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  1. Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities, October - December 2014

    20 January 2015
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    In November 2014 we saw another historic step towards ending the war on drugs. Two new states, Oregon and  Alaska, and Washington D.C., the capital of the US, voted in favour of legalisation and regulation of cannabis.

  2. Newsletter 21 August 2013

    21 August 2013
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    Our highlights of the past weeks

  3. European Democracy Now!

    03 November 2011
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    While banks and European leaders negotiate the next public bail out of private greed, and the financial speculation that caused the crisis continues unheeded, Europeans have shown that like many people around the world, from Tahrir to Syntagma Square and Wall Street, they are not going to take more neoliberal austerity lying down. The question already being asked by many observers is - where to now for the popular demonstrations?

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    Endgame on War on Drugs?

    25 April 2012
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    For the first time heads of state met to discuss alternatives to drugs prohibition at the Organisation of American States Summit in Cartagena. Transnational Institute, which for years has advocated for an end to the war on drugs, analyses this breakthrough.

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    Which way for the European economy?

    25 November 2011
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    The ‘Six Pack’ has been billed by EU leaders as the solution to the sovereign debt crisis, but huge opposition from the European public, as well as an increasing number of critical economists, journalists and academics, raises serious questions about the legitimacy of their claims.

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities

    15 January 2013
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    The last quarter of 2012 saw major steps in the direction of drug policy reform: In October, in a joint statement to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Latin America presidents reiterated their challenge to the "war on drugs"...

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities

    08 July 2013
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    The main highlight in this 2nd quarter of 2013 was the release of the Organization of American States (OAS) reports analysing the current drugs situation in the hemisphere and outlining different scenarios for policy developments over the coming decade. The OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza presented the documents on May 17, 2013 in Bogotá  to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in a ceremony at the Casa de Nariño, the Presidential palace. TNI was represented in the OAS team mandated to elaborate the policy scenarios and was invited to the launch ceremony.

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    How Dutch pension funds, banks and the government are implicated in the global land grab

    04 October 2012
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    How Dutch pension funds, banks and the government are implicated in the global land grab

  9. Newsletter 31 May 2013

    31 May 2013
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    Our highlights of the past 3 weeks

  10. Newsletter 7 March 2013

    08 March 2013
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    The newsletter of 7 March 2013

               
  11. Land grabbing and Human Rights

    26 October 2012
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    The TNI newsletter of 25 October 2012

  12. What was achieved in Marseilles and Vienna

    29 March 2012
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    In Marseilles FAME ended successfully with a protest march of 2000 people, united under the slogan 'Water is life, Not for Profit'. Around the same time in Vienna the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first international opium convention.

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    Democratise from below and save Europe's Economy

    16 February 2012
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    As the EU Commission, pressured by big business, perpetuates rather than resolves economic and democratic crises, where can we look for alternatives, and for action? What should Greece do to resist? What can we learn from the radical political movements of the 1960s and '70s, and from the new movements that are gaining momentum across Europe? How can we stop the next wave of commodification of the atmosphere under the guise of a "green economy"

  14. Newsletter 14 February 2013

    14 February 2013
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    The newsletter for 14 February 2013

               
  15. From Durban to Rio+20: Challenging the corporate hijack of environmental policy

    14 January 2012
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    Tackling the corporate takeover of environmental policy will be one of the most critical challenges humanity has faced in history. Corporations have been behind the failure of the UN, most recently at the UNFCCC conference in Durban, to agree effective climate change policies. TNCs are now pushing to expand privatisation of nature as a solution to the environmental crisis at the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012. How can we stop them?