Campaign for disabled people to be given the same rights as everyone else | DisabledGo News and Blog


As Channel 4 trailed the Paralympics with a promo entitled We Are The Superhumans on Wednesday, disabled protesters blocked off the streets of ­Westminster under the banner #RightsNotGames. A week of protests called out the great lie behind how we view disability . “We’re either superhuman or we’re scroungers,” said Ellen Clifford from Disabled People Against Cuts. “Otherwise we’re invisible.” DPAC and other groups such as Black Triangle know the super-scrounger lie can be fatal for disabled people in the UK. Austerity cuts including the Bedroom Tax , sanctions and brutal fit-for-work tests have cost the lives of countless disabled people since 2010. Cuts that are only possible because the super-scroungers narrative tells us no “real” disabled people will lose out. At London 2012, this was brought shockingly into focus when ATOS – a corporation then making huge profits from controversial ‘fit-for-work’ tests accused of impoverishing disabled people – sponsored the Paralympics. Four

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