War on Drugs

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An initiative begun under the administration of US President Ronald Reagan that attempted to eliminate—or markedly decrease—drug abuse.
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The United Nations Human Rights Council recently adopted an Iceland-led resolution, which called for a comprehensive report on the human rights situation in the Philippines including the Duterte administration's drug war.
According to Panelo, the Palace was not stopping the UNHRC from probing the drug war, but the government was only asserting that such an investigation could not be undertaken on a sovereign nation.
class="twitter-tweet" .1818181818182 At this point in the brutal "drug war," accountability is more important than the statistics, given how the govt tries to manipulate stats thru #realnumbersPH.
Although the place of desire in the world of drugs cannot be overstated, the drug war as a security project is organized by fear and insecurity.
Roque, Cayetano, and Panelo want to implicate human rights groups because until now, Malacaang has nothing to show for Duterte's drug war. It has nothing to show because it is a fake and hypocritical drug war, in the same way that Duterte's drug war in Davao was fake.
The death toll in the drug war already surpassed 20,000 in the first 20 months of the Duterte presidency, according to an opposition senator.
Critique: Impressively informed and informative, "The Drug War: A Trillion Dollar Con Game" is exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, making it an ideal and very highly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Social Issues collections in general, and Drug War supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
The film makes a clear statement about the immorality of the drug war, but beyond the message it's also a classic story--part Horatio Alger, part Tale of Two Cities--set in modern times.
According to Mexican Attorney General Jesus Marillo, an estimated 70,000 people have been killed -- with roughly 9,000 bodies unidentified -- in the drug war since 2006, when then President Felipe Calderon launched a massive crackdown on the drug cartels.
In "The Dirty Side of the Drug War" Ralph Reiland reveals the large number of people arrested and incarcerated for such nonviolent drug-related incidents.
It appears to have been rushed into print now in order to counter recent efforts in the UK and elsewhere to ease the drug war.
* And in the cause of journalism we're also pleased about a recent ruling by Judge Paula Omansky of the New York State Supreme Court dismissing libel charges against Mario Menendez, a Mexican journalist, and Al Giordano, editor and publisher of Narco News, an Internet magazine (www.narconews.com), published in Mexico, that reports on corruption and the drug war in Latin America.