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U.S. votes to legalize pot

Collection: 
Drugs Regulation
Decriminalisation
Cannabis
Inglés
Suites: 
Drugs & Democracy
Subtitle: 
U.S. votes to legalize pot may encourage Latin American challenges to drug war
Article type: 
En los medios
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“It’s a direct breach of the 1961 U.N. convention on narcotic drugs,” said Martin Jelsma, a Dutch scholar on drug control laws at the Transnational Institute, a center in the Netherlands that advocates for less punitive global drug policies.... Leer más

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Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels

Collection: 
Cannabis
Inglés
Suites: 
Drugs & Democracy
Subtitle: 
Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot.
Article type: 
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

Inglés
Collection: 
War on Drugs
Drugs Regulation
Cannabis
Suites: 
Drugs & Democracy
Article 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
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

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?

Inglés
Collection: 
Nuclear weapons
Suites: 
Peace & Security
Article 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: 
Poder Corporativo
Article type: 
Article
Body: 

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

Inglés
Collection: 
Corporate Impunity
Suites: 
Corporate Power
Article 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

Inglés
Collection: 
COPs
COPs
COPs
Suites: 
Environmental Justice
Article 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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