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Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro cements power with victory in local elections

Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro cements power with victory in local elections | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
President's party thwarts opposition hopes of denting Maduro's power in what it called a referendum on his performance
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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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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Government was last night accused of double standards over arms sales to Russia after it emerged that officials have approved a massive increase in weaponry to be sold to the country to more than £130m.
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Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

Disability benefits flaws 'grave' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The UK's disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a report by MPs has said.

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Norwegian MP calls for boycott of Israel over its Gaza offensive

Norwegian MP calls for boycott of Israel over its Gaza offensive | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Norwegian leftist parties supported a call by a member of parliament to boycott Israeli products against the backdrop of the deadly Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Anadolu agency reported Sunday. Labor Party MP and chairwoman of the defence and fo
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What became of Cameron's Big Society Network?

What became of Cameron's Big Society Network? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Two months after the 2010 general election, David Cameron threw a reception in Downing Street to launch his “big idea” and the organisation that was to turn it into a reality.
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Demonizing Migrant Children Proves An Epic Fail For Anti-Immigrant Groups

Demonizing Migrant Children Proves An Epic Fail For Anti-Immigrant Groups | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Anti-Immigrants can’t even throw a good rally anymore.
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Frank Dobson steps down as Holborn and St Pancras MP

Frank Dobson steps down as Holborn and St Pancras MP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

As revealed on last week's front page, Frank Dobson is using the Labour constituency meeting to announce his resignation

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Striking South African unions considering latest offer

Striking South African unions considering latest offer | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
South Africa's largest union will consider the latest government wage proposal, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a three-week strike in the metals and engineering sectors that has sapped the continent's most advanced economy. "We will look at the offer this afternoon," Irvin Jim, the general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), told Reuters. Over 200,000 NUMSA members downed tools on July 2. Gideon du Plessis, general secretary of the Solidarity union, told Reuters that NUMSA and four other smaller unions which have joined the strike had agreed to consider the latest offer with their members and leadership committees.
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Police 'rise to cuts challenge'

Police 'rise to cuts challenge' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Police forces in England and Wales have risen to the challenge posed by funding cuts - but neighbourhood policing has been affected, a report has found.

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CNN Poll: Liberals, Dems, Poor, Women Most Likely To Oppose Israeli War, White Men Most Supportive

CNN Poll: Liberals, Dems, Poor, Women Most Likely To Oppose Israeli War, White Men Most Supportive | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

There is a reorientation going on right now with respect to the Israel Lobby. It used to be that it found its base of support among Democrats, with Republicans like Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush being the ones most likely to be critical of Israeli policy.

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Palestine activists celebrate as SodaStream shuts UK store

Palestine activists celebrate as SodaStream shuts UK store | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Activists say these are major wins for the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign.
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Israel soldier's disappearance may hamper ceasefire efforts

Israel soldier's disappearance may hamper ceasefire efforts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Hamas claims it has abducted soldier it named as Aron Shaul, though it has yet to produce evidence that he is still alive
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British MPs to sue government over fast-tracked DRIP surveillance law

Tom Watson and David Davis are teaming up with Liberty to launch a legal challenge against the data retention law, which was barely debated but which allows the UK authorities to monitor all kinds of web services.
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Replacing Atos with another private provider will not solve flaws in disability benefits system, MPs warn

Replacing Atos with another private provider will not solve flaws in disability benefits system, MPs warn | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Government has been warned that replacing Atos, the company which assesses whether the sick and disabled are fit for work, will not solve “fundamental flaws” in their treatment by the benefits system.
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Wisborough Green becomes the first village in Britain to fight off fracking

Wisborough Green becomes the first village in Britain to fight off fracking | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A picturesque village in West Sussex has become the first community in the country to successfully fight off an application by an energy company to explore for oil and gas, in a blow to the Government’s hopes of a British fracking boom.
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Lebanese Channels Unite on Gaza: “Palestine, You’re Not Alone”

Lebanese Channels Unite on Gaza: “Palestine, You’re Not Alone” | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lebanese Channels Unite on Gaza: “Palestine, You’re Not Alone”
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SDEROT, Israel: From front-row seat, Israeli town cheers assault on Gaza

SDEROT, Israel: From front-row seat, Israeli town cheers assault on Gaza | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Dragging a sofa up a hill, residents of Sderot and other curious Israelis prepared for yet another night of watching their army bomb targets in Gaza during what the Israelis have dubbed Operation Protective Edge.
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Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces

Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Graphic: More children than Palestinian fighters are being killed in the offensive on Gaza. The name, age, sex and location of 132 of the 155 Palestinian children killed have been collected by the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights
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Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media

Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
It used to be said that a lie goes twice around the world before the truth has put its shoes on. Not any more. I arrived in Israel on Christmas Eve 2008, the date chosen by Israel to launch Operation Cast Lead, an attack to end all attacks on Gaza.
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How Britain profits from the attack on Gaza

How Britain profits from the attack on Gaza | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The complex web of Israeli-British military contracts which silences our criticism of the attack on Gaza
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Northampton hospital staff in protest over lockout tactics

Northampton hospital staff in protest over lockout tactics | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Natalie Bloomer: NHS trust's decision to lock out pathology team has grave implications for public sector industrial action
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Unions should embrace new wave of worker co-operatives

Unions should embrace new wave of worker co-operatives | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Across the world a new model of worker-owned co-ops is bucking neoliberal austerity, says NICK MATTHEWS
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Point-blank Taser use questioned

Point-blank Taser use questioned | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The police watchdog has raised concerns over police officers in England and Wales using Tasers at point-blank range despite no longer being trained to do so.

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SodaStream fires 60 Palestinian employees

SodaStream fires 60 Palestinian employees | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Carbonation machine company sacks workers who complained about quality of food provided for Ramadan break-fast meal
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Hundreds at anti-fracking protest

Hundreds at anti-fracking protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Several hundred people have taken part in an anti-fracking protest in County Fermanagh.

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UCATT at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

UCATT at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

UCATT Activists from the Wales and South West Region had a strong presence at this year's Tolpuddle Martyrs festival which took place on (19th-20th July). 

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