Monthly Archives: June 2013

US man faces 13 years in prison for writing anti-bank messages in chalk

From Huffington Post:¬† Jeff Olson, a 40-year-old man from San Diego, Calif., will face jail time for charges stemming from anti-big bank messages he scrawled in water-soluble chalk outside Bank of America branches last year. The San Diego Reader reported … Continue reading

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Jobseeker’s Allowance changes planned for unemployed

From BBC News: Unemployed people will to have wait seven days before first claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and may have to sign on every week, under new government plans. Chancellor George Osborne also said those claiming unemployment benefits who did not … Continue reading

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Crime and Policing Bill Part 3 – Dispersal Powers

Part 3 Dispersal powers 32 Authorisations to use powers under section 33 (1) A police officer of at least the rank of inspector may authorise the use in a specified locality, during a specified period of not more than 48 … Continue reading

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MP committee to consider ASBO replacement bill

This Thursday MPs will hold a second committee debate on the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, a piece of legislation which among other aspects would replace the current ASBO system with a wider ranging “Injunction to Prevent Nuisance and … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden still in Moscow airport

From BBC News: Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has confirmed. “He is a transit passenger in the transit zone and is still there now,” he said, adding … Continue reading

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Owner of Beijing factory held hostage by workers over pay dispute

From The Independent: ¬†Chip Starnes says he is trapped, and being deprived of sleep Workers at a Chinese factory have reportedly held their American boss hostage in his office for four days over a pay dispute. Chip Starnes, co-owner of … Continue reading

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Boat Race protester Trenton Oldfield ordered to leave UK

From The Guardian: Australian activist, whose wife is expecting a child this week, will appeal against Home Office ruling that he must leave country Trenton Oldfield is helped from the waters of the Thames after jumping in front of the … Continue reading

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Doctors to hold debate about charging patients for NHS care

From The Guardian: British Medical Association conference to discuss motion calling current system unviable and proposing fees for some services NHS treatment free at the point of delivery is no longer affordable, doctors will argue. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Doctors will … Continue reading

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Bomb left outside Walsall mosque

From BBC News: Police said that the investigation is at an early stage A suspicious package found near a West Midlands mosque was a small home-made explosive device, police have said. About 150 people were evacuated from homes around the … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden due to fly to Cuba in Ecuador asylum bid

From BBC News: Edward Snowden is regarded as a hero by some, and a villain by others Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is due to leave Russia in a bid to seek asylum in Ecuador. Reports suggest he will … Continue reading

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