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  1. Report of the Commission of Enquiry on the Coca Leaf

    01 May 1950

    In 1961 the coca leaf was listed on Schedule I of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs together with cocaine and heroin. The inclusion of coca has caused much harm to the Andean region and a historical correction is long overdue, for the sake of further conflict prevention and out of respect for the Andean culture. The rationale for including the coca leaf in the 1961 Single Convention is mainly rooted in the Report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Coca Leaf from May 1950 The report was requested of the United Nations by the permanent representative of Peru that was prepared by a commission that visited Bolivia and Peru briefly in 1949.

     

    • How the Other Half Dies

      • Susan George
      09 June 1976
      Book

      Hunger is not a scourge but a scandal. This is the premise of Susan George's classic study of world hunger. Re-released in 2009 as free online download.

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      The therapeutic value of coca in contemporary medicine

      • Andrew T. Weil
      01 January 1981

      publicationCoca appears to be a useful treatment for various gastro-intestinal ailments, motion sickness, and laryngeal fatigue. It can be an adjunct in programs of weight reduction and physical fitness and may be a fast-acting antidepressant. It is of value in treating dependence on stronger stimulants.

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      Food for Beginners

      • Susan George, Nigel Paige
      13 June 1982
      Book

      This is not a cookbook. It contains food for thought - and the recipes of power. Food for Beginners is a disturbing book: the facts are grim, the picture bleak. But the wit, sheer logic and force of this documentary comicbook, point beyond despair to justice.

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      Ill Fares the Land

      • Susan George
      10 June 1985
      Book
       
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      The Money Mandarins

      24 March 1986
      Book
      Far from seeing free market economics as providing a solution to the effects of the destabilizing flows of "Eurodollars," Wachtel believes that regulation is necessary. Chief source of instability in the world economy is unregulated international banking.
    • A Fate Worse than Debt

      • Susan George
      16 November 1988
      Book

      How did the Third World countries accumulate a staggering trillion dollars' worth of debt? Who really shoulders the burden of reimbursement? How should we deal with the debt crisis? Susan George answers these questions with the solid evidence and verve familiar to readers of 'How the Other Half Dies'.

    • Development of the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971

      01 July 1989
      Paper

      The 196l Single Convention did not include so-called "psychotropic substances" such as amphetamines and barbiturates among the drugs controlled. The discussions on the scope of control were focused on plant-based drugs, such as cannabis, poppy cultivation, poppy straw, coca bush and coca leaves This document describes the development of an international instrument for the control of psychotropic substances.

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      Coca and cocaine

      • Antony R. Henman
      05 October 1990

      publicationThis article examines alternatives to the War on Drugs through a comparative analysis of attitudes toward coca and cocaine in South America. Two regions of traditional coca use and cultivation -- northwest Amazonas state in Brazil and the department of Cusco in Peru -- are compared to highlight the differences between Peruvian and Brazilian attitudes toward coca and ethnic identity.

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      The Debt Boomerang

      • Susan George
      10 June 1992
      Book

      In an unsettling but lucid critique, The Debt boomerang shows that we in the North must also pay the price of World bank and IMF policies that have accelerated deforestation, encouraged mass migrations, fuelled an expanding drug trade and heightened global instability and conflict.

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      European Official Development Assistance to the Philippines

      • Joel Rocamora
      20 October 1992
      Book
      The studies in this book focus mainly on the period of the Corazon Aquino presidency. It was this period that European Overseas Development Assistance to the Philippines begun to increase significantly.
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      The standard low dose of oral cocaine

      • Teobaldo Llosa
      31 December 1993

      publicationCoca tea has been used for the treatment of cocaine dependence. Two previous reports found that treatment that includes coca tea can be successful in controlling relapse to cocaine dependence. In the current study, coca tea plus counseling was used to treat cocaine dependence in 23 cocaine-addicted coca paste smokers seeking treatment at an outpatient clinic in Lima, Peru.

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      Faith and Credit

      • Susan George, Fabrizio Sabelli
      13 June 1994
      Book

      An examination of the World Bank's policies and culture reveal a supranational, non-democratic and extremely powerful institution which functions much like the medieval Church or a monolithic political party, relying on rigid doctrine, hierarchy and a rejection of dissenting ideas to perpetuate its influence.

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      Breaking Through

      • Joel Rocamora
      01 October 1994
      Book
      A book that narrates the history of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its members, with discussions about "national democrats" and the Left political discourse.
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      Crédits sans frontières:

      • Susan George, Fabrizio Sabelli
      12 November 1994
      Book

      Cet ouvrage, réalisé avec rigueur et sans concession, procède à un examen critique de la Banque mondiale, de sa culture propre et des intérêts qu'elle défend.

    • The WHO Cocaine Project

      03 March 1995

      In 1995 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) announced in a press release the publication of the results of the largest global study on cocaine use ever undertaken. A decision in the World Health Assembly banned the publication of the study. The US representative threatened that "if WHO activities relating to drugs failed to reinforce proven drug control approaches, funds for the relevant programmes should be curtailed". This led to the decision to discontinue publication.

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      The Democratisation of Disempowerment

      • Jochen Hippler
      01 October 1995
      Book
      The market-oriented democratisation of the Third World has been developed by Western powers as a policy that fuses both democratic rhetoric and support for more pluralist policies in the Third World, with the pursuit of Western interests.
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      Compassion and Calculation

      • David Sogge, Kees Biekart, John Saxby
      30 June 1996
      Book

      An exploration of the million dollar aid agency aid business, examining critical questions such as accountability, purpose, performance and power relations in this crucial sector.

    • Democracy, Human Rights, and Militarism in The War on Drugs in Latin America

      01 April 1997
      Book

      The following essays present insights into the various levels of military involvement in the war on drugs and the implications of this involvement in terms of democracy and human rights in the Western hemisphere.

    • Crime in Uniform

      • Adriana Rossi, Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Soberon, Theo Roncken, Frank Smyth, Carlos Fazio, Thelma Mejía, Samuel Blixen, Jayme Brener
      11 April 1997
      Book

      Crime in Uniform presents detailed case studies examining the involvement of Latin American security forces in the illicit drug industry.

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