Disability rights

Disability rights – and justice

The following remarks were delivered during a webinar hosted by the Peoples Power Assemblies-NYC on Dec. 3 in observence of…

December 7, 2020

PPA Dec. 3 Webinar to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

New York, N.Y. — The worldwide struggle by people with disabilities for equal rights led the United Nations to establish…

December 2, 2020

Living with addiction and COVID-19 — a WW commentary

  In the countrywide COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the most vulnerable among us include those with…

November 25, 2020

Portland disabled Black Lives Matter protesters demand rights under ADA

A claim was filed in U.S. District Court here on Nov. 1 charging that disabled people are being denied their…

November 24, 2020

Montana issues COVID death sentence to prisoners

Montana State Prison reported Nov. 6 that Robert Gonzalez, 70, died Oct. 24 of COVID and that “underlying health conditions…

November 23, 2020

Oppose DEA surveillance plan!

The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking more control and surveillance in the lives of people who use opioids, particularly people…

November 23, 2020

Wallace family calls for firing of police

The Oct. 26 police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia was caught on a video that went viral, bringing…

November 10, 2020

Prison, COVID, and Disabilities

From a talk given at the Oct. 22 Workers World Webinar on “Voter Suppression & COVID & their Impact on…

November 4, 2020

Remember those who cops shot during mental health crisis

I’m angry. I’m a mentally ill person tired of seeing people like us die. I’m angry that no matter what…

November 3, 2020

Ableism and voter suppression: struggles are intertwined

By Kristin Turgeon This is a lightly edited version of a talk given on the Oct. 22 Workers World Party…

October 28, 2020