Like so many in the disability community who have heard this news, we were horrified to begin the July 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by reading of the murder of 19 people with disabilities in a residential institution in Japan. Japan Today reported the following details of the “stabbing rampage”: The man … Continue reading Hate Crime: A killing rampage targets disabled people
Contacts: John Kelly 617-536-5140 Diane Coleman 708-420-0539 Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You” Disability rights advocates in cities across the United States and around the world are protesting the latest Hollywood movie to end with the assisted suicide or euthanasia of the lead disabled character. Protests have already been held in New York … Continue reading NDY Press Release: Advocates Protest Disability Snuff Film “Me Before You”
[The Action Alert below now includes embedded links to “Me Before You” protest leaflets, downloadable in color or black&white, a banner that can be produced at a local print shop, and a template press release for local disability activists to use for media outreach. For additional information and links to the many articles by disability … Continue reading UPDATED ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!
ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM ME BEFORE YOU! WHEN: JUNE 3, 2016, 0NE HOUR BEFORE A SHOWING OF ME BEFORE YOU WHERE: YOUR LOCAL MOVIE THEATER, MANY CITIES, USA & WORLDWIDE WHAT: PEACEFULLY DISTRIBUTE A LEAFLET WHY: TO OPPOSE ABLEISM & THE FILM’S MESSAGE THAT DISABLED PEOPLE ARE BETTER OFF DEAD … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: PROTEST DISABILITY SNUFF FILM “ME BEFORE YOU”!
On April 14, 2016, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government introduced bill C-14 “An Act to Amend the Criminal Code … (Medical Assistance in Dying)” in the house of commons, pursuant to the Canadian Supreme Court’s decision in Carter v. Attorney General of Canada, of February, 2015. The law will make it legal for a competent adult … Continue reading Amy Hasbrouck: Analysis of Canada’s C-14, Assisted Suicide / Euthanasia Bill