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CREDIT: AP – Charles Dharapak The U.S. House of Representatives passed a modified version of the USA Freedom Act Thursday to rein in the government’s bulk surveillance programs. But the bill on the way to the U.S.
I believe that we can take a lot from the Opposition Day Debate on the Bedroom tax. The coalition's Government majority was cut to only 26 and our views were represented in the House of Commons. It is a step in the right direction.
We call for a Cumulative Impact Assessment of Welfare Reform, and a New Deal for sick & disabled people based on their needs, abilities and ambitions
We call for:
A Cumulative Impact Assessment of all cuts and changes affecting sick & disabled people, their families and carers, and a free vote on repeal of the Welfare Reform Act.
An immediate end to the Work Capability Assessment, as voted for by the British Medical Association.
Consultation between the Depts of Health & Education to improve support into work for sick & disabled people, and an end to forced work under threat of sanctions for people on disability benefits.
An Independent, Committee-Based Inquiry into Welfare Reform, covering but not limited to: (1) Care home admission rises, daycare centres, access to education for people with learning difficulties, universal mental health treatments, Remploy closures; (2) DWP media links, the ATOS contract, IT implementation of Universal Credit; (3) Human rights abuses against disabled people, excess claimant deaths & the disregard of medical evidence in decision making by ATOS, DWP & the Tribunal Service.
CREDIT: AP More than 30 million children in low-income households rely on the free or reduced-price school meals program for their nutritional needs, but when the school year ends their lives can be thrown into disarray.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California CREDIT: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge set a macabre record last year, as the number of people either trying to or successfully jumping off the world famous...
Credit: NBC The bridge is yours. -What is Netflix paying Comcast for better streaming quality? And will AT&T and Verizon get deals of their own? -The rise of LGBT video game heroes. -Amy Poehler’s Broad City is getting a second season.
CREDIT: AP On the heels of rumors that some Apple retail locations would open on Thanksgiving Day, joining a growing number of stores that are denying workers the ability to stay home with their families and celebrate, the Apple news site...
She got pregnant at age 13. He dropped out of high school at 16. But just last month the mother and son walked across the stage together, earning their PhDs. It was a day they never thought they'd see.
The world would be a dreadful place without creative people. Could you even imagine life without art? The thought alone makes me tremble. Could you be the next William Shakespeare, Steven Spielberg, or J.K.