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Disability rights news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2021
Life in Gaza With Down Syndrome
Ibrahim Hammad, 12, has never been allowed to leave the 140-square-mile territory.
April 20, 2021
Letters From the May 3/10, 2021, Issue
Disability access… Where is the joy?… Calexit vs. the filibuster… Black sci-fi worldmaking…
April 2, 2021
As Private Equity Comes to Dominate Autism Services…
It’s time to ask ourselves how long we want to keep rewarding bad behavior.
March 9, 2021
Leroy Moore, Krip Hop Nation, and the Politics of the Paralympics
The famed disability rights activist weighs in on the Paralympics.
March 9, 2021
I Shouldn’t Have to Dehumanize My Son to Get Him Support
Instead of focusing on the challenges facing disabled people, we should emphasize goals.
David M. Perry
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March 6, 2021
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Stripping a person of their legal rights is inherently dangerous and dehumanizing.
March 1, 2021
A Disability Day of Mourning: Remembering the Murdered and the Vulnerable
On March 1 every year, communities gather to read aloud the names of disabled people killed by their caregivers.
January 22, 2021
The Ignominious Deceits of Congressman Cawthorn
Representative Madison Cawthorn has misled the public about training for the Paralympics, just as he misrepresented his education and business history.
October 22, 2020
The Disabled Community Doesn’t Want Your Pity
Why former telethon participants are protesting the return of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s most famous fundraising effort.
June 1, 2020
Biden’s Disability Policy Plan Is Surprisingly Good
His campaign, however, is not yet consistent with the goals of his own plan.