RIGHT2WATER DONEGAL URGE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO RESIST PAYMENT OF CHARGE

first_imgThe Right2Water group say they view non-payment as a very important weapon in their arsenal of tactics.In a statement the group says it is the biggest movement fighting on the water issue.“The campaign has been responsible for the recent mass-mobilisations of people that are un-paralleled . “Already numbers are way ahead of any mobilisation that the Campaign against the Household/Property Tax could muster, for example, the biggest mobilisation during that campaign in Donegal was 2,500 approx. in Letterkenny,Right2Water had up to 10,000 in the same location last November.“We believe that many people have already made up their minds not to pay , and many more are opposed to water charges but may need to be convinced of the need for non-payment as a key tactic. Anyone who pays in our opinion ,will not because they all want to, but will out of fear or because they feel they have no choice.- we need to allow these people to remain part of a campaign as well.“This is where local groups actively organizing to address peoples doubts and helping to give them confidence to sustain non-payment will play an important role, remember sustaining non-payment in recent campaigns has been difficult.”The statement says those of us who have been active in Right2Water in Donegal understand that non-payment is seen by many who attended their meetings and joined in the huge Right2Water protests as an important next step in the struggle against water charges. However, the tactic of non-payment will not succeed unless it is combined with protests , genuine political pressure and by getting as many people involved in their own areas both as activists but also as organizers, it adds.“We don’t see it as a contradiction to be part of the broader Right2Water movement and to work to build and sustain non-payment.“Right2Water Donegal are asking any groups or individuals interested in discussing how we can sustain non-payment as part of our campaign, as least up until the election when any new government has a chance to abolish water charges to contact us at 0863122784. We will be happy to meet on this issue to begin a deeper debate on how we can work together on this.”Members of Right2Water in Donegal will also be attending a meeting in The Teachers Club , Dublin on the 10th of Jan organized by Paul Murphy T.D. One of the aims of the meeting is to pull together groups from through-out the state interested in co-operation of non-payment groups.Right2Water say they will also be organising local meetings over the next few weeks , and a protest in Letterkenny on Jan 31st to concide with the Water Charge registration deadline. RIGHT2WATER DONEGAL URGE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE TO RESIST PAYMENT OF CHARGE was last modified: January 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sharks look ‘lifeless’ as win streak is halted at three

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Nearly four weeks after their last meeting, the Sharks still didn’t have much of an answer for Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.The Sharks had 33 shots in Wednesday’s game at SAP Center but could only muster a goal by Melker Karlsson in a 5-1 loss to the Jets that snapped San Jose’s three game winning streak.“We just weren’t good enough,” Sharks captain Logan Couture said. “Power play wasn’t good, …last_img read more

Citizenship Bill: Call to boycott R-Day

first_imgCivil society groups in the northeast have joined extremists in calling for a boycott of the Republic Day celebration in protest against the Citizenship Bill. The Bill, if passed in the Upper House of Parliament, would shorten the claim for Indian citizenship by non-Muslims who allegedly fled religious persecution in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan till December 31, 2014.In a joint statement on Wednesday, the Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation of six Manipur-based extremist groups, the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent and the National Liberation Front of Twipra appealed to the people to shun the R-Day celebration.The Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland had issued a similar statement earlier.Claiming that the Centre staged a “legislative drama” of passing the Bill in the Lok Sabha on January 8, the outfits said the move to grant citizenship on the basis of religion was in keeping with the BJP’s “Hindutva agenda”.Organisations such as the Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur and the Mizoram-based NGO Coordination Committee, comprising five civil society and students’ groups, said they would boycott functions.Regional political parties such as the People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) have given a similar call besides deciding to hoist black flags at its offices. “We will also write to the Rajya Sabha Chairperson for ensuring the Bill’s passage is prevented,” PRISM president Vanlalruata said.In Assam, 30 organisations led by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) organised a rally on Wednesday to “shout out” the Bill. Leaders of various ethnic groups and intellectuals attended the rally and warned the Narendra Modi government of the fallout of enacting the Bill.AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to “show some spine” and take a stand against the Bill for the sake of the indigenous people.“This is a dangerous bill, and people across the northeastern States need to come together to defeat it,” Samuel Jyrwa, president of North East Students’ Organisation, said.last_img read more

OBITUARY Eddie A Sanchez 70

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Eddie A. Sanchez, age 70, of Wilmington, MA, formerly of Guam, passed away unexpectedly at home on February 9, 2019.Eddie proudly worked as a Civil Engineer for the United States Air Force for over 30 years.Eddie was the beloved husband of Bertha (Dungca) Sanchez of Wilmington, devoted father of Junior Salas & wife Patricia of Colorado, Peter Sanchez & wife Sharon of Hawaii, Franklin Salas & wife Cassandra of Texas, Shirley DeLucia & husband Chris of Wilmington, Ricky Sanchez of Guam and John Mark Sanchez & wife Marquesa of Wilmington. Cherished son of Maria (Agoun) Sanchez and the late Joaquin Sanchez of Guam, Loving “Papa” of Jonathan and Tricia Salas, Aisha Salas, Adam and Keri Palanca, Paulina, Elijah and Richard Sanchez, Natasha and Ashley Igros, Edward, Amanda, Michael and Christopher DeLucia, Kekoa Narcis and great-grandchildren Aison, Christopher and Leinani. Dear brother of Chong Engle, Frank Sanchez, Evelyn SanNicolas, Albert Sanchez, Kathy San chez and Jeffrey Sanchez. Eddie is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Eddie was also very special to his “adopted” DeLucia grandchildren that fondly knew him as “Papa”.Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA on Saturday, February 16th for Visitation from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA.Eddie A. Sanchez(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Stephen J. Bowker, 58In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”last_img read more

7 projects bag SKOCH OrderofMerit award

first_imgKolkata: Seven flagship projects of the Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department have been selected for SKOCH Order-of-Merit award.The projects that received SKOCH Order-of-Merit award are – floating market located on the western fringes of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass near Patuli, Solar high mast LED lights at Jaigaon in Alipurduar, development of green zone in Kolkata, online payment of Municipal Property Tax, Samabyathi project, ADDA online project and development of eco-tourism complex at Saheb Bandh in Purluia town are Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe Floating Market at Patuli was developed by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority and it is one of the successful projects of the state government. Some shop keepers were rehabilitated there and people visit the place to buy goods at affordable rates in a unique atmosphere.Similarly, the project of installing 31 high mast solar lights in Jaigaon was carried out by Jaigaon Development Authority (JDA) and it has given a facelift to the place. People residing in the Jaigaon Planning Area were also immensely benefitted as unlike conventional lights, the solar lights are cost effective and hassle free. As many as 37,300 people benefitted from the project. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAgain, the Green Zone in Kolkata is one of the successful initiatives under Green City Mission and it led to the creation of a beautifully decorated corridor from Kolkata Airport to Chinar Park and from Parama Island to Nabanna via Maa Flyover and AJC Bose Road Flyover. At the same time, the projects including the online payment gateway system of the Asansol Durgapur Development Authority’s (ADDA), which was named as “ADDA Online” also immensely benefitted the residents of the area. The Samabyathi project of the state government is also one of its kind in the country. It provides financial support to bereaved family members to perform the final rites and rituals of a deceased from the financially weaker section. Under the project, the state government provides assistance of Rs 2,000 to each of such families.last_img read more

Chit fund scam CBI raids multiple locations in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted raids on multiple locations in Bengal, including Kolkata, in connection with a chit fund scam case.According to sources, on Monday morning, multiple teams of CBI sleuths raided 16 places, including Bowbazar in Kolkata, Kamarhati in North 24-Parganas, Arambag in Hooghly, Durgapur and Asansol in Burdwan. It was alleged that a company named New India Agro Limited violated norms to collect huge amount of money from the market. On Monday, a team raided the house of Sourav Mondal in Bowbazar area, who was one of the directors of New India Agro Limited, which was also the head office of the organisation. Also, almost at the same time another team raided the house of Prasenjit Sarkar, who was a top ranked official in the chit fund company. Sources informed that several documents were seized during the raid. The CBI has also came up with some names for having links with the case and may send notices to these people to appear before the investigating officers soon. The company had spread in the districts of Bengal.last_img read more