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US Counter-Narcotics Policy in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico

November 8, 2010 @ 10:00 pm - November 9, 2010 @ 12:00 am

US Counter-Narcotics Policy in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico

US troops in poppy fieldAccording to a 2006 report of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime/Ministry of Counternarcotics, “Opium production in Afghanistan has skyrocketed since the U.S. military teamed with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance in toppling the Taliban in 2001, with Afghanistan now supplying 92 percent of the world’s illicit opium.” Yet tax payer dollars continue to be poored into what the U.S. government is calling counter-narcotics operations in Afghanistan and other countries, with devastating impacts on the environmental and on people.

As such the Maryland University chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) has invited IPS’ Director of the Drug Policy Project, Sanho Tree to speak about US counter-narcotics policy, particularly in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society.

For more information about this event email Brandon at brandonalevey@gmail.com

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November 8, 2010 @ 10:00 pm
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November 9, 2010 @ 12:00 am
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University of Maryland, College Park
Stamp Student Union, Benjamin Banneker B
College Park, MD United States
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