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Please Support Albert Woodfox – Angola 3
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on September 23, 2014
Topic : Human_rights
 
Please read this very important article titled ’Forty Years in Solitary: Two of the Angola Three Sue Louisiana Prison Officials’ which has been published in ‘In These Times’ and please pass it on to as many people as you can. Albert needs support.

 
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Save Refuges Save Lives
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on September 22, 2014
Topic : Human_rights
 
We are supporting Women’s Aid’s SOS (Save Refuges Save Lives) campaign which launched on the 3rd September, please add your voice via their online actions.

Women’s Aid is calling on the Government to commit to preserving the national network of specialist refuges and to exploring a new model of funding and commissioning for refuges which supports a sustainable service and high quality care.

More and more specialist refuges are experiencing massive funding cuts and as a result are being closed down. On one typical day 103 children and 155 women are turned away from refuges around the country as there is no space for them. This crisis will cost lives.

We must ACT NOW – simple actions which can be taken include:

 
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Help Stop Wadih Chourey From Being Deported
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on September 5, 2014
Topic : Human_rights
 
Let’s show the Home Secretary, Theresa May, that she needs to remember how to spell the word ‘compassion’. Please take a moment to sign 38 Degrees online petition calling on the government not to deport Wadih Chourey – a 44 year old man with Down’s Syndrome – back to Lebanon.
DO NOT DEPORT WADIH CHOUREY BACK TO LEBANON JUST BECAUSE HIS PARENTS HAVE DIED
38 Degrees - Campaign created by Yvonne Parmenter

TO: Theresa May, Home Secretary

 
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We Need To Support Refugees
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on August 12, 2014
Topic : Human_rights
 
Be warned this video contains graphic and shocking material at the end! It is a video from the Croatian government who are addressing a very real concern.

 
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Save Our GP Surgeries
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on August 12, 2014
Topic : Human_rights
 
In 2004 the government changed the funding formula for GP surgeries and didn't take account of the fact that in deprived areas people have higher health needs. Many practices would have gone bankrupt, so they introduced something called the 'minimum practice income guarantee' (MPIG) to stop practices falling below their previous level of income.

 
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