In the name of the “Drug War”

Building on the continuing broad support for the drug war, Duterte announced last year with his Philippine Anti-Illegal Drugs Strategy (PADS) “drug-free communities by 2022” .
In this article, I present some of the effects of this anti-drug campaign based on perspectives on the affected communities, on justifications and impacts of the killings and on functions of the most prominent drug allegedly to be extinguished.

Government that produces death, death that produces government

With the extreme right rising in Brazil, the right to life may lose its current status as a relative guarantee to become the main asset of social inequality By Evandro Cruz Silva.* Social Scientist at Universidade Estadual de Campinas. The sociologist Mitchell Duneier tells in his book “Ghetto: the invention of place, the history a idea” the story…