Topic: War on Drugs

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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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Is It Really Fair to Call It Our 'Justice System'?

The deaths of Alton Sterling and others show that black Americans rarely get justice. On March 18, Stephon Clark was shot and killed by law enforcement o...   [ continue reading...]

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Gun Violence Debate Needs to Include Police Militarization and Drug Prohibition Violence

We won't stop the killings until we address all of the causes. On March 14th thousands of students walked out of school to protest gun violence, demandin...   [ continue reading...]

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What It's Like for an American Drug Reformer to Go to a Country with a Compassionate System

Click here for reuse options! Who knew governments could actually do good things in the realm of drug policy?...   [ continue reading...]

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The struggle for humane drug policy in Georgia

Decriminalising drugs has become a central demand of Georgian political parties, but the fight for decriminalisati...   [ continue reading...]

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Electing Progressive Prosecutors Isn’t Enough. Now, Activists Are Holding Them Accountable.

In October 2015, Rev. Charles Straight, pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton, Illinois, and other members of the People’s Lobby sat down...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Comments About His "Good Genes" Make His Death Penalty for Drug Dealers Proposal Even More Horrifying

President Trump walks to Marine One from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on March 25, 2018. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images)...   [ continue reading...]

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The War On Drugs Is Far Deadlier Than Most People Realize

While accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said, “The manner in which this war against drugs is being wage...   [ continue reading...]

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The Misplaced Attacks on Legal Cannabis Continue

America's drug laws are hopelessly stuck in the past. Sadly, but not surprisingly, a New York federal district court judge dismissed a lawsuit ...   [ continue reading...]

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In 'Full-on War on Drugs Scare-Fest,' Trump Proposes Death Penalty and 'Very, Very Bad' Commercials

Julia Conley, staff writerIn his speech about his administration's plan to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic that's affected communities across the country, Pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Advocating for Change: How Lucy Parsons Labs Defends Transparency in Chicago

Here at the Electronic Frontier Alliance, we’re lucky to have incredible member organizations engaging in advocacy on our issues across the U.S. One of th...   [ continue reading...]

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Donald Trump Unveils a Barbaric New Plan to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic

The president appears to be taking his cues from Rodrigo Duterte. President Donald Trump's recent threats to execute drug dealers are reportedly...   [ continue reading...]

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With marijuana now legal, Los Angeles goes further to make amends for the war on drugs

How one city is repairing the damage caused by marijuana prohibition for the people who’ve been most affecte...   [ continue reading...]

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