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    UN official calls Israel 'Apartheid'

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 December 2008
    Article
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    Water: Common Good, Public Management, And Alternatives

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 December 2008
    Article

    From the 23rd to the 27th of September 2008, water justice activists, public water managers/operators, trade unions and academe from Asian countries met in Chennai, India.

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    Obama's agenda for change and the 2009 Summit of the Americas

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha, Rick Arnold
    25 November 2008
    Article
  4. Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana

    23 November 2008
    Other news

    The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a group of around 30 Dutch mayors. This is the conclusion of the ‘cannabis summit’ at which the mayors discussed the country’s policy on soft drugs. The mayor of Eindhoven, Rob van Gijzel, said his city is prepared to run a ‘monitored pilot scheme’ to assess if a system of licenced growers reduces drugs-related crime.

  5. Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy

    18 November 2008
    Other news

    Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating these outlets, according to a survey by NRC Handelsblad. The newspaper sent a questionnaire to the 105 local councils which, between them, have a total of 353 coffee shops. Of the two-thirds that responded, only 14 felt these establishments should be closed. But over 75 percent want the national government to regulate wholesale supply to the coffee shops.

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    The United States: Orchestrating a Civic Coup in Bolivia

    Roger Burbach
    18 November 2008
    Article
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    The new president faces economic disaster

    Saul Landau
    06 November 2008
    Article
  8. UNGASS review restart

    Martin Jelsma
    03 November 2008
    Article

     

    The review of the objectives and action plans agreed at the 1998 UNGASS on Drugs has reached a critical stage. Today and tomorrow, government representatives will start discussions in Vienna on a draft of the annex to the proposed political declaration. TNI has elaborated a series of comments and recommendations.

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    Economic “happy talk” fails to sway doubters

    Jonas Bernstein
    30 October 2008
    In the media
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    Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony in a Global Field

    William K. Carroll, University of Victoria
    14 October 2008
    In the media
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    The Cost of Carbon

    Nick Lazaredes talks to Kevin Smith, and others
    13 October 2008
    Article
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    The New Latin American Left

    • Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez, César Rodríguez-Garavito (Editors)
    09 October 2008
    Book

    A comprehensive study of the wide variety of leftist governments, parties and movements in the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela

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    Predictable Poverty: The Inevitable Legacy of a Neo-Liberal Europe

    Susan George
    08 October 2008
    Article
    The requirements for reducing or eliminating poverty, in Europe and world-wide, are known and the money is there, but the weight of the financial lobby is such that political will at present seems non-existent.
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    Tribute to Families of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt

    01 October 2008
    Article

    This year's program will mark the 32nd anniversary of the September 21, 1976 car bombing that killed Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier and American Ronni Karpen Moffitt. Until 9/11, it was the most infamous act of international terrorism ever to take place in our nation's capital.

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    A Primer on the Wall Street meltdown

    Walden Bello
    25 September 2008
    Article
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    Sugarcane ethanol: a sweet solution for Europe's fuel addiction?

    Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
    08 September 2008
    Article

    Brazil's agribusiness is lobbying to make the case, but people and the environment are paying the price.

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    Trading the carbon market

    Jessica Daly
    01 September 2008
    In the media

    London (CNN) -- Debate is rife in Australian political circles about whether carbon trading is the way forward for climate change abatement.

  19. Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2008 Cochabamba

    29 August 2008 - Event

    The fourth meeting in the series of Informal Drug Policy Dialogues in Latin America was held in Cochabamba and was organised by WOLA and TNI with the support of the Government of Bolivia, in coordination with CONALTID (Ministry of Foreign Relations). People who are directly or indirectly involved in the debates on current policies participated in the meeting. Three sessions covered the following topics: (1) Progress and Challenges in the UNGASS Review Reflection Period; (2) Coca Leaf and Integrated and Sustainable Development: What are the options for the future? (3) No Escape? The Prison Problem and Drug Policy in Latin America: proposals for change.

     

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