Noam Chomsky has a theory Cannabis is the “solar energy” of plants In the 1700s, cannabis and tobacco were both regularly grown crops. In the 1800s, the same. In the earliest part of the 1900s, the same. Cannabis was to use to make rope and clothe and a new method for making it into paper was invented. It was also used – in tincture form, not smoked – as a medicine. And then, after Prohibition was repealed, it was made illegal and became the biggest make-work program for cops and prison guards imaginable. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck...Read More
Category: The bogus drug war
Gary Webb before they blew him up The calm before the storm This 1996 interview with Gary Webb took place after his “Dark Alliance” newspaper series made waves across the country for piecing together the puzzle of the US crack epidemic. The pipeline of CIA backed drug smuggling into the country and money smuggling out of the country to support the Nicaraguan Contras was wide open from the mid 1970s on, with players using everything from their shoes to freighters to move cocaine. Webb was widely smeared by the CIA’s favorite newspapers (The New York Times, the Washington Post,...Read More
Meet the Sackler Family The biggest toxic drug dealers in the world Who is making money from the opioid crisis? Meet the Sackler Family. They invented Oxycontin, they lied about its nature and flim flammed doctors into prescribing it. Who is “they”? One family: The Sackler Family. The death toll so far: 200,000 people A comment from YouTube about them: “The biggest drug dealers in the world…Escobar has nothing on these crooks.” How was this kept secret all these years? They followed a model used by the Sinaloa drug cartel. Instead of fighting the government, they bought the government....Read More
A lucrative sideline for criminals Tax free too “Freeway” Rick Ross says there are informants who make as much as $5 million a year. That’s an extreme of course, but incomes of $50,000 to $200,000 a year are not unusual. And it’s all tax free. There’s another side to it. In a town near me, the Chief of Detectives was arrested for flat out stealing money from the informant budget. No one was auditing him. He claimed to paying informants and just pocketed the money. He got three well deserved years in prison for that. Here’s some research that...Read More
Conceived as a fraud “Did we know we were lying?” There’s been a “war on drugs” for at least 100 years, but it went into warp overdrive under Richard Nixon. Why? Now, at last we know. It was a political game to excuse attacks on the the black community and the anti-war movement. John Ehrlichman, White House Counsel in 1969. Here’s the bottom line: “Did we know we were lying about the drugs?” “Of course we did.” Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...Read More
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