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21 April 2021

Capitalism discriminates against us - Disabled people fighting for our rights

"My experience has been a humiliating financial nightmare ...I first tried to claim disability benefits in the 1990s..."

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25 November 2020

CripTales: A painful reflection of a system that pits us against each other

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, the BBC has produced a series of short films called 'CripTales'

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2 September 2020

Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation

Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling, and puts profit before lives, including of the people it disables.

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24 June 2020

Call for an increase in PIP due to Covid-19

Disability Campaigners in Chesterfield have launched a campaign following our members' experiences on public transport (or lack of availability), and the increased costs this means if people travel at all

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20 November 2019

The Socialist Inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Austerity kills, defend the CWU, no rape justice, disabled poor

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13 March 2019

Tories out. Scrap Universal Credit. Fight for living wages and welfare!

Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.

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23 January 2019

The Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Disability benefits nightmare; disappearing hospitals

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21 November 2018

Stop Nottingham Labour's cuts to disabled travel!

"We're making more cuts! You ain't seen nothing yet!" This was the comment of Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham's Labour council when asked about cuts to the disabled person's mobility card, which gives free bus and tram travel.

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4 July 2018

Service users and families protest learning disability service cuts

Service users and carers protested outside Rotherham Town Hall against the council's decision to close centres

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20 June 2018

Leeds: Disability campaigners force council to retreat

Parents involved in the Disability Empowerment Action Links (Deal) group have pushed Leeds City Council into 'pausing' its plans to cut special education needs transport to over-16s.

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30 May 2018

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including benefit cuts, Prince Charles, train toilets and developers' charter

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25 May 2018

Action demanded from new council

In a fantastic show of unity, campaigners from across the spectrum of local issues came together

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2 May 2018

Parents and campaigners protest Leeds disability travel cut

Leeds council has withdrawn escorted transport funding for young people aged 16 and over with special educational needs and disabilities. Parents and students, alongside Unite Community members, gathered on the steps of Leeds Town Hall on 28 April to protest.

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3 January 2018

Tory prescription for mental illness: stress and bureaucracy

As an individual with mental health issues, it has been my misfortune to experience directly just how capitalist society, Britain 2017, treats such people. I can't imagine that my experience is particularly unique.

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22 November 2017

Disability cuts outrage: my story

I am a 49-year-old woman who has been managing the progressive disease multiple sclerosis for 19 years. Shame on Capita! Shame on the Tory government!

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20 September 2017

The Socialist Inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors

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6 September 2017

UN slams Tories for disabled rights ruin

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."

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10 May 2017

What we saw

Some permanent degenerative medical conditions "do get better," according to one Tory MP

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26 April 2017

Benefit bullies

A man with chronic health problems died after the hated 'work capability assessment' found him 'fit to work'

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15 March 2017

Disabled workers deserve a living wage

Rosa Monckton, one of the trustees of Team Domenica, a 'charity' which claims to help disabled people get into work, has said that businesses should be allowed to pay disabled people less than the minimum wage.

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