Category Archives: The Drug War

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

 

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By Christopher Glazek, October 16, 2017, Esquire.com

 

Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency.

You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted.

But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family? Continue reading The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

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Shorter Life Expectancy In U.S. Attributed To Painkiller Epidemic

By Amelia Kinney, True Activist

Deaths due to opioid overdose have risen most among people ages 25-44.

Last year in the US, deaths from drug overdose surpassed deaths from car accidents. Now, research shows that the opioid epidemic (heroin, Fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.) has officially driven down life expectancy for Americans—unprecedented for a developed nation and former leader in longevity. Continue reading Shorter Life Expectancy In U.S. Attributed To Painkiller Epidemic

Drug Cop Who Spent 14 Years Undercover Tells Truth About the Drug War

By Carey Wedler, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Yet another police officer is speaking out against the drug war, this time in the United Kingdom. Former officer Neil Woods worked as an undercover drug cop for 14 years, infiltrating some of the most violent gangs in Britain only to learn his tactics were worsening the drug epidemic. Now, he advocates ending the drug war and decriminalizing drugs as he admits his own role in fueling violence and the proliferation of narcotics.

Woods recently spoke with the Independent to make his case and recount the struggles he faced enforcing the British government’s drug war. He was first enlisted by the Home Office to tackle the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 1990s, an effort that apparently ‘pleased the crown.’ Continue reading Drug Cop Who Spent 14 Years Undercover Tells Truth About the Drug War

Son Of Pablo Escobar Reveals His Dad “Worked For The CIA” Selling Drugs – Media Silent

Notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar ‘worked for the CIA selling cocaine’ his son now claims. Media conveniently ignores it.

 

By: Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project, Thanks to True Activist

Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.”

In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.” Continue reading Son Of Pablo Escobar Reveals His Dad “Worked For The CIA” Selling Drugs – Media Silent

TSA Busted In Massive $100 Million, 40,000 lb Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

By Jay Syrmopoulos, Activist Post

San Juan, Puerto Rico – In a case highlighting the infiltration of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) by transnational criminal organizations, twelve current and former TSA officers and airport staff were indicted for allegedly trafficking over 20 tons of cocaine — worth over $100 million — into the U.S. over an 18-years timeframe.

Last Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against the twelve defendants, who are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

From 1988 to 2016 the conspirators allegedly smuggled about 40,000 pounds, or twenty tons, of cocaine through Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and into the United States, according to the DOJ. Continue reading TSA Busted In Massive $100 Million, 40,000 lb Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

Illegal Drug Trade Essential to Geopolitics, Says Former Diplomat

By Isaac Davis, Waking Times

The illegal drug trade is an essential component of global politics, playing a central role in the proliferation of arms used to destabilize countries and unseat unfavorable regimes in the geopolitical quest to create favorable conditions for oil ventures while bolstering the banking industry.

Peter Dale Scott, a Canadian born scholar, poet and former diplomat, the world’s foremost researcher into the inner workings of government conspiracy (conspiracy meaning organized plans and programs). He has for decades been exposing the shadow elements operating under the cover of government, deep politics and big oil, Continue reading Illegal Drug Trade Essential to Geopolitics, Says Former Diplomat

Anti-Mafia Prosecutor: Legalizing Cannabis Would Help Defeat Terrorism

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By Carey Wedler, Anti Media

(ANTIMEDIA) In recent years, calls to end the global war on drugs, particularly against cannabis, have grown louder — and show no signs of stopping. As evidence continues to mount showing the decriminalization of cannabis can have profound benefits, however, one potential side effect of ending the costly battle against the plant is only beginning to gain attention.

In recent years, governments and media outlets alike have highlighted the role drug trafficking plays in sustaining terrorist groups around the world. A brief report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime notes: Continue reading Anti-Mafia Prosecutor: Legalizing Cannabis Would Help Defeat Terrorism

The Problem is Drug Law, Not Drugs

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The problem of why drug laws are not working or have opposite effects explained in a clear and simple way.


By Phillip J. Watt, Themindunleashed.org, Thanks to Earth We Are One

The war-on-drugs has been one of the biggest policy failures of modern society. It amplifies drug-related problems and doesn’t recognize that altered states of consciousness play a perfectly natural role within the human experience.

It is clear that many governments of the world have failed to truly accept some extremely important facts around dealing with the substances that make their way through our communities. Examples include: Continue reading The Problem is Drug Law, Not Drugs

Over 1,000 World Leaders Just Slammed the UN’s Failed Effort to End the Drug War

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By Elizabeth Montag, Anti Media

(ANTIMEDIA) New York City, New York — When the U.N. announced it would hold its first comprehensive drug policy conference debate in 18 years, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told member states the conference, held this week in New York City, would be an opportunity to “conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options.

It appeared the global governing body was finally willing to reconsider its failed goal of eradicating all drugs. That quest, established at the last drug policy special assembly in 1998, has driven the U.N.’s ongoing global war on drugs and, as in other nations, fostered seemingly endless violence, corruption, and authoritarianism. Continue reading Over 1,000 World Leaders Just Slammed the UN’s Failed Effort to End the Drug War

Here’s the New Research That Finally Tells the Truth about the War on Drugs

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By Claire Bernish, Anti Media

(ANTIMEDIA) A crucial new study says the ubiquitous and dubious war on drugs has, in actuality, been detrimental to public health — and should be laid to rest in favor of decriminalization.

Laws and policies criminalizing drugs have had no measurable impact on supply or use, according to the study as noted by the Independent, and serve no purpose either scientifically or in terms of public health. Continue reading Here’s the New Research That Finally Tells the Truth about the War on Drugs