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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08/10/22 Sen. Scott Wiener


This week on Century of Lies: California Senate Bill 57, sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener, legislation that would allow some jurisdictions to authorize the establishment of supervised consumption sites, goes to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom; the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Dr. Malik Burnett about equitable marijuana legalization; and from Canada we hear from Rivka Kushner with CATIE about preventing, detecting, and treating hepatitis C.


Guest(s): Sen. Scott Wiener
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Sen. Scott Wiener, Rivka Kushner
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08/03/22 Sam Rivera


This week on Century of Lies: Support Grows For Harm Reduction. The Connecticut General Assembly’s Joint Public Health Committee hears from Sam Rivera, Executive Director of OnPoint, the New York nonprofit that operates two supervised consumption sites in the city of New York.


Guest(s): Sam Rivera
Organization(s): OnPoint
Link(s): Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open in New York
Sam Rivera
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07/27/22 Doctor Nuno Capaz


This week on Century of Lies: Decriminalization and human rights. Brendan Minish, board member of Crain, an Irish organization that aims to combat misinformation around cannabis and advocates for drug law reform, harm reduction, and drug education, and Doctor Nuno Capaz, director of the Portuguese Dissuasion Commission, speak to the Joint Committee on Justice of Ireland’s parliament on an examination of the present approach to sanctions for possession of certain amounts of drugs for personal use; plus Richard Nininahazwe, Program Coordinator with the African Network of People who Use Drugs, and Rita Musa, National Secretary of the Drug Harm Reduction and Advocacy Network Nigeria, speaking on human rights violations against people who use drugs in sub-Saharan Africa.


Guest(s): Doctor Nuno Capaz
Organization(s): Portuguese Dissuasion Commission
Link(s): Drug War Facts
 Doctor Nuno Capaz
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07/20/22 Marco Perduca


This week on Century of Lies: Marcos, Duterte, the ICC, and the Philippine Drug War. We hear from Justine Balane, human rights activist in the Philippines; Ruben Carranza, International Center for Transitional Justice; human rights activist and former Italian Senator Marco Perduca; and David Borden, executive director of DRCNet and StopTheDrugWar.org.


Guest(s): Marco Perduca
Organization(s): Stop the Drug War
Link(s): Stop The Drug War
Marco Perduca
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07/13/22 Elina Steinerte


This week on Century of Lies: Aligning drug policies with human rights. We hear from Elina Steinerte, Member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; Judy Chang, Executive Director of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs and Melissa Upreti, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls. Plus, the California Assembly passes SB57, a measure to allow some municipalities in California to establish supervised consumption sites.


Guest(s): Elina Steinerte
Organization(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs
Link(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs
Judy Chang
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07/06/22 Judy Chang


This week on Century of Lies: Part two of host Doug McVay's conversation with Judy Chang, Executive Director of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD); plus, we talk with Tera Hurst, Executive Director of the Oregon Health Justice Recovery Alliance, about decriminalization of people who use drugs and Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.


Guest(s): Judy Chang
Organization(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD
Link(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD, Oregon Health Justice Recovery Alliance
Judy Chang, Tera Hurst
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06/29/22 Judy Chang


This week on Century: Balancing the Scales - A conversation with Judy Chang, Executive Director of the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD).


Guest(s): Judy Chang
Organization(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs
Link(s): International Network of People Who Use Drugs
Judy Chang
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06/22/22 Alexandra Plante


This week on Century of Lies: Exploitation, Abuse, and the Substance Use Treatment Industry. Alexandra Plante, Director of Communications at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, and Professor Carmen Albizu, MD, from the Evaluation and Evaluation Research master’s program at the Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, speak on the topic of Lack of Integrity and Transparency in Drug Treatment Services: Adverse Effects on Treatment Outcomes and Infringement of Human Rights.


Guest(s): Alexandra Plante
Organization(s): National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Alexandra Plante, Carmen Albizu
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06/15/22 Eris Nyx


Revolutionary Change vs the Limitations of Reform – We talk about decriminalization and safe supply with Eris Nyx from the Drug User Liberation Front in Vancouver, BC, plus the University of Alberta’s Dr. Elaine Hyshka and Brown University’s Dr. Brandon Marshall on supervised consumption sites.


Guest(s): Eris Nyx
Link(s): Drug User Liberation Front
Eris Nyx, Dr. Elaine Hyshka
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06/08/22 Harm reduction moves forward in California


On this edition of Century of Lies: Harm reduction moves forward in California - SB-57, a bill to give select municipalities the option of opening supervised consumption sites, moves forward in the CA State Assembly.


Guest(s): Scott Weiner
Organization(s): CA State Assembly
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Scott Weiner, Donald Casual
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