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Bedouin man dies in apparent rocket strike on Israeli-Egyptian border

A Bedouin man was killed by an apparent rocket strike on the Israeli-Egyptian border Sunday, family members and security officials told CNN.
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MPs 'must keep green belt pledge'

MPs 'must keep green belt pledge' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Countryside campaigners warn ministers that building on the green belt will not bring lasting economic growth.
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India coal scandal sparks protest

India coal scandal sparks protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Police in Delhi baton-charge hundreds of protesters angered by a report that India lost $33bn (£20bn) through the mis-selling of coalfields.
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Law Professor Says One Of Romney's Tax-Avoidance Schemes Is Illegal

Law Professor Says One Of Romney's Tax-Avoidance Schemes Is Illegal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
And if by some chance it isn't, it certainly should be.
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Michael Gove has made a cruel mess of exam grades. Discuss

Michael Gove has made a cruel mess of exam grades. Discuss | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Andrew Rawnsley: The education secretary is right to want to stop grade inflation, but he is tackling it in an unjust way...
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Egypt’s Unfinished Labor Revolution

Egypt’s Unfinished Labor Revolution | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

More than 20 years before the fall of the Mubarak regime, some Egyptians were already in revolt. In 1989, 17,000 steel workers in Helwan staged an "illegal" strike. One of the young rebels, Kamal Abbas, a welder at a large steelworks south of Cairo, was arrested as a ringleader and jailed for 45 days.

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Empire State Building Shooting: Eight Victims Shot By Police, Sources Tell The Voice - New York - News - Runnin' Scared

Empire State Building Shooting: Eight Victims Shot By Police, Sources Tell The Voice - New York - News - Runnin' Scared | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Eleven people were shot at the Empire State Building this morning, the majority of whom were shot by police,...
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Bad loans hit Co-operative Group

Bad loans hit Co-operative Group | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Co-operative Group reports a sharp fall in profits due to bad business loans and what it describes as a "competitive" food market.
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Cameron echoes Obama's warning to Syria over chemical weapons

Cameron echoes Obama's warning to Syria over chemical weapons | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UK prime minister talks with US and French presidents about offering more 'non-lethal' support to opposition...
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Lib Dems face near wipeout in 2015, poll warns

Lib Dems face near wipeout in 2015, poll warns | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Liberal Democrats could lose 80 per cent of their MPs at the next general election, YouGov warns, prompting speculation that Nick Clegg could be replaced by Vince Cable as party leader.
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Massive student protests return to streets of Montreal (PHOTOS) — RT

Massive student protests return to streets of Montreal (PHOTOS) — RT | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Thousands of students have rallied against tuition fee hikes in Quebec, an action organizers have trumpeted as a renewal of the protest movement.
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Israel condemns South Africa for re-labelling of West Bank products

Israel condemns South Africa for re-labelling of West Bank products | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
South African ambassador summoned over move to label items as coming from occupied Palestinian territories not settlements...
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Asil Nadir jailed for 10 years

Asil Nadir jailed for 10 years | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir is jailed for 10 years for stealing nearly £29m from his Polly Peck business empire more than 20 years ago.
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Houses of Parliament could close for five years under £3bn plan to repair crumbling Palace of Westminster

Houses of Parliament could close for five years under £3bn plan to repair crumbling Palace of Westminster | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
MPs would be forced to relocate to a replica chamber if the plans to overhaul the Grade I listed building go ahead.
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G4S grilling may 'discourage' businesses from coming to the UK

The parliamentary grilling received by the chief executive of G4S after its Olympics security shambles was in danger of discouraging businesses to come to the UK, it was claimed today.
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France piles pressure on Greek PM

France piles pressure on Greek PM | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Francois Hollande says Greece must prove it can reform its finances before receiving more bailout funds, after talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras.
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Radical right threatens to blow Mitt Romney off course as Republicans gather in Tampa

Radical right threatens to blow Mitt Romney off course as Republicans gather in Tampa | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney wants his party convention to attract moderates, but a show of strength by the Tea Party puts that hope at risk...
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Romney's Bain Status Reaped Huge Tax Benefits

Romney's Bain Status Reaped Huge Tax Benefits | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has repeatedly insisted during the presidential campaign that layoffs and other controversy surrounding Bain Capital companies for the past decade are not his responsibility, because he retired in 1999.
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Cameron's local Oxford council joins revolt over benefits change

Cameron's local Oxford council joins revolt over benefits change | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Low earners will be £420 a year worse off, forcing councils to offset financial shortfall...
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Gold winning former Paralympian joins Disabled activists to target Atos

Former gold-medal winning Paralympian to join UK Uncut  and Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) at ‘The Closing Atos Ceremony’.

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Post recall failure, unions reach out to immigrants to broaden appeal

Post recall failure, unions reach out to immigrants to broaden appeal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
No one was watching when a bus-load of striking factory workers pulled up early on a Sunday morning in July outside the vast Costco store on the far reaches of Middleton.
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UPDATE: Remploy occupation disperses after DWP talks promise

UPDATE: Remploy occupation disperses after DWP talks promise | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Four-hour stand-off at Remploy's head office has ended, with promise of urgent negotiations over planned redundancies, closures...
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Ecuador president says Julian Assange can stay in London embassy 'indefinitely', leaving UK taxpayer with massive bill

Ecuador president says Julian Assange can stay in London embassy 'indefinitely', leaving UK taxpayer with massive bill | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa said in a speech yesterday that Julian Assange can stay in the country's London embassy 'indefinitely', costing the UK £50,000 a day in round-the-clock policing.
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We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited

We are Women Against Rape but we do not want Julian Assange extradited | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Katrin Axelsson and Lisa Longstaff: For decades we have campaigned to get rapists caught, charged and convicted.
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Britain's richest 5% gained most from quantitative easing, says Bank of England

Britain's richest 5% gained most from quantitative easing, says Bank of England | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Bank report to MPs reveals wealthiest boosted by QE and low base rate, but insists policy spared UK from even deeper slump...
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