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    The WHO cocaine project

    04 February 2010
    Article

    In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press release the publication of the results of the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken.

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    Programme of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal, May 2010

    13 May 2010
    Article

    Programme and background to Peoples' Tribunal on "Neoliberal Policies and European Transnational Corporations (TNCs) in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

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    The ongoing persecution of Haiti

    22 March 2010
    In the media

    The reporting on Haiti has been conspicuous by the general absence of any attempt at in-depth analysis as to why the earthquake had such lethal consequences.

  4. Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

    Bob Thomson
    22 October 2010
    Article

    We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.

  5. Siobhán Airey

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    Visiting Post-doc Researcher

    Siobhán’s research focuses on the relationship between law, governance and development and she has recently commenced an Irish Research Council Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (Oct 2017 – Sept 2020) focusing on the international governance of the financing of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Fellowship has been structured as an innovative partnership between...

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    Reciprocity!

    Saul Landau
    11 March 2010
    Article

    The CIA has backed some 600 documented attempts against Castro, while there have been no Havana-backed plots against U.S. Presidents. Should Cuba put Washington on its terrorist list? Long Live Reciprocity!

  7. US Federal Government Data on Cannabis Prohibition

    07 October 2010

    The report reviews 20 years of data from US government funded surveillance systems on government drug control spending, cannabis seizures and cannabis arrests, in order to assess the impact of enforced cannabis prohibition on cannabis potency, price and availability. The report’s findings highlight the clear failure of cannabis prohibition efforts by showing that as the United States has dramatically scaled up drug law enforcement, cannabis potency has nevertheless increased, prices have dropped, and cannabis remains widely available.

     

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    UN expert calls for a fundamental shift in global drug control policy

    26 October 2010
    Article

    At a press conference in New York on Tuesday 26 October, 2010, at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly, one of the UN’s key human rights experts will call for a fundamental rethink of international drug policy. Anand Grover, from India, is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health, whose mandate is derived from the UN Human Rights Council.

  9. Sebastián Torres

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    Associate

    Sebastián is a Uruguayan political economist with over 15 years of experience in public policy, agro-industrial development strategies and prospective studies....

  10. Obama’s Nuclear Postures

    Zia Mian
    19 July 2010
    Article

    The latest US government nuclear review shows that Obama's nuclear policy - rhetoric aside - is no different to previous administrations, seeking to retain nuclear weapons for the indefinite future and accepting scant constraint on how these weapons might be used.

  11. UN declares water and sanitation a human right

    28 July 2010
    Article

    In an historic victory for social movements, the UN declared water and sanitation a human right despite opposition from countries like the US, UK and Canada.

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    Change can be tougher than hope

    John Cavanagh
    19 January 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration can learn from its first year's setbacks to guide the country in the right direction in 2010.

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    Open letter to the EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs

    22 March 2010
    Article

    An open letter by around 30 civil society organisations and trade unions calls on the European Commission to assess how public-public partnerships can become a cross-cutting priority in all EU development aid programs for the water sector.

  14. Effect of Drug Law Enforcement on Drug-Related Violence

    • Dan Werb, Greg Rowell, Gordon Guyatt, Thomas Kerr, Julio Montaner, Evan Wood
    01 April 2010

    This report consists of a scientific review that illustrates the relationship between drug law enforcement and drug-related violence. Violence is among the primary concerns of communities around the world, and research from many settings has demonstrated clear links between violence and the illicit drug trade, particularly in urban settings. While violence has traditionally been framed as resulting from the effects of drugs on individual users (e.g., drug-induced psychosis), violence in drug markets and in drug-producing areas such as Mexico is increasingly understood as a means for drug gangs to gain or maintain a share of the lucrative illicit drug market.

     

  15. Cancun Agreement stripped bare by Bolivia's dissent

    Nick Buxton
    16 December 2010
    Article

    Bolivia was not an obstacle to progress at Cancun's climate talks. It was rather the only nation daring enough to tell the truth.

  16. Why are Marines Disembarking in Costa Rica?

    Atilio Boron
    28 July 2010
    Article

    The recent decision in Costa Rica to allow a massive build-up of US military presence has less to do with drug trafficking than US imperial strategy.

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    Reclaiming Public Interest in Europe's International Investment Policy

    • Seattles to Brussels Network
    07 July 2010
    Report

    A clear and plain language guide to the EU's neoliberal investment regime, explaining both the social and environmental costs of  prying open poor, vulnerable countries' economies, as well as outlining a number of ethical alternatives.

  18. Promoting dialogue toward more effective and humane drug policies in Latin America

    15 July 2010
    Article

    TNI-WOLA's new website documents the human toll of failed drug policies in Latin America, providing information, analysis, testimonies and information on efforts for reform.

  19. Reform proposals and reform to the drug laws in Chile

    01 January 2010
    Article

    A short history of reform and reform proposals to drug laws in Chile

  20. Haiti, Again?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 January 2010
    Article

    The marginalisation of the UN and the militarisation of the US aid effort in Haiti reflect how humanitarian needs take a back seat to the Pentagon's priorities.

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