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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. Detrás de Uruguay, más países objetan guerra a las drogas

    11 December 2013
    In the media

    Mientras Uruguay se convierte en el primer país del mundo que legaliza la producción, venta y cultivo personal de marihuana, en la ONU se habla cada vez más de cambiar la estrategia contra las drogas.

  7. 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.

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    La hora de regular el cannabis en Uruguay

    10 December 2013
    In the media

    El Senado de Uruguay cuenta con la mayoría para ratificar hoy un proyecto sin precedentes en el mundo. Con la aprobación de una ley, el Estado uruguayo controlará la producción y comercialización de la droga.

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    México requiere una reforma energética integral y humana: Guajardo en MVS

    10 December 2013
    In the media

    El investigador de la UNAM Guillermo Guajardo critica la velocidad con la que el Congreso de la Unión aprueba reformas estructurales sin dar el tiempo necesario para discutirlas; pide un debate petrolero que revise el tema de la electricidad y el agua.

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    "Hay una nueva dinámica del narcotráfico que lo hace incontrolable"

    09 December 2013
    In the media

    Lo afirmó Ricardo Vargas, sociólogo de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, autor de numerosos trabajos sobre el tema y miembro del Transnational Institute, uno de los más reconocidos think tank del mundo en el estudio de este flagelo. Adelanto de la revista DEF.

  11. 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
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    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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    Drogas, de lo penal a un tema de salud pública

    25 November 2013
    In the media

    Ayer culminó el Primer Encuentro Internacional por una política alternativa a la guerra contra las drogas. Experiencias de Holanda, Uruguay y Venezuela en su tratamiento fueron analizadas en la jornada.

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    Diálogos de paz: el reto de sacar a las Farc del negocio de las drogas

    25 November 2013
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    Expertos consideran que el Gobierno Nacional y la guerrilla no deben desgastarse en temas que pueden ser resueltos con facilidad, sino abordar los estructurales referidos al narcotráfico.

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    Under TPPA warning labels can attract billion-dollar suits

    Alyaa Azhar
    07 November 2013
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    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
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    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
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    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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