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Report on the ENCOD DRUG PEACE Days in Vienna
Friday 7 March 2008
11.00 Press Conference in cafe Landmann, Vienna
BEATRIZ NEGRETY CONDORI
JACQUES DE SCHRYVER
Results in Austrian Press:
Wienweb->http://www.wienweb.at/pstorystart.aspx? … cid=147833]
17.00 Drug Peace March from PRATERSTERN to the Vienna International Centre
More photos on Ethno Club Vibrations
21.00 Afterparty in ARENA
Live discussion in Radio Orange->http://cba.fro.at/show.php?lang=de&eintrag_id=9044]
Saturday 8 March: Drug Peace Conference
at Altes AKH, Hof 2, Hörsaal C1, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna
14.00 – 16.00 Prohibition: Its Roots and Bitter Fruit
By [PETER WEBSTER->
firstname.lastname@example.org] – THE PSYCHEDELIC LIBRARY, VIGNES, FRANCE
16.00 – 18.00 The effect of drugs on the brain
DI Peter Rausch (Austria)
Jochen Gartz (Germany)
19.00 – 21.00 Plants and politics
COCALEAVES FOR THE BOLIVIAN PEOPLE
Beatriz Negrety Condori (Bolivia)
UN, PLANTS AND THE HISTORY OF ANNOUNCED MURDERS
Virginia Montañes (Spain)
WHAT TO DO IN VIENNA 2009?
Joep Oomen (Belgium)
21.00 – 23.00 Drug Peace Concert
Peppe Voltarelli (Italy)
23.00 – Afterparty in café Weberknecht
Sunday 9 March 2008
10.00 – 12.00 Cannabis – medicine for people and society
Dr Kurt Blaas (Austria)
[Speech in audio
CANNABIS SOCIAL CLUBS
Martin Barriuso (Spain)
12.00 – 14.00 RACE, CLASS AND DRUG WAR
Clifford Thornton (USA)
Speech in audio->http://cba.fro.at/show.php?lang=de&eintrag_id=9069]
THE EVALUATION OF PREVENTION POLICIES ON PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES
Raimondo Pavarin (Italy)
15.00 – 17.00 Ibogaine – a therapy under the gun of prohibition.
[Second part in audio
18.00 – 19.00
Bushka Bryndova (Czech Republic)
19.00 : FILM WAR ON DRUGS
In June 1998, the United Nations announced a 10-year strategy to achieve “measurable results” in the fight against drugs, including a “significant reduction” of the cultivation of cannabis, coca and opium poppy by the year 2008.
On March 10th, 2008, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs met in Vienna to review the results of this strategy.
Read also the INCB Report of 3 March 2008.
In the past ten years, the war on drugs has failed – again. Consumption of drugs can cause problems, but prohibition of drugs causes disasters. Millions of people are criminalized, billions of euros are spent in a war that is ineffective and counterproductive. Efforts to reduce harmful and improve responsible use of drugs are actively thwarted by governments. Meanwhile, the drug market remains in the hands of organised crime, whose huge profits distort global economy and generate widespread corruption.
Drug policies should be a matter of public health, not of law enforcement. We ask the UN to establish the right of every adult citizen of the world to grow and possess natural plants for personal use and non-commercial purposes, using all technical equipment that is available for this. At the same time, individual countries should be allowed to experiment with drug policies that are not based on prohibition.
Vienna 2008 was the opportunity to send this urgent message to the United Nations.
The war on drugs must end. Help us to declare peace.
European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies
Lange Lozanastraat 14
B – 2018 Antwerpen
Tel. + 32 495 122 644