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1 July 2015

Victory against disabled transport cuts in Derby

Derby City Labour council has scrapped plans to change the school transport arrangements for children with special needs.

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1 July 2015

Severely disabled funding hit by Tories

Disability rights campaigners, furious at the government's spending cuts, took their protest into the House of Commons on 24 June during Prime Minister's Questions. They were stopped from entering the chamber by police.

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The planned cuts will hit disabled people and their carers, photo Paul Mattsson

1 April 2015

No cuts to welfare!

Brutal Tory axe to fall on poor: The Tories plan to savagely cut 12 billion from welfare benefits. This brutal axe will fall on disabled people and carers, among many low-income and vulnerable households

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25 March 2015

Fighting against the cuts for the most vulnerable

Noreen Bailey is one of the leaders of the campaign against a criminal cut imposed by Salford's Labour Council

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21 January 2015

Halt the cutbacks in hearing aid provision

In Devon, NHS patients who suffer from deafness have been told that they can in future only have one hearing aid

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3 December 2014

Crown drops charges against protest pensioners

A protest planned outside Sheffield Magistrates Court is now partly a celebration. Cases against pensioners George Arthur and Tony Nuttall, the "freedom riders" arrested at Sheffield railway station, have been dropped

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3 December 2014

Neighbours defend disabled man from eviction

A local community in Newcastle came out to defend a disabled resident threatened with eviction on 27 November. His rent arrears had been under control - until compounded by the bedroom tax

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Disabled people and their families protest in central London against government spending cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

Disabled people and their families protest in central London against government spending cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

5 November 2014

Cold, cruel cuts: Fight the Con-Dem attacks

The government onslaught of attacks on the sick, disabled and terminally ill looks set to increase rapidly. Tory Chancellor George Osborne wants to savagely cut Employment and Support Allowance. Some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people could see their income slashed by 30 a week

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8 October 2014

School students organise disabled rights meeting

I was invited by students at the Jame'ah Girls Academy in Leicester to talk about disability rights and discrimination at an event called "Years of Struggle", writes Caroline Vincent, Leicester Socialist Party.

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1 October 2014

Them & Us

Priority, it's Ed: 'Move aside - the Labour leader is coming through!'

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Campaigners lobbying Salford City Council, photo Andrew Carss

3 September 2014

Victory for disabled transport campaign

Salford City Council forced to continue transport for adults with disabilities

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2 July 2014

Them & Us

Wonga tosh: You couldn't make it up, but Wonga did when the high interest rate payday lender sent threatening letters from non-existent legal firms to its customers

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25 June 2014

'Freedom Riders' attacked by police

Around 60 of us had travelled together by train into Sheffield without paying as part of the continuing Freedom Ride campaign

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11 June 2014

Obituary: George Duff

George joined the Socialist Party around the time I became branch secretary of East London branch in January 2013. He was an upbeat and treasured member of the branch

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14 May 2014

Freedom Riders- action brings victory

South Yorkshire's Freedom Riders win a victory in campaign to get back travel concessions

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7 May 2014

Freedom riders on a storm

Elderly and disabled people in South Yorkshire are still catching trains and refusing to pay. We've now held five 'Freedom Ride' protests

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2 April 2014

Fare-refusal protest demands restored rail passes

Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall

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5,000 people marched against the Welfare Reform Bill on 11 May 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

26 February 2014

'Welfare reform' - an avalanche of misery

"We must, as a society, face up to the fact that over half of people using foodbanks have been put in that situation by cutbacks to and failures in the benefit system, whether it be payment delays or punitive sanctions." These aren't the words of an opposition politician or an angry protester

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26 February 2014

Them and us

M&S-style austerity: Former Marks and Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose has been appointed an adviser to the NHS. The Tory press sang hymns of praise to Rose's 'big business expertise'

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Don't Cut Us Out campaigners, Chichester, 14.2.14

25 February 2014

Callous Tories slash care services

The Don't Cut Us Out group was set up to campaign to defend vulnerable people from council cuts

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