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Philippines' Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers
Most of the thousands killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's violent war on drugs have been poor addicts. Ex-lawmaker Walden Bello discusses how the middle class is the social base for far-right movements
DATE: 2018-04-18 | LENGTH: 10:37

Philippines' Duterte Uses 'War on Terror' Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is violently repressing socialist and communist groups by dubbing them "terrorists," in what ex-lawmaker Walden Bello says is a dangerous threat to democracy.
DATE: 2018-04-17 | LENGTH: 13:50

Feds Defend Drug War Despite Massive Drug-Fueled Police Corruption Scandal
In a TRNN virtual debate, Ret. Major Neill Franklin responds to Acting U.S. Attorney for Maryland Stephen M. Schenning's defense of the drug war
DATE: 2018-02-26 | LENGTH: 08:21

Philippine War on Drugs a Cover for President Duterte's Fascism?
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is waging an all-out war on drugs and drug addicts, with as many as 12,000 killed since it started in mid 2016. With backing from the Trump administration, Duterte is also using this war to crack down on leftist rebels and other critics
DATE: 2018-02-19 | LENGTH: 17:50

Empire Files: A Massacre of Farmers in US-Colombia 'War On Drugs'
On October 5, police opened fire on unarmed farmers in Tumaco, Colombia. The massacre was part of a crackdown on coca farmers in the "War On Drugs," despite an agreement for crop substitution--and amid new threats from Trump, ordering the government to use more force or face consequences. Watch more on teleSUR
DATE: 2017-12-19 | LENGTH: 29:06

What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like
TRNN's Jaisal Noor talks to Van Jones, Ben Jealous, and Eddie Conway about poverty, unemployment, violence, police accountability and the 2018 Maryland governor's race
DATE: 2017-10-18 | LENGTH: 32:52

Unmasking the Horror of Duterte
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Nerissa Balce, professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at SUNY Stonybrook in Long Island, examining the extra-judicial killings in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte
DATE: 2017-09-05 | LENGTH: 13:27

Public Defender: Body Camera Shows Cop Planting Drugs
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition
DATE: 2017-07-19 | LENGTH: 04:21

How Insurance Companies and Prisons are Making the Opiate Crisis Worse
A longtime addiction specialist says health insurance companies' reluctance to treat heroin addiction as an emergency and prison officials' refusal to allow inmates access to methadone are only making a bad situation worse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-05-31 | LENGTH: 11:48

Rattling the Bars: Attorney General Reintroduces Harsh Sentencing Rules for Non- Violent Drug Offenses
Kara Gotsch of the Sentencing Project explains how AG Jeff Sessions' new guidelines will boost the prison population and increase costs
DATE: 2017-05-12 | LENGTH: 09:18

Witnessing the Horrors of the War on Drugs Made this Physician an Outspoken Opponent
Maryland Delegate Dan Morhaim says ending the drug war is the first step to addressing the root causes of addiction
DATE: 2017-05-11 | LENGTH: 09:33

How to Win the Drug War? End It.
In the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, our expert panel discusses both long and short term solutions to the War on Drugs
DATE: 2017-05-10 | LENGTH: 29:29

It's Destroying Communities, and Tearing Apart Families
Youth advocate Bobby Marvin Holmes describes the trauma inflicted on Baltimore by the ongoing Drug War
DATE: 2017-05-08 | LENGTH: 12:35

The War on Drugs Failed by Not Addressing Root Causes of Addiction
Renowned Canadian physician and author Gabor Mate says cities like Vancouver's safe injection sites have proved to be widely successful alternatives to criminalizing addiction
DATE: 2017-05-07 | LENGTH: 08:03

The Real Baltimore: The Drug War
Nearly 5 decades after Richard Nixon launched the War on Drugs, The Real Baltimore examines it's impact with retired police Major Neill Franklin, educator and activist Diamonte Brown, Public Defender Todd Oppenheim and Councilman Kris Burnett
DATE: 2017-05-04 | LENGTH: 33:58

20,000 Drug Cases Could be Dismissed Because of Chemist's Wrongdoing
A Massachusetts chemist who faked over 20,000 thousand drug analyses ruined countless lives says Carl Williams of the ACLU
DATE: 2017-04-21 | LENGTH: 12:57

Nina Turner on Jeff Sessions' Reefer Madness
Nina Turner and Paul Jay discuss the renewed war on drugs, including marijuana, planned by Trump's Attorney General and Head of Homeland Security
DATE: 2017-04-20 | LENGTH: 11:07

How the War on Drugs Thwarts Meaningful Police Reform
Neill Franklin and Adam Eidinger discuss the link between drug policy and the DOJ report on the Baltimore Police Department
DATE: 2016-08-12 | LENGTH: 23:19

Baltimore's Flawed War on Drugs Destroyed Lawrence Christian's Life Without a Conviction
A drug bust that wrongly targeted Christian reveals how the city's continued investment in policing makes poverty worse and heightens the suffering and dysfunction of a community already wracked with violence
DATE: 2016-03-20 | LENGTH: 09:39

How the U.S. Fuels the Drug War in Mexico
Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace, co-authors of "A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the 'Mexican Drug War,'" trace the history of the war on drugs from prohibition in the early 20th century to the militarization of police forces today
DATE: 2016-01-28 | LENGTH: 09:23

El Chapo Arrest Won't Change Narco-Governance in Mexico
John Mill Ackerman says the real problem facing the rule of law in Mexico is Obama's blind support for the Nieto government
DATE: 2016-01-13 | LENGTH: 09:01

DOJ Suspends Asset Seizures
Former Deputy LAPD Chief of Police Stephen Downing explains why a law meant to target drug kingpins was harming everyday people since only 13 percent of seizure victims were ever charged with a crime
DATE: 2015-12-30 | LENGTH: 05:37

Neill Franklin Testifies in Trial of Third Officer in Freddie Gray Case
TRNN Replay: After 33-year law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin appears as a prosecution witness in the trial of Officer Goodson, we bring you our interview with him during the trial of William Porter
DATE: 2015-12-10 | LENGTH: 11:47

Biden: The War on Drugs Candidate
If Vice President Joe Biden chose to run, he would've face a legacy of swelling the U.S. prison population as well as in Latin America
DATE: 2015-10-21 | LENGTH: 01:59

Former Police Officer: The War on Drugs Needs to End
TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to LEAP Executive Director Neill Franklin
DATE: 2015-09-02

As City Violence Spikes Nationwide, Major Police Chiefs Defend Drug War
TRNN's Jaisal Noor questions the head of Major Cities Chiefs Association about why the group is defending failed policies of the drug war and gets reactions from drug war critics Police Chief Larry Kirk and professor Lawrence Brown
DATE: 2015-08-06 | LENGTH: 05:00

The "War on Drugs" in the Black Community Was a Response to Voting Rights (3/4)
TRNN'S Eddie Conway speaks to Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford about the accomplishments and challenges facing the black community on the 50th anniversary of Selma
DATE: 2015-03-13

Would Loretta Lynch Support Ineffective Federal Drug Policy?
Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), says that Loretta Lynch unwittingly made the case for legalization of marijuana during her confirmation hearing for attorney general
DATE: 2015-01-30

Budget Bill's Little-Known Provisions Affecting Marijuana Users
LEAP's Neill Franklin says the budget bill bans the feds from going after states with legal medical marijuana, but may prevent DC from legalizing marijuana
DATE: 2014-12-17

Contextualizing Baltimore's Recent Police Shooting
LEAP's Neill Franklin says the so called war on drugs and the over-policing of marginalized communities is the context for many negative interactions experienced by law enforcement
DATE: 2014-12-17

Tens of Thousands March to End Impunity for the Mexican Narco-State
Prof. John Ackerman argues that outrage over the 43 recently disappeared college students has the potential to unite social forces to challenge the US-backed Mexican narco-state
DATE: 2014-11-11

TRNN Debate: Should Baltimore 'Ban The Box'?
TRNN hosts a debate between Councilman Nick Mosby who sponsored legislation that would prevent employers from immediately disqualifying job applicants with criminal records and Elizabeth Torphy Donzella of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
DATE: 2014-03-17

The Connection Between the Drug War In Mexico and Neoliberal Policies
Jeff Faux and John Ackerman say that neoliberal policies have created out- of-control violence and a humanitarian crisis in Mexico
DATE: 2014-02-19

Uruguay Becomes First Country To Fully Legalize Marijuana
The small Latin American country of Uruguay has become the only country that allows growing and selling marijuana
DATE: 2013-12-11

Marijuana Legalization Wins Big in Elections, Is Federal Decriminalization Next?
The push for reform of marijuana laws sweeps the nation as Gallup poll shows 58% of Americans support legalization.
DATE: 2013-11-06

The Companies Profiting from Police Militarization
Kimber Heinz: Urban Shield demonstrates the militarization of security forces worldwide.
DATE: 2013-10-28

In Historic Move, Feds Won't Prosecute States That Legalize Pot
Neil Franklin: Despite opposition from police and prison guard unions, Attorney General Eric Holder won't go after Colorado and Washington for legalizing marijuana for recreational use
DATE: 2013-09-11

Eric Holder's Reforms to Minimum Drug Sentencing Don't Address Structural Racism
Retired Veteran Police Officer Jack Cole: Holder falls short of addressing racist criminal justice system that has incarcerated more than 2 million Americans
DATE: 2013-08-14

From Capital Punishment to Guns, Old Fears Weigh Like a Nightmare on Today's Debate
Stephen John Hartnett (author of Executing Democracy): The roots of today's debate about capital punishment, prisons and guns goes back to pre-civil war religious ideas that slaves must be terrorized and God must be appeased
DATE: 2013-05-08

Obama Visits Mexico - US Policy Helped Create a Land of Government Corruption and Narco Gangs
While the media concentrates on energy, trade talks and securing the border, the real issue is Mexico's descent into a narco-state
DATE: 2013-05-02

52% of Americans Favor Legalization of Marijuana
Neill Franklin: While 45 percent of Americans oppose legal marijuana, 70 percent think enforcing federal drug laws is a waste of money
DATE: 2013-04-28

Obama's Immigration Reform Sets Punitive Obstacles to Citizenship
Isabel Garcia: Proposed reforms implies if it was practical, 11 million people should be deported - this tone informs the rest of the proposals
DATE: 2013-02-01

What a Progressive Immigration Reform Bill Looks Like
Isabel Garcia: A full amnesty and path to citizenship is the only reform that respects human rights and the fact that most undocumented workers were de facto invited into the country
DATE: 2013-01-05

Is The War on Drugs "All About the Money"?
Stephen Downing,a retired deputy chief of police for the Los Angeles Police Department and Terry Nelson, retired from Department of Homeland Security on why they support treating addiction as a health problem and are for the total legalization of drugs
DATE: 2012-11-13

Law Enforcement Officials Call for an End to “The War On Drugs”
Jim Gierach a former Assistant State’s Attorney of Cook County, Illinois and Richard Van Wickler superintendent for the Cheshire County, New Hampshire Department of Corrections call for the legalization of drugs
DATE: 2012-10-25

If the "War On Drugs" has Failed, is Legalization the Answer?
Leigh Maddox and Peter Christ (members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition): The "War on Drugs" helped create a situation where from gangs, to police to lawyers to jails, there are massive amounts of money to be made in this never-ending "war"
DATE: 2012-10-19

Alternatives to the War on Drugs
A retired judge and a former MI5 officer discuss Eurpean models that present a more effective approach to drugs other than locking people up
DATE: 2012-10-15

Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 120 Black People
Kali Akuno: The staggering number of black people killed by police is increasing
DATE: 2012-10-12

The US War on Drug Cartels in Mexico is a Deadly Failure
Mark Karlin: Approximately 50,000 or more Mexicans have been killed since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a so-called war on drug cartels.
DATE: 2012-09-15

Has Obama Challenged the "War On Drugs" Assumptions?
Pt1 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser
DATE: 2012-03-02

Does Decriminalization Lead to More Drugs and Crime?
Pt2 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser
DATE: 2012-03-02

Does the "War on Drugs" Limit Supply?
Pt3 of a debate on "What would a saner drug policy look like?" between Sean Dunagan, former DEA Analyst and Kevin Sabet, former Obama Admin. Adviser
DATE: 2012-03-02

Call to Decriminalise Drugs
The global war on drugs has failed, a group of past and present world leaders said on Thursday.
DATE: 2011-06-03

The US-Colombian military agreement
Sold as US support for the war on drugs, why has the defense cooperation agreement caused outrage?
DATE: 2009-12-20

War on drugs and Mexico's demise
Tinker-Salas Pt.2: US-funded militarization didn't stop Colombian drug trade and won't in Mexico either
DATE: 2009-05-07

Free trade and Mexico's drug war
Miguel Tinker-Salas: Collapse of traditional economy created the space for the cartels to grow
DATE: 2009-05-03

US Ignores Disappearances in Mexico to Maintain Financial and Military Presence
The Merida Initiative is not about drug trafficking but in fact about allowing US intervention for the benefit of transnational capital, says Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism
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