Archive | February, 2012

Disabled people stop the traffic in protest!

13 Feb
Disabled people stop the traffic in London's Oxford Circus (28-01-2012) in protest of the governments cuts to welfare benefits
Disabled people stop the traffic in London’s Oxford Circus, 28th January 2012

 Ace is over the moon

Last Saturday I went to London with Annabel to join in an action about the cuts.

 

Annabel asks what a Power Changer is

  It was a demonstration against the cuts to disability benefits.  The cuts discriminate against disabled people.  We chained ourselves in a line across the road to stop the traffic.

Ace chained himself to other disabled people and they stretched across the road

We wanted to make people in Britain realise that the cuts are wrong and disabled people are suffering.

 

 

KickAss Maracas says it's really good to see disabled people being strong, clever and having disability pride.

I saw it on the news. What the government is doing makes me mad.  But it was really good to see disabled people being really strong, clever and having disability pride. 

Malak says It was great to see disabled people speaking up for our rights. You can watch it on the Guardian website.

I watched a film about it on the internet.  It was great to see disabled people speaking up for our rights.  You can watch it on the Guardian website: click here.

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Bullies found guilty of murder in Stephen Lawrence case

13 Feb
(From left) Stephen Lawrence, Gary Dobson and David Norris

(From left) Stephen Lawrence, Gary Dobson and David Norris

 
 
Malak

Over the holidays the court case about Stephen Lawrence has finished. We have written about this in our blog last June and November.
The bullies were in the gang who killed Stephen Lawrence and have been found guilty of murder and sent to prison.

 They are called Gary Dobson and David Norris and they will be in prison for a long time.  Some people think they should be in prison for a much longer time because it was such a terrible crime.

  Kick Ass Maracas

Even though this is a sad story, the one good thing is that it has got a lot of people in Britain talking about racism and what we can do about it.

  

Ace

I hope that this will help Duwayne, his family and the Lawrence family to move on.  It has been very hard for them to lose Stephen but now there has been some justice for his death.

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