There are currently 3.7 million children living in poverty in the UK. That’s over a quarter of all children. 1.7 million of these children are living in severe poverty.   The UK is now one of the most unequal countries in the developed world.   Captain SKA – Liar Liar GE2017 All money spent on …

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“Hunger is being used as a weapon against people to discipline them.” Ken Loach on the cruelty of the benefits system. ________________________________________________________________________   First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I …

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I, Daniel Blake Director Ken Loach – Screenwriter Paul Laverty I do not normally go to cinemas, I would rather watch a film at home, but I made an exception to go to see I, Daniel Blake which won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year. I, Daniel …

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The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities said a range of measures introduced in the UK since 2010, including the bedroom tax and cuts to disability benefits and social care budgets, had disproportionately and adversely affected disabled people. Persons with disabilities have been regularly portrayed negatively as being dependent or making a living …

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A Request for Action to Support Standing Rock Water Protectors

October 28, 2016

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Voices from the Margins

Carol A. Hand

My heart is heavy with the news coming from Standing Rock, ND today. It’s led me to do something I rarely do. I’m posting a request for the help of all of those who follow this blog. For the sake of the health of our earth and future generations, I ask you to consider voicing your concerns about the situation in Standing Rock, ND.

The voice of the Protectors:

Standing Rock Update and Indigenous Call to Action – Bioneers 2016

An example of the mainstream media portrayals:

Dakota Access Pipeline Standoff Lapses Into Violence (Huffington Post)

Consider contacting the White House today at 202-456-1111 or sending a message to Ask President Obama to support the peaceful Water Protectors and act on behalf of the 17 million Americans who depend on the Missouri River for their clean water. Ask him to honor treaties and…

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