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2012 – The London Paralympics
2012 – The London Paralympics

29 August 2012 – London The London Paralympics went mainstream. At least in Britain. Continued enthusiasm following the successful Summer Olympics, combined with a concerted

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2010 – Wikileaks

25 July 2010 – The Internet… Sensitive documents have always been leaked. Sometimes these come from “whistle blowers”, unhappy at the way institutions or government

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2001 – September 11
2001 – September 11

11 September 2001 – New York, Arlington, VA, Shanksville, PA The terrorist attacks on “9/11” were horrific. The sheer scale of the damage, the cultural

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1988 – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative
1988 – The Global Polio Eradication Initiative

13 May 1988 – Geneva Poliomyelitis is, sadly, still with us. But since 1988, global action on the disease has reduced the number of cases

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1987 – Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987 – Star Trek: The Next Generation

29 May 1987 – Los Angeles I grew up with Star Trek. Between 1987 and 2005, a new series1 of the franchise aired on US

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War and disability – recent talk

On 19th September, I gave a talk as part of the LSHTM Archives and Library‘s Improving Health in Wartime exhibition. This was a joint seminar

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“The Gist of the Matter”
“The Gist of the Matter”

What men think and believe attainable, is to be attained. A brave man, now blind, said to us the other day: ‘The world’s attitude to

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Beyond the Barriers – New Spartacus Report
Beyond the Barriers – New Spartacus Report

The Spartacus group, which produced Responsible Reform, has just published its latest report on the Employment and Support Allowance. Beyond the Barriers has taken evidence

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Co-operation or conflict – how best to tackle injustice?
Co-operation or conflict – how best to tackle injustice?

A few weeks ago, I came across a statement from a disability organisation, furious about cuts to the Independent Living Fund. The Disabled People Against

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Seth Rogan lobbying the Senate
Seth Rogan lobbying the Senate

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