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Marine 'devastated' at life sentence

Marine 'devastated' at life sentence | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A former Royal Marine who murdered an insurgent in Afghanistan has said he is "devastated" and "very sorry" after being given a life sentence.

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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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Revealed: YOUR Merseyside manifesto for the General Election

Revealed: YOUR Merseyside manifesto for the General Election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
We reveal Liverpool ECHO readers' key concerns ahead of the elections in May
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The Tories represent the interests of landlords, say landlords

The Tories represent the interests of landlords, say landlords | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Landlords are overwhelmingly planning to vote Conservative because the party has said it will not try to control rents or introduce new tenant protections, according to a new survey.
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BREAKING: Iraq PM declares 'liberation' of Tikrit from IS

BREAKING: Iraq PM declares 'liberation' of Tikrit from IS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday declared the "liberation" of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, after a weeks-long operation that was Baghdad's biggest yet against the jihadists.
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Tories will create 18 million jobs, PM claims in TV gaffe

Tories will create 18 million jobs, PM claims in TV gaffe | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
David Cameron has been caught out getting his figures wrong again today after claiming a Conservative government would create 10,000 jobs a day over the next five years.
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British Muslims have declared an ideological 'jihad' on Isis

British Muslims have declared an ideological 'jihad' on Isis | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A group of young British Muslims have declared their own “jihad” against Isis and all other terrorist groups.
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Labour attacks Lib Dems for being 'soft on drugs'

Labour attacks Lib Dems for being 'soft on drugs' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There's nothing more conservative than a Labour candidate fighting someone to their left. There is a kind of frenzied joy - a release - whenever Labour gets to take on a Green or a Liberal Democrat. They use the full Conservative arsenal: financial responsibility, stands-to-reason pub chat and standard-issue law and order rhetoric.
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Plaid Cymru have said they will oppose cuts to spending and renewing Trident

Plaid Cymru have said they will oppose cuts to spending and renewing Trident | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Plaid Cymru would back a minority Labour government on a “case-by-case” basis, but oppose moves to cut spending or to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent, the party’s leader said today.
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Silk Mill March & Rally

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Imams To ‘Reclaim Internet’ From Extremists

Imams To ‘Reclaim Internet’ From Extremists | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I’m really pleased to see that our friends over at Imams Online, one of our partners on the See It, Report It website, have launched a new online magazine to “reclaim the internet” from extremists. Over 100 imams gathered in London for the launch of Haqiqah – ...
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Canadian cops fire tear gas at student protesters’ faces (VIDEO)

Canadian cops fire tear gas at student protesters’ faces (VIDEO) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Students in Quebec City were sprayed with tear gas by Canadian police after holding an ‘illegal’ gathering to protest the provincial budget. A brief scuffle broke out before law enforcement officers began randomly gassing the demonstrators.
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Co-op coughs up £4m to keep chief executive in the hot seat

Co-op coughs up £4m to keep chief executive in the hot seat | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Continuity comes at quite a cost of you’re the Co-op Bank. More than £4m could be handed to keep chief executive Niall Booker in the hot seat this year and he’s said he will remain in post until the end of 2016.
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Twin Cities fast food workers plan April 15 strike (video)

Twin Cities fast food workers plan April 15 strike (video) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
  Fast food workers in the Twin Cities today announced plans for their third strike in the last seven months, an indication support is growing for their fight to win wages of $15 per hour and ...
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Former model takes to catwalk in wheelchair for the first time

Former model takes to catwalk in wheelchair for the first time | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former model Gemma Flanagan is going to wheel herself down the catwalk for the first time on Wednesday despite having a serious nervous condition.
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Ashcroft resigns from Lords

This statement was announced on 31 March 2015 Earlier this year Baroness D’Souza, the Lord Speaker, said that any Member of the House of Lords who can “no longer contribute meaningfully” should retire. She added that since the House has close to 800 members, “retirement at the right time should be seen as a condition …
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Firefighters slam Avon Fire Authority for increasing senior management pay whilst frontline jobs are cut

Firefighters slam Avon Fire Authority for increasing senior management pay whilst frontline jobs are cut | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Fire Brigades Union in Avon have slammed politicians on their fire authority after they agreed to increase the pay of the chief fire officer and the “Service Management Board” by 10% despite recent austerity cuts which have seen 86 frontline firefighter posts cut in the last few years. The pay increase, which equates to …
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UKIP candidate who resigned over 'kidnap Obama' plan blames 'informers' for his downfall

UKIP candidate who resigned over 'kidnap Obama' plan blames 'informers' for his downfall | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A former Ukip candidate has blamed “informers” for leaking the details of a bizarre rant in which he called for the Israeli government to kidnap President Obama and put him on trial like a Nazi war-criminal.
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Britain First are 'acting like Ukip's henchmen', activists say after meeting invasion

Britain First are 'acting like Ukip's henchmen', activists say after meeting invasion | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A member of Britain First has been arrested on suspicion of assault after the far right group invaded a meeting held by the activists who confronted Nigel Farage in his local pub a week ago.
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The Google election: Search analysis tips Tories for election win

The Google election: Search analysis tips Tories for election win | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, according to a new analysis of online search terms.
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Britain First launch retaliation attack in defence of Nigel Farage

Britain First launch retaliation attack in defence of Nigel Farage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage's party have been dogged by associations with fascist group
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Militants take prosecutor hostage inside Turkish court

Militants take prosecutor hostage inside Turkish court | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Suspected communist militants have taken a chief prosecutor hostage in Istanbul as revenge for the death of a teenage boy hit by a tear gas cannister during anti-government protests.
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Labour's electoral nightmare: The Tories threaten its dominance of the ethnic minority vote

Labour's electoral nightmare: The Tories threaten its dominance of the ethnic minority vote | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There could be more ethnic minority MPs from the Conservatives than Labour
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Boko Haram 'Capital' Retaken By The Military

Boko Haram 'Capital' Retaken By The Military | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The town of Gwoza is reportedly seized by government troops following a "final onslaught" against the Islamist group.
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Election 2015: Labour to cap private profits in NHS

Election 2015: Labour to cap private profits in NHS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband will say as he launches the party's election campaign.
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