April 9th, 2006

RAND study on drugs and Colombia: the failure of the drug war

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The actual 1994 study: "Controlling Cocaine: Supply Versus Demand Programs"

Index

White House balks at study urging more drug treatment June 14, 1994

Narcotics Bill Reopens Drug War Debate Colombia Measure Spurs New Look At Us Policy April 1, 2000

"A Closer Look" September 22, 1999

Why drugs keep flowing: too little emphasis on treating heavy users July 20, 1994

Best Weapon In Drug War Is Treatment June 14, 1994

U.S. Should Boost Therapy Of Coke Addicts, Study Urges June 14, 1994

Drug Warriors See Long Battle, Grim Prospects January 22, 1990

Dissenter in the Drug War November 4, 1989

Study: U.S. losing war on drugs April 1, 2000



White House balks at study urging more drug treatment

USA TODAY

June 14, 1994, Tuesday

Pg. 2A

Dennis Cauchon

The Clinton administration quickly rejected the conclusion of a major cocaine policy study that it ordered and funded.

The Rand Drug Policy Research Center study concludes $ 3 billion should be switched from federal and local law enforcement to treatment. The report says treatment is the cheapest way to cut drug use.

The change also would lower violent crime related to the drug trade, said center co-director Jonathan Caulkins.

But the drug czar's office swiftly rejected slashing law enforcement spending.
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Narcotics Bill Reopens Drug War Debate Colombia Measure Spurs New Look At Us Policy

The Boston Globe

April 1, 2000, Saturday
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"A Closer Look"

ABC News

September 22, 1999

Show: World News Tonight With Peter Jennings (6:30 Pm ET)


John Cochran, Peter Jennings

Battlefield, Part III

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Why drugs keep flowing: too little emphasis on treating heavy users

Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA)

July 20, 1994, Wednesday
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Best Weapon In Drug War Is Treatment

Newsday (New York)

June 14, 1994, Tuesday,

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U.S. Should Boost Therapy Of Coke Addicts, Study Urges

The Times Union (Albany, NY)

June 14, 1994, Tuesday,
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Drug Warriors See Long Battle, Grim Prospects

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

January 22, 1990, Monday
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Dissenter in the Drug War

The National Journal

November 4, 1989
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Study: U.S. losing war on drugs

United Press International

June 26, 2001, Tuesday

By Stephanie K. Taylor
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Coca-Cola and Colombia

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General site against Coke

* Killercoke.org

* Coca-Cola:Absuses in Colombia

Murder of union leader and lawsuit

*Union Says Coca-Cola in Colombia Uses Thugs

*Lawsuit

*The Two Faces Of Coca-Cola

Isidro Segundo Gil, an employee at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Colombia, was killed at his workplace by paramilitary thugs. His children, now living in hiding with relatives, understand all too well why their homeland is known as "a country where union work is like carrying a tombstone on your back.

Protests

* NYC Pension Funds Call For Investigation Into Alleged Human Rights Abuses At Coca-Cola

* Colombian Labor Leaders Take ‘Killer Coke’ Campaign to New York


Full articles

* Another “Classic Coke” Move to Deny and Delay Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Colombia.

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Coke/Colombia Articles