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    Crises at home

    Saul Landau
    08 May 2008
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    Your time is up, Mr. President -- the National Guard is coming home

    Ben Manski, Karen Dolan
    06 February 2008
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    About Drugs & Democracy

    02 January 2008
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    Since 1996, the TNI Drugs & Democracy programme has been analysing the trends in the illegal drugs market and in drug policies globally. The programme has gained a reputation worldwide as one of the leading international drug policy research institutes and as a serious critical watchdog of UN drug control institutions, in particular the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).

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    The new president faces economic disaster

    Saul Landau
    06 November 2008
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  5. Latin America needs a new drug policy approach

    02 May 2008
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    TNI’s Martin Jelsma participated in the inaugural meeting in Rio de Janeiro of the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy on April 30, 2008. Prominent members of the Commission are three Latin American former presidents: Fernando Henrique Cardoso from Brazil, César Gaviria from Colombia and Ernesto Zedillo from Mexico.

    "It is time to develop a proper Latin American response that is detached from the ideology from the United States that has been common in the past decade," Martin Jelsma told the meeting. "It is potentially a good time to try because politically there is now more distance to US policies in a growing part of Latin America and to US domination in general."

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    No sanctuary this

    aleksej
    20 April 2008
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  8. INCB out of step with the United Nations

    Tom Blickman
    03 June 2008
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    The United Nations should overhaul the operations of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the quasi judicial body that monitors states’ implementation of their obligations under the UN drug conventions. The Board ignores UN policies and conventions which recognize the need to provide humane treatment to people addicted to injection drugs, according to a recent commentary in medical journal The Lancet.

  9. INCB & Coca: under embargo

    02 March 2008
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    On 5 March 2008 the INCB releases its Annual Report for 2007, containing highly controversial statements on the coca leaf. The report is under embargo until 00.01 hrs GMT, please revisit this site then to find the relevant sections from the report and the responses to it from TNI and the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC).

  10. Coca Leaf: The Heritage of the Andes

    Tom Blickman
    10 April 2008
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    The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) released a new short film in their excellent series on the proceedings of the 2008 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). In "Coca Leaf: The Heritage of the Andes" Felipe Cáceres, the Vice Minister of Social Defence of Bolivia is interviewed. He explains the traditional use of the coca leaf and rejects the controversial statements of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in its 2007 annual report calling on the Bolivian and Peruvian governments to eliminate the use of coca leaf contrary to the 1961 Single Convention and to abolish coca chewing and coca tea.

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    The no escape clause on Iraq

    Saul Landau
    17 April 2008
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    New Orleans -- almost 3 years later

    Saul Landau
    10 July 2008
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    Surveillance Society

    Ben Hayes
    01 January 2008
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    Bonfires for the global vanities

    Phyllis Bennis
    29 October 2008
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    A new US administration will provide an opportunity for change, but it will take a powerful, mobilized antiwar movement to hold a new administration accountable to promises made, argues Phyllis Bennis.
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    Advani paves the way

    Praful Bidwai
    07 April 2008
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    UNDER the influence of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s massive spin-machine, the Indian media is building up LK Advani as a leader whose swearing-in as prime minister is only waiting for the general election.

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    Has corporate media forgotten Iraq? (video)

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 March 2008
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    Statements at 2008 CND

    17 March 2008
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    Several government and UN officials as well as civil society organisations made interesting statements at the 51st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 10-14, 2008.

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    Ending Plutocracy: A 12-Step Program

    Sarah Anderson, Sam Pizzigati
    16 June 2008
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    US imperial strategy backfires in Georgia (audio)

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    25 August 2008
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