Century of Lies

Century of Lies, with 16 years on air, has more than 30 affiliate stations in the US and Canada. Running 29 minutes per episode, Century of Lies is currently produced by Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts.

 

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05/12/21 Rodrigo Uprimny


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recently organized a webinar entitled Human Rights In Action: Implementing the International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy. We hear from two of the speakers: Rodrigo Uprimny, a professor emeritus at the National University of Colombia and Director of the Drug Policy Area for DeJusticia; and Teresa Caeiro, advisor to Portugal’s National Coordinator for the problems of Drugs, Drug Addiction and Alcohol. Plus, Ajeng Larasati, Human Rights Lead at Harm Reduction International, on The Death Penalty for Drug Offenses in the Covid-19 pandemic era.


Guest(s): Rodrigo Uprimny,
Organization(s): High Commissioner for Human Rights
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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05/05/21 Michael Nurse


The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction hosted a discussion recently entitled Inequities Laid Bare: Responding to Challenges of COVID-19 and Beyond. We hear from some of the speakers including Michael Nurse, a Harm Reduction Outreach Worker with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention and the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs; Mae Katt, a Nurse Practitioner and Addiction Specialist with the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation; and Lisha Di Gioacchino with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association.


Guest(s): Michael Nurse
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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04/28/21 Theshia Naidoo


On this edition of Century: Addressing the harms of criminalization and policing with criminal justice and drug policy reform. The nation of Norway along with several international NGOs recently held a discussion to to highlight some of the most pressing harms associated with policing and criminalisation, and propose a number of options for criminal justice and drug policy reform grounded in social justice, racial justice and human rights. We hear from panelists Lee Edson P. Yarcia, MD, with NoBox Philippines; and Theshia Naidoo, Managing Director of the Department of Legal Affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus, Professor Charles Grob, MD, on psilocybin research.


Guest(s): Theshia Naidoo
Organization(s): NoBox Philippines
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Theshia Naidoo
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04/21/21 Ganja in the Caribbean


This week on Century of Lies: A discussion about the future of ganja in the Caribbean with Faith Graham, CEO of the Jamaican government’s Cannabis Licensing Authority; Vicki Hanson with the International Center for Cannabis Research, she’s also a PhD candidate in public policy at the University of the West Indies and a member of the board of directors of the International Drug Policy Consortium; and Pien Metaal, Senior Project Officer with the Transnational Institute.


Guest(s): Faith Graham
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Faith Graham,
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04/14/21 Grant Smith


This week on Century: Fentanyl, mandatory minimums, and racism. We hear from Grant Smith, Deputy Director of Drug Policy Alliance Office of National Affairs; Nkechi Taifa, author of a new memoir entitled Black Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, CEO of The Taifa Group, and Convener of the Justice Roundtable; and Hilary Shelton, NAACP senior vice president for advocacy and policy and director of NAACP’s Washington Bureau. Plus the US “Drug Czar,” Regina Labelle, addresses the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.


Guest(s): Grant Smith
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
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04/07/21 Penny McCanny


Anyone’s Child and the Transform Drug Policy Foundation hosted a webinar recently entitled Take Drugs Seriously: Voices on the ground. On this week’s show we hear from some of the speakers, including Penny McCanny, the mother of Aidan and a campaigner with Anyone’s Child; Peter Krykant, a harm reduction activist from Scotland and the founder of Glasgow’s Safe Injecting Van; and Chris Rintoul, a social worker who works as a drugs and alcohol consultant with Extern, a social justice charity in Ireland. Plus, Vinay Krishnan, national field organizer with the Center for Popular Democracy, on harm reduction, stigma, faith, and public policy.


Guest(s): Penny McCanny
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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03/31/21 Kenyatta Thompson


Katal Center Turns Five
The Katal Center for Equity, Health, and Justice turns five this year. To celebrate, they’ve begun hosting a series of public dialogues about the broad themes that drive their work: equity, health, and justice. The first of those dialogues was held March 29. On this edition of Century of Lies we hear from Kenyatta Thompson, Katal Center Director of Organizing; Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center; and Kassandra Frederique, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance.


Guest(s): Kenyatta Thompson
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance

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03/24/21 Constable Justin Bibby


The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons recently held a hearing on The Future of UK Music Festivals. One panel looked at ways to reduce possible drug-related harms, including the possibility of drug safety testing at festivals and other events. This week on Century of Lies we hear from some of the witnesses including Assistant Chief Constable Justin Bibby with the Staffordshire Police, Deputy Chief Constable Jason Harwin with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and Professor Fiona Measham, PhD, Chair in Criminology at the University of Liverpool and director and co-founder of The Loop.


Guest(s): Constable Justin Bibby
Organization(s): Health Systems Facts
Link(s): Health Systems Facts

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03/17/21 Senator Scott Weiner


Supervised consumption sites could soon be opening in California. We hear from the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 57, State Senator Scott Weiner along with Senator Susan Eggman and Senator Lena Gonzalez.


Guest(s): Senator Scott Weiner
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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03/10/21 Joy Olson


The state of New Mexico is considering how to authorize and open supervised consumption facilities in that state, we hear from the chief sponsor of House Bill 123, NM State Representative Deborah Armstrong, and Emily Kaltenbach with the Drug Policy Alliance. Plus we hear from Joy Olson, former director of the Washington Office on Latin America, on “Challenges in US/Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration.”


Guest(s): Joy Olson
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Joy Olson, Deborah Armstrong
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