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Speaking Truth to Power


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Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron; Introduction; The first AIDS case: Barry McGeary takes his doctor to court; The fight against discrimination: The origins of the AIDS Law Project (ALP); The applicants who grounded SAA; The campaign for treatment starts; The PMA case: The battle for access to medicines; Save our babies; The powerless and the voiceless: NM, SM and LH vs Charlene Smith, Patricia de Lille and New Africa books; Good doctors, bad doctors; The battle for treatment: Hazel Tau and others take on big pharma for access to medicines; Getting out of jail alive; The last battle ground: The right to serve in the SANDF; Broadening the struggle for social justice: From the ALP to Section27; Chronology of HIV/AIDS with special reference to South Africa; Acronyms and abbreviations; Select bibliography; Postscript by Mark Heywood.

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After a career in journalism and more than 13 years in government, Didi Moyle is now a freelance writer, strategist, researcher and life coach. Her next project is a case study of the 11 years she spent working in tourism. She lives in Johannesburg.


"This book does three things. It records a momentous struggle for life and health. It pays tribute to the activists whose courage and foresight led to triumph in that struggle. And it poses a challenge to all of us--judges, lawyers, and activists--because the struggle is far from over." --Edwin Cameron, Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa

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