JS Rafaeli


The Obvious Problem with Using Children as Drug Gang Informants

This week, the Home Office fought a children's charity in court to defend police use of child spies in infiltrating county lines gangs – and won.
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Gay Pride

These Are the Radical Roots of British Gay Pride

The activists who started UK Pride are demanding a return to its revolutionary roots.
JS Rafaeli

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaeli

When Boots Prescribed Heroin, the UK Did Drug Policy Right

Until the US got involved, the "British System" was successful in keeping addiction rates low and drug-associated crime nonexistent.
JS Rafaeli
generation rent

Renters Unions Will Help You Fight Your Scumbag Landlord

In the midst of a housing crisis in which landlords have all the power, these groups are helping tenants square up.
JS Rafaeli

The War on Drugs Is Inseparable from US Imperialism

Much of the world used to treat drug addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one. And then America got its way.
JS Rafaeli
medical cannabis

I Had to Fight the British Government to Get Medical Cannabis for My Son

Charlotte Caldwell tells the story of how she took on the Home Office to save her son's life.
Charlotte Caldwell

What Nigel Farage's 'Soul Baring' Daily Mail Interview Tells Us About Happiness

Farage is living in a nightmare of his own creation.
JS Rafaeli

I’ve Seen the Future of Legal Weed, and It's Cool But Weird

The green economy is about to boom.
JS Rafaeli

Art from the Frontline of the War on Drugs

We spoke to the executive producer of the Museum of Drug Policy.
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Safe Sesh

Don’t Believe the Hype: The New Drugs Strategy Ignores the LGBT Community

There's a mention of chemsex, but critics say it's not nearly enough.
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Weird Court Cases

I'm a Human Man Being Sued By a Monkey

Photographer David Slater is locked in a weird and complicated copyright battle involving Wikipedia, PETA and a macaque named Naruto.
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