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Saturday, November 24, 2012

NOW (99 percent) WE HAVE POLITICAL CAPITAL. LET US SPEND IT. What would you demand from the Presiden - The Petition Site




































While THE US' War On Drugs lS SPREADING

Portugal has decriminalised the posession of drugs which has significantly lowered the prison population [EPA]

Jim Crow 2012

Is the war on drugs really a war on minorities?/jim-crow-2012/content?oid=7629146


This is a national disgrace. We should not have one set of laws for whites and another for minorities, either in statute or in practice.

approximately three-quarters of inmates currently serving  a
sentence for a drug offense have no current or prior convictions for a violent offense, and
more than a third of the total have been convicted only of drug offenses.



Chicago, IL - The War on Drugs is a global war without end. The battle takes more prisoners than all conventional wars combined and yet the availability of psychoactive substances never significantly diminishes. Those who sell and consume illegal drugs are subject to some of the harshest punishments ever meted out to human beings. In country after country, the punishments for those who violate drugs laws are often more severe than those for rape or murder. Unrelenting, international drug war hysteria whipped up by drug warriors at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODCP) makes the sale and consumption of illegal drugs seem more dangerous than the legal and equally lucrative business of selling arms and high-tech weaponry that actually kill far more people.The prosecution of the drug war has killed hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since Felipe Calderon took office in Mexico in 2006, over 50,000 Mexicans have died in drug war related violence. Seventy-five per cent of those murdered are under the age of 25.





Rank
Country (or dependent territory)

Prisoners per

100,000

population
1
730
2
  649


       65  Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Flag_of_Mexico.svg/22px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png                                Mexico                                                206


114        Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5c/Flag_of_Portugal.svg/22px-Flag_of_Portugal.svg.png                    Portugal                                                127


    205        Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/Flag_of_Chad.svg/22px-Flag_of_Chad.svg.png                        Chad                                                41

             210                           Mali                                                          36 

220         Description: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic.svg/22px-Flag_of_the_Central_African_Republic.svg.png        Central African Republic                             19      

  The US War On Drugs lN Saint Kitts and Nevis  

The Second highest in prison rate per capita


Saint Kitts and Nevis is strategically placed in the Leeward Islands, near maritime transport lanes of major importance to the United States. Saint Kitts and Nevis' location close to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands makes the two-island federation attractive to narcotics traffickers. To counter this threat, the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis cooperates with the United States in the fight against illegal narcotics. The United States and Saint Kitts and Nevis have signed a maritime law enforcement treaty, later amended with an overflight/order-to-land amendment; an updated extradition treaty; and a mutual legal assistance treaty. The United States and St. Kitts and Nevis also cooperate through partnerships including the Partnership Framework for HIV and AIDS, the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas, and the Caribbean Youth Empowerment Program


Islamic terrorists with interests in the cocaine trade have taken over northern Mali. Fuelled by narco-dollars, they are threatening further mayhem. Perhaps these same people are also the brains behind human trafficking through the Sahara to Europe, another source of misery.




 the War On Drugs Moves  To Africa

The US War On Drugs lN Malia  Which now appreciates the

Lowest prison rate per capita



The war on drugs waged by successive US governments for 40 years has failed to eliminate drug consumption in the USA. It is probably the main reason for the country's grotesque level of imprisonment, which now stands at over two million people behind bars, more than the number held in Stalin's gulag at its height. Many professionals involved in the fight against drugs, whether law-enforcement officers or public health professionals, believe that the campaign was lost long ago.
Destroying drug production in one area simply pushes up the price of drugs in consumer markets, thereby creating higher profits for dealers. Disrupting a supply route induces traders to find a new one. Most damaging of all, the war on drugs has caused ruling elites in some states to develop close connections with professional criminals, notably in Latin America.
The ultimate nightmare for US policy-makers is of drug traders making common cause with political militants. Hence the fevered images of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the official designation adopted by a militant group of Algerian origin that currently enjoys influence in northern Mali and adjacent regions of the Sahara.





[Photo of John Edwards
"The idea that we can keep incarcerating and keep incarcerating -- pretty soon we're not going to have a young African-American male population in America. They're all going to be in prison or dead. One of the two."
--John Edwards, MTV political forum, September 27, 2007 [Watch the Video]
[Photo of Sen. Barack Obama]
"We have more work to do when more young black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities across America."
--Barack Obama, NAACP forum, July 12, 2007.

WE HAVE POLICTICAL CAPITAL. LET US SPEND IT. What would you demand from the president and the house? 

The 'war on drugs' is insanely expensive

In the past 40 years, The US 

has spent more than $1 

trillion enforcing drug laws.

Annually, the US spends at 

least $15 billion a year on 

drug law enforcement.Globally,

over $100 billion is spent fighting 

the war on drugs every single year.


WE HAVE POLITICAL CAPITAL. LET US SPEND IT.
What would you demand from the president and the house? Ask THE PRESIDENT TO PAY YOU BACK FOR WAITING IN LINE. And Not To Cave:


(1) I would ask that children be able to eat for lunch the same food that the teachers eat (especially LAUSD)

 (2) Pardons for drug offences (we don't bring drugs in from afghanistan).

(3) End the War on drugs, Now, it don't work

(4) Sanctify the Student Loan Program for the 99 percent.

(5) And of course, I want to see changes in the school curriculum that reflect all cultures, Math And Science.


WE HAVE POLICTICAL CAPITAL. LET US SPEND IT.Occupy.Wall.St.99.Percent









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