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November Coalition Awards and Recognitions

2001 - The Robert C. Randall Award for Achievement in the Field of Citizen Action

Robert C. Randall pioneered the medical marijuana issue in America. A model citizen activist who took on the federal government, assisted in the defense of people accused of criminal offenses involving marijuana and worked to change the entire federal prohibition against marijuna's medical use. Citizen action is at the heart of a successful democracy. The Robert C. Randall Award honors those citizens who make democracy work in the difficult area of drug law and policy reform.

Nora Callahan, Randy Credico, Chris Conrad, Mikki Norris and Virgina Resner, grassroots activists focusing on the prisoners of the drug war, received this award at the annual Lindesmith-Drug Policy Foundation Conference in New Mexico. Robert C. Randall died the night of the awards ceremony.

2000 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards honor two Institute for Policy Studies' colleagues who were murdered on September 21, 1976 by agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. Orlando Letelier, the target of the car bomb attack, was a former Chilean ambassador and well-known critic of Pinochet. Ronni Karpen Moffitt was a 25-year-old IPS development assistant and committed peace activist. Their murder on Massachussets Avenue remains the only proven act of state-sponsored terrorism in our nation's capitol.

According to Sanho Tree, Director of the IPS' Drug Policy Project, "As with political prisoners the world over, the thought that keeps many other prisoners going is the knowledge that they have not been forgotten by the world they were forced to leave behind. The November Coalition reminds us of our war against our fellow citizens - and our common obligation to seek their freedom." Full Story

1998 Thomas Paine Award

On January 16, 1998 the Thomas Paine Society of Pasadena selected Dr. John Beresford, Nora Callahan and Ralph Nader the recipients of the first annual Thomas Paine Awards. The Thomas Paine Awards were instituted to recognize and reward individuals who through their efforts have helped to encourage and inspire freedom, justice and reasoned thinking, principles that Thomas Paine struggled to promote throughout his life and works. Full Story

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