Jim Larkin Remains One Of Ireland’s Leading Historical Figures

The role of union leaders in the history of attaining worker’s rights is celebrated like nowhere else in Ireland as leading figures of the short history of independence and the struggle to achieve freedom from England are still revered in the country. One of the names most associated with the arrival of freedom in Ireland is James “Big Jim” Larkin who did more than almost anybody to secure the freedom of the Irish Republic and the rights of workers across the nation.

 

Although Larkin was not born in Ireland, his heritage was Irish and he spent the majority of his early life living with his grandparents in the traditionally Catholic and socialist Derry region of the nation. Born in 1876, James Larkin moved to Ireland as an infant and lived with his grandparents until 1885 when he was returned to his native Liverpool to begin his working career; lacking a formal education, Larkin set out on a series of manual jobs which would eventually lead to him taking a position at the Liverpool Docks. Larkin’s impressive leadership during a strike in Liverpool led by the National Dock Laborers Union eventually brought him to the attention of union leaders and the full-time role of the union organizer.

 

Arriving in Ireland after a tense period with NDLU leaders in 1907, Larkin began attempts to organize workers into the union which frustrated him due to the lack of support from England. Not only would Larkin form two unions of his own in the form of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union and the Irish Worker’s Union but he would also become a leading light in the drive for independence from England with the formation of the Irish Labour Party alongside leading Republicans such as James Connelly.

 

History often overlooks the role James Larkin played in the drive for a free Ireland because of his decision to leave the country in 1914 and embark on a proposed speaking tour of Ireland. While Connelly is enshrined as an Irish martyr for his role in the 1916 Easter Rising and his death at the hands of a British firing squad, Larkin was locked away in a U.S. jail for his supposedly anarchistic view of socialism. Despite the fact his period of influence in Ireland was limited to just a few short years, “Big Jim” Larkin has a statue in a prime position in the Irish capital of Ireland and had more than 200,000 mourners at his funeral.

“The Frontera Fund: Rallying the Cause to Keep DACA!”

Under the Obama administration, back in June of 2012, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) program was set in place for illegal immigrant children who fall under certain guidelines to be able to remain in America for up to two years without being deported. This program has seen these youths flourish as it supports them acquiring a legal social security card, a driver’s license in many states, access to school grants and even job opportunities where old enough. These youths would have never been allowed these opportunities most likely if the GOP had their current agenda enforced in shutting DACA down and deporting them back to their homeland.

 

Ken Paxton who is the Attorney General representing the state of Texas, spearheaded the movement by putting President Donald Trump and Staff on notice that if DACA was not appealed, there would be litigation shortly after the deadline of September 5th. The litigation would involve the determination to halt any new applicants to the program and prevent current beneficiaries from renewing their stay or status. This proposal is intended to act as a phasing out through the entire elimination of DACA altogether.

 

Those directly affected or in the community of the Hispanic Assembly came together with John Kelly, who is the Secretary of Homeland Security, this past week to be briefed on details. Kelly confirmed that the DACA program was in the works to be dismantled by legislation and would affect the 800,000 members already involved. He went on to say that there are currently cases that have already begun challenging the movement in fact. Some privy inner circle citizens and party affiliates had heard word of this previously and had started to assimilate to meet the challenge where it lies, but were unaware of how advanced the move to end DACA actually is.

 

Those who support the DACA program including other coalitions like the Arizona DREAM Act Group, argue that it is more than worth fighting to keep on the table of legislation. Statistics show that out of all enrolled DACA members, a whopping 95% are currently contributing to the economy through continued education and holding jobs. Most, in fact, are both working and going to school at the same time, which is a testament to the value and fortitude of those benefitting. Records from enrolled DACA case members note that a large percentage of beneficiaries have worked so hard that they were able to increase their salaries and successfully pay the higher tax rates as a result. These are hardworking legal citizens who are bringing revenue into the marketplace no different than any other member of society.

 

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s Frontera Fund and team will be at the helm to further advocacy against ending DACA. The Frontera Fund has served many civil rights groups and causes that help protect the rights of Hispanics and those who have experienced inequality or racial harassment in the pursuit of a better quality of life in the United States of America.

How Ronald Fowlkes Contributed to the Law Enhancement and Business Sectors

Ronald Fowlkes is a former team member of St. Louis SWAT and Marine Corps of the United States. He has been involved in developing and delivering top quality security gears for more than two decades now to security departments. He was an effective IWT Group manager in charge of Business Development and Military Products Sales before he joined FirstSpear Group. As the Eagle Industries Business Development Manager, Fowlkes enhanced coordination together with professional users from various departments such as the Military and Law Enforcement communities.

 

Fowlkes became passionate about the military at a very early age and this influenced him to become a Marine. He submitted his first application to the Marine Corps when he was about ten years old. He completed his high school education when he was 17 years old and joined the Corps two weeks later. He then joined the Police Force and later got into business where he is the head manager of Eagles Industries Unlimited. The Eagles Industries Unlimited company supplies products and gears related to commercial law enforcement. He partnered with some other like-minded Americans when he was starting FirstSpear, a company well known for quality law enforcement gears and items.

 

Though a busy man, Fowlkes never lacks ample time for his son. He creates time to play hockey with his son since it’s one of the dearest sports for his son. Fowlkes has a medium blog he uses to address various hockey issues and update people on the American hockey teams. While in the army, Ronald went through different learning institutions to scale his academic records higher. He became a U.S marine after joining the Infantry Marine Corps School in 1989. During his four-year service as a marine, he took part in Gulf War and got promoted twice because of his leadership qualities and excellent tactical skills. Fowlkes got profound organization and engineering skills, which made him a reliable role model to the youthful men who joined his company.

 

Having served in the marines and U.S troops, he decided to return to his St. Louis Missouri home. For ten years, he served the Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis, as the Hostage Rescue Team leader. His vast knowledge and experience helped him to combat gang activities in the community and left the local town greatly improved. Everyone in the community has immense appreciation and respect for him for the way he offered his community, country, and family protection.

 

He participated in minor parachute operations while at a company that dealt with air gunfire liaison. He had successful naval and air gunfire missions due to the reconnaissance skills he had attained. Fowlkes is a man who knew how to effectively use both the non-encrypted and encrypted radios of different types. The experience he gained with a MULE laser designator is undeniable.