Monthly archives: April, 2018

Hamas and the Mass Protests in Gaza

Last Friday, thirty-five thousand Gazans staged a march to the border fence with Israel under the banner of “Return.” The demonstrations have thinned but not abated this week; large tents have been set up within the sight of Israeli snipers, as if base camps for future acts of daring. Some demonstrators encroached on what the …

Trump administration’s lawsuit against California sanctuary laws backed by these cities, counties

The U.S. Justice Department sued California over its alleged interference with federal immigration policies – and it’s gotten some support from the state’s own municipalities. Multiple local city or county councils have voted to join the Trump administration’s lawsuit or fight the state’s policies in some way.   California’s so-called sanctuary laws limit police cooperation with …

Aareon drives significant savings for New Charter Group’s voids operation

Greater Manchester based housing association, New Charter Group has achieved over £125k of savings across its voids operation, by using the Aareon 1st Touch mobile software (www.aareon.co.uk). The introduction of the new mobile voids process follows New Charter’s widely acclaimed digitisation programme. This succeeded in driving efficiency; achieving optimal Value for Money and boosting customer …

What Issues Should Democrats Ignore In 2018?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Today’s debate will center around this tweet from a political analyst: Everybody always writes columns about why Democrats or Republicans should pay more attention to issue X. It would be actually way more useful if people wrote …