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Citizenship case raises questions over why UK law has not incorporated Good Friday rights

People born in Northern Ireland are legally British, unless they register a change in citizenship, even if they identify as Irish under rights granted in the Good Friday agreement, a UK court has ruled.

The case involved Emma DeSouza, a Derry-born British citizen who in 2015 applied for a residence card for her US-born husband, Jake. She made the application identifying herself as an Irish citizen. The Home Office rejected the application on the grounds that it considered DeSouza a British citizen, and said the only way it could deal with the case was for her to “renounce her status as a British citizen”.
UK court rules against Derry woman in Irish identity case
#NorthernIreland #Ireland #Britishidentityandsociety #UKnews #Europe #Society
 
A fire in a block of flats in one of the city’s most expensive neighbourhoods has highlighted Berlin’s increasing gentrification – and the plight of vulnerable tenants
Blind spots: a story about displacement in Berlin – a cartoon
#Gentrification #Germany #Cities #Europe #Housing #Communities #Society #Olderpeople
 
Stopping the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods on to island is impossible says outgoing connétable

Sark bills itself the “crown jewel” of the Channel Islands, a peaceful, safe, car-free slice of paradise where the visitor can escape the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

But the outgoing top police officer has launched an extraordinary critique of Sark, claiming it is “awash” with people who have criminal convictions and calling for his successors to be armed with batons and pepper spray.
Code of silence: Sark's top police officer says Channel Island 'awash' with criminals
#ChannelIslands #Sark #Europe #UKnews #Worldnews #Police #Crime #Drugs #Society
 

Communication: the four-sides model


This is a very interesting approach to communication between people. It makes you think a lot about all those misunderstandings and frictions that happening in our everyday life.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four-sides_model

#communication #psychology #people #feelings #information #media #manipulation #understanding #misunderstanding #words #language #society
 
Reciprocal scheme in which NHS reimburses cost of treatment will cease under a no-deal Brexit

Britons with serious, sometimes terminal, illnesses who live in the EU say they have no certainty about how or even whether their healthcare costs will be covered after a no-deal Brexit and are suffering a “living nightmare” of anxiety and despair.

“It’s like a death sentence,” said Denise Abel, who moved to Italy in 2012. “It’s all you think about. I feel abandoned, betrayed and furious. There are no words for the rage I feel. We’re the collateral damage in the government’s war with the EU.”
'It's like a death sentence': retired Britons in EU face loss of healthcare
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Health #Healthpolicy #Politics #Europe #Foreignpolicy #UKnews #Worldnews #Society
 
Huge warehouse in secret location holds £5m worth of medical products and food

A cavernous £11m warehouse stocked with £5m of medical products and food has been set up on a business park in south Wales in readiness for a no-deal Brexit.

The Labour-led Welsh government said the money it had spent buying the warehouse could have bought seven MRI scanners for the NHS in Wales.
Inside the Welsh NHS stockpile set up for no-deal Brexit
#Wales #NHS #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #UKnews #Society #Health #Politics #Foreignpolicy
 
Ireland is no country if you’re young, creative or homeless | Una Mullally
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/02/dublin-booming-rich-city-housing-crisis-rent-inequality
#Ireland #Europe #Worldnews #Housing #Communities #Society #Rentingproperty #Money #Inequality
 
Half of Italian truck drivers surveyed suffered from a breathing problem that could cause them to fall asleep at wheel

Truck drivers should be routinely tested for sleep apnoea after a study found that half of them suffer from breathing disorders.

In a survey of 905 Italian truck drivers, it was found that approximately half suffered from at least one sleep-related breathing problem that could potentially cause them to fall asleep at the wheel.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/sep/30/truck-drivers-should-be-routinely-tested-for-sleep-apnoea
#Sleepapnoea #Automotiveindustry #Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Business #Society
 
Controversial bill is Emmanuel Macron’s biggest social reform since he was elected in 2017

France’s lower house of parliament has approved a draft law to allow lesbians and single women to conceive children using donor sperm, a move that has set the stage for street protests next month.

At present, only heterosexual couples have the right to use medically assisted reproduction methods such as IVF and artificial insemination. Lesbians and single women who want to have children often travel abroad to fertility clinics for treatment, a situation they say is discriminatory.
French MPs approve IVF draft law for single women and lesbians
#France #Fertilityproblems #Europe #Health #Society #Worldnews #IVF #EmmanuelMacron #LGBTrights #Women
 
With no Ofsted-style inspections, uniforms or league tables, the country’s education system is now one of its most celebrated exports

It’s early afternoon in Lintulaakson school in Espoo, near Helsinki. The younger children are having a snack before starting their after-school activities. Upstairs a group of 12-year-olds are in a craft class, cutting patterns and making clothes on sewing machines.

Outside, children play in an enormous outdoor space, equipped with a climbing frames, football pitches and basketball courts. “Hey, Petteri,” one boy yells casually at the principal, Petteri Kuusimäki. “Next year can we start school a bit later, at 10am?” Kuusimäki jokes with them. It’s all first names here.
Top of the class: why Finland's schools are the envy of the world
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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
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#fotografia #photography #sociedad #society #comportamiento #behaviour #historia #history

Monumento a las víctimas de un campo de concentración en Alemania
"La memoria de los durmientes del ferrocarril"
 
Plant-derived oral solution Epidyolex expected to soon be available in Britain

The first cannabis-based medicine for childhood epilepsy is expected to be soon available in the UK and the rest of Europe after its UK manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals, received the green light from European authorities.

Cambridge-based GW said the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European commission had approved Epidyolex for seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome for patients aged two years and older.
Cannabis-based drug for childhood epilepsy approved for use in UK
#Pharmaceuticalsindustry #Business #Epilepsy #Children #Regulators #Society #Health #Europe #Worldnews #NHS
 
Walking, friendship and tiramisu: Genoa’s centenarians share secrets of longevity
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/20/walking-friendship-tiramisu-genoa-centenarians-secrets-longevity
#Italy #Europe #Worldnews #Olderpeople #Cities #Society #Health&wellbeing #Lifeandstyle
 
‘Feminist emergency’ demonstrations follow series of high-profile rape cases

Protesters will take to the streets of more than 250 towns and cities across Spain on Friday to declare a “feminist emergency” after a series of high-profile rape cases and a summer in which 19 women were murdered by current or former partners.

Organisers are aiming to “turn the night purple” – the colour of the feminist movement – to raise the alarm and protest against apathy, indifference and a lack of attention from politicians and the media.
Mass protests in Spain after 19 women are murdered by partners
#Spain #Rapeandsexualassault #Europe #Worldnews #Society
 
Exclusive: Job has left some ‘addicted’ to extreme material and pushed others to far right

The task of moderating Facebook continues to leave psychological scars on the company’s employees, months after efforts to improve conditions for the company’s thousands of contractors, the Guardian has learned.

A group of current and former contractors who worked for years at the social network’s Berlin-based moderation centres has reported witnessing colleagues become “addicted” to graphic content and hoarding ever more extreme examples for a personal collection. They also said others were pushed towards the far right by the amount of hate speech and fake news they read every day.
Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator
#Facebook #Media #Socialnetworking #Technology #Mentalhealth #Health #Society #Germany #Europe #Worldnews
 

Why do we need a 16 year old teenager to realize that #climate #change is a #fact?


-> https://youtube.com/watch?v=rhQVustYV24

If you don't believe in climate change do you also don't believe in clean water, clean air, rising sea level, heavy weather, extinction, pollution, nature,...?

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#society #usa #science #tv #greta #FridaysForFuture #environment #earth #future #question #protest #pollution #humanity
 
When feminism supports trans rights, everybody wins – just like in Iceland
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/09/feminism-trans-rights-iceland-uk-movements
#Transgender #LGBTrights #Society #Worldnews #Iceland #Europe
 
Sardine tins for the poor?: Barcelona's shipping container homes
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/sep/06/sardine-tins-for-the-poor-barcelonas-shipping-container-homes
#Cities #Barcelona #Worldnews #Housing #Spain #Communities #Europe #Society
 
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Be a pirate !


I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people #meme
#bank #meme #economy #society #capitalism #pirate #movie
 
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Exarchia: The struggle continues !


Given the daily police violence that has intensified since the beginning of the occupation of the rebel and solidarity neighbourhood of Athens:

“We will soon have deaths in Exarchia”

This sentence is repeated by many this morning, in a corner of the neighborhood where we have lunch with a few inhabitants, taking stock of the situation. An old anarchist companion is convinced that we are going to relive 1985 or 2008. In those years, a young activist was murdered by a policeman, and with each act of violence provoking very important riots. In December 2008, power shook. More than 300 banks and luxury stores burned. Parliament was besieged.

Today, the atmosphere is not the same in society, but ... Full Story Here
I post pictures / meme every day about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and share them ! :)

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people #meme
#anarchy #Exarchia #police #Athena #Greece #solidarity #riot #acab
#bank #store #violence #society
 
The fall of Prague: ‘Drunk tourists are acting like they’ve conquered our city’
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/25/prague-drunk-tourists-conquer-our-city
#CzechRepublic #Europe #Cities #Alcohol #Worldnews #Culture #Society
 
As Berlin tries to switch to greener transport, people are choosing the bike, not the electric car – and it’s becoming a status symbol

In a fashionable corner of the capital of Germany, Europe’s “car nation”, parents picking up or dropping off their offspring have lined the edge of a popular playground with luxury vehicles. There are summery convertibles, wood-panelled multi-seaters and slim racers – but none of them has four wheels.

Jan Edler, an architect, has picked up his son Laszlo from daycare with a Bullitt, a Danish-built cargo bike with a platform spacious enough to fit the one-year-old and the daily grocery shopping.

39,200 electric cargo bikes were sold in Germany in 2018, compared with 36,062 electric cars

Volkswagen launched its own cargo bike but was met with scathing reviews by the bike community
Four wheels bad, but three sehr gut. Germans climb aboard cargo bikes
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