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    My Case against Pinochet

    Francisco Letelier
    17 December 2004
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    Justice in cases such as Pinochet's must go beyond the incarceration of individuals. The true historical record should be made public and US foreign policy must reflect the lessons learned.

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    My expulsion from Israel

    Richard Falk
    22 December 2008
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    Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves

    Evo Morales Ayma
    14 March 2009
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    evo-morales-coca-unIn 1961, the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs placed the coca leaf in the same category with cocaine — thus promoting the false notion that the coca leaf is a narcotic — and ordered that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished within 25 years from the coming into force of this convention.” Bolivia signed the convention in 1976, during the brutal dictatorship of Col. Hugo Banzer, and the 25-year deadline expired in 2001. Mistakes are an unavoidable part of human history, but sometimes we have the opportunity to correct them. It is time for the international community to reverse its misguided policy toward the coca leaf.

  4. Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves

    Evo Morales Ayma
    14 March 2009
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    In 1961, the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs placed the coca leaf in the same category with cocaine — thus promoting the false notion that the coca leaf is a narcotic — and ordered that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished within 25 years from the coming into force of this convention.” Bolivia signed the convention in 1976, during the brutal dictatorship of Col. Hugo Banzer, and the 25-year deadline expired in 2001. Mistakes are an unavoidable part of human history, but sometimes we have the opportunity to correct them. It is time for the international community to reverse its misguided policy toward the coca leaf.

  5. The war on drugs killed my daughter

    21 June 2014
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    Martha Fernback, 15, died from taking 91% pure ecstasy. The response of her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn was unusual. She refused to blame her daughter, her friends, or the dealer or the manufacturer. Cockburn, a single mother, focused on a greater target: the government. "It quickly became obvious that prohibition had had its chance but failed," she said. "Martha is a sacrificial lamb under prohibition. The question is: how many more Marthas have to die before we change our approach? It's not acceptable to allow the risks to remain."

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    Susan George: The Story behind my new Book

    02 October 2013
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    Good news for Susan George fans: Her new political satire, “How to win the Class War”, is about to be published. In part one of this exclusive video interview, Susan George talks about the story behind the sequel to The Lugano Report.

  7. "Let Me Chew My Coca Leaves"

    15 March 2009
    Article

    The first day at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was marked by the announcement of President Evo Morales of Bolivia that he would start the process to remove the coca leaf from the 1961 Single Convention as well as the suspension of the paragraphs of that convention that prohibit the traditional chewing of coca leaf. Holding up a coca leaf in front of delegates at the UN summit on drugs he underlined his demand.

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    Guatemala's president: 'My country bears the scars from the war on drugs'

    18 January 2013
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    This is at the heart of the awakening in Latin America, a feeling that drugs prohibition has allowed rich and powerful cartels to rise to such prominence that they threaten the institutions of the state – the police, the judicial system, the army, the media, and the body politic. In Latin America it is not about rehab and criminality, it is about an existential threat to the state.

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  10. Drug Laws and Prison in Ecuador

    12 July 2010 - Event

    Ecuador has one of the harshest drug laws in the hemisphere. A non-violent drug offender can receive the same sentence, sometimes even stiffer, than a murderer.

  11. Drug Laws and Prison in Mexico

    02 July 2010 - Event

    Over the years, the Mexican government has adopted increasingly heavy prison sentences and militarized drug policies to confront drug trafficking. The result has been an increase of vulnerable populations in Mexico’s prisons, but no impact on the drug trade or violence.

  12. ျမန္မာ့ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္လုပ္ငန္းက႑ကေန ဘယ္သူေတြ အက်ိဳးအျမတ္ရေနသလဲ။

    Nang Shining
    01 September 2017
    Article

    ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ စိန္ေခၚမႈျပႆနာေပါင္းမ်ားစြာႏွင့္ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနရၿပီး ယင္းတို႔အထဲ၌ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အေပၚ ျခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈ ျပႆနာသည္ လတ္တေလာ အေရးၾကီးေနသည့္ ျပႆနာတစ္ခုုျဖစ္သည္သာမက ပိုမိုုျပင္းထန္လာေသာ ျပႆနာတစ္ရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ ေလ်ာ္ ကန္သင့္ျမတ္သည့္ စီမံခ်က္(သို႔မဟုတ္)လူထုႏွင့္ ညွိွႏွုိင္းတိုင္ပင္မူမရွိသည္သာမက ႏိုုင္ငံတစ္လႊားရွိ သဘာဝဝန္းက်င္ေဂဟစနစ္ႏွင့္ လူ႕အဖြဲ႕အ စည္းအား နဂိုမူလအတိုင္း ျပန္မျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္ေလာက္သည့္ အႏၲရာယ္မ်ားကို ျဖစ္ေစႏုိင္သည့္ အႀကီးစားေရကာတာၾကီးမ်ားႏွင့္ ေရအားလၽွပ္စစ္ လုပ္ငန္းစီမံကိန္းမ်ားကို တိုးျမွင့္ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္းသည္ အထူးတလည္ စိုုးရိမ္ဖြယ္ရာ ကိစၥရပ္ျဖစ္လာသည္။ အထက္ပါ စီမံကိန္းအမ်ားစုသည္ ပဋိပကၡျဖစ္ေနသည့္ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ေနထိုင္ရာေဒသမ်ားတြင္ တည္ရွိေနသည္သာမက အဆိုုပါစီမံကိန္းမွ ထုတ္ယူမည့္ စြမ္းအင္အ ေျမာက္အမ်ားကိုလည္း အိမ္နီးခ်င္းႏုိင္ငံမ်ားသို႕တင္သြင္းေရာင္းခ်သြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။ ကန္႔ကြက္ဆႏၵျပမႈမ်ား တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးပ်ံ႕ႏွံ႔ျဖစ္ ေပၚေနသည့္အေလ်ာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံအေနျဖင့္ ဦးတည္ရာလမ္းေၾကာင္းကို ေျပာင္းလဲရန္ အခ်ိန္မွီေသးသည္ဟုု ဆိုုႏိုုင္ပါသည္။ သင့္ေလ်ာ္ေသာ ေနရာေဒသတြင္ ေရအားလွ်ပ္စစ္သည္ အေရးၾကီးသည့္ စြမ္းအင္အရင္းအျမစ္တစ္ခုုျဖစ္ႏုိင္သည္ မွန္ေသာ္လည္း ေဒသအေျခအေနႏွင့္ ေဒသခံ မ်ား၏လိုအပ္ခ်က္မ်ားႏွင့္ ကိုုက္ညီရန္ အထူးအေရးႀကီးၿပီး ဒုုကၡအသစ္ဖန္တီးမႈမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ရန္၊ တိုုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးစုုမ်ား၏ မေက်နပ္မႈေသာကမ်ားႏွင့္ တစ္ႏိုုင္ငံလံုုးၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးႀကိဳးပမ္းမႈမ်ားအတြက္ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္ဟန္႔တားသည့္ အေျခအေနမ်ိဳးမျဖစ္ေအာင္ ဂရုစိုက္ရန္လိုအပ္သည္။ (ျမန္မာႏိုုင္ငံ၏) ႏုိင္ငံေရး၊ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ေရးရာႏွင့္သက္ဆိုင္သည့္ ဦးတည္ခ်က္မ်ားအေပၚတြင္ ေရရွည္အက်ိဳးသက္ေရာက္မူရွိႏုိင္မည့္ စီမံ ကိန္းဆိုုင္ရာ ဆံုးျဖတ္ခ်က္မ်ားကို ပူးေပါင္းပါ၀င္မႈကို အေျခတည္၍ အားလံုးပါ၀င္သေဘာတူႏိုင္သည့္ နည္းလမ္းမ်ားကို ေဆြးေႏြးတိုုင္ပင္ေနစဥ္အ တြင္း ယာယီတားျမစ္ခ်က္မ်ား ျပဌာန္းထုုတ္ျပန္ရန္ မျဖစ္မေနလိုုအပ္ပါသည္။

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    Words Behind Walls

    Cameron Douglas
    13 June 2013
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    Well, let me start by saying that I appreciate the opportunity to share some of my thoughts and feelings with you. I hope maybe in some way, this gives you a little window into my reality and more importantly, into my heart. So, here I sit at my little table in the belly of the beast, writing to you. I have spent close to two of my four years of incarceration in solitary confinement.

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    Extracts from General Pinochet's Statement

    09 November 1998
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    Extracts from the first statement by former dictator General Augusto Pinochet since being arrested in London.

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    Cardinal Points - Photo Exhibition

    12 June 2015
    Report

    For personal and professional reasons my life revolves around four cardinal points that ultimately are two: the South and the North. The South of Latin America and the North of Europe; Uruguay and the Netherlands; Montevideo and Amsterdam. The South often expands into the East of Asia or the West of Africa, and the North extends to the West of the Americas or the East of the Mediterranean.

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    Entry denied, detention, and expulsion

    Richard Falk
    21 December 2008
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