Topic: War on Drugs

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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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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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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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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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Death to Drug Dealers: Trump Threatens to Ramp Up Drug War, Praising Efforts in Philippines & China

President Trump has reiterated his calls for the U.S. to impose the death penalty on drug dealers, praising countries like the Philippines, China and Singapore...   [ continue reading...]

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The other silence breakers: women in the war on drugs

Today we see an increase in the number of women around the world actively taking on leadership roles and advocacy...   [ continue reading...]

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WATCH: Putting Pressure on the Philippines: Activists Call Out Drug War Human Rights Abuses at D.C. Embassy Demo

Protesters gathered at the Philippine embassy in D.C. Wednesday to call for an end to the drug war and freedom for a leading Duterte critic. It was deadly...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Pentagon Devours America's Budget

Corporate welfare for weapons makers. Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of bil...   [ continue reading...]

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How Your Brain Is Wired to Just Say 'Yes' to Opioids

About 10 percent of people prescribed the drugs will develop dependence. The mid-1980s was the era of cocaine and marijuana, when “Just Say No&...   [ continue reading...]

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How the Pentagon Devours the Budget

A F-35A Lightning II is refueled during a flight to Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria, April 28, 2017. President Trump's proposed 2019 budget includes $10.6 bil...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump-style Latin American leaders

Donald Trump met with Jimmy Morales, the President of Guatemala in a context of global resurgence of extreme right...   [ continue reading...]

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Philippine War on Drugs a Cover for President Duterte's Fascism?

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is waging an all-out war on drugs and drug addicts, with as many as 12,000 killed since it started in mid 2016. Wit...   [ continue reading...]

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