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Policía Nacional de los colombianos stand on guard after burning a coca laboratory amid the war on drugs near Tumaco, Colombia, in the southwest state of Narino, June,8, 2008, According to the Police nearly 30,000 hectares (75,000 acres) of coca fields have been fumigated and more than 130 laboratories destroyed in the south of the country since January. Colombia produces most of the world's cocaine. (POLICIA NACIONAL DE LOS COLOMBIANOS on FLICKR via AP PHOTO/WILLIAM FERNANDO MARTINEZ)

Taxcast: Busting the myths of the war on drugs, part 1

In this podcast episode, Naomi Fowler of the Tax Justice Network exposes the US’s war on drugs and its links to tax evasion.

Latest issue: September-October 2023

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Red dresses hang alongside the dream catchers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. The garment has been used as a symbol to raise awareness of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirits. JACKIE DIVES

Karin Goodwin reports from Vancouver on how reconnecting with their Indigenous culture is helping women heal.

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