Disability rights

Disabled people campaigning for rights - for access, benefits, services and equality; against discrimination, cuts, prejudice and pity!

Marxism and Autism: Newcastle

05/04/2017 - 19:00

Janine introduces a discussion on Marxism and Autism. Can Marxism help explain the autistic experience under capitalism, and contribute to our fight against oppression?

Venue: Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6HQ

Video: What is Autism?

An introduction to autism, explaining what it is, common terms, with a plain-English account as well as the medical stuff. This video explains autism in terms of what is different about autistic people, rather than what is "wrong" with us.

RMT Disability in the Workplace training, Doncaster NEC

20/11/2017 - 14:00

RMT's first ever week-long training course on Disability in the Workplace for union reps and activists, held at the union's National Education Centre in Doncaster. Designed and delivered by Janine.

Open to all RMT members and fully funded, with accommodation provided and travel reimbursed.

If you would like to attend, please contact your branch secretary,

Equality for autistic and neuro-divergent people!

By Joe Booth and Janine Booth, published in Solidarity 426, 11 January 2017

Socialist activists are drafting a manifesto for the Labour Party of radical policies to advance equality for autistic and other neurodivergent people (those with an atypical “brain-wiring”, usually a condition such as dyspraxia or attention deficit disorder). Supported by John McDonnell, a steering group has drafted a proposed manifesto and, having launched it at Labour Party conference in September, is now inviting input from Labour Party and trade union bodies and interested individuals.

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