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    Report of Global Agrofuels workshop

    01 October 2009
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    TNI with the Uniao Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC) of Mozambique organised a workshop on agrofuels in Mozambique in August/September 2009.

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    G20 makes molehills out of mountains

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    01 October 2009
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    Not knowing how to deal with it, the G20 leaders avoided discussing the crisis, which will come back to haunt us when a new wave of the crisis inevitably hits.

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    The solution to the crisis: Tweaking bankers’ bonuses is not enough

    Pedro Paez Perez
    01 October 2009
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    The first anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ collapse and last week’s meeting of the G20 countries have provoked numerous reflections on the causes and possible solutions to the current financial and economic mess. The problem is that the majority of these deal with cosmetic rather than the profound changes needed to get the global economy back on track.

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    Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: Thoughts on the Current Constitutional Crisis

    Tom Reifer
    02 October 2009
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    This article analyses the intersection of torture, aggressive war and Presidential power in the 21st century, with particular attention to the current US Constitutional crisis and related international humanitarian/human rights law.

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    What's behind Obama's rhetoric of nuclear restraint?

    Achin Vanaik
    05 October 2009
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    The discourse of concern about nuclear non-proliferation by the biggest and most obscene of all nuclear culprits – the US – serves admirably as one line of attack on countries like Iran and as a disguise for the US’s deeper and wider motives in West and East Asia.
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    "Two boots are a pair"

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    06 October 2009
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    The corruption of the Russian state entirely corresponds to the choice of domestic bourgeoisie, as reflected in a TV debate.
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    From guerrilla warrior to statesman -- now comfortably retired

    Saul Landau
    07 October 2009
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    A late September morning with Fidel Castro (Part 1)

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    Happy life picture

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    08 October 2009
    Article
    The debate sparked by an article written by Dmitry Medvedev reflects the Russian authorities' lack of reliable ways of interaction with the society and even with their own subordinates.
  10. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 October 2009
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    35 years ago, workers at the Lucas Aerospace company formulated an ‘alternative corporate plan’ to convert military production to socially useful and environmentally desirable purposes. What are the lessons for greening the world economy today?

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    Potentially powerful: The European Defence Agency at five years

    Frank Slijper
    14 October 2009
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    While it is too early to effectively evaluate the EDA, its lack of accountability in an increasingly militarised European Union is deeply problematic.
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    A very retired Fidel has become reflective

    Saul Landau
    14 October 2009
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    A late September morning with Fidel Castro (Part 2)

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    Privileg der Ausbeutung

    Susan George
    15 October 2009

    Mit der Finanzkrise gelten viele unserer Ideen als vernünftig, etwa die Banken unter Kontrolle zu bringen oder Steueroasen zu schließen.

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    The AvtoVAZ fairy tale

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 October 2009
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    For those who believe that privatisation automatically increases efficiency, just take a look at today’s AvtoVAZ, once considered a flagship of Soviet industry.

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    What was communism?

    Fred Halliday
    19 October 2009
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    The twentieth anniversary of the fall of communism - as system, ideology and strategic challenger to capitalism - is an appropriate moment to assess its legacy. But this must discard triumphalism, and be rooted in an awareness of communism's history, its myths, and its relation to capitalist modernity.

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    Barack Obama, Iran, and the nuclear danger

    Mariano Aguirre
    20 October 2009
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    The tensions over Iran's nuclear programme resemble the prelude to the Iraq war of 2003. But the new conditions of international politics could yet be turned to advantage in finding a solution.
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    Needed: Economists, not accountants, to manage the Philippine economy

    Walden Bello
    21 October 2009
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    Instead of budget cuts the Philippine government has to increase expenditures to counteract the contraction of the private sector.

     
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    Glaciers are still melting…

    Praful Bidwai
    25 October 2009
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    Although an estimate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Ch­ange on rapid recession of  Himalayan glaciers has become a political issue in India,  its scientific foundations are quite solid.

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    Opening the door to GM eggplant, a step towards disaster

    Praful Bidwai
    26 October 2009
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    If we want sustainable agriculture that's appropriate to our climate, resources and food security, India must not open the door to genetically modified brinjal.

  20. Neoliberalism as hegemonic ideology in the Philippines

    Walden Bello
    27 October 2009
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    Why does the ideology of neoliberalism still exercise such influence in the Philippines despite the challenges it has faced from both the Asian and now global financial crisis?

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