The second “Global Day of Action” is happening throughout major cities around the world tomorrow, but not in Brisbane.
Thursday 26 June is UN International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
It is also the day for the ‘Support. Don’t punish.’ campaign — A “Global Day of Action.”
On the “Global Day of Action” the ‘Support. Don’t punish.’ campaign will highlight how the War on Drugs negatively affect people who use drugs.
Below is a video of what the campaign accomplished last year.
“During 2012 to 2013, 7,037 Victorians had a recorded offence for cannabis possession,” says Australian Sex Party president Fiona Patten in a media release.
“There are 4,915 Victorians with a recorded offence for possessing an amphetamine-type stimulant, including the relatively harmless popular party drug, MDMA. The vast majority of these will be non-problematic pot smokers and party goers who shouldn’t be punished for using their drug of choice. And for those who do have a problem, the police should be the last people sent in to assist.”
Fore more info about Support. Don’t punish. Visit their website: http://supportdontpunish.org/day-of-action–2014/
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