Thousands gather in Trafalgar Square to promote coronavirus conspiracy theories at ‘anti-lockdown’ protest | London Evening Standard

Thousands of protesters branding the coronavirus pandemic a "hoax" gathered in Trafalgar Square today. The demonstrators, who were not wearing face coverings, carried signs saying "no more masks no more lockdown" and "incremental fascism" at Saturday's "Unite for Freedom" rally.   The event was held after Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the Government is responding to “an increase in anti-vax messages …

Coronavirus sceptics, conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers protest in London | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian

  Thousands of protesters from across the UK gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to protest against coronavirus restrictions and reject mass vaccinations. The event, which began at noon, drew a broad coalition including coronavirus sceptics, 5G conspiracy theorists and so-called “anti-vaxxers”. Carrying placards railing against the World Health Organization, Bill Gates and the government restrictions …

Coronavirus: Lockdown ‘helped me contribute more at work’ – BBC News

There are no excuses to turn down disabled workers wanting to work from home anymore, a union says. For Sophie Washington, who's been shielding in rural Wales since March, you might have thought the coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelmingly frustrating. But Sophie, 24, a wheelchair-user, says lockdown has actually allowed her to "contribute more" to …

How an unexpected collaboration led Utah to amend its discriminatory triage plan | TheHill

The disability community has a history of contention with the government over enforcing federal antidiscrimination mandates.  Clashes have often erupted between the parties. In 1977, disabled activists occupied the San Francisco Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building for 28 days to protest the delay in enacting regulations to help implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the …

#Vaxxed, reviewed: What happened outside of the movie. – Violent metaphors | Circa June 13, 2016

This is part II of our series on the movie “Vaxxed”, which Colin, my sister Julie, and I saw in Kansas City on June 11. In part I, Colin focused on some of the factual inaccuracies of the movie. He talked about how a person attending the movie would have walked away with an extremely distorted …

#Vaxxed, reviewed: What happened inside the movie – Violent metaphors | Circa June 13, 2016

by Jennifer Raff Jennifer and I saw Vaxxed in Kansas City on June 11, along with her sister Julie. We have a lot of observations and thoughts about the movie, so we’ll probably be doing several articles discussing the film itself, the audience’s reaction to it, the protestors, our responses, and a lot more. Jenny’s …