4 CENTRAL DEMANDS
Repeal the Controlled Dugs and Substance Act (CDSA).
Release everyone imprisoned under the CDSA; void all criminal records.
DEFUND all police services, including the RCMP and prosecutors; use those funds as reparations to those most harmed by the Canadian war on drug users to rebuild their communities.
Immediately expand safer supply programs, including non-prescription drug programs developed by drug users.
WHAT WE DO
We believe that the current rate of overdose death is solely caused by the ramifications of the regime of prohibition and the ongoing war on the poor.
Our goal is to change policy and empower people who use drugs, both by filling systemic gaps in healthcare provision, and through long-term systems change. We seek to reclaim knowledge has been stolen from drug users and then used by the Canadian Healthcare System in inadequate and damaging ways. Indeed, after many disappointments in our attempts to work within the medical industrial complex, we have lost faith that the current healthcare regime supports drug user’s involvement in a meaningful or non-tokenistic way. To this end, we seek to collaborate with existing drug user run institutions in an attempt to battle the current ramifications of what we have dubbed “the Crisis of Prohibition”.
We are tired of people being stigmatized for using drugs and we have set out to destroy the idea that drug use is wrong, bad, or criminal. Our board is entirely made up of current or former drug users and we sincerely believe that it is time for the philosophy of “nothing about us, without us” to be taken seriously by those who claim to preach it. Although our meetings occur on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish People, we hope our reach impacts drug users in a systemic way across the country and even across the world. Our membership wants to increase the pressure against the regime of prohibition, by any means necessary. The war on drugs is a war on the poor, and any systemic attack against one of us will be considered an attack on all of us. Down with prohibition! Down with the prison industrial complex! Down with bureaucrats making decisions on matters that they do not understand! Remember – don’t let the bastards grind you down!
All of our work is considered “open source” to any other by-and-for drug user group. Please contact email@example.com for more information or if you have further questions. Our current projects include but are not limited to:
Attempting to run an exempted above board peer-to-peer polysubstance narcotic shop that distributes opiates, stimulants and other drugs with an informed consent model.
Storytelling and narrative production; this includes releasing reports of resistance on how people who use drugs are surviving the current genocide against them, and attempting to combat the current medical narrative that only opiate users deserve safe supply.
Drug user capacity building, resource development, and interagency collaboration; this includes best practice policy development and ongoing expansion and moderation of a drug user group “starter pack”.
Direct advocacy for other drug users groups. We stand in solidarity with anyone trying to keep people safe from overdose death.
The production of legal research and information dissemination to the community as warranted and requested.
Ongoing collaboration with the community in an attempt to find a short term stop gap to the safe supply issue that doesn’t cause the incarceration of our members.
Collaborative grant writing and administrative support for other projects.
YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD
FUCK OFF POLITICIANS AND POLICE.
YOUR GRAY NORMALCY IS NO LONGER THE FOUNDATIONS FOR OUR DREAMS.
FUCK OFF ACADEMICS AND BUREAUCRATS.
DRUG USER LIBERATION IS A STRUGGLE FOR EMBODIED LIBERATION.
FOR HOW LONG HAVE THESE
RAPISTS AND MURDERERS
DICTATED HOW WE SHOULD LIVE OUR LIVES?
FOR HOW LONG HAVE THEY
TOLD US WHAT WE SHOULD CALL ACCEPTABLE RATES OF DEATH?
SO LONG AS THEY ARE NOT THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE DYING.
SO LONG AS WE BEAR YOUR CROSS.
SO LONG AS WE TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.
THEY ACT AS IF THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING STATEMENTS OF FACT.
AS IF ALL STATISTICS CANNOT BE MANIPULATED.
Drug criminals are the first to lose their right to travel.
Drug criminals are the first to lose their right to their children.
Drug criminals are the first to lose their right to their sanity.
Drug criminals are the first to lose their right to housing.
Drug criminals are the first to lose their right to life.
A MESSAGE TO TRUDEAU, HIS GOVERNMENT, THOSE WHO SUPPORT HIM, AND ALL THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO SEND LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE OF DEATH:
We never asked for the war on drugs; this glib, horrific indifference, that leads the young barely old enough to have experienced anything of the joy of life to be killed, is something that you have imposed on us. You snatch these young bodies from the brain-washing cradle of your schoolroom to be murdered, mutilated and slaughtered in the cold grave of your cynicism. How perverted you are, how distorted and twisted, how divorced from the simple joy of existence. You dare to threaten the one life that we have with your pained violence. In the crystal light of our lives you are the darkest shadow.
The government has fucked away over $322 million dollars in response to the crisis of the republic that is the unpredictability of the drug supply and the problem continues to get worse.
OUT OF WHOSE POCKET?
Each body that you shovel into the mass graves of history is another darling child that you have bled, another precious life that you have defiled, another act of creation that you have dared to violate. What is birth to you but another rag that you may wring and slap and beat and discard? What is life to you but another plastic body-bag into which you defecate? What is death to you but the disfigured bodies of our children upon whose angel faces you smear your rancid droppings?
How grand you must feel as you chart out the destruction of those that use drugs; each feature on the map of gentrification describes the desolation of your mind. How powerful you must feel as you plunder and rape the communities of the marginalized; each police officer that beats some helpless “junkie” within an inch of their life is the pointing finger of your right hand. How omnipotent you must feel as our young stumble in the death of the alleyways; each death is part of you that dies.
How glorious the war on drugs. How rich the experience of abstinence.
Those castaway children, deranged, dismembered, crying, homeless, are the reality of your horror, the actuality of your insanity. That horror is the heritage you create. That insanity is the tradition you leave to those as yet unborn. The frightened corpses of the living are shadowed by your arrogance. The lifeless corpses of the dead are devoured in your lust for power. The maggots that inch away at the rotting flesh are your true compatriots, you keep them fed, they are your true companions. Those bodies were our friends that you have destroyed. Those neighborhoods are our home that you have burnt in your ignorance.
Your minds are filth. Your lives are corruption. You are the walking dead, the parasites who bleed this earth of ours, that dry the waters from the river-beds that give us blood in its place.
YOU STAND ACCUSED OF PREMEDITATED, CALCULATED AND COLD-BLOODED MURDER. YOUR CRIMES ARE WELL DOCUMENTED. YOUR GUILT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO REALIZE.