Friday, August 24, 2012
Javier Sicilia and the Caravan for Peace
"One of these traps is the 'War on Drugs,' which has generated certain forms of life contrary to democracy. The nearly 70 thousand dead, over 20 thousand disappeared people, more than 250 thousand who have been displaced and the hundreds of thousands of orphans and widows that have resulted from this last five years of war in Mexico evince this. This is also made apparent not only by the two million prisoners kept in the US because of the crime of possessing a few grams of a drug, but also by the legal and illegal commerce of firearms that come from the US and indiscriminately arm both the army and criminal organizations, by the money laundering that, through Mexican and American banks generates between 19 and 39 billion dollars of profit and destroys the social tissue, and by the increasing vulnerability of the immigrants and their criminalization because of the fact of being poor, Latin or African-American. This war has created a crisis and threatens the best of what the United States has given the world: democracy."
Posted by Manuel Paul Lopez