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Check out the Drug Policy Alliance's animated graphic created for April Fool's Day, about the Bush administration changing its mind about drugs:
http://www.drugpolicy.org/changeofheart/

The November Coalition has launched a new petition; sign it at http://www.november.org/razorwire/2002-01spring/petitionforrelief.html online.

The Ecosolidarity Working Group has announced a report, "Andes on Fire: The War for Latin America," examining the destructive environmental impact of the Andean drug war on the region's highly diverse ecosystem. Access it online at:
http://www.bluegreenearth.com or http://www.bluegreenearth.com/article/feature5.html

Arianna Huffington blasts the Supreme Court's drug-public housing decision -- read her column online at:
http://www.ariannaonline.com/columns/files/040102.html

Salon.com and DrugWar.com have both run revealing articles about the drug war's chilling impact on pain control:
http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2002/04/04/no_relief and http://www.drugwar.com/cn1.shtm

The Boston Phoenix has run an interesting story on the DEA vs. hemp foods controversy:
http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/top/features/documents/02219273.htm

Peter Lewis, chairman of Progressive and one of the top funders in drug policy reform, was interviewed on the Charlie Rose show this week. Discussion of drug reform begins about 18 minutes into this 25-minute interview:
http://media5.bloomberg.com:443/cgi-bin/getavfile.cgi?A=19626210

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