Disability rights

Disabled Buffalo man in jail seven months without charges

Buffalo, New York Since July 6, 2021, Eric Lynch has been held in the Erie County Holding Center (where 32…

February 23, 2022

Theodore Roosevelt statue comes down

Over two long January nights — to avoid disrupting traffic and endangering pedestrians — an abhorrent statue of Theodore Roosevelt…

January 24, 2022

On the right to accessibility during COVID
WWP Disability Justice and Rights Caucus statement

This statement on the right of accessibility during the COVID pandemic was affirmed by the Disability Justice and Rights Caucus…

December 9, 2021

Protest demands full access, equal rights on International Day of People with Disabilities

New York City The worldwide struggle by people with disabilities for equal rights led the United Nations to establish the…

December 6, 2021

World Federation of Trade Unions
Solidarity on Day of Persons with Disabilities

This statement was issued Dec. 2 by the World Federation of Trade Unions, representing over 105 million workers internationally. Today…

December 6, 2021

Activists call for end to ‘death by incarceration’

A movement of Pennsylvania activists are working to end the state’s policy of sentencing incarcerated people to life without the…

October 4, 2021

Untreated, opioid withdrawal can kill

Opioid withdrawal is hell on the body and mind. You lose control over bodily functions, shake, shiver and struggle until…

September 20, 2021

No More Murders!

Cleveland – Tierramarie Lewis, a Black trans woman, was killed here June 12. A militant group of activists gathered August…

August 26, 2021

Deadly overdoses increase; Lifesaving naloxone in short supply

In 2020, the number of fatal opioid overdoses increased 30% over 2019, leaving 93,000 people dead. These people could have…

August 26, 2021

Disability rights and justice − for the people, against incarceration

The following was excerpted from a July 29 webinar held by the Disability Justice and Rights Caucus of Workers World…

August 18, 2021