To: IAHF List
Subject: John Hammell to be on Coast to Coast AM Tonight From 11 PM-11:30 PM Pacific Time, Will Be Archived
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:17:33 -0700
I'm going to be on Coast to Coast AM tonight with George Noory from 11 PM-11:30 PM to give an introduction to the CODEX/CAFTA issue, and the show will be archived if you miss it at http://www.coasttocoastam.com
You can listen live over their website at http://www.coasttocoastam.com or over the radio. To see a list of radio stations in your state that carry this show, go here http://www.coasttocoastam.com/affiliates/wa.html and select your state.
After my introduction, a few other people will also be guests on the show to discuss the Codex vitamin issue including Dr.Robin Falkov, who is also on the IAHF list.
Several of you have called/emailed wanting an update from me on the CAFTA/Codex issue.
All I can tell you is that CAFTA hasn't yet gone to the House Floor, but that it could at any time between now and the August recess of Congress so we must KEEP THE PRESSURE ON!
Thus far, Bush hasn't made his move because he doesn't have the votes. Hopefully he'll NEVER get them in part due to OUR grass roots pressure. He's politicking and trying to make deals and twist arms. The Hill is crawling with multinational lobbyists of every stripe, and for us, its ACT or be ACTED UPON and in ways we won't like, so we CAN'T let up our guard!
I have reason to believe that Fox News has gotten wind of our issue and that they intend to attempt to do major SPIN against our message via a traitor by the name of Andrew Weil, MD. This wouldn't be happening if we weren't having a MAJOR IMPACT on Congress, so we need to TURN UP THE HEAT EVEN MORE in part to overcome any attempts from major media to do spin against us, because that could easily happen.
When a President is under the sort of corporate pressure that Bush is under to DELIVER on something of this magnitude, often they will attempt to pull a FAST one by trying to hold a vote during a LATE NIGHT session of Congress. Seems to me like he's hoping to OUTLAST us by delaying the vote possibly til the last minute figuring the grass roots heat will die down as more and more people leave to go on vacation.
Living at a summer beach resort as I do, I am acutely aware that more and more people are coming here to Point Roberts for vacation as the summer comes on- and I've seen votes on contentious things like this be rammed down our throats more times than I care to remember during the summer- so I'm urging VIGILANCE!
WHAT TO DO:
1. See this previous alert I sent out which contains an audio file: http://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive_show_message.php?jham+365
and follow these instructions within it:
We have to keep calling (via Capital Switchboard 202-225-3121) and have to keep sending the following form letter in, right up til they vote, and please snowball this alert!!
To email this to your congressman, please go to:
CAFTA BAD FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENT CONSUMERS-
SPS LANGUAGE BURIED IN IT
THREATENS HARMONIZATION TO CODEX
In 1994 vitamin consumers generated the largest volume of mail to Congress on any issue in the HISTORY of Congress when we passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.
Today, CAFTA threatens to undo all of our hard work, and to set the USA up for harmonization to an excessively restrictive global trade guideline for vitamins and minerals just finalized on July 4th 2005 at the 28 General Session of the UN's Codex Alimentarius Commission.
The seeds of our health freedom destruction are sewn inside Section 6 of CAFTA where members are forced to form a Sanitary-Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Committee for the purpose of insuring ONGOING HARMONIZATION of our laws under the terms of the SPS Agreement in the WTO Trade Agreement. (See http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Bilateral/CAFTA/CAFTA-DR_Final_Texts/Section_Index.html
If you examine Article 3 of the WTO's SPS Agreement you will read the following words: "To harmonize sanitary and phytosanitary measures on as wide a basis as possible, members SHALL base their food safety measures on international standards, guidelines or recommendations."
(Codex sets the international standard for food safety, and they intend to fill in the blanks on allowed potencies at levels even LOWER than RDAs- see http://www.alliance-natural-health.org/_docs/ANHWebsiteDoc_145.doc
Vitamin consumers drove many congressmen out of office who failed to vote for DSHEA in '94. Any member of Congress who fails to heed our concerns about CAFTA and votes for this unconstitutional trade agreement anyway, despite how it sets us up for harmonization to Codex, and despite its continuing the failed policies of NAFTA which gave us our present $617 Billion trade deficit risks being driven from office. IAHF will be posting a list of any member of Congress who ignores our concerns. We urge you to watch Kevin Miller's excellent documentary on this issue at http://www.welltv.com
Please forward this to all of your friends, and family and urge them to also take action! Be mindful that this is a battle to defend our SOVEREIGNTY. All of our most cherished freedoms are at stake here, not just our ability to access the dietary supplements of our choice.
If we fail to kill CAFTA, we could have serious difficulty trying to kill the Free Trade Area of the Americas which would follow it. The FTAA would be the prelude for creation of a carbon copy of the EU Dictatorship in our hemisphere, and we don't need the sort of headaches that the Alliance for Natural Health has had to contend with such as the draconian EU Food Supplements Directive.
I realize that all the pharma dominated vitamin trade associations are doing spin against my anti Codex, anti CAFTA message. Consider the source, and consider what their GOAL is- they WANT Codex, they WANT one size fits all regulations REGARDLESS of what they have to give up to get them because they're after increased market share. The biggest companies in the industry are controlling these trade associations and all they care about is pleasing investors and they can do that by knocking off smaller competitors. This article by Suzanne Harris, JD sheds considerable light on that situation: WHO SAYS WHATEVER HAPPENS AT CODEX DOES NOT AFFECT US LAW & WHY DO THEY SAY IT? http://www.thelawloft.com/Freedom/050125_us_law.htm
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