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Flyer for Catharsis on the Mall

Drug war catharsis in the US capital

Drug war catharsis in the US capital

An interactive art installation, dedicated to the victims of the drug war, will be burned in Washington D.C. on Saturday. Prior to burning, the sculpture – Temple of Essence – will be placed on the National Mall, during a 48-hour vigil entitled Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War. Event organiser,


The UK’s War on Drugs is a Tool of State Oppression

Drug prohibition – the illegality of many psychoactive substances – is an accepted norm in the UK, although this hasn’t been the case for long. In 1971, Parliament passed the Misuse of Drugs Act; the first major national prohibition legislation, and the cornerstone of the British war on drugs. A few amendments have been added

John Oliver

John Oliver Attacks the Role of the Drug War in the US Prison System

In the tradition of Jonathan Swift and Voltaire, the ever-brilliant comedian, John Oliver, satirised the War on Drugs and the prison industrial complex on the HBO show, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. While examining the fact that the United States has over two million people behind bars, Oliver uses wit and satire to unravel