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Cultural Baggage 2011

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    • 12/25/11
      • Special
      • Drug Truth Network "Best of 2011": Froma Harrop, Robert Platshorn, Pamela Constable, DTN editorial, Steven DeAngelo, Sandy Moriarty, Cliff Shaffer, Charles Minn, Dr. Tom O'Connel.
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    • 12/18/11
      • Joy Strickland
      • Joy Strickland, director of Mothers Against Teen Violence, on the Jan. 11-13 drug conference in Texas; Project Imagin*tion; Neal Peirce op-ed and appeal to U.S. Rep. Ted Poe.
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    • 12/11/11
      • Russ Jones
      • Russell Jones, LEAP speaker, author of "Honorable Intentions"; ABC report on dispensary Christmas toy drive; CNN report on DEA laundering money for Mexican cartels.
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    • 12/04/11
      • Jeffrey Dhywood
      • Jeffrey Dhywood, author of "World War D: The Case Against Prohibitionism," presents a roadmap to controlled relegalization; The New York Times reports that the DEA laundered Mexican cartel drug money.
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    • 11/27/11
      • Susie Byrd
      • Beto O'Rourke and Susie Byrd, co-authors of "Dealing Death and Drugs"; Terry Nelson of LEAP giving thanks for the collapse of the drug war.
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    • 11/20/11
      • Eric Sterling
      • Eric Sterling, president of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Mary Jane Borden presents Drug War Facts.
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    • 11/13/11
      • Richard Branson
      • Reform Conference report with Richard Branson, Aaron Houston, Lynn Paltrow and Mexican poet Javier Cecelia.
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    • 11/06/11
      • Gavin Newsome
      • Reform Conference in Los Angeles opening session with Gavin Newsome, lieutenant governor of California; Pete White, founder and co-director of the Los Angeles Community Action Network; and Alice Huffman, president of NAACP of California.
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    • 10/30/11
      • Adam Assenberg
      • Adam Assenberg, a medical marijuana patient in Washington state; Phil Smith discusses corrupt police stories; Mary Jane Borden of Drug War Facts; Cato's take on the drug war; Drug Truth Network editorial.
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    • 10/23/11
      • Tony Newman
      • Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance on the forthcoming reform conference in Los Angeles, Nov. 3-5, 2011; former President of Mexico Vicente Fox interviewed on BBC.
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    • 10/16/11
      • James P. Gray
      • Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, author of "Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs."
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    • 10/09/11
      • David Bratzer
      • 10 years of the Drug Truth Network: David Bratzer, a working constable in Victoria, B.C., Canada, who seeks an end to the drug war and a job on the school board; Philip Guffy; Glenn Greenway; Mary Jane Borden; and "Class Warfare" PSA.
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    • 10/02/11
      • George W. Grayson
      • George W. Grayson, senior associate at the Center for Stategic and International Studies, author of "Mexico: Narco-Violence and a Failed State?"; and Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition on how the drug war creates atrocities.
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    • 09/25/11
      • Diana Washington Valdez
      • Diana Washinton Valdez; El Paso Times reports on increasing drug war corruption on U.S. side of the border; Phil Smith of Drug War Chronicle; Steve Fox of National Cannabis Industry Association; Dr. Steven Davies and Mary Jane Borden on increasing opiate use.
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    • 09/18/11
      • Steve Wishnia
      • Remembering Tom Croslin and Rollie Rohm, gunned down at Rainbow Farm, with reporter Steve Wishnia, Rev. Steven B. Thompson, attorney Matt Abel and Melody Karr; Mary Jane Borden discusses whether the drug war is linked to the war on terror, and DTN editorial "What is the Benefit of the Drug War?"
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    • 09/11/11
      • Mary Jane Borden
      • From Oaksterdam, California, interviews with a dozen cannabis industry vendors; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts.
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    • 09/04/11
      • Richard Lee
      • Oaksterdam Cannabis Street Fair report with Richard Lee, Debbie Goldsberry, Steven DeAngelo, Dr. Michael Aldrich, Michelle Aldrich, Steve Bloom, Marsha Rosenbaum Mary Jane Borden.
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    • 08/28/11
      • John Delaney
      • John Delany, a Texas judge, speaks for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Dale Jones of Oaksterdam University on the forthcoming marijuana street fair; Tim Beck on the Supreme Court ruling and busts in Michigan.
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    • 08/21/11
      • Mary Lynn Mathre
      • Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out of Time; Steven Colbert on drug reformers; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Drew Bairnsfather of Christians Against Prohibition.
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    • 08/14/11
      • Matt Elrod
      • Matt Elrod of DrugSense on Canada's "progress" toward U.S.-style drug laws; Terry Nelson of LEAP and Mario Canseco of Angus-Reid polling organization on the 55 percent of Americans in favor of legal weed.
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    • 08/07/11
      • Christian Parenti
      • Christian Parenti, author of "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence," and a DTN editorial.
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    • 07/31/11
      • Terry Nelson
      • Terry Nelson of LEAP on the abject failure of the drug war; Houston Chronicle reports on "Cartel Money Market."
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    • 07/24/11
      • Annette Fuentes
      • Annette Fuentes, author of "Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse"; President Obama says no to ending the drug war.
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    • 07/17/11
      • John Gibler
      • John Gibler, author of "To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War"; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 07/10/11
      • Leigh Maddox
      • Leigh Maddox, former Baltimore Police Captain; Mary Jane Borden on the Swiss "needle park" rumors; DTN editorial.
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    • 07/03/11
      • Peter Ferentzy
      • Peter Ferentzy, author of "Dealing With Addiction: Why the 20th Century Was Wrong"; Dr. Joel Hochman and Cliff Schaffer of DrugLibrary.org.
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    • 06/26/11
      • Eapen Thampy
      • Eapen Thampy, director of Americans for Forfeiture Reform; artist Lindy, author of "No Knock Raid"; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 06/19/11
      • Neill Franklin
      • LEAP conference on 40 years of the drug war, with Neill Franklin, Terry Nelson, Eric Sterling and Leigh Maddox; Drug War Facts with Mary Jane Borden.
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    • 06/12/11
      • Peter Moskos
      • Peter Moskos, former Baltimore police officer, author of "In Defense of Flogging"; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts; Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness."
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    • 06/05/11
      • Molly Molloy
      • Molly Molloy and Charles Bowden, editors of "El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin."
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    • 05/29/11
      • Richard Lee
      • Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam Marijuana University, on the forthcoming effort to legalize marijuana in California; Adam Assenberg, a medical marijuana patient; DTN editorial "Face the Inquisition."
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    • 05/22/11
      • Robert Melamede
      • Dr. Robert Melamede, president of Cannabis Science, on the homeostasis of the marijuana plant on the human condition; Fox report on CPS drugging 3-year-old of parents who tested positive for drugs.
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    • 05/15/11
      • Cliff Thornton
      • Cliff Thornton, director of Efficacy-Online, on racial disparities within the drug war; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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    • 05/08/11
      • Joy Strickland
      • Joy Strickland, director of Mothers Against Teen Violence, at the DPA partners conference in Denver; Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance.
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    • 05/01/11
      • Greg Berger
      • Greg Berger, filmmaker, professor and journalist, reports on the Mexican drug war; tribute to marijuana activist Ben Masel who died of lung cancer.
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    • 04/24/11
      • Dr. David Bearman
      • Reports from NORML conference in Denver with Dr. David Bearman and Steve Dillion; Paul Armentano of NORML.
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    • 04/17/11
      • Jodi James
      • Jodi James, Florida activist and candidate, speaks regarding 4/20 events and activism; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Mary Jane Borden with Drug War Facts.
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    • 04/10/11
      • Susan Boyd
      • Susan C. Boyd, author of "Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada and the United States"; Moises Naim, international columnist, says it is "time to expedite drug war options."
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    • 04/03/11
      • Nastassia Walsh
      • Margaret Dooley-Sammuli of the Drug Policy Alliance and Nastassia Walsh of Justice Policy Institute, authors of reports on the failure of drug courts.
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    • 03/27/11
      • Martin Lee
      • Martin A. Lee, co-author of "Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD"; Amanda Fielding, director of Beckley Foundation in the U.K.
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    • 03/20/11
      • Sanho Tree
      • Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.; Adam Assenberg reports on the DEA theft of Social Security funds for running a compassion club in Washington state.
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    • 03/13/11
      • Joseph Collum
      • Joseph Collum, author "The Black Dragon: Racial Profiling Exposed"; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Drug War Facts with Mary Jane Borden.
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    • 03/06/11
      • Stanton Peele
      • Dr. Stanton Peele, author of "Addiction Proof Your Child"; Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance on the media's stance on drug reform.
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    • 02/27/11
      • Phil Smith
      • Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War; Carlos Fuentes courtesy of PBS; Steven Colbert does drug "side effects."
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    • 02/20/11
      • James D. Cockcroft
      • James D. Cockcroft, author of "Mexico's Revolution: Then and Now"; Terry Nelson of LEAP; U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.
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    • 02/13/11
      • Matt Elrod
      • Matt Elrod of DrugSense on the failure of mandatory minimum sentences to gain traction in Canada; Matt McCauley's speech to Washington state legislature; Fox TV report on Colorado marijuana laws.
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    • 02/06/11
      • Irvin Rosenfeld
      • Irvin Rosenfeld, author of "My Medicine," receives 300 marijuana cigarettes from the U.S. government every 25 days; James Gilheany, medical marijuana patient; Sandy Moriarty, head chef at Oaksterdam University.
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    • 01/30/11
      • Steve DeAngelo
      • Steven DeAngelo, executive director of Harborside Health Center, the world's largest cannabis distributor; Mary Jane Borden of Drug War Facts.
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    • 01/23/11
      • Terry Nelson
      • Terry Nelson, after another year in Iraq, rejoins the Drug Truth Network; Kathy Bates from Harry's Law, the new NBC show; DTN editorial: "Outrage? Not a strong enough word!"
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    • 01/16/11
      • Robert Platshorn
      • Robert Platshorn, author of "Black Tuna Diaries: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Marijuana Smuggler"; Bradley Weitzel, whose father was just sent to prison for 10 years for growing marijuana.
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    • 01/09/11
      • Froma Harrop
      • Froma Harrop, nationally syndicated columnist, calls for a re-examination of the drug war among journalists.
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    • 01/02/11
      • Adrian Garcia
      • Top 10 domestic drug stories of 2010, courtesy Phil Smith of Stop The Drug War; Houston sheriff Adrian Garcia on the need to change the methodology of the drug war.
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