This group is established to galvanise opposition to the current vicious attack on the fundamental human rights of disabled people by the Government of the United Kingdom utilising “Work Capability Assessments” (as administered by ‘AtoS Healthcare Ltd’ on behalf of the Department of Work and Pensions ‘DWP’) to re-classify sick and disabled individuals as “fit for work” – in flagrant violation of all accepted medical, and human, ethical standards.
This crime against sick and/or disabled people is being carried out at the behest of heartless, amoral, opportunistic British political élites, from all sides of the political spectrum, whom obscenely arrogate to themselves the titles of being “just” and “civilised” members of the human race. They merit only the contempt, oppobrium and disgust of all decent, caring people everywhere for their shameful conduct in betraying many of the most vulnerable people in our society in order to make ‘political capital’ – also known as ‘scapegoating’.
Sick and/or disabled people are not ‘Vulnerable’ of themselves – we have been rendered so by the disgraceful, despicable treatment meted out by the hands of these political élites who have abdicated their civic duties and responsibilities to disabled people, and by so doing have abandoned many of us to a life of ever-increasing hardship, penury and neglect. How can we not all but feel ashamed to be British while this scandal continues unabated?
Will YOU permit this to continue?
Each one of us has their duty to do whatever we can to oppose and bring an immediate end to this barbarism. Whether you study the facts herein and disseminate them in order to counter government-sponsored myths about disabled people and social security, or you choose to become more actively involved in our disability rights activist community (you don’t need to be disabled!) or donate: Please support our work in whatever way you can!
“It is not incumbent on you to finish the work, but neither are you entitled to refrain from it”
~ Pirkei Avot 2:16
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paul Reekie (Born January 23, 1962; Died June 2010) : Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him; May He Rest in Peace.
Iain Duncan Smith Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Dear Secretary of State, We are deeply concerned by your decision to award the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) contract to private contractor Maximus, rather than bring the work back … Continue reading
Black Triangle Anti-Defamation Campaign in Defence of Disability Rights ‘Black Triangle Campaign’ Submission to The Smith Commission Black Triangle Campaign C/O Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh 17 W Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA. http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/about/ Edinburgh – Friday 31st October 2014 We … Continue reading
Updated tragic list of welfare-related deaths of UK’s sick and/or disabled people. This is the tip on the iceberg: They shall be remembered forevermore. Avenge the dead. Resuscitate the living. We must fight on for freedom from Westminster’s murderous … Continue reading
Posted in Atos, Black Triangle News, Blog, Disability Discrimination, DWP, Ian Duncan Smith
Tagged Atos, Austerity, Black Triangle Campaign, cuts, Disability, Disability Politics, disability rights, Disabled People Against Cuts, DWP, foodbanks, Health, Iain Duncan Smith, Poverty, Rachel Reeves, Scotland, Scottish independence, Scottish politics, Society, Welfare, Welfare Reform, welfare state, Work Capability Assessment, Workfare
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Tagged Atos, Austerity, Benefits, Better Together, Black Triangle, Black Triangle Campaign, Business, David Cameron, Disability, DWP, Equality, foodbanks, Health, Iain Duncan Smith, Labour, No Campaign, Scotland, Scottish independence, Scottish politics, Scottish Referendum, Unionism, Welfare, welfare state, Work Capability Assessment, Workfare, Yes Campaign, Yes Scotland
Claimants are asking the courts to again quash the decision to close the Independent Living Fund Continue reading
Posted in Blog
Tagged #SaveILF, Austerity, Black Triangle, cuts, Disability Politics, disability rights, Disabled People Against Cuts, DPAC, High Court, Human Rights Abuses, Judicial Review, Save The Independent Living Fund Campaign, Tory Party
All I ask of you is for your help. Help us save the independent living fund from closing on 30th June 2015. Continue reading
Posted in Blog
Tagged #SaveILF, Abuse of Disabled People, Abuse of Human Rights, Abuse of Power, Austerity, Black Triangle, Black Triangle Campaign, Coalition, cuts, Disabled People Against Cuts, Human Right to Independent Living, Human rights, Lib Dems, Save the Independent Living Fund, Solidarity, Tories, UNCRPD, Westminster
Black Triangle DPAC and Boycott Workfare call on PCS to ballot members on non-cooperation with DWP sanctions Continue reading
Re-thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple Wednesday, June 4, 2014 ISBN: 9781784125400 This is the 2nd report of the Expert Working Group on Welfare looking at the medium and long term options for welfare in an independent Scotland. Executive … Continue reading
Posted in DWP
Tagged Atos, Benefits, Black Triangle Campaign, Disability, Disability Politics, disability rights, Disabled People Against Cuts, Equality, Expert Group on Welfare, Health, Politics, Poverty, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish independence, Scottish politics, Scottish Referendum, welfare state, Work Capability Assessment, Workfare, Yes Scotland
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Study’s authors surprised by poor performance after they find only Malta has more deaths of children under five Continue reading
By Rob McDowall A raft of changes introduced by the Conservative Lib-Dem Coalition has once again made ‘welfare’ and ‘benefits’ bad words in the UK. Benefits and welfare are now commonly referred to as “hand-outs” and the Ministers appear to … Continue reading
For the BMA not to act ‘is in our view to be complicit in the deaths of innocent people whose only crime is to have the misfortune to be sick and/or disabled’ ~ Black Triangle Campaign
“History will not hold them guiltless.” Continue reading
ALEX Salmond is to banish the bedroom tax from Scotland: The Scottish Government have agreed to cover the full cost of housing benefit cuts for Scots hammered by the vicious Con-Dem policy. Continue reading
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Tagged abolished, Austerity, Bedroom tax, Benefits, Black Triangle Campaign, Disability, Disability Politics, disability rights, Disabled People Against Cuts, Scotland, SNP
Benefits Street: A healthy media would stand up to the powerful and wealthy. Ours targets the poor and voiceless – Owen Jones OWEN JONES Wednesday 8 January 2014 A long, slow handclap for TV executives turning communities against each other How … Continue reading