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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!

Mine field

26 May 2008

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minefields cartoon

Those of you who’ve read my e-books will know that I’m not backward in coming forward when it comes to lambasting this Government with regard to its continued involvement in the American Iraq war … oops, sorry, the free world’s war against terrorism! (Phew, nearly had those men in raincoats who mutter into their sleeve round again!). We now hear that the Ministry of Defence has announced extra funding for their medical center at Headley Court, which provides treatment for troops who...

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Respect

23 May 2008

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Here’s your chance folks, and right on the tail of this week's cartoon (they make it too easy for me don’t they!). The human rights watchdog is calling on Disabled people to tell them ‘if they haven't been treated with dignity and respect by public bodies’. Apparently the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wants to compile an accurate picture of how the Human Rights Act is working and how it can be improved. So, all you have to do is to go on their site and fill in one of their...

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Non human?!

19 May 2008

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non-humans cartoon

It’s official, according to the UK Government, Disabled people are not really Human! Some of you will probably have seen a copy of the press statement put out by the United Nations Convention Campaign Coalition (UNCCC) referring to the apparent reversal by Gordon Brown’s Government regarding the UK’s involvement with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The UNCCC is a coalition of 22 Disabled people’s and disability organisations campaigning to ensure...

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Sad news

19 May 2008

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I’ve just received the very sad news that Disabled Solicitor and Disability Rights advocate Sue Maynard (Campbell) has died. Most of you will know that she had been in intensive care since the end of March following a cardiac arrest. Our thoughts go to her family and colleagues and to her many friends in the Disabled people’s movement around the world. Sue was one of the unsung heroines of the disabled people’s movement. She was a leading light in the Association of Disabled...

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Access

19 May 2008

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Don't forget. if you want to see a larger image and get a written description for use by your text recognition software, then just click on the cartoon and it will change for you.

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Rubber stamped

12 May 2008

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olderpeers cartoon

Not everything pro-disability gets rubber stamped by the House of Lords. Take last year, for example, when they ruled that older and disabled people placed in independent care homes by local authorities were not covered by the Human Rights Act. As you’re probably aware, the Human Rights Act includes duties that protect a person’s right to be treated with dignity, have their personal integrity respected, and enjoy privacy and family life. The government’s next move is to look at how it can...

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Joint Research

12 May 2008

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The charity Comic Relief and the government department for social care have just announced that they are starting a joint research initiative to investigate the dignity and safety of older people in the care system. Perhaps they should start with the House of Lords?!

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Sue Maynard

12 May 2008

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I've just heard that Sue Maynard is currently in intensive care in her home town of Wakefield and is extremely poorly. Sue, a disabled solicitor and MD of Equal Ability has been at the forfront of the Disability Rights campaign before most of us had even heard of the Social Model. I'm sure you'll all join with me in sending her and her family our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Frustrating

5 May 2008

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beanstalk cartoon

Our old mate Jack Ashley is still plugging away at getting his Disabled Persons (Independent Living) Bill through the necessary readings in the House of Commons. The Bill was passed by the Lords last April and then introduced to the Commons by Roger Berry MP. It then failed after its second reading due to lack of Parliamentary time. I know that Jack found this extremely frustrating (to say the least!) and felt that the process was just being abused in order to block the Bill. He’s now going...

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Human Rights

5 May 2008

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Bet you didn't know that the United Nations (UN) Convention, adopted by the UN’s General Assembly back in 2006, came into effect a couple of days ago on the third of May. The Convention’s aims are to safeguard the human rights of Disabled people around the world and have now been ratified by some 20 member states, including the UK. Slowly but surely eh folks!

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Friday, May 2nd 2008

2 May 2008

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amputee cartoon

May already. Where does the time go? Only seemed like last week that we were deciding what to do for christmas! It's supposed to mean a sign of aging when time starts to resemble a runaway train doesn't it? Ah well. Legless - As I've probably mentioned, a lot of my work gets used by fellow crips as part of their work as Disability Equality trainers. Having shared some of these cartoons with you in the past, I thought you might enjoy seeing another one that takes a dig at those...

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