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audio Governments Disagree Over Global Drug Control: UN's drug meeting in Vienna (audio/mpeg 9.8MB) by WTUL News & Views
Drugreporter’s video advocacy team filmed key speeches and interviewed some of the participants at the UN's drug meeting in Vienna.
Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2016 7:10PM
audio Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs" (audio/mpeg 10.8MB) by WTUL News & Views
Gone viral: an excerpt of Dan Baum's piece, "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs," recently published in the April 2016 issue of Harper's magazine, has been shared across social media, resulting in videos, quotes, tweets, and more. Here's the full piece, it's a long one, with policy recommendations, data, and more.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio Let’s start with a question...
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by WTUL News & Views
In Part 2 the author defines our drug problem. It isn't simple drug use, as debilitating drug addiction is relatively small. Rather, Baum introduces policies in Portugal and around the world that have decriminalized drug use to treat it as a public health problem.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio So why doesn’t the United States decriminalize?
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by WTUL News & Views
In Part 2 the author defines our drug problem. It isn't simple drug use, as debilitating drug addiction is relatively small. Rather, Baum introduces policies in Portugal and around the world that have decriminalized drug use to treat it as a public health problem.
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio Colorado has allowed medical marijuana since 2000
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by WTUL News & Views
In Part 4, the author explores his home state and the state furthest along this path, Colorado. "In 2009, Britain’s Transform Drug Policy Foundation put out a 232-page report called “After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation.” The authors suggested issuing licenses for buying and using drugs, with sanctions for those who screw up — much like gun licenses in some U.S. states, or driver’s licenses. Users would have their purchases tracked by computer, so rising use would, in theory, be noticed, making intervention possible. Legal vendors would bear partial responsibility for “socially destructive incidents” — the way bartenders can be held responsible for serving an obvious drunk who later has an accident behind the wheel. For pricing, the report suggests prices high enough to “discourage misuse, and sufficiently low to ensure that under-cutting . . . is not profitable for illicit drug suppliers.” And although the British group argued for a generally more laissez-faire market than European and Canadian government-run heroin-distribution systems, it embraced a complete ban on any kind of advertising and marketing, and argued instead for plain, pharmaceutical style packaging."
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio I voted for marijuana legalization even though I hadn’t smoked pot in years...
(Attachment On: Readaloud: Dan Baum "Legalize It All: How to win the war on drugs")
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by WTUL News & Views
In Part 5, the author concludes, "Legalizing, and then regulating, drug markets will likely be messy, at least in the short term. Still, in a technocratic, capitalist, and fundamentally free society like the United States, education, counseling, treatment, distribution, regulation, pricing, and taxation all seem to better fit our national skill set than the suppression of immense black markets and the violence and corruption that come with it."
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:20PM
audio Proposed city ordinance would reform marijuana prohibition in New Orleans (audio/mpeg 23.4MB) by WTUL News and Views
Interview with Kevin Caldwell - Executive Director of CommonsenseNOLA - a marijuana reform advocacy organization. Listeners learn about why a proposed city ordinance that would reform marijuana prohibition in New Orleans is needed. Discussed are issues of racial equity, summonses, citations and the negative economic and humanitarian impacts of high bonds amounts on poor people who have committed low level non-violent offenses.
Posted: Fri Mar 4, 2016 7:02PM
audio Dr. Carl Hart at Drug Policy Alliance Conference in NOLA (audio/mpeg 19.3MB) by WTUL News & Views
A Human Rights based approach to drug policy
Posted: Wed May 6, 2015 8:15AM
audio WTUL News & Views Interviews Kevin Caldwell of Common Sense NOLA (audio/mpeg 29.2MB) by WTUL News and Views
Interview with Kevin Caldwell leader of Common Sense NOLA, a New Orleans-based advocacy group working toward the establishment of a cannabis marketplace through economic development, education, and legal reform to ensure our community's prosperity and security.
Posted: Mon Mar 9, 2015 7:27AM
audio Community Response to Mental Health-related overdoses on Tulane Campus with Arielle (audio/mpeg 22.6MB) by WTUL News and Views
19 min Community Response to Mental Health-related overdoses on Tulane Campus with Arielle, a collective member of the New Orleans Harm Reduction Network, New Orleans Harm Reduction Network was founded in 2011 by a small group of syringe access providers, advocates, and drug users. Today they are strengthened by a network of allies who challenge stigma faced by people who use drugs and advocate for change.
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:00PM
audio WTUL News & Views (audio/mpeg 27.6MB) by WTUL News & Views
"Race, Patriarchy, and Pleasure" Harm Reduction Coalition Podcast #39 from 2011, 30m09s. With Asha Bandele, Drug Policy Alliance and Joyce Rivera, St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction
Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:18AM
audio Louisiana Defenders Collective Interview from WTUL News and Views (audio/mpeg 50.6MB) by WTUL News and Views
News and Views speaks to members of the Louisiana Defenders Collective, going over the holes in the criminal justice system that make their services necessary and the particular pressures put on juveniles in the privatization of the public school system, especially the ways formerly standard in-school behavioral problems have become criminalized.
Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:22AM
audio Women's Magazine (audio/x-wav 119.9MB) by Eryn Mathewson
On today's show, we hear a critique of achievement focused education and why legalizing marijuana may help end the war on drugs.
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:30PM
audio Cynthia McKinney on legalizing marijuana
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by Eryn Mathewson
Eryn Mathewson speaks with former Georgia Congresswoman, Cynthia McKinney, about the Peace and Freedom party and why she supports marijuana-use legalization.
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:30PM
audio Breakfast Plenary on work being done to establish & defend civil rights in California toda
(Attachment On: ACLU California Conference & Lobby Day 2012, 4/15/12: audio & PDFs)
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by Dave Id
(audio 59:50) Breakfast Plenary, including a greeting from Mickey Welsh, Board Chair, ACLU of Northern California; a welcome from Hector Villagra, Executive Director , ACLU of Southern California ; a presentation about the ACLU of California by Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California ; and an overview of the day's agenda, by Homayra Yusufi, Policy Advocate, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties.
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27AM
audio You Don’t Shed Your Rights At the Schoolhouse Gate
(Attachment On: ACLU California Conference & Lobby Day 2012, 4/15/12: audio & PDFs)
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by Dave Id
(audio 1:21:24) In 1969 the United States Supreme Court ruled, “It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional right to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” In this interactive breakout session, we will discuss common problems facing LGBTQ students and their allies when they express themselves through clothing, speech, or the formation of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs. We also will give a comprehensive overview of the rights guaranteed to LGBTQ students and allies in California public schools. Finally, we will discuss the ACLU’s latest campaigns on these issues, including our fight against zero-tolerance responses to harassment and discrimination in schools. Presented by James Gilliam, Deputy Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California; Joey Hernandez, LGBTQ Student Rights Advocate, ACLU of Southern California; and Saskia Levy-Shean, Organizing Intern, ACLU of Northern California
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27AM
audio Know Your Rights: Free Speech, Protests & Demonstrations in California
(Attachment On: ACLU California Conference & Lobby Day 2012, 4/15/12: audio & PDFs)
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by Dave Id
(audio 1:19:04) This workshop will provide an overview of what constitutes protected speech, the difference between public and private realms of assembly, and your rights to protest and demonstrate. Presented by Linda Lye, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Northern California
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27AM
audio Estamos Unidos Tour (Principalmente en Español)
(Attachment On: ACLU California Conference & Lobby Day 2012, 4/15/12: audio & PDFs)
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by Dave Id
(audio 1:17:10) El 25 de abril de 2012, los EE.UU. Corte Suprema escuchará los argumentos sobre la SB 1070 de Arizona. En junio, el Tribunal emitirá su decisión con consecuencias importantes para los derechos de los inmigrantes y los ciudadanos en todo el país. Mientras tanto, las propias políticas del gobierno federal de hacer cumplir han establecido registros de deportaciones. Estamos Unidos es el estado por estado, la organización bilingüe y campaña de comunicación a participar electores latinos en los derechos de los inmigrantes y el trabajo de las libertades civiles. Esta iniciativa se ve facilitada por las empresas afiliadas de ACLU en California, Arizona y otros estados, así como las organizaciones asociadas. MiACLU es una plataforma permanente puesto en marcha a través de esta campaña. Ven a esta sesión para aprender más acerca de este nuevo proyecto. On April 25th, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Arizona’s SB 1070. In June, the Court will issue its decision with great consequence for the rights of immigrants and citizens alike nationwide. Meanwhile, the federal government’s own enforcement policies have set records for deportations. Estamos Unidos is state-by-state, bilingual organizing and communications campaign to engage Latino constituents in immigrants’ rights and civil liberties work. This initiative is facilitated by the ACLU affiliates in California, Arizona and other states, as well as partnering organizations. MiACLU is a permanent platform launched through this campaign. Come to this session to learn more about this exciting new project. http://miaclu.org txt "UNIDOS" to 74700 to sign up for mobile phone alerts Presented by Daisy Vieyra, Consultant, Estamos Unidos Tour; and Daniel Galindo, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27AM
audio Interacting with the Police: Your Rights
(Attachment On: ACLU California Conference & Lobby Day 2012, 4/15/12: audio & PDFs)
(audio/mpeg 31.4MB)
by Dave Id
(audio 1:32:31) Learn practical tips on dealing with the police while walking down the street, driving, or simply being stopped for questioning. What you do or say all matters and being smart about how you stand up for your rights can mean the difference between being permitted to go on your way or being arrested. It also means that unless you know what your rights are, you could inadvertently incriminate yourself. This workshop will also cover important points for individuals without access to state issued identification cards and be a combination of the content included in the Spanish Know Your Rights workshop, Tus Derechos, and our English Your Rights & the Police workshop. Presented by Daniel Galindo, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27AM
audio Examining What We’ve Lost: Civil Liberties in Post-9/11 America
(Attachment On: ACLU California Conference & Lobby Day 2012, 4/15/12: audio & PDFs)
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by Dave Id
(audio 1:21:47) Over the past 10 years, we have seen our civil rights and liberties eroded by fear-mongering elected officials, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and even our own local community members. Join us to hear from expert advocates at the ACLU of Southern California, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (SF Bay Area), and the Sikh Coalition on the status of civil liberties today in the national, state and local context. We will discuss the impact of these civil liberties violations on members of the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities, and how community members and allies can support ongoing efforts to rebuild our civil liberties protections. Moderated by Laila Fahimuddin, Organizer, ACLU of Northern California; with panelists Zahra Billoo, Executive Director, CAIR San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; Simran Kaur, Advocacy Manager, The Sikh Coalition; and Jennie Pasquarella, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27AM