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  1. Rescuing water in Catalonia

    26 November 2013
  2. Notes for a political economy of creativity and solidarity

    • Hilary Wainwright
    23 October 2013
    Paper

    How can society move towards forms of economic organisation that place human creativity, including a respectful relationship to nature, at their centre?

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    Via Campesina dénonce l'accaparement et la concentration des terres en Europe (rapport)

    22 April 2013
    In the media

    La Coordination Européenne Via Campesina (ECVC) dénonce à nouveau la concentration et l'accaparement des terres agricoles, dans un rapport paru le 17 avril. Mais cette fois-ci leur intervention cible l'Europe.

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    How international rules on countering the financing of terrorism impact civil society

    • Ben Hayes
    08 May 2013
    Policy briefing

    Making banks and non-profits liable for the acts and social networks of their customers and beneficiaries while holding charities and CSOs responsible for the ‘extremist’ views and actions of their associates stifles freedom of association and expression and promotes self-censorship.

  5. NADPI – New Approaches in Drug Policy & Interventions

    23 January 2013

    NADPI aims to strengthen the evidence base of European drug policy making by expanding the knowledge base and exchanging best practices on a number of key policy dilemmas related to demand reduction, prevention and harm reduction strategies.

  6. Grounding of Bolivian presidential jet and treatment of Snowden shames European Union

    05 July 2013
    Declaration

    Over 50 international lawyers, human rights, civil rights and civil society groups and networks say the actions of certain EU member states in response to Snowden's revelations contradict the EU’s stated commitment to democracy, human rights and international law.

  7. New Approaches in Drug Policy & Interventions (NADPI)

    01 January 2013
    Article

    NADPI aims to strengthen the evidence base of European drug policy making by expanding the knowledge base and exchanging best practices on a number of key policy dilemmas related to demand reduction, prevention and harm reduction strategies.

  8. Forget Backloading and Scrap the ETS!

    03 July 2013
    Article

    Organisations and people's movements are opposing the EU attempt to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as a measure that will merely further entrench fossil fuel use.

  9. Saul Landau on IPS & the Letelier-Moffitt Assassination

    23 February 2013
    Multi-media

    Saul Landau retraces the history of the Letelier-Moffitt assassination. Operatives of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb on Sheridan Circle in the heart of Washington D.C.'s Embassy Row, killing IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, a development associate. 

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    Free Trade and Workers’ Rights in Colombia: “Peace” the European Way

    21 January 2013
    In the media

    The EU spends ten times as much on subsidies to its producers than do their Colombian counterparts, and mainly produces dairy products such as whey, while Colombia’s chief export is simply milk.

  11. Budapest Water Summit offers mirage of water for all

    Satoko Kishimoto
    15 October 2013
    Article

    It had been billed as a summit to push for universal access to water, but attending the Budapest Water Summit held last week felt like grasping at a mirage of water in a desert. The slogans and appearance were attractive, but held no prospect of delivering the human right to water for all.

  12. 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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    FDI Could Worsen Burma’s Ethnic Strife

    Paul Vrieze, Saw Yan Naing
    21 February 2013
    In the media

    The report “Developing Disparity: regional investment in Burma’s borderlands,” by the Transnational Institute and the Burma Centre Netherlands, said Burma’s reforms are helping to rapidly integrate it with the burgeoning regional economy and the country’s ethnic areas are likely targets for foreign businesses.

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    Ethnic Activists Warn of Surge in Land Grabs After Ceasefires

    14 May 2013
    In the media

    About 40 ethnic activist groups are calling on the government, ethnic militias and the international community to address a surge in land-grabbing, as companies move into Burma’s ethnic regions following recent ceasefire agreements.

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    ‘Rule of Law’ Will End Land Grabs in Ethnic Areas, Official Tells Activists

    13 May 2013
    In the media

    An advisor to President Thein Sein met with a group of ethnic activists in Naypyidaw on Friday and tried to assuage their concerns over a recent rise in land conflicts in Burma’s ethnic areas.

  16. TNI mourns loss of filmmaker activist Saul Landau

    11 September 2013
    Article

    TNI and Institute for Policy Studies staff and friends are mourning the loss of Saul Landau, an award-winning filmmaker, author, poet, and fearless human rights activist. Saul was an IPS Fellow and TNI Senior Fellow for many years.

  17. After PRISM: on Power, Trust and Accountability

    Ben Hayes
    21 June 2013
    Article

    Multinational corporations who dominate large parts of the internet have provided USA’s National Security Agency with massive amounts of their users’ intimately personal data. This is simply unacceptable in any democracy worthy of the name.

  18. Austerity in Europe? Tighten the military belt

    Frank Slijper
    06 May 2013
    Article

    Five years into the economic crisis in Europe and the elephant in the room is the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

  19. Coca leaf: A Political Dilemma

    • Sophie Ostler
    07 October 2013
    Policy issue

    For fifty years the World’s attitude to and treatment of the coca leaf and coca farmers has been controlled by the UN Drugs Conventions beginning with the Convention of 1961 which prohibited the production, possession and purchase of the coca leaf as well as cocaine. The assertion of this report is that the illegal status of the coca leaf is based upon a misinterpretation of science, first of all in 1950 with the publication of the misleading study of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf; and much later with the blocking of the publication of a report in 1995 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which made abundantly clear that the coca leaf itself has “no negative health effects”.

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