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No government, provincial or federal has done anything to effectively address the distressing poverty of persons with disabilities to date. A number that at last count was 6.2 million people across Canada. (1/5)
They're addressing the needs of millionaires, billionaires, companies, corporations, children, seniors, property owners, landlords, & the working class.....but they have entirely ignored the disability community. (2/5) #disabilityadvocacy #Discrimination
This is effectively like showing up to a house on fire and helping all the people outside and around the house while those within it are left to watch & die. It's nonsensical, it's cruel, and it borders on a crime against humanity. (3/5) #disabilityawareness #PWD #poverty
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1."The balance it (the Court) has fixed upon now favours Govt power over claims of individuals" Aidan O'Neill QC
#50sWomen certainly feel victims of an imbalance of power in the way #SupremeCourt dismissed their case as "out of time"
2. #50sWomen suspect that judges in High Court #judicialreview may have been unduly influenced by Govt misrepresentation of the impact of a positive judgement in favour of our claim
➡️suggestion of "opening floodgates" of similar claims & "unaffordability"
Should be irrelevant!
Prof Conor Gearty QC:
The post 2020 #SupremeCourt has reverted to....."legal formalism"...."displaying an old-school lack of interest in the lived experience of those whose plight have brought them to judges' attention"
Too true for #50sWomen
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There is NEVER a justification for violence towards medical professionals.

Perpetuating Fear & #Stigma is NOT beneficial

It's rare for individuals in #Pain to strike out in violence at medical professionals.

Does it happen? Yes.

Should it? NO!
The ONLY way to prevent future occurrences is to understand WHY it is happening & avoid Fear Mongering & casting aspersions on a population of patients who are experiencing Systemic #Discrimination.

Under & Untreated patients experiencing unremitting pain are more likely to Image
Three cases of people committing such an extreme act of violence is NOT a trend & is NOT reflective of the #PainPatient population as a whole.

There are an estimated 50 million people living with #ChronicPain.

These cases are anomalies, the Root Cause needs to be addressed
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ग्लामर क्षेत्रमा हुने ठ्याक्कै, यो मुद्दा उठाउन मैले @PlanNepal (sorry to mention but you have to know it) को प्रोटेक्कट परियोजना अन्तर्गत अर्को एउटा संस्थाले बनाईरहेको रेडियो नाटकमा कोसिस गरेको थिएँ तर त्यो संस्था भित्रै, मैले दुर्व्यवहार भोग्नु परेको थियो ।
त्यो व्यवहार मन नपरेपछि मैले ती व्यक्तिलाई छुट्टै भेटेर नम्रतापूर्वक 'त्यो नियत थिएन होला तर तपाईंको अभिव्यक्ति मलाई मन परेन भनेँ । म यस्तै हो मेरो व्यवहारमा कसले के सोच्छ त्यो मेरो समस्या होइन भन्ने जवाफ आयो ।
मलाई त्यस्तो व्यवहार गरेको मिटिङमै, त्यहाँ अर्को महिला कर्मचारीमाथी पनि असंवेदनशील टिप्पणी भएको थियो र मैले मेरो कुरा गर्दा त्यो विषय पनि उठाएको थिएँ । तर अरूको विषय उसले नै नबोलेपछि तपाईं किन बोल्नु पर्‍यो भनियो ।
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🧵 Azerbaijanophobia/Turkophobia in Iran.

🔹 Estimated 70% of the population of Iran is not Persian and Turkish descent makes up 40% (~ 30 M).

🔹 The language, culture of the Southern Azerbaijani people are being suppressed today in a number of ways. 1/ Flag of the Southern Azerba...
🔹No education in Azerbaijani is available at any level, including the University of Tabriz, where 7 other languages are taught.

🔹 All state television and radio channels are broadcast in Farsi.

🔹 Southern Azerbaijani women face double discrimination. 2/ Image
🔹 At the start of every school year, on 23 September, many ethnic Azerbaijani students in Iran boycott the schools to protest and draw attention to the denial of their right to be educated in Azerbaijani. The authorities usually respond with arrests. 3/ Image
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Many will look at a #transgender woman’s face and height (which doesn’t change with feminising hormones) and think ‘it’s unfair’. That is an assumption. A stereotype and not based on any science. Let’s go through what the science does show... 👩‍🔬
Note that being #trans is not a choice, and whilst complex, gender is influenced in part by innate factors such as genes 🧬. Only ~0.5% of people in the population are trans, and only 1/3 of those are #transwomen.
A #transwoman who has had puberty blockers as a teenager and never been through male puberty, has the physiology of a woman. 🙋What about trans women who transition later after puberty❓
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#NZ This is a long thread on the issue of harassment & threats made against #WomenInLeadership, primarily #WomenInPolitics.

⬇️ Reviews incidents over time, highlights the danger & escalation of #misogyny & the real life consequences on the personal & our democratic institutions.
This thread is being woven, the week Michael Cruickshank was sentenced to jail in #NZ for threatening to blow our #WomanPrimeMinister’s head off & to “..wipe you off this f---planet”- Also arrested this week Richard Sivell who has allegedly been posting threatening messages.
Here you can take a look at #OnlineAbuse ~ ⬇️ is a really useful article by @shesource & @WMCLive that names online hostile behaviour, how it is that #Women are targeted, & explains why “online harassment exists on a continuum with offline violence”…
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"Les Cagots", accusés de véhiculer des maladies au Moyen-Âge, victimes de restrictions et discriminations.

« Le parallèle avec ce qu’on vit aujourd’hui m’a frappé tout de suite »
#vaccination #discrimination #nonvaccinés…
À l’église ils doivent littéralement entrer par la petite porte qui donne sur le fond, souvent séparés du reste des fidèles par une barrière. On leur réserve des bénitiers minables, petits et cachés. On leur tend l’hostie à bout de bâton.
Quand on leur accorde des sacrements, ce qui est rare, c’est dans l’obscurité de la nuit, à l’abri des regards qu’on baptise les enfants, et surtout sans bruit. Ils construisent leurs propres cimetières et sont parfois inhumés dans l’anonymat, sans stèle, sans cérémonie.
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Thread: #disability #discrimination #artgallery
1. Just asked to leave an @ace_national funded gallery after I said how distressed and angry I was after being told that ‘we have to balance disabled access (I was questioning the provision of seating) with the artists’ vision’.
2. On arrival I asked, as there were no seats in the gallery, if I could have a folding aluminium stools (you know the ones, double as a stick). I expected them to have one as last year I asked them to get some & they assured me they would...
3. They hadn’t. Another staff member came over & said they’d get me a wooden stool from storage. I thanked them but said I found these painful to drag around. I stated that I’d been questioning the gallery re disability for at least 3 years...
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@SizzlingPubs, on what planet are”accessible toilets” ones where you can’t shut the door of you try to use them in a wheelchair?? #disability #discrimination 1/3
2/3 I’ve travelled 2 hours to meet family. Called yesterday and was assured by staff you had a wheelchair accessible toilet.
3/3 I’m now stuck at a family get together where I have to go to the toilet in front of a bar of people! Have you any idea how wrong this is?!
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THREAD-Reclaiming EU Citizenship @EU_Justice legal cases
24 Feb 09.00, Advocate General, Luxembourg, will give legal opinion on restoration/maintenance of citizenship & derived rights of British citizens (initially those living legally in @EU) post #Brexit @EUBritizens #ECJ..2

Following precedents within @EU_Justice & International Court of Justice, legal heritage to European citizenship must be likened to a real nationality in its own right, conferring all the rights and duties required of citizens...3
This implies that the link of each individual European with @EU is as strong as their link with the Member State of which they are a national. Having exercised treaty rights, the principles of legal certainty & legitimate expectations prevent European...4
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1/In the hope of fighting all forms of #racism at a systemic level, Ireland is deliberating a National Action Plan Against Racism (NAPAR). But what is the #NAPAR? And what features should be incorporated to make the NAPAR comprehensive and effective in tackling racism?
2/This thread will provide brief answers to those questions. To start with, a #NAPAR is a unique framework that ought to go beyond individual policies and projects, by putting together a comprehensive set of actions and monitoring mechanisms to tackle #racism systemically.
3/Thus, #NAPAR can be a vital tool to deliver a resourced, all-institution and all-encompassing justice and equality strategy which is centered on clear and system-wide actions whose progress can be clearly measured. But what features should the #NAPAR contain to achieve this?
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[#Thread] Après une petite addiction aux #PlaytoEarn ces derniers jours, je vous propose un peu de culture #crypto.

Sujet du jour : La #DeFi en répondant à ces questions :

- Qu'est ce que c'est
- Ses cas d’utilisation
- Les avantages et inconvénients

Commençons la balade ⬇️
🔸 Définition

La #DeFi est l’abréviation de « Decentralized #Finance » qui se traduit par Finance Décentralisée.

Dans l’univers des #crypto, ce terme fait référence à des app financières décentralisées (DApp) qui sont construites sur différentes blockchains comme Ethereum.
Pour aller + loin, le terme #DeFi est utilisé pour définir un écosystème de services #financiers avec les spécificités suivantes :

🔹 Fonctionne sans autorité centrale
🔹 Sans autorisation & transparent
🔹 Généralement en Open Source
🔹 Permet de garder le contrôle de sa #crypto
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NOT ENOUGH: The @NYCCouncil just passed the first U.S. law regarding fairness of AI-based hiring tools. @CenDemTech commends the Council for focusing on this key issue – but the bill falls far short.

Text of the bill here:… #algorithms Image
@NYCCouncil The bill has several fatal flaws. Most egregious? It requires companies to audit for discrimination only on the basis of race or gender - ignoring that #AI hiring tools can discriminate on #disability, age, & other features too.… #DisabilityRights
@NYCCouncil Because federal regulations already require employers to test for disparate impacts on sex & race, the @NYCCouncil bill doesn't actually require employers to do anything they aren't already required to do.… #discrimination #algorithms
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"A raft of evidence shows that caste discrimination has been imported from India to the United States."

Covers the Cisco and BAPS temples cases from this year, along with surveys regarding #caste identity and caste-based #discrimination in the diaspora.…
Further resources for those who want to learn further about #caste in the United States --

On the Cisco court case (ongoing), in which the allegation is that a Dalit has been discriminated against by two upper caste supervisors:…
On the BAPS temple situation (ongoing), in which a temple is alleged to have used Dalits for forced labor.

This is the most extensive alleged case of forced labor on US soil since the 1990s:… #Dalit
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A long-standing Tory MP has backed the idea of imposing lockdowns on unvaccinated people only.

Today, as all robust democracies should be free to do, I challenge these extreme views and expose a catalogue of rank hypocrisy👇🏻
Sir Gary Streeter — @garystreeterSWD — is the longest-serving MP in Devon and Cornwall and served as a junior minister under John Major’s Conservative Government.

In December 2018, it was announced that Streeter would receive a knighthood in the 2019 New Year Honours List.
13 days ago, Streeter caused consternation when he reacted to an article which said EU member Austria was “considering a Covid lockdown for the unvaccinated only.”

It outlines a scenario where unvaccinated people would only be allowed to leave their homes for “specific reasons”.
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My employment at Google was terminated abruptly yesterday on Nov 3rd, 2021. I’m on an employment based H1B work visa and have been discriminated and retaliated against raising concerns against management.
My manager Elizabeth Weber had an HR case against her for bullying, harassment, discrimination, etc. The case was closed without investigation. Her behavior persisted months later and HR did nothing. Instead they created a false narrative around me having performance issues.
Anyone that knows me personally or professionally knows how seriously I take my work duties, work incredibly hard, and work with honestly and integrity. I do voice and express my opinions easily too.
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Yesterday, after @PoliticsForAlI incorrectly labelled yesterday’s #FreedomMarch an “anti-Covid restrictions” rally, Twitter was awash with the usual suspects screaming: “What restrictions?”

Here is an open letter to them all👇🏻
Firstly, who am I referring to? Well, it would be dozens of these fine individuals who seemed *genuinely* puzzled that anyone would have anything to protest about right now.

Because, as one of them articulates, they are able to go shopping & have a pint. That’s freedom, right?
These people are cheered on and influenced by celebrities, media professionals, and the greater good of society who peddle the same line.

“We don’t have any restrictions,” is their message and it’s a message many lap up.

So, for those who think we have no Covid measures…
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Also let's not have that conversation about how even in liberalism white people do speak over black/Latinx folks sometimes which causes problems y'all but apparently it's acceptable as long as they "Democrat" and agree with the hive mind cause they "good white people" lmao.
Welp. #generationy and #millennials, y'all not so tolerant now? You only not #transphobic, #misogynist, #racist, avoid #ethnic #discrimination, avoid critiquing valid #religions, non #ableist against disabled folx etc. as long as ppl agree 100% with the #liberal #hivemind 🤷
Forgot homophobia as I'm not straight lol so yes I am calling Millennial/Generation Y, at least some of you lot a bunch of dumbass crybabies who do not understand the idea of critically critiquing, and NO, that is not a #white thing or else I guess my CUNY Hunter college /3
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‘The Trojan Horse Scandal and the Problem of Equalities in Britain Today’.

The event examined the scandal from a broad range of perspectives, engaging with debates on #equalities, #liberalism, and #Britishness.…
It also provided an opportunity to discuss and generate a dialogue about the significance of the 'Trojan Horse’ scandal and the duty placed on schools after the scandal to promote Fundamental British Values (FBV) in the promotion of #democracy.
Speakers analysed how both are reproducing narratives of racial discrimination & inequalities in a context that is informed by minoritising communities, #problematising specific religious #values, & essentialising the signification of social, religious, & cultural identities.
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It is a cruel jest to say to people who have suffered inhumane treatment for centuries to unite with those who have caused a lot of pain


#Biden #Trump #GOPDeathCult #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #racism #BlackLivesMatter #HumanRights #Truth #Facts #humanity

We give each other a chance when both sides deserve it

What have YOU done if now #racists give you a chance?

Why don't you give JUSTICE a chance?


#Biden #Trump #GOPTraitors #racism #VoterSuppression #HumanRights #BLM #Truth #Facts

#VoteBlue to make your dreams untrue
Vote red & you are dead

There is 3rd option - A new party that will represent the interests of the people

#Biden #Trump #FascistGOP #racism #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #BLM #Truth #HumanRights
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@DVLAgovuk turned up to take my B+e test today at 10am to be turned around because I dont have a b+e provisional on my license. I want a phone call ASAP as you have allowed me to book and pay for this test... And then turned me down last minute.
@DVLAgovuk The guys at the test centre basically went... Computer says no.. That's ist end of... Test fee lost.. Lesson fees lost... And can't get through to anyone..
@DVLAgovuk time off work.. Time booked a good 2 months in advance when the test was booked.... No phone call, no hint of an issue.. Nothing...
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