Making the Future Female

DISABILITY


Excellent overview of the cruel ConDem overlords’ attitudes towards ordinary people.



Birmingham – from Workshop of the World to Workfare of the Wankers

Birmingham Against The Cuts

This weekend, Boycott Workfare are organising days of national action against workfare, and in Birmingham we’ll be taking part on Friday, with a lunchtime demonstration outside InTraining, one of the workfare profiteers, whose failure to help jobseekers led to one contacting us with his story, which you can read here.

With workfare schemes being expanded, and a new scheme being piloted in London, forcing school leavers to do a 3 month forced work placement as soon as they sign on, it is important that we show and build resistance to these schemes which force unemployed and disabled people into unsuitable work placements that threatens paid jobs and fails to help jobseekers into work.

You can read more about workfare and why we support the Boycott Workfare campaign in this post

Friday 7th September
12noon – 1pm

InTraining
4 Norton Street, Hockley, B18 5RQ

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Paralympic gold medallist against Atos


ATOS – Ministers have outsourced more than £3bn of public services to Atos, the multinational IT firm whose sponsorship of the Paralympics has prompted a nationwide campaign by disability activists.

A series of parliamentary questions from Labour MP Tom Greatrex reveals the value of contracts with Atos is now more than a third higher than the amount outsourced by the last government. The replies expose how far the reach of the company extends in Whitehall.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/28/atos-3bn-government-contracts-paralympics?INTCMP=SRCH

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain is called Tara Flood on The Green Paper March 2011.

From Socialist Worker weekly in Britain:

Tue 28 Aug 2012

‘Seven medals but now the Tories want my benefits’

Paralympic winner speaks out and says get Atos out of the Games

Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder Tara Flood faces a test that could see her lose her disability benefits, she told Socialist Worker.

Tara is a seven-time Paralympic medallist. In 1992 she set a world record for 50 metres breaststroke that still stands today.

But that hasn’t saved her from the Tories’ harsh benefits clampdown.

“I’ve already had my letter,” she said. “At some point next year it will be my turn to be assessed.”

Tara is one of hundreds of thousands of people in the Tories’ sights as they try to slash benefits for sick and disabled people.

She said that receiving…

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How Long Does It Take to Realize That You Are On the Wrong Side of History?


Great poster!