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  1. Focus on the Global South

    Profile

    Focus on the Global South combines policy research, advocacy, activism, and grassroots capacity-building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.

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    Responsibility to Protect

    • Denis Halliday, Fiona Dove, Phyllis Bennis, Henning Melber
    02 November 2009
    Book

    Reponsibility to Protect -  a responsibility of all States to protect their own populations, but ultimately a responsibility of the whole human race, to protect our fellow human beings from extreme abuse wherever and whenever it occurs, might provide a tool – if used carefully and responsibly – that could reduce (if not eliminate) more human disasters.

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    Burma's Cease-fires at Risk

    • Tom Kramer
    15 September 2009

    In August the Burma army occupied the Kokang region after several days of fighting, ending two decades of cease-fire with the ethnic minority group. The resumption of fighting in northern Burma raises speculation about the other cease-fires. Tensions are rising and the cease-fire groups have put their armed forces on high alert.

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    Burma: Neither War Nor Peace

    05 July 2009
    Report

    Whilst a twenty year ceasefire still holds, there is unlikely to be peace and democracy in Burma without a political settlement that addresses ethnic minority needs and goals.

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    Foreign Military Bases and the Global Campaign to close them

    • Wilbert van der Zeijden
    21 July 2009
    Primer
    There are more than a thousand foreign military bases worldwide which have become the infrastructure for imperial wars and have severe social and environmental impacts locally that have prompted growing resistance.
  6. About War and Pacification

    29 September 2009

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    US no business in the middle of Afghan civil war

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 December 2009
    Multi-media

    Obama said that there was no military solution, but that's all he's really offering.

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    EU will Internet und Mobiltelefone anzapfen

    27 October 2009
    In the media

    Ein Bericht, der unbeabsichtigt im Internet als PDF-Dokument mit Datum vom 30. Juni 2009 veröffentlicht wurde, liefert Einsichten in ein heimlichtuerisches Projekt der Europäischen Union, das darauf ausgerichtet ist, die Bürger zu überwachen, wie Wikileaks am 4. Oktober berichtete.

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    Ethnic groups likely to suffer

    29 October 2009
    In the media

    The ruling junta is trying to crack down on ethnically distinct territories to reconcile Burmese and Chinese relations.

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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.

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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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    "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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    Do we know what we're doing in Afghanistan?

    Olga Bonfiglio
    31 October 2009
    In the media

    The peace movement has a lot of work to do, it must demand de-escalation in Afghanistan.

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    Activist speaks against wars

    Alexis Scheel
    19 November 2009
    In the media

    The war on Aghanistan was unnecessary because the Afghan government had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks.

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    Inside Story - The UN mission in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis, Ahmad Fawsi, Jun Borras
    29 October 2009
    In the media

    The UN has huge role to play in Afghanistan, but when it is trying to do this under the conditions of occupation it is inevitable that it is going to be seen as part of that occupation, not as part of the solution.

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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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    How many bombs does India need?

    Praful Bidwai
    18 September 2009
    Article
    India already has more than 100 fission weapons, each enough to kill up to two million people. This is deterrence enough.
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    An insecure arsenal

    Praful Bidwai
    17 November 2009
    Article

    The task of securing Pakistan’s nuclear facilities against an extremist takeover cannot be left to the U.S. alone.

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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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    Why The Goldstone Report Matters

    Richard Falk
    23 September 2009
    Article

    Despite the impeccable credentials of the commission members, and the worldwide reputation of Richard Goldstone as a person of integrity and political balance, Israel refused cooperation from the outset.

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