Essential Reading on the US Prison-Industrial Complex
Three must-reads on prison and race in America
Psychedelic Nostalgia: Barlow on the early days of LSD
Former Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow's reminiscences on the introduction of LSD to the American consciousness.
The Crime of Being Poor: Class and Criminal Justice in America
A U.S. prisoner named Paul Wright has penned an extraordinary essay on the role of class in the American criminal...
A Virulent Outbreak of Rational Thought
Two UK based organizations are charting a course through the miasma of international drug policy by publishing...
The bizarre universe of drug prohibition: an introduction to the oD Drug Policy Forum
International drug policy is at a tipping point. Emerging from a forty year repressive dark age following the...
Published in: oDRDrug crisis on Russia’s borders
Russia’s drugs problem has reached crisis point in Orenburg Region. It borders on Central Asia and is used as a...
Drugs: towards a global tolerance regime
The once closed debate on drugs policy shows signs of opening up. But liberalisation would require the international...
Criminalisation of narcotics has little impact on consumption but creates a criminal class and a professional lobby...
Published in: oDRRussia's drugs problem: blame the West
Why is Russia resisting international help with its spiralling drugs problem, asks Susan Richards? While the...
Published in: openDemocracyUKDavid Nutt and the drugs debate
How can we grow intelligent government, allowing the open input of unelected specialists, and what wuld an effective...