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openDemocracy event London: oD author Charles Shaw asks 'Who's addicted to the War on Drugs?'

22 October 2010

You are invited to join Charles Shaw, openDemocracy author and activist and acclaimed documentary maker and criminologist, Roger Graef for an evening of discussion and testimony of drugs policy and criminal justice on:

7pm, Tuesday 16 November 2010

The Hub34b York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 9AB

Limited number of places: please email [email protected] to reserve a place.

What is it that maintains our mixed up and contradictory drugs policies – often in the face of expert consensus? What is the balance of damage being done to individuals by drugs and the system of punishing drug taking? What should our social and personal attitudes towards different drugs be if there were fuller decriminalisation?  And why are attitudes to alcohol and tobacco so different?

Read more on Charles Shaw's projects 

The openDemocracy Drug Policy Forum

The Unheard Voices Project


 

Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

How has dark money bought our politics? What can be done to change the system?

Join us for a journey through a shadowy world of dark money and disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.

Sign up to take part in a free live discussion on Thursday 13 August at 5pm UK time/6pm CET

In conversation:

Peter Geoghegan Dark Money Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy.

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