Don’t just clap for carers- Urgent calls for new deal for health and care employees | Care Industry News


Researchers from King’s Business School have published a paper urgently calling for a new deal for health and care employees that acknowledges and reflects their worth to our individual and communal well-being that has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The paper says that the sector needs a new model of employment relations, characterised as fair care work, to tackle the challenges exposed by the crisis.

Source: Don’t just clap for carers- Urgent calls for new deal for health and care employees | Care Industry News

‘The worshipping of whiteness’: why racist symbols persist in America | World news | The Guardian


Tributes to a checkered past exist all over the US, even as Confederate statues are removed and brands reconsider racial stereotypes

Source: ‘The worshipping of whiteness’: why racist symbols persist in America | World news | The Guardian

 

 

 

A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation


Marches demonstrations, civic unrest, attacks by law enforcement and the military on protesting civilians: The parallels between the summer of 1932 and what is happening currently are striking.

Source: A summer of protest, unemployment and presidential politics – welcome to 1932 : The Conversation

 

A short history of black women and police violence : The Conversation


Young men make up the majority of black people killed by police in the US. That’s fed a perception that black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. They aren’t.

Source: A short history of black women and police violence : The Conversation

Weinstein trial begs a question: Why is the pain of women and minorities often ignored? : The Conversation


Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.

Source: Weinstein trial begs a question: Why is the pain of women and minorities often ignored? : The Conversation

The Spanish Government Lowers Expectations for the Upcoming “Dialogue” with the Catalan Administration


When you are dealing with a Government that has let you down in the past or downright lied to you, will you really trust the same Government again.

Surely arbitration would be ideal, that is, if you can really get a truly independent arbitrator.

Josep Goded

The Spanish government started this week lowering any expectations for the upcoming “dialogue” between the Catalan and Spanish administrations. The Spanish executive said that it will “remain seated” at the table until a solution to the Catalan crisis is found, but emphasized that it will not occur any time soon. “No-one is expecting any results in the short term,” said Spokeswoman for the Spanish government María Jesús Montero on Tuesday. She also ruled out the use of a mediator, which was aimed at facilitating the success of the negotiations.

On Thursday, Catalan President Quim Torra and Spain’s PM Pedro Sánchez continued lowering the expectations. They announced that the negotiating table over the Catalan crisis will kick off this month, but that it will be a long process that will not bring immediate results. Both leaders agreed that the first summit between cabinets in February will be chaired by both heads…

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BLOG – POLICE SCOTLAND BREACH MY HUMAN RIGHTS – Black Isle Media 


BLOG – Police Scotland Breach My Human Rights

Yesterday, Thursday 6th February, I was awoken by a loud bang on my door. Dazed, I opened the door to two plain clothes officers from Police Scotland, who then proceeded to push their way into my home. They were there to execute a search warrant to seize all my “electronic devices”. The reason: People have made anonymous and malicious reports to Crimestoppers about me, and they can’t find who so are now investigating meHowever, their search was far from normal & now my solicitor has lodged a complaint.

Source: Black Isle Media : Black Isle Media

 

Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Is Especially Flawed When It Comes to Water Rights : Foreign Policy 


One reason the Palestinians swiftly rejected the flawed U.S. peace plan was that it does nothing to address their claims for water rights.

Source: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Is Especially Flawed When It Comes to Water Rights : Fireigh Policy