[mgj-discuss] FrontAIDS July 14 Call to Action against Big Pharma &
olivetrii at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 08:47:06 PDT 2006
Yippeee, a brand new anti-G8 Call to Action!!! This one is right up the
of some of MGJ's kick-ass HIV and patient rights activists...
Call of activists of the radical social movement "FrontAIDS" for carrying
out the Day of united actions against pharmaceutical multinational
corporations on July the 14th <http://spb8.net/en/uncategorized/26>
On the background of the never-ending war for oil, we, the activists of
FrontAIDs, call to pay attention to another war: A war that has been lasted
for several decades. A war that has already taken tens of millions of lives.
A war that has involved every continent. A war that has become a standard of
indifference and cynicism. The war of marauders at the battlefield of
mankind with socially important infections (AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis,
malaria). The global epidemic of HIV/AIDS is more than 20 years old; there
are more than 40 million HIV-positive people. There is no region that is not
drawn into pandemic. There are only 5% of more than 20 million people
needing ARV therapy that get the cure necessary for life. HCV pandemic has
touched more than 500 million people while the cure is available for 1%
only. Tuberculosis still takes 5000 lives every day, majority of new cases
of tuberculosis are caused by a cross-resistant form of the disease √ the
form that is unaffected by treatment with medications developed 50 years
ago, and new medications are inaccessible due to its high price.
What is HIV for pharmaceutical corporations???
People infected with HIV get treatment in the way of supportive therapy that
doesn't provide complete recovery and dooms people to lifelong taking of
these medications, prices for which are fixed by pharmaceutical
Multinational Corporations. These corporations are interested in spreading
epidemics in the world as a market for their production distribution. They
are not interested in developing principally new medications because of
their fear to lose a gigantic, permanently escalating market.
Prime cost of the medications is not more than 5% of their actual price, and
95% Multinational Corporations get owing to the patent for medicine, which
they haven't even developed but commanded and redeemed from small research
laboratories. All their activities are protected with the patent law. People
are dying because of the lack of the medical supplies understanding that
their death is protected by patents, patents for the medicines they can't
receive due to its high price, patents that allow protecting intellectual
property of pharmaceutical corporations and earning them some more
milliards, patents that move the death of millions of the people from a
category of war crimes into the field of "international patent law".
We, people touched with the epidemic, appeal to the world community to fight
against a more awful EVIL than the HI virus itself, against the EVIL that
has disdained all the mankind values, against the EVIL that has turned
people's bodies into their commercial interest. We appeal to the fight
against several dozens of unprincipled moneymakers formed an oligarchic
clan, to the war against the current patent system in the field of treating
We call for the alienation of the patents of pharmaceutical corporations in
favor of the world community.
We call for the international investigation and summon for the trial on
crimes against humanity to the top-managers of those corporations whose
activities hamper the development of remedial treatment for socially
significant infections (HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria).
On July the 14th, on the Day of united actions against G8 policy, we call
the worldwide networks of resistance to the spreading HIV/AIDS epidemics and
all the people who care for their future to support direct actions against
pharmaceutical multinational corporations.
If you are ready to support our demands in any way, please send your opinion
to Frontaids at yandex.ru
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