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Anti Welfare Benefits Cuts Campaign 2010

MH Survivors in the UK are very worried that some or all of their Benefits will be cut this year or as they are re-assessed for DLA. Would some of us be able to eat? Would we have to pay for medication? Would we be forced into work where paid jobs are so few? Would we end up in cardboard boxes on the streets once again?
Some Madpride people got together in Hackney East London recently in order to work towards a Campaign Against Cuts.
A new Forum is going up on this site in a day or two – because of the interest in this – and we need a place to get organized.

Hey Ho – Let’s Go

Oh well at last – a new site for Mad Pride in the UK – where it all started back in 1997. Not before time we know. Actually this site has been in production since last year. As yet there is practically no content alas – but loads of structure and plenty of technology. Who knows – some of it might work.

The old org.uk site is no longer around but can be glimpsed on the wayback machine. Not to worry – its pages are coming here as is the archive from ctono.freeserve.co.uk.

What’s Mad Pride about? It’s about counteracting the incredible stigma and discrimination that mental health system survivors face both within the system and in general society. It’s about reclaiming the word mad and any other stigmatizing term of abuse – crazy, loony etc. It’s about campaigning and lobbying – particularly against the drugs industry, the UK Government’s mental health act and against society’s indifference towards the huge numbers of suicides.

Mad Pride is also about survivors coming together to organize things. In the UK some do books, others poetry and we have also organized music events.

Talking of which there is a good gig on tonite in Walthamstow. Subway Sect and Angel Racing Food have just got back from Rome and are in fine form apparently. A review is coming shortly.

Ah – so this is what they call a blog eh? Like Nick Robinson or someone. See ya laters.

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