To all my Green Party friends, and others who care.
I need your support. The film Vaxxed is showing in Brussels is because of the French Green MEP Michèle Rivasi who is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
This Green MEP has given a platform to the massively discredited Andrew Wakefield and his propaganda film Vaxxed.
The film contains thinly veiled hate speech towards people with autism and is based on lies. It has been demonstrated conclusively that there is NO link between vaccines and autism, yet this man is out there spreading conspiracy theories which damage not just the autistic community but society as a whole.
It was thanks to this man’s fraudulent research back in the late 1990’s that we now see preventable diseases like measles returning, and people have died because of declining vaccination rates.
I can contact my MEPs, but there’s just one of me. Therefore I ask all my Green Party and other science literate friends to please look into this and help us get this screening stopped.
I don’t know what the Green Party is doing promoting a film that’s based on lies. This is shameful and wrong, and discredits the party, making us look like uneducated fools.
, Beth Charley
, Robert Marcel McDermott
, Marcia Friedman Malory
, Zion Lights, Ian Molton
, Ceridwen Duck
, David Malone
, Chris Worfolk
, Natalie Bennett
, Caroline Lucas
, please tag any friends who can help the autistic community stop this hatred and dangerous misinformation being given a platform in Brussels by a Green MEP.
It is bad enough that Trump believes Wakefield’s conspiracy therories, we must stop this misinformation from being spread. This is not ‘alternative facts’, this is DANGEROUS.
(adapted and corrected from a post shared by a friend)