War on Drugs

Jake Johnson, staff writer
"While drug policy on the federal level is going backwards, San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country's disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation and on communities of color in particular."
Julia Conley, staff writer
New poll shows majority of respondents up to age 64 support legalization
Jon Queally, staff writer
In addition to putting dent in failed 'War on Drugs,' legalization could put...


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."