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Grandad with brain tumour asked to do a headstand at his PIP assesssment

‘Where is the respect?’ Grandad with brain tumour blasts benefits assessor after ‘being asked to do a headstand’ Jim Wright was being assessed at his home in Falkirk when he was asked to stand on his head. 553 more words

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Claimant v PIP assessor, now who would you believe?

Remembering Lynn Jeffries – Disability Rights Campaigner, York, UK, (1956 – 2014).

Made as part of York Disability Pride 2017 celebrations, this short film remembers Lynn Jeffries who played a key role in setting up York Independent Living Network (www.yiln.org.uk). 283 more words

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Windrush man's bereaved family walk out of inquest after coroner rules Home Office policy played no role in death

Family seeking judicial review after coroner refuses to consider role of hostile environment in death of Dexter Bristol, who died while suffering ‘extreme stress’ over immigration issues… 957 more words

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Any fool can see how the Home Office created the conditions leading to the death of Dexter Bristol, with the exception of the Bristol Coroner Dr William Dolman. This is not the justice that the family of Dexter Bristol deserve and need to receive. Dexter Bristol can now rest in peace which unfortunately he could not do in his life due to Home Office Policies and Practices.

White spaces, white privilege and white fear: Negrophobia still contaminates America | Salon.com

In a video recorded last Thursday, a doctor named Jeffrey Epstein, who is white, created a disturbance at Orlando International Airport because he felt he was being treated poorly by an airline. 518 more words

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'No one deserves to die over a video game': survivors recall chaos of Florida shooting | US news | The Guardian

Survivors of a shooting at a video gamers’ competition in Florida in which three people died have told of chaotic scenes as those caught up in the violence trampled over others in panic as they tried to escape. 136 more words

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Petition update · Please share this video, and thank you!! · Change.org

Hello all,

I don’t think the incredible news that we have won this campaign has quite sunk in for me yet. The enormity of what this means most certainly hasn’t quite sunk in, but I am simply over the moon. 363 more words

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