Ethical ways to end the brutal war on drugs

My interview in the Guardian about my book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, by Jenny Valentish: In August 2018 there was a flurry of headlines about the hypocrisy of middle-class cocaine users, dubbed “the woke who do coke”. Hot takes were prompted by the comments of UK Metropolitan police commissioner…

How the drug war targets the most vulnerable

My interview in the Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age on the drug war and my new book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, by Kerrie O’Brien: The Morrison Government’s plan to drug test welfare recipients is counterproductive, futile and immoral, says Antony Loewenstein, who has spent the past five years researching the…

Al Jazeera English documentary broadcast, West Africa’s Opioid Crisis

Al Jazeera English has just broadcast my documentary, West Africa’s Opioid Crisis, made with South African film-maker Naashon Zalk. Commissioned by the global network’s leading documentary program, People and Power, this was a 9-month investigation in Nigeria and beyond into the devastating effects of the addictive opioid drug tramadol: West Africa – and particularly its…