Opinion: How Canada, Ireland, Mexico Are Signaling the End of the Drug War


Source: FEE.org

“On November 4, Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn into office. Trudeau and the Liberal Party promise to legalize marijuana in Canada, which would make it only the second country to formally legalize the sale and consumption of cannabis. (Uruguay became the first, in 2013 — contrary to popular belief, pot is not technically legal in the Netherlands, but it is tolerated).

On November 3, the Irish government announced decriminalization of not just marijuana but also heroin and cocaine. The chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy told the papers there was a “strong consensus that drugs across the board should be decriminalised.”

… users and addicts would no longer be locked up for their personal consumption. The results from Portugal’s decriminalization of all drugs in 2001 have been extremely extraordinary: deaths, addiction, and HIV infections from drugs have all dropped precipitously.

On November 5, the criminal chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court ruled that the country’s ban on marijuana was unconstitutional and found that individuals have a right to grow, possess, and use marijuana.”

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War On ‘Drugs’, Really War On The People

As a result of (stricter cannabis laws) lots of coffee shops lost all of their customers, and those people (became) street-dealers.”


Unbelievable: Monarchies Account for 40% of the World’s Debt

© Dan Kitwood / Pool / Reuters

Queen Elizabeth (pleasant as usual)© Dan Kitwood / Pool / Reuters

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

Below is a graph emulated from a recent report from Standard and Poor’s (S&P), depicting the reality that 40 percent of the global debt stems from monarchies.

Source: Standard & Poors

Source: Standard & Poors


Over-Kill: A police force larger than the NYPD guards the G7 Summit


By Alec Cope
We Are Change

Luke Rudkowski reported from Munich, Germany that the true number of police protecting the delegates at the 2015 G7 Summit; is 38,000 police officers. CNN also reported that the number would be 17,000 officers. (more…)

“Wake Up Before It’s Too Late:” New UN Report Calls for Dramatic Shift Toward Natural Agriculture

Source: Alt Health Works

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled “Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world. (more…)

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