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    INCB: controversial statements on coca leaf

    05 March 2008

    mate de coca forbiddenRead here the full text of the controversial statements on coca leaf included in this year's Annual Report of the INCB. Some highlights:

    > "The Board calls upon the Governments of Bolivia and Peru to initiate action without delay with a view to eliminating uses of coca leaf, including coca leaf chewing" and "each party to the Convention should establish as a criminal offence, when committed intentionally, the possession and purchase of coca leaf for personalconsumption".
    > "The Board again calls on the Governments of Bolivia and Peru to consider amending their national legislation so as to abolish or prohibit activities that are contrary to the 1961 Convention, such as coca leaf chewing and the manufacture of mate de coca (coca tea)".

    See also: Abolishing Coca Leaf Consumption? The INCB needs to perform a reality check, Transnational Institute Press release, March 5, 2008

  2. Latinamerika udfordrer USA i krigen mod narko

    22 October 2012
    Article

    I mere end 40 år har de latinamerikanske lande med støtte fra USA forsøgt at bekæmpe narkotrafik med militære midler. Men markedet for kokain og andre narkotika er ikke blevet mindre. Derimod er kampen kun blevet hårdere og koster flere menneskeliv, mens rets- og fængselsvæsen i stigende grad overbelastes i de latinamerikanske lande.

  3. The 'Fifth Stage' of Drug Control

    Rick Lines (University of Essex)
    30 November 2014
    Article

    Writing in 1996, Norbert Gilmore noted that ‘little has been written about drug use and human rights. Human rights are rarely mentioned expressly in drug literature and drug use is rarely mentioned in human rights literature.’ [1] Almost twenty years later, the literature examining drug control issues through the lens of international human rights law has grown, but the total body of peer reviewed commentary and analysis in this area would barely rank the issue as a footnote in the broader human rights lexicon.

  4. 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.

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    How Not to Write an Effective Climate Policy

    Kevin Smith
    25 April 2007
    Article
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    Carbon Trading: the limits of free-market logic

    Kevin Smith
    20 September 2007
    Article

    Putting a price on carbon and making the polluter pay makes sense, doesn't it? Kevin Smith shows how carbon trading has merely created big profits for transnational companies and had no impact on climate change.

  8. Climate & credibility

    Praful Bidwai
    03 November 2009
    Article

    India’s response to climate change has been paltry, half-hearted and directed at preserving existing elite lifestyles. Its credibility in international negotiations will only be restored if it takes urgent measures to reduce domestic energy use.

  9. ‘There is no voice of real farmers’

    Portia Larlee
    11 December 2014
    Article

    The release of the draft policy, part of a process towards enacting a new National Land Law and “harmonising” existing legislation, was greeted with objections and criticism from farmers’ organisations and ethnic minority groups throughout the country.

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    Facing the Crisis

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    01 February 2002
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    Israel and US

    Phyllis Bennis, Bruce Jackson
    30 November 2006
    Article
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    Has the left blown its big chance of success?

    Andy Beckett
    17 August 2009
    In the media
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    The ongoing persecution of Haiti

    22 March 2010
    In the media

    The reporting on Haiti has been conspicuous by the general absence of any attempt at in-depth analysis as to why the earthquake had such lethal consequences.

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    Israel's "new Middle East"

    Tanya Reinhart
    27 July 2006
    Article
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    Palestinians and Israelis: a political impasse

    Fred Halliday
    06 June 2007
    Article
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    Lebanon, Gaza, Iraq: three crises

    Fred Halliday
    22 June 2007
    Article
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    Cyprus’s risky stalemate

    Fred Halliday
    29 August 2007
    Article
  18. Unleashing the creativity of labour

    Hilary Wainwright
    27 September 2012
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    What would it mean if industrial policies aimed to release workers’ economic creativity – and not just in waged work but beyond? Hilary Wainwright draws inspiration from experiments in Germany, Spain, UK and South Africa.

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    Opiumbestrijding in Afghanistan

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    08 June 2007
    Article
  20. The European crisis through the lens of financialisation

    Antonio Tricarico
    09 May 2012
    Article

    The financial sector through the Euro crisis hopes to further extract wealth from public sectors, driven by its goal to commodify the whole economy and nature itself.

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