Monthly Archives: May 2011

Open Thread

I’m off to New York City. Taking 55 people for a week of shows and walking tours on an annual theatre trip. We’ll be seeing “War Horse,” “Book of Mormon,” “Jerusalem,” “Born Yesterday,” “House of Blue Leaves,” and “How to … Continue reading

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Global call for ending the drug war

Former Presidents of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Switzerland, Prime Minister of Greece, Kofi Annan, George Shultz and Paul Volcker Call for Paradigm Shift in Global Drug Policy The Global Commission on Drug Policy will host a live press conference and … Continue reading

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When police officers see the light

A rather moving segment featuring Neil Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, at a panel discussion at Riverside Church in New York. He is visibly disturbed by what the drug war has done to the people, and by … Continue reading

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National Drug Intelligence Center fails intelligence test

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Drug Intelligence Center has released a major new report (that appears to have been prepared at significant expense) titled: The Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use on American Society 2011 The National Drug Intelligence … Continue reading

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Ethan Nadelmann

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Absolute deference to Law Enforcement

Tim Pawlenty

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Open Thread

Guatemala says it is winning the drug war, following decapitation of prosecutor The title of this article says it all. Another in the series of “people are dying so we’re successful” drug war justifications. Three Medical Marijuana Bills Filed in … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

Could not pass up sharing this release in its entirety with you… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 25, 2011 One Hitters Burned Again By Timid Czardinals Office of National Drug Control Policy Backs Out of Softball Game with Drug Policy … Continue reading

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International petition to end the war on drugs

Here’s a petition to sign at AVAAZ To Ban Ki-moon and all Heads of State: We call on you to end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health … Continue reading

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UK paper: Americans’ constitutional liberties have been trashed for the war on drugs

It’s kind of sad that if you want to really see how Americans have lost their liberty, you are more likely to read about it in another country’s newspaper. A patriotic duty: repeal the Patriot Act by Jennifer Abel in … Continue reading

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