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    Report from Santiago: Deja vu

    Saul Landau
    18 May 2000
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    History repeats itself, wrote Marx, first as tragedy and then again as farce.

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    Hope Comes to Chile

    Saul Landau
    18 May 2000
    Article

    Under Lagos, the majority of Chileans may again restore their memory of struggle.

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    Pinochet Case: Justice, Not Politics

    Amnesty International
    25 January 2000
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    Amnesty International and the other organizations have received information that provides grounds for concern about the composition of the medical panel that examined Senator Pinochet, its procedures and its findings.

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    Appeal to President Clinton to ensure investigation concerning Pinochet and the Letelier-Moffitt assassination in the US

    11 February 2000
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    We believe it is in the United States' interest to assist in the case against Pinochet.

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    The Left in the Philippines

    Joel Rocamora
    25 March 2000
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    The Dutch example shows that liberal drug laws can be beneficial

    • Craig Reinarman
    01 February 2000

    U.S. drug control officials have denounced Dutch drug policy as if it were the devil himself. One former U.S. Drug Czar said "you can't walk down the street in Amsterdam without tripping over junkies." In the Summer of 1998, however, one such denouncement turned into a small scandal. The first part of this chapter examines this incident as a window on the politics of drug policy. The second part offers a more general analysis of why U.S. drug control officials seem to be so threatened by the Dutch example.

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    Use of Narcotic Drugs in Public Injection Rooms under Public International Law

    07 January 2000

    State-controlled public injection rooms are not expressly referred to in any of the rele­vant international conventions. It is thus necessary to determine, by way of a prelimi­nary factual enquiry, the exact characteristics of such institutions that fall within the ambit of one or more of the conventions. The rather superficial provisions concerning drug addicts stand in stark contrast to the stated primary aims of the conventions, which are formulated in the preambles as pre­venting and combatting abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and the public health and social problems which such abuse engenders.

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    Corporate-led Globalisation Intro Part 2

    Susan George
    14 June 2000
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    Reviewing legal aspects of substitution treatment at international level

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 August 2000

    Treatment for drug addiction was seen as a measure to reduce drug abuse as early as 1961 when the UN Single Convention was signed. However, the only recognised concept of drug treatment mentioned by the Convention concerned the detoxification of the individual through ‘drug-free treatment’. Therapeutic measures aimed at treating drug addictions through maintenance and related distributions of alternative substances are not expressly mentioned by the UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988.

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    We Need to be Guerrillas

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 December 2000
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    Read or die

    Alex Zaitchik
    16 September 2000
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    A review of Susan George's A Fate Worst than Debt.

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    Don't Strengthen the WTO by Admitting China

    John Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson, Bama Athreya
    01 May 2000
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    Legionnaires du capitalisme

    01 May 2000
    In the media
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    Operation Exit: The Political Decision on the Pinochet Case

    02 March 2000
    Article

    Full text of UK Home Secretary Jack Straw's decision not to extradite former dictator Augusto Pinochet to face trial in Spain.

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    The impact of heroin prescription on heroin markets in Switzerland

    • Martin Killias, Marcelo F. Aebi
    01 January 2000

    A program of heroin prescription was introduced in Switzerland in 1994. This initially targeted 1,000 heavily dependent heroin users, most of whom were also involved in drug dealing and other forms of crime. It has recently been extended to cover 3,000 users. Evaluation of its impact on users shows large reductions in use of illicit drugs and in drug-related crime.

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    The Spirit of Seoul

    Brid Brennan
    01 October 2000
    Article
  18. Martin Jelsma

    Profile
    Programme Director Drugs & Democracy

    Martin Jelsma is a political scientist who has specialised in Latin America and international drugs policy.  In 2005, he received the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for Achievement in the Field of Scholarship, which stated that Jelsma "is increasingly recognized as one of, if not the, outstanding strategists in terms of how international institutions deal with drugs and drug policy."...

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    Seattle turning point: fixing or nixing the WTO

    Susan George
    01 January 2000
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    After the WTO fiasco at Seattle, many neoliberal commentators set about rewriting history. They said, somewhat improbably, that the US had emerged victorious and Europe and the countries of the South had lost out, Europe because it had not managed to table new rules and the South because it had failed to get more markets opened in the North.

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    "The reality of capitalism is inequality"

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    04 October 2000
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