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Addicted to Failure: US Drug War Policy in the Americas
April 16, 2011 @ 3:00 pm - April 23, 2011 @ 6:21 pm
Since the 1960s, the US has squandered about trillion dollars on a failed drug war. Internationally, much of our “war” has taken place in Latin America where eradication planes have defoliated millions of acres in Colombia, US-trained police have filled prisons, and prohibition has fueled murderous gang wars. To foster a greater understanding of this issue Witness for Peace is hosting a speaking tour of Sanho Tree, IPS fellow and Director of the Institute’s Drug Policy project through Eugene, Portland, Corvallis, Seattle, and Olympia.
On this tour, Sanho will explore the impacts of U.S. tax payer dollars at work in a system that has failed to accomplish it’s main objectives: curtail the production of illicit drugs and prevent them from reaching our streets. He will also address why, despite negative impacts and unsuccessful results, we continue to support policies that violate human rights and destroy the environment.