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Save America's Most Dangerous City: Provide Entrepreneurship Education to Every Child

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Our smart, savvy urban youth know it's tough to get a job, and know they can make real money selling drugs -- and most of them have never been taught anything about legal entrepreneurship.

Inmates & Prison Guards Watch A Documentary On The Failed War On Drugs Together, Find Agreement

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Prisons might seem like a strange place to screen a documentary about the nation's failed war on drugs and its direct contribution to our booming pris...

Lost for Life -- Resolution and Redemption

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Lost for Life -- a compelling new documentary about juvenile offenders who are serving life sentences without parole -- struggles mightily to answer the universal questions of crime, punishment and forgiveness.

John Legend Sings Song Against Drug War

Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Musician John Legend has cut the title track for "The House I Live In," the documentary about the drug war that was released in theaters last year and...

The War on Drugs Is a War on America! Time to End It!

Russell Simmons | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

For 42 years, we have waged war against our own people that we have disguised as the "War on Drugs." All of this can be challenged and changed. Yet it is with a renewed sense of urgency that we must speak out and build an effective movement.

Review: Snitch Is a Potent Political Diatribe Disguised as a Solid B-movie Action Drama

Scott Mendelson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As a vessel for social change, Snitch is an unlikely but inherently plausible vehicle. As a movie, it's the kind of old-school star-driven studio programmer that used to be the industry's stock-in-trade.

The House I Live In Is an All-Encompassing Look at the Disgraceful 'War on Drugs'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Eugene Jarecki's newest documentary, The House I Live In , is a superb and comprehensive look at the last forty years of drug policy in America.

Brad Pitt & Other Celebrities Praise Obama's Views On Pot

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.20.2012 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt, John Legend, Russell Simmons, Danny Glover and filmaker Eugene Jarecki released joint statements in praise of President Barack Obama's evol...

The House We All Live In

The Fix | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

It seems about right that it's raining as we drive over the bridge to Rikers Island in a prison van with metal grills over the windows. We're riding w...

The Beginning of the End of the Drug War: Top Stories of 2012

Tony Newman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Tony Newman

Voters in Colorado and Washington made worldwide news by legalizing marijuana, Presidents around Latin America spoke out passionately against the drug war, and award-winning movies gave voice to those seeking change.

Light Through the Clouds

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

Thinking about the broader state of the nation, the presidential election left me with a mixed range of emotions. But as one of many working to end the ongoing injustice of America's war on drugs, developments at the state level around the country gave me renewed hope.

'I Have Lots Of Friends Who Take Drugs.. They Never See A Policeman'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Because of California's Three Strikes law, a man from Redondo Beach, Calif. was sentenced to 25 years to life for stealing a slice of pizza. Due to...

Three Strikes and Get This Law Out: Pass Prop 36 in California to Reduce Life Sentences for Nonviolent Criminals (Video)

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Eugene Jarecki

2012-11-06-ScreenShot20121106at12.32.10PM.pngAs elections take place all around the country, Californians will vote on Prop 36, whose passage would be a vital step forward in reducing the senseless severity of California's notorious Three Strikes law.

Sasha Bronner

Brad Pitt Slams Drug War: 'It's An Incredible Failure'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Los Angeles

Seated in a big leather armchair with popcorn and a Stella Artois beer on a Friday night in Los Angeles, Brad Pitt was ready to talk about drugs. M...

Simon McCormack

Documentary Blasts The Failed War On Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 10.08.2012 | Crime

In June 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." Four decades later, the United States has spent an estimated $1 trillion on the battl...

ReThink Interview: Eugene Jarecki, Director of The House I Live In

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.03.2012 | Crime
Jonathan Kim

Eugene Jarecki's powerful documentary The House I Live In looks at the human consequences of the drug war's failure, which has left the African American community as collateral damage.

Mike Hogan

Jarecki: America's Addicted To The Drug War

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment

In 2005, Eugene Jarecki's documentary "Why We Fight" won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for its incisive deconstruction of the military-industrial c...