Post Tagged with: "Policy"

Stop the Reefer Madness

Since its inception, the War on Drugs has cost millions of dollars and thousands of lives through violence and trafficking. The civilians caught in the crossfire say it’s time for change.

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Blood in the Mobile

The Congo is flush with gold, rubber, coltan, and other raw materials that form the luxuries of the Western world. Yet all these riches have bought its people is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the 21st century.

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Think Outside the Bars

There are more African American men in prison or on probation or parole today than in slavery in 1850. Why real justice means fewer prisons.

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Dirty Wars

In the midst of Mexico’s criminal chaos and a harsh U.S. crackdown on migration, the failed War on Drugs is triggering violent new offensives, whose victims are—once again—the poor.

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Pax Romani

After last year’s expulsions from France, hints of rising nationalism, and centuries of exclusion, slavery, genocide, and forced migration—when will Europe’s Roma find peace?

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Trade Off: The Peru FTA Unraveled

In 2007, a determined Democratic caucus refused to consider any more free trade agreements without stronger protections for labor, human rights, and the environment. In May, the caucus and its supporters cut a deal for a new and improved FTA with Peru.

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Georgia Strikes

This week saw the biggest prison strike in U.S. history take on the continued enforcement of an all too familiar American problem: Slavery. So how come no one’s talking about it?

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‘Old Times There Are Not Forgotten’

Urban prison farming and the difference between reform and revolution.

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Don’t Be a Clemency “Girly-Man” Governor: Free Sara Kruzan

Why the extraordinary case of a California prisoner and the national call for Governor Schwarzenegger to free her could change how we think about women in prostitution.

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Victory for Florida’s Farm Workers

After a long fight and a clever campaign, a new agreement to pay an extra penny per pound of tomatoes will increase the quality of life for Florida’s farm workers.

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