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Be the Change: Six Disabled Activists On Why the Resistance Must Be Accessible
Six activists, leaders, and advocates on how we can all move forward, whether on our feet, on wheels, or online -- plus a resource list.
Color of Violence : The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence (ed.)
An anthology of critical writings demanding that we address violence against women of color in all its forms, including interpersonal violence, such as sexual and domestic violence, and state violence...
Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change
Papanek, Victor
While two-thirds of the world's population lives in poverty, valuable human and natural resources are used to produce: fur-covered toilet seats, electronic nail polish dryers, diapers for parakeets, a...
Disability and History
Hume, Joan
Joan Hume became active in disability organisations in the late 1970s and in the burgeoning disability rights movement, edited and wrote for the magazine Quad Wrangle for several years.
Disability in the Majority World I've got a right!: New Internationalist November 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Discussion of people with dissability and their fight for equal rights.
Disability, resistance and revolution
Murthwaite, Rob
The number of disabled people has grown from around 10 percent of the world population in the 1970s to 15 percent, 1 billion people, today. The World Health Organisation predicts that this figure will...
Disability rights movement: Connexipedia Article
A movement aims to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Disabled People in UK Lead Fight Against Austerity
Clarke, John
In July 20,2018, John Clarke represented the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) at the International Deaf and Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit, in Stratford, east London that had been convene...
The Everyday Activist: 365 Ways to Change the World
Horton, Michael
A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a differenc...
Fighters with Disabilities: Against The Current vol. 147
Tribich, Chloe
At least since the mid-20th century, writers in the United States have publicly debated the place of politics in fiction. Plenty of great authors, Flannery O’Connor among them, warned against saddling...
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
The Left & Disability: Against The Current vol. 115
Boone, Barri
I joined “the crips” 13 years ago, upon being forced to quit work due to toxic exposure at my workplace. “The crips” are not a group you really fight to get into, but they can have excruciating initia...
Off the Map: Disabilities and Just Mobility: People with disabilities who rely on local public transit are getting squeezed between gentrification and austerity.
Birnel, Alex; Day, Meagan
An examination of the tensions between investment driven public transit improvements and displacement of less affluent residents; with particular reference to people with mobility issues or disabiliti...
Scarlet Road
Scott, Catherine
Scarlet Road follows the extraordinary work of Australian sex worker, Rachel Wotton. Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression and the rights of sex workers, she specializes in a long over-looked...
Situation Reversed
King, Audrey
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
TPP Undermines User Control and That's Disastrous for Accessibility
Sutton, Maira
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) threatens all users' ability to access information and participate in culture and innovation online, but it's especially severe for those with disabilities or who o...
A Very Capitalist Condition: A history and politics of disability
Slorach, Roddy
This book examines the origins and development of disability and highlights the hidden history of groups such as disabled war veterans, deaf people and those in mental distress. Roddy Slorach describe...

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a national organization that was constituted to promote respect for and observance of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, and to defend, extend, a...
Sources Calendar, The
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. To submit items use the online form at http://calendar.sources.com.

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Disabilities Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on disability topics in the Sources directory for the media.
Disabled parking spot hologram
Damn Bored
If there's one thing drivers hate having to deal with, it';s parking. But there's one type of person that is a real ass, the type that isn't handicapped and will take up one of those spaces anyways. T...

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Dis-Abled Women's Network (DAWN)
Organization profile published 1986