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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11/10/21 Brittany Graham


The government in British Columbia is seeking official approval from the Canadian government to decriminalize simple possession of some drugs. On this edition of Century we discuss that proposal with Brittany Graham, Acting Executive Director of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), Elli Taylor with VANDU and the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society (WAHRS), and Caitlin Shane, Staff Lawyer at the Pivot Legal Society. Plus, we talk about safe supply and decriminalization with Eris Nyx from the Drug User Liberation Front (DULF).


Guest(s): Brittany Graham
Organization(s): Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU)
Link(s): Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU
CS Action,
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11/01/21 Anthony Johnson


This week on Century of Lies: a conversation with Anthony Johnson, a leader in drug policy reform who was a chief petitioner for Oregon Ballot Measure 91, which legalized adult social use of marijuana in 2014, and a chief petitioner for Oregon Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, which passed overwhelmingly in the 2020 general election. Plus, Damon Barrett, Co-Director of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, on drug control and the rights of the child.


Guest(s): Anthony Johnson
Organization(s): Oregon Ballot Measure 91
Anthony Johnson, Damon Barrett
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10/25/21 Doctor Patricia Daly


Doctor Patricia Daly from Vancouver Coastal Health on #SafeSupply and peer-led nonprofit compassion clubs for people who use drugs.


Guest(s): Doctor Patricia Daly
Organization(s): Vancouver Coastal Health
Link(s): Vancouver Coastal Health
Doctor Patricia Daly
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10/18/21 Petra Schulz


This week on Century of Lies, safe supply, safe consumption spaces, and decriminalizing people who use drugs: part two of my conversation with Petra Schulz, one of the co-founders of Moms Stop The Harm.


Guest(s): Petra Schulz
Organization(s): Moms Stop The Harm
Link(s): Moms Stop The Harm
Petra Schulz
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10/11/21 Petra Schulz


This week on Century of Lies, safe supply, safe consumption spaces, and decriminalizing people who use drugs: a conversation with Petra Schulz, a co-founder of Moms Stop The Harm.


Guest(s): Petra Schulz
Organization(s): Moms Stop The Harm
Link(s): Moms Stop The Harm
Petra Schulz
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10/04/21 Josh Montgomery


This week on Century we talk about organizing on campus for drug policy reform in Iowa with Josh Montgomery, Outreach Coordinator for NORML-ISU at Iowa State University. Plus, the state of Massachusetts considers decriminalizing people who use drugs and establishing safe consumption sites.


Guest(s): Josh Montgomery
Organization(s): Health Systems Fact
Link(s): Health Systems Facts
Doug McVay & Dean Becker
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09/27/21 Sanho Tree


Colombia, The Philippines, the Biden administration, and the future of drug policy reform: A conversation with Sanho Tree, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and director of its Drug Policy Project.


Guest(s): Sanho Tree
Organization(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Link(s): Institute for Policy Studies
Sanho Tree
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09/20/21 Lisa Al-Hakim


This week on Century: part two of our interview with James Dixon, Research Manager for the P5 Project YXE (Perspectives, pathways, and priorities of people with lived and living experience of substance use) at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine; plus a conversation with Lisa Al-Hakim, Director of Operations for the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance.


Guest(s): Lisa Al-Hakim
Organization(s): P5 Project YXE
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Lisa Al-Hakim
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09/13/21 James Dixon


This week on Century: part one of our interview with James Dixon, Research Manager for the P5 Project YXE (Perspectives, pathways, and priorities of people with lived and living experience of substance use) at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine; plus more from our conversation with Avi Yocheved, a harm reduction activist and member of the Portland Drug Users Union.


Guest(s): James Dixon
Organization(s): P5 Project YXE
Link(s): P5 Project YXE
James Dixon
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09/06/21 Avi Yocheved


On this edition of Century of Lies we talk with Avi Yocheved, a harm reduction activist and member of the Portland Drug User Union, about safe consumption sites and safe supply; plus we talk with Lill Prosperino, Southern States Regional Organizer for the National Harm Reduction Coalition, about community building.


Guest(s): Avi Yocheved
Organization(s): Portland Drug User Union
Link(s): Portland Drug Users Union Facebook Page
Avi Yocheved
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