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BBC - The Ouch! Blog: Disability in film: Are attitudes changing?

BBC - The Ouch! Blog: Disability in film: Are attitudes changing? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Marion Cotillard with an orca in Rust and Bone Ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in LA, disabled film critic Scott Jordan Harris looks back at the year's bumper...
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Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era | Single | Information Hub | Just Fair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
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This farcical tax system is cheating us out of billions

This farcical tax system is cheating us out of billions | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: The whims of past chancellors have set up bizarre anomalies. It’s time to scrap tax reliefs and chase down avoiders
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Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you?

Richard Dawkins, what on earth happened to you? | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Eleanor Robertson: Dawkins in 2014 is a man so convinced that he possesses God-like powers of omniscience that he can’t understand why everyone is angry at him for pointing out the obvious
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Wirral's Labour Council and bedroom tax sophistry

Wirral's Labour Council and bedroom tax sophistry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Labour run Wirral Council is patting itself on the back in the local newspaper the Liverpool Echo tonight for finding £75,000 to help the most deserving bedroom tax cases. This is the same coun...
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David Cameron: Remove Sir David Scholey's Knighthood

David Cameron: Remove Sir David Scholey's Knighthood | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sir David Scholey shoots lions and is supporting canned hunting operations in Zambia that is threatening the future of wild lions an endangered...
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A damning indictment of the DPP and its failure to prosecute Cyril Smith

A damning indictment of  the DPP and its failure to prosecute Cyril Smith | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
My  Exaro colleagues Nick Fielding and Tim Wood deserve a big commendation for doggedly pursuing the Crown prosecution Service to force them to release a damning report revealing how the authoritie...
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Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre

Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Martin Bright: Jobcentres have failed young people abysmally. This redundant service should be replaced by effective local job brokerages
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Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre

Unemployed? Don't go to your local jobcentre | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Martin Bright: Jobcentres have failed young people abysmally. This redundant service should be replaced by effective local job brokerages
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Battling hostile management, Ritzy workers inspire low-paid workers across the UK | Left Foot Forward

Battling hostile management, Ritzy workers inspire low-paid workers across the UK | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
At least some young workers are starting to realise that they won’t get paid what they're entitled to without a fight.
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I was ill with hunger, went to prison for stealing food and became homeless

I was ill with hunger, went to prison for stealing food and became homeless | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Welfare expert Matthew Oakley should have spoken to me. I could have told him all about benefits sanctions, says Darren Head
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ActionAid UK | Act now: Call for an end to the violence in Gaza

ActionAid UK | Act now: Call for an end to the violence in Gaza | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Call for an end to the violence in Gaza and across Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, take action today.
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NHS deterioration under coalition is putting lives at risk, says Labour

NHS deterioration under coalition is putting lives at risk, says Labour | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says reforms have led to structural confusion and creeping privatisation
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The Sun: preparing its readership for NHS privatisation | Left Foot Forward

The Sun: preparing its readership for NHS privatisation | Left Foot Forward | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The NHS is in 'crisis', according to today's Sun. But is it really? Or at least, is it in the way the Sun is arguing?
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Gaza and Israel conflict: Stop killing children

Gaza and Israel conflict: Stop killing children | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The 'busyness' curse: our time is valuable, and it’s under threat

The 'busyness' curse: our time is valuable, and it’s under threat | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Sarah Burnside: We are told our old world is being superseded by an exciting 24/7 economy. It might be inevitable, but when were any of us asked whether this was what we actually wanted?
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Don't tell me the mental health system isn't in crisis – I've been in it

Don't tell me the mental health system isn't in crisis – I've been in it | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Jonny Benjamin: Vulnerable people like me are being put at risk by cuts to essential services, and I've already given up trying to get support
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999 March for the NHS - YouTube

This is the story of the NHS: where it came from, how it was formed, and how it could be destroyed.
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Save our safety net

Save our safety net | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
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The rich want us to believe their wealth is good for us all

The rich want us to believe their wealth is good for us all | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: As the justifications for gross inequality collapse, only the Green party is brave enough to take on the billionaires’ boot boys
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The Tories attack Miliband because they’ve got no decent policies

The Tories attack Miliband because they’ve got no decent policies | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Originally posted on LabourList As the 2015 general election approaches, it is becoming more obvious by the day what the Tory strategy is: there are no new ideas, policies will continue much as the...
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Case Of David Clapson Sparks Calls For National Inquiry

Case Of David Clapson Sparks Calls For National Inquiry | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Some have asked if this would have happened if David Clapson had not been a former soldier. I, however, see this as a very small piece of progress. I'm always grateful for progress, whatever the re...
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A distillation of thoughts on Tory policies aimed at the vulnerable

A distillation of thoughts on Tory policies aimed at the vulnerable | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Government policies are expressed political intentions, regarding how our society is organised and governed. They have calculated socio-economic aims and consequences. None of the policies that thi...
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Hand hospitals over to their staff, says Francis Maude

Hand hospitals over to their staff, says Francis Maude | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Cabinet office minister believes NHS services should increasingly be run as mutuals and taken out of public hands
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Despite the economic recovery, communities will not be easy to repair

Despite the economic recovery, communities will not be easy to repair | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Tom Clark: Landing a new job that has scant security is not going to undo the damage to individuals who were suddenly thrown on the scrapheap, or the breakdown in community life that resulted
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The Sun hit by criticism after 'Satan boy' article

The Sun hit by criticism after 'Satan boy' article | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Outrage greets tabloid's front-page story that shows pictures and names infant with apparent emblem of Lucifer on his chest
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Give the public a say before selling off the NHS, demands Burnham

Give the public a say before selling off the NHS, demands Burnham | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
This guy has been impressive from the get-go: Today (Tuesday) Andy Burnham will call on the Coalition to put its plans for further NHS privatisation on hold until there is clear evidence that the p...
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