American Veterans Killed by Drugs

Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War. photo: Wikimedia Commons

Video: Drugging America’s Veterans by Adithya Sambamurthy & Aaron Glantz for CIR  When it comes to painkillers, the United States consumes 80 percent of the world’s supply, according to American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. More Americans now […]

To Kill or Cure: Medicine for Veterans Raises Alarm About Prescription Drugs

A diagram illustrating how to measure medicine accurately from 1926, using a graduated cylinder with fluid drams as the measuring unit (also called fluidrams, fluid drachms, or fluidrachms). Originally contained the caption "HOW TO MEASURE." photo: Wikimedia Commons

VA’s opiate overload feeds veterans’ addictions, overdose deaths by Aaron Glantz for CIR   Before dawn, a government van picked up paratrooper Jeffrey Waggoner for the five-hour drive to a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in southern Oregon. […]

Who Controls the Money? Using Investigative Journalism to Report on Organized Crime

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By: GIJN STAFF for Global Investigative Journalism Network Tactical Technology Video Looks at Investigative Journalism The Tactical Technology Collective, a Berlin-based group of tech activists, is producing a series of web documentaries on “new forms of investigative journalism.” Its first video, Our Currency […]

Mexico’s Drug Cartels in Central America

$205 Million drug money seized by the Mexican Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico city — largest single drug cash seizure in history (2007). photo: Wikimedia Commons

Reporter’s dispatch from the war on drugs By Nick Miroff for iwatch news  COROZAL, Belize — I met Bobby on my last night in Belize, the night before this Central American nation celebrated its 30 thanniversary of independence. I was standing […]

Cocaine: Taxes Fund “Shoveling Water” Policies

Published on Saturday, May 18, 2002 in the San Francisco Chronicle Collateral Damage from Colombia’s Drug War Ecuador Border Tainted by U.S.-Made Coca Killer by Reese Erlich SAN FRANCISCO 2, ECUADOR — Walking along a dirt trail in the […]