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Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

April 2015

Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.

Has the US' War on Drugs Been Lost and what Lessons Should Europe Heed?

Martin Jelsma
November 2014

With a greater number of casualties than the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns combined, and very meagre results, the US is starting to reconsider the "War on Drugs", waged since the '70s.

Trading away Democracy

Pia Eberhardt, Blair Redlin, Cecile Toubeau
November 2014

The Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in the far-reaching economic integration agreement between Canada and the European Union prevents governments from acting in the public interest.

International Impacts of the U.S. Trend toward Legal Marijuana

Wells C. Bennett
October 2014

American attitudes toward marijuana policy are shifting. Recent polls suggest that the majority of Americans think marijuana use should be legalized. How might a shift in American marijuana policies affect the prohibitionist drug treaty system?

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Five sites of struggle and potential transformation

Zoe Brent & Tanya Kerssen
October 2014

Corporate control of the food system in the US continues to undermine the livelihoods of farmers, farmworkers, fisherpeople, communities of color, and indigenous peoples in the US, but there are also increasing examples of community-based resistance, grassroots solidarity, and broad-based alliances that are resisting the corporate takeover.

US drones strategy

October 2013

US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Bob St. Peter, Maine

August 2013

Bob St. Peter, a landless farmer and the head of Food for Maine’s Future, knows first hand the struggles of family farms in America today.

Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

July 2013

Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Monica White, Detroit, MI

July 2013

Monica White on the complex relationships and demographic changes in urban gardening and farming movement across Detroit.

Leaked mandate for EU-US free trade deal opens floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits by corporations

June 2013

The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US will open the floodgate to multi-million Euro lawsuits from corporations challenging democratic policies to protect the environment and public health, argues a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute.

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