FILM: Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profits

FILM: Raw Opium: Pain, Pleasure, Profits

You’re invited to a film and discussion designed to tease out and involve participants in interactive dialogue about heroin addiction and alternative methods of addressing the issue in the U.S. Raw Opium is a feature length documentary (and two-part TV series)...

The Afghan Opium War

Earlier this week, the Russian government convened an international conference in Moscow to call for a dramatic escalation of the drug war in Afghanistan. I went on RTTV (the Russia’s English language news channel) to explain why such measures would be...

From the Frontlines: May 17th, 2010

We’re headed to the Showdown on K Street! Update on the rally later this afternoon. We’ll also be showing the film Plunder: The Crime of Our Time, tonight at Busboys. Another Gitmo detainee is set free, making the tally 35-13 for freed detainees vs. those...

An Opium Alternative for Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai recently came out swinging at the West again, this time on the topic of opium eradication. Responding to the latest UN report showing an opium production increase of 17% in 2007, Karzai accused the international community of...

The Taliban is Back

On the fifth anniversary of the launch of the U.S.-led war against Afghanistan, the Taliban is on the offensive, much of the countryside is in the hands of warlords and opium magnates, U.S. casualties are mounting, and many, if not most, Afghans are actually worse off...

Afghanistan: Five Years Later

On the fifth anniversary of the launch of the U.S.-led war against Afghanistan, the Taliban is on the offensive, much of the countryside is in the hands of warlords and opium magnates, U.S. casualties are mounting, and many, if not most, Afghans are actually worse off...