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London Black Revolutionaries

The London Black Revolutionaries is a revolutionary socialist British political organisation centred in London. The organisation's membership is rumoured to be a mix of Caribbean and South Asian youth, part of an oppositional faction and split of more than 550 members from the Socialist Workers Party in 2012–13, its closed membership consists of Black British and British Asian youths, who define themselves as a working-class, grassroots organisation based on anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-homophobic and anti-sexist principles. Rejecting pacifism, the Black Revolutionaries take a militant approach to their activities, employing direct action as a tactic; the organisation is said to be based in Brixton, South London. The London Black Revs follows in the development of past Black organisations such as the Black Eagles and the Race Today Collective led by Darcus Howe, a Trinidadian organiser in the Black communities of Notting Hill and Brixton, known for organising a demonstration of 20,000 people in response to the New Cross house fire – a fire of the home of a West Indian family at 439 New Cross Road, South London, that resulted in the deaths of 13 young black persons, aged from 14 to 22, including 27 others were injured – with the New Cross Massacre Action Committee.

In a 2014 statement the London Black Revs asserted the principles of the organisation: London Black Revs is a self-determined working class URBAN revolutionary organisation. Our principles and offensives range from anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and anti-fascist campaigns and operations. We are a democratic-militant organisation that encourages self-leadership but adheres to fighting oppression and exploitation in non-abstract forms. We combine practical versatility, modern methods for organising, self-emancipation, direct action, militant defensives and offensives and full commitment to the struggle as cornerstones of London Black Revolutionaries. Our organisation is for those who see nothing else but struggle and will not settle for anything less than a world rid of oppression and exploitation. We see the struggles of race, class and sexuality bound together, as such, they must be fought through the'united offensive' on oppression. Stating that it had participated in militant action against Jobbik, a Hungarian far-right nationalist movement, in February 2014, the group has expressed a desire for London to "have the reputation of being a fascist-free zone" by 2015.

In June 2014 the group launched a "night-time raid", pouring concrete on metal spikes placed outside a Tesco store on Regent Street. According to opponents of the move, the spikes were intended to prevent homeless people from sleeping in the area – according to Tesco, they were "studs aimed at curbing anti-social behaviour". On 9 August 2014, the African-American youth Michael Brown was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, United States; this caused significant unrest, which restarted on 24 November after a grand jury opted to not indict the police officer. The London Black Revolutionaries, together with other left-wing groups, subsequently organised protest in London against the killing of Brown and the legal action taken in the wake of it. A protest held on 26 November outside the American embassy in London, organised by London Black Revs and other organisations swelled to over 3000 participants. On 10 December 2014, the London Black Revolutionaries called another demonstration, marking the death of Eric Garner in the United States.

More than 800 people joined the die-in solidarity demonstration at one of London's largest shopping centres, White City Westfield's in West London. The demonstration was broadcast by media channels such as RT, Press TV and Channel 4. 76 people were arrested for Violent Disorder following a police kettle outside the Westfield Centre. In an article in The Guardian, London Black Revs stated: "The message is clear: the home secretary and the Metropolitan police will not allow the galvanisation of an active movement against racism, police brutality and wider social and economic problems in the UK." The Black Revs' community organisation saw the initiative of Reclaim Brixton gather more than 2,500 people on the streets of Brixton against the ongoing gentrification and housing crisis in the area. London Black Revs led the street marches around the area in defiance against some local business owners in favour of the changes and developments in Brixton; the event was hailed as a major success and saw thousands of local Brixton residents joining the day's procession.

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National Register of Historic Places listings in Curry County, Oregon

This list presents the full set of buildings, objects, sites, or districts designated on the National Register of Historic Places in Curry County and offers brief descriptive information about each of them. The National Register recognizes places of national, state, or local historic significance across the United States. Out of over 90,000 National Register sites nationwide, Oregon is home to over 2,000, 46 of those are found in Curry County; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted February 21, 2020. National Register of Historic Places listings in Oregon Listings in neighboring counties: Coos, Del Norte, Josephine Historic preservation History of Oregon Lists of Oregon-related topics Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, National Register Program National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places site Media related to National Register of Historic Places in Curry County, Oregon at Wikimedia Commons

German auxiliary cruiser Widder

Widder was an auxiliary cruiser of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, used as a merchant raider in the Second World War. Her Kriegsmarine designation was Schiff 21, to the Royal Navy she was Raider D; the name Widder represents the constellation Aries in German. Built for HAPAG, the Hamburg America Line, at Howaldtswerke, she was launched in 1930 as the freighter Neumark. After an uneventful career she was requisitioned by the Kriegsmarine for use as a commerce raider, she was converted for this purpose by Blohm & Voss in late 1939, commissioned as the raider Widder on 9 December of that year. She sailed on her first and only raiding voyage in May 1940. Widder sailed as part of the Kriegsmarine's first wave of commerce raiders, sailing on 6 May 1940 under the command of Korvettenkapitän Helmuth von Ruckteschell. Leaving Germany on 6 May 1940, she made in Norway. On 13 May the Widder confronted the British submarine HMS Clyde on the surface, enjoining an exchange of gunfire which lasted for over an hour, with no hits for either side.

After the engagement, the cruiser sought shelter in Sandsfjord. On 14 May she sailed to the open sea. On 21 August 1940, 800 miles west of the Canary Islands, she sank the SS Anglo Saxon, carrying a cargo of coal from Newport, Wales, to Bahía Blanca, Argentina. After refuelling from the auxiliary ship Nordmark, she slipped through the Denmark Strait. Over a 5½ month period she captured and sank ten ships, totalling 58,644 GRT; the Widder was reported to have machine-gunned the crew of the SS Anglo Saxon in their life-boats. Over two months on 27 October, the last two survivors in the boat landed in the Bahamas after a 2,275 mile voyage. One of the two died when his new ship was torpedoed in 1941, the other survived the war and testified against von Ruckteschell, sentenced to seven years for his war crime. Having completed her mission, she returned to occupied France on 31 October 1940. Deemed unsuitable as a merchant raider due to persistent drive problems, Widder was re-christened Neumark, used as a repair ship in Norway, playing a major role in repairing the battleship Tirpitz in 1943/1944.

After the war she was taken into British service as Ulysses sold back to Germany as Fechenheim in 1950 before being wrecked off Bergen in 1955. Her hull was scrapped shortly after, she was one of only two German auxiliary cruisers, after one 1940 cruise. Her captain, Helmuth von Ruckteschell, was one of only two German naval commanders convicted of war crimes at the end of the war. Paul Schmalenbach. German Raiders 1895–1945. ISBN 0-85059-351-4. August Karl Muggenthaler. German Raiders of World War II. ISBN 0-7091-6683-4. Stephen Roskill; the War at Sea 1939–1945 Volume I. Hilfskreuzer Widder

Don Flowers

Don Flowers was an American cartoonist best known for his syndicated panel Glamor Girls. Flowers was noted for his fluid ink work, prompting Coulton Waugh to write that Flowers displayed "about the finest line bequeathed to a cartoonist, it dances. One of three children, Flowers was born in 1908 in Custer City, Oklahoma, to Mabel Flowers and photographer W. A. Flowers, he dropped out of school at age 16 and spent five years working at The Kansas City Star as a staff artist and photo retoucher. After a brief job with the Chicago American, Flowers moved to New York where he was a staff artist at the Associated Press, he created his first syndicated feature, Puffy the Pig, for AP Newsfeatures in 1930. The following year, he began drawing Oh, Diana! and introduced a pinup-style with Modest Maidens, both for AP Newsfeatures. Modest Maidens brought him a weekly salary of $25. During World War II, the gals of Modest Maidens learned first aid, dug in victory gardens, entertained GIs and served as wardens and lookouts.

Modest Maidens became so successful that William Randolph Hearst of King Features Syndicate wanted the feature and offered Flowers double what he earned at AP. However, AP held the rights, so Flowers renamed his panel Glamor Girls and signed on with King Features. Oh, Diana! was continued by Bill Champs and Phil Berube after Flowers left AP for King Features in 1945. Virginia Clark was drawing Oh, Diana! in 1947. Modest Maidens, was taken over by AP staff artist Jay Alan. At its peak, Glamor Girls ran in 300 newspapers. Flowers continued to draw the Glamor Girls daily and Sunday panels until his 1968 death from emphysema. During the late 1940s, some 200 Flowers cartoons were published in an Avon paperback; the initial print run of 200,000 copies sold out, followed by a second printing of 215,000 copies. Alex Chun collected Flowers' work for The Glamor Girls of Don Flowers, published by Fantagraphics Books in 2005 with a foreword by Sergio Aragones and an afterword by Don Flowers, Jr. "Don Flowers" by Don Flowers, Jr. "Pinup art goes mainstream" by Molly Mullen

Corybas dowlingii

Corybas dowlingii known as red lanterns, is a rare species of terrestrial orchid endemic to New South Wales. It grows in colonies and has a round or heart-shaped leaf and a dark purplish red flower with white patches in the labellum. Corybas dowlingii is a terrestrial, deciduous, herb with a single round or heart-shaped leaf 15–35 mm long and wide; the leaf is dark green on the upper surface and reddish on the lower side. A single erect, dark purplish red flower, 26–32 mm long and 6–10 mm wide is borne on a stalk 1–2 mm long; the dorsal sepal curved. The lateral sepals are linear, about 2 mm long and 0.5 mm wide and held horizontally or turned upwards towards the labellum. The petals are about 0.5 mm long and hidden behind the labellum. The labellum is translucent white with red blotches and tube-shaped near its base; the tube is about 4 mm long expanded into a flat area 10–12 mm long and 5–6 mm wide. There are two whitish spurs about 3 mm long turning downwards from the base of the labellum. Flowering occurs from June to August.

Corybas dowlingii was first formally described in 2004 by David Jones from a specimen collected by Bill Dowling on Bulahdelah Mountain. The description was published in The Orchadian; the specific epithet honours the collector of the type specimen. Red lanterns grows in gullies in tall forest and is only known from four localities between Bulahdelah, Port Stephens and Freemans Waterhole; this orchid is listed as "endangered" under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act. It is threatened by land clearing and habitat degradation, rubbish dumping and recreational overuse