September 10, 2012 – Hour 1

We will discuss the drug war in Mexico and how it relates to the drug war in the US. We listen to a few clips from an interview we did with Javier Sicilia, a Mexican poet who is leading the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a tour across the US calling for an end to the drug war.


We also speak with:

  • Clayton Conn, a local journalist who has participated in the Caravan (click his name to see his incredible photos from communities devastated by the violence of the Drug War in Mexico),
  • Laura Carlsen, the director of Latin America Rights and Security: Americas Program at the Center for International Policy,
  • Retired Major Neil Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,
  • Pastor Billy Stanfield, senior pastor at New Vision Church in Baltimore,
  • and Jorge Gonzalez de Leon, Mexican poet and part of the Peace Caravan.