The Beckley Foundation, in association with the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Virgin Unite, Avaaz and Sundog Pictures, has launched a global grassroots campaign to call for an end to the War on Drugs. The campaign's website, www.breakingthetaboo.com, aims to gather over 1 million signatures from global citizens calling on governments and the UN to change their drug policies. The petition is to be presented to Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General.
The campaign features a new documentary, Breaking the Taboo, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman and co-directed by my son, Cosmo Feilding Mellen. The film follows the Global Commission on a mission to break the political taboo on drugs and find a more humane solution to the problem.