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Ton Kin Sing

john hutnyk , October 1st, 2022

The reek of confidence. Look out for the work of Édouard de Saint-Ours in the future. In a fascinating paper last night he showed many early photographs from…


We are probably all black centipedes at heart

john hutnyk , August 8th, 2022

Dream note: I have to arrange my own boat, a massive crustacean-covered barge rowed with huge crab/octopus like mechanical oars and a front that folds over with a…


The last free words of a cannabis prisoner

Hilary Agro , May 11th, 2022

My friend Daniel Muessig went to prison today. A former criminal defense attorney himself, he sold cannabis in Pennsylvania, a state where it’s legal. But it’s still illegal…

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Marx heroically caring for Jenny.

john hutnyk , March 26th, 2022

The doctor gives opium and Karl reports on the shits to Fred. There is nothing but sadness and tragic loss here, and of course he dies soon after…


Opium and Political Economy in Bengal

john hutnyk , January 4th, 2022

On why I think Marx’s writing style is misrepresented by the all-too-dour and serious commentators on Capital – you know, the famous ones published by big presses or…


Opium in HCMC

john hutnyk , September 27th, 2021

A lockdown post. Looking forward to continuing to explore the city one great meal at a time. Here are some of my notes on La Manufacture d’Opium, at…


Substance Use and Abuse in Guyana’s prisons: self-medication by inmates

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , May 3rd, 2021

This oped was written by our research team from the University of Leicester and University of Guyana The ‘Survey of Individuals Deprived of Liberty: Caribbean 2016-2019’ produc…

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Smith on Heroin. A Short Film by Smith & Willing

Paul Antick , February 4th, 2021

  For more information about Smith & Willing, see: www.smithandwilling.com Smith and Willing are fictional characters and in the following interview that accompanies this film, they discuss …


An Archaeology of Marijuana

Stephen E. Nash , October 16th, 2020

In June, the recreational and medical marijuana industry in my home state of Colorado reached US$199 million in monthly sales, a new record. The growth of this industry…


Insa Koch: The Making of Modern Slavery in Austerity Britain

focaal_admin , June 12th, 2020

Insa Koch, London School of Economics States’ claims that they are relieving human suffering have become a central element of their ongoing liberal legitimation amid their production of…


The Double Life of Coca

Gideon Lasco , January 30th, 2020

In Andean countries such as Peru and Bolivia, locals and tourists drink mate de coca, a tea made from coca leaves, to stave off altitude sickness. Calsidyrose/Flickr In…


Opiates and the Volk

john hutnyk , November 15th, 2019

Digging out old snippets I’d forgot I kept handy – clearly not that handy, but near enough to the top of my inbox that I could find them…


Marxism is amphetamines, biopolitics is cocaine: Social science theories as drugs.

Hilary Agro , October 22nd, 2019

Okay so hear me out, I have a new bit: Social science theories as drugs. Biopolitics is cocaine. I like it in small doses, and I can see…

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Innovations in the Social Sciences and Humanities #ISSH2019

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2019

An International Conference at Ton Duc Thang University October 4-5, 2019 Innovations are the key. In method and analysis, in the ways in which scholarship engages with society…


Remaking (Il)licit Landscapes: Layered Histories and Speculative Time in Peru’s War on Drugs

colinhoag , September 19th, 2019

By Allison Kendra, Stanford University § Its leaves burst forth slowly from thin, shrubby branches. Every three months they mature, every three months they are pulled by hard-working…


Why Are People Who Use Illegal Drugs Demonized?

Gideon Lasco , August 28th, 2019

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has targeted alleged drug dealers, such as this 18-year-old man, and left thousands of suspects dead. Noel Celis/Getty Images “It’s our…


Meet nitrous oxide: the fun drug that, because of prohibition, is terrible for the environment

Hilary Agro , April 25th, 2019

The War on Drugs is an expensive, harmful disaster. It’s the most destructive and racist set of policies that exist in the modern era. But! Did you know that…

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How to guides… Poppy cultivation

john hutnyk , March 27th, 2019

This amazing detailed description is from a book I had been battling to get hold of for a year or more – Amer Farooqui’s “Smuggling as Subversion” 1998:…


Penal-izing poverty, drug retail and migrants – Louie Wacquant

john hutnyk , February 5th, 2019

Page 278 of Loic (Louie) Wacquant’s 2008 Book “Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality”. (Polity).


Re-framing Crime, Violence, and Poverty: new cinematic narratives of Black criminality in Imperial Dreams

ngraulich , October 12th, 2018

Introduction: reframings Redmond (2017) has noted that, in order to garner support for the punitive policies of the War on Drugs, Americans were presented with stories that framed…


Fear and Loathing in Atlanta

Hilary Agro , April 28th, 2018

Content warning: racism, violence, mention of miscarriage. I was on my way to the airplane that would take me back home, to Canada. I boarded the train between…

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Smuggling – of tea to Scotland?

john hutnyk , March 29th, 2018

The Commission of Customs Scotland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, reporting on the subject of trade with India, in 1812, examined Earl, Osborne and Ferrier (traders)…


Opium not as interesting as money for the parliament, even as…

john hutnyk , March 28th, 2018

Reading various Blue Books and the like, parliamentary reports. This one on the East India Company struck me as typical, though the clipped coins distraction is of course…


Restored 18th century Danish tavern to be inaugurated today

john hutnyk , February 28th, 2018

[JH comment: now if you were plying the illicit opium trade on behalf of dodgy East India Company officials, you’d also need to stop by the Tavern and…