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John Potash's "Drugs As Weapons Against Us" Documentary Finally Released To The Public
Author, John Potash has recently released a documentary based on his 2015 book, Drugs As Weapons Against Us. The book, inspired in part by Dave McGowan's work detailing the connections between the CIA and the psychedelic scene and hippie movement, painstakingly documents how from the Opium Wars on certain families have been involved heavily in international drug trafficking. Some of those drug trafficking clans include that of Billy Russell, a close associate of Prescott Bush. Prescott, of course, was the scion of the current Bush political dynasty. Both he and Russell were also members of the Yale-based and CIA-connected secret society Skull & Bones.
The documentary opens up explaining the connection between these powerful oligarchs and their connections to certain secret societies which, as in the case of Skull and Bones, are often closely connected to the security state.
From the Opium Wars of Britain and China on to the Southeast Asian heroin wars in Indochina, the documentary also zeroes in on how the security state used their connections with the media to help mold public opinion and protect their actions from discovery.
The documentary traces the social revolution of the '60s and Operation MHCHAOS, the CIA plot to infiltrate groups like the Students for a Democratic Society, The Weathermen and other groups, ensuring that they were destabilized through use of drugs and encouraged to discredit themselves through violent actions spurred on by COINTELPRO agitators.
In addition to this Potash goes into the claims that Jimi Hendrix was, in fact, murdered by his manager Mike Jefferey and how other figures from the scene such as Janis Joplin may also have been pushed to the edge. Not only that but the MI6, FBI and CIA connections related to "turning on" some of these influential individuals may be shocking to those unaware of how deep this particular rabbit hole goes. The film even features Dave McGowan speaking about the CIA/Laurel Canyon/hippie culture connection. For fans of McGowan's research or anyone interested in the truth behind the psychedelic era, this film is a must-watch.
From Tim Leary at Millbrook and Ken Kesey's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests on to the hip hop scene and grunge scenes, Potash follows the same shadowy connections behind the scenes as artists from Kurt Cobain to Tupac Shakur find themselves prematurely dead.
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Potash finished his graduate studies at Columbia University. His work has been featured on C-Span's American History TV, A&E, RT and even Coast to Coast AM and his work has appeared in the Covert Action Quarterly, Baltimore Chronicle and other publications.
In May 2015, Potash released his book: Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA’s Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and other Activists. Potash completed graduate studies at Columbia University. He published his first book, The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders, in 2007.
The film has received several accolades including Best Documentary from 2018 Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival, Runner-Up, Best Documentary Next Level International Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, first place in the documentary category at the Indie Gathering Film Festival, Outstanding Achievement at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, Exceptional Merit Award of Excellence at the Docs Without Borders Film Fest and several other honors.
The movie can be bought in digital format starting at $6.99 at Google Play and is also available for purchase at Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can also rent the film at iTunes, Vudu, Google Play or YouTube.