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ACTION ALERT — Monsanto “Goes Organic” and Wins “Sustainability Award”

Posted February 19, 2014
It may surprise you to learn that last month, Monsanto—yes, the same Monsanto whose expensive seeds caused an estimated 125,000 Indian farmers to commit suicide—was recognized as one of 2014’s Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.  Read more.

ACTION ALERT — Let’s Not Give Up Our Right to Name Names

Posted February 5, 2014
A new bill,  the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014” (HR 3865), would prohibit the IRS from enforcing its unconstitutional new rules concerning 501(c)4 nonprofits for exactly one year. This would get us past the next election, give the Ways and Means Committee time to complete its ongoing investigation into the IRS’s targeting of political groups, and provide the public with ample opportunity to learn about and weigh in on the new rules.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to ask your congressional representative to support HR 3865.

ACTION ALERT — An “Everyday” Drug Causes Acute Liver Damage

Posted January 22, 2014
According to the FDA, acetaminophen—the active ingredient in Tylenol—was the leading cause of acute liver failure in Americans between 1998 and 2003. There is no reason to think this has changed since.  But when the New York Times published an article on liver damage and health products, they said not one word about Tylenol or acetaminophen. They instead put the blame solely on nutritional supplements!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to ask the New York Times to protect the public, save lives, and correct their misleading, anti-supplement article by giving at least equal coverage to Tylenol and acetaminophen.

Tell the USDA: Don’t Approve New GMO ‘Agent Orange’ Crops!

Posted January 20, 2014
Remember Agent Orange? The 2,4-D chemical concoction commissioned by the U.S. Army to defoliate jungles and destroy food crops during the Vietnam War?  U.S. corn and soybean farmers could soon be using more of this toxic herbicide than ever before. Unless we convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put the brakes on plans to approve Dow AgroSciences’ new “Enlist” brand corn and soy—GMO crops designed to resist massive doses of 2,4-D herbicide.  View here and sign this petition.

ACTION ALERT — IRS Issues New Rule Censoring Free Speech

Posted January 15, 2014
The IRS has no business in politics.  New IRS rules will severely curtail the speech of 501(c)4s, as they may be afraid to engage in any political activities for fear of IRS or government retaliation. Any disgruntled politician could easily ask the IRS to revoke the 501(c)4 status of groups who disagree with his or her politics!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the IRS to rescind its political gag order and protect the right of political dissenters and organizations that represent individuals like you!.

ACTION ALERT — Why Is Big Biotech Now Supporting a National GMO “Labeling” Law?

Posted January 15, 2014
The House version of the Farm Bill still includes the destructive and possibly unconstitutional King Amendment (a.k.a. the Interstate Commerce Amendment), which could undo state-level GMO labeling and animal rights laws—even those that have already been passed. On a more positive note, it also includes Section 11321, which protects small farmers from burdensome FDA regulations. The Senate version of the bill has neither of these provisions. We need for the final, reconciled bill to have Section 11321, but not the King Amendment.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to ask Congress to throw out the King amendment and keep Section 11321.

ACTION ALERTS — Joint FDA/Media Attack on Dr. Burzynski and His Patients

Posted January 7, 2014

Unbelievable! FDA Violates Patient Privacy Laws to Bring Down Dr. Burzynski
USA Today inadvertently revealed that the FDA has released private medical records to the media—without patient consent.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to contact your senators and representative immediately and call for a full congressional investigation into the FDA’s violation of patient rights.

Dying Patients Denied Access to Dr. Burzynski’s Potentially Lifesaving Treatment
FDA tells Burzynski to seek approval. When he agrees, they use this as an excuse to let his patients die.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to contact your senators and representative immediately and call for a full congressional investigation into the FDA’s violation of patient rights, particularly its refusal to grant compassionate exemptions to dying patients.

Inside USA Today’s Smea Campaign against Dr. Burzynski
First they malign the cancer pioneer, then they refuse to let him rebut the allegations. Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to USA Today immediately and ask them to allow the target of their smear campaign to rebut their article with the hard facts about his treatment.

ACTION ALERT for New York Residents — Departing Mayor Bloomberg Tries to Mandate Annual Flu Shot for Children Under Age 5

Posted December 18, 2013
A buried provision gives the city power to require any vaccine at any time. Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the NYC Board of Health to repeal mandatory flu shots for preschoolers!.  If you don’t live in New York, please forward this to your family, friends and colleagues who live there.

ACTION ALERT — To Silence Political Dissent, IRS Issues New Rule Censoring Our Free Speech

Posted December 18, 2013
In May 2013, the IRS was caught illegally discriminating against Tea Party groups applying for 501(c)4 nonprofit status. In the wake of the scandal, the IRS worked to eliminate illegal censorship of political dissent—by attempting to legalize it.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the IRS to rescind this political gag order and protect the right of political dissenters and organizations that represent individuals like you!.

ACTION ALERT — “Statins for Everyone, and Forget Supplements!”

Posted December 11, 2013
Dangerous new heart health guidelines could put millions at risk.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to ask the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to revise their guidelines!.

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