Tag: drug war
Drugs, Harm Reduction, and Restorative Justice
In Brantford, Ontario, the police recently escalated their drug sweeps, ostensibly in response to a record number of overdoses in the community from drugs laced with fentanyl. Mayor Kevin Davis, who is on record as supporting a proposal for a supervised injection site, showed his cognitive disconnect by also speaking glowingly of the raids. But…
Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work
Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri have all come under fire recently for their passing of various –extremely restrictive and possibly unconstitutional– anti-abortion laws. The goal of such laws –it is claimed– is to curb abortion rates, preferably to zero. The problem is, however, that prohibition has never worked to achieve such goals….
Mutual Exchange Radio: Lyn Ulbricht on Due Process
You can now subscribe to Mutual Exchange Radio on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.     Today’s guest is Lyn Ulbricht. For those unfamiliar with the Silk Road case, Lyn is Ross Ulbricht’s mother and she became a crusader for due process after his 2013 arrest for developing the dark net trading site. In this episode, we consider…
Alternative dal Basso alla Guerra alla Droga
Guida anarchica alla riduzione del danno Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato il 26 agosto 2018 con il titolo Community Alternatives to the Drug War: An Anarchist Guide to Harm Reduction. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Scritto in collaborazione con Syd Eastman. Riposa in forze, Syd. La guerra alla droga è un fallimento e pare che…
Community Alternatives to the Drug War: An Anarchist Guide to Harm Reduction
This piece was co-authored with the late Syd Eastman. Rest in power Syd.  The War on Drugs is a failure. This seems more and more to be the modern consensus among the population as incarceration rates skyrocket only to line the pockets of a few greedy corporations feeding off of cheap prison slave labor. The…
L’ascesa dello Sbirro di Guerra
Recensione di “Rise of the Warrior Cop” Di Kelly Wright. Originale pubblicato l’otto agosto 2018 con il titolo Review: “Rise of the Warrior Cop”. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Questo libro arriva giusto a proposito dopo la mia ultima recensione per C4SS del libro Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism, di Christopher Coyne…
Review: “Rise of the Warrior Cop”
Radley Balko (2013). “Rise of the Warrior Cop.” New York: PublicAffairs This book was a timely read after the last book I reviewed for C4SS, Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism by Christopher Coyne and Abigail Hall. Tyranny Comes Home gives a “macro” overview of the broader policy implications of U.S. military adventurism, while…
Frontiere Chiuse e Economia in Nero
Di Emmi Bevensee. Originale pubblicato il 15 maggio 2018 con il titolo Closed Borders and Black Market Economics. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Nel 2012, il sedicenne José Antonio Elena Rodríguez fu ucciso a Nogales, in Messico, da un agente di confine che stava dall’altra parte del muro, in territorio statunitense. L’agente sparò stando una quindicina…
Closed Borders and Black Market Economics
In 2012, sixteen-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodríguez was murdered in Nogales, Mexico by a Border Patrol agent across the wall, on the U.S. side. The agent shot from behind the rusted iron slats, the existing border wall in Sonora, about 50 feet above the boy. The murderer claimed that the boy was “throwing rocks in…
Ai Tossicodipendenti non Serve il Controllo Statale
Di T. J. Scholl. Originale pubblicato il 26 febbraio 2016 con il titolo Drug Users Do Not Require State Supervision. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. I centri per il consumo controllato non sono un fenomeno nuovo. Sono luoghi designati dallo stato, diffusi in Europa da oltre vent’anni, in cui i tossicodipendenti possono iniettarsi sostanze stupefacenti legalmente…
Quante Altre Vittime della Guerra alla Droga?
Di Gary Chartier. Originale pubblicato il 21 luglio 2017 con il titolo How Many More Victims Does the Drug War Need to Claim? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Alla notizia secondo cui Carmen Puliafito, oftalmologo rispettatissimo e suo predecessore, consumava regolarmente droghe pesanti, il rettore della facoltà di medicina dell’Università della California del Sud Rohit Varma…
How Many More Victims Does the Drug War Need to Claim?
University of Southern California medical school dean Rohit Varma reacted to revelations that his predecessor, Carmen Puliafito, a widely respected ophthalmologist, had regularly consumed hard drugs, by describing Puliafito’s alleged conduct as “horrible” and “despicable.” Puliafito is on leave from his position as a USC faculty member and isn’t being allowed to see patients. It…
Jeff Sessions’ War on Personal Freedom
At a recent press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “If you want to collect a drug debt you can’t file a lawsuit in court.” This was an attempt to justify his May 12th memo instructing federal prosecutors to pursue the strongest possible sentences for drug offenders, including non-violent ones.
Un Altro Dread Pirate Roberts?
[Di Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 14 gennaio 2017 con il titolo Is It Time for the Next Dread Pirate Roberts? Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] Il venti settembre 2010, craigslist.com è stato costretto a chiudere la sezione “adulti” dal suo portale perché molti annunci erano usati per pubblicizzare…
Is It Time for the Next Dread Pirate Roberts?
In September 2010, craigslist.com was forced to take down the “adult” categories from its listings due to the fact that many of them were being used to advertise for sex work. After the categories were removed many sex workers took to posting in other semi-relevant sections using code words. This underground system of coded language…
Perché la Guerra alla Droga di Duterte Può Attecchire Qui e Come Evitarlo
[Di Ryan Calhoun. Originale pubblicato su Center for a Stateless Society il 27 dicembre 2016 con il titolo Why Duterte’s Drug War Can Happen Here and How To Stop It. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna.] La guerra alla droga di Rodrigo Duterte, nelle Filippine, è unica per le sue uccisioni extragiudiziali di venditori e consumatori di…
Why Duterte’s Drug War Can Happen Here and How To Stop It
Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war in the Phillipines is unique in its policy of extrajudicial murder of all drug dealers and users. It’s as much a cleansing of one’s population as any genocide. Still, I think Americans should understand that the logic underlying Duterte’s drug war isn’t dissimilar to ours. Once you’ve declared a “war” on…
The Cartelization of Mexico
An article published in January by the New York Times, “Why Cartels Are Killing Mexico’s Mayors,” gives some harrowing insight on the obviously violent and corrupt nature of governance in Mexico. The beginning of the article details a newly-elected mayor brutally murdered right in front of her family, a sign that her anti-corruption rhetoric didn’t…
On the Drug War, and Other “Mistakes”
In a new article at Harper’s (“Legalize It All,” April 2016), Dan Baum recalls a 1994 confession by former Nixon domestic policy adviser John Ehrlichmann, about Nixon’s motives in first launching the War on Drugs. Baum, interviewing Ehrlichman for a book on drug prohibition, asked a “series of earnest, wonky questions, that he impatiently waved…
In the Brazilian Protests
Last Sunday (March the 13th) I attended the protests against president Dilma Rousseff in Rio — and all was not well. My friends and I were violently antagonized by a subset of the protesters and the police had to intervene for our safety.  This is my side of the story, accompanied by my thoughts on what…
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