“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.”
Please support the following National Day of Protest in Glasgow – Please consider supporting this protest even if you do not live in Scotland, we need solidarity to end the austerity measures that are having the greatest impact on people who are sick, disabled or unemployed.
ALL SCOTLAND NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST BENEFIT CUTS – please note at the time of publishing, this link did not work. According to this link https://www.facebook.com/blacktriangle11
there have been problems with hacking. The information however appears below and also here:
http://englandevents.co.uk/glasgow-all-scotland-national-day-of-protest-against/280298 Includes a map.
If you can possibly do so please attend a protest in Glasgow this coming Sunday. If you can’t or even if you can please share the following:
14th June 2015 George Square Glasgow 12:00
“PLEASE SHARE! ALL SCOTLAND NATIONAL DAY OF PROTESTS AGAINST BENEFIT CUTS 14th June 2015 George Square Glasgow
MASS MOBILISATION CALLED BY BLACK TRIANGLE CAMPAIGN: SCOTLAND SAYS NO TO THE TORY WAR ON OUR POOR OUR SICK AND OUR DISABLED PEOPLE:
WESTMINSTER! HANDS OFF OUR POOREST!
STOP ATTACKING OUR PEOPLE! NO MORE BENEFIT RELATED DEATHS!
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH OUT OF SCOTLAND NOW!
FULL POWERS FOR SCOTLAND NOW!
TIME HAS COME TO UNITE AND FIGHT BACK! UNITY AND SOLIDARITY FOREVER!
‘If Westminster fails to deliver [HOME RULE AND FULL POWERS OVER SOCIAL SECURITY] there will be an UPRISING in Scotland and we entertain do doubts whatsoever that we will be an independent nation within a very short span of time indeed. If you do not give us these powers the Union is finished. Be in no doubt.’
We reject the UK Government’s unconscionable Welfare Reform Act and policies which are literally killing our people and which are immiserating millions.
As disabled people and citizens of Scotland, we demand nothing less than full autonomy for the Scottish Government over all matters relating to welfare, ownership of our natural resources and national assets, income from taxation and measures to address and eradicate the poverty that blights the lives of nearly one million people in our land.
If Westminster fails to deliver there will be an uprising in Scotland and we entertain do doubts whatsoever that we will be an independent nation within a very short span of time indeed. If you do not give us these powers the Union is finished. Be in no doubt.
We are aware that 10,000 submissions have been made so we will make this brief. These are the reason that we demand full powers over our own affairs. Rocks would melt in the Sun before the catastrophe of UK Welfare ‘Reforms’ would be introduced by Scottish politicians elected by the people of Scotland. This is not the Scottish way. This is the land of Robert Burns.
This is absolutely anathema and barbaric to us.
When Scotland sends 59 Yes party MPs to Westminster in May that will be fighting to repeal the lethal and despicable Welfare Reform Act. It’s now time for all to unite with us and say together: “No More!”
This is an updated tragic list of widely reported welfare-related deaths of the United Kingdom’s sick and/or disabled people. The tip of an iceberg.
We will always fight for freedom from Westminster’s murderous policies and support the struggle of all Britain’s sick and/or disabled people simultaneously, wherever they are from.
If you are in any doubt there is worse to come please note the following Facebook comment which I have included here for easy access, and also because I don’t know how to directly link to individual comments in Facebook which soon progress down the page quickly as other comments are added and are often missed. After reading this and viewing the video, people in Scotland and the rest of the UK have good reason to be afraid:
“This is a profoundly shocking scene – I need to draw everybody’s attention to (a very poorly) disabled Baroness Jane Campbell’s question to Welfare Minister Lord Freud in the Lords yesterday asking “will disabled people be protected” from further £12 billion life-destroying cuts to be announced by Osborne in July?
His ice-cold, callous response is truly spine-chilling:
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton (CB): My Lords, during the general election campaign the Prime Minister stated his desire to “enhance” and “safeguard” PIP. Will the Minister say how the Government plan to fulfil that election promise to disabled people and reassure them that their payments will be protected in the Chancellor’s up-and-coming Budget?
Lord Freud: We will continue to support the disabled and the vulnerable in months to come.
Baroness Sherlock (Lab): My Lords, maybe I can follow that up a little more. The noble Baroness, Lady Campbell of Surbiton, specifically asked for an assurance of the Prime Minister’s guarantee that he would continue to support disabled people and that their benefits would be protected. Let me give the Minister the opportunity to give that. The Government want to make £12 billion of welfare cuts. Will he say today that none of those will fall on disabled people?
Lord Freud: I repeat what I said: we will continue to support disabled people and the vulnerable through that process.
THE TORIES ARE BEASTS
He didn’t really answer the question did he, indeed very disturbing.
Read About how frightening it really gets for vulnerable benefit claimants
“It gets to the point where you’re frightened of the thud of the postman coming up your path, “You’re fearful of a brown envelope, in case it’s from the DWP [Department for Work and Pensions]. You’re fearful of a white envelope in case it’s from Atos.”
The worry got so much that once she was admitted to the local psychiatric unit, where staff were warned not even to mention benefits in front of her.
David Cameron, a champion of disabled people? Try telling Paula Peters
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/08/cameron-disabled-champion-paula-peters-cuts-most-vulnerable – this is an excellent article showing the damage both physically and psychologically as a result of welfare cuts to the lives of people already blighted by illness and disability.
Benefits recipients ‘living in fear of cuts’, says report
“Welfare reforms are making people live in “constant fear” of cuts to their benefits, according to a report.
The study by Napier University found those on benefits were anxious that changes to their circumstances would push them into “crisis situations”.”
The following is a detailed rundown of all the benefit cuts this evil government have put in place.Shocking that people voted for more of the same. If you voted Tory you are of course complicit with what amounts to a calculated assault on the most vulnerable in our society. An attack on disabled people much like the beginning of the propaganda that lead to the Nazi’s persecution of the sick and disabled.
‘The Disability Audit: the eight coalition policies that have hit disabled people
“It has made few headlines but two out of five disabled people in this country are now unable to eat, wash, dress or get out of the house due to underfunded services in their area.”
“…a 32 year old who had all his toes amputated after being forced to spend last winter sleeping in a tent. Mitchell Keenan, from Skelmersdale, in West Lancashire, was evicted from his four-bed house because the bedroom tax meant his family could no longer pay the rent. He was diagnosed with frostbite six weeks ago when his family noticed his toes had turned black. His 62-year-old father, Keith, also evicted, has malnourishment, scabies and dementia.”
http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2015/04/30/ge15-the-disability-audit-in-the-name-of-love-put-an-end-to-this-vile-pogrom-on-disabled-people-now/ – You just can’t imagine can you someone getting frost bite, living in a tent in the sixth richest country in the world. One of the problems is that to many people it just doesn’t seem real. With the exception of people begging in the street, for some the reality of what is happening in the UK is often not obvious and many people remain oblivious to the misery, fear and desperation behind their neighbour’s closed doors as sick, disabled and the unemployed struggle with slashes in benefits, no benefits at all, rising prices and the threat of homelessness.
Queen’s Speech: For Our Poorest, Our Sick and Our Disabled The Worst is Yet to Come:
Please attend the protest in Glasgow and spread the word.