Tag: War on Drugs
Carcere Facile: Vere Cause, Vere Riforme
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale pubblicato il 4 agosto 2017 con il titolo Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Tra tutte le funzioni dello stato, il carcere, soprattutto in grandi numeri, è probabilmente una della più brutali, distruttive e disumane. Tra tutte le…
Segregazione di Ritorno
Di James C. Wilson. Originale pubblicato il 3 agosto 2017 con il titolo The New Jim Crow. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Recensione di: Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 2010. The New Press. Il libro di Michelle Alexander del 2010, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age…
Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform
Of all the State’s activities, incarceration – especially on a mass-scale – is probably one of the most brutal, disruptive, and inhumane. Of all the state’s activities, the census is probably one of the most… boring. But if we care about the former, we should care about the latter. As it stands, the census counts…
The New Jim Crow
Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. 2010. The New Press Michelle Alexander’s 2010 book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, argues mass imprisonment and related policies have created a racial caste system for black Americans, which parallels the Jim Crow laws of the late 19th to…
Who the Real Looters Are
If there’s one common theme that unites the economic Right — conservatives, right-libertarians and disciples of Ayn Rand — it’s that looting is bad and extremely prevalent. And they’re all pretty much agreed on who the looters are, besides. The framing has been pretty much the same going back at least to that (possibly Snopesbait)…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 131
Trita Parsi discusses the results of the nuclear deal with Iran. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses supporters of the recent coup attempt in Turkey and compares them to backers of the 1973 Chilean coup. Murtaza Hussain discusses not giving ISIS what it wants after the recent terror attack in Nice, France. Alex Emmons discusses why the…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 129
Maia Szalavitz discusses why all drugs should be decriminalized. Bruce Fein discusses lies about war. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the original foreign policy of the U.S. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses 9 points related to the 4th of July. Ben Terrall discusses the War on Drugs in Mexico and U.S. govt complicity. Richard M. Ebeling discusses…
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…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 118
Joseph R. Stromberg discusses war and just defense. Yves Engler discusses Canada’s version of Blackwater. Uri Avnery discusses soldier A. Carlos Latuff and Max Blumenthal discusses Bernie Sander’s recent comment on the last Israeli war in Gaza. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses why libertarians can win. Jack Hunter discusses why Black Lives Matter doesn’t like Bill…
Drugs Users Do Not Require State Supervision
Supervised injection sites (SIS) are not a new phenomenon. State-designated locations at which recreational intravenous drug users may legally shoot up, while under the supervision of medical professionals, have been prevalent throughout Europe for over two decades. The concept of SIS first garnered widespread public attention in the United States in 2003 when North America’s…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 97
Uri Avnery discusses Bibi. Uri Avnery discusses Israel’s aborted strike on Iran. Lucy Steigerwald discusses the inevitability of a war president. Simon Jenkins discusses the drumbeat for sending troops back to Iraq. Laurence M. Vance discusses Reagan Republicans. Laurence M. Vance discusses Christianity, libertarianism, and the War on Drugs. Butler Shaffer discusses why you shouldn’t…
Hate Crimes: Bernie Sanders’s Political Theater
Presidential contender and “progressive” hero Bernie Sanders has been rightfully criticized for his support of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. The act, also known as the “Biden Crime Bill,” dramatically increased police presence and funding, banned “assault weapons,” and created strict new sentencing guidelines. Somehow Sanders has managed to escape criticism for…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 94
Medea Benjamin discusses 10 steps to wean the U.S. off militarism. Ron Jacobs discusses the footprint of the U.S. military in Africa. Sam Husseini discusses U.S. government violence from Hiroshima to Iraq. Uri Avnery discusses the divide and conquer strategy of Netanyahu. George Selgin discusses how the Federal Reserve is joining the War on Drugs….
The Absurdity of Criminalizing Drug Use
Statists put forth some fairly ridiculous arguments regarding why the state must exist in the first place, from regulating simple business transactions to policing what we do in our personal lives. Out of all the regulations state-supporters say are “necessary,” the criminalization of drug use is the most detestable. People partake in many sordid vices,…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 79
David Sirota discusses the parade of phony GOP “libertarians”. Charles Burris on why Ayn Rand got Robin Hood wrong. Eric Margolis discusses a WW1 Churchill crime. Steven Horowitz discusses how capitalism contributed to feminism and gay marriage. Justin Raimondo discusses the Saudi state as our enemy. Doug Bandow discusses why America should say no to…
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Binoy Kampmark discusses the atrocities of the Shia militias. Anand Gopal discusses the creation of an Afghan Blackwater. Laurence M. Vance discusses limiting the government’s carbon footprint. David S. D’Amato discusses decentralism and libertarianism. Kevin Schwartz discusses hyping a proxy war in Yemen. Laurence M. Vance discusses the drug war litmus test. Glenn Greenwald discusses…
Rhode Island’s Pot Prohibitionists
With marijuana legalization efforts finding success in scattered parts of the United States, Rhode Island stands as a potential trailblazer. A new attempt at legalization put forth by its state legislature looms as a modest victory in 2015 for proponents of liberty and sane drug policy. Modest, because unfortunately the state would still maintain a…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist and Chess Review 64
Ron Jacobs discusses free speech in Manhattan. Dave Lindorff discusses the Philly cop chief and a newspaper. Carl Finamore discusses making black lives matter in 2015. Dr. Binoy Kampmark discusses China in the Balkans. Bruce Fein discusses abolishing the CIA. FEE features selections from Max Weber discussing the inherently violent character of the state. Jeffrey…
Surprise: The Drug War isn’t about Drugs on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Kevin Carson‘s “Surprise: The Drug War isn’t about Drugs” read by Dylan Delikta and edited by Nick Ford. Perhaps the biggest joke is that the War on Drugs is fought to reduce drug use. No doubt many people involved in the domestic enforcement side of the Drug War actually believe this, but the left…
Sorpresa: La Guerra alla Droga non Riguarda le Droghe
La mattina del sei novembre l’Fbi ha annunciato la chiusura del sito Silk Road 2.0 e l’arresto del suo presunto gestore, Blake Benthall. In questo modo, l’Fbi ha dimostrato una volta di più che la guerra alla droga non ha niente a che vedere con quello che sostengono i suoi propagandisti. Se la criminalizzazione della…
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