Items tagged with activism

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Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’ [17.07.2021] The ultimate goal of a campaign by charity Unharm called Let’s be honest/Change the story, is to decriminalise all drug use in Australia by 2030. One ...
So, what's the deal with Mexico's cannabis legalization delay? [13.05.2021] A month ago, Mexican marijuana legalization seemed like a done deal. The bill was approved by the Senate last November, but greatly modified by the C ...
The forgotten history of European drug-dealer activism [30.04.2021] Today, the contributions of drug suppliers towards harm reduction efforts remain mostly neglected by history, although some within the grassroots end ...
Tunisie: un collectif appelle à la légalisation du cannabis [27.02.2021] Un collectif a appelé à une légalisation du cannabis en Tunisie, où la stratégie essentiellement répressive et une loi contestée entraînent chaque an ...
Mexico could soon become the largest legal marijuana market in the world [25.02.2021] After decades of strict drug policy, Mexico’s congress is expected to pass a federal law this year that would for the first time create a legal canna ...
After 30-year jail sentence for cannabis users, protesters demand decriminalization [22.02.2021] A series of protests which began on January 15 in various cities and neighborhoods across Tunisia have largely focused on economic inequality and pol ...
Inside the weed legalization bill the House of Representatives just passed [04.12.2020] The House of Representatives passed the MORE Act on Friday by a vote of 228-164. It was 2018, Democrats were about to gain control of the House of Re ...
Mexican Senate committees approve marijuana legalization bill with floor vote planned soon [13.11.2020] Several Mexican Senate committees on Friday tentatively approved a revised bill to legalize marijuana during a joint hearing, with a formal in-person ...
Switzerland set to launch cannabis pilot projects 2021 [08.10.2020] In September 2020, the Swiss parliament adopted a modification to the Federal Act on Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances. The change provides a leg ...
The incredible story of Zürich’s journey to harm reduction [09.09.2020] It was in 1992 that the Platzspitz city park – right by Zürich train station and internationally nicknamed “Needle Park” – was cleared out by the pol ...
Drone drops hundreds of bags of cannabis in Tel Aviv [03.09.2020] A drone dropped hundreds of bags of cannabis over Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, attracting dozens of confused people, who rushed to pick up as many bags ...
Mobile ‘fix room’ begins operating in Glasgow [02.09.2020] A drug consumption van where addicts can inject heroin has been launched in Glasgow - despite warnings it could be breaking the law. Peter Krykant, a ...
Why the Drug User Liberation Front gave out free, checked drugs in Vancouver [11.08.2020] The Drug User Liberation Front, a Vancouver-based activist group, made a serious statement on June 23. During a protest in the city’s Downtown Eastsi ...
Drug users call for safe supply of heroin and cocaine, and show how it’s done [23.06.2020] A new drug-user advocacy group in Vancouver says the safe supply of prescription narcotics must include pharmaceutical-grade heroin and cocaine and — ...
Opioid vending machine opens in Vancouver [17.02.2020] A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city’s overdose crisis. The MySafe projec ...
When harm reduction expansion stifles activism: A lesson from Europe [23.07.2019] Western European harm reduction presents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the widespread availability of effective harm reduction programs is ...
Tunisian activists call for regulating cannabis production, distribution [17.03.2019] The Coalition for Legalizing Cannabis, a civil coalition of young activists, announced Feb. 23 at a press conference in Tunis that it is working on a ...
ReLeaf urge government to present tangible proposals to legalise cannabis for personal use [11.03.2019] Cannabis campaigners want government to present tangible proposals for the legalisation of marijuana for personal use as they contest fears that regu ...
Better to Ask Forgiveness Than Permission [15.06.2018] In recent years, the international debate on drug policy reform has intensified, and with it has come a productive exchange of information between ac ...
Toronto's guerrilla war on drug overdoses [15.09.2017] Nurses and volunteers watch over drug users at the Toronto's first pop-up supervised drug-use site. In the month since the site started operating in ...
The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users looks back on 20 years fighting for human rights [04.09.2017] In the late summer of 1997, a poster with a message aimed at drug users appeared on electrical poles around the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. “Meet ...
Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives [25.04.2017] A Vancouver based drug policy researcher has been working for decades to get the federal government to regulate illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine ...
Online activists take on police in Christiania [01.08.2013] In response to the increased police presence in and around Christiania, a number of citizens are fighting back online. Fans of Christiania have long ...
Cannabis social club activists in Spain liberated [18.11.2011] Martin Barriuso, the president of of Pannagh and the Federation of Cannabis Associations (FAC) in Spain and two fellow activists from the Pannagh can ...
Immediate release for Martin Barriuso and his two fellow activists [16.11.2011] Martin Barriuso, the president of of Pannagh and the Federation of Cannabis Associations (FAC) in Spain and two fellow activist from Pannagh have bee ...

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