A Coaltion of Drug Reform Organizations is sponsoring a protest of the Western Hemisphere Drug Czars Conference in Washington, D.C., on November 4th.

" Help us stop the U.S. from exporting its failed drug war to Latin America! On November 3-5, "Drug Czar" General Barry McCaffrey will host the Western Hemisphere Drug Czars Conference to further this agenda. McCaffrey is currently lobbying Congress to send billions of dollars to Colombia for anti-drug aid tobe used by the Colombian military, which has a notorious record for human rights abuses.

As part of a larger effort to respond to this conference, on November 4th hundreds of concerned citizens will protest at a park adjacent tothe Omni-Shoreham Hotel, where the drug czars conference is taking place.

Come out and "just say no" to drug war violence.


When: November 4, 1999, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Where: Corner of Calvert Street & Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC -- Adjacent to the Omni-Shoreham Hotel Directions: Half-block south of the Woodley Park Metro, Red Line

-- Speakers
-- Candlelight Vigil
-- Street Theatre
-- Press & Information Booths
-- Hot Coffee and Snacks
-- Stop the Drug War
-- Stop Drug War Violence
-- Paren la Guerra Contra las Drogas
-- No Vietnam in Colombia
-- Drug War: A Bad Export
-- Don't Export Drug Violence
-- McCzar: Billions of Lies Served
-- Drug Education, Not Incarceration
-- Czars Sellout Human Rights
-- Drug War Harms Environment

Signs will be available to protestors who arrive early. Please feel free to make your own signs.

Special Requests: Dress conservatively and warmly Remember this protest is about opposing the War on Drugs and its exportation to Latin America Please do not bring other issues into protest

What You Can Do:

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  Print the attached PDF file of the protest flyer and distribute to churches, schools, etc. Or contact us and we will mail flyers to you.
  Make PERSONAL PHONE CALLS to encourage others to attend
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Contact: Chad Thevenot - (202) 312-2015 David Guard - (202) 682-4776 Drugwar Web Page