Century Of Lies is a weekly 30-minute program that is focused on drug policy reform and the war on drugs. The show explores criminal justice, public health, and international policy as well as US policies and includes news reports, commentary, interviews, and other recorded segments. Century of Lies is a production of the Drug Truth Network and is syndicated via the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network.
On January Fourth, the Justice Department issued a new memo to prosecutors
regarding marijuana enforcement in legal states. This new memo, signed
personally by Attorney General for the moment Jefferson Beauregard Sessions
III, rescinds all the previous memos that were issue...
This week we hear from US Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR)
about the Marijuana Justice Act, and from Professor Philip Alston, UN Special
Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, about the criminalization of
poverty in America.
This week on Century of Lies we speak with Rick Lines, Executive Director of
Harm Reduction International, about human rights, the drug war, and his new
book "Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law."
Harm Reduction International
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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...
We interview journalist Maia Szalavitz and policy expert Sanho Tree about
this week's announcement that presidential adviser and spin doctor Kellyanne
Conway will head up the White House response to opioid issues.
On Century of Lies this week: the city of Seattle adopted a new budget which
includes money to start up a supervised consumption facility so we hear from
Seattle residents Terina James and Marlys McConnell, as well as Seattle City
Council member Rob Johnson. Plus the UK Hou...
On this edition of Century of Lies, we discuss stigma, language, mental
health, harm reduction, and drug policy reform with Sarah Merrigan, one of
the hosts of the This Week In Drugs podcast.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking into setting up supervised
consumption facilities for people who use drugs. The Board's task force on
supervised consumption facilities delivered its report to SF's Health
Commission on November 7th, so this week on Centu...
Our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference
#Reform17 continues, with guests Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for
Pregnant Women, and Alix Lutnick, PhD, an author and a senior research
scientist at RTI International.