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Raging Grannies Protest

grannyguitar.gifEver heard of the Ranging Grannies group? Me either. I couldn’t pass this story up -the Raging Grannies are a multi-city group of social activist women who use music and song to get across their message. Most recently they were protesting the lack of affordable drugs sent overseas as promised by Canadian legislation 3 years ago: “About two dozen McGill University students – backed by six members of the Raging Grannies protest group – staged a lively demonstration yesterday in Phillips Square as part of a campaign to get affordable medicines from Canada to people in developing nations who need them. The combination of songs and street theatre was intended to help unblock a pipeline for the export of generic Canadian drugs to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in Africa and elsewhere. Bureaucracy has immobilized Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime. The legislation was enacted in May 2004 but since then, not a single pill has left the country.” Full story with pictures here.

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Written by Aman

April 2, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Posted in Global Health

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