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RALLY TO DEMAND FULL FUNDING TO FIGHT GLOBAL AIDS!

President Obama and his rich donors dined on caviar and sipped champagne at a $50,000-per-person fundraiser in NYC on May 13th. Outside the fundraiser 500 activists from ACT UP/NY and Philadelphia, Health GAP, NYCAHN/VOCAL, African Services Committee, Housing Works, CHAMP, AMSA  and our allies were demonstrating to demand that he keep his promise to fund AIDS treatment around the world. Instead of increasing the number of people on treatment, like he promised, Obama is cutting funding for global AIDS, and people are being forced onto waiting lists for AIDS drugs. These people are sick, and without treatment, they will die. And the US promised them treatment!

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Thursday, May 13th at 5:30pm
In front of St. Regis Hotel, corner of 55th & 5th Aves.

RSVP suggested, but not required, to 917-517-5202 or <mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Speakers included Zackie Achmat from TAC;

Larry Kramer, playwright and founder of ACT UP, Dr. Wong from

China and many, many more.
Listen to the sounds of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, expect lots of excitement and props!
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Sponsored by: ACT UP Philadelphia, ACT UP/NY, Africa Action, African Services Committee, American Medical Students Association, Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), Health GAP, Housing Works, NYC AIDS Housing Network (NYCAHN), Philadelphia Global AIDS Watchdogs, Proyecto Sol Filadelphia, VOCAL-NY Users’ Union and others. To sponsor or to help plan, email <mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See Tuesday's front page story in the NYTimes, "At Front Lines, AIDS War is Falling Apart"-  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/10/world/africa/10aids.html?hpw