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Apr 29, 2008

Let Them Talk Live: Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis and Louie Jones (VOCAL, New York Users Union)

Paul DeRienzo & Joan Moossy interview advocates for VOCAL , (Voices of Community Advocates and Leaders):

Louie Jones founder of VOCAL works as its Advocacy Coordinator.

Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis is a founding member of VOCAL and is a Ibogaine provider and Bwiti Initiate.

The New York Users Union is a membership led organization of Drug Users, those who identify with drug users and Allies. VOCAL organizes with in the "Users Movement " for Human Rights, HIV/HCV access to health care , housing and harm reduction.

Both Drug User Activists address a wide range of issues that impact the lives of drug users, their loved ones and families in especially communities of color. Some of the issues covered in the Let Them Talk Program's interview aired on April 22nd dealt with ; needle exchange , the Rocker fellow drug laws, the war on drugs , the prison industrial complex , so called addictions to heroin, cocaine , crack use and methamphetamine, as well as , VOCAL's solidarity action for the drug users of Thailand who are being systematically executed. VOCAL is a member of "INPUD International People Who Use Drugs.

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