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Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels

Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels It’s no secret that disabled film roles tend to be played by able-bodied actors.

Court justifies councils’ race to bottom for disability assistants

Court justifies councils’ race to bottom for disability assistants The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal against an earlier judgement allowing Oxfordshire County Council to cut Luke Davey’s social care package by almost half.

LETTERS: The UN tore the Tories to shreds on disabled people’s rights

LETTERS: The UN tore the Tories to shreds on disabled people’s rights In Geneva, Switzerland, last week, the United Nations (UN) disability committee told Britain’s government that its cuts have led to “human catastrophe”.

UN officials slam Tories for breaching disabled people's human rights

UN officials slam Tories for breaching disabled peoples human rights Britain’s government is breaching disabled people’s human rights, a United Nations (UN) committee heard yesterday, Wednesday.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

Disabled person’s suicide shows up the Tories’ cruelty over benefit cuts

Disabled person’s suicide shows up the Tories’ cruelty over benefit cuts Government welfare ‘reforms’ are having deadly consequences for disabled people. Eleanor Claxton-Mayer investigates the devastation of the cuts

Tory 'tweaks' to disabiilty benefits will hit thousands of claimants

18 April 2017
The number of people refused disability benefits has seen a massive spike in the past year.

'Removing guards removes our safeguard'—passengers denounce Southern Railway

11 April 2017
People protested at London Bridge station.

Protesters condemn cruel regime of benefit sanctions

04 April 2017
Benefit sanctions rob money from people who are already in poverty, leaving them with nothing. But there is resistance.

‘I was crying and in pain'—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts

21 March 2017
The Tories ramped up their war on disabled people with dangerous new “reforms” to the personal independence payment (Pip) benefits last Thursday.

Reports round-up: Nazis drowned out in Alloa

14 March 2017
Nazis drowned out in Alloa

Tories’ spiteful attack hits 150,000 disabled people

28 February 2017
Tory ministers have rewritten the law to deny increased benefit payments to more than 150,000 people.

Southern Rail deal should be rejected

07 February 2017
Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed.

Benefit attacks have violated disabled people’s rights, says United Nations

08 November 2016
Tory benefit reform has meant “grave or systematic violations of rights of people with disabilities”, the United Nations (UN) has found.

LETTERS: Tories’ attacks on benefits make claimants more sick

08 November 2016
The government’s claims to help Employment Support Allowance (ESA) sickness benefit claimants into work are ridiculous.

Brutal truth behind Ken Loach benefit film

11 October 2016
Veteran left wing director Ken Loach’s new film tells the story of a joiner who stops work due to ill health.

Rights not games: Disabled People Against Cuts activist speaks out

08 September 2016
Why we blocked Westminster Bridge and are right to protest

DPAC blocks Westminster Bridge as part of week of action

07 September 2016
Hours before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil tonight, Wednesday, disabled activists blocked Westminster Bridge in London.

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

Reports round-up

30 August 2016
Further education (FE) support workers held a protest outside pay talks with Scotland’s college bosses in Glasgow last Thursday.

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