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    Left Call for Public Wealth, World Peace and Climate Justice

    08 October 2009
    Declaration

    Declaration timed with conference on Crisis Capitalism in Brussels in October 2009.

  2. Declaration first global forum of producers of crops declared to be illicit

    09 October 2009
    Declaration

    Producers of coca leaves, cannabis and opium poppy from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia and experts and NGO representatives gathered at the first world forum in Barcelona, Spain from January 29 to 31, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. The forum provided a space for sharing experiences and reflecting on ways to protect the human rights of affected communities and promote alternative models of sustainable development. 

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    Writing on Water

    09 October 2009
    Multi-media

    Inspiring video on the experience of the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board which has broken down barriers between communities and engineers, and is pioneering a model of effective, democratic, accountable public water services.

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    Water: a common good, public management, and alternatives

    09 October 2009
    Multi-media

    Water justice activists gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia in August 2008 to envision just and sustainable models of water stewardship and to build alliances that will bring these visions to fruition. A compelling visual insight into a dynamic international movement building practical alternatives to privatization.

  5. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 October 2009
    Article

    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?

  6. Media

    10 October 2009

    Media summary page

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    10 October 2009

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  8. Copyright: Creative Commons Licence

    10 October 2009

    Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 licence.

  9. Mexico: The Law Against Small-Scale Drug Dealing

    • Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Carlos Zamudio Angles
    12 October 2009
    Policy briefing

    In August 2009, Mexico adopted a new law against small-scale drug dealing, which introduces some significant advances in key subjects, such as the recognising of and distinguishing between user, drug addict and dealer. However it still has significant flaws in continuing to treat demand and supply of drugs as a criminal and market phenomenon that are likely to undermine its successful application.

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    Potentially powerful: The European Defence Agency at five years

    Frank Slijper
    14 October 2009
    Article
    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
    Article

    A late September morning with Fidel Castro (Part 2)

  12. Assessing US Drug Policy in the Americas

    • John Walsh
    15 October 2009

    The growing realization that we and our neighbors in the Americas are not well-served by the status quo U.S. policies presents the opportunity to re-examine old premises and modernize our goals and strategies. Better to make real progress in reducing drug-related harms than to persist with policies that have failed to meet their own basic goals even as they have generated immense collateral damage.

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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
    Article

    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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    In de EU is snel lopen verdacht, een koude neus ook

    Wilmer Heck
    15 October 2009
    In the media
  16. Adverse health effects of non-medical cannabis use

    • Wayne Hall, Louisa Degenhardt
    17 October 2009

    For over two decades, cannabis, commonly known as marijuana, has been the most widely used illicit drug by young people in high-income countries, and has recently become popular on a global scale. Epidemiological research during the past 10 years suggests that regular use of cannabis during adolescence and into adulthood can have adverse effects. Epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory studies have established an association between cannabis use and adverse outcomes.

     

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    Feed the world

    Tristram Stuart
    17 October 2009
    In the media

    The recent food crisis in many poor countries is due to the dismantlement of the developing nations’ state support for local agriculture, and opening up to liberalised international food trade, as promoted by the international financial institutions.

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    The deadly triad: Climate change, free trade and capitalism

    • Walden Bello
    19 October 2009
    Paper

    A derailment of Doha Round of trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO) will not be a sufficient condition to formulate a strategy to contain climate change, but given the likely negative ecological consequences of a successful deal, it is a necessary condition.

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