War on Drugs

The Union ~ The Business Behind Getting High

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9077214414651731007

A very well built documentary about cannabis and drug prohibition. Does the drug prohibition work? Have a look and think for yourself.

British Columbia's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC Bud' being exported to the United States, the trade has become an international issue. Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how an industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business - an industry that may be profiting more by being illegal.

http://theunionmovie.com/TheUnionWeb.html

American Drug War Economics - Volume 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqd_C9ISPjA

Ending drug prohibition and focusing on addiction as a sickness, like alcohol and prescription drugs, could save the U.S. economy and millions of lives. Please pass this video on to as many people as you can. We need your help to end the Drug War.

http://www.americandrugwar.com

Modern Day Slavery: Racism and the Drug War


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znnRONNMDMQ

Slavery is defined as the act of keeping a person as a piece of property. If you ask the average American if slavery still exists in America, their answer is likely to be no. After watching this video, many will change their minds.

Police raid Md. mayor's home and kill his dogs

Prior to 9/11 truth, my #1 activist issue was speaking out very loudly against the War on Drugs and cannabis legalization in particular. Now, I'm reminded of why. The War on Drugs was our boogeyman between Communism and Bin Laden. Now I guess it's just an "assistant" boogeyman since the War on Terror is front-and-center.

As a pet owner who loves his cat dearly, I'm especially incensed by this.

But I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free...

And we need this War on Drugs, it's vital to the security and safety of our homeland...

And remember, let's get the terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them here...

Seriously, the real dogs who should be shot are the ones who support cannabis prohibition and other unConstitutional laws and acts of anti-freedom.
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The Post-9/11 Afghan Heroin Explosion

The War on Drugs. The War on Terror. Narco-Terrorism.

Prior to 9/11, the poppy production levels in Afghanistan were at a low and many of the Taliban were against heroin and the poppies. However, since U.S. forces entered after 9/11, the poppy crop has skyrocketed. The UN released a report saying that the six-year boom has lead to the Afghan crop being responsible for 92% of the world's heroin trade. With Homeland Security and the War on Terror, it's amazing that the drug still gets into the USA, one of it's strongest marketplaces.

http://www.theage.com.au/world/afghanistan-drug-trade-hits-4-billion-a-year-20080627-2y43.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acWUbVCorQo

How 9/11 Truth, the War on Drugs and the Pledge of Allegiance are interconnected (my review of Jesse Ventura's book)

My review of Jesse Ventura's book almost reads more like a blog entry than a book review; I personally think this is one of my better pieces of prose because I manage to intertwine 9/11 Truth, the War on Drugs, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Amazing how everything all ties together!
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Anyone who reads my [Amazon] reviews in chronological order will see that Ventura's book from 2000, "Do I Stand Alone?", was my first review. Jesse was one of my first political role models when I read that book after coming across it in the Borders' store. Prior to that, all I knew was that he was a former wrestler turned governor. One of the first things that outraged me, and jolted me to be a political activist, was the criminalization of drugs and the war on marijuana smokers in particular, an outrage Ventura also shares. After going on my own political journey of various awakenings over this decade, Jesse has come back into my life during the 2008 election season with his best book yet.

Operation Sudden Fall

A new short film about the recent DEA drug bust at San Diego State University that resulted in almost 100 arrests, including students majoring in criminal justice and Homeland Security.

Robert Steele on the Drug War

"This is a very serious movie and I volunteered to appear in it."
- Robert Steele, from his review of the documentary American
Drug War: The Last White Hope on Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/American-Drug-last-white-hope/dp/B0015XASZ8

Truth is Going Mainstream

Didn't think real documentaries like "American Drug War" could
get on mainstream TV? Think again.

Yes, the truth is going mainstream.

Tommy Chong: America's Most Wanted?

The story of the DEA's raid on Tommy Chong after his son sold a bong to a
minor over on the Internet. These clips are from "Free Tommy Chong," a
bonus mini-documentary on the "American Drug War" DVD.

http://www.AmericanDrugWar.com

Drug mafia, CIA blamed for sacking of Afghan governor

Drug mafia, CIA blamed for sacking of Afghan governor
Devlin Buckley, 12/11/06

The American Monitor

In a country flooded with narcotics traffickers and corrupt government officials, one of Afghanistan’s few remaining ‘clean’ governors, Mohammed Daud, has been removed from his position, and many are blaming the drug mafia and the CIA for his abrupt dismissal.

Daud was appointed at the request of the British government in order to oversee Helmand province, the country’s largest opium producing region. The former and now possibly future governor of Helmand, Sher Muhammad Akhunzada, whom Daud replaced earlier this year, has been widely implicated in the drug trade.

Contrary to Akhunzada, “British officials regarded Mr Daud as the cleanest governor in Afghanistan and hoped that his extensive experience in development would help to win over Helmand’s population,” The Times reported.

Last month, however, the British government expressed frustration with the effort, pointing to the fact that Afghan President Hamid Karzai continued to meet with the former governor, Akhunzada. Adding further strain on the situation, Karzai appointed Akhunzada as a Senator and made his brother, Amir Muhammad Akhundzada, Daud's deputy.

"The president is undermining his own governor," one British official told The Times. "It doesn’t help what we’re trying to do."

It would appear U.S. officials, particularly from the Central Intelligence Agency, were influencing Karzai’s actions, undercutting the efforts of their British counterparts. Moreover, as The Independent reported, “British sources have blamed pressure from the CIA for President Hamid Karzai's decision to dismiss Mohammed Daud as governor".

“The Americans knew Daud was a main British ally,” one official explained to The Independent, “yet they deliberately undermined him and told Karzai to sack him.”

The U.S. apparently favors Daud's predecessor and purported drug lord, Akhunzada...

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