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Sisa And Krokodil: Horror And Despair In The Midst Of Austerity

Have you heard of Sisa?  It’s a drug fast gaining popularity in Greece that makes crystal meth look like a healthy lifestyle alternative. A new and very cheap drug is killing Greek youth who no longer can see a future for themselves. Sisa is a form of crystal meth being mixed with filler ingredients such … Continue reading Sisa And Krokodil: Horror And Despair In The Midst Of Austerity

Queensland’s Insane Drug Legislation Leaves Spectators Wondering What They Were On

This is one of those stories that is true, but not true.  Some crazy drug legislation was passed in Queensland with zero foresight or critical thinking involved in just how broadly it would effect, well, pretty much the whole economy of Queensland. Last week the QLD government passed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2012.  As a … Continue reading Queensland’s Insane Drug Legislation Leaves Spectators Wondering What They Were On

Gavin Newsom: ‘The War On Drugs Is An Abject Failure’

Gary Newsom, the Lieutenant Governor of California, came out with some fighting words against the war on drugs. Gary Newsom quotes from a huffingtonpost article on March 11, 2013 “It’s disappointing,” the former San Francisco mayor said to host Josh Zepps of the Obama administration’s renewed crackdown on California’s medical cannabis operations. “The fact that we’re having raids, … Continue reading Gavin Newsom: ‘The War On Drugs Is An Abject Failure’

What Happened To America, Land Of The Free? The Prison Industrial Complex

Private prisons are big business now.  Can we trust private companies in this vital role of society?  No.  No we can’t.  Of course we can’t, not when you consider they profit from having more prisoners.  Any pretense of a ‘correctional facility’ would be thrown out the window.  Where’s the profit in that?  Much better for … Continue reading What Happened To America, Land Of The Free? The Prison Industrial Complex

The War On Drugs: Tragic, Corrupt, And Time For It To Be Over

We’re not losing the War on Drugs, we’re perpetrating it against our own people and those of other countries, in South America and around the globe.  It’s not just a dismal failure, it’s a cash cow for big pharmaceutical companies, gun manufacturers, tobacco and alcohol sales, and the prison industrial complex. We privatize prisons that make more money … Continue reading The War On Drugs: Tragic, Corrupt, And Time For It To Be Over