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Italy: rise of young mayor signals the end of 'grey power'

Italy: rise of young mayor signals the end of 'grey power' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Matteo Renzi, 38, who is tipped to become head of centre-left party, is one of group of politicians hoping to rejuvenate country
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Peer To Be Prosecuted For Child Sex Abuse

Peer To Be Prosecuted For Child Sex Abuse | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lord Janner will face a child sex abuse trial after alleged victims forced a u-turn over the decision not to prosecute him.
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Labour leadership race turns nasty as rivals accused of being like Miliband

Labour leadership race turns nasty as rivals accused of being like Miliband | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
MP John Woodcock claimed the pair were offering “only superficial modifications to the Miliband approach that just consigned us to one of the worst defeats in our history”
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Daily catch-up: two new sets of figures suggest the gap between rich and poor is ... unchanged

Daily catch-up: two new sets of figures suggest the gap between rich and poor is ... unchanged | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
1. The latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics suggest no change in the inequality of income after taxes and benefits. The graph above shows the Gini coefficient – the higher the number the more unequal the distribution – from 1977 to 2014.
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It’s not ‘Tory lite’ to recognise that Labour’s problem is economic credibility - Chuka Umunna

It’s not ‘Tory lite’ to recognise that Labour’s problem is economic credibility - Chuka Umunna | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Of course the last Labour government did not cause the global financial crisis. But we did make errors, and until we admit that, the electorate will not listen to us
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Who came out against Facebook's rainbow flags?

Who came out against Facebook's rainbow flags? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Facebook's pro-gay marriage photo filter prompted a backlash in Russia and across the Arab world.
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Lord Janner faces historical sex abuse prosecution

Lord Janner faces historical sex abuse prosecution | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lord Janner is to be prosecuted over claims of historical child sex abuse after an independent review overturns a decision by the CPS.
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Labour cannot be complacent over BAME support, says Yvette Cooper

Labour cannot be complacent over BAME support, says Yvette Cooper | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Leadership candidate says she would lead taskforce to improve black, Asian, and minority ethnic representation in party
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The Tories' plan to cut tax credits is not what people voted for, and will hit women hardest

The Tories' plan to cut tax credits is not what people voted for, and will hit women hardest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The shape of George Osborne’s budget is emerging. Cut tax credits for working families on £15,000 a year. And cut taxes for working people on £150,000 a year by cutting the 45p top rate. So much for one nation.
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They dream of genocide

They dream of genocide | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I wrote a blog earlier about the case of Zack Davies, the confused neo-nazi who tried to murder an Asian man in a supermarket in Mold, North Wales. People have been asking for more information about the group to which Davies was aligned- National Action and the people behind ...
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Local services like social care and child protection face deep 12 per cent cuts, LGA warns

Local services like social care and child protection face deep 12 per cent cuts, LGA warns | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Services funded by local councils face deep budget cuts of around 12 per cent next year, according to the body that represents local government.
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Criminal courts in could soon grind to a halt as lawyers protest legal aid cuts

Criminal courts in could soon grind to a halt as lawyers protest legal aid cuts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Criminal courts across England and Wales could begin grinding to a halt next week as lawyers down tools in protest against the Government’s cuts to legal aid. 
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The BBC could be facing the biggest cut in its history

The BBC could be facing the biggest cut in its history | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The BBC is facing the threat of a budget cut that would be among the biggest in its 93-year history as George Osborne considers making the corporation carry the £600m-a-year cost of free television licences for the elderly.
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The UK has just gained its first-ever female black university leader

The UK has just gained its first-ever female black university leader | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The UK has gained its first-ever female black university leader in the form of Baroness Valerie Amos.
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Google Granted More Time To Respond to EU Antitrust Charge

Google Granted More Time To Respond to EU Antitrust Charge | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
European Union regulators have granted the U.S. search giant more time to respond to charges that it skews search results to favor its own comparison-shopping service.
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Gay pride march in Istanbul 'broken up' with water cannons and tear gas

Gay pride march in Istanbul 'broken up' with water cannons and tear gas | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul's central square at the weekend.
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London Pride Festival 2015 - in pictures

London Pride Festival 2015 - in pictures | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Rainbow flags flew high above the London crowds as the annual Pride parade was energised by two recent landmark decisions advancing LGBT legal rights.
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Greece debt talks: EU chief feels 'betrayed' - BBC News

The European Commission chief, Jean-Claude Juncker, attacks the Greek government, saying he feels "betrayed" by "egotism" and "populism" in the failed debt talks.
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Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application

Council blocks Little Plumpton fracking application | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
An application to start fracking at a site in Lancashire is rejected by county councillors.
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US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide

US Supreme Court rules gay marriage is legal nationwide | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court rules that same-sex marriage is a legal right across the United States in a 5-4 decision.
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National Express investigates claim of driver's 'racist and Islamophobic' tirade

National Express investigates claim of driver's 'racist and Islamophobic' tirade | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Student Yusra Ahmed alleges that she and three friends were barred from the coach in a row over whether they were bringing takeaway curry on board
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Whose hero now is Zack Davies?

Whose hero now is Zack Davies? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Wherever Zack Davies lays his head tonight, it will be a lonely place. That cheeky smirk in the stock photo that has adorned newspapers during his trial will be gone. Davies’s reward for trying to kill Dr Sarandev Bhambra will almost certainly be immediate solitary confinement. Prisons in the United Kingdom ...
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Supermarket attacker motivated by white supremacist ideology

Supermarket attacker motivated by white supremacist ideology | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Part of antisemitic National Action group Increased risk of violence as traditional far right crumbles Zack Davies, 26, was today found guilty of attempted murder, after attacking Sikh dentist Dr Sarandev Bhambra with a hammer and machete during a violent and unprovoked racist assault. Davies had attacked Dr Bhambra in a supermarket in ...
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Amama Mbabazi: 'If I didn't fear Idi Amin then, I won't have fear now,' says Uganda's former PM who has a history of bringing down tyrannical rulers

Amama Mbabazi: 'If I didn't fear Idi Amin then, I won't have fear now,' says Uganda's former PM who has a history of bringing down tyrannical rulers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
“I could be arrested,” says Amama Mbabazi. “I would not be surprised – but I’ve been engaged in too many struggles against regimes to be fearful.”
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Uber row in France: Government promises to crack down on low-cost service after violent taxi driver protests

Uber row in France: Government promises to crack down on low-cost service after violent taxi driver protests | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The French government has promised to crack down on Uber's low-cost taxi service after violent protests by taxi drivers broke out in several cities across the country.
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Spencer Lee McCain: Baltimore police shoot dead unarmed black man after answering domestic violence call

Spencer Lee McCain: Baltimore police shoot dead unarmed black man after answering domestic violence call | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Another probe is underway in the city of Baltimore after police officers shot and killed an unarmed black man after being called to investigate a case domestic abuse.
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