Posted on December 23, 2012 by dandelionsalad
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breakingthetaboofilm·Dec 6, 2012
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, “Breaking the Taboo” is produced by Sam Branson’s indie Sundog Pictures and Brazilian co-production partner Spray Filmes and was directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade. Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.
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Posted on September 12, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Andrew Gavin Marshall
September 12, 2011
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Establishing a New War Doctrine
The war on Panama presents an interesting case to study. Taking place in 1989, it was the first war and intervention (whether covert or overt) which was not justified on the basis of a ‘Communist threat’. As such, it has been deemed as the first post-Cold War war. However, the justifications for the intervention, which was incredibly violent and destructive, especially upon the poor majority of Panama, were confused and inconsistent. (more…)
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Posted on August 21, 2011 by dandelionsalad
Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 added the transcript
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PotTVNetwork on Aug 25, 2011
POT TV – US Congressman Dennis Kucinich speaking on the main stage at the 20th Anniversary celebration of Seattle Hempfest on August 20, 2011
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Posted on August 15, 2011 by dandelionsalad
by Glenn Langohr
August 12, 2011
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As the state seeks to cut crowding, voters favor sentencing modifications for three strike penalties and other non-violent drug crimes. The economy plays a major role along with the awareness of a futile drug war and tough sentencing laws that didn’t work out as expected. Tough on crime political stances and tough sentencing laws that started in the 1980′s during the crack cocaine epidemic, and the three strikes law in 1994 has targeted non-violent criminals for drug habits and crimes relating to petty theft and residential burglaries. (more…)
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Posted on June 16, 2011 by dandelionsalad
replaced videos Oct. 28, 2012
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with Michael Parenti
June 16, 2011
Recorded 1994 or 1995?
Oct 13, 2012 by Pi11z3ury
Dr. Michael Parenti speaks about how law is used as a deterrent to political dissent and lists many social activists whom it has been used against.
Michael Parenti – Lazy Law and Social Control Part 1
Michael Parenti’s most recent books are The Culture Struggle (2006), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (2007), God and His Demons(2010), Democracy for the Few (9th ed. 2011), and The Face of Imperialism (forthcoming April 2011). For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.
Michael Parenti: Gangster State + The U.S. Empire (2009)
Michael Parenti: Conspiracy and Class Power (1993)
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Posted on October 13, 2007 by dandelionsalad
President Bush’s policies kick students with drug convictions out of school but make it easy for them to get into the military. Where are our priorities???
Visit http://www.DrugWarDraft.com to take action and end the Drug War Draft today!
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