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  1. Flower seed



    Statewatch is a non-profit-making voluntary group founded in 1991. It is comprised of lawyers, academics, journalists, researchers and community activists. Its European network of contributors is drawn from 18 countries. Statewatch encourages the publication of investigative journalism and critical research in Europe the fields of the state, justice and home affairs, civil liberties,...

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    Assessing Burma/Myanmar’s New Government

    19 ဧပြီလ 2012
    Policy briefing

    Burma is in the midst of its most important period of political transition in over two decades. TNI and BCN hosted a conference to look at the challenges and opportunities in five key areas: politics, ethnic relations, the economy, social and humanitarian affairs, and the international landscape.

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    Beyond the Triangle of Emancipation

    • Tom Reifer
    23 သြဂုတ်လ 2012

    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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    The Other Burma

    • Ben Hayes
    11 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012

    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. 

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    • Ben Hayes, Mathias Vermeulen
    05 ဇူလိုင်လ 2012

    The EU’s new 'smart borders' regime infringes fundamental rights, undermines privacy while creating profits for Europe’s defence contractors.

  6. Counter-terrorism, ‘policy laundering’ and the FATF

    • Ben Hayes
    01 မတ်လ 2012

    A lack of democratic control, oversight and accountability of the FATF has allowed for regulations that circumvent concerns about human rights, proportionality and effectiveness.

  7. Blacklists and the criminalisation of conflict resolution

    11 သြဂုတ်လ 2012

    This project investigates the impacts of terrorist designation upon conflict resolution processes – specifically, seeking to understand the operation and effect of laws that designate non-state actors engaged in armed conflict as ‘terrorist’.

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    "We are now in the most dangerous period in our history"

    Susan George
    07 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2012

    Susan George argues we need to galvanise all our forces to prevent the deepening of neoliberal globalisation which has made millions of people superfluous.

  9. US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2012

    Israel's attack on Gaza could not have happened without the strong support of US administration, but the political changes in the Middle East have left Israel and the US more isolated than ever.

  10. Civil society wants social protection for Southeast Asians

    Veronica Uy
    18 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012
    In the media

    Civil society participants to the AEPF are demanding that their governments provide a “rights-based, universal, state-underwritten, legislated, and comprehensive” social protection system. 

  11. Angola's Ten Years of Peace: Some Perspectives

    David Sogge
    25 ဧပြီလ 2012

    A presentation with a general overview of social and political transformation in Angola

  12. Celebration and Relief in Egypt

    Phyllis Bennis
    05 ဇူလိုင်လ 2012

    Many of the secular activists and organizations who had played such a central role in the Arab Spring uprising came together with the Muslim Brotherhood in a unified front to challenge the military's continuing seizure of power.

  13. Which road for Damascus

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 ဇူလိုင်လ 2012

    The pressure to ‘do something’ about the killings and repression in Syria is immense, but we must be cautious about simplistic answers.

  14. Syrian uprising morphs into regional and global wars

    Phyllis Bennis
    14 သြဂုတ်လ 2012

    A divided, balkanized Syria looms as a dangerous possibility as even UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon acknowledges the conflict has become a proxy war between world powers.

  15. Why the UK shouldn’t celebrate extraditions

    Ben Hayes
    27 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2012

    The media and government celebration over the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to allow the extradition of five individuals accused of terrorist offences from Britain to the USA obscures one of the most undemocratic, one-sided and duplicitous treaties that our political masters have ever signed.

  16. Peace for Syria will not come from the outside

    Phyllis Bennis, interviewed by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
    04 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012

    There is not a lot that can be done for the Syrian conflict from outside except keep the U.S. out of Syria militarily and provide moral support for the nonviolent, democratic opposition.

  17. CLEAN IT: the secret EU surveillance plan that wasn’t

    Ben Hayes
    11 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012

    There are elements in Europe who would dearly like to see the CLEAN IT wish list put into practice, but we must distinguish between transnational talking shops, EU working groups and draft EU policy.

  18. Future Perspectives for the Mainstream Indian Left

    Achin Vanaik
    23 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012

    After the last 2009 elections the parliamentary left has clearly suffered so serious a defeat that it would not be out of place to describe the current situation as one of crisis.  How does this mainstream left seek to revive itself?

  19. Israel escalates Gaza attack with assassination

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2012

    Why has the Israeli government decided to escalate the conflict with Gaza by assassinating Hamas military leader Ahmad Jaabari?

  20. Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

    Praful Bidwai
    05 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2012

    Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention