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The CIA's Murderous Targeting of The Black Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac, and Other Activists

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Jeff: Good evening, everybody. This is Jeff J. Brown China Rising Radio Sinoland in Chiang Mai, Thailand. And I am so honoured and happy to have back on the show tonight, John Potash.

How are you doing, John?

John: Good, Jeff. Good to be with you again.

Jeff: John is here to talk about his second explosive book, Drugs as a Weapon against the US, the CIA's murderous targeting of Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and other activists. And he was on our show back in December. And I have to say, I think that he has done some of the best journalism of the 21st century. It's just amazing. If the definition is to expose the truth about the lies of the empire, then he is one of the best journalists that I've ever had a chance to get to know. Let me tell you a little bit about John. John has been featured on C-SPAN is American History TV A & E, the Real's channel, the Real News Network and our television networks. He has also been featured on hundreds of radio programs in the US, England and New Zealand, including Coast to Coast AM man now in Thailand. He has spent these articles in Zee magazine, Covert Action Quarterly, The Baltimore Chronicle, Rock Creek and the Free Press.

He has worked counselling people with mental health problems and addictions for over 25 years. In 2015, Pop Potash released his book, 'Drugs as a Weapon against the US'. The one I just mentioned, he completed his graduate studies at Columbia University. He published his first book in 2007, The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders, U.S. Intelligence, his murderous targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm Panthers, Hendricks, Mali rappers and linked ethnic leftists. So in our first interview, we covered his first book where we took a broad look at just how totalitarian and genocidal U.S. society is. If you're a person of colour or poor or support socialist causes, today's interview will be about John second book, which focuses on the U.S. government's nonstop use of drugs to incapacitate and kill its perceived enemies, which ends up being the 99 percent. All of us working stiffs trusted to get by day to day. Now I'm going to do a little sales pitch for John because it is definitely worth promoting. I cannot overestimate how important it is for all free thinkers and freedom lovers to read both John's books.

They're not that expensive. And if money is an issue, then ask your local library, school, college, university, your place of worship to get it. So many others can share this wealth of discovery and truth-telling. Failing that, several friends can pool the money together to buy it. Using it in a book club would make for fascinating discussion as well. And I have right here, the first book that we interviewed about this in December, it's just an amazing book. And again, here are the DVDs. I paid international freight to get these in two different shipments. So this is definitely worth watching and it's even cheaper than the book. And then I have his Drugs book, which I was enthralled with and mesmerized by. I also have the DVD. So take advantage of John's outstanding work and to learn about your country. If you're in the United States or the West, if you're a Westerner, you will not be disappointed. Libraries order DVDs to order those. I have all of John's information here so you can contact him, which I will put on the Internet on the interview page. John, I know that was a world record introduction. Thank you for your patience.

John: Thanks so much for that very kind introduction, Jeff.

Jeff: Well, you earned it. Please tell us about yourself and how you ended up getting so involved in exposing the U.S. government's systematic use of drugs, legal and illegal, to keep its citizens passive and apathetic.

John: Sure. So I started working as an addictions counsellor a couple of years after graduating from college. And when I was majoring in psychology and I had started in college getting involved in activism while also using too many drugs and LSD your heart, my mind, and seemed to cause my grades to drop drastically. Only about a year or more away from taking acid to my grade. So to get close to what it used to be again. And I don't think much of it then. But I had to get away from activism in college at that time to study harder as I clearly lost some abilities I had before the acid. So I got back into activism after college and I'd heard stories from hundreds of drug addicts and dealers, including just major dealers who said that the government is the biggest dealers.

So that was when I was doing addictions counselling and I heard it had become a speciality in addictions counselling before advancing to being having trauma, being a trauma specialist and working a lot with mood disorders. I heard a lot more and research those on my own over since about 1990, about three decades, and particularly researched the CIA's project, M.K. Ultra, along with the CIA's cocaine and heroin trafficking histories, which we'll get into. So this culminated of course, in my book and film, Drugs as Weapons against the US. And the course the book is for her and maybe 30 pages with no lathers pages or endnotes and pictures. But that my film is a two-hour film and it's about 60-page script.

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