Library of Congress site of ceremony honoring whistleblowers of HIV/AIDS
Semmelweis society salutes their self-sacrifice, then they will speak in No FEAR tribunal hearings in Congress
Black community will likely pay attention, and so will Congressional staffers
Should Anthony Fauci buy a suitcase?
This is Whistleblower Week in Washington, and among the award honorees who will testify before tribunal panels at both Houses of Congress are two chief thorns in the side of Anthony Fauci, noted medical bureaucrat, director of NIAID and chief promoter of the extremely well funded but almost entirely incredible claim that HIV is an infectious virus and causes AIDS.
Tomorrow, May 13 Tuesday, Peter Duesberg of the University of Berkeley, and Celia Farber, freelance contributor to Harpers and other magazines, will be among twenty people honored at the Library of Congress by the Semmelweis Society for their achievements in blowing the whistle on bad behavior in science and medicine.
The Clean Hands awards ceremony will stretch from morning to late afternoon, as each recipient of a Semmelweis prize will be given time to address the audience, which may include interested staff members of Congressional offices and committees, anticipating the non governmental hearings on Wednesday when both Duesberg and Farber will testify within both Houses of Congress in the so-called No FEAR Tribunals arranged by the No FEAR Institute of Washington, DC (301-320-3021).
As they were last year, the Tribunals will be panels composed of members of Congress and prominent civil and human rights activists, and the purpose of their hearings will be to air the facts on the individual cases highlighted by the awards, and others involving discrimination and reprisal against whistleblowers.
The Wednesday sessions are scheduled for 9-noon in the House of Representatives, Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and from 2-4pm in the Senate, Room 215, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Among those testifying as well as Duesberg and Farber are fellow awardees Michael Bennett, president of the Coalition for Patients’ Rights which pushes to reduce hospital infections (one killed his father), Patrick Campbell who tipped the FBI that 83% of the heart surgeries at his hospital were unnecessary, and Tim Goosby, an anaesthetist who lost his license when he reported a surgeon using experimental drugs with patient consent.
In the evening on Tuesday there will be a screening of the film, The Constant Gardener, arranged by the Semmelweis Society, whose day’s events are presented by its president. Roland Chalifoux, and co-chair Gil Meleikowsky, the gravel voiced president of the Alliance for Patient Safety, whose motto is Edmund Burke’s observation that “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Meleikowsky is a whistleblower himself, a gynecologist and fertility specialist in Los Angeles who reportedly horrified his hospital review committee by supporting a patient in her complaint that her Fallopian tubes were needlessly removed without warning or expectation, and who was then severed from the institution for the sin of “not maximizing the income of the hospital”, as one observer puts it.
Chalifoux is a neurosurgeon who survived the revocation of his license in Texas engineered by his rivals, who was granted new licenses after review in West Virginia and Michigan. Still pursued by the Texas medical board, Califoux has countered with a class action lawsuit.
Alerting the black community, and the next President
One result of Duesberg and Farber’s participation in these events may be to tip off the black community that Rev. Wright may not be completely off the mark in viewing HIV/AIDS as a governmental conspiracy to attack the black community, even if his theory of HIV itself as a federal concoction is prima facie ridiculous.
For if Duesberg is right and HIV is neither infectious nor the cause of AIDS, then the 22 years of evading this peer reviewed conclusion under the generalship of Dr Fauci and his legendary success in raising vast funds for HIV/AIDS research, all of it therefore misdirected, would be knowing and therefore culpable misuse of public funds, and its present culmination in targeting the black community a needless, and in its medical effects a vicious, assault on the black community, whose high percentage of HIV positive test results would be medically meaningless (in fact they appear to be genetically based).
Why is the black community likely to pay attention to the Semmelweis Clean Hands awards, and the No FEAR tribunal testimony of Duesberg and Farber? Because the No Fear Institute is chaired by a black American, Walter E. Fauntroy, a confidant of Martin Luther King who represented the District of Columbia in Congress for 20 years.
After the tribunals on Wednesday evening, there will be another awards reception for his FEAR Institute from 6-8pm at 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, where the recipients will include Chalifoux, three Senators including John Kerry, and five Congressional Representatives including Sheila Jackson Lee and John Conyers. It seems unlikely that these influential people will not want to be fully briefed about Duesberg.
On the whole, it would seem that the case of Duesberg vs Fauci in the matter of HIV and AIDS would fit squarely into the purpose of the No FEAR Institute, which is to educate the public about how “intolerance and retaliation against whistleblowers (truth-tellers) in the federal sector threatens public health and safety.” It is, however, a massively larger case than the ones they are used to:
I was told to keep Americans safe from Weapons of Mass Destruction–but I didn’t have a computer with internet connection. After I filed a complaint, I was fired.” Janet Howard, former Commerce Department Employee 25 years.
“After I testified on behalf of a whistleblower–the government admittedly made a series of mistakes in my pay—and sent me to Federal prison.” Jon Grand, former EPA employee
“There is a long history of sexual and physical abuse perpetuated upon USDA Forest Service female employees.” Lesa Donnelly, USDA Coalition of Minority Employees
Perhaps next year Duesberg and Farber can get a No FEAR award to add to their mantelpiece collections, and in the meantime the next US president, Barack Obama, and his supporter Oprah Winfrey just might update their understanding of the true picture in the vexed field of HIV/AIDS.
Along with this it does not seem impossible that staffers of some relevant Committee or Congressman/woman might pursue the matter, and the first steps taken to bring Anthony Fauci, Robert Gallo et al to account for what appears to be the greatest boondoggle in medical history, which will eventually yield its own movie.
Meanwhile we will have to be satisfied with the Constant Gardener, or the other movies on the theme of misconduct by the powers that be to be shown this week in the No FEAR Film Festival.
Michael Geiger’s account
The gay HIV critic and firebrand letter writer Michael Geiger of the HEAL board in San Diego was interviewed after the event by Zengers Magazine, and gave a very good account of what transpired.