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Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
                                 National Edition
                Produced by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Mexican Caravanistas Cross Border & Journey Across US,
Their Message, Peace, Justice & Dignity, No To The Increasing
Militarization In The Fight Against Drug Abuse  

Mexican activists in the first bi-national caravan of more than 115 mostly
victims of the drug war arrived in New York on their month-long journey
across the US. They called attention to organized crime, money laundering
by HSCB, Citibank and other greedy financial institutions who they say are
equally responsible for the bloodshed caused by the drug merchants and
corrupt Mexican government officials serving them and supported as well
by the US government.  Memorializing the more than 60,000 who have
died, including the son of poet Javier Sicilia, a caravan organizer, on both
sides of the border, the message is to stop militarizing and treat drug
abuse as a public health problem, not a war
Ending Mass Incarceration
Jazz Hayden, longtime member of The Riverside Church Prison
Ministry, a founding member of the Ministry's Campaign to End
the New Jim Crow, dedicated to combating mass incarceration
and building caring communities.

For the past four years, Jazz Hayden has videotaped police officers as
they performed illegal stop and frisks in Harlem as part of his coverage
of the Harlem community as a citizen journalist. Now Jazz Hayden
 the peoples’ documentarian and leading exponent against police
and prison abuse, is currently being persecuted by the NYPD and
is fighting his own felony charges.
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  •  I'm sorry, I fully respect everyone involved here (0+ / 0-)

    and everything that you all are trying to do, but I simply can't and won't buy into the concept that the modern day drug war should even be dignified with the label of a "public health problem".

    All of the folks who get high on anything and create public problems are indeed deserving of some sort of a public response (but a "War"? Come on, that's far worse than absurd!)

    But for the vast majority of humanity who  simply "get high" on whatever, whenever, wherever just plain leave us the fuck alone.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Thu Sep 20, 2012 at 07:26:54 PM PDT

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