Sunday, 5 February 2012

Links of the day 02/05/2012

  • "Where is their evidence for the assertion that no infectious agent “could be confirmed in subsequent studies” in (ME)CFS patients?
    Is their assertion correct? Did The Lancet’s editorial team check the authenticity of that assertion before publishing it?
    Here is some evidence that Professors van Kuppeveld and van der Meer (and The Lancet’s editors) seem to have overlooked:"

    tags: cosmos me_cfs

  • "While the charities speaking out – Scope, Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability, the National Autistic Society, Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), and Disability Alliance – say inflammatory media coverage has played a role in this, they primarily blame ministers and civil servants for repeatedly highlighting the supposed mass abuse of the disability benefits system, much of which is unfounded."

    tags: uk benefits disability cosmos

  • "Violence against women is escalating due to the swingeing ConDem cuts, a new barrister-led inquiry has been told.

    The nationwide Consultation on Women’s Safety heard evidence that health and lives are being put at risk by cuts to police, domestic violence charities, local ­auth­orities and legal aid."

    tags: uk politics cosmos

  • "Rome wasn’t built in a day. And these terrible cuts won’t be stopped in a day either. This was just the first in a series of planned joint actions with the anti-cuts movements, as part of an on-going wider campaign over the next few months to show that we have power to resist, and that we aren’t afraid to exercise it. So watch this space."

    tags: uk politics benefits cosmos

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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