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'Stop Seeing Disabled People As Heroic Saints Or Helpless'

'Stop Seeing Disabled People As Heroic Saints Or Helpless' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Campaigners and Paralympians have accused the government of hypocrisy in its treatment of disabled people, just hours before the curtain opens on the London 2012 Paralympics.
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We have suspended production of our print version of Leicester Worker and are exploring ways of developing an online presence.


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Row over trade union cuts sees Barking and Dagenham Council leader branded BNP supporter

Row over trade union cuts sees Barking and Dagenham Council leader branded BNP supporter | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A bitter row has broken out between the council and union bosses after plans to axe trade union posts were announced under fresh cuts to services, with one union member accusing the all-Labour council of supporting the BNP.
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British support for leaving the EU dwindles - despite rise of Ukip

British support for leaving the EU dwindles - despite rise of Ukip | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Britons have turned against the idea of quitting the European Union despite the rise of Ukip, exclusive new polling reveals today.
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Jewish fury after Ukip's Nigel Farage forms a pact with Holocaust deniers to secure funding from the EU

Jewish fury after Ukip's Nigel Farage forms a pact with Holocaust deniers to secure funding from the EU | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukip’s deal to accept a member of the Polish Congress of the new Right (KNP) into its grouping in the European Parliament.
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'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety

'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.
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Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (VIDEO, PHOTOS) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
About 110,000 people gathered in the center of Barcelona to call for snap regional elections after Catalonia was forced to cancel its November 9 independence referendum under pressure from Madrid.
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Parliament's New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill

Parliament's New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
DID you know legislation is currently being pushed through Parliament that will allow any public land to be transferred by a Government agency, all rights of way extinguished, to private developers?
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Scottish Labour call in experts used against BNP to tackle SNP

Scottish Labour call in experts used against BNP to tackle SNP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Scottish Labour call in experts used against BNP to tackle SNP
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Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square

Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Between 50 and 100 Occupy Democracy protesters remain after police arrest one and evict others after three days in square
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Fracking concerns highlighted in city centre flash mob

Fracking concerns highlighted in city centre flash mob | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Concerns that fracking could come to Nottinghamshire have been highlighted in a flash mob by campaigners. Shoppers stopped in their tracks when they saw a performance being carried out in the Old...
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how citizens are responding to fracking

 

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When do the clocks go back?

When do the clocks go back? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again, when we prepare to put our clocks back an hour. The days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder, yes - we're definitely nearing winter. And just so you...
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Exclusive: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never opened

Exclusive: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never opened | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More than £1m of taxpayers’ money has been spent on proposals for free schools that never opened.
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Tear gas, clashes as anti-nationalist rally in N. Italy turns violent (VIDEO)

Tear gas, clashes as anti-nationalist rally in N. Italy turns violent (VIDEO) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Bologna at a rally against the far-right Forza Nuova party, who ran a counter-protest the same day. At least four people were injured in clashes between protesters and police as the rival protests met.
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Rochdale taxi firm admits providing white drivers on request

Rochdale taxi firm admits providing white drivers on request | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Car 2000 minicab company, which serves area where Asian grooming gangs have operated, says it is catering to demand
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Mike Read apologises for 'Ukip Calypso' song after racism row

Mike Read apologises for 'Ukip Calypso' song after racism row | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read today apologised for performing a song in which he put on Caribbean accent which sparked accusations of racism.
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'We will pay off debt': Spain’s 'indignant' party

'We will pay off debt': Spain’s 'indignant' party | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Spain's left-wing Podemos grouping on Sunday backed away from previous hints it would refuse to pay off Spain's public debt, in a bid to win more voters to its
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Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.
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Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding

Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The agreement with the Polish Congress of the New Right will save Nigel Farage’s European parliament grouping
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NHS radiographers strike over pay

NHS radiographers strike over pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Radiographers across the UK hold a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.
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The dark side of hate speech in Merseside

The dark side of hate speech in Merseside | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ms Berger said the social media attack had left her 'deeply shocked' and was 'grossly offensive'
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Get Mike Read’s Ukip calypso song to number one, urges Nigel Farage

Get Mike Read’s Ukip calypso song to number one, urges Nigel Farage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
‘Leaders committed a cardinal sin, opened the borders let them all come in,’ sings former Radio 1 DJ in faux-Caribbean accent
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Turkey gives Peshmerga forces passage to Kobane

Turkey gives Peshmerga forces passage to Kobane | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Turkish government has agreed to give Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces passage to the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane, a well-placed source told Rudaw today.

The official source said that Turkey has responded positively to a request from Kurdish President Massoud...
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Gay couple ‘thrown off London bus for kissing’

Gay couple ‘thrown off London bus for kissing’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Transport chiefs investigating incident where driver reportedly shouted: ‘It’s disgusting. Get off the bus’ at kissing couple
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Backing Nigel Farage's Ukip no longer seen as a wasted vote, poll shows

Backing Nigel Farage's Ukip no longer seen as a wasted vote, poll shows | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage's Ukip has climbed to record popularity and is no longer seen as “a wasted vote” following its triumph at Clacton, an exclusive poll reveals today.
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Nuclear site unveils £2.5m gun range

Nuclear site unveils £2.5m gun range | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A £2.5m Civil Nuclear Constabulary firing range is opened at the Dounreay nuclear power complex in Caithness.
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More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour's lead has been halved from six points to three in a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Con 31%
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