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TomPaine.com this week features a line-up of drug war articles and editorials, even going so far as to run an advertisement in the Wednesday New York Times to draw attention to both their site and the issue. Feature authors include TLC-DPF's Ethan Nadelmann, columnist Arianna Huffington, William Cope Moyers of the Johnson Institute Foundation, DRCNet Executive Director David Borden and TomPaine's own Shannon Hall. TomPaine proffered a Drug Warrior's Pledge: "I Pledge Allegiance to the Drug War of the United States of America, And to the Hypocrisy for Which It Stands, One Notion, Under Czar, Indefensible, With Incarceration and Injustice for All." Visit http://www.tompaine.com or http://www.tompaine.com/related/index.php3/185 to check it out.

CNN's "cover story" Tuesday night was a report on the Higher Education Act Drug Provision. The report featured interviews with Marisa Garcia and Kris Sperry, both students affected by the anti-drug law, as well as SSDP National Director Shawn Heller. It was filmed at the HEA Drug Provision conference organized last May 4th by the Hampshire College SSDP chapter.

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer's HEA article, Monday's front page, available online at:
http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2001/05/21/front_page/JDRUGS21.htm

New Republic Senior Editor Andrew Sullivan opines on marinol vs. marijuana based on personal experience.
http://www.tnr.com/masthead/sullivan.html

Joel Miller at the online World Net Daily exposes "Lies, damned lies and drug statistics" and "Bill Bennett's fuzzy math." If you thought the 80's drug war was a success, look again:
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22919
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=22919

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Issue #187, 5/25/01 Editorial: Reform Isn't Good Enough This Time | Higher Education Organizations Ask Incoming DEA Chief Hutchinson to Review, Reject Higher Education Act Anti-Drug Provision | Bill Introduced by Congresswoman Maxine Waters Would Eliminate Mandatory Minimums in Federal Drug Sentencing, Vaporize Crack-Cocaine Disparity | Missouri Governor Signs Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill, Legislature Urges Heightened Ecstasy Penalties | Oxycontin the New Drug Plague? Don't Believe the Hype | Study Finds Drug Education Programs Ineffective, Plagued By Politics, Author Suggests Involving Educators | Syringe Exchange Programs Grow in Scope, Effectiveness, Centers for Disease Control Find | UN Drug Agency Casts Evil Eye on Australian Safe Injection Room Again | British Columbia Marijuana Party Polls 3.50% in Provincial Elections, May Morph Into Multi-Issue "Freedom Party" | Drug Policies for the New Millenium: TLC-DPF Conference to Convene in Albuquerque Next Week | Action Alerts: Drug Czar Nomination, HEA Drug Provision, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana | Do You Read the Week Online? | Media Scan: TomPaine.com, New Republic, World Net Daily | The Reformer's Calendar | Job Opportunity: NYC Harm Reduction
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