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Britain 'Becoming Like Downton Abbey', Says TUC Leader
Offbeat  (tags: Britain, Politics, TUC, UK )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
ITV drama Downton Abbey depicts an aristocratic family and their servants in early 20th century England, The leader of Britain's trade union movement is to warn of creating a "Downton Abbey-style" society in which social mobility "has hit reverse".
Are the Greens' Novel and Popular Ideas Enough to Win Votes?
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Election, Green, Veggi-Sweets, UK )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
I'm standing in front of what I'm told is the "biggest mobile vegan sweet shop in the world".
He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 17 days ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
Bill Maher Supports ALS, But Wants Cheney to Take the 'Douse Yourself in Gasoline Challenge' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Americans, Bill Maher, Dick Cheney, 'Ice Bucket Challenge', funny, humor, off-beat, politics, interesting )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - rawstory.com
HBO host Bill Maher on Thursday became the latest celebrity to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in support of ALS, and then issued his own challenge to former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Big Tobacco Fuming: Philip Morris Threatens to Sue Over Plain Cigarette Packaging
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Court, Health, Law, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 31 days ago - rt.com
Philip Morris International, the world's largest tobacco company and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is prepared to sue the British government if it implements a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.
Nearly 2 Mn Young Adults in England Still Live With Parents - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, UK )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
An estimated 1.97 million people aged between 20-34 still live with their parents in England - a quarter being in long-term employment, data collected by the UK's leading housing & homelessness charity Shelter has revealed.
MPs Bicker Over IPCC Report on Causes of Climate Change
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, climate-change, IPCC, report, UK )

Ray
- 48 days ago - bbc.co.uk
MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.
Sonic Cannons for E. Coast: Obama Approves Oil Exploration Despite 'Threat to Sea Life
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 57 days ago - rt.com
The Obama administration has announced it is reopening the US Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, clearing the way for the use of sonic cannons to locate energy deposits - despite the threat to sea life.
VIRAL ACTION NEEDED What Happens When A Rescued Elephant Finds Some Plastic Ribbon To Dance With?
Offbeat  (tags: This is JUST TO AWWWEDORABLE plastic rib, baby elephant Faa, ivory trade, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, world, wildlife, protection, politics, nature, forests, activists, violence, safety, family, protection, GoodNew )

Kelly
- 59 days ago - thedodo.com
The elephants at Chang Mai's Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary in Northern Thailand, know how to have a good time. They play with tires, they play with each other in the rain and they play with just about anything they can find ...
Sexual Abuse Rampant in British Overseas Territory, Report Covered-Up
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Police, Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 60 days ago - rt.com
Child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation are rife on the British overseas territory of St. Helena, according to a charity group's report which was suppressed.
US Rights Groups Condemn NSA Spying, Religious Slurs Against Muslim-Americans
Offbeat  (tags: Hacking, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Obama, Politics, Robert Bridge, SciTech, Security, Snowden, USA )

Ray
- 65 days ago - rt.com
Following reports on the FBI and NSA's targeting of Muslim-Americans, an alliance of 44 civil rights groups has sent a letter to President Obama, while the NSA faces criticism over racial slurs.
War on Terror Vs. Spying on EU: 'US Can't Have It Both Ways'
Offbeat  (tags: Germany, Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Politics, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 65 days ago - rt.com
On the one hand the NSA wants all the allies to work with them on the global war on terror, but on the other hand they still want the "old days" when they could spy on other countries with impunity, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 65 days ago - rt.com
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
At Least 40 UK Politicians Complicit in Alleged Westminster 'Pedophile Ring' - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 71 days ago - rt.com
A whistleblower who kicked off UK police pedophile probe Operation Fernbridge believes as many as 40 British MPs and peers were involved in or turned a blind eye to child abuse.
1 Mn More Working Brits Plunged Into Poverty, Trade Unions Outraged
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Human rights, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 73 days ago - rt.com
A million more working Britons have been pushed into poverty because of soaring housing costs and stagnant wages. That's according to a new UK government report attacked bitterly by unions and rights groups.
 

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