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    Next year’s news

    Saul Landau
    03 April 2009
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    UN Climate Negotiations: analysis of latest positions

    Oscar Reyes
    14 May 2009
    Article
    A new global climate treaty is shaping up to have carbon trading at its centre, creating new loopholes to avoid cleaning up the climate
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    CARPER: latest chapter in agri reform battle

    Walden Bello
    23 June 2009
    Article
    whether Philippines' Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law becomes truly a vehicle for advancing reform will depend on whether pro-reform forces can create, at the local level, the critical political mass involving farmers, progressive elements at the Department of Agrarian Reform, the Church, and other groups that would overcome the rearguard actions of the landed class to delay the inevitable.
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    New Politics News

    05 February 2009
    Article

    News from the New Politics programme (last updated in February 2009).

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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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    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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    This crisis will never end

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    10 December 2009
    Article

    Even if Russia manages to extricate itself from the economic crisis, the social disruptions that it has caused are here to stay.

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    U-20: Will the Global Economy Resurface?

    Walden Bello
    31 March 2009
    Article
    The G20 summit is trying to resolve the crisis by recycling failed institutions that are part of the problem.
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    Will China save the world from depression?

    Walden Bello
    19 May 2009
    Article

    The world is looking at China to save it from depression, but China has built its export based economy on the backs of its rural population, which is too poor to absorb the industry's output now that global demand has slumped.

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    Crisis will give rise to political changes in Russia

    Andrew Fedorov
    28 March 2009
    In the media
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    Why Obama will read the riot act to Arroyo

    06 August 2009
    Article

    Reading Arroyo the riot act would not be a gesture of benevolence on the part of Washington. It is one that would serve the US’s current interests as Obama discerns them.

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    Hypocrisy and internal contradictions that will tear Kenya apart

    Antony Otieno Ong’ayo
    09 July 2009
    Article
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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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    Global alliances announce they will protest 15 years of failed climate negotiations with mass non-violent civil disobedience

    15 December 2009
    Press release

    Civil society groups inside and outside the COP process issue call to unite in “Peoples’ Assembly” to demand real solutions to the climate crisis

  20. Coffee shop trial is test for Dutch drugs policy

    16 March 2009
    Other news

    The owner and several employees of the biggest coffee shop in the Netherlands are being prosecuted for membership of a criminal organisation. The outcome of the trial can have a huge impact on soft drugs policy in the Netherlands. If Meddy Willemsen, the owner of the mega coffee shop Checkpoint in Terneuzen, is convicted of encouraging illegal cannabis cultivation and running an organised supply chain, more proprietors of coffee shops could face prosecution as gang leaders. (See also: Owner of massive cannabis café cleared of most charges on appeal)

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