Your vote does not count!

By Dick Miller Last week’s column made a case that your vote in this Presidential year was important.  We were wrong. WE.CONNECT.DOTS:  –An analysis of more factors concludes the opposite. The ruling elders of both major parties can predict how you will vote and manipulate enough of the process to achieve results to benefit themselves. […]

Report on Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem

Among his many other responsibilities, Doug is an editor of NewsLanc.   By Doug McVay, Editor, Drug War Facts Overall, the UNGASS was a fantastic networking opportunity and learning experience. I ran into several colleagues and friends from Europe and the Americas who I haven’t seen in years. One in particular who I ran into at the UN […]

AG Drops Appeal in Prosecution of Ex-PSU Officials

THE LEGAL INTELLIGENCER:  The state Attorney General’s Office has decided not to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate several dismissed charges against three former Penn State officials awaiting trial for allegedly covering up sex abuse by serial child molester Jerry Sandusky. In January, the Superior Court quashed charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and conspiracy […]

Canada Will Move to Legalize Marijuana Next Year

by Phil Smith This article was produced in collaboration with AlterNet and first appeared here. DRUG WAR CHRONICLE:  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, elected last fall, campaigned on a promise that his Liberal government would legalize marijuana. Now, we’re getting an idea of just when that is going to happen. Speaking at the UN General Assembly Special Session […]

LETTER: Arriving in Erbil and Wondering: What Lies Ahead

by Cathy Breen April 24, 2015 Erbil, Kurdistan–Wherever I look, tall, unfinished concrete buildings, accompanied by construction cranes, loom over the city. It is somewhat eerie because I see no movement inside or around any of the buildings, none whatsoever. I arrived in Erbil five days ago. Since then, meetings, family visits, efforts to relearn […] © 2015