January 20, 2012

News Brief: The Soul of America is Evil and so is Newts

North Carolina
North Carolina still trying to figure out how to compensate victims of its sterilization/extermination program that started in the 1920s up until the 1970s.

South Carolina
Newt "Doughbough" Gingrinch upset about being asked about his "open marriage" question and tries to turn the tables on the media. Is Mr. Moral Majority a hypocrite? Is character no longer a question for the family values crowd in South Carolina?

Supreme Court hears a case on Texas voter redistricting? Should Blacks and other "minorities" join the Republican party to combat voter disenfranchisement when it comes to voter redistricting?

January 19, 2012

Examining US Drug Policy w/ Clifford Wallace Thornton

Clifford W. Thornton, Jr., 62, is a Co-Chair of the Green Party of the United States. Thornton, an international expert on drug policy, is a retired African-American businessman who ran for Governor of Connecticut on the Green Party line in 2006. In the last three years he has spoken to over 200,000 people on drug reform in some 450 venues all over the US, Columbia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand.

Thornton encourages citizens to re-examine drug policy, challenges the mentality of the drug war, and promotes open discussion of alternatives and public-health awareness. Marijuana policy reform is at the core of most of his presentations. Although he speaks about the need to change the laws regarding all drugs, a large portion of each presentation is devoted toward the reasons to end marijuana prohibition. He believes that marijuana law reform is the key to all drug policy reform. In 1995, Thornton founded Efficacy, a non-profit to educate the world about drug policy reform.

Visit: http://www.efficacy-online.org/

January 18, 2012

Ending the Drug War w/ Russell Jones

Joining us via Law Enforcement Against Prohibtion is Russ Jones. As chronicled in his book, Honorable Intentions, Russell Jones has been involved in the "War on Drugs" on various fronts for 40 years. For 10 of those years Russ worked as a San Jose, California police officer, narcotics detective and member of a DEA-run task force.