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Drug caravan to visit more than 20 US cities

SAN DIEGO -- A coalition calling for an end to the war on drugs began its monthlong campaign Sunday in San Diego that will take it to more than 20 U.S. cities.

More than 200 people gathered at a park on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a movement known as the "Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity" that includes nearly 100 organizations.

The effort is led by Mexican peace activist Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed by drug gang members last year. Sicilia and others want to draw attention to what they say are misguided anti-drug policies in both the U.S. and Mexico. They estimate that tens of thousands of lives in Mexico have been lost because of the war on drugs.

"We will travel across the United States to raise awareness of the unbearable pain and loss caused by the drug war - and of the enormous shared responsibility for protecting families and communities in both our countries," Sicilia said.

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While we're at it, release all the victimless inmates....

Lets for once get all the victimless criminals released who aren't murderers. All they did is tried a drug, and so what?

The CIA protectorate has laundered trillions of dollars worth of drugs illegally, over its history for Bank of America and major corporations.

Get them out of jail.
Keep the jail doors open wide, for the eventual influx of bankers who need to jog right on in after their fall.