Matthew Bond

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You Wait Ages at a Bus-Stop and Then... Two Go Straight Past

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (04:27)

Over the past few years I have often decried the lack of attention disability issues have received in the national media. But over the past six to twelve months there has been a seismic shift in the amount of coverage such issues have received. A particularly favourite topic of late...

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Disability Activism is in Crisis: We Need Support From Somewhere, but Who do We Turn To?

(7) Comments | Posted 19 February 2012 | (23:00)

For many disabled people, whether they actively campaign against the cuts and things like the welfare reform bill or whether they watch with a sense of fear and trepidation, the question that permeates our movement is 'what next'?

We have had the Hardest Hit campaign, for all the good it...

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Hating The Disabled: Support For The Cuts To Disabled People's Services Has Been Accompanied By A Rise In Disability Hate Crime

(4) Comments | Posted 19 September 2011 | (00:00)

My first experience of disability hate beyond playground insults was whilst I was on a night out with a friend of mine, who has cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user, in Birmingham four years ago.

We had been for a meal and we were heading towards the clubs and...

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