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Does undoing social problems lead to creating social good?

A friend recently posted a link to an article about a movement formed to combat the proliferation of drugs in an inner city community in the 1990s. It was a mobilisation of working class activists with limited education and almost no resources, and they were responding to the local community’s disaffection with government failure to take action to address the drugs problem. The community based movement was successful insofar as the tragic litany of deaths linked to drug addiction finally started to diminish.

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