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sagansense:

We are driven by a sense of urgency. There is a widespread acknowledgment that the current system is not working, but also recognition that change is both necessary and achievable. We are convinced that the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) is an historic opportunity to discuss the shortcomings of the drug control regime, identify workable alternatives and align the debate with ongoing debates on the post-2015 development agenda and human rights.
— Fernando Henrique Cardoso; Former President of Brazil (1994-2002)

Momentum for reform is building. The 40-year outdated drug policies regarding effective treatment, availability, governance, and overall legalization have been inefficient, costly, and held our global society captive for long enough.

imageWhat is UNGASS 2016?

In short, the drug policies current in place are an utter and absolute failure. A half a century of exacerbated death, violence, crime, and blatant racism in the name of capitalism and greed have caused nothing but strife to millions.

imageMembers of the Global Commission on Drug Policy (from left): Branson, Annan, Zedillo, Cardoso, Gaviria, Dreifuss, Kazatchkine, Sampaio and Stoltenberg

Read the Executive Summary to learn more about the recommendations being put forward, pathways to reform, and the prominent individuals on the committee with whom are leading this forward motion.

imageFor the children: In a fairytale setting, the movie 'The War On Drugo' explains the disastrous war on drugs by telling the story of a dragon banished from an ancient kingdom, and how people that spent time with the dragon were thrown in jail.

Related Press:
HuffPost | IRIN News | Benzinga | ABC News | DrugPolicy.Org

fallontonight:

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chris Hardwick knows how to counteract your grandmother’s hoarding

right on tubby ninja use ur farts to move like the wind

right on tubby ninja use ur farts to move like the wind

wtnvtweets:

My favorite wtnv tweets part 1/3

cinefamily:

Greg Proops Film Club presents Groundhog Day
Tickets & details: September 15

cinefamily:

Greg Proops Film Club presents Groundhog Day

Tickets & details: September 15

cheezbenis:

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poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

As we fear another military engagement across the oceans because of the the things THEY (chicken hawks, war mongers & religious zealots) want us to fear most….is no comparison to what we fear from our own homemade citizen, public worker terrorists.

And here I thought the police were there to serve and protect.

Serve and protect who?

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theclearlydope:

That escalated quickly. 

This is important.