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  1. Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks the tipping point in the failed war on drugs

    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
    Press release

    Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes. The historical vote is expected to inspire and spread cannabis reform initiatives around the world and to have a major impact on upcoming UN-level drug policy evaluations.

     

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    Uruguay establishes the basis for a new paradigm in drug policy

    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
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    The signatory organisations below wish to congratulate the Uruguayan Deputies and Senators that have voted in favour of the law regulating marijuana, and the organisations that have been pushing for drug policy reform for years.Cannabis regulation is a positive step to try and tackle drug-related violence in our countries.

    Download the open letter (PDF)

  3. Uruguay’s pioneering cannabis regulation marks tipping point

    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
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    Uruguay’s senate voted today (10 December) to approve the world’s first national legal framework regulating the cultivation, trade and consumption of cannabis for medical, industrial as well as recreational purposes.

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    Susan George: Bankers hide behind complex language

    06 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
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    In the final episode of a series of interviews, Susan George talks about what impact she hopes her latest book, How to win the Class War - The Lugano Report II will have and why avoiding jargon is key to challenging the powerful.

  5. Susan George on UK tour

    04 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
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    From 4-7 December, renowned political scientist Susan George presented her book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II to packed houses in the UK, starting with the official launch in London.

  6. Akbayan Rep calls on Government to Reject Bad Deal in Bali

    04 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2013
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    More than 100 organizations sign transatlantic statement opposing dangerous investor “rights” chapter in CETA

    25 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2013
    Press release

    25 November 2013, Brussels, Ottawa and Quebec City – As European and Canadian trade officials meet again in Brussels today to continue negotiating an investment protection chapter in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), transatlantic civil society groups are demanding that this chapter be removed entirely as an affront to democracy, an attack on the independent judiciary, and a threat to climate change and our shared environment.

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    Open letter to Ministers Responsible for Public Security in the Americas

    25 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2013
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    We, the undersigned human rights organizations, address you on this Fourth Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Public Security (MISPA) to follow up on the call upon governments to revise the orientation of drug policies that are being implemented in the Americas. This request for the governments took place during the 43rd Session of the OAS General Assembly which took place last June.

    Read the letter (PDF) and see the signatories

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    How neutral are the arbitrators in TPPA disputes?

    Cecilia Olivet
    12 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2013
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    Olivet questions the investor-state dispute settlement chapter in the TPPA which allows for disputes to be adjudicated by a small number of individuals in privatised international courts.

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    Susan George in the Shoes of the Corporate Elite

    11 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2013
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    In episode three of this interview series, Susan George explains how she managed to write How to win the Class War - The Lugano Report II from the perspective of the very people she opposed all her life, the 'Davos Class'.

  11. Corporate capture of UN climate talks

    08 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2013
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    TNI and more than 135 groups internationally have condemned Poland and EU for facilitating a corporate takeover of UN climate talks starting 11 October in Warsaw.

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    Is the West's embrace of Burma about liberation or exploitation?

    Kevin Woods
    08 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2013
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    In the last year, Burma has changed from being seen as a 'rogue terrorist state' to being a Western darling. Kevin Woods talks about what this change means for people on the ground in Burma.

     
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    Susan George: Good Deal of Irony

    23 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    In the second video interview for the launch of How to Win the Class War, Susan George says her new book will help readers understand how neoliberalism unexpectedly triumphed in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

     
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    FGG: Goede inzet Ploumen met brief maatschappelijk middenveld

    16 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    De Fair, Green and Global Alliance ziet positieve punten in de brief die minister Ploumen van Handel en Hulp naar de Tweede Kamer heeft gestuurd over haar samenwerking met het ‘maatschappelijk middenveld’. Maar de FGG heeft ook kritiek. De brief wordt donderdag 17 oktober van 17.00 tot 19.00 besproken in het Algemeen Overleg van de commissie Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking. 

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities

    14 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
    Press release

    On July 31st the House of Representatives of Uruguay voted in favour of the legal regulation of the domestic cannabis market, and in September the Obama administration decided not to challenge the state-level legalization of recreational marijuana use. For the global drug policy debate in general and on cannabis in particular, the 3rd quarter of this year marks an important moment in history when the change of course became irreversible. Other highlights include the appearance of the drugs issue on the agenda of the Colombian peace talks, the exploration of options for coca export markets and a possible lifting of the ban on kratom in Thailand.

  16. EU-US trade deal will lead to a race to the bottom where only big business wins, warns new report

    04 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    A report by the Seattle to Brussels Network demystifies the alleged economic benefits of the deal and exposes how it could harm people, the environment and the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Seeds of discontent

    02 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Watch this trailer for a powerful new documentary about how supposedly well-meaning Dutch and Swedish investments can result in land grabbing and human rights abuses in one small community in Mozambique.

     
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    Susan George: The Story behind my new Book

    02 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    Good news for Susan George fans: Her new political satire, “How to win the Class War”, is about to be published. In part one of this exclusive video interview, Susan George talks about the story behind the sequel to The Lugano Report.

  19. Seeds of discontent documentary unveils how foreign investors fuel land grabs

    01 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2013
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    A powerful new documentary film “Seeds of discontent” was launched today that draws attention to the role of a Swedish investment firm, Dutch pension fund and Norwegian church endowment firm in land grabbing in Mozambique.

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    Citizens' groups demand an end to the impunity of transnational corporations through an International People’s Treaty

    05 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2013
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    Civil society groups, trade unions, affected communities and MEP’s,  will gather at a conference in Brussels later this week to urge the EU to promote an International People’s Treaty & International Tribunal that regulates transnational corporations and investments for the public interest.  

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