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Activism and Campaigning A group of about 20 people stand sit together behind a table

Many of the disabled activists who have played a key role in exposing the harm caused by the government’s social security cuts and reforms have come together for a “breakthrough” campaign meeting attended by five Labour shadow ministers. Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell, who chaired the meeting, said afterwards that he believed that it
Benefits and Poverty Stephen Carre smiling and stroking a black cat

Disabled activists have called for ministers to face a criminal investigation, over their apparent failure to hand a crucial coroner’s report about the discredited “fitness for work” test to their own independent expert. Earlier this week, a Disability News Service (DNS) investigation revealed that work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith and employment minister
Activism and Campaigning Dennis Queen speaking, while surrounded by police

Disabled activists have explained why they needed to hold the government to account over its “sickening” and “degrading” cuts by protesting outside this week’s Conservative party conference in Manchester. The protest, organised by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), saw disabled people take a central role in the middle of wider anti-austerity protests that took
Benefits and Poverty An Atos sign

Government contractor Atos Healthcare claims it has no idea if a former surgeon whose flawed assessment of a disabled man helped trigger his suicide is still testing people with mental health conditions for their eligibility for disability benefits. Disability News Service (DNS) approached Atos following last week’s revelation that a coroner had demanded government
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