DRUG WAR

Phillip Smith, Stop the Drug War Sep 16 2014
Concerns about the militarization of American policing have been on the increase for some time now
Zach Weissmueller, Reason.com Sep 11 2014
Ambulance drivers in Guatemala see the costs of prohibition up close every day.
Sep 11 2014
We look at the growing movement for drug decriminalization that is moving ahead in the United States and being amplified by former heads of state from around the around.
Joanna Penn, Journalist's Resource Sep 4 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - Mexico’s “drug war” resulted in an estimated 60,000 deaths between 2006 and 2012, with another 26,000 Mexicans missing as a result of the violence.
The Associated Press Aug 21 2014
The Mexican government has increased its calculation of the number of people who have disappeared since the start of the country’s drug war in 2006 and now lists 22,322 as missing, officials said Thursday.
Audrey Berdahl-Baldwin, AlterNet Jul 31 2014
His language reflects a long history of demonizing marginalized communities.
Phillip Smith, Stop the Drug War Jul 29 2014
CANNABIS CULTURE - Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) last Thursday filed Senate Bill 2657 the RESET (Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal Treatment) Act to eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine.
Echo Netdaily Jul 23 2014
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has used his address at the international AIDS conference in Melbourne to once again call for an alternative approach to prohibitionist drug laws.
H. A. Goodman, Huffington Post Jul 14 2014
It should be our top national security objective—and could help disarm Central American drug cartels.
Saki Knafo and Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post Jul 10 2014
The Obama administration's drug czar admitted Wednesday that locking people up won't keep them from using drugs, but he stopped short of renouncing punitive policies that have made America's long war on drugs widely unpopular.

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