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Berlin-Wedding station

Berlin-Wedding is a station in the Wedding locality of Berlin and serves the S-Bahn lines and and the U-Bahn line. Wedding S-Bahn station first opened on 1 May 1872, it is part of the Berlin Ringbahn, a circular line traversing many of the central districts of the city. The service, was disrupted in 1961 by the building of the Berlin Wall and Wedding S-Bahn station went out of use in 1980 after passenger numbers on the route fell to unsustainable levels. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, many disused S-Bahn routes were reinstated; the section of line between the stations Westhafen and Gesundbrunnen, with Wedding as the only intermediate station, was the last of these to be reopened. This occurred on 16 June 2002, a date, nicknamed Wedding-Day, a pun based on the clash of meanings of the word'wedding' in English and German. Wedding U-Bahn station first opened on 8 March 1923 along with the rest of the newly built line between the stations Stettiner Bahnhof and Seestraße, it was opened bearing the name Bahnhof Wedding, reflecting the fact that there existed interchange with the adjoining station served by long-distance trains.

On 3/4 November 1943, the access was spilled. The month of October was calm, the damage could be remedied quickly, so that an orderly operation could be carried out again, it was given its current name in 1972 as the station no longer existed, has increased in significance since 2002 when the interchange with the S-Bahn was reinstated. In addition to its rail links, the station is served by two bus lines during the day and two at night; the nearby Nettelbeckplatz was once a major hub for tram lines, but these were removed in 1958

The Populars of Italy Tomorrow

The Populars of Italy Tomorrow was a Christian-democratic political party in Italy whose power base is in Sicily. It's affiliated to Forza Italia. PID was launched on 28 September 2010 by five splinter deputies of the Union of the Centre led by Francesco Saverio Romano, UdC leader in Sicily, they dissented with the party's support to Raffaele Lombardo's fourth regional government and chose to vote in favour of Silvio Berlusconi in a vote of confidence on 29 September in the Chamber of Deputies. It was a damaging split for the UDC in Sicily, the party's historical stronghold, as 7 regional deputies out of 10 chose to follow Romano and they were joined by a splinter from the Movement for the Autonomies, Lombardo's party. With 8 deputies, PID are the fifth largest party in the Regional Assembly. Behind the scenes, the party was supported by Salvatore Cuffaro and former President of Sicily, forced to leave politics in January 2011 due to a 7-year conviction for mafia-related crimes. On 20 October 2010, in the Chamber of Deputies, PID formed a joint group with We the South led by Luciano Sardelli.

On 20 January 2011 PID was a founding component of Responsible Initiative, a centre-right group in the Chamber, but Calogero Mannino refused to join it. In March Mannino left the party to start his own, which will be called Popular Initiative, while Romano was appointed minister of Agriculture in Berlusconi IV Cabinet. In 2012 the PID formed Popular Construction along with Popular Action, the Christian Movement of Workers and the Extended Christian Pact; the new party ran in the Sicilian regional election of 2012, winning 5.9% of the votes and 4 regional deputies. In 2013 PID–Popular Construction became an associate party of Forza Italia. Coordinator: Francesco Saverio Romano President: Calogero Mannino

Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed is a British-Australian scholar whose area of study includes the intersection of feminist theory, lesbian feminism, queer theory, critical race theory and postcolonialism. Ahmed was born in England, she has a Pakistani father and English mother, emigrated to Adelaide, with her family in the early 1970s. Key themes in her work, such as migration, difference and mixed identities, relate directly to some of these early experiences, she completed her first degree at Adelaide University and doctoral research at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University. She now lives in the outskirts of Cambridge with her partner, Sarah Franklin, an academic at the University of Cambridge. Ahmed was based at the Institute for Women’s Studies at Lancaster University from 1994 to 2004, is one of its former directors, she was appointed to the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2004, was the inaugural director of its Centre for Feminist Research, set up'to consolidate Goldsmiths' feminist histories and to help shape feminist futures at Goldsmiths.'

In spring 2009 Ahmed was the Laurie New Jersey Chair in Women’s Studies at Rutgers University and in Lent 2013 she was the Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Professor in Gender Studies at Cambridge University, where she conducted research on "Willful Women: Feminism and a History of Will". In 2015 she was the keynote speaker at the National Women's Studies Association annual conference. In 2016 Ahmed resigned from her post at Goldsmiths in protest over the alleged sexual harassment of students by staff there, she has indicated. She blogs at a project she continues to update; the blog is a companion to her book "Living a Feminist Life". The term "feminist killjoy" "became a communication device, a way of reaching people who recognized in her something of their own experience." Intersectionality is essential to Ahmed's feminism. She states that “intersectionality is a starting point, the point from which we must proceed if we are to offer an account of how power works.” She agrees with hooks, stating that if we aim to end sexism etc. we must look at the other things attached, like racism and colonial power which molded our current society.

To Ahmed, intersectionality is how we "make a point of how we come into existence.” "How we can experience intersections,” though, can be "frustrating, painful." Intersectionality is important to Ahmed, as it defines her own feminism and sense of self: “I am not a lesbian one moment and a person of color the next and a feminist at another. I am all of these at every moment, and lesbian feminism of color brings this all into existence, with insistence, with persistence.” Diversity work is one of Ahmed’s common topics. Included in many of her works, including Living a Feminist Life and On Being Included, it is a concept that makes tangible what it means to live a feminist life day to day in institutions. To Ahmed, diversity work is “ about the techniques of power in the effort to transform institutional norms or in an effort to be in a world that does not accommodate our being.” Diversity work is not any one thing. It is the act of trying to change an institution, simply the act of existing in one when it was not meant for you.

She draws upon her experiences as a woman of color in academia and the works of others, including Chandra Talpade Mohanty, M. Jacqui Alexander, Heidi Mirza. To Ahmed, lesbian feminism of color is "the struggle to put ourselves back together because within lesbian shelters too our being was not always accommodated." She draws upon the work of other lesbian feminists of color, like Cherie Moraga, Gloria Anzaldua, Audre Lorde. These women have taken part in the effort to write” into existence.” Ahmed sees the texts of these women and many others like them to be a “lifeline”. To Ahmed, practicing feminism is integral to the embodiment of living a feminist life. Ahmed's Killjoy Manifesto feministkilljoy blog elucidate the tenets of living and practicing life through a feminist philosophy- while creating space for sharing how these embodiments create tension in life experiences under systems of patriarchy and oppression. Sara Ahmed's work is interested in both lived experience analysis and the analysis of affect or emotion.

She analyzes structures of emotion as social phenomena that dictate the way we lead our lives. For example, in "The Promise of Happiness," she explores the way that happiness acts as "social pressure" to push individuals towards or away from certain experiences and behaviors; this intersects with her study of queerness in "Happy Objects" where she describes the experience of being a young queer person at a family dinner table being overlooked by ancestral photos of heterosexual nuclear families. 2017, Ahmed received the Kessler Award for contributions to the field of LBGTQ studies from CLAGS, CUNY. Ahmed gave a talk, "Queer Use," when accepting this award.2019, Ahmed was awarded an honorary doctorate from Malmö University, Sweden. She gave a lecture, "Feminists at Work: Diversity, Institutions" as honorary doctor. Ahmed has been described as a prolific writer. One reviewer of her work commented, "Few academic writers working in the UK context today can match Sara Ahmed in her prolific output, fewer still can maintain the high level of her theoretical explorations.”

Ahmed has written nine single-authored books. Vithetens Hegemoni Published in 1998 by Cambridge University Press. A