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    Water in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Accountable, Effective, Sustainable and Democratic

    David Hall, Emanuele Lobina, Odete Maria Viero, Helio Maltz
    01 August 2002
    Article
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    La guerra contra Irak será ilegal y equivocada

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 July 2002
    Article

    Testimonio destinado a las sesiones sobre la política sobre Iraq de la Comisión de Relaciones Exteriores del Senado estadounidense, 30 de julio de 2002.

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  4. Breaking the Impasse

    • Tom Blickman, David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma, Amira Armenta, Virginia Montañés
    19 July 2002
    Policy briefing

    This issue of Drugs & Conflict attempts to outline the possibilities for a breakthrough in the current impasse of the current international drug control regime.

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    Superando el impasse

    • David Bewley-Taylor, Martin Jelsma, Virginia Montañés
    19 July 2002
    Policy briefing

    Este número de Drogas y Conflicto analiza las posibilidades para una superación del actual impasse en el régimen internacional de fiscalización de estupefacientes.

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    Los campos de adormidera afganos en la mira de la política de drogas

    Drugs and Democracy
    17 July 2002
    Article

    El opio ha sido desde siempre un componente de la economía afgana, sirviendo como moneda y fuente de ahorro de campesinos.

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    Superando el impasse

    • Martin Jelsma
    01 July 2002

    En la última década ha crecido la polarización entre dos tendencias divergentes en la política global de drogas. Por un lado, el escalamiento de la Guerra a las drogas de EEUU, que ha creado un gulag de drogas doméstico y ha intensificado y militarizado  erradicaciones forzadas en otros países. Por otra parte, en Europa y otros países gana terreno un enfoque más flexible y pragmático para las políticas de drogas domésticas, que se distancia de la represión indiscriminada y la tolerancia cero. En estos países, la tendencia hacia una mayor indulgencia es irreversible, y una actitud racional reemplaza  gradualmente los dogmas del pasado. Estos enfoques han alcanzado sus límites legales en el marco de las convenciones sobre drogas de la ONU.

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    Decriminalization of Drug Use in Portugal

    • Mirjam van het Loo, Ineke van Beusekom, James P. Kahan
    01 July 2002

    publicationDrug use is an increasing problem in Portugal. In response, following the advice of a select committee, the Portuguese government has recently issued a number of laws implementing a strong harm-reductionistic orientation. The flagship of these laws is the decriminalization of the use and possession for use of drugs.

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    Decriminalization of Drug Use in Portugal

    • Mirjam van het Loo, Ineke van Beusekom, James P. Kahan
    01 July 2002

    publicationDrug use is an increasing problem in Portugal. In response, following the advice of a select committee, the Portuguese government has recently issued a number of laws implementing a strong harm-reductionistic orientation. The flagship of these laws is the decriminalization of the use and possession for use of drugs.

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    Impact Analysis Project of New Drugs Legislation

    • Zabransky, Interview by Sofia T. Jarrin, Mravcik, V. Ernesto Méndez, Gajdosikova, Ph.D., Miovskù, Jun Borras
    01 July 2002

    The first major post-communist reform of Czech drug laws was completed as early as 1990. Among other legislative changes that were seen as returns to democratic and humanistic values, capital punishment and punishment for simple possession of illegal drugs were abolished. However, in 1997 a proposal was submitted to the Czech parliament that would re-introduce criminal penalties for drug users for possession of any amount of illegal drugs. The government subsequently submitted its own more modest proposal introducing criminalization of possession, but only for amounts that were "bigger than small", which was approved by parliament in April 1998.

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    Alternative 'Drugs & Peace' Policy for Colombia, proposed by TNI & Acción Andina

    Drugs and Democracy
    26 June 2002
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) and Colombian partner, Acción Andina (AA), today announce a detailed alternative policy proposal on illicit drug crops and the peace process in Colombia.

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    Pour & Contre: La Mondialisation Libérale

    • Susan George, Martin Wolf
    13 June 2002
    Book
    Le débat fait rage entre les partisans de la mondialisation et ses détracteurs. Ces derniers la rendent responsable des inégalités croissantes, des exclusions sociales et économiques. Les premiers estiment qu’aucun pays ne peut connaître la croissance et le développement sans échanges économiques internationaux. « There is no alternative » : Margaret Thatcher aurait-elle vu juste ? N’y-a-til aucune possibilité de mettre fin aux privatisations, à la précarité ? C’est pour tenter de comprendre les conséquences de la mondialisation qu’est née cette rencontre entre Susan George et Martin Wolff.
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    FTAA: the new colonisation

    Kevin Smith
    01 June 2002
    Article
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    Solidarity Socioeconomy:

    Marcos Arruda
    01 June 2002
    Article
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    Substitution therapy for amphetamine users

    • James Shearer, John Sherman, Alex Wodak, Ingrid van Beek
    31 May 2002

    publicationThe illicit use of amphetamines continues to be a growing problem in many countries around the world, yet treatment responses remain in need of further development. This is particularly true with regards to pharmacotherapy for amphetamine dependence. In this Harm Reduction Digest four authors who bring together considerable research and clinical experience in this area describe the nature of amphetamine-related problems and consider the role of amphetamine agonists in substitution therapy for amphetamine dependence.

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    Substitution therapy for amphetamine users

    • James Shearer, John Sherman, Alex Wodak, Ingrid van Beek
    31 May 2002

    publicationThe illicit use of amphetamines continues to be a growing problem in many countries around the world, yet treatment responses remain in need of further development. This is particularly true with regards to pharmacotherapy for amphetamine dependence. In this Harm Reduction Digest four authors who bring together considerable research and clinical experience in this area describe the nature of amphetamine-related problems and consider the role of amphetamine agonists in substitution therapy for amphetamine dependence.

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    La utopía del mercado total y el poder imperial

    • Edgardo Lander
    26 May 2002
    Paper

    El pensamiento utópico, como horizonte normativo, hace posible concebir la realidad social como momento histórico superable, imaginar que el mundo podría ser de otra manera.

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    ¡Apagón!

    • Tatiana Roa Avendaño
    19 May 2002

    Este informe intenta mirar más allá de los beneficios prometidos de la liberalización del sector eléctrico y desmontar los mitos de la desregulación y privatización alrededor del mundo.

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    Lights Off!

    19 May 2002

    This briefing attempts to look beyond the promised benefits of the power sector liberalisation, and debunk some myths about power deregulation and privatisation worldwide.

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