Topic: War on Drugs

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How the Media Portrays Black and White Drug Users Differently

NYT’s sympathetic coverage of white moms struggling with opioids contrasts with its hysteria over “crack babies” On Mother’s day,...   [ continue reading...]

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Death penalty: Belarus must be accountable to someone

Belarus is the last country in Europe to apply the death penalty. It often does so in secret. ...   [ continue reading...]

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This Mother’s Day, Mexican Moms Marched for Their Disappeared Children

It’s been two months since Margarita Castillo Fuentes has hugged her son. She’s joining, for the first time, the hundreds of mothers marching in Me...   [ continue reading...]

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Philippines Acts to Combat Violence Against Children

Expand Protesters and residents hold lighted candles and placards at the wake of Kian Loyd...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeff Sessions Revealed This Week That He Would Begin Inflicting Terror Across America — But Nobody Paid Attention

There is a reason why Jeff Sessions continues to endure the indignities heaped upon him by President Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chair of the House...   [ continue reading...]

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Japan, the place with the strangest drug debate in the world

Despite its relatively low drug abuse figures, the Japanese system is failing to treat addicts....   [ continue reading...]

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Out of the Spotlight, Jeff Sessions Wreaks Havoc at the Justice Department This Week

There is a reason why Jeff Sessions continues to endure the indignities heaped upon him by President Trump and Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chair of th...   [ continue reading...]

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How What We Do There Drives Central Americans Here

(AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik) A member of the Central American migrant caravan, holding a child, looks through the border wall toward a group of peo...   [ continue reading...]

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To minimise harm, drug prohibition must end

Susan Price & Stuart MuncktonIssue 1179May 4, 2018Our Common Causehealthlaw reformAustraliaPill testing at Groovin’ the Moo music festival.The re...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico on the edge of a dystopian cliff

Mexico is on the edge of a dystopian cliff. What is at stake in the upcoming presidential elections is the remnant...   [ continue reading...]

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New York Times Feature Seriously Ponders Whether We Should Let People Addicted to Drugs Die

The piece asks how many "second chances" are deserved. Over the weekend, as the journalism world fiercely debated whether it’s OK to make fun of Sar...   [ continue reading...]

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Top Democrats Embrace Marijuana Reform Ahead of Midterm Elections

Marijuana reform is finally a priority on Capitol Hill, where leading Democrats are backing bills that would decriminalize the plant at the federal level. Polls...   [ continue reading...]

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Marijuana Decriminalization Strides Forward as Schumer Announces New Federal Bill

Andrea Germanos, staff writerIn a positive step to address the failed war on drugs, the Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, announced Friday that...   [ continue reading...]

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The End of Policing

As author Alex Vitale puts it, “when political leaders tell the police to wage a war on crime, a war on drugs, a war on terror, a war on gangs, a war on d...   [ continue reading...]

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Philippines' Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

Most of the thousands killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs have been poor addicts. Ex-lawmaker Walden Bello discusses how the m...   [ continue reading...]

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Calls for Netflix to cancel series promoting Philippines’ drug killings

Kerry SmithIssue 1176April 16, 2018human rightsTV showsinternational solidarityPhilippinesDuterte's 'drug war' has killed thousands of poor people.The&nbsp...   [ continue reading...]

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Medicaid Is Helping to Combat the Opioid Crisis, Despite Trump's Attacks

According to a new report, Medicaid is paying for more addiction treatment than private insurers, and recipients living with opioid disorders are twice as likel...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Launches a New Drug War, Targeting the Opioid Crisis -- But Who's the Real Enemy?

Trump and Jeff Sessions want to execute low-level dealers and crack down on legal marijuana. But Big Pharma is safe In a characteristically incoherent spe...   [ continue reading...]

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From Stephon Clark to Voter Suppression, the Attack on Black America Intensifies

Black Lives Matter protesters march through the streets in response to the police shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California on March 28, 2018. (Photo:...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico 2018: end of an era and regime change?

This is a truly historic moment, even though the candidates seem not to acknowledge it. The election opens the opp...   [ continue reading...]

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