Essar Energy beats forecasts but project delays hit shares

first_imgMonday 21 March 2011 8:26 pm Essar Energy beats forecasts but project delays hit shares Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼center_img INDIA-FOCUSED power generator and refiner Essar Energy posted a forecast-beating 28 per cent rise in pre-tax profit to $365.5m (£224m) yesterday, in its first full-year results since raising £1.1bn in a London float last May. Its FTSE 100-listed shares fell 7.3 per cent, however, as it admitted that three power plants in India have been delayed by around three months thanks to heavy rains in the country during monsoon season. Essar Energy aims to bring 2,910 megawatts of power capacity from the three plants online during 2011, and continue work on 8,000 megawatts-worth of new projects to cash in on surging energy demands in India. Revenues rose 42 per cent to $10bn on higher refining margins and new energy tariffs in its main market. The firm shelled out $2.56bn in capital spending in 2010, in one of the biggest infrastructure investment programmes in the country. Vice chairman Prashant Ruia told City A.M. yesterday the firm will focus on completing new projects rather than big buys this year. The firm is not looking to snap up any more Royal Dutch Shell assets after its £215m Stanlow plant acquisition closes later this year – nor will Essar get involved in BP’s $30bn asset sale, he said. Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comlast_img read more

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (SOVREN.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the Cash ISA! I’d pick up the FTSE 100’s 5% yield to make a passive income

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens Forget the Cash ISA! I’d pick up the FTSE 100’s 5% yield to make a passive income “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100’s recent fall means it now has a dividend yield of around 5%. This is the highest it’s been for over a decade, and suggests income-seeking investors can secure a generous passive income from the index.Of course, there are risks facing the FTSE 100’s prospects that may cause some individuals to prefer to hold their capital in a Cash ISA. But, with interest rates expected to remain low and the FTSE 100 having the potential to recover, buying a diverse range of large-cap shares may enhance your income prospects in the coming years.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…Dividend potentialBeing able to obtain a 5% income return from the FTSE 100 isn’t a regular occurrence. In fact, it’s seldom offered such a high yield, the last time seen during a period of severe turmoil for the world economy and its banking system.As such, now could be an attractive time to buy dividend shares to obtain a high yield and long-term growth potential. In many cases, FTSE 100 dividend shares have substantial headroom when making their shareholder payouts. Therefore, they may be able to withstand a period of slower economic growth without reducing, or even freezing, their dividend payments.This could make income shares even more attractive compared to a Cash ISA. Not only do stocks offer an income return which is around four times higher than a Cash ISA, their dividend growth prospects over the long run may significantly widen the potential rewards between the two assets.Cash ISA prospectsWhile the FTSE 100 has a strong track record of recovery, and looks set to bounce back from its recent downturn, interest rates on Cash ISAs could prove to be disappointing for many more years.The Bank of England is currently displaying little appetite to raise interest rates. The UK’s economic future is uncertain due to Brexit, and now coronavirus, while low inflation means there’s little reason to raise interest rates. As such, Cash ISAs may offer negative real-terms returns over the medium term, which could lead to a loss of spending power.Furthermore, with the first £1,000 of interest income from bog-standard savings accounts being tax free, there seems to be little, if any, tax benefit for most holders of Cash ISAs.Starting todayBuilding a portfolio of FTSE 100 dividend shares may be an easier process than many people realise. A Stocks and Shares ISA is cheap and simple to open, while the low cost of sharedealing means that you can diversify across a number of holdings to reduce your overall risk.While the FTSE 100 may fall further in the short run, its yield suggests that an appealing buying opportunity currently exists. As such, avoiding Cash ISAs and purchasing dividend shares could be a shrewd move. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 Peter Stephens 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. 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My simple 3-step plan to build up a £1m ISA account

first_img 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. My simple 3-step plan to build up a £1m ISA account Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 9th March, 2020 According to the Financial Times, there are just under 500 so-called ‘ISA Millionaires’ in the UK. The one thing that links all of these investors is age. The average age of the UK ISA millionaire is around 70. This suggests these investors have been squirrelling money away for decades, and patiently waiting for a return.The other factor that links all of these millionaires is their love of investing. All of them have used the stock market to help them build wealth. Strategies differ from account to account (based on the limited information available), but the one thing they all have in common is a focus on long-term investing in high-quality companies.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…Based on the above information, I’ve put together a three-step plan to build a £1m ISA account.ISA saving The first step is to start saving. Investors are currently allowed to put away £20,000 a year in a stocks and shares ISA. This is a use-it-or-lose-it allowance. So, it makes sense to use as much of the quota as possible every year — even if you can only afford a couple of hundred pounds.It’s not possible to build a £1m ISA overnight. It takes time. In fact, with contributions of £20k a year, it would take five decades, excluding any investment gains or losses. That’s why it’s essential to start saving as soon as possible. When you’ve started, you need to stick to the savings plan over the long term.Trust the marketThe next step is to invest your money. Over the long run, the FTSE 250 has returned around 10% per annum. At this rate of return, it would take just 18 years to build a £1m ISA account. That’s assuming an investor used up the full £20,000 ISA allowance every year.It would be impossible to achieve the same kind of return with cash interest rates where they are today. The best flexible Cash ISA interest rate on the market today is just 1.3%. At this rate of return, it would take nearly four decades to build a £1m ISA account with annual top-ups of £20k.Quality over quantityThe third and final step is to seek quality over quantity. One thing that links all successful long-term investors is a focus on high-quality stocks. This primarily means targeting companies that have a definite competitive advantage and a loyal customer base.These are the kind of businesses investors can buy and forget, safe in the knowledge that they should generate attractive returns over the long run.Successful long-term investors also avoid trading in and out of positions quickly. They tend to pick a few key companies and stick with them, rather than owning a broad range of businesses. The more investments you make, the higher the chances are that something will go wrong.Buying a low-cost FTSE 250 or FTSE 100 tracker fund could be an excellent alternative for investors who don’t have enough time to find these sort of companies. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Japan star set to be a trailblazer in France as huge signing excites fans

first_imgWednesday Jan 29, 2020 Japan star set to be a trailblazer in France as huge signing excites fans After Clermont Auvergne announced the signing of Japan star Kotaro Matsushima, it is hoped that this could be the first of many players to make a move from Japan to France.ADVERTISEMENTThe winger is fresh from a sensational Rugby World Cup with the Brave Blossoms, where he perfectly fitted into a team under Jamie Joseph that played at a relentless pace.He will finish the Top League season in Japan with his current side Suntory Sungoliath before making the move to central France on a two-year deal.The 26-year-old was one of many Japanese players that captured the imagination of the rugby world during the RWC, and it is hoped that he may set a trend for many of his compatriots to follow.While it has been done before, the move from Japan to France is not common, as players have often opted to play for southern hemisphere sides instead.https://twitter.com/TSmante/status/1222181430039654403?s=20ADVERTISEMENTHowever, capturing such a big name in Japanese rugby could encourage names like Yu Tamura, Timothy Lafaele and Kazuki Himeno to follow suit. This will only help improve the standard of the Top 14, as well as its global appeal.One of the main incentives of moving to France for players is the money on offer, but this may not entice many Japanese players who currently play in the equally free-spending Top League. Moreover, the influx of international stars that have joined the league in the wake of the RWC has only improved the standard of the league.No player would want to abandon their league during a time where it is growing in status, but a move to a different rugby environment, particularly a much more physical league, may actually benefit both Matsushima and in turn Japanese rugby.https://twitter.com/_jameslt/status/1222142342959902720?s=20ADVERTISEMENTHaving already played for Toulouse’s under-21 team earlier in his career, the winger has already had some exposure to French rugby, but the main concern is that it will be hard for players to acclimatise to such a different rugby league.However, if Matsushima carries the form he showed in the RWC, where he scored five tries, to the Stade Marcel-Michelin, this will prove to be a very astute move by Clermont. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Make a gem of a site

Tagged with: Technology 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.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There’s no shortage of Web site building tools, but UK Fundraising has come across a new one that is both UK-based and caters for charities.SiteGem allows charities to build their own Web sites and develop their own online communities if they wish, and all without having to learn HTML. There is even an income generation opportunity if a charity were to persuade other partners to join in and build their sites as part of this community.Read UK Fundraising’s report and pick up the special password to help you save 40% off the price of a business Web site. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 December 1999 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Make a gem of a site read more

Internet squeegee merchant

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Internet squeegee merchant  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 June 2000 | News It’s a competitive world raising funds online. Visit an early competitor who has been trying to part Internet users from their cash since 1995. Will you give the Internet squeegee merchant your spare change?If that made you smile, think how valuable a role entertainment or humour could play in your fundraising pages. 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. read more

Charity Commission to publish research on public’s attidues to Northern Ireland charities

first_imgCharity Commission to publish research on public’s attidues to Northern Ireland charities 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. The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland will soon publish research on how the public views charities.‘Public trust and confidence in charities’ is the first major research by the charity regulator and was conducting by surveying 1000 adults across Northern Ireland.Specific areas covered by the research include:key drivers influencing public trust and confidencehow to increase public trust and confidence in your charityviews on the effectiveness of charity regulation in Northern Irelandlevels of public trust and confidence in the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.Chief Charity Commissioner Tom McGrath said that, coming at a time when charities are facing increasing challenges, the research has a key role to play in supporting charities in understanding public perceptions and how they can work to improve those views.He added:“It will also provide a wider overview of levels of public trust in charities at present, including how those opinions have changed in recent years and, crucially, what factors have influenced those changes.” Advertisement The report will be launched at the Long Gallery, Stormont, on Tuesday 6 September 2016. The full report will be available after the launch on the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland’s website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Tagged with: Charity Commission for Northern Ireland Law / policy Northern Ireland  60 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  59 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 25 July 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Driving while Black or poor: Alabama closes DMV access

first_imgThe state of Alabama has closed 31 of its 67 Department of Motor Vehicle locations where most people get the most commonly used voter ID, the driver’s license.State officials asserted this was a budgetary, not a political, action and without racist intent. The Alabama NAACP and American Civil Liberties Union quickly exposed this as a lie, citing the fact that counties losing the DMV offices are poor and economically underdeveloped, and most have majority, or significant, Black populations.The Alabama ACLU reports that as many as 250,000 registered voters in the state don’t have IDs. They now will be unable to vote unless they travel outside their county to get a driver’s license or take an onerous trip to another location for a voter ID. This could mean up to an hour’s trip each way for most people, leading to loss of work time and income. People would also have to arrange, and perhaps pay a stiff price, for private transportation to a state office, since intercounty transportation is minimal or nonexistent. (aclualabama.org)Thus, the impact of the closures is to directly limit voter participation.In the ramp-up to the 2016 elections, Republicans and Democrats are engaged in a fierce national fight about available voters. There is a March 1 slate of primaries in the South in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas, as well as Virginia and Oklahoma, dubbed the “SEC primary” — a reference to a college football region.Right-wing Republican candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are already swinging through the region with overt and coded overtures to white voters still entrenched in racism. Democrats are looking to the historically Black vote in the South for their candidates. (USA Today, Oct. 11)The current right-wing initiative across the U.S. to deny or limit voting rights was drastically strengthened by the 2013 gutting of key portions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That legislation was first won by a militant Black movement in Alabama. It was also partially overturned through a challenge filed by an Alabama all-white County Commission in white-flight Shelby County. (tinyurl.com/ot49jrp)Before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to gut the VRA, the state of Alabama was required by law to submit DMV closures for review by the U.S. Department of Justice.The day of the Supreme Court ruling, the state of Alabama announced implementation of a photo ID for voting — a requirement known to disproportionately limit voting by people who are poor or nationally oppressed. This was part of a wave of anti-voter, right-wing initiatives across the U.S., with a total of 22 states attempting to pass laws to limit voting access.According to a Brennan Center for Justice study at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the more increases in people of color and low-income voter participation, the more likely such states were to push laws limiting voter rights.In addition to an impact on voting rights, the loss of ready access to drivers’ licenses represents a significant economic hardship on the people of the affected counties.Because all the counties losing their DMV offices are poor and economically underdeveloped, most local people have to commute outside their counties to get to jobs. In this writer’s home county of Bibb, on the list for DMV closure, 90 percent of local workers commute to jobs outside the county.At the Hyundai plant in Montgomery, located at the center of majority-Black counties targeted for DMV closure, some workers drive two hours each way to work. (New York Times, Feb. 18, 2011)Drivers’ licenses and worker organizingIn the last decade, the upswing in auto, electronic and other mass production in Alabama has opened up jobs for those people in the affected counties who could commute to the nearest plant for work. Increasing numbers of these new workers have been Black, Latino/a or female, and are more likely to be involved in worker rights organizing.In Calhoun County, an historic victory was recently won when workers at a local auto-supply plant in Piedmont voted 2-to-1 to unionize with the UAW. The photo released by the UAW shows a group of multinational, male and female workers celebrating. Calhoun County is targeted for DMV closure.The recent Alabama restriction of access to drivers’ licenses most definitely limits the voting rights of Black and poor voters.The restriction of access to driver’s licenses also means that poor workers, especially Black workers, will find it much more difficult to keep driving to find work and keep work.Local Alabama organizations are mobilizing to fight this right-wing campaign to deny the right to vote and access to work to poor people and people of color.Moral Monday Alabama, immigrant rights groups, the National Organization for Women and the Alabama NAACP organized summer and fall rallies at the Capitol in Montgomery to continue to form a movement in Alabama modeled on powerful mass protests begun in North Carolina in response to right-wing agendas.A caravan on Oct. 15 and 16 will protest closings of driver’s license offices and the effect on voting rights. Making stops in eleven counties, it will visit eight with the state’s highest percentage of African-American people. Groups organizing the protest are Save Ourselves Movement for Democracy and Justice, Selma’s Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee and the Alabama New South Coalition.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Solidarity at Chicano Park thwarts racists

first_imgThe San Diego chapter of Unión del Barrio, the Association of Raza Educators (ARE) and other local progressive organizations and individuals thwarted a threat by fascists to remove the political murals at San Diego’s historic Chicano Park on Sept. 3. Over 650 community members responded to the call for a solidarity gathering at the site and stood unified against racism. They outnumbered the handful of neo-Nazis, who were escorted out by park defenders.These white supremacists call Chicano Park “a huge monument honoring communism and La Raza ultranationalism.” They are campaigning to take down the site as payback for the removal of Confederate monuments in San Diego and around the country.However, Unión Del Barrio and community members are on the alert for neo-Nazi vandalism of the statue of Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata and the beautiful murals in Chicano Park — now recognized as a National Historic Landmark.This writer distributed copies of Workers World newspaper at the solidarity gathering.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more