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  1. idpc-incb-2012

    IDPC response to the 2012 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board

    31 July 2013
    Policy briefing

    Despite its unprecedented nature within the history of the international drug control regime, and regardless of warnings to the contrary, the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s withdrawal from the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs on 1 January 2012 did not result in a collapse of the United Nations (UN) based control system. That said, there is a strong case that, although marking the centenary of the regime, 2012 will be seen as the beginning of the end of the treaty system in its present form and the re-structuring of a policy world apparently so cherished by many members of the International Narcotics Control Board.

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    Global trendsetter? Uruguay moves to legalize marijuana

    31 July 2013
    Other news

    Uruguay has effectively sealed the passage of a groundbreaking marijuana legalization bill that puts production, distribution, and sale of the drug in the hands of the state, making it the first country ever to do so. After a 13-hour debate, politicians in the lower house of parliament voted late last night in favor of the controversial initiative, which is similar to laws approved last year in Colorado and Washington State. The upper house is expected to follow suit.

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    Nederland wietland ingehaald door Uruguay

    31 July 2013
    Other news

    Wij hebben het er al jaren over, Uruguay doet 't gewoon: wiet wordt er legaal. Niet alleen de verkoop, ook de productie. Daarmee is Uruguay het eerste land ter wereld waar wiet legaal is, en zijn wij onze koppositie een beetje kwijt...

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    Legalization of marijuana seeks to protect teens and minor addicts from addiction - expert

    Roman Kozarev
    31 July 2013
    Other news

    Uruguay's House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize marijuana by 50 of the 96 MPs following 13 hours of tough debates. Now the bill is to be approved by the Senate to make Uruguay the first country to regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. President Jose Mujica believes that the measure will remove profits from drug dealers and divert users from harder drugs. Martin Jelsma, the Coordinator of Drugs & Democracy program at Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, shared his thoughts on the new legislation with the Voice of Russia.

     

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    Working towards a legal coca market: The case of coca leaf chewing in Argentina

    • Pien Metaal, Ricardo Abduca
    30 July 2013

    Modern use of the coca leaf in Argentina provides a series of examples that could contribute to dispelling many of the myths that have polarized debate about the subject over the last few years. Argentine coca consumption does not fit commonly held preconceptions on the subject. Furthermore, the social acceptance and legitimacy of the habit has created an absurd situation in which the sale and possession of coca leaf for consumption is legal, but the supply and wholesale purchase of it are prohibited, and therefore part of an illegal circuit.

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    The KNU land policy to go to the Burma government

    S'Phan Shaung (KIC)
    30 July 2013
    In the media

    In an effort to protect lands that were confiscated or stolen for recent development projects and business development in Karen State, the Karen National Union is working on a land policy that will then be proposed to the Burma government.

  7. Race, space and punishment in urban sociology

    • Tom Reifer
    29 July 2013
    Paper

    Structural circumstances of deprivation and criminalization facing African-Americans and the racialized perceptions of criminality appear to be some of the salient features that recently led to a young black teenager being killed by neighborhood watch patrolman George Zimmerman.

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    I disagree with Pope Francis: the War on Drugs should be ended

    Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
    29 July 2013
    Other news

    No Catholic should contradict the Pope, and it is certainly not the job of Catholic theologian to tell the Pope that he is wrong. Nevertheless, I am on record as saying that I want all drugs, with no exceptions, to be legalised, regulated and taxed, whereas the Holy Father in Brazil, has this to say, as reported in the Guardian:

  9. Debt, austerity, devastation

    Susan George
    29 July 2013
    Article

    As the creditors get fatter, the innocent are punished. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to big business.

  10. Morocco considers the legalisation of marijuana cultivation

    28 July 2013
    Other news

    Legalisation of cannabis would allow farmers in Morocco to sell to the government for medicinal and industrial purposes rather than to drug traffickers. That could boost exports and help reduce a trade deficit that widened to a record 197 billion dirhams last year, about 23 per cent of gross domestic product. It could also help pacify inhabitants of a historically restive region.

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    Forum Droghe

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    Association DIOGENIS

    Profile

    The Association DIOGENIS is a non-profit organisation whose main objective is to promote drug policy dialogue in Southeast Europe. DIOGENIS promotes the cooperation of NGOs in the Balkan countries and seeks cooperation with scientists, research institutions and bodies responsible for the policy on drugs

  13. The Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law (CEDD)

    Profile

    The CEDD was created in the context of the growing evidence that international policies on drug control have not decreased drug use, have not stopped the cultivation of crops for illicit markets, and have not reduced drug trafficking. The effects of drug laws fall disproportionately on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged peoples, and have the undesired consequence of overwhelming the criminal...

  14. The first forum of growers of crops declared illicit in Southeast Asia

    Gloria Lai
    26 July 2013
    Article

    South East Asian and South Asian growers have a long way to go before they will be given the chance to contribute meaningfully to drug policy processes.

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    Burma Army ‘mark’ KNU registered farmlands

    Naw Hser Kler (KIC)
    26 July 2013
    In the media

    Villagers in Htantabin Township witnessed the Burma Army putting up placards claiming their land that was confiscated under the former military regime.

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    The first forum of growers of crops declared illicit in Southeast Asia

    Gloria Lai
    25 July 2013
    Article

    In July 2013, the Transnational Institute (TNI) in cooperation with Paung Ku (a consortium aimed at strengthening civil society in Myanmar) held the first Southeast Asia forum of growers of crops declared illicit in Yangon, Myanmar.  As a senior policy officer for the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), based in Bangkok and working primarily on drug issues in Asia, I took part to find out more about the situation faced by opium growers in the region. In the movement in support of drug policies more grounded in health and human rights, a lot of attention has been (justifiably) paid to establishing harm reduction approaches for people who use drugs.

  17. Investors requested to withdraw bids for Thessaloniki

    25 July 2013
    Article

    (Press release: 24 July 2013) A large group of Greek, European and international organisations, networks and others have requested the bidders for the Thessaloniki Water and Sewage Company to withdraw their bids. They want the bidders to respect the wishes of the workers and local communities who do not want their company to be run by private operators.

  18. Uruguay's marijuana bill faces olitical, economic obstacles

    Geoffrey Ramsey
    24 July 2013
    Other news

    Uruguay is pushing to legalize marijuana. If Uruguay's proposal to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana is properly implemented and overcomes political and economic hurdles, it could be the most important drug regulation experiment in decades. The marijuana bill, which faces a lower house vote on July 31, could provide a model for countries looking for alternatives to the world’s dominant drug policy paradigm.

  19. Annual Report 2012

    24 July 2013
    Annual report

    The theme for TNI's 2012 annual report was 'Ideas in Movement'. This reflects TNI's unique capacity to develop critical analysis that supports and is embedded in the struggles of movements for social and environmental justice.

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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Monica White, Detroit, MI

    23 July 2013
    Multi-media

    Monica White on the complex relationships and demographic changes in urban gardening and farming movement across Detroit.

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