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Atos kills and the police injure disabled folk

the void

One wheelchair user suffered a broken shoulder yesterday after police indiscriminately attacked a peaceful protest held by disabled people and supporters outside the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Several hundred people had earlier gathered outside the London headquarters of Paralympic sponsor Atos as part of the week of action against the company.  Atos carry out the Work Capability Assessment, a computer based test which has been used to find hundreds of thousands of disabled and seriously ill people ‘fit for work’.

Tragically several people have committed suicide after Atos and the DWP have connived to cut their benefits, whist many more have had conditions worsened by the endless and traumatic assessment regime.  Astonishingly Atos are also sponsors of the London Paralympic Games.

Whilst speeches and angry chants condemned the company outside their own front  door, other disabled activists had joined up with UK Uncut outside Caxton House in Westminster…

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4 responses

  1. I sense a ranty angry rant coming on about Atos and the DWP at some point today!

    September 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    • Is that you, me or both of us? 🙂

      September 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      • Haha, am not sure. I know I can feel one building up!

        September 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    • Quite often your comments go into my spam box – as to why – I have no idea…

      September 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm

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