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  1. Reluctant Recruits: The US Military and the War on Drugs

    • Peter Zirnite
    06 August 1997
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    Despite spending some $20 billion over the past decade on international drug control and interdiction efforts, illegal drugs from Latin America still flood the United States - a fact that concerns many within the military itself.

  2. Vicious Circle

    • Martin Jelsma
    08 March 2001
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    Aerial fumigations with herbicides of drug crops in Colombia set in motion a vicious circle of human, social and environmental destruction. A worldwide campaign calls for the end of these harmful and inefficient forced eradication practices.

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    Behind GATS 2000

    • Erik Wesselius
    19 May 2002
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    The controversial General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organisation has generated major social concern about the implications for the equitable provision of basic public services.

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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2004, Crete

    06 June 2004
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    The meeting is hosted by the Orthodox Academy in Kolymbari (Crete). The thirty participants include ministerial officials from several countries, representatives from UN and European institutions, and non-governmental drug policy experts.

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    Critical Issues in the Financial Industry

    • Myriam vander Stichele
    01 April 2005
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    This SOMO report critically analyses the functioning and regulation of banks, insurance companies and other firms in the financial industry.
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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2005, Budapest

    06 October 2005
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    The second Informal Drug Policy Dialogue was co-hosted by the Department for Drug Strategic Affairs of the Hungarian Ministry of Youth, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. The two-day dialogue was focused on three themes: (1) harm reduction developments at the regional and UN level; (2) alternative development: dilemmas around coca and opium reduction efforts; and (3) preparations for the 2008 UNGASS review.

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    South-South Strategic Alternatives to the Global Economic System and Power Regime

    28 October 2006
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    An exciting development in recent years is the number of new South-South inter-governmental alliances that are emerging to defend their interests and challenge the bias of the current global trade and investment regime.

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    EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreements

    09 February 2007
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    Asia Europe Crosspoints 2002

    13 June 2007
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    Expert Seminar on Money Laundering, Tax Evasion and Financial Regulation

    15 June 2007
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    How effective is the Anti Money Laundering (AML) regime that has been built over the past two decades, and the more recent attempts by states and international organisations to control tax evasion, capital flight and curb tax avoidance and harmful tax competition?

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    Speaking Freely: Susan George on Neoliberalism

    • Susan George
    28 July 2007
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    A documentary of one hour in which Susan George reveals the truth behind the history of empire building, neo-colonialism, and the causes of poverty in our world today.
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    Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2007 Montevideo

    15 September 2007
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    The first meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Drugs Policy in Latin America took place in Montevideo, Uruguay. Sessions centred around: Consumption of base paste and crack in the South of Latin America; Overview of the UNGASS review and evaluation process for the period 2008/2009; The prison problem in the region associated with drug related crimes.

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    The United Wa State Party

    • Tom Kramer
    10 October 2007
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    This monograph argues that although the United Wa State Party (UWSP) has been branded by the international community as a "narco-trafficking army;' the organization has an ethnic nationalist agenda whose aim is to build a Wa state within Burma.

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    Informal Drug Policy Dialogue 2007, Rome

    12 November 2007
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    The fourth informal drug policy dialogue took place in Rome in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Social Solidarity.

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    Latin America Drug Policy Dialogue 2008 Quito

    25 February 2008
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    The third meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Drug Policy in Latin America focused on the evaluation of the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs in 2008 and 2009, and the high level meeting of the Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND) in March 2009.

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    Budgeting for the future: Building another Europe

    23 April 2008
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    This publication puts forward a critical civil society outlook on the 2007/2013 Financial Perspectives.

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    Integration of the Peoples (Video documentary)

    • Cecilia Olivet, Ricardo Santos (directors)
    05 June 2008
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    Beyond Bretton Woods

    • Daphne Wysham, John Cavanagh, Marcos Arruda
    08 July 2008
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    A series of provocative essays by leading researchers and activists on three crucial questions: what kind of development should new global economic institutions promote, what are the viable alternatives to the World Bank and IMF and what other global economic institutions are needed to promote a more just trading order with greater social and ecological responsibility.

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