Topic: War on Drugs

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Philippine President Claims War on Drugs is ‘Trivialised’ by Human Rights Concerns

Duterte wasted little time in his annual state of the nation address to defend a crackdown that has killed thousands of Filipinos. The post Philippine President...   [ continue reading...]

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Ohio Politician Pushes "Let Them Die" Proposal in Response to Opioid Overdoses

Let them die. That's Middletown, Ohio, City Council member Dan Picard's barbaric "solution" for the opioid epidemic ravaging his town and much of the rest of t...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet America's Most Powerful Drug Reformer: A Conversation with New Drug Policy Alliance Head Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno

Click here for reuse options! Both opportunities and challenges await. Led by Ethan Nadelmann since its format...   [ continue reading...]

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Crucial Court Case Could Spell Doom For Ethnic Studies in Public Schools

Click here for reuse options! Advocates are holding their breath over a case that could determine the fate of Mexic...   [ continue reading...]

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The Abandonment: Reflections on James Foreman’s Locking Up Our Own

mass black incarcerationby Paul Street James Forman’s new book is indispensable “for those who want to get the whole story on the rise of the &ldquo...   [ continue reading...]

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'The fatherland of Rausch': how Germany, where many of the world's drugs were invented, began to turn against them

A German chemist invented cocaine in 1859. Heroin was invented by the Bayer corporation in 1888, and a ban was int...   [ continue reading...]

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Copy-cat war on drugs in Indonesia

Body: The country's president has ignored the growing consensus that heavy-handed tactics have failed, writes Nithin Coca. war on drugsdrugsIndonesiaContri...   [ continue reading...]

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Jeff Sessions Is Leading America Back into Reefer Madness

The attorney general is trying to undo the progress made in liberalizing marijuana consumption in the U.S. This will only lead to more people in jail. Onc...   [ continue reading...]

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Outrageous Massachusetts Drug Bill Would Send You to Prison and Steal Your Car—No Drugs Needed

The proposed measure redefines reality to make a drug crime out of literally nothing. With the support of state law enforcement, a Massachusetts Democrati...   [ continue reading...]

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OMG! The Democratic Party Is Such a Mess—What Are We Going to Do?

Ten experts analyze the “situation.” If you pay any attention to media and politics, you know that this is the season for hand wringing about...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Are So Many People Dying from Opiate Overdoses? It's Our Broken Society

Forget the ‘war on drugs’ or laying all blame on pharmas, this epidemic exists because millions live in a world without hope, certainty and struct...   [ continue reading...]

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Silencing Leila de Lima: President Duterte's "First Political Prisoner" in the Philippines' Brutal Drug War

President Rodrigo Duterte has presided over a brutal 'war on drugs' in the Philippines including the extrajudicial killings of more than 7,000 people, most...   [ continue reading...]

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It is Necessary to Unify the Brazilian Black Movement

Brazilby Puneet Chadha and Jamile Araújo More than half of Brazil’s population is of African descent, yet concerted action among Afro-Brazilians h...   [ continue reading...]

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4 Reasons Why the U.S. Needs to Decriminalize Drugs—And Why We're Closer Than You Think

Click here for reuse options! Contrary to what Trump and Sessions would have you believe, the American public is al...   [ continue reading...]

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The silencing of Leila de Lima – Duterte’s “first political prisoner”

The Philippines senator’s detention is emblematic of ‘sneaking authoritarianism’ amid the Presid...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the Activists Still Fighting the Anti-Woman Legacy of Bill Clinton’s Welfare Reform

Welfare reform briefly became a hot topic on the campaign trail last year when Hillary Clinton was criticized for supporting the 1996 Personal Responsibility an...   [ continue reading...]

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All the Police Have to Do Is Utter Those Five Magic Words

MP3 Link Janine Jackson: If there is a word for being stunned and stunned again, and yet unable to become numb, it would go some way towards describing how peo...   [ continue reading...]

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'Conduct that Shocks the Conscience': South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes a Toddler in the Name of the War on Drugs

Click here for reuse options! The barbaric practice—or the threat of it—is not uncommonly used on drug...   [ continue reading...]

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Innocent Handyman Jailed for Three Months After Police Thought Drywall Was Cocaine

A perfect storm of drug war idiocy leaves Karlos Cashe wondering where is the justice?     Related StoriesThe War on Drugs Places 'Black J...   [ continue reading...]

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5 Wingnuts and Reactionaries Bill Maher Has Made Peace with in the Last Year Alone

Ted Nugent is just the latest extremist the "Real Time" host has courted in recent months. With his snarky, irreverent style, liberal comedian Bill Maher...   [ continue reading...]

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