Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump’s Hatred For Barack Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’ | HuffPost UK

“I believe it’s solely predicated on the fact that Barack Obama is Black,” the president’s former fixer said in a TV interview


Source: Michael Cohen Says Donald Trump’s Hatred For Barack Obama Is ‘Purely Racial’ | HuffPost UK

Nearly all Black Lives Matter protests are peaceful despite Trump narrative, report finds | Black Lives Matter movement | The Guardian

In stark contrast to rightwing claims, 93% of demonstrations have involved no serious harm to people or property

Source: Nearly all Black Lives Matter protests are peaceful despite Trump narrative, report finds | Black Lives Matter movement | The Guardian

Hundreds gather at White House for Trump speech despite COVID-19 guidelines | TheHill

Hundreds of people packed the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday for President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, flouting federal and local health guidance on

Source: Hundreds gather at White House for Trump speech despite COVID-19 guidelines | TheHill

The violent George Floyd protests will backfire

The Trump administration will go to extreme ends to try to get Trump re-elected.

As you say there could well be Police Provocateurs and these could well be Trump supporters who will just encourage the violent elements within the protesters to go further and cause major disruption and then withdraw.

As for Trump himself he encourages his supporters to go to any levels to create mayhem and he then decries the outcomes by blaming the body of protesters.

To prove this will be extremely difficult, if at all possible.

I do support BLM, as they and other racial groups have been downgraded for centuries and Trump and the likes have been responsible for much of what is occurring in the US.

Terrorism can come from many sources even Governments of the countries in question, so Trump could well be the terrorist chief.

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Civilization is not so stable that it could not be easily broken up; and a condition of lawless violence is not one out of which any good thing is likely to emerge.  For this reason revolutionary violence in a democracy is infinitely dangerous.
  [==Bertrand Russell, in 1922]

A protest movement accompanied by vandalism, looting and mob violence will not persuade the public to de-fund the police or impose restrictions on them.

I believe the violence accompanying the George Floyd protests is worse than being generally reported.  The destruction caused in the name of George Floyd will not be balanced by any public good.

Instead it will make the re-election of Donald Trump and the Republicans more likely.

News reports say the protests are “mostly nonviolent.”  I am willing to believe that most of the protest demonstrations are non-violent and most people taking part in demonstrations are non-violent.  But this…

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Ethics Concerns Raised as Trump Uses White House as Convention Prop : Birmingham Star

WHITE HOUSE – The use of the White House by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump for events related to this week’s Republican National Convention are legal, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

Source: Ethics Concerns Raised as Trump Uses White House as Convention Prop : Birmingham Star

Racists murder in the USA

This is the US today under Trump, where racists feel they hold the upper hand.

A president should be there for all the people not just his own supporters, but then that is Trump.


This 27 August 2020 CBS TV video from the USA says about itself: Events Leading To Shooting That Left 2 Dead In Kenosha Played Out On Social Media Police not only didn’t arrest suspect [racist far-right murderous gunman] Kyle Rittenhouse at the scene, but at the start of the night they thanked an armed group […]

Racists murder in the USA

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DfE to review children’s services’ approach to radicalisation : Community Care

The Department for Education (DfE) is to commission a review of the ways in which children’s services are responding to radicalisation and extremism among young people. Tender documents published this month seek applicants to conduct research within 10 English local authorities, updating on a 2016 safeguarding and radicalisation evaluation, which found divergent views around the extent […]

Source: DfE to review children’s services’ approach to radicalisation : Community Care


Are we all demanding too much from Social Workers, whose, workloads are already extremely excessive, with other safeguarding issues, not to mention issues relating to disabilities, families and many other areas, including funding.

Social work has always been a demanding area and the austerity cuts over the last 10 years of austerity cuts have not made this any easier, in fact, it as made it much harder.

Many social workers are crumbling under the various many pressures and many are leaving, expressing they will not work for local authorities again.

All this and other issues are causing major issues for the remaining social workers and will lead to mistakes being made, where the blame will mainly rest with the respective social workers, who in many instances are not being supported by their local authority management structures.

This, of course is happening within children services, but there are also many issues with transitions and then adult services where there are many failings and not only will the services suffer, but more importantly the persons and families who rely on these services.

This Government is currently throwing money in many directions and have done so to social services, but not in anywhere near sufficiently. Not even sufficiently to reverse the 10 years of austerity cuts, let alone the current pressures.

Social Care is indeed in crisis and is urgently in need of not only funding, but much more including an understanding of all the related problems.

I do fear that social care will cease to exist in any reliable form and this will create more pressures on those working in social care, families in need of social care, but also the health services, who may also have to deal with a second wave of COVID-19.

Not a very rosy picture and the time to deal with it are shortening hour by hour.

I created a petition, Solve the crisis in Social Care, https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/solve-the-crisis-in-social-care,which was with regards to social care delivery within the community.

More information, https://www.dropbox.com/s/9nurve8oev2rfrv/Solve%20the%20crisis%20in%20Social%20Care%209.docx?dl=0

I appreciate that this petition only covers a certain area of the problems and certainly not the issues raised in this article, but by supporting the petition it is a start and will bring pressure on the Government to do something, for currently they are doing nothing.

Social Care needs YOU

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