Say No to Charges for the NHS – Stop the Health Care Clauses in the Immigration Bill!

The proposed Immigration Bill, currently before the House of Lords, would create a two-tiered Health Service — instituting unprecedented charges for primary & emergency care. Do we want the Home Office monitoring our healthcare? Should we have to prove our identity before treatment in A&E?? These discriminatory, intrusive & misguided measures will NOT save costs — they will discourage people from seeking medical treatment, increase rates of HIV infection, & harm our … Continue reading Say No to Charges for the NHS – Stop the Health Care Clauses in the Immigration Bill!

McConaughey is Silent on AIDS, But the Rest of Us Cannot Be

By Brian Mullin Earlier this month, Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club and never mentioned HIV/AIDS once, even though the prize (and the revitalization of his career) came from playing one of the many millions of real people who have died in the epidemic.  Instead McConaughey took time to mention God, his family and his ultimate hero: himself. One might … Continue reading McConaughey is Silent on AIDS, But the Rest of Us Cannot Be

ACT UP London Mission Statement – Ratified 11/2/2014

ACT UP London is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the HIV pandemic, along with the broader inequalities and injustices that perpetuate it. In the fourth decade of this crisis, we fight to ensure comprehensive and easily accessible treatment for all people, in all countries.  This includes not only medications but also mental and social … Continue reading ACT UP London Mission Statement – Ratified 11/2/2014

“That right there, is what I call inspiring…” – ACT UP London is Born!

Thank you to activist and top choreographer from the ACT UP tribute show ‘Shafted?!’ Clare Roderick who wrote the following reflection blog following our first meeting …… “I attended the first meeting of 2014 for ACT UP London on Monday 13th January, 2014 at the Unitarian Church, Newington Green, arguably one of the most historically significant meeting places of social dissenters to be found in the city. The building, … Continue reading “That right there, is what I call inspiring…” – ACT UP London is Born!