Calls to Action

Doctors’ Abuse by Nicaragua

 
September 18, 2018
 

Mr. President of the Republic of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra

 

The recent mass firings of doctors and other health care workers in your country speak louder than any policy paper or campaign rally could. In one fell swoop, your administration has undermined the gains your country has made towards democracy, self-determination, improved civil liberties, and […]

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Turkish Medical Association

Dear Member,In accord with our mandate, please note the letter below protesting the Turkish government’s maligning and unjustified treatment of the Turkish Medical Association.

Please consider sending your personal message of protest as well.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey: contact@tccb.gov.tr
Selçuk Ünal, Ambassador of Turkey: embassy.ottawa@mfa.gov.tr

Thank you.

Kindest Regards,
DARA Executive

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February 2, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
President of Turkey
06560 Bestepe
Ankara, Turkey

Mr. President Erdogan,

We […]

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Hold Ryerson Accountable

 

Two years seems like a long time.

It certainly has been for Rebecca Katzman, who experienced anti-Semitism firsthand at Toronto’s Ryerson University in August 2015.

That’s when staff at the School of Social Work disqualified her choice of placement: UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Prosserman Jewish Community Centre.

These very mainstream organizations were, she was told, […]

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Disinvite Linda Sarsour from CUNY Graduation

 

This week, the City University of New York is scheduled to make a fateful mistake.

The school’s Graduate School of Public Health has invited the pro-Palestinian activist to serve as its commencement speaker.

The gesture is the latest marker of Sarsour’s rock star status in liberal circles, following her highly public role organizing the post-inauguration Women’s March protesting Donald Trump’s election.

But […]

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DARA Letter Congratulating Turkish Medical Association

Dear Members,

Turkish Medical Association website announcement of decision:
The ATO case dismissed: Medicine for the benefit of humanity in on duty!

The following letter was sent to TMA:

President Bayazit Ilhan
Turkish Medical Association
GMK Bulvarı Ş. Daniş Tunalıgil Sok. No: 2 / 17 – 23
Maltepe
Ankara
06570

Feb 24, 2015

Dear President Ilhan:

As colleagues in the healthcare professions, the board of Doctors Against Racism and […]

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Call to Action -BMJ uses Questionable NGO to Slander

Dear DARA supporters,

Unfortunately the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published last week a slanderous article in its medical journal accusing Israeli forces of human rights violations in Gaza in this past summer’s Israeli defensive conflict Operation Protective Edge with Hamas.

Israeli forces are accused of Wide Ranging Human Rights Violations in Gaza Last Summer
BMJ 2015; 350 doi: […]

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A call for dismissal of Richard Horton as Editor of the Lancet – Petition attached

Dear DARA supporter,

Please take time to read the accompanying letter from a colleague and sign the petition if you agree.

Sincerely,
DARA executive

August 3, 2014

As scientists, researchers, and medical practitioners, we were shocked and astounded to read the “Open letter for the people in Gaza” by Manduca et al in the 23 July issue of The Lancet. The […]

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Letter to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister
Republic of Turkey

c/o Mr. Tuncay Babali
Ambassador
Republic of Turkey
197 Wurtemburg Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8L9

Dear Prime Minister Erdogan,

We are writing to express our grave concern for your government’s brutal suppression of democratic dissent, and your unacceptable attacks on our medical colleagues, whose sworn duty is to treat the injured and relieve suffering.

Your actions […]

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Guest Post: Doctors Respond to Lancet Article on Israeli Doctors and Torture

Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein and Dr. Steve Samuel are members of DARA (Doctors Against Racism and Antisemitism), which seeks to ensure that medical publications avoid promulgation of subjective articles aimed at vilifying any race, nation or country. Visit their website at www.daradocs.org.

“Israeli Doctors Accused of Collusion in Torture”. This is only an accusation, but when it […]

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Syrian Healthcare Personnel

To: Dr. Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria

via Imad Moustapha, Ph.D.
Ambassador of Syria (US)

We are writing again out of deep concern how our (your) profession is prevented or penalized for carrying out their humanitarian duties in Syria.

We understand that some fifty four medical personnel (nurses, doctors, and medical students) have already been killed by your security […]

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