Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
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.
15 May 2013
Only mass action can defeat it: Some disabled workers have raised the idea of urging civil servants and local authority workers to refuse to participate in administering these new laws
15 May 2013
My five brothers and sisters and I worked harder in our first 16 years of life than you have your whole life through, writes Teresa Stuart to the Tory government
22 April 2013
Last week's issue of the Socialist reported that Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union (WFACU) had sprung into action against the bedroom tax,
10 April 2013
Iain Duncan Smith, who claimed he could live on the Jobseeker's Allowance pittance of £53 a week, is the architect of the latest assault on disabled people...
27 March 2013
Over 1,700 disability hate crimes were recorded by police in England and Wales in 2011-12. The new Joint Inspectorate report said that disability hate crime was in fact under-reported and blamed police...
7 March 2013
I assumed the Channel 4 documentary - Britain on Benefits - would be peddling the same old government lies to mask its failures on unemployment, writes Ian Pattison.
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
8 February 2013
Assessments run by Atos on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions should be scrapped and the work brought back in-house...
30 January 2013
Starvation speculation: Goldman Sachs (GS) made up to £250 million pounds from speculating on food prices including wheat, maize and soy. The bankers are accused of contributing to a growing global food crisis...
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.
7 November 2012
Around 25 people, mostly from the Bradford Disabled Peoples Forum, held a Hardest Hit protest in Centenary Square, Bradford on Friday 2 November...
30 October 2012
A new 'Hardest Hit' report points to the huge impact that cuts are having on disabled people
10 October 2012
The plebs are revolting on 20 October - that is how the millionaire government will see it. You could write their press releases in advance: 'the protest is pointless, we will not change our policy' writes Derek McMillan, Brighton Socialist Party
12 September 2012
Jeremy Hunt and demo rhyming chants: You might know Jeremy Hunt as just another Tory minister to get booed at the Paralympics. But this son of an admiral, Oxford educated and related to both the Queen and fascist Oswald Mosley, is now secretary of state for health
5 September 2012
London: "Atos kills, kill Atos" could be heard up and down Victoria Street outside the Department for Works and Pensions as campaigners occupied the building as part of a week of protest against cuts to disabled people's benefits...
29 August 2012
Millions are watching the 2012 Paralympics. The Games aim to inspire young disabled people to take up sport and compete at the highest level
29 August 2012
Disabled people put on a united front against the government's chosen Paralympics sponsor
22 August 2012
The Olympics were enthusiastically enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people. But estimates are that a medal won by Team GB at the London 2012 Games cost an average of just over £4.5 million from government...
14 August 2012
From Monday 27th to Friday 31st August, Disabled People Against Cuts is organising the Atos Games - five days of action against a company that's sponsoring the Paralympics but wrecking disabled people's lives...
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