This music video is called Steel Pulse – Ku Klux Klan.
From Associated Press:
Apr 24, 3:57 PM EDT
Former KKK leader detained in Prague
PRAGUE — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke was detained by police in the Czech Republic on Friday on suspicion of denying the Holocaust.
Police spokesman Jan Mikulovsky said the action was taken because Duke does that in his book “My Awakening,” which is punishable by up to three years in Czech prisons.
Duke traveled to the republic to promote the book’s Czech translation of the book at the invitation of neo-Nazis.
Mikulovsky declined to give any further details, citing an ongoing investigation.
Prague’s Charles University also banned a Duke lecture scheduled there Friday for students taking a course on extremism.
Duke, a resident of Louisiana and a former Republican state legislator there, also was to have given lectures over the weekend in Prague and the country’s second-largest city, Brno.
The KKK is a white supremacist group in the U.S. famous for its oppression of blacks, Jews and other minorities.
According to many people, the name is misspelled. It should be David Puke.
TRADE unionists blamed the hard-hitting recession on neoliberal policies and “unregulated financial greed” on Friday and called for an alternative economic model for a fairer society: here.
DELEGATES at the TUC black workers conference in Scarborough were on Thursday called to organise against rising racism and fascism in the face of the worst economic crisis since the second world war: here.
AROUND 1,000 jobs were at risk on Friday after the owner of struggling fashion chain Bay Trading said that it would place the business into administration: here.
Today, from the train, a hare in a field near Nieuw-Vennep.
Later, to Gooilust nature reserve.
A speckled wood butterfly.
Yellow archangel flowers.
A grey heron flies to its nest, high in a tree.
Two orange tip butterflies in mating flight.
Two roe deer, grazing in a meadow.
Birch bracket growing on birch trunks laying on the forest floor.
This is a French goldfinch video.
Finally, a goldfinch in a shrub.
This video is called EQUAL PAY: Batgirl vs Chamber of Commerce.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Gender gap work ‘the least’ bosses can do
Friday 24 April 2009
MOANING bosses have been slammed by unions for claiming it would be too much of a burden to publish details of staff wages to reveal existing gender pay gaps.
Firms employing more than 250 workers will be encouraged to give pay details and if enough progress has not been made by 2013, legislation will be brought forward.
The measure will be included in the Equalities Bill on Monday.
Unions have welcomed any initiative which could help close the 17 per cent gender pay gap.
A new survey of 150 human resources managers showed that almost two-thirds of firms had not audited gender pay differences.
A similar number did not believe men in their organisation were paid more than women.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said yesterday: “The UK will never tackle the problem of unequal pay until there are systems in place exposing the huge gap between what men and women doing similar jobs in the same workplaces are paid.
“The business lobby will of course complain loudly about what they see as another burden on business, but pay audits are the very least employers should do if we are to finally get rid of low and unequal pay for female workers in the UK.”
Dozens of part-time women workers are celebrating a landmark victory in a pension payout dispute after a decade-long equal pay fight against a top private school: here.
Improved methods of measuring and publicising the gender pay gap could hold the key to help companies reduce inequality, equality campaigners have said: here.
Women workers are losing out: new global report on the gender gap is a wake up call for Australian employers, say unions: here.
This is a video about ringing three young sea eagles in Oostvaardersplassen in 2014.
Translated from Staatsbosbeheer in the Netherlands:
The white-tailed eagle couple in the Oostvaardersplassen [nature reserve] has bred successfully again this year. Last year, two eaglets hatched. This year, the Staatsbosbeheer warden so far has seen one chick through his telescope.
Unlike in 2006-2007, this years’ nest is not near a webcam.
East Scotland Sea Eagles update – 1 death and a wide dispersal: here.
The International Monetary Fund’s updated World Economic Outlook, released Wednesday, predicts world economic growth of negative 1.3 percent this year, marking “by far the deepest global recession since the Great Depression”: here.
The recession is fuelling a rapid growth in hundreds of millions of pounds’ worth of share frauds run by financially astute conmen, who target pensioners seeking a better return on their dwindling savings and the newly jobless with redundancy cheques to invest: here.
The US Treasury Department is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for Chrysler LLC that could come as soon as next week. Meanwhile, GM is slashing production at its US plants in anticipation of its own bankruptcy filing: here.
Top executives at Chrysler Financial turned away a government loan because they did not want to abide by new federal limits on pay, according to findings by a federal watchdog agency reported by the Washington Post: here.
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to students at SUNY Albany, the first university created in the state system, about the tuition hikes and budget cuts that have provoked anger throughout the state: here.
Former “Young Manager of the Year” takes over as new head of Hungarian government in a coup organized by the outgoing prime minister: here.
STATE-OWNED Royal Bank of Scotland was condemned on Friday as it attempted to recoup the entire cost of damage to a branch during the G20 protests from a single unemployed teenage activist: here.