Tuesday, April 29, 2008

GENERATION RX - a film by Kevin P Miller

GENERATION RX - The Trailer



Common Radius Films is a private documentary and media development company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. This production entity draws on the experience of an internationally recognized team of writers, producers, directors, and executives, led by International award winning and Emmy nominated Kevin P Miller.

GENERATION RX marks the first film partnership between Common Radius Films and Miller, and documents how an entire era of children have been caught in the middle of an unprecedented change in Western culture: that of drugging children with psychiatric medications earlier, and more often, than ever before.

This dynamic film, narrated by the actor David Suchet OBE, has already garnered the support of some of the most respected names in Hollywood, including writer/director Paul Haggis, who won back-to-back Academy Awards® for "Million Dollar Baby", and "Crash". GENERATION RX, Mr. Haggis said, "is a powerful and often chilling eye-opener. Weeks after viewing, the stories continue to haunt me."

GENERATION RX
Scheduled for release in Summer 2008.


SIGN THE PETITION AT:
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Drug-Warnings/

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LANIK’S WEEKEND – bad qualifying followed by a crash

Sunday 13th April 2008



Rockingham Speedway: Niki Lanik, racing for the Youth 4 Human Rights Miracle Drywash team, lost his 6th position in the 2008 ELF Clio Cup Championship last weekend at Rockingham Speedway due to changeable weather conditions. The 21-year old Austrian race driver didn’t take the English weather for granted during qualifying. The outcome was a bad weekend all due to changing the tyres 2 laps too early during qualifying; Niki qualified 27th for Round 3 and 24th for Round 4. Niki having finished on the podium last time out at Brands Hatch and having won the Clio Cup Winter Championship twice was not too happy about this.

Race-winning Lanik was 5th quickest on Friday’s testing and was expecting two top five finishes for the weekend. As the field of Clio Cup race cars went out for the 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday afternoon, the weather was dry and windy with changeable conditions every 20 minutes. Three laps into qualifying Niki decided to come into the pits to get two brand new tyres put on the Miracle Drywash-sponsored Clio, but it turned out this was a bad decision. On Niki’s out lap the heavens let loose and it was impossible to set any time near the top twenty drivers. Niki had to settle for 27th and 24th for the two rounds.



“Rockingham is one of my favourite tracks, and I know I’m quick there. It was my mistake for coming in the pits too early. I should have stayed out there for another two or three laps like most other drivers did, just before it started raining hard. I’m used to qualifying 3rd, but not 3rd last!” commented Lanik on his disappointing qualifying performance.

Round 3 of the championship saw Niki have a great start from 27th on the grid, overtaking five cars by the first corner and another five by the end of lap 1. On lap 4 Lanik put in the 3rd quickest lap in the entire race. Aggressively moving forwards through the pack of cars, the double-Clio Winter Champion came to the tail of cars from 10th place with Niki in 17th place. A top 10 finish was in sight. Three laps later Niki slotted into 14th place on the inside of Turn 6, but was soon found to be on the grass and gravel with 100mph+ just missing the wall by two feet. Niki rejoined 21st and went on to finish 16th after having lost approximately five seconds in the gravel incident.

“I saw both drivers in front going wide, and saw a gap on the inside. So I dived down the inside. We were three abreast into Turn 6 and all drivers gave each other room, until the driver on the outside starting oversteering and aimed towards the middle driver. I avoided it by moving another few inches over ever tenth of a second, and within a second found myself on the kerb and grass. It was good I did that, as the accident could have been huge if I wouldn’t have backed off.” explained Niki after a near 100mph crash.

Sunday’s Round 4 was a definite dry race with all drivers selecting slick tyres all around. Starting 24th on the grid, Niki was keen on having a good start and aggressive first lap. The warm-up lap was enough to heat the tyres up and get used to dry conditions. Niki had a blistering start passing six cars by the first corner, when suddenly disaster struck. Wood, Robinson, Boston and Lanik touched their rims at 110mph. Niki’s suspension instantly snapped on both sides, with Wood’s car jumping two feet in the air to shot across the track to collect Boston; Robinson was lucky to get away without too much damage. Three Clios, including Lanik’s, smashed into the solid concrete barrier. All drivers were unhurt, but certainly not happy. The Clerks of the Course considered this a racing incident and no driver got penalised.

“It really was pretty bad weekend, especially having had so many high expectations. Nevertheless, I could see an interesting pattern occurring after finishing on the podium in one race and then not finishing the next. It’s all about making the best of qualifying. The front of the grid is safe. People are aggressive but still give each other plenty of room. I’m out at Donington next and that’s my favourite circuit, so I’m sure I’ll do well there.”

The Youth For Human Rights Miracle Drywash Race Team promotes the international Youth For Human Rights campaign – www.YouthForHumanRights.org. The team sponsors include Miracle Drywash (www.MiracleDrywash.com), GridGirlz (www.GridGirlz.co.uk), G&G Vitamins (www.GandGVitamins.com), Wealden Workwear (www.WWPE.co.uk), and Luxury Sign Design (www.lsdsign.co.uk). If you would like to sponsor Niki Lanik, e-mail him on niki@lanik.info.

Niki Lanik and the Y4HR Miracle Drywash Race Team is next racing and supporting the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park on 3rd and 4th of May. Sunday’s races will also be LIVE on ITV4 from 12:30-17:30. For more information about the team or the Clio Cup visit www.Y4HR.com or www.renaultsport.co.uk.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Campaigner Linda Hurcombe Awarded for Her Work to Expose Dangers of Psychiatric ‘Treatments’

Linda Hurcombe receives CCHR UK Human Rights Award



Councillor Anne Jones (left) presents
the CCHR UK Human Rights Award
to Linda Hurcombe


EAST GRINSTEAD: On Saturday 19 April, teacher and writer Linda Hurcombe was presented with a Human Rights Award for her work campaigning to expose the dangers of psychiatric treatments since the tragic death of her daughter just over 10 years ago.

The Award, presented at the 39th Anniversary of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights United Kingdom (CCHR), recognised Linda for her strength and dedication to raise public awareness about the dangers of antidepressants following the death of her nineteen-year-old daughter Caitlin in 1998 after she started taking Prozac.

In the presence of Ambassadors and High Commissioners representing their countries from around the world, as well as the Mayor of East Grinstead, Councillor Anne Jones (left) made the presentation at Saint Hill Castle in East Grinstead, where she told the dignitaries the award was presented for Linda’s bravery and persistence in the face of tragedy and adversity.

They heard how following a 7-minute interview with her doctor, where no medical tests were carried out, Caitlin was prescribed the antidepressant drug Prozac. Sixty-three days later, she committed suicide by hanging.

In accepting the award, Linda said, “When you lose a beloved child for any reason, perhaps more acutely when the death is by self-execution, the savage teeth of grief rend with a particularly tenacious power.”

She referred to her anger following a recent study from the University of Hull that received international press in concluding that Prozac was no better than a placebo. Linda said, “I am fortunate to be a teacher and writer, and the personal recovery tools have been through publishing and speaking out.”

Linda also referred to her most recent efforts to fight the move to lift a ban in Europe on advertising prescription drugs. Caitlin was made aware of Prozac through direct-to-consumer advertising while on holiday in the United States. Linda is determined to fight any move to allow pharmaceutical advertising in Europe.

CCHR also recognised Dr Robert Verkerk, an internationally acclaimed and highly respected authority in the field of sustainability. As the founder of the Alliance for Natural Health, Dr Verkerk was acknowledged for his tireless work in bringing about awareness of and challenging a European directive to regulate the use of vitamins and minerals in everyday diets. Like Linda, he is aware of the potential dangers of European directives that could have serious consequences on the health and well being of consumers in Britain.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is an international psychiatric watchdog group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Daniels
CCHR UK
P.O. Box 188
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4RB

Tel: 01342 313 926 / 07980 934 984
Email: brian@cchr.org.uk
Web site: http://www.cchr.org.uk

self-harm,side-effects, suicide, prozac, antidepressants, big pharma, chemical imbalance, depression, hoax

Pioneer of Natural Healthcare Across Europe Awarded by Human Rights Organisation

Dr Robert Verkerk awarded for protecting natural healthcare across Europe


Dr Robert Verkerk (left) receives his
CCHR UK Human Rights Award
from Mr Bill Trueman


EAST GRINSTEAD: On Saturday 19 April, Dorking-based Dr Robert Verkerk was awarded for his work to protect natural healthcare across Europe.

The Award, presented at the 39th Anniversary of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights United Kingdom (CCHR), recognised Dr Verkerk for his work to expose the multinational pharmaceutical interests and giant food companies to limit the public's access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.

In the presence of Ambassadors and High Commissioners representing their countries from around the world, as well as the Mayor of East Grinstead, fraud expert Mr Bill Trueman made the presentation to Dr Verkerk at Saint Hill Castle in East Grinstead, for taking the lead in challenging fundamental rights to take vitamins and minerals, and for having brought a landmark legal challenge to the EU Food Supplements Directive.

Featured in a new documentary called 'We Become Silent' and narrated by Dame Judi Dench, a supporter of the Alliance for Natural Health, Dr Verkerk highlights the grave dangers posed by European and global regulation to medical freedom of choice.

In accepting the award, Dr Verkerk said, "In recent years, conventional psychiatrists, drug companies and regulatory agencies around the world have launched full scale assaults on natural treatments that has seen them relegated to the fringes of mainstream medicine.

"The Alliance for Natural Health, which I founded over 6 years ago, has been at the forefront of resisting these pressures on natural medicine, working to protect and promote natural health using the tools of ‘good science’ and ‘good law’.

"We have taken a case to the European Court of Justice, exposed the flawed science and disproportionate law being promulgated by European regulators and have helped to protect some of the leading pioneers and innovators in the natural health field.”

CCHR also recognised Linda Hurcombe, a mother, teacher and a campaigner against the use of psychiatric drugs. She lost her nineteen-year-old daughter Caitlin in April 1998 after she started taking Prozac.

She saw an advertisement for the drug on television while on holiday in the United States. After returning to the UK, Caitlin decided she wanted Prozac and sixty-three days after starting, she committed suicide by hanging.

Linda also referred to her most recent efforts to fight the move to lift a ban in Europe on advertising prescription drugs. Since Caitlin’s death, Linda has fought any move to allow pharmaceutical advertising direct-to-the-consumer in Europe.

Like Dr Verkerk, she is aware of the potential dangers of European directives that could have serious consequences on the health and well being of consumers in Britain.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is an international psychiatric watchdog group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and Dr Thomas Szasz, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Daniels
CCHR UK
P.O. Box 188
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 4RB

Tel: 01342 313 926 / 07980 934 984
Email: brian@cchr.org.uk
Web site: http://www.cchr.org.uk

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How to Get Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely




The Road Back

The Road Back is an effective, doctor approved, tapering program, designed to help overcome drug dependency with little or no withdrawal symptoms.

Developed by Dr James Harper in 1999, it has helped well over 30,000 individuals taper off their medication to date.

The Road Back Program handles side effects caused by the following medication:
    • benzodiazepine
    • antianxiety
    • anticonvulsant
    • sleep aid
    • antidepressants
    • antipsychotic
    • ADHD
The Road Back Program, "How to Get Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely," details the entire process and is available for free at http://www.theroadback.co.uk/workbook.htm


"The Road Back Program is simple to use, effective, and extremely powerful, when applied correctly. You too can have resounding success in getting off your psychiatric medications and getting your life back. Based on extensive research, specific “super foods” have been formulated for this program. Their use, in conjunction with the full and complete Road Back Program, have resulted in an estimated 80% success rate in helping people to get off their psychiatric medications, while also enormously reducing the potential and feared side effects from withdrawal.
    • You Can Change
    • You Can Change How You Feel
    • You Can Be a Positive Influence For Others
    • You Can Make It."
Dr James Harper


Other links that may be of interest:

Monday, April 07, 2008

Racing for Human Rights



Racing 4 Human Rights Racing Team


Two local motor racing drivers - Niki Lanik who races in the Renault Clio Cup and has won the Winter Championship two years running, and Andrew Chalmers who races a classic Porsche 911 in the UK and European Heritage GT Challenge – have set up www.racing4humanrights.org to promote Human Rights issues through their motor racing.

Both drivers support the international charity Youth for Human Rights which promotes greater awareness of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, particularly to young people, endorsing the charity with logos on their race cars. They have now extended this to bring on board other drivers to do the same and Race for Human Rights through www.racing4humanrights.org. As well as Youth for Human Rights, the volunteer group promotes other human rights-based charities, including Amnesty International, International Alert, and Witness.

“The aim of the group is to have as many race drivers as possible around the UK, Europe and America promoting Human Rights groups on their cars, and so help make Human Rights a reality, not just a dream. The more race drivers we get on board, the larger impact we’re able to make,” said championship-winning Niki Lanik, who races in the Miracle Drywash-sponsored Youth for Human Rights Race Team. “I race because I love going fast and winning, and I also love the fact that I am able to promote a good cause to millions of people every year.”

Niki Lanik, who finished 3rd in the Renault Clio Cup race at Brands Hatch just last weekend, is now in his 4th year of motorsports. Niki is known in the motorsports community as a race driver, not just racing for himself, but also for an admirable cause. The 20-year old has now won several Human Rights awards including the Ambassador of Peace award which was presented to him by the Universal Peace Federation. You can read more at www.NikiLanik.com.

“This website is all about getting many more people forwarding the same message. Supporting Human Rights campaigns is one of the things we all need to do, to try to make a difference in today’s society. Niki and I already reach hundreds of thousands of spectators, and millions of TV viewers with our human rights message, as both of our race series are televised, and we are aiming to get much more exposure this year by encouraging more drivers to do the same. We have already gotten our first new driver who joined us after only one day of the web site being live, so it’s looking really positive. Most people like to support a good cause and we are just making it easier for them to do so,” said Andrew Chalmers.

If you’re a race driver (or any kind of racer – not just cars!) and would like join us and Race for Human Rights, email us on info@racing4humanrights.org, and please also visit www.racing4humanrights.org for more information.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Kiss of the Sun

The Kiss of the Sun
by Dorothy Gurney, 1858 - 1952
(adapted by Michael Parkin)





The kiss of the sun for pardon

The song of the birds for mirth

You will find you will be nearer to Ron when in his garden

Than anywhere else on Earth



Michael Parkin



Michael Parkin was L. Ron Hubbard's gardener in charge of maintaining the grounds at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex in the early 1960s. (Saint Hill Manor was L. Ron Hubbard's home from 1959-1967).

He enjoyed a very special and unique relationship with L. Ron Hubbard (founder of Dianetics and of the Scientology religion) because he used to spend time with him almost every day during Mr Hubbard's coffee break, on the terrace of the Manor, over a period of several years. During this time, they discussed many subjects such as:
  • the Saint Hill Lake and its maintenance. In fact, Mr Hubbard gave Michael special permission to fish in the lake in perpetuity. Mr Hubbard also told Michael that his father used to take him fishing when he was younger
  • the history of the Manor and the source of the sandstone from which it was built
  • photography - Mr Hubbard, a keen photographer himself, advised Michael that, to take photos of fish in their natural environment, he would need special lenses
  • archery, which had always been one of Michael's interests. Mr Hubbard told Michael that he could practice his archery in the grounds as long as he didn't shoot towards the Manor
  • Michael's outdoor life and his background such as where he was born (Grimsby, Lincolnshire) and Michael's family, some of whom were deep sea fishermen who sailed from Grimsby. Mr Hubbard was interested in this because he thought that some of his ancestors could have come from Denmark with the name 'Hubar the Dane' (which over the years became 'Hubbard'). Grimsby is thought to have originated as a Danish settlement.

In approximately 1965, as a result of the Selective Employment Tax, Michael was unfortunately selected to leave the employment of the Manor by one the Manor's administrators. But when Mr Hubbard heard about this, he told the administrator to keep Michael on. However, on hearing the news that Michael might be leaving, Mr Hubbard presented him with a hammer that had been used in the initial stages of the building of Saint Hill Castle. On presenting it to him, Mr Hubbard said, "I present you with this hammer Michael. Don't lose it. When you are using it, think of me."

This experience has stayed with Michael to this day. The hammer is one of his most revered possessions. If ever he has any problems in his life, he has found that by simply holding the hammer in his hands, a solution usually comes to mind within a short space of time and it has helped him on many occasions throughout his life.

Michael, born in 1934 and father of four, today lives in Polegate, East Sussex in retirement.