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General Howard League slides for use at the Middlesex Day of Action! Weds 25th Nov 2009

General Howard League slides for use at the Middlesex Day of Action! Weds 25th Nov 2009

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    General Hl Talk Oct 09 General Hl Talk Oct 09 Presentation Transcript

    • Hannah McFaull National Student Organiser
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    • The Population of Perry Barr (23,000) www.statistics.gov.uk
    • Total number of troops sent to Afganistan from the UK in the ‘War on Terror’ (71,560) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8259818.stm
    • http://www.wembleystadium.com/about/WembleyStadium
    • How much does it cost to keep 1 person in Prison for 1 year?
    • The cost of a new Mini (£11,000 ) http://www.mini.co.uk/html/model_range/mini_first.html
    • Debt that the average student will graduate from university with (£23,000) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education.stm
    • Second prize in this year’s Big Brother Series 10 (£50,000) http://www.inthenews.co.uk/news/entertainment/tv/big-brother.htm
    • A failing system… Overcrowding Violence Re-offending Worst in Europe Punitive Hyperactive
    • More crime? 1997: 1,667,915 people found guilty 2007: 1,778,813 people found guilty (www.moj.gov.uk) In 2007, nearly 136,00 people were sentenced to custody, this is an increase of 40% since 1997 (Ministry of Justice, 2009)
    • Characteristic General Population Prison population Taken into care 2% 27% Excluded from school 2% 49% Men, 33% Women No qualifications 15% 52% Men, 71% Women Homeless 0.9% 32% Unemployed 5% 67% Suffer from two or more mental illnesses 5% Men, 2% Women 72% Men, 70% Women Drug Use 13% Men, 8% Women 66% Men, 55% Women Suicide Rate 114 per 100,000 8.3 per 100,000 Source: Social Exclusion Unit, 2002
    • Who are the Howard League?
    • www.howardleague.org/students
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    • Rita and James fundraising at Glastonbury 2009 Heather signs up a new recruit at Northumbria Freshers 2009 Jen at the Cambridge launch event 2009 Our student group at Westminster on our Day of Action 2008
    • Some important stuff: www.howardleague.org /students Howard League Students @TheHowardLeague Hannah McFaull - National Student Organiser [email_address]
    • Thank You Any Questions?