Archives: Human Rights
THE 8TH ANNUAL EMERALD CUP CANNABIS AWARDS CEREMONY & EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place Saturday Dec 10, 2-7pm, at Area 101, Laytonville, CA. In a growing Emerald Triangle tradition, hundreds of medical cannabis farmers gather every year in friendly competition for best quality medicine. Awards are given for the top 10, based on multiple effects, aroma, visual, cannabinoid [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59D-f8nPt0g[/youtube] NORML Advisory Board Member Willie Nelson speaks out in support of the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011.” This legislation, if passed, would allow states the freedom to set their own marijuana laws independent of the federal government and pursue legalization.
June has been a very good month for marijuana proponents. Coincidental to the 40-year anniversary of Nixon’s declaring the so-called War On Drugs, a 19-member Global Commission on Drug Policy issued a scathing report to the United Nations eulogizing the “devastating consequences” of so-called drug-war actions “for individuals and societies around the world.” The Commission’s [...]
I watched my father drift from one social men’s club to another, fruitlessly seeking a meaningful way to spend the little “leisure time” he got off from work. I watched my mother endlessly redecorate the house, going from one room to the next until she could start over at the beginning again. My future was [...]
Stop thinking about a new “world order” or another social system providing a peaceful solution. Few in this very dominated and very controlled world can imagine the need for another authority looking over their shoulder. No wonder peace activism is not usually taken seriously as a large-scale political or social program. No one can imagine [...]
The undergraduate curriculum in the Communication Department, University of California – San Diego, masterfully organized around a few key principles, reiterated certain ideas, perhaps to insure their transmission. Constructed by mature social scientists around their own interests as much as for the benefit of undergraduates, the curriculum delivered the intended messages, without a doubt. One [...]
It often seems that the first visible sign of a person’s childhood rebellion against their parents emerges as an accusation that their parents do not live up to their professed values. This identifies people who have not yet defined themselves or their values. They still accept the values and ideas passed on by their parents [...]