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ISIS butchers cooked the baby son of a Yazidi sex slave held captive in a cellar and fed him to his unsuspecting and starving mother, an Iraqi MP claims. Vian Dakhill also revealed during an emotio…

Source: ISIS butchers cooked the baby son of Yazidi sex slave and fed him to his unsuspecting mother, Iraqi MP reveals


A social worker shares concerns about radicalisation, Prevent, and its focus on muslims rather than on far-right groups

Source: ‘Following recent terror attacks, social work must re-evaluate its approach to radicalisation’


One of the nation’s largest healthcare lobbying groups Monday announced its opposition to the Senate’s ObamaCare repeal plan, warning that it could hurt the “most vulnerable citizens.”

The American Medical Association (AMA) wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) warning against cuts to Medicaid and changes to ObamaCare’s subsidies and regulations.

“Medicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm.’ The draft legislation violates that standard on many levels,” AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James Madara wrote in the letter.

 

Source: American Medical Association: ObamaCare repeal violates ‘do no harm’ rule | TheHill



CBF publishes new report highlighting family concerns over lack of information and inappropriate medication of their relatives with learning disabilities.

Source: Results from the CBF’s Family Carer Medication Consultation


Unfortunately disability is the generally forgotten or certainly not mentioned in many aspects of Social Care, by the Government, the Media and many other areas, but disabled people do form a substantial proportion of persons needing care and support and their unpaid carers need consideration also.

Many disabled people will need social care interaction for most of their life with a large number of them requiring this from birth. In these instances, through no fault of their own, they will not have been able to provide for their care through forms of employment and not by choice. Also for many of them they will never be able to obtain any form of employment purely due to their disability condition or more likely conditions.

It is therefore evident that should be mentioned and considered to a much greater degree than they are currently. However, will the Government and the media listen.

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Today the Government has announced the laws they plan to pass and the issues they will consult on over the next two years in the Queen’s speech.

The Queen’s speech is taking place in an unusual political context with the Conservative party having failed to secure an overall majority and still in talks with the Democratic Unionist Party over a confidence and supply agreement.

Queen’s speeches normally take place once a year but with the backdrop of Brexit negotiations, there won’t be another one until 2019, so if legislation wasn’t announced today it is now unlikely to be considered over the next two years.

The Conservative manifesto made commitments to get more disabled people into work, reduce the extra costs that disabled people face and reform the broken social care system. The need to tackle disability discrimination was mentioned explicitly in the Queen’s Speech but there was little information on…

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Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing countries.

Source: Still Left Behind — Pathways to Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities | Leonard Cheshire Disability


Priorities.

Source: Trump tweets promo for lawyer’s Fox & Friends appearance, ignores attack on Muslims in London


Banking interests gave politicians who voted to repeal Dodd-Frank more than $25 million over the last 2 years.

Source: The House Just Passed a Bill That Could Lead to More Bank Bailouts


The disability rights movement changed my life. I have been benefiting from legislation fought for by disabled activists who came before me since I was a young child. Like Mike Ervin and various other activists, I am a former poster brat, a kid pimped out for profit by the machine that was MDA, While still cute enough to raise them tons of cash. For a long time, my identity was intertwined with what I thought I understood about my life as a disabled person.

I had grown up believing and being told that most if not all of us with neuromuscular disabilities would not survive into adulthood. There was no expectation on my life, so my doctors told me consistently that they had absolutely no idea of the outcome of my life. At the same time, I was internalizing the message I was supposed to be spreading in order to raise money for MDA, the idea that without a cure our lives are not worth living if we survive, at all. Jerry Lewis used the pity model for profit, to make MDA millions. They promised a cure…to make us “normal” and as children we took that to heart. Many of us thought of ourselves as not normal. We believed we were or at least all of our friends with neuromuscular disabilities would die young. For some, there was a belief of no point in attempting to have a future, because it was pointless if death was coming anyway.

Source: Defiant Lives is Essential Viewing, Though Problematic | Dominick Evans

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