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  1. Drugs and prisons in Brazil

    09 December 2010
    Multi-media

    In Brazil, possession of drugs for personal consumption is punished with educational measures and community service, not prison. In this video, a young man tells of the disparity in sentencing between the wealthy and the poor.

  2. Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America

    09 December 2010 - Event

    An unprecedented one-year comparative study of the drug laws and prison systems in eight Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay – was released on Thursday, December 9, 2010, during a conference with high-level policy analysts and the study's country-researchers at the Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).

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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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    Binational Conference on Border Issues

    01 December 2010 - Event
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    Strategies to end the Israeli occupation

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 November 2010
    Multi-media

    An analysis of how the deadly raid on the Mavi Maramara by the Israeli Navy has changed the public opinion so dramatically in the U.S., and in Israel.

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    Roundtable debate on Asia European relations

    Walden Bello, Praful Bidwai, Nicola Bullard, Christa Wisterich, Marica Frangakis
    05 October 2010
    Multi-media

    Debate between leading European and Asian analysts on the decline of European power, the economic rise of China and India, the likelihood of global recession, climate change and proposed alternatives to the current global economic model.

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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.

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    CEO Pay and the Great Recession

    Sarah Anderson
    08 September 2010
    Multi-media

    CEOs of the 50 firms that have laid off the most workers in the US since the onset of the economic crisis are not tightening their own belts.

  10. II Latin American Conference on Drug Policy

    26 August 2010 - Event

    On 26 and 27 August, 2010, the Second Latin American Conference and the First Brazilian Conference on Drug Policy took place in the noble hall of the National Law School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with more than 400 attendees and the presence of top drug policy experts from thirteen countries in Latin America. It was the most specialized meeting to take place to date in the region. The Conference was organized at the regional level by Intercambios, a key Latin American civil association that has worked for fifteen years on issues of harm reduction and drug policy. And, locally by Psicotropicus, a pioneer in bringing the drugs debate out from obscurity and bringing it into everyday discussions in Brazil.

  11. Phyllis Bennis: Afghanistan after the Wikileaks War Logs

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 August 2010
    Multi-media

    Interview about the impact of the Wikileaks documents and the new financial input for the American troops in Afghanistan - hosted by Eric Mann

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    Democracy Needs Whistleblowers

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 August 2010
    Multi-media

    She spoke at a rally in Quantico, VA supporting a soldier charged with releasing a video showing the killings of civilians and journalists in Iraq.

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    Urgent action: Support the Human Right to Water

    27 July 2010
    Multi-media

    On Wednesday 28 July, the UN will vote on an historic resolution affirming the human right to water. But a powerful group of countries are trying to undermine the resolution.

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    Israel-Palestine - the Flotilla & Future Prospects

    Richard Falk
    19 July 2010
    Multi-media

    Interview with Richard Falk, UN Rapporteur on Palestine, and Cindy Piester of Pulse TV in Montecito, CA on July 9, 2010. Discuss the attack of Israel on the humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza at the end of May and future prospects for the Middle East, the U.S., Israel and Palestine.

  15. Drug Laws and Prison in Ecuador

    12 July 2010 - Event

    Ecuador has one of the harshest drug laws in the hemisphere. A non-violent drug offender can receive the same sentence, sometimes even stiffer, than a murderer.

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