Is it all about slave labor?

277.Htm - Sun Mar 22 22:36:31 1998 - Subject: CIA Admits Deal to obstruct Justice - Michael Levine & Laura Kavanau - Levine THE EXPERT WITNESS radio show WBAI, New York City, 99.5 FM, Tuesdays, 7-8pm - Re: CIA ADMITS TO DEAL WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. - As an ex DEA agent I found the complete lack of coverage by mainstream media of what I saw last night during the congressional hearings into CIA Drug Trafficking, on CNN both depressing and frightening. I sat gape-mouthed as I heard the CIA Inspector General, testify that there has existed a secret agreement between CIA and the Justice Department, wherein "during the years 1982 to 1995, CIA did not have to report the drug trafficking its assets to the Justice Department."



'ACRES OF SKIN' - Temple U. Professor's Book Exposes How Scientists Used Prisoners - Allen Hornblum remembers clearly the hot September day in 1971 when he arrived at Philadelphia's Holmesburg Prison. What the 23-year-old found was not just inmates who needed tutoring, but scores of men whose skin was blotched with bandages and adhesive tape. - Large white patches on the chests, backs, and arms of the prisoners -- most of them black --

The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 1, 1994, Volume 271, No. 21, pp. 1636-1639 - Collateral Casualties Climb in the Drug War - by Andrew A. Skolnick

April 1998 LEGALIZE HEMP - describes in "Demanding Reduction in the Wood and Paper Markets," a crucial element of a comprehensive forest-protection strategy must be reducing the demand for wood products. - the DEA and the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy was negative. The DEA and the White House should rethink their policy before taking furrther action. - The drug agencies' current opposition to hemp legalization is based on a groundless concern that legalizing hemp will make it harder to enforce legal proscriptions against using or growing industrial hemp's cousin - most environmentally benign of available alternative fibers is industrial hemp. It is time that hemp, which can be used for items ranging from paper products to carpets, from textiles to food oil, from construction material to paints, - In March, a coalition of farmers, environmentalists and businesses petitioned the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA) to let U.S. farmers grow industrial hemp. ( Essential Information, the publisher of Multinational Mon-itor, is among the petitioners.)

Will Hemp ruin Marijuana?Fields of low-THC hemp may produce enough pollen to fertilize every pot plant in the nation. - July/August 1998 - Widespread hemp cultivation has a very real chance of ruining any marijuana being grown in the region, as the low-THC hemp pollen will seed the high-THC marijuana buds. This ruins the quality and quantity of the marijuana, and could possibly destroy the genetic heritage of Canadian pot culture.

Pubdate: Sun, 27 May 2001 TRADITIONAL HABIT NUMBS THE PAIN BUT WORSENS POVERTY - PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Every day, from dawn until just after midnight, ... leans over a loom, weaving the lush, geometric Turkoman carpets -- using opium to ease the pain of the job -- "When you eat opium, you don't become tired, and you can work late into the night,"