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  1. The Impact of Militia Actions on Public Security Policies in Rio de Janeiro

    • Tom Blickman, Paulo Jorge Ribeiro, Rosane Oliveira
    01 March 2010

    An examination of the rise of militias – well-organised private vigilante groups made up of rogue, dismissed or retired police officers, firemen and prison guards - in the recurrent episodes of extreme urban violence in Rio de Janeiro, which represents developments in urban security that spread far beyond Brazil.

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    Unlevel Playing Field: Burma’s Election Landscape

    30 September 2010
    Policy briefing

    "Opposition parties participating in the process view boycotting the elections as a strategic mistake. The only way forward for them is to play a better game of chess, making the best strategic use of the limited space available."

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    Burma in 2010: A Critical Year in Ethnic Politics

    08 June 2010
    Policy briefing

    Resolution of Burma's longstanding ethnic crises is integral to the achievement of real peace, democracy and constitutional government

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    Blacklisted

    • Ben Hayes, Gavin Sullivan
    26 December 2010

    Human rights experts call for abolition of United Nations ‘terrorist list’ and wholesale reform of EU blacklisting regime.

  5. About TNI-BCN Burma Project

    09 November 2010

    Addressing the needs of ethnic nationalities to support peace, development and democracy in Burma

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    Wikileaks Shows No "New Mind-Set" in US Foreign Policy

    Phyllis Bennis, Paul Jay
    02 December 2010
    Multi-media

    Wikileaks have confirmed that Obama's promise of a new kind of diplomacy in the Middle East have little signs of substance.

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    We need peace talks, not photo ops

    Phyllis Bennis
    09 September 2010
    Multi-media

    Peace talks are useless unless they are based on international law and human rights, and Israel is held to account over its controversial settlements policy.

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    What we didn't hear from Obama on Iraq

    Phyllis Bennis
    09 September 2010
    Multi-media

    Obama's declared 'end of war in Iraq' obscures the legacy it will leave behind: death squads in Iraq, US troops in civilian guise and an ongoing economic and social crisis in Iraq and the US.

  9. UN expert Richard Falk talks about Israel's Flotilla Massacre

    Richard Falk
    14 June 2010
    Multi-media

    UN expert and TNI contributor Richard Falk talks live on GritTV about the illegal raid in which nine humanitarian aid workers were murdered by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) in international waters after boarding their ship in the dead of night.

  10. Interview with Richard Falk: Legal dimensions of Israel aid attack

    Richard Falk
    30 June 2010

    UN Expert on Palestine and TNI Fellow Richard Falk talks about the legal aspects of Israel's violent attack on the Humanitarian Aid Flotilla in international waters and the blockade of Gaza.

  11. Gaza aid convoy killings: Those responsible must be held criminally accountable

    Richard Falk
    31 May 2010
    Declaration

    Unless prompt and decisive action is taken to challenge the Israeli siege on Gaza, all of us will be complicit in criminal policies.

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    Surveillance and Democracy

    Kevin D. Haggerty; Minas Samatas (eds)
    04 January 2010
    In the media

    A collection of esseys attempting to grapple with the complex and often paradoxical relationships between surveillance and democracy.

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    Gaza freedom march still blocked in Egypt

    Dennis DuVall
    04 January 2010
    In the media

    Gaza Freedom March attempts to lift the siege of Gaza

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    Grim anniversary

    John Cherian
    12 January 2010
    In the media

    A year has lapsed since Israel launched “Operation Cast Lead”, its military offensive against Gaza. The operations started on December 28, 2009, and led to the death of more than 1,400 Gazans. Most of those killed were unarmed civilians. More than 400 children lost their lives in the savage attack.

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    High stakes India-Pakistan talks start slowly

    Aol Sharma
    01 March 2010
    In the media

    The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi on Thursday, restarting a dialogue halted by India after the November 2008 Mumbai attack, which was launched by militants in Pakistan.

  16. TNI contributor, former UN official Denis Halliday returns home after Israel's Flotilla Raid

    Denis Halliday, Fiona Gartland
    14 June 2010
    In the media

    Denis Halliday spent two days in an Israeli jail after the MV Rachel Corrie, part of the aid flotilla which sought to break the illegal blockade of Gaza, was intercepted in international waters by the Israeli military on Saturday, 5 June 2010.

  17. Deadly Chile prison fire puts heat on Latin America's crowded jails

    By Steven Bodzin, Sara Miller Llana
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    The Chile fire, started by rioting prisoners, has drawn fresh attention to the poor conditions, lack of guards, and gang violence rampant in Latin American jails.

  18. The significance of Myanmar’s 2010 election

    Trevor Wilson
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    TNI mentioned as background reading material for understanding Burmese elections.

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    The limits of Chinese expansionism

    Shawn W. Crispin
    29 December 2010
    In the media

    China's fast growing capital expansion within South East Asia is raising concerns about landgrabs and exploitative practices, especially as it is often aligned with support for authoritarian regimes such as Burma.

     
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    To Kill, But Not Pollute

    Frank Slijper, David Cronin
    29 June 2010
    In the media

    European Union subsidies earmarked for reducing air travel's contribution to climate change may help develop deadlier warplanes than those already found in the world's arsenals, Brussels officials have admitted.

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