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UK austerity policies 'amount to violations of disabled people's rights'

UK austerity policies 'amount to violations of disabled people's rights'

UN says measures aimed at reducing public spending since 2010 have affected disabled people disproportionately Austerity policies introduced into welfare and social care by the UK government amount to
Austerity will unleash mayhem. Prison breakouts are just the start | Owen Jones

Austerity will unleash mayhem. Prison breakouts are just the start | Owen Jones

The consequences of cuts made years ago are now becoming visible: rising food poverty, failing flood defences and disorder in the prison system“Austerity” is a term so abstract that, during the
Cut after cut has left a disabled woman with nothing to live on | Frances Ryan

Cut after cut has left a disabled woman with nothing to live on | Frances Ryan

Bessie has been hit by a succession of cruel blows by the DWP. She even ended up pawning her inherited jewellery just to eat and stay warmWhen a UN inquiry ruled last week that Britain’s austerity
Does this government want to punish us for being disabled? | Jane Campbell

Does this government want to punish us for being disabled? | Jane Campbell

A further £30-a-week cut to disability benefits will drive even more people into poverty, yet still the Tories maintain their defensive, Scrooge-like approachPoliticians across the spectrum tell me of
Some fresh ideas to tackle social insecurity | Letters

Some fresh ideas to tackle social insecurity | Letters

Colin Hines of the Green New Deal Group on job-creating QE | James Taylor of Scope on disabled people in poverty | Dr Malcolm Torry of the Citizen’s Income Trust on a basic income | Anita Deshmukh on

Solitary confinement compounds health problems for inmates with disabilities

“I felt like a mouse, like a rat.”CREDIT: iStockThe first time Jones was put in solitary confinement, he was housed at a detention center waiting for his trial to start. He had been accused of sexual
4-Year-Old Boy Is Able to Take His First Steps Thanks to Donation From a Stranger

4-Year-Old Boy Is Able to Take His First Steps Thanks to Donation From a Stranger

When Luis Tamarez stood in front of his pre-K classmates for the first time, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. “His reaction was pure joy,” Luis’s teacher, Amy Cutler, told Fox 29.“You could see his

For Americans with disabilities, Trump’s policies are as dangerous as his rhetoric

It’s not just Trump’s rhetoric that’s a problem. It’s his actual policies.Marlaina Dreher, right, pulls her 5-year-old son, Brandon, in closer as he buries his face in her chest before a session in
Woman With Down’s Syndrome Fulfills Her Dream of Presenting the Weather on TV

Woman With Down’s Syndrome Fulfills Her Dream of Presenting the Weather on TV

She also hopes that her appearance on French news will raise awareness of people with Down's Syndrome
What Will Trumpcare Mean For My Disabled Brother?

What Will Trumpcare Mean For My Disabled Brother?

My older brother Sean has cerebral palsy. He also listens to bebop and enjoys teaching our nephew Oliver about the virtues of counting from one to ten in the voice of The Count and was angered when
As always, poor and vulnerable women bear the brunt of austerity | Frances Ryan

As always, poor and vulnerable women bear the brunt of austerity | Frances Ryan

The next chapter of austerity is upon us, and the gender inequality within it is shockingThat “austerity is a feminist issue” is now a well-used idiom does not mean it’s any less true. Look at the

While Gorsuch was testifying, the Supreme Court unanimously said he was wrong

Awkward.CREDIT: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez MonsivaisAbout 40 minutes after Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began his second day of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, all eight of the
In Liverpool, 20 Tory cuts have brought a city and its people to breaking point | Frances Ryan

In Liverpool, 20 Tory cuts have brought a city and its people to breaking point | Frances Ryan

Adding up the impact of slashed benefits and a 58% reduction in central funding, the council says it’s England’s poorest wards that are being hit again and againIn Liverpool, austerity is visible:
Bullying of disabled people has got worse – because it’s government-sanctioned | Penny Pepper

Bullying of disabled people has got worse – because it’s government-sanctioned | Penny Pepper

People feel they have permission to abuse us, because austerity has rendered us second-class citizens, excluded from society. This has to be addressedThe bullying of disabled people can often be
United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

An impaired tech worker claims he wasn't allowed to fly with a TSA-approved mobility device.
United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

United Airlines: Another Nightmarish Passenger Story Emerges

An impaired tech worker claims he wasn't allowed to fly with a TSA-approved mobility device.
United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

Comedy, not outrage, has dominated the social media conversation.
United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

United Airlines: Here Are All the Ways Twitter Mauled Them Last Week

Comedy, not outrage, has dominated the social media conversation.

The invisible disability caught in Canada’s prison system

The young man was illiterate, had an IQ below 70 and couldn’t tell time on an analog clock. After receiving a court-ordered curfew, he started asking other people to notify him when it was 8 PM, in

How Trumpcare Turns Back the Clock on Disability Rights

On March 12, 1990, eight-year-old Jennifer Keelan crawled up the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Keelan, who has cerebral palsy, crawled because she cannot walk—and because she needed Congress to pass the