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The 1st World Conference Against Prohibition...
6th February 2009
was an inspiring success, and a beginning of the liberation from the slavery of "public health".
As everyone returned home from the recent Conference on Prohibition in Brussels, a sense of unity and accomplishment remained with all those who participated.
The emotion was sweeter for the knowledge that, for the first time ever, anti-smoking pharmaceutical front groups failed to suppress free speech and information.
As the pharmaceutical industry operatives and their minions prematurely gloated at their "success" (stored copy), a fast response was implemented through a cooperation of TICAP and the UKIP/IND-DEM group, and the conference was quickly rescheduled in a major Brussels hotel under the name of “Thinking is Forbidden”. What's extremely, shall we say, "peculiar" is the fact that the IND-DEM group was not notified of the cancellation, in a severe breach of protocol. Nevertheless, the fast reaction of the TICAP/IND-DEM tandem prevented the suffocation that enemies of free speech had hoped for, whereby people coming from all across the globe would have found closed doors, instead of a conference. Well-deserved recognition for the successful re-organization of the conference goes to Ms. Laure Ferrari and Mr. Gawain Towler.
The dirty manoeuvre of suppressing the conference in the EU parliament building has actually aided our movement considerably by helping people recognize how major institutions like the EU parliamentary system have been ensnared as servants of the pharmaceutical industry -- to the point of suppressing political speech. Indignation against Tobacco Control and against political public health in general was palpable at the conference. The huge political danger represented by institutions which function as fronts of the pharmaceutical multinationals has created a lot of solidarity for those who work hard to dismantle public health frauds -- even amongst some people previously in favour of smoking bans.
An eclectic mix of speakers addressed over 100 people from 10 different nations over two days, including journalists and Members of the European Parliament. At the same time, a TICAP Live Blog was being updated each hour (stored copy), as the conference went on, to keep all the activists around the world well informed on the latest speeches and events. Many ideas were shared on structure and organization, on concerted actions and future methods to adopt in the effort to stamp out Tobacco Control in particular, and on Prohibitionist policies in general, both in terms of their effects on the lives of citizens, and as viewed with specific regard to the political process.
Dr. Jan Snel described the psychological benefits of smoking, helping smokers to free themselves from the endemic sense of guilt inculcated by false public health propaganda. Gian Turci addressed the essential needs to stop attempts at dialogue with the enemy, and to understand that the fight against totalitarian public health is a war -- against an ideological enemy which has penetrated the state. It is therefore imperative, he said, to take transnational, coordinated actions to destabilize pharmaceutical industry Tobacco Control front groups at the roots, in order to restore institutional integrity, unbiased public health information, and human dignity.
A detailed exposé of the passive smoking fraud was superbly delivered by Dr. Gio Gori, who was connected to the conference through transatlantic link. He demonstrated how the “science” behind the dangers of passive smoking has been nothing but a blatant epidemiologic fraud perpetrated on the public, the media, and politicians (click here to watch the video).
"As a member of the French Human Rights League, I am deeply affected by the troubling rising tide of hindrances to freedom," he wrote. "Little by little the walls are closing in. A kind of slow ripening, that is going to expose rnany even dernocratic countries to the danger of being taken over by some dictator, henchman of anonyrnous heartless rnultinational trusts, with alI the tragic consequences that we know. There are no 'small freedorns.' We have to fight fiercely to stand up for every one of them. If this spirit gathers the members of this Conference, they will find here my hearty and open support."
Finally, the leader of IND-DEM, Nigel Farage, highlighted the need to fight prohibition primarily at the political level. The political message is clear. Tobacco Control is part of a larger manoeuvre of social engineering systematically dismantling liberty and democracy as we know it, and replacing it with a fascistic system of oligarchic power-sharing by special interests. The European Union in particular is becoming a centre of political power representing a mockery of democracy and an actual bureaucratic dictatorship.
The conference closed with a live performance by the singer-composer Eammon Mallon of "Jackboot", a beautiful and powerful protest song -- expressing disdain against the shameful and immoral way antitobacco ideologists treat old people, and all those who have risked their lives to give us those liberties that are now spat on in the name of "public health". Click here to listen to the acoustic version of the song, which is also the official song of FORCES International. Click here to buy Jackboot in "electric" version – and remember: this song too is “forbidden” by the mass-media lackeys of “public health”, because it is contrary to the ideology of the health Nazis!
FORCES and the TICAP coalition convey our most sincere appreciation to the IND-DEM/UKIP group for their able and crucial assistance in making the conference a success.
THE TICAP PRESS RELEASE
MOVES TO STUB OUT FREE SPEECH THWARTED - The first ever international anti-prohibition conference has been hailed a huge success despite undemocratic moves to stop it. Smokers and non-smokers against moves to lifestyle control led the way in telling politicians that they have had enough of state interference.