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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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Nauru asylum seekers reportedly sewing lips shut over visa denial

Nauru asylum seekers reportedly sewing lips shut over visa denial | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
WARNING: This article contains graphic images More than a dozen refuges have attempted suicide, according to activists, who have also alleged that at least seven children have sewn their lips together in the wake of the Abbott government's recent visa decision. The decision, announced last week, could mean the reintroduction of temporary protection visas to boat arrivals on Christmas Island and the mainland.
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The Paedophile Hunter: Channel 4 to air film on controversial web vigilante

The Paedophile Hunter: Channel 4 to air film on controversial web vigilante | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Broadcaster says documentary about Stinson Hunter is most important of the year
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Theresa May plans new powers to ban extremists from TV appearances

Theresa May plans new powers to ban extremists from TV appearances | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Gagging order with echoes of Sinn Féin ban aimed at those who undertake activities ‘for the purpose of overthrowing democracy’
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Permanent Workfare, Housing Benefit Cuts, Food Stamp Style Smart Cards And School Children To Face Jobcentre Harassment - The Latest Rantings From Iain Duncan Smith

School children will face Jobcentre harassment from the age of 15 whilst claimants thought to have drug and alcohol problems will be paid benefits on smart cards if the Tories win the next election...
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German asylum centre abuse probed

German asylum centre abuse probed | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
German police investigate reports that refugees were abused by staff at an asylum centre in the western town of Burbach.
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Israeli circumcision device provokes union outcry in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies, provoking an outcry from union allies of the
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France: Human rights challenge to army trade union ban

France: Human rights challenge to army trade union ban | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A human rights challenge to France’s ban on trades unions within the army will be decided on Thursday.
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Late diagnosis of HIV blamed on Coalition's health reforms

Late diagnosis of HIV blamed on Coalition's health reforms | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Health experts are reporting disturbing increases in the number of people being diagnosed late with the HIV virus in England. They warn that healthcare reforms, which, they say, have "fragmented" a previously "seamless sexual health service", may be a major reason for the delays, and have called for an investigation.
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It's 'hair-shirted nonsense' that MPs are overpaid, says Conservative minister

It's 'hair-shirted nonsense' that MPs are overpaid, says Conservative minister | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A senior parliamentary adviser to David Cameron has said he is “fed up” with claims that MPs are overpaid, describing the suggestion as “nonsense” and joking that his shirt is made of Egyptian cotton, not hair.
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Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor

Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lloyds Banking Group has dismissed eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.
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UK manufacturers 'want to stay in EU'

UK manufacturers 'want to stay in EU' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Britain's manufacturers are overwhelmingly in favour of the country remaining a part of the European Union, a survey suggests.
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The illusion of religious freedom in Jerusalem

The illusion of religious freedom in Jerusalem | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Official Israel loves to boast of the complete freedom of worship it grants to members of all religions. In reality, however, it’s just another deception brought to you by your local ‘hasbara’ dealer.
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Anti-war protesters block Vic defence base

Protesters have blocked the gate of Swan Island Military Base in Victoria, calling for a peaceful resolution in the Middle East.
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On welfare, it is UKIP playing catch up with Labour and the Tories

On welfare, it is UKIP playing catch up with Labour and the Tories | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
On Welfare, UKIP is taking its lead from Labour and the Conservatives.
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Richard Barnes quits the Tories for Ukip: Mayor of London's former right-hand man defects

Richard Barnes quits the Tories for Ukip: Mayor of London's former right-hand man defects | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Boris Johnson’s former right-hand man at City Hall today announced he has ditched his Tory membership to instead join Ukip.
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MPs' expenses probes should be held in secret says parliamentary watchdog

MPs' expenses probes should be held in secret says parliamentary watchdog | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Out-of-touch parliamentary watchdog that demanded 11% payrise for MPs now wants expenses probe to be done behind closed doors
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Communist Party anti-war rally attacked in Kharkov

Communist Party anti-war rally attacked in Kharkov | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
On Saturday, September 27 the Communist Party (KPU) had called a "March for Peace". The call was banned by the authorities and the rally was attacked by fascist thugs. The police then proceeded to ...
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The school with no rules that teaches the unteachable

The school with no rules that teaches the unteachable | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Documentary goes beyond the school gates at Ian Mikardo high school, where boys deemed unteachable are making a fresh start
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Child tagging system 'not working'

Child tagging system 'not working' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A tagging programme for child offenders is not working and results in excessive punishment, a charity has warned.
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Transparency row over Tory MP's role with lobbying agency

Transparency row over Tory MP's role with lobbying agency | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The former Liberal Democrat leader of Kingston Council, Liz Green, and her Conservative successor Kevin Davis are in a war of words over the transparency of local government lobbying agency Cratus' relationship with Tory MP Bob Neill.
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Serbia holds first Gay Pride march in four years thanks to riot police and water cannons

Serbia holds first Gay Pride march in four years thanks to riot police and water cannons | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Belgrade was placed under lockdown last night as Serbia’s first Gay Pride march in four years took place under the watchful eye of tanks and special forces.
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What can the charity sector expect from the new minister for civil society ?

What can the charity sector expect from the new minister for civil society ? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
This weekend Brooks Newmark resigned, but what does the charity sector want from his replacement, Rob Wilson
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French far-right party enters Senate

French far-right party enters Senate | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
France's far-right National Front (FN) party has won its first two seats in the upper house of parliament, in what party leader Marine Le Pen has described as a "historic victory".
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Global campaign defeats union-busting attack at NXP

Global campaign defeats union-busting attack at NXP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
International trade union solidarity flexed its muscles over the last five months in defence of NXP workers under attack in the Philippines. The campaign succeeded in overturning this company’s union-busting attack. A new labour agreement with major gains was signed on 26 September.
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Green village to be bulldozed and mined for lignite in Germany's quest for non-nuclear fuel

Green village to be bulldozed and mined for lignite in Germany's quest for non-nuclear fuel | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Even by German standards, Johannes Kapelle rates as a model green citizen. The roof of his meticulously restored 19th-century farm house is covered in solar panels. And when he walks into his large vegetable garden he points to a wind farm which helps provide not only his village but several others with all their energy needs.
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