war on drugs

Mexican Presidential Candidates Gang up on Frontrunner Lopez Obrador

April 24, 2018

Mexico held its first debate of the presidential campaign season. All candidates attacked leftist frontrunner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador relentlessly, who managed to make his points without getting dragged down, says Mexico analyst John Ackerman

Philippines' Duterte Uses 'War on Terror' Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

Philippines’ Duterte Uses ‘War on Terror’ Tactics to Crack Down on Leftists

April 17, 2018

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.

Philippines' Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

Philippines’ Drug War Kills Poor Addicts, Not Rich Dealers

April 17, 2018

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

Feds Defend Drug War Despite Massive Drug-Fueled Police Corruption Scandal

February 26, 2018

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

What Real Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like

October 18, 2017

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

Unmasking the Horror of Duterte

September 5, 2017

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

War on Drugs

July 19, 2017
While charges were dropped against the suspect, former Baltimore cops say the case should highlight the need to end prohibition

Rattling the Bars

May 12, 2017
Kara Gotsch of the Sentencing Project explains how AG Jeff Sessions’ new guidelines will boost the prison population and increase costs