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27 January 2021
Cerrie Burnell and her team have produced a landmark documentary on the subject of disability.
21 October 2020
The UK's capitalist university system is rotten to the core. Universities' prime aim is not to provide education for students - but to generate income for their vice chancellors and management
6 September 2017
Reverse all the cuts now!: A damning UN report has criticised the government's attacks on disabled people in Britain. It states legislation has "failed to recognise living independently and being included in the community as a human right."
10 May 2017
I'd like to thank John Gillman and the editors of the Socialist for making an audio version of the paper available at socialistparty.org.uk
22 March 2017
Reader's comment: I'm still here, I'm still fighting for what I rightfully deserve. And I'm writing this to tell you about the plight of disabled people all over the country. We're not on the news separated from you, we're among you
8 March 2017
The following is an account of years of struggle by parents of a disabled child to secure the proper resources to meet their daughter's needs. A situation made more difficult by draconian cuts in funding local services.
14 September 2016
Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) called a week of action, 4-10 of September to coincide with the beginning of the Paralympic Games.
30 March 2016
Disabled people protested against Tory attacks on our benefits in parliament on 23 March, writes Amalia, disabled worker.
2 September 2015
2,380 dead after Tory attacks on disabled: The full horror of Iain Duncan Smith's bullying of the sick and disabled off benefits is now clear. We say: scrap 'work capability assessments' and reverse welfare cuts!
5 August 2015
'Personal budgets' for disabled and older people became a reality last year. Supposedly they give service users more choice over their own care. But what is their real effect?
1 July 2015
Derby City Labour council has scrapped plans to change the school transport arrangements for children with special needs.
1 July 2015
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.
19 February 2014
Today - Wednesday 19th February - is a national day of action against Atos, and the Public and Commercial Services union is calling for the demeaning work capability tests to be scrapped, writes From a PCS press release:.
28 August 2013
Between 29 August and 4 September, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is organising a 'Reclaiming Our Futures' week of direct action to oppose Con-Dem austerity and attacks on benefits, public services and disability rights
30 July 2013
This autumn, disabled people will be launching 'Reclaiming Our Futures' - a manifesto by and for disabled people setting out our vision of how the resources, structures and institutions of our society can be redesigned to empower disabled people to take part in our lives on our terms.
5 June 2013
On 10 June, disabled people who use the Independent Living Fund (ILF) and their supporters are holding a 'party' in central London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ILF and publicise the campaign led by Disabled People Against Cuts and Inclusion London to save it, writes Stuart Bracking.
27 February 2013
20 out of 9,500. That's how many former incapacity benefit claimants were placed in jobs lasting longer than three months
23 January 2013
On 28 January changes to the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) come into force that will see hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled people at risk of losing vital benefits, writes Matt Gordon, Bristol Socialist Party.
18 April 2012
The Con-Dem attacks on the welfare state and workers' rights bear down particularly heavily on disabled people, writes Neil Cafferky.
9 December 2011
Following The Hardest Hit campaign's dozen regional marches and rallies on 22 October, its next 'action' on Tuesday 13 December is to send a giant Christmas card to David Cameron
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