Janine will speak as part of a panel on Realising Disability Equality, specifically about links to the Labour Party and to DPOs (Disabled People’s Organisations) such as DPAC (Disabled People Against the Cuts), Inclusion London and ROFA (Reclaiming our Futures Alliance).
We slept here
on Waverley Bridge
under the shadow of a granite ridge
Next to the only station
named for a novel -
our open-air waiting room, no place to travel
Just along from the Spoons and the bars
by the pools of piss and broken jars
under the sober moon and stars
They swept beer.
A gull crept near.
We slept here.
Bring out the braziers on Ramsay Street,
close down the kitchen and turn up the heat
No more exploitation of the workers' labours -
the staff are going on strike in Neighbours!
The ranks of the workers' movement swell
as the comrades at Lassiters Hotel
flex their muscles and show some clout
by downing tools and walking out
More details to follow.
This information panel (picture), written by Janine, has been posted by Tower Hamlets Council to accompany the newly-renovated Hale Street mural, which pays tribute to the Poplar councillors. The text is below.
After the ‘Great War’, London’s East Enders lived in extreme poverty.
Assignment written for the Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Sheffield Hallam University.
WHY DOES WORK NOT WORK FOR US?
- How and why is employment hostile to autistic people?
- How useful are the main autism theories in explaining this?
Blocking folk from getting jabs
Harassing working people
Spouting endless bafflegab
While calling others sheeple
Sharing psychobabble memes
Spurning free protection
This is off so many beams
This isn't insurrection
I too don't trust authority
I want to smash the system
But this is not a just minority
This is not resisting
Her cover drive and how she ran
are now haram
under the rule of the Taliban
Can she stay in? For sure she can
She can't be out without a man
in ancient, new Afghanistan
She'd tackle assumptions and she'd score
but won't be playing any more
She's fallen foul of holy law