Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Friday, June 25, 2010

The China Syndrome

A handbook on hanging - Day 216 of Project 365Image by purplemattfish via Flickr
The Green Party (these past years) has had litte to say about China's appalling legacy of death by lead poisoning for posessing cannabis and other drugs!

It seems our signatory status to the drug conventions is at odds with NZ's position on death penalty and our silence just another double standard. (its World Anti Drug Day on the 25th June)

China usually shoots a bus load or so... (the most recent to make media was a British subject with mental health problems.) I see red I see red I see red.

Somehow killing whales, or not, is kosha to media and palatable to current and former prime ministers of NZ. (both of whom still preside over our drug policy and pretend we dont give licence to this war in our name.)

Perhaps we should have held up a big fat joint to the Chinese delegation and requested some Drug Peace and ceasation of hostilities Now !...

Unsurprising then to read in the news "China executes dealers ahead of Int'l anti-drug day" - I guess it saves double bunking.

But careful what we accuse them of.  Australia 'complicity' is in the news...
A number of international aid donors including Australia and Japan have been accused of inadvertedly funding counter-drug operations that often result in people being sentenced to death and executed. According to the UK-based ngo, International Harm Reduction Association, the United Nations and the European Commission have also been funding drug enforcement operations in countries like China, Cambodia and Vietnam where the death penalty is still used. The association has just published a report on the issue.
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