Monthly Archives: November 2017

Life on London’s first Aids ward

Originally posted on LASS:
In 1993, Gideon Mendel spent a number of weeks photographing the Broderip and Charles Bell wards in London’s Middlesex Hospital. The Broderip was the first AIDS ward in London and was opened by Diana, Princess of…

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Stop the Roll Out of Universal Credit! Protests on December the 2nd.

Originally posted on Ipswich Unemployed Action.:
? Organising  has  begun.  Unite Community Day of Action for Universal Credit on December 2nd. Contact: community@unitetheunion.org to find out where your local action is or to offer your help. Please do your bit…

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Academics and Activism by Ivy Helman

Two weeks ago, I spoke at a conference entitled “The Role of Academia and Religious Leaders in Relation to Refugees and the ‘Refugee Crisis,’” in Bratislava, Slovakia.  One of the main questions of the conference was: what role do academics…

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The Universal Credit Helpline Is Free, But Nothing Else Has Changed

Originally posted on Same Difference:
In the latest development around universal credit the work and pensions secretary, David Gauke, announced this morning that all Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) helplines will be free from the end of the year.…

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Universal Credit’s Hidden Cut Pushes Disabled People Into Poverty

Originally posted on Same Difference:
Universal credit is in full-blown crisis, from cross-party criticism of its inbuilt six-week delay to a symbolic government defeat in the Commons over pausing its rollout. But one of the policy’s most shameful parts is…

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