Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Marsha Burnetts’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen and thank you for allowing me to address you here today. My name is Marsha and I am a recovering addict living with HIV disease. I am a 43 year old mother of four children , two of whom are still in foster care, in the State of Vermont. I […]

We Can End AIDS – March in Washington DC

Full report

Campaign targets Malaysia to end death penalty for drug offences

From March 8th – 12th (2010) during the yearly meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, governments from all over the world will once again declare their support to the global fight against drugs, i.e. the substances that were prohibited worldwide by a UN Convention in 1961. In Malaysia, as in […]

Users' Voice in Afghanistan

Users’ Voice in Afghanistan

Why we need an international network of drug user activists.

We are people from around the world who use drugs. We are people who have been marginalized and discriminated against; we have been killed, harmed unnecessarily, put in jail, depicted as evil, and stereotyped as dangerous and disposable. It is now time to raise our voices as citizens, establish our rights and reclaim the right […]


ARGENTINA: 23,000 PEOPLE  SUPPORTED THE DEPENALIZATION BILL IN THE BIGEST RELATED PUBLIC ACTS IN THE COUNTRY Last Saturday approximately 8,000  were involved in the fourth edition of MMM in Rosario city with a great festival with concerts and performance organized by the Argentinean Harm Reduction Association ARDA. The Festival was on the Municipal Open Amphitheatre […]

Drug Users in Euro Parliament

On 21 April 2005, ‘addicts,’ people living with AIDS, other drug users, MEPs and other European Authority diplomats met in the European Parliament to discuss the inclusion of civil society in drug policy debate and drug policy generally. Here is a short report : It was an interesting and extraordinary scene to have the dreadlocked […]

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