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The socialist legacy of Helen Keller
A look at the incredible life and immense legacy of Helen Keller, including her commitment to socialist and feminist causes.
Disability justice and capitalism don’t mix
A call to resist the cooptation of the radical disability justice movement launched by queer Black and brown founders.
Social Security: not broken, but they’re working on it
Whose survival depends on this 85-year-old benefit? Why should it be expanded? And how? The answers are not complicated.
Dissidents with disabilities: Overcoming capitalism’s obstacles
Sharaz Kayani’s self-immolation outside Parliament House in Canberra last year was a wake-up call — not only about the plight of refugees in this country but also the treatment of… Read more »
Ingrid Hindell: “I live in the community, but I am not of the community.”
“I was born with a disability. I couldn’t sit up until I was five years old. I was shy as an adolescent. For most of my adult life, I have… Read more »
Philip Smith: “The economy is at the basis of discrimination.”
“I am unsure of how I developed my hearing disability. It was gradual. I am diagnosed as having a nerve deafness caused by bronchitis. I left school in Form 5,… Read more »
Brigitte Ellery: “In societies where profit doesn’t exist, people with disabilities are respected.”
“In 1993 I was hospitalised. I had been having depression on and off. After being misdiagnosed a few times, I finally found a doctor who diagnosed Multi Personality Disorder, which… Read more »
Privatisation hits home – Women bear the burden of under-funded services
“Community care.” It has such a nice ring to it: society’s thrown-away people being brought back into community life, no longer shut away in large, impersonal and uncaring institutions. But do we believe for one minute that the State has emptied its publicly-funded institutions because it cares? Of course not!
A Tale of Two Systems: A disabled worker compares the treatment of disabled people in Cuba and the U.S.
Being born disabled, I became aware of other disabled individuals around the discrimination they encountered. I could not understand why this was happening. Nor could I comprehend why the needs… Read more »