South Italy

South Italy is one of the five official statistical regions of Italy used by the National Institute of Statistics, a first level NUTS region and a European Parliament constituency. South Italy encompasses six of the country's 20 regions: Abruzzo Apulia Basilicata Calabria Campania MoliseSouth Italy is defined only for statistical and electoral purposes, it should not be confused with the Mezzogiorno, which refers to the areas of the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with the usual addition of the Western Mediterranean island of Sardinia. The latter and Sicily form a distinct statistical region, called Insular Italy. National Institute of Statistics Italian NUTS level 1 regions: Northwest Italy Northeast Italy Central Italy Insular Italy Northern Italy Southern Italy


Waiora is a trio of indigenous Māori musicians from New Zealand. The three members of Waiora are Horomona Horo, Korey Atama, Joshua Henare Rogers; the musical performances of Waiora are centred upon the ancient cultural practices of the Maori people and their musical instruments referred to as taonga pūoro. Their performances combine elements of traditional war dances or haka, melodic songs with lyrics written in the Maori language, instrumental music that fuses the mystical sounds of taonga pūoro with guitar and percussive instruments from around the globe; when the group was formed in early 2013 Waiora was a duo with the founding members being Horomona Horo and Joshua Henare Rogers. In March 2014 Korey Atama joined the group just before Waiora's performance at WOMAD Taranaki; the concept of Waiora was formed many years earlier in 2002 at a taonga pūoro workshop held at the Heitiki Art Gallery in Rotorua, New Zealand. Taonga pūoro expert Richard Nunns and his protegé Horomona Horo were tutoring the workshop.

Classical guitarist Joshua Henare Rogers had decided to attend the workshop to learn more about the instruments to help with his composition of the seminal opus for taonga puūoro and classical guitar'He Karanga Ki Te Ao' premiered three years in Whakatane. Korey Atama - percussion and vocals Horomona Horo - taonga pūoro and vocals Joshua Henare Rogers - guitars and vocals May 2013 tour of Slovakia, Ireland & Great Britain October 2013 tour of Scotland, Wales & Great Britain September 2013 performances at the Singapore Grand Prix March 2014 performance at WOMAD - Taranaki, New Zealand January 2015 performances at Celtic Connections AlbumsTe Puaotanga O Te Ao, 2015 website "Maisey Rika, Waiora featuring Horomona Horo.", NZ @ Showcase Scotland, at Celtic Connections Glasgow 2015, New Zealand, 21 January 2015. Retrieved on 5 April 2015. "Maisey Rika, Waiora featuring Horomona Horo.". Celtic Connections. New Zealand. Retrieved on 5 April 2015

American Workers Party

The American Workers Party was a socialist organization established in December 1933 by activists in the Conference for Progressive Labor Action, a group headed by A. J. Muste; the American Workers Party was established in December 1933 by activists in the Conference for Progressive Labor Action. The figurative leader of the AWP was Muste, but it had a structure and values that lent its far-left radicalism a democratic and collaborative quality; the AWP sought to find what it called "an American approach" for Marxism at the depth of the Great Depression. The group published a popularly-written newspaper, Labor Action, created Unemployed Leagues, which attracted tens of thousands of members and should not be confused with the Communist Party USA's Unemployed Councils; the AWP is best known in labor history for its leadership of the successful 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite Strike, which foreshadowed the creation of the United Auto Workers union. Exerting influence through its Unemployed League chapter, the AWP in Toledo kept the Auto-Lite strike from being broken by the desperate unemployed.

Instead, the AWP brought the mass of unemployed to bear as a powerful vehicle for solidarity with the auto parts factory workers on the picket lines. The Auto-Lite strike, along with the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934 and the 1934 West Coast Longshore Strike, was an important catalyst for the rise of industrial unionism in the 1930s, much of, organized through the Congress of Industrial Organizations. While it never numbered more than a few hundred members, the AWP attracted a number of prominent labor activists, such as J. B. S. Hardman of the needle trades, it attracted a number of intellectuals, many of them former members of the Communist Party who rebelled against its strictures but remained radical. The latter included James Burnham, Sidney Hook, James Rorty, V. F. Calverton. In December 1934, the AWP merged with the Trotskyist Communist League of America, to form the Workers Party of the United States; that was the fusion of two revolutionary socialist organizations, which had both led two militant strikes to victory.

Most AWP members were absorbed into the mainstream Trotskyist movement, some, like Burnham, became major figures in 1930s. A few others, such as Louis Budenz and Arnold Johnson, did not accept the rapprochement with Trotskyism and instead joined the Communist Party, considering its adoption of the Popular Front to be analogous to what the AWP had tried to accomplish with its "American approach." Others, such as Hook and Rorty, became political independents but remained, for a time sympathetic to the Workers Party of the United States. Louis Budenz; this is My Story. McGraw-Hill, 1947. Margaret Budenz. Streets. Our Sunday Visitor, 1979. James P. Cannon. History of American Trotskyism. Pathfinder Press, 1944. Farrell Dobbs. Teamster Rebellion. Monad Press, 1972. Sidney Hook. Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the Twentieth Century. Harper & Row, 1987. Christopher Phelps. Young Sidney Hook. Cornell University Press, 1997. JoAnn Ooiman Robinson. Abraham Went Out. Temple, 1981. Wald, Alan M.. The New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left from the 1930s to the 1980s.

University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 0-8078-4169-2. A. J. Muste, "My Experience in the Labor and Radical Struggles of the Thirties." American Archive Pilot Project, Illinois Public Media, WILL. Speech of February 9, 1966. —Original resides in the archives of the University of Illinois. Toward an American revolutionary labor movement.