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Most people in poverty are 'in work'

Most people in poverty are 'in work' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.

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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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Pollsters are predicting a Tory lead, but a Miliband government

Pollsters are predicting a Tory lead, but a Miliband government | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Each week since this general election campaign began, The Independent on Sunday has asked the heads of the 10 top polling companies for their predictions. We combined their estimates, where they gave them, to arrive at the projected number of...
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Istanbul May Day protests turn violent as 10,000 police called in

Istanbul May Day protests turn violent as 10,000 police called in | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Turkish police use water cannons on May Day protesters as violence breaks out in Istanbul
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Turkish protesters clash with police at May Day rally in Istanbul

Turkish protesters clash with police at May Day rally in Istanbul | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Riot police use water cannon and teargas to push back activists from Taksim Square during first major protests since government passed security bill
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Moscow basks in Soviet tradition as 100,000 march on May Day

Moscow basks in Soviet tradition as 100,000 march on May Day | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Russians march through Red Square waving banners and proclaiming supremacy of worker's rights
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Supposedly 'undecided' BBCQT audience member set up company with Tory MP

Supposedly 'undecided' BBCQT audience member set up company with Tory MP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
(not satire - it's the BBC!) A supposedly undecided businesswoman in the BBCQT audience - who strongly attacked Ed Miliband - set up her company with a Tory MP and signed the dodgy letter supportin...
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Activists vow to lock themselves in bank vault if bailiffs try to evict them

Activists vow to lock themselves in bank vault if bailiffs try to evict them | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The former Bank of England building in Castle Street has been occupied for 13 days now
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Network Rail splashes out millions on flights to save on train fares

Network Rail splashes out millions on flights to save on train fares | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Staff at company blamed for Christmas rail chaos took more than 8,000 domestic flights from 2013 to 2015 – because it was cheaper than the train
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Russell Brand Meets Ed Miliband TRAILER

Coming soon...Milibrand Subscribe Here Now: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg and send links to video news items of topical stories that you'd like me to analyse. B...
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Which way are the celebrities swinging this general election?

Which way are the celebrities swinging this general election? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Rumours are circulating that Russell Brand - the revolutionary that famously called on people to not vote - may be gearing up for an endorsement of the Labour party after Ed Miliband was seen leaving the comedian's Shoreditch home.
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Video – Glencore-Xstrata’s deadly Tampakan mining project

Video – Glencore-Xstrata’s deadly Tampakan mining project | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The B’laan indigenous people are in danger.
They are locked in a struggle to save their ancestral homeland from one of the largest mining companies in the world. The Anglo-Swiss multinational Glencore-Xstrata holds a controlling stake in the Tampakan project to build a huge opencast copper and gold mine right in the middle of B’laan territories on Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines.
If the Tampakan mining project goes ahead 4,000 people will be forced out of their homes. Furthermore, 10,000 hectares of land will be destroyed. This land is home to rainforests and is the source of five rivers.
In the face of strong local opposition to the project the area has become a heavily militarised zone. Army and paramilitary forces which have received payments from the Tampakan project have been responsible for atrocities against the B’laan people. Over the past four years alone, ten B’laan men, women and children have been killed, including the massacre of B’laan woman Juvy Capio and her two children aged eight and thirteen. The B’laan communities directly affected by the project have made clear they are totally opposed to it.
In the Philippines and internationally, the Tampakan mining project has become a symbol of the violence and militarisation which too often go hand in hand with the extractive industries, and the willingness of multinational companies to ride roughshod over the wishes of the communities whose natural resources they covet.

Take action today - tell Glencore-Xstrata to respect the wishes of the B’laan people and withdraw from the Tampakan project
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UKIP Candidate Labels Gurkhas As "Parasites"

UKIP Candidate Labels Gurkhas As "Parasites" | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A UKIP candidate has referred to The Gurkhas and their families stationed in the UK as parasites. Bill Walker, the UKIP parliamentary candidate for Aldershot wrote yesterday: Well said, @keithpp. Parasites should send their money home. Plus, we should not be taking more in. Here is the full exchange ...
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The fight to stop London becoming a city for the rich

The fight to stop London becoming a city for the rich | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
New grassroots movements demanding affordable housing want more from politicians than empty words
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Leeds West candidate supports unions on May Day Rally

Leeds West candidate supports unions on May Day Rally | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The dull weather and rain showers didn't prevent the largest number of Leeds Greens joining hundreds of other marchers on the traditional May Day march through Leeds city centre today. Headed by a ...
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The undecided voter who "took down" Ed Miliband - more dirty tricks?

The undecided voter who "took down" Ed Miliband - more dirty tricks? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Catherine Shuttleworth, the woman who according to The Telegraph "took down" a Miliband, admits to the Telegraph that she applied to go on the Question Time Leaders' Debate as "an undecided voter"....
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Trade Unionist election candidate slams Labour for ignoring Manchester's housing needs

Trade Unionist election candidate slams Labour for ignoring Manchester's housing needs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The housing needs of the working-class community across Manchester have been ignored by Labour councillors, according to Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates.

Figures released this week showed there could be 1,500 more families than homes by 2026, and potentially 9,400 more by 2037.
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Femen activists disrupt May Day speech by Marine Le Pen

Femen activists disrupt May Day speech by Marine Le Pen | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
French Front National leader contends with heckling by women with ‘Heil Le Pen’ written across breasts, and her father gatecrashing Paris stage
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May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories

May Day: workers of the world unite and take over – their factories | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
From Istanbul to Barcelona, the co-operative movement is flourishing as employees revive what the bosses buried
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Israel Festival hit hard by boycott in wake of Gaza assault, director admits

Israel Festival hit hard by boycott in wake of Gaza assault, director admits | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Difficulty attracting international artists a sign of Israel’s increasing isolation.
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Turkish police use tear gas on hundreds of May Day protesters

Turkish police use tear gas on hundreds of May Day protesters | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Bodies in streets of Aden as Yemen health services crippled.
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The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers

The Bloody Story of How May Day Became a Holiday for Workers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The story goes back to 1886
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A new future for corals

A new future for corals | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Coral reefs, true reservoirs of biodiversity, are seriously threatened by human activities and climate change. Consequently, their extinction has often been heralded.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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US Navy dispatches destroyer after Iran 'fires warnings shots and boards cargo ship'

US Navy dispatches destroyer after Iran 'fires warnings shots and boards cargo ship' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The US and Iran are eyeballing each other again after Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf and the American Navy dispatched a destroyer to monitor the situation.
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STRIKE ACTION: Why Are Colombian Teachers Protesting the Government?

STRIKE ACTION: Why Are Colombian Teachers Protesting the Government? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Last year, still riding the hype of his reelection, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos stated as a national goal that Colombia would be Latin America’s ‘Most educated country’ by 2025. Around s...
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Two down, one to go: Tories isolated on indefinite detention of asylum seekers

Two down, one to go: Tories isolated on indefinite detention of asylum seekers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour and Lib Dem pledges leave Tories as the only party still backing indefinite detention of asylum seekers
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The private landlords getting rich off taxpayers

The private landlords getting rich off taxpayers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Some of Britain’s wealthiest private landlords are being paid millions of pounds each from the taxpayer in housing benefit, at a time when social housing is being cut, new figures show.
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