Videos about Drug Prohibition
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Prison Cop Wakes Up To Failure of Drug War
Richard Van Wickler, superintendent of Cheshire County Department of Corrections in Keene, New Hampshire, describes his awakening to the failure of the war on drugs.  SUBSCRIBE to Brave New Films and WATCH MORE of this series.
The Gulabi Gang
In this week's show an homage to women everywhere, a look at the trolls from the Men's Rights Movements and how the Gulabi Gang in India who are beating down rapitsts with big ass sticks. On the music break, Bambu with "The Queen is Dead."
This Is What Magic Mushrooms Do To Your Brain
We're filing this under ‪#‎DrugProhibition‬ and ‪‎reasons‬ why this variety of mushroom should lose its schedule 1 status. Get the book from the creators of this video: http://asapscience.com/book/
They Told This DEA Agent Not to Enforce Drug Laws in White Areas. Really.
Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed "Batman." When he noticed that all of his team's drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs. His boss didn't take kindly to the idea. SUBSCRIBE to Brave New...
How the Bail Industry Profiteers from Poor People (with Henry Rollins)
The United States is one of only TWO countries in the world that use a commercial bail system.
The United States of Ferguson
In the wake of decisions by grand juries in both Missouri and New York's Staten Island not to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed African-Americans, this week we present an encore broadcast of Bill's conversation earlier this year with journalist Ta-Nehisi...
The Culture High (2014)
Journeying across the North American landscape, "The Culture High" is the riveting story that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and those who oppose the existing...
Car Thief Cops
Sometimes Cops Find Your Stolen Car. Sometimes Cops Stole It.  Police officers are forcing people to choose between time behind bars or turning over their money and property -- all without ever making an arrest.
The Beast Destroying Our Communities
Our prison system is a beast, gobbling resources that should be going to communities. The United States is paying to have 2.3 million people behind bars. That's more than China, more than Iran. More than any country on earth. More than half the prison population is in for...
Let's Fire Some Cops! A Subversive PSA
Fear is too often used to convince us to give up liberty for security. We've reached a point where those who are supposed to protect us are becoming dangerous. Therefore it makes sense to turn the tables: Let's take our streets back. Let's fire some cops.
6 Companies That Profit from the Police State (with Henry Rollins)
Henry Rollins profiles Prison Profiteers - six powerful institutions benefiting from locking up too many people for too long. 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture
Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order. See?
How "Protect and Serve" Became "Search and Destroy"
With the 1033 Programs, "Protect and Serve" Became "Search and Destroy".  Quick facts on Police Militarization: • Pentagon’s Excess Property Program (1033 Program) has supplied police departments across the country with more than $4.3 billion in gear since 1997. This...
Ethan Nadelmann: Drug War, Drug Peace
The world's leading proponent of sane drug policies asks us to imagine a world in which criminal laws and institutions play little role in drug control policy. What do we risk? What do we gain? What do we fear? And what can we do? This talk was presented at the 2012...
The War on Drugo
In a fairytale setting, the movie explains the disastrous war on drugs by telling the story of a dragon banished from an ancient kingdom, and how people that spent time with the dragon were thrown in jail.  
What Is Addiction? - Gabor Maté
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them.
Bill Hicks: Why Psilocybin Mushrooms Should Never Be Legalized
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...
The Army Gave Soldiers LSD For an Experiment. The Result Was Pretty Hilarious.
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...
Gangster, Addict, Dancing queen
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...
Noise Complaint Make Cops Tase Grandma | Police Beat
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.
The Injustice System In America (2007)
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...
Listen to The Wire Creator David Simon Explode Lies with Truth. It Made My Jaw Hit the Floor.
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...
Canada's War on Weed
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...
What Phillip Seymour Hoffman's Death Exposes about the War on Drugs
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.
How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2012) (trailer)
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...
WEED (2013)
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...
White Panther: The Legacy of John Sinclair
John Sinclair is best known as the Sixties marijuana activist who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for giving two joints to an undercover policewoman. He was eventually freed when John Lennon and Yoko Ono spoke out on his behalf Less understood is his role as the founder...
The Afghanistan War Has Been Widely Considered a Failure, But How Has It Been a Resounding Success?
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… This Is What We Can Do (2011)
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...
Marijuana: It's Safer Than Alcohol
Well, it is.
Edgy New “Breaking Bad” Video Reveals the Truth About the Drug War
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...
Coming Off Psych Drugs: A Meeting of the Minds
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...
Have You ever thought about how Messed Up our Modern Prison system Is?
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...
The US Drug War on Colombia (2005)
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.
Law Enforcement Opposed to the War on Drugs (2006)
Cops and former cops who have put in decades fighting the war on drugs speak out against prohibition.
Wall Street's War for Drug Money: A Basic Lesson in Real Economics
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...
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis (2011)
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...
Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.
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...
Breaking The Taboo (2011)
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. Here is...
The House I Live In (trailer)
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...
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
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: A Marijuana History (1999)
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...
Medicinal Cannabis and its Impact on Human Health (2011)
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 Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs (2011)
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...
Shane Collins: Peak Oil, Drugs & Crime
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...
Jesse Ventura: If I Waterboarded Cheney, He'd Confess To Murders
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...
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)
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...
Why the U.S. Has a Quarter of the World's Prisoners
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...
Incarcerex - when the goin's get tough, take some drugs
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...
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: End the Drug War Now
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...