Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Would you give up having children to save the planet? Meet the couples who have

The Guardian
The UK-based organisation Population Matters wouldn’t call for human extinction – even in jest – but it does campaign against population growth which, it says, contributes to environmental degradation, resource depletion, poverty and inequality. To its list of influential patrons, which already includes David Attenborough, Chris Packham, Lionel Shriver and the primatologist Jane Goodall, it has recently added the racing driver and environmental activist Leilani M√ľnter. She’s an eloquent positive-thinker. “Never underestimate a vegan hippy chick with a race car,” is how she describes herself online.
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Friday, June 01, 2018

Parents Refuse to Leave Wheelchair Space for Disabled Patrons

Shocking moment disabled woman is told she can’t get on bus as pram is in ‘priority space’ – just minutes after court case victory for wheelchair users on exact issue 

Wheelchair-bound Lib Dem peer barred from boarding bus after driver refused to ask parent to move buggy

Disabled man forced off bus by refusal to move pram sparks equality test case

   Apparently, this problem was so widespread in England that a man had to take his case against the bus company to the Supreme Court. The law now states that disabled passengers have priority, and that merely requesting that parents move, but not requiring to do so, was not enough. Apparently, parents had often refused to move, meaning the wheelchair-bound person was unable to get on that bus. I am not too fond of some of the websites linked above, so I apologize for linking them. I couldn't find the first story on any other site.

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