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Disability, Death & the Fight for Justice

By Alice Wong / 2021-06-08
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Disability, Death & the Fight for Justice Disability Justice in Canada amidst a time of pandemic  Megan Linton

 

Content notes: genocide, systemic ableism, medical aid in dying, eugenics, institutionalization, bodily autonomy, abuse, neglect, suffering

 

COVID-19 has brought with it devastating ableist violence– eugenicist triage protocols, mass death in residential institutions and the normalization of disabled death. In Canada, this ableist violence has only been complemented by legislative attacks on the right for

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As More People Are Vaccinated, I’m Sticking With My Routine at Home

By Halsey Blocher / 2021-05-14
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As COVID-19 vaccinations continue here in the U.S., I’m noticing that more people are venturing back out into the world and returning to a “new normal.”

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I’m Remembering to Prioritize My Mental Health

By Alyssa Silva / 2021-05-14
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During the height of the pandemic last year, a steady influx of people often reached out to me to check on my health. It was

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People’s Covid Inquiry

By ellen / 2021-05-08
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The People’s Covid Inquiry has been called by campaign organisation Keep Our NHS Public. The Inquiry has been hearing testimony from many witnesses and takes place

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Crippen hears from our brothers and sisters at the TUC disabled workers online conference

By Crippen / 2021-03-28
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The TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady, speaking at this year’s annual TUC disabled workers online conference about the government and their appalling record of a

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The System is Down

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-23
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The System is Down: The Ableism of Texas’ Power Grid, Covid Response, and Disability Representation

 

Adam Hubrig Graphic with a black background showing an outline of the state of Texas in white. Surrounding it are lightning bolts in white in various sizes.Graphic with a black background showing an outline of the state of Texas

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What the Disabled Community offered the world

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-22
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Social media can be overwhelming and aggravating at times. I’ve also learned and appreciated being connected with so many amazing disabled people online that I would never get the chance to meet in person. One of these people is Kaalyn M. This piece is based on Kaalyn’s recent Twitter thread on March 11, 2021 on what disabled people offered the world during the pandemic. I hope this piece will be useful for all the new

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Ep 99: Online Activism

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-21
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Today I’m in conversation with my friends Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan. The three of us are co-partners in #CripTheVote, an online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people that we started in 2016. You’ll hear us talk about the origins of #CripTheVote, the differences between the 2016 and 2020 election on disability policies and engagement, and looking ahead with the Biden/Harris administration. Please note our conversation took place in December 2020, a

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Q&A with Kemi Yemi-Ese

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-17
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After the media coverage of a major natural disaster ends, people are left to recover and pick up the pieces. For some disabled people impacted by the power outages and winter storm in Texas starting February 15, 2021, the recovery and repair process can be substantial. Below is an interview with Kemi Yemi-Ese, an artist and professional counselor assistant who lives in Austin, Texas. Many thanks to Emily Wolinsky for the introduction!

 

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Interview with Hari Ziyad

By Alice Wong / 2021-03-14
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Interview with Hari Ziyad 

 

Please tell me a little about yourself! 

I am a storyteller from Cleveland, Ohio, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. I come from a blended family of nineteen children raised by a Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and Muslim father, and navigating this experience as a Black queer and non-binary person informs much of my work. I am also a prison and police abolitionist who believes in a world without cages, and

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