Bragg Gaming applies to list on Nasdaq Stock Market

first_imgThe operator’s Jackpots.ch online casino brand will now feature a selection of content from Oryx’s exclusive RGS partner Gamomat, including titles such as Royal Seven, Ramses Book, Crystal Book and Take 5. Meanwhile, Bragg also revealed that its Oryx Gaming subsidiary has signed a licensing and revenue sharing deal with Grand Casino Baden, the first licensed online casino operator in Switzerland. Content will be integrated into the player account management platform of Gamanza. Bragg Gaming applies to list on Nasdaq Stock Market iGaming software provider Bragg Gaming Group has announced plans to list its shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Email Address Grand Casino Baden chief strategy officer Marcel Tobler added: “We have had a strong start to our online operations thanks to the wide, diverse and entertaining content we have to offer. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “By partnering with Oryx our customers will gain access to the innovative and fun titles that will resonate well with slot fans. We’re excited about this revenue sharing agreement.” Bragg has filed an application to list its common shares and will seek permission from shareholders to proceed with the listing at its annual general meeting on 28 April. The provider, which currently lists its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and will continue to do so, has proposed a ratio of up to one share for 15 shares, while in the event that a share consolidation is required to meet Nasdaq requirements, this would take effect at least five business days prior to listing.center_img 31st March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “The content we offer is the perfect fit for Swiss players, and our seamless integration makes it easy for online casino operators like Grand Casino Baden to add our games to their platform and increase their audience and player engagement, ultimately increasing revenue,” Oryx managing director Matevž Mazij said. Topics: Finance Strategy The double announcement comes after Bragg last week also unveiled former SBTech chief Richard Carter as its new chief executive. Currently chair of the Bragg board, Carter will assume his new role from May 1. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Carter replaces Adam Arviv, the founder of Bragg, who took over as interim CEO in September last year. Tags: Bragg Gaming Group Nasdaq Bragg added that there is no guarantee the listing will go ahead, saying it must first satisfy all Nasdaq quantitative and qualitative listing standards. Strategylast_img read more

Copa America 2021: Brazil confirmed to host Copa America after Argentina…

first_imgFootballCopa America 2021Latest Sports NewsSportSport News Esports Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket TAGSBrazil-Copa America 2021Conmebolcopa america 2021Copa America new host SHARE by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’ALSO READ| ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan announce signing of goalkeeper Amrinder SinghCopa America 2021: Copa America in Argentina suspended, two weeks before kick-offEarlier, Copa America was without a host country only two weeks before kickoff after South American football federation CONMEBOL ruled out Argentina amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country.ALSO READ| Euro 2020: Germany Squad, Fixtures, Schedules, key players, Predictions- All you need to knowArgentina is facing a surge of coronavirus infections, with strict lockdown measures imposed last weekend amid a seven-day average of 35,000 cases and 500 deaths.Colombia was dropped as a tournament co-host on May 20 amid a wave of protests against President Ivan Duque. CRI GeneticsMontana Man Takes DNA Test and Ends Up in USA TodayCRI Genetics|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. Taonga is a whole world full of adventure!Taonga: The Island Farm|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsored Tokyo Olympics: Covid-19 scare continues after a Uganda team member tests positive Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Cricket India Tour of Sri Lanka: From books to gym, Sanju Samson shares story of his quarantine life Football Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Copa America 2021: Brazil confirmed to host Copa America after Argentina pulled out on Covid-19 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Football Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings Previous articleIPL 2021: DC’s Anrich Nortje receives top honours at CSA AwardsNext article76ers vs Wizards Game 4 NBA Playoffs Scores: Wizards win 122-114 to win the 1st game of the series Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Happy Father’s Day: Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar shares a special item that belonged to his father; Check video Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football Latest Sports News Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – June 1, 2021 Copa America 2021: With Argentina and Colombia unable to fulfil their commitments, Brazil has stepped in to stage the competition Copa America 2021: Brazil to host Copa America- With Argentina and Colombia unable to fulfil their commitments as hosts of the 2021 Copa America due to Covid-19 concerns in the region, Brazil has stepped in to stage elite continental competition. Copa America is scheduled to be played between June 13 and July 10.With the two nations originally scheduled to host the event in no position to stage elite competition, CONMEBOL has taken decisive action. PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO last_img read more

Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) Q32021 Interim Report

first_imgVodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz)  2021 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVodacom Tanzania Plc is a telecommunication company in Tanzania offering products and services ranging from voicemail, data and messaging to leased lines, PABX and international connectivity and remote satellite communication. Vodacom Tanzania also offers products and services for mobile banking, hosting, data storage, disaster recovery and security solutions. Vodacom Tanzania supports Vodacom M-Pesa, a financial app used to send money using a mobile phone; and Vodacom M-Pawa which allows customers to access savings and loan accounts. The company has active roaming agreements with global operators including T-Mobile USA Inc, Vodafone Limited (UK) and Vodafone Limited (India). Vodacom Tanzania Plc is a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Limited. Vodacom Tanzania Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy cheap FTSE 250 shares to make a million

first_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 25th July, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy cheap FTSE 250 shares to make a million Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img Following the recent stock market crash, some investors might have considered buying Bitcoin as an alternative to stocks. However, despite the cryptocurrency’s recent performance, over the long run, cheap FTSE 250 shares may be the better investment. Buying cheap FTSE 250 sharesThere are a couple of reasons why this could be the case. For a start, the price of Bitcoin is highly volatile. It’s determined by supply and demand, which means the price rises quickly when there are lots of buyers. But it can fall just as fast if sentiment changes. 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…On the other hand, cheap FTSE 250 shares are supported by underlying cash flows. This makes stocks easier to understand and value. It also allows these companies to provide investors with a dividend. Bitcoin doesn’t offer a dividend. It generally costs money to store the crypto asset securely. This may impact total returns over the long run. Compared to stocks, Bitcoin is also a relatively new asset. As such, we don’t know how it will perform over the long term. Stocks, meanwhile, have been around for hundreds of years. This track record provides plenty of evidence, which supports the conclusion that buying shares at low levels can generate high total returns over the long run. Indeed, during the past three decades alone, the FTSE 250 has dropped more than 50% on two occasions. After each drop, the market has recovered steadily in the following years. Investors who were brave enough to buy cheap FTSE 250 shares at the bottom were well rewarded later. A long-term investmentAs such, history suggests that following the same approach today could generate attractive returns.While it’s impossible to tell what the future holds for the stock market in the near term, over the long run, equities tend to track the performance of the global economy. This suggests the market will head higher over the next few decades, although it’s impossible to tell which direction the market will take in the next few months. The same is true for Bitcoin. It’s impossible to tell if the price of the crypto asset will rise or fall in the next few months.However, unlike cheap FTSE 250 shares, which may provide investors with a steady dividend income during times of uncertainty, Bitcoin doesn’t. Investors in the asset just have to hold on and hope for the best, while paying management fees at the same time. Therefore, buying a diversified basket of cheap FTSE 250 shares today seems to make a lot more sense. Doing so may also help you make a million. Over the past three-and-a-half decades, the index has produced an average annual return of 12%. At this rate, a monthly investment of £250 could grow to be worth more than £1m in just 32 years. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Argo Blockchain shares: 5 things I’d consider before buying

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Argo Blockchain shares: 5 things I’d consider before buying Nadia Yaqub | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: ARB Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) shares are very popular right now. It’s understandable given how cryptocurrencies have recently dominated headlines. Even Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying. The stock is within the top five most purchased shares on the platform.So is the hype worth it for me? Should I buy Argo Blockchain shares? Here are five things I’m considering before taking the plunge.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…#1 – What does Argo Blockchain do?Argo Blockchain is a cryptocurrency mining service provider. This means that the company is a global data centre business that provides a powerful and efficient platform for the mining of leading cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.The company also offers enterprise-scale mining-as-a-service to institutional investors looking to invest in cryptocurrencies. It’s run by a group of technologists, engineers and entrepreneurs.#2 – Argo Blockchain shares are linked to cryptocurrencyThis may seem obvious, but I think it’s worth noting. Argo Blockchain shares are linked to the performance of cryptocurrencies, in particular the most popular one, Bitcoin. The company deals with the mining of cryptocurrencies and hence demand for the digital currencies will impact the stock.So if Bitcoin is performing well then it’s most likely Argo Blockchain shares will rise. This also works the other way. If Bitcoin is falling it’s most likely the stock will tumble.#3 – What’s driving the cryptocurrency demand?Although Argo Blockchain shares have fallen from their all-time highs, the stock has had a phenomenal run. What has driven this rise is the increased demand for cryptocurrencies. I reckon there are a few things that have fueled the cryptocurrency boom.Digital currencies like Bitcoin are now seen as a diversifier in a portfolio. Many investors are looking for alternative assets to invest in especially during a global pandemic. I think these cryptocurrencies are perceived by some as digital assets that could hedge inflation and act as a ‘safe haven’ like precious metal gold.#4 – Stark warning from the regulatorWhile there are some investment banks, such as JP Morgan that are bullish on Bitcoin, the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned against cryptocurrencies.The FCA has cautioned the public over digital currencies such as Bitcoin. It has warned that consumers should be prepared to lose all their money if they invest in them.This stark warning may put some investors off cryptocurrencies and hence the value of Argo Blockchain shares could fall.#5 – Expect volatility from Argo Blockchain sharesIn the grand scheme of things, cryptocurrencies are relatively new. This means that a young company like Argo Blockchain is dealing with a new technology. I reckon some investors don’t fully understand how these digital currencies work.I think if there’s volatility in cryptocurrencies, then Argo Blockchain shares will most likely experience some turbulence.Would I buy?The stock has taken a tumble and I think now may be a good opportunity to buy the shares. Such an investment doesn’t come without risks, which I’ve highlighted above. But I’d buy Argo Blockchain shares as a speculative purchase in a diversified portfolio. It’s an alternative way to play the cryptocurrency theme without investing directly in the digital currencies. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Brent Russell against the Crusaders

first_imgWednesday Aug 30, 2006 Brent Russell against the Crusaders Brent Russell SHOULD be a regular starter for the Boks, but for some reason Jake White can’t find a position for him. Regular super sub would be good enough in my opinion. He’s always performed and either makes great breaks or finishes brilliantly. The kind of guy who can make something of nothing. His only downfall possibly? Defence. And he’s possibly not as good a kicker as he should be. Pity though, cos on attack he’s awesome. ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Brent Russell against the Crusaders | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Charities invited to enter The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

first_img Tagged with: Awards  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities invited to enter The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 July 2007 | Newscenter_img Any organisation with two or more employees can apply for a Queen’s Award. This year, 119 Awards were announced on 21 April, Her Majesty’s Birthday. Winners benefit from extensive publicity, boosts to staff morale and use of the Queen’s Award Emblem for five years. The deadline for entries for the 2008 Awards, which this year can be made online, is midnight on 31 October 2007.Meanwhile, nominations are now also being sought for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, an Award for individuals designed to reward those who have played an outstanding and significant role in promoting the growth of enterprise or entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others. Individuals can be nominated online by colleagues, associates or beneficiaries of their work. Applications are now being invited for the annual Queens’ Awards for Enterprise from UK-based organisations excelling in international trade, innovation or sustainable development. Because the Awards are commonly seen as being applicable only to for-profit companies, organisers are particularly keen to see more entries from charities.Stephen Brice, Secretary to The Queen’s Awards Office, explained the focus on charities. “Over the years” he said, “there have been a number of winners from the charity sector in The Queen’s Awards, but I’m convinced there are many more worthy organisations out there who could be in line for an Award.“The Queen’s Awards are all about celebrating the best examples of British-based businesses, large and small, from every sector. They also bring substantial benefits to winners in terms of reputation and recognition.” 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.last_img read more

Clase dominante rechaza acercamiento de Trump hacia Rusia

first_img¿Qué hay detrás de la expulsión del Asesor de Seguridad Nacional de Donald Trump, el general jubilado del ejército Michael Flynn, y del aumento en los intentos por generar pánico sobre los “vínculos de Trump con Rusia”? ¿Qué preocupaciones debe tener la clase obrera y las/os oprimidos en este asunto?Se está desarrollando una importante lucha sobre la orientación diplomática y militar del imperialismo estadounidense. Se encuentra entre la Casa Blanca de Trump, por un lado, que ha estado buscando un acercamiento con Rusia, y, por el otro lado, la clase capitalista dominante, grandes sectores de los militares, el establecimiento político de demócratas y republicanos, y los medios de comunicación, todos los cuales tienen una orientación firmemente anti-rusa.Lucha sobre dos políticas de guerra imperialistasEsta lucha es básicamente sobre dos políticas diferentes de agresión imperialista. El grupo Trump, que incluye a Steve Bannon, su consejero de estrategia, y Michael Flynn (ahora despedido), quiere utilizar un reajuste con Rusia en contra de China y quiere una guerra expandida en Oriente Medio, presuntamente contra el Islam.La clase obrera, las/os oprimidos y el movimiento progresista deben oponerse a ambos campos y buscar una política independiente en oposición a la postura agresiva de Washington hacia Rusia y al mismo tiempo no ser atraídos al llamado campo de “paz” de Trump.Para que la clase obrera y las/os progresistas puedan tener una visión clara del asunto, lo mejor es dejar de lado toda especulación sobre lo que Flynn y otros podrían haber dicho a los funcionarios rusos, quién pudo haber infiltrado los correos electrónicos o afectado la elección. No es necesario saber nada de eso para entender esta lucha.Pero, para mayor claridad, citaremos la revista Time del 27 de febrero al 6 de marzo. En un artículo titulado ¿”Qué está mal con Rusia”?, Time dio su versión del conflicto con Rusia y continuó:“Quizás el frente más importante en este nuevo conflicto se ha estado desarrollando en el Ala Oeste de la Casa Blanca. A lo largo de los últimos tres meses, de acuerdo con altos funcionarios de la administración Trump y otros que han participado, se han celebrado conversaciones discretas pero consecuentes sobre si EUA debe resistir a Putin en su nueva campaña, o ceder a Rusia una esfera de influencia en el Este Europeo, a cambio de una alianza contra ISIS, que trabajen para reducir los arsenales de armas nucleares y ayuden a limitar a China.“Donald Trump ha enunciado públicamente partes de ese acuerdo, al igual que los principales asesores Steve Bannon y Michael Flynn. Los funcionarios de la Casa Blanca que han abogado por tal acuerdo … ven al nacionalismo como la base de todas las luchas importantes contra el extremismo islámico y el ascenso de China.“Oponiéndose a ese acuerdo con Rusia están el secretario de defensa James Mattis y el secretario de estado Rex Tillerson … respaldados por prácticamente todo el establecimiento de política exterior.“La expulsión de Flynn hace que sea políticamente más difícil para aquellos que quieren avanzar una estrategia pro-Moscú”.Trump pidió un realineamiento durante toda la campañaEsté correcto o no el artículo de la revista Time en sus detalles o formulaciones, no es difícil entender el eje de la lucha. Trump lo ha estado diciendo desde que comenzó su campaña.Él ha exhortado constantemente en su plataforma, entre sus diatribas racistas, misóginas y anti-inmigrantes y sus salvajes ataques contra los medios de comunicación: ¿”No sería bueno entendernos bien con Rusia? Podríamos unirnos y luchar contra ISIS … y el terrorismo”.Ha estado diciendo durante más de un año: “Podríamos reducir las armas nucleares”, etc. Y cada vez que lo dice, dispara alarmas en el Pentágono, en las agencias de espionaje, en la prensa anti rusa, en el establecimiento político y en las juntas de las corporaciones militares.Bannon, el ideólogo detrás de TrumpLa maniobra política de Trump con Putin, que ya pudo haber fracasado, es promovida por su gurú político, el ideólogo derechista Steve Bannon. Éste tiene una cosmovisión apocalíptica que convoca a la guerra contra el Islam y China.El South China Morning Post informó el 17 de febrero sobre la perspectiva de Bannon: “EUA y China librarán una guerra dentro de los próximos diez años sobre islas en el Mar de China Meridional, y ‘no hay duda de eso’. Al mismo tiempo, EUA estará en otra guerra ‘importante’ en Oriente Medio”.Este intento de reorientar la política exterior de Washington, sin embargo, es un movimiento completamente ingenuo de Trump. Su excesivo ego lo lleva a creer que es posible destruir todos los planes del Pentágono, el Departamento de Estado y la CIA para someter a Rusia.Es por eso que los halcones más grandes del Senado, los senadores pro-Pentágono John McCain y Lindsey Graham, han encabezado la acusación para investigar a Flynn y la Casa Blanca. Mientras tanto, el secretario de defensa Mattis, el secretario de estado Tillerson y el vicepresidente Mike Pence, estaban en Europa defendiendo a la OTAN, advirtiendo a Rusia que no habría colaboración militar y prometiendo apoyar a Ucrania.El alto mando militar quiere que Bannon salgaEs significativo que el vicealmirante retirado Robert Harward rechazara dos veces la solicitud del gobierno de Trump a que tomara el puesto de asesor de seguridad nacional de Flynn. Harward era Navy SEAL, subcomandante del Comando Central de EUA, representante del Presidente al Estado Mayor Conjunto en el Centro Nacional de Contraterrorismo y director de estrategia y política del Consejo de Seguridad Nacional (CSN).Es casi sin precedentes que tal ex oficial de alto rango rechace al presidente. Harward explicó sus objeciones: Trump y Bannon se negaron a permitirle tener su propio personal. Más aún, Harward le dijo a la Casa Blanca que “él quería una cadena de mando clara que reportara directamente al presidente, y lo más importante, que se restaurara la estructura del CSN de las administraciones anteriores … para que asesores políticos como Steve Bannon no tuvieran un asiento en el Comité de Directores”. (All In with Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 17 de febrero)El alto mando militar se opone a que Bannon les diga dónde y cuándo hacer la guerra. Además, volver a la estructura anterior del CSN significaría devolver el Presidente del Estado Mayor Conjunto a una posición permanente en el Comité de Directores del CSN, un comité de dirección que se reúne frecuentemente y es el órgano más poderoso en la estructura de política exterior y militar .Las fuerzas de Trump reorganizaron el CSN para poner a Bannon en el Comité Principal y al mismo tiempo quitaron al presidente del Estado Mayor Conjunto y al jefe de la Inteligencia Nacional, reduciéndolos a miembros que serían invitados sólo en “ocasiones apropiadas”.Está claro por qué los Jefes Conjuntos y el jefe de la Inteligencia Nacional fueron removidos. Se opondrían a un acercamiento con Rusia.Todo el Pentágono, Wall Street y el establecimiento político han estado preparados para amenazar a Rusia desde que Washington no pudo tomar completamente a Ucrania. El golpe fascista en 2014 fue creado por el Departamento de Estado de Clinton y la CIA y comenzó con la Unión Europea. Su progreso fue frenado por la resistencia en la región de Donbass, en el este de Ucrania.Washington y el Pentágono estaban furiosos cuando el gobierno de Putin se movió rápidamente para retomar Crimea. (Crimea, que tiene mayoría rusa, era originalmente parte de la Unión Soviética, separada de Ucrania). Rusia apoyó eficazmente a la insurgencia en el este contra el gobierno imperialista pro-occidental en Kiev, respaldado por tropas fascistas.Rusia estaba tratando de impedir que la OTAN avanzara más hacia el este hasta sus fronteras. La toma de Crimea puede entenderse como un movimiento estratégico para impedir que el Pentágono y la CIA se apoderen del único puerto de Rusia en el Mar Negro, el Sebastopol.La incautación de Ucrania por Washington había sido precedida en 1999 por la incorporación de Polonia, Hungría y la República Checa a la OTAN, en violación a las promesas de Washington de no hacerlo.Para trabajadoras/es y oprimidos ‘el enemigo está en casa’En la lucha entre Rusia y Washington, las fuerzas obreras, oprimidas y progresistas de este país deben seguir el dictado leninista de que “el enemigo está en casa”. Debemos estar en contra de nuestra propia clase dominante que está tratando de subordinar Rusia al imperialismo EUA.La dirección del Partido Demócrata está promoviendo vigorosamente la línea contra Rusia para explicar su pérdida en las elecciones presidenciales, agregando así su peso a la política agresiva y belicista de Washington hacia Rusia. Las masas de activistas que se están movilizando para resistir la agenda racista, anti inmigrante y reaccionaria de Trump no deben caer en la trampa de los demócratas.De la misma manera, las/os trabajadores, las/os pequeños agricultores y los pueblos oprimidos de Rusia, mientras defienden a su país contra el imperialismo estadounidense, deben luchar contra Putin y su propia clase dominante oligárquica.¿Quién es Putin?Putin representa a los oligarcas que ingeniaron la destrucción de la Unión Soviética, dividieron la propiedad socialista para enriquecerse y convirtieron al país en una pesadilla capitalista.Putin quiere expandir el control de Rusia hacia el “exterior cercano”, lo que significa las antiguas repúblicas soviéticas que también han pasado a ser capitalistas. Putin apoya la derecha en Europa, la mayoría racista, nacionalista y anti-gay. La derecha se opone a la UE y algunos también se oponen a la OTAN, pero sobre bases reaccionarias y nacionalistas.Moscú financió el Frente Nacional racista de Marine Le Pen con préstamos bancarios en 2014. (Politico, 4 de enero) Le Pen acaba de llamar “escoria” a las masas que se rebelaron contra la brutalidad policial en París. El gobierno ruso firmó un acuerdo de cooperación a largo plazo con el derechista Partido de la Libertad en Austria. Y se han celebrado en Moscú conferencias de la derecha Europea.Putin defiende la “moralidad” cristiana, el nacionalismo ruso y las leyes anti-homosexuales contra la exhibición pública de afecto entre miembros del mismo sexo, justificándolo como protección a los niños.Y lo más importante, desde que Putin llegó al poder después de que el pro-EUA Boris Yeltsin fuera derrocado, los oligarcas millonarios rusos han consolidado las finanzas y las corporaciones industriales rusas; sus inversiones directas en el exterior han pasado de $40 mil millones en 2000 a $406 mil millones en 2013. Poseen propiedades en todo el mundo, desde Latvia hasta África y Europa. Hay más de 100 multimillonarios en Rusia.Trump y la prensaTrump ha estado atacando a la prensa desde que comenzó su campaña. Trump y Bannon han llamado a la prensa el “partido de la oposición”. Y recientemente Trump llamó a la prensa “el enemigo del pueblo estadounidense”. Este es un pronunciamiento ominoso de una figura autoritaria.La prensa capitalista representa a varias facciones de la clase dirigente. En realidad, es una parte informal del estado capitalista, a veces llamado “cuarto estado”. Los medios son el medio moderno de la presión ideológica. Promueven la línea general de la clase dominante, informando a la burguesía de las tendencias y los acontecimientos importantes para ella. También se utiliza para perseguir a las/os líderes de las/os trabajadores y oprimidos o las/os radicales.Pero a veces, cuando los intereses de grandes sectores de la burguesía son puestos en peligro por una parte del gobierno capitalista, la prensa se utiliza para ayudar a hacer cumplir la disciplina de la clase dominante.Trump lo sabe y está tratando de contrarrestar la actual campaña de prensa, que no sólo se opone a su intento de reorientación hacia Rusia, sino también a su prohibición musulmana racista y autoritaria y, en general, a sus amenazas para revocar los fundamentos básicos de la estabilidad burguesa.El sabe que los medios de comunicación fueron utilizados en las luchas contra Joseph McCarthy, contra la Guerra del Vietnam del Pentágono, contra Nixon en Watergate. Sus ataques contra la prensa son medidas preventivas contra los intentos de la burguesía de desacreditar su régimen.La clase obrera necesita libertad de prensa tanto para proteger su propia prensa y porque puede obtener información valiosa de la prensa capitalista para llevar a cabo la lucha de clases. Los medios capitalistas venales y anti-obreros no son nuestros amigos, pero la libertad de prensa es un derecho democrático que la clase obrera debe defender.last_img read more

Azerbaijani government tries to export intimidation to France

first_img June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanFranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe AzerbaijanFranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses CorruptionJudicial harassmentPredatorsImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Credit: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Organisation Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further September 4, 2017 Azerbaijani government tries to export intimidation to France Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) will testify for the defence in the Azerbaijani government’s lawsuit against French broadcast journalists Elise Lucet and Laurent Richard, which a court in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre will begin hearing tomorrow.The two journalists are accused of defaming the Azerbaijani government by referring to it as a “dictatorship” in 2015, when it received a visit from the French president.RSF regards the lawsuit as an act of intimidation highlighting the Azerbaijani government’s contempt for free speech. Not content with eradicating all pluralism at home, the regime is now targeting its critics abroad.Introducing a “Cash Investigation” programme about the background to the presidential trip on the France 2 TV channel in September 2015, Lucet described Azerbaijan as “one of the world’s harshest dictatorships.”In a radio programme, Richard referred to Azerbaijan as a “dictatorship” and its president as a “despot.” He was previously arrested at the end of his reporting trip to Azerbaijan in May 2014 and his equipment was seized.Trying to intimidate journalists in FranceThe head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk, Johann Bihr, Azerbaijani journalist Agil Khalil and husband-and-wife human rights defenders Leyla Yunus et Arif Yunus will all testify in defence of the two French journalists.Khalil fled to France in 2008 after escaping several murder attempts in Azerbaijan. Leyla and Arif Yunus fled to the Netherlands after being imprisoned for 18 months despite being in very poor health.“By suing two French journalists who just used their right to free speech, the Azerbaijani government is demonstrating its complete inability to tolerate criticism,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“We must not let Baku export its censorship to France. We call on as many media outlets as possible to come and cover this attack on their freedoms by a foreign government. We will definitely be there to ensure that the world sees the true face of President Ilham Aliyev’s regime.”As far as RSF knows, this is the first time that a foreign government has brought a defamation suit against journalists before a French court. Lola Karimova, the Uzbek president’s daughter, was acting as a private individual when she sued the French news website Rue89 in 2011 for calling her a “dictator’s daughter” who was helping to “launder her country’s image.”The Aliyev regime’s true faceAzerbaijan is ranked 162nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. For the past three years, its authorities have systematically eliminated what remained of media independence. In 2014, they throttled the newspaper Zerkalo economically and forcibly closed Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Baku bureau.Crippled by its financial director’s arrest in 2016, the last opposition newspaper, Azadlig, has stopped publishing, and its leading journalists have been forced to flee abroad.The Turan news agency, the country’s last independent media outlet, became the latest victim in August of this year. Its director has been jailed and its bank accounts have been frozen, forcing it to suspend all activities. Access to all the main independent news websites is blocked.At least 16 journalists, bloggers and media workers are currently imprisoned in connection with the provision of news and information – usually on trumped-up charges. This means that Azerbaijan is second only to Turkey in Europe in the number of media personnel detained. Beatings, blackmail and bribes are also used to silence the few remaining critics.Dozens of journalists have fled the country in recent years to escape the crackdown. By persecuting their relatives, the government even manages to put pressure on those, such as Ganimat Zahid and Emin Milli, who continue to work as journalists after fleeing abroad. The main media support NGOs were shut down in 2014.Aliyev, who succeeded his father as president in 2003, is on RSF’s list of press freedom predators. He was “reelected” with nearly 85% of the votes in a 2013 poll that was criticized by the OSCE. The results were “leaked” on the eve of the voting.A September 2016 referendum reinforced his powers and, on 21 February of this year, his wife was appointed first vice-president, becoming Azerbaijan second most important official. News News RSF_en last_img read more