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A potentially lethal 'cure' for autism is feared to have spread to Britain

A potentially lethal 'cure' for autism is feared to have spread to Britain | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Police have been urged to investigate the first suspected UK case of a parent giving their child industrial strength bleach as a “cure” for autism. Thames Valley officers have received a complaint that a young mother was using doses of MMS or “Miracle Mineral Solution” on her young son who has autism.
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Organisers of cancelled Paris climate march urge global show of support

Organisers of cancelled Paris climate march urge global show of support | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
People around the world should protest ‘on behalf of those who can’t’, say organisers of climate march forbidden in light of Paris terror attacks
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Budget cuts to further education affects sixth formers and adults

Budget cuts to further education affects sixth formers and adults | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There were 1.3 million fewer adults in further education last year compared to 2010, according to new data published today from the Skills Funding Agency.
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Thatcher’s top secret plan to destabilise the Ethiopian government

Thatcher’s top secret plan to destabilise the Ethiopian government | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Newly-released documents show that in 1985, the PM wrote to the Foreign Office seeking action on the Marxist and pro-Soviet regime in Ethiopia.
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Jeremy Hunt, George Osborne, and the OTHER NHS shambles this week

The Department of Health nor NHS England don't seem to have a clue whether the public are to have any say in Hunt and Osborne's far-reaching new NHS plans, OurNHS can exclusively reveal. Cock-up or conspiracy?
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A Jeremy Corbyn-led Britain would usher in 'socialism with an iPad'

A Jeremy Corbyn-led Britain would usher in 'socialism with an iPad' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Jeremy Corbyn-led Britain would usher in “socialism with an iPad,” Labour’s Shadow Chancellor has pledged as he set out his vision to make Britain a leading power in technology alongside new safeguards for the army of online and self-employed workers. John McDonnell said he wants to see the UK economy more diversified and make sure it is not only the financial centre of Europe but its technological capital too.
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South Korea accept North's proposal to hold talks next week

South Korea accept North's proposal to hold talks next week | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Seoul - North and South Korea agreed Friday to hold rare talks next week, aimed at setting up a high-level dialogue that might provide the foundation for a sustainable improvement in cross-border ties.The talks, to be held on November 26 in the border truce village of Panmunjom, will be the first inter-governmental interaction since officials met there in August to defuse a crisis that had pushed both sides to the brink of an armed conflict.
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Cabinet minister admits to having affair amid claims senior Tory aide threatened to blackmail him

Cabinet minister admits to having affair amid claims senior Tory aide threatened to blackmail him | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Rob Halfon, a close colleague of George Osborne, said he is "ashamed" after confessing to the relationship with a Conservative campaigner, which lasted for a few months earlier this year
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Voters are happier with Corbyn’s leadership than Cameron’s recent record, according to latest poll

Voters are happier with Corbyn’s leadership than Cameron’s recent record, according to latest poll | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Voters are happier with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership than they are with David Cameron's recent record, the latest polling evidence reveals.
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Spain feels Franco's legacy 40 years after his death

Spain feels Franco's legacy 40 years after his death | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Forty years after is death, the legacy of Spain's Gen Francisco Franco still bedevils politics, writes Prof Paul Preston.
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Transgender woman Vicky Thompson found dead at Armley jail

Transgender woman Vicky Thompson found dead at Armley jail | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A transgender woman who told her friends she would kill herself if she was sent to a male prison has been found dead in jail.
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Sheffield Rally

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Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it?

Turkey could cut off Islamic State’s supply lines. So why doesn’t it? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Western leaders have the means to completely destroy Islamic State by calling on Erdoğan to blockade Isis territories as he has done with the Kurds in Syria
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Getting practical on bullying and harassment: new resource to support dockers’ unions

Getting practical on bullying and harassment: new resource to support dockers’ unions
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A Saudi court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for abandoning his Muslim faith

A Saudi court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for abandoning his Muslim faith | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a Palestinian poet to death for apostasy, abandoning his Muslim faith, according to trial documents seen by Human Rights Watch, its Middle East researcher Adam Coogle said on Friday. Ashraf Fayadh was detained by the country's religious police in 2013 in Abha, in southwest Saudi Arabia, and then rearrested and tried in early 2014. The verdict of that court sentenced him to four years in prison and 800 lashes but after appeal another judge passed a death senten
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Lib Dems call on Labour Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby to oppose fire service cuts

Lib Dems call on Labour Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby to oppose fire service cuts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats have written to Labour vice-chairman of Leicestershire's fire authority Sir Peter Soulsby urging him to force a rethink on controversial planned 999 cuts.

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Fair tips for waiting staff

Fair tips for waiting staff | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
We won at Pizza Express! After a summer of campaigning, a number of restaurants have vowed to scrap their unfair tipping policies. But it's clear you've still got some way to go in the fair tips fight!
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Ex-Drone Operator Says Program Kills The Wrong People

Ex-Drone Operator Says Program Kills The Wrong People | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former drone operators and technicians are slamming how the program is being run by the Obama administration.
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Tory MP says more women should be sent to prison to achieve equality with men

Tory MP says more women should be sent to prison to achieve equality with men | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More women should be sent to prison in order to make them equal with men, a Conservative MP has said. During a parliamentary debate Philip Davies said men were being discriminated against in the British justice system because they tended to receive longer and more frequent custodial sentences than women for the same category of crimes. “The facts and figures that I have set out show that there are certainly questions to be answered about how men are treated in the justice system, compared with w
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Police chiefs say cuts will severely affect UK's ability to fight terrorism

Police chiefs say cuts will severely affect UK's ability to fight terrorism | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Leaked letter from senior police chiefs to home secretary reveals security fears over reduction to officer numbers
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A young Tory activist wrote of bullying a month before his suicide

A young Tory activist wrote of bullying a month before his suicide | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A young Conservative activist complained online in the month before his suicide that he had been “pinned” in a seat and “bullied and interrogated”, The Independent has learnt. Allegations of bullying and inappropriate behaviour prior to the death of 21-year-old Elliott Johnson have this week led to the Tories expelling the youth campaign organiser Mark Clarke from the party for life.
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Criminal courts charge 'should be axed' - justice committee

Criminal courts charge 'should be axed' - justice committee | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The criminal courts charge should be scrapped, a parliamentary committee says, as it raises "grave misgivings" about the compulsory fee.
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Former Premier League footballer 'was trafficked for sex'

Former Premier League footballer 'was trafficked for sex' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
An ex-Premier League footballer who was bought to the UK as a child and forced into male prostitution, is trying to help other players in a similar situation.
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Met Police apology for women tricked into relationships

Met Police apology for women tricked into relationships | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said that he wanted to be absolutely clear the relationships had been wrong.

He warned that any future officer who had a sexual relationship with someone they were targeting risked prosecution, even if they believed it was necessary in a life-and-death situation.
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Cyprus closest to unification in 40 years, say Turkish Cypriots

Cyprus closest to unification in 40 years, say Turkish Cypriots | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Cyprus is closer than ever to ending its four-decade-old partition and the two sides could agree on the text of a deal by May, followed by a referendum, a senior Turkish Cypriot official said on Wednesday.
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