International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009

A new (March 2009) drug war video has been made available by George Soros’ Open Society Institute. The International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 uses animation to quickly look at some of the more ludicrous and damaging aspects of the global drug war.

The video’s description on YouTube:

  • Produced by an Oscar-winning studio for the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Institute, International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009 highlights some of the disastrous effects of drug policy in recent years and proposes solutions for a way forward.In the run-up to the March 2009 UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting—where the future path of international drug policy will be determined—this film seeks to show that pursuing a “drug-free world” can lead to more harm than good.

It begins with a needed examination of the UN’s idiotic and despotic 1999 assertion that a “drug-free” world could be attained in 10 years. The video quickly points out that 10 years later, opium production in Afghanistan has doubled and the price of cocaine in American city streets has dropped by half.  See the report at YouTube at International Drug Policy: Animated Report 2009.

See also the good drug policy work of the Open Society Institute.  Thanks George Soros, freedom fighter.