Part 2: Johann Hari on Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong

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http://democracynow.org – Watch Part 2 of our conversation with British journalist Johann Hari about the century-old failed drug war and how much of what we know about addiction is wrong. Over…

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Rodd Wayne

Obviously many (illegal) drug users are self-medicating for a myriad of
problems. I agree with the movement to take the money spent on “The War on
Drugs” and put it into the Health Care System. Specifically Mental Health.
Stay safe.

J Thom

I remain pessimistic.. The takeaway I get from this is that in the end, the planets most influential and most powerful structures (governments) know the truth, have known the truth, in fact gave birth to this lie and have fostered it for a century, funded it, passed laws to manage and feed it, have created dependent institutions that rely on it to support it (prison system), use it’s fallout to create laws to exert continued power over the people, extracted monies to fund the entire global aparatus ‘to fight’ against it. It steals and crushes the lives of millions upon… Read more »

trev moffatt

War on Drugs – lol. Hard to fight a war on drugs when Oliver North was
smuggling tons of coke into Florida. And don’t tell me shit like that ain’t
still happening. 

Ricochet Babalon

The prison industrial complex benefits from the war on drugs greatly,
companies privatizing prisons and extorting labor for wages as low as
china’s sweatshop labor, without any labor rights for the prisoners, who
are locked into their job for 10-20 years, just for the possession of a
little pot, and from my knowledge, is kept alive (food and such) through
tax payer money.

Johanna Bresnan

Well worth the 11 minutes of your time. I concur with his analysis on how
to better deal with an Addictive society. Truth, Education, and Love are
the key ingredients.

Fred Slocombe

Another title could be “Socially Engineering the Consumer: Systematic
stress in the free market economy.”

Zee Ter

Just say no….
Nancy ‘Cunt’ Regan

Taryn Dorsey

Thank you for this!

Kimberly Wilkinson

i came to same conclusion, its why most addiction treatment centers don’t
work. u go to exclusive resort for treatment and come back home to no job =
back to drugs.

Chuffererd
bronzenrule

http://democracynow.org – Watch Part 2 of our conversation with British
journalist Johann Hari about the century-old failed drug war and how much
of what we know about addiction is wrong. Over the past four years, Hari
has traveled to the United States, Mexico, Canada, Uruguay and Portugal to
research his new book, “Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the
War of Drugs.”