape Contractor: CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowPhorm architectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHamiltonAustraliaPublished on October 20, 2017Cite: “House in Hamilton / Tato Architects + Phorm architecture” 19 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954695/between-2-courtyards-house-eben Clipboard Indonesia Photographs: Mario Wibowo, Ernest Theofilus Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Between 2 Courtyards House / ebenSave this projectSaveBetween 2 Courtyards House / eben ArchDaily “COPY” Between 2 Courtyards House / eben Year: Projects Manufacturers: TotoPrincipal Architect:Ebenhaezer LontohLighting Design:Kiri-AtelierCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ernest TheofilusRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The main idea of the house is to create a space that feels very open, serene and provides a relaxing environment for the home owner; a contrasting environment to the dense and noisy city life of Jakarta. So the house should be able to be an everyday retreat for the home owners, after their busy and intense work activities in the city.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoThe house has two courtyards with the living room, as the heart of the house, located in between them. the first front courtyard acts as a soft transition between the busy main road, and the house. This is the first experience/ Foyer to greet the guest of the house. It is a different and unique experience of entering the house compared to common internalized foyers. This courtyard is also a space for the owner to enjoy his beloved koi fish.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoSave this picture!Plan – First floorAfter the front court is living room which is the heart of the house, located in between the front court and central courtyard. This space provides the best experience of the house because we can enjoy the open space at the same time. The house owner doesn’t need to be afraid of opening the windows to the front because the front courtyard and the series of screens ensure the occupants privacy.Save this picture!© Mario WibowoThe two sides become open once the glass fully slides, creating a semi outdoor feel to the living room. The sound of water from both of the courtyards blocks the noise from the exterior, also gives a serene feeling when inside of the house. The central courtyard connects the living and dining room, and also becomes a main place for the family to hang out and exercise in the swimming pool.Save this picture!© Ernest TheofilusThey often bring the drinks from the pantry of the dining room, and sit by the pool to enjoy the day. This central courtyard boasts the vertical garden as the main view of the house. The place is just as well the main internal view to the 2 bedrooms outside.Save this picture!Plan – Second floorSave this picture!© Mario WibowoThe master bedroom is located at the front of the house, which is connected to the front courtyard below. All the bedrooms can hear the sound of water from the courtyards. The timber screens are introduced to block the heat from the sun, also to dramatize the sunrays that infiltrate the house while enhancing the privacy of the owner. They can freely open the window without being afraid of someone from outside seeing the inside. The screens act like a lantern at night, giving out a natural special feature of the house during night time.Save this picture!© Ernest TheofilusProject gallerySee allShow lessShomaj Biggyan Chattar at University of Dhaka / STHANIK ConsultantsSelected ProjectsMiddle West Spirits / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/954695/between-2-courtyards-house-eben Clipboard Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Mario Wibowo+ 23Curated by Hana Abdel Share Architects: eben Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Indonesia CopyAbout this officeebenOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on January 13, 2021Cite: “Between 2 Courtyards House / eben” 12 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Demonstrators express anger on October 30 at the death of Mouhcine Fikri.Fisher Mouhcine Fikri and some friends jumped into the back of a garbage truck to extract his swordfish, worth $11,000, which the fish and game authorities had seized and were going to destroy. His friends were able to jump out of the truck when the cops gave the order to “crush them.”Fikri didn’t make it. His gruesome execution was caught on video by one of his friends and went viral throughout Morocco on Oct. 28. While the biggest demonstrations were in Al Hoceima, Fikri’s hometown in the northeast, the Moroccan press reported massive protests in all of Morocco’s major cities and even in small and midsized ones, 40 cities in all.Al Hoceima is in the Rif area of northern Morocco, a predominantly Berber area with a long history of militant struggle. The Berbers are indigenous to North Africa and make up about 40 percent of Morocco’s people.The protests were massive but peaceful, and the cops didn’t make any attempt to stop them. To calm the fury, 11 police and fishery officials were detained, but the charge was “forgery” for filing faulty paperwork about the incident. It’s highly unlikely that anyone will be charged with killing Fikri, since the authorities are calling it an accident.Protests continued past the immediate outrage, with a major march in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, on Nov. 6. It was not just the gruesome police murder that brought people out into the streets. Protester Khadija Zerwal told Reuters at the rally: “The death of Mouhcine is like a death for all Moroccans. This won’t stop until we get dignity and fairness.” Many protesters marched peacefully toward the Parliament, waving flags, chanting against the ruling elite and demanding dignity.According to Forbes magazine, King Mohammed VI of Morocco is the richest man in North Africa. He has control over and profits from phosphates, Morocco’s most profitable export, as well as the fishing industry.Morocco’s main trading and diplomatic partners are France and Spain, its former colonial masters, but the monarchy goes out of its way to maintain good relations with Washington.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Workers World Party gave a salute to the Amazon workers in Bessemer: “They lost the vote for a union; but by heroically facing up to the Amazon Goliath, they won the war. They sent ripples throughout the working class here and around the world.” The event was organized by a coalition of immigrant and worker’s rights groups such as Migrante, Anakbayan and the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, who voiced their outrage over the exploitation and mistreatment of migrant workers in the U.S. and internationally. Two May Day demonstrations — a union-led march in the morning in San Francisco and a rank-and-file worker and community based car caravan in the afternoon in Oakland — raised important issues and upheld workers often overlooked at traditional labor gatherings. Trent Willis, president of ILWU Local 10, leads a solidarity rally, San Francisco.In San Francisco, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 led the march with their historic banner reading: “Stop the execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal.” Organized labor in the Bay Area has celebrated May Day every year since 2006, when immigrant workers reclaimed the day for the working class. This year, most of the Bay Area’s five county labor councils joined together to call a march dedicated to the 1934 San Francisco General Strike. Known also as the “West Coast Longshoremen’s Strike,” this pivotal event in labor history began May 9, 1934, and lasted 83 days, leading to unionization of all West Coast ports.Mobilization to Free Mumia, San Francisco. This year’s ILWU-led labor march was also dedicated to Mumia Abu-Jamal, a U.S. political prisoner locked up for the past 40 years for his writings and activism against the racist Philadelphia police. In 1999, the ILWU shut down all West Coast ports to support the campaign to get Mumia off death row. The San Francisco march also focused on support for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, strengthening unorganized workers in the fight for unions. Other themes were Black Lives Matter, support for undocumented immigrant workers and an end to anti-Asian violence. Several hundred unionists and community members marched from the Embarcadero, in downtown San Francisco by the Bay, to Civic Center Plaza. Speakers included ILWU Local 10 President Trent Willis and Dr. Angela Davis, well-known scholar and abolitionist activist, invited by Local 10 to help lead the march. Later that afternoon, an extraordinary coalition of activists, community organizations and revolutionary groups caravanned throughout Oakland, beginning in the Chinese community where speakers gave solidarity messages to the community in Mandarin and Cantonese. At the first stop — a Whole Foods Market where demonstrations were held recently to support the Bessemer, Ala., Amazon union drive — over 80 cars stopped traffic for 15 minutes, while a recorded message from a former Amazon worker was played. Hashid Kasama of Rideshare Drivers United talked about efforts to organize Uber and Lyft drivers.A second stop at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater brought solidarity greetings to the families of Mario Gonzalez and Steven Taylor, both recent victims of police murder in the Bay Area. Family members and anti-police terror activists have been organizing around both cases to win justice for the families and the community. All along the way there were talks and chants about supporting the most oppressed members of the working class: incarcerated workers, sex workers, trans youth and the undocumented. The last caravan stop was in West Oakland at a housing reclamation by House the Bay, where housing rights and unhoused activists have taken over an abandoned house. The caravanners were treated to a community barbeque dinner and joined a rally where speakers were Indigenous activists, formerly incarcerated people, the mother of a young Black man who died at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County and sex workers.From the spirited commemoration of the historic 1934 San Francisco General Strike to the community housing takeover in West Oakland, May Day has again proven to be vibrant and alive in the Bay Area. Contributing to this report were Devin Cole, Greg Dunkel, Judy Greenspan, Martha Grevatt, Betsey Piette and Carlos Splitstoser. WW PHOTO: G. DunkelWW PHOTO: G. DunkelWW PHOTO: Sara FloundersWW PHOTO: Joe PietteWW PHOTO: Joe PietteWW PHOTO: Susan SchnurWW PHOTO: Susan SchnurWW PHOTO: Devin ColeWW PHOTO: Judy GreenspanPHOTO: Terry ScusselWW PHOTO: Judy Greenspan May Day began in the U.S. in 1884 after labor federations called for worker strikes and protests for the eight-hour day. Some 400,000 workers answered the call countrywide on May 1, 1886. That year eight worker organizers, some immigrants, were arrested and framed for the May 4 bombing of a Haymarket Square rally in Chicago. Five were sentenced to death; four were executed and a fifth died in his cell. An 1889 international socialist conference declared May 1 International Workers Day, in part to honor the Haymarket Martyrs. The day was revitalized in the U.S. in 2005 by the Black-led Million Worker March, and in 2006 by the Latinx immigrant workers’ mass strike. In 2021 the day was commemorated around the world; Workers World Party helped organize a number of actions across the U.S.Union Square, New York City.May Day in New York City returned to Union Square after a three-year absence from that historic location of worker struggle. More than 40 organizations of working and oppressed people rallied before marching to the home of centibillionaire Jeff Bezos. The march was led by current and former Amazon workers from Amazon’s JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island, including Chris Smalls, fired last year after organizing a walkout there over lack of COVID protection. Workers at JFK8 have begun a union drive, which Smalls’ Congress of Essential Workers is involved with.Chris Smalls, Congress of Essential Workers, Union Square.“We are workers, and we have power!” said Clarissa, representing Workers Assembly Against Racism. “And each and every one of us carries a spark that can burn this whole racist, sexist, exploitative, capitalist system down!”Earlier in the day, 300 people gathered in New York’s Chinese community to support the laundry workers of Wash Supply, fired after voting to form an independent union. Protesters marched to the home of the owner — found to have committed wage theft by paying below minimum wage — and held a rally, then continued to the Union Square events. The Laundry Workers Center coordinated the action. Laundry Workers Center, Chinatown, New York City.A spirited May Day march through Center City Philadelphia targeted the Comcast Center, the health care-for-profit industry at Independence Blue Cross and Wells Fargo Bank, where protesters stopped to demand public banking. Chants included calls to end Israeli apartheid in Palestine and to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and end detention of immigrant workers. Before returning to City Hall, where demonstrators called for defunding the police and funding community services, they stopped at Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office to demand release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The march was followed by a community speak-out with entertainers and tabling. A broad coalition of community and activist groups organized the event.Jimi Alade, Workers World Party, Philadelphia.Initiated by the Northeast Ohio Workers Center, Cleveland’s “May Day Workers Assembly and March” was jointly organized by a coalition of local political, worker-based and community organizations. The gathering heard from a range of speakers — education workers and grocery workers on the need for unions, a supporter of library janitors on union busting, an undocumented student on deportation and detention, a medical student on the health-care crisis, a sex worker on the need for decriminalization, an environmentalist on the Green New Deal, a local activist on the history of May Day and a housing rights organizer on the crisis of evictions. Other speakers included Yvonka Hall, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition and Cleveland AFL-CIO Executive Secretary Dan O’Malley. Chairing the workers assembly were Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez, co-director of the InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia, and Aisia Jones, Black Lives Matter Cleveland organizer and candidate for Cleveland City Council.After the rally, marchers chanted: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, this union busting has got to go.” Other “has to go” subjects were the bosses, capitalism, Walmart, Amazon, Cleveland police, detention centers and white supremacy. On a particularly hot day — almost 90 degrees — socialists and freedom fighters found a shady spot in a downtown Pensacola, Fla., park to celebrate May Day. The Central Gulf Coast branch of Workers World Party — encompassing parts of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi — called the action and was joined in organizing by the Pensacola Community Action Committee and Black Voters Matter. Multiple speakers spoke on topics including the need for worker-led unionization, the attacks on the Black Liberation Struggle through the passing of HB1, the #BAmazon union struggle and the ongoing local women’s clinic defense. A powerful history of May Day and the need for revolutionary optimism, written by a WWP candidate, was read, which ended by proclaiming: “May Day is all of us, together!” After the rally, a long car caravan drove through Brownsville, a working-class, low-income neighborhood in downtown Pensacola, with signs such as “Stop Evictions Now!” “From Afghanistan to Minneapolis, End U.S. Occupation Everywhere!” and “Smash Police Violence and White Supremacy!”In Portland, Ore., a crowd of 200 mostly Black and Brown May Day demonstrators faced intimidation by police and Department of Homeland Security officers at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center, where they convened following a May Day march and car caravan. With sirens blasting and lights flashing, 22 Portland police and DHS vehicles sped toward demonstrators. Riot gear-clad police, brandishing rifles and tear-gas launchers, advanced at the crowd yelling: “Get back, move off!” A May Day rally began at the Eastbank Esplanade, where people delivered impassioned speeches. “International Workers’ Day is our people’s holiday,” said Adrian, an organizer with International Migrants Alliance. “We cannot talk about [migrant] workers without talking about the conditions that have led to forced migration,” said a Somali student representing the Hurriyyah Collective, an anti-imperialist Muslim group.