War on Drugs

Julia Conley, staff writer
"Against a political culture that lauds compromise, the push to end the brutal carceral system must be uncompromising."
Jon Queally, staff writer
The report—titled "Taking stock: A decade of drug policy"—evaluates the impacts of drug policies implemented across the world over the past decade, using data from the United Nations, peer-reviewed academic research, and a collection of grey literature from civil society. (Credit: Report cover / LSE)
International group calls for a major rethink of global policy on narcotics and...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
U.S. President Donald Trump
"President Trump is the last person who should be defining the global debate on...


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."