News in 5 Minutes: Last week of US Presidential race, DWP workers call for more human welfare system, and what you do when your account is hacked


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TODAY’S INSTALMENT (2 November) of the the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the US Presidential countdown, the DWP workers who oppose the sanctions regime, and what to do when your account is hacked.

News: Clinton brands Trump a bully in the countdown to US election

A week to go until the strangest US Presidential run-off in history comes to a close

US Democratic candidate for Hilary Clinton has accused Republican nominee Donald Trump of bullying women as the days run down on the final week of campaigning in the US Presidential election. Clinton has taken a knock in the polls since the decision of the FBI to re-open an investigation into her use of confidential emails.

Politics: PCS Scotland launch submission into social security consultation

DWP staff want an end to brutal punitive regime

The union which organises workers in the UK benefit system has submitted its submission to the Scottish Government’s consultation into welfare reform, to call for a social security system based on support, dignity and compassion.

Paterson family land rights petition close to 20,000

A petition in support of the Paterson family of Arran, who face eviction due to legislation which gives their landlord the right to take their land, has gained most of the 20,000 signatures. The new dispute over land rights follows years of agitation to reform Scotland iniquitous land distribution.

Culture: Leith Citadel Theatre to re-open

Iconic theatre to re-open after 30 years

One of Edinburgh’s historic music venues, Leith Citadel Theatre, which has played host to ACDC, Slade and Kraftwerk among famous acts, is set to be re-opened 30 years after its last show.

Sport: Fifa turns down request for England and Scotland players to wear poppies

Armistice day game centre of ‘political symbol’ controversy

Footballs governing body Fifa has turned down a request from the Scottish and English national sides to wear poppy armbands. The row centres around the right of players to wear the symbol as a mark of respect to the victims of war, however Fifa bans all political symbols

Weather: Wednesday’s clear day will give way to widespread Thursday showers

Rain throughout much of Scotland

Today’s clear skies will give way to showers over much of the country tomorrow.

And another thing: A Honkin Jobbie



You’re account has been hacked, but you need to get on with your life…

If that wee guy was in trouble from his mum before this facebook post went viral, just think of the bother he is in now.

Picture Courtesy of Greener LeithbrunosurasstaticgirlThomas CoutoChris Hearn

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