Monday, 22 July 2013

Books Not Bombs

As member of NYSPC, SPAN is additionally concerned within the Books Not Bombs Campaign. The Books not Bombs Campaign concerns funding education as opposition war together with A finish to on-campus military enlisting. The campaign has enclosed legislature call days, petitions, student strikes, contingents in national protest. As a {part of} the Books Not Bombs Campaign SPAN additionally took part during a National Youth Convergence control to counter 2004 Republican National Convention likewise as collaborating within the wider protest at each the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Student Peace Action Network was shaped in 1995. Originally known as the Peace Action field Network, it formally became the coed Peace Action Network in 1996. Its earliest actions enclosed a campaign for Human Rights in Mexico with a level on the crisis in Chiapas and additionally a campaign to shut the varsity of Americas.

SPAN was additionally active within the anti-globalization movement, giving direct action coaching for IMF/World Bank protesters, and organizing contingents in many IMF/World Bank protests. In 2002, it participated during a joint march against each the IMF/World Bank and therefore the then risk of a North American nation invasion of Irak. 

In the response to the War on Terror SPAN helped kind the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition together with alternative outstanding student teams. As a reaction to the Saint George Bush’s plans to invade Irak, SPAN organized teach-ins against the war on Gregorian calendar month seven, 2002. 

In 2003 SPAN organized and co-sponsored together with Sept eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and therefore the Japanese Congress against the A and H-Bombs the Survivors Speak: From metropolis to 9/11 Tour. The tour consisted of Saint Andrew the Apostle Rice whose brother was killed on 9/11 and Seiko Ikeda, a metropolis survivor speaking on the requirement for AN finish of the employment of violence. The tour reached seven faculties, as well as Harvard, Dartmouth, and therefore the University of Latest Hampshire. 

In 2007 SPAN participated within the North American nation Social Forum, organizing a workshop on counter-recruitment. SPAN additionally participates within the annual assume outside the Bomb Youth Nuclear problems Conference at the University of Golden State, Santa Barbara.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Chinese car creator deliberately replicas Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 has just picked up a doppelganger in China. According to CarNewsChina, Jianghuai Auto Corporation has just unveiled its new 4R3 pickup, and sure enough, the vehicle looks to be a near carbon copy of America's best-selling truck. JAC reportedly wants to provide buyers in China, Africa and South America with a larger, inexpensive work vehicle. While the appearances of the Ford F-Series and 4R3 visuals differ ever so slightly, the similarities far outweigh the incongruities. According to CNC, JAC is a fairly small automaker in the People's Republic that specializes in rebodied Hyundai cars, SUVs and pickups.

Word has it the 4R3 will be powered by a 2.8-liter diesel four-cylinder engine generating just 108 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. There's no word on cost at this point. The JAC 4R3 is set to debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April, though there's no telling how long the vehicle will be on the market before the company gets a call from the lawyers in Dearborn. Head over to CarNewsChina.com for a better look at the F-150 twin.

Monday, 7 March 2011

The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper, published on Sundays. In the same place on the political spectrum as its daily sister paper The Guardian, which acquired it in 1993, it takes a liberal or social democratic line on most issues. It is the world's oldest Sunday newspaper.

The first issue, published on 4 December 1791 by W.S. Bourne, was the world's first Sunday newspaper.

Believing that the paper would be a means of wealth, Bourne instead soon found himself facing debts of nearly £1,600. In 1794, Bourne attempted to sell The Observer to anti-government based groups in London. When this failed Bourne's brother (a wealthy businessman) made an offer to the government, which also refused to buy the paper but agreed to subsidise it in return for influence over its editorial content. As a result, the paper soon took a strong line against radicals such as Thomas Paine, Francis Burdett and Joseph Priestley.