This is crucial knowledge.
This is the knowledge that the mainstream media have meticulously hidden, distorted, ridiculed, misrepresented or silenced over the last 4 years.
It is our responsibility to share this over and over until May 7th.
Let’s get to it.
The law is supposed to protect all people from this sort of abuse, why does human rights law and employment law not protect people in the abuse cycle of JSA workfare and sanctions?
23 week pregnant woman sanctioned.
The above woman (wearing costume so the Jobcentre staff don’t recognise her) was sanctioned when 23 weeks pregnant. The reason you may ask…. for attending a work fare interview (work for nothing) at B&Q.
Whilst at the interview they noticed that she was pregnant and they said yep we will put you on light duties…. The jobcentre decided otherwise… in their words “we are sanctioning you because you told them that you were pregnant”.
So in other words she was meant to break all health and safety laws in the uk and not declare that she was pregnant. How on earth can this be right? It isn’t. She was heartbroken. She had walked a few miles to this workfare interview and she saw it as her last hope of not being sanctioned.
Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre knowingly target pregnant women. On one of our demonstrations…
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This what happens when we work from the ground, house by house, street by street, town by town.
Labour makes a difference.
Congratulations to everyone who fought so hard and to Camborne’s new Councillor, Tevor Dalley.
The most succinct description of why Conservatism creates inequality and fear & why Labour and Ed will reverse their damage.
“We’re in a fight not because our opponents think we’re destined to lose the election. But because they fear we can win. And between now and the election they are going to use every tactic to try to destabilise, distract us and throw us off course. Our task, the task for every person in this party, is simple: To focus our eyes on the prize of changing this country.” Ed Miliband.
Ed Miliband has pledged to take on “vested interests” and “powerful forces” in his bid to win the next general election. Not even the Crosby and Murdoch orchestrated media campaign, which was aimed at demoralising, undermining and monstering Ed Miliband can disguise the fact that the Tories are in a state of panic.
In fact the media campaign, aimed at attempting to undermine Miliband’s credibility as a leader, arose precisely because Miliband is the biggest threat to the UK power…
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Ed Miliband is on course to become a radical, reforming, innovative PM.
Ask yourselves why the Tory party, UKIP anf the corporate backed media are so frightened of him that they create hysterical fiction in order to oust him.
Keep Calm and Back Ed.
We will win this and return this country to its soul, humanity, decency and community.
Breaking news: Thirty MPs. and almost the entire nation demand that Cameron stands down. UKIP defectors say he’s not leadership quality, and can’t eat a chip butty without looking stupid, and Lynton Crosby blames Labour…
Odd, isn’t it, that the media didn’t declare that Cameron’s leadership is in crisis, recently, with the two high profile UKIP defections. .
Rumour-mongering in the media, paraded as newsworthy headlines about “discontent” over Miliband’s leadership is based almost entirely on two cowardly backbenchers – who have curiously chosen to remain anonymous and thus remain conveniently unquotable – grumbling about Miliband.
Welcome to the new era of media amplified political campaigning Crosby-style: the politics of spite.
Not only is this malicious approach meant to be potentially profoundly damaging to Miliband, but to candidates and of course, to the millions of people suffering enormously under the current regime, who desperately need a Labour government. It’s an attempt to…
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THIS – a thousand times, THIS.
Dear Antony Loewenstein
I would like to congratulate you on being brave. So, so brave for writing a piece in the Guardian on why feminists are doing it all wrong. It’s especially brave given what an awful, entitled, sexist piece it is. Still don’t worry. I doubt very much that too many rape threats, accusations of bigotry and no-platformings will be coming your way.
It’s nice that you realise “men have a stake in gender equality”:
… from promoting fair pay and no-fault divorce laws, all the way to stopping honour killings and sexual violence. We are boyfriends, husbands, fathers or friends, and yet too many of us shy away from these sensitive matters, fearing opprobrium.
Do you know what would also have been nice? Also acknowledging that men like you have a stake – a pretty enormous one – in gender inequality, from benefiting from unfair pay, all the way…
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