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    Hands Off The Land

    01 January 2014
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    The Hands off the Land project aims to raise awareness about land grabbing amongst the European public, politicians, policy makers, students and professionals.
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    Trade

    01 January 2014
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  3. Carbon Trading

    01 January 2014
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    Carbon trading, or the trading of permits to pollute, is a market-based approach for reducing carbon emissions which is deeply flawed, ineffective and unjust. Seeking to turn carbon in the atmosphere into a privatised commodity has created markets susceptible to corporate pressure, distracted from the systemic changes needed to convert our economies, and inflicted injustices on marginalised communities in North that become trapped in pollution hotspots and peasant communities in the South who have been dispossessed of land and livelihoods in the name of climate action.

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    Military Bases

    01 January 2014
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    TNI hosted the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Bases in the early 2000s until funding ran out. However movements against foreign bases around the world continue to actively resist the occupation of their lands. This collection archives some relevant research and materials.

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    Nuclear weapons

    01 January 2014
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    TNI worked on campaigns to abolish nuclear weapons for several decades, working closely with Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik, stalwart anti-nuclear activists based in India.

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    Middle East Conflict

    01 January 2014
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    Debating Europe Series

    01 January 2014
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    Asia Europe Peoples' Forum

    01 January 2014
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    Agro-ecology

    01 January 2014
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    For a EU Just Investment Policy

    01 January 2014
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    Austerity Economics

    01 January 2014
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    Investment

    01 January 2014
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    BITS

    01 January 2014
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    Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are intended to regulate the commercial investment relationships between two countries. These are supposed to facilitate trade and investment by providing security for investments. However, it is common practice for BITS to establish ISDS mechanisms that allow for transnational companies to sue the states in which they operate based on a very broad interpretation of damage to investments. This has led to a surge in litigations against states and prompted a growing number of governments to seek to cancel or amend existing BITs.

  14. Participatory Democracy

    01 January 2014
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  15. Alternative Development

    01 January 2014
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    Alternative Development programmes, aimed at encouraging peasants to switch from growing illicit drugs-related crops, play an important role in UN drug control strategies. The record of success, however, is a questionable one. Decades of efforts to reduce global drug supply, using a combination of developmental and repressive means, managed to shift production from one country to another, but have failed in terms of global impact. TNI argues for de-linking alternative development from the threat of forced eradication and law enforcement and guaranteeing peasants the support required for a sustainable alternative future.

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    European drug policy

    01 January 2014
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    Drug policy debate in the Americas

    01 January 2014
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    Latin America has emerged at the vanguard of efforts to promote debate on drug policy reform. For decades, Latin American governments largely followed the drug control policies and programmes of Washington’s so-called war on drugs. Growing frustration with the failure of the prohibitionist drug control model put forward by the US government has led to a review of policies and a  questioning of the underlining premises of the international drug control paradigm. The call for debate on alternative approaches has had repercussions internationally.

  18. Drug law reform in Colombia

    01 January 2014
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    Although the legislative trend in Colombia has tended towards the criminalization of possession and consumption of psychoactive substances, decriminalization prevailed when it comes to jurisprudence. In addition, while the government of former President Álvaro Uribe Vélez (2002-2010) insisted on prohibiting, persecuting and punishing drug consumption through legislative and judicial channels, the country’s health sector, influenced by more progressive trends for dealing with consumption, made important progress in the areas of risk and harm reduction.

  19. At the crossroads - Europe’s movements respond

    01 January 2014
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    Analysis by and for the European social movements acting against the EU crisis regime. European social movements inform what strategic lessons can be learned from resistance, the challenges we face and how to be prepared for upcoming struggles.

  20. Land and Sovereignty in the Americas

    01 January 2014
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    Research and analysis from activists and scholars working to understand and halt the alarming trend in “land grabbing” and to support rural and urban communities in their efforts to protect their lands as the basis for self-determination, food justice and food sovereignty. The series is a project of the Land & Sovereignty in the Americas (LSA) activist-researcher collective, coordinated by Food First.

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