Mexico: One Failed Drug War Does Not Justify Another

By Thomas L. Knapp, The Garrison Center -

Donald Trump called upon “Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.  We merely await a call from your great new [...]

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

By Katelyn Johnson, Inthesetimes.com -

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, Sawarimi.org -

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, www.theguardian.com -

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

By Staff, www.aljazeera.com -

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

By Staff, www.telesurtv.net -

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, www.alternet.org -

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, www.PopularResistance.org -

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, theinfluence.org -

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, www.truth-out.org -

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, www.cbc.ca -

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, www.occupy.com -

By Eleanor Goldfield of Act Out for Occupy.com - 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, www.alternet.org -

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, www.truth-out.org -

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, www.huffingtonpost.com -

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 [...]

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