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It’s not the end of the world, you know

This poem is related to the Polish poet Milosz's poem Song on the End of the World and the Shakers dance on the same subject. It’s not the end of the world, you know It’s not the end of the world, you know said my mother as she stuck a plaster on my ...

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Crippen asks Keir Starmer to stand up and be counted

Keir Starmer will need to address a series of pledges that he made to disabled people during his successful campaign to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. During his leadership campaign Keir Starmer called for “radical action” on social care with the introduction of free social care and a legal ...

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Crippen offers a tribute to Disabled activist Manjeet Kaur

Disabled activist and advocate for disabled asylum seekers, Manjeet Kaur has died at her home in Manchester. Manjeet was involved in many campaigns around the country. Ellen Clifford from DPAC recalls “the first time I met Manjeet was at a national anti-bedroom tax ...

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Crippen gives a Wake Up call!

We are losing the legislative safety net that we fought so hard to establish and the majority of disabled people in the UK seem unaware that it is happening. Those of us who took to the streets back in the day and demonstrated and protested about the lack of access to ...

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Crippen exposes yet more DWP cover ups

The cover up by the DWP regarding the deaths of disabled benefit claimants continues as coroners’ reports are ‘lost’. New information shows that the missing reports were written by coroners in 2015 and 2016 and warned the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) ...

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Staying Active Has Been the Key to Staying Sane

My name is Grace Roach I have had sight loss and multiple disabilities since my late teens following an accident. I have never let this hold me back from what I have wanted to achieve in life. Sometimes my disabilities have had an impact on me doubting myself and asking: "Am ...

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Thank you NHS

A rainbow I made by throwing paint and asking my PA bow to draw some lines of rain and write "thank you". Cheers, Nick

Harry Josephine Giles: trans activism and confidence

DAO's Digital Influencer, Deen Hallissey talks about why transgender artists are so important to him as an autistic person https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRzsCA_keK8 Nyla Rose is first publicly transgender woman professional wrestler in the United States Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nylarosebeast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NylaRoseBeast Chelsey Manning: former soldier, proud whistleblower, activist. Twitter: https://twitter.com/xychelsea Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xychelsea87/ Munroe Bergdorf: advocate for intersectional, black, ...

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Crippen discovers that the DWP provide the main source of oppressive attitudes towards disabled people

Why are we not surprised to hear that people with chronic illness taking part in a recent survey, reported that the main source of oppressive attitudes they faced were when dealing with Department for Work and Pensions staff.

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Crippen is told that disabled people are disproportionately affected by Covid 19

New research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the Covid 19 pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on disabled people’s lives (Ed: No shit Sherlock!). Well, it does not take a crystal ball when you consider disabled people are more likely to be surviving on a low income, ...