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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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