Prohibition has repetitively been used to target specific communities and provide an excuse for policing these communities. In Mexico, these laws have lead to actions by government and cartels that have affected the entire population. Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism, talks to us about the current situation in Mexico, the Merida initiative, and the drug war more broadly as a counter-revolutionary project.
Read more of Dawn’s analysis and writings here
Or see her book: Drug War Capitalism