When the “free press” condemns the imprisonment of dissidents in Cuba, they fail to mention that similar attempts to overthrow countries with foreign help would also face imprisonment in most countries worldwide.
The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna in March 2010 was a rather uneventful event. One of the most controversial issues were the comments of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in its 2009 Annual Report on the trend to decriminalize possession for personal use in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Both Argentina and Mexico voiced strong objections on the INCB remarks.
De Verenigde Staten gaan Mexico helpen in de strijd tegen drugs. Een delegatie onder leiding van de Amerikaanse ministers Clinton en Gates, belooft Mexico onder meer geld en extra manschappen. Tom Blickman van Transnational Institute doet onderzoek naar drugsbeleid over de hele wereld en schat de effectiviteit van de steun in.
An open letter by around 30 civil society organisations and trade unions calls on the European Commission to assess how public-public partnerships can become a cross-cutting priority in all EU development aid programs for the water sector.
An international seminar of the Reclaiming Public Water Network brought together participants from more than 30 countries, who shared knowledge and experiences about how to improve water provision through the democratization of water management.
Climate change is a political and scientific conundrum. From the denialism of the George Bush era to the neo-liberal imperatives of carbon trading, the subject is confusing, and an activist agenda is sometimes a navigational minefield.
The authorities are looking for scapegoats for failure of the Russian team at the Olympics, but what is going on in sports is only an example of what is going on in other spheres of life - neoliberalism yields the same results no matter where it is applied.
The Reclaiming Public Water (RPW) Network held its first global strategy seminar since the network was launched in autumn 2005. See the inspiring and informative video debate amongst global social movement leaders as they assess progress and challenges in the dynamic international movement to reclaim Public Water.
The CIA has backed some 600 documented attempts against Castro, while there have been no Havana-backed plots against U.S. Presidents. Should Cuba put Washington on its terrorist list? Long Live Reciprocity!