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Biden Quietly Announces Harm Reduction Among His Drug Priorities

With no fanfare, President Joe Biden's administration has announced its priorities for, and some new appointees to, the White House's…

February 4, 2021

Slovenia’s Sole Grassroots Syringe Exchange Violently Evicted, Bulldozed

Slovenia's sole grassroots harm reduction organization was forcefully displaced after authorities demolished a former factory in the capital city of…

February 4, 2021

Which Manhattan DA Candidates Stand Out on Drugs?

After the December 2020 exit of a progressive candidate with a bold drug policy reform platform from the Manhattan district…

February 2, 2021

Oregon Decriminalization Begins, But It Won’t Be Enough to End ODs

Across the state of Oregon, people found by police to be in possession of small amounts of any controlled substance—from…

February 1, 2021

Will Biden’s HHS Protect OD Survivors’ Medical Privacy Rights?

As President Joe Biden begins his term, his Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the opportunity to halt…

January 25, 2021

“I Want the Same Protection”—Canadian Peer Harm Reduction Workers Unionize

Like their counterparts in the United States and around the world, Canadian harm reduction "peer" workers have for decades been…

January 21, 2021

Could Biden Make His Country’s Global Drug War Even More Imperialist?

As President Joe Biden takes office, he has before him a proposed plan to reinvigorate the global war on people…

January 19, 2021

Alabama Prisoners Strike Against Exploitation and Health Threats

Prisons are sources of profit in the United States—and incarcerated activists in Alabama are leveraging their economic power to amplify…

January 7, 2021

NYC Revamps Pharmacies’ Role in Preventing Overdose Deaths

New York City, like the rest of the country, is facing a historic overdose crisis driven by illicit fentanyl adulterating…

January 6, 2021

William Barr, Exiting, Quietly Guts Federal Court Oversight of Police

Less than two weeks before former US Attorney General William Barr announced his resignation on December 14, the top cop…

December 29, 2020