Tag Archives: War on Drugs

Mariann G. Wizard :
SPECIAL REPORT | The Drug War: ‘Against the Wind,’ Part 1

Marijuana prohibition is a house of straw. During the past month, the winds of change have started to rip that house apart and now the DEA may be reevaluating cannabis’ status as a ‘dangerous drug.’ By Mariann G. Wizard | … finish reading Mariann G. Wizard :
SPECIAL REPORT | The Drug War: ‘Against the Wind,’ Part 1

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Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

We should face up to the failure of the War on Drugs as public policy and seek a better way that is consistent with individual rights and personal responsibility. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 22, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

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Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

Front page of The Baltimore Sun, August 9, 1974. Let there be no question: Richard Nixon was a crook! He surrounded himself with men who did not believe in democracy but understood what compromise might be required to maintain and … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

The picture of poverty in America. Image from Bay View.Poverty and public health:The social causes of death in AmericaBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 “[The] incredible absolute size and commanding market positions [of … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

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FILM / ‘Harry Brown’ : Shallow Pastiche Mirrors the News

Michael Caine in Harry Brown.What is Harry Brown trying to tell us? It thrills and titillates without any socially redeeming value. It blames the kids on the streets for the drug war and ignores the manufacturing of violence happening in … finish reading FILM / ‘Harry Brown’ : Shallow Pastiche Mirrors the News

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David P. Hamilton : Our Corporate Rulers and their Bankrupt Drug War

Image from Democratic Underground.Why our leaders wage war on drugsAnd why this war is doomed By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / May 26, 2010 Ted McLaughlin recently wrote an article for The Rag Blog (“Prohibition II: A … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Our Corporate Rulers and their Bankrupt Drug War

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Mexico : Drug Decrim and the 10,000-Ton Monkey

Pot smoker in Mexico City. Mexicans consume an estimated 342 tons of marijuana a year. Photo by Castillo / AP.Legalization is the only answer…Mexico’s massive drug problem As poet Juan Pablo Garcia posited long ago in his 1985 Pacheco (marijuana … finish reading Mexico : Drug Decrim and the 10,000-Ton Monkey

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Drug War : Cartels Move North of the Border

Sheriffs from El Dorado county in California dismantle a marijuana growing operation run by a Mexican cartel. Below, they show a bust of Jesus Malverde, the “Patron Saint of Drug Dealers,” found at the site. Photos by Randall Benton / … finish reading Drug War : Cartels Move North of the Border

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The War on Drugs: Framing Suspects They’re Convinced Are Guilty Anyway

I have to ask, “How many times a week does this happen?” We watched a parade of trumped up terrorism charges fail in court in the years of hysteria following 9/11. Is there also a racist foundation to the hysteria … finish reading The War on Drugs: Framing Suspects They’re Convinced Are Guilty Anyway

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Militarizing the US/Mexico Border Is Not the Solution to the Drug Battles Taking Place There

Operation Jump Start training in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2007, teaches U.S. Customs and Border Patrol procedures while observing the Arizona-Mexico border for illegal activity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Trisha Harris)We shouldn’t militarize the U.S.-Mexico borderBy Yolanda … finish reading Militarizing the US/Mexico Border Is Not the Solution to the Drug Battles Taking Place There

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The War on Drugs: Humiliating 13-Year-Olds

Savana Redding, 19, was strip searched six years ago when teachers suspected she had brought prescription pills to school. Phtot: Chris Hinkle for The New York Times.Strip-Search of Girl Tests Limit of School PolicyBy Adam Liptak / March 23, 2009 … finish reading The War on Drugs: Humiliating 13-Year-Olds

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