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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

War on drugs still in the news ...

both in the US and around the world!

Start with this, from the Dallas Morning News:

In the war on drugs, a dismal record and a legacy of unfairness

Kansas City Star-16 hours ago
But the “war on drugs” didn't hurt drugs at all: Usage rose by 2,800 percent — that's not a typo — in the 40 years after it began in 1971.
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Time to cease the 'War on Drugs'
Poughkeepsie Journal-Apr 27, 2014

This is from the article: As journalist Matt Taibbi observes in his new book “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap,” Holder’s Justice Department has declined, essentially as a matter of policy, to prosecute the bankers who committed fraud, laundered money for drug cartels and terrorists, stole billions from their own banks, left taxpayers holding the bag, and also — not incidentally — nearly wrecked the U.S. economy. But let some nobody get caught with a joint in his pocket during a stop-and-frisk and the full weight of American justice falls on him.

And then there is this:

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David Cameron told it's time to surrender war on drugs, by Tory ...

Daily Mail-5 hours ago
David Cameron has been urged to abandon the 'futile' war on drugs by a group of Conservative party modernisers who think reform would ...
And this!

Australia losing its war on drugs

ABC Online-4 hours ago
MARK COLVIN: The Australian Crime Commission's annual drugs report warns that the use of meth - or ice - is emerging as a pandemic.
Australia warned its ice problem is reaching pandemic proportions
-Herald Sun-14 hours ago

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