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Handicap This!: January-February 2017

January 29, 2017

India: fight for institutionalized women with disabilities; England: cuts to the personal budgets of disabled people; U.S.: standard of education for many disabled children could be raised if Supreme Court rules that they should receive “meaningful benefit” in education; and Transgender African-American woman Kayla Moore, who had schizophrenia, is killed by police.

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Demonstration at Alden Village North, Sept. 12, 2014. Photo for News & Letters by Franklin Dmitryev.

Deadly nursing home protested by disabled

November 24, 2014

Three years ago, state officials vowed to shut the troubled Alden Village North nursing facility in Chicago down after more than a dozen deaths of children and young adults with severe disabilities. But it remains open today. A protester reports on a demonstration there.

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ADAPT activists sentenced

August 7, 2012

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters:

ADAPT activists sentenced

Washington, D.C—Fourteen of 74 ADAPT activists arrested in April for protesting Chair of the House Budget Committee Representative Ryan’s proposal to cut Medicaid funding by $800 billion were sentenced in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

During the court proceedings, Mike Oxford, an ADAPT organizer from [=>]

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Vets used and abused

August 3, 2012

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Vets used and abused

Memphis, Tenn.—When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, the military did find weapons of mass destruction in the form of chemical weapons. This was not made public, because the weapons had been a gift to Saddam Hussein from the U.S. Since the canisters still showed they [=>]

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Protest Brown’s cuts

April 8, 2011

From the March-April 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Protest Brown’s cuts

Hundreds of low-income and unemployed people and people with disabilities marched through San Francisco on Feb. 28 wearing signs identifying services they would lose under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed draconian cuts. They chanted, “They say lie down and die/we say organize,” and demanded budget solutions [=>]

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