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Violence in teen fiction goes in the dock

Violence in teen fiction goes in the dock | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Do authors of YA novels glamorise crime, or help readers to avoid it? In the wake of the murder of teacher Ann Maguire, authors answer charges of glamorising violence
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Former Gitmo Detainee: ‘It Is Time to Prosecute Those Responsible for My Torture’

Former Gitmo Detainee: ‘It Is Time to Prosecute Those Responsible for My Torture’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
As the UN Committee Against Torture meets in Geneva, Murat Kurnaz urges justice for those detained and tortured at Guantánamo.
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America's Failed Drug War Is Crazy

America's Failed Drug War Is Crazy | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Our desire to alter our consciousness may be as fundamental as our desires for food, companionship and sex. Our government's failed drug war is crazy.
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The Tuam Herald - Call for new home babies plot to be scanned

The Tuam Herald - Call for new home babies plot to be scanned | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
THE investigation into the Tuam Mother and Baby Home should involve an initial scanning of the site to determine the exact location of burials, according to Catherine Corless who addressed a human rights seminar on the issue this week.
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Shocking corruption exposed in Mississippi prison system

Shocking corruption exposed in Mississippi prison system | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Rachel Maddow salutes reporter Jerry Mitchell for his reporting on the Mississippi prison system, and describes the corruption prosecution of the former prison commissioner, Christopher Epps, on dozens of federal charges involving nearly one billion...
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I had to leave child protection, but I wanted to write about how hard it is

I had to leave child protection, but I wanted to write about how hard it is | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Marguerite Valentine used her experience as a social worker as inspiration for her debut novel, Between the Shadow and Soul
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A Claim of Innocence Is No Longer a Roadblock to Parole

A Claim of Innocence Is No Longer a Roadblock to Parole | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Parole boards are changing some of their long-held views on inmates admitting guilt, as shown in the case of Freddie Cox, a Brooklyn man convicted of murder.
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Historian proves Tuam infant burial site more extensive than previously thought

Historian proves Tuam infant burial site more extensive than previously thought | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A second burial ground has been identified at the Tuam, County Galway mother and baby home.
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Behind Stacey Hyde’s conviction for murder is a failed mental health system

Behind Stacey Hyde’s conviction for murder is a failed mental health system | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Julie Bindel: I hope appeal judges will consider the abuse and mental ill health that she and many others suffer without any support
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The only good unemployed person is a dead one.

The only good unemployed person is a dead one. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A letter a day to number 10. No 913

Thursday 13 November 2014. The only good unemployed person is a dead one. 

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste, and alter for your own needs, the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona.

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

Time and again you have blathered on about making work pay, not least through your welfare reforms which ensure that anyone needing of a little help from the nation is in danger of being attacked and reduced to penury, such that even a tenner a week in pay might seem attractive to the utterly desperate and starving poor.

Ending welfare and social well being in the UK, which includes privatising the NHS, getting rid of fundamental services like fire and ambulances, stopping pension and retirement entitlements, ending job security, taxing peoples living space and removing the barest means of survival, is the Tory raison d'être as far as the poor are concerned. 

Iain Duncan Smith is, of course, the front runner in your war on the poor, he will go down in infamy for his attacks on the poorest and most vulnerable, not least for his sanctions regime and now his pre-sanction sanctions, the 'discontinuance of entitlement', which is the same thing wrapped in deceit and malice.

Your grand lie of making work pay now stands exposed as Smith threatens to sanction people on in work benefits, forcing people to work longer hours for their pittance in wages, which have fallen at one of the fastest rates across the EU. Attacking people and not the injustice of miserly pay rates is what you Tories do. You have no interest in making work pay, you are a product of the worker abusing class, educated to use and abuse us. Even the taxes we pay are just a slush fund for privatisation.

Our only value to you is in the profit and taxes that can be stolen from us through our sweat and labour. In your eyes we are just a cheap resource to be used and abused as free market slaves. As Esther McVey said yesterday, "older people should return to the workplace", slavery for life with no respite in old age. It's clear that in your eyes the only good unemployed person is a dead one, and you no longer even bother to count our mounting dead.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/feb/17/david-cameron-welfare-reform-bill

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/14/more-jobseekers-allowance-claimants-subject-benefit-sanctions

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11221724/If-Rolling-stones-can-work-into-their-seventies-so-can-anyone-Esther-McVey-says.html

http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/editors-blog/2014/nov/06/zero-hours-contracts-security-work-home

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/mar/08/human-cost-of-bedroom-tax

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/dundee/expectant-mother-of-two-says-inability-to-use-computer-has-left-her-without-cash-for-food-or-heat-1.668265

http://www.welfareweekly.com/part-time-workers-face-benefit-sanctions-universal-credit/

http://leftfootforward.org/2013/08/wages-stagnate-uk-now-in-the-euro-relegation-zone/

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/22/sale-of-century-privatisation-scam

http://www.intmensorg.com/atosmurders.htm

 — inPeasedown Saint John, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom.

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17-year-old Luke Holland hopes to become UK's youngest ever Councillor -


Meet Luke Holland, 17, who is hoping to become the UK’s youngest ever elected Councillor. 

The passionate teenager will be running as an Independent Councillor candidate for the Moseley and Kings Heath Ward in Birmingham in May 2015.

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MISSOURI GOV. VOWS MILITARY CRACKDOWN AFTER MICHAEL BROWN GRAND JURY DECISION, EXPECTED SOON

MISSOURI GOV. VOWS MILITARY CRACKDOWN AFTER MICHAEL BROWN GRAND JURY DECISION, EXPECTED SOON | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Man who went to prison as a juvenile sex offender: Lena Dunham is lucky

Man who went to prison as a juvenile sex offender: Lena Dunham is lucky | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Unlike Lena Dunham, inappropriately touching his sister landed Josh Gravens on the sex offender list
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Coalition oversees 1,500% food bank use rise as figures suggest UK facing feeding crisis

Coalition oversees 1,500% food bank use rise as figures suggest UK facing feeding crisis | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A new report has revealed that the number of people turning to food banks in the UK has soared by 1,468% during the tenure of the Tory-led coalition government. The Trussell Trust's latest figures ...
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On Trial for Protesting Conditions in Solitary Confinement: The Case of the Dallas 6

On Trial for Protesting Conditions in Solitary Confinement: The Case of the Dallas 6 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Are people in prison allowed to stand up for their rights? Or does all organized resistance to inhumane prison conditions amount to rioting? Five men—Andre Jacobs, Carrington Keys, Anthony Locke, D...
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Inquiry needed into Baby P scapegoating

Inquiry needed into Baby P scapegoating | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Letters: Those with a huge burden of work in the front line of patching up society’s ills are punished rather than supported
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Young girls lined up to undergo tribal circumcision ceremony in Kenya

Young girls lined up to undergo tribal circumcision ceremony in Kenya | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Pictures of a circumcision ceremony in rural Kenya shows four girls undergoing the brutal practice, even though it was outlawed in the country three years ago.
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IPCC to investigate three police forces over failure to act on child abuse

IPCC to investigate three police forces over failure to act on child abuse | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Essex, North Yorkshire and North Wales forces face inquiry in wake of Project Spade sting against buyers of abuse images
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London Solidarity protest against Homeless hate laws in the USA.

London Solidarity protest against Homeless hate laws in the USA. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
  Solidarity protest against Homeless hate laws in the USA Saturday 15th November 2pm US Embassy 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ map Arnold Abbott being arrested while he was serving food ...
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Disabled Child in Soiled Diapers Locked In Cage in Elementary School Classroom

Disabled Child in Soiled Diapers Locked In Cage in Elementary School Classroom | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
commentary by Patrick H. Moore We’re used to our teachers getting arrested for having sex with their students and we’re used to our students getting abused at home by their twisted parents but what...
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Ready For War’: 1,000 Police Officers Mobilized In Advance Of Grand Jury Ruling In Ferguson

Ready For War’: 1,000 Police Officers Mobilized In Advance Of Grand Jury Ruling In Ferguson | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Law enforcement is gearing up for the grand jury decision.
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Martin Foranthe only man ever in British history to win 2 appeal cases -

BREAKING NEWS HAPPENING NOW PLEASE OFFER SUPPORT
Martin Foran the only man ever in British history to win 2 appeal cases has been protesting outside The Ministry of Justice since last Monday 3/11/14, after he was told even though, he has won both his appeals, he has been told he is not innocent enough. Martin was on hunger strike for the first week so is now very weak. Martin is also protesting about others who have been wrongly convicted like Jordon Cunliffe. Martin protest started with no shelter, no dry clothes until his daughter joined him on the Wednesday. When she got there he was very ill, wet, cold and was going to call an ambulance, but with her help and the help of others providing warm clothes and shelter. Today at 2:30pm he will be taken to the ministry of Justice with his MP and 4/5 people so they can hear about his case and others cases. Last weekend his wife and other daughter went down with clean clothes and blankets and they have now got to figure out how to get down there again to swap with his daughter. Please offer this amazing family all the support you can for not allowing the state to bully them. Please look at links to see just some of the things Martin and his family and hundreds others like them have gone through and are still going through. Lets stand together and unite against this bullying and wear them down tactics so frequently used by the system. Martin was going to come on Dark City before but was in hospital due to the fact he has a terminal illness this man will not give in to bullying and will stand strong in his truth RESPECT
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Advocacy Group, A Just Cause, Implores the Department of Justice to Investigate the IRP6 Case; Questions of Perjury During Trial

Advocacy Group, A Just Cause, Implores the Department of Justice to Investigate the IRP6 Case; Questions of Perjury During Trial | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The IRP6 Question If Prosecutors and Witnesses Committed Perjury During Their TrialDenver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 12, 2014The IRP6 and advocacy group, A Just Cause have submitted requests to the Department of Justice (DOJ) imploring DOJ to conduct an investigation into allegations of subornation of perjury during the IRP6 case. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA).The IRP6 case concerns six executives of IRP Solutions Corporation in Colorado. IRP Solutions developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) criminal investigations software for federal, state, and local law enforcement. The IRP6 (Kendrick Barnes, Gary L Walker, Demetrius K. Harper, Clinton A Stewart, David A Zirpolo and David A Banks) were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. During the criminal trial and subsequent appeal the defense argued that key elements of the court transcript are missing. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA).According to Title 28 of the United States Code, section 535, the Attorney General and the FBI are given explicit statutory authority to investigate violations of Title 18 involving government employees. The IRP6 are asking the DOJ if the actions and conduct of (officers of the court) are violations of criminal law. "We were deprived of court transcripts which resulted in a wrongful conviction," argues David Banks, IRP Solutions COO (IRP6).Criminal statute 18 USC 2075, Officer failing to make returns or reports, states that, "Every officer who neglects or refuses to make any return or report which he is required to make at stated times by any Act of Congress or regulation of the Department of the Treasury, other than his accounts, within the time prescribed by such Act or regulation, shall be fined under this title." The IRP6 allege that the “The Act” violated by Darlene Martinez is the Court Reporter's Act (CRA), 28 U.S.C. 753(b). The CRA requires that "the [court] reporter or other individual designated to produce the record [transcript] shall attach his official certificate to the original shorthand notes or other original records to take and PROMPTLY file them with the clerk who shall preserve them in the public records of the court for not less than ten years."“Court records from our case show that we have previously argued that Judge Arguello coerced the IRP6 to testify and that the transcript was suspiciously withheld from the defense team," says Banks. “Even more troubling is the fact that Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kirsch and Hazra failed to provide testimony or an affidavit of what they heard during the bench conference. In doing so, did Kirsch and Hazra gain prejudice against the IRP6 with the jury to win a wrongful conviction?" questions Banks.In his article, “The Case of the Missing Transcript Solved – Part III”, the Honorable Judge H. Lee Sarokin wrote, “[The] court reporter [nor] the U.S. Attorney provided an affidavit or testimony of what they recall being said by the Court nor denying what the defendants claim was said by the court. This omission by the U.S. Attorney speaks volumes.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judge-h-lee-sarokin/the-case-of-the-missing-t_1_b_5340397.html)“In addition to what occurred during the sidebar conference where the transcript has not been produced, it is our charge that court records will show that the IRP6 impeached many of the witnesses put on the stand by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kirsch and Hazra," says Banks. “The record shows that prosecution witnesses repeatedly offered inconsistent answers to questions. Shouldn't this equate to subornation of perjury on the part of the prosecution?" asks Banks.According to 18 U.S. Code 1622, Subornation of Perjury is defined as, “Whoever procures another to commit any perjury is guilty of subornation of perjury, and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more that five years, or both." (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1622).“The IRP6 question if Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kirsch and Hazra suborned perjury by repeatedly asking prosecution witnesses to provide answers to questions that those witnesses had no first-hand knowledge of, yet presenting answers to the jury as fact," exclaims Banks. “Court records show that regardless of the prosecution witnesses being impeached by us (IRP6), Judge Arguello did not intervene and warn the witnesses of the consequences of perjury," adds Banks.“Prosecution witnesses should be held to the same standard as defendants and defense witnesses," says Sam Thurman, A Just Cause. “It is unacceptable that witnesses for the prosecution be allowed to speak on matters as fact, when it was clear, based on cross-examination, that their testimony was not credible," adds Thurman.“According to the American Bar Association Rule 8.4 there is justification to charge professional misconduct and the IRP6 are strongly encouraging the DOJ to investigate Kirsch and Hazra on charges of suborned perjury with consideration of violation of ethical rules of conduct for attorneys," says Banks.According to the American Bar Association, Rule 8.4 on Misconduct states, “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice,… or engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation."“U.S. laws regarding perjury, misconduct and prejudicial administration of justice should help protect the integrity of United States agencies and prevent obstruction of due process," asserts Banks. “The IRP6 want to ensure that every applicable law that can be considered in our situation, is considered," concludes Banks.The entire manuscript of the blog by David Banks on Subornation of Perjury can be found athttp://www.freetheirp6.org, Stand Up Blog. Related press releases: http://www.a-justcause.com/#!press-
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