If a group of people were denied rental of a private venue based on race, religion, age, sex, disability or sexual orientation, you can be sure the venue owners would be hauled into court in short order.
Without a doubt, there would also be vocal public outcry and a media backlash against such improper and distasteful behavior.
Apparently, however, discrimination by public officials and denial of use of a Civic Hall based on the medical beliefs of the conference speakers is allowed with nary a whimper from the surrounding community.
The Totnes Town Council in the UK withdrew its permission to use the local Civic Hall after learning that one of the Conference speakers would be Italian oncologist Tullio Simoncini, author of Cancer is a Fungus: A Revolution in Tumor Therapy.
Dr. Simoncini advocates the use of sodium bicarbonate instead of chemotherapy to combat the tumor growth of some cancers. Not surprisingly, like other doctors who have had the courage to challenge the chemotherapy standard of care, Dr. Simoncini has had his medical license revoked.
Troubles for the conference began when Local Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Sarah Wollaston raised “concerns” about the Conference and the alternative health clinic sponsoring the event, Arcturus Clinic.
Arcturus Clinic, which offers complementary help to cancer patients, is run by General Practicioner, Dr. Stephen Hopwood who said,
“Trading Standards said I was in possible breach of regulations and I was asked to change a couple of things on my website.
“I was given seven days and I did it in seven hours, but as far as I know nobody’s bothered to check it.”
Trading Standards is the regulating body that enforces the Cancer Act of 1939 and the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 which strive to shield vulnerable people from false and misleading advertising.
Dr. Hopwood went on to say that if Dr. Simoncini’s attendance at the Conference was the main sticking point, he would be happy to cancel his invitation to speak.
“He’s just one of 10 speakers, so I’m fine with that, but I haven’t been given that opportunity.”
Dr. Hopwood also denied that the Conference was breaking any law stating that:
“We are not promoting any therapy for the prevention or treatment of cancer…we are administering a range of healthcare modalities that are known to help support the body in a diseased state, particularly when affected by cancer.
There was never intended to be any goods or services sold or advertised at the conference. Additionally no advice was intended to be given that related to the treatment of cancer…The conference itself represents merely an exchange of information and views, albeit related to the theme of cancer.”
The Disturbing Rise of Medical Fascism
In response to Dr. Hopwood’s request as to whether the conference was now compliant with legislation after removing Dr. Simoncini from the conference lineup and making the requested changes to the clinic website, the Trading Standards responded with the following:
“The Cancer Act 1939 creates a criminal offense to take any part in the publication of any advertisement [for cancer treatment]. Your website and the conference itself does not fall into any of these exempt categories. Even the title of the conference and the title of your clinic, in our view, are likely to breach the legislation because of their promotion of cancer treatment.”
After Trading Standards asked for the booking to be cancelled and the conference banned, the Totnes Town Council caved to the pressure with the majority of councilors siding with the regulating body.
Totnes mayor Judy Westacott said,
“It’s regrettable to cancel any booking, but in the circumstances we took the advice of the trading standards.”
Regrettable? A mild word indeed.
How about unconscionable?
Medical Fascism has clearly taken root in the UK, even at a local level where authorities should be defending their citizens’ freedom of speech and assembly rather than cowering in the face of bullying by an overzealous state crazed with its own power and interpreting legislation in a manner which impinges on the basic rights of a free society.
Following the shocking action by Trading Standards and the shameful Totnes Town Council rubber stamp, the Alternative Cancer Conference apparently went underground where it took place on schedule at a private location for invited guests only.
Who won World War II again? Sir Winston Churchill is no doubt rolling over in his grave.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Source: Totnes Cancer Conference Venue Withdrawn
The Trials of the Totnes Cancer Health Care Conference
Such a shame.
So, what do we do with baking soda? You want to write a post on how to prevent or treat cancer with it? If we’re healthy should we take it? How? put it in water, drink? Any particular time of day, on an empty or full stomach?
I think most is made from GMO something or other… any recommended brands? (I’ve seen bob’s red mill bag, and I use that for food, but I’m not sure what it’s made of either).
Also, I read that drinking lemon water has a similar alkalizing effect in the body, as the acid does something to change alkaline in the stomach… so is this a good cancer prevention technique? Also heard Kombucha is alkalizing.
When my life is at stake and big pharma benefits from my sickness, I have every right to listen to every point of view and even false marketing. Let me decide what’s false marketing. The US TV is full of bull shit and false marketing. Nobody is shutting the channels down. If Dr. Simoncini’s intention was to make money, he would create a marketing package, brand it and call it a ‘special mix’ and sell it for thousands of dollars rather than saying it’s $1-2 solution people. Are we that much brainwashed? Doctors are not Gods, Pharmas are not our life saver. It’s all about money!
I thought this may interest you all:
I just read on Guardian that the British medical establishment now wants to promote statins even for people with NO heart problems (!!!)
In my view, modern allopathic medicine is supported by those elitist folks, like Bill and Melinda Gates for instance, who want to control the population and they see toxic concoctions as their avenue to do so. They are as evil as it gets.
Expert Health and Rehabilitation via Facebook
This only means that alternative medicine and those who are empowering themselves with more knowledge of physiology are scaring the mainstream medical pushers.
I think like all pioneers, Dr. Simoncini has to deal with the unbelief of the people
Louise Cross Dockerty via Facebook
and hospitals have vending machines for soft drinks and snack foods….sheeesh
Geez whatever happened to freedom of speech? I guess it really doesn’t exist where CANCER is concerned, because if anyone even mentions the vaguest theory about an alternative cancer treatment they’re crushed for it!! Why not give people an opportunity and a choice? The vast, VAST majority of people I know would have chemo/radiation without a second thought, because they’ve been programmed to believe it’s the only thing that helps cancer.
jason and lisa
free speech: the right to say whatever you want…period…
american free speech: the right to say whatever you want so long as you speak the government approved opinion of the masses and dont offend anyone while doing so..
-jason and lisa-
Nobody would use those body killing treatments if they knew of a viable alternative. Which is why the drug industry, the medical profession, and their servants in the FDA do all they can to block and ban every alternative.