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'Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement

'Unparalleled': Charles Moore's photos of the civil rights movement | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There's little doubt that photographer Charles Moore will always be remembered and honored for his work on the 1960s civil rights movement.
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School apology over Palestinian slur

School apology over Palestinian slur | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A North Lanarkshire school has apologised following complaints about a homework worksheet which labelled Palestinians as "terrorists".
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Cameron will not commit to TV debates

Cameron will not commit to TV debates | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Mr Cameron was repeatedly pressed on the issue by Mr Miliband as the leaders clashed at Prime Minister’s Questions today.
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'They looked like Isis': masked raid led to 'kidnapping' at Chicago police site

'They looked like Isis': masked raid led to 'kidnapping' at Chicago police site | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Men recall incommunicado detention in caged room ‘like a dog’ for hours as more victims emerge from Homan Square despite police denials
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Sun journalist’s prosecution over army exposés ‘an outrage’, court told

Sun journalist’s prosecution over army exposés ‘an outrage’, court told | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Old Bailey jury hears sample of John Kay’s articles revealing details his barrister says would never have been surrendered by the armed forces
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Leaked footage shows Israeli soldiers 'setting dogs on Palestinian teen'

Leaked footage shows Israeli soldiers 'setting dogs on Palestinian teen' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
As Benjamin Netanyahu prepares to make a highly controversial speech to the US Congress, the Israel Defence Forces are investigating leaked footage which appears to show soldiers setting dogs on a Palestinian teenager.
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Galloway's 'Anti-Semitism' Legal Letters Could Be About To Backfire

Galloway's 'Anti-Semitism' Legal Letters Could Be About To Backfire | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A legal firm acting for Respect MP George Galloway will be reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it has emerged.

The development comes as a number of people reported receiving letters written by Chambers Solicitors acting on beha...
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Purple Rain blog: UKIP Under The Microscope: Jason Shopland

Purple Rain blog: UKIP Under The Microscope: Jason Shopland | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Our latest expose sees us move to the south west of the country and the naval city of Plymouth in Devon. Plymouth City Council unfortunately already has three UKIP councillors: Maddi Bridgeman in the Moor View ward, John Riley in Honicknowle and Christopher Storer who represents the Ham ward ...
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Fly Kites Not Drones

Fly Kites Not Drones | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
VCNV started the Fly Kites Not Drones campaign to coincide with the Afghan New Year on the 21st March. Inspired by the Afghan peace volunteers and working
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GRAPHIC CONTENT: Graphic abortion images displayed outside Lewisham medical centre by activists

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Graphic abortion images displayed outside Lewisham medical centre by activists | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Warning, this picture may contain material that some people find offensive.
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Knives out for Clegg as anti-drugs lobby targets Lib Dems

Knives out for Clegg as anti-drugs lobby targets Lib Dems | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Attacks on the Lib Dem leader show just how small and isolated the anti-drug reform movement has become
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Complaints to solicitors' regulator over libel demands from Galloway's lawyers

Complaints to solicitors' regulator over libel demands from Galloway's lawyers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Legal row erupts as Respect MP’s lawyers issue compensation demands for alleged defamation on Twitter for accusations of antisemitism
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English Defence League bottle Brighton and instead head to Oxford to capitalise on child abuse | EDL News

English Defence League bottle Brighton and instead head to Oxford to capitalise on child abuse | EDL News | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The far right English Defence League have bottled out of their demonstration in Brighton in April and have instead decided to go to the much safer city of Oxford to capitalise on the child abuse misery on the same day.
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#TheDress manufacturers Roman Originals have a history of using child labour in India

#TheDress manufacturers Roman Originals have a history of using child labour in India | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The company that made #TheDress is cashing in on its newfound success with the launch of a new white and gold dress later in the year. But Roman Originals is now receiving attention for another, less glamorous, side to its business: its child labour record.
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These Are Probably Some of the Most Moving Images of UK Miners' Strike

These Are Probably Some of the Most Moving Images of UK Miners' Strike | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
By spending eight months in a Durham pit village, Keith Pattison found out that the longest strike in British history wasn't all about cops and miners punching each other in the head. In doing so, he took some of the dispute's most poignant images.
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Nigel Farage: Ukip would ban terminally-ill migrants from Britain

Nigel Farage: Ukip would ban terminally-ill migrants from Britain | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Ukip leader said the UK wanted a better 'quality' of immigrant
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Tory MP hit by criticism over lucrative second job

Tory MP hit by criticism over lucrative second job | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Rival candidates unite in condemnation of Mark Lancaster's £150 per hour consultancy work
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Turkish court blocks atheist group’s website

Turkish court blocks atheist group’s website | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Turkish court has blocked access to a website for the country’s first atheist association,
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Traveller sites banned from entire town as High Court issues unprecedented injunction

Traveller sites banned from entire town as High Court issues unprecedented injunction | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Harlow Council and Essex County Council handed interim injunction after travellers illegally camped on cycle paths, playgrounds and car parks
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UK Government must call for Raif Badawi to be freed

UK Government must call for Raif Badawi to be freed | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Raif continues to face 50 lashes every week, until he has been flogged 1,000 times. The UK government has yet to ask Saudi Arabian authorities to free him.
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Where Assassins are Emboldened and Thoughts are Imprisoned

The ghastly murder of blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka reveals just how dangerous it has become for writers to express themselves freely in Bangladesh. An essay by Salil Tripathi.
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Five UKIP u-turns which show Farage still hasn’t got his policies sorted

Five UKIP u-turns which show Farage still hasn’t got his policies sorted | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
What does Nigel Farage actually think about gay marriage, kosher meat and the NHS? His words and policies contradict each other so much it's impossible to know
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How getting tough on asylum seekers cost the taxpayer millions

How getting tough on asylum seekers cost the taxpayer millions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Cancellation of voluntary return programme for asylum seekers in detention centres may have cost the taxpayer over £15 million
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Labour selects Bradford local to stand against George Galloway

Labour selects Bradford local to stand against George Galloway | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Naz Shah, chair of a local mental health charity, will face Respect MP in Bradford West on 7 May
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America braced for Ferguson backlash

America braced for Ferguson backlash | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
America was braced for a backlash last night as the explosive findings of a government report found conclusive evidence that the Ferguson, Missouri police department routinely engaged in racially biased practises.
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