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Disability Oppression 101

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As socialists, we believe that political education and solidarity are an important part of the route to liberation. A social model of disability - which draws a distinction between disability – which is the layer of oppression imposed on top of our impairments by society – and impairment – which are the physical and mental health conditions we live with, helps us to better understand the brutality of capitalism and also what a more caring and humane alternative to capitalism might look like. The liberation of disabled people cannot be won without the liberation of the working class - and is part of the wider struggle against all forms of oppression.

Using a video recording of our own discussions on disability oppression, this workshop aims to provide a basic understanding of disabled peoples oppression, exploring some key concepts and ideas central to disabled activism.

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Disability Oppression 101

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Disability 101 Handout.pdf

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations in our educational and research work:
Lipman Miliband TrustCommon KnowledgeAndrew Wainwright Reform TrustRosa Luxemburg Stiftung LondonTransform! Europe
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