Coinciding with this year's Academy Awards,
in which the film "Traffic" has been nominated for five Oscars, the Lindesmith
Center-Drug Policy Foundation has launched an online campaign to raise
awareness of the movie's drug policy reform message.
"Millions of people who have seen the movie
Traffic are suddenly questioning the futility and destructiveness of our
nation's drug war," said Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of Lindesmith-DPF.
We wanted to give people something they could do when they got out of Traffic.
The movie got people stirred up and got them thinking -- we hope to inspire
them to get involved."
Visitors to StopTheWar.com can play an
online game in which they select strategies to try to "win" the war on
drugs. The site also features a daily drawing to win a free Traffic
DVD or video.
to check it out.
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Issue #173, 2/16/01
Incarceration Fever About to Break? Prison Populations Leveling Off in Some Big States | California's "Three Strikes" Law Continues to Snare Mainly Drug and Nonviolent Offenders | John Ashcroft's Drug War | Oklahoma Meth Mess | One Third of Indigenous Prisoners in Mexico Imprisoned on Drug Charges | New StopTheWar.com Site Uses Traffic Movie to Raise Awareness, Free Daily DVD or Video Give-Away for Participants | Book Review: The Politics of Medical Marijuana | Errata: Ecstasy Conference, Calendar | The Reformer's Calendar | Editorial: A Postcard from Mexico
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