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Sol Campbell warns Euro 2012 fans

Sol Campbell warns Euro 2012 fans | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former England footballer Sol Campbell warns that racism in Ukraine and Poland could endanger fans travelling to Euro 2012.
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Gove blames DfE tech for need for private channel

Gove blames DfE tech for need for private channel | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Michael Gove tells BBC he doesn't think much of the Dfe's ICT – or the Freedom of Information Act...
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Google 'knew camera car software could capture online data'

Google 'knew camera car software could capture online data' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Google knew that software installed in its camera cars could capture and store the online data of millions of people, including emails, text messages and images, when it sent them out to photograph Britain’s streets, according to US authorities...
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Jobs at risk as refinery to close

Jobs at risk as refinery to close | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Administrators announce the closure of an oil refinery in Essex after efforts to save it fail, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
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By the numbers: Google's tax avoidance

By the numbers: Google's tax avoidance | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Google isn't alone in pursuing ways of reducing its tax bill. Everyone does it, and there's more than one way to skin a cat. So, are we kidding ourselves if we believe transfer pricing reforms will fix the problem?
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Official quits after ticket offer

Official quits after ticket offer | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A senior Ukrainian Olympic official resigns after being filmed by the BBC offering London 2012 tickets for cash.
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Québec: “we didn’t know it was impossible, so we did it!”

Québec: “we didn’t know it was impossible, so we did it!” | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Over the past 3,5 months, a student strike against tuition hikes in Québec has evolved into one of the biggest anti-capitalist movements in North America.
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The secrets of political summits

The secrets of political summits | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Summits used to be rare. Now they clog politicians' diaries and involve huge entourages. Are they really that productive?
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Laurie Penny: It's not good enough just to want to be in power

If you want to know more about a person in five seconds, ask them how much it matters that a former high-school bully is polling at 46 per cent in the race for the American presidency.
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Coalition reforms have left students swimming with sharks

Coalition reforms have left students swimming with sharks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The recent move by politicians to use student loans as the principal means of funding higher education in England is one of the murkiest yet by the coalition.

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Protester bursts into Leveson Inquiry

Protester bursts into Leveson Inquiry | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A protester has been removed from the Leveson Inquiry after bursting into the courtroom and accusing Tony Blair of war crimes...
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Protests at Globe theatre against Israeli troupe that plays in settlements

Protests at Globe theatre against Israeli troupe that plays in settlements | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Campaigners will be gathering outside the Globe Theatre in London on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm, to protest against an invitation to Israeli theatre company Habima, to take part in a Shakespeare festival, when they have regularly...
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Spain Miners Convene Four-day Strike

Spain Miners Convene Four-day Strike | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Website of the Latin American News Agency Prensa Latina with the head office in Havana, Cuba, and 28 bureaus worldwide.
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Is £2500 enough to start a business?

Is £2500 enough to start a business? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
An £82m loan scheme for young people wanting to create a business is discussed by former Apprentice candidate Stuart Baggs and former Dragon's Den entrepreneur James Caan.
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Will backing the builders be enough to bring Britain out of recession?

Will backing the builders be enough to bring Britain out of recession? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Proposals to give guarantees to investors in an effort to kickstart major infrastructure projects betray rising anxiety over growth...
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#UkUncut London Street Party

#UkUncut London Street Party | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
On Saturday 26th May people shared and aired concerns and issues about austerity and the long lasting damage this would have on our nations critical NHS service. UK Uncut Great British Street Party held outside Nick Cleggs home demanded that we keep our public services, our rights and our welfare system and to celebrate a new future that isn’t dictated to us by a handful of millionaires but decided by us all – together.
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Stop the union-bashing

Stop the union-bashing | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

This essay by Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, examines the relationship between the Conservative party and trade unions – traditionally viewed as one of inevitable conflict.

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Brazil approves same-sex civil unions

Brazil approves same-sex civil unions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Brazil has become the latest country to pave the way for same-sex marriage after it approved a measure changing the legal definition of a...
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Open letter: we are all Greek Jews

Open letter: we are all Greek Jews | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn entered the Greek parliament this month. With its swastika-inspired emblem, Hitlerian salute, reference to Mein Kampf, antisemitic and racist ideology, Holocaust denial, violence against migrants, threats against journalists and personality cult, the party is the lineal heir of the German national-socialist party that led Europe and the world into chaos and bloodshed.
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Michael Gove v the teacher unions

Michael Gove v the teacher unions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Jeevan Vasagar looks at the battle between the education secretary and the unions and why Gove might just relish the fight...
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Greek Party Leading Polls Pledges 'Business-Friendly' Country

Greek Party Leading Polls Pledges 'Business-Friendly' Country | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Greece will try to attract investment by becoming more “business-friendly” and cutting taxes, a politician from right-wing New Democracy, which is leading opinion polls at the moment, told CNBC Monday.
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Sale of ex-RAF airbase confirmed

Sale of ex-RAF airbase confirmed | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A former RAF airbase in Argyll and Bute is to be transformed into a residential, commercial and leisure site after being sold for £1.
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Greek stocks soar on pro-bailout party's poll gain

Greek stock markets rebounded strongly on Monday from a 22-year low on hopes a pro-bailout party will win crucial national elections next month, which would avoid a catastrophic rift with intern...
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Ian Birrell: Bob Geldof's obsession with aid hurt Africa. But now trade is healing the scars

Ian Birrell: Bob Geldof's obsession with aid hurt Africa. But now trade is healing the scars | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I first became aware of Bob Geldof in 1977 when I bought the debut single by The Boomtown Rats. In those days, he was pretending to be a punk.
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The emerging left has much to offer a world compromised by capitalism

The emerging left has much to offer a world compromised by capitalism | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Jayati Ghosh: Reports of socialism's death have been greatly exaggerated – its progressive dynamism could be the key to a brighter future...
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