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  1. Apuntes hacia una nueva política

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 January 2002
    Report

    Estas observaciones son un aporte a la teorización de una política democrática, igualitaria y emancipatoria que lucha por aflorar desde hace tanto tiempo entre las bases.

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    Notes Towards a New Politics

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 January 2002

    This briefing contributes towards theorising democratic, egalitarian and emancipatory politics that have for some time been struggling from below. Hilary Wainwright highlights practical lessons learnt from the experiences of labour and broad-based social movements in Brazil, the UK and the USA.

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    Alternative Development and Drug Control

    • Martin Jelsma
    08 January 2002

    martin-jelsmaWhat can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalence of rural poverty. Non-conditionality for the concept, harm reduction for the production side, and open mindedness for an honest debate are, in the view of Martin Jelsma, necessary steps to “prevent Alternative Development as the Sacred Heart in the global drugs policy from beeing blown apart by the roaring helicopters on the horizon”. Martin Jelsma gave his critical assessment of Alternative Development at the International Conference on The Role of Alternative Development in Drug Control and Development Cooperation.

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    Conflict flares in the Bolivian tropics

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 January 2002
    Policy briefing

    An impressive reduction of the coca-cultivated area has been achieved within the framework of Plan Dignidad, but this ‘success’ has exacted a heavy toll in terms of the impoverishment and criminalisation of the Bolivian coca leaf-growing peasantry, or cocaleros, as they are known.

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    Conflicto en el trópico boliviano

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 January 2002
    Policy briefing

    La importante reducción de la superficie de coca cultivada llevada a la práctica en el marco del llamado Plan Dignidad, si bien da cuenta del éxito local de una política, tal "éxito" ha sido logrado a costa de la pauperización, y criminalización del campesinado cocalero boliviano.

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    Crack Heads and Roots Daughters

    • Melanie Dreher
    01 January 2002

    publicationAn ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction with crack cocaine to minimize the undesirable effects of crack pipe smoking, specifically paranoia and weight loss.

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    Crack Heads and Roots Daughters

    • Melanie Dreher
    01 January 2002

    publicationAn ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction with crack cocaine to minimize the undesirable effects of crack pipe smoking, specifically paranoia and weight loss.

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    Merging Wars

    • Amira Armenta, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, Virginia Montañés
    20 December 2001
    Policy briefing

    With the new international context of the war against terrorism, the war on drugs moves centre stage as well. While drugs and terrorism are now shoved together to demonise the ‘evil’ enemy, reality is the victim. Blending the two wars to one seriously endangers the advances made to find a solution to the drug problem.

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    Fusión de guerras

    • Martin Jelsma, Virginia Montañés
    20 December 2001
    Policy briefing

    En el nuevo contexto internacional de la guerra contra el terrorismo, la guerra a las drogas también cambia de escenario. Mientras la asociación drogas-terrorismo sirve para demonizar al enemigo ‘maligno’, la realidad es la víctima. Mezclar las dos guerras pone en serio peligro el avance hacia una solución al problema de las drogas.

  10. New Possibilities for Change in International Drug Control

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 December 2001

    The main task of the new executive director of the ODCCP would be to guide a process of internal reform that the UNDCP has to undergo and open up to challenging views outside the agency.

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    Posibilidades de cambio en el Control Internacional de Drogas

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 December 2001
    Policy briefing

    La principal tarea del nuevo director ejecutivo de la OFDPD debería ser guiar el proceso de reforma interna que el PNUFID debe acometer y abrir la puerta a propuestas alternativas provenientes de fuera de la agencia.

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    Posibilidades de cambio en el control de drogas

    • Tom Blickman
    01 December 2001

    brief1El Director Ejecutivo de la Oficina de Fiscalización de Drogas y Prevención del Delito de las Naciones Unidas (OFDPD), Pino Arlacchi, ha tenido que abandonar su cargo. La posición del señor Arlacchi se hizo insostenible cuando la Oficina del Inspector General presentó dos informes muy críticos en los que se investigaban alegaciones de mala gestión, nepotismo y posible fraude. Mientras la prensa se centra en los escándalos dentro del OFDPD, se presta muy poca atención al legado negativo que el señor Arlacchi deja en la dirección de la política de control de drogas como tal.

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    Remettre l'OMC à sa place

    • Susan George
    13 November 2001
    Book

    Pour l''Organisation mondiale du commerce, le commerce est une valeur se situant au-dessus de toute autre considération, qu'elle soit politique, culturelle, sanitaire ou écologique. Dans la galaxie libérale, c'est une étoile aussi brillante que le FMI ou la Banque mondiale.

  14. Decriminalisation in Europe?

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 November 2001

    This brief report analyses the similarities and differences in legal attitudes to drug use and possession across Europe in light of the recent changes in 2001.

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    Decriminalisation in Europe?

    • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs, Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
    01 November 2001

    decrim-europeThis brief report analyses the similarities and differences in legal attitudes to drug use and possession across Europe in light of the recent changes in 2001.

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    Liberalisation Of Trade in Services

    • Erik Wesselius
    18 October 2001
    Paper

    The United Kingdom is home to a particularly influential services industry lobby, which operates through an organisation called International Financial Services, London (IFSL). Two IFSL working groups, the Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee and the High-Level LOTIS Group, constitute a veritable corporate-state alliance.

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    Impact Analysis Project of New Drugs Legislation

    • Zabransky, Interview by Sofia T. Jarrin, Mravcik, V. Ernesto Méndez, Gajdosikova, Ph.D., Miovskù, Jun Borras
    01 October 2001

    The first major post-communist reform of Czech drug laws was completed as early as 1990. Among other legislative changes that were seen as returns to democratic and humanistic values, capital punishment and punishment for simple possession of illegal drugs were abolished. However, in 1997 a proposal was submitted to the Czech parliament that would re-introduce criminal penalties for drug users for possession of any amount of illegal drugs. The government subsequently submitted its own more modest proposal introducing criminalization of possession, but only for amounts that were "bigger than small", which was approved by parliament in April 1998.

  18. ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံတြင္း ေျမအဓိပၸာယ္ဖြင့္ဆိုမႈ

    • Jennifer Franco, Hannah Twomey, Khu Khu Ju, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer
    26 September 2001
    Primer
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    Pensamiento crítico latinoamericano: la impugnación del eurocentrismo

    • Edgardo Lander
    25 September 2001
    Paper

    Las principales vertientes del pensamiento que ha sido históricamente hegemónico sobre y desde América Latina pueden ser caracterizadas como colonial/ eurocéntricas.

  20. Fumigation and Conflict in Colombia

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas, Virginia Montañés, Amira Armenta
    20 September 2001
    Policy briefing

    The second issue of our series is dedicated to the controversial topic of Colombia’s aerial fumigation of coca and opium poppy fields.

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