One Year Time-Line of Direct Actions
April 1995 - April 1996
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
ACT UP and CITY AIDS ACTIONS organize
a massive demonstration outside the mayor's home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE ACTIONS
Pharmaceutical Zaps Galore
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