“..If you read a newspaper or watch TV, it’s hard to avoid the stories of war’s most tragic victims: the children and families, the refugees, widows, and orphans in Syria, Darfur, Somalia, and elsewhere.
And the worst part for us as Americans is that there is very little we can do to stop the carnage.
But there is one war that we can influence directly – not by force of arms but by political courage and common sense.
The “War on Drugs” has raged for over 40 years.
It has claimed thousands of casualties on both sides of the border – turned neighborhoods and in some cases whole regions into killing fields -
- filled prisons to overflowing – poisoned farmlands and forests -
- undermined police and government agencies, corrupted multi-national banks and financial companies -
- funded overseas enemies and terrorists -
- and despite the tremendous cost in blood and treasure has not advanced the cause for which the war was declared.
A group of over 80 families and victims of drug war violence in the U.S. and Mexico has come together to form the Caravan for Peace.
Their goal is to call attention to this crisis and to find solutions with a multidisciplinary and intergenerational approach that places individuals -
- and their welfare and dignity -
- at the forefront…”
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