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  1. From Golden Triangle to Rubber Belt?

    • Tom Kramer
    01 July 2009

    In the Kokang and Wa regions in northern Burma opium bans have ended over a century of poppy cultivation. The bans have had dramatic consequences for local communities. They depended on opium as a cash crop, to buy food, clothing, and medicines.

     

     

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    Food Wars

    • Walden Bello
    01 July 2009
    Book

    Crucial analysis of how the West created the global food crisis

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    From Golden Triangle to Rubber Belt?

    • Tom Kramer
    01 July 2009
    Policy briefing

    In the Kokang and Wa regions in northern Burma opium bans have ended poppy cultivation, but have caused chronic poverty and food insecurity as a result.

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    Committee wants coffee shops to cater to locals only

    01 July 2009
    Other news

    Limit the sale of cannabis to local users, reconsider the distinction between hard and soft drugs, raise the legal age for drinking alcohol from 16 to 18 and appoint a drug czar to overlook policies. These are the most striking recommendations published on Thursday by a committee chaired by Christian democrat Wim van de Donk. The Dutch government had asked the committee to lay the groundwork for a new memorandum on Dutch drug policies to be drafted this fall.

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    Honduras: The futility of the coup

    Atilio Boron
    02 July 2009
    Article
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    New car habit can cure hard times

    Saul Landau
    02 July 2009
    Article
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    1st Communique from the Popular Resistance Front

    Popular Resistance Front
    02 July 2009
    Article
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    U.N. General Assembly president urges rich countries to better address the economic crisis

    02 July 2009
    Article

    Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, the elected president of the United Nations General Assembly, d'Escoto has touched a raw nerve among the world's most powerful nations.

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    Hondurans Call Out for Help from the International Community

    Medea Benjamin
    02 July 2009
    Article

    Our emergency international delegation to Honduras, organized from the United States by CODEPINK, Global Exchange and Non-Violence International, began its fact-finding mission in the wake of the June 28 coup that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya.

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    For a Sovereign and democratic Honduras!

    02 July 2009
    Article
    A permanent International Mission of Solidarity, Observation and Accompaniment is currently in Honduras, in which networks, social movements, NGOs, human rights organizations, political authorities from Europe, US and Latin America are participating.
  11. Time to close the US bases in the Antilles

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    02 July 2009
    Article

    The ten-year lease of the two airfields at the Dutch Caribbean island - Aruba and Curaçao - to the US military is now up, which means that the Dutch government has to decide whether to continue with the arrangement.

  12. parlamento-portugal

    Porto Declaration

    03 July 2009 - Event

    A group of judges from different countries gathered in Porto, Portugal, and drafted the Declaration of Porto in which they state that "public drug policies have proved an outright failure, as they have neither achieved their desired goals of reducing drug consumption, nor been able to effectively persecute large criminal organisations."

  13. David Sogge

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    Based in Amsterdam, David works as an independent researcher and writer. As an associate of the Norwegian think-tank NOREF, he currently focuses on public control over transnational flows affecting societies on the global periphery. Professional activities since 1970 provided a basis for books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, and on Africa, particularly Angola and South Africa....

  14. Reclaiming Public Water Network

    Profile

    Since 2005, TNI has been instrumental in catalysing and supporting the Reclaiming Public Water network, which has grown to include more than 300 member organisations in 58 countries – 15 joined in 2013. This is an open, multi-sectoral network that enables activists, trade unionists and academics to work together with water utility managers and engineers to promote democratic, public models...

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    Adult fairytales

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    03 July 2009
    Article
    It’s hard to imagine that the political establishment in Russia believe themselves in magic and fairytale decisions made to meet the crisis, but they can’t abandon their ideology, without affecting their authority.
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    Statement of support with the social movements of Honduras in response to the Military Coup

    Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ)
    04 July 2009
    Article

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