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WW1 : Maori Contingent formed

Most Kiwis have heard of the Maori Battalion, and are proud of how they represented New Zealand during the First World War. 16th September was the date the Government announced the formation of a ‘Maori Contingent’ of 200 men for service with the NZEF, later expanded to 500.   354 more words


Cracking down on extremism - The Rhetoric and the Reality

The Rise of IS (Islamic State) in Syria & Iraq has led our government to make many statements in the media about how they will confront extremism in our country – With Cameron’s pledge to bar re-entry to those fighting for IS in tatters because of ‘Human Rights’ laws, the following exchange of letters between myself and The Home Office via our local MP shows just how clueless and impotent they really are – 1,510 more words

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Talking together about TTIP in York

People from many different local organisations, including York People’s Assembly, came together for a recent 38 Degrees day of action. The aim was to get people talking about TTIP – the trade deal threatening to kill off the NHS and all other public services. 47 more words

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Standing Up To UKIP Conference in Doncaster

UKIP are planning for their annual conference at the end of September… and so are we. They’ve decided to make our lives a little easier by bringing it to Doncaster. 71 more words

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Marching 300 miles for the NHS

Over the last two weeks, a band of campaigners have been on the march from Jarrow towards London. The march was planned by Darlo Mums, but has drawn hundreds to march and rally along the route.  45 more words

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#ALSIceBucketChallenge - a Social Media Phenomenon

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a recent craze that few can have failed to notice – it has swept the nation in literal waves, raising an unprecedented £48 million in less than a month.   256 more words

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Building Innovation 2015

Building Innovation 2015: The National Institute of Building Sciences Third Annual Conference & Expo, scheduled for Tuesday-Friday, January 6-9, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., will explore Creating High-Performing Resilient Communities. 225 more words