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Latin America: Mexican Decriminalization Bill Now Law of the Land

No one here has mentioned the topic of Mexico's bill to decriminalize the personal use of drugs so I thought I would post one of the first and very best articles about it that basically gets straight to the point. Although news of the bill is not directly related to 9/11 truth, I think it's important that people know about it as the drug wars and 9/11 wars are inextricably tied.

Source: http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/598/mexico_decriminalization_law_enacted

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Latin America: Mexican Decriminalization Bill Now Law of the Land

from Drug War Chronicle, Issue #598, 8/21/09

A bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use in Mexico is now the law of the land, although it will not go into effect for one year to give states time to adjust their laws. It was published Thursday in the Official Daily of the Federation, the Mexican equivalent of the Federal Register. (To read the complete text of the bill in Spanish, go to page 83 of the Official Daily.)

New Video: "Cocaine & the Contras" - Robert Parry & Gary Webb

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana.

In association with justicevision.org, 911blogger.com will be putting some of their great documentary footage on the web. We're going to start with some footage of Gary Webb, a courageous journalist who exposed CIA connections to the crack cocaine epidemic in the United States. In this first video from December 1996, Webb was still employed by the San Jose Mercury News. You can read his original series which began his journey into Deep Politics, over at Narconews.com. This video, "Cocaine & the Contras", was filmed at the Midnight Special Bookstore in Santa Monica, CA, a few months after his story broke. He is accompanied by independent journalist, Robert Parry, whom Webb describes as a "pioneer" in this area. Robert Parry's website is Consortium News.com.

Gary Webb's voice was silenced in 2004, and was ruled a suicide. However, his story will still be heard.

DVD available from http://justicevision.org

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