New articles in Human Rights: death with dignity

Don Winslow on El Chapo and the heroin crisis. The result of pot legalization? read

Joshua Frens-String and Alejandro Velasco on the political economy of the drug wars, summarizing current issue of NACLAReporton the Americas. ”….one area where the war on drugs has undeniably succeeded: perfecting an economy of death at the nexus between states, militaries, paramilitaries, and capital…..As with the early twentieth-century mafia, Aguayo contends that organized crime in the Caribbean Basin is the “bastard child of capitalism and liberal democracy.” read

New articles in Human Rights: death with dignity

John Ehrlichman int. by Dan Baum. ““You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying?….Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” read