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.
If Washington remains unwilling to hold Israel accountable for its violations in Gaza war, as seen in its voting against the UN Human Rights Council resolution, the potential for a new U.S. position in the world will be impossible.
The sixth meeting was held near Buenos Aires and was organized by WOLA and TNI, and sponsored by the Argentine Government through the Chief of Cabinet and its Scientific Advisory Committee with the support of Intercambios. Participants included people involved in the reform processes of national and international legal instruments related to drug issues. Debates centered on three key areas: (1) Reforms in policies regarding the prevention and treatment of problematic use of substances; the future of Harm Reduction programs in Latin America; (2) Decriminalization of possession; limits to and extent of current penal reforms; and (3) Legal reforms in the international arena: the case of the coca leaf.
The sixth meeting was held near Buenos Aires. Debates centered on three key areas: Reforms in policies regarding the prevention and treatment of problematic use of substances; Decriminalization of possession; and Legal reforms in the international arena: the case of the coca leaf.
“Het hele proces lijkt ontworpen te zijn door lobbyisten, voor lobbyisten”, zegt Ben Hayes, TNI onderzoeker en auteur van het rapport. “In haar streven naar een verhoogde 'industriële competitiviteit', heeft de EU het ontwerp van haar onderzoeksprogramma volledig uitbesteed aan de bedrijven die het meest te winnen hebben aan de uitvoering van dit programma.”
This paper examined whether use of crack cocaine has become a risk factor for HIV infection. Smoking of crack cocaine was found to be an independent risk factor for HIV seroconversion among injection drug users. This finding points to the urgent need for evidence-based public health initiatives targeted at people who smoke crack cocaine. Innovative interventions that have the potential to reduce HIV transmission in this population, including the distribution of safer crack kits and medically supervised inhalation rooms, need to be evaluated.