Fight Against AIDS Spills Into D.C. Streets | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Fight Against AIDS Spills Into D.C. Streets

Play associated audio
People hold signs and balloons as they participate in the AIDS March in Washington on Sunday.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
People hold signs and balloons as they participate in the AIDS March in Washington on Sunday.

Hundreds of women and men marched today in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. The group spilled out into the streets from the 19th annual International AIDS Conference, currently underway downtown.

Among the marchers are representatives from the Women's Collective of Washington D.C., a group that has worked with more than 1,000 women and their families in D.C. Also represented are groups like The Feminist Majority and the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (Act Up).

One group of protesters is asking for an end to name-brand drugs for HIV and AIDS treatment. They want the drugs made generic, so that more people can gain affordable access. Meanwhile, in front of the Bank of America, hundreds of other protesters are calling for the implementation of a Robin Hood tax to fund more research into the HIV problem.

While they represented a wide number of groups, the marchers were unified in their call for an increase in government resources to be used to end the scourge of HIV and AIDS.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 18

You can attend an annual Latin American film festival or see a new play about strength, war and family.

NPR

From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste Of The World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.
WAMU 88.5

Most Of D.C. Region's Lawmakers Back Plan To Arm Syrian Rebels

The House has passed a bill that authorizes the arming of moderate rebel groups in Syria — it's a vote that most, though not all, local lawmakers supported.

NPR

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.