Oh yeah, still with the alliterations, because alliterations are awesome. That’s why “alliteration” alliterates with “awesome”. Although, it does to imply I will put up a summary list of the interesting articles I’ve come across that week, every Saturday. Ha. We shall see.
Disability Roulette (Sue Marsh, Diary of a Benefit Scrounger)
An analogy of the current circumstances for seriously ill and disabled people in the UK.
A list of companies involved in workfare schemes (Boycott Workfare)
Boycott workfare are maintaining this list as new information arises, due to the DWP’s refusal to release information. Information on sources also given where status has been verified.
New call to but DWP/Atos on trial for manslaughter (Mike Sivier, Vox Political)
Sign the e-petition: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41070
United Kingdom government denounced for crimes against disabled people to international criminal court in the Hague (Samuel Miller via JJ, Black Triangle Campaign)
A Canadian expert in disability has written a letter to the Hague requesting the ICC investigate the actions of the UK government leading to the deaths of sick and disabled people in the UK.
Read the letter:
Co-sign the letter yourself at 38degrees:
Re-introducing “Dr knows best” (Kaliya Franklin, Benefit Scrounging Scum)
Talking about the dangers of coercing patients into having treatments and the government’s plan to replace freedom of choice with “do what our doctors say, or we cut you off”.
New e-petition gives another chance for you to fight murderous disability benefit cuts (Mike Sivier, Vox Political)
Re-booting Pat’s Petition.
What About The People With Chronic Pain, Government?
An Australian’s perspective on the ignorance of the real cost of disability.
“The weirdest thing about my health” (Elle, Elle and the Auto Gnome)
Talking about constant variability in chronic illness, and how little it is understood.
If you can tweet you can work, and other such lies (Steven Sumpter, A Latent Existence)
ESA reaches a Tipping Point (Sue Marsh, Diary of a Benefit Scrounger)
The current state of ESA, and upcoming figures and reports that might mean an end to the government being able to further delude its citizens into thinking it’s effective.
Disability News Items
Atos mislead the government in securing its disability assessment contract (Steve Paget, the Guardian)
Atos Doctors and Nurses Raise Concerns Over Signing Of Official Secrets Act (Welfare News Service)
ME is often dismissed – but sufferers like Emily Collinridge are dying (Scott Jordan Harris, the Guardian)
This Tuesday saw the funeral of Emily Collinridge, a sufferer and tireless campaigner. Her mother asked that this article would be shared in her memory.
Discipleship Series (Scott Burns, Work in Progress)
A series on what true discipleship is; link goes to first post.
The 10 most corrupt tax loopholes (Chris Parker, village Voice)