Re: [disabilitystudies] Re: No Gas Masks For People With Disabilities
I could not agree more Keith.
"Keith Armstrong <keitharm@...>" <keitharm@...> wrote:
Racism and disability discrimination often go together.
Many US Black disabled slaves were simply murdered by their 'owners'.
Israel is not interested in peace.
War makes good people sick.
--- In email@example.com, Jim MacLeod
> I find this absolutely disgusting. It is more than apparent that
the right wing rulers in Israel hold little regard for the lives of
their disabled citizens!
> But it is hardly surprising when we have witnessed horrific attacks
on the Palestinian people for decades.
> Is it little wonder at times that this gives extremist groups
inexcusable reason to blow up innocent Israeli citizens? Terrorist
attacks are normally followed by terrorist reprisals.
> If only these races of people could live in peace.
> However, back to the point re the gas mask issue. This is a human
rights issue that should be well spread around the world media.
> Jim MacLeod
> Dave Reynolds wrote:No Gas Masks For People With
> By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
> January 2, 2003
> TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--As many as 25,000 Israelis with developmental and
> disabilities have no protection from biological or chemical attacks.
> According to an article in the independent newspaper Ha'aretz, the
> government has not supplied defense kits with gas masks for people -
> including thousands of children -- that have certain disabilities.
> People that do not have gas masks are expected to find shelter
> spaces" -- rooms with special filter systems that can be turned on
> emergency. This could be a particular problem for the estimated
> who live in institutions, most of which have no such "protected
> The Home Front Command and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
> apparently have been aware of the problem for years.
> In fact, the official emergency civil defense guidelines released
> ago state in bold letters: "Do not strap gas masks on people with
> developmental disabilities, as they could endanger their lives."
> The government has some specially designed kits, but not enough to
> need. Even so, it is not distributing the ones that have been
> is it providing instructions to the families of people with
> Related article:
> "No suitable gas masks for those with special needs"(Ha'aretz Daily)
> Forwarded to this list by:
> Dave Reynolds, Editor
> Inclusion Daily Express / Inclusion Weekly Review
> Disability Rights Email News Service
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