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Raise the Roof Homeless Project

Hotel cancels Christmas booking for homeless residents

Christmas is a time of peace and goodwill. Unfortunately, the message of love and peace has completely bypassed one hotel. Carl Simpson, of Raise the Roof Homeless Project decided to pay £1,092  of his own money to give homeless people a room at the Royal Hotel in Hull. But the hotel had other ideas and once they learned that the[Read More…]

Mass re-education camps in China used to hold Muslim minorities

Mass re-education camps in China used to hold Muslim minorities

Mass re-education camps used to hold Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China are being run like “wartime concentration camps”, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said that up to one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities have been arbitrarily detained in internment camps in the far-west Xinjiang region. Inmates at these camps have been forced to eat[Read More…]

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police accused of systematic violence against refugees

French police have been accused of more than 1,000 human rights violations against refugees, it has been reported. Four humanitarian organisations published a report called ‘Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers’, says that 972 incidents were recorded over the space of a year by aid workers who formed a human rights monitoring team. One[Read More…]

Far-right protestors to hold pro-Brexit protest rally in London

Far-right protestors to hold pro-Brexit protest rally in London

Far-right protestors are set to converge in London on Sunday, for a pro-Brexit March. They are set to join Tommy Robinson, a former leader of the English Defence League and new advisor to the UK Independence party (UKIP). The “Brexit Betrayal” protest has been advertised as a “peaceful and democratic” march against Prime Minister Theresa May‘s proposed deal to withdraw[Read More…]

$42k was raised for Anthony Torres was filmed shaving on a train

More than $42k raised for homeless man mocked for shaving on train

More than $42,000 has been raised for a homeless man who was mocked for shaving on a train. The now-deleted video racked up more than 2.4 million views in a matter of days, and many people, like the video uploader, had made a series of nasty comments about the homeless man. In an interview with the Associated Press, Anthony Torres[Read More…]