Thursday, 29 September 2016

RUNAWAY DAYS TO RUNWAYS, REMINISCENCE & WORKSHOPS

Hi All
Some stuff to get involved in.
Love Helena
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Subject:[risingtideannounce] RUNAWAY DAYS TO RUNWAYS, REMINISCENCE & WORKSHOPS
Date:Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:17:58 +0100




Hi Flotsam & Jetsam
RUNAWAY DAYS TO RUNWAYS, REMINISCENCE & WORKSHOPS
with Rising Tide UK's latest 3 announcements for your delectation.

1. #StayGrounded Day of Action against airport expansion @ Heathrow Airport
THIS Saturday 1st October 2016
Heathrow Airport
Meeting at 12 noon.  See below for bloc locations.

As part of a wave of anti-airport actions happening around the planet, including La Zad (France), Atenco (Mexico), Vienna and Istanbul, RtP is organising a day of action at Heathrow Airport and Rising Tide UK wil be there too. According to that scurrilous rag The Times, on 18th October the UK government is due to announce at which London airport it plans to build a new runway and drown any chance of reaching its own inadequate climate targets. There will be two blocs:
BLOC A - a family friendly creative action 
This will inside a publicly accessible Heathrow airport building. The more you can look like a regular traveller, the more you can integrate into the crowd, and the less likely you are to be spotted by security! Watch out for the people waving red hankerchiefs, giving the visual cues for precise timings.

Meeting time:   Arrive between 12pm and 1pm (we will be gone by 1pm)
Meeting location:   Car park of Hatton Cross tube station (Piccadilly Line) to collect a prop and further instructions for where to go next.

What you will be doing:  Act 1 - The Die-In - hundreds of us will lie down on the floor at exactly the same time, representing the 300,000+ people who are already dying each year from climate change related causes.  Act 2 - The Frequent Flyer High Polluters Club : Fast Track Check-in desk - a few people will act like the minority of wealthy frequent flyers, who take most of the flights and are driving the ‘need’ for aviation expansion in the UK.

What to bring: Dress as normal as possible, looking like any other flight customer, maybe bring luggage!  If you want to be a frequent flyer, you
will need to dress smartly, looking like the high earning 'binge' flyers with second homes abroad, who fly the most, without consideration for anyone else.

BLOC B - a critical mass bike ride 
This will be a mass bike ride, visiting a couple of specific locations on the way, including a local immigration removal center. Simply follow the marshals in hi-vis jackets who will lead the way.

Meeting time:  Arrive at 12pm (ride will start at 12:30pm)
Meeting location:   Grow Heathrow (Vineries Close, Sipson, UB7 0JH) to collect a prop and to start the ride.

What you will be doing:   Riding in a RED convoy with hundreds of others, representing the red line that airport expansion crosses, if we want a socially just and liveable planet for all.  Wear red and bring your bike.

More information available here: http://reclaimthepower.org.uk/aviation-flashmob-critical-mass/
Join and share the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1764336040473934/

2. #AxeDrax Demonstration and Celebration, 22nd October 2016 
Drax Power Station, Near Selby, Yorkshire, near the South Gate from 1pm.
Climate justice groups and activists, including Rising Tide, Coal Action Network and Biofuelwatch will assemble for a demonstration and celebration outside  with speeches starting from 2pm.  See here for an article which explains the background to this #AxeDrax event which marks the 10th anniversary of the first Climate Camp, held at Drax and continues to inspire global activism against the root causes of climate change.  It will celebrate what climate justice activists have achieved in the intervening decade and highlight the work that still needs to be done  including forcing Drax power station to shut down! You can reminisce over those cold wet 2006 nights when the cops' helicopter flattened your tent while you were inside, or, were up a floodlight pylon inside the power station waving your Rising Tide UK flag. Ahhh those were the days!
3. "CLIMATE ORGANISING AGAINST GREEN CAPITALISM" Workshop at www.AnarchistBookfair.org.uk 

Saturday 29th October 2016, Park View School, London N15, ROOM F6 at 3pm.
LondonRisingTide and CorporateWatch invite you discuss strategies for  anti-capitalist climate organising in the context of 'green  capitalism'. Corporate Watch published an "A-Z OF GREEN CAPITALISM", a  development of  capitalism explicitly attempting to subjugate the  natural environment and its biodiversity, relegating it to mere  trade-able commodities, thinly veiled with greenwash. Putting a price  on nature means there will inevitably be  someone willing to pay the  price to destroy it. We'll explore some key ideas involved in green  capitalism; case studies, alternatives and how to resist its  manifestations - also how cultures of climate organising in the UK have shifted in recent years. Please come laden with ideas!
https://corporatewatch.org/publications/2016/A-to-Z-of-green-capitalism
https://www.facebook.com/AZGreenCapitalism/
That's all for now.
Love  Rising Tide UK,
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  Tel: 07708 794665
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  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Tide_UK
  www.artnotoil.org.uk
  www.fossilfoolsday.org
  www.no-tar-sands.org
  https://floodthesystem.net/

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC): Important UN inquiry into care and support provision – respond by October 21st

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Please submit evidence to this enquiry by October 21st  if you use care and support or Personal Assistants or are a parent of someone who uses these services. It is important that individuals let the rapporteur know what has happened since the closure of the ILF both to new applicants in 2010 and to all in 2015 and due to the cuts to Local Authority funding.


Questionnaire on the “provision of support to persons with disabilities” – Call for submissions
The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, is currently preparing a study, to be presented at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2017, on the provision of support to persons with disabilities.
The Special Rapporteur welcomes inputs, in accessible formats (Word), in English, French, Russian or Spanish, from Member States, international and regional organizations, UN agencies, funds and programmes, organizations of and for persons with disabilities, civil society, national human rights institutions and other national independent mechanisms designated or established to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, disability or equality Ombudspersons, scholars, research institutions and policy think tanks, private sector businesses and networks, community movements, and private individuals, to provide information on the provision of support to persons with disabilities.
Submissions should be sent by e-mail to the address sr.disability@ohchr.org no later than 21 October 2016. Concise responses are encouraged, inclusive of relevant attachments where available.
Kindly indicate if you have any objections with regard to your reply being posted on this website.

Questionnaire on
 the provision of support to persons with disabilities
 Please provide information on the following services that are available for persons with disabilities in your country, including data on their coverage, geographic distribution and delivery arrangements, funding and sustainability, challenges and shortcoming in their implementation:
1.    Personal assistance;

2.    In-home, residential and community support;

3.    Support in decision-making, including peer support; and

4.    Communication support, including support for augmentative and alternative communication. 

 5 Please explain how persons with disabilities can access information about the existing services referred to in question one, including referral procedures, eligibility criteria and application requirements.
6 Please elaborate on how these services respond to the specific needs of persons with disabilities throughout their life cycle (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and older age) and how is service delivery ensured in the transition periods between life cycle stages.
 7 Please provide information on the number of certified sign language interpreters and deafblind interpreters available in your country.
8  Please provide information on the existence of any partnership between State institutions and private service providers (e.g., non-governmental organizations, for-profit service providers) for the provision of support to persons with disabilities.
 9 Please describe to what extent and how are persons with disabilities and their representative organizations involved in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of support services.
10   Please provide any other relevant information and statistics (including surveys, censuses, administrative data, reports, and studies) related to the provision of support to persons with disabilities in your country.

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

ucu update; COVENTRY UNI DISPUTE/UCU NUS national demonstration Saturday 19 November

ucu update; COVENTRY UNI DISPUTE/UCU NUS national demonstration Saturday 19 November
1. Will you help staff denied a voice?
What kind of educational institution, when faced with a 100% vote by its staff in favour of being represented by UCU, sacks the staff only to offer them re-employment with a different subsidiary company on worse employment terms and with no union voice?
That institution is a company wholly owned by Coventry University, called CU Services Ltd. The staff concerned, many of whom are on casual contracts, teach English to Coventry's international students. You can read about their shameful treatment in the Guardian today after which I hope you sign UCU's petition.
2. Will you help UCU campaign?
UCU was able to get Coventry University the unwelcome publicity they so richly deserve because members came forward to help us! Now our media team needs help with other issues. We need case studies - anonymous if necessary - to support our autumn campaign and would like to hear from you urgently if you are:
An EU national working in a UK university or college and who is worried about the impact of Brexit on you and your work
A further education (FE) teacher able to share examples of how FE changed the lives of your students
An HE or FE teacher currently employed on a casual or short-term contract and able to show the impact job insecurity has on both you and your students
A senior academic who is worried about the impact of casualisation on the next generation of staff and is prepared to say so.
If any of these fit your experience please contact Matt Waddup at mwaddup@ucu.org.uk as soon as possible.
3. Will you take action for education on 19 November?
UCU and the National Union of Students (NUS) have called a national demonstration for Saturday 19 November in Westminster. We will use the day to argue for greater investment in further and higher education, better treatment for staff and students and - of course - for the UK to remain open to people from around the world who come to our colleges and universities to work and study. We are running coaches from every corner of the UK so wherever you live I hope you can make it.
Let me know you are coming here.
Thanks for your support.
Sally Hunt
UCU general secretary

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC): Our Asks from Politicians for Improved Rights for Disabled People

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This is what we have asked the Labour Party to support and will also be asking others as soon as possible to do the same.
After decades of oppression we believe that disabled people must be afforded self determination from the grass roots level. “Nothing About Us Without Us” must become a reality.
No Longer will we tolerate large disability charities which see us as nothing more than marketable commodities from which to make profits for their own benefit speaking for us and deciding our futures. We expect a Labour Party which claims to support disabled people’s rights to ensure that it is our voices that are listened to and not the empty voices of our oppressors. Without this guarantee DPAC cannot approve of the disability policies of any political party.
 The UNCRDP and our human and civil rights must be fully implemented, promoted and enforced.
Disabled people are affected by the cuts 9 times more than everybody else. People with the most severe disabilities are affected by the cuts 19 times more than everybody else. This discrimination against disabled people must end.
 DPAC priorities for setting disability policies  – Policy Pledges we are seeking from Labour
A Legal Right to Independent Living and Self-Determination:
The creation of a specific independent living law: a legal right that fully enacts and enforces, as domestic law, the UNCRPD incorporating the 12 pillars of independent living as its key goals and ensures provision of independent living support is free at the point of need and paid from general taxation.
 A continuing right for disabled people to receive a Direct Payment to fund their own care and support and have a right to choose what option they wish to use to provide that care and support.
 There should be a single nationally transportable social care system and an end to localism and the current postcode lottery that exists. Funding for care should return to a 4 tier rather then a 2 tier system with low and moderate needs being met for all as well as substantial and critical. This would, as in the past, act as a preventative measure which would allow disabled people to retain independence and dignity longer.
 Set up an Independent living task force, co-produced with disabled people to review independent living in order to identify how best to improve, develop and extend independent living support building on the successful model of ILF provision.
 Legislation to end 15 minute home care visits and any move to replace face-to-face visits with telecare options.
 Conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the use of agencies to provide home care provision with a view of bringing home-care (where provided as a service) back into local authority control.
 -An end to zero hour contracts for home care staff. Local Authorities to provide sufficient funding for those using Direct payments to meet all their financial responsibilities as an employer.
 Serious changes should be made to how family carers are better supported both financially and practically.
 Access to Health and Support ServicesNHS funding must be protected and all forms of privatisation of our NHS should end with immediate effect.
 Funding for mental health services including crisis teams should be protected and where necessary increased to former and safer levels. There should be an end of rationing of primary MH care services and treatment tailored to needs.
 More funding investment is needed for children’s adolescent mental health services.
 GP and nurse training should include compulsory training on mental health conditions and treatment.
 There must be changes made to the Mental Capacity Act which is failing people it is supposed to protect. The Best Interests concept means that substitute decision making has become the default position rather than supporting people who are disabled or have Learning Difficulties to make their own decisions.
 Welfare Support : There must be a publicly run welfare system and an end to paying private firms massive amounts of public money to carry out disability assessments badly. Instead that money should be invested into providing decent, liveable benefit levels.
 An end to the Work Capability Assessment which is too flawed to amend. No aspect of the social security system should cause distress or deterioration in a claimant’s health condition.

 An end to replacing Disability Living Allowance with Personal Independence Payments where assessment processes are in complete chaos. Flawed assessments are depriving many disabled people of the support they need to get to work or to take part in society.
 A full public, independent inquiry into deaths of social security claimants   leading where appropriate to criminal proceedings against ministers, civil   servants, and employees of service providing companies, ATOS, Maximus Capita who were found to have broken any laws with respect to this
Engagement with any back to work services must be optional for all claimants.
 An immediate end to benefit sanctions which have led to deaths and increasing poverty. Ensure that there is no conditionality of JSA or ESA WRAG on seeking treatments and no linkage with treatment and receipt of benefits.
There must be a statutory right ensuring all people have ‘enough to live on’  and no-one is left destitute without money for food and fuel as a very minimum.
 A total rethink on any move to Universal Credit and instead serious consideration to be given working with disabled people and DPOs to a move to a single system of welfare support based on the concept of a disabled person’s citizen’s income.
 Policy recognition that there will always be disabled people who are unable or too ill to work. These individuals must be supported by a publically funded system.

Housing:
A strategic and sustained programme of building social housing to the standards of universal design and accessibility is carried out.
 An end to bedroom tax and the Benefit Cap.
 Until there are adequate levels of social housing available an increase in LHA rates to fully reflect the real costs of housing to meet the needs of disabled people and disabled children.
 Access, Inclusion and taking part in society:
The creation of legal status for British Sign Language, and disabled people’s access on an equal basis with others to the physical environment, to transportation, justice, family life, the arts, to accessible information and all forms of information technology.
 Enact and maintain a fully accessible public transport system with free transport available for disabled people.
 Fully Inclusive Education:
Education is the key to creating an inclusive society. This can only be achieved by having one fully inclusive mainstream education system, funded by the state. Without inclusive education you will not get an inclusive society
 Cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance should be reversed
 All Disabled People have a right to Work and get a Job:
A comprehensive plan of action is developed with disabled people and our organisations to tackle the discrimination and exclusion disabled people face in work and employment.
 Access to Work (AtW) must be extended to include unpaid voluntary positions and recent changes that limit and reduce the support provided through AtW should be reversed.
 The recently introduced (August 2013) fees for taking an employer to Employment Tribunal must be repealed.
 Ensure that all government contracts, at a national, regional and local level, are only awarded to companies that are fulfilling measurable targets for the employment of disabled people.
 Access to Justice:
All legal aid changes must be repealed and disabled people’s rights to access justice must be restored.
 Disability Hate Crime laws and sentencing must be strengthened.
 Reversal of the watering down of disabled people’s rights with the move from DDA to the Equality Act.
 Restoration of funding for advice advocacy services such as CABs.
Legislation to prevent assisted dying.
 Local Authority Statutory Services:
There must be no redefining of Local Authority Statutory Services to reduce their obligations even further.
 Real and Effective Co-Production with user-led Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations across the UK:
Ensure meaningful, well-resourced and accessible co-production with disabled people and their organisations at local, regional and national levels on all issues affecting us.
  After decades of oppression we believe that disabled people must be afforded self determination from the grass roots level. “Nothing About Us Without Us” must become a reality.
No Longer will we tolerate large disability charities which see us as nothing more than marketable commodities from which to make profits for their own benefit speaking for us and deciding our futures. We expect a Labour Party which claims to support disabled people’s rights to ensure that it is our voices that are listened to and not the empty voices of our oppressors. Without this guarantee DPAC cannot approve of the disability policies of any political party.
 The UNCRDP and our human and civil rights must be fully implemented, promoted and enforced.
Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
@dis_ppl_protest


Disabled people are affected by the cuts 9 times more than everybody else. People with the most severe disabilities are affected by the cuts 19 times more than everybody else. This discrimination against disabled people must end.

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC): Asks re- Mental Health from Labour Party

As well as general demands for improved rights of disabled people DPAC, Mental Health Resistance Network and Recovery in the bin have drawn up a set of specific demands for Mental Health.
After decades of oppression we believe that disabled people must be afforded self determination from the grass roots level. “Nothing About Us Without Us” must become a reality.
No Longer will we tolerate large disability charities which see us as nothing more than marketable commodities from which to make profits for their own benefit speaking for us and deciding our futures. We expect a Labour Party which claims to support disabled people’s rights to ensure that it is our voices that are listened to and not the empty voices of our oppressors. Without this guarantee DPAC cannot approve of the disability policies of any political party.
DPAC priorities for setting Mental Health  Disability Policies.
We deplore the appropriation of the Recovery Model by statutory services and government departments in order to justify the withdrawal of services and benefits from people who need them. 
Compulsory MH Training for Professionals in Various Fields
1.    Mental health training should be compulsory for all health care professionals, including doctors and nurses, and suicide awareness training should be given to all health care professionals. Such training should be kept up to date.
2.    All Police Forces should have full mental health awareness training, stop using section 136, and acknowledge that custody suites and lock-ups in police cells are not safe places.
3.    Mental health awareness training and crisis awareness training should be available for all teaching staff in primary and secondary schools, and further education institutions.
4.    A person suffering from mental distress should be treated with respect, courtesy, dignity, and consideration at all times as should and their families and friends.
Treatment Changes
5.    We demand the abolition of forced treatment and Compulsory Treatment Orders (CTOs).
6.    All treatment should be with the full agreement of the person being treated and with their full understanding of the side effects of treatment, both pharmaceutical and psychological.
7.    .We demand the right to refuse treatment as it is ratified under the United Nations Convention Rights People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) 
8.    .We want recognition of the link between abuse and trauma, and mental distress. The British Psychological Society has already made this link.
9.    .We demand the recognition that child abuse prevention is also mental distress prevention.
10.  We want the abolition of the medical model of mental distress to be replaced with an acceptance that mental distress is part of the human condition and is a normal response to adverse events and circumstances. Appropriate care and support should be the right for all people suffering from mental distress.
11.  Long term psychological treatments should be provided freely to all who need them and talking therapies should not be restricted to short term interventions. We recognise that not everyone wants talking treatments and this should be respected.
12.  The person experiencing mental distress should decide their care and always have their wishes respected.
13.  There should be a recognition that the use of alcohol and drugs are a form of self medication for many in mental distress. Drugs should therefore be decriminalised.
14.  .Access to detox and drug rehab programmes should be available to everyone.
15.  .We demand recognition that many social values that are common place, such as competition being intrinsic to human relationships, are erroneous and cause harm to people’s mental health.
16.  Bereavement counselling should be made available for all children who lose a parent or supporting person. 
Financial Needs – Individual and Other Support
17.  We demand recognition that the WCA and PIP assessment processes are detrimental to people’s mental health and should be scrapped. The money saved by not paying Private Companies to carry out these assessments should be re-invested into better services.
18.  We demand guaranteed financial security and appropriate housing for everyone experiencing mental distress.
19.  No aspect of the social security system should cause distress or deterioration in a claimant’s mental health condition.
20.  Funding should be provided for Crisis Care to be made available for help and support 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
21.  Funding should be made available for the setting up of Crisis Houses as safe spaces. Access to these should be every person’s right and should include ‘sitters’ who will be there to support people throughout these times.
22.  We want hospital beds to be replaced with beds in settings similar to domestic environments.
23.  More provision of services for children and young adults. 1 in 10 children are being denied mental health service support which is having a huge impact on the family and schools.
24.  Concessionary travel passes should be made available to all people living with mental distress to enable independence in the community and to attend appointments with health care professionals, thus aiding mental wellbeing.
25.  We want special support centres for young men who are suicidal and a paradigm shift away from the “norms” which are set as ideals of masculinity and may contribute to the high rate of suicide in young men.
26.  .Funding should be made available for research into mental health care that is based on a Social   Model of mental distress; such funding should at least equal the current amount of money           available for pharmaceutical research.
27.  .We demand the provision of special support for people with mental distress to ensure their children remain with them as a family.
28.  We demand a holistic approach to care – where a person has both a physical and a mental health problem, such impairments should be treated equally with respect and with dignity and with full understanding that a physical impairment can impact on a mental health impairment and vice versa.
29.  We want specialist support to be made available for ALL armed forces veterans who experience mental distress and for housing to be made available to them.
30.  We deplore the underfunding of mental health services in the NHS and the current practice of discharging people with mental health problems from secondary care into primary care where their needs cannot be met. These services should be properly funded.
Other
31.  Any crime against someone with a mental health condition should be treated as a hate crime.
32.  We want an ongoing campaign to end all bullying in schools and work places and within families and general society where such bullying is linked to mental distress.
33.  Action should be taken to end the ongoing discrimination against LGBT people as such discrimination can lead to mental distress.
Further Investigations Needed 
34.  We demand a full investigation into the effects of long term use of psychiatric medications and demand that mental health professionals treat reports of side effects of medication seriously.
35.  We want a full investigation into the appropriateness of the continuous use of medication as the main form of treatment for people in mental distress.
36.  We want a full investigation into why so many people from BME communities are being diagnosed with a mental health condition.
37.  We want an investigation into the harmful effects of E.C.T.
38.  We demand an inquiry into the success or otherwise of the use of personal budgets for day care provision for people living with mental health problems.

39.  We demand a full public inquiry into the significantly shortened life expectancy of people with mental health conditions and a full report produced with recommendations which should be implemented.
Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC)
@dis_ppl_protest

Monday, 26 September 2016

WOUNDED KASHMIR – PELLETS IN PARADISE


























WOUNDED KASHMIR – PELLETS IN PARADISE

AN EVENING OF DEBATE, MUSIC AND ART REGARDING THE RECENT KASHMIR CRISIS.

(Please see invite attached)

EVENT DETAILS:

5.00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION – “WHO IS LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR” FEATURING POLITICIANS, ACADEMICS, WRITERS AND ACTIVISTS

7.30 PM CONCERT FEATURING MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM KASHMIRI ARTISTS. 

WHEN : 5PM - 9PM  29TH OCTOBER 2016

WHERE :  DJAM LECTURE THEATRE (DLT) AT SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, THORNHAUGH STREET, RUSSELL SQUARE, LONDON, WC1H 0XG

ATTENDANCE IS FREE BUT EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

PLEASE NOTE SPACE IS LIMITED AND EARLY REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED. 



BACKGROUND:

JAMMU AND KASHMIR - A CONFLICTED STATE BETWEEN PAKISTAN AND INDIA - HAS BEEN THE CENTER OF MILITARY AND POLITICAL BATTLES SINCE 1947. BEYOND THE POLITICS AND THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES, THIS EVENT AIMS TO HIGHLIGHT THE RECENT HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF KASHMIRIS WHEREBY THE VALLEY HAS BEEN UNDER MORE THAN 80 DAYS OF CURFEW, OVER 85 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED AND THE USE OF PELLET BULLETS HAVE WOUNDED THOUSANDS AND BLINDED OVER 250 PEOPLE.

DESPITE EVIDENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, THE IMMENSE SUFFERING OF THE PEOPLE HAS FAILED TO RECEIVE DUE ATTENTION FROM POLITICAL AND ACTIVIST CIRCLES AS WELL AS MAINSTREAM MEDIA. ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS HAVE DOCUMENTED NUMEROUS VIOLATIONS OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING MASS KILLINGS, FORCED DISAPPEARANCES, UNMARKED GRAVES, POLITICAL REPRESSION, TORTURE AND SEXUAL ABUSE. 

LEARN ABOUT THE MUCH-IGNORED HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF KASHMIRIS IN THE MOST MILITARISED ZONE OF THE WORLD.

THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE A PANEL DISCUSSION TITLED ‘WHO IS LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR?’ FEATURING POLITICIANS, ACADEMICS, WRITERS AND ACTIVISTS IN ADDITION TO ART DISPLAYS AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES FROM KASHMIRI ARTISTS.

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR AND SHARE THIS EVENT FURTHER.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.