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Let's talk about filicide.

And starving 4 year old girls with #DownSyndrome to death.

And the fact that the Australian disability rights movement and communities are in deep grieving right now for our people, killed by caregivers.

But - let's talk about filicide. And Willow.
2/ In the wake of a woman throwing her autistic son into a canal last week (& blaming his disappearance on 'two black men', Australia has been shaken by two of the filthiest hate crimes you can imagine. One was against Ann-Marie Smith. But the other - it was against Willow Dunn.
3/ Willow's mother died in childbirth. She was only four years old when her father allegedly starved her to death - other children and two more adults, her stepmother and stepsister, were also in the house.

It was opposite an Anglican primary school.

7news.com.au/news/qld/polic…
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There are two disability related stories that are popping up on my timeline and they are very different from one another but show us something interesting about disableism.
The first is about the group @DragSyndrome who had an event cancelled in the US because someone questioned whether the artists could give informed consent to perform because they all have #DownSyndrome

out.com/news/2019/9/03…
The other are the attacks being levelled against @GretaThunberg that attack not her politics but her appearance and mannerism. #GretaThunberg is being attacked for not behaving in a neurotypical way but for being visibly autistic.

theguardian.com/environment/20…
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EXCLUSION IS NOT PROTECTION

Peter Meijer, 31, heir to a multi-billion $ supermarket chain, is running for Congress, challenging @justinamash (who quit GOP over current admin policies) for MI3 seat. The award-winning @DragSyndrome was scheduled to perform at a venue Meijer owns.
Meijer cancelled the #DragSyndrome appearance. Why? To “protect” them, he says.

Bullshit.

The members of the UK-based troupe have #DownSyndrome (as does my daughter). Never mind that they’re adults, talented, successful, with full agency, who’ve performed around the world...
Meijer says he knows better. Claims he’s “protecting” “differently-abled” people. (Hey Peter: say “disabled.” As in “Americans with Disabilities Act.”)

My daughter’s whole life, people tried to exclude her (violating IDEA, another federal law, btw). They called it “protection.”
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When will the Syrian people be able to live in peace? Syria 8 years of invasion, suffering, torture, deaths, biggest refugee crisis, destruction, wasn’t enough for you, US-led Coalition?

#Síria #USLedCoalition #USWarCrimes #WarCrimes #USCrimesAgainstHumanity
#USTerrorism #Terror
By @BREAKING_PTV
Explosions heard around #Aleppo international airport

#Syria
Breaking: Several 'enemy airstrikes' target the Syrian military in northern Aleppo aml.ink/F8qb2
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“You have a child with Down’s Syndrome? What can they ever hope to achieve?”
Well, he might turn out to be a jolly decent human being, for a start ...
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#WDSD19 #DownSyndrome #wouldntchangeathing #positiveaboutdownsyndrome
Or they might turn out to be really rather good at something you’d never heard of before ...
Or he might turn out to have an aptitude for the subjects you were rubbish at when you were at school ...
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This November, millions of Americans’ access to health care is on the line. Each day from #100DaysOut to midterm elections, we’ll share the story of a Little Lobbyist who needs YOU to be a #HealthCareVoter for them. THREAD 0/100
#100DaysOut “Meet our kids and think of them when you vote. Our children deserve that.” @ElenaHung202 bsun.md/2LTlco6

This November, Xiomara's access to health care is #WhatsAtStake. She needs you to be a #HealthCareVoter. 1/100

bit.ly/2K3XYtQ
#100daysout Timmy would’ve lost his insurance in the NICU if he hadn’t been born just 6 days after the #ACA banned lifetime caps on care. bit.ly/2sAzoJV

Timmy's access to health care is #whatsatstake this November. Be a #HealthCareVoter. 2/100

bit.ly/2OrNcRt
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