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    Strengthening public water in Africa

    • Samir Bensaid
    02 August 2011
    Paper

    While both North–South partnerships and SouthSouth Partnerships have strengths and limitations, linking these in networked models is an effective way to mobilise expertise and funding and achieve success.

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    Global Inequalities, Alternative Regionalism and the Future of Socialism

    • Tom Reifer
    30 August 2011
    Paper

    This paper examines global inequalities and the future of capitalism and socialism through an investigation of the oligarchic wealth on which the current global order is based and also looks at growing challenges to these social foundations of the present global system.

  3. Libya: Too Soon to Declare Victory

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 August 2011
    Article

    The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.

  4. Many little streams make a mighty river – the 1 per cent solidarity levy

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 August 2011
    Article

    How an innovative financial scheme could help to finance international public-public water projects in the global south.

  5. Fighting corruption with the Water TAP plus A

    Satoko Kishimoto
    23 August 2011
    Article

    Using research, workshops and local user's committies to help tackle corruption in the governance of private and public utilities - a case study from Kenya.

  6. Japan’s role in global water: big choice ahead

    Satoko Kishimoto
    30 August 2011
    Article

    Japanese water companies should avoid investing in for-profit water service ventures abroad, and should focus on non-profit, public-public partnerships instead.

  7. Pro-poor water management: community participation and ownership

    Satoko Kishimoto
    24 August 2011
    Article

    ‘Pro-poor urban water provision’ was a big theme at World Water Week in Stockholm this year. But what is pro-poor water provision, in practice?

  8. Stockholm Water Week 2011 has started

    Satoko Kishimoto
    21 August 2011
    Article

    World Water Week took place in Stockholm this year. Water activists again participated in sessions to ensure that critical voices were heard. Satoko Kishimoto writes about her experiences.

  9. Imprisonment for drugs related offenses in Argentina

    29 August 2011 - Event

    Intercambios Civil Association and the Social Sciences School of the University of Buenos Aires launched the book “Encarcelamientos por delitos relacionados con estupefacientes en Argentina” (Imprisonment for drugs related offenses in Argentina) by Alejandro Corda on the 29th of August, 2011. 

     

  10. Activists mark one-year anniversary of recognition of human right to water and sanitation

    Satoko Kishimoto
    02 August 2011
    Article

    A group of activists celebrated the right to water in front of a public water fountain in the centre of Brussels on 27 July.  The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the UN's recognition of right to clean and safe drinking water and sanitation as human right.

  11. Money matters at Stockholm Water Week

    Satoko Kishimoto
    21 August 2011
    Article

    The tone of the debates in Stockholm has improved compared to previous years, less focus on private sector expansion, more on genuine solutions. 

  12. The case against the Economic Partnership Agreement

    30 August 2011
    Article

    One of the main lessons of the global economic crisis that has cast its shadow since 2008 is that this is the time to be diversifying trade away from over-reliance on EU markets. It is clear to all observers that the economic chaos engulfing the EU in its euro-zone heartlands shows no end in sight and the prospect of long- term stagnation is becoming ever more real.

  13. The Afghanistan War in the Mirror of the Tet Offensive

    Richard Falk
    23 August 2011
    Article

    U.S. foreign policy still fails to incorporate the lessons learned from the Tet Offensive. The refusal to admit goals weren't achieved in Afghanistan is frustrating to say the least.

  14. Medical marijuana advocates seek PM's support

    23 August 2011
    Other news

    The organisers of a Czech petition for the legalisation of cannabis in medical treatment have asked Prime Minister Petr Necas to support the relevant changes in legislation. The petition committee, including doctors, patients and scientists, recalls that it does not seek the legalisation of marijuana for recreational use. Since its launch on August 16, the petition has been signed by almost 5,000 people.

  15. Liberal Democrats want inquiry into decriminalising drug possession

    04 August 2011
    Other news

    Liberal Democrats are expected to call for an independent inquiry into the decriminalisation of possession of all drugs. A motion to be put at the party's annual conference next month is likely to be passed. It would be the first government-sponsored inquiry into decriminalisation, but is unlikely to have the support of David Cameron who has hardened his approach to drugs after being a past advocate of more liberal legislation as a member of the home affairs select committee.

  16. Doctors, patients seek permission for marijuana use in treatment

    17 August 2011
    Other news

    Czech doctors, patients and scientists launched a petition for the legal use of marijuana in treating sclerosis multiplex, the Parkinson disease, cancer and the AIDS in the Czech Republic whose legislation bans such practice. The petitioners say the ban breaches people's free choice of treatment methods and want it to be lifted. They give research results and practice in foreign countries as arguments in support of their demand.

  17. Mexico's Drug War, Feminized

    Katie Orlinsky
    14 August 2011
    Other news

    Mexico's drug war is more than an armed conflict. With government estimates of its death toll well above 30,000, it is now a humanitarian crisis affecting families and shaping the lives of children. Photo reportage

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    Mexico's Narco-Epiphany: Is Calderón Suggesting the U.S. Legalize Drugs?

    Tim Padgett
    30 August 2011
    Other news

    The central statistic of Mexico's violent drug war – 40,000 gangland murders in the past five years – is repeated so often it almost fails to alarm us anymore. But what happened last Thursday, Aug. 25, in the northern business capital of Monterrey – 52 innocent people massacred after gangsters set fire to a casino, presumably in a drug-cartel extortion operation – left even President Felipe Calderón sounding distressed. So agitated, in fact, that drug-war analysts believe Calderón, in his speech the next day, signaled a change in philosophy and told the U.S. to think about legalizing drugs as a way of weakening vicious drug traffickers.

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