• France: Medical Staff Protest in Front of Health Ministry in Paris
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    France: Medical Staff Protest in Front of Health Ministry in Paris

    “You don’t know this job. What is it? When you go to the hospital and ask for an X-ray, well it’s us. When you’ve required a CT scan at the hospital, it’s us. When you are required an MRI at the hospital, it’s us.” ” But it’s not just us in this health system. It’s also radiation therapy, when you’re going to get treatment for cancer with rays, it will be us. When you are going to have nuclear medicine imagery, it will be us. We are not nurses, we are medical imaging manipulators.” “That is why we are before the Ministry today, [so that] the Ministry hears that this…

  • ‘I’ll ask God to intervene’: the Christian volunteers doing police work in Reading
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    ‘I’ll ask God to intervene’: the Christian volunteers doing police work in Reading

    Oi, get up from him. If the public knew, half of what goes on in policing these days, they would have a shock. Why the fuck are they choking me out? We just can’t meet the demand that is required at the moment. Have you heard of street pastors before? Street pastors, greatest thing to happen to this town. What’s your name? What’s your name? It would be impossible to imagine the town running without them being there. We’re nearly there, we’re nearly there mate. If there’s a fight going on, I’ll ask God to intervene. Has he had any water? No police! No police! No police! It is Christianity…

  • Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland
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    Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland

    (Gentle piano and rain sounds) – It’s always on your mind. It’s always on your mind. I struggle with sleeping, general anxiety as well. I mean I find myself saying to my ten year old all the time. Are these trainers all right? You’re not getting picked on at school or anything? And just trying to quiz them for things that, I don’t want him to get picked on about and that’s always on your mind, it always in your head eh? (sustained distorted piano chord)(staccato white noise) – The age of irresponsibility, is giving way to an age of austerity. – They’re all good at shouting about that, shouting…

  • Jeremy Corbyn says he will end Universal Credit at a Chingford rally
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    Jeremy Corbyn says he will end Universal Credit at a Chingford rally

    First off, we will change the name of the DWP [Department of Work and Pensions] to bring social security, real security for people. [applause] Now changing a name of course doesn’t do everything and so there’s a number of things that we will do leading up to scrapping universal credit in its entirety. [applause] First of all, we will end the capability for work assessment tests that go on and are so brutal to people in their lives. We will end the bedroom tax because it is unfair, unjust and wrong and punishing people. Thirdly, we will raise ESA by £30 per week in order to give people something reasonable…