National DPOs forced to withdraw report sent to UN over benefit deaths evidence

By John Pring Disability News Service 9th February 2017 Three national disabled people’s organisations have withdrawn a report they submitted to the United Nations, after admitting that it failed to speak out strongly enough on links between the government’s welfare … Continue reading →

I love Channel 4’s Paralympics advert. But we can’t all be superhumans

Since the Channel 4 Paralympics trailer was unveiled last week, the reaction has been almost universally positive. And understandably so. As a film, it is pretty phenomenal. It’s witty, slick, doesn’t prettify disability, and the music is brilliant. Actually, positive … Continue reading →

PIP figures fuel concerns over cuts, while activists plan day of action

          Only about seven in 10 disabled people who were previously claiming disability living allowance (DLA) are being found eligible for the government’s new disability benefit, official figures have revealed. The Department for Work and Pensions … Continue reading →

Nationwide Week of Action Against Workfare: Stop exploiting the unemployed and sick! Take action Saturday 8 December 2012


    12 noon onwards Kirkgate shopping centre, foot of Leith Walk, Edinburgh Organised by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty and supported by Greater Leith Against the Cuts, North Edinburgh Fights Back and other groups…. STOP SLAVE LABOUR Many companies and … Continue reading →

Minister and mayor face angry hecklers over cuts and Atos

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The minister for disabled people and London’s mayor faced repeated, angry heckling from activists when they addressed a conference held to discuss disability issues in the capital. Maria Miller and Boris Johnson were constantly interrupted in their speeches at the mayor’s annual Disability Capital event by disabled people and … Continue reading →

Disabled people to protest across the UK – what’s happening near you?

Disabled people, their families and friends will be taking to the streets in cities across the UK protesting against Government cuts to disability benefits and services. Protests are planned in cities including Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton, Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol … Continue reading →

WRITING CAMPAIGNS: Template Letter to Lords Re: Welfare Reform Bill – URGENT

By Sue Marsh – Diary of a Benefit Scrounger Monday 5th September 2011 So, with the welfare reform bill about to have it’s second reading in the Lords, I’ve written this template letter to send and DarkestAngel32 blog have … Continue reading →

Resistance installation : 03 October at 10:00 – 14 November at 17:00 Gloucester Cathedral cloisters, 12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LX

Resistance installation Liz Crow invited you · Share · Public event   Time 03 October at 10:00 – 14 November at 17:00 Location Gloucester   For Roaring Girl Productions – Resistance More info Gloucester Cathedral cloisters, 12 College Green, Gloucester GL1 2LXMore info at Share: Post Link … Continue reading →

PETITION: We have the democratic right to peacefully march through Tower Hamlets on 3 September to show unity of Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Black, Asian and LGBT communities, trade unions and all those against fascism and for freedom, and to voice opposition to the EDL’s attempts to divide us.

  NO PASARÁN! THEY SHALL NOT PASS!   Right to march against racist EDL We, the undersigned, welcome the banning of the racist English Defence League’s march through Tower Hamlets. However, we believe the headlines claiming the EDL have been … 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:   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 →