While the NSW government grapples with perhaps the worst state budget deficit ever this week – along with neverending scandals revolving around their lack of a moral compass, greed and hubris – there’s a bill making its way through Parliament that should concern those interested in the neverending and ridiculous ‘war on drugs’.
Two people have been charged with large commercial drug supply, and police have seized more than 3000 cannabis plants and nine stolen vehicles, as part of an ongoing investigation into drug cultivation and distribution in the Nambucca Valley.
As a parent it is hard at times not to fall into the trap of authoritarianism. It always seems like a simpler, clearer way forward – I’m the boss and I want you till do what I tell you for your own good. You’ve got to the count of three – I know best!
A special inquiry into the use of the drugs 'ice' and methamphetamine in NSW is calling for submissions from the public on how to manage the impact of the drugs on local communities and individuals.
While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?
About 11.30am on Saturday, May 13, a police noticed male was located in a silver coloured Ford Fiesta that was parked on Chinderah Bay Drive at Chinderah with a number of drug related items beside him in the car.
Dave Lisle Mullumbimby. Full marks to Jason Patrix for writing about ‘Sniffer Dog Madness’ in The Echo last week. If you missed it, Jason related a story about police with sniffer dogs invading a Mullumbimby pub and subjecting patrons trying to... Read More →
A post on the RIchmond Local Area Command Facebook page about police arresting a group of so-called 'lane boys' in Nimbin and charging them with offences related to marijuana has unleashed a slew of comments against the force's 'war on drugs'.
John Scrivener, Main Arm. The war on drugs is one of the permanent wars waged for the exclusive benefit of the war profiteering plutocracy, not only arms dealers and private military firms, but also the agencies, institutes and organisations that exist to normalize, legitimise and promote the permanent war industry.
Almost one hundred years after the start of the war on drugs, I found myself stuck on one of its more minor battlefields. One of my closest relatives had been rock-bottoming on cocaine again, while my ex-boyfriend was picking up a crack pipe.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. When the little boy points out that the emperor has no clothes, we can be sure the respectable burghers who have built their lives around those lies will be outraged. It's always hard to accept we've been hoodwinked.
M Mizzi, Byron Bay. Members of the Bali nine were executed by Indonesia and as some have rightly pointed out this happened as a warning from the AFP, but exactly what kind of warning was it?
Kevin Carson, Center for a Stateless Society. On 6 November, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation trumpeted its takedown of the Silk Road 2.0 website and the arrest of alleged operator Blake Benthall. In so doing the FBI demonstrated, once again, that the War on Drugs has nothing to do with anything its propagandists claim it’s about.