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Iraq: The spies who fooled the world

Iraq: The spies who fooled the world | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Intelligence from highly-placed sources suggesting that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction was available before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Panorama has learned.
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This is a project by Leicester and District Trades Union Council.

We have suspended production of our print version of Leicester Worker and are exploring ways of developing an online presence.


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Did minister mislead public over probation sell-off?

Did minister mislead public over probation sell-off? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Questions raised about ministerial comments related to the sell-off of privatisation, following Simon Hughes' appearance on the Today programme
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Greens ahead of Liberal Democrats in YouGov poll

Greens ahead of Liberal Democrats in YouGov poll | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Calls to include party in BBC’s general election TV leader debates are likely to increase after it comes fourth in poll
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The BBC said the Green party won't appear in a proposed 2015 General Election TV debate alongside Ukip

The BBC said the Green party won't appear in a proposed 2015 General Election TV debate alongside Ukip | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The BBC had said it will not include the Green party in next year’s proposed 2015 General Election TV leader debates, rejecting demands that the party should receive the same coverage as Ukip.
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Islamaphobia social experiment leaves actor bloodied by man defending Muslim

Islamaphobia social experiment leaves actor bloodied by man defending Muslim | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A social experiment that ended with an actor posing as an Islamophobe getting punched in the face has shown that Canadians are prepared to defend Muslims in the face of overt racist abuse in the wake of a recent terror attack.
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Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.
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Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.
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Israeli MP proposes banning Islamic prayer call

Israeli MP proposes banning Islamic prayer call | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
New legislation by coalition partner could silence the muezzin's call to prayer from mosques on the grounds of "noise pollution"
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Middle East turmoil hits gays hard

Middle East turmoil hits gays hard | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Arab Spring promised reform across the Middle East, but the subsequent turmoil has hit the gay community particularly hard, says James Longman.
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Blunkett backs Fallon on migrants

Blunkett backs Fallon on migrants | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett backs cabinet minister Michael Fallon over his warning that parts of the UK risk being "swamped" by immigrants.
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London borrowers look to credit unions as payday alternative

London borrowers look to credit unions as payday alternative | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
One of the capital’s credit unions has seen a 47% increase in membership as borrowers look to avoid payday lenders. For the year ending September 2014, Lon
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Voices in Danger: North Korea is no place for citizen journalists, but this hasn't stopped Ishimaru Jiro

Voices in Danger: North Korea is no place for citizen journalists, but this hasn't stopped Ishimaru Jiro | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has now come out of hiding, but the small network of citizen journalists operating within the world's most secretive state will never have that luxury. ASIAPRESS International journalist Ishimaru Jiro, the network's only outside contact, reveals the risks they take to deliver behind-the-scenes accounts of life within the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
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Firms lodge probation service bids

Firms lodge probation service bids | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The government names the private companies they expect to take over the role of managing criminals from next year.
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Officers say public are in danger - so why won't MoJ publish its safety test?

Officers say public are in danger - so why won't MoJ publish its safety test? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Probation officers warn that the privatisation of the service is putting the public at risk. So why won't Chris Grayling's Ministry of Justice publish its safety tests?
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Barclays sets aside £500m towards forex-rigging fines

Barclays sets aside £500m towards forex-rigging fines | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Move offers insight into potential scale of fines and dwarfs Libor penalties handed down in 2012
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UK government’s drug laws survey was suppressed, Lib Dem minister says

UK government’s drug laws survey was suppressed, Lib Dem minister says | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Norman Baker says Tories did not like evidence gleaned as deputy prime minister Nick Clegg criticises foot dragging over report that says tough laws make no difference
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An Ipsos Mori survey has revealed that British people think that there are twice as many immigrants in the country than is really the case – and four times as many Muslims.

An Ipsos Mori survey has revealed that British people think that there are twice as many immigrants in the country than is really the case – and four times as many Muslims. | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
British people think that there are twice as many immigrants in the country than is really the case – and four times as many Muslims, according to a new survey by Ipsos Mori.
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Legal challenge to probation reforms

Legal challenge to probation reforms | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
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Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
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Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

Penalties 'do not stop' drug use | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
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Working Families Party makes video play for Latino voters ahead of Tuesday's election

Working Families Party makes video play for Latino voters ahead of Tuesday's election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The GOTV effort comes amid an increasing national emphasis on courting the growing -- though not monolithic -- Latino voting bloc.
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US fast food strikers coming to the UK 13-15 Nov: Come and hear their story!

US fast food strikers coming to the UK 13-15 Nov: Come and hear their story! | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Fast Food Rights campaign is hosting a delegation of fast food workers from the United States who have been at the forefront of the incredible strikes for $15 and a union that have spread across ev...
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Footage shows homeless black man Milton Hall being shot at 46 times by police in the US

Footage shows homeless black man Milton Hall being shot at 46 times by police in the US | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Graphic footage has emerged showing a homeless man being shot and killed by police in the US who fired a barrage of 46 bullets as he held a penknife.
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Most home carers' travel 'unpaid'

Most home carers' travel 'unpaid' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Most councils in England and Wales fail to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage, figures obtained by Unison suggest.
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The Nakba Continues: Israel Continues Its Theft of Palestinian Natural Resources

The Nakba Continues: Israel Continues Its Theft of Palestinian Natural Resources | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A World Bank report has warned that the crisis-plagued Palestinian economy is being stripped of billions of dollars each year by Israeli plundering in Palestinian territory of key natural resources.

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Building strong unions in Myanmar

Building strong unions in Myanmar | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
In a country where trade unions were banned until 2011, the founding congress of the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar, held on 18 and 19 October, marks an important leap forward for the trade union movement.
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