World AIDS Day – 1 December 2014: This morning, to mark World AIDS Day, ACTUP London activists dumped half a ton of fresh and steaming crap on the doorstep of UKIP’s London office this morning in protest of controversial statements on HIV by leader Nigel Farage and other members of the party. Marking World AIDS Day with the stinking stunt, we wanted Farage to know we … Continue reading We’ve Had Enough of This Bullshit: HIV Activists Dump a Load of Crap on UKIP’s Doorstep
by Brian Mullin Which factors contribute most to the spread of infection? How about these? Poverty. Misinformation. Fear. Combine them, and you’ve really got an epidemic on your hands, as several recent news stories have proven yet again, especially the comments published yesterday from UKIP Leader Nigel Farage that HIV+ people should be banned from migrating to Britain: FARAGE: “Ukip want to control the quantity … Continue reading Fear of Infection / The Infectiousness of Fear
ACT UP stands in opposition to the misguided, discriminatory health measures in the Immigration Bill. You can sign on to our petition at this link! FOR OVER 65 YEARS, the NHS has been built on the principle of universal health coverage, ‘free at the point of access’… THAT ALL CHANGES: — when lawful, legal immigrants (holding down jobs, paying taxes) are charged hundreds of … Continue reading Join the Fight! Tell Parliament We Want DocsNotCops
“HIV & AIDS is foremost a political crisis, as well as a medical emergency, we will use every means possible to call out and contain this pandemic” – so says the mission statement of ACT UP: London. As activists involved in fight against HIV and AIDS we know and understand the weight of the pandemic, unlike so many of those in government who care more … Continue reading IMMIGRATION BILL: THE FACTS
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!
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