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Arsenal, AC Milan, PSV Eindhoven, galatasaray, Celtic FC, VfB Stuttgart: Boycott the Durban Under-19 International Football

Arsenal, AC Milan, PSV Eindhoven, galatasaray, Celtic FC, VfB Stuttgart: Boycott the Durban Under-19 International Football | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
In the past three weeks alone, a number of people including children have been killed, in South Africa, because they were foreigners. Thousands of people have also been displaced and have had their livelihoods destroyed because they are foreigners.
Until the South African government acts decisively against xenophobia and can ensure that xenophobic violence like this does not happen again, Arsenal, A.C. Milan, PSV / FC Eindhoven, Glatasaray, Celtic FC, and VfB Stuttgart 1893 e.V. must boycott the Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament or hold it in a different country.
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Donation to Tory planning minister ‘linked to land bank worth £4.7bn’

Donation to Tory planning minister ‘linked to land bank worth £4.7bn’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The Tories’ housing and planning minister received a four-figure donation from a private equity group with a multi million pound interest in a land bank — while his department ignored calls to act on land banking by house builders.

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Probe launched as suspect dies in police custody after 'spine 80 per cent severed at neck'

Probe launched as suspect dies in police custody after 'spine 80 per cent severed at neck' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Authorities in Baltimore have ordered an inquiry into the circumstances in which a man died in police custody having allegedly suffered a broken back.
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Michael Gove's legacy: Teachers are flocking to vote Labour, poll finds

Michael Gove's legacy: Teachers are flocking to vote Labour, poll finds | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Teachers are set to vote Labour in overwhelming numbers next month after five years of animosity between the profession and the government.
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A third of Labour supporters didn’t back party in 2010 – and half would back minority government over coalition | LabourList

A third of Labour supporters didn’t back party in 2010 – and half would back minority government over coalition | LabourList | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A third of Labour's current support comes from voters who backed other parties in 2010, according to new research. YouGov's new polling shows that almost 20% of current Labour supporters backed the Lib Dems at the last general election, while around 8% voted Tory. The remaining few come from smaller parties. However, the party has also lost support over the past five years. More ex-Labour support has gone to undecideds than anywhere else: a fifth of don't knows this year were Labour voters in 2010. The next biggest loss has been to UKIP, with 15% of that party's support coming from Labour - the biggest party to benefit from Labour's lost votes. Similar shares of the UKIP vote come from the Lib Dems, previous UKIP voters, and the BNP. Nearly a third of SNP backers were Labour five years ago - while overall this is a smaller number than have been lost to UKIP, the concentration of the loss goes some way to explain the dire straits Scottish Labour currently finds itself in. 6% of Tory
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This Tory pilot's anti-Labour aeroplane banner stunt backfired spectacularly

This Tory pilot's anti-Labour aeroplane banner stunt backfired spectacularly | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Conservative councillor and professional pilot Simon Moores wasn't quite clear enough with his anti-Labour banner - and it had the opposite effect
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More environmental activists are being killed than ever before

More environmental activists are being killed than ever before | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
At least 116 environmental activists died last year while campaigning against mining, logging, water and land grabs, according to a report.
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Lord Janner: DPP under pressure over 'perverse' decision not to charge peer

Lord Janner: DPP under pressure over 'perverse' decision not to charge peer | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
One of Janner’s alleged victims calls for Alison Saunders to quit after she said peer was not fit to stand trial because he has Alzheimer’s disease
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Members of Neo-Fascist Golden Dawn Party in Greece Appear Briefly in Court

Members of Neo-Fascist Golden Dawn Party in Greece Appear Briefly in Court | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The trial on charges including membership in a criminal organization and murder will decide the fate of the third-largest party in the Parliament.
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Natalie Bennett gets personal in her defence of immigrants

Natalie Bennett gets personal in her defence of immigrants | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The leader of the Green Party last night launched a highly personal defence of immigration to Britain, drawing on her own experience of migrating from Australia as an adult.
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Right to Buy pledge could make housing associations 'unfundable'

Right to Buy pledge could make housing associations 'unfundable' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Experts have voiced doubts that Conservative proposals to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants could create the promised housebuilding bonanza
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China Figures Suggest Tough Landing Ahead

China Figures Suggest Tough Landing Ahead | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
China is shifting its economy from an export-based market to one driven by domestic consumption and it needs people to spend.
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TUSC: the most impressive of all

TUSC: the most impressive of all | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Matt Dobson reports Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate Brian Smith got an excellent response at the Common Weal Glasgow South hustings on Thursday, which over 150 attended. A poll taken at the end of the debate saw Brian emerge as the “candidate that impressed you the most.” Brian was debating with candidates ...
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This Is The Greatest Response We've Ever Seen To A Ukip Poster

This Is The Greatest Response We've Ever Seen To A Ukip Poster | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
It's hard to put it any better than Karina Barker of Ramsgate, Kent, who spotted this and posted it to Twitter:

I don't know who has bolted Welcome mats to the UKIP poster down my road, but you are a genius and I salute you. pic.twitter.com/q2JYZi...
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Nick Wrack: The Socialist Candidate for Camberwell & Peckham - Campaign Video

Nick Wrack is the socialist candidate for Camberwell and Peckham in the General Election on 7 May 2015. He is the joint candidate for two socialist parties: ...
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Irish republican detained for calling armed attacks 'legitimate'

Irish republican detained for calling armed attacks 'legitimate' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Dee Fennell, a prominent dissident, is in custody after condoning violence in an inflammatory speech to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising
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PHOTOS: Hundreds gather to protest dire conditions of south Tel Aviv

PHOTOS: Hundreds gather to protest dire conditions of south Tel Aviv | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Hundreds demonstrated in central Tel Aviv against the dire living conditions for the residents, refugees and foreign workers who live in south Tel Aviv. Photos and text: Oren Ziv / Activestills.org Approximately 300 Israelis, asylum…
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The Grand Canyon is getting a mall and conference rooms

The Grand Canyon is getting a mall and conference rooms | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Grand Canyon, one of the world's most beautiful and thrillingly empty areas on the planet, could soon be getting a $1 billion entertainment complex encompassing a mall, hotel, restaurants, meeting rooms and an IMAX cinema.
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Disabled people left stranded in their homes as councils flout access laws

Disabled people left stranded in their homes as councils flout access laws | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Disabled people are being left stranded in their own homes due to a “culture of law- breaking” within local government over obligations to adapt homes and make them more accessible.
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Election 2015: Sinn Féin seeking £1.5bn for NI after May poll

Election 2015: Sinn Féin seeking £1.5bn for NI after May poll | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Sinn Féin is to seek an extra £1.5bn for Northern Ireland in negotiations with an incoming government following the general election.
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Revealed: government knew of farm poisoning risk but failed to act

Revealed: government knew of farm poisoning risk but failed to act | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Documents show officials knew of danger from chemical mandated for sheep dipping that left around 500 farmers with debilitating health problems, prompting politicians to call for Hillsborough-style inquiry
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Revealed: Labour wants to 'get rid' of Trident, admits shadow cabinet minister

Revealed: Labour wants to 'get rid' of Trident, admits shadow cabinet minister | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Owen Smith, the shadow welsh secretary, tells his constituents that while party supports Trident 'at the moment' they would scrap it if the circumstances allow
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Liverpool will take action against fan who branded Muslim men 'a disgrace' for praying at Anfield

Liverpool will take action against fan who branded Muslim men 'a disgrace' for praying at Anfield | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Liverpool have said they will take action against a man who branded two Muslim men 'a disgrace' for praying at Anfield.
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Gatwick oil driller tones down hopes of 'Dallas' in Sussex

Gatwick oil driller tones down hopes of 'Dallas' in Sussex | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UK Oil & Gas Investments says it cannot confirm the full scale of potential recoverable oil from its Horse Hill well near Gatwick Airport
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Windsor Castle staff back industrial action in pay row

Windsor Castle staff back industrial action in pay row | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Union claims staff have suffered years of pay restraint and are paid less than living wage
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