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    Dissidents make noise -- oops, news

    Saul Landau
    19 November 2009
    Article

    Duplicity in language of the US administration coincides with stupidity of its policy.

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    Corruption in Afghanistan - Blame and shame

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    19 November 2009
    Article

    If the international community is serious about dealing with corruption in Afghanistan, they need to revise their own dubious practices.

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    Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge launched

    Hilary Wainwright
    19 November 2009
    Article

    An international coalition has launched Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge as a response to the recent agreement of the European Commission on the “protection” of Internet access, brought under the pressure of the lobbies of the culture industry.

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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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    The Mexican connection

    19 November 2009 - Event
  6. Security in Afghanistan - Business as usual?

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    18 November 2009
    Article

    The security threat has made the operations of international agencies in Afghanistan more costly, but it is also one of the few booming sectors providing much needed jobs to some and lucrative profits to others. TNI staff report from Afghanistan.

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    Capital's cartographer

    Tom Reifer
    18 November 2009
    Article

    Among the most significant losses in the maelstrom of 21st-century life has been the virtual disappearance of attempts to analyse the present in the longue durée. Giovanni Arrighi’s work—and that of his collaborators—represents a pioneering effort to do exactly this. We can only hope that future generations will have the wisdom to build on his thinking, most especially the spirit of solidarity and scholarly acuity which informed all his work.

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    A flu for all seasons

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    17 November 2009
    Article

    Swine flu is quite handy to politicians, who can use it to postpone elections, or justify a state of emergency, if needed.

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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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    Media veterans concerned with media “packages” to cover elections

    Mumtaz Alam Falahi
    17 November 2009
    In the media

    The role of the media: where do we go from here?

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    Closing bases

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    17 November 2009
    Article

    The closure of the US military base in Manta is a huge victory for both the Ecuadorian activists who have been campaigning for a decade against the US military presence in their country, and for the international No-Bases campaign.

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    Uprooted: Foreign military bases and forced displacement

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    17 November 2009
    Article

    Expulsion, or displacement, directly caused by the decision of a government to make way for a military base, is but one of the many problems local communities face when they are confronted with a foreign military presence.

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    Will the EU’s “civilian” satellites also be used to guide bombs?

    Jon Cartwright
    17 November 2009
    In the media

    Could Galileo also be pressed into service for a more explicitly offensive EU “superpower” strategy?

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    European Union and Transnational Corporations

    • Brid Brennan, Jesús Carrión, Erika Gonzalez, Pedro Ramiro, Juan Hernández Zubizarreta, Tom Kucharz, Francesco Martone
    16 November 2009
    Report

    Extensive documentation of the operations of the European transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean and their systematic abuses of human rights is brought to the attention of European policy makers in the European Parliament Hearing held in Brussels on November 18, 2009.

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    Challenging 500 Years of Globalisation

    Lucy Komisar
    14 November 2009
    In the media

    European industrial development was not, as widely asserted, based on the Protestant ethic but on riches accumulated via colonialism.

  16. Legislative Innovation in Drug Policy

    • Martin Jelsma
    12 November 2009
    Policy briefing

    This briefing summarizes good practices in legislative reforms around the world, representing steps away from a repressive zero-tolerance model towards a more evidence-based and humane drug policy.

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    The End Of Poverty?, Asking The Question in Its Title, Opens Theatrically November 13

    Jennifer Merin
    12 November 2009
    In the media

    The End of Poverty? is a new documentary that will help us to reflect on those who have been denied access to the natural riches that surround them.

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    Rethinking the US stimulus package

    Barry K Gills
    11 November 2009
    Opinion

    The failure of the US administration to adopt a truly Keynesian package for stimulating the US economy is likely to lead to further crisis and misses the opportunity to transition to a green economy.

  19. Flower seed

    Barry K Gills

    Profile

    Barry K Gills is Professor of Development Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland and editor of Globalizations journal, and 'Rethinking Globalizations' book series.

  20. Australian Overseas Development Assistance and the Rural Poor

    • Dianto Bachriadi
    11 November 2009

    Australian overseas development assistance is not simply driven by a desire to assist poorer countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The fundamental premise of Australian aid is, first and foremost, its own national interest.

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