John Walsh, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, David Bewley-Taylor
19 March 2019
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the first-ever critical review of cannabis, recommending a series of changes in the current scheduling of cannabis-related substances under the UN drug control conventions.
Durante varios días soleados de junio de 2018, un grupo diverso de 60 activistas e investigadores procedentes de 30 países se reunió durante varias jornadas con el objetivo de debatir sobre la construcción colectiva de futuros poscapitalistas. La reunión facilitó un rico intercambio de perspectivas y experiencias, además de un debate profundo. El objetivo del encuentro no era llegar a un consenso ―un esfuerzo tan imposible como innecesario―, sino más bien estimular el aprendizaje mutuo, plantearse desafíos y proponer análisis.
Forced to leave their homes to flee violence, war or poverty and invisible because they are vulnerable, large numbers of migrants disappear while travelling. This analysis of border control looks at the power and impunity of transnational corporations, militarisation, the externalisation of borders, Israel’s role as a laboratory for the wall industry and the criminalisation of international solidarity, among other issues.
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This Primer promotes a deeper understanding and appreciation of Myanmar's customary tenure systems, which are under threat from the government's new land policies. It looks at the nature and origin of traditional land and resource use customs and the functions these fulfill in Mayanmar's rural communities.
The Venezuelan economy has halved since 2013. Amidst a deep economic crisis, there have been clashes between government and opposition forces and the recent power-struggle has escalated internationally, with multiple Western states introducing extensive economic sanctions. As the propaganda war reaches its peak, we have invited experts to answer some of the most pressing questions.
The recently-released “Myanmar Opium Survey 2018” by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) entails specific accusations against several of the conflict actors. This commentary explains how this further distorts, rather than reflects, the complex realities in Myanmar.
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Over the past decade, methamphetamine use has grown more popular in Myanmar, Thailand and Southern China. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with individuals who use methamphetamine, this briefing sheds light on the importance of promoting an environment that reinforces, rather than undermines, the ability of people who use methamphetamine to regulate their drug use, preserve their health and adopt safer practices.
Los movimientos sociales necesitan lidiar no solo con la construcción partidos políticos exitosos y alcanzar el poder, sino también con el uso de ese poder de manera estratégica para implementar los cambios necesarios. ¿Cual es el rol de los funcionarios gubernamentales en este proceso, y cómo se enfrentan al desafío de mantenerse fieles a su ideología política al mismo tiempo que aseguran el funcionamiento de una burocracia justa y profesional?