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Mass resignation from Trump’s arts and humanities committee contains a hidden message | Vox Political

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Liz Sayce: ‘The UK thinks it is a leader in disability rights. But it has a long way to go’ | Mary O’Hara | Society | The Guardian

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Reader tells terrible tragedy and horrific extent of child sexual abuse


human cost.pngThe SKWAWKBOX has covered the shocking news that a serving Chief Constable has been accused of – and interviewed under caution about – alleged involvement in the sexual abuse of children (CSA).

The government’s inquiry into such abuse has involved such control of the members of its panel that it has raised serious concerns that it is more aimed at obscuring the truth rather than exposing it. The backlash that has already begun by trolls and stalkers connected to the Establishment have intensified those concerns.

This blog’s reports on those issues have prompted some readers to get in touch with information about their own situations and/or experiences. Some may become the subject of legal action and cannot be shared in any detail.

However, one account sent in is unlikely ever to come before judge and jury – but will give readers a clearer appreciation of both the human cost of…

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Stop banks from charging ludicrous unauthorised overdraft fees

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Bloody attack in Barcelona

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People commemorate victims of attack in Barcelona

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier:

18 August 2017

At least 13 people have been killed and over 80 injured, 15 seriously, after a van ploughed through crowds of people on La Rambla, Barcelona’s busiest pedestrian street, Thursday afternoon. According to the Catalan regional interior minister, Joaquim Forn, it “is very possible” that the death toll will rise. …

Thursday’s attack in Barcelona is the sixth such attack in Europe in the last 13 months. Attacks where a person driving a vehicle ploughs through crowds in high-density areas have also taken place in Nice (France), Stockholm, Berlin, Paris and London. In several of these previous attacks, the terrorists were well known to the intelligence agencies. They were part of a broader milieu that has operated as a proxy force for the US and European powers’ regime-change operations in Libya and Syria.

The identity of the…

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Fire union chief attacks terms of Grenfell inquiry – because they will not identify the culprits | Vox Political

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Does anybody seriously believe Donald Trump is going to resign? | Vox Political

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