Yesterday 26 AIDS activists were arrested in DC for staging a protest in the Rotunda, chaining themselves together and chanting to the public and media about the importance for housing for people with AIDS and clean needle programs.
Check it out.
In recent years, the US has sacrificed lives on the AIDS front due to moralizing in the face of facts. Clean needles do save lives. It’s just that politicians are afraid of losing the votes of their non-injecting electorate, even if it means throwing lives under the bus. I am thrilled to see positoids and negatoids taking a stand on this issue in our nation’s capitol.
Now, for those of us who weren’t there, let’s share the video and spread the word.