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2 September 2015

Them & Us

The rich have it easy, the rest of us struggle. Super-rich bosses can now literally swim in the sky.

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2 September 2015

Bin crash tragedy shows pressure on sick to work

There is enormous pressures on disabled and ill people to remain at work. Those who don't work face benefit cuts.

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2 September 2015

Killed by benefit cuts

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!

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5 August 2015

Personal care budgets: more choice for service users?

'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?

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15 July 2015

Reverse social care sell-offs

As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.

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9 July 2015

Angry protests and solidarity

Four disabled activists were arrested on budget day as protesters were manhandled by police

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8 July 2015

ESA under the cosh

The Tories intend to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by almost 30 a week. ESA, which replaced incapacity benefit in 2008, is paid to disabled people or those too ill to work who have extra needs.

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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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