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    We Need to be Guerrillas

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 December 2000
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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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    CIA Acknowledges Involvement in Allende's Overthrow

    19 September 2000
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    The CIA is acknowledging for the first time the extent of its deep involvement in Chile, where it dealt with coup-plotters, false propagandists and assassins.

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    The Left in the Philippines

    Joel Rocamora
    25 March 2000
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    Drug Crops and Peace Process in Colombia: A Proposal for Peace

    Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    01 June 2000
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    A radically different approach to the current War on Drugs must be developed and integrated into the Peace Plan for Colombia otherwise the drug circuit and armed conflict will continue to undermine the prospect of realizing the goals of the Peace Process ultimately bringing to an end the war in Colombia.
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    The Case for Full Disclosure of CIA Activities in Chile

    Vernon Loeb
    02 October 2000
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    Covert US operations in Chile to instigate the coup in 1970 and aimed at undermining Allende were all explicitly approved by President Nixon and Henry Kissinger.

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    Hinchey Report on CIA Activities in Chile

    18 September 2000
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    In the 1960s and the early 1970s, as part of the US Government policy to try to influence events in Chile, the CIA undertook specific covert action projects in Chile.

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    United Nations Pulls Out of Plans to Use Anti-Drug Biological Weapons in South America

    01 December 2000
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    Civil society groups need to analyze possibilities to ban Drug War biological weapons at regional and United Nations agencies that work on related issues of environment, genetic resources, health, arms control, and agriculture.

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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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    Documents Shed Light on Assassination of Chilean in US

    Christopher Marquis, Diana Jean Schema
    14 November 2000
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    A month before the assassination of Letelier and Moffitt in 1976, the US government ordered its envoys in Latin America to try to avert a plot to murder leftist opponents of the region's governments.

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    Angola: The Client Who Came in from the Cold

    David Sogge
    01 October 2000
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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 US Files in the Media

    Christopher Marquis
    14 September 2000
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    The White House ordered a new look at several hundred files that the CIA intends to withhold when it releases American documents about the 1973 military coup in Chile.

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    Chilean General in Bombing Was Informer

    Christopher Marquis
    19 September 2000
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    The former chief of the Chilean secret police, convicted of masterminding a lethal car bombing in Washington in 1976, was an informer for the CIA when the bombing occurred.

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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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    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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    US Probe of Pinochet Reopend

    Vernon Loeb, David A. Vise
    23 March 2000
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    The US Justice Department has reopened a grand jury investigation aimed at indicting Gen. Augusto Pinochet for a notorious 1976 car bombing that killed former Chilean ambassador Orlando Letelier.

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    Operation Exit: The Political Decision on the Pinochet Case

    02 March 2000
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    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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