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UK Debt Is Actually £100 Billion Higher Than We Thought, Official Stats Body To Say

Courtesy of Huff Po:

George Osborne’s austerity message is set to be dented by the government’s own statistics body, as it prepares to adopt new calculations that mean the UK’s public sector debt will be £100 billion greater than estimated. 285 more words


freedom – (en)

Time passed on. His parents decided, when their child will come, it should be a free child. Their child came. They offered him their world. 932 more words

Personal independence payments are a punishment of the poor and ill

Social cleansing from the Tories and courtesy of The Guardian:

She calls it: “Heartbreaking, truly astonishing, I’ve never seen anything like this.” Emma Cross is a senior Macmillan Cancer Support benefits adviser, and she says delays in Iain Duncan Smith’s new personal independence payments (PIP) leave the sick utterly destitute. 1,182 more words


Trafficking - The Government's Role

“There are more people in slavery today than at any other time in human history.” — Free the Slaves

Approximately 30 million sex and labor slaves live in our free, democratic world; human trafficking is a $32 billion industry; 1 million children are exploited for commercial sex every year; 14,500-17,500 slaves are brought into the United States annually; and 800,000 people are trafficked across borders in an average year. 813 more words


9 years old and about to marry

We’ve just learned that any minute now, the Iraqi Council of Representatives will vote to legalise Forced Child Marriage1.

The specifics of the legislation (part of the Jaafari Personal Status Law) are terrifying: 313 more words

STOP THE TRAFFIK's response from the Government’s Joint Committee on Modern Slavery!

The Joint Committee on Modern Slavery, after a detailed evidence review, published a report yesterday outlining their recommendations for amendments to the Government’s Draft Modern Slavery Bill. 790 more words

And The Next Big Thing Is... Degrowth?

Courtesy of Charles Hugh Smith @ Of Two Minds:

This is not doom-and-gloom for society–it is only doom-and-gloom for the current unsustainable arrangement (Plan A). 967 more words