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Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015
The Kingpin Strategy
The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how...
Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
Convicts, Collateral Damage, and the "War on Drugs"
The Real Crime is the War Itself
Two recent court cases in southern California provide insight into the identity of those smuggle drugs across the international boundary between the two countries. But more importantly what they do is...
Drug War Winners and Losers
Against the Current
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
15 Benefits of the War on Drugs
Training Your Kid to be a Snitch (Against You)
Mocking the government's 'War on Drugs'.
How Drug Courier Profiles Begot Terrorism Watch Lists
The Drug War and the Fourth Amendment
More than a million names are now included on the catch-all terrorist watch list maintained by U.S. government agencies.
The Importance of Journalism and Communications to Social Movements
Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the School of Authentic Journalism.
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family hav...
Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills
An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pi...
Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense
The cost of bribing US border and airport security personnel is chump change in the narco-trafficking business.
The Will of the People Doesn’t Mean Jack Shit to the Drug Warriors
Gangsters With Federal Pensions
The DEA vs. voter-approved marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado.
The Candy Machine
How Cocaine Took Over the World
Cocaine is big business, and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on an unwinnable war against it, yet it's now the drug of choice in the West. How did the cocaine economy get so huge? Who keeps...
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