On the 23 of August we will be going to NSW Parliament House to hand over our terms for a treaty on Cannabis. A treaty will be drawn up and presented to the Secretary of Health as it is the Health Department that control the Growing and Possession of cannabis in NSW for medical purposes. We will be asking that person to discuss a treaty. With the help and support of the Hemp Embassy we will be asking everyone to come down and support this.
( full story … Support for Cannabis Treaty )
President Richard Nixon officially declared a war on drugs in a message to Congress on June 17, 1971. Thirty-eight years later, on May 14, 2009, the Obama administration’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, matter-of-factly declared during a newspaper interview that he was ending the war on drugs.
( full story … A Dream Deferred )
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP Australia – Newsletter One. LEAP Australia is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who believe the existing drug policies have failed in their intended goals of addressing the problems of crime, drug abuse, addiction, juvenile drug use, stopping the flow of illegal drugs into this country and the internal sale and use of illegal drugs.
( full story … Law Enforcement Against Prohibition LEAP Australia )
Some business owners, whose shops cater to the tourist trade, talked about very unfriendly police interactions and indicated that they believed their current financial difficulties were largely attributable to the overbearing police tactics currently being employed in the village. Following the rally in the main street of town the brightly dressed protestors walked, danced, and sang their way to the local Police Station in a procession led by a Ganja Faerie and the Big Joint, where they assembled and held what was described as a ‘Community Protest Theatre’.
( full story … Nimbin nine eleven )
In 2008, police departments in California made more than 60,000 marijuana possession arrests, three times as many as in 1990. The people arrested are disproportionately African Americans1 and Latinos, overwhelmingly young people, especially young men. .
( full story … Targeting Blacks for Marijuana )
The CLOG Team is taking advice from practicing legal practitioners, legal scholars, academics, and activists, on the statutes that are applicable to police behaviour at the event (LEPRA, Summary Offences, Drugs Misuse and Trafficking, Crimes, &c). According to this advice and relating to the reports of actual incidents at past events this these guidelines have been drawn up. The CLOG team will employ Prudential Observation methods at this years MardiGrass. 2010
( full story … CLOG 2010 Report )
CLOG ☼ 2010 NEWSLETTER VOL3. containing 1. CLOG ☼ 2010 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Part 1. 2. CLOG ☼ 2010 GUIDE TO [not] GETTING BUSTED at MardiGrass. by James (Jim) Moylan, LEXUS Secretary. The Civil Liberties Observer Group for the MardiGrass of 2010 is a joint community action being hosted by the LEXUS Union of Students of Southern Cross University on behalf of and in partnership with the Nimbin Justice Action Group, the MardiGrass Organising Body, and the Hemp Embassy of Nimbin: towards assisting in the non-violent realisation of peace and harmony via organised and informed prudential observation. all violence is counter-productive informed observers make better coppers better coppers make fewer arrests CLOG ☼ 2010 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: Part 1.
( full story … CLOG-2010-Volume-3 )
Hello to all CLOG ☼ 2010 participants, THE FIRST CLOG MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY THE 24th OF APRIL AT MIDDAY at 11 Pine St North Lismore. There will be a training session and a discussion about the Rules of Engagement that will be employed during the event. We might even have our tee shirts ready to go! We have a CLOG HQ!
( full story … CLOG TWO )
Founded in 2002 by five cops, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is run and represented solely by those who fought on the front lines of the “war on drugs” and who know firsthand that prohibition only worsens drug addiction and street violence. Today, LEAP has more than 30,000 supporters including police, prosecutors, judges, FBI/DEA agents, corrections officials, military personnel and civilians. LEAP has members in 76 countries and its 100 speakers have helped to put a credible face on the modern anti-prohibition movement by giving more than 5,500 presentations to civic groups, public officials, members of the media and others. More information about LEAP is online at: www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com
( full story … LEAP’s Annual Report )
The Civil Liberties Observer Group for the Mardis-Grass of 2010 is a joint community action being hosted by the LEXUS Union of Students of Southern Cross University on behalf of and in partnership with the Nimbin Justice Action Group, the Mardis-Grass Organising Committee, and the Hemp Embassy of Nimbin: towards assisting in the non-violent realisation of peace and harmony via organised and informed prudential observation All violence is counter-productive Informed observers make better coppers Better coppers make fewer arrests Hello to all CLOG ☼ 2010 participants,
( full story … Civil Liberties Observer Group )