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Tamil asylum seekers due for deportation given reprieve

A group of Tamil asylum seekers who were meant to have been deported back to Sri Lanka this afternoon have been given a last minute reprieve after lawyers managed to persuade a court that they were at a credible risk of torture should they be...
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Unions meet over railway services

Unions meet over railway services | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Trade unions meet in Bristol to voice their concerns over the future of rail services in the west of England.
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Teaching union backs votes at 16

Teaching union backs votes at 16 | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Scotland's largest teaching union says 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in the referendum on independence.
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Confirmed: US and Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it

Confirmed: US and Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Stuxnet was never meant to propagate in the wild.
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Quebec's student protesters give UK activists a lesson

Quebec's student protesters give UK activists a lesson | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Peter Hallward: In the face of systematic assault on education, the Classe group has hit on a strategy that has the power to succeed...
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The energy bill is misleading, manipulative and destructive

The energy bill is misleading, manipulative and destructive | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Ed Davey has manipulated quotes to support the bill and a clause has been inserted to allow any coal plant to be built...
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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Quebec's Student Movement

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Quebec's Student Movement | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The following is a list of ten points that everyone should know about the student movement in Quebec to help place their struggle in its proper global context.
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Crisis in the Euro Zone: Alexis Tsipras Is the Greek Who Makes Europe Tremble

Crisis in the Euro Zone: Alexis Tsipras Is the Greek Who Makes Europe Tremble | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Alexis Tsipras has transformed himself from an obscure leftist politician to an anti-austerity populist. Is the future of the euro in his hands?
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Quebec government walks out of student negotiations

Quebec government walks out of student negotiations | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Premier in Canadian province suspends talks over tuition fee hikes that have led to widespread protests and civil crackdown...
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Miners’ strike: 14 injured as thousands rally in Madrid (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Miners’ strike: 14 injured as thousands rally in Madrid (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
At least 14 people have been injured, including two journalists and eight policemen, during a demonstration of nearly 10,000 miners in Madrid. Clashes have erupted as workers from all over Spain protested against the budget cuts to the industry.
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How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren

How Christian fundamentalists plan to teach genocide to schoolchildren | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Katherine Stewart: Good News Clubs' evangelism in schools is already subverting church-state separation.
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Court ruling means thousands more disabled people could get access to care

Court ruling means thousands more disabled people could get access to care | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Decision hailed as most important in 15 years will force councils to be more open about care funding decisions...
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Council tax rebate reforms risk repeat of poll tax disaster, says IFS

Council tax rebate reforms risk repeat of poll tax disaster, says IFS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Report says reforms will hit lowest income households hardest and risk 'severely undermining' universal credit scheme...
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Why not pay the living wage? The cost to employers could be minimal

Why not pay the living wage? The cost to employers could be minimal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Critics of the living wage must stop exaggerating, as research shows the cost to employers could be minimal.
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Visa closes all ATMs but its own at Games

Visa closes all ATMs but its own at Games | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Visa, an Olympics sponsor, has been accused of limiting visitors' access to cash at the Games by replacing 27 dispensers with just eight of its own machines.
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Rupert Murdoch's men on the inside

Rupert Murdoch's men on the inside | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has become the latest minister to be dragged into the BSkyB takeover scandal as evidence emerged suggesting that he played a behind-the-scenes role in the Government's handling of the £8bn bid.
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Indian government targets Vodafone in $7bn tax avoidance crackdown

Indian government targets Vodafone in $7bn tax avoidance crackdown | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The Indian government is to target Vodafone in a $7bn move against tax avoiding corporations. The mobile operator will be issued a payment reminder notice after a new retroactive law overturned a court decision exempting them from paying billions of pounds worth of tax.

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Jeremy Hunt has done nothing to shake off 'minister for Murdoch' tag

Based on Hunt's evidence, a judicial review of ministerial approval for the BSkyB takeover would surely have overturned it...
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Charity tax plans ditched as George Osborne executes FOURTH Budget U-turn

Charity tax plans ditched as George Osborne executes FOURTH Budget U-turn | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Chancellor announced that philanthropic giving is to be excluded altogether from a new cap on tax relief – costing the Treasury between £50 million and £100 million a year.
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Special report: Tamil asylum-seekers to be forcibly deported

Special report: Tamil asylum-seekers to be forcibly deported | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Dozens of Tamil asylum-seekers will be forcibly removed from Britain on a secretive deportation flight today despite credible evidence that they face arrest and retribution on their return.
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Solidarity Forever: Occupy Throws Support Behind Struggles in Quebec, Mexico | The Nation

Solidarity Forever: Occupy Throws Support Behind Struggles in Quebec, Mexico | The Nation | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Activists in Quebec, the United States and Mexico are setting aside nationalism in the spirit of solidarity.
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Chicago Factory Occupiers Form Worker Cooperative

Chicago Factory Occupiers Form Worker Cooperative | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The group of workers who occupied their Chicago factory in 2008 and again in 2012 incorporated a worker-run cooperative on May 30, 2012.
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Owen Jones: It's time to demolish the myth about Tony Blair

You will struggle to find more devout supporters of Tony Blair than those at the top of the Conservative leadership. "I can't hold it back any more; I love Tony!" Michael Gove once exclaimed.
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Ministers in U-turn over buzzards

Ministers in U-turn over buzzards | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Plans which could have allowed some gamekeepers in England to capture buzzards and destroy their nests to stop them eating pheasants are abandoned.
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Gas rebranded as green energy by EU

Gas rebranded as green energy by EU | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Victory for gas lobby as aims of €80bn EU innovation programme altered to channel money to 'low-carbon' fossil fuel...
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