African AIDS Drug Plan Faces Collapse.
The World Health Organization's Three by Five
programme seeks to supply 3 million Africans with anti-HIV drugs by 2005. But it's in danger, due to lack of cash... and opposition from special interests
who seem to be exerting influence over the U.S. government. According to Stephen Lewis
, U.N. Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, 'If Three by Five fails, as it surely will without the dollars, then there are no excuses left, no rationalisations to hide behind. There will only be the mass graves of the betrayed.'
posted by stonerose
on Mar 17, 2004 -
Has Howard Dean Sold Out?
One of the most prominent themes of the Dean's insurgency campaign, was the call to "Throw the Bums Out!" Dean, in most speeches talks about his rivals as "Washington and Party Insiders", and he draws contrast with himself. One of his battle cries has been to get rid of the "special interests" and "take back America" for the people.
Why then, has Dean fired his campaign manager Joe Trippi
, who is often credited with the candidate's fast rise and strong organization, and replaced him with Roy Neel
, former adviser in the Al Gore 2000 presidential campaign, and former chief lobbyist for the U.S. Telecom Association
? (A nice combo of a "Washington Insider" and a "Special Interest," if there is one)
Howard, what happened to "taking America back" from the Special Interests?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Jan 28, 2004 -