Online Platform • Medicine & Science • Activism
United States • English
The Defender is Children’s Health Defense’s news and views website. It features content aligned with the organization’s mission to end childhood health epidemics.
The Defender explores the theme of small (children) vs. Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Energy, Big Food, Big Chemical and how these industries have subverted and corrupted our democracy, our regulatory agencies, the scientific research arms of academic institutions and the media to the point where these institutions, created to protect us and our children from corporate greed, now protect corporate profits.
The Defender exposes the corrosive impact of corporate power on democracy. Our work stems from the premise that health and environmental issues are always human rights issues, and the best measure of how a democracy is functioning is whether it maintains the public commons, the public trust assets, in the hands of all the people, instead of allowing them to be concentrated and stolen from the people by large aggregations of wealth and power.