Alejandro Bustos

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Sep 13, 2002

Street Legal

Alejandro Bustos
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta police the police. In Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Pivot Legal Society is helping the people who suffer most when the powers that be let the pow
News
Jan 21, 2002

Taking Liberties

Alejandro Bustos
New laws are in the works, including organized crime legislation, the expansion of diplomatic immunity, an anti-terrorism act, a bill allowing cabinet to issue emergency decrees, and one that gives t
Columnists
Oct 17, 2001

Anthrax, Lies and Videotapes

Why would Osama bin Laden use the U.S. media to send out messages, when Al Jazeera - the Qatar-based Arabic television news station that has become the rage in the Arab world - already shows his vide
News
Oct 1, 2001

A Central American Connection?

Alejandro Bustos
Reports claim that more than 400 Arab nationals received Nicaraguan citizenship during the 1990s, including suspected terrorist Mohammad Atta. According to media in that county, U.S. authorities are
Columnists
Sep 18, 2001

The Nightmare

The western public understandably wants blood. But who exactly is supposed to bleed? And more importantly, what lessons does history teach us about the approaching dark cloud? If the failed war on dr
Columnists
Sep 11, 2001

The Case Against Drug Use

When it comes right down to it, drug use can be viewed as a form of imperialism. For example, rich countries like Canada and the United States snort mass amounts of coke, while poor countries like Co
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Sep 5, 2001

The Uncivil "War on Drugs"

Alejandro Bustos
According to a Canadian delegation that just returned from Colombia, the war on drugs in that country is a smokescreen that hides the true cause of Colombia's civil war. One member says, "This is not
Columnists
Sep 4, 2001

In Praise of Drug Dealers

With the international movement towards decriminalization gaining support, questions about legal drug production are becoming ever more relevant.
Columnists
Aug 28, 2001

Justifying Counter-Revolution

The war to save democracy has stuffed our prisons with drug offenders, made the criminal underworld rich, assisted in the spread of drugs and made our own governments get into bed with some nasty, na
Columnists
Aug 21, 2001

Bad Political Karma

Why did the CIA give Vladimiro Montesinos, Peru's former head of intelligence, a reported $1-million a year to fight drugs after receiving reports of his links to Colombian narcotraffickers?
Columnists
Aug 14, 2001

The West's Drug-Dealing Friends

Part one of a three-part series on the relationship between international drug dealers and western governments. This week - some of the links between the West and the narcotics trade.
Columnists
Aug 7, 2001

Dragging Behind on Drugs

Despite Ottawa's recent decision to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, Canada is still well behind several European countries when it comes to reforming its drug laws.
Columnists
Jul 31, 2001

Drug Use and Politicians

If George W. Bush were poor, black and grew up in south central Los Angeles, his past drug use could very well have landed him in jail. But as a son of the ruling class - his father was also U.S. pre
News
Jul 20, 2001

Collateral Damage in the War Against Drugs

Alejandro Bustos
In case you haven't heard, the U.S. government is hiring private American firms to fight its drug war in South America. Some say it amounts to hiring mercenaries. Critics of "outsourcing" - a term us
News
Jun 20, 2001

Power to the People?

Alejandro Bustos
Skyrocketing electricity costs have California residents pawning their goods to pay their utility bills. But the root of this desperate situation is not, as George W. Bush would have us believe, an b
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