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1 June 2016

Obituary: Simon Gomery 1968-2016

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.

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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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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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5 June 2013

Save the Independent Living Fund

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.

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9 December 2011

Fighting for disabled people's rights

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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Hardest Hit demo, Cardiff, 22.10.11, Cardiff Socialist Party

24 October 2011

Hardest Hit demos - thousands march

'Hardest Hit' marches and rallies took place across the UK on Saturday, against the Welfare Reform Bill which will reduce support for disabled people

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3 August 2011

Disability rights

Vicious Tory bullies hit...: Government ministers, aided and abetted by the right wing media, have labelled the majority of disability benefit claimants as scroungers after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said 39% were fully fit for work

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 Hardest Hit Protest: Disabled people and their families protest in central London against government spending cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

Hardest Hit protest

31 May 2011

Fighting talk at TUC disability conference

The TUC disability conference was in a combative mood following the anti-cuts march of thousands of people with disabilities a week earlier

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Photo Paul Mattsson

13 May 2011

Hardest Hit protest - pictures

Thousands of disabled people and their families, carers, supporters etc, protested in central London on 11th May against government spending cuts.

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