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The Colombian peasants - known as campesinos - that grow coca are not, in reality, the wealthy drug-traffickers that they are sometimes portrayed to be, but rather poor families desperately trying to provide for themselves. The prevalence of neo-liberal economic policies over the last decade has greatly increase the misery of campesinos in Colombia and it is well documented that the total number of people now living in poverty in Colombia, and indeed in Latin America as a whole, has increased during the same period. These new economic policies have led to the dwindling of traditional crop prices such as those for


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European Commision Services Directive From Hell

Outgoing EU Commissioner Bolkestein has brought forward a proposal which can, without hyperbole, be described as a declaration of war on working men and women and the social, health care and educational provisions which are the fruits of two centuries of struggle. Welcome to the European Commission's Directive on Services in the Internal Market. more»












































































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The European Union: A Critical Guide

Steve McGiffen explores the political dynamics of the European Union. This book offers a clear and thorough critical introduction to the origins, development and current direction of the EU, and pinpoints the major policy debates animating decision-makers. Published by Pluto Press in association with spectrezine













































Enough! - a socialist bites back

Socialist Party of the Netherlands chairman Jan Marijnissen summarises his opposition to the ideological mainstream in today's politics throughout the world. Who does not agree with Neo liberalism, argues Marijnissen, has the duty to stand up and say: enough!
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Nauseating American conquerors

campesinos in Colombia and it is well documented that the total number of people now living in poverty in Colombia, and indeed in Latin America. campesinos in Colombia and it is well documented that the total number of people now living in poverty in Colombia, and indeed in Latin Americ more»














 




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