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Disabled Scots: Invisible Collateral Damage

Jamie Szymkowiak writes on austerity, welfare and disability Continue reading

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UK Welfare Reform Deaths ~ Updated List ~ October 21st 2014

  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

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Go ahead, Scotland: Vote NO to independence and sign your own death warrant

A lot of people wish that this referendum campaign had never happened. They wish the whole damn thing would go away and be forgotten.But a wish for a return to “normal” is a wish for a Scotland that is already … Continue reading

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Second court case to challenge ILF closure in England and Wales launched

Claimants are asking the courts to again quash the decision to close the Independent Living Fund Continue reading

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Join the campaign to save the Independent Living Fund #SaveILF

All I ask of you is for your help. Help us save the independent living fund from closing on 30th June 2015. Continue reading

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Disability Rights campaigns unite with Boycott Workfare to call on PCS to ballot members on non-cooperation and sanctions

Black Triangle DPAC and Boycott Workfare call on PCS to ballot members on non-cooperation with DWP sanctions Continue reading

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Vote Green to Eliminate Racist Disablist Homophobic UKIP

What’s at stake in the European Elections Tomorrow is polling day; the 2014 European Elections are upon us. The Scottish Greens are standing unapologetically for a just economy; one that serves everyone, not just the wealthy. We want a welcoming … Continue reading

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British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

Please sign this petition and encourage friends, family and your networks to do the same: LETTER TO THE ICC AT THE HAGUE RE: MISTREATMENT OF UK SICK AND/OR DISABLED PEOPLE   UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against … Continue reading

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UK child death rate among worst in western Europe, say experts

Study’s authors surprised by poor performance after they find only Malta has more deaths of children under five Continue reading

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Need help and advice? The Scottish Welfare Support and Advice Network is here for YOU

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

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Personal Independence Payments are a Punishment of the Poor and Ill

PIP should be a national scandal: Iain Duncan Smith’s new system already has a huge backlog and people are dying waiting Continue reading

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The leadership of the British Medical Association is ‘complicit in the suicides of Britain’s disabled people’

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

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Letter to The Guardian: ‘Grim toll of the government’s fit-for-work tests’ ~ Black Triangle, DPAC, Inclusion London & Others

BLACK TRIANGLE, DPAC & OTHERS LETTER TO THE GUARDIAN: ‘The UK government and opposition should follow the Scottish government’s pledge that private for-profit companies are removed entirely from having anything to do with the assessment of disabled people.’ Continue reading

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Black Triangle Disabled People Against Cuts DPAC and WoW Petition Joint Statement on the Bizarre ATOS Exit Strategy from the DWP WCA Contract

Black Triangle DPAC and WoW Petition Joint Statement on the Bizarre ATOS Exit Strategy from the DWP WCA Contract Continue reading

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Bedroom tax axed in Scotland: Holyrood rivals back SNP Government’s £15m plan to banish hated spare-room policy

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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Benefits Street: A healthy media would stand up to the powerful and wealthy. Ours targets the poor and voiceless – Owen Jones

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

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Lorraine from Glasgow had cancer but was forced to starve and rely on the foodbank by DWP-Atos who over-ruled her doctors and declared her ‘fit-for-work’

Running on empty: the desperate families forced to turn to the food bank for survival Continue reading

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Disabled man ‘crushed by financial pressure’ found dead at Atherton home after his benefits were stopped

Disabled Dennis Jones has been found dead after his benefits were cut five weeks before he died because he had returned a form late Continue reading

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MAKE NO MISTAKE: Iain Duncan Smith wants the end of social security

Don’t let the bluster, incompetence and misinformation obscure the Quiet Man’s true, Tory purpose: destroying the welfare safety net Continue reading

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At last, a report that skewers Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare policies

We Are Spartacus releases its ‘almanac of condemnation’, a devastating critique of welfare reforms backed with case studies Continue reading

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