Black Triangle’s Response to the English Riots: We let Jimmy Reid speak for us from Glasgow, 1972 – As True Today as Then

  Jimmy Reid’s inaugural address as Rector to the students of Glasgow University in 1972 Alienation is the precise and correctly applied word for describing the major social problem in Britain today. People feel alienated by society. In some intellectual circles … Continue reading →

David Cameron to apologise for misrepresenting incapacity benefit claimant figures and end Atos’ role in assessments

The undersigned ask that the House debate the notion that David Cameron should apologise for misrepresenting incapacity benefit claimant figures by not including results of successful appeals or those who have been excluded from the process because it is either … Continue reading →

Workfare Unravels

Workfare, the government’s forced labour scheme, could be the latest policy to unravel as encouraging momentum builds against the proposed reform of the welfare system. On Tuesday activists forced the cancellation of the “Making Work Pay” conference at the Royal … Continue reading →

UK Disabled Community Against Welfare & Benefit Cuts – Petition – Please Sign

Published by Adam Lotun on Jul 26, 2011 Target: Department of Works & Pensions Region: United Kingdom Web site: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1631738440   Background (Preamble): The UK Disabled Community needs to send a clear and unequivocal message in one unified voice to call on the Coalition Government to … Continue reading →

Enough to make you sick: Government urged to claw back millions from contractors after they wrongly assessed thousands on disability benefits

BUNGLED rulings by the private firm deciding whether benefit claimants are fit to work are costing taxpayers s50million, we can reveal. The Government have been urged to claw back millions from the contractors after they wrongly assessed thousands on disability … Continue reading →

THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL MODELS OF DISABILITY by MIKE OLIVER, B.A. PhD. / READER IN DISABILITY STUDIES, THAMES POLYTECHNIC; Paper presented at Joint Workshop of the Living Options Group and the Research Unit of the Royal College of Physicians

CONCLUSIONS In this paper I have suggested that the medicalisation of disability is inappropriate because it locates the problems of disability in the wrong place; within the individual rather than in society. Further, once the true nature of the problems … Continue reading →