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Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015: The Kingpin Strategy
The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how...
Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War : Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
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...
Brazil: Journalist Evany José Metzker Murdered While Investigating Drugs and Child Exploitation in Minas Gerais
The Candy Machine: How Cocaine Took Over the World
Feiling is interested in the hows and whys of the trade. Everything cocaine touches turns to lead. How it came to this is the question he explores in this extensively researched, passionately argued b...
Connexions Digest: Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
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Connexions Digest: Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook
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Drug use, the labour market and class conflict
Helmer, John; Vietorisz, Thomas
A social history and analysis of drug use and its relationship with class struggle.
Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year: Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn't Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs
The stubborn resistance against entertaining any other options beyond a fundamentalist adherence to prohibition for dealing with drug use in the United States is cloaked in an arrogant denial of the h...
Drug War Winners and Losers
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
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...
How Australian bank financed the heroin trade
Legalize It!: Why Decriminalization of Drugs Won't Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off of Mexico's Back
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 ...
Mexico at War: Against The Current vol. 137
La Botz, Dan
Mexico is at war. The drug war has become all the news this fall: Real war. Bloody war. With bombings, massacres and body counts.
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
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
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...
The Movement for Peace Marches On Against the Drug War: The Goal Is Clear: Peace With Justice and Dignity
The one-year anniversary of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a grassroots groundswell against the drug war, played out March 28 in a small plaza in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, just...
Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers
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...
Pentagon Fingered as a Source of Narco-Firepower in Mexico: The Big Clubs in Mexico's Drug War Aren't Slipping Through the Gun-Show Loophole
The deadliest of the weapons now in the hands of criminal groups in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. border appear to be getting into that nation through perfectly legal private-sector arms exports...
US Teaching "Counterinsurgency" Courses To Mexican Military in Drug War: State Department Report Details Special Forces "Mobile Training Teams" South of the Border
To fight the drug war in Mexico the US military conducted specialized trainings both inside and outside of the country with a focus on combating "narco-terrorism" and "counterinsurgency" conflicts.
The War Over Mangoes
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...
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Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
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The Candy Machine
How Cocaine Took Over the World
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...