Legal Weed Is Great, But Black And Brown Communities Can’t Be Left Behind

By Katelyn Johnson, -

In March 2017, Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Heather Steans began co-drafting the Tax & Regulate Cannabis like Alcohol bill. In the nearly two years since, Chicago NORML, a local [...]

Recovering From The War On Drugs: National Expungement Week October 20-27, 2018

By Amani Sawari, -

For decades the Black community has been heavily targeted by the war on drugs which resulted in the disenfranchisement of many families of color and the destruction of Black communities [...]

Don’t Blame Addicts For America’s Opioid Crisis. Here Are The Real Culprits

By Chris McGreal, -

By Chris McGreal for The Guardian - America’s opioid crisis was caused by rapacious pharma companies, politicians who colluded with them and regulators who approved one opioid pill after another. [...]

Thousands Demand End To Killings In Duterte’s Drug War

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By Staff of Al Jazeera - Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Philippine capital of Manila to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, as they marked the death [...]

The Context Of Trump’s ‘Vile Aggression’ Against Venezuela

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By Staff for Telesur. On Monday, the U.S. launched its latest diplomatic attack on Venezuela by officially putting Vice President Tareck El Aissami on a sanctions list reserved for “drug [...]

Trump Plans To Double-Down On Mistake Of The War On Drugs

By y Phillip Smith, -

By y Phillip Smith for AlterNet - In a sharp break with the Obama administration, which distanced itself from harsh anti-drug rhetoric and emphasized treatment for drug users over punishment, [...]

Large Anti-Trump Protests In Philadelphia At GOP Retreat

By Kevin Zeese, -

By Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance. On Thursday afternoon the protests grew filling the streets of downtown Philadelphia when Trump arrived at noon. People were protesting a host of extreme [...]

Portugal 15 Years Of Drug Decriminalization

By Will Godfrey, -

By Will Godfrey for The Influence. “Will decriminalization solve the drug scourge?” wonders a Washington Post column today. It’s a question being widely asked in the wake of a major report [...]

Death Penalty for Heroin Dealers?

By Maya Schenwar, -

By Maya Schenwar for Truth Out - April, former Attorney General Eric Holder told Frontline that the drug war "is over." Over the last part of his final term, President Obama has echoed that [...]

War On Drugs Harmed Public Health: Report

By Vik Adhopia, -

By Vik Adhopia for CBC News - The war on drugs has failed, fuelling higher rates of infection and harming public health and human rights to such a degree that it's time to decriminalize [...]

Zeese: The War On The War On Drugs

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

By Eleanor Goldfield of Act Out for - The interview examines howending the drug war, especially the war on marijuana, has moved from being a third rail politicial issue to having [...]

Why 30 Year Drug War Veteran Now Fights The Drug War

By Richard Juman, -

By Richard Juman for Alternet - When it comes to the War on Drugs, there are few people in a better position to comment on the futility, brutality and tragedy of the endeavor than retired Major [...]

Ending Police Militarization, One City At A Time

By Ana Conner and Tara Tabassi, -

By Ana Conner and Tara Tabassi in Truth Out - Urban Shield, the world's largest SWAT training and war-weapons expo, was held in September in California's Bay Area, beginning on the 14th [...]

US Secretly Targeted Evo Morales Of Bolivia

By Ryan Grim and Nick Wing, -

By Ryan Grim and Nick Wing in The Huffington Post - The United States has secretly indicted top officials connected to the government of Bolivian President Evo Morales for their alleged [...]

Drug Warriors Have Not Given Up, Call For More Drug War

By Nick Wing, Ryan Grim, Roque Planas, -

By Nick Wing, Ryan Grim, Roque Planas - For most Americans, including some presidential candidates, the record on the U.S.-led drug war is settled: After spending more than $1 trillion on efforts [...]

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