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Step into the irreverent world of disabled cartoonist Crippen aka Dave Lupton, who has been in the vanguard of disability arts movement for more years than he cares to mention. His work has appeared in mainstream press, on TV and film and is now probably the best Disabled cartoonist in the world!

NOT DEAD YET ANTHEM

27 June 2014

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Fuck off

'Do not resuscitate' the sign that sits above our bed tells all those hard professionals that we’d be better dead Though 'mercy killing' is the term to soften this cruel law it takes away our right to choose our voices heard no more Chorus: But we're not dead yet despite what they all say no we're not dead yet and we’re not going to go away! They see us as a burden dependent and so needy consuming their resources always taking, always greedy So even when...

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Making assisted suicide more accessible?!

16 June 2011

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Crippen's cartoon about using euthanasia as a political solution

A non-disabled friend of mine expressed suprise that not only was I unwilling to help him ensure that assisted suicide would be made fully accessible to disabled people, but that I was also very much against the idea of assisted suicide being made legal in the first place! Recently retired from a life in the medical profession, John is now serving in a voluntary capacity on a panel set up to  address the issue of making assisted suicide legal. In his - in other areas commendable -...

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Crippen looks at the recent comment made by Jane Campbell about the assisted suicide debate

12 June 2010

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Crippen's cartoon about the assisted suicide debate

The following is an extract from Baroness Jane Campbell's recent comment in the Guardian. "Disabled and terminally ill people have had to deal with fear, prejudice and discrimination since the beginning of time. Our lives have been devalued by statements such as "he/she'd be better off dead". In recent years, calls for a change to the law prohibiting assisted suicide have grown louder and more frequent. "They capitalise on fear. Fear of pain, fear of loss of dignity, fear of...

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Crippen continues the debate around assisted killing (Mercy Killing)

20 February 2010

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Crippen looks at the subliminal messaging about 'mercy killing'

"I just received a furious message from actor Nabil Shaban, best known to the public for playing Sil in Dr Who. Nabil is better known amongst activists as a ferocious advocate against war and for disability equality, in particular the right to live in equal status to others". This is how Clair Lewis started her journal last week, and follows on ... "Nabil Shaban ACCUSES the British media, and that includes the BBC, of pursuing an identical propaganda exercise as Doctor Josef...

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Crippen looks at history in respect of the Assisted Suicide debate

1 February 2010

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Crippen looks at history in respect of the Assisted Suicide debate

Unsurprisingly Assisted Suicide is still in the news with another ruling that let a mother who aided her daughter to end her life, walk away from a murder charge. Why the daughter who had ME was 'bed ridden' for over 17 years, was just one of the issues that wasn't addressed during the recent court appearance. The author Terry Pratchett, who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's has also come forward to advocate changes in the law that will make assisted suicide legal. He has also recommended...

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Crippen looks at the reality of BNP politics

27 August 2009

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Crippen cartoon about brick throwing BNP

An article caught my eye earlier today which contained the following quote from Counsellor Pat Richardson, leader of the BNP group on the Essex council. This follows a kidnapping at knife point of a local muslim man and firebombing of his home: Cll. Richardson said her party was not behind these attacks. "Firebombing is not a British method. A brick through the window is a British method ..." she said. Oh, that's alright then! The link to the article, which appears in the Guardian is:...

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Crippen's caricatures of Jane Campbell and Tom Shakespeare and the assisted suicide debate.

9 July 2009

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Jane Campbell and Tom Shakespeare debate assisted suicide

The current debate about assisted suicide has brought a lot of comment from Disabled people, some in support but most against. The two lead protagonists have emerged as long term disability activist Jane Campbell (or Baroness Campbell of Surbiton to give her her correct title) and Tom Shakespeare, a leading Disabled academic with a track record of making challenging and thought provoking comments. Some of the comments that we recieved in response to last weeks blog quite rightly fell foul of...

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Crippen's take on the 'final solution' of assisted suicides

7 July 2009

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A cartoon based upon  assisted suicide

The following letter is currently being circulated in order to bring attention to Lord Falconer's attempts to amend the Coroner's and Justice Bill on 7th July in the House of Lords. This could have a significant impact on our community ... please read on. Open Letter from Leaders of Disabled People’s Movement in UK and USA Dear Sir, As leaders of the disabled people’s movement in the UK and the USA, we are extremely concerned about how the proposed amendment to the Coroners and Justice Bill...

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