Some selected international news from the past few months.
For more news see: current events and news.
President Obama Casts Ugly Glare on Race-Tainted Drug War. It's
Republican led. 15 Democrats. Legalizing Marijuana. Most Popular House Bill.
Only 1 Republican. Maine Could Elect First Senator To Support Legalization. Democrat
Shenna Bellows. Kelly Thomas verdict: anger grows after police acquitted. See Youtube video of beating. OK to beat drug users to death (Kelly was not high at time of arrest). Drug user exception to excessive force rules against with fists, batons, flashlights, butt of stun guns, and smashing head against pavement.
hitting arrestees in the head Thomas Paine's winter soldier . Abandoned due to Republican-led drug wars.
US Drug War. Cruel and unusual punishment: Many vets discharged from service due to etc., and PTSD, drug and alcohol problems, are refused See VA health care. NPR series .
LA Times, 20 Dec 2013.
Death rate unusually high for young veterans. Vets For Medical Cannabis Access. See Vets for Issue 64. Youtube:  .
The GOP War on Christmas. Republicans cut food stamps, but do little to end costly mandatory minimum sentencing, or to roll back the bankrupt Republican-led drug war.
Oliver Stone (
"The Assassination Records Review Board (1994-1998) found that over 40 witnesses in two locations saw a large avulsive (i.e. penetrating outward) wound in the rear of JFK's skull. This includes highly qualified medical personnel at hospitals in Dallas and Bethesda, as well as FBI agents James Sibert and Frank O'Neill, who were at the autopsy in 1963 and restated it to the board. This wound again indicates an exit wound from a shot to the front. Conclusion: The president was shot from at least two sides, front and back — not one location."
Oliver Stone: JFK conspiracy deniers are in denial. You decide. The U.S. police state has expanded greatly in the last 50 years since JFK's killing.
Support and Canadian healthcare !
Portuguese harm reduction
Russia: Pussy Riot. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova's hunger strike.
City info Edit
Global Marijuana March Edit
This city participated or one year (or more) for the signed up (GMM), or the Global Marijuana March (MMM). Million Marijuana March for cities 225 from 42 nations signed up or thereabouts. May 4, 2013 175 cities from 33 nations signed up for May 5, 2012 or thereabouts.
See also: 4/20 event lists.
. 818 different cities have signed up from 72 different nations since 1999
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GMM 2009, and GlobalMarijuanaMarch.org archive, 2.
Odessa: (Ukraine) absolutely1984(at)list.ru
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Drug war charts and maps.
in the room: purple elephant
Cost of drug war Edit
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Cost of U.S. drug war:
A Chart That Says the War on Drugs Isn't Working. By Serena Dai. . 12 Oct 2012. "The numbers on this chart alone don't add up to $1.5 trillion, which represents a more inclusive count of drug control spending, with prison costs and state level costs determined by the The Atlantic Wire Office of National Drug Control Policy, but instead to $800 billion." See Drug war charts and maps. Share link.
Breaking the Taboo Edit
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Home Page (BreakingTheTaboo.info). More info . See TabooBreakers on Twitter. See Global Commission on Drug Policy and Facebook page. Quotes from video clips on the trailer: President Richard Nixon: "total war against public enemy number one". President Ronald Wilson Reagan: "When we say no to drugs it will be clear that we mean absolutely none". President George H.W. Bush: "Some think there won't be room for them in jail. We'll make room". Morgan Freeman: "Since 1971 2.5 trillion dollars have been spent on the War on Drugs". Look who's breaking the taboo: Richard Branson, Kate Winslet, Sam Branson, Morgan Freeman, and many more. See also: MarijuanaMajority.com. Share link.
Full version in English is no longer available online. Hey Richard Branson, George Soros, Peter Lewis, or whoever, please buy it and put it back online!
Full video (Portuguese and English version)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger smoking cannabis
Quentin Tarantino Edit
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Race, ethnicity, and the drug war.
Quentin Tarantino. Video: War on Drugs is Like Slavery.
Cannabis is safer Edit
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