I have to aggree with my man clive here. Does anybody know anything about MLK Jr and the 250,000 people that came out for civil rights in Washington? How about Nelson Mandela and his fight, even After his incarceration expired? Are we looking at ACT UP, from the AIDS patients and their oppression? These are key to building our own history. Finding aspects of previous history, taking the good and the bad, and building our own formation. If people do not think we are that oppressed, i would seriously consider reevaluation of our history the people who have suffered years longer than you have without any sort of treatment. 25 plus years has been far too long to comply with an organization such as the CDC. Everyone of us is on our way to life imprisonment, with a charge of murder, supplied by these so called "Health institutions". People it is time to stick up for yourself, get together, come together, and represent what you stand for. I'd take a week of PEM for supporting my troops of people for a day. Can you imagine 500-1000 of us standing in front of the NIH and the CDC on the same day with all the same T-shirts on? T-shirts saying "Wanna know Truth - Read Osler's Web"( I've already thought of a lot worse than that as well) And on top of that delivering a hand written letter from fellow PWC from different countries that could not make it, or are indefinitely bed bound (great idea Eric), and placing them at the main entrance to the CDC and NIH? If i was a employee there, i know i would be curious to pick up a letter. I know i would let people sleep at my place, and my mom would be out there supporting us, as i'm sure familial members of your tree would too. Along with doctors, friends, and peaceful people supporting good natured people as ourselves. It's time to be stark, and cause commotion. MLK Jr. and crew decided to proceed with the "I HAVE A DREAM" speech as we all know it today, even after JFK and administration decided to sign the bill. You know WHY? He, all his people, and white brothers around the country wanted to make a point that they were not the "communistic army" some white people and media pronounced them to be. This took years of demonstrations in the south along with people being martyrs before the speech was even able to be proposed. Stop letting so called "higher ups" deter you from what is rightfully yours. The only way we will achieve this is if we stand for what we believe is right,in unity, and let millions of other know we are validated and need good, biological, scientific work done. Because, most people don't know what CFIDS is(we need a F#$%&% new name too). And i'll tell you, i didn't even know i had CFIDS until i was a year and a half deep with it, flourishing over my head, for what now i know to be more than, sadly, just a disease i have to cope with. So how do we expect others to learn about us, when they only hear the media, if they even hear that psychotic noise!?! The media will come, the people will catch on, but first we must be united as one entity. I'll leave you with a quote "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." Martin Luther King Jr.