Just a brief post today on campaigns.
Ben Goldacre’s latest post is on biometrics and ID theft – and one of the comments on his blog linked to this site: http://www.no2id.net./ Apparently, “NOW is the time to write to your MP via WriteToThem.com asking that he or she demand an immediate and permanent stop to all development of ID cards and a National Identity Register. If you don’t already know his or her position, you can check how your MP voted on the ID cards legislation at TheyWorkForYou.com“. The ORG site is also worth a look – Open Rights Group.
Prof David Colquhoun linked to a another PM petition on dcscience.net a while ago, regarding unproven treatments – Health Claims Petition. Here’s another PM petition, this time on homeopathy: Homeopathy – there’s nothing to it. Kudos to Colm Quinn for the homeopathy petition.
EDIT: Useful links / email addresses to follow – most are taken from the Bad Science Forum (Activism section).
Freedom of Information Requests / Writing to the Newspapers / Complaints on TV Shows; Adverts; Products & In-store adverts /
Broadcasting codes: available on the OFCOM website http://www.ofcom.org.uk/.
The ASA deal with advertising complaints: http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/how_to_complain/complaints_form/
Trading Standards deal with in-store advertising (amongst other things). http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/
Linked from Trading Standards are these ‘Consumer Direct’ pages: http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/, http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_you_buy/making-complaint/, http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/after_you_buy/making-complaint/dealing-with-disputes/.