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Fairness in Football

These players earn in half a day what full-time staff paid the minimum wage would earn in a year. Meanwhile, Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are said to take home £180,000 and £150,000 per week respectively. It would take a full-time cleaneror security guard earning the minimum wage more than 13 years to earn what top players make in [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

Working for Walthamstow Newsletter Saturday 22 November 2014: Amd44D- Ending Rip Off Agency Fees, Memories of E17's Alan Johnson, Rooms Of Our Own Survey, ...

To do this I need the help of local residents with this campaign both locally and nationally. People's Millions Vote Tues 25 November Local environmental charity Forest Recycling Project is in the running for £50k of lottery funding – but they need your vote to win! This e-newsletter is produced and promoted by Stella Creasy and Walthamstow Labo [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

SmartSpenders Weekdend Campaign Action! Ask a Lord, Bishop and Baroness to Vote Aye to Amd44D to End Rip Off Estate Agent and Letting Agent Fees

In an overheating housing market estate agents are using a new form of contract; ‘sale by informal tender’. In the rental market tenants and landlords both pay the letting agent for arranging their tenancy contracts. I am asking you to support a ban on letting agent fees and double charging by estate agents. The behaviour of middlemen in the ho [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

Ivan Pavlov in 22 surprising facts

An iconic figure of 20th century science and culture, Ivan Pavlov is best known as a founding figure of behaviorism who trained dogs to salivate at the sound of a bell and offered a scientific approach to psychology that ignored the “subjective” world of the psyche itself. While researching Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science, I discovered t [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

Emily Thornberry’s tweet – double standards at play?

For many non-white people – including working class people on council estates – the St George’s cross is dripping with whiteness in every sense. Unlike most of her detractors, Emily Thornberry grew up on a council estate. It’s easy for Labour’s enemies to paint Emily Thornberry as an example of an out of touch London elite – she’s an [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

Medieval quiz

It is one of the most turbulent periods of history, popularised by Chaucer, Magna Carta and the Black Death. Test your knowledge of the Middle Ages with this quiz written by Dr Catherine Rider, a senior history lecturer at the University of Exeter. She specialises in the religious and cultural history of Europe in the late Middle Ages. Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

Indonesia imposes moratorium on new logging permits

Indonesia's new Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar imposed a moratorium on the issuance of all new logging permits a little over a week after being appointed in late October. The move is being celebrated by conservation groups and signals that interest in reforming Indonesia's notoriously corrupt and dysfunctional forestry sect [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014

Anti-E.U. Party in Britain Strives for Wider Clout

It was then competing with the better-financed Referendum Party, and in the 1997 general election, the Independence Party won 0.3 percent of the vote. Independence Party. Independence Party won its first seat in Parliament, capitalizing on resentment against immigration, disenchantment with the European Union and a general disaffection with politic [...] Read more ...

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22 Nov 2014