Author and journalist Dawn Paley presents a thesis that the drug war “enables global capitalist expansion through enclosure.” “…how elites collude across borders for their own benefit at the expense of their populations.” (quotes by interviewer Andrew Smolski, a sociologist and writer).
Here‘s the link to: “After Decades of Failed Policies, Congress Quietly Passes Sweeping Drug Reforms” by Nadia Prupis at CommonDreams
This is the title of an article by Mark Lawrence Schrad, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, published in “World Medical and Health Policy” Volume 6, Issue 3, September, 2014.
From the abstract: “This article explores this largely undiscovered liquor-control literature and places it into the context of the long history of alcohol-control studies. The article concludes that not only is this early liquor-control literature an important part of the heritage of the policy-studies discipline, but also a potentially valuable resource for future historical and longitudinal studies into alcohol and alcohol-control issues.”
$1,950,000.00 was awarded this week by the court to a parolee sent back to prison for not joining in the religious program of Alcoholics Anonymous or its 12-step offshoots. WestCare Foundation, the provider wanting to treat the parolee’s addiction, advertises services in 17 states and 2 territories. It was unable to establish immunity and must share the liability with the State of California. This ruling may hasten the day that the Supreme Court of the United States will have to rule on the religiosity of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Here is the link to the article in San Francisco Chronicle’s online media.
Akgul, Arif and Murat Sever, “Combatting Illegal Cannabis Cultivation in Turkey.” Trends in Organized Crime 17, no. 3 (2014): 220 – 223.