KKE: Interview with the Greek Communist Party

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wikinews reporter Iain Macdonald has performed an interview with Dr Isabella Margara, a London-based member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). In the interview Margara sets out the communist response to current events in Greece as well as discussing the viability of a communist economy for the nation. She also hit back at Petros Tzomakas, a member of another Greek far-left party which criticised KKE in a previous interview.

The interview comes amid tensions in cash-strapped Greece, where the government is introducing controversial austerity measures to try to ease the nation’s debt-problem. An international rescue package has been prepared by European Union member states and the International Monetary Fund – should Greece require a bailout; protests have been held against government attempts to manage the economic situation.

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Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government’s proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the broadcast before marching to Chifley Square.

Sharan Burrow, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), said that under the changes many working conditions would be under threat, including “penalty rates, public holidays, overtime pay, control over rostered hours, shift penalties, even 4 weeks annual leave.” The government has claimed, despite various expert assesment to the contrary, and opposition from major Australian religious and charity organisations and some concern from its own backbench, that the IR changes will improve the economy and ultimately benefit workers, and dismissed the protests as having “little effect”.

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How To Lose Weight

Submitted by: Reubendf Whitfield

Summertime is coming and no matter what part of the world that you live in, you want to feel comfortable when you fit out less and show the arms, branches , or breadbasket that you ‘ve been hiding all winter . Besides do n’t you want to have some fun this summer and lose weight fast? This pertains to everyone. In some countries our summer is their winter but this does n’t mean to wait until spring, get a head start and not only lose what you wish but look good when you salute yourself.

I have to say that this information is something that I wish that I had entree to 20 twelvemonths ago, before I joined the military. Now while in the military you are commanded to stay within a certain weight and size for your altitude. These graphical records and charts are everywhere on the net if interested , its fundamentally your (Ideal Bodyweight). Once you have mentioned these charts and know your objective weighting and measurings you make that you must now do something about it. Well I know one of the best solutions to this problem and will bring out it to you later in the article. But for the meantime let me show you that I at least know what I am talking about in order for you to follow in you future goals of Ways to Lose Weight Fast and maintaining a nice looking body.

We all know the saying “no pain no gain ” but with all the engineering science these days there has got to be something more simple right? Ok there is, Pills, weight loss drinks, powders, splurge diets, crash diets, you name it and the lean goes on and on. Do they all oeuvre ? Of course not. It really depends on your metabolism and endeavour that you pose forth with what programme you choose and in some cases how much money you spend over and over because these are usually quick fixes and are impermanent but not scams.

The first thing that anyone considering a diet program to lose 10 hammers fast needs to do is search a medico’s advice on the programme to they want to stick to . Your doc will be able to provide their trained advice on the diet after a full physical exam , which will let you know if this plan is right for you.

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The following diet designs for how to weight loss tips have worked for many people compared to other diet attacks. Find out the diet that is right for you, correspond with your doctor, and get his or her approval before bugging out . Losing weight fast is the jumping lead off many peoples need to begin a diet. Good luck with the one you choose! I can compose another clause explicating how you must booze more body of water, cut carbohydrate , eat smaller meals more often a day that 3 large repasts but I have already done that. so here are some of the most far famed programs around ;.

– The Cabbage Soup Diet-The pop Cabbage Soup diet is for short term dieters that do n’t need to stay on a diet for more than seven days.

– The Scarsdale Diet-This is the perfect diet for peoples who do n’t want to go hungry and need to lose more than a couple pounds.

– The Budget Friendly Scarsdale Diet-This is the money keeping version of the Scarsdale Diet. It uses lower cost supermarket solid foods so it’s easier on your budget.

– The Lemonade Diet-This popular liquid cleanse diet is for those with self command of steel! .

– The Scarsdale Diet Plan-doesn’ t command counting , measuring , numerating or anything but following simple computer menus filled with everyday intellectual nourishments. It works, it keeps you full, and gives you energy! .

– Three Day Diet-The perfect diet if you have less than 10 hammerings of weight to lose chop chop .

– The Hollywood Diet-This juice tight lasts only two days, it’s for anyone with less than 10 pounds to lose.

– The Vegetarian Scarsdale Diet-The vegetarian version of our favorite diet has fares for those who follow a vegetarian lifestyle or favor not to eat meat while diet.

– The Grapefruit Diet-For the grapefruit lovers, this diet makes speedy weight loss with a limited computer menu architectural plan.

Ways to Lose Weight Fast

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Barack Obama presents rescue plan after GM declaration of bankruptcy

Monday, June 1, 2009

In a televised speech from the White House at 16:00 UTC today, President of the United States Barack Obama presented a reorganization plan following the 12:00 UTC announcement by General Motors that it had filed for bankruptcy and Chapter 11 protection from its creditors, the largest bankruptcy of a U.S. manufacturing company.

Describing the problem with the company as one that had been “decades in the making,” Obama explained the rationale behind his proposed reorganization plan for General Motors. He stated that his intent was not to “perpetuat[e] the bad business decisions of the past,” and that loaning General Motors money, when debt was its problem, would have been doing exactly that. His plan, he stated, was for the United States government, in conjunction with the governments of Canada and Ontario (which he thanked for their roles alongside the government of Germany which he thanked for its role in selling a corporate stake in GM Europe), to become shareholders in General Motors. The United States government would hold a 60% stake. The government will give GM a capital infusion of US$30 billion in addition to the funds it has already received.

Of the government ownership he stated that he refused “to let General Motors and Chrysler become wards of the state”, and described the bankruptcy of Chrysler, and the bankruptcy of General Motors that he envisioned as being “quick, surgical, bankruptcies”. He pointed to the bankruptcy of Chrysler as an example of what he envision for General Motors, but stated that General Motors was a “more complex company” than Chrysler.

Responding to challenges voiced by political opponents, before the speech, that the federal government would actively participate in the affairs of the restructured company, he stated that he had “no interest” in running GM, and that the federal government would “refrain from exercising its rights” as a corporate shareholder for the most part. In particular, he stated that the federal government would not exercise its rights as a shareholder to dictate “what new type of car to make.” He stated that he expected the restructured GM to make “high quality, safe, and fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow,” and several times described what he anticipated as “better” and “fuel-efficient” cars, after a streamlining of GM’s brands.

He said to the general public that “I will not pretend that the hard times are over.” He described the financial hardship that some — shareholders, communities based around GM plants, GM dealers, and others — would undergo as a “sacrifice for the next generation” on their parts, so that their children could live in “an America that still makes things,” concluding that one day the United States might return to a time when the maxim (a widely-repeated mis-quotation of what Charles Erwin Wilson once testified before the U.S. Senate when nominated for the position of Secretary of Defense) would once more be true that “what is good for General Motors is good for the United States of America.”

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Wikinews interviews candidate for New York City mayor Vitaly Filipchenko

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

In early May, Wikinews extended an invitation to Vitaly Filipchenko, an independent candidate in the 2021 New York City mayoral election, set to take place November 2nd, alongside other candidates. Filipchenko answered some questions about his policies and campaign during a phone interview.

Filipchenko, registered on the New York City Campaign Finance Board as Vitaly A. Filipchenko, is the first Russian candidate for New York City mayor, being born in Tomsk, Siberia in 1973, according to news agency Sputnik. He has since naturalised as a United States citizen. According to the web site, Filipchenko has been educated in road construction and maintenance and owns a moving services company; he describes himself on his web site as a “small business owner”. On his web site’s platform page, he says that “[m]y English may not be perfect – but my platform is.”

Incumbent Democrat mayor Bill de Blasio, who won re-election in the 2017 New York City mayoral election by 66.5%, cannot run for a third term under term limits. As of April 28, 22 candidates are currently running, the majority of whom are also Democrats. Ahead of the June Democratic primary for New York City mayor, a poll conducted May 23 and 24 by WPIX and Emerson College of 12 Democratic candidates with a margin of error of 3.2 per cent has former commissioner for the New York City Department of Sanitation Kathryn Garcia and Borough President of Brooklyn Eric Adams leading with 21.1% and 20.1%, respectively.

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Shoppers World hosts arts event

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Shoppers World in Brampton, Ontario, Canada asks its visitors to “look up, look way up” this October.

The Highway 10 and Steeles Avenue mall is encouraging Bramptonians to paint a ceiling tile for charity this summer, for their upcoming “Looking Up to the Arts” event. The tiles should represent either what Brampton means to you, or the arts in Brampton.

Anyone can paint a tile for the event by buying one at the customer service desk for $5. Once tiles are completed and returned for the event, participants receive a gift certificate for $5. The ceiling tiles must be finished and returned by October 7.

The tiles will be auctioned off at the end of the event, with money going to the Brampton Arts Council.

Local dance, music, theatre and visual arts group will perform and promote at the mall’s event, which will be held from October 12 to 22.

This isn’t Shoppers World’s only celebration of the arts. The mall is the permanent home of the Artway Gallery, a community exhibit space on the west side of the mall. Organized by Visual Arts Brampton, the space allows anyone in the community to exhibit publicly.

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Need An Electrical Company Washington Dc Is Served By Experienced Professionals

byAlma Abell

The modern age has witnessed an explosion in the capabilities and availability of technological devices. As a result of these developments, it is essential for almost every building to be properly wired for these items. If a building has old or inadequate wiring, then it may be possible for electronics inside the building to be severely damaged. Fortunately, for those needing an Electrical Company Washington DC is served by Hawkins Electrical Service.

Typically, individuals will only require the services of an electrical contractor when they are experiencing an electrical problem or their building is undergoing construction work. Interestingly, some people fail to appreciate that remodeling may require rewiring of entire rooms. While general contractors are able to perform the vast majority of work on these projects, few are certified or experienced enough to safely complete electrical work. Not surprisingly, electrical contractors are among the most common subcontractors employed by construction companies.

When an electrical contractor is employed, they must have a thorough understanding of how the room will be used. This information will help ensure they select wiring that can accommodate the electrical load that will be required. Failure to use the correct wiring can result in fires, damaged electrical components and numerous other problems. Fortunately, if you are needing the services of an Electrical Company in Washington DC the friendly and experienced professionals from the Hawkins Electrical Service will be able to quickly complete almost any type of electrical work.

Constructing a new building or remodeling an existing building will almost always require the services of an experienced electrician. Unfortunately, some individuals may attempt to complete this work without professional help. In addition to posing a hazard to the building, it is possible for individuals to sustain life threatening injuries from electrical projects. Luckily, there are highly trained and experienced professionals that are able to accommodate the needs of almost any client. While the exact amount of time needed to complete the work will vary from project to project, the technicians from Hawkins Electrical Service provide all clients with free quotes.

New Zealand dog saves five children; receives international attention

Saturday, May 5, 2007

A small, “nicely trained” Jack Russell Terrier gave his life to help save a group of five children from two aggressive pitbulls last Sunday in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand.

The dog named George is being described as a hero, gathering a huge amount of international media interest in the process.

The dog suffered massive injuries that the vet had never seen to that extent before, which resulted in 69-year-old Alan Gay, the dog’s owner, allowing George to be put down. He now regrets this decision.

The two pitbulls rushed at the group of children that George was following to the dairy, including a four-year-old. George then started barking loudly at the pair of dogs, and put himself between the dogs and the children. Mr Gay told Fox News, “If it wasn’t for George, those kids would have copped it.”

Despite having received offers of new dogs, Mr Gay has said that he will wait a while before getting another Jack Russell Terrier, as he is afraid it could happen again.

It is also believed that the two attacking dogs, which have been destroyed, were bred to be aggressive, including being fed the drug methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “P” in New Zealand.

Mr Gay has said that Manaia has had a problem with stray dogs before, but he never expected that George would become a victim.

One story ran in USA Today, which prompted over 120 comments, and one reader to personally call Alan Gay expressing their condolences.

Responding to the huge amount of media interest, Mr Gay said, “This really surprises me, and it’s marvellous. I never expected this … I’m surprised it got around the world as it did.” He says he has been getting a huge amount of phone calls from the media and the public. “The phone has been going since about half past seven this morning. Every time I hang up it rings again. It’s worn out; I might have to get a new one.”

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Eight dead and two missing after cargo ship fire in Kaliningrad, Russia

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Eight people are dead and two more are missing and presumed dead after an explosion and fire on a cargo ship undergoing repairs at a naval dockyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.

The container ship MV Yenisey was the scene of an explosion while in drydock at about 3:00 p.m. Moscow time (11:00 GMT). Ten people were missing after the explosion. It was confirmed today that the eighth body has been recovered, and the remaining two are thought to be dead as well. Three more were injured.

Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo, acting as a navy spokesperson, said “Each family of the victims of the fire on the Yenisey civilian vessel will be paid more than a million rubles.” This makes their compensation roughly equivalent to US$43,000.

Dygolo said that the dockyard, in the closed military town of Baltiysk, near Kaliningrad, had been leased to the Yenisey’s St Petersburg owner, a private company, who were conducting the work themselves. He said an investigation has been launched by the navy led by top admiral Vladimir Vysotsky.

Vysotski himself has indicated that serious safety legislation breaches concerning welding regulations by both the vessel’s owner and the naval dockyard’s bosses. He did not go into details, but RIA Novosti claimed that a source at the dockyard said a gas burner applied to the roof of a fuel tank to heat and therefore loosen its bolts had triggered the disaster.

Today is an official day of mourning for Kaliningrad Region to mark the deaths.

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Teen Bras And Preteen Lingerie

By Carmen Petitclerc

Preteen or teen bras have various aliases. Sometimes they are called training bras, starter bras, first bras and sometimes bralets or preteen bras. Customarily girls begin to require a bra between the ages of 11 to 13. Even though their bodies are not fully matured, some young girls decide that they should already be wearing one.

What A First Bra Should Be

It is important that a first bra not just look good, it must fit comfortably. Choosing appropriate bra styles with nice colors and some lace will also help a young girl become accustomed to wearing training bras. It will also help her feel more grown up, which of course is the goal of preteen lingerie.

Bra Sizes 101

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Like womens brassieres, teen bras have a bra band size. The bra band attaches with hooks in the back and goes all the way around the torso with sizes that start at 28-30-32 etc. If the bra band is too tiny, then it will be too tight and could be uncomfortable. Alternately the band will lift in the back of it is too big. The bra hooks allow the tightening or loosening of the band length as needed.

The cup size is also worth noting. The bra cups support and cover the breasts. Bra cups are measured in letters like AA-A-B and such. If, a starter bra is too small the breast tissue will start to spill out on the sides or top of the bra. On the other hand, if the cup size is too big, it will become wrinkled and show underneath the clothes.

Bra straps are an important part of first bras. It’s important to adjust the bra straps accordingly. It is important that the bra straps are not too long or too short. Why? The bra band will start to creep up the back if the straps are too short. The bra straps should be straightened so that they are a comfortable, and the bra brand should rest straight all the way around.

Teen Bras In The Change Room

The best way to know if a teen bra is a comfortable fit is to give it a try. Walk around in it for several minutes. Sit down. Reach your arms straight up and out. How is it? If, it sags or pulls, simply move on to the next bra. You should not be able to feel a brassiere that fits properly.

It is a smart move not to buy too many teen bras at once. Why? During the teen years bra sizes can change frequently as the body develops.

Matching teen and preteen underwear are also an important part of teen lingerie. You can either choose teen panties, boy shorts, or briefs that complete the teen lingerie set. A matched bra and panty set is functional, stylish and a good idea. Showing young ladies how to match their bras, panties, camisoles, and teen lingerie will build character and self esteem as they mature into young women.

About the Author: Carmen Petitclerc is a lingerie designer and enthusiast who hails from beautiful Toronto, Canada! Follow her lingerie tips on

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