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May 2022 Newsletter

Dear comrades and colleagues of the European Group We hope everyone is doing well – the year is flying by and we are finally getting closer to the first in-person annual conference since Barcelona in 2019. In many ways, everything has changed, and nothing has changed. We have individually and…

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Primodos: Financial redress is long overdue

Following the publication of the First Do No Harm  report (also known as the Cumberlege Review), Baroness  Julia Cumberlege CBE, a life peer who chaired the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, stated “The first duty of any health system is to do no harm to those in its care; but I…

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March 2022 Newsletter

Dear comrades and colleagues of the European Group We hope this month’s newsletter finds you and your loved ones well. Once again, we write at a point of international uncertainty this time with increasing concerns for rights abuses, political aberrations, and the horror of war in the wake of the…

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EG 50th ANNUAL CONFERENCEFeatured

TORINO [Campus Luigi Einaudi], Italy, 7-9 September 2022 Dynamics of harm and social control in the transformation of capitalism * REGISTRATION FORM: * Accomodation Hall of residences: Residenza Universitaria Olimpia, Lungo Dora Siena 104 – 10153 Turin – Phone: + 39 011 08292500 Residenza Universitaria Verdi, Via Verdi, 15 – 10124 Turin –…

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Blue Plaque for David Oluwale

by Remember Oluwale in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom: We are raising money to fund a blue plaque on Leeds Bridge to commemorate the life and death of David Oluwale. David Oluwale was a British-Nigerian citizen who arrived in Hull in East Yorkshire as a stowaway in a cargo ship from Lagos….

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November-December 2021

Dear comrades and colleagues of the European Group Dear friends  We hope this month’s newsletter finds you well. We continue to work in strange times – we know some of you are in countries which are now going back into ‘lockdowns’ again, others continue to face uncertainty and Covid related…

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‘Criminalization of Activism: Historical, Present and Future Perspectives’ by Valeria Vegh Weis (forthcoming December 2021)

‘Criminalization of Activism: Historical, Present and Future Perspectives’ edited by Valeria Vegh Weis, forthcoming December 2021, includes contributions from activists and scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds. A range of case studies and perspectives from the Global South and the Global North are drawn on to evidence how protest is impacted…

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URGENT MESSAGE: EG MEETING CANCELLED

This is and urgent message to inform that tomorrow’s EG meeting (Wed-8) has to be postponed since we couldn’t send the call to all of our email lists due to a wonderful blocking of our email account provided by Gmail for alleged “security” reasons. We are trying to fix it…

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Primodos, Mesh and Sodium Valproate: Recommendations and the UK Government’s response

Following patient-led campaigns, on the 22nd February 2018, Jeremy Hunt, the then, Secretary of State for Health, commissioned a review into the potentially harmful side effects of three NHS treatments: Primodos; Mesh and Sodium Valproate. As a result, on the 8th July 2020, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review published the First Do No Harm report. According to Baroness Cumberlege, a life…

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