“This is not a war to control dangerous drugs. This is a war to control the poor.”

For over forty years, America's "War on Drugs" has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs in America are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than twenty U.S. states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America's drug war - from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge. Together, these stories pose urgent questions: What caused the war? What perpetuates it? And what can be done to stop it? … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Three living people I’d like to meet over a cup of tea…

I was thinking about who I'd like to meet of all living people today. I came up with three rather different sorts of lovely human beings. Just off the top of my head today, in this moment. There are of course many people it would be delightful to meet and chat with. Perhaps I'll do a post like this from time to time. What is interesting though is when I thought about anyone I'd meet, it's specifically people I imagine I'd get on with really well...and with comfort. Soul kin, so to speak. ... [click on title for the rest of the post]

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