Bordeaux, France- "What's going on over there is just making me sick," confides Xavier Baron, a part-time student and full-time raver from the southwestern France. "The international community can no longer ignore the senseless destruction being carried out on a daily basis. Enough is enough."
Like many other fellow Europeans, Baron's thoughts have been frequently turning in these recent weeks to the growing crisis in Central Asia and the tragic consequences of an increasing violent American bombing campaign.
"When will somebody realize that tons of some of the world's best hash are literally going up in smoke, while some of the best cannabis farmers in the world are forced to seek refuge in Pakistan and Iran," adds Baron's friend and fellow cofounder of SOS (Save Our Shit), Jeremie Cazanave, an association dedicated to the preservation of Afghani hashish.
With as many as 47 members, SOS counts on spreading its message to anyone that will listen and has already held several sit-ins since the beginning of the U.S. offensive in Afghanistan.
Cazanave, however, did own up to the fact that last week's rally in front of the U.S. Consulate rapidly disintegrated when "everybody suddenly got like really hungry for pizza and ice cream and stuff."