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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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We have suspended production of our print version of Leicester Worker and are exploring ways of developing an online presence.


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Why we recommend a NO in the referendum - in 6 short bullet points: by Yanis Varoufakis

Why we recommend a NO in the referendum - in 6 short bullet points: by Yanis Varoufakis | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Negotiations have stalled because Greece’s creditors (a) refused to reduce our un-payable public debt and (b) insisted that it should be repaid ‘parametrically’ by the weakest members of our societ...
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'Counter-Jihadists' plan Muhammad cartoon competition

HOPE not hate is aware of a plan to exhibit the “Muhammad cartoons” – depicting the Muslim prophet, Muhammad – in central London this September. Those behind this initiative are hoping to incite outrage and a counter-reaction from the Muslim community, in order to inflame communal tensions. They are doing so ...
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In Bernie Sanders, an unlikely — but real — threat to Hillary Clinton

In Bernie Sanders, an unlikely — but real — threat to Hillary Clinton | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
He may not win, but the Vermont senator could cause real damage to the Democratic front-runner.
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Oprah Winfrey asked to renounce Israeli diamond mogul Leviev over rights abuses

In a letter made public today, nine organizations and 34 individuals from the US, Palestine, Israel and South Africa called on the US celebrity Oprah Winfrey to publicly distance herself from the companies of Israel billionaire Lev Leviev.
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LUL: the strike is on!

LUL: the strike is on! | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
TSSA has today formally served notice of industrial action upon London Underground. In conjunction with our sister unions, ASLEF, RMT and Unite, all TSSA members (excluding senior managers) in London Underground are now instructed by the General Secretary to undertake strike action and industrial action short of a strike at the times as agreed with your functional council representatives set out below.
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RTÉ Investigations Unit - The Cost of Political Pensions

RTÉ Investigations Unit - The Cost of Political Pensions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
This is a newly created database of the €65 million that was paid in pensions and lump sums to former politicians in the four years between 2011 and 2014. You can search by name and political party and see exactly what was paid to every person in each of the years.
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Greece debt crisis: Tsipras prepares for compromise deal - Paul Mason

Greece debt crisis: Tsipras prepares for compromise deal - Paul Mason | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Alexis Tsipras is getting ready to stage a climbdown and he will tell the people of Greece he's about to accept something very very similar to the conditional
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Is Nicky Morgan going to investigate herself for extremism?

Is Nicky Morgan going to investigate herself for extremism? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Education secretary wants anti-extremism inspectors to investigate homophobia in schools - but she voted against gay marriage
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Anatomy of a legal strike: How lawyers are bringing the system to its knees

Anatomy of a legal strike: How lawyers are bringing the system to its knees | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lawyers aren't allowed to strike, but they're doing it anyway: Here's how they stick to the law while bringing it to a halt.
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South Carolina black church becomes latest to burn after NAACP warns of future attacks

South Carolina black church becomes latest to burn after NAACP warns of future attacks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A South Carolina church was engulfed by flames on Tuesday night as up to 50 fire fighters fought to control the blaze.
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The moment a little girl bravely showed defiance in the face of hate

The moment a little girl bravely showed defiance in the face of hate | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A seven-year-old girl has inspired hundreds of thousands of people and been immportalised in a T-shirt after she confronted a hate preacher with a simple pro-LGBT gesture.
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Macy's cuts ties with Donald Trump over 'disparaging' comments about Mexican migrants

Macy's cuts ties with Donald Trump over 'disparaging' comments about Mexican migrants | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Macy’s, one of America’s most iconic department stores and one of its major fashion retailers, has cut ties with Donald Trump over his comments about Mexican migrants – the latest fall-out to to rock the tycoon.
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One big union, three giant labour heroes

PETER FROST celebrates the leading lights of the International Workers of the World, founded 110 years ago this week
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Good grief! The Morning Star doesn't know it's the INDUSTRIAL Workers of the World

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Liz Kendall and Caroline Flint are the team to fear, say Conservative councillors

Liz Kendall and Caroline Flint are the team to fear, say Conservative councillors | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A new survey of Conservative councillors lists Liz Kendall and Caroline Flint as the candidates they most fear - but a survey of their Labour counterparts show the two going down to heavy defeats.
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Stressed, angry and demonised: council staff in austerity Britain

Stressed, angry and demonised: council staff in austerity Britain | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Local government workers are feeling the emotional strain of maintaining services with diminishing resources
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Scottish Greens aim for all MSP regions for 2016

Scottish Greens aim for all MSP regions for 2016 | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
THE Scottish Greens could return MSPs in each of Holyrood’s eight parliamentary regions, a leading member of the party has said.
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Clean Up Your Act: Janitors Strike at Mega-Retailers

Clean Up Your Act: Janitors Strike at Mega-Retailers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Workers from eight cleaning companies and 50 locations joined a one-day strike—the largest yet in their campaign to raise standards for Twin Cities retail janitors
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Heatwave: What are the laws about working in a hot office?

Heatwave: What are the laws about working in a hot office? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
With soaring temperatures across Leicestershire this week and the mercury expected to go above 30C, many office workers will be dreading the heat. Scores of offices in the county won't have the...
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"Calm Down Dear" - A Look at the Language of Our Movement

"Calm Down Dear" - A Look at the Language of Our Movement | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A female Unite comrade speaks about the experiences that women activists face in leftist campaigning and trade-union involvement. We post this in the spirit of constructive criticism of our movemen...
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Legal highs bill puts medical research at risk

Legal highs bill puts medical research at risk | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
New treatments for depression and experiments which might help explain human consciousness will be put at risk if the bill banning legal highs is passed, researchers have warned.
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PMQS verdict: Harman wrong-foots Cameron with declaration of war on Heathrow

PMQS verdict: Harman wrong-foots Cameron with declaration of war on Heathrow | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour is poised to make the Heathrow debate as damaging for Cameron as humanly possible
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BBC to axe hundreds of jobs as £150m-a-year shortfall begins to bite

BBC to axe hundreds of jobs as £150m-a-year shortfall begins to bite | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The BBC is expected to announce that the organisation will axe hundreds of jobs in a fresh round of cost cutting.
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It should be made illegal for supermarkets to throw away perfectly edible food, MPs say

It should be made illegal for supermarkets to throw away perfectly edible food, MPs say | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
It should be made illegal for supermarkets to throw away perfectly edible food, a group of MPs has said.
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Heathrow Airport expansion: Commission report backs third runway

Heathrow Airport expansion: Commission report backs third runway | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
After decades of dithering about extra aviation capacity in South-east England, a third runway is needed at Heathrow: that is the conclusion of the Airports Commission set up by the Prime Minister.
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