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  1. Tráfico de drogas e Constituição

    • Luciana Boiteux, Ela Volkmer de Castilho Wiecko
    01 March 2009

     

    This study commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice underlines the disparity that exists between the depenalization of drug use and the increased penalization of selling drugs that resulted from the 2006 Law on Drugs. Although the fact that the use of drugs is no longer a crime is certainly progress, it seems disproportionate to establish maximum prison sentences of 5 years for the sale of very minor quantities of drugs. The study was a joint project of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ, and the University of Brasília UnB that ran from March 2008 and July 2009, supported by the United Nations Development Program, UNDP.

     

  2. The consequences and costs of marijuana prohibition

    • Katherine Beckett, Steve Herbert
    01 March 2009

    This report draws on a wide range of data sources to assess the consequences and costs of enforcing criminal laws that prohibit the use of marijuana. Despite widespread and longstanding disagreement about the continuation of marijuana prohibition, the number and rate of marijuana arrests have increased significantly in the United States since the early 1990s. These arrests are not evenly distributed across the population, but are disproportionately imposed on African Americans. Our findings regarding the costs and consequences of marijuana prohibition, as well as state and local efforts to relax it, are summarized below.

     

  3. Cannabis Use in Canada

    • Benedikt Fischer, Jürgen Rehm, Wayne Hall
    01 March 2009

    Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Canada, used by 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 4 students. Other forms of drug use (e.g., alcohol or injection drug use) are increasingly approached within a public health policy framework that focuses on reducing harms rather than use per se. Cannabis, by contrast, remains formally controlled by a criminal justice approach that focuses on enforcing abstinence. Its use is associated with a variety of possible acute or chronic health problems that include cognitive and respiratory impairment, psychotic episodes, dependence and injury risk.

     

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    Israel’s war crimes

    Richard Falk
    01 March 2009
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    Regional Integration: An Opportunity to Overcome the Crisis

    Hemispheric Social Alliance
    01 March 2009
    Article
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    World Water Forum in Istanbul

    01 March 2009
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    The corporate-controlled World Water Forum in Istanbul has been marked by repression of protestors, but also strong resistance to pro-privatisation policies from both civil society and some Southern governments.
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    Et Tu, Daniel? The Sandinista Revolution Betrayed

    Roger Burbach
    01 March 2009
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    Drugs programme activities 1997-2009

    Drugs and Democracy
    01 March 2009
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    Summary of TNI's involvement on the Drugs issue since 1998 and until March 2009.

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    Jesus Loves Global Taxation?

    Mark D. Tooley
    03 March 2009
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    Pakistan's drift into the hands of extremists

    Tariq Ali
    03 March 2009
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    Iran’s revolution in global history

    Fred Halliday
    04 March 2009
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    Düstere Rauschgift-Bilanz

    Daniel Deckers
    05 March 2009
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    No quick fix

    Tan Cheng Li
    05 March 2009
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    Protests are more than about sheep

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    05 March 2009
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