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  1. Israel again gives Jews a bad name

    Saul Landau
    17 June 2010
    Article

    Israel's attack against a humanitarian flotilla to Gaza was intended to show the world who is the boss.

  2. Press contacts

    24 June 2010
    Article

    Our experts provide up-to-date information on drug policy developments in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

    The TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform Project can also put you in touch with in-country drug policy experts in Latin America.

    For press inquiries, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Kristel Mucino, Communications Coordinator for the TNI/WOLA Drug Law Reform Project:
    kmucino[at]wola.org
    +1-617-584-1713
    Skype: kristel.mucino

  3. Dual Crises of Globalization: Arizona and the Gulf of Mexico

    Jeb Sprague, César Rodríguez-Garavito (Editors)
    18 June 2010
    Article

    From the plumes of corporate crude in the Gulf of Mexico, to the assault on migrants in Arizona, the U.S. appears locked in a continual state of emergency

  4. Remember Vietistan?

    Saul Landau
    30 June 2010
    Article

    McChrystal's departure has highlighted not only how mired in conflict the US has become - but also the striking similarities between Vietnam - now the second longest War in US history - and Afghanistan.

  5. The new right history

    Saul Landau
    08 June 2010
    Article

    The US Texas State Board of Education approved a new social studies curriculum to reflect American History as it should have happened.

  6. India has learnt nothing from the Bhopal tragedy

    Praful Bidwai
    15 June 2010
    Article

    With the June 7 Bhopal judgment, India has been reduced to a Fourth World country. This story of shame can only end if the government appeals against the judgment, gets proper criminal liability restored and seriously pursues the case against all the accused.

  7. What South Africa Really Lost at the World Cup

    Patrick Bond
    30 June 2010
    Article

    Underneath the corporate marketing of the Fifa World Cup being hosted in South Africa is a worrying picture of poverty and exclusion, corporate domination and simmering xenophobic nationalism.

  8. Savagery at Sea: The Flotilla Massacre

    Phyllis Bennis
    02 June 2010
    Article

    The massacre of international human rights activists at sea by Israel is likely to have significant results at the level of international diplomacy and shifts in power.

  9. Responding to Land Grabbing and Promoting Responsible Investment in Agriculture

    Harold Liversage
    15 June 2010
    Article

    Harold Liversage, the Land Tenure Adviser for the International Fund for Agricultural Development argues that responsible investment in agriculture is possible if voluntary guidelines are backed up by an empowered civil society.

  10. Creating a Nation of Poor, Sick and Ignorant

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 June 2010
    Article

    A new bill has been passed in Russia that will extensively roll back Government funding of education, the arts and social services - by introducing per capita financing - that will punish smaller towns and downgrade quality in the larger ones.

  11. History: UN and Coca

    16 June 2010
    Article

    In 1961 the coca leaf was listed on Schedule I of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs together with cocaine and heroin. The inclusion of coca has caused much harm to the Andean region and a historical correction is long overdue, for the sake of further conflict prevention and out of respect for the Andean culture.The rationale for including the coca leaf in the 1961 Single Convention is mainly rooted in a report requested of the United Nations by the permanent representative of Peru that was prepared by a commission that visited Bolivia and Peru briefly in 1949. In this section you will find part of the original report (which is now almost impossible to find) and an overview of the discussions in the UN bodies on the coca issue.

  12. Overview of Drug Law Reform Trend

    24 June 2010
    Article

    A country by country overview of drug laws and trends in legislation in Latin America. Designed for press, this document summarizes countries’ stands on possession of drugs for personal consumption and explains key drug law reforms underway.

     

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    Physician, first heal thyself

    Praful Bidwai
    01 June 2010
    Article

    One of the greatest failures of governance in India lies in appalling poor regulation of entrepreneur activities in the public interest.

  14. Iran: Obama's War

    Atilio Boron
    30 June 2010
    Article

    There are several signs that seem to foretell an impending war on Iran.

  15. Bolivia's Reservations

    16 June 2010
    Article

    Bolivia's Reservations 

    Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratificatioThe Republic of Bolivia places on record its express reservation to article 3, paragraph 2, and declares the inapplicability to Bolivia of those provisions of that paragraph which could be interpreted as establishing as a criminal offence the use, consumption, possession, purchase or cultivation of the coca leaf for personal consumption.For Bolivia such an interpretation of that paragraph is contrary to principles of its Constitution and basic concepts of its legal system which embody respect for the culture, legitimate practices, values and attributes of the nationalities making up Bolivia's population.

     

  16. After the massacre: The Global Impact of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 June 2010
    Article

    When the histories are written, it is certain that Israel's Flotilla Massacre will be remembered as a key battle in what Richard Falk, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territory, calls Israel's "war of legitimacy."

  17. The Global Land Grab Debate

    15 June 2010
    Article

    Global land grabbing has hit the media headlines and sparked fierce debate about how to both analyse the problem and possible solutions for preventing further dispossession.

  18. Secret Israel–South Africa Nuclear Deal Exposed

    Praful Bidwai
    17 June 2010
    Article

    Recently declassified 'top secret' documents show that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to South Africa’s white-racist apartheid regime in 1975.

  19. WHO: 'Six Horsemen ride out'

    16 June 2010
    Article

    In 1992, the PSA launched the "WHO/UNICRI Cocaine Project", which according to a press release in March 1995 was the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken. The conclusions strongly conflicted with accepted paradigms so that almost as soon as the Briefing Kit started to circulate in the UN corridors, USA officials used their full weight to prevent the release of the study. Years of work and hundreds of pages of valuable facts and insights about coca and cocaine by more then 40 researchers were, in effect, "burned".