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1 US TX: Advocate Speaks At NAACP BanquetMon, 05 Nov 2001
Source:Amarillo Globe-News (TX) Author:Werpney, Mark Area:Texas Lines:67 Added:11/06/2001

Drug policy reform advocate Deborah Peterson Small addressed the controversial 1999 Tulia drug bust during the keynote speech at the Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday.

The Amarillo Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sponsors the event at the Amarillo Civic Center.

Small, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the public policy and community outreach director at The Lindesmith Center in New York.

"Anyone who cares about racial justice has to care about the injustices in Tulia," Small said. "What's happening in Tulia is a microcosm of what can happen nationally."

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2 Transcript: Daniel Abrahamson Visits The DrugSense Chat RoomSun, 16 Sep 2001
Source:The DrugSense Chat Room                 Lines:325 Added:09/17/2001

Dan was at the United Nation's World Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa. August 28 - September 7, 2001 and will be discussing the conference. Lindesmith-DPF created and published an open letter, signed by hundreds, for the conference which is at http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/race_conf_letter.html

News clips about the conference are at http://www.lindesmith.org/lindesmith/news/news_wcar2.html

Our next guest will be Mike Gray, author of "DRUG CRAZY - How We Got INTO THIS MESS & How We Can GET OUT" http://www.drugcrazy.com/

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3US: A Superpower's Sorrow, ComeuppanceThu, 13 Sep 2001
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Boudreaux, Richard Area:United States Lines:Excerpt Added:09/13/2001

Geopolitics: Critics Of The U.S. See The Attacks As A Lesson To Temper The Arrogance And Double Standards Of A Relatively Young Global Leader.

ROME -- There is no shortage of reasons in much of the world to dislike the United States. From European capitals to the coca fields of South America to the assembly lines of Southeast Asia, the nation can appear arrogant and selfishly fixated on its own politics and interests.

Its unparalleled power makes it a lightning rod for a host of grievances brought by allies, adversaries and outright enemies.

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4United Nations: Web: Power Struggles Over Agenda SurfaceFri, 31 Aug 2001
Source:CNN (US Web)                 Lines:Excerpt Added:08/31/2001

More than 50 years after the United Nations issued its groundbreaking Universal Declaration of Human Rights, underlining its commitment to uphold the dignity and worth of every human being, the world remains a place filled with discrimination, xenophobia and ethnic conflicts.

The controversies swirling around the U.N. World Conference Against Racism -- set for August 31 to September 7 in Durban, South Africa -- point up the political bombshells loaded within the topic.

In the run-up to the conference, power struggles over its agenda -- and who will attend -- cast a cloud over the U.N.'s stated goal of creating "a new world vision for the fight against racism and racial discrimination."

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5 US KY: OPED: U.S. Should Be At The Table To Shape U.N. RaceFri, 31 Aug 2001
Source:Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) Author:Miller, Bill Area:Kentucky Lines:117 Added:08/31/2001

The latest official pronouncement from the State Department is that Secretary Colin Powell will not participate in the U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - -- even though he has publicly stated that the conference, which begins today in Durban, South Africa, is very important and that he wanted to attend.

Given U.S. concern about some of the agenda items, the Bush administration plans to send a low-level State Department delegation, accompanied by some members of Congress. The administration fears that there may be a stampede to identify reparations for involvement in past slavery activities, to single out Israel for intense criticism of its policies toward Palestinians and to downplay the tragedy of the Holocaust.

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6 US WA: Column: Defending The Drug War Against Charges Of RacismTue, 28 Aug 2001
Source:Seattle Times (WA) Author:Peirce, Neal Area:Washington Lines:110 Added:08/28/2001

The United States, rarely shy about condemning other nations for human-rights abuses, will get a dose of its own medicine when the World Conference Against Racism opens in Durban, South Africa, on Friday.

The target: America's "war on drugs" and the charge that it is inherently racist because black men are being imprisoned for drug offenses at 13 times the rate of white men.

A team of U.S. lawyers, clergy, drug-policy and alternative-incarceration experts, organized as the Campaign to End Race Discrimination in the War on Drugs, will assert that America's criminal-justice system has been turned into an "apartheid-like" device.

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7 US WA: Column: Defending The Drug War Against Charges Of RacismTue, 28 Aug 2001
Source:Seattle Times (WA) Author:Peirce, Neal Area:Washington Lines:113 Added:08/28/2001

The United States, rarely shy about condemning other nations for human-rights abuses, will get a dose of its own medicine when the World Conference Against Racism opens in Durban, South Africa, on Friday.

The target: America's "war on drugs" and the charge that it is inherently racist because black men are being imprisoned for drug offenses at 13 times the rate of white men.

A team of U.S. lawyers, clergy, drug-policy and alternative-incarceration experts, organized as the Campaign to End Race Discrimination in the War on Drugs, will assert that America's criminal-justice system has been turned into an "apartheid-like" device.

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8 US: Race Concessions Fail To Appease USMon, 27 Aug 2001
Source:Guardian, The (UK)          Area:United States Lines:121 Added:08/27/2001

UN Organisers Drop Controversial Proposals On Zionism And Slavery Reparations But Americans May Still Boycott World Racism Summit

The United States says it may still boycott the UN world conference against racism which opens in South Africa this week despite the dropping of proposals to equate Zionism with racism and the abandoning of demands for reparations for slavery and colonialism.

President George Bush said his administration is still undecided because the tone of the conference documents on Israel remains "pretty discriminatory" and that the US is not prepared to allow the meeting "to isolate our friend and strong ally".

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9US TX: Column: The Harsh Truth Is, US War On Drugs Is 'Racist'Sun, 26 Aug 2001
Source:Houston Chronicle (TX) Author:Peirce, Neal Area:Texas Lines:Excerpt Added:08/26/2001

The United States, rarely shy about condemning other nations for human rights abuses, will get a dose of its own medicine when the World Conference Against Racism opens in Durban, South Africa, on Aug. 31.

The target: America's "War on Drugs" and the charge that it is inherently racist because black men are being imprisoned for drug offenses at 13 times the rate of white men.

A team of U.S. lawyers, clergy, drug policy and alternative incarceration experts, organized as the Campaign to End Race Discrimination in the War on Drugs, will assert that America's criminal justice system has been turned into an "apartheid-like" device.

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10 US NC: Column: Will The World Condemn US War On Drugs?Sat, 25 Aug 2001
Source:Charlotte Observer (NC) Author:Peirce, Neal Area:North Carolina Lines:116 Added:08/26/2001

The Impact Of Our Policies Has Become Profoundly Racist

The United States, rarely shy about condemning other nations for human rights abuses, will get a dose of its own medicine when the World Conference Against Racism opens in Durban, South Africa, on Aug. 31.

The target: America's "war on drugs" and the charge that it is inherently racist because black men are being imprisoned for drug offenses at 13 times the rate of white men.

A team of U.S. lawyers, clergy, drug policy and alternative incarceration experts, organized as the Campaign to End Race Discrimination in the War on Drugs, will assert that America's criminal justice system has been turned into an "apartheid-like" device.

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11 Wire: Petition Asks U.N. Racism Conference To Take Up U.S. War On DrugsWed, 22 Aug 2001
Source:Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany Wire)                 Lines:75 Added:08/23/2001

New York -- A petition signed by more than 100 U.S. civil rights and religious leaders on Wednesday asked the United Nations to take up what they called the biased implementation of the U.S. "war on drugs" at the upcoming U.N. World Conference Against Racism.

The petition was sent to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, asking him to make the issue a top priority at the conference, set August 31 to September 7 in Durban, South Africa.

The petition charged that the U.S. government unfairly targets blacks and Latinos for prosecution in its fight against drugs and treats whites with leniency although the rate of drug use in the United States is equal among the races.

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12 Europe: Column: America's 'War On Drugs' Looks Unfairly WarpedWed, 22 Aug 2001
Source:International Herald-Tribune (France) Author:Peirce, Neal Area:Europe Lines:87 Added:08/22/2001

The United States, rarely shy about condemning other nations for human rights abuses, will get a dose of its own medicine when the World Conference Against Racism opens in Durban, South Africa, on Aug. 31. The target will be America's "war on drugs," in which black men are being imprisoned for drug offenses at 13 times the rate of white men.

A team of American lawyers, clergy and drug experts, organized as the Campaign to End Race Discrimination in the War on Drugs, will assert that America's criminal justice system has been turned into an "apartheid-like" device.

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