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22 March 2017

'I'm writing this to tell you about the plight of disabled people'

Reader's comment: I'm still here, I'm still fighting for what I rightfully deserve. And I'm writing this to tell you about the plight of disabled people all over the country. We're not on the news separated from you, we're among you

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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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8 March 2017

Struggling to care against a backcloth of cuts

The following is an account of years of struggle by parents of a disabled child to secure the proper resources to meet their daughter's needs. A situation made more difficult by draconian cuts in funding local services.

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1 March 2017

Tories to dodge rulings against disability benefit cut

Despite two tribunals ruling that the Department for Work and Pensions should expand the reach of the 'personal independence payment' (PIP) disability benefit, the government is bringing emergency legislation to stop it.

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1 March 2017

Fight like Poplar's women councillors to change the lives of family carers

Even in the heyday of the welfare state, parents of disabled children received little help, understanding or support. The Tories want to drive us back to the days when family care was the norm

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15 February 2017

March to save #OurNHS

Our NHS is collapsing. On 4 March, we will march in London to save it.

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15 February 2017

PCS union pledges to fight Jobcentre job losses

Reports from PCS campaigning in Llanelli and Sheffield

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6 February 2017

Southern dispute: Aslef members must reject offer

In an attempt to end the long-running, bitter dispute against driver only operation, Southern Rail has made an offer to drivers in Aslef

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1 February 2017

Cumbria care home beds under threat

Cumbria county council has again published long discredited assertions to justify its attack on our care home system which will get rid of the majority of beds.

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11 January 2017

What we saw

What we saw this week including Southern Fail and the tube strike.

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7 December 2016

Compensation disabled

An admin error robbed thousands of families with disabled kids of up to 4,400 a year

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16 November 2016

Socialism 2016: Putting socialism on the agenda

Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016

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16 November 2016

Court win against bedroom tax not enough

Top judges have ruled against part of the Tories' hated 'bedroom tax' benefit cap.

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2 November 2016

We are all Daniel Blake: no more deaths from benefit cuts

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!

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26 October 2016

"We are all Daniel Blake!"

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.

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14 September 2016

Socialist Party members join disability rights week of action

Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) called a week of action, 4-10 of September to coincide with the beginning of the Paralympic Games.

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13 July 2016

Child poverty rises by 200,000 in a year

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).

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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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30 March 2016

Disabled activists shame tory cutters

Disabled people protested against Tory attacks on our benefits in parliament on 23 March, writes Amalia, disabled worker.

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23 March 2016

Letters

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.

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