Ethan Nadelmann: Harm Reduction and Drug Policy Reform

Ethan Nadelmann on harm reduction and drug policy reform - conflict, coexistence, or harmony? Watch the video we filmed at the international harm reduction conference in Vilnius!

Some people say harm reduction is a Troyan horse of drug legalization - others say harm reduction is about public health and not about politics. The Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) made a powerful speech at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Vilnius on this issue. (Many thanks to Arild Knutsen from the Association for Humane Drug Policies, Norway, for letting us use his footage too.)



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The Canadian Minister of Health Fears of Evidence

Canadian activists disrupt the speech of the Health Minister of Canada, who refuses to accept the evidence that harm reduction works - watch our new video!

To serve and beat: Tomi the policeman (part 1.)

We have started a series, titled ‘To serve and beat’ on the topic of police aggression. TASZ (Hungarian Civil Liberties Union) has been running its Roma Programme centred on the issue of police brutality for seven months in the counties of Borsod and Heves in Hungary. We have received numerous complaints of police maltreatment during this period. In some towns, local policemen abuse their power daily; they I.D. and penalize people based on their Roma origin. Their behavior often ends in violence. People living in abject poverty have no options: even if they are aware of their rights, they cannot, or fear to exercise them. They are afraid to file formal complaints. And even when they do, the counsel generally refuses to investigate.

We want to save you! And if you don't appreciate it, you will be punished!

Interview with Pye Jacobsson, a Swedish sex worker activist, on the criminalisation of clients of sex workers in her country.