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#UK: The #coronavirus #lockdown sees domestic violence against women surge

UK. Abusive men are using coronavirus as an excuse for domestic violence, campaigners have warned, as horrifying new figures reveal men are killing women and girls at a rate of almost one a day since the lockdown began. This represents a doubling of the average rate of deaths and highlights the extreme danger faced by women and girls trapped in the same house as violent partners and other male relatives.

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#UK: Battling Boris defeats the #coronavirus

UK. Great news that Boris is now out of hospital and resting at Chequers after defeating the coronavirus. Where others have succumbed to the virus through lack of willpower, our brave Boris took on the virus, and showing true Dunkirk spirit, single-handedly beat the virus through pure strength of character. It was great to see the press exercising their right to criticise and hold to account, in the world’s greatest democracy, by falling over themselves to heap praise on our truly courageous leader. Totally disregarding the acute suffering of the thousands who have died in hospital, the media was able to lift the spirits of the nation by focusing on the high spirits of our leader from his ICU bed and his whiling away the hours in hospital by reading the comic book Tintin.

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Solidarity Federation: Care worker organising in a #pandemic

Care workers right now are facing a huge challenge. We were overworked, at risk and underpaid before Covid-19 came along. A lot of us are facing massive upheaval in our work and personal lives. Lockdown is stopping us from seeing our friends, family and colleagues, and the demands nowaced on the NHS, care homes and other workplaces have increased and changed rapidly. So now more than ever we are asking, what can we do?

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Careworkers: Cannon fodder to the #coronavirus?

Manchester. UK. April 8, 2020. An article by a careworker in Manchester Solfed about how careworkers are being treated during the current crisis.

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#UK, #Manchester SolFed: #Coronavirus and the collapse of neo-liberalism

UK. Manchester. March 20, 2020. The differences between the various national and governmental responses to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak aside, what they hold is common is a crumbling defence of ultra-neo-liberal policies. By this we mean, as the UK government has shifted from its primary concern to shore up the economy to showing concern about the health of the population, the idea that the state should not intervene in the financial sphere has practically been thrown out of the window. 

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#UK: #Brighton Solidarity Federation: the first five months of 2018

UK: A summary of the activity of Brighton Solfed in the start of 2018, showcasing the cases we’ve dealt with up to May.

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