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Drug War and Drug Policy
Drug War and Drug Policy news and analysis from The Nation
December 11, 2017
Our Prison Population Is Getting Older and Older
Could programs like compassionate release provide refuge from a criminal-justice system run amok?
December 1, 2017
Prosecuting Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women Helps No One
Kasey Dischman was charged with a crime for overdosing and delivering her daughter prematurely. She’s still in jail.
November 14, 2017
Prosecutors Keep Their Jobs by Putting People in Jail. Can They Be Leaders in the Fight for Criminal-Justice Reform?
A new wave of “progressive” prosecutors has made big promises. But is it possible for them to bring change when they are so reliant on law enforcement to do their jobs?
November 13, 2017
America Is Losing Yet Another Drug War—in Afghanistan
Opium is the fundamental factor driving the Taliban’s success, but try telling that to Donald Trump.
November 10, 2017
Philadelphia Just Elected the Most Radical DA in the Country—Now What?
Larry Krasner has pledged to fight mass incarceration, and activists say they’ll be watching.
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October 20, 2017
Abolish the Drug Enforcement Administration
And use the savings to help the poor.
Alex S. Vitale
October 18, 2017
How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis
Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America.
October 16, 2017
Join Chicago Activists in Their Fight Against a $95 Million Police-Training Academy
They are demanding that the funds be spent on resources like schools, clinics, and housing.
October 3, 2017
Fighting the Opioid Epidemic by Targeting Big Pharma’s Bottom Line
The Teamsters are fighting the profit-driven medical industry that is tearing their communities apart.
September 29, 2017
From Free Lunch to Public Banks, These Cities Are Giving Us Hope
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance: Alameda to Elyria and beyond.