#1174 Renewed and repackaged racism (Drug War)

Air Date: 3–27-2018

Today we take a look at the blossoming of the renewed efforts of the conservative drug warriors
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Michelle Alexander We Must Respond Forcefully & Challenge Jeff Sessions's New War on Drugs - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 05-19-17

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Waterbourne - Algea Fields


Ch. 4: Act 2: Race, drugs and prisons - Progressive Faith Sermons w @RevDrRay - Air Date 9-10-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Gullwing Sailor - Migration


Ch. 6: Act 3: Art Way on Pot Recriminalization - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 1-12-18

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Inessential - Bayou Birds


Ch. 8: Act 4: Understanding the repeal of the Cole memo - Off Kilter - Air Date 1-26-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Astrisx - Bodytonic


Ch. 10: Act 5: Tell Congress: Punitive Drug Policies Don’t Work. Harm-Reduction Does. via @DrugPolicyOrg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent


Ch. 12: Act 6: Death to Drug Dealers Trump Threatens to Ramp Up Drug War, Praising Efforts in Philippines & China - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 03-12-18


Voicemails

Ch. 13: The barbary wars were justified - Anonymous

Ch. 14: Breaking free from the car - Joe from Chicago

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent


Ch. 15: Final comments on the benefits of electric-assist bikes and the militaristic history of the US

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)


Activism:

TAKE ACTION

Tell Congress: Stand Against Harsh Drug Penalties via Drug Policy Alliance 

Tip: Use the sample email as guidance for a call script. 

EDUCATE YOURSELF

An Overdose Death Is Not Murder: Why Drug-Induced Homicide Laws Are Counterproductive and Inhumane (Drug Policy Alliance)

Experts React to Trump’s Plan to Escalate Drug War and Impose Death Penalty for Drug Offenses (Drug Policy Alliance)

Read: Jeff Sessions’s memo asking federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for drug traffickers (Vox)

Legal pot business owners ponder the possibility of death row after Trump administration policy shift (NBC)

Eleven countries studied, one inescapable conclusion – the drug laws don’t work (The Guardian, 2014)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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