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Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
Bill Hicks explains why he's glad that psilocybin mushrooms aren't legal. In 2 minutes you'll see what he means. If you want to learn more, Erowid has long been a useful resource for learning about everything you'd be curious to know...
As part of a 1963 military experiment, a crew of British soldiers were each given LSD while in the field.  This hilarious video will show you what the military soon figured out-  LSD isn’t conducive for violence or war. “Fifty minutes after taking the drug, radio...
See how a former gangster and drug addict changed her life, her children's, and the lives of young "up-coming gangsters." Her secret weapon to reach the troubled youth? Dance. That's our kind of Singapore success story. How YOU can help: Contribute to the Indiegogo campaign...
Abby Martin goes over a round-up of some of the most outrageous recent police stories, including a noise complaint that turned into a SWAT team style raid and the sentencing of Occupy protestor, Cecily McMillan for assaulting a cop after having her breast grabbed.
According to the Bureau of Justice 49% of all prison inmates nationally are African American compared to their 13% make up of the overall population. Hispanics constitute 17% of the prison population nationally compared to their 10% of the total population. Most inmates are...
From crime beat reporter for the BALTIMORE SUN to award-winning screenwriter of HBOs critically-acclaimed The Wire, David Simon talks with Bill Moyers about inner-city crime and politics, storytelling and the future of journalism today. This show aired April 17, 2009. Bill...
With a reported value of over six billion dollars, it's no secret that marijuana in British Columbia is big business. However, due to the recent legalization of weed in Washington and Colorado, the draconian crime laws pushed forward by the Canadian Conservative government's...
Abby Martin comments on the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and calls attention to the recent deadly spate of heroin deaths, the need to decriminalize all drugs as well as the War on Drugs is failing America's addicts.
Want to make millions in a $400 billion global industry? Find out why no one is winning the war on drugs in this provocative investigation, featuring Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, David Simon (creator of "The Wire"), and 50 Cent. Part 2 is the full film, but it isn't...
Finally someone in the mainstream media has changed their opinion on cannabis and he is sharing his new opinion with the world. That someone is CNN news correspondent neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta. On August 11th 2013, CNN aired Sanjay Gupta's documentary "WEED". The...
The Afghan war has provided NATO with access to control the $200+ Billion opium trade. The war has given NATO a key toe-hold in a geostrategic region, bordering perennial US target Iran as well as providing access to the key Central Asian nations- a vital area in NATO’s...
When we grow is a documentary about cannabis in the UK. It looks at the history of the plant, the facts, its many uses and the laws and politics surrounding it. Follow two young filmmakers on a shoe string budget, as they try to unravel what prohibition of cannabis really...
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Is Breaking Bad just entertaining TV, or badass political commentary? The Drug Policy Alliance and Beyond Bars have teamed up to release an edgy and  thought-provoking new video pegged to the upcoming premiere of the final season of AMC’s runaway hit show Breaking...
In June of 2012, twenty-three people came together to discuss the subject of coming off psychiatric drugs. We were psychiatric survivors, therapists, mental health consumers, family members, and activists, united by a passion for truth-telling. More than half of us had...
It's pretty messed up! The United States locks up more people than any other country, but that hasn't made us safer. The drug war jails thousands of nonviolent addicts. Taxpayers and poor communities lose as states slash social programs to pay for prisons. There's a better...
Plan Colombia" was a US policy to supposedly combat drugs coming out of Colombia but ended up being more about combating leftist resistance with disastrous result for many.
Cops and former cops who have put in decades fighting the war on drugs speak out against prohibition.
In December, 2000 at the request of Professor David Andrus of USC's School of International Relations, Michael C. Ruppert gave a lecture on economics that rocked the foundations of about 70 upper classmen. There is the economics that is taught in most college curricula and...
Montana PBS's new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the...
The project began as a way to explore, edu­cate about, and advocate change around the over­crowd­ing of the Philadelphia county jail sys­tem. The documentary has come to focus on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal...
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, 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. Part 2...
As America remains embroiled in conflict overseas, a less visible war is taking place at home, costing countless lives, destroying families, and inflicting untold damage on future generations of Americans. Over the last forty years, the War on Drugs has cost $1 trillion...
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members from "legal drugs" Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to discover why the Drug...
Grass, narrated by actor/activist Woody Harrelson, takes a highly spirited and innovative look into one of America's most deeply rooted cultural myths: the evils of "pot", "cannabis", "weed", "dubich", "doobie", "shrub", or whatever man. From the story of America's first drug...
In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated affects on human health.  Topics include: *What the consensus is from over 15000 scientific and medical trials *What conditions...
The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by...
During a talk at the Urban Green Fair in Brockwell Park, south London Green Party Member Shane Collins discusses the need for government and social shifts in order to adapt to a changing world where oil levels are diminishing and drug crimes are still destroying...
Former Minnesota Governor and one-time professional wrestler Jesse Ventura went public on Larry King Live yesterday with some harsh criticisms of the Bush administration, as well as Senator Norm Coleman. ...Coleman's always been a hypocrite. He never does what he says...
BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC Bud' being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue...
I can think of no greater hell on earth than spending day after day in a little box. What about non-violent offenders? The drug addicts, the bad check writers, the people that are filling up our jails and costing us money? The number of prisoners in prisons for drugs equals...
A funny parody of the relentlessly silly drug commercials Big Pharma is always clogging up the airwaves with. Tell Congress it's time for a new bottom line in U.S. drug policy, one that focuses on reducing the problems associated with both drugs *and* the war on drugs. Take...
Many police officers are asking the question: if prohibition didn't work for alcohol, why are we in denial about it working for other things? The short video presents a common sense argument against the drug war, backed up by former drug-warriors and police officers. In 4...