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(en) Britain, class war: #RightsNotGames Week of Action September 4-10th, with Disabled People Against Cuts

Date Sun, 4 Sep 2016 11:07:51 +0300


At the end of last year the UK became the first country in the world to be investigated by the United Nations for grave and systematic violations of Disabled people's rights. ---- This is as a direct result of the disproportionate impact of austerity on Disabled people and ideological attacks waged by the Tory government that have seen Disabled people and the poorest members of society hit by cut after cut after cut. ---- In 2012 DPAC in partnership with UK Uncut were able to use the media interest around the London Paralympics to draw attention to the disgraceful practices of Atos, one of the Paralympic sponsors and the company responsible for carrying out the notorious Work Capability Assessment that has caused so much harm and suffering. Two years later Atos pulled put of the contract to run the WCA which had become unworkable due to the success of the campaign against them.

This September DPAC will be using the interest surrounding the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio to draw attention to the cumulative impact of the cuts on Disabled people that are taking Disabled people's rights back decades with attacks in every area of our lives from education to independent living to employment to income.

http://www.classwarparty.org.uk/dpac-rightsnotgames-week-action-september-4-10th/
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