President Gustavo Petro of Colombia calls for end of drug war
The Drug Truth Network (DTN) is a media production organization dedicated to exposing the fraud, misdirection, and wastefulness of the “war on drugs.”
Claiming the Moral High Ground - A Global Indictment of the War on Drugs video features 19 government officials and high level experts from around the world, all greatly desirous of being a part of this "indictment'. These experts describe in great detail the misery, the ineptitude, the corruption and the myriad horrors we inflict on ourselves and the whole world by continuing to believe in the policy of drug prohibition. Thankfully they also provide the simple solution, first to decriminalize to prove a point and then ASAP to legalize, regulate and actually control these now ludicrously named "controlled substances."
Colombia’s new leftist leader is proposing steps to legalize elements of his country’s flourishing narcotics industry, signaling a potential break with a past hard-line strategy on drugs and a test of Bogotá’s ties with its most powerful ally, the United States. President Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla whose election this summer marked an end to decades of conservative rule in Colombia, described plans that would permit small-scale farmers to legally grow coca leaf, the raw material for cocaine, and address deforestation and climate change by paying farmers not to plant the crop — or anything else — in Colombia’s rainforest.
Guest(s): President Gustavo Petro
Organization: President of Colombia
Century of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Manaqing Risks, Reducing Harms, Saving Lives - Part two of my interview with Claire Zagorski , a harm reduction activist, paramedic, graduate research assistant in translational science at the University of Texas College of Pharmacy, and adjunct faculty at the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her article ““New Meth” Is Nothing to Fear. It Isn’t New. It’s Just Meth.” was published Sept. 1 at Filter Magazine.
Guest(s): Claire Zagorski
Organization: University of Texas College of Pharmacy
Guest is Kim Ogg, the District Attorney of Houston Texas. She challenges drug war logic, seeks fewer arrests, more health care, etc. 5:10 Video
Half hour radio show discusses abortion, gun rights, Harding street bust and more. LInk: https://www.drugtruth.net/node/8889
Guest(s): Kim Ogg
Organization: District Attorney