War On Drugs

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Name: War On Drugs
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The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked.

An Afghan farmer stand in a blooming poppy field on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on April 12, 2014.Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/The latest report from the U.S. government’s Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) ... [Published Slate Magazine - 4 hours ago]
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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

On Oct. 17, an official U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Free the Vote and cosponsored by UNC Charlotte’s very own Young Americans for Liberty, took place on campus, drawing a sizable crowd, attracting considerable media attention and generating meaningful ... [Published Niner Online - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Meth Use is Spreading From Urban to Rural Areas of Australia

MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Australian island of Tasmania is facing an epidemic of methamphetamine use, with health authorities in the state estimating that in places up to 10 percent of the population are using the drug, according to a report ... [Published RIA Novosti - 2 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Your Point Being?

A Heritage Foundation hack has taken time off from crafting Democratic health care policy to point out the horrors of Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division discussing the War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) ... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Finding your vehicle to do good

One Young World is an annual gathering that pairs young leaders with big names – such as  Mary Robinson  of The Elders  and  Sir Bob Geldof  –  that have already had a positive influence on the world.To see such a massively engaged passionate group of ... [Published Virgin Group - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Uruguay's roll-out of marijuana experiment faces election risk

The South American country is the world's first to permit the cultivation, distribution and use of marijuana, aiming to wrest control of the trade from drug gangs while at the same regulating and even taxing its consumption.The reform is being followed ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
Entities: Uruguay, Risk, Elections
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

What's happened to the war on drugs?

If you watched Four Corners last night, you'd know about the terrible consequences drug addiction can have, especially on youth. But what's the best way to deal with the issue when the police feel like they aren't making a difference?Waleed asks Dr Alex ... [Published ABC Online - 9 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Gardaí land blow in war on drugs with early morning raids

Gardaí struck a significant blow against drug crime following a number of raids in Dundalk and across the Louth division.In a multiple pronged raid, Gardaí raided 14 premises across Dundalk, Ardee and Drogheda.The coordinated raids are part of an ongoing ... [Published Dundalk Democrat - 12 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Increasingly Militarized Police a Danger to Citizens

Armored vehicles lumber down the dusty road of a small town; heavily armed men sporting body armor and tactical gear ride along in the back. This is the reality of post-9/11 America.Many military operations overseas are coming to a close, but the War ... [Published Emory Wheel - 14 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Marijuana legalization lights up midterms: Opinionline

Joseph Perrone, The Washington Post: "Voters in (the District of Columbia), Oregon and Alaska may soon join Colorado and Washington ... to fully legalize recreational pot for adults. ... The problem is that marijuana is not, in fact, 'harmless.' Proponents ... [Published USA Today - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

News brief: Italy’s Rai sells drugs drama to the US

The international division of Italian state broadcaster Rai has notched several sales in the wake of MIPCOM.Rai Com has shopped Antidrug Squad 2 (La Narcotici 2) to US cable net MHz. The distributor added that the Goodtime and Beta Production drama, about ... [Published Television Business International - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Drug war adds to excessive force

The war on drugs has made us a less free people. Not by a little, but quite a lot.We have police seizing property without criminal charges. Traffic stops whose primary purpose seems to be a way to get drivers to submit to drug searches. Police raids into ... [Published Kokomo Tribune - Oct 19 2014]

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"It is a disaster waiting to happen if we don't do something about it now and I don't think we've got time to wait" the agency quoted the Director of Rural Health Tasmania, Robert Waterman as saying
...At the time, Curtis wanted to satisfy her own curiosity and find out who else had been given the same deal, either federally or on a state level. "Plus, people didn't believe me when I told them my brother was in jail for life over pot and hadn't also killed someone" says the blond woman, who lives in Zanesville, Ohio...
Since 2002, the U S has had the highest incarceration rate in the world. According to the NAACP Criminal Justice Fact Sheet, "there are approximately 2.3 million Americans incarcerated and 1 in every 31 adults are under some form of correctional control." Examples of correctional include parole or probation
The News Journal, Wilmington, Del., editorial: "Decriminalization is long overdue. It does not make sense to put people in jail for what really is a minor offense. ... We have to think beyond clichés such as 'we lost the war against drugs.' We have to start asking second-stage questions like 'and then what?' ... Age limits? Quantity limits? Who could grow it? Who could sell it? ... We may not like to be bothered with details. We may only care about a personal effect, but we should remember that there are always consequences."

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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold v... [Published Niner Online - 1 hour ago]
Even Among The Very Poor, White Privilege Is A ... [Published Huffington Post Black Voices - 1 hour ago]
Meth Use is Spreading From Urban to Rural Areas... [Published RIA Novosti - 2 hours ago]
Your Point Being? [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - 4 hours ago]
The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War ... [Published Slate Magazine - 4 hours ago]
Finding your vehicle to do good [Published Virgin Group - 4 hours ago]
Meet the Americans Serving Life In Jail For Weed [Published Miami New Times - 7 hours ago]
What's happened to the war on drugs? [Published ABC Online - 9 hours ago]
Gardaí land blow in war on drugs with early mor... [Published Dundalk Democrat - 12 hours ago]
Increasingly Militarized Police a Danger to Cit... [Published Emory Wheel - 14 hours ago]
Reframing privilege Brendan McCartney [Published Duke University Chronicle - 15 hours ago]
Say No More! [Published Individual.com - 16 hours ago]
Late Night: Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall! [Published Firedoglake - 17 hours ago]
Ebola: Genetically Modified Organism developed ... [Published Global Research - 18 hours ago]
Marijuana legalization lights up midterms: Opin... [Published USA Today - 19 hours ago]
Cannabis Conundrum: NJ Mishandles Medical Marij... [Published New Jersey Monthly - Oct 20 2014]
Libertarians marching toward 2014 election show... [Published Examiner.com - Oct 20 2014]
Uruguay's roll-out of marijuana experiment face... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 20 2014]
Don’t like Kasich or FitzGerald? You have an op... [Published Cincinnati.com - Oct 20 2014]
Uruguay's roll-out of marijuana experiment face... [Published Reuters Canada - Oct 20 2014]
Vice President’s Son Booted From Navy Over Coca... [Published High Times - Oct 20 2014]
Here's What 10 Super-Successful People Would Ch... [Published Connecticut Post - Oct 20 2014]
Nomination Battle Divides Tories [Published Huffington Post Canada - Oct 20 2014]
Uruguay's roll-out of marijuana experiment face... [Published CNBC - Oct 20 2014]
News brief: Italy’s Rai sells drugs drama to th... [Published Television Business International - Oct 20 2014]
The Left Looks For Another Eric Holder [Published BuzzFeed - Oct 20 2014]
Ch 2: Is Chicago source of Lafayette's crime? [Published Lafayette Journal & Courier - Oct 20 2014]
Almost 100% of Iran's police needs are provided... [Published Press tv - Oct 19 2014]
Letter: Drug war adds to excessive force [Published Kokomo Tribune - Oct 19 2014]
IAN KIRKWOOD: The ice age is here now [Published Newcastle Herald - Oct 19 2014]
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Your Point Being? [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - 4 hours ago]
A Heritage Foundation hack has taken time off from crafting Democratic health care policy to point out the horrors of Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division discussing the War on (Some Classes of People Who Use Some) ...
Late Night: Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall! [Published Firedoglake - 17 hours ago]
Over the past months the national media have stumbled upon the fact that the Great American Prohibition of cannabis has some pretty nasty consequences for regular ‘folks’, as the president likes to refer to us. Perhaps you have followed the stories ...
Reading The Road Map To A Police State [Published Zero Hedge - Oct 19 2014]
Submitted by Aaron Tao via Ludwig von Mises Institute , Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces, by Radley Balko, PublicAffairs, 2013 "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield ...
Neoliberalism, My Way (part II) [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Oct 17 2014]
[Note: This is the second part of a two-instalment series.  You can read the first installment  here . - tk]    by Gabriel Conroy In the last installment, we introduced my basic concept of a new Neoliberalism, and looked at what that would mean ...
Is Rand Paul the GOP's Next Barry Goldwater? [Published TAPPED - Oct 15 2014]
OCTOBER 16, 2014 This article appears in the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. No one in the political establishment seems to know quite what to make of Rand Paul, the United States senator from Kentucky and son of Ron, the three-time ...
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