War on Drugs

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A potential sea change in marijuana legislation is coming, with ballot measures in several states giving voters the opportunity to make it legal for adults. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, while Arkansas , Florida , Montana , and North Dakota are considering medical marijuana...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Public support for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the U.S. is at...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Two prominent human and civil rights organizations are calling on the U.S...

Further

After five years of Mexico's bloody, ineffective war on drugs, over half the population feel unsafe in their neighborhoods and activist residents are turning to grassroots art projects to fight the violence. Those with "credentials of blood" are publishing Portraits for Peace , making videos to share stories, and, inspired by street artist JR , putting up huge photographic portraits of victims to put people "in the shoes of the other."