The Journal of HistorySpring 2012TABLE OF CONTENTS


Saul: The War on Drugs and the Mexican Movement to End It

By Erin Rosa
August 6, 2011

Narco News School of Authentic Journalism graduate Quincy Saul writes on the movement to end the drug war in Mexico, saying that “It's a welcome escape from the seemingly insurmountable sectarianism that has plagued social movements for centuries.”

Saul reports:

“The forty year anniversary of the war on drugs came and went this summer without any mention of the most significant movement to end it.

“...More than any other country, Mexico is dying from the sins of the war on drugs. As the bottleneck of the drug trade for all of the Americas, almost 50,000 have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last six years alone, with the numbers of dispossessed and disappeared mounting ever higher.

“...It is not entirely surprising then, that the first mass movement to end the drug war has arisen in Mexico. More surprising is the almost total boycott in the United States and international media of this movement.”

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