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About thepositivevoice

We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.

‘Moaning’ Work and Pensions committee lets IDS ‘off the hook’

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
It is said that you can get the measure of a man, not from his words, but from his actions. Iain Duncan Smith brought bodyguards to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee yesterday.…

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‘Moaning’ Work and Pensions committee lets IDS ‘off the hook’

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
It is said that you can get the measure of a man, not from his words, but from his actions. Iain Duncan Smith brought bodyguards to the Commons Work and Pensions Committee yesterday.…

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Workers Of The World Relax, Universal Automation Hits Google Store

Originally posted on the void:
Iain Duncan Smith’s plans to force claimants to spend 35 hours a week endlessly applying for unsuitable jobs via the DWP’s shoddy jobsearch website have suffered another humiliating blow. Universal Automation, which was recently released…

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Poverty: The situation’s bleak, but the future looks worse!

Originally posted on Mike Sivier's blog:
We all owe a debt of thanks to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for its work to reveal the depth of poverty in British society today. The Foundation’s latest report reveals that – even…

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The coming Corporatocracy and the death of democracy

Originally posted on Politics and Insights:
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” – Benito Mussolini. “The real corruption that has eaten into the heart of British public life is…

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A few lights, a camera and some real-life action helped us demystify what it’s like to live with a mental illness, says Dan Charlton

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A few lights, a camera and some real-life action helped us demystify what it’s like to live with a mental illness, says Dan Charlton

A few lights, a camera and some real-life action helped us demystify what it’s like to live with a mental illness, says Dan Charlton.

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Why your NHS Mental Health Trust should provide an independent in house Welfare Rights Service.

Originally posted on Local Democracy and Health:
Every year approximately 70,000 people with a Psychosis are supported by the NHS. In most cases while they receive good consistent support from health and social care services the same cannot be said…

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Day 5: Online Action on workfare and sanctions – the finale

Originally posted on the void:
From Boycott Workfare The week of action has seen a very loud noise demo at the workfare industry’s annual conference, hijacking its hashtag and actions in Cardiff, Wrexham, and even one in Germany! There’s loads more planned this weekend – with…

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Young People To Face Workfare In Supermarkets Or 780 Hours Forced Community Work Osborne Announces

Originally posted on the void:
For a long time now anti-workfare campaigners have warned that so-called ‘voluntary’ unpaid work on Jobcentre schemes is often forced labour in disguise. Such is the toxic environment in Jobcentres that those who refuse to…

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