War on Drugs

Julia Conley, staff writer
Ninety years of prohibition will come to a close as Canada rolls out a regulated marketplace for cannabis in the coming weeks
Common Dreams staff
"There can be no debate, whether you are a conservative or liberal or something...


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."