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    On the Frontline of Northeast India

    • Drugs and Democracy
    30 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    Conflict and underdevelopment in Northeast India have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and support for drug users.

  2. Lifting the ban on coca chewing

    • Martin Jelsma
    10 March 2011

    This briefing paper analyses the reasons behind Bolivia’s proposal to remove from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs the obligation to abolish the practice of coca chewing and the opposing arguments that have been brought forward.

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    Burma's Longest War: Anatomy of the Karen Conflict

    • Ashley South
    28 March 2011

    As Burma enters a period of political transition, the role of the Karen ethnic communities will be critical in responding to the political and economic challenges that will shape their future. An in-depth history and analysis of the Karen's complex relationship with the Burmese state and central government.

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    Time for Europe to put human rights above commercial advantage

    • Cecilia Olivet, Paulina Novo
    17 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    Free trade or slave trade? How the EU's free trade agreements in Colombia and Peru reward human rights abuses, destroy livelihoods, promote land grabbing and strip governments of their sovereignty to regulate capital flows.

  5. Fifty Years of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs: A Reinterpretation

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma
    15 March 2011
    Report

    Fifty years after its entering into force, it is time for a critical reflection on the validity of the Single Convention today: a reinterpretation of its historical significance and an assessment of its aims, its strengths and its weaknesses.

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    Withdrawal Issues

    • Wilbert van der Zeijden, Susi Snyder
    31 March 2011
    Report

    Interviews conducted with European NATO delegations and NATO staffers concerned with nuclear planning and deployment reveal that there is sufficient political will to end the deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

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    The Many Faces of the Investor Rush in Southern Africa

    • Ruth Hall
    24 March 2011
    Paper

    This working paper reviews the latest experiences of land grabbing in Southern Africa, detailing questions of scale and duration, initiation, negotiation processes, production sectors, employment, natural resource use and more.

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    Video: Water Union Rally in Jakarta - December 2010

    21 March 2011
    Multi-media

    In December 2010, hundreds of water union workers in Jakarta (Indonesia) protested against the privatisation of water services in the city.

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    Video: Through the Empty Tap - Water Privatisation in Jakarta

    21 March 2011
    Multi-media

    The experience of water privatisation in Jakarta (Indonesia) shows that private investments are not the answer to fulfill the human right to water.

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    Video: Bennis on the Libya no-fly zone debate

    Phyllis Bennis
    17 March 2011
    Multi-media

    The international debate on imposing a no-fly zone in Libya has more to do with the politics of the New Middle East than with the protection of civilians.

  11. Dirty deals and unprincipled politics

    Ben Hayes
    25 March 2011

    Dealings with Libya in recent years by Europe have been dictated by unprincipled politics and naked profiteering. The sudden discovery of a humanitarian imperative is not only deeply hypocritical, but also duplicitous.

  12. Book Review of “Whose Crisis, Whose Future?” by Susan George

    Claudio Schuftan
    17 March 2011
    In the media
  13. The Coming Global Food Fight

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    07 March 2011
    Article

    As anger mounts in response to rising global food prices, small-scale farms rooted in local markets are showing how to avert international disaster and lead the way to "food democracy."

  14. When civil-societyism fronts for barbarism

    Patrick Bond
    17 March 2011
    Article

    The Gaddafis close relationship with the London School of Economics exposes yet another case of institutions selling favours to the rich and powerful.

  15. On No Fly Zones as a form of external military intervention

    Achin Vanaik
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Should foreign powers ever claim the right to intervene or should the people of a country overthrow their own dictators? Do interventionists not always have ulterior motives that could undermine the people's sovereignty over their struggle and it's outcomes?

  16. Obama's Speech on Libya: Leaving Too Many Questions Unanswered

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2011
    Article

    The attention to military engagement in Libya drowns out the call for negotiations, for accountability, and even for a ceasefire.

  17. The Arab Revolutions and the Democratic Imagination

    Walden Bello
    07 March 2011
    Article

    The revolutionary democrats of the Arab world have an opportunity to bring about the next stage in the global democratic revolution.

  18. Link between capitalism and hunger

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    17 March 2011
    Article

    Speculation on food commodities causes hunger, despite state regulations; thirty years of liberalization of the food market has resulted in a food crisis on a scale higher than ever.

  19. Debating the Global Land Grab

    29 March 2011
    Article

    Coinciding with the Global Land Grab conference held at the University of Sussex, three leading commentators debate the politics of land deals; contrasting a World Bank "code of conduct" perspective with more critical analysis looking at human rights and labour issues.

  20. Time for a realistic new international drugs framework

    Tom Blickman
    25 March 2011
    Article

    It is time to face up to the fact that the 50 year old 1961 UN drugs convention is obsolete, impossible to amend and has lost its integrity.

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