Disabled Rebels Call For ‘New Blood’ In Advance Of Extinction Rebellion Action

By John Pring, Disability News Service. -

Together with a group called Deaf Rebels, they hope to play a key part in the UK actions, which will include a “central focus” on Westminster and will last two weeks from Monday (7 [...]

Disability And Poverty For Adults In 2016

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

In 2016, there were 126.3 million adults between the ages of 25 and 54. Around 7.9 million (6.3 percent) of those adults had one or more of the six serious disabilities tracked by the Census. As [...]

Disability Community Rejects Appointee Who Supports Subminimum Wage And Segregated Housing

By Center for Disability Rights, www.cdrnys.org -

The Center for Disability Rights is deeply concerned that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has appointed Bob Brown, a proponent of subminimum wage and segregated housing, to serve on [...]

Man Uses Wheelchair To Protest Enbridge

By Frank Peebles, www.princegeorgecitizen.com -

A Toronto man is wheeling his way along the general route of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project, and halted Prince George traffic as he did so. David Clow, a C6 [...]

Protests Seek To Occupy Westminster Abbey Over Cuts To Disabled

By Huffington Post UK, www.huffingtonpost.co.uk -

Campaigners have tried to occupy the grounds of Westminster Abbey in protest against the Government's decision to axe a fund for the disabled. The move, reminsicent of the long protest [...]

$2.75 an Hour? The Shocking Secret of Goodwill

By Jodie Gummow, www.alternet.org -

In the back rooms of Goodwill stores, disabled workers make far less then the federal wage of $7.25 an hour because of loophole in the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Former Goodwill employee, [...]

Americans With Disabilities Action Report

By Staff, www.adapt.org -

Americans with disabilities have fought and won many freedoms in our nation, but when times are hard our basic liberties are in jeopardy. But just like Americans of the past, we will not allow [...]