I'm a JSA Claimant

Now working part-time, volunteers part-time. Cares what happens to UK society full-time

Monthly Archives: January, 2016

How benefit sanctions have driven Brits to suicide

By Maya Oppenheim A piece I was interviewed for last year…  Last year, on the 23rd of June, Malcolm Burge set off from his home in London to travel to … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 5 Comments

Is Social Media A Recipe For Real Change?

Online campaigns are often accused of being ‘armchair activism,’ but RUTH HUNT talks to the people determinedly tweeting for a better tomorrow. A SUCCESSFUL campaign for social media activists often … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Working People’ – A song about David Clapson, a claimant who died after being benefit sanctioned.

Kiran Leonard, described by the Guardian as “a precocious 20-year-old from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester,” has written a song about David Clapson, a man who died after a benefit sanction. David … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 4 Comments