Prohibition breeds heroin substitutes that are often more dangerous and more difficult to stop, Tree tells CCTV.
Ramping up the risk premium through harsher tactics only makes drug trafficking more profitable, IPS drug policy expert Sanho Tree told CCTV.
Drug policy expert Sanho Tree tells CCTV that two different worlds are developing. While the Americas are moving towards legalization, other countries are clamping down harder on drug laws.
Netanyahu requests a $2 billion increase in military aid on top of the more than $3 billion worth of weaponry that U.S. taxpayers provide to Israel each year.
The war on drugs “turns relatively cheap products into something worth more then their weight in gold,” says Sanho Tree on CCTV America.
The vote could represent an international shift where Washington is no longer the center of negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the deteriorating security situation in Libya on CCTV.
Palestine has suffered heavy losses with an estimated 1,900 killed, yet hopes for a long-lasting peace are tenuous at best.
Large corporations — particulaly in oil, gas, mining, and land acquisition — dominate the table alongside the U.S. government in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
“We have to look at the people of Gaza, where 43% of the population are children under the age of 14. Half are under 18. That’s who is being killed.”
CCTV interviews Sanho Tree, drug policy expert, on Uruguay’s “historic and counterintuitive” decision to be the first country in the world to legalize the production and sale of marijuana.
Emira Woods speaks on the significance of Nelson Mandela’s passing on CCTV America: “The spirit of Mandela lives on, a spirit that continues to fight for justice.”
CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviews Phyllis Bennis on the Syria crisis and about what the United States’ next move may be.
Violent video showing Syrian rebels executing soldiers will make it harder for the U.S. to consider direct military engagement.