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The Big Lie of "Partial Decriminalization"

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. 492 more words

Sex Work

Photos: US PROS at Rally, International Women’s Strike (IWS) Oakland & Our Sex Worker Contingent

US PROS took part in the IWS in Oakland with women in 50 other countries participating.  We spoke at the main rally (see video link) at Oscar Grant Plaza, which was packed with thousands of people, and our statement was very well received.  101 more words

Rape, Violence & Serial Murders

The Tale of Pablo Escobar

So I was recently reading the Wikipedia page on Pablo Escobar, which I am going to quote pretty liberally, because it’s fascinating:

Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria …(December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993) was a…

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Structures And Civilization

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Roger’s note: here are some miscellaneous images taken from the Internet.

One would think that this trick is too obvious to fool anyone.  However, it has been used more than once by governments to create an illusion of safety.   197 more words

Roger Hollander

Houston DA Decriminalizes Marijuana

Before becoming District Attorney, Kim Ogg made it known that one of her goals while in office was going to be to reduce the number of people arrested and jailed over simple possession of marijuana – freeing up law enforcement to focus on finding those who are distributing drugs, rather than smoking a plant. 461 more words

Cannabis

Options for Fighting Sex Trafficking Under Decriminalization

Repeatedly, prohibitionists claim that their punitive approach to “end demand” for commercial sex is the only effective way to fight sex trafficking. Problem is, not only have they failed to make good on their promise, but their strategy is hopelessly flawed on many levels: 565 more words

Sex Work

One love: Could marijuana unite Guyana and build a green economy?

“How many of us know that the largest contingent of coolies* were brought to Jamaica, not to Guyana, Trinidad or Suriname. And they brought the ganga with them … And maybe, maybe, that is why you have complete assimilation of the races, which we don’t have in Guyana.” 1,253 more words