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    Los CAMAD de Bogotá

    • Julián Quintero
    27 November 2012

    dlr22sEn septiembre de 2012, el alcalde de Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, inauguró el primer centro para drogadictos en el sector del Bronx, un barrio céntrico de la ciudad. El llamado Centro de Atención Médica a Drogodependientes (CAMAD) cuenta con psiquiatras, psicólogos, médicos y enfermeros. Las personas atendidas en estos centros están en situación de riesgo, exclusión social por altos niveles de dependencia a las drogas, son personas vinculadas a actividades delictivas asociadas con el consumo y el expendio de drogas, padecen enfermedades mentales asociadas al consumo de drogas, y enfermedades derivadas del consumo problemático.

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  2. Profiting from injustice

    • Cecilia Olivet, Pia Eberhardt
    27 November 2012
    Report

    A small club of international law firms, arbitrators and financial speculators are fuelling an investment arbitration boom that is costing taxpayers billions of dollars and preventing legislation in the public interest.

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    Something rotten in the ANC state

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 November 2012
    Paper

    The palaces of President Zuma and the massacre of miners at Marikana symbolise how the gulf between rich and poor has grown in the 18 years since the African National Congress came to power in South Africa. Hilary Wainwright reports on how formerly loyal ANC activists are turning against their government

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    The Death Penalty for Drug Offences

    • Patrick Gallahue, Ricky Gunawan, Fifa Rahman, Karim El Mufti, Najam U Din, Rita Felten
    19 November 2012

    ihr-death-penaltyExecutions for drug offences have escalated in countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia against a trend towards abolition globally, reveals a new Harm Reduction International (HRI) report The Death Penalty for Drug Offences, Global Overview 2012: Tipping the Scales for Abolition. The report reveals that over 540 people were executed for drug offences in Iran in 2011, a trend that continues in 2012 and represents a five-fold increase since 2008. At least 16 people were executed for drugs in Saudi Arabia in the first six months of 2012, compared with one person in 2011.

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    Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs

    • Philippe Lucas, Amanda Reiman, Mitch Earleywine, Stephanie K. McGowan, Megan Oleson, Michael P. Coward, Brian Thomas
    19 November 2012

    publicationThis article examines the subjective impact of medical cannabis on the use of both licit and illicit substances via self-report from 404 medical cannabis patients recruited from four dispensaries in British Columbia, Canada. The aim of this study is to examine a phenomenon called substitution effect, in which the use of one product or substance is influenced by the use or availability of another.

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    Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs

    • Philippe Lucas, Amanda Reiman, Mitch Earleywine, Stephanie K. McGowan, Megan Oleson, Michael P. Coward, Brian Thomas
    19 November 2012

    publicationThis article examines the subjective impact of medical cannabis on the use of both licit and illicit substances via self-report from 404 medical cannabis patients recruited from four dispensaries in British Columbia, Canada. The aim of this study is to examine a phenomenon called substitution effect, in which the use of one product or substance is influenced by the use or availability of another.

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    Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

    • Hilary Wainwright
    16 November 2012
    Paper

    Does the experience of Greek left party Syriza provide lessons on how to structure parties and state in order in challenge neoliberal austerity and provide lasting social transformation?

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    Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway

    • D. Thanki, J. Matias, P. Griffiths, A. Noor, D. Olszewski, R. Simon, J. Vicente
    14 November 2012

    emcdda-cannabis-useThis report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or almost daily cannabis use (use on 20 or more days in the month preceding survey). Self-reported data regarding frequency of cannabis use from large, probabilistic, nationally representative samples of general population surveys from 20 countries, representing more than 83 % of the population of EU and Norway, were collected through two rounds of ad hoc data collection in 2004 and 2007 and through a routine, standard data collection instrument since 2010.

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    The EU Crisis Pocket Guide

    06 November 2012
    Primer

    A useful pocket guide on how a crisis made in Wall Street was made worse by EU policies, how it has enriched the 1% to the detriment of the 99%, and outlining some possible solutions that prioritise people and the environment above corporate profits.

  10. Alternativas a la privatización

    • Editado por David A. McDonald, Greg Ruiters
    06 November 2012
    Book

    A pesar de lo que nos hagan creer los medios predominantes, los modelos alternativos para el suministro de servicios en el sector del agua, la atención de la salud y la electricidad son una realidad muy sólida.

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    Mariguana DF

    • Carlos Zamudio Angles, Jorge Hernández Tinajero
    31 October 2012

    cuadernos-cupidh5Marihuana DF es una aportación importante porque presenta un acercamiento al mercado de la cannabis en el la Ciudad de México, así como a las distintas maneras en que los usuarios se suman como consumidores, y al mismo tiempo cómo se relacionan con su entorno y con otras sustancias ilegales. No menos importante es que este Cuaderno ofrece una respuesta viable a distintos problemas planteados por la dimensión del mercado.

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    Aportes del Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho (CEDD)

    31 October 2012

    cedd-oaeCon este informe el Colectivo de Estudios de Drogas y Derecho (CEDD) pretende aportar al análisis y la reflexión iniciado en el marco de la evaluación de las políticas de drogas de la CICAD/OEA, por mandato de la VI Cumbre de las Américas, compartiendo con los expertos un importante esfuerzo de investigación realizado en los últimos años en parte del hemisferio, sobre dos áreas planteadas: “los desafíos en materia de seguridad y relaciones entre drogas, violencia y crimen organizado” y, “los aspectos jurídicos y normativos alternativos”.

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    IDPC response to the UNODC World Drug Report 2012

    31 October 2012

    This IDPC response to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s flagship publication, the World Drug Report, provides an overview of the data and topics presented in the Report and where appropriate, within the broader context of the current state of the UN drug control framework, offer a critical analysis of both.

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    Primera encuesta de usuarios de drogas ilegales en la Ciudad de México

    • Carlos Alberto Zamudio Angles, Lluvia Castillo Ortega
    24 October 2012

    encuesta-usuarios-cupidhLa encuesta expone la perspectiva de los usuarios sobre su consumo de drogas, de los riesgos y daños recurrentes durante su proceso de consumo y de las relaciones sociales de los usuarios con familiares, vecinos y pares, así como con autoridades y prestadores de servicios de atención terapéutica, una perspectiva que resulta más que pertinente en el momento actual de la discusión sobre políticas de drogas, pues presenta una visión de ellas que suele ser poco explorada: la del usuario.

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    First Survey of Illegal Drug Users in Mexico City

    • Carlos Alberto Zamudio Angles, Lluvia Castillo Ortega
    23 October 2012

    first-survey-mexicoThe principal motivation for implementing this survey was the lack of existing information regarding the relationship between drug users and their social networks. There is a lack of quality indicators that provide detailed information regarding the consumption of drugs, particularly when faced with the traditional dichotomy of user-addict. This dichotomy fails to see the complexity of the consumption of illegal drugs and reiterates the notion that the drug using population will inevitably move into addiction, thus ignoring the diversity of existing patterns of consumption.

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    Governing The Global Drug Wars

    23 October 2012

    lse-ideasSince 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have failed, and worse, have spurred black market violence and human rights abuses. How did this drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform?

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    Regulando las guerras contra las drogas

    23 October 2012

    lse-ideasDesde 1909 la comunidad internacional se ha esforzado por erradicar completamente el abuso de drogas narcóticas. Un siglo después, es ampliamente reconocido el fracaso de estas medidas que, por el contrario, han estimulado abusos de los derechos humanos y un incremento de la violencia en el mercado negro. ¿Cuál fue el surgimiento de este sistema de políticas anti-drogas? ¿Por qué ha demostrado ser tan duradero incluso ante la evidencia de su fracaso? ¿Existe alguna esperanza de reformarlo?

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    Global Tree Plantation Expansion

    • Markus Kröger
    16 October 2012
    Paper

    The expansion of tree plantations and non-food crops is frequently left out of analysis on land grabbing, but is a crucial part of the picture. This paper provides an up-to-date review of tree plantations worldwide and summarises the latest research and data on their impact.

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