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A social worker shares concerns about radicalisation, Prevent, and its focus on muslims rather than on far-right groups

Source: ‘Following recent terror attacks, social work must re-evaluate its approach to radicalisation’


Six emails sent by and to an Arconic Inc (ARNC.N) sales manager raise questions about why the company supplied combustible cladding to a distributor for use at Grenfell Tower, despite publicly warning such panels were a fire risk for tall buildings.

The emails, dating from 2014 and seen by Reuters, were between Deborah French, Arconic’s UK sales manager, and executives at the contractors involved in the bidding process for the refurbishment contract at Grenfell Tower in London, where 79 people died in a blaze last week.

When asked about the emails, Arconic said in a statement that it had known the panels would be used at Grenfell Tower but that it was not its role to decide what was or was not compliant with local building regulations.

The company manufactures three main types of Reynobond panel– one with a polyethylene (PE) core, one with a fire retardant core and another with a non-combustible core, according to its website.

Diagrams in a 2016 Arconic brochure for its Reynobond panels describe how PE core panels are suitable up to 10 metres in height. Panels with a fire resistant core — the FR model — can be used up to 30 metres, while above that height, panels with the non-combustible core — the A2 model — should be used, the brochure says.

Grenfell Tower is more than 60 metres tall.

Source: Arconic knowingly supplied flammable panels for use in tower – emails | Reuters


Priorities.

Source: Trump tweets promo for lawyer’s Fox & Friends appearance, ignores attack on Muslims in London


Banking interests gave politicians who voted to repeal Dodd-Frank more than $25 million over the last 2 years.

Source: The House Just Passed a Bill That Could Lead to More Bank Bailouts


What will Republicans say if these things happen?

Source: Trump is likely to get much, much worse. Here are a few big things to watch for. – The Washington Post


Maryland and D.C. didn’t disclose the focus of their litigation, but The Washington Post reported that it involves foreign payments to Trump’s businesses.

Source: ‘Major Lawsuit’ Against Trump Promised by D.C., Maryland Officials – NBC News


“We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” she said. “There is — to be frank — far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”

Source: London Bridge Attack: 12 Arrests as PM Theresa May Vows To Get Tough – NBC News


Top Talkers: A source close to James Comey tells NBC News that the fired FBI Director is “cleared for takeoff” to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Source: ‘Not good news for WH’: Russia questions mount | MSNBC


Police have been forced to launch a major review after refusing to treat online attacks against a leading disabled activist as disability hate crimes. And a second police force has upheld a series of complaints made by the activist, Doug Paulley, relating to the same disability hate offences. Paulley’s email hosting provider – which is linked to his website – had been subjected to what his service provider described as a “serious” and “targeted” cyber-attack just a few weeks after he won a high-profile and ground-breaking Supreme Court ruling in January. The Supreme Court found that First Bus had breached its duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people, as a result of its failure to ensure that wheelchair-users should have priority in the use of dedicated wheelchair spaces. But in the wake of the ruling, which received high-profile media coverage, Paulley received a flood of “very sweary” emails and online comments attacking him for taking the case. Early the following

Source: Police force launches review of hate crime procedures, after activist’s complaint | DisabledGo News and Blog

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