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Governments, mostly thru corporations and military’s, have always been in the business of drug trafficking ! Do You recall, the The British East India company and their opium wars, with China ? From the opium wars till to today’s Afghanistan serving as the world’s number one heroin hub providing well over 90% of the World’s heroin under the boots of tens of thousands of US-led NATO forces. In the background of this the United Nations has advised that opium cultivation in Afghanistan has increased for the third year in a row . The report said poppy cultivation was highest in regions where US-led troops had been stationed over the past years, which is mostly in the southern parts. Last year Afghanistan supplied about 75 percent of the global supply of heroin, a derivative of opium, which is expected to jump to 90 percent this year due to the increased cultivation.
Drug money, big banks and Anglo-American secret services
Below Abby Martin ask the tough questions ! Why are drones not used to identify drug trafficking routes. A great question to pose to the government, if it weren’t trafficking in drugs. Another question being asked is, how much does the pharmaceutical industry actually pay government officials to control it’s competition, by way of the war on drugs. She serves to expose the corrupt nature of government through the drug industry.
Killing Snowden, Why 70% of Americans are Pill-Poppers, Funding the Taliban
Abby Martin remarks on comments made by anonymous Pentagon and NSA officials expressing their desire to see Edward Snowden dead. Abby then calls attention to the epidemic of prescription drug addiction in the US, speaking with filmmakers Sasha Knezev and Dr. Gregory Smith about their documentary ‘American Addict’ exploring the roots and effects of America’s deadly addiction to prescription narcotics. Abby then calls out Obama’s long awaited speech regarding NSA surveillance, dissecting aspects of the speech that suggest no real change to global surveillance policies. BTS wraps up the show with an interview with Douglas Wissing, journalist and author of ‘Funding the Enemy’ discussing the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Kabul, and the US governments mismanagement of taxpayer dollars that has led to both direct and indirect funding of the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“NOBODY DIES FROM MARIJUANA! YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH! THE TRUTH IS THE DRUG WAR FAILED!”
“Drugs Aren’t the Problem” Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths about Addiction
Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong
– As President Obama seeks $27.6 billion for federal drug control programs in his new budget, we talk to British journalist Johann Hari about the century-old failed drug war and how much of what we know about addiction is wrong. Over the past four years Hari has traveled to the United States, Mexico, Canada, Uruguay and Portugal to research his new book, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War of Drugs.” His findings may surprise you — from the U.S. government’s persecution of Billie Holiday, to Vancouver’s success in addressing its heroin epidemic, to Portugal’s experiment with full decriminalization of all drugs.
We should Just Legalize Drugs? END THE FAILED DRUG WAR NOW!
We need legalize and control it, just like we do alcohol. Prohibition was ended, because of the amount of young men, at that time white young men, that were dying on the drug corners and filling up the prisons. Now for 50 years or so, our countries young black men, have been dying and filling up the prisons. We haven’t forgotten that prohibition doesn’t work, but the prison industrial complex has found that criminalizing this portion of our society, to be very profitable. The problem is we are criminalizing our future, while corrupting judges, lawyers, politicians, bankers and cops. We have to legalize and control drugs for the health of our communities. The drug game is corrupting every facet of our government and society. The big picture for us, is end the drug game and we put ourselves, and our children, on a more equal playing field.
Retired Police Captain demolishes the War on Drugs
Ending the Global Drug War: Voices from the Front Lines
Never Get Busted Again: Volume 1 Traffic Stops
The Drug War Post-Snowden: Holder Backpedals on Mandatory Minimums Amid Intelligence Laundering Controversy
“Ever since the War on Drugs, everything has hit the fan,” says Romesh Bhattacharji, former Narcotics Commissioner of India. Rather than continue the unnecessary and costly drug war, Bhattacharji advises the United States to simply “Relax, take it easy, [and] tolerate.”
Last month, at the Cato Institute’s “Ending the Global War on Drugs” conference, Bhattacharji’s sentiments were echoed by ex-drug czars, cops, politicians, intellectuals, liberal and conservative journalists, and even the former President of Brazil. Reason.tv attended the event and spoke with a number of the featured speakers, including: