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Ethan Nadelmann is founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
America's Failed Drug War Is Crazy
Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Our desire to alter our consciousness may be as fundamental and natural as our desires for food, companionship and sex.
When Will Obama Adress the Issue of Mass Incarceration in America?
Posted on: Feb 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Will he wait until it's too late?
Why a New York Times Ad Says Prohibition Is Finally Coming To An End
Posted on: Dec 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet
In Thursday’s New York Times, the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading drug policy reform organization, is running a full-page ad to thank voters in Colorado and Washington and emphasize the growing support for drug policy reform.
5 Reasons the Feds Should Not Crack Down on Legal Pot
Posted on: Nov 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet
There are good reasons why the Obama administration should, and may, allow state governments to proceed as voters have demanded.
We Can't End AIDS Until We End the Drug War
Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: Huffington Post
The end of AIDS is not just possible -- but predictably achievable -- if we end the war on drugs.
Drinking Your Own Urine to Survive? Just One of the Millions of Drug War Atrocities
Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet
What happened to Daniel Chong is an inevitable consequence of a war on drugs that arrests and detains millions of people for petty drug law violations.
The Prohibition of Ideas: Latin America's Rapidly Increasing, Historic Calls for Legalization Meet Staunch U.S. Resistance
Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Amid a dramatic turn of events in the drug policy debate, the challenge will be to sustain this momentum, even as the U.S. government works desperately to suppress it.
Who We Are and Why We Fight: "People Who Do Drugs, and People Who Don't, Will End the War on Drugs"
Posted on: Dec 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet
The foremost U.S. authority on the harm of the drug war paints a clear and brilliant picture of the path to a better future.
Reefer Madness: The Feds Seem Intent on Destroying Medical Pot
Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet
This year, federal authorities have done almost everything in their power to undermine state regulation of medical marijuana. It is time Obama implement his original policy.
The Disastrous War on Drugs Turns 40: 5 Ways to Stop the Madness
Posted on: Feb 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Four decadesafter President Nixon declared his war on drugs, let's take a look at the devastation and figure out how to end this thing.
The Prospects for Drug Reform in This Country Have Never Been So Good
Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: The Nation
The persistent failure of drug war policies and generational change are turning reformist ideas once considered taboo into mainstream thinking.
Marijuana Legalization: Not If, But When
Posted on: Nov 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet
California's Proposition 19 didn't win a majority of votes, but it already represents an extraordinary victory for the broader movement to legalize marijuana.
In the Face of the Drug War's Total Failure, Can California's Legalization Battle Kick-Start a Movement for Change?
Posted on: Sep 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Drug prohibition is remarkably ineffective, costly and counter-productive -- it has cost people their lives, and put millions behind bars. Is the tide turning?
Obama Takes a Crack at Drug Reform
Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: The Nation
A new law narrows the gap in cocaine sentencing and signals a shift in priorities.
Sting, Soros, Montel and More: We Are the Drug Policy Alliance
Posted on: May 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet
It's time now for DPA to launch a new organizational identity that fully expresses each of our roles as agents of change.
Why Ending Marijuana Prohibition is a Racial Justice Issue
Posted on: May 12, 2010, Source: Change.org
The struggle to end America's disastrous war on drugs is a struggle for common sense, human rights and of course for racial justice.
The Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibition
Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: Change.org
It's only a matter of time before marijuana is taxed, controlled, and regulated in the United States.
Walter Cronkite Knew a Failed War When He Saw One: Vietnam and the War on Drugs
Posted on: Jul 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Later in life, Cronkite became an outspoken crusader to end our nation's disastrous policies on illicit drugs.
Hey Progressives: Why Don't you Care About the "Drug War" Like You Care About Other Issues?
Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet
If the 500,000 nonviolent drug offenders in jail had white faces, would society allow it?
Help Mexico by Legalizing Marijuana
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet
If ever there were a time for politicians to open up this debate, it is now.
Opportunities for Drug Reform in the Obama Era
Posted on: Nov 7, 2008, Source: Drug Policy Alliance
We have an opportunity to re-shape drug policy for a generation.
America's Gulag Just Keeps Growing
Posted on: Apr 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. dwarfs the rest of the world when it comes to locking up its citizens, due in large part to madness of our incarceration policies.
It's Time to Legalize Drugs
Posted on: Dec 19, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy
Rhetoric should not be driving drug policy. Legalization would strip addiction down to what it really is: a health issue.
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