Estados Unidos

Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels

Collection: 
Cannabis
Inglés
Suites: 
Drugs & Democracy
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Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot.
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En los medios
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Martin Jelsma, an expert on drug policy in Latin America at the Transnational Institute in the Netherlands who supports legalization measures, says that the revenue loss would not be insignificant for Mexican groups – as it is estimated that they depend on marijuana sales for about a quarter of total revenue. But there is still cocaine and heroin. “It is clear for Mexican cartels that cocaine... Leer más

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Latinamerika udfordrer USA i krigen mod narko

Collection: 
War on Drugs
Drugs Regulation
Cannabis
Inglés
Suites: 
Drugs & Democracy
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Type: 
En los medios
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Der er heller ikke nogen tvivl om, at der i dag blæser nye vinde over kontinentet, og at de latinamerikanske regeringer ikke længere vil tolerere, at efterspørgslen på narkotika i USA skal ødelægge landene i syd. Det forklarer Martin Jensma, der er koordinator for programmet Drugs and Democracy ved Transnational Institute i Amsterdam, og som siden 1998 har beskæftiget sig med... Leer más

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The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

Inglés
Collection: 
Military Bases
Middle East Conflict
Suites: 
Peace & Security
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Type: 
Article
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It certainly doesn’t look much like what we’re seeing in Afghanistan today. A feckless, corrupt, incompetent government kept alive and in place (we can’t really say "in power" since its reach doesn’t extend much beyond Kabul) by billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars and tens of thousands of U.S. and allied troops. Escalating, not diminishing violence against civilians. More frequent and more deadly... Leer más

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Could there really be a war against Iran?

Collection: 
Nuclear weapons
Inglés
Suites: 
Peace & Security
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Type: 
Article
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Here we go again with the Iran hysteria. It is tempting to think this time will be just like previous periods of sabre rattling against Iran. But there are significant new dangers. The Arab Spring, Israel's position, changes in the regional and global balance of forces, and national election campaigns, all point to this round of anti-Iranian hysteria posing potentially graver risks than five or... Leer más

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La conexión Apple

Español
Suites: 
Corporate Power
Poder Corporativo
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Type: 
Article
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Desde el comienzo de la actual crisis económica global, el centro del análisis crítico y del odio público ha sido el capital especulativo. En la narrativa populista, fueron las impresionantes trampas de los bancos en una atmósfera de desregulación las que condujeron al colapso económico. La “economía financiera”, caracterizada como parasítica y mala, fue contrapuesta a la “economía real”, de la... Leer más

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The Apple Connection

Collection: 
Corporate Impunity
Inglés
Suites: 
Corporate Power
Subtitle: 
Type: 
Article
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Ever since the beginning of the current global economic crisis, the focus of both critical analysis and public odium has been speculative capital. In the populist narrative, it was the breathtaking shenanigans of the banks in an atmosphere of deregulation that led to the economic collapse. The “financial economy,” characterized as parasitic and bad, was contrasted to the “real economy,” which... Leer más

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Durban and the climate change deniers

Collection: 
COPs
COPs
COPs
Inglés
Suites: 
Environmental Justice
Climate Justice
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Type: 
Article
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As crucial climate talks begin in Durban, attention is focused on the likely role of the major country groupings. The outcome of the UN climate conference will be largely decided by the interplay of forces between the Basic (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) group formed two years ago, the EU, and the umbrella group of developed countries, led by the US and comprising Russia, Japan, Canada... Leer más

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Occupy Wall Street: New politics and new milestones

Inglés
Collection: 
Debt
Suites: 
Peace & Security
Corporate Power
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Type: 
Article
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This is an extraordinary time. The astonishing Occupy Wall Street movement emerged as the heart of our 99%, claimed the little scrap of earth in Zuccotti Park on behalf of all of us, and created a live-in soapbox from which to challenge inequality — how the 1% controls our economy, buys off our government, imposes their wars, and avoids paying their taxes. It both reflects and marks an end to... Leer más

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Occupy Wall Street: Origins & Prospects

Inglés
Suites: 
Alternative Regionalisms
Corporate Power
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Type: 
Article
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As Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen recounted in his (1999) Development as Freedom, thousands of years ago Aristotle, in his Nicomachean Ethics, noted: “wealth is evidently not the good we seek, for it is merely useful…for the sake of something else.” This line resonated strongly with a similar discussion between a husband and wife recounted in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads around... Leer más

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