Category Archives: Disability rights

Walmart Worker Speaks about Disability, Strikes, Organizing in Rural Community

This post first appeared at Ability Maine. Crossposted here with permission. Low wages, lack of health insurance, concern for elderly and injured coworkers paramount By Sharon Wachsler Static Nonsense* is a disabled blogger I’ve known for a year or two. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Question 2 Is an #Occupy Issue (it’s not what you think)

Diane Coleman has characterized the leading proponents of legalized assisted suicide as “white, well-off, worried, and well.” They have enjoyed a good deal of control, know exactly what they have to lose, and are determined to retain it until death. Unfortunately, viewing the world from a position of privilege may limit one’s insight into the consequences of a policy change whose greatest impact could fall on socially marginalized groups. Continue reading

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Disability Rights Activists #Occupy PA Capitol to Preserve Medicaid

This post first appeared at Ability Maine blog as “Activist Alert & Breaking News: How YOU Can Support ADAPT Now!“ Disability Rights Activists Take Action to Preserve Medicaid & Attendant Care What You Can Do to Help! Pennsylvania Cuts Reflect National Issues Police Brutality, 83 … Continue reading

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Occupy Accessibility

Disabilities might prevent someone from being physically present at Occupy actions, but we repost, repeat, and retweet your blogs, pictures, videos, and tweets. We comment, sign petitions, and participate in online forums. We help you trend and send stories to front pages. Continue reading

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How Do They Sleep at Night? Interview with Investigative Reporter Arnold Mann

They’re Poisoning Us is the heart-wrenching story about the millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside-down by toxic exposures, their struggle to find medical help in a world dominated by industry interests, and a medical mainstream that would prefer to write off what they do not understand. Continue reading

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Disability in the Movement: Including the Invisible

Why should occupations create access for those with chemical injury or electrical sensitivity? Out of solidarity, as well as self-preservation. Continue reading

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Corporate Control of People with Disabilities

This post was written for the December issue of the Disability Blog Carnival, taking place at my personal blog, After Gadget. Check out this big, fabulous carnival of posts relating to disability and Occupy here! This is such a huge … Continue reading

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