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Flint, MI residents poisoned by austerity.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has finally acknowledged that a decision by emergency managers who he appointed to impose austerity measures on cash strapped cities resulted in the poisoning of the water supply of Flint, Michigan. 761 more words

New Tanzanian President John Magufuli makes radical changes

(2015-11-27) Newly elected Tanzanian President John Magufuli has scrapped independence day celebrations to spend the money on a clean-up campaign, an official statement said.The president has instead decreed that on that day everybody should pick up their tools and clean their backyards. 617 more words

Clearing Agent

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois appeal

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canadan is preparing to revisit an episode from Quebec’s 2012 Maple Spring, when Quebec students took to the streets en masse to protest proposed tuition hikes and austerity measures. 168 more words


Ofsted inspections ‘must take account of budget cuts’

Original post from Community Care

‘…………….By  Judy Cooper

Local government leaders say ratings cannot be divorced from the reality of austerity measures

Local government leaders have called on Ofsted’s inspections and judgments to take much more account of the financial context in which children’s services are delivered. 797 more words

Local Authotities

The legendary Giulia (Noi e la Giulia)

How can a movie that highlights the brokeness of Italy and its people, be so uplifting?  By acknowledging everything that is present, and focussing on what is good.  1,715 more words

Italian Culture And History

Planned Austerity. For Your Own Good, Of Course.

When are the governments of so-called ‘developed nations’ going to realise that austerity measures, which benefit the rich and nobody else, are never going to work? 297 more words

Issues I Care About

Wednesday's wise woman ....

I read today that the government has cut Reading Borough’s grant funding by 40% this amounts  £39 million to be saved over the next 3 years.   380 more words