Monthly Archives: January 2017

Moronic Tory Thug Declares that ‘Torture Works’

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
On Friday Mike put up a piece reporting that the Tory MP Bob Stewart, a former army officer, had declared that ‘torture works’. Mike’s short piece commented that this was because Stewart clearly didn’t…

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The amendments Labour is pushing to #Brexit bill, for ALL our sakes. Pls share

SKWAWKBOX Haven’t seen a huge amount of publicity about the amendments that Labour is targeting with regard to the government’s ‘Article 50’ bill, but they are key to understanding why Jeremy Corbyn is ‘boxing clever‘ about 3-line whips and ‘keeping … Continue reading

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Disabled People Tell UN That UK Is Failing On CRPD

Originally posted on Same Difference:
Successive British governments and other public bodies are failing to fulfil pledges they signed up to under a major international disability rights convention, campaigners have told a United Nations (UN) committee. The committee is reviewing…

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Scientists and Hackers Back Up Climate Data to Prevent Trump Deleting It

Originally posted on Beastrabban\'s Weblog:
Here’s another act of resistance against the Trump regime. In this very short video, Farron Cousins from The Ring of Fire explains how, during Trump’s inauguration, a group of 60 climate scientists and hackers…

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Eliot A. Cohen Responds to Donald Trump’s First Week – The Atlantic

Originally posted on kickingthecat:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/a-clarifying-moment-in-american-history/514868/?utm_source=atlfb

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Can’t use a computer, or read or write very well? Tough. No benefits for you.

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
From Kate Belgrave’s b;og: …………………………..The fact is an employment minister’s claims that most benefit applicants happily apply and manage benefits online masks a monumental problem of exclusion. I meet people who have abandoned hope of…

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Woman with mental age of a toddler had benefits stopped because she missed her DWP appointment

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
The 26-year-old is to be medically assessed for work despite having mind of a three-year-old A severely disabled woman, with the mental age of a toddler, had her benefits stopped by the Department of Work…

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Government Scientists at U.S. Climate Conference Terrified to Speak with the Press

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:
Sharon Lerner reports for The Intercept: While Donald Trump was reviving both the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, muzzling federal employees, freezing EPA contracts, and first telling the EPA to remove mentions of climate…

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Trump, Theresa May, Beatles parody song

Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
https://youtu.be/_0rhwh8UIDw This 29 January 2017 parody music video from Britain is called Donald Trump & Theresa May [who met this week in the USA] – “I Want to Hold Your Hand“. It is…

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NHS spending per person will be cut next year, ministers confirm

Originally posted on Benefit tales:
The funding constraints come despite the unfolding ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the health service The Government will cut the National Health Service’s budget per person in real terms next year, ministers have admitted in official figures for the…

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