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  1. To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US

    Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
    22 December 2011
    Article

    The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) traveled to California and attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what are the latest development of the battle for legal marijuana in the US. We interviewed activists from several organizations, asked questions about the chances of state level ballot initiatives, we even saw how people will use cannabis in the 21st Century. Welcome to the future of US marijuana regulation - please watch and share HCLU's new movie.

  2. Una nueva Ley de Drogas en Bolivia: ¿Más de lo mismo?

    Rose Marie Achá
    19 December 2011
    Article

    En Bolivia se prepara la reforma de la Ley del Régimen de la Coca y Sustancias Controladas (Ley 1008), que finalmente será abrogada después de varias modificaciones a algunos de sus artículos realizadas los años pasados, que disminuyeron su carácter violatorio de derechos.

  3. Legal cannabis in Basque Country?

    Tom Blickman
    16 December 2011
    Article

    Health officials of the Basque Country, an autonomous region of Spain, announced that they will introduce a bill to regulate the "cultivation, sale and consumption" of hashish and marijuana. The bill, which will be presented to the regional parliament next year, was put forward on December 12, 2011, by regional health officials during the presentation of the regional addictions plan. Several media outlets broke the news as an intent to legalise cannabis use, while in fact the proposed legislation only aims to regulate cannabis user associations that cultivate for personal use.

  4. The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    16 December 2011
    Article

    Signing international investment treaties, in the hope of attracting foreign investments, has been a central strategy for governments looking to improve economic development. The less known side of this story is that by signing investment treaties, governments are giving away the sovereign right to regulate in the interest of people and the environment. They also expose themselves to the risk of spending millions in law suits that could have been used to serve public needs. It’s time that the dark side of investment is put under the spotlight.

  5. Week of Action on Investment

    13 December 2011
    Article

    In November 2011, Brussels was the stage for a 'Week of Action' which looked to expose the threat of Bilateral Investment Treaties to democratic governance and public interest and to advocate for an Alternative Investment Regime. 

  6. Ten Years of Medical Marijuana in Canada

    12 December 2011
    Article

    In Canada, possession of medical marijuana is controlled under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, which came into effect in the summer of 2001. The regulations allow people with severe diseases to use marijuana to relieve their symptoms when the usual treatments for these conditions have failed. What is the situation a decade later? A five-part series and data-journalism project coordinated by the Ottawa Citizen, with The Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal and Postmedia News Service.

  7. Critical Perspectives and Alternative Solutions to the Eurozone Crisis

    09 December 2011
    Article

    2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.

         
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    Una nueva Ley de Drogas en Bolivia: ¿Más de lo mismo?

    Gloria Rose Marie de Achá
    08 December 2011

    En Bolivia se prepara la reforma de la Ley del Régimen de la Coca y Sustancias Controladas (Ley 1008), que finalmente será abrogada después de varias modificaciones a algunos de sus artículos realizadas los años pasados, que disminuyeron su carácter violatorio de derechos.

  9. Conference of Polluters

    06 December 2011
    Article

    TNI was present at the Durban UN Climate Conference challenging the role of corporations in undermining and seeking to profit from attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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    El mariachi

    Catalina Ruiz-Navarro
    30 November 2011

    Las recientes declaraciones de Santos en Londres sobre la guerra contra las drogas parecían alentadoras. "Si eso necesita legalizar, y el mundo cree que es la solución, yo estaría de acuerdo. No me opondría". Transnational Institute y ATS (Acción técnica social), ONGs que hacen seguimiento a políticas de drogas en Colombia, se reunieron el lunes con el Ministro del Interior para discutir las declaraciones del presidente.

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    Averting A Climate Talks Disaster At Durban

    Praful Bidwai
    29 November 2011
    Article

    The numerous rounds of talks held since the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 in Brazil under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been called “the most important negotiations ever undertaken in the history of humankind.” This is no exaggeration. Catastrophic, irreversible climate change represents the gravest threat today to human civilisation.

  12. Ireland’s Debt Crisis: Roots and Reactions

    Andy Storey
    29 November 2011
    Article

    The Celtic Tiger might just find its strength and appetite for action in the growth of left leaning electorates and local citizens initiatives. The tailspin of economy caused by austerity policies should be countered by a transparent debt audit.

  13. The implications of international investment treaties

    29 November 2011
    Article

    Gus Van Harten discusses specific cases of investor-to-state arbitration to highlight what are the key problems with international investment treaties. How developing countries are being impacted by investment disputes and what the role is of lawyers and experts in promoting a growing international arbitration industry.

  14. Durban and the climate change deniers

    Praful Bidwai
    29 November 2011
    Article

    The EU could play a valuable role in preventing another flawed climate deal if it neutralises the US and brings other ditherers on board while starting talks on future obligations for the emerging economies.

  15. La revista "Cáñamo" examina 50 años de sinrazón

    28 November 2011
    Article

    La revista Cáñamo, una publicación dedicada a la cultura del cannabis, ha realizado junto con su último número una edición especial titulada, “EXTRA PROHIBICIÓN: 50 años de sinrazón (1961 - 2011)” que analiza los motivos, causas y consecuencias de un prohibicionismo cada vez más cuestionado a nivel internacional. Desde su fundación, Cáñamo ha aportado al debate sobre políticas de drogas todos aquellos datos, argumentos e ideas que no tienen cabida habitualmente en la prensa tradicional.

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    La revista "Cáñamo" examina 50 años de sinrazón

    Amira Armenta
    28 November 2011

    cannabis-collection-canamo-1-extra-prohibicion-scaled La revista Cáñamo, una publicación dedicada a la cultura del cannabis, ha realizado junto con su último número una edición especial titulada, “EXTRA PROHIBICIÓN: 50 años de sinrazón (1961 - 2011)” que analiza los motivos, causas y consecuencias de un prohibicionismo cada vez más cuestionado a nivel internacional. Desde su fundación, Cáñamo ha aportado al debate sobre políticas de drogas todos aquellos datos, argumentos e ideas que no tienen cabida habitualmente en la prensa tradicional.

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    'Santos oxigenó el debate, aunque no le guste a EE. UU': John Walsh

    27 November 2011

    Las declaraciones del presidente colombiano, Juan Manuel Santos, sobre la necesidad de incluir en el debate de la lucha contra el narcotráfico la posible legalización de las drogas, sin duda cayeron mal en Washington, pues fueron "extremadamente significativas" y podrían generar cambios a futuro. Eso piensa John Walsh, experto de la organización Wola (Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos), quien lleva más de 15 años dedicado a estudiar las políticas antidrogas de EE. UU. y el resto del mundo.

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    Plataforma de Afectadas por el cierre de Pannagh

    Nota de prensa
    26 November 2011

    Hoy por la mañana, unas 70 personas de la Plataforma de Afectadas por el Cierre de la Asociación Pannagh hemos ofrecido una rueda de prensa, de las cuales 30 no se han atrevido a aparecer en las imágenes, por motivos diversos relacionados con el estigma social que se mantiene en torno al consumo de cannabis. Otro numeroso grupo ha enviado su adhesión por escrito. Estaba previsto que la rueda de prensa la ofreciera la propia asociación Pannagh, pero la suspensión cautelar de actividades de la asociación por parte del Juzgado de Instrucción nº 6 de Bilbao lo ha impedido.

  19. Conference Declaration: Stop Land-Grabbing Now!

    24 November 2011
    Article

    We, women and men peasants, pastoralists, indigenous peoples and their allies, who gathered together in Nyeleni from 17-19 November 2011, have come from across the world for the first time to share with each other our experiences and struggles against land-grabbing.

  20. Huge Cost of Tax Evasion Revealed as Campaign to Tackle Tax Havens Launches

    24 November 2011
    Article

    New research published by the Tax Justice Network shows that tax evasion costs 145 countries, representing over 98% of world GDP, more than US$3.1 trillion annually.

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