Monday, November 16, 2009

Why I Love Ethan Nadelmann

Back in July I wrote a post featuring Ethan Nadelmann's moving speech from the last NAACP Conference: Ethan Nadelmann Delivers the Truth: Human Rights, Racial Justice and the War on Drugs. Last week at the opening of the 2009 Drug Reform Conference Mr. Nadelmann once again gave a rousing speech, proving he is a true leader in the movement to reform our draconian drug laws. One of my favourite parts of the speech? Calling out Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for following down the failed path of US Mandatory Minimum Sentencing.

The video is a little over half an hour, but well worth the time! I think all politicians should listen to it, so they know that we are here raising our voice and we will never, ever stop fighting to end prohibition!

Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance at the 2009 Drug Reform Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico: "Right now the wind is at our back" from Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. Thank you to the HCLU for filming, please visit their link for more pictures and info about the conference.

UPDATE: And even more awesomeness from Ethan Nadelmann, I really just can't say enough about how much I respect and admire all of the work Mr. Nadelmann puts forth towards reforming our drug laws and ending prohibition.

Leading drug reformer from U.S. visits injection site

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape

Update #2 - My Testimony to Congress on the War on Drugs By Ethan Nadelmann

"The U.S. House Domestic Policy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), held a hearing Wednesday April 14th. on the White House's drug war budget and forthcoming 2010 National Drug Control Strategy...." Read Mr. Nadelmann's testimony, as always, he's brilliant.

You can also "Follow" Ethan Nadelmann on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Holidays from The Real Potheads of North Hollywood !!


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