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ROSA campaign condemns HSE cuts for childcare training and advice and announce details of protest next Saturday

Protest for public and not for-profit childcare, Saturday 12th June 1:30pm, Central Bank Plaza, Dame Street Responding to the the revelations today that the HSE cut funding to the Childminding Advisory Service affecting 33 specialists whohave been engaged to provide advice and support to childminders across the state spokesperson for the ROSA campaign which already announced a protest this Saturday calling for a properly publicly run not for profit childcare service, Emma Quinn said: “Today’s revelations which come so soon after the Prime Time exposé of the bad treatment of children in privately run crèches …

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Rape is no joke

The Socialist Party of England and Wales has launched a campaign called “Rape Is Not a Joke” with the aim of tackling the prevalence of jokes about sexual assault in comedy. While on the surface this might not seem like a pressing issue, the fact is that by incorporating this sort of “humour” into their routines, comedians like Daniel Tosh and Jimmy Carr are contributing to the trivialisation of rape in our society. This is in the context of increasing attacks on women by politicians. Tory Justice Minister, Kenneth Clarke, suggested some types of rape …

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