Back to Map

MAPTalk-Digest Wednesday, December 13 2006 Volume 06 : Number 146

001 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be spraye
    From: Allan Erickson <>
002 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be spraye
    From: "Jack R. Lebowitz" <>
003 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be spraye
    From: "Jack R. Lebowitz" <>
004 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be spraye
    From: Allan Erickson <>
005 'I'm trying to keep my kids fed and going to school and living in a hou
    From: Herb <>
006 Policing the Dorms
    From: Herb <>


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Subj: 001 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be sprayed with herbicide
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 08:37:33 -0800

I've just written my Congressman and am contacting my Senators.

While Europe, Canada and Asia are well aware of The Senlis Council
report:

http://www.senliscouncil.net/modules/publications/008_publication

apparently we here in the US are remaining blind to it. US news has
remained virtually mute to the report.

In our recent successful response to the mycoherbicide proposal in the

the ONDCP Reauthorization Act we see how immediate an effect we can
have when we join together and act in concert.

Please contact your Senators and Reps and help get some opposition
rolling to this egregious assault and insult to the people of
Afghanistan. John Walters is in need of some serious challenging to his

blatant stupidity.

Thanks all.

=E6
- ---------
On Dec 10, 2006, at 7:47 AM, Allan Erickson wrote:

> Newshawk: allan
> Pubdate: Sat, 09 Dec 2006
> Source: International Herald-Tribune (International)
> Copyright: International Herald Tribune 2006
> Contact: 
> Website: http://www.iht.com/
> Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/212
> Author: The Associated Press
>
> URL:
> http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/12/09/asia/AS_GEN_Afghan_Drugs.php
>
> U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be sprayed with herbicide
>

------------------------------

Subj: 002 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be sprayed with herbicide
From: "Jack R. Lebowitz" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:13:55 -0800

On Dec 10, 2006, at 11:37 , Allan Erickson wrote:
>
> In our recent successful response to the mycoherbicide proposal in  
> the the ONDCP Reauthorization Act we see how immediate an effect we  
> can have when we join together and act in concert.
>

Having not seen anything on the web or print since the e-mailed  
appeals by DPA and others this week to call your congresscritter, I  
did find this piece indicating that we owe a huge thanks to Sen.  
Biden for convincing Mark Souder to water down the mycoherbicides  
provision of the ONDCP act to only allow research in the US rather  
than deployment in South America (?).  Why am I not elated?

Here's the one website I found referring to any aftermath of the call- 
in campaign:

> [Action Alert] Your Voices Heard - Keep Calling
> December 7th, 2006
> We warned you earlier this week about language in the ONDCP  
> Reauthorization Act that would authorize a study on unleashing  
> mycoherbicides in Latin America's delicate ecosystem. Many of you  
> called Congress. Your voices were heard. We're happy to report that  
> Senator Biden has negotiated a significant change to the  
> mycoherbicide section of the ONDCP bill. The change would prohibit  
> the study from being conducted outside United States territories.  
> This limits the study to a U.S. lab and ensures that there's no  
> chance of an environmental disaster in Latin America. Of course,  
> like many environmental and Latin American groups, DPA would prefer  
> a study not be done at all. This is simply a road our country  
> should not be walking on. But, this change is an important change.
>
> We urge you to keep up your calls to the House and Senate in  
> opposition to the current version of ONDCP Reauthorization. It does  
> not contain any provisions mandating that the drug czar set annual  
> objectives for reducing drug overdoses and the spread of HIV/AIDS,  
> hepatitis and other infectious diseases. Further more, it changes  
> federal law to prohibit more than five percent of High Intensity  
> Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) funding from being spent on drug  
> prevention, threatening prevention programs in the Appalachia,  
> California, Florida, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and the  
> Northwest.
>
> Keep up your calls to Congress!
>
> If you don't know who your members of Congress are, simply call the  
> Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and give them your address.  
> They'll connect you directly with their offices. You can also look  
> them up online at the Senate website and the House website.
>
> IF YOU LIVE IN DELAWARE, please call Senator Biden and thank him  
> for making changes to the mycoherbicide provision of the ONDCP  
> Reauthorization Act to protect the people and environment of Latin  
> America. Senator Biden deserves praise for getting Rep. Souder and  
> others to change the bill.
>
> Senator Biden's office number is (202) 224-5042. His e-mail is  
> 
>
>

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Attachment: http://mapinc.org/temp/itemtracker.jpg
>
> Originaly from Drug Policy Alliance News and Action Alerts
http://www.druglore.com/

J

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------

Subj: 003 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be sprayed with herbicide
From: "Jack R. Lebowitz" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:27:24 -0800

On Dec 10, 2006, at 13:13 , Jack R. Lebowitz wrote:

>>

Whoops, Allan...I see you tipped Pete to this and he blogged it a few  
days ago...missed it. ;-)

http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/2006/12/07.html#a1939

J

------------------------------

Subj: 004 Re: MAP: Afghanistan: U.S. anti-drug chief: Afghan poppies to be sprayed with herbicide
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:49:41 -0800

Success is a relative thing, especially for dpr. I may be misguided in 

believing we affected this but I took the DPA posting as an indication 

we had.

It was a step. I believe more in co-incidents than in coincidence.

And like Jack I am not elated. I do believe it an opportunity to hammer 

another nail however. And the Senlis Report has to get around. For the 

children...

=E6
- -----------
On Dec 10, 2006, at 10:13 AM, Jack R. Lebowitz wrote:

> On Dec 10, 2006, at 11:37 , Allan Erickson wrote:
>>
>> In our recent successful response to the mycoherbicide proposal in
>> the the ONDCP Reauthorization Act we see how immediate an effect we
>> can have when we join together and act in concert.
>>
>
> Having not seen anything on the web or print since the e-mailed
> appeals by DPA and others this week to call your congresscritter, I
> did find this piece indicating that we owe a huge thanks to Sen.
> Biden for convincing Mark Souder to water down the mycoherbicides
> provision of the ONDCP act to only allow research in the US rather
> than deployment in South America (?).  Why am I not elated?
>
> Here's the one website I found referring to any aftermath of the call-
> in campaign:
>
>> [Action Alert] Your Voices Heard - Keep Calling
>> December 7th, 2006
>> We warned you earlier this week about language in the ONDCP
>> Reauthorization Act that would authorize a study on unleashing
>> mycoherbicides in Latin America's delicate ecosystem. Many of you
>> called Congress. Your voices were heard. We're happy to report that
>> Senator Biden has negotiated a significant change to the
>> mycoherbicide section of the ONDCP bill. The change would prohibit
>> the study from being conducted outside United States territories.
>> This limits the study to a U.S. lab and ensures that there's no
>> chance of an environmental disaster in Latin America. Of course,
>> like many environmental and Latin American groups, DPA would prefer
>> a study not be done at all. This is simply a road our country
>> should not be walking on. But, this change is an important change.
>>
>> We urge you to keep up your calls to the House and Senate in
>> opposition to the current version of ONDCP Reauthorization. It does
>> not contain any provisions mandating that the drug czar set annual
>> objectives for reducing drug overdoses and the spread of HIV/AIDS,
>> hepatitis and other infectious diseases. Further more, it changes
>> federal law to prohibit more than five percent of High Intensity
>> Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) funding from being spent on drug
>> prevention, threatening prevention programs in the Appalachia,
>> California, Florida, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and the
>> Northwest.
>>
>> Keep up your calls to Congress!
>>
>> If you don't know who your members of Congress are, simply call the
>> Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and give them your address.
>> They'll connect you directly with their offices. You can also look
>> them up online at the Senate website and the House website.
>>
>> IF YOU LIVE IN DELAWARE, please call Senator Biden and thank him
>> for making changes to the mycoherbicide provision of the ONDCP
>> Reauthorization Act to protect the people and environment of Latin
>> America. Senator Biden deserves praise for getting Rep. Souder and
>> others to change the bill.
>>
>> Senator Biden's office number is (202) 224-5042. His e-mail is
>> 
>>
>>
>
> 
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------

> ----
> Attachment: http://mapinc.org/temp/itemtracker.jpg
>>
>> Originaly from Drug Policy Alliance News and Action Alerts
> http://www.druglore.com/
>
> J
>
> 
- -----------------------------------------------------------------------

> ----
>

------------------------------

Subj: 005 'I'm trying to keep my kids fed and going to school and living in a house.'
From: Herb <>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 17:41:07 -0800

"I'm trying to keep my kids fed and going to school and living in a house."

- - Stacy Hochanadel, owner of medical marijuana dispensary CannaHelp, 
which was raided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Dec. 1

http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061209/OPINIO

------------------------------

Subj: 006 Policing the Dorms
From: Herb <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 09:14:38 -0800

Policing the Dorms

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/12/13/police

------------------------------

End of MAPTalk-Digest V06 #146
******************************


HomeBulletin BoardChat RoomsDrug LinksDrug NewsFeedback
Guest BookMailing ListsMedia EmailMedia LinksLettersSearch