Join Disabled People Against Cuts – Week of Action – 4 to 10 Sept 2016

Please join with Disabled People Against Cuts, WinVisible and others for the week of action:

Rights Not Games – Fight the Cuts” 4-10 Sept 2016, which coincides with the Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil.  See the programme of different actions and events below.


Before the Paralympics in London 2012 there was a massive outcry from the disability movement against benefit cuts, and the government promoted the Paralympians to hide the death and destitution caused by their cuts.


In Brazil people have been protesting against the billions squandered on the Olympics, which they want invested in people’s needs. The hated multinational corporations Atos, oil polluter BP, and Dow Chemical (responsible for the pesticide disaster in Bhopal, India, and Agent Orange in Vietnam), are among Olympic sponsors boosting their image and profits even further.

Sunday 4th September 2016
#Art4Rights ExhibitionTo kick off our week of action Disabled People Against Cuts, PCS Culture Sector and allies will be launching an exhibition by Disabled artists to highlight the impact of austerity on Disabled people felt through the devastating range and scale of cuts experienced since 2010.The exhibition will be popping up in a central London location and simultaneously launched on-line at from 2pm.
 Man at protest holding NO ILF NO LIFE placard Monday 5th September 2016
Demanding the Right to Independent Living #Right2ILJoin Independent living campaigners in Parliament for the launch of ‘One Year On: a report into the impact of the closure of the Independent Living Fund’ by Inclusion London. For access info or to book a place please contact Committee Room 21, House of Commons. BSL provided 
 Protest against cuts to legal aid outside Norwich City Hall Monday 5th September 2016
#Right2IL Pop-Up Street TheatreJoin the DPAC crew for a unique show paying homage to Independent Living with poetry, spoken word & performance art plus Masterclasses by the artists at one of the worlds most iconic venues.Meet outside the Houses of Parliament Exit at 5pm.
 The 'Atos Miracle Cure' -'Atos's own Reverend' blesses and lays his hand on the head of a man in a wheelchair at the Closing Atos Ceremony by DPAC & UK Uncut outside Atos's offices. Tuesday 6 September 2016

National day of action for #RightsNotGames


DPAC is calling on campaigners across the UK to come out onto the streets in protest against the many different cuts and attacks with campaigners choosing local targets reflecting the issues that
are affecting Disabled people locally. Please get in touch if you are planning anything to:


For more information about where protests are taking place, and resources for local protests see



Tues 6 September – local actions

3-4pm: In Kentish Town we will protest outside the Jobcentre, 178 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2AG against benefit cuts and sanctions, Atos, Capita and Maximus. Please bring your banners, placards and benefit info leaflets!



 People with banners at a protest which say NO MORE DEATHS FROM BENEFIT CUTS Wednesday 7th September 2016
No More Benefit Deaths #CutsKill12pm. Meet outside Downing Street to remember the victims of welfare reform during the first Prime Minister’s Questions after Parliament comes back from recess. We will be calling on the new Prime Minister to make public the findings of the UN investigation into the UK for violations of Deaf and Disabled people’s rights, to scrap the Work Capability Assessment and commit to preventing future benefit-related deaths. Please bring white flowers. Mourning dress optional
 DPAC banner which says Disabled People Against Cuts: Rights not Charity Wednesday 7th September 2016
#RightsNotGames virtual protestFrom 9.30pmTo coincide with the Paralympics opening ceremony we invite campaigners from across the world to join with us in a virtual protest against the disproportionate impact of global austerity on Deaf and Disabled people using a groundbreaking online tool developed for us by students at the Royal College of Arts.  For more information see
 People walking in front of the Resource for London building Saturday 10th September 2016
Conference: DPAC Disabled Peoples’ Resistance: building beyond borders #GlobalResistanceJoin us for a one day conference bringing together perspectives and allies in the fight against austerity and neo-liberalism from the UK, Europe and Canada to look at geographic resistance and independent living. Speakers include John Clarke (Canada), Antonois Rellas (Greece), Catriona Kenny (Ireland), Kapka Panayotova (Bulgaria), The ak MoB (Germany) and John McDonnell MP. For more info or to book a place contact
 Lizz Carr with placard which says ASSISTED SUICIDE IS NOT THE SOLUTION Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016
Assisted Suicide: The MusicalTo celebrate the end of the week of action we will be kicking back and enjoying‘Assisted Suicide: The Musical’ by writer/actor/activist Liz Carr which is being performed at the Southbank Centre on 10th and 11th September.For more information go to:

Online actions

Throughout the week there will be a range of online actions that campaigners can take part in.
For more information see

Travel costs

If you would like to take part in one of the events above but need help with reasonable travel costs please contact:


For access needs please contact or 07505144371 (text only)


All donations however small to help make the week of action happen are extremely valuable. To donate you can go through the paypal button on the DPAC website or to make a direct transfer contact