Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
11 January 2017
What we saw this week including Southern Fail and the tube strike.
7 December 2016
An admin error robbed thousands of families with disabled kids of up to £4,400 a year
16 November 2016
Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016
16 November 2016
Top judges have ruled against part of the Tories' hated 'bedroom tax' benefit cap.
2 November 2016
Thousands of people have died since the implementation of 'work capability assessments'. This is what the new Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake' is all about. Enough is enough with this inhumane system!
26 October 2016
The new Ken Loach film "I, Daniel Blake" premiered at a cinema at Leicester Square, London, on 18 October. The film is about the hard life the main character, Daniel Blake, faces when he needs to access the benefit system after his health deteriorates.
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.
13 July 2016
In the space of just one year, 2014 to 2015, the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by a staggering 200,000. This brings the total number to 3.9 million, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
15 June 2016
Theatre review - The Government Inspector: A fantastic achievement - fast paced, very funny, innovative and inclusive. The closest description might be a lost episode of Fawlty Towers - from 1836.
1 June 2016
Simon spent much of his adult life in the Labour Party, but joined the Socialist Party in 2014. He had become increasingly disillusioned with a Labour Party he felt was detached from the working class, and was proud to have been formally expelled for nominating a Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in his ward for the 2014 elections.
30 March 2016
Disabled people protested against Tory attacks on our benefits in parliament on 23 March, writes Amalia, disabled worker.
23 March 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Rape, women and victim blaming; McDonnell boosts Blairite mayor; healthcare insurance headache; errors of the pro-EU left; global economy gripes.
16 March 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne plans to cut £1.2 billion from benefits which help disabled people live independently, writes Adrian Picton, Disabled worker.
24 February 2016
Cabinet papers show that, following protests, Gateshead's council is to back down over the closure of Grove House - a respite centre for children and a respite and day centre for adults, all with serious disabilities.
9 February 2016
A press release from Waltham Forest Trade Union Council
20 January 2016
For years Gateshead's Labour councillors have boasted they would always protect frontline services for the most vulnerable, writes Elaine Brunskill
13 January 2016
It's one law for them...: A High Court judge has ruled against the Tories' benefits cap. Strangely enough, it seems the "strongly worded" judgment has not brought an end to Tory attacks on the most vulnerable.
18 November 2015
"Please Sir, can I have a job?": I have multiple disabilities that include mobility post-traumatic stress disorder and dyslexia.
11 November 2015
Gateshead's Labour council plans the closure of Grove House, a respite centre for mentally and physically disabled children between eight and 18 years of age, among the most vulnerable members of society.
2 September 2015
The rich have it easy, the rest of us struggle. Super-rich bosses can now literally swim in the sky.
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