Environmental dimensions of the 'war on drugs'

Sunday, 13 August 2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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Environmental Dimensions of the 'war on drugs'

 

We investigate the environmental dimensions of the war on drugs and the international drug prohibition regime.

 

Liliana Davalos, an evolutionary biologist from Stony Brook University in New York, tells us how growing coca crops in Colombia for the international drug market began and the impact it’s had.

https://english.elpais.com/international/2023-06-24/colombias-forests-si...

 

Neil Woods, former undercover police officer, author, member of Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) and the newly established Drug Policy Reform and Environmental Justice Coalition, describes the wealth and power of multinational drug networks, how whole countries can be corrupted and the impact on the environment.

https://www.newthinking.com/sustainability/environmental-dimensions-of-d...

https://www.search.org.au/neil_woods_drug_wars_or_new_laws

 

Breaking news

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/aug/13/im-not-afraid-ecuadors-ass...

 

References

https://english.elpais.com/international/2023-06-24/colombias-forests-si...

https://www.newthinking.com/sustainability/environmental-dimensions-of-d...

https://hir.harvard.edu/aerial-fumigation-in-colombia-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/20/colombia-cant-resume-coca-aerial-spraying-for-now-court-rules

 

 

Additional audio

History.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-K60XXaPKw

 

Al Jazeera

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/20/colombia-cant-resume-coca-aerial-spraying-for-now-court-rules

 

 

Photo: Flavia-carpioP3PFi8T Unsplash

Music: El Liso en Aleyo  by Louis Towers

 

Earth Matters #1413

 

Produced by Judith Peppard

 
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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Presenter

Phil Evans, Bec Horridge, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard & Jacob Gamble

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