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    Austerity means socialising Losses and privatising Profits

    30 December 2013
    In the media

    Political scientist and veteran global justice activist Susan George talks about her new book, How to Win the Class War, a satire on the wealthiest 1%.

  2. Susan George on the secret capitalist cabal behind European austerity

    30 December 2013
    In the media

    How to Win the Class War satirist turns the spotlight on the shadowy global 'plot' to claw back working-class gains, in this interview with The Guardian's .

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    The technocrats must be voted out at the European elections

    Gianni Vattimo, Santiago Zabala
    23 December 2013
    In the media

    Their austerity programmes have eroded the power and identity of Europe's communities. Political life must prevail once again

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    Burma's Opium Production has hit record levels because Farmers have no Choice

    19 December 2013
    In the media

    Opium production in Southeast Asia has hit record levels, thanks in large part to increased poppy cultivation in Burma’s impoverished, war-torn north.

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    Three quarters of new land concessions unused: ministry

    15 December 2013
    In the media

    New data shows that less than one-quarter of the area of large-scale land concessions awarded to businesses since 2010-11 is being used for agriculture. This raises “serious questions” about the government’s land use policies.

  6. Weed all about it

    11 December 2013
    In the media

    “A CRITICAL turning point in the failed war against drugs,” is the verdict of Martin Jelsma of the Drugs and Democracy Programme at the Transnational Institute, an Amsterdam-based think-tank.

  7. Joint Statement: Binding International Instrument

    10 December 2013
    Declaration

    Call for an international legally binding instrument on human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises

  8. More U.N. States Quietly Say No to Drug War

    07 December 2013
    In the media

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 2013 (IPS) - An internal United Nations draft document leaked last weekend has offered outsiders a rare look at longstanding disagreements between member states over the course of U.N. drug policy.

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    Susan George in BBC World Business Report

    05 December 2013
    In the media

    Political scientist and author on Third World poverty issues, Susan George gives us her thoughts on the prospects for a free trade deal at the WTO in Bali.

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    Paper: Political guarantees needed before nationwide ceasefire

    04 December 2013
    In the media

    A briefing paper that came out late October has recommended that political guarantees are necessary "before permanent ceasefire and a nationwide peace can truly be declared."

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    The lies behind this transatlantic trade deal

    George Monbiot
    02 December 2013
    In the media

    Plans to create an EU-US single market will allow corporations to sue governments using secretive panels, bypassing courts and parliaments

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    Under TPPA warning labels can attract billion-dollar suits

    Alyaa Azhar
    07 November 2013
    In the media

    This is based on the experience faced by Uruguay and Australia which were sued billions of dollars by international tobacco company Philip Morris.

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    Why sign an agreement allowing foreigners to sue, foreigners to adjudicate?

    Eileen Ng
    07 November 2013
    In the media

    International trade and law experts have urged Putrajaya to scrap the Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) provision in the contentious Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which Malaysia is supposed to sign.

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    TPPA arbitration a ‘ticking time bomb’ for taxpayers, trade and law experts warn

    Melissa Chi
    07 November 2013
    In the media

    The financial fallout facing taxpayers that could hit Malaysia in a potential trade dispute with foreign investors far outweigh the economic benefits posed by the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), three international trade and law experts cautioned today.

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    Wat we kunnen leren van 'cannabisstaat' Colorado

    05 November 2013
    In the media

    Coffeeshops in Haarlem krijgen vandaag een speciaal keurmerk. Daarmee kun je aan de buitenkant zien dat een shop in orde is. Een nobel initiatief, maar wel één die zich richt op problemen aan de voordeur, zeggen experts. Hoe zit het met de achterdeur van coffeeshops? De roep om een transparante cannabisketen klinkt steeds luider.

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    CND informal consensus rule tested in decriminalization standoff

    04 November 2013
    In the media

    Country delegations to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) don’t usually vote on things… The protocol is that member states reach consensus on language and policy (often meaning that the final language reflects the lowest common denominator). Usually this diplomatic process works and delegates compromise. However, at the most recent inter-sessional meeting of the CND on 5th November, some delegates drew “red lines” and staked out non-negotiable positions on key issues.

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    Myanmar’s Lawless Land

    Phil Thornton
    23 October 2013
    In the media

    Myanmar’s fledgling reforms have attracted significant Western interest. But they have also brought thousands of land claims by ethnic villagers.

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    Vrijhandelsakkoorden stellen belang bedrijfsleven boven dat van burgers

    23 October 2013
    In the media

    Op 18 oktober hebben de Europese Unie en Canada tot verrassing van velen een vrijhandelsakkoord ondertekend. Een soortgelijk akkoord tussen de EU en de VS is in de maak. Volgens het onlangs verschenen rapport 'Profiting from injustice', is er de laatste twee decennia sprake van "de stille opkomst van een machtig investeringsregime dat honderden landen heeft verstrikt in een systeem dat bedrijfswinsten boven mensenrechten en het milieu stelt."

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    Une déclaration transatlantique des droits des multinationales

    15 October 2013
    In the media

    Les Dessous de Bruxelles publient la traduction française de l’excellent rapport rédigé par le réseau Seattle to Brussels, Corporate Europe Observatory et Transnational Institute sur les dangers de l’accord de libre-échange et d’investissement entre l’Union européenne et les Etats-Unis. La traduction a été réalisée par les auteurs. La version originale du texte est disponible sur le site du CEO et la version PDF du texte en français disponible ici.

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    “Landgrabbing” in Europa

    05 October 2013
    In the media

    Europas Jugend wehrt sich gegen die oft fragwürdige Aneignung von Land durch Großkonzerne. Nicht nur in Lateinamerika, Asien oder Afrika kontrollieren Großinvestoren immer mehr Land: Laut einer Studie des Amsterdamer “Transnational Institute” ist Landgrabbing heute auch ein europäisches Problem.

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