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  1. Addiction and Control
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Prisons are very profitable. There are private prisons nowadays. The people that own them have, as their mission, first and foremost, the making of money. They need as many people as possible in prison to maximize their profits. They also need to spend as little as possible on the inmates and staff. Thus, America has over 2.3 million people incarcerated; more than any other country.
  2. Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  4. Canadian Snowbird Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  7. Drug use, the labour market and class conflict
    Resource Type: Article
    A social history and analysis of drug use and its relationship with class struggle.
  8. Drug War Capitalism: An Interview with Dawn Paley
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 2016
    Dawn Paley’s book, Drug War Capitalism, provides a provocative thesis. The drug war is not about crime nor security. Rather, it enables global capitalist expansion through enclosure. In our hour-long interview Dawn elaborates on how elites collude across borders for their own benefit at the expense of their populations. She describes the consequences of this collusion as militarism, human rights abuses, and insecurity. As the interview develops, Dawn brings optimism back into the equation, with a discussion of resistance in everyday life, activism, and grassroot, peoples’ movements.
  9. Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year
    Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn't Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The stubborn resistance against entertaining any other options beyond a fundamentalist adherence to prohibition for dealing with drug use in the United States is cloaked in an arrogant denial of the human costs of the drug war and the possibility that ending it would lead to less, not more, death. The US, by some estimates now spends about $40 billion a year at home and abroad waging its war on drugs and has imprisoned currently up to 400,000 people on drug-related charges — the vast majority of them nonviolent offenders.
  10. Drug War Winners and Losers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
  11. Google Is So Big, It Is Now Shaping Policy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. And It's Screwing It Up.
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A snap decision by Google has begun to reshape the drug treatment industry, tilting the playing field toward large conglomerates-- the precise opposite outcome Google had hoped to achieve.
  12. Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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    Resource Type: Organization
  13. Grass
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 1999
    Grass, narrated by actor and pot advocate Woody Harrelson, is entertaining activism, showing the serious history of marijuana in the United States, starting from the turn of the century, when anti-marijuana laws were passed to control the Mexicans in Texas. The focus is on the legacy of the first Federal Bureau of Narcotics chief Harry J. Anslinger, who created the war on drugs to build a personal power base.
  14. HealthSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  15. The Movement for Peace Marches On Against the Drug War
    The Goal Is Clear: Peace With Justice and Dignity

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The one-year anniversary of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a grassroots groundswell against the drug war, played out March 28 in a small plaza in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City — absent the cameras and pens of the mainstream media.
  16. The Narco News Bulletin
    Resource Type: Website
    Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
  17. Peaceful Measures
    Canada's Way Out of the War on Drugs

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  18. Perspectives on Canadian Drug Policy Volume 1
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    A symposium of articles on issues of drug addiction and treatment in Canada. Articles include "Substance Abuse and Crime," "Canada's Drug Laws: Prohibition Is Not the Answer," and "Drug Policy in Canada: War if Neccessary But Not Neccessarily War."
  19. Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs
    White House declares prescription drug abuse in US 'alarming' as thousands flock to Florida – the home of oxycodone pill mills

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pill-mills" can see up to one hundred patients in a sitting.
  20. Rejected for jury duty
    Resource Type: Article
    Discussing the effectiveness of the policies of the "war on drugs" -- in the courtroom.
  21. Shadow boxing in the drug ring
    Resource Type: Article
    The "war on drugs" and its simplistic nature.
  22. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  23. Smoke and Mirrors
    The Canadian Tobacco War

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Describes Canada's stance and battle against tobacco. Cunningham explains the health movement and tactics to regulate the tobacco industry.
  24. What Uncle Sam Really Wants
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and paints a vivid picture of the realities faced by social movements.

Experts on Drug Laws/Policies in the Sources Directory

  1. Canadian Snowbird Association
  2. International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

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