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  1. Withdrawal Symptoms in the Golden Triangle

    09 January 2009
    Report

    Drug control agencies have called the significant decline in opium production in Southeast Asia over the past decade a 'success story'. This report casts serious doubts on the claim noting that Southeast Asia suffers from a variety of 'withdrawal symptoms' that leave little reason for optimism.

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    Lowering temperatures

    Praful Bidwai
    10 January 2009
    Article
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    Developed world must stop diverting foodgrains for bio-fuel

    Sarabjit Pandher
    10 January 2009
    Article
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    “Existential” threat

    aleksej
    11 January 2009
    Article
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    Clean start

    Susan George
    12 January 2009
    Article
    There has been a long, silent monetary coup d’état that has transferred value away from labour into the hands of capital, but the current crisis offers a window of opportunity for transforming the economy.
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    Hearing holds clues to Clinton's foreign policy approach

    Phyllis Bennis, Joseph Nye interviewed by Gwen Ifill
    13 January 2009
    Article
  7. Smoking without Borders

    Tom Blickman
    13 January 2009
    Article
    Cannabis license
     

    The Hungarian Civil Liberty Union (HCLU) produced a video on the debate on cannabis policy and the tolerated sale of small quantities of cannabis by coffee shops in the Netherlands. The debate fired up when the mayors of Bergen op Zoom and Roosendaal, two towns near the Belgian border, decided to close their coffee shops.  

    Smoking without Borders
    An HCLU film about drug tourism in the Netherlands: is it really only the problem of the Dutch?

  8. Police crackdown on Christiania in Copenhagen

    • Kim Kristian Moeller
    14 January 2009

    A recent change in Danish cannabis control policy has had significant implications for the structure of the retail-level cannabis market in Copenhagen. A process of restructuring following an crackdown on ‘Pusher Street’ has involved at least four people getting shot and killed in what police describe as struggles for market shares. Combating the retail cannabis market was a top three priority for the Copenhagen police.

     

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    Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

    • Manfred Nowak
    14 January 2009

    The Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment submits his third report to the Human Rights Council. The Special Rapporteur focuses on the compatibility of the death penalty with the prohibition of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment discusses a human rights-based approach to drug policies.

     

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    Economic Crisis?

    Sach Kanwal Singh
    14 January 2009
    Article
  11. The ATS Boom in Southeast Asia

    • Tom Blickman
    15 January 2009

    In the 1990s, Southeast Asia experienced a boom in the production and consumption of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), in particular methamphetamines (meth). At the same time, the region has seen a declining opium market, although the downward trend may well be versing now. How exactly these two phenomena interrelate is still an unresolved question. The ATS market seems to have its own distinct dynamics; for users, the availability and accessibility of opium and heroin have an impact on ATS use and vice versa, and some former heroin producers have moved to producing ATS.

     

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    An Obama nightmare

    Saul Landau
    15 January 2009
    Article
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    It is time to aim beyond capitalism

    Walden Bello
    15 January 2009
    Article
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    Duurzame en solidaire economie.

    16 January 2009 - Event
  15. Drug report in Southeast Asia

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    16 January 2009
    Article

    The assumption that reducing opium production would lead to less drug use has been proven wrong. It has instead contributed to a pattern of an increased use of stronger drugs and more harmful patterns of use.

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    Competing Views and Strategies on Agrarian Reform

    • Jun Borras
    18 January 2009
    Book

    This book aims to deepen the discussion by focusing on the Philippine agrarian reform experience, but drawing lessons that are relevant to theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in situations elsewhere.

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    Global crisis: food, fuel and finance

    18 February 2009 - Event
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    Israeli crimes against humanity in Gaza

    Michael Slate
    20 January 2009
    Article

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