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Inside Mexico's Drug War: Parts 1 and 2

Date:
Friday, September 21, 2012
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Shelby Minister
Location Details:
48 south 7th st, san jose, ca, 95112

Investigative journalist John Gibler takes us inside the drug war in Mexico, revealing the facts behind the popularized versions of the violence.
In Part 1, Gibler analyzes the $250 to 500 billion a year global business providing illegal drugs everywhere in the world. In the U.S., anti-drug policies have traditionally had racial motives, as detailed in Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow. In Part 2, Mexican journalist Diego Osorno reveals the war on narcotraficking as a ploy to consolidate the power of President Felipe Calderon -- a war that has escalated killings and crime without diminishing the availability of illegal drugs. Ted Lewis of Global Exchange comments on U.S. policies.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 5:46PM
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