Tag Archives: war on drugs

A View from the Inside/Outside

Watching the PC(USA)’s Task Force to Review and Help Reform Drug Policy in the United States Months earlier, the process had already begun. Members of a task force appointed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy of the Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Review of Daniel Hunter’s “Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide”

Reviewed resource available in print or to download at newjimcroworganizing.org Hunter builds on the work of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander’s thesis is that the ‘War on Drugs’ was designed … Continue reading

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Amethyst Church

An Opening Editorial There is crystal meth, and there is a crystal against meth and all its intoxicating cousins: the amethyst. In Greek and Roman mythology, the god Dionysus or Bacchus repents of an act of intemperate anger that killed … Continue reading

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Re-Examining our Nation’s Responses to Drugs

An Introduction from the PC(USA)’s Drug Policy Task Force We begin with some disturbing data: The United States has less than 5% of world’s population and 25% of the world’s incarcerated people. Even though whites outnumber blacks five to one … Continue reading

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