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Police Corruption in the Egyption war on drugs

Egypt is facing growing calls for an independent probe into the police killing of a young man who was reportedly preparing to expose police corruption.

Charles Bowden on Mexico's Dirty War Against Drugs has an excellent Charles Bowden discussing human rights violations in the drug war in Mexico.

Clinton Library releases Kagan papers

The Clinton Library has released a huge volume of writings by Elena Kagan, which are available here for free download.

Manufacturing consent and the drug war

I have analysed a recent debate between Aaron Smith and Calvina Fay for media bias.

California releasing prisoners

Chomsky on effective advocacy

The following is an excellent interview with Prof. Noam Chomsky.

Chomsky, obama, cigarettes

I think the best living political commentator is prof. Noam Chomsky. The following is an interview with Prof.

Exit Strategies for the War on Drugs, Part I: Framing the Discussion

(Glen Stark has provided the first installment in a multi-part discussion about the challenges we'll have when crafting a post-prohibition s

Advocacy Anti-patterns

Software developers study anti-patterns. The practice can be applied to advocating social change, i.e. fighting the drug war.

Ecstacy and the war on empathy.

I recently read an article on the Sotomeyer Hearings, which discussed how "Republicans Question Need for Empathy".

Cannabis and Diabetes

In the interests of a family member who suffers from chronic pain and diabetes, I did some research regarding whether cannabis has any harmful effects for diabetics. Here's what I've found.

Wall Street Journal reports on Kerlikowske's call to end the "War on Drugs"

As Noam Chomsky has said, reading the WSJ provides enlightening insight into the thought processes of Americas power elite.

An open letter to the new "Drug Czar"from Norm Stamper

Norm Stamper from LEAP has written an open letter to Gil Kerlikowske.

"The Drug War is Lost" interview with Milton Friedman

As we go forward with our war on the drug war, I think it's important that we keep it clear that this is an issue that everyone can agree on, regardless of where they lie on the political spectrum.

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