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


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