Presiding officers issue statement on Hurricane Sandy

first_img Hurricane Sandy, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have offered the following statement on Hurricane Sandy.The storm called Sandy has wrought havoc northward hundreds of miles from its first Caribbean landfall, killing and injuring dozens of people in Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Bahamas, United States, and Canada.  The destruction left in its path has deepened the misery of those still recovering from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as well as hurricanes earlier this season.  It is always the poorest who are most affected, although the news media have shown only a little of that reality.  The impact in a principal metropolitan area of the United States has brought an unimagined level of destruction, and suffering that will long continue in the mid-Atlantic region.  It has also brought home the reality of changing global weather and the kind of extreme climate events that are increasingly likely to confront us all.  The effects of this storm are being felt far beyond the lands over which it has passed.  May this remind of us of our shared community and tenancy on this fragile earth, our island home. This is a time for reaching out to neighbors next door as well as farther abroad with solidarity and offers of basic human hospitality – food, water, electrical connections, showers and shelter – as well as money to assist the lengthy recovery that will be required everywhere this storm has moved.  Episcopal Relief & Development began preparations with dioceses before the storm made landfall, and will continue to respond in the days and months ahead.  Please be generous in prayer, and with funds and neighborly hospitality.  Our Anglican neighbors gathered in New Zealand for the Anglican Consultative Council have been profligate with their prayers and expressions of concern.  We know that God is with us in the midst of this suffering; you can help others to discover that reality through your own response.  May the light of Christ shine through you, and may his light shatter the darkness. 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Aldeas nativas de Alaska ofrecen cálida acogida a obispos episcopales

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Obispos episcopales y vecinos de Venetie, Alaska, se congregan el 23 de septiembre en la margen del río Chandalar para bendecir el agua, la tierra y la gente. Venetie fue una de las ocho aldeas de Alaska Interior que visitaron diferentes grupos de obispos que asisten a la reunión de otoño de la Cámara de Obispos en Fairbanks. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Fairbanks, Alaska] La salida del sol en Fairbanks fue a las 7:40 A.M. el 23 de septiembre, pero Mark Lattime, el obispo de la Diócesis de Alaska tenía una instrucción indiscutible para sus compañeros obispos: no lleguen tarde.En verdad no lo hicieron. Adelantándose al sol por 10 minutos, abordaron el autobús para el aeropuerto a las 7:30 en punto, llevando consigo sus roquetes  y sus tabardos [chimeres], sus cajas de alimentos para regalarles a los habitantes de la aldea con quienes habían de encontrarse y sus expectativas personales sobre lo que les aguardaba en el Interior septentrional de Alaska.El obispo Prince Singh de la  Diócesis de Rochester en Nueva York estaba de muy buen humor en el autobús, acordándose de su anterior obra misionera en la pobre región del sur de la India. Su grupo de obispos se dirigía ese día a la Aldea Ártica [Artic Village] donde familias de los alasqueños nativos al borde del Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico sobreviven aún, en gran medida, de la caza y la pesca.En la oficina del aeropuerto de la Compañía Turística del Norte de Alaska [Northern Alaska Tour Company] y de [la aerolínea] Arctic Air, al obispo Greg Brewer de la Diócesis de Florida Central le tocaba el turno de pesar su equipaje: una mochila de 2,2 kg.  aquí, una bolsa de 4,5 kg. allá.El peso exacto es importantísimo en aviones como estas, una experiencia que le recordaba a Brewer cuando viajaba hace aproximadamente una década en vuelos semejantes en Uganda para visitar allí a una diócesis asociada. Ahora Brewer era uno de los seis obispos que volaba a la aldea de Allakaket al tercer día de la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos de la Iglesia Episcopal.Un énfasis en el cuidado de la creación y en la justicia racial en la reunión de la Cámara de Obispos este otoño hacía de Alaska el perfecto laboratorio, dijo Lattime a Episcopal News Service a principios de la semana. Y en el laboratorio alasqueño, el catalizador central para las reacciones de los obispos fue este día de viaje, que contemplaba ocho vuelos a aldeas del Interior. Un noveno grupo iría por tierra al sitio de una antigua mina de oro, y otros obispos se quedaron en Fairbanks para una procesión por la orilla del río Chena.A las 2:00 P.M., los obispos estaban en los diez sitios donde habrían de bendecir la tierra, el agua y las personas. A los episcopales de toda la diócesis de Alaska se les habían pedido que participaran al mismo tiempo en sus congregaciones locales.“La idea de tener esta bendición a las 2 de la tarde en todo el estado de Alaska es impactante”, le había dicho Lattime a los obispos un día antes mientras debatían las maneras en que la justicia medioambiental se interrelaciona con la difícil situación de los pueblos indígenas, especialmente los que sufren los efectos del cambio climático.Pero, ¿qué puede hacer una delegación de obispos por las dificultades de los vecinos de una aldea nativa de Alaska? Lattime les aseguró a los obispos que ellos son portadores de dádivas de fe.“Ustedes son obispos de la Iglesia. Son los símbolos de la unidad de la Iglesia. Relacionan a estas personas con vuestra gente”, dijo Lattime. “A ustedes les ha sido dado el don del Espíritu Santo, y aportan la capacidad de conectar a las personas en oración y de ofrecer vuestra bendición”.Los obispos llevaron esas palabras de aliento con ellos al aeropuerto a la mañana siguiente. La obispa Mariann Budde de la Diócesis de Washington estudiaba un mapa de Alaska mientras se preparaba para salir para Huslia. Ella dijo que esperaba que la visita de los obispos valdría la pena para los vecinos de la aldea, y que ella sería capaz de ser receptiva a sus historias.El obispo Dorsey McConnell de la Diócesis de Pittsburgh había empaquetado un regalo tangible: una botella de agua del río Conemaugh, que inundó a Johnstown, Pensilvania, en 1889. Él se proponía echar el agua en el río Yukón como un símbolo de recuperación, mientras su grupo impartía bendiciones en Eagle, que había tenido su propia inundación devastadora en 2009.El sol iluminaba ahora los bordes de las nubes grises. Los pilotos que se adentraban en el Interior se mostraban atentos a la situación atmosférica que llaman “tener [mal] clima”.“En verdad no tenemos  [mal] clima en Venetie” lo que significa que las nubes están lo bastante altas para permitir el despegue y el aterrizaje allí.Katie Tasky, representante de servicios al huésped, se subió a un banco para darle a los obispos un resumen de lo que les esperaba en los avioncitos bimotores Piper Navajo Chieftain, con espacio suficiente para un piloto y nueve pasajeros.“Hay asientos de ventanilla y de pasillo, todo el mundo tiene uno” explicó.Otro empleado llamó al primer grupo de viajeros episcopales: “¡Artic Village!” Los obispos y cónyuges abordaron su avión y despegaron a las 9:05 A.M.El piloto Bill Thompson recibe el maletín de Ian Douglas, obispo de Connecticut, antes de salir en un vuelo a Venetie, Alaska, el 23 de septiembre. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Bill Thompson, el piloto del grupo que se dirige a Venetie, le ofreció el asiento del copiloto a cualquier pasajero que le interesara, y Neff Powell, obispo jubilado de la Diócesis de Virginia Sudoccidental, se brindó.“Suba y hágame esa importante comprobación preliminar de vuelo”, bromeó Thompson.Con seis obispos, dos cónyuges y un reportero con los cinturones abrochados y los auriculares puestos, Thompson maniobró el avión y se puso en la cola al comienzo de la pista, un día inusualmente atareado para Artic Air. “Señores, ustedes en verdad nos han vaciado la pista hoy”, dijo Thompson.Había dos aviones por delante. Luego uno. A las 9:40 AM. Autorizado para el despegue el vuelo a Venetie, el avión rodó zumbando por la pista y comenzó a elevarse sobre Fairbanks, tomando rumbo norte.‘Un modo de vida maravilloso, maravilloso’Los obispos fueron cálidamente recibidos en Alaska aun antes de abordar los vuelos al Interior. Ancianos y líderes de las organizaciones nativas locales hablaron ante la Cámara de Obispos el 22 de septiembre en sesiones que se centraron en la cultura nativa y en las amenazas ambientales a un modo de vida que se ha practicado allí durante miles de años.Poldine Carlo, fundadora de la Asociación Nativa de Fairbanks, comparte  relatos de su vida en el Interior con los obispos reunidos en Fairbanks el 22 de septiembre. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.“No nos hacíamos ricos, pero teníamos una buena vida” dijo Poldine Carlo, de 96 años, mientras detallaba algunos aspectos de esa vida a los obispos reunidos en el Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Westmark Fairbanks.Carlo es más conocida como una de los fundadores de la Asociación Nativa de Fairbanks, un grupo de apoyo creado en la década del 60, en un momento cuando los nativos de Alaska enfrentaban una abierta discriminación. Pero lo que encontró mayor eco entre los obispos fueron sus relatos de vivir de la tierra en Nulato y en su entorno, donde ella creció.Mientras hablaba del campamento de pesca de su tribu, del rastreo de animales con su familia, había un audible acento de nostalgia en su voz —a sabiendas de que parte de ese estilo de vida se perdió para siempre, y de que lo que queda de él también puede desaparecer algún día.“Era un modo de vida maravilloso, maravilloso”, dijo Carlo. En la época en que yo estaba en casa, nunca pensé que eso habría de acabarse”.La caza, la pesca, la captura con trampas sigue practicándose en el Interior, pero las comunidades nativas que se enorgullecen de su estilo de vida de subsistencia encuentran cada vez más difícil sostenerse como antes.“Alaska es probablemente uno de los últimos lugares de la Tierra donde los pueblos nativos siguen arraigados al suelo. Vivimos de los frutos de la buena Tierra”, dijo la Rda. Shirley Lee, directora ejecutiva del programa de Primera Vivienda de la Conferencia de Jefes de Tanana y sacerdote en la iglesia episcopal de San Mateo [St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church] en Fairbanks.Para cada alimento hay una estación, dijo ella: desde el alce hasta el caribú, del pescado a las bayas. “Y cuando nos alejamos de esos hábitos estacionales y dependemos de la tienda de víveres local”, afirmó Lee, “se apaga nuestro espíritu”.El cambio medioambiental es un factor en esa decadencia cultural.“Ahora mismo los cambios que estamos presenciando en nuestro clima, tenemos que abordarlo… son muy notables aquí”, les dijo a los obispos Bernadette Demientieff del conservacionista Comité Directivo Guichen. “Nuestros ancianos y nuestros líderes están en un punto en que asumen esto como tarea propia porque nadie más escucha”.La Iglesia Episcopal se ha sumado a ese activismo desde hace mucho , y su Red Episcopal de Política Pública ha respaldado específicamente las iniciativas de Demientieff y de otros activistas guichenes en su lucha por proteger el Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre en el Ártico de las propuestas de permitir allí las perforaciones petrolíferas. La costa norte de Alaska, parte de la cual abarca el refugio, es un importante centro reproductivo del caribú cuando las migraciones de rebaños se adentran en el Interior.“Este asunto es realmente simbólico de cómo vamos a tratar nuestros restantes ecosistemas intactos del planeta”, dijo a los obispos Princess Johnson, quien formó parte de una delegación de la Iglesia Episcopal que viajó a París durante las conversaciones de Naciones Unidas sobre el cambio climático en 2015, y es líder de la agrupación comunitaria Coalición para la Acción Climática de Fairbanks.“Uno no puede realmente separar los problemas del medioambiente de los de la justicia social. En verdad debemos estar consciente de eso”, dijo Johnson. “Creo sinceramente que todos estamos aquí en este planeta por una razón y estamos siendo espiritualmente llamados a actuar”.La Rda. Shirley Lee se dirige a la Cámara de Obispos el 22 de septiembre en Fairbanks. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Los nativos de Alaska agradecieron a los obispos por viajar a Alaska y escuchar sus preocupaciones. Lee le pidió a los obispos, al tiempo que se preparaban a viajar a través del Interior, a no ver ese vasto paisaje como un terreno infértil y subdesarrollado.“Mírenlo y recuerden que hay una historia detrás de cada centímetro de tierra que atraviesen”, afirmó, “la historia de los pueblos nativos aquí, y como vuestra bendición ayudará aún más a la preservación de nuestra cultura”.Una aldea da la bienvenida a los obispos visitantesThompson, el piloto de Arctic Air en el vuelo a Venetie, no era al principio plenamente consciente de la naturaleza de la carga que llevaba. Obispos en una expedición al Interior [de Alaska] era algo novedoso.Dándose cuenta de que sus pasajeros estaban volando sobre un terreno que no les resultaba familiar, Thompson, de 47 años, gustosamente desempeñó el papel de guía de turismo. Veterano de los cielos alasqueños durante 26 años, señaló la mina de oro de Fort Knox, justo al norte de Fairbanks, que aún se mantiene activa. Describió como los ríos Tana y Yukón, al arrastrar limo glacial, habían creado una amplia planicie aluvial en el transcurso de miles de años. Identificó también los picos salpicados de nieve que se veían abajo como las Montañas Blancas, una sierra escarpada que se ve empequeñecida al sur por la Cordillera de Alaska, en la que se destaca el monte Denali [o McKinley] oculto por las nubes esta mañana.“Tenemos clima en Fort Yukón”, dijo Thompson por la radio contestándole a la torre de control.Hizo descender el avión a 1.200 metros para volar por debajo de la gruesa capa de nubes que se cernía sobre esa aldea. El río Yukón se dejó ver abajo. La arbitraria línea de puntos del Círculo Polar Ártico iba quedando atrás. Se vio un alce vadeando un humedal al borde de un lago.La aldea de Venetie, Alaska, vista desde arriba. El terraplén en el centro de la aldea es la antigua pista de aterrizaje.  Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Al acercarse a Venetie, Thompson voló en círculo sobre la aldea y el río Chandalar para poder mostrar el terraplén, que antes servía de pista de aterrizaje, en el centro de la aldea y el edificio grande de la escuela. Se calcula que viven una 200 personas en Venetie, la mayoría de ellas en pequeñas casas de troncos construidas junto a caminos de tierra y grava que parten del centro de la aldea.Mildred Killbear, al centro izquierda, y Eunice Williams saludan a los obispos después de su aterrizaje en Venetie el 23 de septiembre. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Luego de aterrizar en la superficie de grava de la pista más nueva poco antes de las 11:00 A.M., Thompson condujo el avión hasta el lugar donde un grupo de aldeanos esperaban, en camionetas y en vehículos todoterrenos, para saludar a los obispos con abrazos y estrechones de mano.Mildred Killbear y Eunice Williams acompañaron a los visitantes hasta el centro de la aldea, a la distancia de unos pocos minutos en camioneta.Killbear, de 68 años, nació en Fort Yukón y vivió en Arctic Village de niña antes de mudarse con sus padres a Venetie. “He vivido aquí toda mi vida”, dijo.Williams, a los 80, es una de los 20 ancianos de la aldea cuyas fotos se exponen en una vitrina dentro del edificio de la escuela. “Aún vivimos en el viejo estilo cultural. Aún dependemos de los hábitos de la subsistencia”, afirmó.De los 20 ancianos que se honran en la exposición, ella es de los pocos que aún viven.Eunice Williams y la Rda. Margo Simple les muestran a los obispos la escuela de Venetie. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.En la escuela, se encontraron con la Rda. Margo Simple, la sacerdote episcopal en Venetie, que también trabaja como asistente comunitaria de salud. Simple llevó a los obispos y cónyuges a un recorrido por el edificio, al tiempo que ella y otros vecinos de la aldea les agradecían la visita.“Oren por nosotros y la tierra y los animales”, dijo Williams.Myra Thumma estaba preparando un festín de carne de caribú para los obispos en el salón comunitario de Venetie, a corta distancia de la escuela. El grupo se dirigió hacia el pequeño edificio de un único salón, donde los residentes los saludaron con conversaciones acerca de la estufa de leña del salón, las familias de los residentes y de las muchas maneras de comer el salmón, desde hamburguesas a ensaladas. Los obispos presentaron sus regalos de alimentos: una caja grande llena de huevos, frutas, barras de Nutrigrain y otros artículos que podrían resultar muy caros en la tienda de la aldea.“Esta es la primera vez que hemos visto tantos obispos en un edificio”, dijo Eddie Frank, quien también les dio las gracias por venir.Frank, de 67 años, es un administrador oficial de la tribu que ahora trabaja en las carreteras de la aldea. “No los llamamos carreteras, los llamamos senderos”, corrigió él. A quien también se le conoce por sus habilidades atrapando lobos, visones, linces, martas, zorros y cualquier otro animal popular por su piel y su pelaje.Inviernos más suaves y más cortos ha hecho más difícil la caza con trampas, dijo Frank. Los trineos tirados por perros y otros modos de viajar en invierno dependen de una adecuada capa de nieve, y él cree que los animales se asustan más fácilmente del olor de los humanos cuando el aire es más cálido.“El clima realmente ha cambiado”, dijo Frank.Myra Thumma apunta hacia la comida de caribú que se preparó para la visita de los obispos en el salón comunitario de Venetie. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.A Thumma también le preocupan los efectos del cambio climático que, según explicó, ha afectado los hábitos migratorios del caribú.Ella asistió a la universidad en Sitka, ciudad del sudeste de Alaska, y conoció a su marido en Fairbanks, pero finalmente regresó a su aldea natal.“Yo no puedo vivir en la ciudad”,  dijo Thumma. Venetie es “la única vida que conozco. Esto es parte de mí”.A 1:45 P.M., Simple había llevado a los obispos a la iglesia episcopal del Buen Pastor [Good Shepherd Episcopal Church] para la liturgia de la tarde. Una estufa de leña entibiaba el interior de la iglesia de troncos, mientras un puñado de vecinos de la aldea se congregaban en los bancos para el breve oficio.Después, los obispos revestidos con sus roquetes y sus tabardos desfilaron en procesión desde la puerta principal detrás de un niña de 9 años que llevaba en alto una cruz de madera. Se encaminaron hasta el río mientras un niñito corría delante de ellos.Bajo el cielo gris y el brumoso sol vespertino, los obispos impartieron sus bendiciones y ofrecieron sus acciones de gracias por el río y la tierra, por el alce y el caribú, por los botes atracados en la margen del río, por los ancianos y líderes de la aldea. Oraron también por los jóvenes víctimas de adicción, otra amenaza al modo de vida de la aldea.Cuando la ceremonia concluyó, los visitantes y sus anfitriones se reunieron para tomarse fotos en grupos, una familia de devotos unidos por la fe.A Nenana para un potlatchAl día siguiente, miembros de esa familia de fe llenaban el salón comunitario en Nenana, Alaska, casi a pleno aforo.Nenana es una aldea que queda a 88 km. por carretera al sudoeste de Fairbanks. La Iglesia Episcopal fue una vez la única denominación cristiana con presencia en el Interior, y su historia en Nenana se remonta a 1905 y a la misión de San Marcos [St. Mark’s].El 24 de septiembre, luego de dividirse en la mañana para asistir a los oficios dominicales en Fairbanks, North Pole y Nenana, los obispos se volvieron a reunir en Nenana para asistir al potlatch preparado por la congregación de San Marcos y la comunidad nativa de la aldea.Un potlatch es una comida ceremonial de los nativos alasqueños que incluye alimentos tradicionales, tambores y danza. Esta era una comida para que nadie se quedara con hambre: carne de alce, sopa de alce, ensalada de pasta, ensalada de patatas, pan frito, panecillos, té y postre. Con ayuda constante se sirvieron las largas filas de obispos y residentes que se sentaron frente al improvisado mantel que se tendió a sus pies en el suelo.Los obispos, sus cónyuges y residentes de la zona de Nenana se preparan para un festín potlatch el 24 de septiembre. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.En lo que transcurría la comida, varios obispos y líderes nativos le hablaron al público, expresando gratitud por la experiencia de este “buen rato” [que les brindaba] el potlatch.“Me siento inmensamente afortunada esta noche de ver a los obispos en Alaska”, dijo Besie Titus, diputada durante mucho tiempo ante la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal. Es un gran honor, afirmó ella “para nosotros como diócesis, para nosotros como comunidad nativa”.El obispo primado Michael Curry le impartió a Nenana la bendición de la Iglesia Episcopal y repitió una estruendosa aprobación a sus sinceras “gracias” que él repitió una y otra vez.El Rdo. Trimble Gilbert habla en el potlatch de Nenana. Foto de David Paulsen/ENS.Lattime dijo que era “probablemente el más afortunado en este lugar” porque su familia de obispos tenía la oportunidad de conocer a la familia de alasqueños que lo había adoptado.“Esto es lo que significa el amor de Cristo” añadió. “Esto es lo que significa llegar a ser el Cuerpo de Cristo”.El Rdo. Trimble Gilbert, un sacerdote de Artic Village y prominente líder comunitario guichen, se hacía eco de la opinión de otros al asombrarse de los centenares de personas que se habían reunido para el potlatch de ese día.“En Nenana, les honramos”, dijo, antes de pasar a explicar que el potlatch representa los valores de su tribu, su compromiso de cuidar los unos de los otros. Al igual que las tradiciones de caza que proporcionan alce para la comida, el potlatch  guarda las costumbres de sus antepasados.“Los honramos estando aquí”, afirmó.–David Paulsen es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. 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Commemorating the ‘Great War,’ America’s forgotten conflict

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGStheconversation.comWorld War I Previous articleThe twin evils of lying and gossipNext articleOn this day in history: World War I ends Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By G. Kurt Piehler, Associate Professor of History, Florida State University. This article first published on theconversation.com.World War I was still a living memory for most Americans when I was growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s.Aging doughboys who had fought on the Western Front in 1917 and 1918 still marched on Veterans Day. These World War I enlisted men often referred to this holiday by its original name, Armistice Day.My mother invariably bought and wore an artificial red poppy on Veterans Day. I learned much later the poppy signified the blood and sacrifice of those who died on Flanders Field, a Belgian battle site that was the subject of the war’s most famous poem.With the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on Nov. 11, 2018, as a scholar who has spent my career studying war in 20th century America, I am struck by the degree to which World War I has faded from popular memory.Few Americans can name a single battle from this conflict. Heroes such as “Ace of Aces” fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and “the greatest civilian soldier of the war,” Alvin York are no longer household names.Even fewer Americans remember the distinguished record of the Harlem Hell Fighters and other black regiments attached to the French army.The fact that World War I is the forgotten war for Americans serves as a cautionary tale that some important memories can fade despite sustained efforts to foster them.On Nov. 11, 1921, the official first unknown soldier is buried in this tomb in Arlington National Cemetery. U.S. ArmyMemorials proliferatedWorld War I broke out in Europe in 1914, eventually pitting Germany, the Austro-Hungarian empire, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria against Belgium, France and its empire, Great Britain and its Empire, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Japan, China, Portugal and a number of smaller nations.The U.S. was officially neutral at the beginning of the war. Most Americans saw no compelling argument to send American troops to fight Europe’s war abroad. Late in the war, and only after a divisive debate and German submarine attacks that caused the death of Americans, did the United States enter the conflict in 1917.The United States’ entry into the war ensured the European balance of war and avoided German dominance on the continent. The victory achieved on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11:00 a.m. would be commemorated by Americans as the “war to end all wars.”In its aftermath, the war was publicly acknowledged in a variety of ways. The generation that went to war in 1917 transmitted its memory through the thousands of memorials they built, the Memorial Day holiday, and in their memoirs of war as a glorious endeavor.Under the auspices of the American Battle Monuments Commission, they established overseas national cemeteries for the war’s dead and erected monuments in France and the United Kingdom.They created a new way of mourning the war dead with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, where the unidentified dead received a state funeral and burial at Arlington National Cemetery.Indeed, World War I marked the first time that many countries systematically created gravesfor all soldiers, whether they could be identified or not.And in Paris in 1919, American veterans of World War I founded the American Legion, which is still the nation’s largest veterans organization.Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial, in Waregem, Belgium, where 411 American soldiers who died in WWI are buried. Library of CongressBitter debatesWhat has been lost along with the memory of the war is the memory of the bitter debates that engulfed the United States in the decades after the war, the 1920s and 1930s. When researching my dissertation and first book, Remembering War the American Way, I was stunned by how virtually every aspect of commemorating the war engendered debate during the interwar period.For instance, the decision to build overseas cemeteries for the war dead faced challenges from parents of many of the fallen who wanted to bury their sons in hometown cemeteries. In the end, the federal government retreated from keeping all the war dead in cemeteries abroad and allowed families to decide whether a doughboy who died for his country would be buried at home or in one of the overseas cemeteries.During my eighth grade class trip to Arlington National Cemetery to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1974, I remember how impressed we were at the spit and polish of the ceremony marking the changing of the guard. In fact, the origins of this ceremony and even the need for a guard in the first place stems from complaints of the American Legion in the 1920s that tourists were picnicking on the unfinished tomb and, even worse, that juvenile delinquents were playing games on them.Memorials and divisionThose who build memorials are often implicitly aiming to accomplish something other than memorializing.In the case of World War I, the memorials were intended to heal and mask regional, ethnic and ideological divisions. For instance, the Unknown Soldier was hailed as an everyman because he could be rich and poor, native born or foreign born, a city dweller or a farmer.The paradox of these efforts to forge memories in stone, marble, and copper is that memorials are often overshadowed by the controversies they are intended to heal.Although memorials to World War I proclaimed that Americans had fought a “war to end all wars,” the post-war world remained perilous. Many elements contributed to the growing danger: A return of American isolationism, the war debt owed to the U.S. by European allies, the crushing of “Prussian militarism” that led to the birth of communist Russia and the fascism that took hold of Italy in the early 1920s.Memorials sought to display the unity of all Americans, but the terrible legacy of World War I was the fear it engendered. During the war, German Americans were persecuted by vigilantes because of their ancestry. Despite the patriotic service of scores of new Americans from southern and eastern Europe, the U.S. Congress passed legislation restricting immigration of what were deemed undesirable immigrants from these regions.Why have Americans forgotten World War I?Perhaps the answer is that World War II reshaped the memory of the First World War. The fact that another world war broke out in less than a generation discredited the notion that World War I was a “war to end all wars.” As World War I faded into oblivion, it became easier to simply forget all the deep divisions engendered by this war for the more comforting narrative of World War II as the “good war”.Gabriela Baláž Maduro contributed to this story. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Touching new video depicts a young player’s journey to get his hands on a Gilbert

first_imgFriday Sep 13, 2019 Touching new video depicts a young player’s journey to get his hands on a Gilbert Celebrating their 7th Rugby World Cup as the official ball supplier to the tournament, Gilbert are commemorating their association with the sport with the launch of a new short film. ADVERTISEMENTThe official ball of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, Gilbert continue to be synonymous with the sport.This short but emotive piece depicts the passion of supporting the Rugby World Cup.The Rugby Memories launch film will form a central part of a wider campaign from Gilbert Rugby, where high profile players, international unions, grassroots partners and fans from around the world of rugby will be sharing their own rugby memories.Andy Challis, Global Brand Manager from Gilbert said: “Wherever you play or support the game, the passion it evokes and the memories it creates are hard to forget. We want to celebrate fans of Rugby from around the world and want to use #RugbyMemories as a vehicle for that.”This first video focuses on the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and the experience of a young boy who was desperate to get his hands on a ball.WIN: Early next week we’ll be giving away a number of the official RWC 2019 Sirius match balls. Keep an eye on the site and our social media channels for more info.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects

first_img Year:  Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Geneva, Switzerland Photographs:  Stefan AntoniText description provided by the architects. The owner commissioned SAOTA to design his Geneva base for his family home and office. Passionate about design and architecture, this is the 4th home SAOTA have undertaken for him. The others, in Cape Town and Paris and one in Senegal are manifest statements of exciting, even provocative contemporary architecture.Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Patio FurnitureCaneplex DesignUmbrellas – CocopalmWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo“The dramatic triangular shaped site, with very restrictive design and building parameters made SAOTA come up with a reductive design that developed as a result of carving and sculpting away forms from a triangular footprint’, explained Stefan Antoni. Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniPartner Greg Truen describes the building as ‘an expression of an emerging African aesthetic in the sure way it plays with texture, materials and the way it connects to the exterior’. ‘Conceptually, Africans have a very significant view of shelter’ he continues. ‘For us, the flat roof is more essential than the vertical wall. That’s all we need. But, with a harsher environment, Europeans have distanced themselves from the outdoors and are used to living with more barriers between them and nature’. Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniOn either side of the 20 meter wide channel sits the two portions that make this house, the main house and the annex. What link the two buildings are the cinemas, spa, auditorium and garages underneath. The main house is a combination of round edged cubes and triangular masses that form the L-shape of the living spaces. A double volume living area with a curved wall on the façade facing the lake, flows into a dining area and kitchen on the ground floor and bedrooms, a lobby and en-suite’s on the top level. The top floors are accessed by a glass cylinder encased lift. Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniThe annex houses a guest suite and what unifies the two are their materiality and spacial relationship to each other, making the gap in between read rather like a pause in time as opposed to an empty space.Save this picture!© Stefan AntoniProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Pritzker Prize: Eduardo Souto de MouraArticlesSports Canopy / GS-CAArticles Share Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects 2010 Area:  2800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Architects: SAOTA, SRA Kössler & Morel Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122147/sow-geneva-saota-sra-kossler-morel-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Stefan Antoni+ 20 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSAOTAOfficeFollowSRA Kössler & Morel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesGenevaSwitzerlandPublished on March 29, 2011Cite: “Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects” 29 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Sow Geneva / SAOTA + SRA Kössler & Morel Architects Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122147/sow-geneva-saota-sra-kossler-morel-architects Clipboard “COPY” Projectslast_img read more

De Rotterdam / OMA

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeOMAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureHotelsResidential ArchitectureOfficesOffice buildingsDabasOfficesHotels and RestaurantsOffice BuildingsResidentialRotterdam3D ModellingRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on November 25, 2013Cite: “De Rotterdam / OMA” 25 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?De Rotterdam办公大楼 / OMA是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  162000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Architectural Titanium, Easy Drain, Kone, Montis, Prooff, Quinze & Milan, VetroTech Saint-Gobain, Acor, d+bSave this picture!© Ossip van Duivenbode21 November, Rotterdam – OMA today marks the completion of De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000m2 slab-tower conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas. Ellen van Loon: “Efficiency has been a central design parameter from day one. The extreme market forces at play throughout the course of the project, far from being a design constraint, have in fact reinforced our original concept. The result is a dense, vibrant building for the city.” Save this picture!© Ossip van Duivenbode With the building’s completion, a critical mass has been established on the Kop van Zuid, realizing the long-established vision of a second city center south of the Maas. The building is named after one of the original ships on the Holland America Line, which from 1873 to the late 1970s transported thousands of emigrating Europeans bound for New York from the Wilhelmina Pier, next to which De Rotterdam is situated. Save this picture!Program Isometry The three stacked and interconnecting towers of De Rotterdam rise 44 floors to a height of 150 meters and span a width of over 100 meters. Nevertheless, the building is exceptionally compact, with a mix of programs organized into distinct but overlapping blocks of commercial office space, residential apartments, hotel and conference facilities, restaurants and cafes. Office employees, residents and hotel guests are brought together in conference, sport and restaurant facilities. The building’s shared plinth is the location of the lobbies to each of the towers, creating a pedestrianized public hub by means of a common hall. Save this picture!© Ossip van Duivenbode Rem Koolhaas: “Despite its scale and apparent solidity, the building’s shifted blocks create a constantly changing appearance, different from every part of the city. The fact that it stands today represents a small triumph of persistence for the city, the developer, the contractor and the architects.” Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault The various phases of design and construction were supervised by partners-in-charge Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon and Reinier de Graaf, and associate-in-charge Kees van Casteren. De Rotterdam is developed by MAB Development and OVG Real Estate.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeBuilding Code Consultant:ABT Bouwkunde, Velp / DelftStructural Engineer:Corsmit, RotterdamStructural Advisor In Sd Phase:Arup, LondonService Engineers:Techniplan, Rotterdam (offices, hotel) / Valstar Simonis, Rijswijk (apartments, plinth)Façades:Permasteelisa, Middelburg (offices, hotel, plinth) / TGM, Asten (apartments)Fire Safety / Building Physics:DGMR, ArnhemLighting Consultant Ground Floor / Atrium:Arup, AmsterdamScenography / Lighting Consultants Hotel:Ducks Scéno, Paris / Les Eclaireurs, LyonTeam 1997 2001(50% Sd):Christina Beaumont, Stefan Bendiks, Frans Blok, Robert Cheoff, Bert Karel Deuten, Sharon Goren, Juan Guardetti, Jens Holm, Alex de Jong, Adam Kurdahl, Carolien Ligtenberg, Anna Little, Nuno Rosado, Saskia Simon, Johan de Wachter, Barbara WolffTeam 2001 2008(50% Sd – Building Permit):Chantal Aquilina, Eva Dietrich, Anita Ernödi, Markus Frank, Jonah Gamblin, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar, Christoph Michael, Elida Mosquera, Mauro Parravicini, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Raphael Pulido, Louise Sullivan, Olaf Turck, Manuel Villanueva, with: Chun Chiu, Duncan Flemington, Evangelos Kotsioris, Sören Martinussen, Nobuki Ogasahara, Theo Petrides, Benoit Schelstraete, Ian Schopa, Kyo Stockhaus, Joao Viera Costa, Luca Vigliero, Jussi Vuori, Jean-Paul WillemseTeam 2008 2013(Construction Phase / Interiors):Michel van de Kar (associate), Marlies Boterman, Christoph Michael, with: Katrien van Dijk, Nathalie Gozdziak, Sai Shu, Saskia Simon, Tomas Dirrix, Erik de Haan, Jue Qiu, Pal TrodahlInteriors Hotel (2013):Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Clive Hennessey, Yasuhito Hirose, Arminas SadzeviciusExecutive Architect:B+M, The HagueElevators / Escalators / Building Maintenance Units:Kone, The HagueMEP:Roodenburg, Krimpen aan den IJsselContractor:Züblin, Stuttgart / Antwerp / VlaardingenReception Desks Ground Floor:Smeulders, NuenenArchitect In Charge:Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon, Kees van CasterenCity:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsProject gallerySee allShow less52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architectsSelected ProjectsToward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy LifestylesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHotels, Residential Architecture, Office Buildings•Rotterdam, The Netherlands De Rotterdam / OMASave this projectSaveDe Rotterdam / OMA 2013 Photographs De Rotterdam / OMA Architects: OMA Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img The Netherlands Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:  Michel van de Kar, Charlie Koolhaas, Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451377/de-rotterdam-oma Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Michel van de Kar+ 34 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451377/de-rotterdam-oma Clipboard Hotelslast_img read more

Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Stud…

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/477004/studio-19-community-housing-strachan-group-architects-studio-19 Clipboard Social Housing New Zealand photographs:  Jackie MeiringPhotographs:  Jackie MeiringSave this picture!Two Bedroom UnitRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®Text description provided by the architects. Studio 19 is a collaboration between Strachan Group Architects (SGA) and the Unitec School of Architecture. The client, VisionWest Community Trust, is a Waitakere based not for profit organisation that specialise in supported care within a growing housing portfolio. The brief was to design, document and build a four bedroom home and two bedroom minor dwelling for use as long-term supported social housing in Henderson, Auckland. Save this picture!Four Bedroom UnitBeyond the typical scope of architectural education, the project team consists of sixteen third year architecture students under SGA guidance. The uniqueness of the 2012 project holds huge potential, as it is the first social housing undertaking from the Studio 19 team. Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe future of social housing in New Zealand is being pushed towards the private sector with the Social Housing Reform Bill, VisionWest is a key example of how government funding of a community housing organisation can be successful when married with efficient and sustainable design.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe design honours cultural, social, educational, and lifestyle needs of future tenants. With sheltered outdoor living, dedicated built-in study spaces, passive solar design, transportable thermal mass and new material technologies, the homes provide a quality product 50% above code standard for insulation, and well above market standards for healthy homes. Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe two homes (Four-bedroom: 109m2 and Two-bedroom minor dwelling: 57.6m2) step with the landscape as the contour descends to the valley below, painted in camouflage to rest modestly in the deep green hues of the Waitakere Ranges. The roofs fold protectively forming resilient and low maintenance Southwest walls whilst the rhythmic battening is a reference to the area’s history of Kauri logging. A crafted timber interior provides warmth and comfort yet provides a robust and low maintenance internal lining, offset by custom CNC cut cabinetry in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe prefabricated nature of the design allows for a streamlined construction process, resulting in a reduction in build costs, and also in wastage of materials. Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) for roof and walls arrive on site pre-made and ready to install with no offcuts. It is intended that the modular design can be easily adapted to future sites.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThis project has the potential to change the way New Zealand approaches social housing. Modular, prefabricated, and delivered at $1400 per square metre (plus GST and site costs), an effective solution that does not compromise on quality has been achieved. Project gallerySee allShow lessOVal House / Elías Rizo ArquitectosSelected ProjectsHow 5 California Colleges Approach Campus DesignArticlesProject locationAddress:Henderson, Auckland, New ZealandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStrachan Group ArchitectsOfficeFollowStudio 19 OfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingAucklandHousingNew ZealandPublished on February 16, 2014Cite: “Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19 ” 16 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19 Year:  CopySocial Housing•Auckland, New Zealand 2013center_img Architects: Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19 Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Jackie Meiring+ 14 Share Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19Save this projectSaveStudio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19 Year:  “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/477004/studio-19-community-housing-strachan-group-architects-studio-19 Clipboard 2013 ArchDailylast_img read more

eGiving.com launches

Read Actionaid, Care Int L, Oxfam, And Save the Children Join Forces>/a> at Yahoo! Finance Asia.For the many other click-to-give-for-free programmes read UK Fundraising’s coverage.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 19 September 2000 | News eGiving.com launched today, founded by ActionAid, CARE International, Oxfam, and Save the Children. The site allows donors to give online in three ways at no cost to themselves, all of which will be familiar from other existing online fundraising sites. eGiving.com launched today, founded by ActionAid, CARE International, Oxfam, and Save the Children. The site allows donors to give online in three ways at no cost to themselves, all of which will be familiar from other existing online fundraising sites. Donors can generate donations by sending and receiving Web-based e-mail, sending an online greetings card, or clicking on a charity button. “Donations” are paid for by commercial sponsors, which currently include Citibank, Grouptrade and Ask Jeeves.Oxfam have subsequently promoted the launch with via their supporter e-mail list. “Can mice really change the world?” they ask. “Visit www.egiving.com and find out how.” They encourage supporters to “Please visit egiving.com often, and tell your friends, to get your mouse working for Oxfam too!” Advertisement eGiving.com launches read more

PFRA joins Twitter

first_imgThe Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has begun communicating via Twitter. It aims to use the tool primarily to communicate its core business to members, such as meeting dates, impending diary deadlines and to disseminate information about face-to-face fundraising, such as sign up figures and DARS attrition results.The self-regulatory body will also use it to attempt to engage with people who want to know more about how face-to-face is regulated, especially those who have alleged bad practice and might want to make a complaint. It does not however intend to engage simply with people who don’t like ‘chuggers’.PFRA’s head of communications Ian MacQuillin said: “I’ve been monitoring chatter about F2F on social media platforms and there is a lot less than you’d think. Much of what there is misperception about what F2F entails – such as whether street fundraisers get commission.“I don’t think Twitter is the right platform to start debating the rights and wrongs of face-to-face, especially with someone who might have Tweeted just to get something off their chest.”www.twitter.com/thePFRA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 March 2011 | News Tagged with: Digital Law / policy PFRA Twitter Advertisement PFRA joins Twitter About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  63 total views,  1 views today  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

October 1962: Washington provoked missile crisis

first_imgEarth-shaking crises can bring about life-changing decisions. The 1962 October Missile Crisis did for me.In the fall of 1962, I helped about 15 to 20 people in Youth Against War & Fascism, all about 17 to 25 years old, build a demonstration on Oct. 20 in Times Square in New York City. It was my first such experience with YAWF, which was the youth organization of Workers World Party.I was impressed with the seriousness of the people involved. Every chant and slogan expressed clear anti-imperialist, anti-racist, pro-working class politics. They were printed clearly, too, with magic marker on cardboard.In the Oct. 26, 1962, issue of Workers World newspaper, an article reported that 150 people demonstrated “against the U.S. war drive. … [T]he pickets chanted ‘Stop the War in Vietnam — Bring the Troops Home!’ and ‘No Invasion of Cuba.’ Typical of the many colorful signs were ‘No Nuclear War Over Berlin’ and ‘End Racism, Not the Human Race!’”The action was good and shut down the military recruitment center. But some serious youths and one good demonstration still were not enough. It still seemed far-fetched to me that a couple dozen young people would overthrow U.S. capitalism, with its 3-million-strong military, its nuclear weapons, its cops and its media monopoly.It was the imperialist U.S. ruling class itself, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the John F. Kennedy administration that supplied what was needed, just two days after the YAWF demonstration.Missile Crisis unfoldsOn the evening of Monday, Oct. 22, 1962, Kennedy informed the country that the U.S. was on the brink of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Studies of the crisis since then credit the administration with holding back the Pentagon generals who were ready to invade Cuba and launch missiles at Soviet targets. Others say Kennedy had already signed the papers to invade Cuba.My friends who were in the U.S. Army Reserves at that time — and who did not at all share my feelings of solidarity with the Cuban Revolution — recently told me how terrified they were when they saw the troop trains getting ready to take them south for the Cuban landing. Even the heavy anti-communist propaganda of that period was not enough to inspire them to face death. And the Pentagon itself expected 40,000 U.S. casualties in the first days of a Cuban invasion.The masses were terrified of a nuclear exchange. In a worst-case scenario, a billion people might die. Nevertheless, the Pentagon generals were ready. That’s their job, serving their billionaire masters, no matter how many may die.The U.S. rulers hated having a socialist island just south of Florida, inspiring the rest of the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. had already backed an invasion of Cuba in 1961 by Cuban counterrevolutionaries that flopped miserably at the Bay of Pigs. They would risk humanity’s existence to eliminate the Cuban Revolution.U.S. nuclear-armed Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles in Turkey and other countries threatened the USSR. To defend Cuba and to improve its strategic defense against U.S. aggression, the Soviet Union had begun placing rocket launchers in Cuba.How Leninists respond to crisesDuring the week following Kennedy’s announcement, thousands demonstrated for peace at the United Nations. The message was mainly pacifist, urging “both sides” to pull back from nuclear nightmare. Through this difficult period WWP kept a principled class position: The USSR and Cuba had the right to defend themselves — it was the imperialists who must disarm.In the end, the USSR pulled its rockets out of Cuba and the U.S. didn’t move the troop trains.A look at the articles written at that time in Workers World, including those by WWP chairperson Sam Marcy, provides a lesson on how Leninists react to a worldwide crisis. We hope to make as many of these articles available on workers.org as possible in the coming weeks.WW’s front page article that Oct. 26 ended this way: “The enemy of the working class, the enemy of the future of the world is here. The main enemy of humanity is the little clique of banker-billionaires that rules the United States.”It was true then. It’s true now. And it convinced me. Not that it was possible to overthrow capitalism here — that came later — but it convinced me then that this ruling class was so dangerous, there was no alternative but to fight this ruling class by mobilizing the workers and oppressed peoples, and that Workers World Party had the intransigent attitude toward capitalist and imperialist rule that gave it the best chance of success.Catalinotto has been a managing editor of WW since 1982.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more