Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Defining Human Rights Abuses of Drug Users

      If we look at the following UN document The Universal Declaration of Human Rights it can be seen plainly that drug users should have the same rights  as any other person. The Articles of the declaration define those rights specifically. When drug using humans are incarcerated, tortured, or denied proper medical care for example, those are acts prohibited by the United Nations definition of human rights. There are millions of documented cases. The Drug User Rights Action Network will attempt to compile a database of  public documents detailing these abuses.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Our Mission

The following is a list of some of the goals of D.U.R.A.N. aka The Drug User Rights Action Network :
1. To highly publicize the human rights abuses of drug users .
2. Form a coalition of drug user groups and other organizations that explicitly support drug user rights.
3. Promote the formation  of new drug user unions/groups in California and the United States.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Definition of a Drug User

The Drug User Rights Action Network defines a "drug user" as anyone who consciously or subconsciously has at any time ingested a substance with the intended goal of changing mood, perception, or consciousness. This includes all illegal and legal substances.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Drug User Rights Are Being Abused Globally

     The time has come, friends and family, to acknowledge that a terrible crime against humanity has been committed. A crime whose roots stretch far beyond the time in history when the the modern day "War on Drugs" began. Humans have a long history of ingesting substances that alter our moods or consciousness. What is not acknowledged forthrightly in recorded human histories is the moral ambivalence about mood altering/ psychoactive substances exhibited by cultures and civilizations that have in turn created laws that define legal versus illegal use of various substances.                                    
       This moral lassitude has encouraged an atmosphere where governments in cooperation with law enforcement authorities commit human rights abuses on a daily basis against people who use drugs. Crimes that include murder and torture among others. The ripple effect of this criminal justice nightmare reverberates throughout our society, causing immeasurable damage to our ability to create stable communities in which human Endeavour can flourish. Meanwhile we continue to chemically alter our moods despite the consequences by the billions on a daily basis.
       We the Drug Users Rights Action Network plan to expose this global moral dilemma and demand changes in the way that human society addresses this issue. The abuses of the civil and human rights of drug users must end in order for humanity to progress further. We demand compassion for all drug users around the globe and an end to the immoral persecution of people who use drugs.