Issue 455 of New Internationalist
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Legalize drugs - all of them!
NI editor Vanessa Baird looks at the many reasons why this is the only option that makes sense.
What would legalization of drugs look like?
Heroin in every lunchbox? Not quite. Medic Max Rendall answers your questions...
Journalism in Mexico: 'Seeing my own death'
Award-winning reporter Sandra Rodríguez Nieto on the dangers of writing from the drug-war frontline.
Illegal Drugs - The Facts
The demand for illegal drugs is solid and the trade in them resilient - despite expensive and punitive attempts to stop it.
Obama: a better adversary
It may seem counter-intuitive, but this is just one more reason for voting for Barack, says Mark Engler.
Building protest in Sudan
Magdi el Gizouli offers a low down on the range of groups challenging the regime of President al-Bashir.
Should celebrities promote charities?
Professors Mark Wheeler and Ilan Kapoor go head-to-head.
Why do some conflicts get more media coverage than others?
Nick Harvey considers the role – and the agenda – of the global media in making the news.