To: IAHF List
Subject: THE KICK TO THE TAPE ON FILING THE ANH LAWSUIT
Date: 20 Sep 2003 04:08:04 -0000
IAHF List: Years ago I remember our cross country coach making us do 110 yard pickups- wind sprints in which we started out slowly, but gradually picked up speed as we ran, until we finished the last 20 yards of the picup in a flat out sprint to the finish line.
This was to train us to budget our energy throughout the 3 mile races so as to have some in reserve for when it counted the most- at the end of the race where competitors are often nudged out at the tape by milliseconds, and the difference between success and failure can be razor thin.
We're in an analogous situation now as each passing day brings us closer to our deadline of October 15th to file the all important Alliance for Natural Health lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive. (http://www.alliance-natural-health.org see material by American Flag. Also see http://www.iahf.com/anh_lawsuit.html and http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.html I will be posting a French translation of this last article which was published in Nutranews on the IAHF website in a section marked "FRANCE"
We have 26 Days now til D-Day (the day the lawsuit must be filed), and in that timespan we must come up with $50,000. in order to get $100,000. worth of matching funds from a large network marketing company that has pledged matching funds if we can raise $100,000.
We CAN do this! NECESSITY is the MOTHER of INVENTION. A recent donation was made in the UK of 25,000 Pounds. This donation was made by a guy with deep pockets. There are more people just like him, and I need your help to find them. Put people in touch with me by email and phone if they need to speak directly with me or with Rob or David.
What I need every last one of you to do is to snowball this message with everything you have. Print it out and bring it to your local health food store, send it to the vitamin companies you buy products from, keep a copy with you wherever you go and show it to more people. Make copies to hand out.
Many people who call me are totally incredulous that the dietary supplement industry hasn't kicked in the money we need for this lawsuit.
There is no good reason for this- but for those of you who don't know, this is what is going on:
ANH had the unanimous support of the Joint International Committee of NNFA and AHPA after making a presentation before them in June at the NNFA Trade show in Las Vegas.
After THAT, however, things changed: NNFA's Legislative Director, Kim Smith, did not aound the alarm to the res of NNFA based on the International Committees endorsement of the lawsuit. She was advised not to by Marc Ullman, who is an attorney to some NNFA member companies, but who is not NNFA's legal counsel (that is Scott Bass.)
Ullman, who did not hear the ANH presentation in Las Vegas, didn't even have the courtesy to communicate directly with ANH or with Metagenics vitamin company which backs the lawsuit and who's man introduced ANH's leaders at the NNFA Trade Show prior to their making their excellent presentation.
Ullman either fails to grasp the global implications of the ANH lawsuit and the threat it poses to the US industry both domestically and abroad, or he is caught in a conflict of interest. Since he is not NNFA's legal counsel (only counsel to some NNFA member companies), he is not subject to NNFA's Article 14.3 bylaw (Conflict of Interest Disclosure), and it is not proper under NNFA's bylaws for the Association's Legislative Director, Kim Smith, to base her actions upon his direction.
Then, the CAPPER was when the Joint International Committee met again in September in Washington DC, this time chaired by Randy Dennin, ceo of Pfizer subsidiary Capsugel. At this meeting, ANH's representative Maury Silverman was thrown out of the room and was not allowed to participate in the meeting, despite the fact that the Joint Committee had voted unanimously in June to back the ANH lawsuit.
Silverman was thrown out of the room because he'd been circulating copies of my article from the July issue of Life Extension Magazine on the show floor http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.html
The article is highly critical of Dennin and of the controlled opposition group which he chairs called IADSA. The week before this meeting where Dennin through Silverman out, a website that used to be at http://iadsa-exposed.tripod.com was mysteriously removed from cyberspace due to an anonymous complaint to tripod.com, a free hosting site that lets anyone put up anything in a website so they have no incentive to leave a site up in the event of a complaint. They don't give anyone a chance to face their accuser and don't even let you know if they remove your site.
I found out the IADSA EXPOSED site had been removed prior to Expo East, and immediately put the site back up in multiple locations at
When Silverman was thrown out of the room, he looked Dennin in the eye and said "Mr.Dennin- I have never met you before, but I'm only here to learn. It is clear to me that you have an agenda that does not include listening to all sides of an arguement for the sake of building consensus, but you do not want a level playing field. What you are doing here is engaging in CENSORSHIP which is UNAMERICAN and DESPOTIC. Based on your wrong action towards me, I can only conclude that what Hammell is saying about you must be the truth."
The Joint International Committee of NNFA and AHPA, which had previously unanimously backed the ANH lawsuit has sense turned its BACK on the lawsuit due to Dennin's influence.
The man should not be allowed to be a member of NNFA or any other vitamin trade association if they expect to be trusted by the grass roots.
He is an employee of Pfizer, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. His email address is email@example.com
Based on the information at http://www.iahf.com/iadsa/ and in the mirror sites which I felt compelled to put up in retaliation for Dennin's apparent effort to cover his tracks the week before Expo East, NNFA should have convened a meeting for the purpose of putting the man on trial on a basis of what seems to me and any thinking person to be rampant bylaw violations of NNFA's conflict of interest bylaw and ethics bylaws.
Kicking NNFA New Zealand out of IADSA, and not doing a THING to help defend New Zealand from harmonization to Australia's horrible, pharmaceuticalized dietary supplement regulations is HARDLY a sign that IADSA is in fact defending this industry from attack- its a clear indication that the organization is a controlled opposition group that is leading the supplement industry to the CLIFF.
In April the Australian TGA used site licensing as a weapon to yank Pan's manufacturing license and they wrongly jerked 1600 dietary supplement products from the shelves under false pretenses, despite not a shred of evidence from assays that they were contaminated or dangerous in any way.
If IADSA were for real, they would not be working so hard to try to harmonize New Zealand's liberal food based regs to Australia's mindlessly stringent pharmaceuticalized regs. They would have made an effort to oppose the EU Food Supplement Directive, but instead, they WANTED it to pass, and now that is HAS, the oppose ANH's effort to overturn it.
IADSA has proven themselves to be traitors to the small manufacturers, traitors to health food stores, and above all, traitors to consumers.
I have urged Metagenics vitamin company to have their legal counsel send a letter to NNFA's legal counsel, Scott Bass, demanding that Dennin and Capsugel be immediately kicked out of NNFA and that Kim Smith be ordered by Bass to immediately sound an alarm for the industry to back the ANH lawsuit, as the Joint International Committee had originally intended in June (when Dennin was not present to exert his enormous influence.)
I hope from explaining this you can see why we CAN'T COUNT on the supplement industry to make the donations necessary to get this lawsuit filed in the middle of October.
I am asking EACH and EVERY ONE OF YOU to dig deep, VERY deep, donate a thousand dollars or more if you possibly can, or at LEAST 100 dollars or pounds or Euros, but dig DEEP people, because all of our asses are on the LINE here, and I am not exaggerating!!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE DON'T DIG DEEP AND GET THIS LAWSUIT FILED
Next year the EU is going to expand by 10 new countries to go from 15 to 25 in size. All of them will embrace the EU FSD as their law unless we overturn it in court. If we don't overturn it, they're going to march into Codex in lockstep with the Germans, and will force a VERY RESTRICTIVE vitamin standard through at CODEX that will then become INTERNATIONAL LAW.
WON'T CONGRESS PROTECT US, WHAT ABOUT DSHEA???
I hear this all the time. The answer is NO, Congress will NOT protect us due to the massive influence of the Pharma Cartel, they WHITEWASHED the Codex Oversight Hearing on March 20, 2001 and the truth did not come out!! Dennin had a hand in this! I pushed for 5 years to get that hearing, and in the end, it was whitewashed. I wasn't allowed to testify, none of my witnesses were allowed to testify, the fix is in, and the FDA has set us up to lose in a WTO Trade Dispute on this vitamin issue.
All of this is discussed in detail on the IAHF website. Go to http://www.iahf.com and click on the spinning globe on the front of the site to see the letter from Congressmen Ron Paul and Defazio to Congressman Burton, Chair of the Oversight Committee prior to the hearing that he whitewashed in 2001. He ignored this letter due to massive pharma pressure on his aides who did their bidding. In their letter Paul and De Fazio tried to tell Burton that the Congressional Research Service has confirmed that the USA must harmonize its laws to a finalized Codex vitamin standard.
Dennin is an outrageous con man who must be ridden out of the supplement industry on a rail, immediately, and corrective action must be taken to insure that NNFA's bylaws don't continue to be violated, but none of us can afford to hold our breath's waiting for this to happen- we have to just DIG DEEP and support the ANH lawsuit OURSELVES!!!
I am one guy, with no staff, working and living out of a rented trailor in the middle of the Appalachian mountains where I was forced to move several years ago due to death threats for trying to get the Codex oversight hearing.
I can't get this information out to enough people in time unless all of you do FAR MORE than you have been to snowball this information!!
We CAN win! We CAN raise the money! I have been in this situation before and you guys always came through for me, you've sent me to Codex meetings several times in Germany where I've had to crawl over broken glass to raise the money for plane fare and accomodations, but you've never let me down, and I KNOW you're not going to let me down NOW when this is for ALL THE MARBLES!!
PLEASE! DIG DEEP! TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO DIG DEEP!
Send your donations to the Alliance for Natural Health via the secure server at http://www.alliance-natural-health.org or better yet, do a wire transfer, or send them an international money order see their site for that info.
We CAN PACE OURSELVES DOWN TO THE OCTOBER 15 FINISH LINE and we CAN WIN! We have the BEST Lawyer in the EU, Anderson, working on this case. He scares the HELL out of the Cartel which is why Dennin through Silverman out of the meeting at Expo East, he doesn't want anyone to read my article at http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/2003_preprint_eu_01.html
or the more detailed version at http://www.iahf.com/anh_lawsuit.html
and he sure as HELL doesn't want people looking at the information on THESE websites which I have put on MIRROR sites so he can't blast this info out of cyberspace AGAIN:
I emailed him at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can see my message to him at http://www.iahf.com/dennin/20030910.html As you can see, despite my offering him equal time, he has not responded. He can't, without digging his grave even DEEPER, but despite this, WE can't afford to be complacent and not donate to the ANH lawsuit. He doesn't want this lawsuit to be filed, so we MUST DIG VERY DEEP and urge EVERYONE ELSE to as well.
Vitamin companies should quit NNFA en masse over this and AHPA too, unless they throw Capsugel and Dennin out of their trade associations IMMEDIATELY and sound an immediate alarm to their meberships about the DIRE need to support their lawsuit. Do what you can to explain this to the companies you buy product from, but don't expect them to necessarily hear you. Most of them buy their capsules from Dennin, and are afraid of crossing him for fear he might give a competitor better pricing.
So DIG DEEP- VERY DEEP and urge your friends to also. Together WE CAN pull off a miracle!! Together we CAN DEFEAT DENNIN and PFIZER! We CAN DEFEAT THE PHARMA CARTEL- WE _MUST_ FUTURE GENERATIONS DEPEND ON IT! So please make your biggest donation to http://www.alliance-natural-health.org right NOW, don't WAIT, and give REPEATEDLY right up until October 15th so we can get this lawsuit FILED!
For Future Generations,
John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
POB 10632 Blacksburg VA 24062 USA