“As power over disability benefits come to this parliament we will make sure we build a social security system that treats people, particularly our disabled people, with dignity and the respect that they deserve.” Nicola Sturgeon – First Minister of Scotland

        DEMAND THE EUROPEAN UNION TAKES A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY IN MAURITANIA 11 November marked the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of Mauritania’s leading anti-slavery activist, Biram Dah Abeid. He was imprisoned for standing up against slavery in Mauritania, the country with the highest prevalence of slavery in the world. Through its …

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The government is in favour of replacing Trident at a cost of around £100 billion. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the biggest supporters of replacing Trident in 2007, has admitted that the only purpose of maintaining the nuclear weapons system is to give Britain status.

  The UK government is welcoming 30,000 people to London. They include arms dealers from the biggest weapons manufacturers in the world and buyers from repressive regimes such as Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. The DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) arms fair takes place as thousands of refugees fleeing wars and repression are seeking sanctuary …

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Gill Thompson, Mike Sivier, Maggie Zolobajluk 14 Sep 2015 — The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) published guidance to Jobcentre officials who decide whether claimants should have their payments stopped. Continued here:

Amnesty International UK TWO SISTERS TO BE RAPED AS PUNISHMENT An unelected all-male village council in India has ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are raped. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with …

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Do you often ask yourself whether supporting a Walk Free campaign is really making a difference in the fight against slavery? The answer is yes, absolutely! When you’re part of a campaign, your voice joins a chorus of thousands, amplifying the efforts of anti-slavery activists like yourself to bring us a step closer to ending …

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Amnesty International UK SUDAN, DON’T FLOG WOMEN FOR ‘INDECENT DRESS’ Ten Christian students, all women aged 17 – 23, have been charged with ‘indecent dress’ after they were arrested outside their church by Sudanese police last month. The women were wearing skirts and trousers. Two of the women have already been found guilty and fined …

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