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    Searching for enemies

    Gabriel Kolko
    24 August 2009
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    Profiting without producing: the financial crisis as an opportunity to create a world solidarity economy

    • Marcos Arruda
    24 March 2009
    Paper

    Increasingly centered on and subordinated to the financial sector, the global economy, based on the myth of "infinite" growth and resource exploitation, has come up against serious limits. New forms of development which put people at the center, rather than profit, urgently need addressing.

    Underneath a veneer of "prosperity" the majority of the world's population lives in conditions of permanent insecurity or crisis. This paper focuses on the key manifestations of the global financial crisis, briefly examines its immediate causes as well as its deeper systemic factors, then advances a key proposal: things can be done differently if we choose to see the crisis as an opportunity for profound socio-economic, political and cultural change, and decide to act accordingly.

  3. Political Declaration already ridiculed

    Transnational Institute
    08 March 2009
    Article

    News about the disappointing content of the Political Declaration to be adopted at the High Level Segment of the 52nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) next week in Vienna is filtering to the outside media. Meanwhile, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is gearing up to claim success for the failing international drug control system.

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    Porto Declaration

    03 July 2009 - Event

    A group of judges from different countries gathered in Porto, Portugal, and drafted the Declaration of Porto in which they state that "public drug policies have proved an outright failure, as they have neither achieved their desired goals of reducing drug consumption, nor been able to effectively persecute large criminal organisations."

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    The Global Financial Crisis - A Primer

    Barry K Gills
    01 April 2009
    Article
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    Water Justice Turkey Declaration

    20 March 2009
    Article
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    Peoples Water Forum Declaration

    19 March 2009
    Article
  8. 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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    FMPCDI Declaration at side event of UN meeting

    15 May 2009
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    The 2009 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), and its High Level (political) Segment (HLS), was a key moment where the conclusions and recommendations resulting from the January Barcelona Forum could be transmitted and distributed. This was done to make more policy officials aware of the difficult situation faced by farmers cultivating the plants that have been declared illicit.

    Dionisio Nuñez and Adbibe Abdelatif, representing respectively the Latin American and African continent, were delegated to go to Vienna and present the final declaration of the Barcelona Forum and to interact with policymakers present at this meeting. Read the report Two Barcelona Forum representatives read final Declaration at side event of UN meeting.

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    La política israelí da mala fama a los judíos

    Saul Landau
    05 March 2009
    Article
  12. 2009 Global Forum of Producers of Crops Declared to be Illicit

    30 January 2009

    Why peasants from certain regions of the world cultivate the three plants – coca leaves, cannabis and opium poppy – that the international conventions have declared to be illicit? That was the essential question that was discussed at the First Global Forum of Producers of Crops Declared to be Illicit (FMPCDI), that took place in El Prat de Llobregat near Barcelona on January 29-31, 2009.

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    Declaration of the Assembly of Social Movements at the World Social Forum 2009

    Assembly of the Social Movements
    05 February 2009
    Article
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    Duurzame en solidaire economie.

    16 January 2009 - Event
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    Links en 'de crisis' deel 2

    22 March 2009 - Event
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    Rozengeur en opium in Afghanistan

    Bette Dam
    26 November 2009
    In the media

    Ooit stonden de velden rondom het Afghaanse dorpje Vijfhuizen vol met opiumplanten. Tot zo ver het oog reikte, zag je het gewas staan. Maar die tijden zijn voorbij in Vijfhuizen, oftewel Pucha Kala. De gouverneur van de provincie Nangahar waar dit dorpje ligt, heeft korte metten gemaakt met de productie van de drugs.

  18. Susan George

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    President

    To contact Susan George : susangeorge(at)free.fr    ...

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    Bolivia’s New Constitution

    05 February 2009
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    Against a barrage of opposition media propaganda funded by Bolivia’s elites, the new constitution was approved with 61% of the popular vote. Bolivia was once the prized pupil for its wholesale application of policies encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank. Now it is one of the countries articulating an alternative.

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