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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12/29/21 Ngaio Bealum


On this edition of Century we'll hear archived audio with Oregon activist Anna Diaz, Wisconsin activist Dennis Doyle Brennan, Oregon attorney Leland Berger, internationally renowned comedian Ngaio Bealum, and best-selling author Johann Hari.


Guest(s): Ngaio Bealum
Organization(s): Drug War Facts
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Ngaio Bealum
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12/22/21 Ashish Thakrar


On this edition of Century, we speak with Ashish Thakrar, MD, a Fellow in the National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania one of the co-authors of an article entitled “Trends in Buprenorphine Use in US Jails and Prisons From 2016 to 2021”, published in the journal JAMA Network Open on November 14; plus attorney and human rights advocate Jose Manuel I. "Chel" Diokno, Chair of the Free Legal Assistance Group, on Duterte's Drug War Slaughter and the International Criminal Court.


Guest(s): Ashish Thakrar
Link(s): Drug War Facts
Ashish Thakrar
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12/15/21 Shaun Shelly


On this edition of Century of Lies: Part two of a conversation with Shaun Shelly, the Policy, Advocacy and Human Rights Manager for People Who Use Drugs for the nonprofit organization TB HIV Care and chair of the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs.


Guest(s): Shaun Shelly
Organization(s): TB HIV Care
Link(s): Health Systems Facts
Shaun Shelly
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12/08/21 Shaun Shelly


On this edition of Century of Lies: Part one of a conversation with Shaun Shelly, the Policy, Advocacy and Human Rights Manager for People Who Use Drugs for the nonprofit organization TB HIV Care and chair of the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs; plus, we speak with Avi Yocheved, an activist, harm reduction advocate, and member of the Portland Drug Users Union, about supervised consumption sites.


Guest(s): Shaun Shelly
Organization(s): TB HIV Care
Shaun Shelly
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12/01/21 Pablo de Greiff


On this edition of Century of Lies: Pablo de Greiff, Director of the Transitional Justice Program at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice of the School of Law at New York University, and Collette Flanagan, CEO and Founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, discuss equal access to justice for all: a necessary element of democracy, rule of law and human rights protection.


Guest(s): Pablo de Greiff
Organization(s): Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Link(s): Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
 Pablo de Greiff, Collette Flanagan
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11/24/21 Ron Williams


On this edition of Century, we speak with Ron Williams, a longtime Portland-area community activist and the Outreach Coordinator for the Health Justice Recovery Alliance, about the Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act; plus, we hear the rest of a conversation with Brittany Graham from the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), Elli Taylor with VANDU and the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, and Caitlin Shane with the Pivot Legal Society.


Guest(s): Ron Williams
Organization(s): Health Justice Recovery Alliance
Link(s): Health Justice Recovery Alliance
Ron Williams, CS Action
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11/17/21 Brittany Graham


On this edition of Century we hear more from a conversation 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, and Caitlin Shane, Staff Lawyer at the Pivot Legal Society. Plus, more from a conversation with Eris Nyx from the Drug User Liberation Front.


Guest(s): Brittany Graham
Organization(s): Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
Link(s): Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
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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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