Monday, July 04, 2005

singing for support

LIVE EIGHT has been a magnificent effort to generate support for the impoverished in Africa. Question: how come no one is singing for opiate-dependent people around the world who desperately want and need help, and for whom effective help (especiallyopiate agonist treatment) is known to exist, but who have no access? Sure, untreated heroin addicts in Hanoi, Delhi, Kazan, Kiev - AND New York - are not very sympathetic in the eyes on the general public, but heightening awareness and generating support where none has existed is precisely what international events like Live Eight are designed to generate. So . . . where's the support, in song or in words, for opiate-addicted persons who currently have no prospect of help or hope? rnewman


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