War on Drugs

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In the face of a failed War on Drugs, a global commission composed mostly of former world leaders recommended on Tuesday that governments decriminalize and regulate the use of currently illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and psychedelics. "The international drug regime is broken," reads the report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy...
Diego Arguedas Ortiz, Inter Press Service
Poor young men, slumdwellers and single mothers are hurt the most by anti-drug...
Jon Queally, staff writer
World leaders 'need to recognize that toeing the line on current drug control strategies comes with extraordinary human and financial costs to their citizens and economies.' (Source: LSE)
Backed by five Nobel economists, numerous experts and government leaders, a new...


After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population feel unsafe in their neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to grassroots art projects to fight the violence. Those with "credentials of blood" are publishing Portraits for Peace , making videos to share stories, and, inspired by street artist JR , putting up huge photographic portraits of victims to put people "in the shoes of the other."