Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA War on Musicians and Activists (2018)

Director: John Potash

Writer(s): John Potash (book)

Starring: Doug Barron, James Bradley, Frances Stonor Saunders, Paul Robeson Jr., Paul Altmeyer, Timothy Leary, Stewart, Brand, John Stockwell, Judy Woodruff, John F. Kennedy, James Galbraith, Stefano Vaccara, Jim Garrison, Thomas Noguchi, Don Schulman, John Lennon, George Harrison, Dave McGowan, Mark Rudd, Bernardine Dohrn, Michael Klonsky, Walter Cronkite, Eldridge Cleaver, Janis Joplin, Alex Constantine, Fenton Bresler, Richard Syrett, Phillip Agee, Wes Swearingen, Fred Hampton, Ramsey Clark, Kim Holder, Bobby Seale, George Edwards, Jim Vander Wall, Roland Freeman, Mutulu Shakur, Christopher Simpson, Herbert John, Elizabeth Gould, Paul Fitzgerald, Paul Jay, Mike Wallace, Mike Levine, Gary Webb, Cyril H, Wecht, Vernon J. Geberth, Vincent Dimaio, Eldon Hoke, Ed Opperman, Hank Harrison, Bomani Bakari, Tupac Shakur, Jamal Joseph, Catherine Austin Fitts, Russell Poole, Nick Broomfield, Wouter Basson, Fred Hampton Jr.

Synopsis: Drugs as Weapons Against Us presents evidence that the CIA’s Project MK-Ultra manipulated musicians and activists to promote drugs for social control, particularly regarding the Civil Rights and anti-war movements. Evidence further supports that intelligence agents murdered some of these musicians and activists when they resisted intelligence manipulations. U.S. intelligence targeted musicians such as Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix, as well the anti-war SDS and The Black Panthers. America and Britain’s wealthiest families had a history of drug trafficking and opium wars against China. The American families’ benefactors then elicited the CIA and Pentagon’s aid in launching America’s longest wars in the top heroin-producing poppy field regions of Vietnam and Afghanistan. The CIA also focused their covert operations on control of the top cocaine-producing regions in Central and South America. The CIA further used LSD and other drugs to divert anti-war movements.

Release Date: November 1, 2018 (USA) | Length: 120 min | Genre: History | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: A lot of people are featured in this documentary. I only listed the names of the people heard speaking if I could identify them.