The Next Big AIDS Demo

Make a difference, join AIDS activists May 31st, 2006 at 12:30pm at the United Nations in NY. Click HERE for details.

 

IN FIRST RNC PROTEST, AIDS ACTIVISTS BARE ALL TO SHOW LACK OF COMPASSION IN BUSH AIDS PROGRAMS; URGE BUSH TO JOIN OTHER G-7 NATIONS TO CANCEL 100% OF POOR NATIONS' DEBTS TO FIGHT AIDS

(Aug. 26, 2004, New York) - A group of AIDS activists led by members of ACT UP New York told the naked truth about the harmful impact of the Bush Administration's AIDS policies today. During a demonstration on the eve of the Republic National Convention (RNC), naked AIDS activists wearing nothing but the words "Bush, Stop AIDS, Drop the Debt Now" painted on their backs locked arms, chanting and entering the street surrounded by massive banners. The activists criticized Bush's refusal to support 100% debt cancellation to fund the fight against AIDS in 50 of the world's poorest countries, and his refusal to pay the U.S.'s fair share to multilateral, evidence-based AIDS interventions such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Bush's record on AIDS is expected to figure prominently during an RNC targeting moderate swing voters in battleground states. (More...)

The last two protestors from the "Naked Truth" action , Suzy Lee-Korn and Aaron Boyle were released late this morning. Both were involved with a banner drop at Madison Square Garden (not to be confused with the other banner drop at the Plaza Hotel) Congratulations to them for their great action.

Their banner read:
W: Drop the Debt, Stop AIDS

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UPDATE as of Friday 9AM: 10 activists released within 7 hours of arrest. Two activists held overnight as an example to other activists, said one police officer to a banner dropper still in custody.

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Members of ACT UP/NY and Philadelphia


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