Drug Policy Project
The Drug Policy Project combines scholarship with activism to transform drug control policy both at home and abroad. The Project works with grassroots entities, media, and policy makers to shift away from the drug “war” paradigm and its disastrous impacts on the environment, toward holistic policies that address public health, safety and economic alternatives to the prohibition drug economy.
The intersection of race and poverty in the drug war is at the heart of the project’s work. The project has focused recently on the attendant “collateral damage” caused by the United States exporting its drug war to Colombia and Afghanistan, peace efforts in Colombia, drug war-related politics in the Philippines, and border politics between the U.S. and Mexico. Establishing humane and sustainable alternatives to the “drug war” paradigm fits into the IPS mandate as a major contemporary social justice issue on a global scale.
‘I Don’t Mind the Work’: An IPS Tribute to Harry Belafonte
Danny Glover Supports Landmark Reparations Fund in Chicago Suburb
World Drug Day and the Movement to Legalize Marijuana
Has the U.S. 'War on Drugs' Failed?
The Heat: Canada’s decision to legalize marijuana
Donald Trump is Flirting With Fascism
The War on Drugs Breeds Crafty Traffickers
VIDEO: Trump's Wall Would Make the Opioid Crisis Worse
VIDEO: Trump Is All in on the Philippine Drug War
One Year Into Duterte's Bloody Regime
How Drugs Will Get Under, Over, and Around Trump's Wall
How the War on Drugs Has Made Drug Traffickers More Ruthless and Efficient
A Border Wall Basically Sets an XPRIZE for Criminals to Penetrate Our Border
Trump's Border Wall Won't Solve Our Heroin Crisis
Duterte's Extrajudicial Killings Will Only Make the Philippines' Drug Problem Worse
The False Dichotomy Between Food and Drugs
Free Trade Agreements Have Exacerbated a Humanitarian Crisis in Central America
The Global Consensus on Drugs is "Shattered"
How the U.S.-Led War on Drugs Ravaged Central America
What's Being Done to End the War on Drugs? Live Chat Recap.
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