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LET’S MAKE 2019 THE YEAR WE STAND WITH THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY

Gypsy and traveller families ‘hounded out’ of areas in act of ‘social cleansing’ as councils impose sweeping bans’ was the ominous heading of a story printed in the Independent last month. It may sound like a news article from 1940s Italy, but this demonstrates the alarming fact that antigyspsyism is perceived by many to be the last socially “acceptable” form of racism in the UK today.

via LET’S MAKE 2019 THE YEAR WE STAND WITH THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY

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Disability Friends Repost Stress

I just feel so stressed out over certain things right now. Someone has to raise this point urgently.

From: Musings of a Trainee Battleaxe

I can’t relax or sleep at night because I’m stressed out over certain things right now. I’m upset that due to having a disability involving the PDA nature of Autism most likely means that people will chose to punish me rather than help me. That is an awful way to have to live. There will NEVER be support there but only punishment. There will always be HATE there but not love. I’ve read so many stories this week relating to those with the PDA profile of Autism literally coming home from school as a child or work as an adult (if they’re lucky enough to get employment) actually crying and saying that they deserve to die because others have made them feel extremely bad for their issues.

via I just feel so stressed out over certain things right now. Someone has to raise this point urgently.

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No respect – the hi-jacking of the symbol of the ‘gilet jaunes’

“Predictably, as you can see from the image at the top of this post, The People’s Assembly have decided to mobilise to be in Parliament Square from 5pm onwards next Tuesday and in their promotion for this, they’ve hi-jacked the potent symbol of the yellow vest for their own cynical ends. Namely, hoping to play a part in forcing a general election and paving the way for the triumphal entry of a Corbyn led Labour government.

The People’s Assembly must have the intellectual capacity to see that the revolt of the ‘gilet jaunes’ in France is a grassroots, apolitical one. So, the only thing we can conclude from The People’s Assembly hi-jacking the potent symbol of the yellow jacket for their cynical Labour vote begging exercise in Parliament Square is that they want astroturf any spontaneous protest and turn it into yet another tedious Corbyn love fest.

That’s if people let them get away with it. The political climate is unpredictable and volatile, full of risks but also full of opportunities as well. Let’s not allow the likes of The People’s Assembly to try and smother any attempt for the real voice of the pissed of millions to have their say and to act if they see fit. See you in Parliament Square on Tuesday:) ”

via No respect – the hi-jacking of the symbol of the ‘gilet jaunes’

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Directory

An excellent resource!

JURN : the directory of scholarly ejournals in the arts & humanities (PDF)

3,000 links to selected open access or otherwise free ejournals in the arts & humanities, nearly all of which are indexed in JURN. Predatory titles are excluded. This is my current HTML file, saved as a PDF for A2 paper size when printed in landscape orientation.

Updated: 15th November 2018. Checked for linkrot: 15th November 2018.
Previous PDF update: 5th October 2018.

via JURN Search

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Late October round-up of UK work and social struggles and international repression news


Late October round-up of UK work and social struggles and international repression news.

In UK workplace-related news, the 30th of October saw simultaneous precarious workers’ demos in London and Glasgow, while security guards at the Ministry of Justice, organising through the grassroots UVW union, have just voted to strike for a living wage.

via Nothing is Ever Lost

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British Medical Association proposals deemed passive ‘euthanasia by stealth’ for disabled people with degenerative illnesses

The British Medical Association have put forward proposals in response to legal test cases in which judges ruled that qualified NHS staff and officials no longer required a court’s permission to withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration from those patients who are incapacitated and unable to communicate or feed themselves.

via British Medical Association proposals deemed passive ‘euthanasia by stealth’ for disabled people with degenerative illnesses

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The Tragedy of the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

The Tragedy of the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

One of the most discussed mysteries of all time: Nine experienced hikers died under eerie circumstances on a mountain. Was it a military cover up or an accident?

The Tragedy of the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

This is the tenth in a series of Friday posts on this blog called Friday Thoughts, or #Foughts, an in depth discussion on a character or topic I have found particularly interesting, or has divided opinion.

via The Tragedy of the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

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Lepine on Pre-Raphaelite Religions and Religious Pre-Raphaelites

I’ve adored the Pre-Raphaelites ever since I was a 11 year old in their first year at secondary school and the art teacher introduced us to them. This is an (as ever) brilliant article by Madeleine Emerald Thiele.

via Lepine on Pre-Raphaelite Religions and Religious Pre-Raphaelites

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Actually Aspling Behind the Mask!

“In my last blog post I spoke briefly about obtaining an official autism diagnosis, this post is going to explore the notion of camouflaging, a key reason as to why so many go undiagnosed and unsupported.

Camouflaging is thought to be a distinct element of the ‘female phenotype‘ of Autism, in which women and girls often display behaviour deemed as socially acceptable to better fit in with society, examples of this can include: mimicking other individuals social behaviour, including gestures and facial expressions, along side following social scripts. Typically, young girls have traditional friendships and may use social imitation as a form of acting as a coping mechanism.”

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THE UNACCOUNTABLE

When things go wrong under care Professionals do not apologise. Instead they try everything to cover up what has gone wrong and they do this by sticking together and playing on confidentiality. They may use techniques such as gaslighting, coercion and bullying to silence a vulnerable person and their families which could ultimately culminate in safeguarding. However I found the safeguarding minutes – all centred on me, full of lies and I reported them to the Police. I don’t know where to start with all the inaccuracies within medical files but here are a few good examples where everyone is desperately sticking together:…”

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