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  1. US waves white flag in disastrous 'war on drugs'

    Hugh O'Shaughnessy
    16 January 2010
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    After 40 years of defeat and failure, America's "war on drugs" is being buried in the same fashion as it was born – amid bloodshed, confusion, corruption and scandal. US agents are being pulled from South America; Washington is putting its narcotics policy under review, and a newly confident region is no longer prepared to swallow its fatal Prohibition error. Indeed, after the expenditure of billions of dollars and the violent deaths of tens of thousands of people, a suitable epitaph for America's longest "war" may well be the plan, in Bolivia, for every family to be given the right to grow coca in its own backyard.

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    Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War'

    22 February 2010
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    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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    Global governance priorities in an interdependent world - balancing the economic and the environmental crisis

    Susan George
    01 March 2010
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    The current crisis has exacerbated the effects of neoliberalism and hugely increased inequality, with money going from labour to capital.

     
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    Water provision in Tamil Nadu

    S.Manoharan
    10 March 2010
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    The Change Management Group works with community members to restore traditional water sources and improve water provisions in many villages in Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Message from Tamil Nadu

    Vibhu Nayar
    10 March 2010
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    The video shows the journey that the Change Management Group (CMG) of Water and Food sector officials and local communities have taken to democratise the water sector and work towards collaborative community water management. Today, their work continues, involving more and more actors and participants.

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    The struggle for water in China

    10 March 2010
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    Ge Yun outlines the struggle for water in China and the challenges being confronted there.

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    Failure of water privatisation in Tanzania

    Mussa Billegeya
    10 March 2010
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    After the failure of water privatisation in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam water services have been reclaimed back in to public hands.

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    Alternatives to water privatisation in the Philippines

    Victor G. Chiong
    10 March 2010
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    The Alliance of Government Workers in the Water Sector (AGWWAS) is leading workers to fight against water privatisation in the Philippines and construct viable alternatives.

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    Reclaiming public water 10 years after the 'Water War' (short version)

    10 March 2010
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    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.

  10. Mephedrone: the class D solution

    David Nutt
    17 March 2010
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    The deaths of two young men in Scunthorpe last Monday that have been linked to the new "legal high" mephedrone (colloquially known as plant food, meow meow, m-cat, or bubbles) has raised a great deal of public concern and loud calls for it to be made illegal. I support the government's position that to rush into controlling mephedrone is premature, as previous claims of fatalities from this drug have turned out to be false alarms. To make it illegal without proper evidence of harm would be wrong and might have unwanted consequences, such as a switch to more dangerous drugs or alcohol.

  11. Photo of Eqypt hashish smokers

    Jury still out on government’s hash crackdown

    18 March 2010
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    It was exactly six years ago this week that police conducted their first full-scale raid on Pusher Street, the famed road in the city’s Christiania area where people could openly buy hashish. The raids were the result of the Liberal-Conservative government’s decision to crack down hard on the area’s hash trade. But today, both police and politicians admit that the trade still thrives on the street, if in a somewhat more discreet fashion.

  12. Coffee shop owner sentenced for running criminal organisation

    24 March 2010
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    The owner of the Netherlands' largest cannabis-selling coffee shop was convicted for running a criminal organisation that purchased large quantities of drugs and processed and stored them. Meddy Willemsen, of the Checkpoint coffee shop in the southern border town Terneuzen, was given a 10 milion euro fine.The Middelburg district court ruled the cafe regularly had more than the legal limit of 500 grammes of cannabis on its premises. (See also: Coffee shop trial is test for Dutch drugs policy | Owner of massive cannabis café cleared of most charges on appeal)

  13. Israel-US Relations

    31 March 2010
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    What does the recent exchange of heated language between US and Israeli officials actually translate to in terms of US policy toward the country?

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    Rethinking Afghanistan eight years later

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2010
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    Phyllis Bennis explains in an in-depth briefing why military occupation is causing a resurgence of the Taliban and how rising popular opposition could still end this imperial war.

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    Australia’s Climate Action Summit

    Walden Bello
    31 March 2010
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    Walden Bello talks about the climate change from the developing countries’ perspective at Australia's Climate Action Summit

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    Phyllis Bennis Audio: Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 April 2010
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    Phyllis Bennis discusses US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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    Phyllis Bennis: Getting Out of Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 April 2010
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    What was last month’s visit by President Obama to Afghanistan all about? And what is the solution to the rising violence in the country? Phyllis Bennis analyses the recent events for GRITtv.

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    The movement to hold Israel accountable continues to grow

    Phyllis Bennis, Remi Kanazi
    04 April 2010
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    Phyllis Bennis and a poet Remi Kanazi discuss on GRITtv the ways that art, non-violent protest, and initiatives for creative boycotts are changing the way Americans look at Israel and Palestine.

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    Making connections: Economic crisis and the politics of climate change

    Walden Bello
    15 April 2010
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    Walden Bello speaks at the University of Minnesota where he discusses China’s role in the global climate politics and the implication of the current global economic downturn for the climate policy and development.

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    Left Forum 2010: Hilary Wainwright

    Hilary Wainwright
    15 April 2010
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    Is it possible to democratise the capitalist state? Interview with Hilary Wainwright at the Left Forum in New York.

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