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May 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Justice for all campaign

Marches about Legal Aid cuts organised for Friday 3rd June.

http://http://www.justice-for-all.org.uk/Take-part

 

 

Listened to a short item on the cuts just now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b011j7v5

should be available on iplayer later

 

In a nutshell, the move is towards more…

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Added by Kate Gordon on May 30, 2011 at 12:25 — No Comments

Birmingham City Council social care case

Some of the media reports regarding the Birmingham city council social care case have not been all that clear in identifying the issue, and have even implied that many other councils will have to carry on making payments which they may have been planning to reduce or end.

This was a public law case in which the decision was judicially reviewed.  The council needs to cut public spending, and it decided to change the criteria for social care payments.  They propose to limit…

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Added by Kate Gordon on May 27, 2011 at 20:12 — 1 Comment

Health

http://http://www.publicinvolvement.org.uk/2011/05/links-to-health-watch-hey-presto/

 

A little bit of food for thought in the final paragraph - "But don't leave it all to Health Watch". 

The NHS reform programme has been put on hold temporarily - while the Government 'listens' [cart - horse - before - put]  If the high level objectives stay in…

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Added by Kate Gordon on May 25, 2011 at 8:01 — 2 Comments

crackpot ideas

Over to the right of the main page are a number of recommended videos.  The bloke speaking in the top one, 'It has begun: Humanity's Immune Response,' wrote a book called Blessed Unrest.
Here's a couple of paragraphs taken from that book.



"All social justice organisations can trace their origins back some 220 years ago, when three-fourths of the world was enslaved in one form or another. In 1787 and dozen people began meeting in a small print…

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Added by joe taylor on May 24, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Can CAN ?

Now we've all survived the Rapture last Saturday, we've all been given a second chance to live how we want to (while disregarding any future end-of-the-world nutters) . So, dizzy with hope and lack of sleep here's my hopes for CAN, my ten Uncommandments ;

 

1. We stand together when communities are facing struggles - through NCAN we share the news about local struggles and whenever it feels right we get behind any local groups to help them

2. We look after each other -…

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Added by Nick Beddow on May 23, 2011 at 9:55 — 8 Comments

The Rift in Society: The Challenge for Community Action

As someone with a science background, I tend to come at problems in community action in a peculiar way, so please bear with me!

 

The Theory

A great deal of human behaviour can be described in terms of Game Theory. For those unfamiliar with the term, Game Theory, simply put states that individuals or groups will, in the first instance, tend to…

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Added by Andrew Climo on May 10, 2011 at 12:49 — 1 Comment

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