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Re: [disabilitystudies] Re: No Gas Masks For People With Disabilities

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  • Jim MacLeod
    I could not agree more Keith. Jim MacLeod Keith Armstrong wrote:Racism and disability discrimination
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 6, 2003
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      I could not agree more Keith.


      Jim MacLeod

       "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 disabilitystudies@yahoogroups.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
      in "protected
      > spaces" -- rooms with special filter systems that can be turned on
      in an
      > emergency. This could be a particular problem for the estimated
      8,000 people
      > 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
      two years
      > 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
      cover the
      > need. Even so, it is not distributing the ones that have been
      produced, nor
      > is it providing instructions to the families of people with
      > disabilities.
      > Related article:
      > "No suitable gas masks for those with special needs"(Ha'aretz Daily)
      > http://www.InclusionDaily.com/news/03/red/0102a.htm
      > ---
      > Forwarded to this list by:
      > Dave Reynolds, Editor
      > Inclusion Daily Express / Inclusion Weekly Review
      > Disability Rights Email News Service
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      > http://www.InclusionDaily.com

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