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Tech firms seek surveillance reform

Tech firms seek surveillance reform | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Leading global technology firms have called for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.

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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 Jeremy Corbyn's response to claim he is unelectable

Watch Jeremy Corbyn's response to claim he is unelectable | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
As Jeremy Corbyn nears a possible surprise victory in the Labour leadership race, the Islington North MP spoke to The Independent about his impressive campaign and what the future could hold for himself and the Labour party.
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Which CLPs are nominating who in the Labour leadership contest?

Which CLPs are nominating who in the Labour leadership contest? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The race now moves onto supporting nominations from constituency Labour parties: who will emerge the strongest?
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Peer claims £300-a-day expenses despite living 200m from House of Lords

Peer claims £300-a-day expenses despite living 200m from House of Lords | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Baroness Wilcox can walk to work in just a few minutes, but can still claim the full daily tax-free allowance
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Police commissioners offer fresh hope for cannabis reform

Police commissioners offer fresh hope for cannabis reform | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The devolution of crime strategy to police commissioners opens up a new avenue for cannabis reformer to secure change.
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RBS expects further fines with no let-up from regulators

RBS expects further fines with no let-up from regulators | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Burden of compensation and fines will delay resumption of dividend payments, chairman Sir Philip Hampton says
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The Muhammad cartoon exhibition, free speech and the counter-jihadists

Today HOPE not hate published a report into plans to host a cartoon exhibition, featuring the Prophet Muhammad, in London on 18 September.   Our report, based on sources close to those involved and on published material, reveals that while some people are supporting the exhibition out of ...
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What Jeremy Corbyn offers his supporters is clarity

What Jeremy Corbyn offers his supporters is clarity | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The under-30s are drawn to this Labour leadership contender by human factors: qualities that are as much about tone as content – and made a Tuesday night in Luton electric
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Britain’s ‘most expensive council houses’ for sale at £3-million each in Southwark

Britain’s ‘most expensive council houses’ for sale at £3-million each in Southwark | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Two derelict council houses in Southwark snapped up by a property investor in 2013 are set to sell for more than £3 million each.
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House of Lords: 20 peers claim £1.6m during past five years – and never speak in debates

House of Lords: 20 peers claim £1.6m during past five years – and never speak in debates | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Twenty peers who have said almost nothing during House of Lords’ debates have received more than £1.6m in allowances and travel expenses during the past five years, according to a report.
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Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report

Tuition fees: UK universities set to charge £10,000 by end of the decade, says major report | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UK universities are set to charge £10,000 a year for student fees by the end of the decade, according to a newly-published major report.
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Raynette Turner becomes fifth black woman to die in police custody in America this month

Raynette Turner becomes fifth black woman to die in police custody in America this month | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Raynette Turner, a 43-year-old black woman, died in police custody while waiting for her arraignment on a shoplifting charge in a jail cell in Mount Vernon, New York.
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Unison are backing Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership

Unison are backing Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Jeremy Corbyn’s march towards a shock victory in the Labour leadership race took another leap forward today when he won the backing of the Unison trade union.
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Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride

Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Six people stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride march, Israeli ambulance service says
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CWU backs Jeremy Corbyn to oust Blairites

CWU backs Jeremy Corbyn to oust Blairites | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Communication Workers Union backs left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn in Labour's leadership contest, saying the "grip of the Blairites" on the party must be "loosened once and for all".
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Policeman charged with murder after this footage of black man's death emerged

Policeman charged with murder after this footage of black man's death emerged | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Samuel Dubose, 43, was shot in the back of the head by police officer Ray Tensing after being pulled over for a missing licence plate
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Prison crisis revealed: Official stats show murder and assault at ten-year high

Prison crisis revealed: Official stats show murder and assault at ten-year high | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Shocking new government figures have revealed the full extent of the prison crisis hitting England and Wales', with murders, self-harm and assaults at a ten-year high.
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'It'll be hell': The view from inside prison about a smoking ban

'It'll be hell': The view from inside prison about a smoking ban | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The government is planning on a pilot scheme banning smoking in prisons
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Cyril Smith police inquiry closes due to lack of evidence

Cyril Smith police inquiry closes due to lack of evidence | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Police say they found nothing to corroborate claims that former Liberal MP was arrested with child abuse images
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The Hungary PM made a ‘rivers of blood’ speech … and no one cares

The Hungary PM made a ‘rivers of blood’ speech … and no one cares | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
All the attention has been on Europe’s neo-Nazi fringe groups, when it’s those in national governments who should be scrutinised
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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership bid has a momentum even he didn't expect

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership bid has a momentum even he didn't expect | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Anti-austerity candidate has tapped into strong public antipathy towards slick politicians. Win or lose, he has brought excitement to the campaign
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The softening of the Bribery Act has anti-corruption campaigners furious

The softening of the Bribery Act has anti-corruption campaigners furious | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Government is reviewing the Bribery Act after business leaders claimed it was making it difficult for British firms to export goods.
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Calais migrant says: 'Nobody will help us so we must help each other'

Calais migrant says: 'Nobody will help us so we must help each other' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Raihan Jan is 24 years old and was a clerk in eastern Afghanistan; he now finds himself outside the freight terminal at Coquelles, Calais.
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Israel 'committed war crimes' in Gaza, Amnesty says

Israel 'committed war crimes' in Gaza, Amnesty says | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of “carnage” in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday.
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NHS treatments such as vasectomies and hip operations to be rationed because of cost-cutting

NHS treatments such as vasectomies and hip operations to be rationed because of cost-cutting | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More patients could be denied NHS treatments as a result of cost-cutting by health authorities, with hearing aids, vasectomies and knee and hip operations among services set to be rationed in some areas. 
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Immigration fuels rising tension in Germany

Immigration fuels rising tension in Germany | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Immigration makes for uncomfortable political debate in Germany, but many want measures to curb the growing influx of people, says Jenny Hill.
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