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    Crack Heads and Roots Daughters

    • Melanie Dreher
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002

    publicationAn ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction with crack cocaine to minimize the undesirable effects of crack pipe smoking, specifically paranoia and weight loss.

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    What is the Global Justice Movement?

    John Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Notes Towards a New Politics

    Hilary Wainwright
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Porto Alegre Social Summit sets Stage for Counteroffensive against Globalization

    Walden Bello
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Another World is Possible

    Susan George
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Conflict flares in the Bolivian tropics

    • Drugs and Democracy
    01 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Policy briefing

    An impressive reduction of the coca-cultivated area has been achieved within the framework of Plan Dignidad, but this ‘success’ has exacted a heavy toll in terms of the impoverishment and criminalisation of the Bolivian coca leaf-growing peasantry, or cocaleros, as they are known.

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    Alternative Development and Drug Control

    • Martin Jelsma
    08 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Martin Jelsma
    What can Alternative Development interventions realistically hope to achieve, given the growing demand for illicit drugs and the continuing prevalence of rural poverty. Non-conditionality for the concept, harm reduction for the production side, and open mindedness for an honest debate are, in the view of Martin Jelsma, necessary steps to “prevent Alternative Development as the Sacred Heart in the global drugs policy from beeing blown apart by the roaring helicopters on the horizon”. Martin Jelsma gave his critical assessment of Alternative Development at the International Conference on The Role of Alternative Development in Drug Control and Development Cooperation.
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    A State Terrorist, Still at Large

    Murray Karpen
    12 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Article

    A little over 25 years ago, my daughter, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, was murdered by Chilean terrorists in Washington. This past summer one of those terrorists was freed after serving his prison term.

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    Notes Towards a New Politics

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002

    This briefing contributes towards theorising democratic, egalitarian and emancipatory politics that have for some time been struggling from below. Hilary Wainwright highlights practical lessons learnt from the experiences of labour and broad-based social movements in Brazil, the UK and the USA.

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    Global Justice Movement Looks Forward

    John Cavanagh
    25 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Turning the Philippines into Another Afghanistan

    Brid Brennan
    01 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Facing the Crisis

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    01 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
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    Tactical Means and Strategic Aims in our Campaigns on the WTO

    Dot Keet
    01 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
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    "L'obiettivo non è questo. Pensiamo alla Tobin Tax"

    04 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
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    "Cominciamo ad abolire Banca Mondiale e Fmi"

    04 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Anti-Davos Gets Up Steam

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    05 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    "The World Economic Forum is on its Way Out"

    Walden Bello
    05 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Magic Realism for Real?

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    12 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
    Article
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    Ante upped

    Hilary Wainwright
    13 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2002
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    A Failed Balance

    • Martin Jelsma, Ricardo Vargas
    01 မတ်လ 2002

    In the area of failed alternative development (AD) projects, the Andean region has its sorry share to contribute. The constant peasant uprisings n the Bolivian Chapare and the social tensions rife among cocalero peasants in the South of Colombia are woeful indicators of such failure. In January, TNI attended a conference in Germany, hosted by the German government and UNDCP. The purpose was to critically evaluate experiences in AD and draw conclusions for its future.

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    In 1961, the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs prohibited planting crops having no medical or scientific purpose, fixing a period of 15 years - for opium - and 25 years - for coca - as deadlines for their ultimate extinction. Those targets were clearly not met. In 1998, ignoring decades of lack of success in addressing the issue of illicit crops, the UN set the year 2008 as yet another deadline by which to eliminate coca and opium. At the UN Special Session on drugs, AD was identified as a key instrument to be used in fulfilling this objective, as part of an integral anti-drugs strategy. The strategy's other components were eradication and law enforcement. Experience has demonstrated that the simultaneous use of these means - commonly known as the 'carrot and stick approach'- is counterproductive.

    This issue of Drugs & Conflict is dedicated to this central theme in international drug control policies. Supply reduction, one of AD's objectives, has proven a failure in the Andean region. To what was this failure due? What may be expected of AD programmes in the future, given the accumulated experiences?

    In reference to eradication pacts and AD projects undertaken in the Putumayo (Colombia), Ricardo Vargas points out that there is no fair compensation between what is expected of peasants: destroying the main source of their livelihood, and what the state offers them in exchange: non-viable projects doomed to fail and the impending threat of fumigation should deadlines not be met. International anti-drugs policy forces the Colombian government to measure its results by the number of hectares eradicated, without regard for the region's specific development conditions.

    State institutions in Colombia have no capacity to operate effectively in the Putumayo. Locked into a crisis combining US pressure to intensify aerial spraying, a collapsed peace process and guerrilla action against the economic and services infrastructure, the central government is not in a position to guarantee the adequate running of AD programmes. To add fuel to fire, there is now the argument that finance for terrorism must be combated. This further erodes the social and economic rights of the peasants and down-plays the impact of aerial spraying on health and the environment.

    In spite of widespread recognition of the failure of current 'carrot and stick' policies (a mixture of AD and repression), a 'zero option' mentality persists and deceit about success still abounds. The final declaration issued at the German policy conference is not radical in this sense. It does, however, offer some leaps forward in terms of fine tuning the AD concept, based on a better understanding of livelihood decision making processes, the importance of regular evaluations and, the acceptance of the reality that the communities most affected have not been allowed to participate sufficiently in their own development process. The declaration also manages to define somewhat more precisely the troublesome balance between AD and repressive law enforcement. It is worth noting that the UNDCP participated actively in the conference, displaying real willingness to seriously exchange opinions on these issues. This yields a modicum of optimism regarding the possibility that international bodies can learn to identify best practices and see the need to separate these from the current repressive policies, increasingly recognised as more harmful than drugs themselves.

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