Sweden to introduce SEK5,000 weekly deposit limit

first_img Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi has proposed a SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) mandatory weekly deposit limit and a SEK100 cap on bonus offers from 1 June until the end of 2020 as the country battles the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Shekarabi also said mandatory limits on playing time will be introduced, while the government is also looking into return-to-player (RTP) restrictions.The restrictions will also apply to video lottery terminals (VLTs), with the country’s relatively relaxed restrictions on social activity during the virus meaning that some land-based gaming facilities remain still open.Gustaf Hoffstedt, secretary general of Sweden’s online gambling trade association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel, told iGB that the measures were likely to lead to more players moving to the unlicensed market.“I am very concerned over the fact that this will accelerate the leakage from the Swedish licensing system to unlicensed sites,” Hoffstedt said. “We already have a problematic level of approximately 25% leakage when it comes to online casino, and with these governmental measures it will only get worse.”The proposal will undergo a referral process, which ends on 7 May and will allow stakeholders to provide input, before coming into effect. However, Hoffstedt said the referral process is expected to be very short and that changes to regulations during such a process tend to be unlikely.In addition, Sweden’s gaming authority (Spelinspektionen) will produce monthly reports until 1 September on recent developments, enforcement measures against unlicensed gambling sites and measures taken to strengthen consumer protection.Spelinspektionen will also be tasked with expanding national self-exclusion register Spelpaus to the land-based market as well as online.“Now there will be an even clearer focus on gaming responsibility and the fight against illegal gambling. We will make immediate adjustments to the organization in order to meet the new demands placed on the Authority,” Spelinspektionen director general Camilla Rosenberg said.The Swedish market has been characterised by a particularly strict approach to enforcing regulations opening its regulated igaming market 1 January, 2019.In July 2019, for example, after a series of fines for Swedish operators for apparently offering odds on sporting events featuring a majority of participants under the age of 18, BOS requested an urgent meeting with Spelinspektionen for greater clarity on regulations. The regulator, however, said that operators were simply “unaccustomed” to its regulatory approach.BOS later attacked the regulator’s approach to tackling illegal activity in the market, claiming that its strict approach to enforcement of regulations on licensed operators was not being matched by efforts to stamp out unlicensed gambling.In February, Spelinspektionen put forward an amendment to the country’s gaming rules that would see operators prohibited from offering odds on rule violations, such as a yellow card in football or a fault in tennis.This drew criticism from BOS and the IBIA, while H2 Gambling Capital pointed out that the Spelinspektionen-licensed commercial online betting channelling rate could fall as low as 70% (an 11% reduction).Elsewhere in Europe, Latvia has banned all online gambling while it remains in a state of emergency because of the virus, after the country’s regulator gained legal clarification on an intially ambigious bill.Portugal’s Parliament, meanwhile, passed a bill earlier this month demanding that the government takes some sort of action to restrict online gambling during the pandemic. 23rd April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Sweden’s Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ardalan Shekarabi has proposed a SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) mandatory weekly deposit limit and a SEK100 bonus limit from 1 June until the end of 2020 as the country battles the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Tags: Online Gambling Sweden to introduce SEK5,000 weekly deposit limit Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img read more

I&M Holdings Limited (IM.ke) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgI&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: I&M Holdings Limited (IMH.ke)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileI&M Holdings Limited (I&M Bank Group) is a financial services institution providing products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius. Its product offering ranges from transactional accounts, home and car loans and overdraft and term loans to e-commerce payment and salary processing services, trade finance and insurance premium financing services I&M Bank Group also provides services for foreign exchange, fund transfers, tax payment, bancassurance and agency banking. Its investment management division offers securities accounts and fiduciary services and facilitates the purchase and sale of securities from the stock market and invests in government securities. Its asset finance division caters for personal and corporate clients and covers vehicle and machinery purchases and cash management services. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. I&M Holdings Limitedlast_img read more

Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgZambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Reinsurance PLC (PRIMA.zm)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileZambia Reinsurance PLC, formerly known as Prima Reinsurance is a wholly-owned reinsurance company providing products and solutions in the domestic and business sector in Zambia. The company underwrites classes of marine and non-marine reinsurances, which includes fire, motor, engineering, aviation, agricultural and work-related accidents. Reinsurance is the practice of insurers transferring portions of risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of having to pay a large obligation resulting from an insurance claim. The company is also licensed to reinsure life assurance products. Prima Re is fully-owned and promoted by a group of Zambian Professionals and entrepreneurs. It was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited company and was the first reinsurance company to enter the Zambian marketplace. Prima Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rachael Burford’s vision for women’s rugby

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rachael Burford’s vision for women’s rugby The lack of visibility in women’s rugby hit home for Rachael Burford during training sessions for her eponymous academy. Mention the likes of Maggie Alphonsi and Emily Scarratt when demonstrating skills and she was met by blank faces and the question: Who?“It broke me,” she says. “These girls are playing the game, they’re the future, but they don’t know the stars of the women’s game. It was a bit of a wake-up call.”That’s where her new project comes in. The Girls Rugby Club (GRC) aims to inspire female players around the world by providing an online platform to share knowledge and resources as well as face-to-face sessions run by women’s internationals.Former England fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean could hold a workshop in the North of England, Australia Sevens star Sharni Williams may do the same Down Under and the past year has shown that sessions can also be held over Zoom too. The World Cup winner is a driving force in the women’s game Amazing to see men championing the women’s game pic.twitter.com/J4jNYZ4PMu— Rachael Burford (@RachaelBurf12) December 12, 2020On a broader level, if Burford could do three things for the betterment of women’s rugby, what would they be?Number one is to have rugby on the school curriculum. Number two is a better broadcast offering; for elite rugby, be it club or international level, to be seen. The fact England’s two-Test series against France last November was televised on BBC Two was significant. And third? More female representatives at the top levels of the game.“It’s having more women involved in leadership, within governance and administration,” says Burford. “I’d love to see more (female) head coaches of international teams, more women in the game as a whole.“That’s critical. The game is moving on and we need women’s rugby, it’s the fastest-growing area, so why not have women involved in decision-making areas. We need to bring in diverse thinking.“People finish playing and want to continue to contribute, to have an impact and make change, but how do we support players getting onto boards? We want players to be part of the RFU or World Rugby, they’re valuable because they understand it, have lived it, have been in the deep end of it, but so many people slip away because they don’t think there’s anything else.”Making strides: Rachael Burford in Allianz Premier 15s action for Harlequins (Getty Images)Burford has seen progress on the administration front. She is on World Rugby’s high-performance rugby committee and law review group as well as the International Rugby Players Council. World Rugby has increased the number of female representatives on its Council as well as launched a review to ensure there is diversity across the governing body.“There are so many women out there, with a law background, a business background, a coaching background, who could contribute to committees… It’s about filling them with the right voices. We don’t just want one person in the room who hasn’t been involved in the game for a long time.“The relationship between International Rugby Players and World Rugby is the strongest I’ve ever seen it. Players are getting the opportunity to have dialogue and ask questions. There’s always stuff to get better at but it’s definitely better than it was.”Whether discussing the future of the game in boardrooms or producing future players through the Girls Rugby Club, Burford is ensuring women’s rugby is getting the respect it deserves. And you can only respect her for the influence she is having. “We’ll still have face-to-face camps but we can make this much bigger than me running up to Sheffield or down to Yeovil. Top women’s athletes are so willing to give back to the game.“It’s also about understanding how to get the best out of female athletes. A lot of training is stuff that men do so it’s taking the time to research it and looking into the detail of it. Girls are different to boys, women different to men.”center_img This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As well as practical skills advice, the hope is that GRC can provide more female-specific information on strength and conditioning, nutrition and sport science, as well as redress negative stereotypes around women’s rugby.“There are so many issues all around the world in the women’s game,” says Burford, who was part of England’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad. “I was the only girl in my school to play rugby and it’s still not normal today.“This is about sharing knowledge with, say, 14- or 15-year-olds and it could do so much. You never know where that will take them, in their school life, their career life; it’s not just the rugby side. I hope we create incredible moments to shape players and better people.“The aim is to provide a pathway for young girls in the game and to get rid of stereotypes that girls can’t play, to help normalise it. It’s about growing the game and supporting the next generation. Pointing the way: Rachael Burford runs a Girls Rugby Club session (Girls Rugby Club) last_img read more

Haws W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects

first_img “COPY” Area:  130 m² Photographs Haws W / Kraus Schoenberg ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHaws W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects Photographs:  Ioana Marinescu© Ioana Marinescu Save this picture!© Ioana MarinescuRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThis is an affordable prefabricated low- energy house for a young couple and their two children. The family wanted a house which felt like a connected space, but which would also offer individual freedom to the occupants. The building is separated into an upper and a lower part.The upper volume consists of rooms of various heights corresponding to their individual function. Save this picture!© Ioana Marinescu© Ioana Marinescu Bedrooms, bathrooms, the dressing room and the rooms for the children all require different heights and project into the lower living areas. This common space is organised by these staggered volumes without being interrupted by partitions. Walking around the house takes one through a variety of rooms on the upper level, which are orientated to the garden as well as to the inner atrium. Save this picture!elevation 01 The openess allows the user to combine rooms and functions in various ways.The walls and floors of the individual upper rooms are built of sustainable CNC-cut timber panels. These do a variety of things: they constitute the finish; define spaces and functions; help insulate the building; are recyclable; create a comfortable internal environment; and offer a cost-effective building solution.Save this picture!© Ioana MarinescuProject gallerySee allShow lessGrandola Library Proposal / ER StudioArticlesNew Community Center / MoederscheimMoonen ArchitectsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeKraus Schoenberg ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHamburgHouses3D ModelingGermanyPublished on July 08, 2012Cite: “Haws W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects” 08 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山楂住宅 W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects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 Save this picture!© Ioana Marinescu+ 31 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/250712/haws-w-kraus-schoenberg-architects Clipboard ArchDailycenter_img Architects: Kraus Schoenberg Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Hamburg, Germany Haws W / Kraus Schoenberg Architects Germany Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/250712/haws-w-kraus-schoenberg-architects Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Jonquilles House / Michel Prégardien Architecture

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886113/jonquilles-house-michel-pregardien-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMichel Prégardien ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLiègeBelgiumPublished on December 27, 2017Cite: “Jonquilles House / Michel Prégardien Architecture” 27 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?小开间轻材料,大空间重建筑 Jonquilles House / Michel Prégardien Architecture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 Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelText description provided by the architects. The project consists of a studio (40m2) and a duplex apartment (85m2) located in an old hollow tooth of a staircase street named Jonquilles. Conceived as the extension of a course starting at the foot of this street and ending on a roof terrace, it puts the inhabitant in permanent contact with its place. The project was also shaped around the strong constraints specific to the site : narrowness of the plot (less than 5 meters), sloping ground in a south-facing staircase street, difficulties in supplying the site. These constraints have guided the spatial but also technical choices : light and small materials, minimal excavation… all largely realized with man hands.Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe facade is characterized by a set of sliding shutters (wooden slats), present on all floors. These shutters designed for climatic reasons allow the inhabitant to transform his daily relationship to the street. The main metal frame that divides the façade is part of the general typology of adjacent facades’ drawings (brick lines, general levels of templates, scale) and masks, in this apparent simplicity, interior spaces’ complexities.Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Defourny SamuelThe entire design offers a great deal of internal spatial diversity, multiple differentiated views of the environment, the possibility of transforming the relationship to the outside and many outdoor spaces of different qualities, thus meeting the multiple and varied needs of humans and families.Save this picture!© Defourny SamuelProject gallerySee allShow lessHow African Cities Are Failing People with Disabilities (And What Architects Can Do …ArticlesThe World’s Best Cities 2018Architecture News Share Belgium Photographs Projects CopyHouses•Liège, Belgium Year:  “COPY”center_img Manufacturers: EQUITONE, Carrière du HainautCollaborator:Jean-Claude CornesseStability:Cornet MaximilienArchitect In Charge:Michel PrégardienCity:LiègeCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess Specs 2016 Architects: Michel Prégardien Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Defourny Samuel Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jonquilles House / Michel Prégardien ArchitectureSave this projectSaveJonquilles House / Michel Prégardien ArchitectureSave this picture!© Defourny Samuel+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886113/jonquilles-house-michel-pregardien-architecture Clipboard Houses Area:  140 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Jonquilles House / Michel Prégardien Architecturelast_img read more

Glaziers Hall seeks local charity to support

first_imgGlaziers Hall seeks local charity to support Howard Lake | 14 February 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate Trading Applications should be made by 15 February 2007. The London SE1 community website reports that Glaziers Hall at London Bridge is hoping to find an organisation that can accept its left-over banqueting food, and a local organisation that it can form a close relationship with.Glaziers Hall in Montague Close is the home of three Livery Companies and often holds large banquets for hundreds of people. It is keen to find a good use for the food that it ends up having to dispose of.While it has been able to give away sandwiches because they were in sealed packets, they have found it impossible to give away hot food such as chicken and meat dishes, according to managing director Janice Weiner. Organisations that can help Glaziers Hall should contact them.At the same time Ms Weiner told London SE1 that the Hall was looking to adopt a local charity for 2007. “We would like to increase our role in the local community and hope that by forming a close relationship with just one charity we can really help to make a difference,” said Ms Weiner. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

Good causes could benefit from law firms’ unclaimed client funds

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Law firms in England & Wales could be putting thousands of pounds of unclaimed client money to a good cause by donating to charity, says the Law Society Charity.The Law Society Charity is calling on solicitors to not let unclaimed funds gather dust but to donate them to the Charity instead.The Charity has provided essential financial support to a number of initiatives, including being a major supporter of LawCare, the International Lawyers for Africa programme and the NSPCC to name a few. Donations of unclaimed client funds will allow the charity to continue its support for these and many other good causes.Law Society Charity Chairman Nigel Dodds says:“As many law firms tighten their belts in the current downturn, the philanthropic endeavours of the profession risk a decline. Donating unclaimed client funds allows firms who want to continue to donate to charity to carry on doing so. The money cannot be used for anything else.“The Law Society Charity acts as a catalyst for solicitors to give something back to the profession and provides for worthy causes both at home and abroad. We have donated to a broad range of causes aimed at supporting the legal sector and those seeking access to justice. We could do more, so rather than have unclaimed money collecting dust in a client account, it could be helping the Charity provide much needed funds for a number of initiatives.”Solicitors are only permitted to dispose of unclaimed client funds to charity and the Law Society Charity is urging the profession to follow in the footsteps of other firms and put the money to good use.Following successful lobbying by the Law Society the Solicitors Regulation Authority approved an amendment to the Solicitors Account Rules last year, allowing balances of £50 or less of unclaimed funds per client to be released to charity without SRA approval.Where the donation amounts to over £50 of a client’s unclaimed funds, the Law Society Charity will provide an indemnity for that amount subject to the donor firm having prior SRA approval to make the donation.Once all efforts to reimburse the client with the funds have been exhausted solicitors can donate them to charity. Where funds have been donated to the Law Society Charity and a client subsequently request the funds the Charity will reimburse the firm in respect of the monies claimed.EndsTo find out more about the work of Law Society Charity and how to contribute, visitwww.lawsociety.org.uk/charityJournalists can contact the Law Society Press Office on 020 7320 5764. Howard Lake | 17 February 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate  55 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Good causes could benefit from law firms’ unclaimed client funds 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.last_img read more

Gift Aid online starts on 1 October

first_img HMRC is reminding charities that from 1 October they must make Gift Aid repayment claims using the Charities Online service.It has sent 126,000 letters to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to let them know about the deadline. From that date they will not be able to use the old R68i claim form.Gift Aid online was launhced five months ago. Since then, over 33,492 charities have registered to claim Gift Aid online. Advertisement 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.  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gift Aid online starts on 1 October Andrew Edwards, HMRC’s Head of Charities, said: “Using Charities Online to make a Gift Aid repayment claim is quicker and typically takes only three days, rather than the 26 days that it took using the R68(i) paper claim form. We worked with charities and developed the online service in response to their feedback.”If for any reason a charity does not have access to the Internet, it will have to make claims on a new ChR1 paper form, available from the HMRC Charities Helpline on 0845 302 0203. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 September 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Yes ALL cops: Supporting the oppressed against the police

first_imgThe Appalachian Workers Alliance stands uncompromisingly with the current movements of the people against systemic police brutality and murder of Black and Brown men and women. These modern lynchings are not acts of isolated “bad apples,” but are instead the institutionalized practice. The police are the foot soldiers of national and racial oppression in the United States. The origins of the police are as slave catchers and strike breakers. Their function is to protect the status quo, no matter how unjust it is, and the status quo is anti-working class and white supremacist.The severe sentences handed out to Black and Brown workers in this country every day for minor crimes (if these “crimes” weren’t frame-ups, as they often are) stand in stark contrast to the inconsequential slaps on the wrist officers receive for their state-sanctioned murders of oppressed people — if they are even condemned and punished at all. We will show no solidarity with the police or their so-called “unions.” The Fraternal Order of Police and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association are not labor unions because police are not workers. Police are armed enforcers of a state and economic system that exploits workers and oppresses people of color. Real unions pledge to not cross picket lines while police, in fact, bust unions and break up picket lines. The PBA was founded with support from the Ku Klux Klan and the far-right John Birch Society.The Appalachian Workers Alliance is committed to real change and real justice for all workers. As a part of these goals, the Appalachian Workers Alliance also upholds the right, individual and collective, of oppressed people to self-defense. The popular cliché that violence only begets violence is just a smokescreen used to disarm and endanger workers, especially workers of color. When racist police aim their guns at the people, the people must be able to defend themselves and each other.#YesAllCopsFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more