Media#Web Scan: Mother Jones, BigTenU.org, Essence, Reason, ColorLines, FPIF Report, FEAR Manual, Hutchinson-Johnson Debate 12/14/01

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Frank Bures writes about East African immigrants and the centuries-old khat ritual, banned in the US:
http://www.motherjones.com/magazine/ND01/khat.html

BigTenU.org, a web site and discussion forum based in Bloomington, Indiana, discusses the Higher Education Act drug provision and features an editorial by Dr. Clark Brittain calling for an end to prohibition itself: http://www.bigtenu.org

The December issue of Essence magazine interviews Dorothy Gaines, a former mandatory minimum prisoner who served six years of a 19-year federal prison sentence for a drug conspiracy involving her former boyfriend. Gaines was released in December following her sentence being commuted by President Clinton. Visit http://www.essence.com/magazine/this_issue/ti_1201.shtml for info or http://www.essence.com/highlights/take_stand/ts_090800.shtml for Essence's alert last year.

The January issue of Reason, a libertarian magazine, is primarily devoted to the Drug War, including "Sex, Drugs & Techno Music," interviews with Joseph McNamara, Michael Levine, James P. Gray, book reviews and an editorial. Pick up a copy, or visit http://www.reason.com for info, past issues or to subscribe.

The latest issue of ColorLines magazine examines "The Slippery Slope of Racial Profiling: From the War on Drugs to the War on Terrorism." Visit http://www.colorlines.com for further info.

Foreign Policy in Focus examines the impact of the war on thee heroin trade in Afghanistan:
http://www.fpif.org/faq/0112drugs.html

The organization Forfeiture Endangers American Rights (FEAR) has published a new Asset Forfeiture Defense Manual. Visit http://www.fear.org/online-store/scstore/ to place an order.

Visit http://www.soros.org:8080/ramgen/tlc/YaleLawDebate.rm to watch the November 15 Yale Law School debate between DEA chief administrator Asa Hutchinson and New Mexico governor Gary Johnson in Real Video.

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Issue #215, 12/14/01 Do You Read the Week Online? | Top British Cops Call for Legal Heroin for Addicts, Liberal Democrats Join Growing Ecstasy Rescheduling Chorus | Marijuana Arrests Fuel Increase in Teen Drug Treatment Numbers | DEA Dog and Pony Show on Narcoterror Rallies Drug Warriors, Initiates New Propaganda Campaign | Narco News Lawsuit Thrown Out: Precedent Extends Press Protections to the Internet | Bolivian Cocaleros Call for Pause in Blockades | Catholic Progressives Differ with Pope on Drug Prohibition | Utah Town Makes Marijuana Possession Ten Dollar Fine, Draws Heat, Will Retreat | DEA Okays First Medical Marijuana Trials in Nearly Two Decades | Book Review: "Narcocorridos: A Journey Into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas" | Media/Web Scan: Mother Jones, BigTenU.org, Essence, Reason, ColorLines, FPIF Report, FEAR Manual, Hutchinson-Johnson Debate | Bay Area: Job Opportunity at Harm Reduction Coalition | Alerts: Bolivia, HEA Drug Provision, Sembler Nomination, DEA Hemp Ban, Ecstasy Bill, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana | The Reformer's Calendar
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