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A Future That Works – Manchester Rally

February 1, 2011
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A Future That Works – Manchester Rally

On Saturday the 29th January, I decided to attend the TUC & NUS event: ‘A Future That Works: National Rally for Young People‘. As both a student and a public-sector worker, I’m deeply concerned about the increase in tuition fees, as well as the impact the austerity agenda is having on Britain’s public services...
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C(r)ap and Trade? Saving Our Environment From Climate Change

January 24, 2011
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C(r)ap and Trade? Saving Our Environment From Climate Change

I doubt there will be anyone reading this who has yet to hear the terms ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’. They’re discussed regularly by politicians, environmental campaigners, and in the mainstream media. However, I imagine there will be some amongst you (hopefully not too many) who either dismiss the seriousness of the current situation,...
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The Broken of Britain Campaign

January 20, 2011
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Last year was not kind to people with disabilities. 2010 began with a steady trickle of horror stories about Employment Support Allowance introduced by the Labour government in 2008 as the replacement for Incapacity Benefit, thus creating a draconian...
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Review: Black Swan

January 11, 2011
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Review: Black Swan

Natalie Portman puts in an outstanding performance as Nina Sayers; a fragile, sexually repressed ballet dancer who, in her search for perfection, sees the lines between reality and performance begin to blur. The film centres on a ballet company’s production of ‘Swan Lake.’ Desperate to mix up a dusty old story, the Director, Thomas...
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An Epidemic of Benefit Fraud? The Demonization of Welfare Recipients

January 9, 2011
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You might get the impression from reading stories about benefit 'scroungers' with your Cornflakes each morning that there must be a hidden epidemic of fraudulent benefit claims taking place. A nationwide conspiracy to drain the pockets of middle-England. In reality, this relentless scaremongering has little basis in fact, and those featured in the tabloid...
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The Media Trial of Chris Jefferies

January 3, 2011
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One aspect of the Jo Yeates murder case which appears to be getting buried in much of the media coverage is the opposition displayed by Jo’s boyfriend to the character assassination of Chris Jefferies being carried out both on the internet, but more importantly in the mainstream media. The following appeared in a statement...
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