Category Archives: Protest

“Music By Prudence” & Moments in Disability History

Listen: May 4, 2-3 pm PST KPFA And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short goes to…..  “Music by Prudence!”    We begin this program with the story of an incredible singer from a school for disabled people in Zimbabwe and … Continue reading

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Budgets, Budgets and more Budgets

Listen (60 min Special)  Part One, Part Two IHSS Consumers Union Interview  (5:41) To contact the IHSS Consumers Union: call 562-435-4236 or email ihss.consumers.union@gmail.com< What’s in the Way of Winning the Budget Fight. Commentary by Jacob Lesner-Buxton (3:11) When the … Continue reading

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Mental Disability Within Occupy

Listen (29 min) The stereotyping of people living with mental disabilities and homeless people during the Occupy encampments could have set our mutual liberation back for decades.  If it doesn’t, it will be due to a radically different story from … Continue reading

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Renters’ Resources

If your building, house or complex has been put into foreclosure, it’s likely you will be pressured to move.  If you are living with a disability, a forced move is particularly hard.  You may feel that you can’t fight it.  … Continue reading

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Disability and the Occupy Movement

Listen (28 min) The “Occupy” movement with a disability slant . . . a heavy disability slant.  Organizer Marg Hall analyzes current events happening almost literally on our back yards. Stephanie Miyashiro talks about sitting mere yards in front of … Continue reading

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My MediCaid Matters Rally, D.C. & S.F.

On September 21, activists led by ADAPT and 90 allied organizations rallied in support of Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) which is slated for deep cuts by the Super Committee on Budget Cuts– both Dems and Republicans.  Pushing Limits Producer, Marissa … Continue reading

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Smart Meters: Making Us Sick?

Listen (29 min) Why this controversy over Smart Meters?   Is Pacific Gas and Electricity being honest in its contention that smart meters are safe and will save consumers money in the long run?  Do smart meters constitute another threat to … Continue reading

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Attack on Medi-Cal and Medi-Care; Hope Rises for a Single-Payer Health Plan in California

If you don’t get involved, decisions about these live-saving programs will be made without you. LISTEN 29 min radio program   Republican Representatives Ryan and Toomey have each proposed plans to decimate Medi-Cal and Medi-Care, health insurance coverage for a … Continue reading

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Turning the Ship of State

LISTEN 28 min Policy vs Protest. Insiders vs Outsiders. (R to L) Sunaura Taylor, Jessica Lehman, Marianna Ruybalid surrounded by police. Photo by Jameson Ligni We look at this centuries-old debate as it plays out for people with disabilities in … Continue reading

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We’re Here, We’re Proud, Together and Loud

More than 200 people with disabilities and their friends demanded to speak directly with Governor Schwarzenegger, Tuesday, July 7. They blocked the front of his Sacramento office for more than six hours. Twelve protesters refused to leave the building at … Continue reading

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