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'Cinderella law' in Queen's Speech

'Cinderella law' in Queen's Speech | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Plans to make emotional cruelty to children a new offence have been included in a new Serious Crime Bill.
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Cinderella law: Nanny state meddling or an essential legal update to stop parents' emotional abuse of children? - Parentdish UK

Cinderella law: Nanny state meddling or an essential legal update to stop parents' emotional abuse of children? - Parentdish UK | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A new 'Cinderella Law' is being considered by the Government, it was announced this week. If the legislation is passed, it will mean up to 10 years in...
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Students For Liberty - World’s Worst Laws: Interracial marriage was illegal in Alabama until 2000

Students For Liberty - World’s Worst Laws: Interracial marriage was illegal in Alabama until 2000 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This is part of Students For Liberty’s “World’s Worst Laws” series. By highlighting the most egregious instances of state abuse of power, we hope to show that corruption, paternalism, and inefficiency are the rule rather than the exception when it comes to government. These stories shouldn’t boggle the mind or be excused as the workings [...]

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EXCLUSIVE: City agrees to pay $190G to neighbors of Bronx teenager gunned down by cops

EXCLUSIVE: City agrees to pay $190G to neighbors of Bronx teenager gunned down by cops | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Paulet Minzie and her son-in-law, Eric Dixon, said they were left traumatized after cops stormed their three-apartment home and killed unarmed Ramarley Graham on Feb. 2, 2012.
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JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED: Kingsley Burrell march: Jennifer Kelleher - Justice 4 Mark Duggan -

Join the fight 4 Justice @ https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamStrong4Justice
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Mark Duggan's mother praises coroner

Mark Duggan's mother praises coroner | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Pamela Duggan says report, in which Judge Keith Cutler calls for changes in police practices, gives her hope
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Denis MacShane to publish prison diaries

Denis MacShane to publish prison diaries | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Former MP jailed for expenses fraud will write of his time in Brixton prison alongside 'important messages' about reform
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The real cost of children's homes

The real cost of children's homes | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Letters: The power of the argument of those campaigning against 'the privatisation of child protection' is not enhanced by the inaccuracies in their letter
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Film unmasks woes of American foster care -

.New York's International Film Festival opens this week, with a line-up of films coming from Japan to India and Brazil. One of the films to be shown has been written and acted out entirely by young people, who grew up in foster care in the United States. Know-How is a real life American drama played out by actors who went through foster care, and who turned their experiences into an inspirational film

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Demand for whistleblower protection and privacy on anniversary of Snowden leaks | Amnesty International

Demand for whistleblower protection and privacy on anniversary of Snowden leaks | Amnesty International | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There is an urgent need for international protection for whistleblowers and major reform to protect the right to privacy, said Amnesty International on the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations on the extent of government spy networks in various countries across the world.
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Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave

Galway historian reveals truth behind 800 orphans in mass grave | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After 53 years, the horrible reality of Ireland’s mothers and babies home.
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Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of ‘dozens’

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of ‘dozens’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.
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PRESS RELEASE: Court to hear issues against Met police over SDS deployments, as women issue legal challenge to NCND

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Fury as hospitals begin reporting children’s missed appointments to ‘state snoopers’

Fury as hospitals begin reporting children’s missed appointments to ‘state snoopers’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
THE parents of children who miss their appointments at hospital are already being reported to state guardians, it emerged yesterday.
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How mid-century Ireland dealt with unwed mothers and their children, and why we're talking about it today

How mid-century Ireland dealt with unwed mothers and their children, and why we're talking about it today | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Activist Mari Steed explains the "mother and baby home" system in mid-20th century Ireland, now in the news after a researcher found evidence that 796 infants were buried in a septic tank at one of the homes.
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Focus E15 Mothers

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We would like you to join us for our next ACTION

Meet Monday 9th June 2014 12pm on the Carpenters Estate, Stratford, E15. Outside Londis shop on the estate.

"These homes need people"

We welcome your support

Focus On the Future
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Focus-E15-Mothers/602860129757343?fref=photo

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33,000 Arizona Prisoners Now Can Sue State over Health Care, Solitary Confinement

33,000 Arizona Prisoners Now Can Sue State over Health Care, Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org
SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union and the Prison Law Office can move forward with a lawsuit against the state of Arizona on behalf ...
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Birmingham Riot 2011: West Midlands Police Commissioner calls for riots inquiry -

3 Jun 2014.
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Mortification Once Again

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The Tuam babies story has gone global with coverage from the BBC, Al Jazeera, Washington Post and The Age  in the last 12 hours. Arguably, we're at step 4 of an Irish scandal. It won't be long befo...
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Privatising child protection should not go through under the radar

Privatising child protection should not go through under the radar | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ray Jones: The government's stealth campaign to outsource child protection services to the private sector is rightly causing alarm
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Amer Jubran Disappeared by Jordan May 5, 2014 -


Amer Jubran was picked up by Jordanian secret police May 5, 2014 and no one has word of him. Includes video from 2003 of a TSVN interview. On Facebook search: Free Amer Jubran

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SecureDrop protects whistleblowers from NSA, prying eyes -


Journalists, advocates and former-whistleblowers Wednesday launched a new platform "to disclose information that citizens need in order to make truly informed decisions in a democracy." ExposeFacts.org, which features a video statement by famed Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg on its homepage, worked with experts to implement SecureDrop. Whistleblowers can utilize the system to securely submit documents and files to the organization's board of journalists. RT's Lindsay France discusses the new project with Norman Solomon, a member of ExposeFacts' editorial board.

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"The teachers, doctors, priests, they all looked down on us. We were only a number to them."

"The teachers, doctors, priests, they all looked down on us. We were only a number to them." | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Tom Ward, 72, reveals how he and other children were treated as "outcasts" at home where 800 bodies were found in unmarked grave
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UltraViolet | Tell the Postal Service: Create a Maya Angelou postage stamp

UltraViolet | Tell the Postal Service: Create a Maya Angelou postage stamp | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There are dozens of incredibly notable women commemorated in postage stamps, but there's an important one missing.
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87,000 people in North Staffordshire living with mental illness, Brighter Futures report reveals

87,000 people in North Staffordshire living with mental illness, Brighter Futures report reveals | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
AROUND 87,000 people in North Staffordshire are living with a mental illness, it has emerged. New figures show there are between 77,347 and 87,547 sufferers in Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas...
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