WBAI (the NYC Pacifica radio station) is putting AIDS denialist Gary Null back on the air. They plan to give him five days a week to spout misinformation like HIV is not the cause of AIDS and all AIDS treatments are poison.
Null aims to expand his lies about HIV not causing AIDS, and the marketing of his own products, to all the listener-sponsored Pacifica stations. No matter where you live, we need your help opposing this dangerous situation.
This is unacceptable:
- There is no valid debate on HIV as the cause of AIDS, just like there is no valid debate that the Holocaust occured.
- AIDS denialism kills people. Individuals are told to reject possible treatments and government leaders are encouraged to deny access to treatment.
- Arguing with denialists takes valuable time away from efforts fighting HIV/AIDS.
TAKE ACTION TODAY!
- Endorse this petition
Note: If this is an ORGANIZATIONAL ENDORSEMENT as well as an INDIVIDUAL ENDORSEMENT, please fill in the ORGANIZATION field in the petition.
- Call and email WBAI and Pacifica leaders to tell them that AIDS denialists have led to the deaths of people with HIV and that there is no longer any valid debate that HIV is the cause of AIDS:
Interim WBAI Program Director Tony Bates: firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-209-2835 M-F, 9am-1pm; 2- 5pm EST or leave a message at the switchboard 212-209-2800.
WBAI Interim General Manager Berthold Reimers: email@example.com, 212-209-2820 EST, or leave a message at the switchboard 212-209-2800.
WBAI Station Board Chair Mitchel Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacifica National Board and Executive Director Arlene Englehardt: email@example.com, 510-849-2590 x208 PST; if you can't get through try 510-849-2590 and ask to leave a message for her.
- Share this information with everyone who cares about the fight against HIV/AIDS, urging them to take action.
Comment by: Sean
Thu., Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm UTC
This is an abomination. Free speech is of course a right but spreading misinformation and putting lives at risk is not a right that any individual should have. 'Free speech' should be informed and logical debate which invites evidence based discussion. I cannot believe that this radio station are even considering allowing such drivvel to be broadcast!
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