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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05/18/22 Think Globally, Act Locally


This week on Century of Lies: Think Globally, Act Locally - building support for safe supply, safe consumption spaces, and the decriminalization of people who use drugs.


Guest(s): Johns Gord
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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05/11/22 Alec Karakatsanis


Alec Karakatsanis, founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, speaks to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors about police propaganda and media manipulation by law enforcement.


Guest(s): Alec Karakatsanis
Organization(s): Civil Rights Corps
Link(s): Drug War Facts

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05/04/22 Dr. Sarah Morton


Dr. Sarah Morton from University College Dublin and Judy Chang, Executive Director of the International Network of People who Use Drugs, on Women and Drugs.


Guest(s): Dr. Sarah Morton
Organization(s): International Network of People who Use Drugs
Link(s): International Network of People who Use Drugs
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04/27/22 MP Gord Johns


This week on Century: Legalization and the art of the impossible. The Canadian Parliament is currently considering Bill C-126, A Health-Based Approach to the Substance Use Act. We hear from the sponsor, MP Gord Johns. Plus Eris Nyx with the Drug User Liberation Front.


Guest(s): MP Gord Johns
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
MP Gord Johns
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04/20/22 Sheila Vakharia


This week on Century we discuss adolescent overdose deaths, harm reduction, and recovery with Joseph Friedman, an addictions researcher and MD/PhD student at the Center for Social Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance.


Guest(s): Sheila Vakharia
Organization(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Link(s): Drug Policy Alliance
Sheila Vakharia
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04/13/22 Sarah Reyes


On this edition of Century we're joined by Sarah Reyes, MSW, Policy Analyst with the Texas Center for Justice and Equity and co-author of their new report “Reversing the War on Drugs in Texas: Prioritizing REAL Public Health and Safety for Texans.” We discuss the failures of the state’s existing drug policies and some solutions, including decriminalization of drug use and the prioritization of health and dignity for people who use drugs. Find Texas CJRE at https://texascje.org/


Guest(s): Sarah Reyes
Organization(s): Texas CJRE
Link(s): Texas CJRE
Sarah Reyes
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04/06/22 David Borden


This week on Century, a discussion on Extrajudicial Drug War Killings in 2022 with David Borden, Director of the DRCNet Foundation / StopTheDrugWar.org; Zaved Mahmood, human rights and drug policy advisor to the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights; and Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit, a member of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.


Guest(s): David Borden
Organization(s): Drug Reform Coordination Network
Link(s): Drug Reform Coordination Network
David Borden
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03/30/22 Dave Borden


On this week's Century, it's part three of our coverage of the 65th annual session of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs: Russia finally falls from grace, plus words from Dave Borden, Executive Director of DRCNet Foundation and StopTheDrugWar.org, and Luciana Pol, an Argentine sociologist and Senior Fellow in Security Policy and Human Rights at the Center for Legal and Social Studies.


Guest(s): Dave Borden
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Link(s): Stop The Drug War
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03/23/22 Joao Goulao,


This week on Century, it’s part two of our coverage of the 65th annual session of the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs, which took place March 14-18 2022 in Vienna, Austria. We hear from Dr. Joao Goulao, President of the Pompidou Group and Director-General of Portugal’s Service for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies; Ambassador Aldrik Gierveld, permanent representative of the Netherlands in Vienna; Jindrich Voboril, representative of the Czech Republic; Kasia Malinowska with the Open Society Foundation; and Elina Steinerte, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on arbitrary detention of the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.


Guest(s): Joao Goulao,
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
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03/16/22 Winnie Byanyima


This week on Century, it’s part one of our coverage of the 65th annual session of the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Austria, taking place March 14-18 2022 in Vienna, Austria. We hear from Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS; Jamie Bridge, Chief Operating Officer of the International Drug Policy Consortium and Chair of the Vienna NGO Committee; Halyna Korniyenko, program manager with the Ukrainian Network of Women who Use Drugs; Aditia Taslim, Advocacy Officer for the International Network of People who Use Drugs; and US Ambassador Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary for the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.


Guest(s): Winnie Byanyima
Organization(s): UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Winnie Byanyima
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