Our friends at the Bertha Foundation have alerted us to a brilliant and timely documentary film Breaking the Taboo, which recounts the history of the war on drugs, beginning with the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
Narrated by Oscar winning actor Morgan Freeman, Breaking the Taboo is produced by Sam Branson's indie Sundog Pictures and Brazilian co-production partner Spray Filmes, and was directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade. Featuring interviews with several current or former presidents from around the world, such as Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, the film follows The Global Commission on Drug Policy on a mission to break the political taboo over the United States led War on Drugs and expose what it calls the biggest failure of global policy in the last 40 years.
Watch the complete documentary now, streaming free online until Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Don't miss this limited chance to see the powerfully eye-opening film, Breaking the Taboo:
On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the developers of the LinkTV World News app for iPad, Darin Wilson and Chuck Musser, joined YouTube for a live online discussion and demo of the app in action. Watch the talk now:
(Euronews: 1200 PST, May 2, 2011) How will bin Laden's death affect the al Qaeda movement? Euronews asked Dr. Greg Austin, from the EastWest Institute - a global think-and-do tank focused on security issues - if the terrorist group would be weakened by his killing.
Algerians Mark May Day Amid Tight Security (Press TV: May 2, 2011, 1200 PST) Following on the success of the students march in April, members of the "Unemployed Rights Defense Committee" gathered at Civil Harmony Square in the Alegrian capital, to proclaim the rights of thousands of unemployed youth:
Libyans Jubilant: Gaddafi's Son Killed (Press TV: May 2, 2011, 1130 PST) Press TV reports on the latest developments of the Libyan revolution:
Protests Continue as Saleh Refuses to Exit (Press TV: May 2, 2011, 1130 PST) For the third month running, anti-government protesters took to the streets of Yemen's capital Sanaa calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's immediate ouster, as he refused to sign a Persian Gulf-brokered agreement:
(Al Jazeera English: 2022 PST, May 1, 2011) The world's most wanted man, now dead. Osama bin Laden sought by security services since before the attacks of September 11th, 2001, has dominated global consciousness ever since. Born in Saudi Arabia in 1957, he was the son of a prominent businessman of colossal wealth. At age 14 Osama inherited more than 300 million dollars. Journalist Hassan Ibrahim knew bin Laden as a school boy and describes the the infamous Al Qaeda leader: