Category Archives: education

Cocaine Kids

On a hill overlooking Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Lesly Narvaez Castanon and her staff wage a struggle against substance abuse. Opened in 2005, the government-supported Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Youth Integration Center(CIJ) became the first drug prevention and treatment center to serve this Pacific Coast … Continue reading

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Hooked Up: Finding Casual Sex Through Online XXX Classifieds

What happens in a casual hook-up with someone you only met online? SeXis Magazine /By Rachel Rabbit White The Internet has forever changed the way we have sex. A recent study by Shape and Men’s Fitness showed that Facebook alone has a … Continue reading

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11-Year-Old Girl Horrifically Gang-Raped; New York Times Article Blames the Victim

[Trigger warning for sexual violence, victim-blaming, and rape apologia.] There is an awful story in the New York Times today: Vicious Assault Shakes Texas Town. It’s about the arrest of 18 boys and men, ranging in age “from middle schoolers to … Continue reading

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US Government Creating Vast Domestic Snooping Machine

By Sarah Seltzer / AlterNet WaPo reports on the new extent of the surveillance state: Predator drones on the Mexican border, wireless fingerprint scanning and vast databases on its own citizens. The surveillance state is real, Big Brother is watching more … Continue reading

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Building Border Food Security

In recent years, the word “security” has dominated discourse about the US-Mexico border region. For the most part, security debates have revolved around support for or opposition to border walls, military deployments and the like. But in southern New Mexico, a … Continue reading

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Mexico’s drug war: Made in the US

By Steve Kingstone / BBC News, Houston, Texas                 The Obama administration has called Mexican drug cartels “the single greatest organised crime threat to America”. But why are the cartels fighting each other … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs Is a War on Poor People

By Bruce Western / The Nation America doesn’t have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem. Policy reform — as salutary as it often is, and like the drug war before it — risks mistaking symptom for cause. America’s drug policy … Continue reading

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