LIGNE BLANCHE – FRANCE
In Memoriam of Gérard Leblonde Valièrgue, French drug user activist, founder of Ligne Blanche.
At a Conference on Drugs and Civil Society organised by the European Commission in February 2000, Gérard spoke the following words:
“I speak on behalf of all those at the two ends of the drug chain whose freedom is threatened, whose health is destroyed, whose human qualities and conscience are deteriorated by your decisions. And of a gigantic total number of people when we add those whose lives in the past 30 years have been brutally shortened after you have made them into a nightmare. We are neither less dignified, nor less legitimate than you.”