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Rich should pay more tax - Clegg

Rich should pay more tax - Clegg | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg suggests the wealthiest people in the UK could be asked to pay more tax for a limited period.
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Nick Clegg demands emergency tax on Britain's wealthiest

Nick Clegg demands emergency tax on Britain's wealthiest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lib Dem leader battles to persuade his Tory coalition partners rich should shoulder greater burden of the economic pain...
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U.S. troops punished over Koran burning, urination video

U.S. troops punished over Koran burning, urination video | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday it was disciplining U.S.
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GOP Candidate Compares Pregnancy From Rape To What?

GOP Candidate Compares Pregnancy From Rape To What? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Trying to distance himself from the "legitimate rape" comment that Rep.
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Lansley has caved in to fast-food industry, says former adviser

Lansley has caved in to fast-food industry, says former adviser | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Andrew Lansley is guilty of a "dereliction of duty" for failing to tackle Britain's growing obesity epidemic, one of his former public health advisers warns today.
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Top Tories admit: we got it wrong on third runway at Heathrow

Top Tories admit: we got it wrong on third runway at Heathrow | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ministers to rethink decision to rule out runway after warning that trade will move elsewhere unless airport expanded...
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Police vans to be fitted with CCTV to uncover hidden abuse

Hundreds of police vans are to be fitted with closed-circuit television cameras to address concerns about the "hidden" abuse of suspects.
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Boehner Says Out Loud He Hopes Blacks and Latinos 'Won't Show Up' This Election

Boehner Says Out Loud He Hopes Blacks and Latinos 'Won't Show Up' This Election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
House Speaker John Boehner is the most prominent Republican to admit, out loud, that his party's strategy for winning in November doesn't suppose that the GOP can win over some black and Latino voters, but hoping they won't vote at all.
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'The Black Plague': Russia Plays Game of Arctic Roulette in Oil Exploration - SPIEGEL ONLINE

'The Black Plague': Russia Plays Game of Arctic Roulette in Oil Exploration - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Thawing sea ice and improved technology is opening up the race for natural resource exploration in the Arctic Circle, home to nearly a quarter of the world's untapped oil reserves.
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Israeli inquiry into Rachel Corrie death insufficient, US ambassador tells family

Israeli inquiry into Rachel Corrie death insufficient, US ambassador tells family | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
US government does not believe military inquiry was 'thorough, credible and transparent', as family await verdict in civil suit...
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Former Israeli soldiers disclose routine mistreatment of Palestinian children

Former Israeli soldiers disclose routine mistreatment of Palestinian children | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Booklet of testimonies of former Israeli soldiers describes beatings, intimidation and humiliation of children...
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WATCH: Raging Grannies Have Some Words For Todd Akin

WATCH: Raging Grannies Have Some Words For Todd Akin | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Raging Grannies are back with a new song that takes aim at Rep. Todd Akin's shocking "legitimate rape" comments.
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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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‘Atos forced me to crawl on the floor in tears’

‘Atos forced me to crawl on the floor in tears’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Dave Sewell reports on the horrific letters that expose how Paralympics sponsor Atos treats disabled people and the week of protest against Atos' sponsorship of the 2012 Paralympic Games “I was forced to crawl across the floor in tears of paRead...
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Pro-life group say marriage equality could lead to an increase in abortions

Pro-life group say marriage equality could lead to an increase in abortions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), a pro-life and anti-LGBT group, have issued a flyer urging people to write to their MP in protest at the government's plans for marriage equality because they believe it to be a threat to...
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Coal miners lost pay when Mitt Romney visited their mine to promote coal jobs

Coal miners lost pay when Mitt Romney visited their mine to promote coal jobs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Pepper Pike-based Murray Energy told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney campaign event in Beallsville would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.
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Shocking autopsy: South African police 'shot fleeing protesters in the back'

Shocking autopsy: South African police 'shot fleeing protesters in the back' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
South African police are facing accusations of mass murder after autopsies on the victims of a bloody crackdown at Marikana platinum mine, showed that miners were shot in the back. Meanwhile, new violence has broken out at the location.
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Public 'being ignored' over lobbying reforms

The Government has been accused of ignoring the views of more than 1,000 people who responded to a public consultation on its controversial lobbying reforms.
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Parents rage as Michael Gove pulls free school funding days before opening

A free school in Bradford that was just days away from opening its doors to its first pupils has had its funding withdrawn by Education Secretary Michael Gove.
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Paul Ryan Said Something That Should Force Him Off the Ticket, But You Probably Didn't Hear About It

Given the demands for Akin's resignation from a mere Senate race when his musings on "legitimate rape" were publicized, what do you imagine the reaction would be if people were as familiar with VP wannabe Ryan's stunning statement?
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David Cameron taunted by Tory MP over Heathrow

David Cameron taunted by Tory MP over Heathrow | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former environment minister Tim Yeo asks prime minister if he is 'a man or a mouse'...
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China's Chaotic Health Care Drives Patient Attacks

In China, dysfunctional health system drives patients to violent attacks on doctors, medics...
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WikiLeaks: Met police embarrassed as Assange arrest plan revealed - Telegraph

WikiLeaks: Met police embarrassed as Assange arrest plan revealed - Telegraph | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A policeman has accidentally revealed a secret plan to seize Julian Assange “under all circumstances” if he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy, in an embarrassment for Scotland Yard.
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China’s arms exports flooding sub-Saharan Africa

China’s arms exports flooding sub-Saharan Africa | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
China has stood apart from other major arms exporters for its assertive challenge to U.N. authority, routinely refusing to cooperate with U.N. arms experts and flexing its diplomatic muscle to protect its allies.
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