Drugs can cause harm. The War on Drugs definitely causes harm.
We often point to the harms caused by drugs, but we rarely take stock of the harm that prohibition and punishment cause, and how it can contribute to people’s precarity and vulnerability.
An interview with Harm Reduction Victoria
A short interview with Brit Chapman, the health promotion officer of Harm Reduction Victoria.
Drugs and conflict
A new report has flagged entities in Singapore as involved in the transfer of arms to the Myanmar military. It's important that the Singapore government does something — not just for peace and stability, but also because we say we care about curbing drug trafficking.
Introducing ‘Altering States’
An introduction to We, The Citizens' secondary newsletter, focused on drug policy and harm reduction from a Singaporean's perspective.
The first execution notice of 2023
On 19 April, Tangaraju s/o Suppiah and his family were informed that his hanging had been scheduled for 26 April.
HR23: What if there was less judgment and more care?
A dispatch from the Harm Reduction International conference in Melbourne.
When it comes to drugs, a different approach is possible
Singapore continues to double down on its “war on drugs” even as other countries move towards harm reduction approaches. Another way is possible.
WTC Long Read: “We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty
Singapore's death penalty for drug offences sees a binary between "victims" of drugs and "predator" traffickers. Nazeri bin Lajim's experiences show that the reality is much more complex.
When will we stop killing “small people” who need care?
The story of Abdul Kahar bin Othman.