Michael Massing, The War We Aren’t Debating

The war on drugs has sown misery across a vast swath of territory stretching from the coca fields of Peru to Mexico’s border with the United States. Billions have been spent on crop eradication, commando units, military training, unmanned surveillance drones, and helicopters. All the while, drugs continue to flow unabated into the United States. In 2010, 1.64 million people were arrested for drug violations—80 percent of them for possession. Exposing the madness of the US drug war is the aim of the new documentary ‘The House I Live In.’ Michael Massing on the film, and the changing political climate for legalization.

Photo: A soldier guarding a marijuana plantation discovered during military operations in northern Mexico, January 30, 2012 (Marco Ugarte/AP)

Michael Massing, The War We Aren’t Debating

The war on drugs has sown misery across a vast swath of territory stretching from the coca fields of Peru to Mexico’s border with the United States. Billions have been spent on crop eradication, commando units, military training, unmanned surveillance drones, and helicopters. All the while, drugs continue to flow unabated into the United States. In 2010, 1.64 million people were arrested for drug violations—80 percent of them for possession. Exposing the madness of the US drug war is the aim of the new documentary ‘The House I Live In.’ Michael Massing on the film, and the changing political climate for legalization.

Photo: A soldier guarding a marijuana plantation discovered during military operations in northern Mexico, January 30, 2012 (Marco Ugarte/AP)

  1. c0ld-desert reblogged this from nybooks
  2. apachewarface reblogged this from nybooks
  3. handsomekyle reblogged this from nybooks and added:
    Stop the war on drugs!
  4. woody reblogged this from pegobry
  5. pegobry reblogged this from nybooks
  6. liftedhighdeas reblogged this from nybooks
  7. ruderisnotdead reblogged this from unidospormexico2012
  8. youngfreeradical reblogged this from nybooks
  9. unidospormexico2012 reblogged this from tijuana79
  10. liaraurl reblogged this from nybooks
  11. jameselrey reblogged this from cocainecastles
  12. cocainecastles reblogged this from pensamiento-serpentino
  13. zeitvox reblogged this from nybooks
  14. cweaverb reblogged this from nybooks
  15. hybridmindthoughts reblogged this from willbraham
  16. profit-mace reblogged this from nybooks
  17. godssonii reblogged this from nybooks
  18. dancing-pinky-flower reblogged this from cephalopodqueen
  19. lewilliamnorth reblogged this from nybooks
  20. silentscreeaam reblogged this from nybooks
  21. aboriginalnewswire reblogged this from nybooks
blog comments powered by Disqus