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The Secret Gardeners aims to inform professionals about the plight of children who are forced by organised crime gangs to grow drugs in houses across the UK but who often face criminalisation and prison.

Source: ECPAT UK | The Secret Gardeners: New film on child trafficking from Vietnam

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Today is national Anti-Slavery Day. Why does slavery need its own day? Well in the UK modern slavery is a rapidly growing criminal activity but we’re only just beginning to understand the scale of the crimes being committed. The National Crime Agency estimate that there are over 10,000 potential victims of slavery in the UK right now, with potential victims recorded in 2016 coming from 108 different countries.

So let me tell you something about modern slavery, what we’re doing as the Co-op, and how you can help too.

Vulnerable

Slavery is the second biggest illegal trade in the world and it preys on the most vulnerable men, women and children destroying their lives by trapping them in crime, domestic slavery, the sex trade or forced labour. Figures show that 1 in 4 victims are children, whilst up to 34% of victims of slavery go on to be re-trafficked.

You can find out more at http://www.antislavery.org

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Today is national Anti-Slavery Day. Why does slavery need its own day? Well in the UK modern slavery is a rapidly growing criminal activity but we’re only just beginning to understand the scale of the crimes being committed. The National Crime Agency estimate that there are over 10,000 potential victims of slavery in the UK right now, with potential victims recorded in 2016 coming from 108 different countries.

So let me tell you something about modern slavery, what we’re doing as the Co-op, and how you can help too.

Vulnerable

Slavery is the second biggest illegal trade in the world and it preys on the most vulnerable men, women and children destroying their lives by trapping them in crime, domestic slavery, the sex trade or forced labour. Figures show that 1 in 4 victims are children, whilst up to 34% of victims…

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How much do you love your city? And what could be done to improve it as a place in which you work, rest and play?

Source: What do you really think about Sheffield? Fill in our survey – The Star


Please support this petition, but if this becomes law would anyone be willing to enter into politics for is it not within the Job Description that it is a requirement to lie and mislead the public and media.

Also this could also be true of the media.

Stop UK lies & corruption

A petition has been launched on the Government website to “Make it illegal for politicians to lie or mislead the public“.  If you wish to sign it then please make sure you click the confirmation link sent to your email address afterwards or it will not count.

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“The misconduct in public office offence presents a good starting place for the offence.
http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/l_to_o/misconduct_in_public_office/

– An elected representative.
– Wilfully lies or deceives the public or news media to such a degree as to amount to an abuse of the public’s trust in elected office.
– Will be guilt of the offence.
– Excuses or justification should only function in mitigation of sentence not guilt; a lie is a lie.”

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Whistleblowing refers to the disclosure by an employee in a government or public workplace of the wrong doings that they may have observed, witnessed or heard about, how previous violations and practices have shaped current legal and business ethics policies and procedures (Johnson, 2003). What are the acts that can be reported by a whistle blower about a company? What is the right procedure in whistle blowing? How does whistle blowing affect an employee at the work place? Is it possible to conclude on the whistleblowing by focusing on the intent of the whistle blower? What aspects are related to retaliation against whistle blowing? These are some of the questions that when answered might help in understand the law, policies, procedures and effect of whistle blowing in business.

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Whistleblowing refers to the disclosure by an employee in a government or public workplace of the wrong doings that they may have observed, witnessed or heard about, how previous violations and practices have shaped current legal and business ethics policies and procedures (Johnson, 2003). What are the acts that can be reported by a whistle blower about a company? What is the right procedure in whistle blowing? How does whistle blowing affect an employee at the work place? Is it possible to conclude on the whistleblowing by focusing on the intent of the whistle blower? What aspects are related to retaliation against whistle blowing? These are some of the questions that when answered might help in understand the law, policies, procedures and effect of whistle blowing in business.

Usually the issue of whistle blowing involves the protection of the public interest and safety and cases that are reported do not…

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“Conference, delegates, friends. I know I speak for the whole Disabled Members Group, and for disabled people up and down the country, when I say we are deeply grateful for the overwhelming support shown by so many branches, members and elected representatives for this resolution.

When the UK signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities in 2009, Labour were in government, and although disabled people were already dying from Blair’s reforms, the full weight of these seemingly disparate deaths wasn’t yet understood.

A year later, when the Coalition took office, we know that they had already received a Coroner’s Report on the Prevention of Future Deaths, which would save lives if implemented. Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Grayling decided to ignore it, and the Tory/LibDem Coalition dedicated their time in government to implementing sweeping, devastating cuts to social security, health and social care – a programme which continues to cut further and deeper with every passing year.

In 2012, Disabled People Against Cuts began the formal process of triggering a UN investigation into violations of the CRPD. This was based not just on the lives lost, but on the multitude of ways the Austerity cuts have made life harder for disabled people. We have been pushing for a cumulative impact study for years, because disabled people are rarely affected by just one cut.

It takes a long time to initiate an investigation, as multiple sources of evidence have to be submitted, verified and researched. In 2014, the UK became the first government to ever be investigated by the CRPD, a shameful mark on our history. No UN investigation is undertaken frivolously – t

 

Source: My Speech on the UNCRPD Judgement at the SNP Conference-Fiona Robertson – Black Triangle Campaign


Pro-gun advocates are using the ambiguous language of the Constitution to mask a right-wing agenda

Source: Gun control and history: It’s never been about the Second Amendment – Salon.com


David Gauke the latest in a long line of ministers of state for DWP this week refused to halt the roll out of Universal Credit despite warnings from many credible sources including his own backbenchers that it was a disaster in waiting.

As the roll out of Universal Credit proceeds more and more disabled people are likely to find that they miss out on any transitional protections and in the worst case scenario that their claim is treated as a new one they face the loss of £78.35 a week from their social security payments.

This is because in Universal credit there are no Severe Disability Premiums or Enhanced Disability Premium paid. They simply vanish into thin air.

Research has shown that the additional cost of being disabled is £500 per month extra but the nasty party are stripping claimants of most of the money they need to meet those additional costs.

We’re planning something for International Day of Disabled People with more details about this to follow but in the meantime we’re asking people to contact their MPs and ask them to justify taking £73.35 pw away from those who have the highest support needs/ are most severely disabled.

Maybe they’ll say how they manage to sleep at nights.

 

Source: Daylight Robbery – Most severely disabled people will lose £78.35 pw from Universal Credit – DPAC


Some taxi services in Wales are refusing to pick up passengers who use wheelchairs or assistance dogs, a campaign group has claimed. Disability Wales said

Source: Disabled people ‘humiliated’ by taxi refusals | DisabledGo News and Blog


A rally was planned, the FBI was alerted, police showed up. Here’s how Islamophobia in Texas was stoked from an office in Russia.

Source: Stoking Islamophobia and Secession in Texas — from an office in Russia – CNNPolitics

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