Jake Agliata

23
Apr

DACA: The Status Today and Why Drug Reformers Should Care

Written by Arturo Lua Castillo, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern. Arturo has previously written about DACA here.  DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is an immigration policy designed to give those who arrived undocumented in the US as children a chance to legally attend school and work. The justification for passing this policy was that many of these immigrants came

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29
Mar

Spring Break…and The War on Drugs

Written by Arturo Lua Castillo ’16, SSDP’s Latin America Policy Intern and Chapter Leader of SUNY Albany SSDP.  Beautiful beaches, sunny resorts, and Mexico’s murder capital; all these things describe Acapulco. Once a sprawling tourist mecca visited by A-list celebrities, the city has become the prime example of how the War on Drugs creates incentives for violence and instability. A

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15
Mar

Update from the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Written by Ailish Brennan, chapter founder/leader of University College Dublin SSDP While the inherently frustrating nature of the United Nations and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs has been particularly prevalent throughout my time in Vienna, the inspirational nature of the civil society groups and young people present this week has shone throughout. POSITIVITY The work by NGOs and other individual

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20
Feb

¿Por qué no legalizan todas las drogas en México?

El siguiente artículo, que presenta una entrevista con una líder de EPSD México, Emma Rodríguez Romero, fue publicado el 12 de febrero por Red Letter, una revista mexicana en línea. Lee el artículo completo aquí. El debate sobre la despenalización de la mariguana se abrió nuevamente tras las declaraciones, a nivel personal, del secretario de Turismo, Enrique de la Madrid, quien señaló que

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13
Feb

Introducing the Green Mountain College Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in the Northeast region: Green Mountain College SSDP! GMC becomes the second campus in New Hampshire with an active SSDP chapter, after the University of New Hampshire. According to chapter leader & founder Isabel (Izzy) Schmitt, the campus has a small student body but a lot of activists, making it the perfect environment

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2
Feb

Introducing the Dublin Institute of Technology Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in Ireland: Dublin Institute of Technology! This brings us to four chapters in the city of Dublin and nine total in Ireland, the most of any country outside of the United States. I got in touch with chapter leader Ray Sherlock back in November 2017, but he has known about SSDP for much

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30
Jan

Introducing the University College Dublin Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in Ireland: University College Dublin SSDP! Chapter leader Ailish Brennan received news on Monday that the UCD Student Union voted to recognize SSDP as an official organization on campus. She is very excited to get started, and took the time to answer some questions for me about her new chapter: How did you

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25
Jan

Introducing the Brandeis University SSDP Chapter

I am thrilled to introduce our newest established chapter in the Northeast region, Brandeis University SSDP! After a year of working to get the group together, chapter leaders Bobby Tromm and Ian Hunter finally had their first meeting this semester and have established a core group of members to move the chapter forward. This puts us at eight active chapters

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24
Jan

Introducing the University of Liberia SSDP Chapter

I’m very thrilled to announce that SSDP’s presence in Liberia has grown from one lone ambassador to an established chapter at the University of Liberia! Liberia now joins Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia as West African countries with established SSDP chapters. I connected with chapter leader Samson Sehgren back in December, where we discussed the need for evidence-based

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5
Jan

The Revolutionary as a Civil Servant

Written by John Molloy, a member of the University at Albany SSDP chapter. I will begin this post with a bold statement: we have enough people marching. We have enough people talking about our struggle, even if the mainstream media pays precious little attention. What we don’t have, however, is enough people in city halls, in legislative buildings, on state

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