Century Of Lies

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Century Of LiesCentury of Lies is an excellent program dedicated to debunking government myths with a focus on the war on drugs. Produced by the Drug Truth Network, Houston, TX.

Century Of Lies Show Archive:

08/14/19 Sanho Tree

Tuesday 13th August 2019

This week on Century of Lies, part one of our conversation with Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. Sanho talks with Doug about the presidential race, the rise of the authoritarian right, the drug war in the Philippines, and much more.

08/07/19 Michelle Alexander

Wednesday 7th August 2019

This week we hear from Michelle Alexander about building the movement for racial justice and drug policy reform. Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, and the author of The New Jim Crow. She delivered a keynote address at the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference.

07/31/19 Jennifer Hess

Wednesday 31st July 2019

This week we speak with Jennifer Hess, a Kansas medical cannabis patient, wife and mother whose husband died in police custody. Plus, Jessyln McCurdy from the ACLU, Patrice Onwuka from the Independent Women's Forum, and Aleks Kajstura from the Prison Policy Initiative speak before a House subcommittee hearing on the topic of women and girls in the criminal justice system.

07/24/19 Mariela Kohon

Wednesday 24th July 2019

This week on Century of Lies we get a briefing on the Colombia Peace Process from Mariela Kohon, Senior International Officer with the Trades Union Congress, and Kevin Callinan, Senior General Secretary of the labor union Forsa.

07/17/19 Alex Stevens

Tuesday 16th July 2019

The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons held a hearing on drug policy recently and heard from high-ranking active-duty police officers about the need for harm reduction, including supervised consumption facilities, and decriminalization of simple possession. We'll hear portions of testimony from Professor Alex Stevens, University of Kent, Advisory Council on Misuse of Drugs; Chief Inspector Jason Kew, Drugs Policy Lead, Thames Valley; Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland; and Superintendent Kevin Weir, Durham Police.

07/10/19 Jaime Bridge

Tuesday 9th July 2019

This week on Century: Heather Haase with the New York NGO Committee, Jamie Bridge with the Vienna NGO Committee, Benjamin Phillips with the Harm Reduction Coalition, and representatives from UN AIDS, InterPol, and UNODC discuss the global drug situation and UNODC's newly-released 2019 World Drug Report.

07/03/19 Vivian McPeak

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

On this edition of Century of Lies we speak with Vivian McPeak,Executive Director of Seattle Hempfest, about partial success in an ongoing battle with Washington state over free speech issues; plus we speak with Michael Krawitz from Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access about moves at the international level to reschedule cannabis.

06/26/19 Jamie Bridge

Tuesday 25th June 2019

The Commission on Narcotic Drugs met in Vienna on Monday June 24 to hear a report by the World Health Organization's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence recommending that cannabis be rescheduled and removed from the list of banned substances. We hear from the WHO, from national delegates, and from Vienna NonGovernmental Organizing Committee Chair Jamie Bridge.

06/19/19 Hari Jones

Tuesday 18th June 2019

This week on Century, historian and author Hari Jones speaks about Juneteenth, and the California State Assembly approves a measure to allow San Francisco to set up a supervised consumption facility.

06/12/19 Vivian McPeak

Wednesday 12th June 2019

This week we talk with Seattle Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak about a lawsuit they've filed against the state over onerous restrictions on cannabis businesses, and we talk with Julie Bobitt,PhD, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne about her research on cannabis use by older adults.