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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Silence = death: Sarah Schulman on ACT UP, the forgotten resistance to the AIDS crisis

When the AIDS activist movement ACT UP was formed in New York in 1987, 50 per cent of Americans wanted people with AIDS quarantined, while 15 per cent favoured tattoos. An interview with Sarah Schulman on her film United In Anger: A History of ACT UP. 

oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of April 4th 2011

Following UNODC Executive Director Yuri Fedotov's speech last week in which he called for a rededication to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; we lead our report with a call to take a fresh and pragmatic look at the Convention through a human rights perspective rooted in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. We also take a look at a moving campaign against violence in healthcare ~ MW & CS
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