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Voting in Lower Peach Tree, Ala., in Wilcox County, on May 3, 1966, after passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.Voter suppression in the United States is as “American as apple pie,” especially when it comes to Black, Brown and other marginalized communities. Despite the passing of the Voting Rights Act some 55 years ago, current and former prisoners convicted of a felony may lose this right forever in the state of Florida.On Sept. 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruled that, to meet their “terms of sentencing,” former prisoners in Florida must pay certain “fees” and “fines” as a prerequisite to regain their right to vote. The state’s Republican-controlled Legislature, under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, also a Republican, had imposed the onerous terms.Vice President Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center says that “Nobody should ever be denied their Constitutional rights because they can’t afford to pay fines and fees.” (Washington Post, Sept. 11) It is not yet clear whether this reactionary decision will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2018 more than one million prisoners saddled with felony records had their right to vote restored in Florida through the passage of Amendment 4 to the state’s Constitution. It was passed by an overwhelming 64 percent of the voters, the majority of them white. The recent ruling, however, will negatively impact hundreds of thousands, including Black lives in hugely disproportionate numbers. In Florida the deadline to register to vote in the 2020 presidential elections is Oct. 5, less than a month away.In 2016, one out of every five Black people was denied the right to vote in Florida through use of 150-year-old laws passed even before Reconstruction ended. Voter suppression: a form of semi-slaveryThe suppression of the right to vote has its roots in slavery and Jim Crow. After the U.S. Civil War, “Black Codes” were passed by former Confederate states in 1865-1866. These “Codes” denied newly freed people economic and political rights, including the right to rent, lease or own land, the right to vote, the right to education, the right to serve as jurors and the right to bear arms. These codes were the precursor to later “Jim Crow” segregation laws. In the powerful 2014 movie, “Selma,” Oprah Winfrey portrays an elderly Black woman attempting to register to vote in Selma, Ala., in 1965, shortly before the historic Selma to Montgomery March known as “Bloody Sunday.” The racist registrar demands that Winfrey’s character answer certain questions about the state’s history in order to gain that right. These obscure questions that white registrants would never be asked were designed to “legally” fail Black applicants. Unable to answer the questions, Winfrey’s character walks away, dejected and disgusted. This was a powerful depiction of one tactic used to deny Black people the right to vote under Jim Crow. Other tactics used to suppress the vote were laws requiring people to pass a literacy test and to pay a poll tax. During this period, many Black people, especially in the rural South, were illiterate due to unequal education and could not afford to pay a poll tax due to dire impoverishment. Even after passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Alabama still denied Black citizens the right to vote until restrictive state laws were struck down in 1966. As oppressive as these laws were, the most devastating laws still exist today: those that deny the right to vote to prisoners and former prisoners convicted of a felony. Fines lead to prison sentencesThese restrictive laws are in a direct line from a new form of slavery created after Emancipation in the South. Newly freed people were forced to enter “labor” contracts with former plantation owners and were legally forbidden to work for more than one “employer.” If they broke these contracts, Black people could be beaten, arrested and fined for “vagrancy,” a term defined so broadly that any Black person could be arrested at almost any time. In 1865, Florida passed “Black Codes” targeting freed Black people with absurd charges, including assault on a white woman and “disobedience.”The fines for such trumped-up charges were exorbitant, meant to be unpayable and to turn arrests into long prison sentences. The imprisoned Black people then became cheap “convict labor” hired out to plantation owners for minimal wages – that were paid not to them but to the state.This is the white supremacist legacy of what it means to be stigmatized as a “felon” today. There is no federal law that uniformly restores the right to vote to disenfranchised people. Two states have permanently banned the right to vote to convicted people: Kentucky and Virginia. Maine and Vermont, the only two states that have no voting restrictions, also allow voting in prison. All other states have their own rules and regulations to restrict voting rights. These range from restoration upon completion of sentencing or after certain waiting periods to the currently passed Florida law demanding payment of exorbitant fines before the right to vote is regained. Workers World Party demands that all prisoners and former prisoners, regardless of convictions, have access to the basic democratic right to vote – as well as im/migrants, documented and undocumented, youth and other disenfranchised communities. This right must be defended in order to build anti-racist and pro-worker solidarity to fight capitalist rule. The writer is a former Workers World Party presidential candidate in 1996, 2000 and 2016. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News News to go further June 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders deplores the Bahraini culture and information ministry’s ban on using a chat application available on Blackberry mobile phones to share local news. The ministry threatened to prosecute violators when it announced the ban on 7 April.As a result of the prohibition, local journalist Muhannad Sulaiman has had to suspend his “Urgent News,” a daily service of briefs from six leading dailies which he distributed free of charge via Blackberry.“This is an act of censorship and a direct attack on freedom of information,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is not the first time the Bahraini authorities have violated press freedom and they seem to be coming up with all sorts of inventive ways to censor the media. We urge them to stop their permanent harassment of Internet users and now mobile phone users. The fact that this ban affects a mobile phone application is very disturbing and shows the lengths to which the authorities will go to control the circulation of news.”The culture and information ministry’s assistant undersecretary for press and publication, Abdullah Yateem, said the ban was needed because of the “chaos and confusion” such news was causing and because the individuals and agencies that were distributing the news did not have permission to do so.The Blackberry chat application has become very popular in Bahrain. People have been using it to swap information on such subjects as the state of traffic, radar speed controls, cultural exhibits and religious information. The “Urgent News” alerts had 11,000 subscribers.Until now, the authorities limited themselves to blocking websites. More than a thousand sites have been blocked since the start of 2009, including the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) and Google Earth. Facebook and Twitter pages have also been rendered inaccessible.Bahrain is one of the “countries under surveillance” by Reporters Without Borders because of its attitude towards the Internet: http://en.rsf.org/surveillance-bahrein,36665.html German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors April 20, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government bans using Blackberry app to share local news Organisation News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest March 17, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts October 14, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Bahrain Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives BahrainMiddle East – North Africa
KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) — Officials in San Francisco are promising a full investigation after a frightening video was released showing a woman getting her finger caught in a closing train door and dragged onto the tracks under the train.In the surveillance video, the woman can be seen walking down the stairs at the city’s Embarcadero station on April 12 when she tries to get on the Muni train as the doors are closing. It appears as though her hand gets stuck in the door as it is closing. She can be seen talking to an employee standing on the platform just feet away, but the train starts moving and she is dragged off the platform and under the train.The woman was reportedly injured, but officials have not said how seriously.The video was first acquired by the San Francisco Examiner.“The door closed with less than a half an inch of space between the door and the door jam when she reached her hand in the door,” Paul Rose, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesperson, said in an interview with San Francisco ABC station KGO.The SFMTA, which operates the train line, recently purchased new Muni train cars, including the one involved in the accident.“These trains, and doors, are safe,” Rose said. “They operate as designed, they were certified by CPUC [California Public Utilities Commission] and they’ve gone through six months of tests before we put them in service.”The CPUC has said it will investigate the doors and the pin system, according to KGO.“I heard shouting behind me, and I didn’t know what was going on, but there was a commotion and I was scared honestly,” eyewitness Will Hayworth told KGO. “She was trying to keep up with this train and this new Muni car was dragging her by her hand. … People were shouting, ‘Stop!’ and a couple of people were banging on the car even, shouting ‘stop, stop, there’s somebody trapped.’“She was keeping up, but still being dragged,” he continued. “The car didn’t slow down at all. Basically it didn’t seem like the operator had any idea of what was happening.”Matt Haney, supervisor from San Francisco District 6, which includes the Embarcadero region, said this is not the first time he’s heard complaints about issues with the doors — including from SFMTA employees.“There clearly needs to be some different sensors on the doors or some way for riders to be able to see it in a different way,” Haney said. “My understanding is that some of the operators actually flagged that this was an issue and they were concerned about it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
By Donald WittkowskiThe supersized Easter bonnet teetering on 10-year-old Victoria Bowman’s head was about as high as she was tall and weighed a whopping 20 pounds.As Bowman strode onto the stage Sunday to compete in the “Most Unusual Bonnet” category in Ocean City’s Easter Fashion Promenade, emcee Michael Hartman gave her a quizzical look and quipped, “Wow, this is a neck injury waiting to happen.”A few minutes later, Bowman was declared the winner. Who could have possibly disputed the judges’ decision?The extravagant headdress featured a big, pink monkey stuffed animal as the centerpiece, a little yellow duck and a blue butterfly surrounded by Easter lilies and other colorful flowers.Asked what it was like to wear the bonnet, Bowman bluntly said, “Very heavy.”Bowman, of Chalfont, Pa., needed the assistance of her 20-year-old brother, Anthony, to hold the bonnet on her head and avoid tipping over.“My mother went to the dollar store and bought a lot of things to make it,” Anthony Bowman explained of the bonnet’s elaborate construction.While Bowman’s bonnet may have been the showstopper Sunday, there were other head-turning outfits at the Easter Fashion Promenade on the Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier.Children showed off their Easter best while competing in their age groups.The fashion plates in their Easter finery contrasted with the underdressed masses who hit the beaches and Boardwalk clad in bathing suits, flip-flops, T-shirts and shorts on a July-like day with temperatures soaring into the 80s.Kim and Elton Anglada, of Ocean City, along with their 2-year-old son, Chance, and 7-month-old daughter, Felicity, stood out as a smartly dressed family. Kim wore a Navy dress, while Elton was attired in a dark blue, pinstriped suit. Chance’s sporty summer outfit was topped by a straw hat. Felicity was cutely made up in a floral dress and white bow in her hair.Kim Anglada noted that she and her family were upholding a tradition of dressing up for Easter that started when she was just a child.“This is how I was raised,” she said. “It was an Easter coat, Easter hat and Easter gloves. My parents didn’t have a lot of money, but that didn’t mean we didn’t dress up for Easter. I’m trying to bring my kids up in the same tradition.”Elton and Kim Anglada, of Ocean City, along with their children, Chance and Felicity, carried on a family tradition by dressing up for Easter.Joan Sharp, 66, and her boyfriend, David Garbutt, 64, both of Linwood, have been regulars in the Easter Fashion Promenade for years. On Sunday, they won the “Best Dressed Couple” category to keep their fashion dynasty alive.Sharp and Garbutt said they won five years in a row beginning in 2010, but then took two years off to spend the holiday with family. Their first win was by accident. They showed up at the fashion promenade to watch the children of some friends compete, but were coaxed into entering the contest themselves and took home top honors.“We always like to get dressed up for Easter,” Sharp said. “We want to dress fashionably and also carry on a tradition.”Sharp and Garbutt were attired in matching beige suits, accented by chocolate-colored shirts. She wore a fancy yellow hat and he had on a yellow tie.Jon Mullin, who competed in the “Best Dressed Male” category, showed that you don’t necessarily have to shop at Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus to be fashionable. Clad in a black, pinstriped suit, black hat and pink bow tie, Mullin also wore white costume gloves and carried a walking stick topped by a brass horse head.“It came from Goodwill,” Mullin, with a smile, said of the walking stick. “And I ordered the gloves on Amazon.”Jon Mullin, of Doylestown, Pa., used white gloves and a walking stick to jazz up his outfit.Mullin, a student at Messiah College near Harrisburg, Pa., lives in Doylestown, Pa., but his family has a summer home in Ocean City. Sunday was the eighth time he competed in the Easter fashion show.“I always liked dressing up as a kid, even in costumes and other outfits,” he said.The fashion promenade was one of a series of free, family-friendly events staged by the city over the holiday weekend. Sunday began with nondenominational sunrise services at the Music Pier. On Saturday, an Easter egg hunt on the beach attracted an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 people, including 4,000 children.While Saturday was marked by chilly temperatures and overcast skies, Sunday featured summer-like weather that drew big crowds to the beaches and Boardwalk.
CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Elkhart Summit on Children postponed Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 13, 2020 0 338 Pinterest Facebook Kids play football in the parking lot before an NFL preseason football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) The Elkhart County Juvenile Magistrate says they are indefinitely postponing the Summit on Children that was scheduled for March 27.The office says the decision was made in an attempt to do their part to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus.The Magistrate says it would be “irresponsible” to hold the event at this time, as it would risk putting nearly 500 people at increased risk. She says the event will be rescheduled. Previous articleLouisiana elections chief asks to postpone April 4 primaryNext articleFort Wayne-South Bend diocese closes schools effective Monday Tommie Lee
Following the death of the rock icon Chuck Berry this past Saturday, Berry’s family confirmed that Chuck, the album that Berry had been working on at the time of his death would still be released in the future. Berry had announced the new album on his 90th birthday on October 18th of last year, making it the first solo album he’d worked on in over 38 years.Today, the first track has been released. “Big Boys” is one of 10 tracks on the album Chuck, which comes 38 years after his 1979 Rock It. In addition to Berry, Chuck also features Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), two of his children, in addition to Jimmy Marsala (bass), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) to round out the band. You can check out the official statement from Berry’s family below.On his 90th birthday last October of 2016, Berry announced that he was releasing a new album, and dedicating it to his wife of 68 years who he called “Toddy.” In a statement he said, “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”Listen to “Big Boys” below:
Much like the rest of the brief tour, Ghosts of the Forest stuck to their tried and true setlist, delivering an emotional, guitar-heavy, psychedelic performance of the grief-inspired new material. Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the final night of Ghosts of the Forest tour courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea.Related: Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest Wrap East Coast Tour With Emotional Show At NYC’s United Palace [Review]While Ghosts of the Forest is now in the rearview, there’s plenty coming up for Trey and company. Next weekend, the full Trey Anastasio Band will return to the stage after more than a year away with sold-out performances in New Haven, CT (4/27) and Brooklyn, NY (4/28, 4/29). TAB will also perform as part of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere event for a new documentary about Trey, Between Me & My Mind, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Friday, April 26th.In addition, Trey Anastasio Band (which features Ghosts of the Forest members Ray Paczkowski, Tony Markellis, and Jennifer Hartswick) will mount a run of shows in late May before Trey and Ghosts of the Forest drummer Jon Fishman turn their attention back to their main project for Phish‘s 2019 summer tour, beginning with a two-night run at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on June 11th and 12th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Ghosts of the Forest | The Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA | 4/20/19 | Photos: Matt Rea Load remaining images On Saturday night, Trey Anastasio and his new Ghosts of the Forest project rounded out their brief maiden voyage with a performance at the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. The performance featured an opening set from Khruangbin, marking just the second night of the tour with a supporting act following Friday’s Yo La Tengo-supported performance at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.
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Thursday evenings on the third floor of the Coleman-Morse Center, members of the Notre Dame Handbell Choir can be found meticulously perfecting their craft in preparation for their nine performances this semester. The choir plays at various liturgies at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and also performs in concert, Director Karen Schneider Kirner said. The ensemble is part of Campus Ministry and was founded in 1988. “Primarily, we assist with music at the Basilica, so we want to help raise people’s hearts to God by our music, to help enhance the whole worship experience for people who come to liturgies,” Kirner said. The Handbell Choir performed classical and sacred music as well as pop pieces Saturday at Washington Hall. “It’s kind of a culmination of both the classical and sacred repertoire we’ve worked on since the beginning of the semester, but it [included] some pieces from [our] new CD,” Kirner said. She said the choir released its fourth CD, “O Holy Night,” earlier this month. “There are five pieces that include the Celebration Choir, which I also direct,” she said. “It’s music for both Advent and Christmas. So it’s something you can put on and play for your family on Christmas Eve or while eating Christmas dinner.” Approximately 16 students play five octaves of bells, Kirner said. “Each ringer is responsible for two diatonic notes, so, for example, a C and a D, and any sharps and flats that correspond to those notes,” she said. “The music looks very much like piano music. [The ringers] mostly focus on [the lines of music corresponding to their notes] as the music goes on, and you have got to count like crazy.” Kirner said the teamwork is required for every piece. “One thing that is kind of amazing is to get so many people together to play one piece and give it coherence,” she said. “It would be like having one piano piece and having 16 people try to play it and make it seem like one piece of music.” Handbell Choir president, sophomore Michael Vella, agreed the level of teamwork necessary to play bells is unique. “Everybody works together as a team to make the music … every single member of the choir needs to master their part to succeed,” he said. “Playing bells is easy in a way. All you really need to be able to do is to read music. But at the same time, it takes years to master how to make the tone of the bell sound exactly how it should.” Fifth year senior and choir member Chris Collins said the visual aspect of a handbell performance greatly enhances the experience. “You get to see us ringing and switching bells,” he said. “Not only do you get to hear the song, you get to see it, too. People are always surprised by the different sounds that handbell techniques can create. Seeing and hearing people’s surprise … is one of the most rewarding parts of our performances.” Sophomore Angelica Martinez said she was inspired to continue learning how to play the handbells when she came to Notre Dame. “I started playing handbells my junior year of high school, but it was only for a year because there was not enough interest at my high school, so when I found out that Notre Dame had a handbell choir, I was really excited,” she said. “I remember in middle school watching my sister’s handbell choir perform … it sounded so magical, words cannot describe.”