May Was A Bad Month For Drug War Deaths
By Phillip Smith At least seven people were killed by police doing drug law enforcement last month. Four were armed and two of them engaged in shoot-outs with police. Two were killed by police afte...
Obama’s Effort To Free Drug War Prisoners Hits Bureaucratic Roadblocks
By Phillip Smith With the sentence commutations announced last week, President Barack Obama has now cut more than 300 harsh drug war prison sentences, more than the previous six presidents combined...
Over 1,000 Leaders Worldwide Call For End To Drug War Ahead Of UN Special Session
On the eve of the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem, world leaders and activists have signed a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urgin...
Civil Rights, Health, Faith-Based, Justice Reform Groups Call On Obama To Push To End Global Drug War
More than 225 civil rights, health, faith-based and other organizations sent a letter to President Obama Thursday calling on him to use an upcoming United Nations high-level session on global drug ...
Greater St. Louis NORML Announces 17th Annual Drug War Victims Vigil This Friday
The local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Greater St. Louis NORML) announces a Drug War Victims Vigil to take place on Friday, the 12th of February 2016 at th...
The Most Outrageous Drug War Deaths Of 2015
By Phillip Smith An as yet unnamed man killed by police in Rawlins, Wyoming, on December 30, after they were called to a convenience store about a person believed to be selling drugs in the parking...
Obama Commutes Sentences Of Nearly A Hundred Federal Drug Prisoners
By Phillip Smith President Obama today commuted the federal prison sentences of 95 men and women, all but two of them drug offenders serving draconian sentences. He also issued pardons for two peop...
Black Lives Matter Makes A Powerful Connection With Racist Drug War
By Phillip Smith The Black Lives Matter movement sprung out of the unjust killings of young black men (Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown), either at the hands of self-styled vigilantes or ...
Pants On Fire Alert – Obama’s Drug Czar Lies To Congress About Drug War Budget
Michael Botticelli is the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly referred to as the ‘Drug Czar.’ The title for the position originated in the early 198...
Ending The Drug War, Healing Our Communities: Cops, Docs, And Clergy Speaking With One Voice
If you are in the area: When: Saturday, December 5at 9:00am – 12:30pm in EST Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 15 Hayes St, Providence, Rhode Island 02908 For over forty years the war on drugs has ...