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    EPA calls for passage of CO2 control act

    08 December 2009
    In the media

    The Taiwaneese government should impose the energy and greenhouse gas taxes as early as possible, instead of promoting carbon trade, say environmental protection organizations.

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    Why Obama will read the riot act to Arroyo

    06 August 2009
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    Reading Arroyo the riot act would not be a gesture of benevolence on the part of Washington. It is one that would serve the US’s current interests as Obama discerns them.

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    “The time to act is now”… or later

    Trusha Reddy
    07 December 2009
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    The rapid talking down of expectations for Copenhagen signals a lack of commitment on the part of industrialised countries. In place of divide and rule tactics, a fundamental change of direction is needed.

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    Murder of Diplomat Deplored

    Phillip A. McCombs
    22 September 1976
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    Considerable outrage was expressed over the murder of Orlando Letelier yesterday.

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    Orlando Letelier Deserves Honor

    22 September 1976
    Article

    Orlando Letelier exemplified precisely the qualities - reason, concern for the common man, and civility - which the junta is trying to suppress in his native land

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    Ex-Chilean Ambassador Killed by Bomb Blast

    Stephen J. Lynton, Lawrence Meyer
    22 September 1976
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    Orlando Letelier, a high official of the late Chile President Salvador Allende, was killed in Washington yesterday when a bomb exploded beneath his car.

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    Hemp-seed muesli led to ACT drug-driving charge: Laws under fire

    11 October 2013
    Other news

    The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) new drug-driving laws have come under fire after a senior public servant who ate a breakfast muesli containing hemp seeds was dragged through a nine-month court battle. The 2011 laws raised immediate concerns from lawyers and civil libertarians for their zero-tolerance approach, which criminalises even the smallest trace of drugs found in a driver's system. Fears were raised that the laws, designed for road safety, ignored the actual impairment level of a driver and threatened to snare Canberrans who had accidentally or innocently ingested drugs.

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    The 1971 Misuse of Drugs act was the stupidest and most ineffective ever passed

    Simon Jenkins
    14 January 2013
    Other news

    Yet another parliamentary group has pronounced in favour of drugs decriminalisation. It still won’t happen. What is baffling is the intransigence of British politicians on the subject. Plenty are individually reasonable. Some three-quarters of MPs agree individually. They read the surveys, reports and opinion polls — all unanswerable. Yet the mere mention of the subject sends most politicians screaming down the road with bags over their heads.

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    The Canadian-EU trade agreement which could act as a Trojan horse for TTIP

    Ian Dunt
    19 November 2014
    In the media

    These are crucial days for TTIP. The US-EU trade deal, which would legally enforce the privatisation of the NHS, is facing extraordinary levels of public protest on both sides of the Atlantic. But while opponents focus on the battle at hand, a separate Canadian trade deal could allow TTIP's worst abuses by the backdoor.

     
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    Bomb Victim Denounced Policies of Junta in Chile

    Karen DeYoung, Milton Coleman
    22 September 1976
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    During most of his two years of exile here, after his release from imprisonment on an island near the southern tip of Chile, Orlando Letelier lived a quiet life, studying how the world's wealth could be more equitably distributed.

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    Chilean Violence Increasingly Spreads Beyond its Borders

    Lewis H. Diuguid
    22 September 1976
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    Violent political change has been under way in Chile for six years now, with the violence increasingly spreading beyond the borders of this South American country into the western capitals to which exiles from those opposing the present military government had moved.

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    DOCUMENTS

    17 November 2005
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    Horman Case

    17 November 2005
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