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    What was communism?

    Fred Halliday
    19 October 2009
    Article

    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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    U.N. Body Backs War Crimes Charges on Israel, Hamas

    Thalif Deen
    19 October 2009
    In the media
    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.
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    Barack Obama, Iran, and the nuclear danger

    Mariano Aguirre
    20 October 2009
    Article

    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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    EU to monitor deviant behaviour in fight against terrorism

    Wilmer Heck
    20 October 2009
    In the media

    The EU is funding ambitious programmes to monitor human behaviour in the fight against crime and terrorism. Some people are afraid this will turn us all into suspects.

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    The deficits of the EU financial reforms

    • Myriam vander Stichele, T. Kerckhoffs
    20 October 2009
    Report
    Will the financial sector reforms currently proposed at the EU level guarantee financial stability and protect the real economy from financial speculators?
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    Profit Before People and Human Rights

    • Brid Brennan, Jesús Carrión, Erika Gonzalez, Tom Kucharz, Karen Lang, Francesco Martone
    21 October 2009
    Report

    The report exposes the role of EU institutions in constructing a complex political and legal architecture which allows European transnational companies to operate with impunity in the region.

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    Needed: Economists, not accountants, to manage the Philippine economy

    Walden Bello
    21 October 2009
    Article

    Instead of budget cuts the Philippine government has to increase expenditures to counteract the contraction of the private sector.

     
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    Tariq Ali

    Profile

    Tariq Ali is a novelist, historian, political campaigner and one of New Left Review’s editors.

  10. Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Buenos Aires

    22 October 2009 - Event

    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.

     

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    Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2009 Buenos Aires

    24 October 2009
    Report

    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. 

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    Glaciers are still melting…

    Praful Bidwai
    25 October 2009
    Article

    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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    Militaire industrie profiteert van Europees onderzoeksgeld

    26 October 2009
    In the media

    “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.”

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    Opening the door to GM eggplant, a step towards disaster

    Praful Bidwai
    26 October 2009
    Article

    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.

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    EU zkoumá, jak monitorovat abnormální chování

    26 October 2009
    In the media

    Evropská unie financuje ambiciózní programy, které mají v rámci boje proti terorismu monitorovat lidské chování. Mnozí pozorovatelé se obávají, že všichni Evropané budou brzy mezi podezřelými.

  16. Smoking of crack cocaine as a risk factor for HIV infection among people who use injection drugs

    • Kora DeBeck et. al.
    27 October 2009

    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.

     

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    "Militaire industrie profiteert van Europees onderzoeksgeld", zegt TNI-rapport

    27 October 2009
    In the media

    De Europese programma's rond interne veiligheid, goed voor een totaalbudget van 1,4 miljard euro, zijn gericht op onderzoek dat steun biedt aan de Europese militaire en veiligheidsindustrie.

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    José Henrique Rodrigues Torres

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    Judge of the Sixth Appellate Court of the High Court of Justice in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    Where has all the money gone?

    27 October 2009 - Event

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