Posts Tagged ‘War on Drugs’

The RAND Corporation estimates the legalization of marijuana would lower the untaxed price to $38/oz.

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AntiWar.com has posted a rebuttal to its editorial director Justin Raimondo’s column from yesterday calling for harsher enforcement on illegal immigration that Sayyid and I immediately jumped on. We applaud it and maintain our respect for the group affiliated with the site that never ceased. While standing by the moral indignation Mr. Raimondo’s column aroused in us, he is still one of the commentators on geopolitics we trust and admire most. Read the column by Anthony Gregory and Eric Garris, Mr. Raimondo’s co-founder at AntiWar.com’s, response here.

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Little Alex and Sayyid’s joint response to an editor of AntiWar.com’s stance against open borders.

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Radley Balko, senior editor of Reason magazine, on Bill Clinton distracting people from ‘the day we remember and lament the Clinton’s administration’s monumental fuck-up, and possibly reflect on massive power of government to simply eliminate people it deems weird or fringe or threatening to take to the pages of the New York Times to celebrate government, and to denounce and marginalize the people who dare to criticize it’. (h/t: Jeremy Weiland)

[pictured: children murdered by the U.S. government during the Waco Massacre]

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Legal scholar on the ‘criminal justice system’ in the U.S. Michelle Alexander gave this extremely sad and illuminating interview to Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez at Democracy Now! highlighting the extensive racism in the framing and execution of law enforcement. She’s written the book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and is touring the lecture circuit on the topic. What you’re about to see is shocking and heartbreaking to those with the most cynical outlook toward the State, let alone the almost helplessly naïve. As men of color, we felt this deeply and that it’s imperative that consciousness is heavily raised to the snowball effects of tyrannical laws and the way slavery has been overtly executed under our noses.

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via Kyle Munzenrieder at the Miami New Times blog:

A proposed ordinance will come before the Miami Commission next month that would make it illegal for unauthorized people and groups to feed the homeless in Park West. Commission Chair Marc Sarnoff and other city officials spoke with Miami Today like the homeless in Miami are as disposable and worthless as excess pigeons.

(h/t: Marc Parent)

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Kevin Carson at the Center for a Stateless Society on the perpetual tyranny necessary for a ‘war on drugs’.

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