War on Drugs

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
World leaders are gathered in New York this week for the first United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs in almost two decades, with the lofty goal of ending the failed War on Drugs . But so far, the summit is falling short in the eyes of drug policy reformers, who say that the "outcome document" ratified on Tuesday...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
More than 1,000 world leaders, celebrities, and other societal figures have...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
A group of 22 experts on drug policy has added to the chorus denouncing the War...

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."