Benefit Reform “Shambles” Pushing Disabled People To Suicide, Says Whistleblower

Benefit Reform “Shambles” Pushing Disabled People To Suicide, Says Whistleblower

Sick and disabled claimants are experiencing severe distress and some are even close to suicide due to botched disability benefit reform, an insider has revealed.

Personal Independence Payments (PIP) are replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for Britain’s sick and disabled, but the assessment process which should take no longer than 26 weeks is sometimes taking twice as long.

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Benefit Reform “Shambles” Pushing Disabled People To Suicide, Says Whistleblower

The Human Cost of the FIFA World Cup

The Human Cost of the FIFA World Cup

‘As the world watches the 2014 FIFA World Cup, people are protesting the cost and the human rights violations being committed by police and security forces to protect this corporate investment.

Working people in Brazil are understandably frustrated with the public cost of the World Cup, an estimated $14 billion. When compared to spending on social services, the cost of the World Cup is the equivalent of 61% of funding for education, or 30% of the funding for healthcare. Private companies, including those in the services and construction industries, will be the main beneficiaries of this public money. Adding to this cost is the forced evictions of the poor living in the favelas (slums) and the dispossession of indigenous people from their lands to build stadiums and parking lots. [1]

Over one million people in Brazil have protested the cost of the World Cup, the cutbacks and increased costs of social services, forced evictions, and other human rights violations.’

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Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

‘Some of the recent media coverage about the fact that more than 50 people in Peru – the vast majority of them indigenous – are on trial following protests and fatal conflict in the Amazon over five years ago missed a crucial point.

Yes, the hearings are finally going ahead and the charges are widely held to be trumped-up, but what about the government functionaries who apparently gave the riot police the order to attack the protestors, the police themselves, and – following Wikileaks’ revelations of cables in which the US ambassador in Lima criticized the Peruvian government’s “reluctance to use force” and wrote there could be “implications for the recently implemented Peru-US FTA” if the protests continued – the role of the US government?’

Read more: Peru now has a ‘licence to kill’ environmental protesters

Climate Engineering, Biosphere Destruction, and the Last Chance for Life On Earth

Climate Engineering, Biosphere Destruction, and the Last Chance for Life On Earth

Art attack on Coalition policies that drive people to their deaths

Art attack on Coalition policies that drive people to their deaths – @MidWalesMike

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A UK artist has created an art installation as a memorial to the suicide victims of welfare reform.

Melanie Cutler contacted Vox Political regarding her piece – ‘Stewardship’ – a few weeks ago, asking, “Do you think I’ll be arrested?”

The response was that it should be unlikely if she informed the media. The artworks have been displayed at the Northampton Degree Show and are currently at the Free Range Exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery building in Brick Lane, London, which ends tomorrow (June 30).

Entry is free and the installation will be located in F Block, B5.

“I have become an artist later on in life,” Melanie told Vox Political. “I was a carer for my son and, a few decades later, my father. I have worked most of my life too, raising three children.

“Only recently, while studying fine art at University I found my health deteriorating. I have a cocktail of conditions – Type 1 diabetes (diagnosed last year), Coeliac disease, asthma, rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis (currently being investigated), osteoarthritis, psoriasis and a brain tumour (thankfully benign and inactive). I have also lived with depression for almost all my adult life.

“I wanted my work to articulate how I feel about certain issues. In March this year I pitched up in Thurrock, a marginal seat which will be hotly fought-over in the run-up to the next general election. I sat in front of a blank canvas and asked the people of the town to tell me how they felt about welfare reform, the press and the 2015 General Election. I took a team of people to film and photograph the event and to explain to people what the work was about.

'People of Thurrock' in the making. Artist Melanie Cutler sits, silenced, while residents of Thurrock write their opinions of 'welfare reform' on the canvas.

“Buoyed on by the reaction to ‘People of Thurrock’, I went on to something else I felt was an important issue; I put welfare reform under the microscope and conducted research around this issue. I was struck by the amount of people who, through no fault of their own, seek to end their own lives as they feel they have no other option. My own family has been touched by suicide and one of my own children is on ESA and awaiting an interview with ATOS.”

'Stewardship': Each plaque features the name of a 'welfare reform' victim and a description of how they died.

'Stewardship': This memorial is to Paul Reekie, the Scottish poet and writer who took his own life in 2010. Letters left on his table stated that his Housing Benefit and Incapacity Benefit had been stopped. The poet's death led to the creation of the Black Triangle Anti-Defamation Campaign in Defence of Disability Rights.

They Fear Civil Uprising Against Their Corrupt Political Apparatus! Water cannon coming to London: Boris Johnson approves controversial crowd control

Water cannon coming to London: Boris Johnson approves controversial crowd control tactic in challenge to Theresa May’s authority

Street Democracy writes:

They fear us.

They need too.

The Tories have innumerable layers of distorted wrong political and social concepts that they are silencing society with their gutter framework with a commanding dialogue, that of water canons.

The Tories biased elite frame work is creating a torturous one for society, especially the poor.

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A biased psychopathic main frame to serve the wealth of our country even more wealth and steal any from everyone else is a corrupt government and a dirty political infrastructure.

The ruling elites,  the disconnected Tories who presuppose ownership over us, use their out of touch ideology to herd us in any direction they want.

They are turning our society into a Punishing State of long hard days of gruel for little but hard struggles.

Gradual erosions of our freedoms is nothing more than a head fast collision with an Oligarchical form of Orwellian control, an authoritarian leadership that is anti-democratic.

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Legitimate anger is healthy but the Tories diabolical political principles enshrined into law has enraged innately decent people with all doors to democracy blocked.

By inflicting putrid policies amplifying misery in a carnival of social demonisation towards the working classes, the unemployed and vulnerable across society, these psychopaths are creating a deep social obliteration of any happiness.

They are instead emerging one giant ‘Gulag State’ of controlled impoverishment and financial destitution.

Democracy if we had one, would encourage local political innovation and participation but our political elites don’t wish for this and the demonisation has occurred to criminalise the protester.

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To silence freedom of speech with aggressive tactics will only add fuel to the fire. The criminalisation of protesting should be illegal as democracy is only democracy when protesting is active.

The protester is anyone who critiques the government and the criminalisation of this process is also the criminalisation of democracy itself.

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Now our UK modern day society is filled with broken people struggling just to survive daily with high cost of living, and low earnings and financial sanctions towards benefit claimants is flooding debt and rent arrears across the board.

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It is our natural right to protect ourselves against rogue governments-not that we need one!

A legitimate rage is no longer deemed healthy by our corrupt government. 

Instead they wish to pacify, submit a forced compliance of obedient subjects that never question authority and they feel the use of force by aggressive and dangerous water cannons is the answer to their fear.

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Water cannon coming to London: Boris Johnson approves controversial crowd control tactic in challenge to Theresa May’s authority

If the trenches of democracy are blocked by legions of faceless bureaucrats then what is left but to protest and if this is criminalised…????

‘Boris Johnson has been accused of “playing politics” over the safety of London’s streets by ordering the purchase of three water cannon from Germany before the Home Secretary has given permission for their use.

City Hall officials said the decision had to be made urgently in order to take advantage of a good deal offered by German Federal Police – but it has also been seen as a serious challenge to Theresa May’s authority.

It comes as the latest clash between figures at the very top of the Tory party, with Ms May and Mr Johnson among the leading candidates to succeed David Cameron as the Conservatives’ leader.’

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Watch: Two Liverpool social housing tenants win reprieve from bedroom tax

Watch: Two Liverpool social housing tenants win reprieve from bedroom tax 

By Liverpool Echo

Kirkdale residents Theresa McCarten and Susan Dunne told by judge their bedroom tax bills should be reduced

Two social housing tenants in Liverpool have won reprieve from the hated bedroom tax.

Kirkdale residents Theresa McCarten and Susan Dunne were this week told by a judge their bedroom tax bills should be reduced.

Both had their housing benefit payments slashed by 25% in the wake of the Government’s controversial 2012 welfare reforms.

But the women took their cases to court and a judge ordered their bedroom tax bills be cut from around £22 to £11 a week – leaving each of them approximately £40 a month better off.

Ms McCarten told the ECHO: “Bedrooms are being called bedrooms just so the Government can take people’s benefits off them.

“You couldn’t even fit a bed in my spare room but I still had to pay the bedroom tax on it.”

Ms McCarten was first ordered to pay the bedroom tax in March last year.

Benefits assessors ruled her home was a three-bedroom property, although there were only beds in two rooms.

But the first-tier tribunal of the Social Entitlement Chamber ruled this week: “She has never used the third room as a bedroom as it is too small and has always been used as a computer room.

“The tribunal therefore decided she had two bedrooms.”

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Watch: Two Liverpool social housing tenants win reprieve from bedroom tax 

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Middle School Students Who Complained Over Dress Code Suspended for ‘Terroristic Threat’

Middle School Students Who Complained Over Dress Code Suspended for ‘Terroristic Threat’

‘Two dozen Spalding County middle school students were suspended after a Facebook post which encouraged classmates to break the dress code was characterized as a “terroristic threat” by the principle.’

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Peaceful Protest in America is Now Categorized As ‘Terrorism’

‘The Partnership for Civil Justice (a public interest legal organization which the Washington Post called “the constitutional sheriffs for a new protest generation”) reported this week that the Obama administration treated a peaceful boycott as a terrorist threat:’

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David Cameron’s House Gets Fracked – Greenpeace ha ha!! Oppose fracking under homes without permission

David Cameron’s House Gets Fracked – Greenpeace

Street Democracy writes:

Write or email MP’s across the nation while democracy is still alive and legal!

Dear Members of Parliament,

74% of people in Britain are against changes to trespass laws that would allow fracking companies to drill under homes without permission. I urge you to oppose government plans to change the law and vote against it when you have the chance.

Yours sincerely,

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