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  1. Beatriz Martínez

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    Translator and editor
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    Arab Spring

    01 January 2011
    Topic

    On 17 December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian man set himself on fire in protest at a police beating after he resisted attempts to confiscate the cart that he used to sell vegetables and fruit. His desperate action prompted a wave of protests - first in Tunisia and then across the whole of the Middle East - as public anger at pervasive corruption, police brutality, unemployment, neoliberal economic policies, rising inequality and persistent human rights abuses exploded to the fore.

    This section explores the underlying causes of the uprisings, debates the military intervention in Libya, examines the ongoing constraints on democratic movements, and looks to highlight the implications of changes in the Middle East for Western powers and their main ally, Israel who have supported autocratic dictatorships to facilitate ready access to oil, support the 'War on Terror' and act as a repressive buffer for migration into Europe.

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    Strengthening public water in Africa: South South North networked model of Public-public Partnerships

    19 May 2011
    Book

    Samir Bensaid is author of the new chapter addition to the collaborative book project "Reclaiming Public Water"- part of TNI's Water Justice programme - which brings experience and insight from Morocco and Mauritania.

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    TNI Timeline

    02 June 2011
    Multi-media

    Since it was first conceived by a group of progressive intellectuals in the early 1970s, TNI has been a consistent voice in a changing world.

  5. Perú: hacia una política eficaz y coherente en materia de drogas

    Ricardo Soberon
    08 August 2011
    Opinion

    Ricardo Soberón asume la presidencia ejecutiva de DEVIDA, ente rector de políticas sobre drogas de Perú, con el fin de impulsar una acción sensata, proporcionada y respetuosa de los derechos humanos.

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    Financial Governance Beyond the Crisis

    • Interview by Sofia T. Jarrin
    10 October 2011
    Paper

    Dr. Pedro Paez talks about the creation of a new financial architecture in Latin America, based on principles of redistribution, environmental sustainability and social cohesion rather than market principles that dominated the old architecture.

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    Cannabis social clubs in Spain

    • Martín Barriuso Alonso
    10 January 2011
    Policy briefing

    Cannabis social clubs in Spain are noncommercial organisations of users who get together to cultivate and distribute enough cannabis to meet their personal needs without having to turn to the black market.

  8. Los clubes sociales de cannabis en España

    • Martín Barriuso Alonso
    10 January 2011
    Policy briefing

    Los clubes sociales de cannabis (CSC) son asociaciones de personas usuarias que se organizan para autoabastecerse sin recurrir al mercado negro.

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    How to determine personal use in drug legislation

    • Grazia Zuffa
    31 August 2011
    Policy briefing

    Distinguishing between drug possession for personal use and supply and trafficking is widely acknowledged as one of the most difficult and controversial issues facing drug legislators and policy makers.

  10. Cómo determinar el consumo personal en la legislación sobre drogas

    • Grazia Zuffa
    31 August 2011
    Policy briefing

    Distinguir entre la posesión de estupefacientes para consumo personal o para la oferta y el tráfico se considera, por lo general, como uno de los problemas más difíciles y controvertidos a los que se enfrentan legisladores y responsables de políticas en materia de drogas.

  11. Kratom in Thailand: Decriminalisation and Community Control?

    • Pascal Tanguay
    03 May 2011
    Policy briefing

    Kratom is an integral part of Thai culture and has neglible harmful effects. Community level control and education are recommended for the best path to harm reduction.

  12. Kratom en Tailandia: ¿descriminalización y control comunitario?

    • Pascal Tanguay
    03 May 2011
    Policy briefing

    El kratom forma parte integral de la cultura tailandesa y sus efectos nocivos apenas son apreciables. Se recomienda el control comunitario y la educación como mejor vía para la reducción de daños.

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    Legalised Profiteering?

    03 November 2011
    Policy briefing

    The secretive and lucrative world of international investment arbitration has enriched a small coterie of multi-billion dollar international firms, which actively promote and even help finance litigations against states and have fought fiercely to prevent changes to an unjust international investment regime.

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    Cazadores de ambulancias

    05 December 2011
    Policy briefing

    El hermético y lucrativo mundo del arbitraje internacional sobre inversiones está enriqueciendo a un pequeño grupo de bufetes de abogados, que promueven activamente litigios contra Estados y luchan por impedir que se produzcan cambios en el injusto régimen internacional de inversiones.

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    Conflict or Peace? Ethnic Unrest Intensifies in Burma

    23 June 2011
    Policy briefing

    The breakdown in the ceasefire of the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) with the central government represents a major failure in national politics and threatens to escalate to serious humanitarian crisis if not immediately addressed.

  16. Amphetamine Type Stimulants and Harm Reduction

    10 October 2011
    Policy briefing

    Little is known about the methamphetamine market in East and Southeast Asia, but there are strong indications that the situation is deteriorating with substances becoming stronger, methods of use more harmful and the number of users steadily increasing. There is an urgent need for donors and governments to introduce effective harm reduction measures.
     

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    On the Frontline of Northeast India

    • Drugs and Democracy
    30 March 2011
    Policy briefing

    Conflict and underdevelopment in Northeast India have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and support for drug users.

  18. Alternative Development from the perspective of Colombian farmers

    • Susana Ojeda
    11 July 2011
    Policy briefing

    There is considerable debate on whether Alternative Development is successful from the point of view of experts and politicians, but what do Colombian farmers targeted by these programmes think and what are the implications for their daily lives?

  19. Estimulantes de tipo anfetamínico y reducción de daños

    02 October 2011
    Policy briefing

    Poco se sabe sobre el mercado de la metanfetamina en Asia oriental y sudoriental, pero hay fuertes indicios de que la situación se está deteriorando con sustancias cada vez más fuertes, métodos de consumo más perjudiciales y el creciente número de usuarios. Urge que donantes y Gobiernos adopten medidas eficaces para la reducción de daños.

  20. En la primera línea del noreste de India

    • Drugs and Democracy
    15 March 2011

    El conflicto y el subdesarrollo en el noreste de India han contribuido al consumo y la producción de drogas, y dificultan el acceso al tratamiento, la atención y el apoyo a las personas que consumen drogas.

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