We discuss organized prison rebellions past and present. Starting with #ShutemDown2021. This week we’ll acknowledge many historical events whose anniversaries occurred either within the past…
The Global Commission on Drug Policy has just released what is called a groundbreaking report that denounces the US governments global drug war which forces other countries through international treaties to criminalize drug use. The report calls for the responsible legal regulation of drugs. The report which is endorsed by former world leaders like former United Nations Commissioner Kofi Annan and the former presidents of Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland. The report will be presented at a press conference in New York City this week. The Commission is the most distinguished group of high-level leaders to ever call for such far-reaching changes to global drug policies which has caused the incarceration of billions, led to widespread violence related to drug cartels, corruption in policing and has also led to billion dollar annual profits for private prison profiteers, modern day enslavers.
The only reason drugs of any kind was criminalized was to target non-white people who use them while ignoring the use of the majority white population or just making enough arrest to appear not to be racist. When Ronald Reagan privatized prisons he opened the door for Wall Street to once again profit off slavery per the instructions of the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution. The 13th Amendment never actually abolished slavery in the United States but legalized and constitutionalized it as punishment for so-called crimes legislated by racist and liberty hating politicians in Congress.
Abraham Lincoln who signed the 13th Amendment in law said, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time“. Lincoln was right as he and Congress fooled the world into believing that the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in 1865 but the lie is being exposed as more people discover that the United States did not abolish slavery in 1865 but simply transformed the evil institution and began the criminalization of Black people.
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