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    Debating Europe "For a just EU investment policy"

    23 Diciembre 2011
    Multi-media

    Watch the heated debate among representatives from the European Commission, the Belgium government and civil society on the issue of EU Investment policy.

  2. To The Next Level: Marijuana Regulation in the US

    Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU)
    22 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) traveled to California and attended the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in LA to find out what are the latest development of the battle for legal marijuana in the US. We interviewed activists from several organizations, asked questions about the chances of state level ballot initiatives, we even saw how people will use cannabis in the 21st Century. Welcome to the future of US marijuana regulation - please watch and share HCLU's new movie.

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    Globalising Hunger

    • Thomas Fritz
    19 Diciembre 2011
    Paper

    An analysis of how the EU Common Agricultural Policy and its external trade policy increases import dependency and undermines food security in developing countries, contributing to the escalating food crisis.

  4. Legal cannabis in Basque Country?

    Tom Blickman
    16 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    Health officials of the Basque Country, an autonomous region of Spain, announced that they will introduce a bill to regulate the "cultivation, sale and consumption" of hashish and marijuana. The bill, which will be presented to the regional parliament next year, was put forward on December 12, 2011, by regional health officials during the presentation of the regional addictions plan. Several media outlets broke the news as an intent to legalise cannabis use, while in fact the proposed legislation only aims to regulate cannabis user associations that cultivate for personal use.

  5. The Dark Side of Investment Agreements

    Cecilia Olivet
    16 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    Signing international investment treaties, in the hope of attracting foreign investments, has been a central strategy for governments looking to improve economic development. The less known side of this story is that by signing investment treaties, governments are giving away the sovereign right to regulate in the interest of people and the environment. They also expose themselves to the risk of spending millions in law suits that could have been used to serve public needs. It’s time that the dark side of investment is put under the spotlight.

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    Global Land Grabbing and Trajectories of Agrarian Change: A Preliminary Analysis

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras
    15 Diciembre 2011
    Paper

    The politics of change in land use and in property relations linked to cases of land grabbing are not well understood, and yet are crucial to a deeper understanding of the phenomenon.

  7. Drug Policy in the Andes

    • Coletta Youngers, Socorro Ramírez
    15 Diciembre 2011

    Fifty years after signing the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 40 years after the U.S. government declared a "war on drugs," many obstacles remain despite the partial successes of efforts to counter the problem. The Andean-United States Dialogue Forum, noted with concern how drug policy has monopolized the diplomatic and economic agenda between the Andean countries, contributing to tensions among the governments and impeding cooperation on other crucial priorities, such as safeguarding democratic processes from criminal networks.

     

  8. Week of Action on Investment

    13 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    In November 2011, Brussels was the stage for a 'Week of Action' which looked to expose the threat of Bilateral Investment Treaties to democratic governance and public interest and to advocate for an Alternative Investment Regime. 

  9. Ten Years of Medical Marijuana in Canada

    12 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    In Canada, possession of medical marijuana is controlled under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, which came into effect in the summer of 2001. The regulations allow people with severe diseases to use marijuana to relieve their symptoms when the usual treatments for these conditions have failed. What is the situation a decade later? A five-part series and data-journalism project coordinated by the Ottawa Citizen, with The Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal and Postmedia News Service.

  10. Drug policy reform

    11 Diciembre 2011

    The last of the series of Correlation Conferences, entitled ‘Getting out of the margins – Changing realities and making the difference’, took place from December 12-14, 2011, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This report is an account of the discussions that took place during the final session of the Conference, ‘Drug policy reform – From evidence to practice’.

  11. Critical Perspectives and Alternative Solutions to the Eurozone Crisis

    09 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.

         
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    Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean in broader international perspectives

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco, Cristóbal Kay, Max Spoor
    07 Diciembre 2011
    Report

    A critical re-assessment of a UN FAO study on land grabbing finds that a too-narrow definition has obscured evidence of land grabbing on a wider geographical scale than previously thought; this research includes new evidence of cases in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  13. Conference of Polluters

    06 Diciembre 2011
    Article

    TNI was present at the Durban UN Climate Conference challenging the role of corporations in undermining and seeking to profit from attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  14. The Green Economy: the Wolf in Sheep’s clothing

    • Edgardo Lander
    06 Diciembre 2011
    Policy briefing

    The fundamental flaw at the heart of UNEP's report "Towards a Green Economy" is its failure to analyse the extraordinarily unequal power relations that exist in today’s world, and the interests at play in the operation of this global economic system.

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    Averting A Climate Talks Disaster At Durban

    Praful Bidwai
    29 Noviembre 2011
    Article

    The numerous rounds of talks held since the Rio Earth Summit of 1992 in Brazil under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been called “the most important negotiations ever undertaken in the history of humankind.” This is no exaggeration. Catastrophic, irreversible climate change represents the gravest threat today to human civilisation.

  16. Does the EU-Malaysia FTA undermine government policy space to regulate?

    29 Noviembre 2011
    Multi-media

    Charles Santiago, MP from Malaysia, discusses the dangers of EU-Malaysia FTA, particularly due to the inclusion of an investment protection chapter. 

  17. Ireland’s Debt Crisis: Roots and Reactions

    Andy Storey
    29 Noviembre 2011
    Article

    The Celtic Tiger might just find its strength and appetite for action in the growth of left leaning electorates and local citizens initiatives. The tailspin of economy caused by austerity policies should be countered by a transparent debt audit.

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    Global Investment Rules: Threat to Democracy and the Environment

    29 Noviembre 2011
    Multi-media

    Around the world, citizens have been mobilizing to defend their environment and economic sovereignty from transnational corporations, but there is another threat lurking in the shadows that can ride roughshod over our rights. A video of the Network for Justice in Global Investment in collaboration with the Transnational Institute.

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