Category Archives: Social Justice

No justice for South Africa’s murdered activists

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This weekend hundreds of international supporters will gather to protest the assassinations of South African housing activists.

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Picturehouse staff are still being paid poverty wages

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Picturehouse’s rising profits contradict their claim that they can’t afford to pay higher wages.

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Benefit fraud accounts for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending, new figures show

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Benefit fraud accounted for just 0.7 per cent of welfare spending in 2013/2014, according to new government figures published today.

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But isn’t Owen Jones a part of the establishment?

Reviewing Owen Jones’ new book, The Establishment, Carl Packman finds that what changes the British Establishment of today is merely the means with which they contain dissent

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Elitism and social discrimination persist, but what is to blame?

We should be clear: schools, universities, and leading firms all have a part to play in the continuation of elitism and social class discrimination

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Why we need to think again about suicide since Robin Williams’ death

Taking your own life is not easy. I know I’ve tried, and obviously failed. When you commit suicide you haven’t lost a battle with depression or illness or whatever it maybe. No, you have won – you have taken the final step away from an insoluble problem.

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Could you go five weeks without money? Under a new DWP plan you might have to

Further punitive restrictions on Universal Credit are on the way.

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The real reason the Lib Dems U-turned on the Bedroom Tax

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The Bedroom Tax U-turn is about dire Lib Dem poll ratings, not principles.

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Another Department for Work and Pensions failure?

More than two thirds of people on the government’s controversial Work Programme are still without a job after two years on the scheme, according to new figures.

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Why Iain Duncan Smith should resign

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TweetHis welfare schemes keep imploding, severely ill people keep being declared fit for work and so many people are falling through cracks in the benefits system that food bank use surpassed a million this year. Yet Iain Duncan Smith soldiers on. The media seem obsessed with discussing Ed Miliband’s appearance, but the man who has […]

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