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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

Tories are organised—we need to be too

15 March 2016
Thousands of people are furious at our rulers—from their treatment of refugees to the cuts that devastate lives while they bask in luxury.

News round-up

08 March 2016
News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Reports round-up

08 March 2016
Socialists, activists and asylum seekers in Huddersfield staged a protest vigil against the Tories’ Immigration Bill on Thursday of last week.

Tories fight to slash disability benefits

23 February 2016
The Tories were trying to reimpose a benefit cut so harsh even the Lords rejected it as Socialist Worker went to press.

Disability—produced by profit

12 January 2016
Roddy Slorach’s new book A Very Capitalist Condition puts forward a Marxist analysis of disability. Sadie Robinson looks at how its insights can help activists in the fightback

Unofficial action by post workers forces Royal Mail bosses back in Bridgwater

12 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, have won concessions from management after staging a wildcat strike.

Wildcat walkout in Somerset post to defend disabled worker

11 November 2015
Postal workers in Bridgwater, Somerset, staged an unofficial walkout today, Wednesday, to demand the reinstatement of a disabled worker.

Thousands join Jeremy Corbyn rally in Manchester as anti-Tory protests continue

06 October 2015
A week of resistance to the Tories is continuing in Manchester.

Deaf and disabled people take on Tories

29 September 2015
Around 1,000 deaf and disabled people marched on Downing Street last Saturday. 

It's official - benefit cuts to blame for man’s suicide

22 September 2015
The decision to stop severely ill Michael O’Sullivan’s benefits led directly to his death, a coroner has ruled.

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