Protecting our rights requires vigilance and protest

26th March 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill seeks to restrict citizens’ ability to lawfully protest, and seeks to allow police increased powers to restrict the reasons for protest and the way they handle the events themselves. The police use heavy-handed tactics against women attending the vigil on Clapham Common, following the murder of Sarah Everard, is an indication of the restrictions on protest that the government wants to introduce.

How to think about assisted dying and why it should not be legalised – the real position of disabled people in capitalism

12th March 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

The material context in which legalisation of assisted suicide is contemplated is one of a retreating welfare state, reduced health and social care provision, increasing inequality and poverty and even a stalling of life expectancy and increased inequalities in life expectancy.
To normalise the idea of ending life as a response to pain, disability or terminal illness would be extremely dangerous and should not be supported.