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Seattle, 11/23: “Drug War Capitalism” release with Dawn Paley @ Left Bank

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Drug War Capitalism author event with Dawn Paley, Seattle, Left Bank Books, Sunday November 23 6:30pm

Drug War Capitalism

Book release event with author Dawn Paley,
published by AK Press

Left Bank Books
Sunday, November 23, 6:30pm

92 Pike St. 206 622 0195 leftbankbooks.com

Drug wars are good business.

Though pillage, profit, and plunder have been a mainstay of war since precolonial times, there is little contemporary focus on the role of finance and economics in today’s “Drug Wars”—despite the fact that they boost US banks and fill prisons with poor people. They feed political campaigns, increase the arms trade, and function as long-term fixes to capitalism’s woes, cracking open new territories to privatization and foreign direct investment.

Combining on-the-ground reporting with extensive research, Dawn Paley moves beyond the usual horror stories, beyond journalistic rubbernecking and hand-wringing, to follow the thread of the Drug War story throughout the entire region of Latin America and all the way back to US boardrooms and political offices…

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