Monday, February 23, 2009

Email campaign targets UN drugs boss

One way powerful prohibitionists shore up their position is by appointing reactionaries to key positions -- for example Mr Antonio Maria Costa, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Mr Costa has several times publicly evaded a simple question about the effectiveness of prohibition, finally resorting to an outright lie. An international email campaign has been organised to persuade him to answer the question properly.

Read the facts, watch the videos, email Mr Costa at

Then pass it on to your friends! It's important to act now as on March 11-12 a High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will review the implementation of targets adopted by the UNGASS in 1998 when they decided the War on Drugs would result in a 'Drug-free world' by now. I don't think it worked. 

(UNGASS = United Nations General Assembly Special Session.)

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