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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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    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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    The Leaked Medical Report of Augusto Pinochet

    15 February 2000
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    Full text pf the Conclusions of Augusto Pinochet Medical Report.

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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 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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    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.

  8. 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."...

  9. Ernestien Jensema

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    Project Coordinator Drug & Democracy

    Ernestien Jensema (1971) is a social anthropologist who has been working as a researcher and project coordinator with the Drugs & Democracy Programme of TNI since 2008. She focuses on issues related to the UN drug control system and the Drugs and Democracy Programme’s Asia project....

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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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    Coca leaf chewing as therapy for cocaine maintenance

    • Jorge Hurtado Gumucio
    30 September 2000

    The cocaine base, or “pasta”, may be seen as a type of South American crack. Its obligatory method of administration is smoking. A primary condition of the “pasta” smoker is compulsive drug-search behavior and addiction to cocaine base destroys emotional and mental balance. Socio-economic maladjustment is the norm amongst “pasta” addicts. Since 1984 I have recommended the chewing of the coca leaf, between 100 to 200 grams of coca leaf per week for the treatment of cocaine dependence.

  12. TNI year by year

    23 August 2000

    Chronology of highlights of TNI's work year by year: click on the date for a full summary.

     
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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 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.

  15. Just Trade?!

    02 April 2000
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    The Just Trade?! project advocates for greater policy coherence between EU development and trade policy, with a view to promote equitable and sustainable development.

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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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    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.

  18. Brid Brennan

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    Project Coordinator Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan coordinates the Corporate Power Project at TNI within the Economic Justice Programme. She describes herself as a popular educator and political activist. She currently focuses on the role of TNCs in economy and politics in the context of neoliberal globalisation. Her expertise and major interests are on the protagonisms of social, feminist, anti-racist, migrant and refugee...

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    CIA Withholds its Chile Files

    Peter Kornbluh
    27 August 2000
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    CIA Director George Tenet is refusing to declassify hundreds of records on CIA covert intervention to destabilize the democratically elected government of Allende and support the violent consolidation of the Pinochet dictatorship.

  20. Daniel Chavez

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    Fellow/ Senior Project Officer

    A TNI Fellow since 2005, Daniel earned his PhD in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2001, subsequently joining TNI as a staff member....

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