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Reforming China's gulags

Reforming China's gulags | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
As China's new premier signals he may be willing to reform a hated network of gulags, the BBC's Damian Grammaticas meets one woman whose "re-education through labour" sentence caused outrage.
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The Erasure of the American-Jewish Left

The Erasure of the American-Jewish Left | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The rich and complicated history of American-Jewish radicals goes unmentioned in Jewish circles today. Why?
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Mass protests in Mexico over missing students

Mass protests in Mexico over missing students | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Protesters have clashed with riot police outside Mexico City's National Palace, as thousands protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers.
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Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services

Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Foreign governments are making hundreds of millions of pounds a year running British public services, according to an Independent investigation highlighting how privatisation is benefiting overseas – rather than UK – taxpayers.
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Andy Coulson freed from prison

Andy Coulson freed from prison | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson is released from prison after serving nearly five months in jail for conspiracy to hack phones.
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US media erase Israeli state and settler violence

US media erase Israeli state and settler violence | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A number of attacks against Palestinians over the past few weeks have been ignored by the American press.
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The Canadian-EU trade agreement which could act as a Trojan horse for TTIP

The Canadian-EU trade agreement which could act as a Trojan horse for TTIP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The international TTIP treaty, which could enforce the privatisation of the NHS, might be passed through the backdoor if the Canadian-EU Ceta treaty is passed
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EU pollution ruling a breath of fresh air in British politics

EU pollution ruling a breath of fresh air in British politics | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UK government to be forced to tackle toxic pollutants
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Utah lawmakers endorse proposal to allow firing squads in state executions

Utah lawmakers endorse proposal to allow firing squads in state executions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Because of challenges obtaining lethal injection drugs and ‘botched’ executions earlier this year in other states, Utah and elsewhere are looking for alternatives
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What everyday racism tells us about the immigration debate

What everyday racism tells us about the immigration debate | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Owen Jones: First thoughts: We thought bigotry was fading but it still exists. It’s not just Ukip: it’s the broader Ukipisation of British politics
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Amazon counts cost as Christmas veto campaign gathers momentum

Amazon counts cost as Christmas veto campaign gathers momentum | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Amazon stands to lose business worth £500,000 and counting as support grows for drive to secure living wage for workers
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Bangkok cinema chain cancels Hunger Games screenings over salute protest

Bangkok cinema chain cancels Hunger Games screenings over salute protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Three-fingered salute has been adopted by pro-democracy campaigners in Thailand, but screenings of Mockingjay – Part 1 pulled after becoming focus for protests
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Private firms on course to net £9bn of NHS contracts

Private firms on course to net £9bn of NHS contracts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Circle Healthcare, Bupa, Virgin Care and Care UK among big winners since enforced tendering of services introduced
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Blackmail, protection, money laundering: funding Golden Dawn

Blackmail, protection, money laundering: funding Golden Dawn | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, which reached the corridors of power before a spectacular fall from grace, funded itself in classic mafia style through protection rings, blackmail and more.
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MPs to work two and a half days a week in Parliament to give them Thursdays to fight for re-election

MPs to work two and a half days a week in Parliament to give them Thursdays to fight for re-election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Chief whip Michael Gove told Tory MPs that Thursdays will only be a 'one-line whip' until the election, so there will be no major votes or debates, leaving them to return to their constituencies early.
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Parliament repairs 'could top £3bn'

Parliament repairs 'could top £3bn' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Stopping Parliament becoming a "ruin" could cost more than £3bn, with the possibility of MPs and Lords moving out temporarily, Newsnight learns.
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International arms firm Lockheed Martin in the frame for £1bn NHS contract

International arms firm Lockheed Martin in the frame for £1bn NHS contract | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Doctors have expressed dismay at reports that an international arms firm is considering a bid for a £1bn NHS contract to run GP support services in England.
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Labour's Thornberry quits over tweet

Labour's Thornberry quits over tweet | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour's Emily Thornberry resigns from Labour's front bench after sending a tweet during the Rochester and Strood by-election which is branded "snobby".
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Boris's £60m 'garden bridge' will have no public right of way, no protesting and no cycling

Boris's £60m 'garden bridge' will have no public right of way, no protesting and no cycling | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Mayor of London’s planned £60m “garden bridge” over the River Thames in London will have no legal public right of way, it has been announced.
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Channel Four allegations reveal a darker side to Boris Johnson

Channel Four allegations reveal a darker side to Boris Johnson | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
London mayor lashes out at opponents during meeting at City Hall
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Slash and burn: How the coalition vandalised legal aid

Slash and burn: How the coalition vandalised legal aid | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Justice didn't bother to assess the effects or monitor them once they started - how legal aid cuts ended the British sense of fair play.
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Student protests in London: the street-level view - video

Student protests in London: the street-level view - video | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Organisers said 10,000 protesters joined Wednesday's anti-tuition-fee march, the largest mobilisation of students since mass protests in 2010
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Mecca: The Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar review – ‘The pilgrimage is now an adjunct to the retail’

Mecca: The Sacred City by Ziauddin Sardar review – ‘The pilgrimage is now an adjunct to the retail’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The House of Saud will not like this book, which argues that the holiest site in Islam has become a centre of brash consumerism and architectural folly, writes Christopher de Bellaigue
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The gender pay gap is closing. Here’s how to consign it to history

The gender pay gap is closing. Here’s how to consign it to history | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Nicky Morgan: I’m delighted that the gap is now at its narrowest, and we are looking to education and business – and men – to bring it to zero
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Nicaraguans promised ‘big Christmas present’ with work due on new canal

Nicaraguans promised ‘big Christmas present’ with work due on new canal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Construction of infrastructure to build 173-mile canal will start on 24 December, despite concerns over environmental impact
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Prince Charles will not be silenced when he is made king, say allies

Prince Charles will not be silenced when he is made king, say allies | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Sources close to heir say he will break with Queen’s habit of discretion by continuing to speak out on issues that matter to him
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