Friday, March 30, 2012

War On Drug Issues

Richard Branson turns from adventuring to drug war critic
Chicago Tribune
"The prohibition of 
drugs has worked no better than the prohibition of alcohol, and serves only to empower violent criminal cartels and harm US citizens," Branson said in an e-mail interview with Reuters. US officials counter that the drug war has ...
See all stories on this topic »The War on Piracy = The War on Drugs...
Digital Music News
After all, the 
drug trade features violent cartels, 'mules,' overdoses, gang warfare... pooping condoms after cross-Atlantic flights! By comparison, the war on piracy involves ripping off Metallica, it features a finite number of ISPs and lots of legal ...
See all stories on this topic »Isles Intensifies War on Drugs
AllAfrica.com
She said the police had taken some initiatives to fight 
drug business, including encouraging users to reveal big dealers. "There are so many entry points which hampers the war against drugs," she said.
See all stories on this topic »Robert Minch - I Say: End this war also
Red Bluff Daily News
It is, "If elected, will you vote to legalize drugs?" All will acknowledge that the 
war on drugs has failed but then the waffling will begin. As a result of this "war", that can never be won, the numbers are staggering. There are now more people under ...
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Panetta Declares 150000 Deaths (give or take) in Mexico's Drug War
NL-Aid
Galván said the 
war on drugs "has cost the lives of 50000 Mexicans" and warned that the cartels that operate in the country have links in both Canada and the United States. Likewise, he pointed out that the most recent official statistics released in ...
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SXSW 2012: A week spent lost in Austin (Part 3 of 5)
Taunton Daily Gazette
Dropping my friend of at Stubbs to see Kaiser Chiefs and Temper Trap, I headed down to the Mohawk for one of the more popular showcases of Thursday, featuring Sharon Van Etten, the 
War on Drugs, Exit Music, Gauntlet Hair and at least four more bands.
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Sharon Van Etten's Evocative Sound Arrives in St. Louis
Riverfront Times (blog)
Fresh off the release of her third studio album Tramp, Van Etten will be performing Saturday at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place, 
314-807-5984) along with the War on Drugs. Her exceptionally personal songwriting and unique sound is ...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More articles on the War on Drugs


Strang critical of Ottawa's war-on-drugs approach
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief public health officer, co-authored an analysis that shows that a 
war-on-drug type approach to illegal drug use has both failed to control drugs and given rise to a series of social ills.
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Provincial health officers call on feds to pull back from 'war on drugs'
Montreal Gazette
Three leading Canadian public-health physicians have added their voices to a growing campaign calling on the federal government to radically rethink its approach to the 
war on drugs. In an article published Wednesday in the journal Open Medicine, ...
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The War on Weed
Fox Business (blog)
The federal government continues its war on business, often in the name of the 
War on Drugs. Lynnette Shaw owned Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana in Fairfax, California. For 15 years she sold pot to customers who had clearance from a doctor.
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United States Losing the "War on Hackers"
PC Magazine
Who declared this war and why did they declare it? It seems like yet another phony use of the term "war" in hopes of getting attention. We have the 
war on drugs, for example, and the war on terrorism. Who surrenders in these sorts of wars?
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Co-operation urged as way to combat drug war
TheChronicleHerald.ca
OTTAWA — It's time for greater military co-operation in North America's long 
war on drugs, Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his US and Mexican counterparts said Tuesday. The first trilateral meeting of defence ministers ended with a common front on ...
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Van Etten/War on Drugs provide solid double-bill
Salt Lake Magazine (blog)
Indie rockers The 
War on Drugs release well-received, but slightly strange recordings. What's interesting about the group's live show is that it's also off-kilter, but in an entirely different way. During Tuesday's sold-out double bill at The State ...
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Review: The War on Drugs and Sharon Van Etten
CultureMob (blog)
This was exemplified on Sunday night at the Sharon Van Etten show at the Neptune with her opening band (see – singular) The 
War On Drugs. The War on Drugs is a band that I've been listening to for a little while now, and I was very excited to hear how ...
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Supply-side war on drugs was a failure
The Cord
He said the past 40 years of 
war against drugs in his country has been a failure. Guatemala's domestic drug production and consumption is relatively low, but it is a checkpoint for cocaine and other narcotics being smuggled northwards from producers ...
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Colombian ex-president calls 'war on drugs' a failure
Colombia Reports
Former Colombian President Cesar Gaviria on Wednesday called the US-led "
war on drugs" a failure and proposed decriminalization on curb the damage of drugs to society. In an interview with RCN Radio, Gaviria accused the United States of acting on ...
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War on drugs sparks discussion of Canada-U.S.-Mexico military co-operation
mysask.com (press release)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld OTTAWA - It's time for greater military co-operation in North America's long 
war on drugs, Defence Minister Peter MacKay and his US and Mexican counterparts said Tuesday. The first trilateral meeting of defence ministers ...
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

War on drugs


Rahm Emanuel declares another war on drugs
Chicago Reader
The first time I heard a police officer argue that the 
war on drugs wasn't working was in 1994. I was teaching at an alternative high school in South Shore, and the officer was a Chicago police veteran who'd been asked to lead the faculty through a ...
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The Call: America's drug war partners are speaking their minds
Foreign Policy (blog)
After decades of partnering with the US to pursue an aggressive, often controversial '
war on drugs,' a number of Latin American leaders say they're ready to discuss major shifts in regional anti-drug policy. Some of them have begun talk of ...
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A historic first: Latin American leaders call for drug decriminalization debate
Florida Independent
By Marcos Restrepo | 03.27.12 | 4:13 pm Current and former Latin American leaders are calling for alternatives to existing US 
drug war policies that have failed and led to more violence and corruption. CNN reported that Guatemala President Otto Perez ...
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Let's Support Nacob's War On Drugs
GhanaWeb
I was pleased to read about NACOB's no-nonsense approach to tackling 
drug trafficking (see NACOB readies for drug barons, Ghanaweb 7th March) but I was also alarmed at some of the online comments to the news item. The comments were typical of the ...
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War On Drugs: Canada, Mexico, US To Announce New Measures In Narcotics Fight
Huffington Post Canada
The so-called 
war on drugs has many critics, but US government officials stress that the bold firepower of drug cartels means no one country or agency can go it alone. The United Nations estimates that the drug trade in the United States, ...
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LEAP executive director speaks at UNI
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
The retired police officer is the executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a 10-year-old organization aimed at ending the 
war on drugs, an endeavor Franklin said unfairly targets minorities. "I've done a complete 180," Franklin told a ...
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In the public eye: former SPD chief Norm Stamper stumps for change
Islands' Weekly
Still, Stamper argues that two wars — the 
War on Drugs and the War on Terror — "are turning cops into soldiers." He views both "wars" as insufficient reason for the federal government to massively fund the militarization of law enforcement in "even ...
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Pope Benedict XVI visits Mexico
Washington Post
Benedict will address key issues, including the 
war on drugs in Mexico and the evolution of the communist regime in Cuba. Women head for a bus in front of a poster depicting Pope Benedict XVI in Guanajuato, Mexico. A peddler sell flags and pictures of ...
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Ontario court crafts wise compromise on brothels
Globe and Mail
Because many people would have died if Ottawa had been allowed to shutter that clinic as part of its "
war on drugs." A law that puts vulnerable people in extra peril will almost always be grossly disproportionate to its purposes, and therefore ...
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Guatemala President Calls For Decriminalization of Drugs

Guatemala President Calls For Decriminalization of Drugs
International Business Times
By Palash R. Ghosh: Subscribe to Palash's RSS feed Decrying the "war on drugs" as a complete failure, the president of Guatemala has suggested decriminalization of narcotics as a way to reduce drug-related violence that has scarred his country and much ...
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For the first time 3 Central American Leaders defied the US and send a strong and clear message

US no longer dominates drug war agenda in Central America
The Guatemala Times
For the first time 3 Central American Leaders defied the US and send a strong and clear message: we consider the war on drugs failed, we demand that US takes the responsibility, we demand the US pays, we are not paying the price for US failure.
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America's war on drugs is an utter failure

End 'war on drugs'
Kansas City Star (blog)
America's war on drugs is an utter failure. That's not a supposition but an axiom. Statistical facts, which I will not waste characters reiterating in efforts to bolster my self-evident claim, are superfluous. However, you will not find such claims on ...
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marijuana Hero - Richard Branson

Marijuana Hero - Richard Branson
THE Weed Blog (blog)
I was talking to a fellow activist today at the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference in Denver, and he told me that he was present at the recent 'Versus War on Drugs' debate. Apparently, Richard Branson pointed out that The Weed Blog was the ...
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Father, son arrested Thursday during Duval County marijuana bust

Father, son arrested Thursday during Duval County marijuana bust
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Both were being held Friday at the Duval County Jail, where officials said a magistrate had not set either man's bail. Many Law Enforcement people are tired with the "War on Drugs". Many think that legalization and treatment is the better.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

OC investor looks to cannabis as next gold rush

OC investor looks to cannabis as next gold rush
OCRegister
Ā "This market exists regardless whether it's a black market or gray market," ... former Superior Court Judge Jim Gray's Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of ...

James Gray Discusses The Emotional Approach To Cop Movies InWe Own ...

James Gray Discusses The Emotional Approach To Cop Movies InWe Own ...
Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It Discusses The Issues Judge James Gray and other animals unfairness warmth dedication emotion and ...
www.movieswithbutter.com/.../James-Gray-Discusses-The-Em...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In Mexico's War on Drugs, Veterans Struggle With PTSD - www.judgejimgray.com

In Mexico's War on Drugs, Veterans Struggle With PTSD
New America Media
Mérida, Mexico – For almost a century, Mexico enjoyed the rare privilege of not having waged war. Now, almost six years into the "War on Drugs," the country's military is confronting an issue increasingly familiar to veterans and their families in the ...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spend Money on Schools Instead

Spend Money on Schools Instead
New York Times
If we have any hope of healing the deep wounds of race in this country, we've first got to stop the bleeding caused by mass incarceration and the other ill effects of the failed "war on drugs." Thanks to our ramped up "war on drugs," when I walk in my ..
 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Pat Robertson: Righting the War on Drugs

Pat Robertson: Righting the War on Drugs
CelebStoner
This war on drugs just hasn't succeeded. It's completely out of control. Prisons are being overcrowded with juvenile offenders having to do with drugs. And the penalties, the maximums, some of them could get 10 years for possession of a joint of ...

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Former police captain speaks to students on 'failed' war on drugs

Former police captain speaks to students on 'failed' war on drugs

Diamondback Online

Maddox — now a special assistant state's attorney for Baltimore County and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition — spoke to nearly 30 students in Stamp Student Union Monday about the drug war's deadly consequences. "A big part of why I come ...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In Mexico, Biden Rejects Drug Legalization Talk

In Mexico, Biden Rejects Drug Legalization Talk
Drug War Chronicle
The topic has become an increasingly hot one in the region, as Mexico's drug wars bleed over into its neighbors to the south, and some regional leaders are now calling for discussion of legalization. "It's worth discussing, but there is no possibility ...
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US drug war under scrutiny during Biden visit to Honduras.

US drug war under scrutiny during Biden visit to Honduras
Alaska Dispatch
As US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Honduras to meet with Central American leaders today, the long accepted playbook on a top issue – the war on drugs – is coming under sharp scrutiny. In the past five years, drug-trafficking violence has led to ...
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Drug War Politics: Doing Biden's Bidding

Drug War Politics: Doing Biden's Bidding
Huffington Post
He's left little doubt about his mission: to lock in the regional drug war. Biden's visit comes amid mounting calls to end prohibitionist laws and move away from the military-based drug war. In Mexico City all day Monday, the vice president met with ...
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Monday, March 5, 2012

A drug bust that fueled Mexico's drug cartels; a controversial mountain lion ...

drug bust that fueled Mexico's drug cartels; a controversial mountain lion ...
Los Angeles Times
William C. Rempel's Op-Ed article on the 1989 cocaine bust in Sylmar that ultimately strengthened the Mexican drug cartels illustrates the folly of the continuing war on drugs. This war is an arms race in which the opponent has no morals and no qualms ...
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Judge Jim Gray speaks to the War on Drugs « Libertarian Party of ...

Judge Jim Gray speaks to the War on Drugs « Libertarian Party of ...
Judge Jim Gray speaks to the War on Drugs. "Controlled substances is the biggest oxymoron of our lives. As soon as we prohibit something, we lose all control ...
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Biden Visits Mexico, Honduras Amid Calls to Debate Drug Strategy

Biden Visits Mexico, Honduras Amid Calls to Debate Drug Strategy
Bloomberg
Mexico's President Felipe Calderon, who has seen murders surpass 40000 since he declared war on the nation's drug gangs in 2006, has also shown a willingness to debate new tactics. The US, which in 2008 pledged $1.6 billion to fight drug gangs in ...
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

State of Michigan buying new printer for medical marijuana cards | Michigan Radio

State of Michigan buying new printer for medical marijuana cards | Michigan Radio:

The state of Michigan has ordered a new printer that will allow it to produce 4,000 medical marijuana cards a day.

Rae Ramsdell, who oversees the program, says 40,000 people who don't have cards have been given a tamper-proof letter to show they're qualified to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.


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It's A Gray Area: Drug prohibition has failed U.S., Mexico

It's A Gray Area: Drug prohibition has failed US, Mexico
Daily Pilot
Editor's note: Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) was a speaker Feb. 16 at the closing banquet of an international forum titled "Drugs Unbalanced — After a Century of Their Prohibition." The forum was sponsored by Mexico United Against Delinquency, ...
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Mr. Obama, Go Gentle on Honduras

Dear President Obama, now that the United States government has concluded its war in Iraq and is moving to withdraw all US combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, there will undoubtedly be new crisis regions and new reasons to deploy US soldiers and military advisers. While, personally, I sympathize with Ron Paul's counsel to stop trying to be the world's policeman, I'm enough of a realist to know this will not happen in my lifetime. In fact, there are already signs that the next neighborhood to host an expanded US military presence is Central America, and particularly my native country of Honduras. http://hondurasweekly.com/mr.-obama,-go-gentle-on-honduras-201203024916/

Gary Johnson & Judge Jim Gray Recorded Live Group Chat Video Event ...


 
Gary Johnson & Judge Jim Gray Recorded Live Group Chat Video Event ...
"GOVERNOR GARY JONSON IS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON I KNOW TO BE PRESIDENT OF OUR COUNTRY." ---Judge Jim GrayGovernor Gary Johnson will be hosting an on-line ...
www.yowie.com/videochat/5vg-gary-johnson-judge-jim-gray

Treat marijuana like wine - Judge Jim Gray


Locals travel out of Napa County for medical marijuana
Napa Valley Register
Patients who use medical cannabis to treat their ailments say they have few local options when it comes to filling doctor-issued recommendations. Napa County has no authorized pot dispensaries. Most said they drive an hour or more each or every other ...
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Judge Jim Gray - Wall | Facebook

Judge Jim Gray - Wall | Facebook:


Retired Superior Court judge -marijuana strictly regulated will file voter initiative to regulate marijuana like wine.
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/former-judge-to-file-initiative-to-regulate-marijuana-122028784.html

CARPE DIEM: Who's Winning the Drug War? According to Judge Jim Gray, Six Groups Are, Including The Terrorists

CARPE DIEM: Who's Winning the Drug War? According to Judge Jim Gray, Six Groups Are, Including The Terrorists:

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ROUND TABLE MEETING WITH JUDGE JAMES P. GRAY, JUDY K. THOMPSON & RON NIEHOUSE (MCJ)

Judge Gray on the issues of Medical Cannabis and Cannabis Prohibition:

By: Judy Thompson & Ron Niehouse, Thanks to: Judge Jim Gray.

I did something highly unusual back on April 8th 1992 & held a press conference as a sitting judge saying our nation's drug policy is not working. We couldn't do it worse if we tried & I recommended at the time that we legalize heroin, cocaine & marijuana under a program that I set forth. I have not changed away from that at all except to learn that it really is not the legalization of drugs, it's the strictly regulated control of the drugs.

http://www.medicalcannabisjournal.net/submissions/archive/2010/round-table-meeting-with-judge-james-p.-gray

Judge James Gray talks about The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012 Part 2 - Video

Judge James Gray talks about The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012. A new initiative petition that will be submitted soon and most likely voted on in November of 2012 if enough signatures are gathered. 


Friday, March 2, 2012

Amazon.com: Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today's Courts (9780757002427): James P. Gray: Books

Amazon.com: Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today's Courts (9780757002427): James P. Gray: Books:

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Amazon.com: Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs (9781566398602): James Gray: Books

Amazon.com: Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment Of War On Drugs (9781566398602): James Gray: Books:

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USA: Regulate Marijuana like Wine | Marijuana.com

USA: Regulate Marijuana like Wine | Marijuana.com

USA: Regulate Marijuana like Wine NRAmerica /January 16, 2012 At the last ... traveling with an ounce of marijuana in your car will be treated EXACTLY like ...

 

http://www.marijuana.com/threads/usa-regulate-marijuana-like-wine.293635/

 

Jim Gray talking about America´s “failed and hopeless policy of drug prohibition”.

Judge Jim Gray: In Harm’s Way


Jim Gray talking about America´s “failed and hopeless policy of drug prohibition”. Describing himself as a “conservative judge” who has never used illicit drugs or marijuana, he nevertheless spells out why he believes that prohibition of cannabis is putting children and young people in more danger than regulation would.


http://marijuanacannabis.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/judge-jim-gray-in-harms-way/






http://marijuanacannabis.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/judge-jim-gray-in-harms-way/

Jim Gray: Voters Wanted To Regulate Pot Like Wine?

Retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Jim Gray, Orange County's favorite anti-drug war crusader, is pushing a ballot initiative for next year that would legalize marijuana for adults in California. Like Proposition 19, which failed at the ballot box last November, his proposal would allow anyone over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana for recreational purposes. 

Retired Superior Court judge wants marijuana strictly regulated and kept away from minors



Retired Superior Court judge wants marijuana strictly regulated and kept away from minors and will file voter initiative Wednesday with Attorney General to regulate marijuana like wine


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- He was once a determined drug warrior, but now former Assistant US Attorney and Superior Court Judge James P. Gray believes the time has come to take marijuana out of the black market and regulate it instead. After years of witnessing the harm caused by outlawing marijuana, Judge Gray will file a voter initiative this Wednesday with the California Attorney General's office that will regulate marijuana like wine.


http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/former-judge-to-file-initiative-to-regulate-marijuana-122028784.html


A copy of Judge Gray's voter initiative and one minute video can be viewed at the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine website:http://regulatemarijuanalikewine.com/.
www.judgejimgray.com

War on Drugs

What If They Held a War on Drugs and Nobody Fought? The Ticker
Bloomberg
The only thing worse than asking the nations of Central America to fight our War on Drugs is to stick them with the tab. That in essence is what the US is doing. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Costa Rica's president Laura Chinchilla details the ...
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Does the "War on Drugs" Limit Supply?
Real News Network
Suggest Context Links Here PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Is there any evidence that the war on drugs now or previously has actually had any positive effect? What I mean by that, in terms of availability, it seems to me there's not a high school in the ...
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War on Drugs frontman shares studio experiences
The Daily Progress
The frontman for Philadelphia-based indie rock band the War on Drugs drenches his rambling lyrical road poems in a tasteful rush of sonic experimentation. On the band's latest album, last year's critically praised "Slave Ambient," Americana collides ...
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Has Obama Challenged the "War On Drugs" Asumptions?
Real News Network
Perhaps no issue, when it comes to domestic policy, divides Americans more than the issue of the war on drugs. Some people see it as an attack on young people, something that is putting many people into jail that don't belong there for nonviolent ...
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Historic bust showed the drug war can't win for winning
Philadelphia Inquirer
By William C. Rempel If the often-frustrating, 40-year war on drugs has taught us anything, it is that even success can have dangerous downsides. Here's an example I came across in researching a book on the downfall of the Cali cartel.
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THE DRUG WAR INSIDE
Brooklyn Rail
I have come to see that the drug war is like all wars, the same old story about a few controlling and profiting from the pain and suffering of the many. As Brandeis said, "We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated ...
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Community reaction to 'destructive' war on marijuana warning
CBC.ca
By Community Team An international panel that includes a one-time Supreme Court judge are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stop what they call the destructive, expensive and ineffective war on drugs. (John D McHugh/Associated Press) As ...
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Does the War On Drugs Do More Harm to America than Actual Drugs?
Fox News (blog)
"We really thought that these drugs made people evil," he told me. But 10 years ago Franklin decided that drugs -- even hard drugs -- do much less harm to Americans than does the drug war. "Drugs can be -- and are in many cases -- problematic.
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Thailand's War on Drugs gets tougher
Thailand Business News
By Olivier Languepin - Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012 A joint drug suppression operation of policed and military personnel confiscated over 4 million methamphetamine pills smuggled into Thailand's northern border province of Chiang Rai from neighbouring Myanmar.
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Chalerm: Drug war success in 1 year
Bangkok Post
Deputy PM Chalerm Yubamrung says he's certain the war-on-drugs national agenda will achieve its goal in one year, as promised by the government. He said this success would be the result of cooperation between police forces and the army in building a ...
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