Sayed Sayedy describes Training, coaching and mediation as an independent approach for individual problem solving

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What is training? What is coaching? What is mediation?

MüNCHEN, BAYERN, DEUTSCHLAND, May 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — What is training?
The term training is probably the term most frequently encountered in a sporting context. There it means „training” or „trying out“ with the aim of improving oneself. Here it has a very similar meaning. It is a question of training and the transfer of knowledge. In contrast to coaching, in training tips and clarifications are permitted; they are valuable and target-oriented. „The aim is for me to pass on to you knowledge and competences that I have acquired as a trainer“, makes the point Mr. Sayed Sayedy.

What is coaching?
Coaching does not involve giving you advice and explaining to you how you can best shape your life, because you yourself can best decide what is right for you. But everybody can find themselves in situations they are not happy with. And it can often be very hard to find a way out by oneself. „My task as a coach is therefore to support you actively in such situations and in your search for the right solutions“, thus, Mr. Sayed Sayedy emphasized in his role as a Life Coach. To this purpose he works with systematics and methods individually tailored to your needs. It is most emphatically not his task as a coach to give my clients advice or even guidance; rather he is happy to support them so that they can feel contented in themselves, to trust in their own strength and to experience more connectivity and appreciation.“ Mr. Sayed Sayedy wants them to feel fulfilled and happy in the present, so that they can look gratefully back to the past and confidently forward into the future. That is his goal in coaching.

What is mediation?
With the help of mediation a conflict can be dealt with very specifically. „In contrast to coaching, where I can search for solution options with only one person involved in the conflict, in mediation it is important that all the parties to the conflict take part in the process”, this is the perspective of Mr. Sayed Sayedy as a mediator. As a mediator he plays a neutral role here. This means that he do not decide which party is in the right, but accompany them on the path to solutions to which all parties can say „yes“.

Bio of Sayed Sayedy: Born in Parwan, Afghanistan, in 1992, he studied sociology and social work in Parwan. While at school and university he worked as a helper and activist for the empowerment of young persons and worked as a trainer at the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband) until 2013. From 2001 to 2014 he worked as a translator and intercultural facilitator for the international NATO security force ISAF, where he also trained as an IT specialist.

Together with his mother he campaigned for human rights and especially for women‘s rights. This is why he had to leave his homeland and came to Munich at the start of 2015. During this time, too, he was active as a cultural facilitator to minimize difficulties and misunderstandings.

He is currently studying „Training and Development” at the University of Salzburg and is working as a freelance trainer and communications coach in the intercultural field. He is working full-time for the project „HEROES – Against Suppresion in the Name of Honour“ in Munich and in a voluntary capacity as a migration and integration counselor. He assists refugees in asylum matters or with integration on the job market. He is also active for „KINO ASYL“, „UNSER.FILM“, and supports educational and civilian peace projects in Afghanistan and Cambodia.

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OMBRE ET LUMIERE (Between the darkness and the light) Peter CONRAD

Peter Conrad . Couleur Blues

PARIS, 75000, FRANCE, May 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Peter Conrad is a French blues songwriter and singer. Peter has been singing his own blues songs in French for many years.

He has begun a musical partnership with the guitarist and composer Norbert Miguel to produce four EPs.

Here is Peter’s new record, named « Couleurs blues » including four true blues songs.

All lyrics are written by Peter while all musics are composed by Norbert Miguel.
Check out « Ombre et lumière » (Between the darkness and the light), a song that Peter wrote after the death of George Floyd, to protest against police brutal actions.

Peter has been travelling the USA many times ; he is very much concerned about what is going on over there and that’s why he really wanted to take a stand.

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Non Profit Launches Business Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

We have to change the narrative. We need to take the politics out of our governance. We need to come together as a community if we are to be successful.”

— Steve Anderson

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colors associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. The Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and extensive research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity, and taking advantage of a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, not some, but ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses. Steve is a good man, and SBE needs his character to bring everyone together.

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

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(Video) Iran’s Virtually Uncontested Presidential Election Is a Precursor To Harsher Repression

31 May 2021 - Iranian youth protesting on the street

Iranian youth protesting on the street

31 May 2021 - IThe movement also set the stage for the electoral boycott by announcing the people’s rejection of both the “hardline” and “reformist” factions of mainstream Iranian politics

The movement also set the stage for the electoral boycott by announcing the people’s rejection of both the “hardline” and “reformist” factions of mainstream Iranian politics.

31 May 2021 - Calls for Boycott Amplifies as Khamenei Tries To Consolidate His Regime

Calls for Boycott Amplifies as Khamenei Tries To Consolidate His Regime

31 May 2021 - Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on December 15, 20

Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on December 15, 2019.

31 May 2021 - As the deputy prosecutor for Tehran at the time of the massacre, Raisi played a leading role in the death commissions’ operations and arguably came away from incident bearing responsibility for the vast majority of the 30,000 deaths.

As the deputy prosecutor for Tehran at the time of the massacre, Raisi played a leading role in the death commissions’ operations and arguably came away from incident bearing responsibility for the vast majority of the 30,000 deaths.

31 May 2021 - In 1988 the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa declaring that the MEK were enemies of God and should be executed accordingly.

In 1988 the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa declaring that the MEK were enemies of God and should be executed accordingly.

31 May 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

31 May 2021 - Iranians abroad call for the nationwide boycott of the sham presidential election.

Iranians abroad call for the nationwide boycott of the sham presidential election.

It is now virtually certain that Raisi will be the next president of the Iranian regime. Six other candidates have been cleared by the regime’s Guardian Council

When nearly 60% of eligible voters boycotted the parliamentary election in February 2020 it confirmed the staying power of a movement for regime change that began gaining traction at the start of 2018”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, May 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — It is now virtually certain that Ebrahim Raisi will be the next president of the Iranian regime. Six other candidates have been cleared by the regime’s Guardian Council to appear on the June 18 ballot, but Raisi is the favorite of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and none of the others have nearly as high a profile.

The Guardian Council made sure of this by eliminating such prospective candidates as the regime’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. Although the former responded by saying he now refuses to vote, the latter proclaimed that he was “satisfied” and then urged all Iranian citizens to participate in the election as a way of promoting the survival of an “Islamic Iran.”

Larijani’s appeal is widely expected to fall on deaf ears, however. Multiple state media outlets have published commentaries in recent weeks which anticipate extremely low voter turnout, possibly leading to a renewal of the public unrest. Those outlets acknowledged that the presidential election might break the record for the lowest turnout that was set just last year when the regime-held its latest parliamentary elections.

When more than half of eligible voters boycotted the polls in February 2020, it confirmed the staying power of a movement for regime change that began gaining traction at the start of 2018. It was that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) was credited with sparking mass protests that quickly encompassed more than 100 localities and gave rise to chants of “death to the dictator” and other explicit calls for regime change.

The movement also set the stage for the electoral boycott by announcing the people’s rejection of both the “hardline” and “reformist” factions of mainstream Iranian politics. But first, it inspired a number of other protests, including an even larger nationwide uprising in November 2019.

Whereas the January 2018 uprising resulted in dozens of deaths and thousands of arrests, the regime’s backlash was much more immediate and severe the following year. After Khamenei directed authorities to restore order by any means necessary, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps opened fire on crowds of protesters, killing approximately 1,500.

More than 12,000 arrests followed, and a September 2020 report from Amnesty International detailed some of the torture that was still being meted out to many of those arrestees at the time, both as a form of extrajudicial punishment and as part of a longstanding strategy to secure false confessions and justify prosecution for crimes against national security.

It is presumably no coincidence that 2019’s upsurge in repression of dissent 2019 was immediately preceded by the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as the head of the Iranian judiciary. Raisi had long since established his reputation as one of the country’s leading hanging judges and a staunch advocate for punitive amputation and other forms of corporal punishment. All these things reinforced the legacy of his participation in a massacre of political prisoners in 1988, at a time of particular vulnerability for the clerical regime.

In 1988 the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa declaring that the MEK were enemies of God and should be executed accordingly. In response “death commissions” were convened in prisons throughout Iran to interrogate political prisoners over their political views and affiliations, focusing particular attention on the MEK. Those who refused to disavow the group or who otherwise failed to demonstrate fealty to the theocratic system were sentenced to hang, and these hangings were generally carried out in groups before the victims were taken away on refrigerator trucks for burial in secret mass graves.

As the deputy prosecutor for Tehran at the time of the massacre, Raisi played a leading role in the death commissions’ operations and arguably came away from incident bearing responsibility for the vast majority of the 30,000 deaths. Neither he nor any other participant has been held accountable at home or abroad for this obvious crime against humanity, and with his perspective role as the country’s next president, it is clear that the regime continues to reward human rights abusers for their brutality and intolerance of dissent.

Of course, this display of contempt for the lives of ordinary Iranians will only exacerbate the crises the regime has been struggling to deal with since the January 2018 uprising. And although authorities have been doing their best to downplay these crises, the daily newspaper Jahan-e Sanat observed that official silence over the uprisings and subsequent repression has fueled the popularity of electoral boycotts.

The MEK has specifically framed that boycott movement as an effort to “vote for regime change,” and the MEK’s “Resistance Units” have placed graffiti and posters in more than 250 locations nationwide to convey that message. In recent weeks, the effects of this campaign have seemingly been visible in public demonstrations over a range of other issues. Whether protesting the declining value of pensions or the effects of a government-run investment scam, countless Iranians have shown willingness to embrace the electoral boycott by chanting slogans like, “We have seen no justice; we will not vote anymore.”

By rejecting the entire electoral process, the Iranian people are making a clear statement about the illegitimacy of the ruling system. Even under normal circumstances, this would have opened them up to the prospect of bloody repression. But in the wake of the November 2019 crackdown, with Raisi’s brutal approach to law enforcement having just been rewarded with an unobstructed path to the presidency, the threat of political violence is intensified.

The widespread endorsement of the boycott is therefore both a testament to the resilience of the Iranian Resistance movement and a warning about the international community’s responsibility. Western powers and the United Nations should make it clear that they are aware of Raisi’s crimes both historic and recent, and they should hold the regime accountable for those crimes and also for the inevitable unrest that is to come.

And when that unrest does emerge on a scale equal or greater to that of the November 2019 uprising, the international community should be more proactive than before in affirming the validity of participants’ grievances and demands. That legitimacy stands in stark contrast to the inherent illegitimacy of Iran’s existing system of government – something that will be confirmed for all the world on June 18 when Ebrahim Raisi ascends to the presidency in absence of competitors and in the presence of a massive electoral boycott organized by the MEK.

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CONSTELLATIONS: New tool to educate on racism and invisible racism now available

CONSTELLATIONS - cover of the manual

CONSTELLATIONS – cover of the manual

CONSTELLATIONS – pages of the manual

Erasmus+

Handbook to work with young people against racism with topics like microaggressions and power relations explained and 22 educational activities.

This is an excellent collective work, perfectly organized and user-friendly. Chapters are very well structured, practical part is an absolutely great compilation of non-formal tools and activities.”

— ToT participant

LORCA, SPAIN, May 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — CONSTELLATIONS is meant to better prepare professionals, volunteers and peers to work on the topic of racism with young people, giving them both a more comprehensive conceptual framework for this and concrete educational tools. A central role is dedicated to the understanding that racist ways of thinking do not only generate extreme acts of violence like genocide over communities or hate crimes over the individual, but also that it has an overwhelming presence in our everyday lives under the form of racial microaggressions. Being so common, frequent and normalized, these microaggressions are what we call here invisible racism and what most of this manual is dedicated on. Exploring invisible racism allows us to see the magnitude of the problem with racism, the levels in which it is embedded in our societies, the harmful consequences it has on minorities and the need for proactive measures to eliminate it.

The manual has a very simple structure, and is divided into 3 different blocks – themes, activities and approaches. The first part of the book introduces the main topics we have worked on in the project such as the introduction to microaggressions, hate speech or the relationship between racism and power among others. In the second part, you can find past tools on the principles of non-formal learning, developed in the framework of the project. And in the third part you can find different approaches that are transversal, and can help us if we want to start working with young people on the topic.

CONSTELLATIONS was developed in the partnership led by Cazalla Intercultural with the participation of NGOs from 3 more countries – Bulgaria, Poland and Italy, in the framework of the European project STAR. The project aims to counteract invisible racism and other forms of intolerance in the everyday life of young people, and was co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

DOWNLOAD: https://www.invisible-racism.eu/manual

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Scientology Volunteer Ministers Surprise Needy Kids With a Delicious Gift

Crates of apples—a huge hit with 500 underserved kids at a local school.

Crates of apples—a huge hit with 500 underserved kids at a local school.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers distribute detergent, disinfectant and long-life food to 52 needy families.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers distribute detergent, disinfectant and long-life food to 52 needy families.

The Volunteer Ministers work with an ambulance company that helps arrange the distribution.

The Volunteer Ministers work with an ambulance company that helps arrange the distribution.

The pandemic has been hard on families and for the past 14 months, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have helped fill the gap in government services by raising donations and distributing essential items to families.

The pandemic has been hard on families and for the past 14 months, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have helped fill the gap in government services by raising donations and distributing essential items to families.

Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Budapest continue their outreach to help offset financial distress caused or worsened by the pandemic.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, May 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what about 440 pounds of them? The answer: They put big smiles on the faces of 500 needy kids. That’s what the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Hungary learned through their most recent community outreach project.

Since the pandemic began, the bright yellow vans of the Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Hungary have become a common and very welcome sight. The pandemic impacted every sector of society, from first responders and healthcare workers to the elderly, infirm, the children, and especially those already living under financial stress.

Volunteer Ministers of the Church of Scientology Budapest and Scientology Missions across the country launched a campaign in March 2020 to help fill the gaps in overtaxed government and social services by working with essential workers and other nonprofits to provide care wherever needed.

This week, in addition to their apple surprise they worked with an ambulance company to help 52 underserved families in a Pest County community. They handed out packages of long-life food, disinfectant and detergent. And they added a special touch with a van full of boxes of cookies, one for each household.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers of Hungary headquarters is the Church of Scientology Budapest, whose new home was dedicated in 2016 by Mr. David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion.

The Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers program is a religious social service created in the mid-1970s by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.

A Volunteer Minister’s mandate is to be “a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” Their creed: “A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well.”

For more information, visit the new interactive timeline on the Scientology website, 20/21: A Look Back & A Look Ahead.

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(Exclusive Video) Iran – Resistance Units, MEK supporters Urge Election Farce Boycott

29 May 2021 - Tehran - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election - “Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian people’s boycott of the election masquerade will turn the farce against K

Tehran – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – “Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian people’s boycott of the election masquerade will turn the farce against Khamenei” – May

29 May 2021 - Tehran - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election - “Democracy, freedom, with Maryam Rajavi” – May 27, 2021

Tehran – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – “Democracy, freedom, with Maryam Rajavi” – May 27, 2021

29 May 2021 - Karaj - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election - “Boycott of the election masquerade is a patriotic duty, our vore is regime change” – May 27, 2021

Karaj – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – “Boycott of the election masquerade is a patriotic duty, our vore is regime change” – May 27, 2021

29 May 2021 - Hashtpar-e Tavalesh (Gilan Province) - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election - “Massoud Rajavi: Boycott of the sham presidential election is a patriot

Hashtpar-e Tavalesh (Gilan Province) – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – “Massoud Rajavi: Boycott of the sham presidential election is a patriotic duty” – May

29 May 2021 - Semnan - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election - “No to the sham election, down with Khamenei, hail to freedom”” – May 27, 2021

Semnan – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – “No to the sham election, down with Khamenei, hail to freedom”” – May 27, 2021

29 May 2021 - Yasuj - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election - "My vote is regime change, yes to a democratically-elected republic” – May 27, 2021

Yasuj – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – “My vote is regime change, yes to a democratically-elected republic” – May 27, 2021

29 May 2021 - Shiraz - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – May 27, 2021

Shiraz – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election – May 27, 2021

29 May 2021 - Abadan and Ahvaz - Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election -"We will not vote to choose a murderer, the game is over, our vote is regime change” - May 2

Abadan and Ahvaz – Activities of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK, calling for the boycott of the regime’s sham presidential election -“We will not vote to choose a murderer, the game is over, our vote is regime change” – May 27, 2021

On May 27, 2021, supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) and Resistance Units called for the boycott of the clerical regime’s sham presidential election.

We will not vote to choose a murderer, the game is over, our vote is regime change”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, May 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On May 27, 2021, supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) and Resistance Units called for the boycott of the clerical regime’s sham presidential election in various cities of Iran, including many parts of Greater Tehran and other cities of Iran.

They posted banners and placards, wrote graffiti, and distributed leaflets. In addition to different areas of Tehran, these activities were carried out in Karaj, Isfahan, Hashtpar-e Tavalesh (Gilan Province), Semnan, Yasuj, Shiraz, Abadan, and Ahvaz.

The slogans included:

Maryam Rajavi:

“Maryam Rajavi: A popular uprising is awaiting the mullahs, and will lead to their overthrow,"

“Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian people’s boycott of the election masquerade will turn the farce against Khamenei,”

"Maryam Rajavi: No to the rule of the mullahs, no to religious tyranny, no to oppression and plunder, yes to a democratically-elected republic,"

Massoud Rajavi:

"Massoud Rajavi: Iran’s destiny will be determined not by the mullahs’ ballot box, but by the uprising of Iran’s valiant children,”

“Massoud Rajavi: In this regime, there is no (free) election, the only way out is the regime’s overthrow by the National Liberation Army,”

“Massoud Rajavi: Boycott of the sham election is a patriotic duty,”

“Massoud Rajavi: Our vote is regime change and boycott of the sham election,”

“No to the sham election, down with Khamenei, hail to freedom,”

“Down with Khamenei, our vote regime change,”

"My vote is regime change, yes to a democratically-elected republic,"

"We will not vote to choose a killer, the game is over, our vote is regime change,"

“Democracy, freedom, with Maryam Rajavi.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
May 29, 2021

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Resistance Units and MEK supporters call for a boycott of the election farce.


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Cost of Savannah River Site Plutonium Bomb Plant Soars to $11 Billion; DOE's Nuclear Bomb Facility Jolts FY22 Funding

Diagram of nuclear warhead with plutonium pit

Though plutonium pits have a 100+-year lifespan, proponents of new pits for new nuclear weapons have proposed the unneeded, $11-billion SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant to make pits for old and new nuclear weapons, starting with pits for the W87-1 Warhead for the new GBSD ICBM

Terminated plutonium fuel (MOX) plant at DOE's Savannah River Site

Partially finished Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) at DOE’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Boosters want to convert the MOX plant to the SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) – photo by High Flyer

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SRS Watch, Columbia, SC, is a non-profit organization working on sound policies and projects by the U.S. Department of Energy at SRS. We oppose the new nuclear arms race new nuclear weapons and new pits would spur and support international negotiation for disarmament.

NNSA Request of $475 Million for Unneeded Pit Production Plant for Nuclear Warheads is Far Under Annual Level Needed for Controversial Project, Spells Trouble

DOE's plans to throw vast sums of money at the provocative Plutonium Bomb Plant fits the classic DOE formula for technical and financial failure. Congress should defund and terminate the project.”

— Tom Clements, Director, SRS Watch

COLUMBIA, SC, US, May 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Department of Energy budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2022 holds some startling surprises related to fabrication of plutonium “pits” for nuclear warheads at the DOE’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The biggest shock in the budget request by DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration is that the total estimated cost of the SRS pit plant has soared to $11.1 billion, more than double the previous cost estimate of $4.6 billion (in the FY 21 budget request).

Thus, in a one-week period, the cost estimate of the SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant (PBP) has more than doubled in cost and the schedule for the facility’s initial operation has slipped up to five years. These troubling and potentially debilitating developments foreshadow problems to come to the challenging pit-production project, according to the public interest group Savannah River Site Watch.

The breath-taking $11.1 billion cost comes weeks before a key decision will be made on the planning for the facility, so-called “Critical-Decision-1.” That decision point will include a cost range for the PBP and the budget states that the $11.1 billion “value does not represent the CD-1 approved high end of the range.” (pages 220 and 225) Thus, an even higher figure can be expected to be reported in mid-June. DOE claims that better cost estimates will come with “CD-2/3 approval in FY23-24.” (page 211)

Given DOE’s extremely poor track record in managing complex and costly construction projects, as was seen with the MOX debacle, it is fully expected that the pit plant cost will increase over time and that the schedule for the project will continue to slip. The high cost of the SRS pit plant construction and operation will put extreme pressure on both the pit project and the new W87-1 nuclear warhead – atop the new, proposed Ground Based Strategic Deterrent missile – for which the first pits would be made, according to SRS Watch.

Though pressure is growing on the unneeded GBSD, DOE and DOD have so far refused to reassess the supposed need for the costly weapons system and the need for new plutonium pits on its warhead. Over 15,000 pits are in storage at DOE’s Pantex site in Texas and experts have stated that they “have credible minimum lifetimes in excess of 100 years as regards aging of plutonium.” (JASON “Pit Lifetime” report to NNSA, January 2007)

The DOE budget request includes $603 million for “Savannah River Plutonium Modernization,” with $475 million of that being for conversion of the partially constructed plutonium fuel (MOX) plant into the SRS Plutonium Bomb Plant, which DOE calls the Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility. (page 171) The pit plant would receive $233 million more than it did in FY22. Yet these funding levels are far below what DOE admits it annually needs.

According to the budget request, if $475 million is approved for Fiscal Year 2022 spending on the SRS pit plant, $9.6 billion will be left to go to reach the $11.1 billion cost of the PBP. (page 220) This means that around $800-900 million per year will be needed for the construction project alone. “The incredible sums of money that DOE claims that it annually needs over the next decade for SRS pit-plant construction and support activities reveal the fragility of the project and that it could fail due to cost reasons alone,” said Clements of SRS Watch. The FY22 budget request falls far short of the needed annual spending and DOE has not explained how much larger funding amounts will be obtained. “Given challenges in converting the MOX plant to pit production and the technical hurdles in making pits, a mission never undertaken by SRS, could also lead to project failure,” added Clements.

The budget request confirms a delay in the SRS pit plant from the stated goal of it producing 50 pits per year by 2030. The documents states that “achieving the required 50 war reserve ppy production rate at the Savannah River Site in 2030 is not likely.” (page 211) During testimony before the Senate Armed Service Committee on May 26, 2021, Jill Hruby, the nominee to be the NNSA administration revealed that the project that had slipped from 2030 to between 2030 and 2035. (See archived SASC hearing link, with Hruby comments at 55 minutes.) That delay will only increase cost pressure on the project, according to SRS Watch.

“Plans to throw vast sums of our money at an unjustified, rushed Plutonium Bomb Plant, central to a new nuclear arms race, is a DOE formula for failure and, like the mismanaged MOX project, is guaranteed to run far over budget and fall far behind schedule,” according to Tom Clements, director of SRS Watch. “Congress should reject the extravagant spending levels that DOE is proposing for production of plutonium pits and stop consideration of SRS for this dangerous and costly mission,” added Clements. “Production of 80 pits per year at Los Alamos and Savannah River should be halted and efforts put into increasing national security by entering into international nuclear weapons disarmament negotiations,” said Clements.

The release of the DOE budget was badly bungled, with the NNSA budget volume not being released until around 7 p.m. on Friday, May 28. Due to this embarrassing stumble, reports and members of the public were left hanging as to how DOE was proposing to spend tax payer funds. Key budget documents for DOE’s environmental clean-up and nuclear energy programs had inexplicably not been posted by mid-day Saturday, May 29.

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project (SCELP) is representing SRS Watch, Nuclear Watch New Mexico and Tri-Valley CAREs in a possible lawsuit in late June against DOE for not meeting the NEPA environmental law in planning for plutonium pit-production expansion. See SCELP’s “pit page,” including April 21, 2021 news release and letter to DOE.

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On SRS Watch website (https://srswatch.org/), see full news release: https://srswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/News-SRS-Watch-on-NNSA-budget-FY-22-request-on-plutonium-pits-May-29-2021.pdf

Tom Clements
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Rondeau’s Kickboxing Holds Backpack Drive for Foster Children Throughout Rhode Island

Christina Rondeau holds backpack drive to assist RI DCYF and children in foster care throughout the state.

Christina Rondeau presents RI DCYF with backpacks for children in foster care.

JOHNSTON, RI, UNITED STATES, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Rhode Island Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) was overjoyed with surprise when they received the phone call from Christina Rondeau, owner of Rondeau’s Kickboxing out of Johnston RI, letting them know of the large number of backpacks raised during her recent open house. The backpacks are to be distributed to children in foster care throughout Rhode Island.

When children enter foster care, they usually leave their home with only the clothes on their back and lose all their personal belongings. To give that child a possession of their very own, the backpacks were donated by members of Rondeau’s Kickboxing, as well as family and friends within the community. To know that each child that receives a backpack can go to school and not feel different and stand out from the rest of the kids is truly a big deal. The Rondeau’s Kickboxing family also added a special touch to each backpack with a message of positivity attached to each one

Jane Ahlus, DCYF’s licensing supervisor, who has been with DCYF over 24 years was in tears as she expressed gratitude for the donation. “I am thankful from the bottom of my heart! This is just wonderful! This is so sweet of you to do this and I just LOVE the messages of positivity, that is going to mean so much to our kids because that is JUST what they need. So, thank you very much for your generosity and kindness because we need some kindness in this world! Thank you and god bless”

Rondeau’s Kickboxing is scheduling their next drive August 1st through August 15. The drive will be a back-to-school backpack program. Each backpack will include back-to school essentials such as pens, pencils, tissues, sanitizer, crayons & notebooks.

Those interested in donating can bring items to either Rondeau’s Kickboxing locations in Johnston. 1408 Atwood Ave. or 609 Killingly St.

For more information email Rondeau’s Kickboxing at info@rkblive.com or donate at www.knockoutwishes.com

Rebecca Rhodes
Rondeau's Kickboxing
+1 401-996-5425
info@rkblive.com


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Alliance for Period Supplies Endorses Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021

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The Alliance for Period Supplies brings attention to matters, facts, and needs that are being overlooked.

A new study by U by Kotex found that 2 in 5 people who menstruate report having struggled to afford period supplies.

A new study by U by Kotex found that 1 in 4 Black or Latina people who menstruate report having struggled to afford period supplies.

Rep. Grace Meng's #ME4ALL Bill Would Help End Period Poverty in U.S.

2 in 5 people who menstruate (40%) report having struggled to afford period supplies. This is a shocking 35% increase since 2018.”

— Joanne Goldblum, CEO Alliance for Period Supplies

NEW HAVEN, CT, UNITED STATES, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Alliance for Period Supplies, representing more than 115 local nonprofit organizations working to end period poverty in the U.S., fully supports the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021 introduced today by Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY).

“We applaud Rep. Meng for her ongoing leadership in advancing menstrual equity. This comprehensive bill addresses the many challenges that people who menstruate face in affording and accessing the period products they require to thrive,” said Joanne Samuel Goldblum, CEO and Founder of the Alliance for Period Supplies and its parent organization the National Diaper Bank Network. “New research, released in conjunction with Period Poverty Awareness Week, shows that 2 in 5 people who menstruate (40%) report having struggled to afford period supplies. This is a shocking 35% increase since 2018. Rep. Meng’s bill will help end period poverty and ensure equitable access to these basic necessities.”

The Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021 offers a multifaceted approach to ensuring access to menstrual hygiene products. Specifically, the bill's components that include: 1) Giving states the option to use federal grant funds to provide students with free menstrual products in schools – these grants already provide funding for health and wellness efforts; 2) Incentivizing colleges and universities to implement pilot programs that provide free menstrual products to students; 3) Ensuring that incarcerated individuals and detainees in federal (including immigration detention centers), state, and local facilitates have access to free menstrual products, including requiring guidance on distribution; 4) Allowing homeless assistance providers to use grant funds that cover shelter necessities (such as blankets and toothbrushes) to also use that money to purchase menstrual products; 5) Requiring Medicaid to cover the cost of menstrual products; 6) Directing large employers (with 100 or more employees) to provide free menstrual products for their employees in the workplace; and 7) Requiring all public federal buildings, including buildings in the U.S. Capitol complex, to provide free menstrual products in restrooms.

Rep. Meng, who introduced menstrual equity bills in both 2017 and 2019, stated, “Period products are necessary and essential items for anyone who menstruates, and access to these items are a health care and human right. But too many still struggle to obtain them, and it’s shameful and unacceptable that they remain out of reach for over half the population." She added, "I am proud to continue championing this issue in Congress, and I will not stop fighting until we achieve full menstrual equity for women and girls everywhere.”

The bill was introduced on World Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28) and during Period Poverty Awareness Week (May 24 – 30, 2021).

About Alliance for Period Supplies
The Alliance for Period Supplies is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN)—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leads a nationwide movement aimed at helping individuals and families who struggle to afford material basic needs. Launched in May 2018, with the support of founding sponsor U by Kotex®, the Alliance for Period Supplies raises national awareness of period poverty (#periodpoverty) and supports the development and expansion of period supply programs in communities throughout the country. The organization is comprised of Allied Programs that collect, warehouse and distribute menstrual/period supplies in local communities. More information on Alliance for Period Supplies is available at allianceforperiodsupplies.org, and on on Twitter and Instagram (@periodsupplies) and Facebook (facebook.com/AllianceForPeriodSupplies).

Troy Moore
National Diaper Bank Network
+1 203-295-7987
email us here


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