Nixon Advisor: War on Drugs Invented to Crush Anti-War and Black Movements
In 1994, a former Nixon policy adviser admitted the War on Drugs was waged not to keep Americans safe, but to crush dissent. According to John Ehrlichman, who served time in prison for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, the Drug War was intended to disempower anti-war and black... Read more
Global Banks Are The Financial Services Wing of The Drug Cartels
A Colombian soldier inspects the harvest of a 50-acre coca plantation: fines for laundering drugs money may seem huge, but banks pay them out of petty cash. Photograph: Efrain Patino/AP “Steal a little,” wrote Bob Dylan, “they throw you in jail; steal a lot and they make you a... Read more
How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs
As the violence spread, billions of dollars of cartel cash began to seep into the global financial system. But a special investigation by the Observer reveals how the increasingly frantic warnings of one London whistleblower were ignored   A soldier guards marijuana that is being incinerated in Tijuana, Mexico.... Read more