Conspires with Big Pharma to protect drug patents as “biotech, vaccination R&D”
By John Benneth
Previous blog: Monopoly of Fear
Documents obtained by Wikileaks, the controversial exposer of government secrets and sensitive information, show what appears to be a working conspiracy between a non profit organization representing global pharmaceutical interests and the United Nation’s (UN) World Health Organization (WHO).
The conspiracy explicitly proposes to tax Internet use under the guise of raising money for biotech and vaccine research.
The non profit organization representing global pharmaceutical interests is the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA; aka “Big Pharma”). The WHO is the specialized agency of the UN that acts as a “coordinating authority” on international public health.
Although WHO representatives deny that confidential documents were intentionally shared with the IFPMA before they were shared with member states, WHO officials have yet to reveal how the IFPMA got hold of confidential documents.
More importanly they expose an “expert working group” (EWG) in the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating with the patent drug industry to indirectly tax the Internet, presumably to raise funds for biotech and vaccination research and development (R&D.)
But there may be a darker side in this unholy alliance.
“The IFPMA document confirms much of what had been feared,” that there is “a larger WHO strategy to protect the status quo, particularly as it relates to intellectual property issues,” – James Love, Knowledge Ecology International
Public health groups have expressed fears since early 2009, when the WHO EWG met with the drug industry representatives but refused to meet with those who are known to be drug industry critics.
The fact that WHO reports were distributed to IFPMA private members before they were distributed to the UN’s member governments reveals where WHO real interests reside . . with the drug companies.
The WHO EWG appraised “fundraising,” proposals, some which they considered “least likely to work,” such as diverting existing resources to health, reducing tax evasion and havens and levying new charges on services or access rights. A proposal for a “Green IP” system (Intellectual Property Watch, Inside Views, 27 June 2008) was viewed as “too hard to operationalise” but that “some elements could potentially be useful.”
Ominously they said the best idea and most likely to work would be new “indirect taxes,” on Internet users.
What is meant by “indirect“ is not known.
The EWG estimated taxing pharmaceutical profits would generate only $160 million. They see the profits from taxing the Internet to be 12 times greater, at $2 billion.
The question arises as to why, and how, the UN through the WHO would be interested in taxing Internet use to raise such a comparatively small sum.
By what authority can the UN tax the Internet, unless it is through a crisis. A crisis that would require immediate funding.
Hiding behind the money burden of taxation is a greater, more ominous issue.
Not of just the Internet, but of Mankind.
If the UN, acting in the interests of pharmaceutical interests, has the power to tax the Internet, it has the power to control it. Controlling it gives it the power of censoring information that could be injurious to its patent drug company benefactors.
Information such as that revealed by Wikileaks.
Note that the watch dogs in this fight are Swiss investigators reporting on “intellectual property rights.” They are part of an organization called “Intellectual Property Watch,” based in Geneva.
In a word, “intellectual property rights” means “patent.” The UN, through its major client is an indirect enforcement agency, leads directly to the monopolized use of allopathic patent drugs in health care, and on to patented genetic modification.
(Allopathy is the current, mainstream philosophy of treating disease in the patient by creating new symptoms, opposed to homeopathy, which treats the patient by matching symptoms of the disease.)
Control the health issues, control the medical system, control genetic modification, control Mankind.
It’s a recipe for disaster.
If they can own the patent on genetic structure, they can patent life. Plant life, animal life, human life. This is why the first investigators on the crime scene are from an organization that watches intellectual property rights issues.
The spying issues are merely an obfuscation of something much bigger. No mere house cat has been let out of the bag. What is out of the bag is a leopard stalking man.
I’m still reeling from the implications of the Wikileak revelation.
I hope you see its seriousness too.
(Still sounds crazy? Stay tuned. This blog is not finished.)
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