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Secessionist winds blow on Kenya's coast

Secessionist winds blow on Kenya's coast | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Regional outfit gains popularity as it fights to carve out a new state along Africa's resource-rich coast...
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Thatcher Claims £500k Expenses In Five Years

Thatcher Claims £500k Expenses In Five Years | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The 86-year-old still carries out some public engagements more than 20 years after she left office.

 

As a former prime minister, she is eligible for a public duties cost allowance to cover office and secretarial expenses

 

 

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The big business racket milking the vulnerable

Just as the coalition is looking for new ways to lever private capital into social care, an investigation by the Care Quality Commission showed how that works.

 

 

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Laurie Penny: It's not rhetoric to draw parallels with Nazism

Laurie Penny: It's not rhetoric to draw parallels with Nazism | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
"After the immigrants, you're next." That's what was written on flyers that appeared this week in the gay clubbing district of Athens.
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Ethiopia: Army Commits Torture, Rape | Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi) – The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary arrests, rape, and other abuses against scores of local villagers.
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Atos holds £3bn of government contracts

Atos holds £3bn of government contracts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Controversial Paralympic sponsor has won work across Whitehall as well as running work capability assessments...
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'Degrade, Disrupt, Deceive': U.S. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes

'Degrade, Disrupt, Deceive': U.S. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There was a time, not all that long ago, when the U.S. military wouldn't even whisper about its plans to hack into opponents' networks. Now America's armed forces can't stop talking about it.
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Boris Johnson launches unpaid work scheme for young Londoners

Boris Johnson launches unpaid work scheme for young Londoners | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Londoners aged 18-24 will be required to do 13 weeks' unpaid work as a condition of claiming their £56-a-week benefit...
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Romney Party Yacht Flies Cayman Islands Flag

Romney Party Yacht Flies Cayman Islands Flag | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign toasted its top donors Wednesday aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands

 

 

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Anger over 'no Indians' job ad

Anger over 'no Indians' job ad | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
An Australian supermarket contractor sparks outrage by advertising for cleaners, but stipulating, "No Indians or Asians please".
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Teachers, support staff in joint legal campaign over Merseyside 'free school'

Unions say they are taking 'unprecedented' joint legal action to protect jobs and rights of more than 100 teachers and support staff...
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UNISON and Unite members vote to accept pensions deal

Unions join GMB and Napo in agreeing to government offer...
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Bob Bird held in Sheridan probe

Bob Bird held in Sheridan probe | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The former editor at the News of the World Scotland is detained in connection with the perjury trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.
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SA miners charged with murder

SA miners charged with murder | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The 270 South Africans arrested during recent protests at the Marikana mine are charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues shot dead by police.
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Indigenous community slain in Amazon jungle

Indigenous community slain in Amazon jungle | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A group of Yanomami Indians say a remote community suffered a recent massacre of unknown proportions in the Amazon jungle, and people from a nearby village reported dozens slain by...
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6 Worst Lies In Paul Ryan’s Speech

6 Worst Lies In Paul Ryan’s Speech | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is taking flack on the morning news shows for his keynote address at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night.
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'Stop Seeing Disabled People As Heroic Saints Or Helpless'

'Stop Seeing Disabled People As Heroic Saints Or Helpless' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Campaigners and Paralympians have accused the government of hypocrisy in its treatment of disabled people, just hours before the curtain opens on the London 2012 Paralympics.
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Sikh-led prayer and GOP convictions - CNN.com

Sikh-led prayer and GOP convictions - CNN.com | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Valarie Kaur: A Sikh American will lead a prayer at the RNC, a step forward. But it is only tokenism if the GOP ignores hateful speech in its ranks.
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Ex-Somali PM in torture ruling

Ex-Somali PM in torture ruling | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A US court orders former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Samantar to pay $21m in damages to seven Somalis who accuse him of torture and killings.
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Ecuador court refuses to extradite Belarussian dissident

Ecuador court refuses to extradite Belarussian dissident | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Aliaksandr Barankov, whose case attracted attention after Quito granted Julian Assange asylum, to be freed from jail...
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Barclays faces SFO investigation

Barclays faces SFO investigation | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Barclays confirms it is facing a probe from the Serious Fraud Office over some payments between the UK bank and Qatar.
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Paralympic sponsor engulfed by disability tests row

Paralympic sponsor engulfed by disability tests row | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More than 40 doctors and nurses working for major Paralympics sponsor Atos have been reported to medical regulators for professional misconduct amid growing concerns that disabled people are being wrongly deprived of benefits, The Independent can...
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Firefighters reject pensions offer

FBU members in England and Wales join POA in voting against government plans...
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IT staff to begin industrial action in redundancies dispute

Hundreds of workers at four Capita ITS sites to start overtime ban next week.
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Tutu snubs Tony Blair over Iraq

Tutu snubs Tony Blair over Iraq | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Archbishop Desmond Tutu refuses to share a platform with Tony Blair, saying his support for the Iraq war was "morally indefensible".
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