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SocialAction2015 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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Benefit appeals on the rise! | ilegal

Benefit appeals on the rise! | ilegal | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Benefit appeals are on the rise.... Sickness benefit appeals up by 70%.... 'Chaos is looming' Latest statistics from Her Majesty's Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) reveal that the
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Crime statistics for England and Wales: violent crime and sexual offences

Crime statistics for England and Wales: violent crime and sexual offences | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
1.9m incidents of violent crime were recorded in 2012-13 by the Crime Survey for England and Wales. See what the latest figures say
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Britain is going backwards on violence against women

Britain is going backwards on violence against women | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Owen Jones: Victims of domestic abuse face devastating funding cuts, while their plight is ignored by our media and political elite
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Bedroom Tax: One year after hated tax came in, families can only watch as debt upon debt piles up

Bedroom Tax: One year after hated tax came in, families can only watch as debt upon debt piles up | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Leah Newton lost her job as a care home cook and has lived in her home in Hull for 12 years - but can only watch in
horror as her life spirals out of control
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Now the Bedroom tax hits Domestic violence victims as 'panic rooms' are levied

Now the Bedroom tax hits Domestic violence victims as 'panic rooms' are levied | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Victims who have 'panic rooms' are now having their benefits cut by Tories
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Legal aid cuts leave family courts in chaos, experts say

Legal aid cuts leave family courts in chaos, experts say | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Lawyers tell of victims facing abusers without representation and children in legal limbo while parents dispute custody
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Atos claims of widespread ‘assault’ were ‘lies’, government reveals

Atos claims of widespread ‘assault’ were ‘lies’, government reveals | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it


Claims by Atos Healthcare that it was pulling out of the government’s “fitness for work” contract because of assaults on its staff by disabled benefit claimants appear to have been exposed as lies.

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Poverty/Homeless Help Resources List - YouTube

Jeff 4 Justice https://www.facebook.com/likejeff4justice ● Jeff shares a list of resources to help people who are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. ▼...
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Selling students - UCAS makes £12 MILLION from advertising to applicants -


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UCAS, the university applications service, made £12 MILLION last year by sending third-party advertising to students as young as 16. Companies such as Vodafone, Microsoft, and Red Bull can buy access to the emails of prospective students, and UCAS claims that services such as this are able to keep fees down for students.

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'Closer to astrology than science' - Dodgy lie detectors tests used to catch benefit cheats


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Local authorities are spending millions on lie detector tests in an attempt to catch out benefit cheats. Lie detectors are now a preferred local authority tactic, despite scientists claiming they do nothing, and that the output is 'closer to astrology than science'. Still, government favourites Capita are running the scheme, so there must be a profit to be made.

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10,600 sick & disabled people died last year within six weeks of their claim ending

10,600 sick & disabled people died last year within six weeks of their claim ending | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Subject: Incapacity Benefits: Deaths of recipients (July, 2012 statistical release) See:
http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/adhoc_analysis/2012/incap_decd_recips_0712.Read more...
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Senator blasts Juvenile Justice Department

Senator blasts Juvenile Justice Department | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) â€" A state senator called the Texas Juvenile Justice Department a broken agency on Thursday, while a separate committee considered no longer treating 17-year-olds as adults in criminal cases. Houston Democrat John Whitmire, chairman of the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee, said the state agency is spending $129,000 a year per detainee, while having a 77 percent re-arrest rate and a 48 percent re-incarceration rate. Texas lawmakers have moved in recent years to shut down juvenile detention facilities and shift young offenders into community rehabilitation programs. The state's juvenile detention system has been plagued by scandals and problems, and lawmakers have tried to follow national trends of keeping young offenders out of detention facilities and with their families. Michele Dietch, a professor at the LBJ School for Public Affairs, said research has proven teenage brains are not fully developed and young offenders need special services not available in adult prisons. Riley Shaw, an assistant district attorney who handles juvenile cases in Tarrant County, said he supports raising the age but said it would require an overhaul of all criminal justice laws, retraining probation officers, and more money for rehabilitation and probation programs.
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Mean-spirited ban on books for prisoners

Mean-spirited ban on books for prisoners | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Letters: Chris Grayling has proved himself more callously restrictive than some of the world's most backward dictatorships
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Durham police uncover paedophile ring with more than 500 potential victims

Durham police uncover paedophile ring with more than 500 potential victims | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Head of major inquiry into Medomsley detention centre in County Durham shocked by scale of historical sexual abuse
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Couple fled UK to stop social workers snatching baby

Couple fled UK to stop social workers snatching baby | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Yunus Chhatbar (left) and Safiya Reheman (right) have accused Leicester City Council of trying to remove their son Momo and put him up for adoption.
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The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool

The School-to-Prison Pipeline Starts in Preschool | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
And we wonder why there’s an education gap.
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Assembly-Line Injustice

Assembly-Line Injustice | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Dozens of tired, bedraggled men line up in shackles to plead guilty en masse. A judge claims his personal best is sentencing 70 people in 30 minutes: an average of twenty-five seconds per person to review the charges, hear his or her plea, and hand down a sentence.
No, this is not Egypt ...
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Private Prisons Are Packed With Black Inmates - Study

Private Prisons Are Packed With Black Inmates - Study | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
AFRICANGLOBE - A new study by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young Black men and women.
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Mother, stepfather accused of refusing to feed boys

Mother, stepfather accused of refusing to feed boys | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A mother and stepfather have been charged with child neglect and abuse after police say they discovered they refused to feed their 16-year-old twin boys.
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'Proxy border police' - Universities have to monitor attendance of foreign students -


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Alexandra Topping, of The Guardian newspaper, talks to Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi about the increasing pressures on universities to check student visas or face losing their trusted status which allows them to take foreign students. Lecturers are worried that trust between staff and students is being damaged, and students are valued more by their visa status than academic achievements.

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Atos no longer in charge of means-testing the disabled -


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After being paid half a billion pounds to means-test disability benefits, Atos claims it has reached a settlement that will see it cease doing this. But it comes too late, after claimants who were refused the allowance by Atos have died. And millions have been poured into challenging appeals by those refused benefits under the Atos scheme.

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Discussing UK's welfare reforms

Looking into the continued welfare reforms in the UK. Recorded from BBC2 HD, Daily Politics, 28 March 2014.
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Wisconsin bill that would return 17-year-olds to the juvenile system dies, but proponents see progress - Isthmus | The Daily Page

Wisconsin bill that would return 17-year-olds to the juvenile system dies, but proponents see progress - Isthmus | The Daily Page | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
When state Rep. Garey Bies was a deputy for the Door County Sheriff's Department, he wasn't particularly sympathetic to lawbreakers.
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