Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Limited is the largest company in Swaziland with interests in sugar cane farming and manufacturing refined sugar products and ethanol for regional consumption and import to the rest of Africa and Europe. RSSC produces beverage-grade ethanol that is used in alcoholic beverages as well as pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. The company produces feints used to manufacture methylated spirits and bio gels. It also produces compressed molasses stillage used to produce liquid fertilisers. RSSC manages approximately 15 600 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages an additional 5 000 hectares of half of third parties. It has capacity to produce 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season and about 430 000 tonnes of raw sugar per season. RSSC is a subsidiary of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane with headquarters in Simunye, Swaziland. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgConoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Conoil Plc (CONOIL.ng)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConoil Plc is a petroleum exploration and production company in Nigeria that extracts, produces and sells crude oil as well as supplies a range of lubricants and household and liquefied petroleum gas for use by the domestic and industrial sectors. The company supplies what is referred to as White products, which is premium motor spirts, aviation turbine kerosene, dual purpose kerosene, low-pour fuel oil and automotive gasoline/grease oil. Products in its lubricant range include transport lubricants, industrial lubricants, greases, process oil and bitumen. Products in its liquefied petroleum gas range include liquefied petroleum gas sold in bulk, gas-packed, cylinders and valves. Established in 1984 and formerly known as Consolidated Oil Nigeria Limited, the company changed its name to Conoil Producing Plc. The company has exploration licenses for 6 highly prospective blocks in the Niger Delta which it acquired and paid for after competitive bidding rounds organised by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Conoil Producing has discovered hydrocarbon offshore southeast of Niger Delta and initial logging interpretations is looking promising. Conoil Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Conoil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgOmatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileOmatek Ventures Plc assembles and sells computer equipment and accessories in Nigeria and offers an after-sales support service. The company sells a range of servers, casings and LCD screens as well as computer accessories which includes CRT monitors, fingerprint scanner, wireless routers, notebooks and tablets, DVDs, plasma televisions, desktop computers, speakers and LED screens. Power products include UPS, solar panels and corn LED lights. Omatek Ventures Plc was the first company in Nigeria to establish a factory which assembled computer cases, speakers, keyboards and mouse accessories. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Omatek Ventures Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Thinking about Trump and Brexit? Here’s my investing cheat sheet for an uncertain world

first_img As if 2020 hadn’t thrown enough curve balls in the direction of investors, we still have some key events to navigate over the next few months. One of the main skills that separates good investors from great ones is the ability to perceive what’s about to happen. It’s not an exact science, of course, and it starts quite simply by looking ahead and seeing what’s in the diary. From there, you can make your own calls on how you think events will play out. For some guidance, I’ve shares my own investing cheat sheet below.June-December 2020So what do we have on the horizon? I’d bucket the largest two planned events as Brexit here in the UK and Donald Trump’s bid to retain the Presidency in the US. Let’s take Brexit first.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…It’s been confirmed that the UK has ruled out asking for an extension package. This means the transition period will finish at the end of the year. The stock market paid little attention to this headline. But certainly the market will play much closer attention to ensuing negotiations, particularly as we head into the last quarter. Jitters and volatility are likely to be seen as investors worry that the deadline may be met without any deal. Whether no-deal would be a good thing in the long term is a subject for a different time and place, but uncertainty is always a problem for investors.November 3 is marked as election day in the US. Given that the US stock markets actually took Donald Trump’s election victory last time as a net positive for the medium term, a continuation of the same may not be taken badly. Ultimately, as I said, the markets hate uncertainty. Investors would prefer that whatever the outcome, it’s priced-in long before the results. Is this relevant for UK investors? Absolutely. Global stock markets are extremely correlated, and so any move will likely be felt on the FTSE 100 as well.My investing cheat sheetSo here’s how I’m gearing up for it all. The near-term Brexit risk is minimal, with most of the risk of a market tumble skewed towards the end of the year. The boost to the market that a deal would bring in the meantime could be large. Therefore, I’m staying invested in UK-focused stocks. I’d happily look to add more domestically-focused firms in the short term. Should we get to November without a deal, at that point I’d consider re-balancing the stocks I hold to protect myself from a worst-case scenario.For the US elections, I’m not buying specifically for that right now. If Donald Trump appears to be pulling away in the polls, I’d consider buying stocks that do a lot of business with the US and stand to benefit from a Trump-Johnson trade deal. If the polls look too close to call, I’d consider protecting my portfolio. One way would be by buying a gold ETF, which should rally if we see a shock or concern. At present there is no consensus view on how the markets would react to a Joe Biden victory, so I have no conviction right now.The bottom line is that planning for these events now is only a good thing. You won’t lose out from thinking two steps ahead! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Thinking about Trump and Brexit? Here’s my investing cheat sheet for an uncertain world Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

Follow social media coverage of Episcopal delegation at COP23

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopalians from across the church were in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd United Nations climate change conference, where they continued the advocacy begun at the past two gatherings.Officially known as the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Nov. 6-17 conference was an annual intergovernmental meeting to focus on global dialogue and action.No Posts!Load More Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Social Media Environment & Climate Change, Featured Events Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Nov 6, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Follow social media coverage of Episcopal delegation at COP23 Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

Blood tests could reveal the missing pieces in your nutrition puzzle

first_img Please enter your name here The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSFlorida Hospital – ApopkaThe VOICE of Health Previous articleOrange County Library District: By the numbersNext articleVote for Mayor, Seat #1, and Seat #2 in The Apopka Voice’s third online election poll Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear center_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Proper nutrition is about more than avoiding unhealthy food. Instead, think of a healthy diet as one way to help your body perform to its full potential – in body, mind, and spirit.Ensuring that you consume enough vitamins and minerals from the best sources – and not too much – is one often-overlooked area of nutrition. These nutrients play a role in just about everything your body does, from building bone to warding off infection to replacing blood cells.In fact, Florida Hospital’s CREATION Health philosophy teaches that nutrition is our fuel, and small changes to your diet can profoundly improve your health. Though your scale can tell you whether or not to cut back on the pizza, it takes a blood test and the watchful eye of your doctor to monitor your specific vitamin levels.With this information, your doctor can get a closer look at your unique nutritional needs and create a plan to optimize your nutrition for improved well-being. Florida Hospital’s Lab Care offers tests for more than a dozen vitamin deficiencies.Taking a Closer Look at Four of Your Top NutrientsUsing information from the National Institutes of Health as a guide, we’ll take a closer look at four of the most important vitamins and minerals. For each one, we’ll identify those who may not be getting enough, look at some of the signs of deficiency and suggest foods to remedy any problems.In every case, though, the only way to be sure whether you have an issue is to talk to your doctor, who can prescribe the correct blood tests.Vitamin DWho should pay attention?Most of us. Studies have shown that between one quarter and one half of Americans don’t get enough of this vitamin.People more likely to need more vitamin D include breastfed infants, those who smoke and people of ethnicities with darker skin color.How does it help us?It plays a key role in helping your body absorb other nutrients, including calcium.How can I get it?Of course, vitamin D is distinctive because it’s the only vitamin your body can produce on its own, with the help of sunlight. Ironclad recommendations are tough to come by, but some experts say all you need is between five and 30 minutes of sunlight, twice a week.Unfortunately, lifting the blinds doesn’t count. Ultraviolet radiation does not pass through glass, so exposure to sunlight through a window will not produce vitamin D.Your body can make vitamin D in virtually any weather, though; even complete cloud cover only reduces ultraviolet energy by half.That said, it’s not difficult to get enough vitamin D from your diet alone. Though it is only present naturally in a few foods (including fish), it is added to a medley of manufactured foods. A serving of milk or orange juice, for example, may give you roughly a third of your daily requirement.What happens if I don’t get enough?Soft or weak bones are a typical result of not getting enough vitamin D. In children, this condition is known as rickets.Vitamin CWho should pay attention?Though the typical adult gets enough vitamin C, people who smoke and those exposed to secondhand smoke should try to get substantially more. That’s in part because smoke increases the amount of the vitamin your body needs.How does it help us?The vitamin has a handful of major benefits. First, as an antioxidant, it protects cells from the damage caused by free radicals. These are unstable molecules created as a result of everyday chemical reactions, as when food is converted to energy.Second, our body needs vitamin C to make a key protein, called collagen, that helps wounds heal.How can I get it?As you probably know, citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are a good source of vitamin C.Potatoes and many types of fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, cantaloupe and tomatoes, also contain the vitamin.What happens if I don’t get enough?Vitamin C deficiency will cause scurvy (symptoms include fatigue and bleeding gums) if sustained for many weeks.If you have a cold, be careful with thinking a vitamin will do the trick.Research shows vitamin C supplements do not reduce your risk of catching a cold. However, there is some evidence that the vitamin may result in slightly shorter colds, but only if you consume it before symptoms begin.Vitamin B12Who should pay attention?As with vitamin C, most Americans get enough vitamin B12.However, two main groups of people should talk to their doctor to see if they need more of this vitamin.Older adults, whose bodies may have a tougher time absorbing the vitamin, are often advised to seek out food products (like cereals) with the vitamin added in.And, because vitamin B12 is not found in plants, vegetarians and vegans may need to take similar advice. This also applies to pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers whose babies might not get enough of the vitamin.How does it help us?In two major ways: by helping to make our DNA, and by repairing nerve and blood cells.What happens if I don’t get enough?A deficiency can be hard to spot without a blood test, as its symptoms – feeling tired and weak among them – can be caused by many problems.How can I get it?Though it is often added to food, vitamin B12 is found naturally in a variety of animal foods, including fish, meat, eggs, and milk.IronWho should pay attention?Iron is actually a mineral, which is also a type of nutrient.Most Americans get enough iron, though teen girls and women with heavy periods may need to consider upping their intake.One study found only one in fifty adult men don’t have enough iron, but that figure rises to one in five for certain ethnicities, including women of African American and Mexican-American descent.In addition, vegetarians need almost twice as much iron as others because the body doesn’t absorb the iron from plants as well as it does from meat.How does it help us?In lots of ways, but primarily to make proteins that carry oxygen around the body.How can I get it?Iron is found naturally in many foods, including lean meat and seafood, nuts and many types of beans.What happens if I don’t get enough?If you don’t get enough iron, your body will eventually have trouble supplying your organs with oxygen. You may feel tired, lack energy and have a stomach ache.The common thread for all of these deficiencies is they can be identified by a blood test. It can reveal potential gaps in your health and help you and your doctor form the best preventive plan to keep you healthy and well.For more information about Florida Hospital Lab Care call (407) 200-2020, or visit the Lab Care website. Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Exclusive interview with David Strettle and Danny Care

first_imgFriday Aug 27, 2010 Exclusive interview with David Strettle and Danny Care A while back I asked for some of you to submit questions via Facebook for England backs David Strettle and Danny Care. Following that, Rugbydump was given the opportunity to interview them ahead of the new season. This is what they had to say in what was a very laid back, interesting interview.ADVERTISEMENTWhen being told I could get some questions together for David Strettle, it immediately made me think back to that hilarious clip from a Question of Sport a few years back where he failed to answer what most thought was a pretty straight forward question. Not being able to resist, we bring that up again in this interview.There’s also a few other funny question and answers for the two of them, who are clearly good mates after their time at Harlequins together, despite Strettle now moving on to Saracens.Amongst some of the more pressing questions asked regard England and their World Cup chances next year, what it’s like having Martin Johnson as a coach, and how much of a wake up call was the horrific injury to Scotland’s Thom Evans earlier in the year.We also get to find out who has the better sidestep of the two, who is the faster sprinter, and which of the two would get further in Britains Got Talent.Post sponsored by: Nike Pro CombatADVERTISEMENTDavid Strettle and Danny Care wear Nike Pro Combat when training and playing to help with protection, moisture management and recovery. Buy this sports bag essential at www.nikestore.com Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe 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

US prospect research discount offer extended

US prospect research discount offer extended In June UK Fundraising reported on Thomson Financial Wealth Identification’s (Wealth ID) group pricing offer to UK charities and universities with US supporters. Wealth ID offered a group pricing arrangement for identifying and obtaining financial profiles on wealth-holders among their U.S. constituents and donors. The deadline for participation in the project has now been extended to 31 August 2000. Wealth ID have also introduced a maximum price.For further details contact Jay Frost at Thomson Financial Wealth Identification. Advertisement  15 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 | 17 July 2000 | News read more

Foresters support ACH and Barnardo’s with Christmas campaign

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas Promotional Foresters, the international financial and charitable organisation, are supporting local Children’s Hospices and the Association of Children’s Hospices (ACH) this Christmas by launching their second annual national festive fundraising campaign.Volunteers from Foresters Branches, along with Children’s Hospices across the UK, will be promoting specially designed golden Christmas Star tree decorations.The decorations will be available at Foresters and Children’s Hospice events from November, and will attract a minimum donation of £1. Foresters aims to raise £25,000 from this campaign, to help care for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 November 2005 | News Foresters support ACH and Barnardo’s with Christmas campaign  41 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

Leninist party needed to advance class struggle in Wisconsin

first_imgExcerpts from the speech given by WWP member Tommy Cavanaugh of Wisconsin to the Workers World Party 2015 National Conference.Tommy CavanaughThe Wisconsin austerity onslaught is a significant component of the global class war being waged by the ruling class on the working class and oppressed peoples.In Wisconsin, due to mass people’s battles specifically from the late 20th century onward, many progressive reforms and unions have been won. But in the space of five years much of that has been taken back.This is another cold reminder that any concession won can be stripped away by the ruling class unless there is a people’s movement in motion willing and able to defend its gains. Ultimately, only socialism can firmly cement a working-class and oppressed people’s victory over the pursuits of the ruling class to constantly erode concessions won by the people.Without a doubt, there have been militant actions by the youth, the oppressed and the workers in Wisconsin in the recent period. From immigrant youth such as those in “Youth Empowered in the Struggle,” to Black Lives Matter groups like the “Coalition for Justice’ and “Young, Gifted, and Black,” and to union workers such as the members of Amalgamated Transit Union 998 — who just won a contract battle — there are forces that continue to resist the increasing racist austerity and police terror in Wisconsin while inspiring hope in those around them.But despite these positive developments, it’s necessary to acknowledge the hard truths about the current setbacks that the working class and oppressed people’s have suffered. Locked into fierce class battles and so focused on building the movement that is needed to win, we need a sobering analysis of our current challenges. This is necessary for us to proceed effectively.In 1933, Leon Trotsky, a principal leader of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, said about the situation of the German working class as they suffered defeats against rising fascist power: “Today the problem is to arrest the disorderly retreat and to proceed to the regrouping of the forces for the defensive. In politics as in the military, the art to understand a problem clearly is to facilitate its solution.”This rings as true for Wisconsin in 2015 as it did for Germany over 80 years ago.Since 2011, the plans of the ruling class to crush the gains of labor have rolled on nearly unabated.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign has come to an end, but the agenda he puts forward has not. With a Marxist-Leninist understanding, we know that the situation in Wisconsin does not stem from Walker himself, or the Republican Party, but from the international capitalist-imperialist system which is in a deep crisis that has no option but to continue placing the burden of their crisis on the workers and oppressed.Similarly to places such as Greece and Detroit, the dictates of global finance capital are that of a “no compromise” on the terms of mass austerity at the expense of the working class. In Wisconsin, this has taken the form of Act 10; right-to-work-for-less legislation; elimination of tenure protections and shared governance in the University of Wisconsin system; damaging education cuts; environmental attacks; prevailing wage laws; attacks on women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people; and much more.This has all been detrimental to the movement’s resources and organizational power. Union membership and dues have taken hits. Disorientation, demoralization and division have taken their toll on moving forward as a unified force.The state Capitol occupation in February-March of 2011 was one of the greatest uprisings in the U.S. since the 1930’s. All the components were there to deliver a tremendous blow against the right wing, but the fightback was diverted away from direct mass action, away from carrying out a general strike and cornered into the anti-worker arena of bourgeois politics.Spontaneity in this case did temporarily stop the right-wing servants of the ruling class, but without Leninist cadre in strategic and tactical positions the tide swung to the liberals and Democrats, who moved the struggle to the right, away from the masses, and also mostly liquidated the realities of the nationally oppressed from the 2011 struggle, particularly the fact that the Black masses in Wisconsin live under genocidal and apartheid-like conditions.Lenin explained this tendency in “What Is To Be Done?” pointing out that the working-class movement has only two choices: “either bourgeois or socialist ideology,” and that without revolutionaries combatting spontaneous, narrow trade unionism, “the spontaneous development of the working-class movement leads to its subordination to bourgeois ideology.”Fundamentally — in a pitched political and economic battle against the entire capitalist state, such as 2011 Wisconsin was — trade unions and community organizations in motion are only a start. A Marxist-Leninist party is the only force that can pull together all the different components of the struggle to stop these attacks, advance and ultimately liberate the working and oppressed masses from capitalist ideology.The right-wing servants of Wall Street are running the Southern Jim Crow program in Wisconsin. Since the unions have mostly severed themselves from the South, they don’t see this. Without communist intervention the unions can’t adequately counter it. Only by breaking from past tactics that isolate the masses and these struggles from each other can the full strength of the people be put into motion.As the composition of the working class changes, becoming more impoverished, less unionized and more oppressed, so does the need for the movement to orient itself towards this new character.Larry Holmes wrote of the changing conditions of capitalism in April 2014 in his document, “The meaning of low-wage worker struggle, and the need for an independent revolutionary pole in the new working-class movement”:“These enormous changes have and continue to devastate the social conditions for the whole working class. But these changes have also begun to break down all of the barriers and boundaries within the working class that have helped to foster the illusion that different groups of workers not only have different interests, but antagonistically different interests depending on the country they live in or their social status based on where they work.”The beginning steps of this new orientation by organized labor towards previously nonunionized and minimum-wage workers can be seen in the campaigns they’ve launched to raise minimum wage laws and open new sectors of industry, such as fast food, to unionization.The Coalition For Justice showed splendid examples of how the Black Lives Matter movement can be a decisive component of labor struggles with the ATU 998 struggle. And the Young Gifted and Black Coalition in Madison has opposed every attack on labor since it formed shortly after the Ferguson rebellion.With our Party’s election campaign, we have a unique opportunity to turn towards the masses and help build a direly needed independent classwide leadership and coalition, free of capitalist party influence. We can take our program directly to the masses, uplifting their demands while bringing the message that only socialist revolution can save Wisconsin.On Nov. 10, a diverse convergence of unions, anti-war, community and student organizations will rally at Milwaukee City Hall as part of a nationwide day of action in the Fight for $15. Then they will march on the circus act which is the Republican debate. This will be a powerful action of people’s resistance and a development of the type of unity that is so needed in Wisconsin.As we carry on in our organizing, we must always remember that only socialism can save Wisconsin and only the working class, with communist cadre, can make that happen.Build Workers World Party! Let’s Build a Worker’s World!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more