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NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’ | Society | The Guardian
The staffing crisis in the NHS is deepening so fast that the service could be short of 350,000 key personnel by 2030, health experts have warned.

Staff shortages are set to become so serious that they force patients to wait longer for treatment, hit the quality of care offered and mean some of the NHS’s £20.5bn funding boost never gets spent.

The warning comes from an analysis of the NHS’s increasingly visible lack of doctors, nurses and other staff drawn up by three leading health thinktanks. The situation is so serious that the NHS is reaching a tipping point, they claim.
NHS  staff  crisis 
Google 'betrays patient trust' with DeepMind Health move | Technology | The Guardian
Now that Streams is a Google product itself, that promise appears to have been broken, says privacy researcher Julia Powles: “Making this about semantics is a sleight of hand. DeepMind said it would never connect Streams with Google. The whole Streams app is now a Google product. That is an atrocious breach of trust, for an already beleaguered product.”
Google  data  NHS 
Opinion | Operation Infektion: A three-part video series on Russian disinformation - The New York Times
Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and the American truth squads who tried — and are still trying — to fight it. Countries from Pakistan to Brazil are now debating reality, and in Vladimir Putin’s greatest triumph, Americans are using Russia’s playbook against one another without the faintest clue.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  fake  news  deepfake  deep  Brexit  AfD  Russia  Putin  PEGIDA  Facebook  Social  Media 
Universal credit: Rent arrears double for benefit claimants - BBC News
To mirror being paid a salary, it is paid once a month - in arrears.
Universal  Credit  DWP  Housing  Benefit  welfare  state 
2 days ago
(14368) Wie wir die Folgen des Bergbaus bewältigen | Quarks - YouTube
ab pumpen von grund wasser um abgesunkene flaechen trocken zu halten - 64mio euro pro jahr
saeuberung von verseuchten grundwasser 11m euro pro jahr
verseuchung des oekosystems durch ableitung durch grubenwasser, abpumpen von grubenwasser das es nicht grundwasser erreicht. man hofft das sich das wasser nicht vermischt - kosten 145m euro pro jahr.
- legacy cost per year 220 mio pro jahr. per region braunkohle - dortmund
coal  history  mine  Germany  PCB  pollution  Grundwasser  Bergbau  Legacy  cost 
3 days ago
Tory police cuts behind wave of knife crime, says ex-Met chief | UK news | The Guardian
Lord Blair warns that the benefits of neighbourhood policing are being lost because of financial pressures
Police  crime  knife  Austerity  UK  rationing  Justice 
4 days ago
Fracking firm boss says it didn't expect to cause such serious quakes | Environment | The Guardian
Drilling at Preston New Road site in Lancashire has triggered 37 minor quakes in three weeks
UK  fracking 
4 days ago
'It hasn't benefited us a dime': Georgia steelworkers' verdict on Trump tariffs | US news | The Guardian
US steel plants are meant to be booming in the wake of Trump’s tariffs – but tell that to production line workers in Trenton
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump 
4 days ago
Poland's president addresses far right at independence march | World news | The Guardian
Nationalists burning flares and carrying fascist flags marched at same time as politicians
4 days ago
(14324) Wer tritt das Erbe von Angela Merkel an? | heute-show vom 09.11.2018 - YouTube
wir brauchen nicht lehrer und krankenschwestern, ... deutschland brauch aktienhaendler.
4 days ago
Wie Trump die Öffentlichkeit manipuliert - Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
Die Trump-Regierung sperrt einen unliebsamen Reporter aus – und rechtfertigt dies mit einem manipulativ geschnittenen Video. Die Versuche, unsere Wahrnehmung zu steuern, werden immer schamloser. Aber sind wir daran nicht – zum Teil – selbst Schuld? 
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump 
5 days ago
YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips - BBC News
Ryan Wyatt, YouTube's head of gaming, eventually responded - blaming the deletions on a misinterpretation of YouTube's community guidelines.

"The reviewer will be educated on this outcome and on how to avoid repeating this mistake," he tweeted..

However, the BBC understands the original decision had involved several members of YouTube's staff and that the original ruling was overturned once the business's wider gaming team took charge.

"YouTube's community guidelines prohibit among other things, gratuitous violence, nudity, dangerous and illegal activities, and hate speech," a spokeswoman said.

"Creative formats such as video games can be challenging to assess but when content crosses the line and is flagged to our attention, we take action as necessary."
6 days ago
Studie: Flüchtlinge nicht Ursache für Rechtsruck, sondern Medien - MiGAZIN
In weiten Teilen Europas verzeichnen rechtspopulistische Parteien seit einigen Jahren Wahlerfolge. Als Grund wird häufig der Zuzug von Flüchtlingen genannt. Eine Studie von Forschern der TU Dresden kommt zu einem anderen Ergebnis: Medien sorgen für stärkeres Augenmerk auf Einwanderung.
Brexit  Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  Redaktionsschluss  AfD  PEGIDA  immigration  Austerity  No  Representation  Rechtsruck  Rechtsextremismus  neofascism  neonazi  far-right  right-wing  Identitäre  Identitären  Xenophobia  Homophobia  homophobic  transphobia  Transphobic  Medien  Media  LGBT  East  Germany  Saxony  refugee  crisis 
6 days ago
Half of white women continue to vote Republican. What's wrong with them? | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian
But there is something else at play, something more complicated, in white women’s relationship to white patriarchy. White women’s identity places them in a curious position at the intersection of two vectors of privilege and oppression: they are granted structural power by their race, but excluded from it by their sex. In a political system where racism and sexism are both so deeply ingrained, white women must choose to be loyal to either the more powerful aspect of their identity, their race, or to the less powerful, their sex. Some Republican white women might lean into racism not only for racism’s sake, but also as a means of avoiding or denying the realities of how sexist oppression makes them vulnerable.
Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  fascism  neofascism  neonazi  KKK  far-right  right-wing  Strongman  alt-right  fearmonger  demagogue  hate  preacher  speech  post-racial  America  USA  LGBT  abortion  conservatism  patriarchy 
6 days ago
Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK | News | The Guardian
They fought for the Iranian revolution – and then for Saddam Hussein. The US and UK once condemned them. But now their opposition to Tehran has made them favourites of Trump White House hardliners. By Arron Merat [...] Anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and anti-American, MEK fighters killed scores of the Shah’s police in often suicidal street battles during the 1970s. The group targeted US-owned hotels, airlines and oil companies, and was responsible for the deaths of six Americans in Iran. “Death to America by blood and bonfire on the lips of every Muslim is the cry of the Iranian people,” went one of its most famous songs. “May America be annihilated.”
Iran  MEK  history 
6 days ago
(14262) Republicans In Complete Meltdown Mode Over Healthcare, Can Dems Take Advantage? - YouTube
what GOP want to do is slide back on mid-term promise about preexisting conditions, sure you no longer get denied, but still got to pay much more, than the other one with no preexisting condition
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  preexisting  condition  healthcare  Medicare  Medicaid  GOP  health  insurance  Privatisation  for  profit  AHCA  ACA 
6 days ago
Taxing red meat would save many lives, research shows | Environment | The Guardian
Processed meat would need to be taxed at 166% in Germany to recover most of the healthcare costs of eating it there - Taxing red meat would save many lives and raise billions to pay for healthcare, according to new research. It found the cost of processed meat such as bacon and sausages would double if the harm they cause to people’s health was taken into account. - The World Health Organization declared processed red meat to be a carcinogen in 2015, and unprocessed red meat such as steaks and chops to be a probable carcinogen. &!
meat  tax  prevention  Cancer  WHO  carcinogen  obesity  CVD  NHS  diabetes 
8 days ago
Child protection services near crisis as demand rises - BBC News
The Child Welfare Inequalities project concluded deprivation was the largest single factor in families becoming involved in child protection.

In the most deprived areas about one child in every 60 was in care, compared with one in every 660 in the wealthiest areas.

With poorer areas spending more money on those in care, the team also concluded these authorities had seen more cuts to preventative services.
UK  Austerity  society  Gesellschaft  Council  child  protection  services  deprivation  poverty  trap  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  JAM  Theresa  May 
9 days ago
The American civil war didn't end. And Trump is a Confederate president | Rebecca Solnit | Opinion | The Guardian
His supporters hark back to an 1860s fantasy of white male dominance. But the Confederacy won’t win in the long run
DonalTrump  Donald  Trump  post-racial  America  USA  history  far-right  right-wing  neofascism  fascism  Naziproblem  alt-right  white  male 
11 days ago
UN rapporteur starts UK tour to examine impact of austerity | Business | The Guardian
A United Nations special investigator is launching a two-week inquiry into rising levels of poverty and hardship across the UK, saying he hopes the government is ready for proper dialogue over the human consequences of austerity cuts. [...] His inquiry will assess whether government policies introduced in recent years breach international human rights standards to which the UK is a signatory, including the rights to food, housing and decent living standards. He will also try to assess the impact of Brexit on poverty.

“The United Kingdom is one of the richest countries in the world, but millions of people are still living in poverty there,” he said.
UK  Austerity  poverty  foodbank  food  trap 
11 days ago
(14096) Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”? - YouTube
“Money and Class in America,”
where does "American Dream" come from?
100 years ago the American Dream got corrupted, now again
Harvard grads have done the most damage do America.
how do you find mediation, balance power between rich and poor
democratic society put premium on society
capitalism not
constant tension between capitalism and a democratic society
constant dialectic
more money earned with rents and dividents than wages 1984 and the gap is widening further.
"do we live in a democracy?" No!
loss of faith in democratic idea
Stupidfied Plutocracy - When Meritocracy Breeds Greed - The End of American Exceptionalism
American  Dream  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Capitalism  social  income  mobility  history  book  USA  post-racial  America  plutocracy  oligarchy  1%  Elite  No  Representation  New  Deal  economic  inequality  far-right  neofascism  fascism  alt-right  neonazi  Naziproblem  class  poverty  trap  Bush  IvyLeague  right-wing  democracy  Democratic  Mark  Blyth 
11 days ago
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: "After Bolsonaro vowed that Brazil's biggest newspaper, @folha, would be "done" because he'd bar any advertising in it by state-owned companies as punishment, @Reuters reports many journalists are afraid to criticize Bolsonaro
pseudo police state - After Bolsonaro vowed that Brazil's biggest newspaper, @folha, would be "done" because he'd bar any advertising in it by state-owned companies as punishment, @Reuters reports many journalists are afraid to criticize Bolsonaro due to retaliation & threats
11 days ago
NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy - BBC News
good that Tories have cut public health (prevention) spending.
UK  public  health  prevention  NHS  chronic  sick  population 
11 days ago
Wer ist Friedrich Merz?: Der Mann, der die Märkte kennt -
Friedrich Merz, 62, war mal Fraktionsvorsitzender und will neuer CDU-Chef werden. Aber was macht er eigentlich beruflich?
Merz hatte bisher insgesamt 19 Aufsichtsratsmandate
Friedrich  Merz 
14 days ago
Paul Mason on Twitter: "Fascist Jair Bolsanaro wins. Merkel’s coalition in ruins. Trump supporting white supremacists in campaign of terror against Jews, liberals… MI5 to take lead in fight British neo-Nazis. Let’s understand this carefully… 1/~ h
Fascist Jair Bolsanaro wins. Merkel’s coalition in ruins. Trump supporting white supremacists in campaign of terror against Jews, liberals… MI5 to take lead in fight British neo-Nazis. Let’s understand this carefully… - Bolsanaro won because a) Brasilian left failed to attack corruption; b) Brasilian business class prefers fascism to the centre-left c) because Trump has unleashed chaos on the multilateral order. - Merkel is pulling out of the leadership race for the CDU. SPD vote collapsing. European centrism is being destroyed by the Maastrich/Lisbon treaties. EU needs to tax, spend, borrow and print money to stimulate growth. I warned them... - I can only confront the facts of the anti-semitic Pittsburgh massacre with horror. And then understanding: Bowers swallowed the entire bullshit of the alt-right: the elite are bringing the migrants to "replace us". Trump legitimised them. - MI5 to take on British Neo-Nazis? Great - so long as you understand their main threat is not terrorism but attacks on democracy, minority communities and the labour movement. That's what fascists do. - It's also a crisis for the radical left. We need to understand the main enemy now is the far right, the alt right, the authoritarian nationalists. Ally with the centre, where it is prepared to fight. Yes, that's a Popular Front. Read this... - We're facing a far right international, funded by US millionaire money, that will follow the playbook Arendt describes: an alliance of the elite and mob. Yet Sanders, Tsipras, Iglesias, Melenchon + Corbyn can't even make a joint statement?
14 days ago
The radicalization of a domestic terrorist - CNN
We reviewed more than 4000 of bombing suspect Cesar Sayok’s tweets. We found more than 240 threats at 50 different people, news organizations, reporters, and celebrities.

We found a mind corrupted by right wing conspiracy theories of every sort.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Brexit  AfD 
15 days ago
Focus on violent crime not misogyny, says police chief - BBC News
She added: "Neither investigating gender-based hate crime or investigating allegations against those who have died are necessarily bad things - I just argue that they cannot be priorities for a service that is over-stretched." [...] Security minister Ben Wallace said police should prioritise resources based on the level of harm caused by a crime, and forces were free to make these decisions as they saw fit.
&! - Drugstoreculture is run by MatthewDAcosna centrist tory reporter insider.
UK  Police  rationing  Austerity  justice  injustice  Britain 
15 days ago
Babies born to older fathers 'tend to have more medical issues' | Science | The Guardian
Men who start families later in life should be aware of the potential health risks to their children, study says
evolution  epigenetics 
15 days ago
‘A wall built to keep people out’: the cruel, bureaucratic maze of children’s services | Society | The Guardian
its common accpeted practice in neoliberalism, to make access to the welfare state as difficult as possible, studies have showm the more hurdles and loops, the less people apply, and people report, they don't apply even if eligeble, because of burocracy
UK  Austerity  rationing  Council 
15 days ago
Bolsonaro to merge environment and agriculture ministries in threat to the Amazon | World news | The Guardian
Bolsonaro to merge environment and agriculture ministries in threat to the Amazon
Conservationists fear move will put short-term business interests ahead of the world’s biggest terrestrial carbon sink, indigenous communities and rich eco-systems
Bolsonaro  neoliberalism  Amazon  climatechange  Klimakatastrophe  climate  change 
15 days ago
Families go to high court to oppose Hackney's SEN cuts | Education | The Guardian
Judicial review is latest action begun by parents in London to fight special needs spending cuts - - Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society' - Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert. Prof Sir Michael Marmot said they die 15-20 years earlier than other people due to poor housing, low incomes, social isolation and bullying.
Austerity  Disabled  Education  Council  UK 
16 days ago
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