SU opposes AfD leader’s Oxford Union visit

first_img“In recent years, those perspectives featured and questioned at the Union have ranged from Julius Malema, leader of the radically leftist Economic Freedom Fighters in South Africa, to Marine Le Pen.“Alice Weidel is the leader of the largest opposition party in the German Parliament. After Dr Weidel’s speech in the Union’s debating Chamber, members will be welcome to ask her questions, and challenge her views if they wish.” “However, I do think their views and those of similar parties and organisations in the UK should berobustly challenged in healthy andopen debate.”Last week, President of the Oxford Union, Stephen Horvath, told Cherwell: “The Oxford Union remains committed to the principles of political neutrality and free speech, and we invite a variety of political leaders from different countries and competing ideological camps. In Oxford, a Stand Up to Racism street stand was attacked by two men in Carfax in August. Stand Up to Racism Oxford is one of the key groups involved in organising a protest against Weidel in November.21 of the 38 representatives present at Council voted in favour of condemning Weidel’s invitation, while eight voted against. There were nine abstentions.Oxford’s Liberal Democrat MP, Layla Moran, has backed the Union’s decision to host Weidel. This puts her at odds with the city’s Labour MP, Anneliese Dodds.Last week, Dodds said: “It is very concerning to hear that the Oxford Union has gone out of its way to court a far-right politician in this way.“The AfD marched alongside Pegida, an extreme-right group, during protests in the German city of Chemnitz last month, which featured protestors making Nazi salutes and openly threatening migrants.”In contrast, Moran said: “The AfD’s views are abhorrent and do not reflect the values of Oxfordshire, the United Kingdom, the Liberal Democrats nor the vast majority of Oxford University students.center_img The Oxford Union’s decision to invite leader of the Alternative für Deutschland, Alice Weidel, to speak on next month was condemned by the Oxford University Student Council this Wednesday evening.Following a wide-ranging debate, 72% of the voting members expressed opposition to Weidel’s invitation.Oxford Student Union President, Joe Inwood, told Cherwell that the Council “decided by vote to make a stand against the invitation of a proponent of values contrary to those of Oxford students.”Student Council members, including Vice President of Welfare and Equal Opportunities, Ellie Macdonald, were keen to express that they did not consider Weidel speaking at the Union simply an exercise in “free speech”.They argued that the AfD, which is now the third largest party in the German Bundestag, does not just broadcast “hate speech” – it has also actively condoned physical violence in Germany against minority groups.Concern was about the invitation was expressed by those present, who noted the increase in racially-motivated violence in Britain in recent years.last_img read more

PBSO seeking missing/endangered man

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing and possibly endangered man who was last seen in Magonia Park on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.Police say 57-year-old Rubin Morris III is described to have gray hair and brown eyes.He was last seen wearing a blue and white horizontal striped polo shirt and white dress pants.Rubin suffers from a medical condition which is why PBSO consider him to be possibly endangered.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact PBSO at 561-688-3400.last_img

Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ “I’m knocking this guy out with bad intentions,” Kambosos told Filipino reporters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Come Sunday you’ll see a vintage Manny Pacquiao,” Kambosos said on Wednesday. “Manny sparred for about 100 rounds. We trained smart and we trained hard so he’s ready to go.”Pacquiao hasn’t fought since yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision a year ago in Brisbane, Australia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Kambosos, whose first call-up to join Pacquiao’s camp as a sparring partner was last year when he helped the eight-division champion prepare for the Horn fight, is featured in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Matthysse headliner.The 25-year-old Australian lightweight contender is facing a Filipino in JR Magboo in an eight-rounder in a bout that he believes won’t last long. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Air Force dethrones Cignal for PVL men’s title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kambosos Jr. Photo from Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — George Kambosos Jr. said the old, deadly version of Manny Pacquiao will finally show up against Lucas Matthysse on July 15.Kambosos had seen it first hand after sparring with Pacquiao for at least 50 rounds throughout the Filipino ring icon’s training camp for his duel with Matthysse.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more