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Global Journalist: Death Squads in the Phillipines

In recent days Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would withdraw his country from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court. That move came just over a month after the ICC’s top prosecutor announced that she had opened a preliminary...

The Poor People’s Campaign: Building Power Beyond the Fight for $15

There’s no question that the Fight for $15 has been transformative: In the last five years, more than 19 million US workers have won a total of $62 billion in raises. In Ontario, Canada, another 1.7 million workers just saw pay boosts of up to 21 percent....
The War on Drugs Breeds Crafty Traffickers

The War on Drugs Breeds Crafty Traffickers

By making drugs ever more valuable, increasingly punitive prohibition policies have only amplified the motivational feedback loop of the very people lawmakers are trying to stop.

Cuando los protocolos de la DEA fallan, las consecuencias son fatales

La Administración para el Control de Drogas (DEA) tardó al menos una década en abordar una serie de conflictos sobre el desempeño de una de sus unidades especiales, la cual ha estado vinculada a varios casos de muertes de civiles en diversos países, según un documento...

How Trump’s Death Penalty Policy Could Benefit Drug Dealers

In a speech to supporters in Pennsylvania on Saturday, Donald Trump once more brought up a policy idea he’s picked up from the leaders of the Philippines, China, and Singapore. Echoing a statement he made last week, Trump suggested that the solution to...

Here are the proposed laws that could protect legal pot in 2018

It could be a big year—or a tumultuous one—for the marijuana movement. Right on the heels of California’s historic legalization in early January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave federal prosecutors leeway to go after marijuana in states where it’s...
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