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Activism and Campaigning Sir Bert talking at a conference
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Tributes have been paid to Sir Bert Massie, the chair of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) throughout its seven years, who made a “fundamental” contribution to disabled people’s liberation, and who died this week. His other appointments included time as a founding commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as chief executive
Activism and Campaigning Tapestry featuring rights slogans such as Disabled People Fight Back and Nothing About Us Without Us
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Organisers of a national “summit meeting” of disabled people’s organisations (DPOs), grassroots campaigns and trade unions hope it will “reinvigorate” the disability movement. The National Disabled People’s Summit is being funded by unions, and co-organised by the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance. Organisers of the summit say there is a need to explore how to
Activism and Campaigning Police, protesters and trams in St Peter's Square
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Disabled activists have criticised “heavy-handed” police tactics at a direct action protest that blocked tram lines outside the Conservative party conference. A handful of activists from the Disabled People’s Direct Action Network (DAN) and Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) held up some Manchester city centre tram services for about 90 minutes through their spontaneous
Activism and Campaigning Head and shoulders of Iggy Patel
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Disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) and disability charities should come together and “show a united front” by joining a proposed boycott of engagement with the UK government, according to the head of a user-led organisation. Iggy Patel, chair of Lincolnshire Independent Living (LIL), spoke out following the conclusions of the UN committee on the rights
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