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'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.

The real cost of the Tories’ war on welfare reveals the truth behind it

16 August 2016
David Cameron and his crusading work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith made a mission of “reforming” benefits.

Anger over benefits deaths at TUC disabled workers conference

24 May 2016
Around 160 delegates attended last week’s annual TUC disabled workers conference.

Tories retreat on hated benefit schemes

05 April 2016
Private firms paid billions to hound disabled and unemployed people could lose their contracts.

Disability campaigners celebrate Iain Duncan Smith's resignation

22 March 2016
Poor and disabled people who spent years on the receiving end of Iain Duncan Smith’s attacks celebrated his departure.

'We've got IDS, now we'll get the rest' celebration

19 March 2016
Around 30 Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) activists popped the champagne corks and chanted "We've got IDS, now we'll get the rest" in Parliament Square this evening, Saturday.

Benefit slasher Duncan Smith resigns. Time to fight as Tories fall apart

18 March 2016
THE TORIES are in tatters. Tonight, Friday, Iain Duncan Smith resigned from the cabinet.

Osborne's budget means cuts for the poor and handouts for the rich

18 March 2016
Cuts to taxes on corporate profits are being paid for by taking money from ordinary people

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