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  1. In drug war, failed old ideas never die

    Bernd Debusmann
    26 February 2010
    Article

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Here's a stern warning to the U.S. states of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. A United Nations body is displeased with your liberal medical marijuana laws. Very displeased.

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    Don't blame voters for the low turnout

    Hilary Wainwright
    25 February 2010

    Fewer than half of Dutch voters are expected to head for the polls in Wednesday's local elections. Turnout could be better if politicians weren’t afraid to share power with citizens.

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    The Pentagon: Gargantua’s mouth

    Saul Landau, Nelson P. Valdes
    25 February 2010
    Article

    With no real military dangers threathening the US, the Pentagon has to invent them to justify its multi-billion dollar budget. And the bill is presented to the taxpayers.

  4. Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 February 2010

    The recent civilian casualties demonstrate, for any who doubted it,  that this is a war against a vast population of Afghanistan, and the only way to stop killing civilians is to stop the killing. That means to stop all offensive actions and withdraw the troops.

  5. INCB Interferes with Countries' Sovereignty

    TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform Project
    24 February 2010
    Article

    The UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) 2009 annual report criticizes Argentina, Brazil and Mexico for moving to decriminalize the possession of drugs for personal consumption, cautioning that such moves may "send the wrong message." According to the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the criticisms overstep the INCB's mandate and constitute unwarranted intrusions into these countries' sovereign decision-making. 

    Download the press release (PDF)

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    Engaging Pakistan

    23 February 2010
    Article

    India must open a broad-horizon dialogue with Pakistan on all issues including Afghanistan to achieve real progress in bilateral relations.

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    The new opiate of the masses

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    23 February 2010
    Article

    If the new law recently passed by the State Duma goes into force, it will deliver a big blow to the Russian culture, education and public health.

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    Need-based development in a free, just society: the lasting legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

    Praful Bidwai
    17 February 2010
    Article

    An emphasis on popular mobilisation,  essential to enfranchising the millions who were excluded from public life and political processes for centuries, remains one of Gandhi’s epochal successes.

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    Latin America: C-

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    17 February 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration has made a few steps in the right direction. But U.S.-Latin American relations are far from mended, and skepticism is growing.

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    Osborne's airbrushed co-op policy

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 February 2010
    Article

    For all the Tories' fine talk of empowered workers, their plans would only undermine the public sector's democratic rebirth.

  11. Drug Law Reform: Publications

    16 February 2010
    Article

    Publications produced by the project Drug Law Reform in Latin America.

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    Decline of decency

    Saul Landau
    15 February 2010
    Article

    Instead of discussing the ethical dimension of the US foreign policy, the national debate in the US still rages around how many more crimes the government should commit to ensure “security.”

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    Himalayan blunder

    Praful Bidwai
    15 February 2010
    Article

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should create a special commission to cross-check all references in its report if errors such as the one on Himalayan glaciers are not to recur.

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    Debating Europe Series

    10 February 2010
    Article

    Debating Europe', is a debate series organised in Brussels by the Transnational Institute with policy makers, MEPs and representatives of civil society.

  15. Latin America distances itself from U.S. on drug war

    Jose Luis Varela
    09 February 2010
    Article

    Latin America is shifting focus in counter-drug strategies, moving away from a U.S. strategy of a "war on drugs" that is widely seen as having failed, experts here said.

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    Imperative to resume India-Pakistan dialogue

    Praful Bidwai
    08 February 2010
    Article

    Due to its lack of a coherent policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan, India is repeatedly losing opportunities to help stabilise this critical part of its neighbourhood.

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    Call to the Peoples' Alternative Summit, Enlazando Alternativas 4

    05 February 2010
    Declaration

    Call to all the social networks and organisations, trades unions, political forces and civil society movements to join the Peoples' Alternative Summit in defense of peoples' sovereignty, human rights, participatory democracy, labour rights, the rights of women and indigenous peoples, social justice, the defense of the environment in the face of climate change, and the establishment of peace.

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    What are the promising new models of democratic participation?

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 February 2010

    The institutions that are supposed to reproduce daily life are incapable of acting on behalf of the people any more, so we need to produce our own institutional alternatives based on micro-experiments and universal values.

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    Perspectives on regional integration

    Brid Brennan
    05 February 2010
    Article

    The current paradigmatic crisis needs to be dealt with at the regional level. In this respect, Latin American movements have already mobilised and placed different models of development and integration at the centre of their struggle. However, the European Union model, whereby integration is geared towards the interests of transnational corporations, should be avoided.

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    Rocking the system

    Hilary Wainwright
    04 February 2010
    Article

    A campaign is mounting for the remutualisation of Northern Rock, the bank whose collapse heralded the financial crisis. A community-owned bank would serve wider social needs, rather than private profits.

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