Breaking The Taboo + Film Review and Discussion on the “War on Drugs”

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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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The Predatory Global Empire in Panama: Punishing the Poor by Andrew Gavin Marshall

by Andrew Gavin Marshall
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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. Continue reading

Dennis Kucinich at Hempfest 2011 + transcript

Updated: Aug. 22, 2011 added the transcript

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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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No New Taxes For Prisons by Glenn Langohr

by Glenn Langohr
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August 12, 2011

why we had high hopes

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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. Continue reading

Michael Parenti: Justice For Sale

replaced videos Oct. 28, 2012

We're declaring this a corporate crime scene!

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with Michael Parenti
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June 16, 2011

Recorded 1994 or 1995?

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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.

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