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  1. Shame, classism still define ganja smoking

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Advocates for the decriminalisation at a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum said it was unfortunate that the image of ganja users has remained the same for years, when usage cuts across all social classes. Long-time ganja advocate Paul Chang, chair of the Ganja Law Reform Coalition (GLRC) said there was still too much shame associated with ganja usage because there are too many misconceptions about the narcotic. (See also: Remove the ganja stigma)

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    Gutless governments

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Successive administrations are being accused of spinelessness in the pursuit of any venture aimed at legitimately utilising marijuana products in health and tourism to catapult Jamaica's limping economy forward. More than a decade ago, several far-reaching recommendations for the decriminalisation of the use of regulated quantities of the drug were presented by the National Commission on Ganja. Although the recommendations received the approval of the parliamentary committee, successive governments have failed to act on them.

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy activities, 2012

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    TNI’s Drugs and Democracy programme has been working since 1995 to push for evidence-based reform of drug policy. working simultaneously at national levels and in relation to the global legal framework, TNI starts by looking at the human rights of all actors in the illegal drugs market, and advocates an approach based on harm reduction.

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    Activities 2012 Agrarian Justice

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Activities 2012 Trade & Investment

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    For years TNI has focused on ‘investment protection’ regimes that give corporations the right to sue states for actions that hit their profits, even where the measures are taken to defend public interests in poor countries

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    Activities 2012 Corporate Power

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    TNI seeks to expose  corporate abuses, while pointing out the structural reasons why they remain able to operate with impunity.

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    Activities 2012 Public Services & Democracy

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Public Services and Democracy in 2012

     
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    Activities 2012 Water Justice

    31 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    TNI plays an important role in supporting coalitions resisting water privatisation across the globe.

  9. Democracy in danger: the rise of illegitimate authority

    Susan George
    30 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Transnational corporations have an unbalanced influence on global and domestic politics, and are dangerous to democracy. Ignore them at your own peril.

  10. Minister proposes to legalise krathom use

    30 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri said he is considering the possibility of legalising krathom leaves with one of the options being to use the plant as a substitute in drug treatment programmes. But public opinion would need to be gauged first, he said. The idea could materialise if it is backed by scientific research and gains social acceptance. Krathom is classified as a drug in the 5th category of the Narcotics Act, alongside cannabis and psychotropic mushroom species, but has lighter penalties than those drugs.

  11. Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if distribution is regulated

    28 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    The Obama administration said that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states maintain strict rules involving the sale and distribution of the drug. In a memo to U.S. attorneys in all 50 states, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said the Justice Department is “committed to using its limited investigative and prosecutorial resources to address the most significant threats in the most effective, consistent and rational way.”

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    The Syrian Civil War, Chemical Weapons, & the Rush to Regional and Global Disaster

    Tom Reifer
    28 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    The US, Saudis and Qatar who seek to take sides in fuelling sectarianism and violence in the Middle East, should remember how a similar discourse of preventative war and promotion of sectarian forces in Europe led to World War I.

     
  13. Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

    Phyllis Bennis, David Wildman
    27 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

  14. Newsletter 21 August 2013

    21 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Our highlights of the past weeks

  15. Marikana Massacre Anniversary - Time to end Corporate Impunity and State complicity!

    16 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    On the one-year anniversary of the massacre of 34 striking workers at the Lonmin plc Marikana mine in South Africa, the members of the Global Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, of which TNI is part, express their ongoing solidarity with the Lonmin plc mineworkers, their families and the entire Marikana community.

  16. Egyptian revolution turns sour

    Phyllis Bennis
    16 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    "Egypt today remains horrifically divided, with today's bloodbath certain to make things worse"

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    Justice Dept. Seeks to Curtail Stiff Drug Sentences

    Charlie Savage
    13 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    WASHINGTON — In a major shift in criminal justice policy, the Obama administration will move on Monday to ease overcrowding in federal prisons by ordering prosecutors to omit listing quantities of illegal substances in indictments for low-level drug cases, sidestepping federal laws that impose strict mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related offenses.

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    Mexico and marijuana: A leaf out of Uruguay's book?

    12 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Ten days ago, the lower house of Uruguay's parliament passed a law legalising marijuana, reflecting a growing sentiment in Latin America that the current prohibition on drugs should change. Could Mexico be next?

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    Uruguay moves one step closer to becoming first country to legally regulate marijuana

    Hannah Hetzer, Bill Piper (Drug Policy Alliance)
    08 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    On Wednesday 31st July 2013, the Uruguayan House of Representatives approved a marijuana regulation bill, bringing it one step closer to becoming the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.

  20. Five biggest lies from anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet

    Sunil Kumar Aggarwal
    07 သြဂုတ်လ 2013
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    Kevin Abraham Sabet-Sharghi, Ph.D., aka Kevin Sabet, has been a headline-grabbing right-winger ever since his U.C. Berkeley days—where he did not study science or medicine despite his current appointment as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Florida. His most recent incarnation as a co-founder of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) follows a stint in the Obama White House on its drug policy staff from 2009-2011. His personal website claims he is the “quarterback” of a new anti-drug movement, boasting that he’s been “quoted in over 15,000 news stories.”

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