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?
Published in RMT News, July/August 2021
RMT members have helped to win justice for Osime Brown, a young, black, autistic, learning-disabled man. The union saw this as an issue that deserved our support and solidarity. Janine Booth, Secretary of RMT’s Disabled Members’ Advisory Committee, explains why.
This is the obituary of Dinah that I wrote for Solidarity
Workers’ Liberty is saddened to learn of the death of Dr Dinah Murray.
Dinah spoke alongside me at two of our Ideas for Freedom summer schools and at an online forum last year, on the subject of neurodiversity, autism, capitalism and Marxism. Each time she provided valuable insights and increased the level of understanding among the comrades who listened.
Janine Booth reviews ‘The Reason I Jump’
I don’t watch many documentaries about autism, and on the rare occasion when I sit down to watch one, I am overwhelmed with a sense of dread. So much rubbish is said on the subject, even by people who want to be on the right side. So many patronising tropes, so much pity, not enough solidarity.
(and why I prefer to think of it like this rather than as IFL vs PFL)
One hundred years ago, a big movement grew in the east London borough of Poplar, headed by thirty councillors who went to prison rather than levy extortionate rates or cut services to the working-class population that elected them. ‘Poplarism’ won.
Why did Poplar win? Here are ten key points, which contain lessons for today.