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Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War : Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Conroy, Bill
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)
Love, Maryann Cusimano
Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of g...
Beyond the War on Drugs: Overcoming a Failed Public Policy
Wisotsky, Steven
Beyond the War on Drugs argues persuasively for a fundamental reassessment of drug control policy. The thrust of the book is simply that the 'war on drugs' cannot be won by trying to dry up the source...
The CIA and the Art of the "Un-Cover-Up"
cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Down the decades the CIA has approached perfection in the art of the "un-cover-up". The "uncover-up" is a process whereby, with all due delay, the agency first denies with passion then concedes in pro...
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Columbia's Paramilitary Politics: Against The Current vol. 135
Gill, Lesley
In a surprise move in the early morning of May 13th, Colombian President Álvaro Uríbe announced the extradition of fourteen top paramilitary leaders to the United States, where they are charged with c...
Drug War Winners and Losers: Drug War Capitalism (Book Review)
Young, Kevin (Reviewer); Paley, Dawn (Author)
State officials are portrayed as wholly separate from criminal groups. To the contrary, Paley shows that the worlds of state officials, large business interests and drug lords are in fact thoroughly i...
Gary Webb "It Was Outrageous But It Was True"
The School of Authentic Journalism
Part one in a series featuring Gary Webb in his own words. The interview was conducted and filmed by the Guerrilla News Network, scholars, and professors at the 2003 School of Authentic Journalism.
Gary Webb: Vindicated
Conroy, Bill
Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World.
Hollywood's Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn't Kill
Giordano, Al
Gary's email arrived quite by surprise. I knew about his Dark Alliance series, five years prior, documenting the CIA's trafficking of cocaine to fund paramilitary squads in Central America. I also kne...
Legalize It!: Why Decriminalization of Drugs Won't Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off of Mexico's Back
Ross, John
Decriminalization is turning into a bonanza for Mexico City cops who have taken to carrying scales to weigh confiscated drugs and shaking down those "criminals" who exceed the decreed limits. Shaking ...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 16: Marx and Engels 1858 - 1860
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Mainly events in Europe.
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
Vulliamy, Ed
Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family hav...
Millions Missing From DEA Money-Laundering Operation
Conroy, Bill
At least $20 million went missing from money seizures by law enforcers, critical evidence was destroyed by a federal agency, a key informant was outed by a US prosecutor — contributing to her being ki...
Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers
Hernandez, Anabel
Hernández explains how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. She reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's govern...
Narcs Versus Big Pharma: Behind the Meth Curtain
Mokhiber, Russell
Communities in the heartland of America are fighting an epidemic of methamphetamine labs. The driving force behind the scourge? Big Pharma.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014: Refugees
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities ...
Public Housing Redesign
Diemer, Ulli
The solution to the specific problems of illegal drug dealing and prostitution is decriminalization.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Rochdale: The Runaway Collage
Sharpe, David
Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's...
Shadow boxing in the drug ring
de Brie, Christian
The "war on drugs" and its simplistic nature.
Smoke and Mirrors: The Canadian Tobacco War
Cunningham, Rob
Describes Canada's stance and battle against tobacco. Cunningham explains the health movement and tactics to regulate the tobacco industry.
Surprise: U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going Well
Devereaux, Ryan
A new report has found the war on drugs in Afghanistan remains colossally expensive, largely ineffective and likely to get worse. This is particularly true in the case of opium production, says the U....
Wall Street's Role in Narco-Trafficking: "Business is Booming"
Whitney, Mike
Every major bank in the US has served as an active financial partner of the murderous drug cartels.
The War Over Mangoes
Rector, Meredith
Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican d...
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
World evil with its roots in the North
de Brie, Christian
Good drugs and bad drugs: the evolution of drugs and government, and implications for those suffering as a result of unfair trade policy.

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The Candy Machine
How Cocaine Took Over the World
Feiling, Tom
Cocaine is big business, and getting bigger. Governments spend millions on an unwinnable war against it, yet it's now the drug of choice in the West. How did the cocaine economy get so huge? Who keeps...
Deforestation of Central America Rises as Mexico's War on Drugs Moves South
Saliba, Frédéric
Swaths of Central American rainforest are affected by 'narco-deforestation', caused by landing strips and roads built by and for drug traffickers.
Fabricated attacks by Colombian journalists mask real dangers
Otis, John
In a profession climate of threats, criminals and corrupt politicians, two journalists attempted to capitalize on the situation by sending fake death threats to their fellow reporters.
Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills
Pilkington, Ed
An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pi...