The Drug War Is the Inevitable Result of Capitalism Gone Mad; Ciudad Juarez Is All of Our Futures

Narco-cartels are not pastiches of global corporations, nor are they errant bastards of the global economy – they are pioneers of it
21 June 2011
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War, as I came to report it, was something fought between people with causes, however crazy or honourable: like between the American and British occupiers of Iraq and the insurgents who opposed them. Then I stumbled across Mexico's drug war – which has claimed nearly 40,000 lives, mostly civilians – and all the rules changed. This is warfare for the 21st century, and another creature altogether.

AlterNet (US web)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011