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Drug Caravan to Tour More than 20 U.S. Cities

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Caravan for Peace mapA drug caravan will tour the U.S. in the next month, traveling 6,000 miles and visiting more than 20 U.S. cities to call for an end to the war on drugs. The “Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity” includes almost 100 organizations and is preaching the message that U.S. and Mexican drug policies are costing thousands of lives. At an August 12 rally near the U.S.-Mexico border, Mexican peace activist Javier Sicilia emphasized that the United States and Mexico have an “enormous shared responsibility for protecting families and communities in both our countries.” One organizer said the Caravan’s goal is to raise the level of conversation and “have a bi-national conversation and impact.” On the Caravan’s website, organizers state, “We recognize that drug prohibition has failed.” They call for an end to arms trafficking, concrete steps to combat money laundering, immigration reform, and an end to U.S. assistance to the Mexican military.

Source: The Associated Press Drug Caravan to Visit More than 20 U.S. Cities

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