Protest: #IDSMurderer - Monday 5th October 12pm - meet at Central Library opposite the Midland Hotel, just off St Peter's Square
Iain Duncan Smith has been at the heart of the Tories' attacks on disabled people and benefit claimants. Join our protest against this scumbag whose cuts have seen thousands die after being found 'fit for work'.
Reclaiming Our Futures - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - Friends Meeting House, Manchester
Meeting hosted by the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance network with Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), StopChanges2ATW and TUC Disabled Workers' Committee.
Research has shown that Disabled people have been hit by the cuts nine times harder than the average UK citizen. For Disabled people with high support needs that figure rises to nineteen times higher. The deliberate targeting of the most disadvantaged members of society to pay for a financial crisis we did not cause is one of the biggest proofs that we are not "all in this together". However Disabled people have also been at the forefront of the anti-austerity resistance.
With a further £13 billion of devastating welfare cuts to come and as the UK prepares to be the first state investigated by the United Nations for grave and systematic violations of the progressive rights of Disabled people, this meeting will explore how Deaf and Disabled people unite and fight as part of a mass anti-austerity movement.
Sean McGovern, TUC Disabled Workers' Committee
Rob Punton, Trade Union and Socialist Coalition
Rick Burgess, Manchester DPAC
Andy Greene, DPAC