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war on drugs



  • Fifty Years Since the War on Drugs

    "This summer marks 50 years since the war on drugs began under President Richard Nixon. But the opioid overdose epidemic continues to ravage the country, and incarceration—especially of Black people—has skyrocketed over the past 5 decades." 



  • The U.S. War On Drugs Helped Unleash The Violence In Colombia Today

    by Kyle Longley

    Counternarcotics operations have been a pretext for funding a buildup of the Colombian security forces, allowing a US-friendly rightist government to avoid dealing with the economic and social causes of unrest. 


  • How Our War on Drugs Undermines Mexico

    by Aileen Teague

    The continued dominance of multi-billion dollar Mexican drug cartels cannot be seen as separate from the aggressive drug policies emanating from the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Obama's Lost War on Drugs

    by Jeremy Kuzmarov

    Rather than relying on our hopeless forty-fourth president and an even more hopeless Republican-controlled Congress, citizen groups need to mobilize together to oppose the waste of their hard earned taxpayer dollars in the War on Drugs.