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    Voices from the World Social Forum

    04 February 2009
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    Trees for Ecstasy

    Tom Blickman
    04 February 2009
    Article

    Many people believe that ecstasy is merely a synthetic drug that is manufactured solely with chemicals, so-called precursors. However, the main raw material for ecstasy, safrole, is extracted from various plants and trees in the form of safrole-rich oils—also known as sassafras oil. Preventing ecological damage and unsustainable harvesting of safrole-rich oils is urgently needed to preserve fragile ecosystems.

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    It's not the economy, stupid!

    19 February 2009 - Event
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    World Social Forum 2009: a generation’s challenge

    Geoffrey Pleyers
    05 February 2009
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    Bolivia’s New Constitution

    05 February 2009
    Article
    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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    Declaration of the Assembly of Social Movements at the World Social Forum 2009

    Assembly of the Social Movements
    05 February 2009
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    Bailing out the planet

    Brendan Smith, Tim Costello, Jeremy Brecher
    05 February 2009
    Article
    'Green paper gold' could provide a much-needed fiscal stimulus while protecting the planet from climate change
    As the rag-tag army of social movement activists, NGO representatives and other advocates from global civil society wend their way home from the Amazonian city of Belem, Brazil, and the World Social Forum (WSF), they have reason to believe they have won the debate on globalisation.
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    New Politics News

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

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    Düstere Rauschgift-Bilanz

    Daniel Deckers
    06 February 2009
    In the media
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    Human Rights Council and drug policy

    Tom Blickman
    06 February 2009
    Article

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Professor Manfred Nowak, has called on UN member states to adopt a rights based approach to drug policies in his forthcoming report to the Human Rights Council, IHRA’s HR2 (harm reduction and human rights) team reported. The report submitted for the 10th session of the Council draws the attention of members states to the issues of 'drug users in the context of the criminal justice system and situations resulting from restricted access to drugs for palliative care.'

  12. Harm Reduction Policy and Practice Worldwide

    07 February 2009

    The overview lists the countries and territories around the world that support harm reduction in policy or practice.

     

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    Long arm of ICC may fail to reach Israeli army

    David Sapsted
    09 February 2009
    In the media
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    Alternative views of the economic crisis

    Marcos Arruda, Walden Bello, David Evan Harris, Myriam vander Stichele
    09 February 2009
    In the media
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    Voices from the World Social Forum

    09 February 2009
    Article
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    Asia: the coming fury

    Walden Bello
    09 February 2009
    Article
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    Global Fund supports Harm Reduction

    Tom Blickman
    09 February 2009
    Article

    The Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Michel Kazatchkine, urged the president of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to send a strong message to the world with clear and specific language that calls for comprehensive harm reduction services.

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