NEWS - Anita Allen berichtet (05.10.00): |
Wie Uganda sich der AIDS-Statistiken entledigte!
Das öffentliche Gesundheitssystem hörte auf, Menschen auf HIV zu testen. Die Menschen müssen diese Tests selbst bezahlen. Nur wenige sind dafür blöd oder reich genug. Uganda stoppte auch alle aus der staatlichen Gesundheitsfürsorge bezahlen anti-retroviralen Medikamente. Die Menschen müssen auch diese selbst bezahlen. Nur wenige haben das Geld dafür.
Hinzu kommt, daß es keine vernünftigen Daten über HIV- oder AIDS-Betroffene gibt. Auf diese Weise hat Uganda seinen Kampf gegen AIDS gewonnen! Die Statistiken verschwanden praktisch über Nacht.
Strategien beider Seiten und Aufruf
Anita Allen, Südafrika, hat in zweitägiger Intensivarbeit mit Freunden den Aktivitäten des "feindlichen Lagers" in- und außerhalb des Internets nachgespürt. Was sie herausgefunden hat, und wozu sie aufruft, gebe ich hier kurz wieder. Im Anschluß daran ihr komplettes Schreiben in Englisch.
Mittwoch, 27. September 2000
Wir stießen auf ein gewaltiges weltumspannendes Netzwerk der HIV-Propagandisten, mit über 70 Organisationen und bestimmten Einzelpersonen in Südafrika. Auf vielen dieser Webseiten werden die Foren und Organisationen, in die WIR involviert sind, ständig erwähnt, und es werden Pläne geschmiedet unsere Aktivitäten zu unterbinden.
Viele Stellungnahmen und Aktivitäten erscheinen als unabhängig, aber sehr viel ist miteinander verknüpft. Es ist keine Verschwörung, sondern eine gut organisierte Kommunikations-Kampagne. Die meisten Personen glauben, einer guten Sache zu dienen, des weiteren treten politischer Ehrgeiz und nationales Sicherheitsdenken als Motive zutage.
Jedenfalls gibt es Beweise, daß die Kerngruppe dieser Kampagne ihr HIV/AIDS-Netzwerk dazu nutzen will, Präsident Mbeki so schnell wie möglich loszuwerden, also bei den Wahlen 2003. Er soll als Trottel hingestellt werden, der mit wissenschaftlichen Außenseitern spricht, um so seine gesamte Autorität, auch in anderen Sachfragen, zu untergraben.
In einer kürzlichen Parlamentsanhörung hat Mbeki erneut unterstrichen, daß er nicht daran glaube, ein einzelner Virus (HIV oder nicht) könne AIDS verursachen. Er machte auch klar, daß die von ihm selbst eingesetzte Kommission diese Frage nicht habe klären können, weshalb nun weitere Forschungen notwendig seien, und bis zu einer Klärung sei der Einsatz antiviraler (giftiger) Monotherapie für die verschiedensten Krankheiten nicht zu verantworten.
Das HIV/AIDS-Netzwerk hatte, als Mbeki damals die Einsetzung der Kommission beschlossen hatte, eiligst versucht möglichst viele "eigene" Leute darin unterzubringen, war auch teilweise gelungen war. Dennoch hat sich die Minderheit soweit durchgesetzt, daß weitere Experimente und Studien beschlossen wurden, ein Ergebnis, das im "Netzwerk" unbeschreibliche Panik ausgelöst hat.
Neben der beabsichtigten Spaltung des ANC (der Partei Mbekis) beinhaltet die Strategie des HIV/AIDS-Netzwerks folgendes Pläne:
1. Artikel in die Zeitungen zu bekommen (es gibt Belege für direkte Einflußnahme auf die Redaktionsrichtlininen mehrerer Zeitungen, großzügige Zahlungen an Reporter etc.)
2. Im Fernsehen aufzutreten, wo der Einfluß am größten ist.
3. Landesweit jede Woche mindestens 20 bis 30 Ärzte oder Wissenschaftler dazu zu bewegen, für lokale Tageszeitungen Beiträge zu verfassen.
4. "Spontane" Demonstrationen zu organisieren, z.B. bei der ANC Nachwuchsorganisation oder verschiedenen ACT UP Chapters.
5. Appelle, wie die Durban Deklaration (die wir zum eigentlichen Initiator zurückverfolgt haben).
6. Direkt Berühmtheiten und Rollenmodelle des öffentlichen Lebens, auch religiöse Führer, dafür einzuspannen, gegen Mbeki Stellung zu beziehen.
7. Eine gezielte Kampagne um einzelne Personen und Organisationen in Mißkredit zu bringen, und ihnen ggf. die finanzielle Unterstützung zu entziehen.
Ich bitte euch darum, eure Aktivitäten in dieser Phase auf Südafrika zu konzentrieren, ohne eure eigenen lokalen Bemühungen zu vernachlässigen.
1. Bitte schreibt Briefe an Tageszeitungen, auf jeden HIV/AIDS-Artikel der erscheint, vor allem in Südafrika. Wir brauchen mehr Personen als nur mich, das Forum for Debating AIDS SA, Elliott Small, Sam Mhlongo und Dr. Rasnick der eine Menge Briefe schreibt, von denen einige sogar gedruckt werden. Ich schlage vor, wir konzentrieren uns auf "The Citizen" hier in Südafrika. Der zuständige Redakteur ist einer von IHNEN, aber der Chefredakteur ist einer von UNS. Er wird eure Briefe abdrucken (bitte unter 1000 Wörter), und kann erreicht werden unter email@example.com.
2. Stelle jeden Reporter telefonisch zur Rede, der faschistische wissenschaftliche Dogmen in Namen der Rettung der afrikanischen Bevölkerung verbreitet.
3. Bitte engagiert euch auf den Webboards des HIV/AIDS-Netzwerks. Zwei lokale (südafrikanische) sind besonders wichtig:
www.iclinic.co.za (offenbar tot; Anm. vom 10.1.03)
und hier besonders die südafrikanischen Messageboards:
Desweiteren solltet ihr euch mal bei Consumer Project on Technology umsehen, wo es um Patente für neue anti-retrovirale Medikamente in Südafrika geht.
Vollständiger Text nur in Englisch, siehe unten.
This is possibly the most important imperative email of my entire involvement with the HIV/AIDS controversy. It's going to be a long email and I'm depending on you all to read it to the end.
Some of you may have noticed that I have been off line for a few days. It's because I've been on a wide ranging Internet search tracking the lines of communication of the establishment HIV/AIDers from their local positions to individuals in the worldwide network.
What I have found is a worldwide network with unrestricted funding connected to specific individuals in South Africa who in turn have individuals in a local networking system involving more than 70 organisations working in HIV/AIDS, including Health portfolios in various political parties and government (SA AS WELL AS US AND OTHER COUNTRIES). On many of these websites the forums and organisations that you all are involved in are constantly mentioned, and plans made to nullify your activities.
The local and intentational HIV/AIDS network informs government policy local and abroad. It appears to be coming from independent sources, but they are many of them connected. So that the current policy on HIV/AIDS in South Africa was directly formulated by a core influential group. It is not a conspiracy, it is simply an orchestrated communication campaign. Most of the people involved undoubtedly believe they are doing good. Some are undoubtedly in it for political ambition and vested interests - or even national security.
Be that as it may, I have evidence that the core group are using their HIV/AIDS network to get rid of President Mbeki as soon as possible, that is by the 2003 elections. The method is simple: prove that Mbeki is a fool for talking to dissidents and buying into their views, and then everything he is trying to achieve in terms of an African Renaissance is foolish.
Last Thursday (Sept 21) President Mbeki, in his regular question time in parliament spent two hours replying to motions and questions on HIV/AIDS. During this he made it quite clear that he does not ascribe to the view that a single virus, whether it is HIV or not, can cause AIDS. He made it quite clear that his own panel have not been able to show that HIV causes AIDS, which is why the panel will now be conducting collaborative tests to sort out the scientific uncertainties/certainties once and for all. He made it quite clear that given this, his government cannot at present endorse monotherapy (antiretrovirals) for the multiple diseases under the syndrome. The current policy is to treat all the diseases under the syndrome with the available specific drugs.
After the HIV/AIDS network were informed by their "mole" that President Mbeki was set on convening an international panel, a message went to the HIV/AIDS network to do everything in their power to exercise damage control. This email went to a wide listing of comrades in other positions within HIV/AIDS organisations, religious groups, political parties including within the African National Congress (Mbeki's political party) and its alliance partners, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the South African Communist Party (SACP). Through the HIV/AIDS Network and the "mole" every effort was made to get "own" people on the Presidential Aids Advisory Panel. There was huge success in this regard. Nevertheless, as we all know the small team questioning the HIV/AIDS orthodoxy more than held their own and forced the outcome into a period where tests would be conducted. You cannot imagine what panic ensued over the Network.
One plan is to Mbeki bash in his weakest point - his HIV/AIDS stance - to prove that he is a drastically flawed leader. The plan involved writing Cosatu's position paper on HIV/AIDS that caused such a furore two weeks ago; to write an internal HIV/AIDS paper representing one member of the ANC's health committee position and to leak it to the press as evidence of division within the ANC to the point where the President of the organisation is ignoring his own best advice.
Other beats of this plan are:
1. to get articles into newspapers (we have evidence of direct influence of editorial policy on various newspapers, paying Health reporters salaries, paying for them to attend conferences - officially 350 scholarships for media individuals were granted to attend Durban2000, creating a special HIV/AIDS media Internet site to which information is fed, and the latest - a special African Womens Media Centre, which is currently running this week cyber-training for women HIV/AIDS reporters - check it out at www.awmc.com and please enter the fray if you can.
2. Get into and onto TV (where the influence is vast - one of the inner members actually having his own TV show "Beat it! on E-TV on HIV/AIDS which started last week).
3. To get at least 20/30 doctors/scientists a week countrywide to write into local newspapers across the country.
4. To arrange "spontaneous" demonstrations by such organisations as the SA Traditional Healers, the ANC Youth League, ACTUP chapters etc.
5. Petitions, such as the Durban Declaration (which we have tracked to it's original instigator).
6. To directly approach celebrity figures and role models local and international such as religious leaders to come out against Mbeki.
In this connection, an attempt to use Winnie Mandela and Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel in this way this week failed miserably. The plan was to Mbeki bash de lux on the HIV/AIDS issue at Cosatu's opening of congress session and to then follow this with Cosatu's newly endowed "Women of Courage" Award to Graca and Winnie - thereby creating the impression that the two women supported Cosatu's stance. The way things went though was that following the president of Cosatu's Mbeki HIV/AIDS and economic policy bashing speech, Mbeki gave a very refined warning to Cosatu on the theme that realities could not be ignored and what would be would be (see this at www.gov.za). Then the Cosatu president to seemingly spontaneuous tumultous singing announced Graca's award, and unfortunately he had not realised that she wasn't there. When the crowd realised this they started singing Winnie praise songs, but she too was not in the audience. So the whole thing fell very flat. Predictably no media saw fit to connect the non-appearance of the two women to the Mbeki bashing.
7. A sustained campaign to directly discredit any individual (such as Sam and I which has been ongoing) and organisation locally in South Africa and all of you out there and to cut off funding.
Just to indicate how low I will actually go - I must confess that one of my efforts to track the HIV/AIDS orthodox communication channel was to sow a piece of misinformation that I dreamt up in an inspired moment to see where this specific person's line of communication ran out. Surprise, surprise the information which was clearly hogwash appeared in the most notorious gossip column in the print media in South Africa - Hogarth's Column in the Sunday Times, and of course attributed to me with some additions that I never planted but which create the impression that I too am actually bashing "denialists". Alongside just happened to be a profile of the same person supposedly quoted by me. Now the reporter of the eulogy has somehow got my email address and is asking me to please let her have all the information that I have. Just to indicate to you what the Sunday Times connection could possibly mean is that the non-executive chairman of the Times Media Group, Cyril Ramaphosa, is the same man who was named as being promoted by American vested interest groups as the successor to Thabo Mbeki. The "leak" of this a few week's ago and the "fact" that SA Intelligence services were investigating this was first published in newspapers of the TML group. SA Intelligence later denied this, but the damage was done to the point where CR had to deny that he had been approached in this way and that he was a loyal ANC member. At the stage of SA's transition CR headed up Cosatu and he went up against Mbeki for ANC leadership. Unfortunately for him Cosatu voted for Mbeki and CR left politics for Big Business, where he now heads up multiple conglomerates.
Now, given all this, and given the fact that I must scale down my activities for at least the next month or two because my husband has had a very serious collapse and is hospital at the moment and will require close nursing for quite a while, I am requesting that all of you focus your activities on South Africa in this last push to finishing post, while at the same time stepping up your activities in your own domains:
1. Please write letters to newspapers on every HIV/AIDS article that appears especially in South Africa, were a great deal of naivete reigns and more and more reporters are actually asking questions. We need more names than just me, the Forum for Debating Aids South Africa, Elliott Small, Sam Mhlongo and indefatigable Dr Rasnick who writes lots of letters and sometimes makes it into print.
I suggest we concentrate on The Citizen here in South Africa. It is not online so I will first thing every morning email the relevant articles to all of you. You will get a stream of them after this from yesterday and today. The editor Tim du Plessis is one of THEM, but he can do nothing about his managing editor who is one of US. He will print your letters and even articles of less maximum 1000 words and can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Engage every reporter by phone who writes fascist scientific dogma in the name of saving Africa's people. Tell them Africans need to be saved from their softhearted (and even softer-headed) dementia.
3. Please engage the HIV/AIDS network on their own Internet webboards many of which are directly or indirectly funded by worldwide vested interests and you will find the links on the relevant websites. Two locals one's are especially important: Local South african:
www.tac.org.za (Treatment Action Campaign and the connections of various members through cross office holders of The Aids Law Project - and where that leads; the NAPWA - national association of people living with aids; NCGLE - national coalition for gay and lesbian equality etc etc - just follow the links trails and sooner or later you will find wonderful correspondence about all your organisations and some of you by name - plus various plans to exploit the gay community especially those that link to "dissidents".)
www.healthnet.org (especially the SA connections if you extend this to /programs/e-drug-hma/e-drug.200004/msg00001.html and following message numbers)
www.hivnet.ch:8000/global/intaids/viewR?(followed by message number 1 to some 800 and people posting a message here also route at the same time to:
www.hivnet.ch:8000/topics/treatment-access/viewR?(followed by message number) and
www.hivnet.ch:8000/africa/af-aids/viewR?(followed by message number)
All the above HIVNET enjoy unrestricted funding from The Foundation du Present, which in turn also encompasses AEGIS and IAPAC (the latter is funded by among others pharmaceuticals as we found out and has a Southern African different name Project Impact - and the connections through specific individuals to World Bank, IMF, various Development Funds, Training Programmes, the Whitehouse, US Congress/Senate etc.) Also these organisations made up the bulk of the international panel members on the Presidential Aids Advisory Panel.
Also check out Consumer Project on Technology http://www.cptech.org/ where a specific individual supplies vital drug news so that local individuals can take out patents in African countries not currently covered by existing patents of all the popular antiretrovirals and drugs for specific diseases. Isn't it grand??????
Just pick your pet name (or your own name) and follow the trail - then you will get some inkling of what we are up against.
As I was typing this, Sam Mhlongo phoned to say he was visited by two US Embassy people who proceeded to interrogate him about his connections to the president. They also tried to find out where the panel test protocols were at.)
Also, given the length of our searches on the Internet - two lines going for about 24 hours each in the past two days, it is likely that THEY know someone has been there, and maybe precisely who has been there.
So safety in numbers, you all have the essence of my searches go to it and please encourages all Aidsmythers, all Virusmythers to abandon talking to themselves and to engage the debate on the Networks of the opposition.
Alutta continua - is the message again today.