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  1. Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties

    • Cecilia Olivet
    01 February 2013
    Policy briefing

    Corporations in Western Europe are suing Central and Eastern European countries at international arbitration tribunals through a vast web of intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Yet while the European Commission has questioned the validity of these BITs, Netherlands, Germany, and the UK, oppose their termination.

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    The illicit drugs market in the Colombian agrarian context

    • Amira Armenta
    31 January 2013

    The distribution of land and its unjust use are the major causes of violence in Colombia. For this reason land issues are the starting point of current peace talks between the Santos government and the FARC guerrillas. Remedying these structural problems at the heart of rural Colombia is the best guarantee of progress of the current peace negotiations that could bring an end to a half-century-old violent conflict.

  3. The World's Richest 25

    31 January 2013

    Just 25 people, almost all men, increased their known wealth to $827 billion in 2012. That could pay for the costs for every student in the US to go to university more than three times or pay for universal primary and secondary education throughout the developing world four times.

  4. Entre realidad y abstracción

    • Pien Metaal, Mirella van Dun, Hugo Cabieses Cubas
    30 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    En la Conferencia Internacional sobre Desarrollo Alternativo (ICAD), Perú siguió insistiendo en la pertinencia del “desarrollo alternativo” y, en particular, del llamado “milagro” o “modelo” de San Martín.

  5. Dirty Money: The Finance and Fossil Fuel Web

    26 January 2013

    Banks and Oil not only make up the most wealthy corporations, they sit on each other's boards and their executives include some of the world's most powerful political and social institutions. An insight into one dimension of the 'Davos class.'

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    Entre realidad y abstracción

    • Mirella van Dun, Hugo Cabieses Cubas, Pien Metaal
    25 January 2013

    En la Conferencia Internacional sobre Desarrollo Alternativo (ICAD) celebrada el 15 y 16 de noviembre en la ciudad de Lima, Perú siguió insistiendo en la pertinencia del “desarrollo alternativo” y en particular sobre el llamado “milagro” o “modelo” de San Martín. Este modelo fue propuesto por el Perú como paradigma a seguir en otras zonas del país y por otros países en el mundo entero con problemas asociados a cultivos de fines ilícitos.

  7. Estado del poder 2013

    24 January 2013

    Mientras los líderes corporativos más poderosos y las personas más ricas del mundo se reúnen en el exclusivo Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, el TNI ofrece un análisis visual de quién domina el planeta en una época de crisis económica y ecológica sistémica.

  8. Global 0.001%

    24 January 2013

    Just 11 million people, or 0.15%, control $42 trillion dollars or two thirds of world GDP. An even tinier group of people, 0.001%, control a third of that amount. Where are they based? What could this money pay for? How much wealth does that leave for the rest of us?

  9. Planet Earth: A corporate world

    24 January 2013

    Which are the biggest companies in the world? Which corporations control them? How does their power compare with states?

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    Khat: A review of its potential harms to the individual and communities in the UK

    23 January 2013

    On the basis of the available evidence, the overwhelming majority of Council members consider that khat should not be controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In summary the reason for this is that, save for the issue of liver toxicity, although there may be a correlation or association between the use of khat and various negative social indicators, it is not possible to conclude that there is any causal link.

  11. State of Power 2013

    22 January 2013

    As the world's most powerful corporate leaders and richest individuals gather at the exclusive World Economic Forum in Davos, TNI offers a visual insight into who is dominating the planet at a time of systemic economic and ecological crisis.

  12. Addicted to punishment

    • Jorge Parra Norato, Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes, Diana Esther Guzmán
    21 January 2013

    This report reveals the average maximum sentence for a drug offense rose from 34 years in prison in 1950 to 141 years today and in three countries surveyed, drug trafficking was subject to longer maximum and minimum penalties than murder.

  13. Economic Crisis and the Christian Conscience

    • Susan George
    15 January 2013

    To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?

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    Towards a Safer Drug Policy

    14 January 2013

     For forty years the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 has formed the corner stone of drug policy in Britain. The emergence of new psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’) during the past fifteen years or so has challenged the drug control system. The arrival in 2012 of a new psychoactive substance on the market, on average, every six days raises questions about how best to protect young people from unknown and unsafe drugs. The Government is considering this challenge and we hope this Inquiry report will make a helpful contribution to their deliberations.

  15. Secrets, Lies, & Propaganda

    • Tom Reifer
    03 January 2013

    After the US embrace of torture after 9/11 it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a tribute to America’s liberal culture of torture for the big screen; Zero Dark Thirty

  16. Bogotá’s medical care centres for drug addicts

    • Julián Quintero
    02 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    The opening in September 2012 of the first centre for drug addicts in Bogota is a welcome first step towards more humane and effective drug policies in Colombia’s capital city, but to be effective needs to be integrated into proper overall drugs strategy.

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    Exploring the Dialectic of Labor Rights and Food Sovereignty

    • Jennifer S. Bowles
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    Should the principles of food sovereignty be folded into the construction and enforcement of labor and employment laws? How can workers´ rights as envisioned by the ILO be coupled with fundamental precepts of food sovereignty in everyday working life at the site of food production?

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    Between empty lots and open pots

    • Jessica Clendenning, Wolfram Dressler
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    As world food prices threaten expanding urban populations, there is a greater need for poor people to have access to and claims over how and where food is produced and distributed in cities. This is especially the case in marginalised urban settings. The global movement for food sovereignty has been one attempt to reclaim rights and participation in the food system and challenge corporate food regimes.

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    Life in a Shrimp Zone

    • Kasia Paprocki, Jason Cons
    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    What are the class-differentiated implications of food sovereignty in a zone of ecological crisis—Bangladesh’s coastal Khulna district? Much land in this deltaic zone that had previously been employed for various forms of peasant production has been overrun and transformed by the introduction of brackish-water shrimp aquaculture.

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    Food sovereignty in Ecuador

    01 January 2013
    Policy briefing

    What is the impact of collective actions for the institutionalization of the principles of food sovereignty in Ecuador?