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The Taliban’s Opium Eradication

by Alan MacLeod, published on Consortium News, August 15, 2023 The Taliban government in Afghanistan – the nation that until recently produced 90 percent of the world’s heroin – has drastically reduced opium cultivation across the country. Western sources estimate an up to 99 percent reduction in some provinces. This raises serious questions about the seriousness of U.S. drug eradication[…]

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US Wars Come Home to Roost

by Colleen Rowley, published on Consortium News, July 8, 2021 It’s been six months since the Jan. 6 insurrection. But long before the public saw that mob scene in the Capitol, it was easy to predict that the upcoming inauguration would, unfortunately, take place amid extreme electoral polarization and civil unrest. Ordinary Americans had been turned against each other, radicalizing[…]

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The Opioid Epidemic in America – Killing One Million Workers: The Triumph of Capital

A uniquely relevant research piece on the current opiod crisis from Global Research. Introduction The link between capitalism and drugs reaches back to the middle of the 19th century, when the British Empire forced their surplus opium crop from their South Asian colonies into the Chinese market creating massive demand from millions of addicts. The Chinese government, which had banned[…]

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