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One Year Time-Line of Direct Actions

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April 1995 - April 1996
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April 1995
Queens Midtown Tunnel Action

Over 75 AIDS activists arrested for blocking the
Queens Midtown Tunnel to protest the cuts in
AIDS services by Mayor Giuliani


  June 1995
Gracie Mansion

ACT UP and CITY AIDS ACTIONS organize
a massive demonstration outside the mayor's home.

 

July 1995
Open the Doors!
ACT UP/New York and ACT UP/Philadelphia protest the "reform" efforts
of the AIDS Research Evaluation Working Group (AREWG) of the U.S. Office of AIDS Research.


September 1995
Activists storm the open meeting of the main panel of the
AREWG,
demanding that the scientists assembled make a variety of changes
in the way the Federal Government does research.

 January/February 1996
Albany State Capitol Building

Members of ACT UP disrupt the AIDS Institute Conference in Albany to protest 70% cuts to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). We return to the Capitol the next month with City AIDS Actions to demand full ADAP funding by the State Assembly and Senate.


 December 1995:
White House Conference on HIV/AIDS

ACT UP/New York, along with Housing Works and POZ magazine, sponsor buses for community groups to attend the White House Conference on HIV/AIDS convened by President Clinton, giving him a list of 50 actions he could take to fight the AIDS crisis without Congressional approval.


 December 1995:
Board of Education

Activists from ACT UP's YELL, Youth Education Life Line, protest the Board of Education's elimination of condom demonstrations in the classroom and the failure of AIDS prevention education in the public schools.

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 April 1996
Sunday in the Country with George

ACT UP, Housing Works, and WHAM! sponsor a trip to Governor George Pataki's home in Garrison, NY to protest his response to the AIDS crisis-cutting ADAP, the AIDS Institute, Ryan White CARE funding, and other health care funding.


April 24, 1996
Four members of ACT UP/New York arrested after plastering
STADTLANDERS showcase store with signs denouncing the company's
"PRICE GOUGING" and "AIDS PROFITEERING."
STADTLANDER'S = AIDS PROFITEER
Stadtlanders had been charging a 37% markup on the Protease Inhibitor Crixivan
for uninsured persons and for many insured people who must pay
a percentage of their prescription costs.
Stadtlander's Mail OrderPharmacy announced the next day offering
a 19.5% cash discount on the retail price of Crixivan.
We just saved the AIDS Community about 20 Million Dollars!

 

JUNE 1996
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE ACTIONS
Pharmaceutical Zaps Galore 

 

 



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