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    Covert Strategy in British Science Policy

    From Eileen O’Connor:

    Please see enclosed information about the launch of Martin Walker”ôs new book, Brave New World of Zero Risk : Covert strategy in British science policy, together with information about the book.

    The book is free to anyone who cares to download it. If you want to support the book, inform as many people as you can about the launch and after Wednesday 2 November, put the Pdf of the book up on as many sites as possible and send information out about it with newsletters.

    On Monday October 31st

    The One Click Group

    http://www.theoneclickgroup.co.uk

    Will be launching Martin Walker”ôs latest book

    Brave New World of Zero Risk:

    Covert Strategy in British Science Policy

    Published by Slingshot Publications

    The book, which is in the form of a free downloadable Pdf, will be available together with background information about the book and its author.

    From Wednesday November 2nd on the Zero Risk web site.

    www.zero-risk.org

    Brave New World of Zero Risk

    In 1997, New Labour brought to power a strange brew of liberalism, anti-socialism, public relations and corporate lobbying. While Thatcher had encouraged the pharmaceutical industry, Blair made it a partner in government. The National Health Service, set up originally to provide health care to the British people regardless of income, has been sold off bit by bit, mainly to pharmaceutical interests. The most serious consequence of ceding to corporate interests responsibility for science, medicine and health, is that the independence of science and any possible independence of health care has been sacrificed. Corporate lobby groups, in bed with Big Pharma, insurance companies and New Labour, now press for the least expensive and the most profitable health care solutions. They attack alternative medicine and campaign for animal testing and vivisection. They have politicised science and now control its methodology and its research results. Using spin, lies and propaganda they harass and isolate anyone who comes to conclusions critical of new technology or pharma-science. They preach zero risk and claim that new technologies can cause no harm.

    This book examines the contemporary corporate politics of science in two areas, that of MMR (mumps, measles and rubella) vaccination and the illness ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). It shows how those who have fought for independent science have been bullied, attacked and discredited, using political strategies that have nothing to do with science and everything to do with power and profit.

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