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WOW petition motion passed | Disability Rights UK

WOW petition motion passed | Disability Rights UK | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it


A debate was scheduled today by the Backbench Business Committee following representations from John McDonnell and Grahame M. Morris, concerning the WOW petition, which had reached over 100,000 signatures.

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Parents of CVS security guard speaking out about son's murder - YouTube

Parents of CVS security guard speaking out about son's murder
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Round 2 The Complaining Cow Meets IDS

Round 2 The Complaining Cow Meets IDS | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Complaining Cow meets IDS for another surgery to challenge him on bedroom tax and ATOS
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Shocking Facts About Child Poverty You Need To Know

Shocking Facts About Child Poverty You Need To Know | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith is speeding ahead with plans to redefine how child poverty is measured in Britain in response to a wave of criticism of his welfare reforms, which drew accusations from critics that he trying to "shift the goalposts". A child is currently deemed to be living in poverty if part of a family that has less than 60% of median household income, but under new plans first mooted in 2012, the work and pensions secretary will take into account other factors like whether members of the family are in work or how many of them are drug addicts or alcoholics.
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Unlock Iran - Free Prisoners of Rights IHRDC

Unlock Iran - Free Prisoners of Rights IHRDC | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A campaign by the IHRDC to raise awareness about prisoners of rights in Iran.
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Justice for Lynne Stewart

Justice for Lynne Stewart | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it


I am still working on finding my normal after the 4+years in federal prison.  I am hampered by the probation condition that forbids my association with “felons”; making it impossible to communicate with my former sisters and constituency at Carswell.  As many of you know, once the Prison was aware t...

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Benefit mismanagement hurting sick and disabled, watchdog says

Benefit mismanagement hurting sick and disabled, watchdog says | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Atos and Capita have failed to hit assessment targets leading to poor peformance of Iain Duncan Smith's flagship programme
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Yes, the church is bloody angry about these attacks on the poor, and rightly so

Yes, the church is bloody angry about these attacks on the poor, and rightly so | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Giles Fraser: Loose canon: There is nothing 'moral' about the government's portrayal of the vulnerable as scroungers. It is a national disgrace
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Can the 'School-to-Prison' Pipeline Be Snapped? Up Close with James Bell and Katayoon Majd - The Chicago Bureau

Can the 'School-to-Prison' Pipeline Be Snapped? Up Close with James Bell and Katayoon Majd - The Chicago Bureau | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For those who follow corrections, it comes as little surprise that the United States leads the world in the rates of incarcerated – and it leads with state spending on corrections totaling approximately $52 billion, the bulk of it earmarked for prisons, according to a 2011 Pew Research report. Of even smaller surprise is that …
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Mark Duggan's mother lodges legal challenge against judge

Mark Duggan's mother lodges legal challenge against judge | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Pamela Duggan seeks leave for judicial review over Judge Keith Cutler's jury directions, claiming he acted unlawfully
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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 | SocialAction2014 | 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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Parliament Protestor's High Court battle for Human Rights - YouTube

Interview of a male supporter taken outside the High Court following a hearing for Maria Gallastegui. Ms. Gallastegui was one of around 10 peace protesters w...
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Join a National Call to Action - Feb. 26, 2014

Join a National Call to Action - Feb. 26, 2014 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Update Type: NewsCALL TO ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTSNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION on February 26, 2014 Dear Friends and Allies,Spread the word about the National Day of Action for Human Rights and Commemoration of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2014!People around the country are joining together on the 26th an…

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Paul Howell apologizes before being executed in Florida

The state of Florida Wednesday executed death row inmate Paul Howell, who was convicted of killed a state trooper with a pipe bomb mean for someone else.
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TX police officers suspended for contest to see who could steal most signs from the homeless | The Raw Story

TX police officers suspended for contest to see who could steal most signs from the homeless | The Raw Story | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it


Two police officers in Midland, Texas were reprimanded for a contest to see who could confiscate the most cardboard signs from homeless panhandlers, despite the fact that panhandling is not illegal in the city.

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I found this very interesting because the Police are supposed to "protect" us but when they do shit this it frustrates me because I feel as if they think they are above the law. 

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Where is De Blasio headed? | SocialistWorker.org

Where is De Blasio headed? | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
New York City's new mayor is continuing to use the liberal rhetoric that got him elected, but there are big tests to come.
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Sequestration’s Toll: 70,000 Fewer Low-Income Families Have Housing Vouchers

Sequestration’s Toll: 70,000 Fewer Low-Income Families Have Housing Vouchers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouchers to rent private housing in December than a year earlier, according to new CBPP projections.  The projections, based on new Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data, show that low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and
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Disabled Left Without Support For Months As New Disability Benefit Runs Into Trouble - Video

Disabled Left Without Support For Months As New Disability Benefit Runs Into Trouble - Video | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Disabled people are being left without money for months at a time as government contractors Atos and Capita struggle to keep up with the relentless demand placed upon them by the Tory-led coalition
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Standard’s David Cohen wins award for ‘extraordinary’ gangs campaign

Standard’s David Cohen wins award for ‘extraordinary’ gangs campaign | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Evening Standard’s David Cohen has won the prestigious Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism for his Frontline London campaign on gangs.
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Government, not disability, makes us vulnerable. That's why we fight the cuts

Government, not disability, makes us vulnerable. That's why we fight the cuts | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Frances Ryan: We welcome this Commons debate into welfare 'reform'. While our fate, like most aspects of our lives, is in the hands of others, we won't stay silent
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Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

Ending the Rape Kit Backlog | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic.
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'Distress' at disabled claim delays

'Distress' at disabled claim delays | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Disabled people are suffering "distress and financial difficulties" because of the slow processing of claims for a new benefit, a report says.
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By George, Dr Carey’s right! All those poor people need food banks because their feckless parents never taught them to cook

By George, Dr Carey’s right! All those poor people need food banks because their feckless parents never taught them to cook | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Those who pride themselves on having effective antennae to detect propaganda tend to dismiss tales that sound too cute to be true as precisely that. Hitler almost certainly had both testicles, and we all know (well, not quite all, as we shall see) that King Canute was using an ironic gesture to make a point. So was Caligula, who merely threatened to make his horse consul to satirise the Senate’s slavish obedience, while Catherine the Great probably did not have congress with hers.
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NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn

NYPD officer shot in Brooklyn | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A rookie NYPD officer just out of the Police Academy became the first city cop shot on duty this year when he was wounded in a Brooklyn parking lot Wednesday.…
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