Marching Plague: Germ Warfare and Global Public Health

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Author: 
Critical Art Ensemble
Publisher: 
Autonomedia
Publication Date: 
April 2006
Price: 
$9.95
ISBN: 
9781570271786
Category: 
Science
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Marching Plague offers a radical reframing of the discourse surrounding germ warfare. After refuting the idea that massive biological attack is a probable if not a certain future occurrence, Critical Art Ensemble goes on to argue that biological weapons programmes are little more than a monumental waste of taxpayer dollars and medical and health resources that could be better spend fighting the massive loss of life each year from emerging infectious diseases." The Yes Men "The first draft of this book was seized with other materials under Section 175 of the US Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act expanded by the USA PATRIOT Act. As the book was rewritten, the ensuing Kafkaesque legal and political process unfolding in parallel serve to demonstrate the argument presented within -- that the militarisation of medical institutions and public health policy is at odds with a transparent, comprehensible civil society. Clear, convincing and commanding analysis will guide you through the many ways in which biowarfare programs have not and cannot secure this nation.
Paperback, 148 pages.