Saturday, April 25, 2015

Culture

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Protesters who took to the streets of Istanbul and Ankara on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of this country's Gezi Park uprisings were met with...

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Telling your company story to your employees is already an old tale, a cliché that would definitely make them sleepy and bored. I heard...

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New users are eagerly awaiting the new version of chat roulette, so what’s next for the overnight phenomenon?

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by Mick Meaney Previously unreleased material by the late comedian, Bill Hicks, is about to be released. Get your copy here. The recordings containing never-before-seen...

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The worlds of ancient and modern DNA exploration have collided in spectacular fashion in the past few months. Last week saw the publication of...

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By John Deering This paper reveals that the attitude of recently recruited probation officers conflicts with the Government’s view of probation as ‘punishment in...

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By Kevin Carey | On November 16, 2005, Willie "Bo" Mitchell and three co-defendants -- Shelton "Little Rock" Harris, Shelly "Wayne" Martin, and Shawn Earl...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's alcohol prohibition lasted 13 years, filled the country's prisons, inspired contempt for the law among millions, bred corruption and produced...

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By Bruce Mirken | The United States has some of the world's most punitive drug policies and has led the cheering section for tough "war...

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By Slavoj Zizek | In 1968 Paris, one of the best-known graffiti messages on the city's walls was "Structures do not walk on the streets!"...

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By David Maddox | CANNABIS should be legalised and taxed, an influential Scottish think tank recommended yesterday, just weeks after the Government hardened its...

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By Alexander Zaitchik | With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is room for...

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By John Veit - HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE | A hundred years from now, Avram Noam Chomsky is going to figure in the history books as...

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Radley Balko | HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Wire wrapped up its final season in March. The show has been widely praised for its...

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By Frank Scimone | The owners of cafés in the centre of Amsterdam are again up in arms against what they say is the...

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The following is an excerpt from "Dying to Get High" by Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb (NYU Press, 2008). (c) 2008 NYU Press....

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By Martin Hickman | Global food shortages, soaring prices and alarm over the environment. But every day, Britain throws away 220,000 loaves of bread,...

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By Alan Travis | The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, will today stress the dangers of more potent strains of cannabis as she is expected...

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By Raphael G. Satter | Graffiti impresario Banksy and airbrush-wielding guerrilla artists blanketed the walls of an abandoned London tunnel with offbeat murals as part...

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By Alan Travis - The Guardian | Police will not adopt a tougher approach to cases of simple possession of cannabis when ministers upgrade the legal...

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By James Hall and Richard Fletcher | About 100 leading household brands, including PG Tips, Coca-Cola and Aquafresh, are at the centre of an investigation...

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Drug War Chronicle | With the Democratic Party presidential contenders offering little more than tepid reforms on the margin of drug policy and the...

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By Justin Hartfield Jeffery A. Miron finds that by decriminalizing cannabis, the federal government would generate $2.4 billion in federal tax revenue annually, and that...

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By Onnesha Roychoudhuri Author Charles Barber discusses Americans' unrealistic notions about happiness. We've medicalized a lot of life issues that aren't mental illnesses. While we've now...

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Downing Street today signalled that Gordon Brown remains determined to tighten the law on cannabis, despite reports that the official advisory body is set...

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As I am wont to babel about the economy: here it goes again. President’s Bush’s economic stimulus package, which pledges to give the average...

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Salvia divinorum is being targeted by U.S. lawmakers concerned that the inexpensive and easy-to-obtain plant could become the next marijuana, media reported Wednesday. Eight states...

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By BETH HALE Briton jailed for four years in Dubai after customs find cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar under his shoe A father-of-three who...

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Revisions to the state's Sunshine Law won't be considered until the state Legislature convenes this month, but Tennesseans can look forward to more immediate...

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A senior British police chief has come under attack for claiming the illicit drug ecstasy is safer to take than aspirin. North Wales police chief...

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British police have granted a nine-year-old boy a shotgun licence in a decision that has horrified anti-gun campaigners. The boy can legally shoot live game...

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By Kevin Johnson WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are targeting a rising number of law enforcement officers for alleged brutality, Justice Department statistics show. The heightened...

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By Janet Daley What is the BBC for? You might think that there was a pretty straightforward answer to that question, or at least that...

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Thomas Munro Proposed rules for medical marijuana providers could open the door to private nonprofit or for-profit producers in New Mexico. Since the state's medical marijuana...

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After Thirty-Five Years and $500 Billion, Drugs Are as Cheap and Plentiful as Ever: An Anatomy of a Failure  Ben Wallace-Wells 1. AFTER PABLO On the...

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Hemp helps with green movement Lucas Coppes As environmental consciousness increases, a plant with great potential to accommodate our generation’s awareness has re-emerged, but its negative...

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It's time for my annual rant on the stupidity of marijuana eradication and although it goes on nationally, in no place is it better...

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Marijuana compound shows promise in fighting breast cancer Machines Like Us A compound found in cannabis may prove to be effective at helping stop the spread...

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98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement...

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Tell the truth about cannabis and maybe we'll get somewhere Is there any wonder at all that everything which surrounds cannabis information-wise, is mixed up...

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Police in Lincolnshire refused to investigate one in six crimes last year, it has been revealed. Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show...

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The Vatican has published secret archive documents about the trial of the Knights Templar, including a long-lost parchment that shows that Pope Clement V...

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Police could be given the power to question suspects after they have been charged, the Home Secretary has said.Although MPs are discussing the possibility...

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John Andrews The movie Supersize Me has probably had more of an effect than the producers anticipated. Since then, in the fast food industry, there...

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By Ciar Byrne Already facing enough problems with the wild fires that have swept California, the state's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may have stepped into a...

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Critics call the graffiti artist a genius, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have paid £1m for his work. But Hackney council has ordered...

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