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Labour 'open to Trident alternative'

Labour 'open to Trident alternative' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Labour Party may decide not to back a like-for-like replacement for the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system, if a review finds a cheaper, viable alternative.
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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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Watch: Ashington school using toilets and cupboards for classrooms due to overcrowding

Watch: Ashington school using toilets and cupboards for classrooms due to overcrowding | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Central First School in Ashington is turning pupils away and being forced to teach children in make-shift classrooms, including the garden shed
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African Footballer Forced To Strip Naked 'To Prove She Was A Woman'

African Footballer Forced To Strip Naked 'To Prove She Was A Woman' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
One of Africa’s top woman footballers has revealed her appalling treatment at the hands of African football authorities.

Genoveva Añonma, a star from Equatorial Guinea who played in the 2011 Women's World Cup, had been accused of bei...
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A war on democracy: How statutory instruments replaced acts of parliament

A war on democracy: How statutory instruments replaced acts of parliament | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Every year, the executive grows more powerful and parliament less, as statutory instruments replace acts of parliament. So why does no-one comment on a devastating trend for British democracy?
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Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks

Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The acclaimed graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco on the limits of satire – and what it means if Muslims don’t find it funny
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Police investigate death of Eritrean man in Dresden

Police investigate death of Eritrean man in Dresden | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Murder investigation launched after man’s body found in German city where there have been anti-immigrant Pegida marches
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The 7 worst things Gambia's awful president has ever said about gay people

The 7 worst things Gambia's awful president has ever said about gay people | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
When he isn't claiming to have cured AIDS, Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has a history of making unbelievable homophobic comments. Here are some of his worst.
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UK government warns visitors to Bangladesh of 'British National Party enforced general strike'

UK government warns visitors to Bangladesh of 'British National Party enforced general strike' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The British National Party (BNP) may have collapsed into political irrelevance here in the UK, but it appears to be making waves elsewhere: in Bangladesh.
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TTIP: Activists triumph as contentious US free trade deal clause suspended

TTIP: Activists triumph as contentious US free trade deal clause suspended | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A proposed free trade deal between the European Union and the United States has suffered a huge setback after the most controversial element was taken off the negotiating table in the face of huge public opposition in Britain and other parts of Europe.
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Round four: Grayling offers last-minute concession to kill off judicial review rebellion

Round four: Grayling offers last-minute concession to kill off judicial review rebellion | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
As Lords once again send back judicial review reforms, Chris Grayling desperately tries to prevent the rebellion spreading to the Commons
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Labour MPs sue Ukip politicians over 'sickening' Rotherham allegations

Labour MPs sue Ukip politicians over 'sickening' Rotherham allegations | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A group of Labour MPs has announced that it is to sue two Ukip politicians over “sickening” allegations regarding the child abuse scandal in Rotherham.
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MPs pursued for thousands in overpaid expenses

MPs pursued for thousands in overpaid expenses | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
MPs are being pursued for thousands of pounds in overpaid expenses before the House of Commons is dissolved for the election.
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Gay 'cure' treatment centres are being set up in India

Gay 'cure' treatment centres are being set up in India | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
An Indian minister has said he will set up treatment centres offering to “cure” lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals.
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Ukip MEP James Carver contacts police over 'racist tweets'

Ukip MEP James Carver contacts police over 'racist tweets' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ukip MEP James Carver has reported "racist abuse" to police after receiving "deeply offensive" tweets about his Romany Gypsy background.
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'Feminists hate men': Meet Mike Buchanan of Britain's new Justice for Men and Boys party

'Feminists hate men': Meet Mike Buchanan of Britain's new Justice for Men and Boys party | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Mike Buchanan, leader of Justice for Men and Boys, told The Independent that feminists "hate men" and accused women of thinking they're "divine creatures".
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A new documentary, Angry, White and Proud, looks at the 'new' far-right in the UK

A new documentary, Angry, White and Proud, looks at the 'new' far-right in the UK | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of last week's attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo by Islamic militants in France and the wave of both pro- and anti-Muslim rallies in Germany, a new documentary from Channel 4 hits the UK's screens at a particularly pertinent moment.
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Poll reveals scale of Tories’ NHS problem

Poll reveals scale of Tories’ NHS problem | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Nearly 50% say Labour has best approach to health service, as people associate Tories with cuts and privatisation
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Dozens protest against Colorado pastor's refusal to hold gay woman's funeral

Dozens protest against Colorado pastor's refusal to hold gay woman's funeral | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Pastor Ray Chavez put a stop to Vanessa Collier’s funeral outside Denver because of what he called her ‘alternative lifestyle’
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Charlie Hebdo: Mockery is a weapon to be aimed at the powerful, not at the marginalised and disenfranchised

Charlie Hebdo: Mockery is a weapon to be aimed at the powerful, not at the marginalised and disenfranchised | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I was giving a lecture shortly after 7/7 when a participant arrived late. He had been jumped on by a gang of “skin heads” who shouted Islamophobic obscenities while beating the crap out of him, ending with “Go home Paki”? He was a cockney atheist but, to be fair, he was flaunting a deep tan at the time, which, under the circumstances (media whipping up hatred of any one “foreign looking”), was foolhardy.
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Free United Kingdom Party

Free United Kingdom Party | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, intend to stand in the general election for the hotly contested Kent constituency of South Thanet as part of the Free United Kingdom Party. 
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Women held at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre ‘treated like animals’, says report

Women held at Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre ‘treated like animals’, says report | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Women held in detention at the notorious Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre say they are treated like “animals”, according to a hard-hitting report which outlines allegations of routine bullying and sexual abuse against female inmates.
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Clegg puts his foot down on snoopers' charter

Clegg puts his foot down on snoopers' charter | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lib Dem leader demands British constitution as Charlie Hebdo unity falls apart
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Sainsbury's announces 500 job cuts

Sainsbury's announces 500 job cuts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's will cut 500 jobs at its store support centres as part of its plans to cut costs.
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Pegida marches: 25,000 join anti-Islamification protests in Germany following Paris attacks

Pegida marches: 25,000 join anti-Islamification protests in Germany following Paris attacks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Germany's growing anti-Islamic protest movement registered its largest attendance on Monday with 25,000 supporters turning out in what organisers described as a tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in Paris.
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Alarm at surprise fall in life expectancy - but are cuts and pressure on NHS may be to blame?

Alarm at surprise fall in life expectancy - but are cuts and pressure on NHS may be to blame? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Health officials are investigating a “statistically significant, sustained” decline in life expectancy among elderly people in some parts of England, amid warnings that cuts to social care and pressures on the NHS may be contributing to earlier deaths.
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Concern over campus extremism plan

Concern over campus extremism plan | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Universities should be removed from a list of institutions required by planned terror laws to crack down on extremism, MPs have said.
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