War on Drugs

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Citing large scale human rights abuses and discriminatory enforcement practices, more than 100 organizations on Wednesday sent an open letter (pdf) to the United Nations calling for a significant shift in global drug policy. The international coalition is comprised of non-governmental organizations and drug reform advocacy groups—such as Human...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Update: According to Indonesian media, eight men, including two of the Bali 9,...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
As new reporting by USA Today on Wednesday exposed the scope of the U.S. Drug...

Further

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."