Category Archives: media coverage

Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

ADAPT’s June 22nd protest in Washington, D.C. brought unprecedented public attention to disabled people’s profound fears about the very real and personal consequences of proposed cuts to Medicaid. It’s not an exaggeration to say that lives and liberty are at stake. Rachel Maddow’s coverage on MSNBC was especially detailed in painting a clear picture of … Continue reading Disability Activists Hold Nationwide Protests of Proposed Medicaid Cuts

Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

Anyone who reads this blog or follows the international euthanasia/assisted debate should be familiar with Liz Carr – whose website describes her as an actor, comedian, presenter, and activist. The list is too short – she’s also a documentary film maker and a playwright. She’s in Australia right now, with her musical “Assisted Suicide – … Continue reading Australia: Liz Carr Singing and Talking Against Assisted Suicide

New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

Few in the disability community would argue about 2016 being a hard year – assaults on the Americans with Disabilities Act, assaults on our access to education, assaults on safety nets many of us rely on – and of course – assaults on our right to dignified lives in the form of policies and rhetoric … Continue reading New Mobility Highlights “2016 People of the Year: The Resisters”

San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Debra J Saunders Discusses Class, Race and Privilege in Assisted Suicide Debate

Since Not Dead Yet started, we’ve seen that the proponents of assisted suicide consist of what we call the “4 W’s” – the white, well-off, worried worried well. That hasn’t changed. Last week, columnist Debra J. Saunders discussed the role that class, income and race play out in the debate in that state over legalization … Continue reading San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Debra J Saunders Discusses Class, Race and Privilege in Assisted Suicide Debate

John Kelly and Alex Schadenberg on Radio Sputnik Radio’s “Brave New World”

At the end of February, both John Kelly, the New England Regional Director of Not Yet Dead and Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, were guests on “Brave New World,” a show on Radio Sputnik. Also on the show was Gert Huysmans, the President of the Federation of Palliative care of Flanders (Belgium). John Harrison … Continue reading John Kelly and Alex Schadenberg on Radio Sputnik Radio’s “Brave New World”