Disability


On our own terms

1 October 2015 Emma Hughes spoke to Andy Greene from Disabled People Against Cuts

A poem in memory of our disabled dead

4 December 2013 Merry Cross writes to mark this week's International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Getting rich on disability denial

19 February 2013 Debbie Jolly reports on US insurance giant Unum, whose ‘biopsychosocial model’ is being used to justify the devastating cuts in disability benefits

The benefit freeze: taking from the poorest to give to the richest?

11 January 2013 Debbie Jolly and Merry Cross from the Disabled People Against Cuts group, write that the Coalition’s promise to protect disabled people has been proven to be an outright lie

Able to fight: How disabled people are taking on the Tories

29 August 2012 As the Paralympics open, disabled people are facing an onslaught of cuts. But as Lorna Stephenson discovers, disabled activists are a force to be reckoned with

Atos sponsors the Paralympics? It’s enough to make you scream

19 August 2012 The role played by disabled groups, far from being one of passive victims, is exemplary for collective resistance, writes Michael Calderbank

Remploy: Factories floored

13 August 2012 There has been a wave of resistance to plans to close Remploy factories, which provide safe employment to disabled people. Tim Hunt reports

Organising ourselves

13 September 2011 Anne-Marie O’Reilly presents a roundtable discussion of grassroots community organisers

The bedrock of autonomy

15 August 2011 A life beyond illness rests on a delicate and complex web, writes Mike Marqusee

Atos: tick-box tyranny

27 February 2011 Tim Hunt looks at Atos, the company charged with assessing who should receive disability benefit