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DWP advising jobcentres on sending claimants to food banks – documents

DWP advising jobcentres on sending claimants to food banks – documents | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Government insists charities form no part of welfare system and this is merely a 'signpost', but 'high level process' in place
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I take my hat off to Iain Duncan Smith. Only he could turn a disability crisis into a fiasco

I take my hat off to Iain Duncan Smith. Only he could turn a disability crisis into a fiasco | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sue Marsh: The DWP's latest disaster – a report leaked to the Guardian about £1bn of welfare cuts – is typical of the incompetence ruining millions of lives
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R.I.P FREE SPEECH: Protesters can now be charged $750 or 2 years gaol for attending protests in Victoria

R.I.P FREE SPEECH: Protesters can now be charged $750 or 2 years gaol for attending protests in Victoria | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
From September onwards the police in Victoria will have the power to 'move on' groups of people at their will, including those involved in peaceful protests and pickets.
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S.F. homeless count nears 1,000 despite $165 million spent

S.F. homeless count nears 1,000 despite $165 million spent | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. The federal government mandates that cities receiving money for homeless programs perform a count of homeless people every two years. People who work with homeless youth have long argued that they were undercounted because they're too scared to live among homeless adults and remain well hidden, squatting in abandoned buildings, sleeping on friends' couches and camping in Golden Gate Park. L.A., N.Y. risingWhile the average San Francisco resident might think spending $165 million on homeless services to see the street population stay the same is a waste, city officials argue the big investment has prevented the numbers from climbing even higher. Other large expenditures include $17.6 million for shelters, $14.6 million for outreach and case management, and $14.3 million for primary health care for homeless people. 50 programsIn total, the city funds 50 programs aimed at helping the homeless - including special programs for families, the disabled, senior citizens, women, people fleeing domestic violence, veterans, people released from jail, prostitutes and others. Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness, said nearly every program from supportive housing to mental health care to substance abuse services is at capacity or has a waiting list despite the millions poured into them.
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:03 AM

LORD GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE CHILDREN OF THE VETERANS THAT NEED YOUR HELP!!

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US man walks free after 30 years on death row - YouTube


A man in the US State of Louisiana has been freed from jail after spending 26 years on death row. Glenn Ford spent almost half his life waiting to be executed. He was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his boss in 1984. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports.

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Event: Christopher Alder : Death on Camera

Event: Christopher Alder : Death on Camera | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In collaboration with the Justice for Christopher Alder campaign, the Northern Police Monitoring Project are hosting a film screening of 'Death on Camera' and subsequent Q&A with Janet Alder. I...
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Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Video Updates – 11 March 2014

Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Video Updates – 11 March 2014 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News, reporting from the federal courthouse.
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HARINGEY TODAY | NEWS | Legal challenge granted into Mark Duggan inquest verdict | 2014

HARINGEY TODAY | NEWS | Legal challenge granted into Mark Duggan inquest verdict | 2014 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Legal challenge granted into Mark Duggan inquest verdict.

MARK Duggan’s family has been given the go-ahead to launch a legal challenge against a ruling that he was lawfully killed... Haringey Advertiser
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Police sins of surveillance go far beyond the Lawrences and must be exposed

Police sins of surveillance go far beyond the Lawrences and must be exposed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Matthew Ryder: The overdue inquiry into undercover policing owes much to people power and journalism and little to the courts
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Truancy fines to be taken from benefits: Gove warns parents they'll lose £120 if they allow their children to skip school

Truancy fines to be taken from benefits: Gove warns parents they'll lose £120 if they allow their children to skip school | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Penalties of £60 issued by schools to families whose children are persistently absent would be doubled and taken from welfare payments.
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HOW MUCH IS THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFICIALS FINED BY HAVING IT REMOVED FROM THEIR INCOME FOR THEM CAUSING CHILDREN NOT TO ATTEND SCHOOL?

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, September 28, 2015 1:47 PM

WHEN THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ALLOW THE CHILDREN TO SKIP SCHOOL WHY ARE THEY NOT CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED BUT THE PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE JUST-ICE AGAIN THEY ARE NOT CRIMINALLY PROSECUTABLE!  BY LAW!

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Jury selection video updates

Jury selection video updates | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter reporting from the federal courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh.
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Different attorney, evidence in Jordan Miles retrial

Different attorney, evidence in Jordan Miles retrial | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A late-night encounter on a snowy Homewood street that crystalized police-community tensions is set to become the subject of a retrial that could be more co...
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Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart

Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
America's prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.

Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Pris...
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Philomena Lee speaks about battle with Ireland’s Supreme Court

Philomena Lee speaks about battle with Ireland’s Supreme Court | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The real-life Philomena: “I next battle with Ireland’s Supreme Court. I don’t live in Ireland anymore. Having left after Anthony was adopted, I now live in England. Ireland’s archaic and…
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Plight of 2 toddlers puts spotlight on L.A. County family program

Plight of 2 toddlers puts spotlight on L.A. County family program | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two hungry children were wandering the streets of South Los Angeles alone last week when they walked into a liquor store, searching for a loaf of bread.
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1000 Mothers March for Justice

1000 Mothers March for Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

1000 Mothers March for Justice29 March at 11:00 in UTC11 am Saturday 29th March 2014 Assemble at Bruce Castle Park, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU Move off 11.30 for Speakout Tottenham Green East N154UR

Mothers of London

MARCH TO DEMAND
Living incomes and decent, affordable homes
to rent or buy for waged and unwaged
MARCH TO REJECT 
Caps, cuts and unfair taxes

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Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform - YouTube


Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform, worried his family could be deported at anytime. The Fofanas have lived in Baltimore, Maryland for more than 10 years, under constant threat of deportation.

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Police officer punches woman in face repeatedly - Truthloader - YouTube

A London Metropolitan Police Constable has been caught on CCTV repeatedly punching a shoplifting woman in the face after grabbing her by the hair and throwin...
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After 30 years on death row, inmate exonerated of murder

After 30 years on death row, inmate exonerated of murder | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Glenn Ford, one of the nation’s longest-serving prisoners on death row, is scheduled to be freed from a Louisiana prison after he was exonerated of charges that he killed a man in 1983, his lawyers...
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Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Court Report – 11 March 2014

Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Court Report – 11 March 2014 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News—Opening arguments began with a flurry of accusations before the first witness had even testified. Jordan's lawyer Robert Giroux began attacking the office...
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How councils can help domestic violence victims

How councils can help domestic violence victims | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Polly Neate: Police failure to protect victims of domestic violence should spur local government to take the lead in protecting women
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Bob Crow dies: RMT Union Leader dead at 52

Bob Crow dies: RMT Union Leader dead at 52 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow has died aged 52.
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Incarcerated Women and the Transformational Power of Poetry

Incarcerated Women and the Transformational Power of Poetry | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

in a naked state
the women who name
those women have to be contained
those women who disclose, expose
those who show, too eager to show
show scars, who hurting
hurt others
take them, scapegoat,
away


Via Wendy Jason
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Humane Exposures's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:38 PM

Once more we see the beneficial powers of art. 

Humane Exposures's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:33 AM

Art is important, especially for those who currently have little else. 

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Jordan Miles vs. Officers Saldutte, Sisak And Ewing Resumes Today

Jordan Miles vs. Officers Saldutte, Sisak And Ewing Resumes Today | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News—Jordan Miles has changed attorneys since the last trial using Pittsburgh Lawyer Joel Sansone, and Michigan based attorney Robert Giroux on board replacing...
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Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 1 - Jury Selection – 10 March 2014

Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 1 - Jury Selection – 10 March 2014 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News—Jury selection began today in the second Jordan Miles V. Saldutte et al civil suit in federal court. Out of the 61 potential jurors, only 5 were of Africa...
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