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Cannabis: Regulate it. Tax it. Support the NHS. Promote public health.

The so-called ‘war on drugs’ was always built on shaky foundations. Now countries and jurisdictions around the world are dismantling it piece by piece and building a new, 21st century approach to drugs that puts public health first. Nowhere are the … Continue reading

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The Alternatives: Global Perspectives for Healthier lives

The scale of the global health challenges we face can make it easy to forget that alternatives are possible. But not only are they possible – they are being implemented right now! Around the world, there are countries and approaches … Continue reading

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Join us at Labour Party Conference

Reclaiming Internationalism: Moving UK Development Policy Beyond Empire 2.0 The current neoliberal approach to international development has failed to tackle the root causes of global poverty and inequality and left existing power relations intact. This event explores an alternative vision … Continue reading

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Africa subsidises the rest of the world by over $40 billion in one year, according to new research

Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa. The study finds that African countries receive $161.6 billion in resources such as … Continue reading

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Power and privilege- taking a look at ourselves

Reposting today’s HPA blog from Martin about readdressing power balances internally, and in the wider development sector. Two years ago we worked with others on a report that argued the development sector, through its focus on aid, was obscuring the … Continue reading

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Frankie Boyle does development, colonialism, racism

Nothing left to say after such a brilliant piece, except read it in full on the Guardian website here. One highlight: Even our charity is essentially patronising. Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Give … Continue reading

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Drugs, Poverty and Development – Policy Solutions?

Panel Discussion “Drugs, Poverty & Development – Policy Solutions?” 26 February 2015 | 17:30 to 18:30| IPU ROOM The British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) and Health Poverty Action (HPA) invite you to a discussion on drugs policy as a driver … Continue reading

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