The news of the Parliamentary Labour Party’s vote of no confidence in its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has come as a shock to millions of disabled people in the UK. As a group we have taken the brunt of the austerity cuts over the past six years; and will be disproportionately affected when we exit the EU.
As part of Workers' Liberty's annual Ideas For Freedom event, Janine and Dr Dinah Murray will introduce a discussion on Marxism and autism.
How can Marxism explain the autistic experience in modern capitalism? What is the political economy of the neurodiverse working class? How are autistic people exploited and oppressed?
Venue: Student Central, Malet Street, London.
TUC Disabled Workers' Committee will meet at TUC Congress House, carrying out the decisions of the recent Disabled Workers' Conference and planning to step up the fight for disabled workers' rights.
Janine will be speaking about Autism Equality in the Workplace and signing copies of her book at the Tolpuddle Martyrs festival, hosted by the Bookmarks bookstall.
R.I.P. Jo Cox MP
Hummer and groaner
Deranged and estranged
He's a stabber, a shooter
Overly obsessed with his computer
He's nothing to do with us, you see
No link to white supremacy
Not our responsibility
We're pillars of civility
Not killers, no culpability
Val Graham reviews Autism Equality in the Workplace by Janine Booth.
Janine Booth, poet and author of Autism Equality in the Workplace, is both a worker and trade union activist. A member of the TUC Disabled Workers Committee, her handbook Autism in the Workplace was published online by the TUC in 2014.
Concealer hides the redness and the bruises
Long sleeves disguise the marks along her arm
A bangle covers twisted wrist contusions
A bandage shields her fractured thumb from harm
Dark glasses screen her puffy eyes and tears
Uncertain smile conceals the broken tooth
The scent he bought her drowns the smell of fear
A well-told story masks the brutal truth
Venue: London South Bank University, London Road, Lecture Room 7