The socialist tradition in the disability movement: Lessons for contemporary activists


  • Ivanka Antova


The Law Faculty of the University where Iam a PhD student recently built a brandnew, beautiful building. On the top floorof the new Law School there is a Wellbeingroom, a quiet place where staff and studentscan enjoy the spectacular view of thecity and exercise their mindfulness. Presumably,by taking a breath of air and refocusingtheir positive energy, the workers inthe University can somehow shift the feelingof stress and discomfort that the organisationof their labour has created. As if theroot of their work related problems is somewherewithin themselves, and not in the exploitativeworking conditions that the institutionhas imposed on them.