Breaking the Taboo

In 2011 a group of world leaders including seven ex-presidents set up the global commission on drug policy to end the forty year war on drugs. But wars are easier to start than to finish. The war on drugs officially started in 1971 when President Richard Milhous Nixon said: “We must wage what I have called total war against public enemy number one in the United States, the problem of dangerous drugs.”

The answer for a country already fighting one war in Vietnam was another war, but this time on drugs, to combat the number of Americans using illegal narcotics. But the war on drugs would not be confined to the United States. In order to stop the production and supply of illegal narcotics, America insisted upon help from the rest of the world.
The UN conventions on drugs amounted to a global ban on producing, transporting, selling, and possessing any drug classified as illegal. And it’s set in stone, an attitude towards narcotics that lasted for decades.

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, Breaking the Taboo features 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.

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    Must-Watch documentary. With MORGAN FREEMAN!!!

    Sign the petition too. It’s only been up for 5 days already has 660,000 signatures. Show this movie to your parents/partners/friends. Even if you don’t do drugs (I don’t), this puts the facts out that decriminalizing drugs is the solution to drug abuse, violent crime (as well as burglary etc) and gang murders.

  • Jack Meoff

    THE MAIN REASON that the USA will NEVER end the war on drugs is because it has known all along that it WILL NOT be effective. They’ve known all along that it would become a lucrative business fighting it this way. By producing more weaponry, more prisons, hiring more police, many companies are getting FAT rich and DON’T want to surrender that power and cash (lobbying). Don’t you already know that the CIA is controlling and profiting directly from the sales of MOST illicit drugs on the market today? Do you think that they want to cut-off their main supply? LAUGHABLE!!! The USA is addicted…..to greed!!

    • thetalisman

      It will change…the right people at the right time always arrive to change an impassable issue. It’s already happening…guess you didn’t really pay attention to this doc. You just wanted to get your licks on the U.S.

  • Matt & Kim

    Get rid of all the OLD FARTS. Who don’t have a clue. As soon as the chemical generation rises, WE WILL SEE A CHANGE!
    Sign the petition, also people can do a 9-5 week job and enjoy the weekends, JUNKIES just need the help, there not bad people (most of them).

    • grammah

      They’re*

  • snoom

    If cocaine was legal, the Colombian government would become much more powerful and I dont believe the US government would be very fond of that concept.