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Holland’s parliament has unanimously voted against the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). No similar agreement will be ever signed by the government, Dutch lawmakers said.
Boy solves Newton's 300 year old riddle
My personal hope was that expansion of capacity in England would come from the new Academies — Gove has had huge success converting half of secondaries to independent ‘Academy’ status. Except they’re not independent: HM Treasury is refusing to let them borrow. Without the ability to borrow, companies don’t expand: withdraw bank funding, and see what would happen to the economy. Treasury control freakery is alive and well, and stopping the expansion of the very best schools. Pickles’ department jealously protects its power over planning (and that of councils).
MudpluggerApril 20th, 2012 11:00am Report this comment
With a combination of Birth Registers and immagration data, aligned to welfare claims at local level, plus the occasional dodgy Census, there is a wealth of data available with which government departments should be planning resources.
It's hardly a surprise that, a few years after birth, kids need a primary school-place. It's also no shock that, a few years later, they need a secondary one.
Rocket science it ain't.
True, the underlying cause of this peak may be unaceptably high immigration levels, but that's another story - this one is about the demonstrable planning incompetence of civil servants at both national and local level.
( Not really. It pushes privatization for those who can afford it ... and the devil with those who can't. Lack of planning hardly enters into it.
Depending on one's politics...is it a bug...or a feature ? )
Trusted college in immigration scam
Impact of visa changes on mobility ( hits vocational education providers )
Hesham opened the envelope at the bar, expecting a green card. Instead it was a subpoena from the FBI, which would force him to testify--against his brother.
The story of a Congolese theatre student turned revolutionary who spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
The number of immigrants held in detention in the US - many in for-profit prisons - has nearly doubled since 2001.
We discuss why Israel is denying African immigrants their basic rights, as revealed in an annual US human rights report.
Farmwork is especially unbearable if you have to work yourself to exhaustion all day under the watch of the man who raped you. Michelle Chen, In These Times
Civil rights and a green economy: A discussion with Teresa Bettis of the Center for Fair Housing | T
Teresa Fox Bettis is executive director of the Center for Fair Housing in Mobile, Alabama. She recently spoke with Bridge the Gulf and the Institute for Southern Studies for the report Troubled Waters: Two Years After the BP Oil Disaster, a Struggling Gulf Coast Calls for National Leadership for Rec...
I was on a panel discussion this past weekend on free expression. In such discussions, there are always those who are proponents of banning ‘hate’ speech because they say it causes emotional distress and can lead to discrimination. My response is that much of religion is hate speech. Have they...
by Finian Cunningham: Mainstream news media is becoming ever more servile to Western government foreign policy agenda.
Not sure how to vote in the forthcoming referendum? Let this objective, dispassionate video be your guide! Actor: Margaret McAuliffe Writer: Turlough Kelly C...
'The way to avoid this austerity trap is to get growth and jobs back first, and only then tackle budget deficits.' Robert Reich
It’s the nature of democracy that countries get what they vote for — but in the case of the Arab Spring countries there are plenty of reasons to doubt the ‘democratic process’ so far, and even more to fear that democracy will soon be eroded again. The question that stands out now, amongst many others, is whether last year’s revolutionaries will keep on fighting
Or - how overthrowing the system - didn't. Countries did not get what activists wanted.
telemachus'May 29th, 2012 3:07pm Report this comment
Yall need a dose of Saladin
"The Crusades form `one of the maddest episodes in history. Christianity hurled itself against Muhammadanism in expedition after expedition for nearly three centuries, until failure brought lassitude, and superstition itself was undermined by its own labour. Europe was drained of men and money, and threatened with social bankruptcy, if not with annihilation. Millions perished in battle, hunger or disease and every atrocity imagination can conceive disgraced the warrior of the Cross'."
The point is no one takes heed of history
Politicians urged on by the small minded keep trying their luck
It is about to run out
Marseilles is now a Moslem city
• 4 cloves garlic • 1/3 cup Brazil nuts (selenium source) • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (cysteine source) • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (zinc, magnsium sources) • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro (coriander, Chinese parsley) (Vitamin A source) • 2/3 cup flaxseed oil • 4 tablespoons lemon juice (Vitamin C source) ...
with population rising, how can a water crisis be averted?
Group: N.C. legislators bagged $600k+ in campaign money from fracking proponents - Triangle Business
Companies in energy and related industries donated nearly $600,000 to the campaigns...
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Only £118,000 was given to good causes, despite more than £5.1million being spent on paying salaries.
F. William Engdahl says that Syria must be left alone to determine its own future.
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky: "The Salvador Option" is a "terrorist model" of mass killings by US sponsored death squads.
Not only did it taste better, but it was much healthier and we had greater variety.
Wouldn't it be nice to know where your seafood came from? Or how your fish was caught or farmed? Unfortunately, this information is largely unavailable in Canada. Worse, recent studies show that a quarter of all seafood is actually mislabeled. You may think you're buying eco-friendly, but actually y...
The former minister of economics for the country of Georgia is the largest shareholder of a U.S. company with operations in P.E.I. that's waiting for U.S. approval on its genetically modified salmon.
Newly published scientific evidence is bolstering calls for greater regulation of some of the world’s most widely used pesticides and genetically modified crops. (Photo by Brian Wolfe)
As expected, the Australian Federal Government has just approved the roll-out of compulsory full body scanning for passengers passing through Australia’s international airports. The bill also enables future governments to update the technology (without restriction), and prohibits images or personal ...
They are taking their time rolling out Chertoff's Folly - need I point out he has shares in the operation ? - an unsafe radiation source which DOES NOT WORK for its supposed purpose...though it can titillate the operators
Rapiscan received $25.4 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) by way of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (i.e., the Stimulus Bill), to produce 150 new full-body scanners to be used at airports across the United States.
- Rapiscan attracted attention earlier this year when it was revealed that former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, a vocal proponent of body scanners, had ...
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