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Guatemalan President: “Call off War on Drugs”

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The west’s “war on drugs” has failed and continuing with prohibition will only cost more lives, the Guatemalan president, Otto Pérez Molina, declares in an interview in the Observer.

Guatemalan President Perez Molina

In a further sign that the


Is Ending the Drug War the Best Method for Gun Control


Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests on Sunday discussed whether the best answer to gun violence is ending the “War on Drugs.”

About 800 people die every year as a result of gang violence, Harris-Perry said, “a large percentage of which are connected to drug trafficking.”

When it comes to gun violence, “maybe ending the


HSBC Settlement: The War on Drugs Completely Bogus

Lanny Breuer

If you’ve ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you’ve ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem of marijuana in your pocket or “drug paraphernalia” in your gym bag, Assistant Attorney General and longtime Bill Clinton pal Lanny Breuer has a message for you: Bite me.


Canadian Doctors Urge Obama, Romney to End Drug War

Two prominent Canadian doctors have joined an international campaign calling on world leaders to stop the spread of AIDS by ending the so-called war on drugs.

Their advertising campaign is being launched today and is endorsed by supporters of the 2010 Vienna Declaration, which urges governments to write evidence-based drug


Obama’s Medical Marijuana War Intensifies

One month ago, Eric Holder testified before Congress that the Dept. of Justice is only targeting medical marijuana businesses that violate their state’s laws. Anyone who didn’t realize it was a lie should be getting the message right about now.

The federal government is moving to shut down the nation’s largest and


U.S. Counters S. American Drug Legalization Ideas

U.S. Tells South America to Shut Up About Legalizing Drugs

By Scott Morgan

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has a message for everyone who thinks the drug war is bad: you’re wrong, it’s awesome.

(Reuters) – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano defended Washington’s drug war strategy on Monday despite calls by


Alex Jones: Putting the “War on Drugs” in Perspective

The sham that is the “war on Drugs”, this my friends should be obvious to most of our readers, but to those few that are still on the fence or are just plain stubborn on he matter of the alleged war on drugs here is an announcement from our friend and colleague Alex Jones


Militarization of Law Enforcement

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One of the most alarming side effects of the federal government’s war on drugs is the militarization of law enforcement in America. There are two aspects to the militarization phenomenon. First, the American tradition of civil-military separation is breaking down as Congress assigns more and more law enforcement responsibilities to the armed


Military Called to Control Mexican Drug Cartels

Here again we see the uselessness and cost of the war on drugs, it basically causes it’s own problems because of the illegality of drugs themselves, it is a vicious circle that will just continue to go round and round until or if drugs are legalized.

The Justice Department announced Wednesday that authorities had arrested


Useless Drug War Kills Another

The real question is this: Was a paramilitary style dawn raid the best way to go about serving a drug related search warrant?

Deputy Police Chief David Golt defended the use of the Special Response Team, Pembroke Pines’ version of SWAT, to carry out the 6:30 a.m. raid that left Hodgkiss, 46, dead.


Marines Bypass Taliban Opium Fields in Afghanistan

GARMSER, Afghanistan — The Marines of Bravo Company’s 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. Troops in the 2nd Platoon playfully swat at the heavy opium bulbs while walking through the fields. Afghan laborers scraping the plant’s gooey resin smile and wave.

Last week, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit moved into southern Helmand province,


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