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Autism-friendly theatre that welcomes Curious Incidents in the Night-Time

Autism-friendly theatre that welcomes Curious Incidents in the Night-Time | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
You’re sitting comfortably at the theatre. The show begins and you dig into your chocolate Minstrels. But some annoying person close to you starts moving around too much, making loud noises - and not at the right moment, either.
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Stella Renee's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:53 PM

Questions for my students:

 

1. How would you feel being an actor in one of these "relaxed performances"?

 

2. As this is only a select and specific theatre producing these shows, do you believe that this form of theatre will become more mainstream and more widespread? Explain the advantages/ disadvantages of producing more of these shows in many locations.

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Ed Miliband will lose election if he is 'seduced' by Blairites, says union chief

Ed Miliband will lose election if he is 'seduced' by Blairites, says union chief | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Len McCluskey says Labour leader will be 'cast into dustbin of history' if he simply offers voters an 'austerity-lite' programme
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£750m sale of 632 Lloyds branches to Co-op collapses

£750m sale of 632 Lloyds branches to Co-op collapses | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
After more than a year of negotiations the £750 million deal for the Co-op to buy more than 600 branches from taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group has collapsed.
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School academies overspent by £1bn, public accounts committee says

School academies overspent by £1bn, public accounts committee says | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
MPs condemn funding system and say some money for programme has been taken from struggling schools
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Shaker Aamer and the dirty secrets of the war on terror | Seumas Milne

More than four years after Barack Obama pledged to close the US internment camp at Guantánamo, over half its 166 inmates are on hunger strike, 16 are being violently force fed, and soldiers last week used rubber bullets against "non-compliant" prisoners. Guantánamo, along with Abu Ghraib, long ago became a symbol of the lawless brutality of George Bush's war on terror.

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Urging Fossil Fuel Divestment!

Exciting news! The San Francisco Board of Supervisors just voted unanimously to support fossil fuel divestment. Here's a press release we just put out:

San Francisco Board of Supervisors
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British culture should be seen as commodity, says Maria Miller

British culture should be seen as commodity, says Maria Miller | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Argument for funding must be made on economic grounds, culture secretary will say in first speech on arts
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Engineering student passes away while in custody at Durham prison

Engineering student passes away while in custody at Durham prison | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
NIGERIAN engineering student Boniface Umale has died in police custody at a Durham prison in mysterious circumstances after he was detained for an unknown offence.
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Why I, a Labour peer, am supporting a regulated market for NHS competition

Why I, a Labour peer, am supporting a regulated market for NHS competition | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Norman Warner: Patients are best served by clinical commissioning groups replacing repeatedly underperforming NHS service providers
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Labour, the movement and the radical left

Labour, the movement and the radical left | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour activists are an important part of the anti-cuts movement in many areas. Reuben Bard-Rosenberg argues for a united anti-cuts movement involving those inside and outside the Labour Party
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CWU continues support for a 24-hour general strike

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) general conference on 21 and 22 April was held against the backdrop of the constant threat of wholesale postal privatisation and unprecedented attacks, union busting and sackings of CWU members across Royal Mail, BT and the communications industry.
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Happy Lands Trailer

The people of Fife capture the true drama of the 1926 General Strike - the struggles, the hardship, and ultimately the triumph - in this epic feature film.

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'One in 10' English Democrats ex-BNP

'One in 10' English Democrats ex-BNP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Up to one in 10 members of the English Democrats have converted from the British National Party, their leader tells the BBC.
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Bangladeshi garment workers crushed to death

Bangladeshi garment workers crushed to death | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

In what is likely to be the worst ever industrial accident in Bangladesh more than 100 garment workers have died and hundreds more are injured. The tragedy occurred at 9am, 24 April, at the eight-story Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 kilometres outside Dhaka.

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Kenya MPs object to salary oversight

Kenya MPs object to salary oversight | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Legislators seek end of commission tasked with cutting their salaries, but Kenyans disagree with demand.
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Numsa: Workers face apartheid-like laws

Numsa: Workers face apartheid-like laws | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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If Abenomics works, Britain's leaders will look like monkeys

If Abenomics works, Britain's leaders will look like monkeys | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Simon Jenkins: George Osborne should abandon the tribal morality of austerity and, like Japan, print money not for banks but for people
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'Cosmetic crisis' waiting to happen

'Cosmetic crisis' waiting to happen | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Injections to plump up the skin are a "crisis waiting to happen" and should be prescription-only, a UK review of cosmetic procedures says.
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Video: Fracking protesters disrupt energy conference with balloon alarms

Video: Fracking protesters disrupt energy conference with balloon alarms | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a crash course in how to be annoying, you could do worse than study the...
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Mexico's president meets his match: teachers

Mexico's president meets his match: teachers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Analysis: Teachers' unrest and new cracks in the uneasy alliance supporting the government's reforms agenda mean hard days ahead for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
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Why Lord Warner really supports NHS reform. He'll make loads of money from it.

(not satire - it's UK today) Well he's got chutzpah, I'll give him that. Labour peer Lord Warner used the column space he was given by the Guardian today to explain the reasons why he's supporting ...
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Dozens die as anger spreads over Iraq army raid on protest camp

Dozens die as anger spreads over Iraq army raid on protest camp | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Iraqi security forces raided a Sunni Arab protest camp in the provincial town of Hawijah this morning, leading to clashes in which 36 people were killed and more than 70 injured.
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MOBS AND COPPERS

MOBS AND COPPERS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Another year, another March for England, another victory for the anti-fascist massive. Around 100-150 dregs of the EDL with the assistance of 700 police to march 400 yards along a cordoned off seafront and back. Turn-out against the march was huge with an estimated 2,000 counter-protestors turning out inside the police organised cordon re-inforced with a 200 strong black block roaming around the perimeter.

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Woman wins housing benefits victory

Woman wins housing benefits victory | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A woman from Northamptonshire wins her fight to have her home reclassified in order to save losing a quarter of her housing benefits.
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Thatcher posters banned from Tube

Thatcher posters banned from Tube | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Posters of Margaret Thatcher due to be shown at Westminster Tube station are banned by advertising bosses.
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