War of Drugs

Before US Troops Protected Poppies In Afghanistan, There was No Opioid Epidemic in America

While the United States controls more than 90 percent of the world’s opium supply in Afghanistan, the rate of Americans who are addicted to heroin and who have died from drug overdoses has skyrocketed. Source: The Free Thought Project March 25, 2018 By Rachel Blevins The Afghanistan War is the …

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Pro-Cannabis Group Trolls Jeff Sessions By Putting His Face On Rolling Papers

Source: The Mind Unleashed March 7, 2018 John Vibes An anonymous group of cannabis activists flying under the banner “#JeffSesh” is selling rolling papers with the face of attorney general Jeff Sessions on the front of the pack smoking a joint. Sessions is infamous for his regressive and draconian stance …

War of Drugs

Trump’s Flawed Belief That The Death Penalty Can Win The Drug War

Source: Activist Post March 1, 2018 By Brian Saady This week, Axios released a story revealing that President Trump privately supports the theory that imposing the death penalty upon drug traffickers will help reduce the demand for illegal drugs. This belief is flawed in several ways, but it was apparently …

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FBI: Marijuana arrests outpace all violent crime

Source: The Influence February 23, 2018 Reminder: the war on drugs is still in full effect. It may be easy to forget with more and more states turning to legalized recreational and medical marijuana. It can get lost when we hear so many government officials responding to the opioid crisis …

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Trump’s Hypocritical Concern on Heroin Addiction, Sustained by US-led War on Afghanistan

Source: Global Research February 3, 2018 By Prof Michel Chossudovsky In his State of the Union Address, president Trump expresses concern regarding both the opioid crisis as well as the dramatic increase in heroin addiction in America, without analyzing the underlying causes.. In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug …

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Proof That 50 Years of Drug Policy is Based on Lies

Source: The Daily Bell January 28, 2018 By The Daily Bell Staff More terrifying than monsters, murderers, snakes, and rats: politicians. They create horror stories that go on for decades. And their tales are real. It is not just the likes of Hitler that destroy generations. Countless much more subtle …

CIA

The CIA and Drugs, Inc.: a Covert History

Source: counterpunch November 7, 2014 by Douglas Valentine Gary Webb was a good investigator. He linked a drug dealer in Los Angeles, through Contra suppliers, to CIA officers and Republican politicians. His editor let the story rip, and the “Dark Alliance” series made a mighty impact on Black Americans, who …

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Left and Right UNITE to Demand Trump Fire Sessions Over Tyrannical War on Pot

Source: The Free Thought Project January 5, 2018 by Matt Agorist This week, President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions turned back all the progress made in the war on drugs and began a federal attack on states’ rights by rescinding a policy that allowed states to make up their …

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Jeff Sessions To Ignore States’ Rights And Allow Prosecutors To Enforce Federal Marijuana Laws

Source: The Last American Vagabond January 4, 2017 by Ryan Cristián According to the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country. In the wonderfully faux democracy of the United States, where …

Prohibition

Meet the Special Interests Keeping Marijuana Criminalized

Americans overwhelmingly agree that marijuana should be legal, so why isn’t it? So glad you asked… Source: Foundation for Economic Education December 1, 2017 by  Laura Williams In this era of political polarization, when Americans seem to agree on absolutely nothing, let me reassure you. We overwhelmingly agree that cannabis should …