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Category Archives: Global

OMF Creates Harvard ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center

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The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) is proud to announce that it has funded $1.8 million for the establishment of a new ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center at the Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  The new Harvard ...

Calling all Patients: Fill Out the Research Survey about PEM

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DePaul University is asking the patient population to fill out a survey to better understand the effects of post-exertional malaise (PEM) in people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The patient community aided in the development of this questionnaire to more accurately define and measure abnormal responses to physical and/or ...

The Global Impact of #MillionsMissing

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The impact of #MillionsMissing 2018 was phenomenal. Protestors took to the streets in 100 countries across the world with demonstrations taking place in North America, South America, Europe, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia. Along with people taking action from home, there was a total of 300 visibility actions. More ...

How to Protest Virtually with the #MillionsMissing on May 12th

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Join the protest from your home. Here are several ways to take action ...

Sharing UNREST through Library Donations

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  Activism doesn’t always have to take place in government offices or with signs and shouting; it can take place in quiet libraries. Library systems are the target of Cindy Downey’s efforts to make Jen Brea’s documentary Unrest accessible to all. Downey, of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, donated copies of Unrest to ...

A Tribute to Mag Friel

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I know hardly anything of Mag’s life before she fell ill in 1993. We were witnesses to each other’s ‘now’. There are clues though: when I sent our shoes to the #MillionsMissing protest, Mag selected a pair of dainty black Velours stiletto heels with pointed toes. Imagine her staccato gait ...

Voices from Sacramento: Janet Dafoe and Ashley Haugen

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Some of you may know Dr. Janet Dafoe and her daughter Ashley Haugen through their tireless advocacy work for ME.  Dr. Dafoe's son and Ashley's brother, Whitney Dafoe, has severe ME, and is the impetus behind their efforts to raise funding, raise awareness, and raise hell. These statements were read at the Sacramento California rally ...

Three ways to help Unrest change the story

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1) Sign up Sign-up to receive Unrest email updates, so you know when the film is coming to a city near you, your family, or your friends! Help us use the film to create a circle of allies, build the movement to fight for equal treatment, and find a cure. 2) Get social Join the ...

Julie Rehmeyer: Hope and Despair in Through the Shadowlands

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Recently, #MEAction sat down with Julie Rehmeyer to discuss her new book Through the Shadowlands, her op-ed in the New York Times with David Tuller, and next steps. What made you embark on a project like Through the Shadowlands? I’m a writer, and it was a big experience I was going through, ...

Canada uses “bird-dogging tactics” to force meeting with health minister

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Toronto: #MillionsMissing activists attended their federal health minister’s “meet-and-greet” on Jan. 14th to ask the health minister to respond publicly to their request that she announce Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a biological - and not psychological - illness. This tactic to pin down an official with a specific question in ...