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Information about member organisations of
the Global Coalition for Alternatives to the Drug War

Information about organisations not included below can be found at their web sites.


Organisation: Drug Users Rights Forum (DURF)

Andria Efthimiou-Mordaunt
C/O Riverside MH Substance Misuse Service
184 Hammersmith Rd, London, W.6 7DJ
Mon & Weds: Tel: 011 44 171 928 9500 Fax: 011 44 171 928 3343
Thurs & Fridays: Tel: 011 44 181 846 6611 Fax: 011 44 181 846 6824
E-mail: andriaem@SCODA.demon.co.uk


Organisation: DEBED

Established on 17th October 1992, DEBED vzw. was the first interest group of drug users in Belgium. (Since then, another user organization has been created in the French speaking part of Belgium.) Nowadays we are very active in Brussels and Flanders; in fact, in Flanders we are the only organization that struggles for the global re-legalization of all drugs.

The facts have forced us to be an interest group of drug users (active in the field of harm-reduction, needle-exchange, defence of human rights of users), as well as a political organization that fights for the re-legalization. We believe that we have to start with the global depenalization of drug use (i.e. drug use should be taken out of the penal codes), so all drugusers could finally organize themselves in a proper and effective way, in order to dicuss the second step: the legalization of production and sale.

Regards,

Martine Hutsebaut,
chairwoman
More info about DEBED


Organisation: Drug Policy Reform Group of St. Paul

The Drug Policy Reform Group of St. Paul would like to join the Coalition for Alternatives to the Drug War. We certainly want to see reason restored to our nation's and the UN's approach to pleasure drugs of all kinds.

Paul Bischke,
15 Crocus Hill,
St. Paul, MN 55102
Paul_Bischke@datacard.com



Organisation: Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP)

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is New Zealand's leading organisation fighting prohibition. It is a registered political party and contested the 1996 general election, receiving 1.66% of the total vote after existing for only 8 months.

ALCP is building resources to contest the 1999 general election and hopes to beat the 5% vote threshold and thereby be allocated seats in parliament.

Brandon Hutchison
General Secretary, ALCP
hutch@civilaa.civil.canterbury.ac.nz



Organisation: Kne Bossem

Official NPO Name: The NPO for Changing Israeli Drug Laws

Contact: Shlomi Sandak
phone: +972-3-5740256
mobile: +972-50-948398
eMail: kne-bossem@legalize.org.il

"Kne Bossem" (which is the biblical term for Hemp) was founded in 1994. Its goals are lobbying for lucid approaches towards hemp specifically, and towards drug policy in general. Kne Bossem appears in the media often, and even made the Israeli Parliament (knesset) appoint a committee (14 members, one of them was Shlomi Sandak) that recommended various changes in drug policy. The conclusions of this formal parliament-appointed committee where bluntly ignored however.

Currently, Kne-Bossem and Legalize!-Israel are in close cooperation, and are considering running for parliament together in the next election; we're still waiting for the outcome of a poll before we decide.



Organisation: A.M.E.C

We are Madrid´s local NGO connecting with others groups like ARSEC, BIZITZEKO (Spain), I.P.D (Netherland), CIRC (France).

We work against prohibition from the point of view of the consumers, for self production, cannabis normalisation. We're against the political repression of drugs consumers - we consider drug consumption a Human Right.

Madrid contact address: amec@ctv.es



Organisations: El COGOLLO Revista cannabica, IDIC

La revista cannábica EL COGOLLO y el Instituto de Documentación e Investigación del Cannabis (IDIC) se solidarizan con la Jornada Antiprohibicionista y desean participar en las listas de trabajo.

Saludos antiprohibicionistas

Por EL COGOLLO
Esteban Escobar

Por el IDIC
Benjamin de Tudela

Apartado 850-50.080-ZARAGOZA (espańa)
Telef. 976219238-Fax:976411715
e-mail: cogollo@supervia.com


Organisation: Detroit Organizational Needs In Treatment (DONT)

DONT is a methadone patient advocacy group, by patients, for patients. DONT is the Michigan affiliate of NAMA (National Alliance of Methadone Advocates). DONT's goals are the same as NAMA's: to eliminate discrimination toward methadone patients, to create a more positive image about methadone maintenance treatment, to help preserve patients' dignity and their rights, to make treatment available on demand to every person who needs it, and to empower methadone patients with a strong public voice. DONT's main activities are the monthly newsletter, Methadone Today, the web site, and a large and continuously expanding methadone/drug policy library.

Beth Francisco, editor.
Phone: (810)658-9064 or (810)653-7940
E-mail: yourtype@tir.com

Aaron Rolnick, advocate.
Phone: (313)537-9723
E-mail: lmtette@yahoo.com

Address: P.O. Box 164, Davison, MI 48423-0164

Web site address and info: http://www.tir.com/~yourtype DONT's web site contains every issue of our monthly news-letter, "Methadone Today", as well as short biographies of Drs. Dole and Nyswander (originated methadone maintainance), readers comments and doctors' answers to patients' medical questions and problems.


Organisation: Auto Support des Usagers de Drogues (ASUD)

ASUD, a national organisation consisting of 15 member organisations, is involved in harm reduction, acitivism for heroin programs, injection rooms, peer-support, more easy methadon supply ...

We're also in contact with many user groups in the world. We were the organizers of the first "International Meeting of Drug Users" (IMDU), this spring in Paris, for the 8th conference of drug related harm. We also work for a needle exchange program in the center of Paris (1000 serynges in 4 hours) and write for several magazines ...

Jimmy Kempfer
40, Bd richard Lenoir
75011 PARIS
Tél: 01 43 57 60 18
mobile: 06 08 92 14 52
email: llc@club-internet.fr


Organisation: The New South Wales Users & AIDS Association (NUAA)

NUAA is a drug users organisation which was established in 1989. It is an independent community based organisation funded by the New South Wales Health department, with a membership of over 600. Its members include drug users, ex users and other interested persons.

Our current aims are:

  1. to promote the health of people who use drugs illicitly & to reduce the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses.
  2. to resource and empower networks of users with opportunities to develop skills and to direct and to shape their own lives.
  3. to promote and inform public policy and debate about achieving a healthy society in which drug users have equitable access to social, legal, political, economic and health opportunities and rights.
  4. to work with the health system to develop approaches which involve drug users in the planning and delivery of services.

NUAA provides:

  1. a needle and syringe exchange program.
  2. information and referrals.
  3. advocacy and assistance with complaints etc.
  4. a Community Resource Outreach project (CROWS), which employs drug users to run peer education programs in their communities.
  5. the TRIBES project which funds short term projects, developed, managed and administered by sub-cultures of drug users.
  6. User News, a quarterly magazine of users stories and information relevant to users.

Susan McGuckin
Information Officer
NUAA
PO Box 822
Bondi Junction 2022
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Phone: #61-2-93693455
Email: nuaa@wr.com.au


Organisation: Transform

The Campaign to Transform Drug Policy and Legislation

We believe that the prohibition of drugs is no deterrent to users and that current drug policy, including the international legal framework, erodes our civil liberties and creates many of the problems associated with drug use.

We believe that prohibition operates to the detriment of the health and social well-being of experimental and recreational drug users.

We believe that poverty, unemployment and despair underly most problematic drug use and that it is only by addressing fundamental social issues that we can significantly affect the lives of dependent users.

We believe that the time has come to reassess our whole attitude to licit (including retail and prescription drugs) and illicit drug use to create a new context for debate.

We advocate repealing the legislation regarding the prohibition and prescription of drugs and replacing it with an all encompassing strategy which will:

  1. safeguard civil liberties
  2. increase the health and social well-being of users
  3. eliminate the criminal market place
  4. control and regulate the market by licensing
  5. reduce property crime
  6. raise revenue through taxation
  7. disseminate truthful information
and so minimise substance related harm to individuals and communities.

In order to achieve this goal we will:-

  1. Create an organisation to act as a focus for individuals and groups who want to influence changes in policy and legislation.
  2. Support a network of activists to campaign for change.
  3. Collect accurate information and disseminate it to all interested parties.
  4. Stimulate reasoned debate and lobby policy makers for changes in legislation.
We are putting the finishing touches to our report to the Police Foundation Inquiry into the Misuse of Drugs Act. We've got a motion going in to the next UK Amnesty International AGM to urge them to take up the case of people imprisoned for production or possession for personal use. We are beginning to develop parliamentary links in both Houses and we think that these will begin to bear fruit in the coming year.

Danny Kushlick, director
P.O. Box 59, 82 Colston Street,
Bristol BS1 5BB
E-mail: DannyKushlick@compuserve.com


Organisation: Swedish National Association for Rights of Drug Users

The Swedish National Association for Rights of Drug Users is registered in Sweden as a non-profit association. Membership is open to everyone who wants to change the repressive drug policy to a harm-reduction policy. Local sections of the association will be established in different parts of Sweden. The head-quarters is in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

The aim of the organisation is to disseminate information about the advantages of an harm-reduction drug policy in Sweden and to support needle exchange programs (in Stockholm no such programs exist), methadon and prescription projects, and to actively work for the decriminalization of drug use and to defend the rights of drug users.

How will this be done? Here are some of our activities:

  1. A web-site containing information about the organization, its activities, harm-reduction policy, drugs information etc.
  2. A magazine is published quarterly containing discussion and debates on the Swedish drug policy. A number of scientists and journalist have already said that they are willing to contribute to the magazine.
  3. Books about drugs and drug policy will be published and distributed throughout Sweden. Foreign books will be translated.
  4. Seminars and meetings are to be arranged to discuss drugs and drug policy. A number of scientist, politicians, journalists have already said that they are interested in participating.
  5. Demonstrations and other actions aiming at influencing the public opinion in Sweden. The Global Days against the Drug War are supported by our association. We will participate in the events in Stockholm on June 6-8.
  6. Supporting harm-reduction policies in Sweden: needle-exchange, legal prescription of drugs, methadon programs, decriminalization of cannabis in order to seperate the market of soft and hard drugs etc.

It is important to bear in mind that in Sweden there are practically no organisations advocating an harm-reduction drug policy. But there are a lot of people who have these opinions in private. They are just waiting to get organized. Our organisation will fill this gap.

The organisation is registered as a non-profit association.
The registration number is 802405-2006.

Thomas Gilek, president
Phone/Fax +46 8 720 18 65, e-mail: order@psykedelbok.se
Web: http://www.psykedelbok.se/rdr/
Stockholm


Organisation: Common Sense for Drug Policy Foundation

Kevin Zeese, president
Falls Church, Virginia
e-mail: kevzeese@laser.net E-mail: kevzeese@laser.net


Organisation: Human Rights and the Drug War Exhibit Project

Human Rights and the Drug War Exhibit project is dedicated to educating and bringing new awareness to both the general public and policy makers about the human casualties and costs of the U.S. Drug War. Through photo displays and written materials, the public sees the faces of the people filling the prisons today and learns the stories of inmates whose sentences illustrate the often harsh and arbitrary policies imposed on non-volent drug offenders. This project views U.S. drug policies through the lens of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Mikki Norris, Virginia Resner, coordinators
Chris Conrad, art and editorial director
El Cerrito, California
tel.: 510-215-8326
e-mail: MikkiBACH@aol.com
Web: www.hr95.org


Organisation: NORML New Zealand

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has lobbied for marijuana law refom in New Zealand since 1976. NORML NZ supports the establishment of a regulated legal cannabis market.

We'll be organising various activities around NZ, including a march up Queen St, Auckland.

Chris Fowlie
board member
Auckland, New Zealand
Email: hempstor@ihug.co.nz


Organisation: Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMA),

MAMA was formed in 1982 to reduce the harm from the use, misuse and abuse of ALL drugs. Our approach is based on personal responsibility and informed decision making, with respect for human dignity. MAMA is also concerned about the harm caused to families due to our current punitive drug policy. MAMA has available several publications, computer generated, animated slide presentations, and a video.

Sandee Burbank, Director
2255 State Road Mosier, OR 97040
phone & fax: 541-298-1031
e-mail: sburbank@orednet.org
web: www.mamas.org


Organisation: National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)

Since its beginning over 30 years ago methadone maintenance has been the preferred treatment for narcotic addiction by the drug user. It has been demonstrated many times to be the most effective treatment for heroin addiction, resulting in the termination both of heroin use and of criminal behavior. In spite of its success, methadone maintenance is often disparaged as a "substitute drug" by those who ignore the positive benefits that it has clearly brought to society.

Such attitudes negatively impact on methadone treatment in a variety of ways, but it is the methadone patients themselves who are particularly stigmatized and harmed. Patients are mistreated and misinformed and treated as social outcasts. They are victims of discrimination in health care, the job market, education, insurance and housing. Even treatment professionals are often ashamed to admit that they work in this field. This atmosphere will not change as long as there is no organization or formal mechanism for methadone patients to voice their own needs and to form a strong, unified public presence on their behalf.

As the premier methadone advocacy organization the National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA) advocates for the patient in treatment by destigmatizing and empowering methadone patients. First and foremost, NAMA confronts the negative stereotypes that impact on the self esteem and worth of many methadone patients with a powerful affirmation of pride and unity.

Together, we can make a difference.

Joycelyn Woods
National Alliance of Methadone Advocates
E-mail: nama@interport.net
Web:
http://www.methadone.org


Organisation: Libertarian Party of Kosciusko County

Michael Houze
Kosciusko County chair

PO Box 805
Pierceton, Indiana
46562-0805

E-mail: thunderbird @kconline.com
Message line 219-457-1680


Organisation: Bündnis Hanfparade e. V.

Martin Müncheberg
Phone: (++49 30) 247 20 233 Fax: (++49 30) 247 20 234
Tuesday - Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
E-mail: hanfparade@hanfnet.de
Web:
www.hanfnet.de/hanfparade


Organisation: Committee for Entheogen Awareness

We are a very new committee (began in Oct of last year), sponsored by a few local businesses (restaurant owners, smoke shops, etc.), and are looking for resources and areas of public awareness to endorse. We have helped Lungren's campaign for Congress and held seminars at Venice Beach and local bars/clubs. Excited to hear of this event, possibly bringing it to LA? ...

Michael Silva, public relations
West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
micks@goldstate.net


Organisation: British Columbia Anti-Prohibition League (BCAPL)

The BCAPL respects the right of adult Canadians to choose what they consume and demands the repeal of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. We certainly do endorse the Global Days against the Drug War.

Joanne Oake
BCAPL
Box 8179
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 3R8
sumac@islandnet.com.ca


Organisation: Ukiah Cannabis Buyers Club (UKCBC)

UKCBC is a Medical Marijuana Dispensary implementing Prop. 215 providing legal, safe, affordable and reliable cultivation, processing, and distribution of medicinal marijuana to authorized clientele in a safe and caring environment.

Marvin Lehrman, director
Ukiah Cannabis Buyers Club
Ukiah, California, Mendocino County
ucbc@saber.net


Organisation: The Medical Marijuana Magazine

The Medical Marijuana Magazine is dedicated to providing information about all aspects of medical marijuana. We consider medical marijuana and needle exchange the most pressing needs in a world of pressing needs created by drug prohibition. We also believe the War on Drugs is the worst American idea since Arianna Huffington was granted citizenship.

Peter McWilliams, publisher
Los Angeles, California
peter@mcwilliams.com
http://www.marijuanamagazine.com


Organisation: Help End Marijuana Prohibition SA (Hemp SA)

We are a South Australia political organisation with several hundred members dedicated to changing our cannabis laws.

Andrew Duffy
List Master for our Mailing List "Pot-News"
Adelaide, South Australia
Email: hempSA@va.com.au
URL: http://www.hemp.on.net.au


Organisation: Arkansas Law Reform Group

We are a grassroots group in NW Arkansas currently working a petition drive to get cannabis legalization on the Nov. State Ballot.

T.E. Kezele, webmaster
Fayetteville, AR
Email: info@lawreform.org
Phone: 501-521-6654
URL: http://www.lawreform.org


Organisation: Old Grove Neighborhood Alliance

The Old Grove Neighborhood Alliance is a group of neighbors dedicated to empowering local citizens to press for positive social change.

Marcello Aurelio Lanfranchi, chair
Oakland, California, USA
Email: marcello@sirius.com


Organisation: Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii (DPFH)

The mission of DPFH is to serve the public by providing information and encouraging the widest possible discussion of current drug policies and alternatives. Our purpose is to facilitate the development of effective drug policies that minimize economic, social and human costs.

Donald Topping, president
Honolulu, HI, USA
Email: top@lava.net
URL: http://www.drugsense.org/dpfhi


Organisation: Washington Hemp Education Network (WHEN)

W.H.E.N. is an all-volunteer, Olympia based, State-wide organization providing verifiable information about the benefits and risks of cannabis (for medicinal, industrial, or personal/recreational uses by adults). We also seek to counteract the misinformation put forth by governmental and private sources which support the prohibition of cannabis. Activities include speaking to groups, sending out information and answering questions by phone or e-mail, and legislative lobbying. For further info see http://www.olywa.net/when.

Our organization enthusiastically endorses the Global Days against the Drug War!

Activities to take place in support of Global Days are still uncertain but may be planned for the Seattle area, perhaps in association with others.

Washington Hemp Education Network
c/o David L. Edwards, M.D.
2715 Schirm Loop, N.W.
Olympia, Washington, 98502

Phone: (360) 866-6523
E-mail addresses: mjdocdle@aol.com, when@olywa.net
website: http://www.olywa.net/when


Organisation: Christians For Reform

An organisation of students attending Oklahoma Christian that are tired of the propaganda and lies that are being fed to us by the corporate owned media. God gave us marijuana in its natural form: Genisis 1:29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 “Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. The Holy Bible, New King James Version

Kent Watson
Co-Founder
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Email: kent.watson@student.oc.edu
Web: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/3420/


Organisation: Republican Party of New Haven

Thomas Fagan, 9th Ward Chairman,
New Haven, CT, USA
Email: tfagan@snet.net


Organisation: Cannabis Freedom Fund (CFF)

The Cannabis Freedom Fund (CFF) is a non-profit Political Action Committee (PAC) created to unite and spearhead the growing movement to re-legalize Cannabis for all its many uses and benefits; to mobilize the constituency for this change and to assist them in organizing and networking; to counter the expansion of police powers and the erosion of civil liberties which has ocurred in the name of the drug war.

We will accomplish this objective by:

  1. Providing monetary and human resources to individuals and political groups seeking to challenge the prohibition of Cannabis cultivation.
  2. Supporting all legal and legislative efforts to implement immediate changes to the current Cannabis prohibition laws.
  3. Raising public awareness of issues involving Cannabis prohibition.
  4. Encouraging a balanced, unemotional dialogue in regards to Cannabis use.
  5. Persuading the news media to stop its often one sided - negative portrayals of Cannabis, in favor of a more rational and balanced reporting of the facts.

Chuck Conrad, director.

Cannabis Freedom Fund
12021 Wilshire Blvd # 366
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 358-7338
Fax: (818) 982-5886
E-mail: cpconrad@att.net
Web:
http://www.freecannabis.org


Organisation: The Dogwood Center

The Dogwood Center is a social research organization concerned with social justice issues of AIDS and drugs.

Dawn Day, Ph. D.
Director
Dogwood Center, PO Box 187, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-924-4797 FAX 609-252-1464
E-mail: Dday99@aol.com
Web:
www.safeworks.org/dogwood


Organisation: Sons and Daughters of Suburbia

The Sons and Daughters of Suburbia work collectively and independently as collectors, creators, and distributors of beauty and ideas. We also function as promoters of the cause of peace, love, freedom, and delight.

Our members are located from New Mexico to Virginia. Our headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia. All our members have been notified of the Global Days against the Drug War. We have begun a dialogue to determine how to proceed with local support.

The sons and daughters are a fairly new organization, only a couple of years old. We will hold our first annual sos/dos celebration of freedom this July 3-7th, here in Blacksburg.

The Sons and Daughters of Suburbia,
Samuel O. Simpson,
founder,
Blacksburg, Virginia
sos767@vt.edu


Organisation: Medical Marijuana Advocating Coalition

We are a not-for-profit organization working to remove the current prohibition of marijuana as medicine in the state of Florida. We are collecting 435,000 signatures to place a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot. We are also active in educating the citizens of the state of Florida, especially the elderly population who would most benefit from the use of medical marijuana.

Toni Leeman, president
Fort Lauderdale FL
Email: tleeman@medicalrights.org
Web: http://www.medicalrights.org


Organisation: Das Fachforum Drogen des Grün-Alternatives Jugendbündnis

Das Fachforum Drogen des Grün-Alternatives Jugendbündnis (GAJB) hat auf seiner letzten Sitzung am 21.3.1998 in Mannheim einstimmig "Die Erklärung der Globalen Koalition für Alternativen zum Drogenkrieg" angenommen und für eine Unterstützung der Globalen Koalition gestimmt.

Wir werden uns wahrscheinlich mit einer Aktion beteiligen. Wir tagen direkt vor der UNGASS-Sitzung in Berlin und werden evt. eine Aktion vor der amerikanischen Botschaft durchführen, und einer Pressekonferenz.

Daniela Noll, Christian Schlicht, coordinators,
Tilmann Holzer, communications, Mannheim
e-mail: tholzer@mlsowi.sowi.uni-mannheim.de


Organisation: Medical Cannabis Advocates of Key West

We are a local support organization for patients and providers. We ran the Cannabis Buyers Club here for a year and a half. We are currenly campaigning for change in local policy. We will soon be publishing our cookbook called The Key West Weed & Seed Cookbook by Barbara McSpadden.

Zvi Baranoff, founder
P.O. Box 6361, Key West, FL 33040 USA
e-mail: Zvibaranof@aol.com


Organisation: Collectif pour l'abrogation de la loi 70

The 'Collectif' is composed of ten French antiprohibitionist groups: la Ligue des Droits de l'Homme, le Syndicat de la Magistrature, Auto-Support d'Usagers de Drogues (ASUD), Act Up-Paris, le Collectif d'Information et de Recherche Canabiques (CIRC), les Verts, Chiche!, la CORA, Tekno+, and Substitution Auto-Support (SAS).

Contact: Yves Tévessin, acttox@compuserve.com


Organisation: Hemp Industries Association

With nearly 300 active members, our focus is on marketing legal products derived from industrial cannabis, but there is no doubt our efforts are hampered by the "war an drugs". We have recently opened an office in Olympia to help our effort educating bureaucrats to alternatives.

Ed Saukkooja, Olympia
consultant/lobbyist
e-mail: hemplobby@olywa.net
"Building the economy while protecting the environment"


Organisation: California chapter of the National Organization For The Reform Of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

The California chapter of the National Organization For The Reform Of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will endorse the 1998 Global Days against the Drug War and sign the declaration. We will also endorse and provide a speaker and booth at the Global Drug Peace Rally on June 6th in San Francisco.

Dale Gieringer,
coordinator,
San Francisco/Oakland, CA
e-mail: CANORML@IGC.ORG
phone: (510) 540-1066
Web site: http://www.norml.org/


Organisation: San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild

By unanimous vote, the San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild have elected to endorse the 1998 Global Days against The Drug War. We will also endorse and participate as legal observers in the Global Drug Peace Rally on June 6th in San Francisco.

Peter Franck,
San Francisco chapter representative of National Lawyers Guild Committee On Democratic Communications (CDC)
558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
E-mail address: PFRANCK@A.CRL.COM
Phone: 415.648.8450
Web site: http://www.nlg.org/


Organisation: Collectif d'Information et de Recherche Cannabique (CIRC)

Our mission is to provide information about cannabis (medical resources, cannabis laws, botany etc..) and to act as a lobby for changing laws in France. In decembre 1997, we sent a book explaining our ideas, and a joint, to each member of parliament. We also have a lot of work with the many trials we are involved in.

Jean-Pierre Galland
president,
Paris, France
Email: kif@mnet.fr, circpif@club-internet.fr
URL: http://fra.drugtext.nl/circ


Organisation: Suffolk County Libertarian Organization

Our aim is to elect candidates who will promote liberty. Libertarians renounce the initiation of force as a means for achieving social ends. In practice we advocate less government and lower taxes. Among other things, we oppose the war on drugs.

Chris Garvey
Libertarian Candidate for Governor of New York State
Suffolk County, NY
Email: chrisgarvey@att.net
URL: http://civic.li/lpny/


Organisation: A Better Way to Fight Drugs & Crime

We are Connecticut's citizen coalition working with the state legislature to reform drug policy.

Sara Sikes, chair
203-847-7746 (H)
ssikes@tmcnet.com
203-852-6800 x148 (ph)
203-838-4070 (fax)


Organisation: JEJUNE: America Eats Its Young Magazine

JEJUNE is a literary and political magazine which prints poetry, fiction and essays centering around the "america eats its young" idea twice yearly. In addition, we sponsor visiting poets, artists, musicians and speakers in Prague in an attempt to offer an alternative to the McDonald'sization of culture here in Central Europe. The Reagan style War on Drugs must not be allowed to spread; already here in the Czech Republic the liberal laws are in the process of being replaced with Draconian ones. Anyone interested in seeing the magazine, contributing or coming to Prague to perform or speak should contact us. Although we print primarily in English, we are committed to helping The Message reach the Czech community as well.

Gwendolyn Albert
Editrix
Prague, Czech Republic
Email: aifsprag@mbox.vol.cz


Organisation: Vermont Grassroots Party

As founder and 2 time Gubernatorial candidate of the Vermont Grassroots Party, I'm pleased to say that in only our second election in '96, Vermonters more than doubled our votes and as a result we are the only other major political party in Vermont, besides the Republicrats and Demopublicans. The primary focus of our party is to end cannabis prohibition specifically. We think drugs such as cocaine, tobacco, heroin, etc. should be treated as a health issue- not a criminal issue.

Dennis Lane
Founder, Chair
Waitsfield, Vt. 05673
Email: vtgroots@madriver.com
Phone: 802-4962387


Organisation: Citoyens Comme Les Autres

Nous sommes le plus grand groupe d'auto-support d'usagers de drogues en Walonie, Belgique.

Bernard Luypaert, administrateur de l'asbl, Bruxelles
e-mail: bernard.luypaert@skynet.be


Organisation: Quad City Hemp Coalition

Quad City Hemp Coalition is an association of area musicians, speakers and vendors working together to end marijuana prohibition through education and support.

James Getman
Activist
Quad Cities, Iowa and Illinois
Email: qchemp@qconline.com
URL: http://qconline.com/qchemp/


Organisation: Pikes Peak Hemp Coalition

Pikes Peak Hemp Coalition is dedicated to hemp education and legalization advocacy

Patrick L. Lilly
Newsletter Editor
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Email: pllilly@rmi.net


Organisation: San Miguel County, Colorado

We are all sympathetic and could organize an event in league with you, if there's time. I am a county commissioner in San Miguel County. Telluride is our county seat.

Art Goodtimes, county commissioner
e-mail: goodtimes@infozone.org


Organisation: The Libertarian Party of San Francisco

By unanimous vote, the Libertarian Party of San Francisco have elected to endorse the 1998 Global Days against The Drug War. We will also endorse and participate in the Global Drug Peace Rally on June 6th in San Francisco.

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco,
Starchild,
San Francisco County Chair,
e-mail: dreamer@ziplink.net
web: http://www.lp.org/


Organisation: The Multi-Disciplinary Assn for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501 (c) (3) IRS-approved corporation chartered in 1986 as a membership-based research and educational organization. Currently numbering 1500 members, MAPS focuses on the development of beneficial, socially-sanctioned uses of psychedelic drugs and marijuana. Such uses may include psychotherapeutic research and treatment, treatment of addiction, pain relief, spiritual exploration, shamanic healing, psychic research, brain physiology research and related scientific inquiries. MAPS pursues its mission by helping scientific researchers design, obtain governmental approval for, fund, conduct and report on psychedelic research in human volunteers. MAPS also published the quarterly MAPS Bulletin that is sent to its members as well as a large number of government policy makers and academic experts.

Sylvia Thyssen, Networks Coordinator, Charlotte, NC
E-mail: maps@vnet.net
Web: http://www.maps.org


Organisation: Citizens' League to Eliminate Abuse of Narcotics Sensibly & Effectvely (CLEANSE)

Our purpose is to shift current drug policy reform from a program that seems to exist only for the enlightenment of the illuminati to a grassroots effort that will get the average person involved by showing what a disaster the drug war has been for his rights, his wallet and his community.

We hold that addiction is a physical biological disease and that the fear of addiction is the root of drug prohibition and all the problems prohibition has caused. We emphasize neuropharmacological research as the only nmeans to emancipate ourselves from the catastrophic slavery of fear of addiction. When society fears addiction on the same level as small pox%2C prohibition and all its peripheral insanity will be exiled to the attic and placed alongside the buggy whip.

Chris Cauhape, director
Indio, California
Email: cleanse@webtv.net


Organisation: Neon Artists United

Neon Artists United is a group of tubebender artists working for an end to the madness.

Jim Morris, leader
Kingston, Washington
Email: jmorris@tscnet.com
URL: http://www.neonmuseum.co


Organisation: Southern Oregon Methadone Advocates (SOMA)

S.O.M.A. is dedicated to educating patients, health professionals, and the general public regarding methadone maintenance treatment. As patient advocates we are striving to eleminate the discrimination directed at recovering addicts who choose to use methadone, which is as the most effective modality for the treatment of heroin addiction.

Susie Ellwood, co-founder
Medford, OR
Email: eddibarr@jeffnet.org


Organisation: Greenpower of Kentuckiana

Greenpower of Kentuckiana utilizes the Internet for exchange of information and contacts within the relegalization movement. We work on a grassroots level to change the minds of the populace directly.

Neal Smith, president
Louisville, Ky; Indianapolis, In.
Email: Skywolf@hempseed.com


Organisation: Libertarian Party of Hawaii

Hawaii branch of the Libertarian Party. We have about 150 members and expect to be running 7-10 state senate candidates this fall along with a candidate for governor. We have several members who are involved with Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii.

Cynthia V. Powell, Media Coordinator,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Email: cvpowell@gte.net
URL: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2118/


Organisation: Texas Hemp Campaign

THC is a not for profit organization with the expressed goal of reforming the laws governing hemp. We feel it unhumane to jail people for exercising their God given, constitution guaranteed rights. We think that through education of the masses we can effect a change through the ballot. We know it will not be easy but we are determined.

We are planning a protest in the courtyard of our local Federal Building, on the 8 June 98.

Sebastian Williams, director
Austin, Texas
Email: thc@eden.com
URL: http://www.eden.com/~thc


Organisation: Queen West Community Health Centre

We work with marginalized populations, particularly homeless/underoused drug users, around HIV prevention and the minimization of drug related harm (which are mostly harms that are caused by the ilegal status of drugs rather than the drugs themselves). We support and are members of the Drug Users' Union of Toronto as well as the Harm Reduction Coalition of Ontario.

Cheryl White, co-coordinator, Toronto
Email: raffib@lefca.com


Organisation: Initiative Hanf Legal (InHaLe)

InHaLe is an initiative for the Legalization of Cannabis that has engaged in many activities since 1995.

Rene Gorig, Trier, Germany
0049-(0)6508-7036
e-mail: LegalizeG@aol.com
web: http://members.aol.com/MatthewApp/


Organisation: Saar Hanfinitiative

Saar Hanfinitiative is the most active legalization group for the cannabis plant in the state of Saarland on the French border to Alsace.

Patric Blies, Saarbrücken, Germany
e-mail: hanfrohstoff@t-online.de


Organisation: Harm Reduction Institute

HRI is a collective directing various projects in our state:

Point to Point: Harm reduction & needle exchange; projects that work with sex workers and those in the sex industry.

Empower: Our research project that provides information our other projects and also provides information to those living with HIV/AIDS.

Next to this, we direct the only drug users union in the state.

Larry David Pasco, director, Indianapolis, Indiana
phone: 317-974-1940 voice or 1941 fax
Email=noharm@iquest.net


Organisation: Just Say Know

Just Say Know was created to inform and educate. If you choose to take drugs know that knowledge is the key to making healthy, balanced decisions which lead to positive experiences. Just Say Know puts knowledge first! Not just knowledge of the drugs themselves but knowledge of your environment, your responsibilities, and most importantly, knowledge of yourself. You are responsible for yourself. Know Yourself - Love Yourself.

Just Say Know and 4U Productions
Rebecca Rosdahl, founder
San Francisco, CA. USA
phone: (415) 831-2949 or e-mail: hr4u@sirius.com
web: http://www.sirius.com/~hr4u


Organisation: Libertarian Party of Tarrant County

We have joined the Drug Policy Forum of Texas and other activists by participating in the Dallas, Texas rallies at the West End (Saturday, June 6, 4-7PM) and at the Crowley Courts Bldg (Monday, June 8, 8-9:30AM).

Larry Nickerson, chair
Fort Worth, Texas U.S.A. 76132
Email: lnickers@csc.com


Organisations: Kalamudia & Bizitzeko Kalamudia, the Association for the Study of Cannabis from the Basque Country, and Bizitzeko, the Platform for Drug Liberalization, also from the Basque Country, are members of the Coordination for Cannabis Normalization in Spain (together with AMEC, ARSEC and others). We have also joined the coalition promoted by ENCOD; we participated in writing its manifesto in Torino and Vienna.

Kalamudia, Cannabisaren Ikerketarako Elkartea.
Pelota, 5, behekoa. E-48005 Bilbao (Spain).
Tel.: 34-944161211
Fax: 34-944164734
e-mail: kalamudia@kender.es
web page: http://kalamudia.kender.es

Bizitzeko:
Martin Barriuso
mbarriuso@jet.es
Bilbao (Euskal Herria)


Organisation: N.O.R.M.L. CANADA

N.O.R.M.L. CANADA is the oldest antiprohibiton organization in Canada. Victories include, judicial challenges, parliamentry presentation, and constutional reoerm. The most recent being the elimination of section 462.2 of the Canadian Criminal Code, prohibition freedom of speech, regarding the reform of marijuana laws in Canada, and helping Terry Parker of Toronto, to win the right to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

N.O.R.M.L. CANADA,
Umberto Iorfida, president,
14846 Jane Street, King City, Ontario, Canada
Email: iorfida@interlog.com
URL: http://www.calyx.com/~normlca/


Organisation: Drug Policy Forum of New Mexico

Steven T. Bunch, chair,
PO Box 6994 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87197
(505) 344-1932
(505) 344-6716 fax
sbunch@roadrunner.com


Organisation: AIDS/Hepatitis Prevention ACTION Network

Our mission is to implement practical harm reduction practices, to serve human beings at risk and to make incompetent politicians irrelevant to the practice of public health.

Joey Tranchina, executive director, Redwood City
E-mail: JOEY4RIGS@AOL.COM


Organisation: Chicago NAMA

Andrew Richardson, president, CNAMA, Chicago Illinois
e-mail: cnama@mw.sisna.com


Organisation: Grupo de estudios de Política criminal

The Grupo de estudios de Política criminal consists of over 120 spanish professors of criminal law, magistrates and attorneys, who meet periodically since 1989 in order to discuss criminal policy issues and try to influence public opinion accordingly.

Our group approved a Manifest against the actual criminal policy on drugs in 1989 (the Manifiesto de Málaga), and offered to the spanish Parlament in 1991 a complete draft about a new administrative and criminal regulation of the drug issue, which was based in a controlled decriminalization of drug trafficking.

J. L. Díez Ripollés, representative, Málaga
e-mail: direc_crim@uma.es


Organisation: The Lindesmith Center West

The Lindesmith Center - West is an information resource center that organizes seminars, works with state and local government on the implementation of innovative programs, and provides a link between scholars and the media. Although programs focus on issues relating to drug policy reform, the Center invites participation by scholars from all perspectives. It also houses a legal resource center that works on drug policy issues on the local, state and federal levels in all branches of government.

Marsha Rosenbaum, director
San Francisco, CA
e-mail: tlc-west@ix.netcom.com
web: http://www.lindesmith.org/about_tlc/west.html


Organisation: Families Against Mandatory Minimums

FAMM's purpose is to promote rational sentencing policies that give judges discretion to distinguish between defendants and sentence them according to their culpability. Our goal is to end inflexible sentencing policies and insure that the punishment fits the crime.

To achieve our goal, FAMM educates the public and policymakers about the ineffectiveness of mandatory sentencing laws through our Federal, State and Media projects; attacks sentencing injustice through the courts with our Litigation Project; and provides FAMM members with up to date information on sentencing issues and opportunities to get involved in the fight to change mandatory minimums through our Member Services and FAMM Chapters.

Virginia Resner, coordinator
San Francisco, CA
P.O. Box 170375
San Francisco, CA 94117
web: http://www.famm.org


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