Saturday, January 30, 2010

Time to end pelvic exams done without consent ...

I don't read newspapers, but one of the wimmin I've met on okc sent this link my way...

"Medical students routinely practice doing internal pelvic examinations while surgery patients are unconscious."

more from the toronto globe and mail...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Marriage rejected in favor of male and female sexual partners, enh?...

What I find interesting as I read is how talk of non-monogamy is deprioritized in favor of a focus on heterosexuality and same-sex sexuality. What makes this book most interesting to me is the fact that the author's research and documentation actually chart the existence of openly non-monogamous relationships with both genders rather than closeted affairs where the wimmin secretly long to have relationships with only wimmin but can't because of social constraints/lesbophobia. When I choose not to ground in tired Springeresque silencing, longing dramas or restriction and fear, without a belief in the necessity of various closets, this book's strength for me lies in its ability to chart what has always been true - that relationships in the diaspora have always been fairly creative and not at all constrained by the norms of the dominant society. Approaching the text with a belief in poly profoundly shifts my reading of this book in ways that give me pleasure and a sense of greater possibility. That works. :)

The Politics of Passion: Women's Sexual Culture in the Afro-Surinamese Diaspora

Mad music...

Thanks Second Waver....

secondwaver has left a new comment on your post "I wasn't aware of his work...but by all accounts h...":
I enjoyed watching this--thank you for posting it. I had never seen him speak. BTW, he has a recent book for young people, called A Young People's History of the United States.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Anti-Olympic Convergence February 2010...

It's so easy to focus elsewhere...
and even as doing right by those (of us) who have been historically and epically wronged is crucial...

here, closer to "home"...

battles that centralize the oppression of those many would dearly like to ignore...

battles which are also crucial but maybe not so engaging of the heart strings...

battles which are not so easily coopted and utilized by the media which are therefore not seen as quite so popular, "sexy" or "hot" right now...

battles which might nonetheless lead to more equity, justice and well being closer to home, continue...

January 8, 2010 - 08:48 — no2010


The 2010 Winter Olympics will take place in Vancouver & Whistler, on unceded Indigenous land, from February 12-28 2010. We call on all anti-capitalist, Indigenous, housing rights, labour, migrant justice, environmental, anti-war, community-loving, anti-poverty, civil libertarian, and anti colonial activists to come together to confront this two-week circus and the oppression it represents. We are organizing towards a global anti-capitalist and anti-colonial convergence against the 2010 Olympic Games.

more here...

I really like this blog...

stuff white people do...especially this particular post...

Charity sucks...

"True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the “rejects of life” to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands — whether of individuals or entire peoples — need be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working, transform the world."

- Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

I don't want your charity keeping me down...

Haiti...of course there's context...

...and I just keep thinking how sweet it must be for folks who have been raised and encouraged to understand Haiti as disempowered and lacking in even the basics, to want to help those poor, disadvantaged Black folks who have been so hard hit.

How many posters I have seen of crying Haitians...a single tear, captured, rolling down the side of a sad looking face?

How many donation boxes I have seen with screaming, dirty, wounded looking Haitian children?

How many boxes of food shipped in by white controlled countries who have been in the habit of messing with Haitian politics from behind the scenes or who would not normally lift a finger to truly help stabilize that country?

How many foster children put on the market to be raised by well meaning white families who just want to do their part?

I wonder...does anyone remember and realize who these people are?

Do any of the nice white church ladies at their bazaars understand the threat the ancestors of these people posed to white domination and to the lucrative European trade in formerly free African people?

Do any of the kindly charitable organizations understand that this catastrophe was only made possible due to sustained systematic undercover warfare over a couple of hundred years?

Do any of the lovely rock stars even fucking care that they are not donating their music and time not to the victims of a natural disaster but to the victims of repeated, evil ass attempts by white colonizers to finally force a warrior people back into line?


Please "help" if you can.

But whatever you do please realize that the best "help" anyone who has participated in the destruction of these descendants of fierce and successful kidnapped African resisters or who has helped to form public opinion of them as powerless, backwards, uneducated masses who don't know how to take care of themselves or protect their own interests is to attempt to not sadistically masturbate on their suffering in ways that reinforce artificial hierarchies of domination, subjugation, power and privilege.

But more importantly, try to remember who they actually are and gaze upon them through the lens of politicized consciousness rather than through filter of a-historical denial.

Yup. Context is so important.


The mars volta...aren't they...textured...?

This is disgusting...oh my GAWD...oh my FUCKing gawd...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A stab at being equitable...bravely...

Figured I'd give a small shout out to the blogland middle passage sibs. Goddess what new blood, new perspectives, compatible experiences might come a'callin'...

I was introduced to this poly community discussion space last year...

I met a very wordy man on okc through doing a test he had designed that was so filled with information and intentionality. I immediately had a crush on the inner workings of his brain. :)

I wrote him and he wrote back. He sent me this link. Although he lives way too far away to make meeting face-to-face even remotely possible, I'm glad I e-met him.

Monday, January 18, 2010

These are some others from that series...

Oh and yes, I did change my profile pic...

...this is a photo i took of myself last year the day before my father died.

I thought I'd invite the Sisterhood for a visit since I haven't...

...communicated with the vast majority of them at all...

Links to 500 women blogging about politics…

  1. A Brain Like Mine – Diary of a Feminist Housewife
  2. A Feather Adrift
  3. A Lovely Promise — Human rights, war and peace, politics, and gardening.
  4. A Mommy with an Attitude
  5. A Series of Tubes — How are political groups using the internet to reach out to citizens? From YouTube debates to Facebook groups, this blog will tell you all about it.
  6. Above Average Jane – PA Politics and GREAT interviews with pols and candidates
  7. NikkiAccording To Nikki
  8. Adventures In Daily Living
  9. Adventures In The Pacific Northwest
  10. Alegre’s Corner
  11. Althouse
  12. Always On Watch
  13. Amanda Carpenter — From
  14. American Princess — Party politics and the age of the Post and Prada
  15. And Rightly So — I am not a politically correct person at all. I speak my mind and I could care less who I offend when doing so. I call a spade for a spade when needed. I also swear a whole lot – get ever it.
  16. Anderson @ Large — I blog about politically black news and commentary, focusing on voter participation, voting rights, civil rights, religion and politics, and voting rights and technology.
  17. Anna’s Clue Tank
  18. Annie’s Inferno
  19. Anonymous Is A Women — A blog about politics, religion, the economy, the culture wars – you know, all the fun stuff.
  20. Antigone Magazine — A blog about women, politics, women in politics and the politics of being a woman.
  21. Appetite for Equal Rights
  22. Arianna Huffington — Huffington Post
  23. Sandy RenshawAround Des Moines
  24. Asheville on the Ground
  25. Assorted Babble
  26. Avedon Carol
  27. Average Jane at Progress Ohio — Our mission is to provide quality online and off-line tools for use by individuals, groups and organizations to further their ideas and issues through communication and action.
  28. A. M. ReynoldsBackyard BeaconThe Backyard Beacon is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan citizen-based watchblog that sheds light on underreported stories, particularly those in minority communities. The Beacon is a licensed Weblog distributed through the LexisNexis services.
  29. BackyardConservative — Comments and Links from a conservative in the Chicago suburbs. This blog is a product of over 25 years of biting my tongue in polite society.
  30. Bang the Drum – Rant and ramblings of a political junkie.
  31. Barbara’s Blog
  32. Barbara’s Tchatzkahs
  33. Becky from Deep Muck Big Rake — So much muck, so little time.
  34. Been There
  35. Betsy’s Page
  36. Big Girl Pants
  37. Big Green Purse
  38. Birth Pangs
  39. Biscotti’s Blog
  40. Bitter Knitter
  41. Black On Campus
  42. Black Political Thought
  43. Black Women, Blow The Trumpet!
  44. Black Women Blogging
  45. Black Women Vote!
  46. Blatherings
  47. Blog Fabulous
  48. Blog For Democracy
  49. Blog It Forward
  50. Bloggg
  51. Blogging Amerikkka
  52. Blogging For Michigan
  53. BlogHer — A community of Women Bloggers
  54. BlogHer — Election 2008
  55. Blogs By Women
  56. Blonde Sagacity — The conservative that liberals hate to love.
  57. BlondeSense
  58. Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
  59. Blue Bloggin — My liberal blog focuses on Texas and national politics, political corruption, the environment and what every else pops in my head.
  60. Blue Gal
  61. Blue Girl, Red State — I’m an over- educated, pissed-off redhead with a broadband connection and a credit card; fiercely dedicated to the Constitution; here to remind y’all that America is founded on four boxes: 1.)The Soapbox. 2.)The Ballot Box. 3.)The Jury Box. 4.)The Ammo Box. They should be used in that order. This is my soapbox.
  62. Blue Linchpin
  63. Blue Spot
  64. Blue Star Chronicles
  65. Bluedaze — You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.Mahatma Gandhi
  66. BOHEMIAN Adventures
  67. Bold Words — Exploring How Bold Words Can Give Life To Bold Ideas
  68. Bottom Line Up Front — Amy
  69. Bride of Acheron
  70. Brilliant at Breakfast
  71. Brown Sugar
  72. Build Peace — Arizona-based blog by a woman peace activist, mother, writer, anthropologist, semiotician — most often political, but not always. Original scoops and reporting have included Raging Granny arrests and Howard Dean`s positive interactions with Arizona CODE
  73. BWFO — Black Women For Obama
  74. Care2 Election Blog
  75. Catzmaw’s Commentary — I mostly write about issues like the Iraq War, legal issues like habeas corpus and Guantanamo, and the like. Lately I’ve been writing about radiation therapy.
  76. Celtic Diva’s Blue Oasis
  77. Center for New Words — The Center for New Words is dedicated to a simple mission: To use the power and creativity of words and ideas to strengthen the voice of progressive and marginalized women in society.
  78. ChangeServant — Big ideas Random thoughts Irregular musings
  79. Chicago Moms BlogThe Chicago Moms blog is a collaborative group of moms writing about their lives in Chicago, Ill.
  80. Chicken Hawk Express — Robin
  81. Choose or Lose
  82. Citizen Against Lies
  83. Chronicles of Dissent — Fighting back against the erosion of privacy and civil liberties in post-9/11 America.
  84. Citizen Jane Politics
  85. Code Neon Blue!
  86. Coleen Rowley — Huffington Post
  87. Completely Unnecessary
  88. Confessions of a Closet Republican
  89. Connie Talk
  90. Conservatism With Heart
  91. Conservative Ally
  92. Conservative Belle
  93. Conservative Amazons — Conservative Amazons is written by a group of college-age conservative women who say that liberal feminism doesn’t tell their side of the story.
  94. Conservative Girls Are Hot
  95. Conservative Politics Today
  96. Cool Crys Chronicles
  97. Cooper and Emily — BlogHer Acts
  98. Cooper at Wonderland or Not
  99. Cosmo and Me
  100. Country Dawn
  101. Crunchy Domestic Goddess
  102. Cynthia’s Interests — My blog is eclectic. I talk about everything from politics, to religion, to education and heath. I`m honest, yet I`m not always politically correct. My views are strictly told from an African American woman`s perspective.
  103. Dana Tuszke — Political Contributing Editor for BlogHer
  104. Dark Continent – by Frances White
  105. DC Metro Moms — The politics of parenting.
  106. Dear Kitty, Some Blog
  107. DebsWeb
  108. Deep Muck Big Rake
  109. Defending The Environment
  110. Delaware Way
  111. Democracy For New Mexico — by Barbara W.
  112. Detroit News Politics Blog
  113. Diary of a Content Black Woman
  114. Different Drummer
  115. Dirt & Noice
  116. Ditzy Dems, Part Deux
  117. DogWoman
  118. Cynthia SamuelsDon’t Gel Too Soon
  119. Dragon Lady’s Den
  120. Dragonfly Ranch Blog
  121. duh pookie
  122. E. A. Hanks at the Huffington Post
  123. Ebony Mom Politics
  124. Echidne Of The Snakes
  125. EconomistMom
  126. Education and Class
  127. Emily’s List
  128. Engaged Intellectuals
  129. Envision Art Studio — A blog about politics, religion, feminism, freedom, racial issues, the environment, peace, love, philosophy, mental health, and life from my female perspective.I won`t claim to always be right but I will hope to always make you think.
  130. Erin Kotecki Vest — Political Contributing Editor for BlogHer — Also see her personal blog Queen of Spain
  131. Essential Estrogen — written by Lynda Waddington and Paige T
  132. Faboo Mama — Inside the mind of an opinionated mama
  133. Fact-esque — I look at politics from a lefty perspective. I`m also interested in the political reporting of the NYT. I wander off-topic so often that I`m wondering if “off-topic” even applies anymore. But I`m always in the ballpark of progressive politics.
  134. Fannie’s Room
  135. Feminism in 2008 Election and Beyond
  136. Feminist Cupcake
  137. Feminist Fire — I have given up trying to fit into any ‘feminist movement’ or anywhere else, for that matter. I am just me. The label which most suits me is ‘Radical Feminist’. I have no time at all for in-fighting within the movement – I believe we are all on the same side and should just get along and concentrate on getting the job done.
  138. Feminist Law Professors
  140. Feministe
  141. Feministing — Young women are rarely given the opportunity to speak on their own behalf on issues that affect their lives and futures. Feministing provides a platform for us to comment, analyze and influence.
  142. Flesh and Stone
  144. FourGetAboutIt
  145. Frankly, My Dear…
  146. Free Soil Party Blog — Discussing Feminist Revolution
  147. Freedom Eden
  148. Frog Princess
  149. From My Brown Eyed View
  150. From Scratch — A lot of chatter about food (plus a little about politics)
  151. Frustrated Incorporated
  152. Georgia Women Vote — A view of the Georgia political scene from the perspective of a Democratic women. We cover the local politics, events, legislation, opinion, and the occasional gossip!
  153. Get The Facts & Get Involved
  154. Girl With Pen
  155. Glamocracy – Megan Carpentier
  156. Glass City Jungle
  157. Gloria FeldtHeartFeldt Politics Blog
  158. Golden Apple Press
  159. GOPMOM
  160. GOP Vixen — The blog of columnist Bridget Johnson
  161. GOTV with contributing editor, Alice
  162. Granny Geek
  163. GRAPEVINE — Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
  164. Great Satans Girlfriend - courtney is an awesome discovery and she NEVER minces words.
  165. Green Consciousness
  166. Grizzly Mama
  167. Hagar’s Daughters
  168. Health Populi — Jane is a frequent public speaker and writer on health policy, health economics, information and medical technology and scenario planning in health care.
  169. Hear Speak No Evil
  170. High Desert Reports
  171. Hillary Is Our Choice – forum
  172. Hillary’s Bloggers
  173. HillRaiser 08
  174. Hog House Blog
  175. Hoyden About Town — We blog on life, laughs, science, progressive politics and foiling diabolical masterminds.
  176. Hrrmph!
  177. Hullabaloo
  178. Hunter of Justice
  179. Iddybud Journal
  180. I Hate Your Opinions — A cynical political blog with 2008 election coverage, book reviews of autobiographies of presidential candidates, and more
  181. I Wish I Were In Paris
  182. I’m Tired of Voting For Men
  183. Illini Family Politics
  184. Impudent Ways — tattooed tea enthusiast. like that’s original.
  185. In Jennifer’s Head
  186. In The Pink Texas — Humorous Texas and national political blog targets a readership of influential legislators, lobbyists and media. Has received over 700,000 hits since it launched last year.
  187. In Women We Trust
  188. Inches Away From Sanity
  189. Independence Lost
  190. Informed Voters 2008 — I’m a 30-year old wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, veteran, citizen, patriot, wanna-be environmentalist and conscientious voter.
  191. Injuries and Usurpations
  192. Irrational Woman
  193. Is That All You’ve Got?
  194. It’s Curtains For You - nanc is a breath of fresh air in a stale world.
  195. It’s My Right To Be Left of the Center — The truth doesn’t care where you or I stand on an issue. I want to see through the bullshit of it all and find the Truth. It’s there somewhere.
  196. Jac’s Notepad – an election 2008 diary
  197. Jen’s Green Journal — My blog is 1/2 politics and 1/2 green living (which is becoming more and more political)
  198. Jenn’s Journey As a Conservative - jenn is an awesome woman of conscience and conservative values stuck somewhere in n.j. and she’s always a fun read.
  199. Jessica Mondillo’s Blog — I am a freshman at Boston University. I’m an 18 year old girl with very different views than many of the people around me. I enjoy intelligent conversations and seeing other people’s views.
  200. Jo Jo Says…
  201. Julie Pippert: Using My Words
  202. Jump off the Bridge
  203. Just Ain’t Right
  204. Katharine Seelye — From the New York Times
  205. Kathleen Reardon — Huffington Post
  206. Kay at Covering Florida
  207. Kentucky Women: Power, Passion and Politics
  208. Kitten Politics
  209. Kim Pearson — Contributing Editor BlogHer
  210. Kirsten Anderson — Huffington Post
  211. KristinaMarina
  212. Kiss My Big Blue Butt
  213. La Shawn Barber’s Corner
  214. Last Left Turn Before Hooterville — A liberal political blog from the perspective of a rock chick mom who wants a better world for her 4 kids and is not going to sit around and wait for it.
  215. LaurieWrites
  216. Lawyer Mama — Geeky is the new cool.
  217. Left And Right Politics
  218. Left In Lowell
  219. Left Side Out — The moderately liberal views of a left side out lesbian.
  220. Liberal Common Sense — National and Ohio political site by a “liberal” libertarian.
  221. Liberal Life of a Navy Wife
  222. Libertarian Girl
  223. Liberty Street with Kathy
  224. Life In These United States — Rantings From A Midwestern Puerto Rican/Irish Gal
  225. life’s journey — An independent, progressive woman who tries to see the bigger picture, and speak the truth.
  226. Linda Hirshman — Liberal Principles
  227. Lisa Allender Writes
  228. Little Miss Attila
  229. Living My Life Like It’s Golden
  230. Liz Henry’s BlogSpot
  231. Logophile
  232. Lone Pony
  233. LonerGrrrl –The rants & musings of a feminist loner who loves writing and rock music
  234. Lorelei Kelly — Huffington Post
  235. Lorie Byrd — Commentary on current events, entertainment and everday life delivered with a Southern drawl.
  236. Loydletta…nooz and comments — Commentary on Politics, People and the News – especially in Minnesota. Focuses on Culture War issues: Gay Rights and Politics, Evolution vs Creationism. Written by a Lesbian Republican.
  237. Lynn Sweet with The Scoop From Washington
  238. Mad Kane
  239. Magpie Musing
  240. Majikthise — Lindsay Beyerstein is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her blog, Majikthise, provides daily coverage of local, national, and international politics from a left liberal perspective.
  241. Make It Stop — A left wing view of the world from a non politician resident of the city of the District of Columbia (who waits patiently for voting rights to be extended to her and other DC citizens)
  242. Mama Noire
  243. Mamma Loves — I’m a mom of three boys who spends her weekdays in an office realizing how much adults really act like children. I know stay-at-home moms work their asses off. I’m not getting dragged into that dividing issue. My husband rocks!–when he’s not pissing me off. I went to school in New Orleans, so I want to see the city rebuilt!!-
  244. Marcia G. Yerman – The Huffington Post
  245. Margie’s Musings
  246. Marian’s Blog
  247. Marie’s Two Cents
  248. Marilyn’s Non-Violent Newspage — Every single moment of every single day there are beautiful and ugly happenings taking place within our world. My goal with this page is to cause you, the reader, to be moved enough to want to be part of the beautiful.
  249. Married To Politics
  250. Mary Katherine Ham — From
  251. Mauigirl’s Meanderings
  252. MaxedOutMama
  253. Me The People
  254. Media Girl — an online community blog by and for women (and men, too) to discuss, rant, blog, analyze, and/or laugh about media, politics and culture, all within the general context of progressive politics and feminism.
  255. Media Lizzy & Friends — From Inside the Beltway and the 2008 campaign for the US presidency, to the grit of Nashville, and all the way to the Red Carpets of LA – Media Lizzy and her Posse – are delivering insight, analysis, and a strong dose of reality.
  256. Messages From Hell
  257. MetaMomPhosis
  258. Michelle Malkin — I’m a mother, wife, blogger, conservative syndicated columnist, author, and Fox News Channel contributor.
  259. Midnight Blue
  260. MindfulMom
  261. Miss Politics — A progressive political blog that also details the antics of this thirty something blogger.
  262. Miss Wild Thing
  263. Mixter’s Mix
  264. Modern English — Thought, opinion and review from the great city of Chicago with an urban left perspective by Christine Escobar: once schooled as a journalist, now relishing the enlightenment of unschooling, raising kids and citizen journalism.
  265. Mojo Mom
  266. Mom-101
  267. Mom’s Speak Up — Moms Speak Up is collaborative blog of writers from various backgrounds. We’re talking about the environment, dangerous imports, health care, food safety, media and marketing, education, politics and many other hot topics of concern.
  268. Momma Politico
  269. Momma’s Always Write!
  270. Mommy Life
  271. MOMocrats — Welcome to Momocrats! This site is dedicated to putting a Democrat in the White House in January 2009, and effectuating real change in our nation. We are a group of moms who have come together to support the candidate we think will make a positive change in our nation and has the best chance to win the general election.
  272. MomsRising — MomsRising has a goal of bringing millions of people, who all share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force for 2008 and beyond.
  273. Mona Gable at the Huffington Post
  274. Cece at Montana Netroots
  275. Montana Women For: Education and Advocacy
  276. Moonbeam McQueen
  277. Moonseed’s Weblog
  278. Morra Aarons — Political Contributing Editor for BlogHer and The Huffington Post
  279. Mosquito Blog — Whenever you feel small and insignificant remember the power of the mosquito. If you think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in the dark with a mosquito.
  280. Muckraking Mom
  281. Musings
  282. My Bit of Earth
  283. My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
  284. My View of It — How I see the world.
  285. Kim Gandy of NOW
  286. Sue JNailing Jello To The Wall
  287. Nancy Scola — I’m a non-fiction writer and — for lack of a better way to put it — activist who lives and works in Brooklyn.
  288. Neogaia’s Blog
  289. Emily KronenbergerNew Wave GrrrlNew Wave Grrrl is a policy-focused health information and resource-sharing venue for women with a special focus on health parity across gender lines, sexuality, advocacy, and women with disabilities. I blog frequently about political and policy issues that impact the health of women and girls.
  290. NEWSgristwhere spin is art
  291. Newshoggers
  292. Nice Deb
  293. Nite Swimming – Is mostly politics.
  294. No Blood For Hubris — Freestyle liberalesque socio-political blog avec a modicum of snark.
  295. SlimNo Fish, No NutsI’m a woman and I blog about politics; I’m a liberal atheist lawyer, mom, baker, and tae kwon do blackbelt (not necessarily in that order).
  296. No More ApplesNo More Apples is written by Motherlode, director of communications at one of the world’s largest construction companies. I’m a lifelong Democrat who blogs on politics from a progressive perspective … but I might be changing my political registration to Independent if the DNC doesn’t quickly reform and return our party to its traditional values.
  297. NOT MY GAL
  298. Noticing the Gap
  299. Notions of Identity
  300. Now For Something Different — A blog that encourages the wide spread use of common sense.
  301. Nudemuse…daily nattering
  302. NuneoftheAbove
  303. Nyceve and others at Daily Kos –
  304. Obama who ?
  305. Obsidian Wings
  307. On The Fringe
  308. On The Other Hand – Jeanie Babb Taylor
  309. One Mom — homeschooling, conservative mom blogging for Mike Huckabee, homeschool issues, Christianity, life in the United States
  310. One Mom’s View — Where politics and motherhood meet for coffee.
  311. One Plus Two
  312. One Tenacious Baby Mama (adult content) — “first of all, you will not like me. that’s not necessary. i hope you’ll keep reading, anyways…”
  313. Oooh, nuance!
  314. Op-Edna — Op-Edna is an opinionated yet open-minded, left-handed, left-leaning twentysomething female desperately trying to convince enough people to care about the world they live in and the governments that control it.
  315. Opinions Unlimited
  316. Our Bodies Our Blog
  317. Pacific Views
  318. Pajamadeen
  319. Pamala LynPam’s Coffee Conversation
  320. Pam’s House Blend…always steamin’!
  321. Pamela on Politics – News
  322. Pandagon
  323. Peggy, As She Is — Wife, Mom, Sister, Writer, Thinker, Feminist, and so much more…
  324. Pen-Elayne on the Web
  325. Pied Type
  326. Pillowbook
  327. Pinko Feminist Hellcat — Politics, snark, and my Presidency-for-Life.
  328. Pittsburgh Women’s Blogging Society
  329. Poli Pundit — Elections and politics with a conservative bent.
  330. Poligots – Two moms blogging about politics.
  331. Political Animals – Barbara Kellerman
  332. Political Artwork – Promoting Progressive/Liberal Ideals and Change in American Politics.
  333. Political Feminist Blog — The Curvature is a feminist blog about politics and culture. It primarily deals with U.S. events, but also discusses international issues when a feminist analysis is pertinent.
  334. Political Sagacity
  335. Political Teen Tidbits — A liberal blog written by a teen.
  336. Politics ‘n’ Poetry — Social activist who likes to stir the pot.
  337. Politics After 50
  338. Politics for Moms
  339. Politics with a Grin
  341. Politopics — Centrist political commentary from a black perspective.
  342. Politricks and Other Distractions
  343. Pondering Penguin
  344. PopConsumer
  345. Positive Politics –Thoughts on Women’s Role in Creating an Inspirational Politics
  346. Preemptive Karma — An unfiltered view of politics and current events of the day. It`s our job to slaughter the sacred cows of the world…and serve them on toast.
  347. Preserve, Protect, and Defend — Pontificating on: politics–sometimes well thought out; physics and metaphysics; the human condition; the earth`s condition. and it`s my right to be left of center at all times.
  348. Presidential Election
  349. Pride of America
  350. Principled Discovery
  351. Pro-Life Pulse by Jill Stanek
  352. Professor Kim’s News Notes — I am a writer and educator interested in the use of interactive storytelling as a means of encouraging more informed and engaged civic participation.
  353. Progressive Gold
  354. prTini — prTini offers musings on world news and trivial events, plus easy-to-use PR how-to’s.
  355. Public Pondering
  356. Pundit Chick
  357. Pundit MomMoms & politics? It`s a natural combination! Musings on politics, motherhood, culture and law by a political mom!
  358. PWALLY
  359. Queen of Spain
  360. Rachel Joyce’s Blog Spot — Evidence based, common sense politics.
  361. Raisin Toast
  362. Random Acts of Sass — I sass on a variety of topics: Jesus, Social Justice, Children, School, Big Girl Life, Relationships, the South, Every Day Life… Whatever pops into my sassy little brain. They call me McSassy.
  363. Random and Sundry Things — Debbi Mack practiced law for nine years before changing careers and following her lifetime dream of becoming a writer.
  364. Random Thoughts From Reno
  365. Rantidote — Rantidote is a political blog which, when done correctly, provides a fresh perspective on current political issues in the style of an op-ed column.
  366. Rebecca from RConversation
  367. Reformed Chicks Blabbing
  368. Relevant Mom
  369. Reno and It’s Discontents
  370. Republican Women Bloggers
  371. Rhode Island’s Twelfth
  372. Right Pundits — Married, mother of 2, and former state delegate candidate.
  373. Right Think
  374. Right Truth – Conservative blog on terrorism, politics, religion, ham radio, music, Iran Watch, Syria Watch,
  375. RightWingSparkle
  376. RIPCoco
  377. Robin Gerber’s Weblog
  378. Rosemarie Pena
  379. Rox Populi
  380. Ruck Pad — because rugby and politics are both contact sports
  381. Saint Amy Jane
  382. Saintless — These are my views on current events, especially those political in nature.
  383. Samantha’s Blog
  384. Saoirse Daily2
  385. Sarah Granger at sairy — Thoughts on Technology, Politics, Philanthropy, and culture.
  386. Sarah Palin News – Laura
  387. Sarah Stephens — Huffington Post
  388. Saramerica
  389. Sassy Lawyer
  390. SchizoFrenetic
  391. Li, Donna, and Y.M. — Search Marketing GurusSee
  392. Seejanemom
  393. Senior Moments
  394. Shakespeares Sister
  395. Sharoncobb
  396. Shayera at Excuse the Mess…that was just my head — as the title tries to suggest, it`s about things that make my head explode. usually politics. although sometimes it`s about other things. and i often post pictures of my nephew.
  397. She Grew A Brain
  398. Should I Vote Hillary?
  399. Sine.Qua.Non’s Journal
  400. Sister Toldjah
  401. Sisters Talk
  402. Sisyphus Shrugged
  403. SlowpokeBlog
  404. Sma’Talk Wi’ T — Quidnunc for current world events, politics, news, history, culture, trivia, religion, and the quirky.
  405. Smashed Frogs — A political viewpoint discussing the absurdities of American government.
  406. SnuffySmith’s Blog
  407. Sojourner’s Place
  408. Some of Nothing
  409. Somervell County Salon — a mainly political (left) blog that also has local politics and events of interest in Glen Rose (Somervell County) Texas. That’s rural America with oil and gas well issues, nuclear power plants, Trans Texas Corridor taking people’s land for a big ole toll road and concerns about the stripping of the constitution.
  410. South By Southwest — my observations and commentary on people and events that affect the USA or the rest of the world. A lifelong progressive Democrat, I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers, and criticize politicians who lack courage.
  411. Spot-On — Welcome to, your home for an independent, intelligent and insightful look at politics and current events.
  412. Stone Soup Musings
  413. Suburban Guerrilla
  414. Subversive Writer — Subversive Writer is a blog I created to promote independent, critical thinking, literary activism and the rogue freedom of self-publishing.
  415. Surrender, Dorothy Blog
  416. Susan Mernit’s Blog
  417. Suzie-Q — Liberal blog publishing news articles several times daily. I have a team of writers, the majority are women.
  418. SuziRiot…rants from the left
  419. SWAC Girl — Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County Republicans working to elect conservative public officials in the Shenandoah Valley … with occasional musings about life happenings.
  420. Tales from the Tracks
  421. Talk Left: The Politics of Crime
  422. Talk To Me — Ask anyone who knows me, I’d stop St. Peter’s roll call to start a conversation. I’m a longtime Brevard County resident blessed with the gift of gab. Get settled behind your keyboard. Let’s talk local.
  423. Tammy Bruce
  424. Tarotlaydee
  425. Taylor Marsh – Democrat Taylor Marsh blogs politics, Iraq, culture, and illegal aliens. A progressive blog that`s frank, smart, provocative and doesn`t take the party line.
  426. Tea and Crumpets — This blog is a friendly exchange of ideas, some from the left, some from the right and some from the middle. There will be NO personal insults, no obscene language and no name calling, just some friendly discussions about some hot topics. Enjoy!
  427. Tennessee Guerilla Women — Fighting the radical right in Tennessee and the Nation.
  428. Teresa Centric — While they love one another very much, in many cases Andy and Teresa disagree on political issues. Please pay attention to the bylines of each post to keep the political opinions of the authors in context.
  429. the 13th juror — Jacqueline Dowd is poverty lawyer (and, by the way, law professor) comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions … with a few other random thoughts thrown in here and there.
  430. The Anchoress
  431. The Angry Black Woman
  432. The Blackbird Whistling or Just AfterThe politics of equality, freedom, and human rights
  433. The Catharine Chronicles
  434. The Civil RightI am a 40-something marketing professional, writer, wife and mom living in Iowa who blogs conservative.
  435. The Common IllsThis is a great site, pro-choice, left.
  436. The Confluence
  437. The Course of Some Human EventsBlogging on Webtech and Politics.
  438. The Crone SpeaksMy life experiences of being a mother, a caretaker of parrots, a breast cancer survivor, a business woman, a paralegal, and so much more, have shaped my conclusions on any given issue.
  439. The Dame Domain
  440. The Delaware Curmudgeon
  441. The Demo Memo — written by Claire Celsi
  442. The Democratic Daily – Founder, Pamela Leavey
  443. The Dishpan Chronicles
  444. The Divine Democrat
  445. The Essentia Sphere
  446. The Garance — Politics and Whatnot
  447. The Goddess — Progressive politics, civil rights, freedom of religion, and commentary from a Pagan perspective.
  448. The Gypsy’s Caravan
  449. The Hackenblog
  450. The Hand Mirror
  451. The Hill Chronicles — Conservative weblog with a piffy twist.
  452. The Impolitic
  453. The Information Paradox
  454. The Jaded Hippy
  455. The Lady Speaks
  456. The Little Pink Clubhouse
  457. The Mahablog
  458. The Motherhood — The power of mothers, making things happen.
  459. The National Intelligence
  460. The New American Revolution
  461. The New Homemaker!
  462. Penny RonningThe NonSilent Majority
  463. The Official Site of Lydia Cornell
  464. The Ones Who Get Screwed — This site expresses my opinions on the world today. While you can disagree with them, they can not be wrong as they are mine and not yours.
  465. The Ones Who Fly Away From Omelas
  466. The Only Baggage You Can Bring
  467. The Outskirts — Served From Philly’s LGBT Side of the Tracks
  468. The Pakistani Spectator — Hi I am Ghazala Khan from Pakistan, I have been one of the very few female bloggers from Pakistan I run a blog with another female Amna Gilani, the title of our blog is The Pakistani Spectator.
  469. The Peeled Apple
  470. The Pink Flamingo
  471. The Political Brief
  472. The Political Safari with Laura Fiorilli — A collection of interesting, often funny political stories and Web links.
  473. The Politics of Joy
  474. The Punkin Patch
  475. The Reaction with Libby and Carol Gee
  476. The Savvy Sista
  477. The Silent I
  478. The Sin City Siren
  479. The Sirens Chronicles — Bitchy politics, culture critiques, manners, morals & random thoughts served with hot chicken soup & a loaded .45 caliber handgun in the apron pocket.
  480. The Soccer Mom Vote — If you want to win the election, you’ve got to capture the soccer mom vote. Many political strategists keep their eye on this demographic, described as a moderate block that can swing for either party depending on the issue in focus any given election cycle. They’ve tried to describe us. They’ve tried to persuade us. They’ve even tried to charm us. The one thing they haven’t done is ask us what we think.
  481. The Truffle
  482. The White House Project — If you could do one thing to change America for the better, what would it be? At The White House Project, we believe that if you add women to the ranks of leadership, you change everything.
  483. The White House Project Blog
  484. The Women’s Media Center — The WMC is the first of its kind. Our mission is to assure that women and women’s experiences are reflected in the media just as women are present everywhere in the real world; that women are represented as local, national, and global sources for and subjects of the media; and that women media professionals have equal opportunities for employment and advancement.
  485. The Women’s Post
  486. The Zafting Redhead
  487. Think Girl
  488. Amanda from Think Progress
  489. ‘This & That’ Politically Incorrect
  490. This Can’t Be Happening — A nice middle-aged Midwestern woman staying in touch with the reality that the USA, like Rome, will fall if we do not exercise our freedom of speech, listen critically, and uphold the Constitution. (It`s possible to be nice and an angry liberal.)
  491. This Girl’s Weblog — just me, my thoughts, and experiences.
  492. This is my United States of Whatever!
  493. Maggie ThurberThurber’s Thoughts — I’ve started this blog to share thoughts on issues and concerns that face Lucas County. Some of the items I discuss are issues I voted on when I was Commissioner.
  494. Toledolefy — A personal blog focusing mostly on politics.
  495. TruthHugger — Question with boldness, education, philosophy, humanity, culture, religion, social science
  496. Twilight Notes
  497. Unconventional Politics – by Anita S. Lane
  498. Urban Hang Suite
  499. Urbanesse — Michelle
  500. Using My Words
  501. Vaccine Awakening — Barbara Loe Fisher is the mother of three children, a writer and speaker on vaccination and informed consent issues.
  502. Vanessa: Unplugged!
  503. Vickie Rock – at RockSpot
  504. Vim and Vinegar
  505. Viva La Feminista
  506. Verna Smith — “Putting the zip in politics!”
  507. Vivian J. Paige — I learned a lot about politics as the result of my run for City Treasurer. This blog is my way of staying in touch with those who supported me and reaching out to those who did not.
  508. Wacmagnet: Common Sense from a Ditzy Blonde
  509. Wage Laborer
  510. Walk
  511. Wanderlust
  512. Washington Woman — Thinking, speaking, writing, and being active on issues that affect women, children, society and the environment. Emphasis on women`s issues both social and political. Washington State to Washington DC.
  513. What About Our Daughters?
  514. Watergate Summer — It is a Politically driven Blog that also is written by a mom and nurse so it explores the Impact of this Administration on a single mom as well as my neighbors and friends.
  515. We The Purple
  516. Webutante (the sequel) — I am a conservative woman living in the Southeastern US and the Rockies, depending on the season.
  517. Weezie Lou — a yankee in a red state, semi-intelligent, well-read, lesbian, left centrist, pisces moody
  518. Well Read Hostess
  519. What Do I Know? (politics AND food!)
  520. What Tami Said
  521. White Noise Insanity — by Kay in Maine — White noise is a low dull sound that drowns out other sounds (simplistic definition but you get the idea).
  522. Whose America is it Anyway?
  523. Winding Road In Urban Area
  524. Woman Honor Thyself–Angel
  525. Women & Hollywood
  526. Women and Work
  527. Women In Media and News — Women In Media & News, a media analysis, education and advocacy group, works to increase women’s presence and power in the public debate. WIMN’s POWER Sources Project provides journalists with a diverse network of female experts.
  528. Women Want Answers
  529. Women Who Think
  530. Women’s eNEWS
  531. Women’s Space/The Margins — A radical feminist, not the fun kind.
  532. Womenstake — Our Take On What’s At Stake
  533. Wonkette: The D.C. Gossip
  534. Work It Mom — A Conversation With Hanah Storm
  535. Write Stuff — I write because I must. I write for teenagers, and adults, and the teenagers who live within most adults. The heart of the young adult has all the passion and power and drive and energy needed to change the world.
  536. WriteChic Press
  537. Jill Miller ZimonWrites Like She TalksPolitics and parenting.
  538. Wyndsong’s Sacred Place
  539. Yankee CowGirl
  540. Yeah, Right, Whatever
  541. Young, Political & Fabulous – Lindsay
  542. and me…Catherine Morgan from this blog and Informed Voters
  543. **Many of the presidential campaigns have sites devoted to women and being written by women…
  544. Ann Marie for Mitt Romney
  545. Moms 4 Mitt
  546. Positively Barack
  547. Women For Edwards
  548. Women For Hillary
  549. Women For Obama
  550. Women For Romney
  551. Yaaaaayyyyy! WE NOW HAVE OVER 500 WOMEN POLITICAL BLOGGERS! Now we can start reaching toward 600. WOMEN ROCK AND THEY HAVE A HUGE POLITICAL VOICE!


Even though Catherine Morgan worked very hard compiling this list of women bloggers, she is sure there are still many out there that she did not find. If you are a woman, and you blog about politics…please leave your link in her comments to the original post so she can add you to this list.

I'm re-reading Dune...

I do love me a good quote. :)
Thus spoke St. Alia-of-the-Knife: "The Reverend Mother must combine the seductive wiles of a courtesan with the untouchable majesty of a virgin goddess, holding these attributes in tension so long as the powers of her youth endure. For when youth and beauty have gone, she will find that the place-between, once occupied by tension, has become a well-spring of cunning and resourcefulness."

- from "Muad'Dib, Family
by the Princess Irulan"
yup. :)
the willow submits to the wind and prospers until one day it is many willows -- a wall against the wind. This is the willow's purpose.
i should find the source religion or spirituality for that particular gem...and this one...
a process cannot be understood by stopping it. understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
and this...
It is, however, vital to an understanding of Muad'Dib's religious impact that you never lose sight of one fact: the Fremen were a desert people whose entire ancestry was accustomed to hostile landscapes. Mysticism isn't difficult when you survive each second by surmounting open hostility.

Yeah...we're from totally different generations...

bug/simian boy isn't sure he knows who Tracy Chapman is...yup...he said it. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

One mourning year behind me...

not alone, with hope, i continue...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Save my soul, save mySELF...

Vaccines and Medical Experiments on Children, Minorities, Woman and Inmates (1845 - 2007)...

Think U.S. health authorities have never conducted outrageous medical experiments on children, women, minorities, homosexuals and inmates? Think again: This timeline, originally put together by Dani Veracity (a NaturalNews reporter), has been edited and updated with recent vaccination experimentation programs in Maryland and New Jersey. Here's what's really happening in the United States when it comes to exploiting the public for medical experimentation:

(1845 - 1849) J. Marion Sims, later hailed as the "father of gynecology," performs medical experiments on enslaved African women without anesthesia. These women would usually die of infection soon after surgery. Based on his belief that the movement of newborns' skull bones during protracted births causes trismus, he also uses a shoemaker's awl, a pointed tool shoemakers use to make holes in leather, to practice moving the skull bones of babies born to enslaved mothers (Brinker).


New York pediatrician Henry Heiman infects a 4-year-old boy whom he calls "an idiot with chronic epilepsy" with gonorrhea as part of a medical experiment ("Human Experimentation: Before the Nazi Era and After").


Dr. Arthur Wentworth turns 29 children at Boston's Children's Hospital into human guinea pigs when he performs spinal taps on them, just to test whether the procedure is harmful (Sharav).


Harvard professor Dr. Richard Strong infects prisoners in the Philippines with cholera to study the disease; 13 of them die. He compensates survivors with cigars and cigarettes. During the Nuremberg Trials, Nazi doctors cite this study to justify their own medical experiments (Greger, Sharav).


Dr. Hideyo Noguchi of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research publishes data on injecting an inactive syphilis preparation into the skin of 146 hospital patients and normal children in an attempt to develop a skin test for syphilis. Later, in 1913, several of these children's parents sue Dr. Noguchi for allegedly infecting their children with syphilis ("Reviews and Notes: History of Medicine: Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War").


Medical experimenters "test" 15 children at the children's home St. Vincent's House in Philadelphia with tuberculin, resulting in permanent blindness in some of the children. Though the Pennsylvania House of Representatives records the incident, the researchers are not punished for the experiments ("Human Experimentation: Before the Nazi Era and After").


Dr. Joseph Goldberger, under order of the U.S. Public Health Office, produces Pellagra, a debilitating disease that affects the central nervous system, in 12 Mississippi inmates to try to find a cure for the disease. One test subject later says that he had been through "a thousand hells." In 1935, after millions die from the disease, the director of the U.S Public Health Office would finally admit that officials had known that it was caused by a niacin deficiency for some time, but did nothing about it because it mostly affected poor African-Americans. During the Nuremberg Trials, Nazi doctors used this study to try to justify their medical experiments on concentration camp inmates (Greger; Cockburn and St. Clair, eds.).


(1932-1972) The U.S. Public Health Service in Tuskegee, Ala. diagnoses 400 poor, black sharecroppers with syphilis but never tells them of their illness nor treats them; instead researchers use the men as human guinea pigs to follow the symptoms and progression of the disease. They all eventually die from syphilis and their families are never told that they could have been treated (Goliszek, University of Virginia Health System Health Sciences Library).


In order to test his theory on the roots of stuttering, prominent speech pathologist Dr. Wendell Johnson performs his famous "Monster Experiment" on 22 children at the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home in Davenport. Dr. Johnson and his graduate students put the children under intense psychological pressure, causing them to switch from speaking normally to stuttering heavily. At the time, some of the students reportedly warn Dr. Johnson that, "in the aftermath of World War II, observers might draw comparisons to Nazi experiments on human subjects, which could destroy his career" (Alliance for Human Research Protection).


Dr. William C. Black infects a 12-month-old baby with herpes as part of a medical experiment. At the time, the editor of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Francis Payton Rous, calls it "an abuse of power, an infringement of the rights of an individual, and not excusable because the illness which followed had implications for science" (Sharav).

An article in a 1941 issue of Archives of Pediatrics describes medical studies of the severe gum disease Vincent's angina in which doctors transmit the disease from sick children to healthy children with oral swabs (Goliszek).

Researchers give 800 poverty-stricken pregnant women at a Vanderbilt University prenatal clinic "cocktails" including radioactive iron in order to determine the iron requirements of pregnant women (Pacchioli).


The Chemical Warfare Service begins mustard gas and lewisite experiments on 4,000 members of the U.S. military. Some test subjects don't realize they are volunteering for chemical exposure experiments, like 17-year-old Nathan Schnurman, who in 1944 thinks he is only volunteering to test "U.S. Navy summer clothes" (Goliszek).

Merck Pharmaceuticals President George Merck is named director of the War Research Service (WRS), an agency designed to oversee the establishment of a biological warfare program (Goliszek).

(1944 - 1946) A captain in the medical corps addresses an April 1944 memo to Col. Stanford Warren, head of the Manhattan Project's Medical Section, expressing his concerns about atom bomb component fluoride's central nervous system (CNS) effects and asking for animal research to be done to determine the extent of these effects: "Clinical evidence suggests that uranium hexafluoride may have a rather marked central nervous system effect ... It seems most likely that the F [code for fluoride] component rather than the T [code for uranium] is the causative factor ... Since work with these compounds is essential, it will be necessary to know in advance what mental effects may occur after exposure." The following year, the Manhattan Project would begin human-based studies on fluoride's effects (Griffiths and Bryson).

The Manhattan Project medical team, led by the now infamous University of Rochester radiologist Col. Safford Warren, injects plutonium into patients at the University's teaching hospital, Strong Memorial (Burton Report).


Continuing the Manhattan Project, researchers inject plutonium into three patients at the University of Chicago's Billings Hospital (Sharav).

The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence and the CIA begin Operation Paperclip, offering Nazi scientists immunity and secret identities in exchange for work on top-secret government projects on aerodynamics and chemical warfare medicine in the United States ("Project Paperclip").

(1945 - 1955) In Newburgh, N.Y., researchers linked to the Manhattan Project begin the most extensive American study ever done on the health effects of fluoridating public drinking water (Griffiths and Bryson).


Continuing the Newburg study of 1945, the Manhattan Project commissions the University of Rochester to study fluoride's effects on animals and humans in a project codenamed "Program F." With the help of the New York State Health Department, Program F researchers secretly collect and analyze blood and tissue samples from Newburg residents. The studies are sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission and take place at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Strong Memorial Hospital (Griffiths and Bryson).

(1946 - 1947) University of Rochester researchers inject four male and two female human test subjects with uranium-234 and uranium-235 in dosages ranging from 6.4 to 70.7 micrograms per one kilogram of body weight in order to study how much uranium they could tolerate before their kidneys become damaged (Goliszek).

Six male employees of a Chicago metallurgical laboratory are given water contaminated with plutonium-239 to drink so that researchers can learn how plutonium is absorbed into the digestive tract (Goliszek).

Researchers begin using patients in VA hospitals as test subjects for human medical experiments, cleverly worded as "investigations" or "observations" in medical study reports to avoid negative connotations and bad publicity (Sharav).

The American public finally learns of the biowarfare experiments being done at Fort Detrick from a report released by the War Department (Goliszek).


Col. E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) issues a top-secret document (707075) dated Jan. 8. In it, he writes that "certain radioactive substances are being prepared for intravenous administration to human subjects as a part of the work of the contract" (Goliszek).

A secret AEC document dated April 17 reads, "It is desired that no document be released which refers to experiments with humans that might have an adverse reaction on public opinion or result in legal suits," revealing that the U.S. government was aware of the health risks its nuclear tests posed to military personnel conducting the tests or nearby civilians (Goliszek).

The CIA begins studying LSD's potential as a weapon by using military and civilian test subjects for experiments without their consent or even knowledge. Eventually, these LSD studies will evolve into the MKULTRA program in 1953 (Sharav).

(1947 - 1953) The U.S. Navy begins Project Chatter to identify and test so-called "truth serums," such as those used by the Soviet Union to interrogate spies. Mescaline and the central nervous system depressant scopolamine are among the many drugs tested on human subjects (Goliszek).


Based on the secret studies performed on Newburgh, N.Y. residents beginning in 1945, Project F researchers publish a report in the August 1948 edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association, detailing fluoride's health dangers. The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) quickly censors it for "national security" reasons (Griffiths and Bryson).


(1950 - 1953) The U.S. Army releases chemical clouds over six American and Canadian cities. Residents in Winnipeg, Canada, where a highly toxic chemical called cadmium is dropped, subsequently experience high rates of respiratory illnesses (Cockburn and St. Clair, eds.).

In order to determine how susceptible an American city could be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of Bacillus globigii bacteria from ships over the San Francisco shoreline. According to monitoring devices situated throughout the city to test the extent of infection, the eight thousand residents of San Francisco inhale five thousand or more bacteria particles, many becoming sick with pneumonia-like symptoms (Goliszek).

Dr. Joseph Strokes of the University of Pennsylvania infects 200 female prisoners with viral hepatitis to study the disease (Sharav).

Doctors at the Cleveland City Hospital study changes in cerebral blood flow by injecting test subjects with spinal anesthesia, inserting needles in their jugular veins and brachial arteries, tilting their heads down and, after massive blood loss causes paralysis and fainting, measuring their blood pressure. They often perform this experiment multiple times on the same subject (Goliszek).

Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, later of MKULTRA infamy due to his 1957 to1964 experiments on Canadians, publishes an article in the British Journal of Physical Medicine, in which he describes experiments that entail forcing schizophrenic patients at Manitoba's Brandon Mental Hospital to lie naked under 15- to 200-watt red lamps for up to eight hours per day. His other experiments include placing mental patients in an electric cage that overheats their internal body temperatures to 103 degrees Fahrenheit, and inducing comas by giving patients large injections of insulin (Goliszek).


The U.S. Army secretly contaminates the Norfolk Naval Supply Center in Virginia and Washington, D.C.'s National Airport with a strain of bacteria chosen because African-Americans were believed to be more susceptible to it than Caucasians. The experiment causes food poisoning, respiratory problems and blood poisoning (Cockburn and St. Clair, eds.).

(1951 - 1956) Under contract with the Air Force's School of Aviation Medicine (SAM), the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston begins studying the effects of radiation on cancer patients -- many of them members of minority groups or indigents, according to sources -- in order to determine both radiation's ability to treat cancer and the possible long-term radiation effects of pilots flying nuclear-powered planes. The study lasts until 1956, involving 263 cancer patients. Beginning in 1953, the subjects are required to sign a waiver form, but it still does not meet the informed consent guidelines established by the Wilson memo released that year. The TBI studies themselves would continue at four different institutions -- Baylor University College of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine -- until 1971 (U.S. Department of Energy, Goliszek).

American, Canadian and British military and intelligence officials gather a small group of eminent psychologists to a secret meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal about Communist "thought-control techniques." They proposed a top-secret research program on behavior modification -- involving testing drugs, hypnosis, electroshock and lobotomies on humans (Barker).


At the famous Sloan-Kettering Institute, Chester M. Southam injects live cancer cells into prisoners at the Ohio State Prison to study the progression of the disease. Half of the prisoners in this National Institutes of Health-sponsored (NIH) study are black, awakening racial suspicions stemming from Tuskegee, which was also an NIH-sponsored study (Merritte, et al.).

(1953 - 1974) The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) sponsors iodine studies at the University of Iowa. In the first study, researchers give pregnant women 100 to 200 microcuries of iodine-131 and then study the women's aborted embryos in order to learn at what stage and to what extent radioactive iodine crosses the placental barrier. In the second study, researchers give 12 male and 13 female newborns under 36 hours old and weighing between 5.5 and 8.5 pounds iodine-131 either orally or via intramuscular injection, later measuring the concentration of iodine in the newborns' thyroid glands (Goliszek).

As part of an AEC study, researchers feed 28 healthy infants at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine iodine-131 through a gastric tube and then test concentration of iodine in the infants' thyroid glands 24 hours later (Goliszek).

(1953 - 1957) Eleven patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston are injected with uranium as part of the Manhattan Project (Sharav).

In an AEC-sponsored study at the University of Tennessee, researchers inject healthy two- to three-day-old newborns with approximately 60 rads of iodine-131 (Goliszek).

Newborn Daniel Burton becomes blind when physicians at Brooklyn Doctors Hospital perform an experimental high oxygen treatment for Retrolental Fibroplasia, a retinal disorder affecting premature infants, on him and other premature babies. The physicians perform the experimental treatment despite earlier studies showing that high oxygen levels cause blindness. Testimony in Burton v. Brooklyn Doctors Hospital (452 N.Y.S.2d875) later reveals that researchers continued to give Burton and other infants excess oxygen even after their eyes had swelled to dangerous levels (Goliszek, Sharav).

A 1953 article in Clinical Science describes a medical experiment in which researchers purposely blister the abdomens of 41 children, ranging in age from eight to 14, with cantharide in order to study how severely the substance irritates the skin (Goliszek).

The AEC performs a series of field tests known as "Green Run," dropping radiodine 131 and xenon 133 over the Hanford, Wash. site -- 500,000 acres encompassing three small towns (Hanford, White Bluffs and Richland) along the Columbia River (Sharav).

In an AEC-sponsored study to learn whether radioactive iodine affects premature babies differently from full-term babies, researchers at Harper Hospital in Detroit give oral doses of iodine-131 to 65 premature and full-term infants weighing between 2.1 and 5.5 pounds (Goliszek).

(1955 - 1957) In order to learn how cold weather affects human physiology, researchers give a total of 200 doses of iodine-131, a radioactive tracer that concentrates almost immediately in the thyroid gland, to 85 healthy Eskimos and 17 Athapascan Indians living in Alaska. They study the tracer within the body by blood, thyroid tissue, urine and saliva samples from the test subjects. Due to the language barrier, no one tells the test subjects what is being done to them, so there is no informed consent (Goliszek).

(1956 - 1957) U.S. Army covert biological weapons researchers release mosquitoes infected with yellow fever and dengue fever over Savannah, Ga., and Avon Park, Fla., to test the insects' ability to carry disease. After each test, Army agents pose as public health officials to test victims for effects and take pictures of the unwitting test subjects. These experiments result in a high incidence of fevers, respiratory distress, stillbirths, encephalitis and typhoid among the two cities' residents, as well as several deaths (Cockburn and St. Clair, eds.).


The U.S. military conducts Operation Plumbbob at the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Operation Pumbbob consists of 29 nuclear detonations, eventually creating radiation expected to result in a total 32,000 cases of thyroid cancer among civilians in the area. Around 18,000 members of the U.S. military participate in Operation Pumbbob's Desert Rock VII and VIII, which are designed to see how the average foot soldier physiologically and mentally responds to a nuclear battlefield ("Operation Plumbbob", Goliszek).

(1957 - 1964) As part of MKULTRA, the CIA pays McGill University Department of Psychiatry founder Dr. D. Ewen Cameron $69,000 to perform LSD studies and potentially lethal experiments on Canadians being treated for minor disorders like post-partum depression and anxiety at the Allan Memorial Institute, which houses the Psychiatry Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. The CIA encourages Dr. Cameron to fully explore his "psychic driving" concept of correcting madness through completely erasing one's memory and rewriting the psyche. These "driving" experiments involve putting human test subjects into drug-, electroshock- and sensory deprivation-induced vegetative states for up to three months, and then playing tape loops of noise or simple repetitive statements for weeks or months in order to "rewrite" the "erased" psyche. Dr. Cameron also gives human test subjects paralytic drugs and electroconvulsive therapy 30 to 40 times, as part of his experiments. Most of Dr. Cameron's test subjects suffer permanent damage as a result of his work (Goliszek, "Donald Ewan Cameron").

In order to study how blood flows through children's brains, researchers at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia perform the following experiment on healthy children, ranging in age from three to 11: They insert needles into each child's femoral artery (thigh) and jugular vein (neck), bringing the blood down from the brain. Then, they force each child to inhale a special gas through a facemask. In their subsequent Journal of Clinical Investigation article on this study, the researchers note that, in order to perform the experiment, they had to restrain some of the child test subjects by bandaging them to boards (Goliszek).


The U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) drops radioactive materials over Point Hope, Alaska, home to the Inupiats, in a field test known under the codename "Project Chariot" (Sharav).


In response to the Nuremberg Trials, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram begins his famous Obedience to Authority Study in order to answer his question "Could it be that (Adolf) Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them all accomplices?" Male test subjects, ranging in age from 20 to 40 and coming from all education backgrounds, are told to give "learners" electric shocks for every wrong answer the learners give in response to word pair questions. In reality, the learners are actors and are not receiving electric shocks, but what matters is that the test subjects do not know that. Astoundingly, they keep on following orders and continue to administer increasingly high levels of "shocks," even after the actor learners show obvious physical pain ("Milgram Experiment").


Researchers at the Laurel Children's Center in Maryland test experimental acne antibiotics on children and continue their tests even after half of the young test subjects develop severe liver damage because of the experimental medication (Goliszek).

The FDA begins requiring that a new pharmaceutical undergo three human clinical trials before it will approve it. From 1962 to 1980, pharmaceutical companies satisfy this requirement by running Phase I trials, which determine a drug's toxicity, on prison inmates, giving them small amounts of cash for compensation (Sharav).


Chester M. Southam, who injected Ohio State Prison inmates with live cancer cells in 1952, performs the same procedure on 22 senile, African-American female patients at the Brooklyn Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in order to watch their immunological response. Southam tells the patients that they are receiving "some cells," but leaves out the fact that they are cancer cells. He claims he doesn't obtain informed consent from the patients because he does not want to frighten them by telling them what he is doing, but he nevertheless temporarily loses his medical license because of it. Ironically, he eventually becomes president of the American Cancer Society (Greger, Merritte, et al.).

Researchers at the University of Washington directly irradiate the testes of 232 prison inmates in order to determine radiation's effects on testicular function. When these inmates later leave prison and have children, at least four have babies born with birth defects. The exact number is unknown because researchers never follow up on the men to see the long-term effects of their experiment (Goliszek).

(1963 - 1966) New York University researcher Saul Krugman promises parents with mentally disabled children definite enrollment into the Willowbrook State School in Staten Island, N.Y., a resident mental institution for mentally retarded children, in exchange for their signatures on a consent form for procedures presented as "vaccinations." In reality, the procedures involve deliberately infecting children with viral hepatitis by feeding them an extract made from the feces of infected patients, so that Krugman can study the course of viral hepatitis as well the effectiveness of a hepatitis vaccine (Hammer Breslow).

(1963 - 1971) Leading endocrinologist Dr. Carl Heller gives 67 prison inmates at Oregon State Prison in Salem $5 per month and $25 per testicular tissue biopsy in compensation for allowing him to perform irradiation experiments on their testes. If they receive vasectomies at the end of the study, the prisoners are given an extra $100 (Sharav, Goliszek).

Researchers inject a genetic compound called radioactive thymidine into the testicles of more than 100 Oregon State Penitentiary inmates to learn whether sperm production is affected by exposure to steroid hormones (Greger).

In a study published in Pediatrics, researchers at the University of California's Department of Pediatrics use 113 newborns ranging in age from one hour to three days old in a series of experiments used to study changes in blood pressure and blood flow. In one study, doctors insert a catheter through the newborns' umbilical arteries and into their aortas and then immerse the newborns' feet in ice water while recording aortic pressure. In another experiment, doctors strap 50 newborns to a circumcision board, tilt the table so that all the blood rushes to their heads and then measure their blood pressure (Goliszek).

(1964 - 1967) The Dow Chemical Company pays Professor Kligman $10,000 to learn how dioxin -- a highly toxic, carcinogenic component of Agent Orange -- and other herbicides affect human skin because workers at the chemical plant have been developing an acne-like condition called Chloracne and the company would like to know whether the chemicals they are handling are to blame. As part of the study, Professor Kligman applies roughly the amount of dioxin Dow employees are exposed to on the skin 60 prisoners, and is disappointed when the prisoners show no symptoms of Chloracne. In 1980 and 1981, the human guinea pigs used in this study would begin suing Professor Kligman for complications including lupus and psychological damage (Kaye).


As part of a test codenamed "Big Tom," the Department of Defense sprays Oahu, Hawaii's most heavily populated island, with Bacillus globigii in order to simulate an attack on an island complex. Bacillus globigii causes infections in people with weakened immune systems, but this was not known to scientists at the time (Goliszek, Martin).


U.S. Army scientists drop light bulbs filled with Bacillus subtilis through ventilation gates and into the New York City subway system, exposing more than one million civilians, including women and children, to the bacteria (Goliszek).


The CIA places a chemical in the drinking water supply of the FDA headquarters in Washington, D.C. to see whether it is possible to spike drinking water with LSD and other substances (Cockburn and St. Clair, eds.).

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers inject pregnant women with radioactive cortisol to see if the radioactive material will cross the placentas and affect the fetuses (Goliszek).

The U.S. Army pays Professor Kligman to apply skin-blistering chemicals to Holmesburg Prison inmates' faces and backs, so as to, in Professor Kligman's words, "learn how the skin protects itself against chronic assault from toxic chemicals, the so-called hardening process," information which would have both offensive and defensive applications for the U.S. military (Kaye).

Professor Kligman develops Retin-A as an acne cream (and eventually a wrinkle cream), turning him into a multi-millionaire (Kaye).

Researchers paralyze 64 prison inmates in California with a neuromuscular compound called succinylcholine, which produces suppressed breathing that feels similar to drowning. When five prisoners refuse to participate in the medical experiment, the prison's special treatment board gives researchers permission to inject the prisoners with the drug against their will (Greger).


Planned Parenthood of San Antonio and South Central Texas and the Southwest Foundation for Research and Education begin an oral contraceptive study on 70 poverty-stricken Mexican-American women, giving only half the oral contraceptives they think they are receiving and the other half a placebo. When the results of this study are released a few years later, it stirs tremendous controversy among Mexican-Americans (Sharav, Sauter).


Experimental drugs are tested on mentally disabled children in Milledgeville, Ga., without any institutional approval whatsoever (Sharav).

Judge Sam Steinfield's dissent in Strunk v. Strunk, 445 S.W.2d 145 marks the first time a judge has ever suggested that the Nuremberg Code be applied in American court cases (Sharav).


Under order from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which also sponsored the Tuskegee Experiment, the free childcare program at Johns Hopkins University collects blood samples from 7,000 African-American youth, telling their parents that they are checking for anemia but actually checking for an extra Y chromosome (XYY), believed to be a biological predisposition to crime. The program director, Digamber Borganokar, does this experiment without Johns Hopkins University's permission (Greger, Merritte, et al.).


Stanford University conducts the Stanford Prison Experiment on a group of college students in order to learn the psychology of prison life. Some students are given the role as prison guards, while the others are given the role of prisoners. After only six days, the proposed two-week study has to end because of its psychological effects on the participants. The "guards" had begun to act sadistic, while the "prisoners" started to show signs of depression and severe psychological stress (University of New Hampshire).

An article entitled "Viral Infections in Man Associated with Acquired Immunological Deficiency States" appears in Federation Proceedings. Dr. MacArthur and Fort Detrick's Special Operations Division have, at this point, been conducting mycoplasma research to create a synthetic immunosuppressive agent for about one year, again suggesting that this research may have produced HIV (Goliszek).


An Ad Hoc Advisory Panel issues its Final Report on the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, writing, "Society can no longer afford to leave the balancing of individual rights against scientific progress to the scientific community" (Sharav).


The National Urban League holds its National Conference on Human Experimentation, stating, "We don't want to kill science but we don't want science to kill, mangle and abuse us" (Sharav).


The CDC begins experimental hepatitis B vaccine trials in New York. Its ads for research subjects specifically ask for promiscuous homosexual men. Professor Wolf Szmuness of the Columbia University School of Public Health had made the vaccine's infective serum from the pooled blood serum of hepatitis-infected homosexuals and then developed it in chimpanzees, the only animal susceptible to hepatitis B, leading to the theory that HIV originated in chimpanzees before being transferred over to humans via this vaccine. A few months after 1,083 homosexual men receive the vaccine, New York physicians begin noticing cases of Kaposi's sarcoma, Mycoplasma penetrans and a new strain of herpes virus among New York's homosexual community -- diseases not usually seen among young, American men, but that would later be known as common opportunistic diseases associated with AIDS (Goliszek).


According to blood samples tested years later for HIV, 20 percent of all New York homosexual men who participated in the 1978 hepatitis B vaccine experiment are HIV-positive by this point (Goliszek).

The first AIDS case appears in San Francisco (Goliszek).


The CDC acknowledges that a disease known as AIDS exists and confirms 26 cases of the disease -- all in previously healthy homosexuals living in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles -- again supporting the speculation that AIDS originated from the hepatitis B experiments from 1978 and 1980 (Goliszek).


Thirty percent of the test subjects used in the CDC's hepatitis B vaccine experiment are HIV-positive by this point (Goliszek).


A former U.S. Army sergeant tries to sue the Army for using drugs on him in without his consent or even his knowledge in United States v. Stanley, 483 U.S. 669. Justice Antonin Scalia writes the decision, clearing the U.S. military from any liability in past, present or future medical experiments without informed consent (Merritte, et al..


Philadelphia resident Doris Jackson discovers that researchers have removed her son's brain post mortem for medical study. She later learns that the state of Pennsylvania has a doctrine of "implied consent," meaning that unless a patient signs a document stating otherwise, consent for organ removal is automatically implied (Merritte, et al.).


(1988 - 2001) The New York City Administration for Children's Services begins allowing foster care children living in about two dozen children's homes to be used in National Institutes of Health-sponsored (NIH) experimental AIDS drug trials. These children -- totaling 465 by the program's end -- experience serious side effects, including inability to walk, diarrhea, vomiting, swollen joints and cramps. Children's home employees are unaware that they are giving the HIV-infected children experimental drugs, rather than standard AIDS treatments (New York City ACS, Doran).


The United States sends 1.7 million members of the armed forces, 22 percent of whom are African-American, to the Persian Gulf for the Gulf War ("Desert Storm"). More than 400,000 of these soldiers are ordered to take an experimental nerve agent medication called pyridostigmine, which is later believed to be the cause of Gulf War Syndrome -- symptoms ranging from skin disorders, neurological disorders, incontinence, uncontrollable drooling and vision problems -- affecting Gulf War veterans (Goliszek; Merritte, et al.).

The CDC and Kaiser Pharmaceuticals of Southern California inject 1,500 six-month-old black and Hispanic babies in Los Angeles with an "experimental" measles vaccine that had never been licensed for use in the United States. Adding to the risk, children less than a year old may not have an adequate amount of myelin around their nerves, possibly resulting in impaired neural development because of the vaccine. The CDC later admits that parents were never informed that the vaccine being injected into their children was experimental (Goliszek).

The FDA allows the U.S. Department of Defense to waive the Nuremberg Code and use unapproved drugs and vaccines in Operation Desert Shield (Sharav).


Columbia University's New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine give 100 males -- mostly African-American and Hispanic, all between the ages of six and 10 and all the younger brothers of juvenile delinquents -- 10 milligrams of fenfluramine (fen-fen) per kilogram of body weight in order to test the theory that low serotonin levels are linked to violent or aggressive behavior. Parents of the participants received $125 each, including a $25 Toys 'R' Us gift certificate (Goliszek).


President Clinton appoints the Advisory Commission on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE), which finally reveals the horrific experiments conducted during the Cold War era in its ACHRE Report.


A 19-year-old University of Rochester student named Nicole Wan dies from participating in an MIT-sponsored experiment that tests airborne pollutant chemicals on humans. The experiment pays $150 to human test subjects (Sharav).

In the Mar. 15 President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE), former human subjects, including those who were used in experiments as children, give sworn testimonies stating that they were subjected to radiation experiments and/or brainwashed, hypnotized, drugged, psychologically tortured, threatened and even raped during CIA experiments. These sworn statements include:
  • Christina DeNicola's statement that, in Tucson, Ariz., from 1966 to 1976, "Dr. B" performed mind control experiments using drugs, post-hypnotic injection and drama, and irradiation experiments on her neck, throat, chest and uterus. She was only four years old when the experiments started.

  • Claudia Mullen's testimony that Dr. Sidney Gottlieb (of MKULTRA fame) used chemicals, radiation, hypnosis, drugs, isolation in tubs of water, sleep deprivation, electric shock, brainwashing and emotional, sexual and verbal abuse as part of mind control experiments that had the ultimate objective of turning her, who was only a child at the time, into the "perfect spy." She tells the advisory committee that researchers justified this abuse by telling her that she was serving her country "in their bold effort to fight Communism."

  • Suzanne Starr's statement that "a physician, who was retired from the military, got children from the mountains of Colorado for experiments." She says she was one of those children and that she was the victim of experiments involving environmental deprivation to the point of forced psychosis, spin programming, injections, rape and frequent electroshock and mind control sessions. "I have fought self-destructive programmed messages to kill myself, and I know what a programmed message is, and I don’t act on them," she tells the advisory committee of the experiments' long-lasting effects, even in her adulthood (Goliszek).

President Clinton publicly apologizes to the thousands of people who were victims of MKULTRA and other mind-control experimental programs (Sharav).

President Clinton appoints the National Bioethics Advisory Committee (Sharav).

Justice Edward Greenfield of the New York State Supreme Court rules that parents do not have the right to volunteer their mentally incapacitated children for non-therapeutic medical research studies and that no mentally incapacitated person whatsoever can be used in a medical experiment without informed consent (Sharav).


Professor Adil E. Shamoo of the University of Maryland and the organization Citizens for Responsible Care and Research sends a written testimony on the unethical use of veterans in medical research to the U.S. Senate's Committee on Governmental Affairs, stating: "This type of research is on-going nationwide in medical centers and VA hospitals supported by tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers money. These experiments are high risk and are abusive, causing not only physical and psychic harm to the most vulnerable groups but also degrading our society’s system of basic human values. Probably tens of thousands of patients are being subjected to such experiments" ("Testimony of Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D.").

The Department of Defense admits that Gulf War soldiers were exposed to chemical agents; however, 33 percent of all military personnel afflicted with Gulf War Syndrome never left the United States during the war, discrediting the popular mainstream belief that these symptoms are a result of exposure to Iraqi chemical weapons (Merritte, et al.).

President Clinton issues a formal apology to the subjects of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and their families (Sharav).


In an experiment sponsored by the U.S. government, researchers withhold medical treatment from HIV-positive African-American pregnant women, giving them a placebo rather than AIDS medication (Sharav).

On Sept. 18, victims of unethical medical experiments at major U.S. research centers, including the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) testify before the National Bioethics Advisory Committee (Sharav).


Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D. testifies on "The Unethical Use of Human Beings in High-Risk Research Experiments" before the U.S. House of Representatives' House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, alerting the House on the use of American veterans in VA Hospitals as human guinea pigs and calling for national reforms ("Testimony of Adil E. Shamoo, Ph.D.").

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania inject 18-year-old Jesse Gelsinger with an experimental gene therapy as part of an FDA-approved clinical trial. He dies four days later and his father suspects that he was not fully informed of the experiment's risk (Goliszek)

During a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of Propulsid for infant acid reflux, nine-month-old Gage Stevens dies at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh (Sharav).


The U.S. Air Force and rocket maker Lockheed Martin sponsor a Loma Linda University study that pays 100 Californians $1,000 to eat a dose of perchlorate -- a toxic component of rocket fuel that causes cancer, damages the thyroid gland and hinders normal development in children and fetuses -- every day for six months. The dose eaten by the test subjects is 83 times the safe dose of perchlorate set by the State of California, which has perchlorate in some of its drinking water. This Loma Linda study is the first large-scale study to use human subjects to test the harmful effects of a water pollutant and is "inherently unethical," according to Environmental Working Group research director Richard Wiles (Goliszek, Envirnomental Working Group).


On its website, the FDA admits that its policy to include healthy children in human experiments "has led to an increasing number of proposals for studies of safety and pharmacokinetics, including those in children who do not have the condition for which the drug is intended" (Goliszek).

In Higgins and Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute The Maryland Court of Appeals makes a landmark decision regarding the use of children as test subjects, prohibiting non-therapeutic experimentation on children on the basis of "best interest of the individual child" (Sharav).


President George W. Bush signs the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA), offering pharmaceutical companies six-month exclusivity in exchange for running clinical drug trials on children. This will of course increase the number of children used as human test subjects (Hammer Breslow).


Two-year-old Michael Daddio of Delaware dies of congestive heart failure. After his death, his parents learn that doctors had performed an experimental surgery on him when he was five months old, rather than using the established surgical method of repairing his congenital heart defect that the parents had been told would be performed. The established procedure has a 90- to 95-percent success rate, whereas the inventor of the procedure performed on baby Daddio would later be fired from his hospital in 2004 (Willen and Evans, "Parents of Babies Who Died in Delaware Tests Weren't Warned").


In his BBC documentary "Guinea Pig Kids" and BBC News article of the same name, reporter Jamie Doran reveals that children involved in the New York City foster care system were unwitting human subjects in experimental AIDS drug trials from 1988 to, in his belief, present times (Doran).


In response to the BBC documentary and article "Guinea Pig Kids", the New York City Administration of Children's Services (ACS) sends out an Apr. 22 press release admitting that foster care children were used in experimental AIDS drug trials, but says that the last trial took place in 2001 and thus the trials are not continuing, as BBC reporter Jamie Doran claims. The ACS gives the extent and statistics of the experimental drug trials, based on its own records, and contracts the Vera Institute of Justice to conduct "an independent review of ACS policy and practice regarding the enrollment of HIV-positive children in foster care in clinical drug trials during the late 1980s and 1990s" (New York City ACS).

Bloomberg releases a series of reports suggesting that SFBC, the largest experimental drug testing center of its time, exploits immigrant and other low-income test subjects and runs tests with limited credibility due to violations of both the FDA's and SFBC's own testing guidelines (Bloomberg).

In October 2005, the American Chemistry Council gave the EPA $2.1 million to study how children ranging from infancy to three years old ingest, inhale or absorb chemicals. Like IG Farben was for the German pharmaceutical companies of Nazi Germany, the American Chemistry Council acts much like a front group for chemical industry bigwigs like Bayer (which was incidentally also a member of IG Farben), BP, Chevron, Dow, DuPont, Exxon, Honeywell, 3M, Monsanto and Procter & Gamble. Studies have already proven that the chemicals made by these companies have long-term effects on children and adults. A short, two-year study like CHEERS would of course fail to reveal these long-term effects and the American Chemistry Council could then publicize these findings as "proof" that its chemicals were safe.

2006 - 2007

Merck begins pushing U.S. states to mandate the vaccination of teenage girls with Gardasil, a vaccine they claim prevents HPV, a sexually-transmitted virus. In February 2007, Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- who was revealed to have financial ties with Merck, the vaccine manufacturer -- mandates the vaccine in teenage girls (see ). A key Merck lobbyist named Mike Toomey, it turned out, had served as Gov. Rick Perry's chief of staff.

The Texas decision to mandate the vaccine was a notable and troubling milestone in public health policy because it is the first time a vaccine is mandated for a disease that cannot be contracted through casual contact in public schools. It also invoked "gunpoint medicine," or the threat of arrest at gunpoint for not agreeing to receive state-mandated injections.

The Gardasil vaccinations remain a grand medical experiment being performed on children because it is not yet known what the long-term side effects of the vaccination will be, nor whether the vaccinations will actually lower rates of cervical cancer as intended.


Maryland's governor and public health officials, fed up with the unwillingness of over 2,000 parents to have their children vaccinated, invoke gunpoint medicine yet again by threatening the parents with arrest and up to 30 days of imprisonment if they don't submit their children to state-mandated vaccinations. The children and parents are later rounded up at a county courthouse, guarded by attack dogs and security personnel, while a district Judge oversees the mass injection of schoolchildren with vaccines that contain toxic mercury. (See )

Present day: New Jersey mandates the mass vaccination of all children with four different vaccines, stripping away the health freedoms of parents and unleashing a mass medical experiment that exploits the bodies of children and enriches pharmaceutical companies while criminalizing parents who refuse to participate.

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