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America's R.A.V.E Act Becomes the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act

Author: Jonty Adderley (
Saturday, February 1, 2003
US authorities stepped up their assault against nightlife again this week with a new anti clubs bill, under a different name.

The 'Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act' (S226) has been proposed by Senator Biden and three others, and, according to civil liberties group the Drug Policy Alliance, represents a greater threat than Senator Daschle's upcoming domestic security bill (which also includes the RAVE provisions within it).

"It's not called the RAVE act nor does it have a findings section talking about raves or electronic music", the Drug Policy Alliance warned.

"But don't be fooled. It's the RAVE Act in new clothing. If enacted, it would harm innocent business owners, undermine public safety, and stifle free speech and musical expression." (More information on the RAVE Act and S. 226) (Fax your two Senators. Tell them to oppose S. 226 the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act) (Join the Drug Policy Alliance)