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  1. Dissidents or traitors?

    Atilio Boron
    31 March 2010
    Article

    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.

  2. The land of national health care

    aleksej
    31 March 2010
    Article

    Britain’s National Health Service is much more effective than the US’ privately-run system. But Britons may not be spared the US’ healthcare nightmare for much longer.

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    The Class War on Leninsky Prospekt

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    31 March 2010
    Article

    Protests sparked by last month’s fatal car accident in Moscow reveal the depth and scale of the anti-corporate mood in today’s Russia.

  4. Have Taliban arrests undermined peace talks?

    Jochen Hippler
    31 March 2010

    The recent arrests of senior Taliban figures in Pakistan, which UN officials have said undermine Afghanistan peace talks, reveal a confused US strategy in Afghanistan.

  5. Argentina and Mexico clash with the INCB

    Tom Blickman
    31 March 2010
    Article

    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.

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    China’s Neo-colonialism

    Walden Bello
    28 March 2010
    Article

    The new trade pact between China and ASEAN is touted as bringing benefits to both sides, but it is China that stands to gain most from the deal.

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    Beyond the casino state

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 March 2010
    Article

    Still in thrall to neoliberal nostrums, British politicians compete to dismantle the state as a provider of services, leaving its function as primarily a prop to private capital.

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    BJP: new composition, same stand by

    Praful Bidwai
    27 March 2010
    Article

    Is India’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party obsessed with proving itself the sectarian, confrontationist oddball of Indian politics?

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    Hulp VS in Mexicaanse strijd tegen drugs

    24 March 2010

    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.

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    Why fighting corruption is not enough

    Walden Bello
    23 March 2010
    Article

    Corruption is blamed by most Filipinos for its economic quagmire, but it has been neoliberal policies and clean-cut technocrats who have been most responsible for causing poverty.

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    The great nuclear folly

    Praful Bidwai
    22 March 2010
    Article

    India's Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill represents capitulation to US and Indian corporate pressure, and a retreat from the state's responsibility to protect citizens against hazards.

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    Open letter to the EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

    22 March 2010
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    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.

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    Water justice, like water, travels in networks: notes on reclaiming public water

    Jeff Conant
    22 March 2010
    Article

    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.

  14. Should the EU subsidise Israeli security?

    Ben Hayes
    18 March 2010
    Article

    The inclusion of Israel in the European Security Research Programme undermines the EU's commitment to even-handedness in the Middle East.

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    Reflections of routine air travel

    Saul Landau
    18 March 2010
    Article

    Few commentators dare link poverty and corruption to extremism in Muslim countries.

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    Ten key questions on climate change

    David Fig
    18 March 2010
    Article

    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.

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    Russia's failure in the Olympic games

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    17 March 2010
    Article

    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.

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    Why I'm breaking the law for health care

    John Cavanagh
    17 March 2010
    Article

    We're standing up to insurance companies and demanding the reform our country so desperately needs.

  19. Reclaiming public water seminar report

    15 March 2010
    Article

    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.

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    Reciprocity!

    Saul Landau
    11 March 2010
    Article

    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!

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