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  1. Drug Decriminalization in Portugal

    • Glenn Greenwald
    01 April 2009

    On July 1, 2001, a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. Under the new legal framework, all drugs were “decriminalized,” not “legalized.” Drug possession for personal use and drug usage itself are still legally prohibited, but violations of those prohibitions are deemed to be exclusively administrative violations and are removed completely from the criminal realm.

     

  2. Drug Decriminalization in Portugal

    • Glenn Greenwald
    01 April 2009

    On July 1, 2001, a nationwide law in Portugal took effect that decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine and heroin. Under the new legal framework, all drugs were “decriminalized,” not “legalized.” Drug possession for personal use and drug usage itself are still legally prohibited, but violations of those prohibitions are deemed to be exclusively administrative violations and are removed completely from the criminal realm.

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    Asie: une explosion de colère sociale se prépare

    Walden Bello
    01 April 2009
    Article
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    The Global Financial Crisis - A Primer

    Barry K Gills
    01 April 2009
    Article
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    The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    01 April 2009
    Article
  6. Transnational agrarian movements: struggling for land and citizenship rights

    Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    01 April 2009
    Article
    La Vía Campesina’s transnational campaign in protest against neoliberal land policies has helped to generate new meanings of global citizenship.
     
  7. About TNI

    01 April 2009

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) carries out cutting-edge analysis on critical global issues, builds alliances with grassroots social movements, develops proposals for a more sustainable and just world.

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    The Unknown War

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    02 April 2009
    Article
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    A partnership among equals?

    EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign
    02 April 2009
    Article
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    There is an alternative

    Hilary Wainwright
    02 April 2009
    Article
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    A partnership among equals?

    02 April 2009
    Report

    The proposed EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement aims for reciprocal and progressive liberalization of substantially all goods and services. The EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign initiated in 2007 a research project that would examine the nature and scope of EU-ASEAN Relations. This report consists of studies of Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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    Iraq in the balance

    Fred Halliday
    03 April 2009
    Article
    The contribution of Iraq's neighbours could be vital in turning uncertain progress into a definitive settlement of the country's conflicts.
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    Economic crisis whacks carbon output

    Leigh Phillips
    03 April 2009
    In the media
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    Next year’s news

    Saul Landau
    03 April 2009
    Article
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    London Econ Summit: Born of Good Intentions, But Ends in Disastrous Results

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 April 2009
    Article
    The governments of the largest economies in the world walked out of the summit with a plan that takes the global economy three big steps backwards.
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    Empire and Latin America in the Obama era

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    03 April 2009
    Article
  17. 5 Years After: Portugal's Drug Decriminalization Policy Shows Positive Results

    Brian Vastag
    07 April 2009
    Other news

    In the face of a growing number of deaths and cases of HIV linked to drug abuse, the Portuguese government in 2001 tried a new tack to get a handle on the problem—it decriminalized the use and possession of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, LSD and other illicit street drugs. The theory: focusing on treatment and prevention instead of jailing users would decrease the number of deaths and infections.

  18. Vienna Consensus on Drug Policy Cracks

    Tom Blickman
    07 April 2009
    Article

    A clear divide in drug control approaches became apparent at the end of the High Level Segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on March 11-12 in Vienna, where countries gathered to review to progress since the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) and set a framework for the next 10 years through a Political Declaration and Plan of Action.

    At one side of the divide a growing number of countries opt for pragmatic evidence-based harm reduction policies, while at the other side countries desperately cling to a zero tolerance approach that has failed to produce any significant result the past decade. Despite the diplomatic façade, the conclusion cannot be otherwise that the Vienna consensus on drug control that has paralysed progress in international drug control for decades, has fallen apart. 

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    Stop EU corporate agenda

    08 April 2009
    Article

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