Social Justice & Poverty

Street paper exhibition spreads the word on the street

An exhibition celebrating street papers and their vendors throughout the world has been hailed as "beautiful", "inspiring" and "powerful"

24th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Beating the racists with unity and solidarity

Claire Thain on how a community came together following a racist attack on a mosque

24th February 2017 by TFN Guest

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Human rights at heart of new Scottish social security system

Human rights will be an integral part of Scotland's new social security system

24th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Hillsborough campaigner reveals heartache over £1,200 cash for son’s death

Margaret Aspinall reveals she'll never get over the guilt she feels for accepting cash for her son's death

24th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Multi-million pledge to help third sector transform lives

First Minister confirms funding of third sector jobs programme

22nd February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scottish Government won’t halt hated disability assessments

Despite new welfare powers the DWP will continue to assess disabled people in Scotland

22nd February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Secular society challenges Sunday swimming ban

​Council challenged over shutting public pool on the Sabbath

21st February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Bedroom tax: Westminster warned against cutting benefits

Scottish Government seeks "cast iron" commitments from Westminster benefits won't be clawed back

20th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Resistance is fertile: take back our world from corporate power

Campaigners working from the grassroots up have the power to change the world, major conference hears

17th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Scotland’s gender pay gap investigated as progress stalls

MSPs are to explore why it looks set to be more than 50 years before women in Scotland can expect equal pay to men

17th February 2017 by Susan Smith

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Popular Glasgow social lender to open in Edinburgh

After a decade in Glasgow, Scotcash will soon operate in Edinburgh after being awarded a £300,000 grant

15th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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We’ll defy welfare reform until the bitter end

Paul Clarendon, a founder member of the Rural Welfare Campaign, says he'll only stop direct action when the persecution ends

15th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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Brexit expert tells charities to get more involved in debate

It is imperative the sector explores what the impact will be says Professor Alan Miller, former chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission

13th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Homeless barbers cutting for good in Glasgow

Two kind hearted Glasgow barbers have started cutting hair for the homeless for free

13th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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National protest against Trump to take place in Edinburgh on Saturday

Human rights, refugee, abortion rights and LGBT campaigners are urging the public to attend a mass demonstration in Edinburgh

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Charities hail turning point in child poverty battle

Charities have hailed what they say could be a historic “turning point” in the fight to end child poverty

10th February 2017 by Graham Martin

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Street Soccer founder to build innovative centre to tackle homelessness

David Duke has unveiled plans to build a 32-bed homeless unit with community football pitch and café attached

10th February 2017 by Paul Cardwell

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Universal Credit may take decades to get right

​Architect of the system dismisses claims it is "wrecking people's lives"

9th February 2017 by Robert Armour

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