Drug Policy

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The Drug Policy Project combines scholarship with activism to transform drug control policy both at home and abroad. The Project works with the grassroots, media, and policy makers to shift away from the drug “war” paradigm and its disastrous impacts on the environment toward holistic policies that address public health and safety.

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Tribute to John Ross; Part 1

IPS’ Drug Policy Project held a brown-bag discussion with the late John Ross on April 21, 2010. This is part 1 of Ross discussing how the militarization of the border has turned Mexico into an annex of "The Wire."

SOTU: Free the People

During the campaign Obama said his favorite TV show was The Wire. He "gets" injustice, but he missed his chance to demonstrate leadership tonight.

WikiLeaks: Caveat Lector

Keep these questions in mind when reading the cache of leaked State Department cables.

The Afghan Opium War

The worst thing the U.S. military could do in Afghanistan right now is forced eradication of poppies, because it would alienate peasant farmers and drive them into the arms of the Taliban. The farmers will turn to illicit crops to feed their families.
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