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rini on Sat, 26 Jan 2008 22:47:25 +0100 (CET)


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herkenbaar ?

grt.

rini hartman


Geacht Haagnet,

Bij mijn research in uw bibliotheek naar informatie over het Afrikaanse
religieuze gebruik van Iboga werd mijn bezoek aan deze sites door uw
internet blokkeringssysteem Websense geweigerd. Zogenoemd wegens de
categorie Abused drugs.

Het gaat onder andere om de volgende websites:

http://www.myeboga.org
http://www.ibeginagain.org/
http://www.ibogatherapyhouse.net/
http://www.ibogaine.desk.nl

Tevens om alle links die onder aan de Wikipedia pagina over Iboga staan.

Zie hiervoor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iboga

Hieronder volgt een korte toelichting over het onderwerp, tevens waarom
ik denk dat het onderwerp gecensureerd wordt en daarop waarom dat, zeker
in dit geval, een zeer kwalijke zaak is.

Traditional use
The Iboga tree is the central pillar of the Bwiti religion practiced in
West-Central Africa, mainly Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of the
Congo, which utilises the alkaloid-containing roots of the plant in a
number of ceremonies. Bwitists have been subject to persecution by
Catholic missionaries, who to this day are thoroughly opposed to the
growing religious movement of Bwiti. On June 6, 2000, the Council of
Ministers of the Republic of Gabon declared Tabernanthe iboga to be a
national treasure.

Addiction treatment
Outside Africa, iboga extracts as well as the purified alkaloid ibogaine
are used in treating opiate addiction. The therapy may last several days
and upon completion the subject is generally no longer physically
dependent. One methadone patient said in the Dutch behind-the-news show
Twee Vandaag that in just four days he reached a state that normally
would have taken him three months, but without the agony. The
pharmacological effects are rather undisputed with hundreds of peer
reviewed papers in support but formal clinical studies have not been
completed.

Tot zover het goede nieuws.

Punt is nu dat Iboga in de Verenigde Staten, onder druk van de
farmaceutische industrie, op de lijst van verboden middelen is gezet.
Dit is op zich al een dubieuze actie, om een middel dat aantoonbaar zeer
goed tegen harddrugsverslaving werkt, zelf als harddrug te bestempelen.
Nota bene een middel dat al sinds mensenheugenis door inheemse volkeren
in Afrika wordt gebruikt. Gelukkig is de Nederlandse staat in dit
opzicht verstandiger en heeft zij dit dubieuze verbod niet gevolgd.
Iboga is dus volkomen legaal in Nederland en er worden hier zelfs
therapieen gegeven.

Maar zeer kwalijk is dat deze restrictie door Websense is overgenomen en
nu direct zijn gevolgen heeft voor organisaties wereldwijd, waaronder
Nederland.

Over Websense
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), protects more than 42 million employees
from external and internal computer security threats. Using a
combination of preemptive ThreatSeeker? malicious content identification
and categorization technology and information leak prevention
technology, Websense helps make computing safe and productive.
Distributed through its global network of channel partners, Websense
software helps organizations block malicious code, prevent the loss of
confidential information and manage Internet and wireless access.
http://www.websense.com

Zo sluipt bijna ongemerkt de censuur van een restrictief Amerikaans
overheidsbeleid onze samenleving binnen. En via deze, overigens
uitstekende Free WiFi service, van de Haagse Bibliotheek mijn laptop in.

Hopelijk neemt u deze klacht serieus en kunt u op zijn minst deze censuur
opheffen.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Rini Hartman









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