The overdose epidemic killed 2 people a day in Alberta last year. It's an emergency akin to a house on fire but instead of helping the people caught up in it Jason Kenney has frozen three planned safe consumption sites and brought in a new panel to review the "socio-economic impact" of these life-saving facilities. In this episode we bring in Petra Schulz of Moms Stop the Harm as a guest co-host to examine the causes of the overdose crisis and the history of civil disobedience and direct action in harm reduction in Canada with Garth Mullins as well as the latest news from the front lines in Lethbridge from Stacey Bourque with ARCHES.
- More than 4,300 overdoses reversed at Alberta supervised consumption sites since 2017: Report
- Alberta Community Council on HIV: A Community-Based Report on Alberta's Supervised Consumption Services Effectiveness
- The Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs, “This Tent Saves Lives: How to Open an Overdose Prevention Site.”
- Keith Gerein: Restrictive agenda suggests the fix is in for Alberta's panel on safe consumption sites
- Crackdown Pod
- Moms Stop The Harm
- Lethbridge man arrested after drive-by paintball shooting outside supervised consumption site
- Travis Lupick: Fighting For Space
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