The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing amazon Amazon HQ2 Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Impact of Amazon’s HQ2 Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Affordable Housing amazon Amazon HQ2 2018-03-12 Scott Morgancenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The hottest question in business for the past six months has been, “Where will Amazon build its second headquarters?” With many cities still in the mix, it’s still anyone’s guess … but Zillow thinks it has it figured out.A new study by Zillow predicts that Amazon will choose either Atlanta or Northern Virginia, near the Capital Region, for its much-sought-after HQ2. Zillow’s prediction is not a capricious one. The firm polled 85 housing experts and economists. Twelve said that Atlanta seems to be the likeliest bet. That’s the largest single consensus of the poll. The city, Zillow said, has an enviable combination of steady growth and appeal with generally affordable housing and rents.In fact, among the 20 cities on Amazon’s list (winnowed from an original list of 238 bids), “Atlanta has the fourth-lowest home values and rents, making it an attractive option for Amazon, which is expected to hire as many as 50,000 people to come work at the new headquarters,” the report stated.Also, Atlanta “is undergoing an urban renaissance with new public infrastructure providing attractive opportunities for employers seeking to lure young urbanites,” said Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas.In addition to affordability, experts cited land availability, talent, and business-friendly tax codes as a few reasons why they believe Amazon will choose Atlanta as its second headquartersNot so far from Atlanta, Northern Virginia is among the more expensive housing markets on the top 20 list. However, placement here would “put Amazon at the doorstep of the nation’s top policymakers. In other words, exactly the kind of place that a major business could inject with stable and steady job opportunities,” the report claims.“Northern Virginia has its benefits as well,” said Terrazas, “as it’s close to a highly educated workforce and a well-developed public transit infrastructure in the D.C. area.”A growing tech workforce was another major reason by Northern Virginia is in a neck-and-neck tie with Atlanta. As with Atlanta, 12 experts said Northern Virginia would be the place.Close behind Atlanta and the D.C. Area is Austin, one of two Texas cities in the running for HQ2, and the second-likeliest option. Eleven experts said Austin, with its tech growth and strong appeal overall, would be the place for Amazon. The other Texas city still in the hunt, Dallas, is considered the fourth-most-likely home for Amazon.Least likely to win the coveted HQ2 are New York and Los Angeles, Zillow reports. Both markets’ biggest drawback is how expensive it is to live there already—something Amazon is reported to be taking seriously.Wherever HQ2 goes, that city will need to be prepared for some real impact.”The potential economic benefits of hosting Amazon HQ2 are tantalizing, and will tempt the 20 municipalities still in the hunt to dangle significant tax incentives to get a deal done,” said Terry Loebs, Founder of Pulsenomics. “These cities should be prepared not only to justify their financial inducements, but to carefully weigh the social risks and costs that could accompany their HQ2 commitment. The mix and degree of these potential risks, such as diminished affordable housing stock, more congested roadways, and greater income inequality, vary considerably across the 20 markets.”But wherever it goes, if history is any guide, the effects will be sizable.”As the experience of Seattle suggests, Amazon will not only directly bring thousands of high-paying jobs to the chosen city, but also has the potential to transform the regional economy,” Terrazas said.  “The local jobs boom that Amazon’s HQ2 promises will spur demand for the full spectrum of housing types, ranging from urban apartments to suburban single-family homes.”Amazon will let us know who wins the prize later this year. Previous: How Did Texas Housing Weather Hurricane Harvey? 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Badgers ready for Cal State Fullerton

first_imgBoRyan’s advice to his Wisconsin team as it prepares to face Cal State Fullertonin the first round of the NCAA tournaments: Don’t blink.Hedid. It wasn’t pleasant.“They’llget the ball up in a hurry,” Ryan said. “I was looking at one gamefilm today and I must have blinked, but they were laying it in at the other endafter a make. Must have been a slow blink.”Despitebeing Big Ten champions and ranked sixth in the nation, the Badgers will haveto stay alert to avoid an upset Thursday in Omaha, Neb.The14th-seeded Titans (24-8, 12-4 Big West) beat UC Irvine on Saturday night towin the conference tournament. Josh Akognon scored 23 points and was picked astournament MVP.No.3 seed Wisconsin (29-4, 16-2), beat Illinois 61-48 to win the tournament titleSunday, to go with its regular season championship.Ryanput his team through a light shooting workout Monday ? “no diving forloose balls, no chasing, no pinching, no rabbit punches,” he said ? but hesaid he saw plenty of shortcomings during the conference tournament that hisplayers will focus on when the heavy-duty workouts resume Tuesday.Lastyear, the Badgers were without injured leading rebounder Brian Butch and gotbounced by UNLV in the second round. But he has been healthy all this seasonand is averaging almost 13 points and seven rebounds a game.“Weknow we’ve got tough competition down the road,” Ryan said. “But theother teams playing us know they’ve got a team that’s going to battle them,too, and I like the group that I have going into these games.”last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 2016

first_imgTRAINERS FANCY CHROME FOR HORSE OF THE YEAR            Arrogate or California Chrome, California Chrome or Arrogate.Arrogate defeated California Chrome by a half-length in a dramatic running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. It was his second stakes appearance, both wins in Grade I races.Chrome’s body of work last year took him from the Golden State to Dubai as the popular California-bred boosted his earnings to $14,452,650, a North American record.So when it comes to Horse of the Year for 2016, a random sampling of Santa Anita-based trainers Saturday morning when the main track was closed for training due to rain drew a majority of Chrome votes:Richard Baltas: Arrogate. He beat Chrome heads up.Rafael Beccera: Chrome. Art Sherman, he’s my man.Simon Callaghan: Arrogate.Jack Carava: Chrome. He ran well all year. He’s a tough horse.Victor Garcia: Chrome’s been solid all the time. He deserves it.Mark Glatt: They should be co-winners. You can’t take anything away from Chrome but Arrogate did beat him, and it wasn’t because of a bad ride. Chrome’s been a machine.Bruce Headley: Chrome. Art (trainer Art Sherman) has the best horse in the world, and when he was young, he galloped the best horse in the world–Swaps.Brian Koriner: Chrome deserves it for the year he had. He traveled all over. He’s retiring; Arrogate can win it next year.Paulo Lobo: Arrogate. He beat Chrome.Mike Machowsky: Chrome should get it. Arrogate’s racing next year and he can get it then. This is more about bragging rights, anyway. Chrome’s people were true sportsmen for racing him all year when they could have retired him, but they’re both super horses.Alfredo Marquez: Chrome. He should have won the Classic. He’s a great horse.Jeff Mullins: Chrome deserves it. I hope he gets it.Jorge Periban: Chrome.John Shirreffs: I’m a Chromie. He’s a Cal-bred, c’mon.Gary Stute: No comment. FINISH LINES: Arrogate galloped one mile on the training track Saturday at 8:40 a.m. under exercise rider Dana Barnes . . . There are no guaranteed pools in exotic wagering today due to inclement weather . . . Hearty get-well wishes to longtime horse owner and Major League baseball star (three World Series rings with the 1952, ’53 and ’56 Yankees) Irv Noren, 92, who was hospitalized yesterday but is now recovering at home in Oceanside from a bout with pneumonia . . . Belated condolences to family and friends of late handicapper and turf writer Russ Harris, who died Tuesday in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at the age of 93. A 2011 inductee in the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor and one of the best and most widely recognized public handicappers of all time, Harris served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Normandy, France, and also participated in the Rhineland Ardennes and Central Europe campaign, receiving several medals for his service. Harris swept the nine-race card at Belmont Park with his top selections on May 8, 1981 . . . Santa Anita offers Dollar Day tomorrow, with hot dogs, beer and soda available for just a buck. Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday through Thursday, with live racing resuming Friday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. . . . Players wishing to gain a seat in the 2017 National Handicapping Championship Challenge in Las Vegas Jan. 7 or get a head start in the 2018 event can buy in to Santa Anita’s Players Choice contest for $500. The top five finishers in the Players Choice competition will have their pick of a 2017 or 2018 NHC Challenge entry. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top four Players Choice finishers: $10,000, $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000. For further information, visit santaanita.com/contest. HORSE OF THE YEAR CONTENDER ARROGATE IN 2017 DEBUTA ‘POLL’ OF TRAINERS FAVORS CHROME OVER ARROGATE ARROGATE GALLOPS MILE FOR TOMORROW’S SAN PASQUALcenter_img ARROGATE SAN PASQUAL WIN WOULD AID HOY BIDArrogate is a certainty to be a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the 2016 Horse of the Year, his credentials confirmed with wins in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga in August and a memorable victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.The quest for a 2017 championship begins at the first opportunity–in Sunday’s $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita.Ballots for the 2016 championship are due on Jan. 3 with an announcement on the finalists to be made later.Arrogate is a no-brainer for three-year-old male, while his main rival for Horse of the Year, California Chrome, is a lock for top older horse.Both have merits for the Horse of the Year title“It’s a tough call,” said respected private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “I think they are by far and away the best horses in America, and Arrogate definitely should be three-year-old of the year, and Chrome should definitely be older horse of the year.“Now who gets Horse of the Year? I don’t know. They’re two very, very good horses. I couldn’t fault people who vote for either horse.”For the record, Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert, fresh off a Triple Crown triumph with Horse of the Year American Pharoah in 2015, has but two stakes wins this year, the Grade I Travers by 13 ½ lengths in track record time, and the Classic, which capped a five-race winning streak.Chrome, on the other hand, was undefeated this year under the direction of trainer Art Sherman until Arrogate took his measure, winning six straight, three of them Grade I’s.“To have two horses back to back like a Pharoah and an Arrogate in this close of a time frame, that’s like when Lucien Lauren had Riva Ridge and Secretariat back to back (Riva Ridge was the Eclipse Award-winning two-year-old male in 1971 and outstanding older male in 1973; the mighty Secretariat was Horse of the Year as a two-year-old in 1972 and at three in 1973).“Arrogate and California Chrome are just two really good horses,” Young said. “We’ll just leave it at that for now.”            As an afterthought, what about two-year-old filly champion of 2015 Songbird, who won four Grade I stakes from coast to coast on three different tracks and suffered her lone defeat by the narrowest of noses to an older mare, three-time Eclipse champion Beholder?Not exactly chopped liver.The field for the San Pasqual, race eight of nine: Prospect Park, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 10-1; Accelerate, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Midnight Storm, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; and Arrogate, Mike Smith, 1-5.last_img read more

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Govt mulls toll for drivers using Amaila Fall access road

first_imgWhile a road user’s agreement was in place that allowed Government to recoup money from operators, who damaged hinterland roads, more direct charges are being contemplated, targeted at sustaining a steady flow of cash for road maintenance.This is the case at least with the Amaila Falls road, which is located in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). At a recent post-Cabinet press conference, Infrastructure Minister David Patterson zoomed in on Australian mining company Troy Resources.“The primary user of the road, obviously, would be Troy Resources. There are some other miners that would use the road. We’ll be looking to have a road-users agreement to charge users to ensure that we can get the funds to maintain it.”“It is in a reasonably passable condition at the moment. No one is maintaining or regulating it at the moment,” Patterson added. “But we’re looking to put in the road users agreement shortly.”A section of the Amaila Falls access roadIt was only a few days ago that plans were announced to fix the already deplorable Linden-Lethem trail, one of those roads rendered almost impassable partly by heavy-duty transit. In fact, it was pointed out that, almost daily, vehicles are overturning along the trail, with the most recent incident being last week.Commuters had complained bitterly about the condition of the roads, and had called on Government to intervene and repair the sections that are almost impassable. More recently, small operators have called on authorities to suspend heavy-duty vehicles from traversing the trail, since those vehicles are further damaging the roads.The Public Infrastructure Ministry has in the past complained about the “significant” sums of monies that have been expended in the hinterland regions for the rehabilitation of roadways. It had previously cited the $54.5 million was spent in 2016 to repair the Puruni-Itaballi corridor. Furthermore, in 2017, $100 million was allocated to improve the Puruni-Pappishou corridor.The Ministry had said that its efforts are being counteracted by operators of private mining or mining-related businesses, who choose to use overladen trucks on the roads and engage in other forms of misuse.They had also pointed out that the misuse of these roads is in contravention of the Road Users’ Agreement with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA), the Public Infrastructure Ministry, and the Natural Resources Ministry.“While the agreement notes that the Government of Guyana will use its best efforts to keep the road maintained in good condition at all times, road users must play their part by adhering to stipulations such as the prohibition of vehicles weighing more than 60 tons crossing Itaballi-Puruni bridges. Additionally, the agreement notes that users shall be liable to Government for any damage to Government’s property caused by the negligent use of the roadways by their employees and/or their agents.”last_img read more

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Donegal brothers join 2019 Rich List

first_imgTwo brothers from Donegal who own a £150m construction group have been added as new entries to the Sunday Times Rich List 2019.Cormac (67) and Patrick Byrne (64) own Ardmore Construction, one of the largest family-owned construction groups in the UK.The Byrne brothers were added to the Sunday Times UK Top 1,000 list of the richest people this week. Placed at number 703, the brothers are estimated to be worth £170m (€193m).Ardmore is behind some of the highest profile schemes in London, specialising in residential and hotel contracts.The brothers made it to number 79 on the Irish Rich List in March.Donegal businessman Paddy McNally also features as a re-entry to the UK Top 1,000. The former Formula One racing tycoon came in at #230 at an estimated wealth of £600m, down £10m from last year. McNally, a former journalist from south Donegal, made his millions selling trackside advertising at F1 circuits. Donegal brothers join 2019 Rich List was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Here’s how to win 2 tickets to EVERY Chase Center event in 2019

first_imgThat includes the Golden State Warriors’ season opener at their new digs in San Francisco on Oct. 24 as well as the night concert with … CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.Clear your calendar, fans.Because you could be very, very busy for basically the rest of 2019.Chase bank is staging a sweepstakes for a pair of tickets to every game, concert and event scheduled at Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, in 2019.last_img

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X&Y ANGEL -New Short Ponytail Hair Piece Extension Wavy Claw Clip In/on Hairpiece PM004, Lovely pony tsil but its not black its dark brown

first_img Posted on May 12, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HairpiecesTags X&Y ANGEL Omg i absolutely love these hair pieces i have brought 2 now. I have had so many comments on it. And the best thing about it, it really do look like you’re real hair. Really good natural looking pony tail. Once in and secure, you can play about with the hair to create a natural look that no one can see if it is your hair or not. I tie my hair into a tight pony tail,ends tucked in to hair bobble. Pull hair at back and sides till happy with look then clip hair to desired height making sure its secure and not pulling. Key specs for X&Y ANGEL -New Short Ponytail Hair Piece Extension Wavy Claw Clip In/on Hairpiece PM004 (dark brown):Condition: Brand newStyle: Curly ponytail comes in a claw clip.How to wear: Shake it and clip it on your own hair. Brush it into the style you like. No pins or tape are required.Length:about 30 cmThere are 3 colors to choose:black ,light brown .dak brownComments from buyers“Ponytail clip in, Thanks so much love this ponytail love big hair so yes its great , Omg I absolutely love these hair pieces I have brought 2 now” Brilliant and very easy to use. The product it’s beautiful looks identical with my colour hair and i use chocolate truffle. Very easy to put on and it’s not heavy at all. This is brilliant and matches my colour. Well worth the price makes you look stunning and i need height in my hair so i bought this n it makes me look stunning so thankyou. Thanks so much love this ponytail love big hair so yes its great great delivery will buy more in future. Lovely pony tsil but its not black its dark brown pity i cant wear it as i have black hair hense 3 stars. Bought for my daughters wedding and she looks lovely, easy to attach, colour was not perfect a bit light for a dark brown request, perhaps got the wrong colour. Have now ordered again in black. Does everything it says on the tin. Looks very synthetic and not matching the colour i thought it would be, as demonstrated in the pics. Brilliant hairpiece, matches my own hair perfectly. Lovely ponytail nice an thick i went for dark brown but theres a slight red tone in it if thats what your after. Fantastic, my hair looked amazing and the colour matched my dyed hair. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-05-12 10:03:28Reviewed Item X&Y ANGEL -New Short Ponytail Hair Piece Extension Wavy Claw Clip In/on Hairpiece PM004 (dark brown)Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  37  reviewslast_img read more

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Sharon Gray

first_imgA true advocate and supporter of Touch in South Australia, Sharon Gray continues to dedicate her time to supporting the growth of Touch Football in grassroots communities. A long time player and national representative, Sharon uses her expertise and time to encourage and develop touch programs in secondary schools encouraging participation by both students and teachers. Sharon is also the permit managers for Eastern Stingrays, a role that is critical to the function of State League.last_img

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Northern Eastern BC has intake clinics to help with mental health for

first_img“With school in full swing, midterms over and the holiday season on the horizon, December makes sense as a time for parents to check in with their children to see how things are going,” said Wade Maybie, a registered nurse at the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinic in Saanich B.C.Maybie says it’s best to call ahead to be sure you are within the clinic’s catchment area. That’s true for all clinics in B.C.“Sometimes it’s possible that what the caller really needs is a referral to a different community resource, and once the initial screening meeting occurs, the team looks at the best fit for services,” Maybie said.The following are our local area B.C. Mental Health Intake Offices;Fort St John 5020 Airport Drive, Fort Nelson Fort Nelson Tumbler Ridge ​ For more information on the above-listed clinics; CLICK HEREFor other resources that are not in our area;Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health; CLICK HEREThe Foundry; CLICK HEREFamily Smart; CLICK HEREKelty Mental Health; CLICK HERE Suite 200  9900 100 Ave., Fort St John, VICTORIA, B.C. – The Ministry of Children and Family Development funds 100 walk-in intake clinics around the province, where children and youth who may be struggling with mental health challenges can get assessed and connected to supports and services.Not everyone knows there are walk-in intake clinics around the Province. These clinics funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development are set up for children and youth who might be struggling with mental health challenges.These children and youth can be assessed and connected to services and supports for challenges ranging from anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, to family conflict, emotional dysregulation and trauma. Self-harm and problems related to alcohol and drugs are common issues for the children and youth who come into the Child and Youth Mental Health clinics. Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Chetwynd Suite 205 1508 102 Ave., Dawson Creekcenter_img Dawson Creek ​ ​ Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 4744 52 St., Chetwynd ​ ​ Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tumbler Ridge High School intake with a Clinicianlast_img read more

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At the vanguard of struggle

first_imgAt the turn of the last century, thousands of thoughtful American women were deeply stirred at the denial of votes to women. Some protested politely in white-gloved Carnegie Hall gatherings. Some spoke on the street corners and were heckled: “Go home and wash your dishes!”, or asked, regardless of age, “Who’s taking care of your children?” One woman was queried, “How would you like to be a man?” She replied tersely, “I wouldn’t. How would you?” Some picketed the White House and burned President Wilson’s fine phrases about democracy in a pot outside his door. They were arrested and sent to a horrible workhouse which they exposed to the world. Also Read – A special kind of bondMaude Malone, a valiant fighter (who at her death was librarian of this newspaper) marched on Broadway when I was a young girl, bearing placards, “Votes for Women” front and back, like a sandwich man and lost her job in a library. Various reasons moved different groups. There were the staunch veterans, who had been ridiculed, ostracised, disowned by families, arrested for attempting to vote. There were rich women who represented the cause “Taxation with Representation.” Professional women resented the obstacles placed in their way in schools and colleges. Working women wanted “Equal pay for equal work,” and laws on hours, safety, child labour, and sanitary regulations. Also Read – Insider threat managementAll were convinced that votes would be a powerful weapon to remedy their grievances. They paraded, held meetings in churches, published papers, pamphlets, and leaflets, lobbied in state legislatures and in Congress. There was every type of organisation. They followed candidates around, forcing them to take a stand, as Mother Bloor described her suffrage work in Ohio. More and more women resented their second-class citizenship, their lack of control over their lives, their children, their property, their wages. A militant movement grew to enormous proportions, which finally won “Votes for Women” in 1920, when the 19th Amendment, known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment was passed. The leaders of the suffrage movement were predominantly native-born, articulate, and aggressive. But working women were not adequately represented, and their needs were not sufficiently expressed in the official suffrage movement. In fact, the opposition was already evident in some quarters to “protective legislation” which actually restricted the rights of mothers and working women in the name of “equality.” But activism began to develop among working women as early as 1908, not least of which was the East Side demonstration of foreign-born, unorganised working women in New York’s needle trades sweatshops of the day. It was organised by the Women’s Committee of the Socialist Party, headed by Margaret Sanger. She was a nurse and later devoted her life to the advocacy of birth control. By the next year, 1909, 20,000 of these women workers were engaged in a great strike of waistmakers on New York’s East Side. It was called “the girls’ strike.” Eighty per cent of the workers were women, the majority between 17 and 25. They worked 56 hours a week in dirty firetrap buildings, sped up in the season and put out of work completely in slack time. The struggle started in two shops and spread after a meeting in Cooper Union at which a girl striker, Clara Lemlich, said, “I am tired of listening to speakers. I make the motion that a general strike be declared.” She is among those who should be honoured as a founder of unionism in the United States. Because of its working-class origin and these simultaneous struggles, Clara Zetkin, leading German woman Socialist, welcomed American Women’s Day. She had urged a lengthy struggle in Germany to include women’s suffrage in the demands of the Social Democratic Party. There was opposition from some of her male comrades at the time because “women will vote reactionary.” They said that “if you give women the vote, they’ll vote the way the priests say.” At the Congress of the Socialist International in 1910 – with the support from August Bebel of Germany, Vladimir Lenin from Russia, and Big Bill Haywood and others from the US – Zetkin’s proposal that March 8 be designated International Women’s Day was accepted unanimously. It was dedicated to the struggle for the full rights of women. It has spread around the world and is celebrated today in many lands – China, the Soviet Union, the Eastern democracies, France, Italy, and England particularly. (Courtesy: People’s World Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 1890-1964, known as “The Rebel Girl,” was one of the premier labour activists and leaders of the struggle for women’s equality in the 20th century. She was an organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, a founding member of the ACLU, and later in life the Chairperson of the Communist Party USA. In this article, originally printed under the headline “For the Rights of Women” in the Daily Worker on March 11, 1954, Flynn discusses the U.S. origins of International Women’s Day)last_img read more

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