This page contains the truth about the Drug War. Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey and the U.S. Government have conspired to deceive the American public by using completely false statistics and information about drug use and it's social effects. Nowhere is this more true than the comparison with Holland see below. Visit the Hip Guide to Amsterdam's Coffeeshops to see how the Dutch deal with the issue of soft drugs. McCaffrey and the U.S. have lost almost all credibility with the Europeans who know the truth! Switzerland just passed a law to allow the continued sales of heroin directly to addicts. America is falling into a very dangerous pattern of repression and persecution of it's own people. See War on Americans for more about this.
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|"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." --Victor Hugo.
*11-98. 1998 USA drug war legislation. [A summary. In 1998 Republicans (GOP) sponsored nearly all the bad bills].| Click HERE for GOP links section below.
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UNITED STATES, 1980 to 1997. REAGAN REPUBLICANS' TRIPLING
OF THE U.S. INCARCERATION RATE. Fundamentalist Holy War. Incarceration
rates per 100,000 U.S. population.
Prison figures are for December 31 every year through 1996. For 1997 the June 30 figure is used since the cited BJS (Bureau of Justice Statistics) report only has the "in custody" number for that date so far (Note the BJS explanations given for "jurisdiction" and "custody"). Sum of Jail and Prison equals Total Inmates. Please use a fixed-width/monospace/monotype font such as Courier, Monaco, etc. so that the chart columns line up better.
1. "Between then [1940, at the end of the Great
Depression] and 1980, the [incarceration]
rate hovered in a range between 160 and 200 [sum of jail
and prison inmates per 100,000 US population]. Then
it took off [FORFEITURE LAWS AND VASTLY EXPANDED, MANDATORY-MINIMUM
DRUG LAW SENTENCES, etc.], reaching 319 by 1985, 473 by 1990 and 519 last
year . These are levels normally associated with POLICE STATES" (Newsday,
9/16/94, emphasis and [bracketed] info added).
*t621.pdf [Number and rate (per 100,000 total resident population, and also by gender) of sentenced prisoners in State and Federal institutions on December 31, by sex, United States, 1925-95 (Table 6.21). Acrobat file. Incarceration rate for prisoners (DOESN'T INCLUDE JAIL INMATES) wanders around within range of 93 to 139 prisoners per 100,000 U.S. population from 1928 through 1980. Only in 1981 does it begin to rise sharply with the beginning of the Reagan-Bush reign].|
The Millennium? Orange Alert: Christian Coalition,
Keebler Elves, and the Gnomes of Switzerland. Darth Vader shows one of
his faces. Evil Incarnate: REAGANOMICS,
the plastic credit beast (worldwide plastic credit cards), and the Reagan
Revolution (and Bush, Clinton....). Ronald (6) Wilson (6) Reagan
(6). "... a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that
no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the
beast or the NUMBER OF HIS NAME" (Revelation 13:16-17). Think of the odds!
A world leader! Read Revelation 13:3,14,16,17,18. "One of the heads of
the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been
healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast" Revelation
13:3). Reagan's assassination wound passed his initial Reaganomics, "supply-side,"
"trickle-down," bills (Some call it "Crony Capitalism"). The (even-then)
near-senile, mindless "beast" ridden by the rising dark side of the
force. Remember Nancy Reagan and "Just Say No"? Press articles
reported on Nancy Reagan whispering lines to a spaced-out President
Reagan at public appearances during
his presidency (January1981 to January 1989). Electronic
fingerprint identification (mark of the hand) is already in use by banks,
border patrol, etc.. Electronic retina identification (mark of the forehead)
is also already in use. You are "marked" for Reaganomics: The whole world
blindly allows the concentration of a higher and higher percentage of total
wealth (and thus power) into the hands of a smaller and smaller percentage
of the world's population. As concentrated, or more concentrated, than
just before the last worldwide Great Depression. Which led directly to
the most destructive war in history (World War 2). The next big war (if
allowed) can only be an Armageddon. If Mother Earth or our alien "gardeners"
don't wipe out humans first.
*Edward N. Wolff, "How the Pie is Sliced" The American Prospect no. 22 (Summer 1995): 58-64 [lots of charts throughout. Those at end loaded first].|
*11/98. US: OPED: Big Banking May Become Big Brother.|
*Feudalism. [amazing free online/offline book about money and power in USA. Whole book can be downloaded if desired (at first link for sure), and clickable index works offline].|
*Feudalism. massive, awesome, clickable index for book.|
At midyear 1997 there were 99,175 federal prison
inmates and 1,059,588 state prison inmates. At midyear
1997: 1 in 155 Americans were behind bars. At the end of 1997
(December 1 US resident population of 268,765,000): At least 2.1
percent (1 in 47) Americans of ALL ages were under some form
of correctional supervision--jail, prison, parole, probation. At
yearend 1997 "About 2.9 percent of the U.S. ADULT population
[age 18 and over], or about one in every 35 adults, were
incarcerated or on probation or parole." In 1997 women made up
6.4% of state and federal prison inmates. In 1996 blacks made up around
49.4% of prison inmates. Whites made up 47.9%. Need jail percentages.
It costs an average of over $20,000 a year per U.S. inmate.
*Faces of HR95. ["Human Rights 95." Drug War inmate photos, stories. Federal prison statistics, costs, etc.].|
*Monthly estimates of the United States population: April 1, 1980 onward. [December 1 resident population used for 1980 through 1996 in chart above. July 1 figure used in 1997].|
*Historical National Population Estimates: July 1, 1900 to July 1, 1997 [July 1 Resident population plus armed forces outside US. This total used for years before 1980].|
*Correctional populations in the United States, 1980-95. Probation, Jail, Prison, Parole. (Jail plus Prison equals Total Inmates). This chart's text data used above through 1995.|
*Bureau of Justice Statistics Correctional Population Trends Chart [actual timeline chart].|
*Prisoners in 1997. They use December 1 U.S. resident population to get incarceration rates, too. 1996 and 1997 inmate data from this source. And percentage women and blacks data.|
*Year-end 1997 Parole and Probation.|
*corpop09.wk1 [Jail Inmates in Custody. Got 1978 figure here. Used MS Excel for the wk1 files listed here. Just click on URLs here and when asked, designate Excel or other spreadsheet. It will then open file automatically].|
*corpop10.wk1 [Prisoners in Custody. A 1978 figure here].|
*corpop11.wk1 [Adults on Probation. For 1977-1979 figures].|
*corpop12.wk1 [Adults on Parole. For 1975-79 figures].|
*corpop01.wk1 [Prisoners sentenced to more than a year. 1977-79 figures].|
*Americans Behind Bars: Data Sheet. DATA - INTERNATIONAL USE OF INCARCERATION [inmates per 100,000 people. USA RATE 5 TO 15 TIMES HIGHER than ALL Western nations].|
OVERALL (sum of prison and jail) INCARCERATION RATE per 100,000
POPULATION. In descending order by highest rate in 1995. 1985 rate
not known for some nations. This is an uncopyrighted compilation of several
Sentencing Project charts. In addition, #
equals Western (long democratic
traditions) nation, with number of times higher United States rate was
in 1995. US rate in midyear 1997 was 645 inmates per 100,000
population. Please use a fixed-width/monospace/monotype font such as Courier,
Monaco, etc. in order to get the columns to line up better.
*Americans Behind Bars: Data Sheet. DATA - INTERNATIONAL USE OF INCARCERATION [inmates per 100,000 people. USA RATE 5 TO 15 TIMES HIGHER than ALL Western nations].|
Source U.S.: National Household Survey 1997 SAMHSA, Office of applied
studies, Washington DC. Source the Netherlands: M. Abraham, P. Cohen, M.
De Winter: Licit and Illicit drug use in the Netherlands Uva/CBS, CEDRO.
*1-99. National estimates, drug use in the Netherlands available, for the first time.|
*McCaffrey Ad [produced by DrugSense to counter McCzar misinformation].|
*Royal Netherlands Embassy - Washington, D.C. [drug policy and crime statistics, comparing USA and Holland].|
*7-98. Het Parool (Dutch newspaper, "The Word"). Why Dutch Drug Policy Threatens the U.S. [" The Right-wing Republicans who control Congress ... The U.S. drug control complex fears Dutch drug policy like the Catholic Church feared Gallileo"].|
*7-98. In The Drug War, Fantasy Beats Facts [McCzar, and Holland's lower violent crime and MJ-use rates].|
*7-98. US: PUB LTE: Defending The Netherlands' Drug-Control Policy [Dutch Ambassador sticks it to McCzar!].|
*7-98. US: The Drug War Can't Abide Honest Stats [LA TIMES! on HOLLAND, McCaffrey, Harm Reduction].|
*7-98. NORML Director Explains To The Dutch Why Their Drug Policy Threatens DEAland Prohibitionists.|
*8-98. Dutch, U.S. Trade Statistics On Drugs, Crime. [Dutch officials stick it to Generalissimo McGaffe].|
NUMBER OF AMERICAN DEATHS PER YEAR
that result directly or primarily from the following selected causes nationwide,
according to World Almanacs, Life Insurance Actuarial (death) Rates, and
the last 20 years of U.S. Surgeon Generals' reports. (Figures are for 1994
from the federal government's Bureau of Mortality Statistics and the National
Institute on Drug Abuse, et al.--the last complete year at the time of
100% of the studies done at dozens of American universities and research facilities show pot toxicity does not exist. Medical history does not record anyone dying from an overdose of marijuana (UCLA, Harvard, Temple, etc.).
(Jack Herer quote ends.)
*Jack Herer's Home Page.|
*"DAWN Drug-Related Deaths" [ONDCP].|
*Deaths from Drug Use per 100,000 drug Users.|
*MEDICAL MARIJUANA LINKS GALORE! USE, SAFETY, MYTHS, FACTS. Linkname: Medical [cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Medical section. MANY MEDICAL LINKS. ONE-OF-A-KIND SOURCE. Page down to "medical" section if sent to top of list.|
LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH in the USA in 1996
(unless marked otherwise). According to the Centers for Disease
Control, National Center for Health Statistics, and the Journal of American
Medical Association (for adverse drug reactions death numbers; April 14,
1998 issue of JAMA; 279:1200-1205, 1998).
*4-98. Drug Reactions Kill Over 100,000 a Year in U.S.|
*4-98. Medications Kill 100,000 Annually, Study Says. [Petrochemical-Pharmaceutical-Complex, Inc.].|
*5-98. US: Give Them Their Pills, The Fuddled Masses.|
*Statistical Rolodex - Deaths. [USA-1996. National Center for Health Statistics].|
*Statistical Rolodex - Homicide. [USA-1996. National Center for Health Statistics].|
*The History of The Drug Laws. [Racism of Drug War. History in vast detail].|
*12-98. New York State of Mind. [Racist effects of GOP's 1973 Rockefeller drug laws in New York. State prisons cost more per year than higher education. Table 2 chart there compares 1980 to 1997. The 1973 Republican Rockefeller laws are the mandatory-minimum model that ultra-right Reagan-Bush Republicans (mainly) passed in many states in the 1980's].|
*Racism, U.S. Drug War, Young Black Men, & American Revolution!|
Estimated number of sentenced BLACK AND WHITE MALE PRISONERS per
100,000 male residents in the U.S (of same race as inmate). [FIGURES
HERE DO NOT EVEN INCLUDE JAILS!]. Please use a fixed-width/monospace/monotype
font such as Courier, Monaco, etc. so that the chart columns line up.
In 1993, the last year of apartheid, in pre-Mandela South Africa there
were 851 BLACK MALE inmates per 100,000 black males!
*INTERNATIONAL USE OF INCARCERATION [1995 report of 1993 data].|
*BJS: "Prisoners in 1996". Male prisoner data above.|
Sentenced MALE prisoners under State or Federal
jurisdiction per 100,000 residents, by race, Hispanic origin, and age.
[FIGURES HERE DO NOT INCLUDE JAILS!]. Number of sentenced male prisoners
per 100,000 residents of each group. 1996.
*BJS: "Prisoners in 1997". Detailed male prisoner data above.|
Number of Hispanic PRISONERS in U.S. State or Federal
Prisons. Percent of Prisoners who are Hispanic. People
of HISPANIC origin may be of any race. [FIGURES HERE DO NOT INCLUDE
JAILS!]. Percent of U.S. Population that is Hispanic (for July 1, 1990,
92, 94, 96, 97).
*BJS: "Prisoners in 1996." Hispanic prisoner data.|
*Population Data [by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin].|
*LOSING THE VOTE. The Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States. [Human Rights Watch].|
The federal sentences above are for NON-VIOLENT possession only.
laws exist at the state level. One must serve 80% of the sentence before
parole is even considered. 1 gram of powder cocaine is turned into .89
grams of crack. Per capita use of crack is higher among whites than blacks.
*FAMM: Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Table.|
*YOUNG BLACK AMERICANS.[Republican 100 to 1 crack/powder ratio]|
*t60009.pdf [U.S. Federal prison population, and number and percent sentenced for drug offenses, 1970-97. Acrobat file. A great Drug War trend chart in itself].|
*USA. Mandatory Life Without Parole for Woman after First Offense.|
*Shattered Lives: Portraits From America's Drug War. Book by Mikki Norris, Chris Conrad, and Virginia Resner.|
*FAMM Facts [Average Federal Sentences. LONGEST FOR DRUGS!].|
*Year to date. Note: Data for 1970 to 1976 are for June 30; data for
1977 onwards are for September 30. Data are for inmates in BOP facilities
only (i.e., do not include inmates in contract facilities).
*FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS QUICK FACTS. [chart info above is found here, and is easier to find than at BOP website].|
*BOP Home Page. [BOP is federal Bureau of Prisons. Search for "quick facts" to get latest figures].|
*United States Homicide Rates 1900-95. Bureau of Justice Statistics.|
*Royal Netherlands Embassy - Washington, D.C. [drug policy and crime statistics, comparing USA and Holland].|
*Homicide in Canada - 1996. [compares nations' homicide rates].|
*11/98. US: Murder Rate Hit 30-Year Low In '97. [but still astronomical!].|
The prison-industrial complex is a FACTORY for creating ever-more
violent criminals from nonviolent ones. 59% of all federal [prison]
inmates, and 22% of state prisoners, are there on DRUG CHARGES (Sentencing
Project). The MAJORITY(!!!) of US inmates are in for
DRUG-RELATED offenses, if the above drug offenders are combined with the
following: "The FBI has reported that almost one-third of
people convicted of robbery and burglary, and more than one-quarter of
people convicted of larceny, committed their crimes to get money for drugs.
Moreover, 6.5 percent of the murders in the United States in 1990 occurred
in narcotics-related circumstances" (The Washington Post, Jan. 18, 1994).
The Nov. 2, 1995 Chicago Tribune reported: "The latest Bureau of Justice
Statistics survey of U.S. prison inmates in 1991 found that 27 percent
of robbers admitted they committed crimes to buy drugs; 30 percent of burglars
said so, and 5 percent of convicted murderers did." Reader's Digest (September
1996): "The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates that half of
all violent crime and a third of all homicides are tied to narcotics."
The Chicago Tribune Nov. 2, 1995 reports: "Although drugs and violent crime
often are linked in America, the violent crime rate in the Netherlands
is far lower than in the U.S., despite the Netherlands' more liberal drug
policies. There were 1.9 homicides in Holland per 100,000 people in 1993.
The U.S. rate was 9.5 homicides per 100,000." A 1994 Sentencing Project
report states: "Rates of assault and murder with firearms are far higher
in the US than in comparable nations, with murder rates in the US generally
five to ten times the rate of most European nations." The murder rate in
America is 10 times higher than in Britain, France or Germany, according
to Dec. 18, 1995 US News and World Report. "Since 1960, the number
of violent crimes committed in the U.S. has increased by more than 500%,
although the population has grown just 41%. According to the FBI, nearly
2,000,000 violent crimes occurred in 1991 alone. In 1960, that figure was
less then 300,000" (May 1994, USA Today magazine). ABC news did a
report January 28, 1996 about Nashville's police department and the effect
of putting only 28 of their 300 detectives to work full-time on domestic
violence. In 1992, out of 78 murders in Nashville, one third were
because of domestic violence. Only one detective back then worked on domestic
violence. In contrast, in 1995 there were only 7 murders due to domestic
violence. One detective in Nashville said that no matter how many detectives
were assigned to narcotics, the narcotics crime rate would stay the same.
violence is the leading cause of injury to US women, more than the combination
of rapes, muggings, and auto accidents. According to The Harvard
Mental Health Letter, August 1995, each year, one out of eight husbands
is physically aggressive at least once toward his wife and nearly 2 million
women are severely assaulted by their male partners. Washington Monthly,
October 1995: "'We put millions of drug offenders through the courts--and
we have more people in jail per capita than any country except Russia--but
we're not affecting the drug trade, let alone drug use,' says Robert
Sweet, U.S. district judge in the Southern district of New York. 'It's
perfectly obvious,' Sweet says, 'that if you took the money spent housing
drug offenders and enforcing the drug laws, and apply it to straight law
enforcement, the results would be very impressive.' Indeed, what
politicians ignore is all too clear to judges, prosecutors, and cops. 'The
drug war can't be won,' says Joseph McNamara, the former chief of police
in Kansas City and San Jose, who also spent 10 years on the New York City
force. 'Any cop will tell you that.'" As for nations without long, genuinely-democratic
traditions let's look at the country with the highest murder rate in the
world in 1993--Colombia, the main DEATH-SQUAD narco-democracy, with
the most drug-related murders per capita. New Statesman & Society,
Dec 17 1993, says that "In 1991, there were 25,000 murders; this year ,
the total looks set to reach 30,000--a rate of 99 murders per 100,000 population,
compared with an average of 17 per 100,000 in Latin America as a whole.
'Colombia is clearly the most violent country that's not at war,'
says Alvaro Camacho, sociologist at Bogota's National University."
[must have had a lull in 1993 in the 'official' war between the guerrillas
and the government. The Drug War never stopped. U.S. Southern Command (SouthCom)
leader generalissimo Barry McCaffrey (now Drug Czar) wouldn't have approved
(then or now) of that type of sanity. Because he's Drug Crazy. Buy
the book by Mike Gray!]
*Facts About Prisons and Prisoners [Sentencing Project].|
*[Yearly numbers in state prisons by offense, 1980-95].|
*chapter1.htm [A Tale of Two Cities, chapter 1 of Drug Crazy, by Mike Gray. Chicago's prohibition violence now, and in the 1920's and 30's].|
*Crime and the Drug War. [homicide rates before and after prohibitions].|
*MPP: New Marijuana Arrest Record [marijuana arrests 1990-96].|
*A Punk's Song. [prison rape. Terminology. Turning nonviolent into violent. Prisoner power structure. Forced sex slavery via fear of death. American gulags].|
*Rape of Incarcerated Americans: A Preliminary Statistical Look. [scary stats considering that most US inmates are from Drug War/trade/money].|
The Eco-Harm Reduction link above partially explains the tables that
follow. Many American drug policy reform activists may be clueless why
these tables have anything to do with the Drug War. Americans, in general,
ARE clueless about the rest of the world. :-) Universal
Healthcare - I don't think anything is more important to drug-war
harm reduction, real security, safety, life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness and property. "The U.S. lags behind most industrialized
nations in virtually all significant public health measures, including
life expectancy, infant mortality, and vaccine coverage" (EXTRA! (Jan/Feb
1996).Lower all the other taxes, but keep those for universal healthcare!Ironic
thing is that universal healthcare costs less, and gets better overall
health statistics nationally. Yes! Giving a damn costs less!
(Click Eco-Harm Reduction link above).
SOURCE: Schieber, G.J., Poullier, J.-P., and Greenwald, L.: U.S. Health
Expenditure Performance: An International Comparison and Data Update. Health
Care Financing Review 13(4): 1-88, Summer 1992.
|[____-United_States-_________(37-38) To be fair, the USA should actually rank around here, since 75% to 100% of healthcare costs in most other western nations are paid by their taxes.]|
|_-United_States-___________29.7 [37-38% if one adds 7 to 8% for private-sector US healthcare costs]|
The United States GDP was $6.738 trillion in 1994 (C-SPAN, 12-25-95).
15% of the 1994 U.S. GDP was $1.01 trillion! According to the February
1995 issue of HR (Human Resource) Magazine nearly all other Western nations
pay over 75% of their nation's total healthcare costs through taxes.
"... new study by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation
and Development (OECD) ... The study asserts that a country's political
will to curb spending seems to be the most important factor in controlling
costs. ... Of the 17 nations in the study, the national governments of
15 pay for at least 75 percent of their countries' health-care expenditures--the
United States and Turkey were the exceptions." Welfare and food
stamps for the unemployed cost far less than universal healthcare.
Figure it out. 15 million adult unemployed (a high U.S. unemployment rate)
plus 15 million dependent children in the USA. Multiply 30 million times
$500 a month (many states' recipients do not receive even close to this)
times 12 months equals $180 billion, or less than 2.7% of the 1994
U.S. GDP. And most welfare recipients provide value for their checks
because they are required to do workfare work - usually menial work such
as litter collection, cleaning government buildings, trash collection,
etc. for their welfare. Welfare is FAR cheaper than JAILFARE, high crime
rates, lowered inner-city property values, huge court-probation-parole-police
systems, and Drug War! There is ALWAYS unemployment! Only cowardly, sadistic
Republicans get off on attacking those who are worse off in our society.
REPUBLICANS also sponsor the most Drug War legislation, by far. US Drug-War
Republicans are clueless, xenophobic, Bubba Reich, head-up-their-white-male-ass,
sexist, racist, scapegoating, morons!! May they rot in hell. Georgia's
Newt (Mr. World War II-style Drug Warrior) Gingrich bit the dust! The other
fascist, Drug-Warrior and Georgia-Republican Congressman, Bubba Bob
Barr is next! And I'm a nonracist, nonsexist, nonhomophobic redneck (and
reformed bubba). So kiss my white ass, Bubba Barr. Any questions?
*12-98. Livingston Out as Speaker, Drug Warrior Hastert Set to Take Gavel. [DRCNet's excellent summary of Hastert's past Drug Warrior fanaticism].|
*12-98. The Hastert Files: New Speaker Of the House Hailed As "Moderate" Is Extreme Prohibitionist -- 4 Articles. [Another Gingrich Drug War pointman].|
*12-98. Georgia's Other Nasty Congressman. Editorial Page Editor [Cynthia Tucker] of the Atlanta [Georgia] Constitution. Says "Barr is the Democrat's best ally." [Article reprinted in several newspapers nationwide. "Bob Barr: The New GOP Monster. ... accomplishes nothing but to alienate a sizable portion of the electorate. ... ultimately rid the nation of this plague"].|
*11-98. US DC: OPED: MMJ: What's Congress Smoking? [Bubba Bob Barr ridiculed by a Washington Post (WP) OpEd for blocking publication of vote results of D.C. medical cannabis ballot!. Reach author at email@example.com ].|
*11-98. On the Hill, Barring Democracy [More WP Bob Barr ridicule!].|
*11-98. US DC: WP: Get Your Hands off Those Ballots. ["Robert L. Barr Jr. ... Democracy Held Hostage, Day 9. ... democracide ... banana republic canceled an election"].|
*11-98. US DC: WP: On the Hill, Barring Democracy. ["The District is the place, Barr the ruler. The man who embalmed himself last month in sanctimonious blather. ... District is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hill"].|
*11-98. D.C. Won't Give Results Of Marijuana Referendum [detailed info on Bob Barr blocking of vote, ACLU and other legal reactions, D.C.'s bizarre lack of democracy].|
*11-98. US CA: OPED: The Drug War Isn't About Combating Use [More exposure of D.C. vote blocking, and ultra-right nature of Bob Barr. Facts about cannabis being linchpin of the Drug War].|
*Congressman Bob Barr's Biography. [ex-CIA! "in 1998 he led the successful effort to rename Washington National Airport in honor of President Ronald Reagan. ... received the Friend of the Family Award from the Christian Coalition"].|
*9-97. Legalization of Drugs? [Georgia Republican Congressman Bobb Barr's call-out-the-troops speech in AUSTRIA, where Hitler grew up the first 24 years of his life! Mein Kampf for today!].|
*2-98. US: Wire: Clinton, Gingrich Bicker on Drugs. [Georgia Republican Congressman Newt Gingrich's "World War II" style Drug War].|
*4-98. Republicans Plan Major Campaign for Drug-Free America [Newt fleshes out World War II style Drug War. 11/98: Don't let the door hit you on the way out Newtie! LOL.].|
*11-98. Thousands Protest In Georgia Against Army's 'School Of [Assassins].|
*11-98. WP. 7000 rally. 2319 trespass. Georgia's School of the Americas. (Roots of CIA-Contra-COCAINE). torture-bounty-Death-squad-manuals.|
*Training Tyrants: The School of the Americas. [describes Death-Squad manuals for US-aided foreign wars. This can include Drug-Wars/CIA/Contra/cocaine, etc.].|
*11-98. US CA: Prison Shootings Unjustified. [Republican Dan Lungren's Death Squads].|
MAP searches done via clicking names above are set to "maximum
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and then hit the search button again. You can substitute other first
and last names in the URL below to create your own clickable links
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*11/98. Marvin Chavez. Background for Sentencing. Orange County, California.|
*12-98. Peter McWilliams being murdered by Feds.|
The Medical Marijuana Magazine. Table of contents. Many articles about Peter McWilliams, Todd McCormick, other patients, etc.. One-of-a-kind source of info.
*Peter McWilliams. [1998 Press release about Medical Marijuana Press, DEA raid history, Jesus and medical cannabis, etc.].|
*The Medical Marijuana Magazine [Prelude Press. inspired Jesus-MJ-leaf illustration].|
*The Home Page of Peter McWilliams.
*Medical Marijuana Website for your Rights in America...James Dawsons' Freedom Pages!. [home of Journey for Justice, Kay Lee, and many medical cannabis POWs, etc.].|
*DRCNet special reports: Election '98 (The Drug Policy Foundation). [Detailed initiative descriptions, websites, pre-election polls. Med. MJ history].|
*Levellers Medical Marijuana Home Page.|
*MEDICAL MARIJUANA LINKS GALORE! USES, SAFETY, MYTHS, FACTS, GROUPS, ACTIVISM, ETC.. Linkname: Medical [cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Medical section. Page down to "medical" section if sent to top of list.|
Click the "related links" section link above for much more info on why child poverty drastically increases the drug trade and the drug war. "The [US] child poverty rate fell throughout the 1960ís [because of Democrat President Johnsonís "WAR ON POVERTY"], falling from approximately 26 percent in 1960 to 13.8 percent in 1969. It is worthy to note that the rate began rising again [after Republican Nixon reneged on his 1968 election promises for a rapid "peace with honor" in Vietnam, and after declaring a "WAR ON DRUGS" in 1971], to more than 20 percent, where it is today" (Senator Christopher Dodd, Jan. 1995, [bracketed] info added). Until very recently, the last balanced budget was in 1969! "The US has the highest rate of child poverty in the industrialized world , with 22 percent of all children living below the official poverty line" (EXTRA! Update, Dec. 1995). "One in five American children lives in poverty, more than double the rate in Germany or Britain" (Economist, May 25, 1996). In October 1996 CNN reported that 22% of US children live in poverty. Some Scandinavian countries were around 3%. I believe that CNN also had Canada at 14%, and Australia at 10%, or vice-versa; Iím not sure.
*12-98. Appalachia: Under the Gun. [DRCNet on poverty, intensive federal Drug War intervention, fighting back, War on Poverty history, latest poverty, etc.].|
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between paragraphs. Without the 3 dashes the blank line is often eliminated.
Try pasting or saving this to Notepad or WordPad text and see what I mean.
Note that the blank line just above this paragraph disappears.
____ The same thing sometimes occurs when pasting this as text directly from this webpage and into an email message. I recommend doing that. It is a great way to send info to the media, press, friends, etc.. Tables will be fairly comprehensible. Some email even allows you to pick Courier, Monaco, or other fixed-width font for the tables. This is unnecessary if your email allows you to send stuff as html or RTF. Then you can just paste in any or all of this webpage without doing anything else.
____ This webpage can be copied and pasted into WordPad and saved in the universal "Rich Text Format." This saves most of the formatting (bold, italic, fonts, etc.). Only thing really missing is the chart colors, borders, and rows. Plus the links aren't clickable. But they are underlined. But saving this webpage as html keeps everything the same.
*Chat now! [Legalize! U.S.A. chats Saturday and Sunday evenings, 9-11 PM, Eastern Time. Autoconverts web address URLs into clickable links!].|
*MAP chat. [Media Awareness Project. Saturday and Sunday evenings, 9-11 PM, Eastern Time. Accepts html].|
*Coffee Shop. [Hemp BC. Accepts html such as html clickable links just fine. But html charts may be pushed down too far].|
*Hemp.Net : IRC.|
*CALL NOW! [local and national talk radio shows, 800 numbers, hours, attitudes toward cannabis, Drug War, etc.].|
* "DRCNet's weekly syndicated radio news show, DRCNN, is already being carried on over a dozen stations, in at least three countries, after just two months of production, and feedback from those stations has been excellent" (The Week Online with DRCNet, Issue #69 -- December 4, 1998. A Publication of the Drug Reform Coordination Network).|
*Hemp.Net : Hemphoo! : News and Media: Radio.|
*Welcome to Tripod [loads fast].|
*GeoCities - The Largest Community on the Web!.|
* The WEB Easy * FREE webpages for business, money making ideas or just for fun!!!|
*X O O M . C O M [free homepages, email, chat].|
*Welcome to gURLpages.|
*HotBot Mail and Homepages.|
*iVillage -- The Women's Network -- Build a Personal Homepage.|
*Zarcrom Free Homepages. [Long clickable list of free webpage sites. With number of free megabytes at the sites].|
*Prisoner Message CD. Voice of the Prisoner. Audio CD. 25 recorded messages from Drug War Prisoners and family members. Perfect for radio clips, public service, web audio, etc.. Free to radio stations. $11 to others.|
*SNITCH. PBS video on informants. Info on ordering it, and permission to play it at meetings, etc..|
Ninth Article Video Productions. [2 Exceptional Holland videos in English under $20. VHS and PAL videotapes. With public broadcast approval. That means you can freely put them on public access cable television -- without cost. Transcripts and still pictures online].|
*CRRH Presents Hemp TV [WEB TV VERSUS PROPAGANDA!].|
*Free Speech Internet Television. [VISUAL TRUTH!].|
*Drugs [search of Free Speech Internet Television].|
*Multimedia. [Legalize! U.S.A. web audio/video against Drug War!].
*RealVideo Weed Feeds.|
*Drug Policy Mailing Lists. [Many drug reform lists can be subscribed to or unsubscribed from here].|
*DrugSense: Mailing List. [This list of lists also has info on how email lists work, and explanations of some of the terms].|
*Event Calendar. Legalize! U.S.A..|
*Hemp.Net : Calendar.|
Feedback of any kind appreciated. I read all my mail at firstname.lastname@example.org at least once a week. I can't promise to reply, but I DO read everything. Please send updated data, URLs, table ideas, feedback, etc.. Always looking for more recent data and especially the web address URLs for it. Also really want data and URLs for completely different charts to add here and elsewhere. I hope people copy these charts to other webpages. I hope people mirror the whole thing too. One never knows when this whole server might go down, or be sabotaged, by the powers-that-be.]
*Charts and Graphs About the Drug War [need more text versions].|
Click these comprehensive U.S. Republican Drug War links:
*The U.S. Republican (GOP) Drug War. HUGE list of links. GOP responsible for vast majority of bad U.S. drug-war legislation.|
*Tables and Charts against Drug War, and Petro-Pharm-Inc.. [Exposing the U.S. Republican (GOP) drug-war feudalism, and Republican Fundamentalist Drug War Jihad. Clickable Links and clickable article Table of Contents. Please use email@example.com to send updated data, URLs, table ideas, feedback, etc.. All is read. Can't promise to reply].|
*Universal Healthcare, Total Taxes, Harm Reduction, U.S. Republican drug war, Bubba BOB BARR. Page down to it if sent to the top.|
*Power Links [Saner Cannabis and Drug Policies Worldwide. Versus U.S. Republican (GOP) drug war].|
*The Flip Side. The U.S. Republican (mostly) drug war. Page down to it if sent to the top.|
*Big Bubba BOB BARR Busted! Republican (GOP) Moralistic Tyranny. GOP Drug-war Jihad, Sexual McCarthyism, Fundamentalist Fanaticism.|
*11-98. 1998 USA drug war legislation. [A summary. In 1998 Republican (GOP) sponsored nearly all the bad bills].|
|Click these assorted,
*Power Links [Saner Cannabis and Drug Policies Worldwide. Versus U.S. Republican (GOP) Drug War. (GOP sponsors nearly all the bad U.S. Drug War legislation).]|
*Nations where cannabis is legal, decriminalized, tolerated. Also, saner drug policies worldwide. Research (Cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links. Research section). Many nations' links. One-of-a-kind source. Page down to "research" section if sent to top of list.|
*Ideology, Idiot-ology, Political Parties, & the U.S. Drug War. All sides of the political spectrum covered. And healthcare.|
*Drug War 101 [1980-97 U.S.] Incarceration rates [& In 2nd half - Progressive nations' cannabis and drug policies. Many links!]|
*Shocking Statistics [GOP-Reagan-Bush tripling of incarceration rate through drug war and mandatory minimum drug sentences, etc.].|
*The Drug War and the American Dream [History of Republican (GOP) drug war starting with Nixon].|
*Racism, U.S. Drug War, Young Black Men, & American Revolution!|
*Violence, Drugs, Politics, Drug-War prison-industrial complex.|
*Linkname: Political [Cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Political section. Page down to "political" section if sent to top of list. Here you will find many Drug-War, Death-Squad links exposing the CIA, DEA, FBI, etc. here and abroad, in Colombia, Latin America, etc..|
*Medical Marijuana links galore! Uses, safety, myths, facts, groups, activism, etc.. Linkname: Medical [cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Medical section. Page down to "medical" section if sent to top of list.|
*Medical Cannabis links. HUGE list! All health aspects. Uses, safety, groups, activism, etc.. Many links are also lists of even more links.|
*Eco-Harm Reduction versus Drug War and PETRO-PHARM, INC.. Cannabis, US Healthcare, Universal Healthcare, Total Taxes, Quality of Life, Mother Earth.|
*1-99. USA-DEA. Canadian hemp farmers in Nicaragua face 20 years prison. [for growing Nicaraguan government-approved hemp crop. DEA control of Nicaragua].|
*HUGE list of Drug-War, Death-Squad links exposing the CIA, DEA, FBI, etc. here and abroad, in Colombia, Latin America, etc.|
*Message forums with cannabis, drug-war, entheogen, drug-reform, and drug-related threads. Web-based bulletin boards. Many Direct Links.|
End of article. By Anonymous. Other than long copyrighted writings from others, the article is in the public domain (not copyrighted). Feel free to use or redistribute any or all of it in any way, anywhere. Send ideas, feedback, criticisms, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be read. This free web-based email account from http://www.mailcity.com is checked around once a week. Can't promise to reply.