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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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    Consideraciones sobre el debate legislativo en torno a la ley de drogas

    • Graciela Touzé, Paula Goltzman, Eva Amorín, Pablo Cymerman, María Pía Pawlowicz
    14 October 2012

    La figura de la penalización de la tenencia de drogas para consumo personal se encuentra en el centro del debate sobre la necesidad de reformar la Ley de Estupefacientes 23.737, debate que pone en evidencia tensiones y contradicciones al interior del propio aparato del Estado y en la opinión pública sobre cómo enfrentar los fenómenos ligados a las drogas en el país. Diversos estudios sugieren que los argumentos que dieron sustento a esta legislación no se han verificado tras más de veinte años de su aplicación.

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    The Other Burma

    • Ben Hayes
    11 October 2012
    Report

    Northeast India's strategic location between India, China and southeast Asia has led to a recent boom in resource extraction and investment by multinational corporations, but the world continues to remain largely silent on the human rights abuses that continue to be perpetrated by the Indian military. 

  4. The Global Land Grab

    11 October 2012
    Primer

    A concise and indispensable critical guide to the global phenomenon of land grabbing. Find out how the global land grab is justified, what is driving it, why transparency and guidelines won't stop it, and learn about alternatives that could enable people and communities to regain control of their land and territories.

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    Land Grabbing in Dawei

    • Elizabeth Loewen
    09 October 2012
    Report

    The Dawei region is a highly populated and prosperous region, significant because of its ecologically-diversity and strategic position along the Andaman coast. Thai interest in the region poses an environmental threat and risks massive expulsion of people.

  6. Portada del informe El acaparamiento mundial de océanos

    El acaparamiento mundial de aguas: guía básica

    • Jennifer Franco, Sylvia Kay
    02 October 2012
    Primer

    El ‘acaparamiento de aguas’ alude a situaciones en que actores poderosos asumen el control de valiosos recursos de agua para su propio beneficio, privando de ellos a las comunidades locales cuyo sustento depende de estos recursos y ecosistemas.

  7. Fact Sheet: Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions

    02 October 2012
    Primer

    10 Facts about the Coca leaf and the UN Drugs Conventions in chronological order

             
  8. A ‘Land Sovereignty’ Alternative?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    30 September 2012

    Dramatic changes around food, climate, energy, and finance in recent years have pushed questions of land use and land control back onto the centre stage of development discourse, at the very moment when the same conditions are spurring an unprecedented rush for land and water across the globe.

  9. Human Rights in Niassa Province

    25 September 2012
    Report

    How do the treeplantations in Niassa province impair the rights of peasant communities? And what are the recommendations to the different actors involved?

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    Civil society and decolonisation in South America

    • Edgardo Lander
    20 September 2012
    Book

    An historical overview of Latin American debates and experiences related to democracy, citizenship and civil society and some highlights of current conflicts in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia.

  11. ¿La ‘soberanía de la tierra’ como alternativa?

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    12 September 2012
    Paper

    Los cambios recientes y dramáticos en los sectores alimentario, climático, energético y financiero han vuelto a situar en el centro de los discursos sobre desarrollo cuestiones sobre el uso y control de la tierra, justo en el momento en que las mismas condiciones están impulsando una fiebre sin precedentes por hacerse con aguas y tierras en todo el mundo.

  12. Secure Peoples' Access to Land

    • Claire Guffens, Florence Kroff
    12 September 2012
    Paper

    What is the potential and what are the challenges to implement the new “Voluntary Guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security"?

  13. Dossier Colombia

    • Laura Rangel
    12 September 2012
    Paper

    El tratado de libre comercio entre la UE y Colombia tendrá graves impactos sociales y ambientales sobre tres sectores clave: la minería, la palma aceitera y los lácteos.

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    Dossier on EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

    • Laura Rangel
    12 September 2012
    Report

    The EU-Colombia Free Trade Agreement implies violations in human rights, and trade unionists in particular. Read about the possible implications in three sectors; mining, palmoil and dairy.

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    Una nueva política de drogas es posible

    • Julio Calzada
    31 August 2012

    fes-paper44La prohibición y la exclusividad del control penal y criminal del uso de ciertas drogas le están generando a Uruguay más problemas que las mismas drogas. Las políticas prohibicionistas han mostrado ser ineficaces para reducir los riesgos y daños individuales y sociales de consumir sustancias psicoactivas, y además han agravado los problemas sanitarios y sociales, generando negocios ilegales multimillonarios y niveles de violencia sistémica nunca antes vistos.

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  16. Annual Report 2011

    30 August 2012
    Annual report

    2011 was marked by a sense of crisis, but also resistance to the measures being taken. Popular movements surged to the forefront worldwide, protesting the hollowing out of democracy that is a legacy of decades of neoliberal economic policy. TNI drew on its strong relationships within transnational networks to help push a countervailing power from below that might help shape a better world for us all.

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    No a la guerra contra las drogas

    • Edgardo Lander
    30 August 2012

    La guerra contra las drogas suele considerarse un fracaso con respecto a sus objetivos declarados, ¿pero y si tuviera también otros objetivos ocultos? 

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    Ethnic Peace and Political Participation

    23 August 2012
    Report

    Ceasefires have been agreed; the NLD has elected representatives in the national legislatures; Western sanctions are being lifted; and the World Bank and other international agencies are returning to set up office in the country. Such developments are likely to have a defining impact on ethnic politics, which remains one of the central challenges facing the country today.

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    Beyond the Triangle of Emancipation

    • Tom Reifer
    23 August 2012
    Book

    In 2009, the song Changes, by Tupac Amaru Shakur, was put on the Pope’s playlist. What is Tupac’s significance, in light of his making the Pope’s playlist and the realities facing African-Americans today in the context of the USA's overpacked prison system, the largest in world history?

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