2004 Cafes

Sir Richard Jolly, 11 December 2004
Can the UN survive the 21st Century

Can the UN survive the 21st Century

What can the UN do, if anything, to preserve peace and security on an international scale, in the light of ...
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Jonathan Robinson and Katy Marks, 27 November 2004
The personal and political imagination

The personal and political imagination

For decades people have worked to cancel unpayable poor country debt, but Andrew Simms explains that there is a larger, ...
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Andrew Simms, 13 November 2004
Ecological debt: What future for our children?

Ecological debt: What future for our children?

For decades people have worked to cancel unpayable poor country debt, but Andrew Simms explains that there is a larger, ...
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Sherban Cantacuzino, 30 October 2004
Rosia Montana: Mining for gold in the 21st Century

Rosia Montana: Mining for gold in the 21st Century

The gold used for the treasures found at Mycenae almost certainly came from the Apuseni Mountains in Western Romania. At ...
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Beverly Duckworth, 2 October 2004
Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century

Beverley Duckworth, Head of Campaigns for the World Development Movement (WDM), a pressure group campaigning for the rights of developing ...
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Ahmad Samih Khalidi, 18 September 2004
One State Palestine: Who's afraid of Democracy?

One State Palestine: Who’s afraid of Democracy?

Ahmad Samih Khalidi is a Palestinian from an old Jerusalem family and a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony`s College, ...
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Philippe Sands QC, 19 June 2004
Playing by the rules? Guantanamo, Iraq and the future of International Law

Playing by the rules? Guantanamo, Iraq and the future of International Law

What are the implications of the incarceration of combatants by the Bush administration? Philippe Sands, a professor of laws at ...
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Platform campaign group, 5 June 2004
Oil in the Caucasus: Sowing the seeds of conflict

Oil in the Caucasus: Sowing the seeds of conflict

James Marriott and Greg Muttitt who work at PLATFORM, an interdisciplinary organisation, will be addressing issues of social and environmental ...
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Dr. Heather Grabbe, 22 May 2004
How enlargement will transform the European Union

How enlargement will transform the European Union

Dr Grabbe is deputy director of the Centre for European Reform (CER) which is a think tank devoted to improving ...
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Anne Le Tallec, 8 May 2004
Chechnya and the War on Terror

Chechnya and the War on Terror

Anne Le Tellac, an assistant of the Paris based human rights organisation, offers an in-depth analysis of Chechnya and how ...
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Sony Kapoor,17 April 2004
The Tobin tax revitalised

The Tobin tax revitalised

The Tobin Tax was originally conceived as a small tax on global currency transactions which now total more than $300 ...
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Nicolas Hildyard, 3 April 2004
How UK Foreign investment creates refugees and Asylum Seekers

How UK Foreign investment creates refugees and Asylum Seekers

Nicholas Hildyard is active in the Ilisu Dam Campaign, and a founding member of The Refugee Project. The Refugee Project ...
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Christien van den Anker, 20 March 2004
Contemporary forms of slavery: A political economy

Contemporary forms of slavery: A political economy

A look at contemporary forms of slavery, including debt bondage, child labour, trafficking and abuse of migrant domestic workers, with ...
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Des Freedman, 6 March 2004
Where is liberalisation taking the British Media?

Where is liberalisation taking the British Media?

In an overview of recent policy developments both domestic and international, Dr. Freedman will consider the impact of GATS on ...
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Peter Griffiths, 21 February 2004
Who profits from famine?

Who profits from famine?

Why do World Bank and IMF staff members push policies that will cause a famine? Why do aid workers, civil ...
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Rod Prince, 7 February 2004
Haiti: First independent Black Republic

Haiti: First independent Black Republic

This year marks the 200th Anniversary of Haitian indepedence, and Rod Prince, a retired journalist who has specialised in Caribbean ...
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Loretta Napoleoni, 24 January 2004
The terrorist money trail

The terrorist money trail

Dr. Napoleoni traces the ‘economy of terror’ world-wide, and maps out a 1.5 trillion dollar economic system feeding illegal organisations ...
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