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  1. Interview: Neoconopticon report

    Ben Hayes
    28 September 2009
    The lack of debate on EU's emerging policies on security is not just about "sleepwalking into a surveillance society”, it is also turning a blind eye to the start of a new kind of arms race, one in which all the weapons are pointing inwards.
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    Watergate and modern scandals

    Saul Landau
    09 September 2009
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    Police major Yevsyukov and others

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 September 2009
    Article
    The trial of a Moscow policeman Yevsyukov highlights the need for genuine police reform.
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    Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

    Roger Burbach
    21 September 2009
    Article
    The long food queues in Cuba are still causing frustration, but the open process Raul Castro is following to resolve these issues heralds a new path to socialism in the 21st century.
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    Covert memories from Miami

    Saul Landau
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In Miami, several retired U.S. officials remember the early 1960s, when the CIA recruited thousands of Cuban exiles to try and destroy the Cuban revolution.
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    Bilan d'un an de crise

    15 September 2009
    Article

    Henri Guaino Conseiller spécial du président de la République. Susan George (à 8h40) : Politologue franco-américaine, ancienne vice-présidente d'Attac.

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    Everyone has his own problems

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    24 September 2009
    Article
    While the decline in industrial output will cost thousands their jobs, the Russian officials are more concerned with themselves and their friends.
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    La crise, et après? Agir pour la reprise, inventer un nouveau modèle (Video)

    Susan George, Jean-Michel Baylet, Olivier Dartignolles, Pierre Moscovici, Vincent Peillon, Thomas Philippon
    03 September 2009
    Article
    Séance plénière de l'université d'été de Parti Socialiste. Animé por Laurent Fabius.
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    Andorra’s model: time for change

    Fred Halliday
    28 September 2009
    Article
    European pressure over financial secrecy is obliging one of the continent's microstates to adapt. But there are voices in Andorra itself searching for a different role and identity.
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    The Goldstone Report - Boycotting Israel

    Phyllis Bennis, Diana Buttu, Neve Gordon
    16 September 2009
    Article

    As a prominent UN inquiry condemns Israel for committing war crimes during its attacks on Gaza, three prominent activists discuss the growing global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

  11. The virtues of deglobalisation

    Walden Bello
    03 September 2009
    Article
    The Economist has attributed the term "deglobalisation" to Walden Bello. Whilst the magazine considers the term a negative one, Bello argues that it is fast becoming a reality and offers a paradigm for escaping the neoliberal straitjacket.
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    Form, not substance, hoped in G-20 Summit

    Walden Bello
    24 September 2009
    Article
    Will the G20, as an illegitimate forum to address the global economic crisis, serve as the lightning rod for the rebirth of the anti-globalization movement?
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    Pressing issues for UN peacekeeping operations

    Mariano Aguirre, Joana Abrisketa
    29 September 2009
    Article

    The resignation of the UN commander in chief in Congo this year is indicative of the rising number of problematic UN peacekeeping missions. For peacemaking in complex environments to have a chance of succeeding, members of the UN Security Council will need to transcend their own national security and economic interests.

  14. Argentina’s supreme court “Arriola” ruling on the possession of drugs for personal consumption

    Intercambios
    01 September 2009
    Article

    Intercambios Asociación Civil applauds the attempt of the Supreme Court Judges to distance the criminal law from drug users, but warns that attention will have to be paid to how judges in the lower courts and police apply these criteria.

  15. Stepping away from the darkness

    Martin Jelsma
    06 September 2009
    Article

    The experiences of countries that have decriminalised drugs show that fears of explosions in drugs use are unfounded.

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    H-bomb or a fizzle?

    Praful Bidwai
    08 September 2009
    Article
    The claim that the May 1998 thermonuclear test failed should not be used to demand further testing. India does not need hydrogen bombs for security
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    How many bombs does India need?

    Praful Bidwai
    18 September 2009
    Article
    India already has more than 100 fission weapons, each enough to kill up to two million people. This is deterrence enough.
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    Why The Goldstone Report Matters

    Richard Falk
    23 September 2009
    Article

    Despite the impeccable credentials of the commission members, and the worldwide reputation of Richard Goldstone as a person of integrity and political balance, Israel refused cooperation from the outset.

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    Afghan creep

    Saul Landau
    17 September 2009
    Article
    President Obama’s Afghan and Pakistan goals for U.S. security remain obscure. If Obama focused instead on the phantom-like bin Laden he may ensure a second term.
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    Literary Fascism

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    22 September 2009
    Article

    While browsing through a major Moscow bookstore recently, I happened to notice one bookshelf with a tersely written label that read, simply, “Jews.” It contained a randomly arranged collection of books on the ancient history of Palestine, tracts on Judeo-Masonic conspiracy theories, memoirs of escaped Holocaust victims, pamphlets written by “revisionist historians” arguing that the Holocaust never happened, Russian-language publications from Israel, and a large number of books that I would classify as practical guides for organizing a pogrom. In

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