Category Archives: Mental Disability

White Supremacy and Disability

Listen (29 min) There has been a great deal of coverage of the alt-right neo-Nazi movement since the civil unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia but, despite the Nazi murder of 70 thousand people with disabilities in the period leading up to … Continue reading

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Taking a Stand: Helga Spizman & Anita Cameron

Friday, September 22, 2-3 pm PST, KPFA radio Police march down the boulevard chanting “Whose Street? Our Street,” and Oklahoma City police gun down Magdiel Sanchez, a developmentally disabled deaf man, despite neighbors who yell, “He can’t hear you.”   All … Continue reading

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Cripping “The Glass Menagerie” – Phoebe Fico

Listen (29 min) Phoebe Fico, a disabled woman, is currently playing one of the classic disability theatrical roles, that of Laura in Tennessee Williams, “The Glass Menagerie.”  The production by Cal Shakes utilizes a multi-racial cast to portray the conflicts … Continue reading

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Marcel “Fable the Poet” Price

Listen (29 min) Transcript here. At age 14 Fable was diagnosed with anxiety, stage two bipolar, and depression. His home life was abusive and, as he says, “everything else was very, very, very hard to deal with.” Today he works … Continue reading

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Interview with Marcel ‘Fable the Poet’ Price (Transcript)

On Mental Health, Police Brutality…Fable shares His Political M & Ms Through His Book, Adrift in a Sea of M & Ms: Mixed-Race Issues and Mental Disorders. by Leroy F. Moore Jr. Leroy Moore Interview Transcript by Cheryl Green, Additions … Continue reading

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Charlene Love – Disabled and Homeless

Listen  28 minutes Are you making space in your lives for messes that these holidays can’t help but drudge up? Are you looking for a place to store your brining turkey? Under the bed, perhaps? Oh, the dreaded holidays…have to … Continue reading

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Sprint Kayaking – Dorian Taylor

Listen (23 min) Paralympic hopeful, Dorian Taylor has heard a cacophony of NO in life but Dorian Taylor is a force of YES. Dorian speaks with humor and finesse about competitive kayaking and life on the spectrum — both gender … Continue reading

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Justice for Asa Sullivan

People with mental health disabilities are four times as likely to be killed by police, according to the Department of Justice. Please help support the family of Asa Sullivan, who was killed by SFPD on June 6, 2006 in an … Continue reading

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Police Violence and Disability

Listen (28 min) In the consistent violent incidents between people with disabilities (often non-white) and police, the losers are almost always our disabled community members.  This week, we’ll be joined by: Jesse (DJ Quad) Morin, a Los Angeles area DJ, … Continue reading

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Sally Zinman on Forced Treatment of People with Mental Disabilities

Listen (29 min) Information on the danger of current psychological drugs. Madness Network News.  Documents from the early days of the consumers-survivors movement. One of the hardest things in the world is to be… is a long-time activist who is … Continue reading

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