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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: C4 chief 'can't recall' seeing controversial ad

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: C4 chief 'can't recall' seeing controversial ad | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
David Abraham tells Commons committee he couldn't remember seeing campaign image of 15-year-old girl in low-cut top.
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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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Ukip manifesto launch hit by policy chaos and panic over polls slump

Ukip manifesto launch hit by policy chaos and panic over polls slump | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage today tries to get Ukip's election campaign back on track, promising help for first-time buyers, military veterans, small businesses and hospital patients.
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'Let's stop Brazil' - workers to stage general strike in defence of their rights

'Let's stop Brazil' - workers to stage general strike in defence of their rights | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Brazilian workers are striking in response to 'the generalization of job insecurity' reports Orlando Hill
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10 Fascinating Documentaries About Native Americans You Can Watch Right Now

10 Fascinating Documentaries About Native Americans You Can Watch Right Now | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Watch this collection of great films on a number of topics, encompassing art, culture and history, from the comfort of your own desktop browser.
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Ikea launches range made by worker co-operatives

Ikea launches range made by worker co-operatives | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
IKEA has launched a new range of products created by women’s co-operatives in rural India. The furniture, appliances and home accessories retailer is worki
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Conservatives take six-point lead in Guardian/ICM poll

Conservatives take six-point lead in Guardian/ICM poll | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Support for Tories rises three points to 39% as Labour drops two to 33%, Lib Dems remain at 8% and Ukip drops back two points to tie with Greens on 7%
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Censorship claims overshadow Istanbul Film Festival

Censorship claims overshadow Istanbul Film Festival | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The cancelation of the screening of a film on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) caused most of the films at the Istanbul Film Festival to be withdrawn from the festival program
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NHS hospital patients may have to show ID to access treatment

NHS hospital patients may have to show ID to access treatment | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Department of Health rules aimed at cutting cost of foreign nationals using health service may mean patients are asked for passports and other documents
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Anti-Islamic graffiti on Glasgow Central Gurdwara

Anti-Islamic graffiti on Glasgow Central Gurdwara | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Anti-Islamic graffiti has been written on the wall of the new Central Gurdwara in Glasgow.
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Britain is one of the 'least religious countries in the world'

Britain is one of the 'least religious countries in the world' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Britain is one of the least religious countries in the world, according to a new global survey.
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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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Housing associations say they'll sue if the Tories force them to sell homes under Right To Buy

Housing associations say they'll sue if the Tories force them to sell homes under Right To Buy | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Housing associations set to be crippled by Conservative plans to extend the right-to-buy policy will launch a legal challenge against the move, they have said.
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Marching for justice at LAN Chile - YouTube

14 April 2015, Santiago, Chile: trade unionists from LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines from seven countries march in solidarity with striking LAN Airlines worker...
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Labour releases Tory “pledge card” ahead of Cameron’s manifesto launch

Labour releases Tory “pledge card” ahead of Cameron’s manifesto launch | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour's manifesto launch is done and dusted (you can read about what the newly announced policies are here and read the manifesto itself here) - but tomorrow is Tory manifesto day. Labour has gone back on the attack this evening over what they're calling "The Tories's Empty Promises" - specifically, the unfunded spending commitments that the Tories have been splashing about in recent days - releasing the following "pledge card": Tens of thousands of people have already watched this video of O
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Labour election manifesto: key points

A summary of the main highlights of the Labour party’s pledges should it win the general election on 7 May
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Andy Coulson perjury trial delayed until after general election

Andy Coulson perjury trial delayed until after general election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The case was due to start at the high court in Edinburgh on 21 April but will now begin on 11 May
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6 Labour manifesto policies that aren't quite what they seem

6 Labour manifesto policies that aren't quite what they seem | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour launched its election manifesto today, but some of the party's policies aren't quite what they seem. Here are a few where the devil is in the detail.
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Women activists win major breakthrough in Indian road union

Women activists win major breakthrough in Indian road union | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Women activists have achieved a major breakthrough in the overwhelmingly male-dominated MSTKS union in India.
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Hungary's far-right Jobbik party wins key seat

Hungary's far-right Jobbik party wins key seat | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The far-right Jobbik party in Hungary has won its first ever individual constituency seat in parliament after a narrow victory in a by-election.
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France's Jean-Marie Le Pen 'pulls out of poll'

France's Jean-Marie Le Pen 'pulls out of poll' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The founder of French National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, says he is pulling out of regional elections amid a row with his daughter.
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