Over 1,000 World Leaders, Celebrities, and Cops Take a Stand — Call to End “Disastrous” Drug War


Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project

New York, NY — As the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) gets ready to convene a special session in New York to address the world’s drug problem, more than a thousand leaders from around the world have called to end the War on Drugs.

A letter, signed by , politicians, world leaders, celebrities, law enforcement, and activists has been addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to set the stage “for real reform of global drug control policy.”

According to Drug Policy Alliance, the unprecedented list of signatories includes a range of people from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders to businessmen Warren Buffett, George Soros, Richard Branson, Barry Diller, actors Michael Douglas and Woody Harrelson, Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, singers John Legend and Mary J. Blige, activists Reverend Jesse Jackson, Gloria Steinem and Michelle Alexander, as well as distinguished legislators, cabinet ministers, and former UN officials.

The letter held no punches when calling out the horrid nature of the drug war and the corruption it has led to throughout all levels of government.

The drug control regime that emerged during the last century has proven disastrous for global health, security and human rights.  Focused overwhelmingly on criminalization and punishment, it created a vast illicit market that has enriched criminal organizations, corrupted governments, triggered explosive violence, distorted economic markets and undermined basic moral values.

Thanks to the black market trade of drugs, pushed into dark alleys, by a system of oppression and prohibition, drug peddling violent gangs now plague places like Chicago, New York, and Detroit.

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    Quite frankly i dont give a fucking shit about the United Nations and i dont give a fuck what other countries do. If theres an issue in the United States it is the people who decide what is to be done via ballots and congress not the united nations. Why are we allowing our elected officials to circumvent our constitution by taking our issues to this treasonous unelected body of people? Why is this organization even on the shores of this Country? Wake the fuck up!!!

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