Join us for a two-hour class, led by Allen Hines of the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, on the drug war south of the border. Together we will explore the territorial expansion of drug-trafficking organizations resulting from militarized drug policy and the impacts it will continue to create (and exacerbate) in Central America.
Other topics may include:
-the forms of oppression inherent in the war on drugs
-the beginnings of the modern war on drugs and supply-side drug control policies
-the changing political justifications that have underpinned US foreign policy in Central America
-the complicity of Central American governments in drug trafficking
-the US Drug Enforcement Agency's program that has armed drug traffickers
-the impossibility of a military solution to curb drug use in the United States
-the domestic results of the war on drugs and the 500,000 people in US jails for drugs
The class is a fundraiser for Allen's trip to Central America this summer. He will spend two and a half months in Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Free admission. Donations more than welcome.