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Activism and Campaigning Jackie Driver speaking into a microphone, with some of her words in a box in the corner of the screen
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Disability charities must do more to support the disabled activists who are fighting austerity through direct action protests, according to a leading figure in the disabled people’s movement. Jackie Driver, who has chaired the Manchester-based disabled people’s organisation Breakthrough UK for the last 13 years, said that grassroots organisations like Disabled People Against Cuts
Activism and Campaigning Campaigners outside Ofgem with banners
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The energy regulator’s “discriminatory” plans to impose only a “very limited” cap on fuel prices will “will lead to deaths, ill health and misery” for hundreds of thousands of disabled people, say campaigners. Fuel Poverty Action (FPA) and Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) have written to Ofgem – with backing from another 30 organisations
Activism and Campaigning John McDonnell speaking in the Commons chamber
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Disabled people and their organisations will “determine” and “implement” the disability policies of the next Labour government, the shadow chancellor has promised a national conference. John McDonnell told the National Disabled People’s Summit that disabled people would “go into government just as much as we do when that election comes”. He said: “You can
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
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