Category Archives: Activism

The criminalization of peaceful protest: on both sides of the atlantic

In April of last year, 12 AIDS activists were arrested in Washington DC and charged with unlawful conduct. The protesters had decided to gather outside House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office in order to protest against republican cuts to HIV/AIDS … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2012: what about women drug users?

Today is the International Women’s Day, a surely remarkable day for the history and achievements of women. I can’t help but thinking what women have suffered through the passage of the centuries, how much they fought for their rights and … Continue reading

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Michelle Alexander Speaks About the Politics Behind the War on Drugs

Speech by Professor Michelle Alexander at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Michelle Alexander speaks about the issue of the ‘war on drugs’ in the US and reveals the real politics behind it. With an admirable strength and courage she … Continue reading

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The Andrey Rylkov Foundation fights for reopening its website

The Andrey Rylkov Foundation, an NGO that advocates for harm reduction and drug users human rights in Moscow, just made a press release in an effort to defend the organisation’s website reputation, to explain its function and real targets and … Continue reading

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The 2012 Cannabis Culture Awards

The Cannabis Culture Awards are offered by the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Amsterdam to the people who have been prominent in accepting cannabis in all of its forms and have been fighting to show that this plant has an … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS activist unfairly arrested

In April of 2011, Antonio Davis and 11 other AIDS activists were prosecuted and arrested during a peaceful protest against republican cuts to AIDS funding and ban on syringe exchange funding outside the ceremonial office of House Majority Leader Eric … Continue reading

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