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Roseanne Barr self-funds presidential run

Roseanne Barr self-funds presidential run | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Comedian Roseanne Barr, running for president as a Green Party candidate, isn’t too keen on her early fundraising prospects. “I admit I need help,” Barr told POLITICO via Twitter.
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Treasury reveals how little tax the super-rich pay

Treasury reveals how little tax the super-rich pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Figures were backdrop to George Osborne's 'tycoon tax' in budget to cap relief on charitable giving...
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Israeli officer filmed beating pro-Palestinian activist with M-16 rifle

The Israeli army has opened an investigation into an incident in the West Bank during which a high-ranking officer struck a demonstrator in the face with his gun, a military spokeswoman said on Sunday.

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"Progress" makes no progress

There are significant signs that the trades unions affiliated to the Labour Party are growing increasingly impatient with the Blairite wing of the party and its shadowy support organisation, known ironically as Progress.

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Doctors unite to combat obesity

Doctors unite to combat obesity | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The sponsorship of the Olympics by fast-food firms "sends the wrong message", say doctors uniting in a single campaign to tackle rising levels of obesity.
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Jean-Luc Mélenchon's policies are no far-left fantasy

Jean-Luc Mélenchon's policies are no far-left fantasy | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Philippe Marlière: No wonder the Left Front candidate is on the rise in France.
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Demo for Remploy workers: April 20th London

Date: Friday, 20th April 2012
Time: Assembly Midday
Place: Outside the Department of Work and Pensions, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NA
Rally: March to Old Palace Yard, Westminster (opposite Parliament) for Rally with Speakers

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Bahraini protester run over by police car dies in hospital

Bahraini protester run over by police car dies in hospital | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Bahraini protester dies in hospital after being run over by a police car.
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Week of Bahrain protests over F1: opposition

DUBAI — Bahrain's Shiite opposition on Sunday announced a week of daily pro-democracy protests in the Gulf kingdom until after the controversial Formula One Grand Prix race scheduled for next Sunday, April 22.

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The myth of the “wealth creator” has been well and truly shattered

The myth of the “wealth creator” has been well and truly shattered | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

In the heady days before the credit crunch, the logic was that business leaders must be allowed to become filthy rich, so they would go on sprinkling their fairy dust on the rest of us.

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Labour targets Hammond's £7m fortune in row over Cabinet tax

Labour targets Hammond's £7m fortune in row over Cabinet tax | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The row over the Cabinet’s tax returns grew last night after Labour highlighted the complicated financial affairs of Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.
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Miriam Clegg paid £400 an hour by mining giant accused of trampling on rights of Saharan tribesmen

Miriam Clegg paid £400 an hour by mining giant accused of trampling on rights of Saharan tribesmen | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lawyer Miriam Clegg’s works for Moroccan mining giant OCP which is at the centre of international controversy over the treatment of the Sahrawi nomadic tribesmen of the Sahara.
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Israel blocks entry to pro-Palestinian activists at airport

Israel blocks entry to pro-Palestinian activists at airport | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Fifty passengers detained as police mount major security operation against protesters bound for the West Bank...
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Chris Huhne hits out at anti-green 'posturing' by senior Tory ministers

Chris Huhne hits out at anti-green 'posturing' by senior Tory ministers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former energy secretary condemns argument that rising cost of living and recession are grounds to reconsider green deal...
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Exclusive: Richard Branson's Virgin gain contract to profit from those suffering from sexual diseases in West Sussex

Exclusive: Richard Branson's Virgin gain contract to profit from those suffering from sexual diseases in West Sussex | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

.... To be clear, board members were not informed that Virgin even had a bid to profit from the sexual ill-health of West Sussex patients. Given that things were at such an advanced stage and it is likely Virgin had achieved 'preferred bidder' status, it is derogation of procedure and accountability that the CCG was kept in the dark.

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Call on your Union to act to stop pensions robbery

April 2012 is the month when the pensions robbery starts to take effect - as teachers see their pay being cut through the imposition of increased pensions contributions.

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Labour's fight against NHS competition is 'depressing', Alan Milburn complains

Labour's fight against NHS competition is 'depressing', Alan Milburn complains | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former health secretary claims Andy Burnham and colleagues are making political mistake in opposing private providers...
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In Barcelona, Austerity With an Iron Fist

In Barcelona, Austerity With an Iron Fist | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Criminalizing public meetings, expanding police powers and weaponry, and applying anti-terrorist measures to street protests: it sounds like Spain in the Franco years, but all of these measures have been proposed in Spain in just the last couple of weeks.

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Thousands hold anti-US rally at Summit of the Americas

Thousands hold anti-US rally at Summit of the Americas | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Thousands of angry protesters burned the U.S. flag at Summit of the Americas in Colombia.
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Teenager shot in Bahrain hours after F1 gets go-ahead

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Bahrain at a post-funeral rally, the opposition said, on the same day that Formula One organisers said the Bahrain Grand Prix motor race would go ahead.
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“Nobody has been shot” in Bahrain - F1 boss - Sport - ArabianBusiness.com

“Nobody has been shot” in Bahrain - F1 boss - Sport - ArabianBusiness.com | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone said that “nobody has been shot” in Bahrain ahead of next week’s Grand Prix event in the troubled Gulf state.

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DIY firms allowed to send staff into homes and push their own products in Green Deal scheme - Telegraph

DIY firms allowed to send staff into homes and push their own products in Green Deal scheme - Telegraph | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
B&Q staff are to be allowed to enter homes, decide how to make them more energy efficient and then sell their own green products to householders, under a new Government scheme.
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Equality quango pays white men more

Equality quango pays white men more | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UK News :: Equality quango pays white men more - Breaking news from around the UK...
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