The Disinvestment of Public Health Investors

World Aids Day

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Translation: Lawrence Myers

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Since 1988, World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. Upon the occasion of this event, public and private stakeholders publish, inform and mediatize the latest developments and the newest decisions relative to the AIDS pandemic.
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Afghanistan Grappling with the Transnational Trafficking of Opiates

The UNODC’s Alarming Analysis

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Translation: Lawrence Myers

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On November 13, 2013, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) published its latest report and gave an alarming analysis concerning Afghanistan, the world’s top producer of poppies. Certainly, this plant with its tranquilizing properties serves as a therapeutic when it is transformed into morphine, but it becomes dangerous in the form of opium or worse, heroine. Yet, 90% of the sales of this psychotropic poppy come from this war-torn country.
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The Infiltration of Criminality into Drug Production

The IRACM report (Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicine)

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Translation: Lawrence Myers

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On September 25, 2013, the IRACM (Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicine) presented a report on counterfeit medicine as organized crime. This study intended to better expose the phenomenon, but also to provoke reflections and to provide the tools needed to protect oneself from it.
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Transnational Mobilization of Political Weakness

Repression of sexual minorities by Russian authorities

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On June 30, 2013, Vladimir Putin announced a law against “propaganda encouraging minors to accept non traditional sexual relationships”. This law aims to prevent LGBTI activists (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender and Intersex) from using public space for promoting their rights, and also forbids, “the diffusion of all information likely to arouse this type of interest in minors”.However, the effect of this new legislation is the endangering of liberty of expression and, de facto, liberty of the press. It otherwise not only sanctions Russian citizens, but also extends to foreigners present on Russian soil.
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Orientation sexuelle & coopération internationale

« l’idéal devrait être de pouvoir aussi bien aimer une femme qu’un homme, n’importe quel être humain, sans éprouver ni peur, ni contrainte, ni obligation. »

Simone de Beauvoir

Comment deux personnes qui s’aiment, qui prennent du plaisir et qui sont par ailleurs consentantes ont pu déclencher autant de haine allant même jusqu’à leur extermination ? Et comment, après ce paroxysme de l’homophobie pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, sa permanence n’a t’elle pas suscité l’intérêt de la communauté internationale avant ces quelques dernières années ? Ces deux questions méritent à elles seules la lecture de toute une littérature et l’étude de tout un combat qui se sont vus bien souvent confrontés à un conservatisme insensible. Continuer la lecture de Orientation sexuelle & coopération internationale

Quand la Chine s’empare du monde

Comme toutes les révolutions industrielles précédentes, la croissance économique de la Chine s’est surtout réalisée par des coûts de production bas, d’un marché du travail permettant de faire pression sur les salariés et d’un afflux d’investisseurs. Et comme tous les pays industriels, des inégalités se creusent. Continuer la lecture de Quand la Chine s’empare du monde