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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

     
  4. TNI-WOLA report: Latin America drug laws 'worsen prison overcrowding'

    13 December 2010
    In the media

    Drug laws in eight Latin American countries have exacerbated their prison overcrowding problems and failed to curb trafficking.

     
  5. The colour of money

    Phil Thornton
    01 December 2010
    In the media

    Despite a questionable human rights record, foreign governments and companies are investing billions of dollars to get their hands on the country's natural resources

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    Suu Kyi’s release far from certain

    Tom Kramer, Nirmal Ghosh
    21 October 2010
    In the media

    The Burmese elections will be the most defining moment in Burmese politics for a generation, but Aung San Suu Kyi's rumoured possibility of release is still uncertain.

  7. Bolivia Breaks with U.S. Policy, But Not the War on Drugs

    Charles Davis
    21 October 2010
    In the media

    Bolivia needs to do much more to establish a progressive dialogue on its harsh judicial and sentencing drug law; report from TNI on the countrie's drug-related prison overload.

  8. Crime and Drugs -- To legalize or not to legalize

    Marcela Sanchez
    04 September 2010
    In the media

    Nations throughout Latin America and the world are debating whether to legalize drugs or not. For anyone who has seen the violent effects of illegal drugs -- decapitated bodies, drive-by shootings, car bombs -- a thorough and honest exploration of alternatives is long overdue.

  9. Myanmar elections mute ethnic voices

    Brian McCartan
    30 June 2010
    In the media

    Two reports by TNI published earlier this month have raised critical issues surrounding the upcoming elections in Burma, expected sometime later in 2010. Below, a piece from the Asia Times looks at these in the context of the country's complex political situation.

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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.

  11. The Vienna Declaration

    29 June 2010
    Declaration

    The Vienna Declaration is a statement seeking to improve community health and safety by calling for the incorporation of scientific evidence into illicit drug policies. We are inviting scientists, health practitioners and the public to endorse this document in order to bring these issues to the attention of governments and international agencies, and to illustrate that drug policy reform is a matter of urgent international significance. We also welcome organizational endorsements.

     

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    Ten Years TNI Drugs Programme

    22 June 2010
    In the media

    TNI has been involved in international drugs policy work since the 1998 UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS). This new report summarises the lessons of 10 years of work in this field, emphasising drug controls that respect human rights: the rights of farmers caught in the illicit economy to a life in dignity; decriminalisation of drug use; and the promotion of harm reduction approaches where they are proven to save lives.


     
  13. 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.

  14. 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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    Book Review: An India that can say yes: a climate-responsible development agenda

    Nagraj Adve
    27 May 2010
    In the media

    This review of Praful Bidwai's An India that can say yes: a climate responsible agenda for Copenhagen and beyond, considers his critique of Indian climate policy and recommendations for more ambitious action from India to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change, while defending North-South equity.

  16. First Battle May be Lost, But the Drug War is Not Over

    Marcela Sanchez
    18 May 2010
    In the media

    Despite decades of a U.S.-financed drug war in the region, drug trafficking and drug use are on the rise throughout Latin America.

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    "Drug War" Policies Need a Stint in Rehab

    Tom Kramer, Stephen Leahy
    03 May 2010
    In the media

    Canada, April 29, 2010 (IPS) - The war on drugs is a complete failure everywhere, according a comprehensive review of 20 years of scientific literature released at the Harm Reduction 2010 conference in Liverpool, England that wraps up Thursday.

  18. Peoples Agreement

    28 April 2010
    Declaration

    Final declaration of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth (Cochabamba, 19-22 April 2010).

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    Turkish Mayor Acquitted on Misconduct Charges...

    Jennifer Hattam
    15 April 2010
    In the media

    The mayor of a Turkish town has escaped charges of "misconduct" and "abuse of power" stemming from his decision to provide up to 10 tons of water free of charge to district residents.

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    Philippines: Party-list Legislators Often Forgotten in Poll

    Lynette Lee Corporal
    04 April 2010
    In the media

    The election of party-list legislators in the Philippines Congress was meant to counter the elitist and often corrupt system of district-level politics.

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