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  1. Bern the first Blue Community in Europe

    23 September 2013
    Article

    Social justice, environmental, and labour organizations in Europe are applauding the city of Bern for taking a bold new step to protect water as a commons.  

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    Les luttes après le tsunami et la nouvelle génération militante

    15 September 2013
    In the media

    La catastrophe suscite des mouvements de protestation atteignant un niveau que le Japon n’a pas connu depuis des décennies. Le séisme a mis en évidence les problèmes sociaux profonds, tels que les insuffisances de la sécurité sociale et du droit au logement. Cette lutte bénéficie de peu d’intérêt médiatique et mérite d’être mieux connue.

  3. Cashing in on Catastrophe book meets fundraising goal

    10 September 2013
    Article

    Thanks to your support, we met our target and raised 10,000 euros for this crucial book that tells the hidden story of the corporations and military seeking to cash in on climate chaos, and puts forward peoples' alternatives for a liveable future.

  4. The Great Soy Expansion

    • Miguel Urioste F. de C.
    01 September 2013
    Report

    In the last two decades, the best agricultural lands in Bolivia have been put into commercial production by large-scale producers closely linked to foreign investors, particularly Brazilians.

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    China ‘land grab’ sees it given control of 5% of Ukraine, accused of ‘neo-colonialism’

    Alex Spillius
    25 September 2013
    In the media

    Ukraine has agreed a deal with a Chinese company to lease 5% of its land to feed China’s burgeoning population, it was reported on Tuesday.

  6. Between Mobilisation and Conflict

    • Lyda Fernanda Forero
    20 September 2013
    Policy briefing

    The agrarian sector launched a national strike in Colombia which spread quickly across other sectors, against the impacts of the FTA with the US and Canada. It is evident that the current economic model has failed as a result of a combination of several factors, structurally and historically.

  7. Bittersweet Harvest

    • Equitable Cambodia, Inclusive Development International
    18 September 2013
    Paper

    A European Union (EU) trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations. This report assesses the human rights impacts of the EU’s ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme in Cambodia. 

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    Analysis: Colombia’s fight against the coca trade

    Obinna Anyadike
    05 September 2013
    Other news

    EL TARRA, 28 August 2013 (IRIN) - The Colombian government believes people should just say no to growing coca: those that do not, risk aerial spraying of their illicit crop with powerful pesticides, or manual destruction by work teams hired by private firms and supported by the security forces.

  9. Challenging corporate power

    Brid Brennan
    05 September 2013
    Article

    The International Call is out for a new regulatory regime that will end the impunity of Transnational Corporations (TNCs). This includes the demand for a World Court that will judge and sanction economic, political and ecological corporate crimes and ensure justice for affected communities and sectors. 

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    Thailand’s cure for meth addiction? A leafy jungle stimulant

    16 September 2013
    Other news

    The legal status of kratom is under review in Thailand. Options include making kratom available only by prescription, decriminalizing small amounts and total legalization. “There’s never been a single death associated with kratom,” said Pascal Tanguay, who investigated kratom use for the Transnational Institute. “People have been chewing this for thousands of years with no cases of overdose, psychosis, murder, violent crime. Never in all of recorded history.”

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    Towards an International Drug Peace: A Perspective from Mexico

    Jorge Hernández Tinajero
    17 September 2013
    Other news

    Jorge Hernández Tinajero, president of Mexico City’s Collective for a Holistic Policy Towards Drugs (CUPIHD), shares an international perspective on the historic Senate hearings this week on marijuana law reform in this guest post.

  12. Struggle for water is struggle for democracy

    Satoko Kishimoto
    03 September 2013
    Article

    As thousands of water specialists gather in Stockholm for World Water Week, there will be a lot of discussions around technical and efficient delivery of water but too few conversations on the nature of water as a public and democratic good.

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    Citizens' groups demand an end to the impunity of transnational corporations through an International People’s Treaty

    05 September 2013
    Press release

    Civil society groups, trade unions, affected communities and MEP’s,  will gather at a conference in Brussels later this week to urge the EU to promote an International People’s Treaty & International Tribunal that regulates transnational corporations and investments for the public interest.  

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    Legal marijuana: US defends decision not to challenge two states' laws

    12 September 2013
    Other news

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that federal prosecutors and agents are prepared to focus aggressive efforts on interstate and national enforcement of marijuana trafficking laws. “We are not giving immunity. We are not giving a free pass. We are not abdicating our responsibility,” Mr. Cole testified. (Statement of James M. Cole)

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    Guatemala president to UN: Reform global drug policy

    25 September 2013
    Other news

    Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina rose to power in 2011 on the promise of crushing organized crime. The former army general pledged high-security prisons, an increased police force and the deployment of soldiers in the fight against drug gangs, which have transformed Guatemala into one of the most violent places in the world.

  16. Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization

    23 September 2013
    Other news

    Lawmakers in Jamaica debated a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults, where many islanders are expressing weariness with current drug policy. There is no bill drafted or vote scheduled, however, and various government administrations have talked about the issue for decades.

  17. Colombian president tells U.N. the drug war has not been won

    24 September 2013
    Other news

    The "war on drugs" has not been won, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told the United Nations, exhorting the world body to add teeth to the Special Session on Drugs in 2016, proposed by Mexico and accepted by the world body. The Organization of American States was commissioned to study new approaches to combating illegal drugs. The studies were delivered in May proposing that the United Nations give them serious consideration in time for the special session on drugs.

  18. The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot

    12 September 2013
    Other news

    Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to cannabis prevents them from getting effective treatment for mental illness. According to a September 10 statement from Utrecht Mayor Wolfsen, "There is a group of about eighty people with a chronic psychotic disorder who barely respond to their treatment. A possible explanation for this is their severe dependence [on] cannabis."

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    Uruguay Marijuana Polls Good News for Regional Proponents

    Geoffrey Ramsey
    12 September 2013
    Other news

    While public opinion remains largely opposed to marijuana regulation in Uruguay, a new poll shows support for the bill is growing, especially among likely voters for the ruling FA coalition, which could be good news for countries hoping to follow Uruguay's drug policy example.

  20. Legal cannabis market 'would be worth £1.25bn a year to government'

    14 September 2013
    Other news

    Legalising and taxing cannabis could be worth as much as £1.25bn a year to the government, a study suggests. The report Licensing and regulation of the cannabis market in England and Wales: towards a cost-benefit analysis, quantifies the revenue to be gained from the regulation and taxation of the cannabis market in England and Wales. It estimates that reduced enforcement costs, such as police, court and prison time and community sentences, could save £300m or more alone, with the remaining three-quarters of the net benefit come from tax revenue.

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