GoodFasting platform will help fasters donate money saved to charity

first_img With intermittent fasting the most searched for diet term on Google in 2019, a platform is launching that helps people who want to follow a plan donate the money they save to charity.The GoodFasting platform is being developed to include features that enable people to follow personalised advice on the intermittent fasting diet with the additional functionality of making donations to people in hunger.Expected to launch in the next month, the platform offers a personalised approach with a focus on providing intermittent fasting programmes based on lifestyle, goals, and eating preferences.People will be able choose from a number of fasting plans listed on the site, which include everything from just drinking water instead of buying a coffee, and skipping a meal a day, to doing the 5:2 diet, which involves eating 500-600 calories for two days out of the week. They will then be able to donate the money they save to their choice of charity.Vladislav Buchnev, founder of the project, said:“People fail in their diets – that’s why many of them consider intermittent fasting because of its simplicity and health benefits. We provide a motivational tool to keep users following a fasting diet while helping others who need it most. Users will be able to follow the fasting diet, skip meals, save money while skipping meals, and donate savings to those who need it most.” Advertisement GoodFasting platform will help fasters donate money saved to charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  624 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Melanie May | 3 March 2020 | News  623 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Fundraising ideaslast_img read more

March 7, 1970 – Historic International Working Women’s Day march to House of Detention

first_imgby Naomi CohenThe following excerpt is from an article originally printed in the March 25, 1970, Workers World newspaper entitled, “A day of struggle in New York City — Militant demonstration marks International Women’s Day” written by Naomi Cohen.  YAWF banner leads march to Women’s House of Detention, 1970.The occasion was March 7, the first International Women’s Day rally in this coun­try in many years. In this city and around the coun­try, women took this day to revive the revolutionary traditions of a day that is truly for women in struggle.1,000 rally in New York CityThe day was marked here by over 1,000 women and male supporters with a rally in Union Square and a militant march to New York’s Bastille — the Women’s House of Detention. The action was or­ganized by the Women’s Caucus of Youth Against War and Fascism and included representatives from many women’s organizations. So that women with children could attend, men from YAWF staffed a childcare center at a nearby church during the rally.When the rally ended, women poured out of Union Square Park and began a spirited march to the infamous Women’s House of Detention. They carried banners demanding equal pay for equal work, free and legal abortions, no job discrimination and free­dom for Geraldine Robinson, a Black mother of five from Buffalo, who was framed up along with Martin Sostre for running a revolutionary book­store in the Black community there.Marching along the crowded streets, the women chanted, “Women, let’s unite and fight,” “Out of the house, out of the jails, out from under, women unite,” and “Free our sisters, free ourselves. Free Joan Bird, free Erica Huggins.”Speaking with jailed sistersThe march grew as it went, so that when it reached the prison, the demonstrators completely circled the building. Women prisoners waved and shouted out of the windows: “Free us,” “Power to the people” and “We want food.” The demonstrators stopped at the back of the prison, where they could hear the women best, and shouted up to their imprisoned sisters. “Hey, hey, ho, ho, The House of D has got to go’’ was picked up by the crowd. “Free Joan Bird” was raised again and again to demand freedom for the Panther woman now imprisoned there for almost a year on $100,000 ransom as a result of the frame-up of the New York Panther 21.The cops were ominously moving in, harassing the demonstrators, but no one was moving. The women stood with fists raised and shouted up to the prisoners. It was finally suggested that the demon­strators demand their right to see prison author­ities with a list of demands. As the women marched on the front of the prison, police moved in to block their way.The women refused to give way and stood at the entrance of the prison chanting, “Free our sisters, free ourselves.” A handful of cops were nervously backed up against the prison wall, confronted by an angry crowd of determined women.Finally, a squad of cops charged the demonstra­tors, pushing them away from the prison. Clubs started swinging, and the people were brutally man­handled. In the process, three women and three male supporters were arrested. The three women are Sharon Eolis, a leader in YAWF, and Rita Freed and Pam Kirkland, long-time activists in Youth Against War and Fascism and well-known to New York’s secret police. Three men, Mike Fried­man, Steve Cagan and Jamie Fryer were also arrested.Framed-up women and supportersIt took the cops two hours to decide to frame-up the demonstrators on very heavy charges. Sharon Eolis, Pam Kirkland and Steve Cagan are being charged with felonious assault on a cop, in addi­tion to first-degree riot, also a felony. The de­fendants are also being charged with resisting ar­rest, harassment, obstruction of government ad­ministration and disorderly conduct.The stiff charges make it clear that the women’s liberation movement can now expect the same kind of repression that the government has brought down on the Black Liberation and antiwar move­ments. Women’s liberation is spoken of as a joke in the capitalist press, but the moment women begin to struggle in militant actions, the repression comes down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more