Century of Lies
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 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."
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 2017 International Reform Conference.
We speak with journalist Maia Szalavitz and policy expert Sanho Tree about federal drug policy and this week's announcement that presidential adviser and spin doctor Kellyanne Conway will head up White House efforts in regard to opioids.
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, and also from Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson. Plus, the UK House of Commons held a debate recently on the human and financial costs of drug addiction, so we hear from Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Norfolk, and from Crispin Blunt, Conservative Member of Parliament for Reigate.
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 Century Of Lies we listen to portions of that commission meeting.
Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference #Reform17 continues, with guests Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Alix Lutnick, PhD, a senior research scientist at RTI International in San Francisco and author of "Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains."
Part three of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's #Reform17 International Reform Conference, with GA state senate candidate Tamara Johnson-Shealey, Dan Bigg from the Chicago Recovery Alliance, and Cyndee Clay from HIPS DC.
Tamara Johnson-Shealey https://www.tamaraforgeorgia.com/
HIPS DC http://www.hips.org/
Chicago Recovery Alliance http://www.anypositivechange.org/menu.html